Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Cards that Move

Hello Stampers!
Thank you for joining our blog hop!! Today we want to show you "Cards that Move". I hope you have arrived from Carol Payne's blog.  If not, be sure to click on the "previous" button below.
I am "cheating" this month, in that, I have asked a good friend and team member, Loretta Howard, if I could showcase her swap card in this month's "Cards that Move" themed blog hop. And she said YES!!  I think this is an absolutely fantastic card!  I hope you will be inspired to try one yourself.

Loretta told me she learned the technique for assembling the card from a YouTube video made by Dawn Griffith (a super talented lady!!) You can watch it HERE

Now, with no further ado, you can click on Next Blog to see what the fabulous Rachel Yurkanin.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Ready to mail!

Hello Stampers!
So, this just happened.  My nephew asked me to make wedding invitations for his upcoming wedding to D'Arby.  I had to revert to a retired embossing folder but, she wanted simple, lacy in her and "cherry cobbler".  They were really quite easy to put together. And, the new trend is to have people RSVP on a website, there is no need for reply cards. Maybe their generation is doing better than I did at simplifying!

Halloween swap cards coming next.  Come back for inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Shaker Cards

Hello Stampers!
Thanks for stopping by. As you may well know by now, this month's hop is all about shaker cards. WOW, do the Layering Framelits and new Foam Adhesive Strips make this an easy process!! I am also giving you a "sneak peek" at some new products from the Holiday Catalog that goes live on September 1st. 

 These adorable gingerbread gals are in the new catalog and have a PUNCH to go with them! I am so excited about that!! What else can you spy??
 Check out the foam adhesive strips that make the shaker card so easy to assemble.
 And, of course, the inside of the card...I had the designer series paper from cutting the shaker circle. I just had to punch out this little cutie!! I reverted back to last year's stamp set, Snow Place, which is still current, for the Merry Christmas sentiment.
I hope you like my card and that it inspires you to try your hand at a shaker card. 

Now, it is my pleasure to introduce a new member of the Stampers Dozen...Rachel Yurkanin. 
Hop on over to her page to welcome her and see what she has in store for you. 
Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Today is the day!!!

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These thinlits are the BOMB!! They make trees, hydranges, have little birdies...  I have had SO MUCH FUN playing with this set during July. As a demonstrator, we get to order a month early. 
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Have a great week!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - 2 STEP STAMPING

Welcome Stampers!
Whether you are starting here or joining me from Patty or Carol's blog, welcome to this month's hop. The theme this month is 2-step stamping. Of course, I wanted to be an "over-achiever" so I did THREE-step stamping!! LOL.  Here is my simple, fun creation...

 For my cupcake, I used Blushing Bride stamped off, Blushing Bride again and finally, on the top layer, Flirty Flamingo.  For the cake part, I used first and second generation Crumb Cake and topped it off with Soft Suede.  The fun swirls, cut from the Cupcake Cutout thinlits, are Flirty Flamingo accents on the side of the focal point. The photograph does not show the silver Sequins but they add such a festive appearance to this card.

I finished the inside with a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock sponged with Flirty Flamingo and stamped in the same.  I hope you will enjoy using the Cupcake Cutout thinlits and Sweet Cupcake stamp set as much as I do. Now, it is time to hop over to see what Patty has in store for you. Thanks for stopping by!!