Thursday, April 20, 2017

Coffee and Cards is SATURDAY!

Crafters -

Well... taxes are done, the Retired List has been announced, I've completed my FIRST preorder from the NEW Stampin'Up! catalog (because I attended the Savannah OnStage earlier this month), and - if you can believe this - it's coming up on the FOURTH Saturday of the month! Know that that means?

COFFEE AND CARDS is on Saturday, April 22nd, from 9a-12p. You will make 8 cards (4 designs, 2 of each design) for just $20. And when you place a minimum order during the class, your class fee is WAIVED! What a way to get your supplies - things you were already going to order! - and make some FREE cards when you order! Easy-peasy!

Did you see the little sneak peek I posted on my CLASSES page (look at the on the blog - did you know I have a CLASSES page)?

Check it out!
Coffee and Cards
April 22, 2017
Fabulous Flora (Host Set) Card

Don't you just LOVE this?! I know I do! And did you notice how it's done? Watercoloring with ink refills! And we are using REGULAR Whisper White Paper! 

This sample card uses the Fabulous Flora Host Set. This Host ONLY stamp set is only available through May. Stampin'Up! has guaranteed that stamp sets will be available through May 22nd. Make sure you place your workshop order by May 21st so you can choose this Host set while it is still available!

Have you registered for the class yet? Shoot me an email (or give me a call!) and I will get you registered! Remember to bring your favorite adhesives and your scissors. All other items will be provided!

See you Saturday, April 22nd at 9am! 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Latte Joy Team Meeting and a Sneak Peek!

Crafters -

Can I tell you a little bit about my team?

First, they are just the most wonderful people I know! Many were friends or customers first, and they decided to become a demonstrator with my team - let's face it - why NOT get the discount if you LOVE the product, right?

Second, we meet once a month but we "talk" daily on social media. We have a Facebook group and we share ideas, things that are going on, and we even pray for each other. We may have met as team members, but we have become friends too!

And finally, third. During our once a month meeting, we craft together, share in updating each other on various items with Stampin' Up! and just generally have a good time.

Ok, now you have the backstory!

Well, we met on Tuesday evening and we did miss a few of our ladies. One of the regular attendees actually was in the hospital! It was wonderful to hear from my team that they were praying for her. AND, although there were only three ladies at our team meeting, ALL THREE of them made a handmade card for our friend. I'm delivering it on Wednesday to her. These ladies not only talk the talk, they walk the walk! I am BEYOND BLESSED to part of such a wonderful group!

So, without further ado, want to see what we made? There is a new "suite" coming out in May. As demonstrators, we could preorder it in April so we could prepare for our upcoming classes. Stampin'Up! even gave us a "sample class" with instructions and dimensions - made it VERY easy!

Well, check it out!
Eastern Palace Suite
New InColors - Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, and Lemon Lime Twist
(along with a little Dapper Denim!)

And here are my team members who attended.
Linda won products based on her sales
Nancy won product for the raffle
A good time was had by all!

I have a feeling that the new Eastern Palace Suite will be a BIG seller! LOVE the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing!

UPDATE: AND I even did a short (13 minute) video showing an alternate card design. Check out my Facebook Live to see it: https://www.facebook.com/DawnStock.StampinUp.net/

The new April 2017 Paper Pumpkins have shipped!

Some have even been received!

Want to see the video - done by none other than the CEO herself, Sara Douglass!

Check it out!
April 2017 Paper Pumpkin
A Sara Thing

Cannot wait for mine to arrive so I can play with them!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Blessings - Ronald McDonald House Charities

Crafters -

We are usually scheduled for the third Sunday of each month at the Columbus (Ohio) Ronald McDonald House. Well, for April, that happened to fall on Easter proper. 

Gotta be honest. I thought about changing the date. Our immediate family is not close geographically. We usually travel that day. But, when I was doing the schedule a few months ago, and after speaking with hubby, decided to leave the date as it was scheduled. We figured we'd just work around it.

My team member, Linda K., also attends most of the RMHC events. She's actually attended EVERY ONE of them since she joined during Sale-A-Bration! Talk about that whole "where two or more gather..." - YUP! I am abundantly blessed!

So we met today. I gotta tell you - as soon as I made the announcement that we were making "Easter Egg Wreaths" in the cafeteria, BEFORE I EVEN MADE IT BACK TO THE TABLE, we had customers! Thank you Linda for being there!  :)

Check out what the table looked like about midpoint through our two-hour crafting!
Check out all the Easter Egg choices!
6" paper plates with a 3" circle cut out of the center.
We already had the ribbons and bows all ready to go!

And here are some of the BEAUTIFUL wreaths that were made!
When we began making the wreaths, we started with several people, RIGHT AWAY! It was GREAT! In speaking with two of them, we found that a mom and her 17-year old just arrived yesterday from UTAH! They were telling us that they had been waiting OVER A YEAR to be able to come here. We were telling them about Stampin'Up! being a corporate sponsor for Ronald McDonald House and these two ladies knew exactly where Riverton, Utah (SU! HQ) and even where Kanab, Utah (manufacturing plant!) are located! We don't realize what a small world it is until we talk with others...

We had a couple of grandmas stop over to make wreaths, and we even had an uncle! Let me assure you, this guy did not look like your typical crafter. He was telling me that he used to be able to come up all the time to help his sister-in-law and his 3-year old nephew. But he just took a job that has the hours of midnight-8am. So he drives up to Columbus from his job, about 3-4 hours, EVERY WEEKEND, to help out. Talk about family and commitment. You could tell too - the sun rises and sets on this little guy for his uncle.

Did you notice the all pink one, in the top right corner? This little girl wanted to make TWO wreaths. This was her second one. She went through every single egg to find the papers she wanted, with the designs she wanted. As she finished hers, her mom (and her sister too!) looked at the wreath and her mom said "now that's a (child's name) wreath!" This little girl just BEAMED!

ALL of the wreaths were works of art - and you notice that no two were alike!

And finally, I have to share these last two. But a little backstory first. These belong to a 6-year old boy and his 3-year old sister. The young man ate his lunch first, so he came over and made his while his little sister was finishing her lunch (no crafting until lunch is finished - or until Mom/Dad/Grandma/Uncle/WHOMEVER says!).

This little guy chose his 12 eggs and went right to town working on his wreath! As soon as he was finished, he let us know that he would be willing to help his sister - what a GREAT kid, huh? He went through several egg color choices with her, flipping each side so she could look at EVERYTHING! He then went through the eggs, one-by-one, to help her choose her colors and placement on the wreath. This guy is a BORN teacher with a GREAT deal of patience. You don't usually see a 6-year old that goes through all of this. But he did, for his little sister.
Big Brother's Wreath
(6-year old boy)
Little Sister's Wreath
(3-year old girl)
I pray your Easter is just as wonderful as mine has been. We are abundantly blessed!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter Message - Reverse Lenten Challenge Card

Crafters -

During Lent, I have been showcasing the eight card designs we made at my Reverse Lenten Challenge Class on February 15th. This is the final card. I hope you have enjoyed them as much as we did making them!

Here's the basics:
  • We made 40 notecards using the Whisper White and Crumb Cake Notecards and Envelopes
  • On March 1st, 2017, Ash Wednesday, we began giving or sending cards to others (there are 40 days of Lent, NOT INCLUDING Sundays)
  • Could be given to anyone - child's teacher, co-worker, grocery clerk, bank teller, mom in front of you who has her hands full! Anyone! You get to choose!

For this final card, I chose to showcase the Easter Message card. While I realized this is a seasonal set and it probably wouldn't make it to the catalog, I was hoping. I have used this stamp set MANY times in these few months and I know my customers have really enjoyed this set as well! Sadly, I must tell you that the set did NOT make it into the 2017-2018 Big Catalog. BUT it is still available through May 22nd. 

This stamp set is available for $23 (wood mount) or just $17 for clear mount. The cross, of course, is beautiful. But I have used the Easter Lily stamp on several spring cards and also on my Easter Sampler. All supplies used, and the links to purchase them, are listed at the end of this blog posting.
Easter Message Card
Reverse Lenten Challenge Class
We used a small piece of the Moroccan Designer Series Paper and a third of a Lace Doily on this card. And don't you just LOVE the Emerald Envy color? I'm SO looking forward to enjoying this color for the next year as a continuing 2016-2018 InColor!

We stamped using Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Ink for the cross and the inside sentiments. Then using the new Watercolor Pencils - SO GLAD these will be in the new catalog - we colored the design.

This was the final card made during this Reverse Lenten Challenge card class. I look forward to offering this class on an annual basis. It not only blesses the people we send our cards to, WE also are blessed by the comments and our friends.

I hope you have enjoyed all of the cards! All supplies used, and the links to purchase them, are listed at the end of this blog posting.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

High Tide - Reverse Lenten Challenge Card

Crafters -

For the next several weeks (during Lent), I will be showcasing the card designs we did at my Reverse Lenten Challenge Class on February 15th.

Here's the basics:
  • We made 40 notecards using the Whisper White and Crumb Cake Notecards and Envelopes
  • On March 1st, 2017, Ash Wednesday, we began giving or sending cards to other (there are 40 days of Lent, NOT INCLUDING Sundays)
  • Can be anyone - child's teacher, co-worker, grocery clerk, bank teller, mom in front of you who has her hands full! Anyone! You get to choose!

For this week's card, I chose to showcase the High Tide card. I absolutely LOVE this stamp set AND (spoiler alert!), it made it into the NEW 2017-2018 Catalog too! It is a GREAT value for just $26 (photopolymer stamps) with all the sayings, the lighthouse, birds, water, sand, etc. My set is getting quite stained because I have used it so much! All supplies used, and the links to purchase them, are listed at the end of this blog posting.
High Tide Card
Reverse Lenten Challenge Class

Everyone's cards were slightly different. There ARE six different papers, double-sided, to the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper and each one is just as beautiful as the next! AND, since the paper is retiring (we knew that was gonna happen since Mint Macaron was part of the colors in this paper!), AND ON SALE, it makes a PERFECT paper for this card. You may have even received a FREE package as a Sale-A-Bration benefit those last few weeks of March!

Did you notice that the lighthouse doesn't extend beyond the stitching on the Whisper White Square? Just put a post-it note on the stitched line and then stamp. Makes a VERY easy technique! And we only stamped one image of the lighthouse, not the 2-step stamping.

Add a strip of Mint Macaron (is anyone else going to miss this color? I know I am!) and a strip of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper - SO glad this is staying too! and viola! you have a card that anyone will LOVE! 

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pumpkineers and Upcoming Vendor Fair!

Crafters -

On Tuesday evening, we had our monthly Pumpkineers meeting. This is for my customers who are Paper Pumpkin subscribers with me, and I invite my team members to also attend. ALWAYS more fun to craft with your friends!

I even did a little Facebook Live Video. You can watch it on my Facebook page (click to watch the 1:30 video dated March 28, 2017). Remember, I'm new at this, so please be kind! And Summer even brought her new little puppy to visit! He was such a cutie! It's been a while since we've had a puppy...  :)

We had a BLAST! Check out what the crafters made:
March 2017 Pumpkineer Meeting

After they left, since I have a Vendor Fair on Saturday, April 1st, I made a few extras of the Bunny Bags. These were a HIT! What do you think?
Bunny Bags
with Chocolatey Covered Marshmallow Bunnies inside!

And finally, I have now received my extra refill kits. And had a BLAST playing with them! Check out these alternate designs!
Extra Refill Bunny Bags
Complete with Hershey Kisses inside!

It's like they're bunnies - they are multiplying left and right!  :)  I crack myself up sometimes!

Hope to see you on Saturday, April 1st, between 12p-3p at the Crossfit43123 Local Vendor Craft Fair! I'll have these items available for sale while they last!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Jar of Love - Reverse Lenten Challenge Card

Crafters -

For the next several weeks (during Lent), I will be showcasing the card designs we did at my Reverse Lenten Challenge Class on February 15th.

Here's the basics:
  • We made 40 notecards using the Whisper White and Crumb Cake Notecards and Envelopes
  • On March 1st, 2017, Ash Wednesday, we began giving or sending cards to others (there are 40 days of Lent, NOT INCLUDING Sundays)
  • Can be anyone - child's teacher, co-worker, grocery clerk, bank teller, mom in front of you who has her hands full! Anyone! You get to choose!

For this week's card, I chose to showcase the Jar of Love card. This stamp set is one of those VERY versatile sets! You can purchase the stamp set by itself, or the coordinating framelits, or even better, BUNDLE it and save 10%! I chose to pair it with the Ballon punch and we even blinged-it-up with the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (I LOVE THIS STUFF!). All supplies used, and the links to purchase them, are listed at the end of this blog posting.

Jar of Love Card
Reverse Lenten Challenge Class
February, 2017

I think the hardest part for each of us was choosing which side of the paper to use! The Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper has ALL pretty designs!

This one took a little bit of time to complete - because we stamped about a THOUSAND little hearts in the jar (not really!) - and there were several pieces and parts to stamp. That's ok though - this was one of the FAVORITE cards!

When you purchase the BUNDLE, you have already qualified for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! Wouldn't it be fun to add either the Pretty Pocket Card Kit (fast and easy cards!), or the Designer Tee Stamp Set (sayings to compliment the Jar of Love)?

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

March Coffee and Cards

Crafters -

Last week was so much fun! It was so much fun between my team meeting on Tuesday, the Easter Sampler class on Thursday, and then going to my church's Women's Retreat on Saturday! It was so much fun between all those things, that I didn't realize I hadn't shared the cards from this month's Coffee and Cards!

With Sale-A-Bration ending THIS WEEK!!!!, I used a lot of Sale-A-Bration items for the March cards. Let's face it - the Sale-A-Bration items are going fast! Get them while you can...

Want to see what we did?
March Coffee and Cards Class

The first card I did was the Pear Pizzazz and Wisteria Wonder using the Avant Garden Sale-A-Bration stamp set. Such a pretty AND EASY card. We even used spritzers on this card and I think that was the favorite part of the card!

The balloon card (using the Lift Me Up Bundle) was very similar to my Swap card at my Team Leader's meeting in early March. Again, fast and easy and we used the Sale-A-Bration Carried Away Designer Series Papers AND the Sale-A-Bration Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper. Again, easy peasy!

Then we moved onto the Butterfly card. This one is simply stunning! This is a DIRECT case from the meeting in Michigan earlier this month. At my card class, the crafters made either the Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, or Bermuda Bay using the Sale-A-Bration Glimmer Papers. It was kinda hard to choose only two! We also used the Sale-A-Bration Inside the Lines Paper and do you recognize the sentiment? It's from Tasty Trucks! Talk about a TRUE Sale-A-Bration card, huh?

But the final card, and it was the final card - I put it in the other room and made it their last card. It was, BY FAR, the favorite card! I would absolutely LOVE to tell you I made this complete card design. But alas, no. It was from a sideline team member! You see we swap 15 cards when I go to that state up north. This design was one of the swap cards. I made my chick a little more wild with the purple and blue hair - we even added a little of the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen! REALLY made Chick's hair look GREAT!

Which one is your favorite? I'm not sure which one is my favorite - I like all of them! They each fill a different need, so I'm gonna go with...

It's a four-way tie! LOVE them all! Hope you do too! Enjoy!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Easter Sampler

Crafters -

On Thursday evening, I had my Easter Sampler class. Sit back and enjoy this posting. There are a LOT of photos with this one! And you are gonna LOVE every one of them (I know I do!)!


We played with a variety of new Stampin'Up! products from the Occasions catalog (Supplies listed at the end of this posting - ALONG with an ordering special!).

Want to see what we made?

This was my original design
Sahara Sand Background
With a White 12"x12" Shadowbox Frame

The crafters received a package of the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper so they could each choose their papers. Check out what each of the ladies in attendance made!

Summer's artwork!
Linda's artwork!
Suzanne's artwork!

And then, after the ladies left, I played with my extra pieces and parts that I had already cut. Check it out!

Soft Sky Background
With a Blue 9"x9" Shadowbox Frame

Blushing Bride Background
With a Natural 9"x9" Shadowbox Frame

Which one is YOUR favorite?


Visit me at the Local Vendor Fair at CrossFit43123 in Grove City on Saturday, April 1st, from 12p-3p. You can see these beauties in person!


Supplies Used (Click item to be taken to my online store):
Easter Message Clear Stamp Set
Beautiful You Clear Stamp Set
Suite Sentiments Clear Stamp Set
Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
Sahara Sand Cardstock
Blushing Bride Cardstock
Soft Sky Cardstock
Early Espresso Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Shimmery White Cardstock
Gold Foil Paper
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Gold Glimmer Paper
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Versamark Pad
Soft Subtles Stampin' Write Markers (Blushing Bride and Soft Sky Used)
Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers (Early Espresso for touch-ups)
Big Shot
Sunshine Wishes Thinlits
Bold Butterfly Framelits
Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies
Large Letters Framelits
Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder
Aqua Painters
Watercolor Pencils
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Embossing Buddy
Heat Tool
Sending Love Embellishments
Falling In Love Embellishments
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots
Fine-Tip Glue Pen
Snail Adhesive
Tear and Tape Adhesive
Paper Snips
**Sale-A-Bration Glimmer Package was used. It has now sold out.** Substitute YOUR favorite Glimmer Paper.

Ordering Special:
Place a $75 merchandise (before shipping and tax) ONLINE order BEFORE March 30, 2017 and use Host Code HUQXQ2WZ, and I will email the sampler tutorial to the email address listed on your order.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Latte Joy Team Meeting!

Crafters -

You know that feeling? That really good, happy-type of feeling when you have spent the day with friends, you've accomplished a lot, and you just had a GREAT time! You know, the one when you keep thinking about the conversation and just keep smiling like the village idiot! THAT ONE!

Yeah... THAT WAS ME! You see on Tuesday evening, I met with my team! And for the first time EVER, since I now know how to do this, we even did our meeting via Facebook Live! It was GREAT! Two of my team reside in Florida and my friend Carol was able to watch and listen too. I'm confident she was laughing along with us!

Linda, Betty, Faye, and Nancy were all in attendance. Jenny was hoping to attend, and was even going to do a demonstration, but unfortunately she was ill. She was thoughtful enough to stay home and, while we love sharing what we do, we do NOT love sharing germs! What a sweetheart, huh? So, hopefully, she will be able to attend in April and will be able to do her demonstration for us mere mortals then (she is quite talented!).

We had top sales, top recruiter, the prize winner for my Grand Latte Club, and even a drawing for attending the meeting. If you can believe this, LINDA WON EVERYTHING! How does that happen?! 

We went over a lot of business and there was a complete question and answer period throughout the night! I know everyone had a BLAST and wait until you see what we made!

Check it out!
Latte Joy Team Meeting Projects/Cards
March, 2017

The lollipop holder is mine. They are all over the internet, just change the dimensions to make it fit the kind of lollipop you have! We used Tootsie Pops (anyone remember the owl commercial? First one who tells me "how many licks" will receive a handmade card from me - post your comment below and then shoot me an email with your snail mail address!).

But the two cards. The two cards were WOW! This photo doesn't even BEGIN to do them justice.

The "Enjoy Your Day" card is a direct CASE (Copy And Share Everything) from Jenny Peterson. When I showed this card (both at the meeting and at my Easter Sampler class on Thursday night), you should have seen the WOW! from everyone! The photo of the Silver Foil Paper in the catalog doesn't really show how WOW! you can make it! THIS card does!

The Easter card is a CASE from Ronda Wade. Ronda made this card in a video for her March cards. I wanted to make an Easter card using some of the Sale-A-Bration Glimmer Papers (it is now gone - it sold out really fast - like two weeks!).

I'm not quite sure which one is my favorite, but I know I like all three of them!

Come see me on Saturday, April 1st, from 12p-3p, at CrossFit43123 for their Local Vendor Fair. You can see these in person and I'll even have a few for sale! Plus many other items. 

Look forward to seeing you soon!

Want to join my team? You can read all about what I offer by going to 'My Team' (above) or clicking HERE. The link to join is there too! I'd LOVE to have you as part of my team!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thoughts and Prayers - Reverse Lenten Challenge Card

Crafters -

For the next several weeks (during Lent), I will be showcasing the card designs we did at my Reverse Lenten Challenge Class on February 15th.

Here's the basics:
  • We made 40 notecards using the Whisper White and Crumb Cake Notecards and Envelopes
  • On March 1st, 2017, Ash Wednesday, we began giving or sending cards to others (there are 40 days of Lent, NOT INCLUDING Sundays)
  • Can be anyone - child's teacher, co-worker, grocery clerk, bank teller, mom in front of you who has her hands full! Anyone! You get to choose!

For this week's card, I chose to showcase the Thoughts and Prayers card. I had had this stamp set for a number of years. And it is ALWAYS one of my GO TO sets. We use this all the time at our church for our card ministry. This set is $26 for the wood mount and just $19 for the clear mount (make sure you have clear block e - you will need it!). The best part about this set is the sentiments. Thinking of You, Praying for you, Get Well Soon, and Sharing in your Sorrow as well as a few inside the card sentiments! The tree stamp works well for both men and women alike, making it a WONDERFUL generic card. BUT the flower spray is truly beautiful - especially when you use your markers and color the flowers individually!

Can you tell I like this stamp set?  :)

 All supplies used, and the links to purchase them, are listed at the end of this blog posting.
Thoughts and Prayers Card
Reverse Lenten Challenge Class
February, 2017
We used Soft Suede to ink the tree and the sentiment. And here's the fun part. Notice how the leaves are green (you may need to click the photo to enlarge it)? After stamping in the Soft Suede, we grabbed the Old Olive Marker (part of the Brights Color Family) and, using the brush tip, we just dabbed the shape of the leaves. Fast. Easy. Wonderful!

Added some Old Olive Baker's Twine with a mini glue dot - and viola! This card took WAY LESS than 10 minutes to complete!

Add the supplies listed below to your order and you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration FREE item! The Designer Tee Sale-A-Bration stamp set would be a wonderful addition to use with Thoughts and Prayers. I Knew you could. Just Give it Some Time. Everything Will be OK. and the I Think I Can train would all be GREAT sentiments use!

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Supplies Used:
Thoughts and Prayers Clear Mount, item # 127805, $19
 (Also available in Wood Mount, item #128751, $26
Clear Block E, item #118484, $12
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Ink, item #126978, $6.50
Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes, item #131527, $6 (for 20 cards and envelopes!)
Old Olive Baker's Twine, item #134579, $3 (for 25 YARDS!!!!)
Mini Glue Dots, item #103683, $5.25 (for 300 dots!)
Brights Color Family Stampin' Write Markers, item #131259, $29

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Coffee and Cards on Saturday!

Crafters -

Today is the last day to register for Saturday's Coffee and Cards Class.

You can see all of my classes HERE or click the CLASSES link at the top of the blog. 

Here's the sneak peek of one of the cards we will be making:
Coffee and Cards
Saturday, March 18, 2017
9a-12p

You will make 8 cards (4 designs, 2 each) for just $20. BUT WAIT! When you place a minimum qualifying order during the class, your class fee is waived!

With Sale-A-Bration going on right now, that means, you could receive a free Sale-A-Bration item from Stampin'Up! AND get your free cards from my class. WIN - WIN - SCORE!

Today's the deadline to register. Let me know that you are attending! Just bring your favorite adhesives (including dimensionals!) and your scissors.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit - Reverse Lenten Challenge Card

Crafters -

For the next several weeks (during Lent), I will be showcasing the card designs we did at my Reverse Lenten Challenge Class on February 15th.

Here's the basics:
  • We made 40 notecards using the Whisper White and Crumb Cake Notecards and Envelopes
  • On March 1st, 2017, Ash Wednesday, we began giving or sending a card to someone (there are 40 days of Lent, NOT INCLUDING Sundays)
  • Can be anyone - child's teacher, co-worker, grocery clerk, bank teller, mom in front of you who has her hands full! Anyone! You get to choose!

For this week's card, I chose to showcase the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit card. I absolutely LOVE this thinlit set. AND it is a GREAT value, especially when you combine it with the Dragonfly Dreams and BUNDLE it - saving 10%. All supplies used, and the links to purchase them, are listed at the end of this blog posting.
Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Card
Reverse Lenten Challenge Class
February, 2017
This was a VERY easy card to make - absolutely NO STAMPING!

When you purchase the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle for just $46.75, add in the Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack and you qualify for a Sale-A-Bration FREE item! Now that those additional three items are available, I would choose the 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack and would diecut the dragonfly from the Bermuda Bay Glimmer paper! And it's FREE with a Sale-A-Bration order!

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Supplies Used:
Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, item #142749, $31
 You could BUNDLE it with the Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set and save 10%!, item #144728, $46.75
Crumb Cake Notecards and Envelopes, item #133766, $6
Calypso Coral Cardstock, item #122925, $8
Bermuda Bay Cardstock, item #131197, $8
Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, item #142744, $10
Pearl Basic Jewels, #119247, $5
Lace Doilies, item #142793, $4.50

Monday, March 13, 2017

Easter Sampler



Crafters -

I have been crafting almost this entire weekend! You see - our son has spring break this week. And because one of the grandmothers lives a couple hours away, the boy went to her home for the weekend. So I crafted away!

Want to see my favorite item I made this weekend? Well, it's really more of a sneak peek, but you'll get the idea.
Easter Sampler Sneak Peek
Thursday, March 23rd
6p-8p
$25

It's my Easter Sampler and I'm offering a class on this. The class will be Thursday, March 23rd, from 6p-8p and the cost is just $25. (**Frame is not included**)

You will make a 12" x 12" Easter Sampler. We will use the Falling in Love Designer Series Papers (and coordinating Falling in Love cardstocks!), along with the Easter Message Stamp Set, Beautiful You Stamp Set, and Suite Sentiments Stamp Setseveral Glimmer papers, some heat embossing, coloring with markers, and pencils, OH MY!

You will need your favorites adhesives (especially Stampin' Dimensionals!), Mini Glue Dots, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, and your Paper Snips for some fussy cutting.

You will need to RSVP by Saturday, March 18th so I can order the supplies for the class. I can send you an invoice, or you can drop off a check. Especially if you are coming for the Coffee and Cards Class on Saturday, March 18th!  :)