A quick fall notecard

I love to use the Notecards & Envelopes for quick little cards.  The Very Vanilla ones are nice for a fall feel.

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This one uses the Flourishing Phrases stamps set, a little bit of the Painted Autumn Designer Series paper.  And to dress it up just a bit a die cut piece from the Flourish Thinlits.  Stamp the envelope to match.

Quick and easy to make a stack – the notecards come in a pack of 20 with envelopes.

Thanks – it’s short and sweet today.

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Card Maker’s Class

Every month I have a Card Maker’s Class at my stamping studio.  It’s the perfect class for every level of stamper.  You get to make the cards that you need and work at your own pace.  Card choices vary each month.  I’m there to help you with anything you need.  Upcoming dates for this class are:

  • Friday, October 27 – 10 am and 7 pm
  • Friday, November 17 – 10 am and 7 pm
  • Friday, December 15 – 10 am and 7 pm

Here is a look at the card choices from the September class last week.

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Every card is in a shoe box with all the supplies inside.  You select a box take it back to your seat, make one or  more cards and then clean everything and return the supplies to the box and the box to the table.

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My Paper Pumpkin subscribers get to make a bonus card – it’s an alternate idea using the stamps from the monthly kit.  This month my class was held before my kit arrived (actually my kit arrived the day of class) so I had a second idea for the August kit.

If you live local I hope you can join me!

CLICK HERE to see my full list of events and to RSVP.

Have a great day!

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Halloween Pumpkins

Remember  a few days ago I posted about the Spooky Cat Bundle and the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper – you can read it HERE.  I was telling you about the Designer Series paper and how some of the designs were special.  For this card I used the Pumpkin print paper which coordinates with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies.

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Those little pumpkins are from the Spooky Nights Designer Series paper – cut perfectly with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies.  I also used two other strips of paper from the pack.  The stamps are from the Spooky Cat stamp set – the “Happy Halloween” and also the little striped image at the top.  Plus I added Black Rhinestone Jewels.

It’s a very quick and easy card.

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Hello Fall!

Are you ready for fall?  It sure does feel like it’s coming.  What’s left of Hurricane Irma just passed through and here where I live it was a very cool and very rainy windy day. I had to pull out some fall clothes because I was cold.  So I know it’s coming.  We didn’t have any issues from the storm here at my house.  We are thankful for that.  And thankful that our family is all safe as well.

For today I have a fun fall card to share with you.  It uses the Merry Cafe stamp set from the Holiday catalog.  And while I’m not a coffee drinker I do really love this stamp set – it’s for so much more than coffee and coordinates with the Coffee Cafe bundle in the annual catalog.

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I paired it with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

Did you notice that it’s actually the same basic layout as the Spooky Cat card I just shared.  This is an easy layout to use for a variety of cards.  And since it uses a 2″ x 4″ strip of the Designer Series paper it makes it easy to do a stack of cards.  The little squares in this print remind me of some paper we had years ago that I really loved.

Thanks for visiting my blog – I’d love for you to leave a comment.

Here are the current Stampin’ Up! specials:

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Thailand was amazing

Thailand was amazing

The Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip to Thailand was amazing.  They spoiled us like you wouldn’t believe!  Every little thing was taken care of while we were there.  On our door was a personalized sign for each of the achievers.

Since we had basically the whole resort it was fun to read the name on each door as you walked around.  The resort was absolutely beautiful with the most amazing swimming pool I’ve ever seen.  It was really 4 different free form pools connected my a waterway – like a lazy river but there wasn’t really a current.  So you could float or walk through the water from one section to another.  At one end were the sports stuff including a beach and sand inside the pool.  Our room overlooked this end of the pool.  Most of the kids seemed to be hanging out at this end.  There was a swim up bar, a couple of waterfalls and Jacuzzi areas along the way.  Some of the rooms were right on the water and so were some of the restaurants.

It’s taken me a while to catch up to the correct time zone – the first few days I was home it was hard to stay awake during the whole day – I think I’m almost adjusted back to that now.  And then my body is hungry at the wrong time of day!  I’m still working on that.

I’ll share more little bits about the trip over the next week or two.  But I also want to share a stamping projects with you.  So I’ll be scattering those in between my Thailand posts.  Some days I’ll even have two posts!

Thanks so much for supporting me in my Stampin’ Up! Business which allowed me to earn this amazing trip!  There were just over 400 demonstrators world wide that earned the trip.  Not everyone went on the trip – just over 300 were in attendance with a spouse, friend, or family member(s) and a few came alone.  In total there were over 700 of us at the resort for the week!

Thank you for visiting!

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Spring Retreat Make&Takes

Well I’m really behind on sharing about the Spring 2017 Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.  It was a few months ago and I didn’t share about it on my blog then but I’m going to do that now.  And be sure to save the date for the Fall retreat – September 29-October 1.  I held the retreat at a beautiful cabin in the North Georgia Mountains.  I’m actually heading back up there later this month to host a Demonstrator Getaway Weekend.  It is so much fun to getaway for the weekend and be creative with friends.

At the Spring Retreat we had Make&Take projects for everyone there.  We had a project for Friday night and another one for Saturday.

For Friday night we stuck with a fairly simple project – a card and a little 3-D succulent.

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These use products from the Oh So Succulent Suite from the Occasions Catalog.  We used the Popcorn Box die and cut it shorter to create the container for the succulent.  The card uses 4 x 5-1/4 piece of designer paper that is cut at a diagonal.  You can mix and match the patterns from a pack of designer paper.  Everyone at the retreat got a piece of all the different patterns in the pack.

On Saturday we had a bigger project and taught 5 different water coloring techniques.  We used the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and dies to create a set of 4 cards – each with a different technique and a card holder with a 5th technique.

Everyone also made a 3D project to match the cards using the Window Box Thinlits Dies.  Since I prepped everything ahead I did a ton of Big Shot cutting for this one!

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Inside the Window Box was a battery operated tea light – the back of the box opens up so you can turn on your light.  We strung a wire through so you could hang it from a hook somewhere.

The projects turned out great and everyone enjoyed making them and learning the new techniques.  I hope you can join me in the fall.

Thanks for stopping by.

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A Little Wild with Embossing Paste

One of my favorite items in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog is the A Little Wild stamp set.  I just love the little elephant and I love that the animals have fronts and backs and the dies cut out both into a little tag.  You can use them like that or cut them apart.

And another one of my favorites is the new Embossing Paste.  That along with the dies and palette knives make it easy and fun to create interesting textured backgrounds.

For my card I paired them together – I created this for a swap card – so I’ve already made a whole stack of these.

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I used the brick mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and a small amount of the Embossing Paste.  I didn’t want full coverage on my card stock so I just smeared it through the mask where I wanted it.  Every card turns out just a little different.  The paste dries quickly if you are using a thin layer.  I wish you could feel the texture!

The little elephant was stamped on Shimmery White card stock and then I watercolored with Soft Sky ink using my Aquapainter.  I also lightly watercolored on the cloud – which is really the Pretty Label punch.  I finished the card with some Pool Party Baker’s Twine around the Crumb Cake Layer.

You can get the A Little Wild stamp set as part of a bundle with the Little Loves Framelit Dies.  Be sure to look for bundles throughout the catalog – they save you 10%.

Here is a little video from Stampin’ Up! –

Super cute!

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