Happy Celebrations Card Video & New Catalog Sneak Peak

Hi Stampers!

I have a new video for you today!  I know, it is about time!  To be honest, I’ve been a bit scattered for the last few months.  Don’t know what it is.  I have been trying to get my groove back and nothing seems to work.  In two weeks we will be going on vacation so it probably will only get worse from here.  Sorry.  Please be patient with me.

The video is for a card I created using the Happy Celebrations stamp set, Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders,  the new In Color Lemon Lime Twist paired with Bermuda Bay, and inspiration from Pintrist.  I love the colors, especially the new one! They all combine with an old technique, emboss resist, to make this funky “Celebrate” card.  I hope you like it as much as I do.  Here’s the card.  I made a similar card for my great-nephew’s First Communion by adding the words “First Communion” to the bottom with Labler Alphabet stamp set.  Not a traditional First Communion card, but I’m sure it was the very small amount of cash inside the child was after more than the card .  🙂  LOL!

And here is the video!

Using the same stamp set and set of embossing folders I created this birthday card as well.

The dotted background circles were made using the Eastern Beauty stamp set that will be available when the new Annual Catalog goes live on June 1st.  Here is the item number for future reference for the Eastern Beauty Set  (143675).  Since the catalog isn’t live yet, the program I use to create the supply list at the end of this post wouldn’t allow me to include it.

I love this set!  And you can get it one of two ways right now.  You can order the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle #147196 for $77.00 which include all the items in the photo below or…

Order the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle #147207 for $103.50 and get everything in the following photo.

Either way, you can get a head start on new In Colors, Designer Series Paper, and embellishments BEFORE the new Annual Catalog goes live on June 1st.  I wouldn’t wait.  I am sure these items will go on the back order list right away.

This last card is a sneak peek at a new Hostess Set called Background Bits and new Designer Series Paper.  The ink colors I used are Crushed Curry and Old Olive.  I can’t wait until all of the new stuff is available on June 1st!  I might have to go back to work!  🙂  Here is a simple version of the card and a stepped up version right after.  Which do you like better?  I prefer the second, but both are equally pretty.

Hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Please let me know if you have any questions about anything here.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

 

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Another Teeny Valentine

Hello Stampers!

Thought I’d take a moment or two away from housework and spend a little time here today! I’ve been buys getting ready for my monthly Cards & Coffee both in my stamp room and otherwise.  I have also been participating in my upline’s January challenge.  Every week for the past few weeks, she has been challenging us to create cards that meet specific requirements.  It has been fun to participate and to see my team members’ entries.  All I can say is I belong to a very creative team!

I never thought I’d love a Valentine set as much as I love this one.  Sealed with Love stamp set is so cute!   And the Love Notes Framelits are really cute too.  Here is another Valentine card I created with both of these items for our most recent challenge, which was to use a stamp set from the current Occasions Catalog with a new embellishment.

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The two new embellishments I used are the Real Red ribbon from the Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack and a heart from the Sending Love Embellishments.   This is a simple and quick card.  Not sure which of my children to send it to.  I might have to make another just like it.  🙂

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today!  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

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Cool Treats Birthday Shaker

Hello Everyone!

It has been awhile since I’ve been here.  I am just now getting back to normal after the holidays.  I sincerely hope all of you had a wonderful time over the holidays with your friends and family.

December was a busy month for us, as I am sure it was for all of you.  It was an extra special December as my daughter graduated from nursing school on the 17th of December. She already has an undergraduate degree, but decided to change careers a few years ago.  She completed a very accelerated one-year nursing program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver which she started last January.  There were many times when she called and said, “I think I’m gonna move over to a more traditional program.”  And I replied, “No, you won’t.  It will be over before you know it and if you switch now you know you will be disappointed.”  I am sure it was tough…I went through an accelerated teaching program when I was in school…I’m sure her program was even more difficult.  But she did it!  She finished it!  She graduated Magna Cum Laude…along with many of the others in her class.  I guess you need to be a very smart over achievers to get through a tough program like that!  She sure doesn’t take after me where that is concerned!  But we are proud of her.  We always have been and always will be. Here she is.  The graduate!

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She is spending her days studying to pass her state exam which she takes in a few weeks, and then she will be moving right into her first nursing job at a hospital in Denver.  It never ceases to amaze me how she gets jobs before she is even finished with school.  It happened after she graduated 10 years ago, and it has happened again.  But that is a good thing, I guess.

Enough talking about my child, and time to share one of the things I’ve been working on since the new Occasions Catalog has debuted.  I just love this stamp set.  I think EVERYONE should have it.  And I LOVE the colors of the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.  My eyes always move toward brighter colors and this paper is just that.   And the Sprinkles Embellishments look yummy! Everything in the Cool Treats Suite make me feel happy and looks good enough to eat.

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For the window on the front of this card, I used the second largest scallop circle from the circle framelits.

Hope your visit here was enjoyable.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

Josie2

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Decorated Liquid Hand Soap Bottle

Hello Stampers!

Today I am sharing a video for a great little gift idea for this Christmas.  I found these 13 oz. liquid hand soaps the last time I was in one of our local craft stores.  They were only 99 cents!  You can’t beat that!  I bought several and came up with a way to decorate them so I can hand them out at Christmas to those people who, you know, you don’t normally give anything to.  Every year I usually have one or two guests that I don’t normally have on Christmas day…someone is always alone at Christmas…and giving them a little inexpensive gift is just one of my ways to make them feel welcome.  Or, as I mention in the video, I used to give out little gifts to many of my co-workers for the holidays.  When you have a lot of co-workers, you can’t spend a lot of money.  These would make cute little gifts for something like that too.  You watch the video and then you decide what you want to do with these adorable little gifts.  I know some teachers that would appreciate one!  🙂

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I only go over the decoration of one bottle in the video.  You can probably guess from the photos how I decorated the others.  I will list the supplies I used on ALL of the bottles, not just the one I do in the video.

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If you click on the photo of one of the supply items at the bottom of this post, it will take you directly to my online store.  Or, you can just go ALL the way to the bottom of the post and click on the link to order everything you might need to make this gift, excluding the soap bottle.  🙂

Here you go, and I hope you enjoy!

 

Sorry, there is no printable tutorial for this one.  😦

 

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

Josie2

 

 

 

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