June 12, 2021

New Blog Coming Soon!





Hi Everyone! 
Just wanted to let you know I will not be blogging for about a week or so. I have a new blog/website coming and Webs By Amy will be completing the transition for me from this blog to the new one so I don't lose any of my content. Once I am live and ready to go, I'll update here to show you were to find me! I'm excited!


In the meantime, if you are on Facebook or Instagram, you can visit me there as I will try to post (maybe). Or just maybe I'll take a little break!






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Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

 


Welcome to a Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary. Our theme this week is Glitz & Glam and the first thing that came to mind for me is our Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Sheets. They are so shiny and come in two colors, Highland Heather and Rococo Rose but wait! If you flip them to the wrong side, you get silver! Which is what I opted to use!




I love the way the Pale Papaya Cardstock peeks through the Mercury Glass that I layered underneath. The acetate sheets have a color foil feature with a mercury glass finish and are so shiny. For additional glitz & glam I added Gold Foil leaves tucked under the flowers, 2021-2023 In Color Jewels to the center of each flower and also added a cute little Bumblebee Trinket on one of the flowers. 


Card Recipe:
  • Card Base: Evening Evergreen Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score and fold at 5-1/2". 
  • Layer #2: Pale Papaya Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4". Glue to card front. 
  • Layer #3: Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass 5-1/4" x 4". Glue over the Paly Papaya Cardstock layer so the color peeks through. 
  • Layer #4: Evening Evergreen Cardstock cut with the 2-5/8" circle from the Layering Circles Dies. Stamp the sentiment in the center using VersaMark Ink. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and melt with the Heat Tool. Glue to card front.
  • Flowers: Stamp (6) large and small flowers using the Flowers Of Friendship stamp set Pale Papaya Ink on Pale Papaya Cardstock. Layer the small flowers over the large flowers using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. Stamp (6) small flowers in Fresh Freesia Ink on Fresh Freesia Cardstock and Cut with the Flowers & Leaves Punch. Glue the Pale Papaya flowers flat first, along the circle. Glue the Fresh Freesia flowers next using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Leaves: Cut (10) large leaves with the punch and Gold Foil Sheets. Tuck and glue under the flowers.
  • Bling: Add (1) Bumblebee Trinket to the center of a flower. Add coordinating 2021-2023 In Color Gems to the center of all other flowers. 

 

Now you can follow the rest of the Saturday Blog Hop
by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates!
Click PREVIOUS to visit Libby and NEXT to visit Melissa:

 



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June 11, 2021

Kylee's 3rd Birthday Card and Treat Box!



Our granddaughter #2 turned 3 a few months ago and I am just now posting the card and treat  holder I made for her. Kylee loves the movie Home so I found one of her favorite characters when I did a search and printed the image twice to cut and use on both projects. This little guy makes me giggle! We were not able to attend her birthday party because of COVID and because of Dave being bedridden from his cancer.




I used a few retired products because I made these back in March. The Layering Ovals Dies are now retired along with the designer paper I used for the background layer. The Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon looks so pretty paired with the colors on the little creature!




Next I used one of our Love You Always Treat Boxes and decorated the top to coordinate with the card. Inside I included some M&M's because Kylee likes M&M's as much as Grammy does!



 
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June 10, 2021

3D Thursday, Guest Designer and a Free Project Sheet!



Hello and welcome to Guest Designer week at 3D Thursday:


Cathy Davenport from Join In On Stampin is our Guest Stamper this week and she designed a beautiful 3D Card Fold for the inside of her card. I'm also proud to say Cathy is on my Stamp & Ink Designs Team and I'm so proud of her for creating this project for us. Take a peek here:




And this is the front of the card when in the closed position:




Here are a few more photos for you and below the photos, you'll find Cathy's free 
project sheet that you can download and use to replicate her card:





Click below to grab the free project sheet:





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June 9, 2021

Maui Hawaii Achievers Pillow Gifts!



Most of you know that I had earned the Maui Hawaii and Maui Hawaii Plus Incentive Trips with Stampin' Up! the past two years. The first trip had to be cancelled due to COVID so they decided to extend the trip for those that earned the 2nd part so both years were combined into an extended trip. I had earned both year one and year two. But with Dave's cancer, I had to cancel of course. 


I was fortunate to receive the pillow gifts that the all attendees received. Stampin' Up! is a great company to work for and they always treat us so special. This first box arrived in perfect timing to those that did go on the trip. It was neat to receive this in the mail!





A few weeks later, I received a 2nd box with all of these goodies:




You'll see some pretty Pillow Gifts that include new products coming in our July to December Mini Catalog. So what exactly is a Pillow Gift? When we are on one of Stampin' Up!'s incentive trips, each day around suppertime, someone goes into our rooms and lays a gift on our bed, hence a Pillow Gift! It's neat to arrive back to our rooms each night to find these awesome surprises!






Back in March, I did earn the Incentive Trip to the Western Caribbean for 2022 but of course we are taking things one day at a time with Dave so not sure if I'll be able to attend this one either. If you are ever interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator to work your way towards an incentive trip, let me know and I'll hook you up! Just know that it does require a lot of work like any other job you may have had. 


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June 8, 2021

Hand Penned Designer Paper Herringbone Technique!



I have and oldie but goodie for you today called the Herringbone Technique. It's a great way to use up scraps of designer paper you may be hoarding. I used the Hand Penned Designer Paper for today's project. Once I had all of my layers glued down, I added a die-cut flower in the center:




Ready to try this? I have step-by-step photos for you!

Step 1: Cut a piece of Basic White Cardstock 
and an Adhesive Sheet 4" x 3". You will
also need a Bone Folder:




Step 2: Peel the backing off of the Adhesive Sheet
and place over the Basic White Cardstock layer.
Use the Bone Folder to press over the top:




Step 3: Cut designer paper strips 1/2" wide and add
the first three pieces as shown in the photo:




Step 4: Place two rows of designer paper on each side of
the previous row using a different designer paper pattern:




Step 5: Continue adding designer paper strips on each side
until you have covered all of the white space:




Decorate the card front as you like. I used the following layers:
  • Card Base: Gorgeous Grape Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score and fold at 5-1/2". 
  • Layer #2: Hand Penned Designer Paper 5-1/4" x 4". Glue to card front.
  • Layer #3: Gorgeous Grape Cardstock 4-1/4" x 3-1/4". Glue to card front.
  • Layer #4: Herringbone Layer following the tutorial glue to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  • Layer #5: Basic White Cardstock 3" x 1/4". Stamp the sentiment from the Hand Penned Petals stamp set using Gorgeous Grape Ink. Glue to the bottom of the herringbone layer about 1/4" from the bottom. 
  • Die-cut: Cut two flower diecuts from the Penned Flowers Dies. One with Gorgeous Grape Cardstock and one with Basic White Cardstock. Glue the Gorgeous Grape flower to the center of the card front. Use the guts from the Basic White diecut flower to fill in the holes on the Gorgeous Grape flower. Color the flowers using Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush. 

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