November 12, 2019

Stampin' Up! Anniversary Date


Happy Anniversary to ME!  Today marks my 12 year anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  I have met so many new friends during these 12 years, and most have become my "best" friends! 

If you might be interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, feel free to join my team.  If you have any questions, feel free to email me.


October 31, 2019

Pop Up Card


This would make such a nice card for someone not feeling well ... simply put some tea, or a package of soup, or even a small package of tissues in the side for a little extra ...

Below are the instructions from technique club.

Paper/Measurements
Pretty Peacock    4-1/4 x 11, score at landscape position 1/2, 1-1/2, 4-1/2, 5-1/2  3-1/4 x 6, score at landscape position 1/2, 1-1/2
Designer Paper    2 x 2, 3 x 3, 3/4 x 2-2/4 (2)
Gray Granite    1-1/8 x 3, 3 x 3 (cup)
Copper Foil    3/8 x 3

After scoring Adhere tear n tape to 1/2” end of both peacock pieces.

Fold along score line as shown on larger piece.

Remove tape strip off tape and fold up and secure which will create box.

This is how it should look

Decorate with designer paper as shown.

Run a few rows of tape along front panel

Adhere smaller peacock piece to front with tape side toward the inside.

Remove tape strip off tape and lay flat as shown


The top of the smaller panel will be flush with the top of the card after folding the flap in.  Press to secure

Finish decorating as shown on first picture.


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October 18, 2019

Northern Lights

Technique Time -- Northern lights is a favorite of mine and my friends.  It can be done so many different ways ... here is one rendition.

Mask bottom with painter's tape or post it note.  Using sponge or dauber use yellow (this one is crushed curry, we also used pineapple punch ink in class) and swoop up a couple of times).

Next, do the same with rich razzleberry.

Repeat again with granny apple green.

Sponge over everything with night of navy, darker on the outside edges leaving the middle slightly lighter. After sponging spritz lightly with a mixture of rubbing alcohol (or water) and champagne mist shimmer paint over the top.  It will give it a look of stars (see pic below for results).

Remove mask.

Add stamping (sentiments and images)
Experiment with different colors.  Bermuda bay works as one of the swishes.  The direction of the swishes can also be sideways for a different look.  Give it a try!


My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.  Interested in an item (or two, or three)?  Just click the links below and order online, and don't forget to use the hostess code for October CPAEE47Q

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October 07, 2019

Toile Birds


More birds ... still don't know why I like them so much.  Not a bird watcher or anything LOL.

The cardinal card is a CASE from Mary Fish, Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I added the leaf, but otherwise just like hers.  Not everyone like the cardinal, so I saw this bluebird on Pinterest and incorporated pretty much into the same layout as the cardinal.  LOVE the way this turned out.  If you'll notice, the heads are different, for I colored in the black around the cardinal face with white.  I also redid the wing a bit.  I used the coordinating dies for the set, but on the bluebird and branch, I also trimmed off all the white,  and made a few modifications on the branch.

The birds were colored with Stampin' Blends ... cardinal was light and dark real red, and the bluebird was light and dark night of navy.


My Stampin' Up! project supply list is below.  Interested in an item (or two, or three)?  Just click the links below and order online, and don't forget to use the hostess code for October CPAEE47Q


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