Friday, November 16, 2018

Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek!

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Safely home from my stamping adventures in Orlando (other than bringing a nasty cold back with me), and I wanted to share a quick sneak peek at a Sale-A-Bration freebie coming in January.Ohhh, this is just such a pretty set! It's called Lovely Lattice, and it's a JOY to color!

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There isn't a coordinating die, so I fussy-cut it and popped it up on dimensionals. Some Wink of Stella was added to give the blossoms a subtle shimmer.

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There are three other sneak peeks on this card.....can you spot them? The obvious one is the Gingham Gala DSP that's coming in the Occasions catalog. It's a 6" x 6" pack of small and medium gingham print in Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, and Grapefruit Grove. Love it!

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The other two peeks are the Calypso Coral 3/8" Satin Ribbon, and the Old Olive Linen Thread. Believe me, there are some fabulous things coming in January! Keep checking here, because I'll have some more sneak peeks in the coming days and weeks.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

On the Road Again

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Did you just hear Willie Nelson singing that? HA! Today is my long haul back home. I'm sure the dog and cat will be happy to see me. And maybe my hubby, too. *grin* I know I will be happy to see them. And sleep in my OWN bed tonight!

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Anyhoo, I thought I'd share another of the swap cards that I made. This was another "quick and easy" one (remember, making multiples) that uses the Flourish Filigree set in the Holiday catalog. You might have overlooked it on page 41, but it's worth checking out!

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The filigree was heat embossed in copper, and the greeting was stamped in Shaded Spruce and punched out with the coordinating Pretty Label Punch. It was then adhered to a piece of Tranquil Tide punched with the Everyday Label Punch. Easy peasy and looks fancy shmancy!

Measurements
 Greeting: Whisper White 2" x 3"
 Glimmer mat: Joyous Noel Glimmer 2" x 3"
 Heat embossed: Whisper White 3" x 4"
 Mat: Real Red 3-1/4" x 4-1/4"
 DSP: Under the Mistletoe 4" x 5-1/4"
 Card base: Whisper White 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4"

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Swappin' and Swappin'!


Today is the last session of the Stampin' Up! OnStage event. I'm swapped out, and now that everyone has seen my swaps, I can share some of them with you. This was one of the designs. Spirited Snowmen is such a cute stamp set, and can be colored quickly; something that's important if you are making multiples!

Swapping cards and 3D items is one of the delightful things that demonstrators do at Stampin' Up! events. It's an excellent way to get new ideas to share with our stamping friends.....the creative geniuses out there are amazing!

And I've had SO. MUCH. FUN! 

But now I'm really going to miss seeing my old stamping friends, as well as the new friends that I've made here. *sniff* It was so awesome getting to meet people from all around the world!


Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator has brought so many blessings that I had never even anticipated when I decided to take the plunge. To be perfectly honest, I only joined so I could get the discount on the products that I wanted. I never dreamed that a) I had so much creativity in me, and b) that I would make so many new friends sharing that creativity. I really only planned to use the discount until I had everything I "needed."


But somehow, along the way, more and more people wanted to get together to stamp, and they started placing orders, and then I started a monthly stamp club, and slowly my hobby turned into a little self-supporting business. Yes, I don't spend any household money on my addiction hobby anymore!

If you've ever wondered about what it takes, I'd be happy to share my experience with you. No pressure, just facts and answering your questions!

Measurements
 Image: Whisper White 2-1/4" x 3-3/4"
 Mat: Sahara Sand 2-1/2" x 4"
 DSP: Joyous Noel Specialty 2" x 4"
 Glimmer strip: Joyous Noel Glimmer 1/4" x 4"
 Snowflakes: Scraps of Sparkle Glimmer Paper
 Embossed background: Tranquil Tide 4" x 5-1/4"

Product List (forgot to take card pic after adding the rhinestones listed below - OOPS!)