Saturday, August 31, 2013

NEW Thinlits Card Dies

This year at convention they demonstrated the "Thinlits Card Dies"  check out this video you are going to want one or two.  I get my order in the mail next week and can not wait to make something special to show you. Check back to see what I come up with.

There are so many options, contact me today if you have any questions.   Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Card Making Classes and Scrapbooking Classes

September Class Dates:
Card Class: September 12th ~ 10am-12pm
Scrapbooking Class: September 26th ~ 10am-12pm
Sign up today to reserve your spot.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Butterfly Bundle ~ Save 15%

Check out the new Butterfly Bundle from now till Sept 30th- check out the stamp set and punch on pages 90 and 183 of the large catalog. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Gently Falling

School has started here in Florida and I feel like I am ready for fall now.  I have used the shaving cream technique with the By the Tide set, from my last workshop and thought fall leaves would look good too.

Fall may be one of the things I miss most about North Carolina, except for family and friends of course (the changing of the leaves in the fall)  I remembered a beautiful maple tree outside of the mall and it had such brilliant colors in oranges and greens. So that was my inspiration to make this card. 
When you are using the shaving cream technique it is easy to make your colors muddy when you mix the reinkers to much.  I wanted to show you the difference the one on the right below looks to muddy to me so I used the one on the left.

 Then I gently layed card stock on top of the inked shaving cream and when you pick up the card stock the design stays  (it is like magic), next scrape off the shaving cream and set the cardstock aside and let it dry before stamping on it.

I used Early Expresso ink to stamp the outline stamps from the Gently Falling set, on top of the newly inked card stock.

Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Ribbon: ¼ stitched grosgrain – Early Espresso
Decorative Label Punch & Mosaic Punch

Gently Falling Clear-Mount Stamp Set 123804 
Gently Falling Wood-Mount Stamp Set128430

Four You Clear-  Mount Stamp Set  130538
Four You Wood- Mount Stamp Set   130535

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Pretty Lamp Shade

When I went to the convention last month we went on a tour of the home office and I saw a lamp in the Legacy room with flower punches on it and I loved it.  So that inspired me to make my own sample of it.  I want to let my friends and customers know that Stampin' UP! is much more than cards, not that I don't love my cards but I also love cute home decor'.

For this flower I used the fancy Flower Punch and the Floral Fusion Sizzlits Die and glue dots to connect them all together and to the shade.  I hope this will inspire you to create sometime pretty.   Send me a picture of something you have created using our punches and dies and I will post it for you and give you credit.  :)

Fancy Flower Punch  118073
Price: $16.95
Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of card stock that has been punched over a coordinating card stock for a reverse effect. The large cutting surface of our punches give you better punching leverage and cutting precision, and the sleeker body makes it easy to store.

* Adds interest to scrapbook pages and cards

Train Case Storage

My friend June has an Vintage Booth at a local shop and she takes those old train cases we had in the '60s  (or maybe your mother or grandmother had them) She paints them and shabby chics them and resells them.
I was inspired by her and wanted to do something to use for a display.  This train case started out being a medium blue I know you have seen them.  I spray painted several coats of white paint on the outside, ripped out the inside lining and relined it with some of the Stampin'UP! fabric I had left over, added ribbons and ripped fabric on the handle and made a flower with big shot dies and added red rick rack around the top.  I love the way it turned out.  I used it last weekend to store my retired stamps in to sell at a crop I went to.  Everyone liked it.

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