New Catalog Sneak Peak

Hello Stampers!

I’ve decided to give you a sneak peek of a bundle that will be available in the new Annual Catalog.  This stamp set was inspired by Million Sales Achiever Mary Fish and I love it!  I’ve paired it with a new set of thinlits that will be making its debut at the same time.

I call this one Varied Vases meets Stained Glass Thinlits.  I used the retiring In Color card stock Sweet Sugarplum.   I’m also loving the new thinlits.  I used the square thinlit and cut it out using Sweet Sugarplum.  I then used a square from the Layering Squares Thinlit Dies to cut out a square in the Whisper White piece.  I stamped the image on a solid piece of Whisper White card stock that measures 4″ x 5 1/4″ .  I layered the cut out piece over the stamped piece and popped it up using dimensionals.  I attached the frame with a glue dot under each rhinestone.  You won’t be able to order this bundle until June 1st.

 

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today!

Until next time…

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Last Chance Stuff

This week has been an emotional one!  I learned early this week that my daughter and her partner along with my 6 month old grand-daughter will be moving cross-country because he has found a job.  Although I am thrilled that he has found work, (he’s been unemployed for a while), I am saddened that they will be moving so far away.  Currently they live an hour away in Denver and I’ve been averaging about a trip each week since she has been born just to hold and love on that sweet little girl.  Now we will be back to video chatting at least once each week like we did when my daughter visited India for six months several years ago.  That was nice, but it can never take the place of holding that sweet little bundle on my lap and repeatedly kissing those chubby little cheeks.  If you are a grandparent, you know how I am feeling.  We love our children with abundance, but when the grandchildren come around there is no feeling of love in the world that is greater.  I’m not sure I can explain it.

Okay…enough of feeling sorry for myself.  🙂

This week, after going to OnStage Las Vegas last weekend  and looking at the retiring list, I decided to create a little project using some of the retiring card stock.  Sorry, no video this month.  I decided that gift tags are always a nice little thing to have on hand because I am always giving some sort of gift.  Little 3 x 3 cards make the perfect gift tag size.  You can punch a small hole in the top corner, add a piece of twine and tie them to a gift bag handle.  Or you can place them into a small envelope and drop them inside the gift bag or attach them to the top of a wrapped gift.

I chose to use the retiring 2016-2018 In Color card stock; specifically Peekaboo Peach and Emerald Envy.  I could have used more, but I wanted to coordinate with the retiring Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. So…I made a little gift of…gift tags!   There are 4 in this set.  Four 3 x 3 envelopes would fit perfectly in the wood crate box along with the cards.  Heck, you could probably get 6 cards and envelopes in there.

I also used Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  I’ve had this set for so long!  Even though it is retiring, I will not part with it.  It has always been my go to set when I needed just the right sentiment.  It is so old, it’s wood mount.  I bought it before Stampin’ Up! ever started offering anything other than wood mount.

If there is anything you want that is retiring, order before supplies run out!  Here is a link for the retiring list from the Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog

As soon as I’m allowed, I will post a list of the stamps sets I have that are retiring and will be for sale at 50% off their original price.

 

 

Anyway, I hope you like it and I hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

 

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Envelope Mini Album

Hello Stampers!

No, I have not fallen off the face of the Earth; I am still alive and well!  The last few months have been pretty busy as you can imagine.  My daughter gave birth three days after my last blog entry and much of my time has been spent admiring her and her partner’s handiwork.  Baby Stella is beautiful if you ask me!  I am totally in love with her. 🙂  In October my mom, sister and brother-in-law visited to see the baby and just last week I was in Salt Lake City for OnStage 2017.  So the last few weeks have been busy.

If you will indulge me for a moment, I want to share a few pictures of the newest edition to my family.  Thank you in advance for humoring me.  I know all Grandmas think their grandchildren are beautiful and I promise I will not make this a habit.  🙂  These are from earlier this month.

Now on to the real reason why we are here.

I created this mini album awhile ago, but I wanted to make sure I shared it before too much more time passes, because I think something like this would make a really good Christmas gift to someone you love…maybe a new Mom or Grandma!  Now you know what I plan on doing with mine.   Both videos run a little long, but I think they are well worth the time.  I don’t go into details on the decoration of each page, but I have included a photo of each at the end of this post with a description of what I used to decorate it.  I hope you like what you see and take the time to make one for yourself.  I think it would be well worth your time.

Enjoy the videos, and if you have any questions about anything related to this project, please email me.

 

 

 

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Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

These are the front covers of both albums.

This is the inside of the front cover and the pocket on page 1.

Pages 2 and 3.  On the page 3 on the right I cut a reindeer in gold foil and quartered a foil snowflake for each corner.

Pages 4 and 5.  I made pockets on each page.

Pages 6 and 7.  I used the snowflake dies from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and the 1/2″ circle punch to make the circles on the right.  The left side is a pocket with a half circle notch cut at the top edge using the 1″ circle punch.  I also cut a foil snowflake in half and glued it over the pocket and cut the center out with the 1″ circle punch.  I used the Winter Wonder and Holly Textured Embossing Folders one each page.

Pages 8 and 9.  A small corner pocket and bands to hold photos/mementos.

Pages 10 and 11.

Page 12 and inside of back cover.

 

 

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An Unconventional Christmas

I’ve titled this An Unconventional Christmas, because that is exactly what I think of the colors I used in the first card I am sharing.  I got the idea for the layout from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, but the colors I used are typically not Christmas colors.  I used Berry Burst card stock and Tranquil Tide ink and ribbon.  I used one of the sentiments in the Christmas Pines stamp set and the star is from Star of Light stamp set.  It’s a pretty clean and simple card, and  if you are looking to make multiples of it, it would be a quick one to do.

I made several of this next card that look similar, but I think I like the Cherry Cobbler one the best.    The card bases are the standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card size, but the Cherry Cobbler & Always Artichoke square pieces behind the sentiment measure 2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″.  The piece of Whisper White that is stamped “Deck the Halls” measures 3″ x 2-1/2″.

That is all I have for you today!  I hope all of my Florida peeps are safe and dry as they endure Hurricane Irma’s wrath today and tomorrow.  Be safe all of you!  You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!