September 15, 2019

Join Me Tomorrow for My September Merry Christmas Card Club Reveal!




Tomorrow I will be announcing my Merry Christmas Card Club for October. I was so much in awe as to how many of you signed up for my first one in September. It was so exciting to package all of the goodies you see below to send out to all of you (stamp set and dies were optional):



September Products included:

  • 8 pre-cut card kits to create two of each card.
  • 1/2 package of Wrapped In Plaid Designer Paper, (24) 6" x 6" sheets
  • Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Snowfall Accents Puff Paint
  • Free Project Sheet emailed to participants
  • Priority Shipping
  • Participants were able to purchase the stamp at 15% off. Keep reading.
  • OPTION #1: Stamp set Add-On
  • OPTION #2: Stamp set and dies Add-On
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I am working so hard to grow my business now that Dave can no longer work due to his cancer treatments. I appreciate you all! Come back tomorrow so you can see my club details for October!

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September 14, 2019

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!



Welcome to a Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary. Our team is celebrating National Coloring Day. Did you know there was such a thing? I had to look it up and this is what I found out on the National Today website:

Do you see the world through rose-colored glasses? If so, National Coloring Day, an annual event every September 14, is right for you! Following behind National Coloring Book Day in August, National Coloring Day expands the experience into lots of artsy mediums. As a stress-reducer, coloring isn’t just for kids anymore.

Whether it’s been decades or merely days, National Coloring Day is all about setting aside some time for ourselves to, well, color. Get creative with paper and crayons, colored pencils or markers. Try oil pastels and paint. On National Coloring Day, let your imagination fly into a colorful world and brighten up your day!

How's that for a little lesson today? This is the card I created for our Blog Hop using the holly image from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set:


I repeatedly stamped the image on the Whisper White Cardstock layer using Sahara Sand Ink and then used the No Line Coloring Technique on the colored holly. Here's a close-up and I'll explain further:


I also added lots and lots of layers of Clear Wink Of Stella and wow on the shimmer!


So with the No Line Coloring Technique, you ink up and stamp an image as light as you can and use the inked lines to guide you in coloring your image. I used Sahara Sand Ink to stamp the holly image but stamped it on scrap paper first, and without re-inking, stamped again on Whisper White Cardstock. I colored using an Aqua Painter along with Poppy Parade and Call Me Clover Inks. You can't even tell that I stamped them image under all of that color. Here are the cardstock measurements for my card:
  • Card Base: Poppy Parade Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score and fold at 5-1/2".
  • Layer #2: Silver Glimmer Paper 5-1/4" x 4". 
  • Layer #3: Whisper White Cardstock 5" x 3-3/4"



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:

https://libbystamps.wordpress.com/
http://rubberfunatics.blogspot.com/



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September 13, 2019

Afternoon Tea Time & a Card and Wet Embossing Techniques!



Good Morning! It's Friday! I hope you will have a great upcoming weekend. The temperatures here have been dipping and the leaves have started "to turn" as we say here when the beautiful fall colors start appearing. I love this time of year!

Today my projects come to you from my Afternoon Tea Time & a Card Facebook Live Class that I hosted a few days ago. I had a viewer request the Emboss Resist Technique and I also added in the Joseph's Coat Technique on the third card. You'll see all of them demonstrated in a video at the end of my post. Here are photo's of all three cards using the Floral Essence and the Kindness And Compassion stamp sets:



For the first card I used a bold image:


Card #2 uses a lined image:


And Card #3 is the Joseph's Coat Technique:


Are you ready to try all of these techniques? Learn how by viewing my video from Facebook. If your electronic device does not permit you watching, I have included a clickable link below the video:








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September 12, 2019

In Color Club Month #4!

In Color Club Members, good news! Month #4 packets were mailed out to your yesterday! That means we have one more month to go! For those of you not familiar with my In Color Clubs, I do these once a year when the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog debuts in June. We always have five new In Colors that replace the five retiring In Colors. My club allows subscribers to split the cost into five month rather then trying to get them all at once.

Inside each packet each month, I include a sampling of free embellishments and a free card using the color each person receives that month. These are the cards I mailed out this month:


As most of you know, there was issues with the Purple Posy Ink Pad and Ink Refill so I was not able to include that color from the start. We received good news that the ink formula has finally passed our quality control department and these should be available soon!

The colors you see below are Rococco Rose, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile and Pretty Peacock:


I used the following products on my card:
  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock
  • Woven Heirlooms Stamp Set
  • Woven Frames Dies & Embossing Folders
  • Woven Threads Designer Paper
  • Woven Threads Sequin Assortment


The packets I sent out to each person included:
  • Ink Pad
  • Ink Refill
  • 4 Sheets of Cardstock
  • 8 Sheets of Designer Paper
  • Stampin' Write Marker
  • Faceted Dots
  • Scalloped Linen Ribbon
  • FREE Homemade Card
  • FREE Embellishment Sampler



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September 11, 2019

Wicked Halloween Swap Card!



One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is that we always have card swaps we can join in with fellow demonstrators. I belong to a creative group and made 20 of these "wicked" cards. I haven't been in a Halloween-creating mood for some reason this year and this was my first Halloween card. Isn't that bizarre?

I used the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set and coordinating Wicked Dies. If you purchase both products as a bundle (153041), you save 10%.


One of the products that I used that I absolutely love is the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder. See the neat background this embossing folder creates?


I also added some diecut leaves from the Gathered Leaves Dies only because I'm a leaf and butterfly girl by nature. The leaves add a nice pop of color against the background:


I hope you can join me on Facebook sometime this week. I'll do a Facebook Live showing you all of the swap cards I received in exchange for mine. It should be a lot of fun to show you some Holiday Catalog products and make you fall in love with them just like I have!


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September 10, 2019

Tutorial Coop FREE Project Sheets and More Coming Soon!

Good Morning! The weather sure has changed here in Maine. Fall is in the air and it's almost time for potato farmers to harvest their crops. My hubby Dave has been retired since we sold our fire prevention business back in 2014, but had always said he wanted to get back to farming. He has been working for a farmer (or his hobby as he calls it) since he retired. This year though, he finally had to actually accept that he is now fully retired. With his bone cancer it is too risky for him to fracture any bones. With fall in the air, I thought a fallish card was perfect for my monthly Coop Tutorial for my September submission:


If you are a newsletter subscriber of mine, I am getting ready to send out my monthly newsletter that includes FREE Project Sheets from the Tutorial Coop team!


You can see all of the layers and details of my card in the next few photos. The Gather Together stamp set and coordinating Gathered Leaves Dies make such a beautiful card. I used a Blender Pen to add color to my leaf that was stamped on Whisper White Cardstock with Calypso Coral Ink. The shading was done using the inked lines from the image:



As always, I give you a Sneak Peek of my FREE Project Sheet so you'll know what's coming in my newsletter. You can click the clickable link below this photo to grab the sheet below:


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September 9, 2019

A Good Man using the Camouflage Technique & Video!



I have a really neat technique for you today that I showed on one of my monthly Technique Tuesday Facebook Live Classes recently. I used four different ink colors to achieve the look you see on both of these cards.





When I created the Camouflage Technique, I used a cardstock piece larger then what I needed so I had enough to do the inside of my card too. Why not? While you are getting inky you may as well make some extra to use on multiple cards. I also added this neat sentiment from A Good Man stamp set:



You can now watch my video where I show you step-by-step how to achieve the Camouflage Technique. If your electronic device does not permit you to watch the video, I have included a clickable link below the video:






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