Just as my title suggests, I have a little of everything I’ve been working on lately to show you. I’ve not been faithful in creating videos for you, but that doesn’t mean I am not busy stamping and doing other stamping related things. It’s the one thing I like to do a little every day. If I don’t get to stamp, I feel like it has been a wasted day! 🙂 I’ll be showcasing four bundles in this post, so if you don’t see what you are looking for right away, keep scrolling.
I was recently busy preparing for our Fifteenth Annual Stampin’ for a Cure Event that I did with several other demonstrators. We started out 15 years ago raising money to help support those who are fighting breast cancer. A few years ago, we started working in partnership with a local hospital and all the money we raise goes to their Circle of Hope foundation. This foundation provides financial assistance to anyone battling cancer. We didn’t quite reach our goal of $5,000 this year but we raised over half of what we wanted; $3,500. I don’t think that’s too shabby for six women demonstrators. We gather donations for a silent auction, design six cards for people to come and make, and we donate our retired stamp sets and dies to sell in what we call our “garage sale.” We charge $5.00 an item in the garage sale and all the money goes to the foundation.
Other than working on Stampin’ for a Cure, I’ve been doing a little stamping on the side for my own enjoyment. When I first saw the Saint Nicholas Bundle in the September-December catalog, I knew I had to have it. For a while, I collected Santa figurines around Christmas, and I like the old-fashioned ones the best. Then I saw a video of Lisa Curcio’s interlocking accordion card and I knew this bundle and card would work well together. Please forgive me in that I used some retired designer series paper to create this card. I am trying to clear out my stash. Have a look and see what you think. You can catch Lisa’s video on YouTube. I’ve included a list of supplies I used on this card under the pictures.
The thing I like most about this Saint Nicholas is the colors are not traditional. I like the idea of him having a blue coat!
I hadn’t planned to purchase this next stamp set. Pick of the Patch wasn’t something that appealed to me right off the bat. But then a friend convinced me… True! It doesn’t take much convincing to get me to buy a new stamp set. What can I say? 🙂
I like the colors in this card as well as the fact that they are not traditional fall colors. The card base measures 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ folded in half to create a standard size card. The Pretty Peacock piece of card stock measures 5-1/4″ x 4″ and I ran that through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with one of the Basic 3D Embossing Folders . Don’t forget to stamp the envelope!
And last, but definitely not least! This is my favorite of all I’ve shared today. My chicken sampler! If you know me, you know I love roosters. I probably have collected over one hundred roosters or “things” with roosters on them. My favorite are vintage roosters. My daughter mentioned the other day that she didn’t know what she is supposed to do with them when the time comes, and I told her to just get one of those big dumpsters that will fit the length of the drive way and start filling it up with whatever she and her brother don’t want.
This sampler is mounted in a 12″ x 12″ shadow box frame. I the piece of Real Red card stock measures 11″ x 11″ and is mounted on a piece of 12′ x 12″ Early Espresso card stock . I used the Stitched Rectangles dies to mat the DSP which is retired. I made two of these recently, one was donated to our silent auction for Stampin’ for a Cure.
As with any of these projects, if you have any questions as to specific measurements, etc. email me and I will do my best to answer your questions.
Well, I hope you enjoyed your visit here today! Until next time…
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