Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Oh Happy Day Class

Crafters -

Can you believe it is the 24th? Seriously?! Where does the time go?

Today is the final day to register for the Oh Happy Day Kit Class that I am offering in September. Because each crafter will receive his or her own kit, complete with stamp set and ink!, I do have to get the order in shortly. So please let me know as soon as you can!

When you purchase the kit, it is already a deal at just $35. Adding on tax and shipping, the cost is $41 with shipping and tax. For just $45, you will come to my home and we will put together your kit along with a few tips and tricks to make it a little it easier.

Check out all the supplies that come with your kit!
Oh Happy Day Card Kit

Now, I gotta be honest with you. Donna and I put our kits together completely. Kathy put a couple of cards together and then took the rest of her kit home with her. There are several ways to put your kit together, but I will tell you - I made a really nice and easy cheat sheet! You will DEFINITELY want to refer to this while you are here!

FYI - My Cheat Sheet is on a large piece of foamboard, so you will have to see it here.

Please RSVP as soon as possible. I have preordered a couple of extras. But just in case...

See you on Saturday, September 10th, at 9am!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Latte Joy Stampers Team Meeting - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

You have heard me blog about my wonderful team of crafters. We are called the Latte Joy Stampers and we meet once a month.


Well, for the month of August, we got to play with some of the NEW goodies! The Holiday Catalog will go into effect on September 1st, and we get to play with, I mean prepare for, our classes!

Want to see what we made?

Check us out!
Pizza Box
Spooky Fun Stamp Set
and
Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies



LOVE these cute little houses / ornaments!
Sweet Home Stamp Set
and
Home Sweet Home Thinlits

Sweet Home Stamp Set
and
Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies


Hope you enjoy these little sneak peeks - almost as much as WE enjoyed making them!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Ronald McDonald House Charities - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

As I have mentioned before, I am the Lead for the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. Several years ago, some very kind soul donated various papers and stamps and we are still using them!

On Sunday, August 14th, my team member, Donna, and I were at Ronald McDonald House making cards. As of this writing, there are approximately 15 other Columbus area demonstrators who are willing to volunteer their time as part of this wonderful program. I am very hopeful that calendars will clear and we will have a BIG TEAM to help with crafting! Any demonstrator can volunteer to be part of this team! They volunteer on the Stampin' Up! website and the Ronald McDonald House Coordinator from our Home Office provides me with these wonderful crafters' names and contact information.

While I recognize a few of the names, many I do not recognize. I am really looking forward to meeting them at one of the next crafting times at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House!

Want to see just a few of the cards Donna and I were involved with at the August meeting?
Group of Cards Made
11 Cards made by one 8-year old!
Didn't she do a GREAT job?!
I absolutely LOVE that this child wanted to stamp "Feel Better"
on BOTH the outside and the inside of the card!
The recipient of THIS card has GOT to Feel Better seeing this card!
One of the TWO young men who made cards with us
wanted to place TWO frogs on this card.
He colored one and his mom colored the other -
NICE JOB!
The young lady who colored this card did a
MAGNIFICENT JOB!
I love all the colors she used!
Isn't this such a Happy Card?
It brings a smile to my face!
This young lady's card used such a nice shade of purple!
And she adhered her artwork to her card HERSELF!
Isn't this a cheerful card too?
I LOVE the bold colors with these two cards!
Mr. Elephant and Mr. Frog (and Mr. Mouse too!) seem to JUMP off the card!
The young lady who made this card really put her heart into it!
LOOK at all the hearts and people she drew!
She decorated her artwork on the front of the card.
Additional artwork inside the card.
Then she worked on her envelope - FRONT AND BACK!
Her friend will enjoy this Birthday card!
What a wonderful Thank You card!
No coloring was necessary!
And the lady who made this card had just attended a Stampin' Up! workshop recently!
I think she may have caught the "Crafting Bug!"
I look forward to crafting with her at future RMHC events!
Envelopes are typically just stamped.
Let's face it - people throw away their envelopes! I know I do...
However, two crafters colored their envelopes.
The exact same flower stamp but how beautiful BOTH of these envelopes are!
LOVE THEM!

We made approximately 60 cards total. We make a few of them in advance - let's face it - the parents/grandparents/caregivers may be tied up! This way, they can just stop at the table, grab any/all cards they wish and then go back to their child. It is so humbling to talk with these parents and to have them share their stories with us.

We had five children - including TWO boys!, two moms, one dad, and even one grandpa join us! It was absolutely wonderful! AND there is a new Program Director and Volunteer Coordinator at the Columbus House. I was greeted by the Director on Sunday. AND she was kind enough to stay and make a card with us! God is absolutely AWESOME!

One of the young ladies stayed with us almost the entire two hours! She made 11 cards total! She was going back home because she was scheduled to start school this week. After her mom dropped her back home, mom was driving back to Columbus to stay a bit longer at the Ronald McDonald House. Very humbling...

And everyone was VERY excited for a Birthday Party later on for a former resident. It was so much fun seeing how everyone was making a card, using the same designs, but making each one totally different and completely their own! The young lady who was celebrating her birthday should enjoy EVERY SINGLE CARD that was made with her in mind!

At almost the end of our time, one of the young ladies (the one who decorated the front and inside of her card, along with the front and back of her envelope) came back to our table. Donna and I were finishing the last of the cards - we leave all the extras on the Free Table for the residents. With her mom nearby, she came over and gave both Donna and I hugs. Now, gotta be honest with you here... I did tear up a bit...

My boy is a teenager, almost 6' tall and I usually hear "Mo-om....!" complete with eye roll. Anyone else relate to that? To have this wonderful 4-year old come up and just give us hugs for making cards with her... yeah... I miss those days...

We were abundantly blessed during our brief time at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. Our next crafting is Sunday, September 18th from 12p-2p. If you are a demonstrator and wish to join us, please volunteer on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator site. You MUST be a demonstrator to volunteer with us.

Can't wait to show you the cards we make in September!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

All together - we can just say WOW! (Oh - and if you like this, don't forget to sign up for the #PaperPumpkinBOGO soon!)


I received my August 2016 Paper Pumpkin the other day. It's called Bold Botanicals. If you haven't yet seen the Stampin' Up! Youtube video, you can see it here (if reading this via email, you need to go to my blog to see it. For some reason, the video doesn't come through via email):


LOVE IT!


Well, you know that I always provide alternate examples for my crafters. We are the "Pumpkineers" - am I alone in remembering the Micky Mouse Club with the Mousekateers? The original one, not that one from the 90s!

Ok, so my Pumpkineers and I will be meeting on the 24th at 7pm with our kits. Want to see one of the cool cards that we will be making with our kits?

Check it out!
Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin
August 2016
Alternate Design

Stampin' Up! was kind enough to give us a sneak peek of the stamp set this month. SO glad they did! I thought the stamp set resembled the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper. I'll let you in on a little secret too. I used the Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on another card - it would have worked here too. BUT since I already used it on a different card, and I wanted a little bit of embossing, I used the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

And did you notice? The colors used are Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, and Watermelon Wonder cardstocks used (along with a scrap of Crumb Cake for the circle). YUP! Go ahead - look on page 172 of the big catty. Did ya see? The Affectionately Yours Cardstock pack uses... Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, and Night of Navy! So if you do not already have those papers, go ahead and order the DSP and matching cardstocks. They work BEAUTIFULLY with the August 2016 Bold Botanicals Paper Pumpkin stamp set!

And while I did use both the Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder inks, did you notice that I also used the Early Espresso spot that came with the kit? 

I really don't know how they keep making each kit better than the one before. Especially since I LOVE the one before! How do they do this?

AND by making this kit so it coordinates so nicely with something already in the catalog - that really makes it nice! Now all I have to do is add papers envelopes and I'm ready to go - THANK YOU STAMPIN' UP!

Finally, I have made a total of four additional cards already! Usually I think about it for a while but as soon as I saw this kit - my mind was already racing! In a DAY! Can't wait to see what I come up with by the time I complete the PDF for my current Pumpkineers.

Hope they enjoy making this card, and seeing the other cool ideas on the 24th!

**NOTE: I thought the foil design in the DSP would really make this a WOW card, but since I have several Pumpkineers, I would not have enough of that one sheet to make a card for everyone... I'm gonna have to go back to the drawing board. I really like those foil sheets they have in the Specialty DSP packs. Really, really, REALLY like those...

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Thoughtful Branches - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

I'm not usually one who watercolors. I prefer the blender pens. BUT...

sometimes a girl's got to do, what a girl's got to do!

So watercolor I must!




Such a quick card! It actually took longer to allow the watercoloring to dry!

Don't you just LOVE the "thank you" stamped repeatedly on the card base? FAST - FAST - FAST - and you didn't have to line anything up! Just stamped in the general direction!

And when I grabbed those cute little 2016-2018 InColor Enamel Shapes for the sentiment - how easy was that!

Do you recognize those Tip Top Taupe InColor Doilies? That is just ONE doily! I cut it in half and displayed them side-by-side.

Easy-peasy!

Remember, this is only available during the month of August. If you like it (and I know you do!), make sure you get it before it's gone!

Supplies:
Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set
Beautiful Branches Thinlits
BUNDLE and save 10%

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Foxy AND Serene AND Blessings - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Whew! We just did a whirlwind mini vacation and arrived back yesterday. I think I slept something like 10+ hours! That's ok - vacations are always fun, right? Plus I was able to spend four days with my teenage son and my mom. It was a LOT of fun! (I'll post a few pictures at the bottom, if you want to see them.)


BUT, because we were driving and sightseeing, I had some blog posts set up to post while I was gone.Yeah... best intentions, right?


So, I'm going to revise the posts and have them go a little bit later. EXCEPT for this one. THIS one will be TODAY'S!  :)


You know you can see my CLASSES schedule, and this weekend is the Foxy and Serene Card Class ($20 for 8 notecards and envelopes or FREE with a minimum purchase). BUT, one of my friends had a home decor party and I got the NEATEST thing!


Want to see it? AND you can see all eight of the Foxy and Serene Notecards that we will be making too!

Foxy and Serene Card Class
Saturday, August 20, 2016
9a-12p
$20 or FREE with minimum purchase

Don't you just LOVE IT? I know I do! Can't wait for you to see it in person!


I've extended the RSVP date to Friday, August 19th at 7pm. Let me know and I'll have the supplies ready for you at the class.


Not able to attend, but want the cards? There is also a TO-GO option. Let me know!


From our mini vacation:
Kansas City Library - WAY COOL!
Steps to the Kansas City Central Library Parking Garage

The boy is almost 6' tall - the books were HUGE!

Who planted the trees here? YIKES!

The boy is almost 6' tall -
The books were HUGE!

Union Station in Kansas City - Meet me under the Clock!
Meet Me Under the Clock

No Platform 9 3/4 here!  :)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Paper Pumpkin BOGO - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

You KNOW how much I LOVE my monthly Paper Pumpkin kit - and how it arrives at my door!


Well, did you know that Stampin' Up! is offering a GREAT special from August 11th through October 10th, 2016?


Check this out!

Paper Pumpkin BOGO
JOIN NOW!
August 11 - October 10, 2016
#PaperPumpkinBOGO

YUP!


The FINE PRINT is at the end of this post - and yes, you will want to read it, but in the meantime, here are a few things to think about (all dates are between August 11th - October 10th, 2016)


  • You can subscribe anytime between now and October 10th. JOIN NOW.
  • Subscribe between August 11 and September 10th - you will receive the September and October kits.
  • Subscribe between September 11th and October 10th - you will receive the October and November kits.
  • You CANNOT cancel or suspend your subscription during the first two months.
  • In the past, during the fall months, we have had Halloweenish, Thanksgiving type, and Christmas style items during those fall months.
  • When you subscribe, during the months that you receive the Paper Pumpkin Box at your home, you will also be invited to attend my Pumpkineers meeting on the 24th of the month.
  • Pumpkineers meet for about an hour and make one-two additional items using your kit.
  • Current subscribers will receive the PDF with all of my alternate projects around the 7th of the following month (emailed sometime between 5th - 9th) for the monthly kit.
You can see some alternate Paper Pumpkin projects and cards by clicking on the right hand side of the blog. It is in alphabetical order, so scroll down to the Ps, and locate Paper Pumpkin. When you click on "Paper Pumpkin" on the right, you will be taken to any blog posting I have mentioned Paper Pumpkin. As of right now, that is about 55 of them! AND you can see some of the alternate cards!

I will tell you though, some are much older kits, when Paper Pumpkin began about three years ago. The new kits are really WOW!!!! but I still like a number of the old kits. When you come to a Pumpkineer meeting, ask to see the mini scrapbook. I still have it and update it with my son's photos each year.

Ok, onto the fine print!

The FINE PRINT:
  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during the first two months - if they do, the offer is void. KNOW that you CANNOT put your subscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 (US) + tax per month (shipping is already included) unless cancelled or suspended. Ends October 10, 2016.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit)

Paper Pumpkin - BOGO - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

You KNOW how much I LOVE my monthly Paper Pumpkin kit - and how it arrives at my door!


Well, did you know that Stampin' Up! is offering a GREAT special from August 11th through October 10th, 2016?


Check this out!

Paper Pumpkin BOGO
JOIN NOW!
August 11 - October 10, 2016
#PaperPumpkinBOGO

YUP!


The FINE PRINT is at the end of this post - and yes, you will want to read it, but in the meantime, here are a few things to think about (all dates are between August 11th - October 10th, 2016)


  • You can subscribe anytime between now and October 10th. JOIN NOW.
  • Subscribe between August 11 and September 10th - you will receive the September and October kits.
  • Subscribe between September 11th and October 10th - you will receive the October and November kits.
  • You CANNOT cancel or suspend your subscription during the first two months.
  • In the past, during the fall months, we have had Halloweenish, Thanksgiving type, and Christmas style items during those fall months.
  • When you subscribe, during the months that you receive the Paper Pumpkin Box at your home, you will also be invited to attend my Pumpkineers meeting on the 24th of the month.
  • Pumpkineers meet for about an hour and make one-two additional items using your kit.
  • Current subscribers will receive the PDF with all of my alternate projects around the 7th of the following month (emailed sometime between 5th - 9th) for the monthly kit.
You can see some alternate Paper Pumpkin projects and cards by clicking on the right hand side of the blog. It is in alphabetical order, so scroll down to the Ps, and locate Paper Pumpkin. When you click on "Paper Pumpkin" on the right, you will be taken to any blog posting I have mentioned Paper Pumpkin. As of right now, that is about 55 of them! AND you can see some of the alternate cards!

I will tell you though, some are much older kits, when Paper Pumpkin began about three years ago. The new kits are really WOW!!!! but I still like a number of the old kits. When you come to a Pumpkineer meeting, ask to see the mini scrapbook. I still have it and update it with my son's photos each year.

Ok, onto the fine print!

The FINE PRINT:
  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during the first two months - if they do, the offer is void. KNOW that you CANNOT put your subscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 (US) + tax per month (shipping is already included) unless cancelled or suspended. Ends October 10, 2016.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

Paper Pumpkin - BOGO - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

You KNOW how much I LOVE my monthly Paper Pumpkin kit - and how it arrives at my door!


Well, did you know that Stampin' Up! is offering a GREAT special from August 11th through October 10th, 2016?


Check this out!

Paper Pumpkin BOGO
JOIN NOW!
August 11 - October 10, 2016
#PaperPumpkinBOGO

YUP!


The FINE PRINT is at the end of this post - and yes, you will want to read it, but in the meantime, here are a few things to think about (all dates are between August 11th - October 10th, 2016)


  • You can subscribe anytime between now and October 10th. JOIN NOW.
  • Subscribe between August 11 and September 10th - you will receive the September and October kits.
  • Subscribe between September 11th and October 10th - you will receive the October and November kits.
  • You CANNOT cancel or suspend your subscription during the first two months.
  • In the past, during the fall months, we have had Halloweenish, Thanksgiving type, and Christmas style items during those fall months.
  • When you subscribe, during the months that you receive the Paper Pumpkin Box at your home, you will also be invited to attend my Pumpkineers meeting on the 24th of the month.
  • Pumpkineers meet for about an hour and make one-two additional items using your kit.
  • Current subscribers will receive the PDF with all of my alternate projects around the 7th of the following month (emailed sometime between 5th - 9th) for the monthly kit.
You can see some alternate Paper Pumpkin projects and cards by clicking on the right hand side of the blog. It is in alphabetical order, so scroll down to the Ps, and locate Paper Pumpkin. When you click on "Paper Pumpkin" on the right, you will be taken to any blog posting I have mentioned Paper Pumpkin. As of right now, that is about 55 of them! AND you can see some of the alternate cards!

I will tell you though, some are much older kits, when Paper Pumpkin began about three years ago. The new kits are really WOW!!!! but I still like a number of the old kits. When you come to a Pumpkineer meeting, ask to see the mini scrapbook. I still have it and update it with my son's photos each year.

Ok, onto the fine print!

The FINE PRINT:
  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during the first two months - if they do, the offer is void. KNOW that you CANNOT put your subscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 (US) + tax per month (shipping is already included) unless cancelled or suspended. Ends October 10, 2016.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

Paper Pumpkin - BOGO - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

You KNOW how much I LOVE my monthly Paper Pumpkin kit - and how it arrives at my door!


Well, did you know that Stampin' Up! is offering a GREAT special from August 11th through October 10th, 2016?


Check this out!

Paper Pumpkin BOGO
JOIN NOW!
August 11 - October 10, 2016
#PaperPumpkinBOGO

YUP!


The FINE PRINT is at the end of this post - and yes, you will want to read it, but in the meantime, here are a few things to think about (all dates are between August 11th - October 10th, 2016)


  • You can subscribe anytime between now and October 10th. JOIN NOW.
  • Subscribe between August 11 and September 10th - you will receive the September and October kits.
  • Subscribe between September 11th and October 10th - you will receive the October and November kits.
  • You CANNOT cancel or suspend your subscription during the first two months.
  • In the past, during the fall months, we have had Halloweenish, Thanksgiving type, and Christmas style items during those fall months.
  • When you subscribe, during the months that you receive the Paper Pumpkin Box at your home, you will also be invited to attend my Pumpkineers meeting on the 24th of the month.
  • Pumpkineers meet for about an hour and make one-two additional items using your kit.
  • Current subscribers will receive the PDF with all of my alternate projects around the 7th of the following month (emailed sometime between 5th - 9th) for the monthly kit.
You can see some alternate Paper Pumpkin projects and cards by clicking on the right hand side of the blog. It is in alphabetical order, so scroll down to the Ps, and locate Paper Pumpkin. When you click on "Paper Pumpkin" on the right, you will be taken to any blog posting I have mentioned Paper Pumpkin. As of right now, that is about 55 of them! AND you can see some of the alternate cards!

I will tell you though, some are much older kits, when Paper Pumpkin began about three years ago. The new kits are really WOW!!!! but I still like a number of the old kits. When you come to a Pumpkineer meeting, ask to see the mini scrapbook. I still have it and update it with my son's photos each year.

Ok, onto the fine print!

The FINE PRINT:
  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during the first two months - if they do, the offer is void. KNOW that you CANNOT put your subscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 (US) + tax per month (shipping is already included) unless cancelled or suspended. Ends October 10, 2016.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Thoughtful Branches - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Thoughtful Branches is such a GREAT stamp set! Want to see a quick and easy card?


It actually took me longer to stamp and then die cut the apples than it did to do the bulk of the card!

But what a fun card! 

If you haven't yet had a chance to order this set OR THE BUNDLE, you will want to get this while you can!

Supplies:
Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set
Beautiful Branches Thinlits
BUNDLE - save 10%

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Badges and Banners - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

When I went to my team leader's meeting last week, I won a stamp set! It is the Badges and Banners Clear Mount Stamp set. You can see this on page 89 of the big catalog AND you can save 10% when you order the bundle.


Want a little laugh about this? You see, I'm the Lead Demonstrator for the Columbus (Ohio) Ronald McDonald House. As such, Stampin' Up! gives the Lead Demos a copy of the RMHC stamp set. This year it is called My Hero Clear Mount stamp set, and it is on page 209, just inside the back cover. Well... I really liked the set and figured I'd go ahead and order the Best Badge punch (page 186 in the big catty). Yeah...


Now I had looked through the catalog about a zillion times by the time I ordered the Best Badge punch, but... I missed the bundle that went along with the punch! DUH! So I never went back and ordered the Badges and Banners Clear Mount Stamp set!


Well, when my number was called at Ronda's meeting last week, THIS set was available as one of my choices! WOO HOO!


So, want to see what I made with it? AND I sent the bird card to Ronda to thank her for this stamp set too!

Badges and Banners Stamp Set
Best Badge Punch
Duet Banner Punch
Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Papers

Do these cards look familiar to you? Hmmm... check out page 89 in the catty. I kept the same design, just "changed up" the color scheme! I used the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Papers along with Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim, and Sweet Sugarplum cardstocks.


I just LOVE that paper. And depending on the pattern you choose, you can make the card design masculine OR feminine. Easy peasy!

Monday, August 8, 2016

What a Gem Paper Pumpkin - Jar of Jewels!

Crafters -

I'm typing this on August 8th, so there is about a day and a half left to ENSURE you will receive the August Paper Pumpkin (there is a sneak peek on the stamp set too!).

But each month, I send my Pumpkineers a PDF with several additional designs. The August 2016 What a Gem Paper Pumpkin had some really cute little boxes/ornaments. Although my friend Sandy R. told me that reminded her of earrings!  :)  I have copied and traced the daylights out of those ornaments! (NOTE: As of this writing, the REFILL kits are still available - click to purchase - you must be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase these.)

So, I made some additional card designs. If you google this stamp set, you will receive a zillion different ideas! Well, I saw one and the lady had used her Jar of Love photopolymer stamp set (you can also BUNDLE it and save 10%) along with all the jewels from the What a Gem Paper Pumpkin kit. Since my Jar of Love stamp set just arrived last week...
Jar of Jewels
using August 2016 What a Gem Paper Pumpkin
and the Jar of Love Photopolymer Stamp Set
LOVE IT!!!


Don't you just LOVE it? I used a number of the InColors and after adding the stamped image of the ribbon and bow, decided to use Linen Thread too! Really set this off! 

Did you notice that the card accent is Flirty Flamingo cardstock and ink? Now only the Emerald Envy ink came with the kit, BUT the kit included thick Baker's Twine in both Emerald Envy AND Flirty Flamingo! Instead of the Linen Thread, my Pumpkineers could use their Flirty twine too!

And to really top this off, I brushed just a little wisp of the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush onto each of the jewels. **Little secret - go from light to dark on the jewels. My brush picked up a bit of the color after doing a few of them. Not a big deal, but didn't really want Dapper Denim ink onto the Peekaboo Peach inked jewels...

FYI - If you have not yet signed up for Paper Pumpkin, you can still JOIN NOW! Just make sure you join by August 10th for the August kit! With the SNEAK PEEK that Stampin' Up! gave us, I already have a few ideas running around my brain AND already know what paper I'm gonna start with too!

I send my PDF to my crafters between the 5th and 9th of the month, so we really can play with the kits all month long!

This was my ABSOLUTE favorite card and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Foxy and Serene Card Class - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Don't you just LOVE when you look at a card design and can see the complete and total opposite in the card?

The "A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack" is a fun and bold package of printed papers. AND one of my FAVORITES! I'm almost OUT of the stack too! Gonna have to order my NEXT package of it, and the catalog has only been live for two months! YIKES!
A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack


And, when I saw the "Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack," I thought - that's such a pretty set of papers!
Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack



Both of these are such GREAT sets of 6"x6" papers! You receive 48 sheets in each of the packages, and the packages are just $10 each! That's a LOT of cards I can make with each package (and HAVE!).

So, I paired them and made a class using BOTH papers! You will make eight notecards (four designs, two of each design). One will be using Foxy, and the other will be using Serene. These are such fun cards! And polar opposites! In my humble opinion.

This class is just $20 for the 8 notecards and envelopes, or you can receive this card class for FREE with a minimum purchased placed during the class.

Want to see a little glimpse of the cards? Check it out!
Foxy and Serene Card Class
Saturday, August 20th
9a-12p



As you can tell, we will use several different thinlits, punches, ribbons, twines, and papers! This class is the BEST way to try out some of the products before you purchase them for yourself.

You must RSVP by Wednesday, August 17th so I can have the class prepped for you. You need only bring your favorite adhesives and your scissors.

SPECIAL - When you register with a friend, someone new to me, you can BOTH choose five (yes, 5!) cards from my stash!

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday, August 20th!

Unable to attend? The To-Go option is available for just $5 extra!