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Archive for ‘March, 2018’

March 26th

     It’s so funny how sometimes one of the new stamp sets just doesn’t trigger any creativity…until you see a card someone else has made. Does that happen to you? This was one of them for me…I’m not sure if I even noticed it was in the Occassion Catalog!

WMBB Collage

          I was at Onstage,(the biannual Stampin’ Up! conference for Demonstrators), and one of the Demonstrators presented this stamp set with several really cute cards. I knew right then and there, I would have to play with this set!

    This set has a lot of great sentiments to go with it, mostly birthday greetings. I used the “STILL SUSPICIOUSLY YOUNG LOOKING, I SEE” stamp for a card I made for a friend that just turned 65 but looks 50…or less.  I’ve used the sentiments from this set on non-Bird Banter cards that I’ve made.

   I used the masking technique on several of these cards. Here’s an example of masking on a card that I didn’t put in the above collage. I just stamp the image on some full-sticky Post-it notes. Then I fussy-cut right on, or just inside the line of the image. Then I have several masks that I can use for different cards. The mask is usually re-usable.

masking Collage

     If you are looking for and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would happy to be yours! I’m happy to answer product and technique questions.  If I know, I’ll tell you the answer. If I don’t know, I’ll find you the answer! I would be thrilled if you left a comment, question or suggestion in the comments section below all the products.

  All of the products used in my projects are available in my online store, just click on the products you would like and it will take you directly to my store!

  Please remember to use the Hostess Code at checkout!

 

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March 19th 2018

     One of my newest team members has partnered with me to host a class at our local Fuddruckers. We had 5 women show up, and a bunch of interested women! We’re so excited about spreading the love of stamping! We booked Fuddruckers for the rest of the year! It will usually be the third Thursday of the month. My event schedule can be found on my website:  HERE

WMFEB SS Collage

    These are two of the four cards we made at our first BINGO-Stamp-A-Stack Card Class! I designed these two and Liz designed two really cute cards. Each person made two of each of the four designs. Halfway through the evening we played our first game of BINGO! This was one of the prizes!! Oh yeah!! We gave away another stamp set to the winner of the second game of BINGO at the end of the night! The ladies loved it!! We also have a door prize give away and a Bring a Friend/Place an order drawing!!

BINGO prize

     We got just a couple pictures of our event. How cozy, the room has a fire place and log cabin feel. All the ladies commented about how much fun they had! We had fun too! We’ll try to remember to get a picture of the two of us together next time!

SSFEB18 Collage

    If you would like to order any of these products, I would be happy to be your demonstrator, if you don’t already have one. Just click on the products you would like and it will take you to my store! All the products for each of these cards are posted below.

If you have a question about products, technique or just want to leave a comment or suggestion, please leave it in the comment box below all the products, and I will get back to you.

   Please remember to use the Hostess Code at checkout!

 

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March 12th 2018

     I would love to have these planters hanging in my yard and house! The trouble is, that real ones take time and attention, which wanes with me in short order. Not because I mind doing it…it’s just remembering to water them. I am definitely a proponent of automatic watering.

WMHG Collage

        These gorgeous potted plants, get colored…or not…and hang delicately like that forever! And how about that Basket Weave texture? Did I say I’m going to wear out this Basket Weave embossing folder? Well, I’m gonna, for sure.

    With the aid of my handy dandy Stamparatus, I stamped all of the hanging planter images three times. It gives them all a much stronger color, which I am pleased with! Whether you choose to color these images or not, they make for a very beautiful card.

     Here’s a quick tip, frequently when I am cutting die cuts, I just fill up the paper with other thinlits and framelits. That way I have a bunch on hand and don’t always have to go cut the ones I need.

BIG SHOT TIP

     If you are looking for and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would happy to be yours! I’m happy to answer product and technique questions.  If I know, I’ll tell you the answer. If I don’t know, I’ll find you the answer! I would be thrilled if you left a comment, question or suggestion in the comments section below all the products.

  All of the products used in my projects are available in my online store, just click on the products you would like and it will take you directly to my store!

  Please remember to use the Hostess Code at checkout!

 

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March 5 2018

     Sale-A-Bration just keeps giving…have you seen the newest release of SAB? This Bundle is so cute! The Basket Weave embossing folder just couldn’t be cuter, mine is going to get a good workout for sure.

     I love to color, so it’s hard for me to not color this adorable basket of flowers, but as you can see they don’t have to be colored to be pretty. The copper heat embossed basket is so pretty with the copper foil backing it up. Best of all it was FREE with my purchase of $100, level 2 SAB. The good news is that the Basket Weave Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  will be available for purchase in the 2018-2019 catalog…urgent news, however…until March 31st, will be the only time the Blossoming Basket stamp set will be available.

     If you would like to order any of these products, I would be happy to be your demonstrator, if you don’t already have one. Just click on the products you would like and it will take you to my store! All the products for each of these cards are posted below.

If you have a question about products, technique or just want to leave a comment or suggestion, please leave it in the comment box below all the products, and I will get back to you.

   Please remember to use the Hostess Code at checkout!

 

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