Shim Disaster!

Note to self and everyone out there with a Big Shot…DO NOT put a paper shim as your bottom layer in your Big Shot. It can get crinkled up and roll into the middle area of the Big Shot this is the only way to get it out.

After a successful extraction of the crinkled shim and a few more little pieces of card stock and vellum, it’s all back together again!

This is the order in which a shim should be layered; platform, shim, cutting plate, card stock, thinlit, and top cutting plate. Lesson learned!

How did you spend your Sunday?

I spent the day creating and stamping with my friend Debra LaFountaine! I’ve been promising my faithful stampers a Shadow Box class for the longest time so this coming Saturday it’s Shadow Box time! Debra and I collaborated in creating an Autumn design and we’re looking forward to helping our stampers make their own.

We used the Colorful Seasons Bundle and love the results. This stamp set has so many possibilities that we are using it for 3 more shadow box classes, one for each season.

 

This is what it looks like when mounted in an actual Shadow Box.

If you’re in the Orlando area come join us for one of our upcoming classes!

Time to Cash In with Carols of Christmas!

Check your emails if you earned Bonus Days Coupons for your unique Coupon Code and place your orders! To help you decide what you want…you can pre-purchase the Carols of Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Catalog!

Create beautiful Christmas cards without all the stress using Stampin’ Up!’s Carols of Christmas Bundle. The bundle contains the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies–all at a 10% discount! Stampin’ Up! trainer, Brandi, shows you how easy it is to make beautiful creations you can be proud to share with your friends and family this holiday season. Learn more by watching the video below, then contact me to place your order!

A few more card ideas from this stamp set.

And last but not least… a card I made for an upcoming class!

One Week Left!

The countdown has begun, July 31st is the last day to claim your $5 Bonus Coupon to spend in August!

For every $50 you purchase you will earn a $5 Bonus Coupon to shop in August. There are no limits, you can earn as many Bonus Coupons as you want! Time is running out…you have until July 31st to make your purchases. You can purchase at my online store, email or call me. Just don’t miss out!

July ’17 Paper Pumpkin Fun

Did you miss out on July’s Paper Pumpkin? Don’t let this happen again…subscribe soon!

Summer is at its peak right now, and working with your Positively Picturesque kit is the perfect way to spend some downtime between your fun summer activities. Watch this instructional video for tips and tricks!

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Embossing Paste Technique Class

I had my Technique Class this morning and it was great to see some of my regular stampers, one I haven’t seen in a while and brand new stampers! This week I focused on the new Embossing Paste but I added a few more techniques to the class and it was a success!


I used a tile and just pressed the ink pads on it, then I took my stamp and picked up colors from all to get this unique leaf color.

You can watch the video below and learn how to use and color the Embossing Paste.

For my second card I wanted a rustic brick wall look and combined it with the Adirondack chair and flowers from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets Dies. Take a look at the product list below.

My third card was a design from my friend Debra LaFountaine. This was a quick and easy card to make using the Birthday Memories Suite.

Watch the video below


Card 1 Product List


Card 2 Product List


Card 3 Product List

Contact me if you have any questions about these cards. Don’t forget about Bonus Days in July. Every $50 you spend you will earn a $5 coupon to shop in August.

 

Sip & See for Leila Marie

My niece Sheila just had a beautiful baby girl on May 30th. She didn’t know the sex of the baby and wanted to be surprised so we postponed the shower for after the birth. This type of shower is called a ‘Sip & See’. The concept is to come sip some coffee, wine or champagne and see the newborn baby. Below are a few pictures of the event, my sisters and I love to put out a great display!

Leila Marie – May 30th, 2017

My niece Sheila Marie

This is the card I made using a Silhouette template

Oh So Eclectic!

Eclectic, what does that mean? According to the dictionary…
ec·lec·tic
əˈklektik
adjective
deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
synonyms: wide-ranging, broad-based, extensive, comprehensive, encyclopedic

Stampin’ Up! loves the idea of broad and diverse range of sources that they used the ‘Oh So Eclectic’ stamp set on the cover of the new annual catalog. I love the bright colors, water coloring possibilities and so much more!

Stampin’ Up! trainer, Shannon West, demonstrates many of the eclectic ways that the Oh So Eclectic Bundle can be used to create fun and interesting projects!

You can order these products in a bundle and save 10%, and you can save an additional 10% with FREE SHIPPING during the month of June when you order a minimum of $50 directly from me!

There are a total of 13 dies in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies set.

Unleash your creative side and get busy with the ‘Oh So Eclectic’ bundle today!

 

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To Paste or Not to Paste!

Want to add texture to your cards or projects? How about adding Embossing Paste? Texture made easy!

Stampin’ Up! trainer, Brandi, shows you just how easy it is to add texture and interest to your papercrafting projects using our brand-new Embossing Paste.
Now the questions is…to paste or not to paste! How will you add texture to your next project?

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Parkour Birthday

par·kour
noun
the activity or sport of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing.
 The first time I heard about Parkour was when my niece asked me to make Parkour Cupcake Toppers for her son’s 11th birthday. Google and Brother ScanNCut to the rescue!
Of course I had to use this for the birthday card.
Here I am with the birthday boy, Isaiah! I love this kid, he was so appreciative of the cupcake toppers, he told me they were great and thank you over and over again!

From L to R, Me, Christopher (photo bombing), Isaiah-Birthday Boy and my sister Yolanda at Isaiah’s birthday dinner.

Now you know, Parkour…something I will never do!