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Monday, October 23, 2017

"Make-It Monday" - Hello Friend

Good Morning and HAPPY MONDAY! Did you have a FANTASTIC weekend? I sure hope so! It went TOO FAST didn't it?!?!  Mine was a bit busy...I had a class on Saturday and my sister-in-law was here for a visit...we didn't get a hike in this time, but it's always great to see her and Maureen. She brought a delicious Spaghetti Squash casserole that we had with dinner one night! I LOVE spaghetti squash! Maureen made us a yummy pumpkin pie with fresh whipping cream! Did you know that it's best to make your whipping cream in a chilled, metal bowl? SO...it was a weekend of eating...hahaha and I enjoyed every bite!  Today I have lots of appointments...I have to set some things up for both of my brother's trust, meet with a guy about putting heating and air into my workshop and hopefully my soon to be bunkhouse and another guy is coming to give a quote for adding insulation to the attic of the bunkhouse!  I'm so excited to be moving forward...a bit!

I have a "Make-It Monday" to share with you today...it's from my up-upline, Stella McKay!





"Make-It Monday": Hello Friend card created with Stampin' Up! products
All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Hello Friend (144059-c; 144055-w), Pieces & Patterns (143843)
  • Card stock & paper: Sahara Sand (121043), Crushed Curry (131199), Whisper White (100730), Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper (144163)
  • Stampin’ Pad: Sahara Sand (126976), Crushed Curry (131173) and Emerald Envy (141396)
  • Miscellaneous: 5/8” Burlap Ribbon (141487), Classic Label Punch (141491), Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Layering Ovals Framelits (141706), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Paper Snips (103579), and household stapler

Measurements:

  • Sahara Sand card stock: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2 then folded to create card base plus 4” x 3” plus scrap for sentiment
  • Crushed Curry: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Designer Series Paper: 3-3/4” x 5”
  • Whisper White: 3-3/4” x 3”
  • Burlap Ribbon: about 5-1/2”-6”

Instructions:

  • Using SNAIL adhere Designer Series Paper piece to Crushed Curry then to card front
  • Stamp “hello” with Crushed Curry on Whisper White. Position sentiment so it’s towards the top of the scrap then, using a stitched oval die, die-cut it out
  • Stamp flower from Pieces & Patterns using Sahara Sand onto left side of area below the “he” of “hello”
  • Die cut larger oval from Layering Ovals Framelits and layer beneath the white stitched oval with the “hello” on it
  • Fold Burlap Ribbon in half, trim at an angle with Paper Snips, spread points out, align behind the Sahara Sand/Whisper White piece and staple to edge so it peeks out a little over 1”
  • Stamp “FRIEND” in Emerald Envy on Sahara Sand scrap then punch out with Classic Label Punch aligning the punch so it’s only about ¼” from the right edge of the word. Once punched, using Paper Snips, trim off left point centering the word on the scrap as you trim
  • Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere “FRIEND” piece to “hello” piece so it slightly overlaps the flower.
  • Using regular Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere entire focal piece to card front.


That's it for today! Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by! Have a GREAT day! ENJOY every minute of it!!

~Today's Thought~

Friday, October 20, 2017

Merry Music - JOY

Good Morning everyone! Here we are Friday again! Hope you all have FUN plans for the weekend!  Things are gonna be pretty calm around here and I am so happy!  I have a class to teach Saturday morning and plan on going on a hike with my sister-in-law (unless it's pouring rain)...and that's all the plans I have! Today, however, I have to go down the mountain...AGAIN...for an orthodontist appointment.  I was thinking I had the entire day to myself today...but then I got the reminder call! My plans changed quickly...hahaha!

I have a fun card to share with you today! I'm sure you have been seeing all the CUTE cards made with the Large Letters Framelits. I just got them last week and here is my first creation!
The card base is Whisper White and the first layer is a 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" piece of Smokey Slate cardstock. The background is from the Merry Music Specialty paper pack. The word JOY is cut with the Large Letters framelits. I cut three (3) of each letter and used Multipurpose glue to layer them one on top of the other. Next, I used MINI dimensionals (LOVE THESE) to add them to the bottom of my card.  I tied a piece of Real Red 1/8" Ribbon around the "O" after it was mounted onto the card. I find that addding the ribbon after the letter is attached to the card base is MUCH EASIER than adding it before you attach it!

This card is SIMPLE yet I think it's really BEAUTIFUL!  You can add some bling if you like, but I just wanted to keep it simple. I bought a bunch of this designer paper so I think I'll make several more of these cards!!



Well...THANK YOU VERY MUCH for stopping by today! Have I told you lately that I LOVE sharing what I create with you!! I hope you have a FANTASTIC weekend...ENJOY every minute of it...and find just a bit of time to CREATE!!!

~Today's Thought~









Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Latte Anyone?

Hello my crafty friends!  WOW!  What a BEAUTIFUL day!!! Have told you how much I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE...FALL!!! The colors are GORGEOUS and every day they change...it's pretty amazing!

I also LOVE that it's Pumpkin Spice Latte time!  YES...I'm a foofoo coffee drinker! At my class yesterday we created a REALLY CUTE Pumpkin Latte card! I hope it INSPIRES you!!

The card base for this card is Early Espresso, with a 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" piece of Very Vanilla as the first layer. Next I used a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Painted Autumn designer paper as the background.  The cup is cut using the Coffee Cup framelits.  I also used the Merry Cafe stamp set to stamp the cup. The pumpkins and greenery are cut and stamped with the Pick a Pumpkin Bundle. I also created a cute small pumpkin using my 3/4" circle punch...cutting three circles, dry embossing them with the Softly Falling embossing folder. I inked the edges of some of the pieces with Early Espresso Ink...I love that look! For the inside of the card I stamped a pumpkin image down in the right corner...an extra little touch! Don't you think it's a really fun card and wouldn't be cute to slip a Starbucks card inside for your friend that LOVES Pumpkin Spiced Latte's! LOVE IT!!!





Hey...that's it for today! Sorry I'm so late...it's been run...run...run today! Thanks so VERY MUCH for stopping by today! BE INSPIRED to CREATE!!!

~Today's Thought~

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Year of Cheer - World Card Making Day Project 5

Hello! How's your morning going? I hope FANTASTIC! I'm heading down the mountain for my class in Redding! I ALWAYS look forward to seeing these ladies! They are a FUN group! We'll be making a couple of Christmas cards and a couple of fall cards...I sure hope they like them! I'm a little worried...things came together pretty smoothly and when that happens it usually means I forgot something...OH I HOPE NOT!!

I wanted to remind you of the Designer Paper Sale going on through the end of October! Don't miss it! Click here to see which papers are on sale and to stock up!!

Today's card is the last card from my World Card Making Day event! I hope you will be INSPIRED!!


This BEAUTIFUL card has a card base of Whisper White and the first layer is Silver Foil paper and measures 4 1/8" X 5 3/8".  I didn't have enough for the class so we used Smokey Slate cardstock. Next is a 4" X 5 1/4" piece of Year of Cheer designer paper. OH HOW I LOVE THIS PAPER!!! Every single piece is beautiful!

I added a Foil Snowflake and a Silver Foil Stitched circle to the designer paper (letting it hang over the right side). Next I used my trimmer to trim it even with the designer paper.  The trees are cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper using the Card Front Builder Dies. I added a piece of Silver Metallic Edged ribbon (tying it in a bow). I used the Pretty Pines dies to cut a Dazzling Diamonds bough and a Silver Foil branch. Last I tied some Linen Thread around the bow of the Metallic Edged ribbon and added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels! I just LOVE how it turned out!


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I so enjoyed my World Card Making Class and plan on making it an ANNUAL EVENT! I had 25 ladies participate...either by joining me at my workshop or ordering kits! It was a ton of prep work, but I ENJOYED every minute of it! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you find just a bit of time to create! I can't wait to share what we are making in my class with you today...so be sure to come back tomorrow!

Have a FANTASTIC day!


~Today's Thought~




Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday's Tip - Create BEAUTIFUL leaves

Hello Friends! Oh man...it's really smokey here again...the skies are grey! It's hard to know if it's smoke coming from other fires in California or if our fires are acting up again. Fortunately rain is in the forecast for Thursday, Friday and Saturday...hopefully it comes and things will settle down again. My son and my son-in-law are both working in the Napa area...both are power linemen...both have been relocated for a while...such devastation in that area. I will be glad when fire season is over this year!!

I've been out in my workshop getting ready for my class tomorrow but I wanted to share a video with you.  Jennifer Sootkoos a member of the Stampin' UP! Artisan Team shared this on Instagram.  Her blog is HERE! I thought it was such a BRILLIANT idea that I had to make a video and share it with you! Hope you like it!



Here are some close up photos of the process...sorry it was kind of hard to see the end results on the video!  



Pretty FUN and COOL idea don't ya think! When I'm finished getting ready for my class...I'm going to have to create something with these leaves!

Hey...THANKS BUNCHES for stopping by today!  I'd love it if you liked my video on YouTube and shared it with your crafty friends! Have a FANTASTIC rest of your day!

~Today's Thought~



Monday, October 16, 2017

"Make-It Monday" Merry Patterns...It's NOT just for Christmas!!!

Good Morning friends! How was your weekend? Mine was FANTASTIC...my daughter and her husband and one of my sons came to hang out for the weekend! It's always WONDERFUL having them home...I LOVE that they want to come home!! I am blessed!!!

It's "Make-It Monday" time and I have a fun card to share with you! 

"Make-It Monday": Merry Patterns birthday card created with LIMITED RELEASE* Stampin' Up! product
All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 

 

*Available only through October 31.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Merry Patterns (144973 - exclusive host only set September & October 2017), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662)
  • Card Stock: Thick Very Vanilla (144237), Dapper Denim (141414), Shimmery White (101910), Eastern Palace Specialty Paper (144147)
  • Ink: Basic Black (140931), Dapper Denim (141394), Lemon Lime Twist (144086), So Saffron (126957)
  • Other: Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon (144234), Stitched Shape Framelits (145372), Layering Square Framelits (141708), Clear Wink of Stella (141897), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263)
        
Measurements

  • Thick Very Vanilla: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”
  • Dapper Denim: 4” x 5 1/4”, 3 1/4” x 3 1/4”          
  • Shimmery White: 2 3/4” x 2 3/4”
  • Designer Paper: 3 3/4” x 5”, 3 3/4” x 1 1/2”

Instructions:

  1. Attach the Dapper Denim layer and designer paper layers to the Very Vanilla card base.
  2. Using the Big Shot, cut the scalloped square framelit from the square of Dapper Denim cardstock.
  3. Stamp the candles with Basic Black ink onto the square of Shimmery White cardstock and then add the greeting below that image.
  4. Using Lemon Lime Twist and Dapper Denim inks, stamp the candle images as shown.
  5. Add the color to the flame of the candles using So Saffron ink.
  6. Using the Big Shot, cut the stitched square from the Shimmery White square.
  7. Attach this layer to the Dapper Denim scalloped square and then to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Tie a bow with the ribbon and attach it to the card using a Mini Glue Dot.
  9. Go over the flames with Clear Wink of Stella to give them a glittery finish.

Merry Patterns set is not found in any catalog. See below for full set. When your order reached $300, you add this FREE stamp set in the rewards section of your order. Offer ends October 31.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a GREAT day!  I hope you find time to CREATE....I hope I find time to CREATE!!! 

~Today's Thought~


Friday, October 13, 2017

Bethlehem - World Card Making Day Project 4

Good Morning and Happy Friday!  This has been quite a week...and I'm ready for a relaxing weekend! I'm tired! I've come to realize that worrying is EXHAUSTING....so I'm gonna just stop it!!! I have so much to be thankful for and I'm going to focus on being thankful...even for my trials!!

Today I have Project 4 from my World Card Making Event to share with you! I hope you find it inspiring and are able to do some creating over the next few days!

My card base is Basic Black with a 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" piece of Whisper White cardstock as my first layer. I used my Bethlehem Edgelits to cut the scene from a Silver Foil Sheet and adhered it to the Whisper White cardstock. To save on paper I only cut the buildings that would fit into the oval that I had already cut out of a piece of Merry Little Christmas designer paper. The star is cut with the same Bethlehem Edgelits and I added some Clear Faceted Gems to give balance to the card. Clean and simple design...and I love it! 

I left the insides of my cards blank so that the gals who attended my World Card Making Class could choose which sentiment they used.  I had a stamping station set up with lots of Christmas sentiments...it was a fun way to do it...I think they liked having options! 

That's it for today! I hope you find time to play...I'm heading out now!! THANKS BUNCHES for stopping by and letting me share my creations with you! Have a FANTASTIC day and WONDERFUL weekend!!

~Today's Thought~