Sunday, February 25, 2018

NC Demos February Blog Hop - South for the Winter

Welcome to my post for this month's NC Demos Blog Hop! I hope you are enjoying this month's projects and getting lots ideas for your own South for the Winter stamping and crafting!:

Living in Florida year round is such a treat and a blessing for sure.  We are outside most of the year.  This week my neighbor Netta had her 90th Birthday.  One of Netta’s friends was taking her out to lunch and when they got back I had a few of her other friends in my courtyard for cake and birthday celebration. Netta was totally surprised and enjoyed every minute of it.

 Below seated next to me is Netta the birthday girl, her friend Heather standing. We had a couple more guest but someone else took those photos.

 Below I set up my potting bench for a serving piece.  I made that birthday banner several years ago so all the products are retired except for the colors but it was a fun project.  I need to update it with our products we have in our catalog now.  That will be my goal for next month.  We have a lot of birthdays in the spring.  How about you do you need to make a birthday banner for your family and friends. This also will work hanging from a dinning room light fixture. I originally made it for a customer in Garner NC that was having a Stampin' UP! party on her mother's birthday so she made a birthday cake and I made the banner to use.   When I know it is a birthday I usually try to remember to bring it and share with them all.

 Netta loved her card and showed it to everyone. 

I cased the card from Karen Patterson but added the 90th part. We had a few more people but someone else got those pics.  I love eclipse cards. 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing Netta's celebration and what we do in the winter in Florida.  :)

Don't forget to check out Christina's blog, she is next on the list and get more ideas.

Frances Wagner – YOU ARE HERE

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Sharon Maranich -

Laurie Meier -

Sue Root -

Kathy Svedberg -

Frances Wagner -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Perennial Birthday Cards

Perennial Birthday Cards-

This is one of my favorite stamp sets in the occasions catalog. 

1.Fold the Lemon Lime Twist Card stock in half to create the card.
2.Stamp the large sentiment multiple times in Soft Sky ink on a piece of Shimmery White Card stock.
3.Stamp the dotted image and the large flower image in Basic Black ink toward the left side of the card stock.
4.Using the Aqua Painter, lightly add a circular wash of Lemon Lime Twist ink extending out from the flower.
5.Stamp the small sentiment in Basic Black ink to the right of the stamped flower.
6.Stamp the large flower again on Berry Burst Card stock, the leaves on Lemon Lime Twist Card stock, and the two smaller flowers on Soft Sky Cardstock, all in Basic Black ink. Cut them out.
7.Adhere the large flower, the leaves, and one of the smaller flowers to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
Adhere the last flower directly to the card stock.
8.Flick Basic Black ink over the card stock with the Aqua Painter.
9.Adhere the Shimmery White Card stock to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 


1. Fold a piece of Berry Burst Card stock in half to create the card.
2. Stamp the large flower image in Berry Burst ink all over the card front.
3. Stamp the sentiment in Basic Black ink on a small piece of Shimmery White Card stock. Set aside.
4. Stamp several flower images of all sizes in Basic Black ink on a piece of Shimmery White Card stock.
5. Stamp a large flower with leaves and a small flower in Basic Black ink on a separate piece of Shimmery White   Card stock.
6. Watercolor all the flowers with Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, and Soft Sky ink using an Aqua Painter.
7. Adhere the cardstock with several watercolored flowers to a piece of Soft Sky Card stock.
8. Cut out the flowers stamped on the separate piece of cardstock.
9. Adhere the flowers and the sentiment to the other watercolored flowers using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini  Stampin’ Dimensionals.
10. Wrap a piece of Berry Burst 3/8” Metallic-Edge Ribbon around the card front and tie in a knot.
11. Adhere the layered cardstock pieces to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Great time to test drive being a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator-  Contact me for more details. 

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