Friday, June 23, 2017

6.23.2017...BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS. . .

CHECK OUT THE FABULOUS BIRTHDAY CARDS I RECEIVED THIS YEAR: 
 LORETTA ACKERMAN
 CAROLE ANDERSON
 LEANNE DOVERSPIKE
 MIKE ANDERSON
 PAULETTE DESAULNIERS & LINDA SCHNERCH
 SYLVIA RUDKEVICH
 DENISE WILLERTON
TORI CAOETTE

AND HERE ARE A COUPLE OF PICS FROM MY SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY: 




AND SO MANY BIRTHDAY WISHES FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY....SO BLESSED! THANK YOU TO YOU ALL....I FEEL SO VERY BLESSED TO HAVE YOU IN MY LIFE. 



Thursday, June 22, 2017

6.22.2017...Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. . .



Have you checked out the new thicker embossing folders- called Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders?  
They are similar to our regular Textured Impressions Embossing Folders but they leave a deeper impression with more detail and a 3D effect.  
You should spritz them lightly with water before running through the Big Shot so the paper does not crack, and no bottom cutting plate is required as they are much thicker.  

Here is how to do it: 

  • Start with you Big Shot Platform.  If you are using the platform with the hinges, you will want all the tabs 'out'.
  • Lay the Dynamic TIEF directly on the Big Shot platform (no bottom cutting plate).
  • Place your card stock inside the Dynamic TIEF.  
  • Some die cutting machines can 'cut' through the paper.  It's best to test on a scrap piece of card stock first.  If your Dynamic TIEF is cutting into the paper, you should spritz with water first.  This allows the paper to flex and emboss without tearing.
  • Place a cutting plate on top of the Dynamic TIEF.  Run through your Big Shot machine
  • Just look at the super deep impression it leaves! Now, you can leave it 'as is' or you can gently sponge ink to make the impressions pop even more!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

06.21.2017....Make A Card Send A Card....all the way from the United Kingdom...


Here is a cute card I received from Maria Cowans in the United Kingdom.

She belongs to a Facebook group that I belong to called Make A Card, Send A Card... the idea is to pick someone who belongs to the group and send them a card to brighten their day.

Here is the link if you want to join: Make A Card, Send A Card Group

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

06.20.2017...Random Act of Kindness card....from Australia...

Check out this sweet personalized card I received from Jo Weedon in Australia.

What a creative way to showcase the new Crafting Forever stamp set found on page 181 of the annual catalog.  Here is a view of the entire set:

And with this post comes a challenge to you...make a card and send it to someone...do the unexpected and make someone smile!

Monday, June 19, 2017

06.19.2017. . . Make A Card, Send A Card to brighten someone's day. . .


I belong to a group (Make A Card, Send A Card) that simply sends a card to someone you don't know to brighten their day.

This is the first card I have received from this group and it is a beauty!

It came all the way from the United Kingdom, made by Deborah Wilmore.

Thanks so much Deborah!

Here is the link if you want to join the Facebook group:Make A Card, Send A Card

Friday, June 16, 2017

06.16.2017. . .Tickled Pink. . . Anniversary Card from Head Office. . .


Here is a sweet card I forgot to post.

I received this beauty from the Canadian Stampin' Up! head office at the end of May!  Check out his glittery wing!

It is to celebrate my Stampin' Up! Anniversary that was on May 8th.

I LOVE this card soooooo much.......I cannot wait to purchase this Fabulous Flamingo stamp set found on page 177 of the new annual catalog!!!

Here is a closeup of the entire stamp set:


Thursday, June 15, 2017

06.15.2017. . . British Columbia Daisies. . .


I received another RAK card in the mail from Sandra Donald in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Oh how those daisies made me smile!

She used the new Daisy Delight bundle and coordinating DSP found on page 127 of the new Annual Catalog.

Here is a closeup of the bundle:


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Early Birthday Card. . . #RAK BIRTHDAY. . . Delightful Daisy with Vellum Overlay. . .



I received an early birthday card in the mail yesterday!  All the way from Kelowna, British Columbia!

I belong to a Facebook Group called Random Acts of Kindness. . . and a fellow member, Tori Caouette sent me this GORGEOUS vellum ovelay card that features the Delightful Daisy stamp set and the new in- colors!

Wowzers!  This put a huge smile on my face and made my day!

Thanks Tori!

06.14.2017...Random Acts of Kindness Card from the Netherlands. . .


This little beauty travelled 6495 km all the way from the Netherlands...from a demonstrator I have never met...cool huh....sure made my day.  Check out the copper embossing on vellum!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

06.13.2017...Re-Inker Rainbow Technique...Clean and Simple...


Clean, simple, and WOW.....what do you think?  I found a video tutorial on YouTube and knew I had to give it a try.

Shimmery white card stock is the key to making this card and this technique.

Layering Love stamp set has the perfect sentiment.

YouTube Video tutorial can be found here 

Monday, June 12, 2017

06.12.2017...Fun Fold...Triple Drop Down Fold with Two Step Stamping....


This is another card I found on Pinterest -original by Kim Williamsand, just had to CASE it. 

 I love how it unfolds.  

It features the AWESOME two step stamping with the Garden in Bloom stamp set, and the fresh, bright summery colors make it a WOW. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

06.09.2017....Delightful Daisy Fun Fold. . .


I saw this Gorgeous card on Pinterest and just knew I had to CASE it....I love the fresh clean look.
The original card that inspired me was made by Dawn Griffin.

This card features the new Delightful Daisy designer series paper, the new Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Daisy punch. Also, the greeting is from the new Just Add Text stamp set.

Why don't you come out and join the girls at my next card class and have some fun while exploring your creativity?  No experience necessary and you will go home with beautiful handmade cards for your friends and family.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

06.08.2017...MAY STAMP-A-STACK....CARD FIVE OF FIVE....RETIREMENT


Wild About Flowers is such a versatile stamp set....it can be used for so many occasions.
It is found on page 174 of the Annual Catalog....check it out.

Rose Red and Old Olive are the feature colors in this card.

Quick and easy with a big impact!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

06.07.2017...MAY STAMP-A-STACK CARD FOUR OF FIVE...JUST FOR YOU....


Can you feel the love?  This card just oozes love and caring .

The greeting is from the Watercolor Words stamp set found on page 136 of the Annual Catalog.

Heart cutouts and polka-dots abound!

I also made one of this in Rich Razzleberry which was GORGEOUS but I gave it away before I took a photo :(


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

06.06.2017...MAY STAMP-A-STACK....CARD THREE OF FIVE....RETIREMENT....


The stamped image on this card is amazing....I did not even have to color it...it was lovely just stamped....but I decided to give it a bit of a color pop.

The image is from the longest running stamp set by Stampin Up.....Lovely As a Tree found on page 137.

The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set found on page 36.

Monday, June 5, 2017

06.05.2017....MAY STAMP A STACK....CARD TWO OF FIVE....


It is that time of year again....graduation....and this cool fun fold card would be great to give and receive!  Here is a look at how it unfolds:
The greeting is from Suite Sentiments that was in the last Occasions Catalog.

The cardstock is the new incolor Tranquil Tide, as is the tassel.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

06.04.2017. . . NEW 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER....YOU MOVE ME BUNDLE...VIDEO CLOSEUP


CHECK OUT THE NEW 3D TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDERS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE 2017-2018 ANNUAL CATALOG. AND BELOW IS THE AMAZING NEW YOU MOVE ME BUNDLE!


Saturday, June 3, 2017

06.03.2017. . . CLOSEUP LOOK AT NEW DSP .... 3 VIDEOS

TAKE A FEW MINUTES OUT OF YOUR DAY TO SEE CLOSEUPS OF ALL THE GORGEOUS NEW DESIGNER SERIES PAPERS NOW AVAILABLE IN OUR NEW 2017-2018 ANNUAL CATALOG! 





WHEN YOU ARE DONE WATCHING THE THREE SHORT VIDEOS CHECK YOUR CATALOG TO SEE THE COORDINATING PRODUCTS- STAMPS, DIES, INKS, CARD STOCK, RIBBONS, AND EMBELLISHMENTS!

Friday, June 2, 2017

06.02.2017....MAY STAMP-A-STACK...CARD ONE OF FIVE...


The now retired Thoughtful Branches is the feature of this card.

The ink colors are Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler.....a classic combo!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

06.01.2017....WOOOO HOOOO!!!!!!


I am soooooo excited.....the new annual catalog is now LIVE!!! Wooo Hooo! 

I cannot wait to order some new toys!  

My order goes in tonight....so email me asap if there is something you wish to order. 

Check out these GORGEOUS new Designer Series Papers and the colors they coordinate with: