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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Blended Seasons Stitched Seasons Wishing You The Best

 I had good intentions of making several samples with the exclusive Blended Seasons Bundle to share at my Stampiversary Party, but life got in the way and I only got two done. I actually recreated the sample from Stampin' Up!, but I used the Watercolor Pencils on one and Stampin' Blends on the other.

Watercolor Pencils, flower images stamped on the card base with Versamark

Stampin' Blends, flower images stamped on the card base with Coastal Cabana

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Colors: Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (Flirty Flamingo, Gorgeous Grape, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Coastal Cabana) for the top card, and Stampin' Blends as listed above for the bottom card

The strip for the greeting is 1" wide. It has two folds on each end to make it stand up a little.

Don't miss out on this exclusive stamp set, framelits, and Watercolor Pencils! Tomorrow is the last day to order them!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Dandelion Wishes Oval Brayered Background

For the second card at my Stampiversary Party, we used the popular new set, Dandelion Wishes.

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Colors: Basic Black, Balmy Blue, Whisper White

This was a fun card to show everyone because most hadn't seen our new brayers. They are so easy to use, easy to clean, and are a nice small size. I cut a scrap of card stock to the same size as the Whisper White layer and then used the largest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut out a frame that we used as a template for the sponging. And since the Rhinestones can be a challenge to remove from the sheet and place on a card, I let everyone use the new Take Your Pick Tool that is in the Holiday Catalog and will be available starting September 5th. It is so cool! Here's the description from the catalog: 

Multipurpose pickup and precision tool simplifies meticulous tasks. Tacky putty tip easily picks sequins paper accents, and other small objects; twist to dispense more putty (putty tip refills available; sold separately). Other end has 2 changeable, double-ended tips with paper piercer, mini spatula, small stylus, and large stylus. Includes protective end caps. 6 1/2" long. 

The mini-spatula is perfect for placing rhinestones! Make sure you check out this tool in the Holiday Catalog! It's only $10!  

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Blended Seasons Stitched Seasons No Coloring Thank You

My Stampiversary Party was on Friday evening! Even though I had my camera on the counter by me, I still forgot to get pictures of everyone that came! Darn it! We had so much fun! We did a Left-Right game, a scavenger hunt through the catalog (that was harder than I thought it would be- sorry ladies!), stamped two cards, played three games of Bingo, and finished up the night with some cookies. THANK YOU to everyone who came!

Here's the first card we made, which uses the exclusive Blended Seasons Bundle that is only available until August 31st!

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I included the Watercolor Pencils Assortment here as it is part of this exclusive offer and is also only available until August 31st.

Colors: Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sea Foam

While this set is awesome for coloring, I decided to come up with a card with no coloring since we had a large group and I wanted to keep things moving.

I love these framelits! I wish they would be available longer! Don't miss out on this awesome stamp set, framelits, and watercolor pencils!

Monday, August 27, 2018

I Have The Best Customers!

I have the best customers! 
Last Tuesday was my 17th Anniversary (Stampiversary!) as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I decided to have a party Friday evening for my customers to help me celebrate. I'll share more about it tomorrow, because today I have to tell you about Betty, Lynn, and Pat. They came a few minutes early and brought me these flowers and cards:

Aren't they pretty?!?

(ignore the container- I didn't have anything else they would fit in!)

These roses are from Pat's garden!

Lynn made this adorable card with her favorite frog!

Pat made this card- notice the gold 17 on the ribbon!

THANK YOU so much ladies! I'm so glad I met the three of you and proud to call you my friends!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Betty's Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamparatus Wreath

My awesome upline Betty combined a demo and a Make & Take at our August Stamp Share. She showed us all how to make a wreath using a Stamparatus! 

Colors: Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White

She made us all a template, too. This is a 5 1/2" square of card stock and she used the largest Square Framelit to cut out a square in the center, then turned it 45 degrees and cut another square. 

To get started, place a square of card stock inside the template and place your stamp(s) where you want them to be.

Ink them up, stamp them, then rotate your card stock square a quarter turn and repeat until you've stamped four times. Clean your stamps (don't remove them!) then use another ink color and repeat four times again. For this card, after all that stamping was done, we went back with the leaf stamp and stamped it to fill in some empty spaces. Voila!

Here's the template I made, using our Window Sheets:

This way I have three different size squares to work with. 

I LOVE my Stamparatus and all the ways you can use it!