Wishing You Well – Season’s Greetings

The Christmas season can get so busy and who doesn’t get towards the end of November without a little panic about sending out your annual Christmas cards?  Quick and easy to the rescue!

The Wishing You Well set in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue is simply gorgeous.  The distinktive stamps help the images to just jump off the page.  There are some tricks to using them which can be found in my instructions.

I have used the Country Lane DSP for my woodgrain background.  You could also use our Wood Textures DSP,  Nature’s Poem DSP, or even create your own with either the Hardwood background stamp or the Pinewood Planks Textured Embossing Folder!  So many options 😀

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Thoughts and Prayers – Wishing You Well

After so many cards being on the internet, I finally had to break down and bring this beautiful ribbon home.  Stampin’ Up!’s distinktive stamps do create wonderful images that just pop out of the page.

We created this card in a recent class because the holidays are coming and whether we like it or not, quite often you find yourself needing a card like this but don’t have the time to make it.  Sympathy and get well cards should always have a place in your stash.

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It’s Our Birthday 24 HOUR SALE

Stampin’ Up! is turning 30, and we’re throwing a 24-hour stamp sale to celebrate the occasion.  For ONE DAY ONLY, you’ll be able to save 15% on select stamp sets! Choose your favourite stamps sets from the list below — and let’s get this party started!

Want to place an order?  There are a couple ways:
  • Follow the links below or go directly to My Online Store . Use the October’s Host code of WH6FMDWG for an extra thank you from me.
  • Is your order more than $200?  Don’t use the code, you’re having a party!  Get all the rewards for yourself!!
  • I will place an order Tuesday evening at 9PM.  Let me know what you would like before then and I will include your wishes in my order!

Happy Stampin’ Birthday!

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Country Home for Giving Thanks

A new group of crafters has come my way.  These young ladies have already got busy lives but are always looking for something more!  ENSS (our local high school) has become the home to Lunch Break Cards.  Once a month I will bring them a seasonal project that they can complete in their half hour break.

As with many young crafters they like to take what’s given to them and forge their own path.  I provide a specific pack of paper, some suggestions and then let them go to town.

This time I took them the Country Home stamp set and this paper pack:

I reviewed how to stamp the images together and showed them a couple of things about how my cards went together.  These were my samples:

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The ladies worked hard to get their projects done and then practically ran out of the room to get to the next thing on their list.  Great fun was had but I’ll have to try harder to get pictures of their finished product.

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Petal Promenade Wedding

Every time I see a new catalogue it amazes me the advances that are made in our Designer Series Paper.  They keep getting more and more beautiful.  The latest trend is live photography meaning that the DSP is actually a picture of real things.  Petal Promenade is an excellent example of how beautiful an effect this technique is.  How can you not just let this beautiful paper speak for itself!  A sentiment and ribbon is all that is needed to turn this pretty paper into a fabulous wedding card.

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Scrapbooking… and so it begins!

While card making is my first paper crafting love, I have always said that I would like to start scrapbooking my families memories.  Other than some fairly rudimentary photo books, most of our memories are in the Gigabytes of my computer.  Since many of my card class customers are also scrapbookers I have finally given into the request for a scrapbooking class… taking me out of my comfort zone for sure.  I have just finished my second class, but thought I would share the first one here:

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We completed this class in August which is a perfect time for a road trip.  These pictures are of a trip my daughter made to PEI.  Can you believe they have a two story high potato sculpture outside of the PEI Potato Museum!?!

It takes some getting used to seeing the layouts without pictures because of the big open spaces:

The class was an excellent success!  So slowly it looks like I will meet my goals to create some fun memory pages!

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Sea of Textures brings the ocean to life

Everybody loves the Octopus’ Garden in the Sea.  I just love how the Tranquil Textures suite from Stampin’ Up! brings the sea garden to life!  Using a sentiment like “It’s your day”  allows the card to be used for almost any person for many different events.  Lot’s of die cutting in this card but it was tons of fun to put together!

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I think this was the first easel card that I have created.  I don’t know why I haven’t done one before.  They are super easy and stand out so nicely!  This is one with a simple fold but I see more in my future.

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