Well, the weekend is over and some of us have to go back to work. So sorry for your luck! I get to go back to
work , too. Whoops…I meant play. I actually have a job where I get to play all day. I’m and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and I love my job! Most days, I’m designing cards, teaching classes, making cards and kits for my Stamp of the Month Clubs, and filling orders. Have you ever thought about having the perfect job, one that you love, one that you can work when you want to, or having a job where you can meet and make friends with wonderful people that like the things you like?
Well, you can have all of that by becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and this is the time to do it. If you sign up before March 31st, you will get $150 worth of products in your kit for only $99!! This special is only good during Sale-a-Bration. You can find out more about being a demonstrator by call me or clicking on “Join Stampin’ Up!” on the menu bar. One of the good things is that if you decide not to run a business, there’s no obligation to do so…You can be a hobby demonstrator or quit whenever you want and you get to keep all the products. I signed up as a hobby demonstrator because I want the discount on products, but once I received my kit and saw how easy it was to hold workshops, I was hooked! That was 5 years ago and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it!
This is one of the cards we did in my card classes a few weeks ago. Everyone loved how the sun was made using a Post-it Note. I punched a circle in the Post-it Note and placed it on a piece of Naturals White Card Stock. I sponged Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry Ink inside the circle. Notice the shading and how some places are lighter than the others…so easy to do! Next, I stamped the tree image from the Serene Silhouettes Stamp Set in Garden Green Ink and the greeting in Chocolate Chip. The edges of the panel were distressed with a tool used for that purpose and a piece of Early Espresso Baker’s Twine was wrapped around it and tied in a bow. I placed a Candy Dot on top of the bow. The panel was then adhered to a piece of card base Not Quite Navy Card Stock (now retired) and that was layed onto the Naturals White Card base.
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Yes, it’s 12:53 in the morning and I’m still awake. I know I should be sleeping like a “normal” person at this time of night, but here I am writing this post. My day is usually spent designing and making cards, making up cards and kits for classes and my Stamp of the Month Clubs, filling card requests, etc. Today my oldest daughter, Vicki, came over to work on her scrapbook. My youngest daughter, Valerie, came over to make a small scrapbook for my grandson to give to someone. Vicki is pretty self-sufficient now and doesn’t need much help, but Valerie, on the other hand has never made one scrapbook page or card! Sooooooooo, guess what I ended up doing most of the day? Right! I made Valerie’s scrapbook for her. She didn’t know what a mat is, how to stamp, how to create a focal point, etc, etc, etc! It was so much easier for me to do it, especially since she had no desire to learn how. She sounded like a kid in school, “I don’t know why I need to learn this because I’ll never use it again in my life.” Unbelievable! So, today I didn’t get anything I needed to do done.
One of the things I needed to do was to pick the winner of the stamp set and other goodies from Stampin’ Up! I wrote down everyone’s name, put them in a bucket, and had Vicki draw a name before she left.
The winner is Alice Stevenson!! Congratulations, Alice. I will get your stamp set and goodies to you this week.
I loved all the definitions for “flangiprop” and will have to find another word with no meaning to share soon. Thanks to everyone who played along!
Can you guess what I had for dinner tonight? Your right, I went to The German Restaurant for the first time. I’d been wanting to try it, but was afraid I would like German food. My friend and I both got the Sampler Platter, which was huge! It had 5 different meats, red cabbage, sauerkraut, dumplings, German potato salad, and bread on it. When I got home, I was so full that I took a nap! If you live near New Port Richey, Florida, you’ve go to try the German Restaurant.
Now that I’m wide awake, I have a pretty card to share with you. It was stamped with the poppy image from the Happy Watercolor Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! I love this stamp set…It contains 8 great images and I’ve been using it a lot. In fact, I used it to make all the cards for my Stamp of the Month Clubs!
It was so easy to make. The card base is Smoky Slate Card Stock. A piece of one of the papers in the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper Pack was adhered to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and “thank you” was stamped on the bottom of it. The pansy image was stamped in Calypso Coral Ink on a panel of Whisper White Card Stock then layered with a piece of Calypso Coral Card Stock. They were adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A tiny butterfly was punched out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch and placed on the card front with a Glue Dot. I colored our Basic Rhinestones with an orange permanent marker and placed them on the butterfly and the center of each flower. So simple!
I’m entering this card in a challenge at The Paper Players Theme Challenge #185. The theme is “Thank You.” If you’ve never participated in a card or scrapbook challenge, you really should…They are so much fun!
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Posted in 2014 Sale-a-, 2014 Sale-a-Bration, Classy Cut-ups Stamp Club, Happy Watercolor, Thank You Cards, Watercolor Wonder
Tagged 2014 Celebrate the Everyday Catalog, Card Making Classes, Handmade Cards, happy Watercolor Stamp Set, Paper Players Challenge, Rubber Stamps
I’ve always wanted to float in a hot air balloon, especially over the Grand Canyon. It’s on my Bucket List. That’s one of the reasons I like this card so much. I love the colorful balloons made with the You’re Amazing Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! For some reason, the colors are faded near the top of the photo and the correct colors are near the bottom…Weird!
We made this card in one of my card making classes recently.The card base is Crumb Cake Card Stock and the embossed layer is Soft Sky. It was embossed with the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder. A piece of 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon was adhered to the left side of the card and the end was frayed a little. The next layer is Island Indigo Card Stock and it was placed on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The stamped layer is Whisper White Card Stock. To get the cloud background, I cut a scrap of card stock into a cloud shape, layered it on the Whisper White panel and lightly sponged over the edges with Soft Sky Ink. I kept moving my cloud-shaped piece of card stock in different directions and sponged more until the whole panel was covered with “sky and clouds.” Then I stamped the hot air balloons in Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, and Primrose Petals Inks. Don’t you just love it?
Purchase all the supplies I used to make this card by calling or emailing me, or by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.
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Posted in Card Making and Scrapbooking Techniques, Cards For All Occasions, Handmade Card Classes, Handmade Cards, Sponging, Stamp Sets, You're Amazing
Tagged Card Making Classes, Card Making Products, Classy Cut-ups Creations, Handmade Cards, Hot Air Balloons, Scrapbooking Products, You're Amazing Stamp Set
Have you ever heard of the word “flangiprop“? I did today and not knowing what it meant, I searched it on Google. It seems to be a word in which you can assign its meaning. Well, I decided that flangiprop means something beautiful, pretty, gorgeous and handmade.
Today I want to share this flangiprop card I made for my Stamp of the Month Club members with you. (Learn about my Stamp of the Month Clubs by clicking on the tab on the menu bar.) I just love the flangiprop Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock and use it a lot. It coordinates very well with the flangiprop Pistachio Pudding Card Stock and makes a flangiprop pastel card.
I also used one of the images from the Wetlands Stamp Set as a focal point. I punched out the tiny flowers using one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, added a small pearl embellishment to each one, and adhered them on the flangiprop stamped image.
The designer paper is from the In-color Designers Series Paper Pack. Isn’t it flangiprop? I also glued a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe Stretch Ribbon and a flower made with the Simply Pressed Clay and Blossoms Clay Mold. The doily was lightly sponged with flangiprop Crisp Cantaloupe Ink and makes a flangiprop addition to the card.
Yes, I went a little overboard using flangiprop in this post. But, how often do you get to make up the definition for a word that has no meaning?
Now for some Blog Candy!
What is your definition of “flangiprop”? Leave a message at the bottom of the post and let me know what you’ve decided your definition will be and one lucky person will be the winner of a grab bag filled with stamps and other Stampin’ Up! goodies. The winner will be randomly chosen on March 7, 2014.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Terry
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!
I’ve made my card making class schedule for March. All of the classes are $15.00 and include everything you need to make 4 cards, except adhesives. Please reserve your spot as soon as possible so that I have enough card kits for everyone!
Card Making Class Schedule for March
- March 3rd – 10:00 am at Hobby Lobby in New Port Richey, FL
- March 10th – 10:00 am at Hobby Lobby in New Port Richey, FL
- March 14th – 11:00 am at Hobby Lobby in New Port Richey, FL
- March 17th – 10:00 am at Hobby Lobby in New Port Richey, FL
- March 24th – 10:00 am at Hobby Lobby in New Port Richey, FL
- March 28th – 11:00 am at Hobby Lobby in New Port Richey, FL
- March 31st – 10:00 am at Hobby Lobby in New Port Richey, FL
I hope to see you there! Terry
Can you believe it’s the end of February already? I can’t! It still seems like Christmas was just a few weeks ago. I hope you all are having a wonderful year so far.
Today, I’m sharing a new technique that I haven’t shared before. It’s called Faux Leather. You probably know that you can purchase leather-looking card stock at craft stores, and that it’s more expensive than regular card stock. Well, guess what? You can make it a lot cheaper and it’s more fun than just buying it!
Here is one of the cards we made in my card classes this month. Everything is from Stampin’ Up! except the lady stamp. She’s actually on a larger background stamp, but I only want to use this image on my card. I inked just the lady and stamped it on Very Vanilla Card Stock.
Now for the technique. It’s very simple…All you do is emboss a piece of card stock with an embossing folder, cover it with VersaMark Ink, and then cover it with Clear Embossing Powder and heat! It’s hard to see in this photo, but the red background was made using this technique. It has the look and feel of leather. This is the first time I’ve used the Faux Leather Technique on a feminine card. I usually use it on masculine cards, but it works just as well on this card.
If you need more information, please don’t hesitate to call or email me.
I hope you all had a great weekend! I’ve been waiting since last November for the Daytona 500 Race. Today was the day! I got all of my card kits for tomorrow’s card making class finished early just so I could watch it at 1:00 when it started. Well, after a few laps it had to start raining. It didn’t restart until 8:30! Now they’re expecting another rain storm before it’s finished. I sure hope it doesn’t. Go, Junior!!
This is one of the cards we’ve made in my card making classes this month. Don’t you just love it? I saw one similar to this somewhere in blog land and just had to make it. I’ve had the Shop Around Roller Stamp since it first came out, but forgot all about it until I decided to take all my roller stamps apart and make them flat stamps. (When you do this, you can use the whole stamp or just parts of it.) In this case, I wanted the image of the lady and part of the next panel. I stamped it on Very Vanilla Card Stock with Black StazOn Ink, sponged around the edges a little bit, and mounted it on Basic Black Card Stock. I used Baked Brown Sugar for the card base and embossed it with the Pretty Print Embossing Folder. The 2 prints are retired designer series paper. The Naturals Trim Ribbon is awesome…You can stamp right on it! I also used a Very Vintage Designer Button, twine, a paper doily, Crochet Trim, and Baked Brown Sugar Stretch Ribbon. Unfortunately, the photo below does not show the whole stamp.
Have you told your friends “hello” lately? If not, this is the perfect card to send them! We will be making the card in my Card Making Classes this month. I used Core’dinations Card Stock, the Six-sided Sampler Stamp Set, the Hexagon Punch, the large and small Butterfly Punches, a paper Doily, the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder, and Washi Tape to make the card. You could use any color of the Core’dinations Card Stock for the background and it would be just as pretty! Want to make a masculine card? Replace the doily with coordinating card stock cut out with the largest die from the Banners Framelits Die Set and get rid of the bow and butterflies.
Maybe I should make one for my card classes, as well!
Purchase all of the products I used by calling or emailing me with your order, or by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.
Let your friends know you’re thinking about them now!
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Posted in Big Shot, Dry Embossing, Friend Cards, Handmade Cards, Hexagon Punch, Six-sided Sampler
Tagged Alphabet Press Embossing Folder, Card Making Classes, Classy Cut-ups Creations, Handmade Cards, Hexagon Punch, Six-sided Sampler Stamp Set