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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Paper Pumpkin Manly Moments

The May 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit is "Manly Moments" a fantastic kit for making birthday and father's day cards.  This card will go to a special fisherman that I know, I'm hoping he has the whole lake to himself on his birthday.  Another AWESOME Paper Pumpkin kit.

Watercolor Workshop Thank You Gift and 3D Item

Each Workshop consists of four beautiful cards, a 3D item and a thank you gift.  The May Watercolor Workshop featured these items:

Share What You Love designer series paper covered notepads.

Instant Latte packet holders made with Coffee Cafe' stamp set and Coffee Cups Framelits dies.

Watercolor & Brusho Workshop

Our May Watercolor Workshop featured watercoloring with Stampin' Up inks and Brusho powders.

Our first card was inspired by one in the new 2018-19 Annual Catalog from which orders can be placed on June 1, 2018, however, I used a retired stamp set for my version called Fabulous Florets, isn't it beautiful!

Our second card was inspired by many of the Stampin' Up Waterfront images on Pinterest.  This 2018 Occasions Catalog stamp set is a must have, hurry and get yours.

Isn't this card lovely!  This card was also inspired by one in the new 2018-19 Catalog and uses the Graceful Garden stamp set.

Our last card features the retiring Awesomely Artistic stamp set, another must have, so order one before May 31, 2018  

Stampin' Up Order Delivery Bags

I like to decorate my customer order delivery bags and for some recent orders I showcased two new 2018-19 Annual Catalog stamp set bundles Sea of Textures and Lilypad Lake.  This gives my customers a chance to see some of the new stamp sets first hand and hopefully peak their interest.  These two bundles will be available June 1, 2018 from your Stampin' Up demonstrator.

Wedding Gift Wrap and Tag

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Framed 12"x12" Wedding Memory Pages

Framed Wedding Pages: 

12"x12" framed memory pages for the newlyweds to display their favorite 5"x 7" wedding photographs.

Background Papers:  Tip Top Taupe (Retired) and Carta Bella Paper Company "Paris Girl" French Dots (opposite side).

Hand made flowers:

Flowers for this layout:

Baby's Tears:  Tim Holtz Holiday Greens in Always Artichoke and 1/4" circle punch in Whisper White
Peonies: Sizzix Ruffled Flower Die in Whisper White,  Large Leaves: Sizzix Everyday Essentials Bigz Die in Sage Shadow (Retired)
Yellow Flowers:  Tree Builder Punch (Retired) in So Saffron with Nuvo crystal Drops Gloss White in centers.
Green Vines in Mossy Meadow
Purple Flowers:  Trio Punch (Retired) in Elegant Eggplant with Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops in centers

Also used a Stylis and Quilling tool to curl flowers and an old mouse pad flipped upside down. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Anniversary Card


Papers:  Stampin' Up Thick Whisper White card stock base, Smoky Slate and Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, scraps of Flirty Flamingo; Gray striped paper is from 6x6 paper pad Swoon by Little Yellow Bicycle.

Stamps and dies from these sets:  Painted Petals, Fall Fest and Beautiful Bouquet

Accessories:  Itty Bitty Flower Punch and pearlized flower stamens colored with Stampin' Blends, sequins, Smoky Slate Ink, dimensionals.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Happy Easter with Stampin' Up May Good Things Grow March 2018 Paper Pumpkin


Made with elements from the March 2018 Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin Kit:  May Good Things Grow a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock and an Easter Greeting tag from my stash.

Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin March 2018 May Good Things Grow Alternative: Hold On To Hope

I know that almost every family in America, and maybe every family in the world has been touched by cancer, and sometimes they feel that there is no hope.

I made this card for my sister and her grandson both suffering from this horrible disease.  My sister was diagnosed with Leukemia two days before her 62nd birthday last year the progression has been rapid and she is now undergoing chemotherapy, blood transfusions and iron infusion therapy and occasional surgeries to stop internal bleeding.  This last Monday, her grandson and caregiver at just 27 years old, was diagnosed with stomach cancer and will be undergoing major surgery very soon.  He had been treated for acid reflux for years and was being evaluated for surgical repair of a hiatal hernia when they discovered the cancer cells in his stomach tissue.  To add to their stress, he has suffered from IgG Deficiency from birth and extreme caution must be taken to guard against lung damage and infection.

I will never give up hope that we can someday stop the ravages of cancer and the toll that it takes on countless lives.

Please "Hold on to Hope".

Card features:

Stampin' Up March Paper Pumpkin kit May Good Things Grow, Hold on to Hope Stamp Set and dies, Tip Top Taupe ink and card stock (R), Rich Razzleberry 1/2" ribbon, Rose Red card stock, Silver Foil, Wink of Stella.