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Sunday, July 31, 2016

August Blog Hop!

 http://www.stampinupwithmelissa.blogspot.com

Hello Stamping friends!
It is time for our blog hop again!! Our theme this month is summer. You have just seen Mary's cute project.

While I have never been on a sailboat, it looks like fun. Except my fear of drowning, and not being able to swim, and my fear of being eaten by sharks...okay, sailing for me is a big red flag, but I have known plenty of people who have gone sailing and lived to tell about it! 

 My card uses the sailboat from Swirly Birds as well as the ribbon/waves/vine die from the coordinating die set. Each boat was hand cut. Each sail was hand cut. Luckily, with proper placement, the flags were stamped directly onto the card stock. I did "wink" the flags with Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle!! The yellow ship and the peach/rust ship were popped up on foam dimensionals. The verse, "enjoy", is from the Endless Birthday Wishes set. There are so many great verses in that set, it isn't just for birthdays!!  

The actual colors I have used are:
Marina Mist ink and card stock along with Whisper White card stock
Soft Sky
Crumb Cake
Daffodil Delight
Crushed Curry
Wisteria Wonder
Sweet Sugarplum
Cajun Craze
Peekaboo Peach
Wild Wasabi
Garden Green
Basic Black
Sailing Regatta
 You can see the sparkle on the sun and on the flags!

Use the button below to hop to Melissa's Blog! She has an adorable project! We encourage everyone to hop all the way through, and we LOVE hearing from you!! Thanks for the love!!
Take good care!


 http://www.stampinupwithmelissa.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July Class

Hello happy people!
I said in my last post that I would show you the cards the gals did in the class this month...only, I said maybe tomorrow...well, that didn't happen. I do try, but you know how it is...you think you have all blooming day and then WHOOSH, it is time for bed!! Ha! Here are the cards the gals did in the July class.

Fun card with an interesting folded focal piece.

The inside!


 Sweet die cut elements make this one POP! So does the paper!!

This was probably the most time consuming. Except for the verses, most of the stamping had to be inked off, which gives you two shades of the same color. This card was well loved, because they thought they would actually make this one again. 

 Looks like a normal birthday card...
But when you open it~~
WOW!


Love the sparkle! 

But when you open this tri-fold card...again, WOW!! The verse is on a piece of white card stock that isn't glued down on the top, making a perfect pocket to stow a gift card or fifty dollar bill! :) If the artist didn't want it as a gift card holder, I had other verses that they could use in place of this one.

I am working on preparing for the Fall Craft show...I am still recovering from the Spring Craft show! tsk! My card racks look like skeletons, there are so many empty pockets. But I have lots of cards to show you so I hope to be posting again soon...just not gonna say when! HA!
Take good care~
el

Friday, July 22, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set and Dies

Hello happy Stampers!

I had a fantastic card class last week. The gals seemed to really like the cards they did. I will be posting photos soon...hopefully tomorrow. 

I am trying to remember to post my schedule here in my blog. For the class featuring the brand new Thoughtful Branches set with matching dies I will need to order the stamp sets and dies for each student prior to class. This set will only be available for the month of August! Stampin' Up has never done this before!! Exciting!!

I thought I would post some of the cards I am considering having in this very special class. If you are at all interested in this class, please call me immediately. This class will be very limited, because once they run out of the stamp sets and dies, that will be it. So please let me know as soon as possible. Also payment for this class will be due ahead of the class so I can order your bundle for you. If you are out of town, or at your summer home, let me know and I may schedule a class in January when everyone returns. I can hold the stamp set and dies for you. And now for a peek...


You will be creating these small multi colored leaves. LOVE!! The die cut leaves are made from matte finish copper card stock.

Love this dramatic black tree, and how it is hanging off of it's mat!


This one has so much going for it!! There are 4 die cut trees on this one, layered on top of each other!

Another thing they are doing for the first time ever, is with each $50.00 you purchase in July, you will get a code emailed to you that will give you $5.00 off your order in August!! 

Contact me for the class, and special supply list, then you can order what you need and get money off your next order. 
Happy Stamping my friends~ take good care!
El

Friday, July 1, 2016

Independence Day Hop!



Hello everyone and Happy Independence Day!
I am participating in a blog! What??!! These are all people on Diana's team. I hope this works! (thanks to Barb for all her hard work on this!)
If you are on the hop, you should have come from Mary's adorable project.  

My card is quite simple actually. I used Real Red card stock to make stripes from the Swirly Bird dies. Then I took a 3 1/4 inch square of Night of Navy and again used the "stripes" die to make the Navy piece look "wavy"! I think it works, what do you think??
Don't look too closely, my gluing technique is a bit off on this card. I wanted to re-make it, but I ran out of time!! Silver glimmer paper stars are the bit of sparkle this needs!!
I hope wherever you are, you have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
Now I will swing you back to the beginning, Diana's blog and her adorable project with the Jar of Love Stamp Set and Dies!!
        http://www.stampingwithdi.com