Wednesday, October 24, 2018

CHRISTMAS FACEBOOK CHALLENGE - September

For our Christmas Facebook Challenge this month we were asked to create 4 cards using the 3D technique. I've never done an easel card and with just coming in under the wire, again, I thought this was a simple yet effective card. I started at noon and, with the assistance of a migraine, managed to make these in just under 2.5 hours. Had to restamp the tree once but happy the way they turned out.


If you haven't seen the Easel card technique, just either search YouTube/ Splitcoast or leave a comment below and I'll try to get a video up.

I used Night of Navy cardstock and ink as well as Whisper White.

Stamp set: SNOW IS GLISTENING
DSP: JOYOUS NOEL
Die: SWIRLY SCRIBBLES
Punch: EVERYDAY LABEL
Silver Embossing Powder

The card base is 12 x 5.5 scored at the 3" and the 6". Fold on both score lines.
Cut the DSP 1/4" smaller (sorry my head just won't process numbers with this migraine)

The big thing to remember is when adhering your image mat to the front of the card, you are only placing adhesive 3" of from the bottom of the mat on both sides, otherwise your card front won't stand up!

I LOVE this stamp set. I've been wanting one similar (retired) for years so was thrilled to see this one come out. The set is part of our Snowflake Showcase will be available to you in the month of November, so just a few more days!

I may have posted the video previously (been a bit crazy here) but wanted to make sure you'd seen this collection.


I  may need to order at least one package of the velveteen paper and of the trinkets. I like the lower profile of the snowflake trinkets so they may mail easier. 

Happy Stamping!
Kelly


Monday, October 22, 2018

IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY!

Stampin' UP! is celebrating TODAY Only! 15% off select stamp sets. Check out the video below then head over to the store and pick up favorites on your shopping list.

Here is a link to the PDF of the stamp list:  STAMP SALE

  • Discount applies to select stamp sets only when purchased individually during the 24-hour promotion period. Bundles featuring stamp sets from the promotion will not be discounted.

Ordering deadlines:
  • Phone: October 23, 2018; 6:50 PM (MT)
  • OEX/Online: October 23, 2018; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here's a Hostess Code to help you out.  Use the Hostess Code and receive a Birthday Gift from me.  Like all presents, your gift is a surprise!

HOSTESS CODE:

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Now that my book has launched, family are all in their own homes and the writers conference is behind me, I can get back to crafting again! Yay!!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

SYMPATHY SUNDAY - October - Petal Palette


I've been working on getting unfinished projects out of the way. Where last week went and the daily posts I'd planned went, I have no clue. Every day seemed to get sucked up by the promotional stuff I need done for the book. I'm also trying to get my presentation finished for the Ozarks Creative Writers conference in Eureka Springs Arkansas on the 12th. To add insult to injury, and an extra thing on my plate, I'd like to have a companion workbook finished to sell at the conference. We had family visiting from Thursday - Monday. Tuesday I couldn't stay awake then the rest of the week seemed to vanish. 

I did get some cards posted on Instagram yesterday but for the most part, I spent the day with Bob. Our days together are growing slim. His mom arrives tomorrow, I leave on Thursday and by the time I get home on the 16th, Bob should be prepping to go back out on the boat. Life just never seems to slow down!

Yesterday morning I decided to steal some early morning crafting time. Since Petal Palette is on sale through TODAY, I thought I'd pull the One Sheet Wonder from HERE and get them finished up. 

The daughter-in-law of one of my writer buddies (we've been conference roomies for over 20 years) is in need of some up-lifting. Her brother was killed a week ago while assisting a stranded motorist. Aside from the pain to his family, can you imagine the grief of the people he had stopped to help?

PLEASE, if you see someone on the side of the road, MOVE OVER or at the very least slow down and pay more attention. I know what Honnah is going through. My eldest brother was killed in much the same way about 15 years ago. He had stopped on the side of the road to check the rebar load on his semi when a driver in a pick-up struck him. 


While for most of the others in this One Sheet Wonder set used the wren, I chose the floral for this elongated panel. I colored the image using Pool Party and Lt. Old Olive. I stamped the image in Old Olive, providing the shading without having to use the darker Stampin' Blend. The bakers twine is retired Crushed Curry. The sequins are from Tutti Fruit (retired) but you could use the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins in their place. For now, I'm all about using what I have. I added the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to the center. 

REMEMBER:
NEW HOSTESS CODE
Valid through October 9, 2018

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Since this is the last day of the 
World Cardmaking Day Sale
I'm sharing the poster one more time

Even if you don't need the stamp set, this is a great opportunity to stock up on adhesives and basics like the 12 x12 white cardstock or notecards/ envelopes





Monday, October 1, 2018

WORLD CARD MAKING WEEK - Day 1!

Good morning.

Rhonda (my SIL and downline) and her husband are packing up to leave so will be a couple hours at least before I can get to the table and get a card ready for today. Should be up by 3 p.m. CST when I will post a new HOSTESS CODE as well.

NEW HOSTESS CODE
Valid through October 9, 2018

ABB4EK26


Okay, bit of a  change... 
When I went to grab a hostess code, I noticed we have a new promotion coming up. For now, this is a demonstrator pre-order thing... meaning, if you become part of my team you could order now as part of your kit. I'll be giving you more details later in the week and as we get closer to releasing to customers. But for today, as I chill with the hubby I thought I'd share the video with you in place of a card.



With items from our World Cardmaking Day Sale!offering 10% off quick and easy card kits, stamp sets and adhesives to have you creating beautiful cards in no time!


I hope you'll come back this afternoon to see what I come up with!




Monday, September 24, 2018

MEMORY MONDAY - Frights & Delights - September

I love putting together the Memories & More components from the Paper Pumpkin kits. My goal is to next year begin adding pictures. Some I still need to print, which requires knowing which memory card they are on. LOL But I'll get there. Maybe I need to just start with one memory card and work my way through .

I have the photos in mind for this layout. As soon as I get the front deck decorated for Halloween, I'll take/ print pictures for the layout.


These are the components I pulled from the Paper Pumpkin. I made a couple of adjustments to the pumpkins and the ghosts. Rather than use the foil backing provided for the pumpkin and ghosts, I chose to use alternate colors:


I cut pumpkin backs from Basic Black Foil and Daffodil Delight as well as from one of the cellophane bags.


I removed the layout from the pocket pages to break the glare. 


I used some of the bakers twine from the kit to wrap one of the 4' x 6" mats. You could use our Black Bakers Twine. The mats are cut from Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape and Mango Melody cardstock.

I've put the items I didn't use back into a stamp case for a future project.

There's still three days left to take advantage of the Toil & Trouble Hostess Code Promotion:

# # # # # #
I have an AMAZING Offer for you!

When you order the Toil & Trouble Bundle
and select me as your demonstrator
using the Hostess Code
FHTNFBGP
I will send you the following as a Thank You  gift:

3' Glitter Ribbon
2 - 4"x6" of each sheet of the DSP
2 - 4"x6" each color coordianting Cardstock
1 - 4" x 6" Black Foil Sheet
2- Spider Charms
13- Bat Punches

ADD a pack of the DSP to your Order
Receive Free Tombo Liquid Glue or Mini Dimensionals
Your Choice!










Sunday, September 23, 2018

FACEBOOK CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE - One Sheet Wonder



Our challenge this month was to create a One Sheet Wonder. I realized I still have many of the items I made at my very first One Sheet Wonder class over 16 years ago! I'll have to see if I can find those and show them soon.

In the mean time, with everything else going on here I was torn between using DSP or creating my own. As you can see, I went with the stamped background. I used HOLLY BERRY HAPPINESS (apparently retired. How did I miss that?) both inside and out. Two of the cards with Cherry Cobbler and two with Shaded Spruce. I matted them on Whisper White bases.

I stamped the holly leaves in a random fashion on an 8.5" x 11" piece of Whisper White. A tip to keep in mind when stamping with our photopolymer stamps is that you get a better impression if you put a mouse pad or a piece of fun foam under your paper.

I didn't want to keep moving my 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper around a 5" x 7" piece of fun foam. Instead, I raided my mat board stash and cut to size, then glued 2 pieces of fun foam on one side, creating a permanent larger stamping mat:


So I stamped the entire background with the holly, then I went back and 2-step stamped the holly berry clusters. The outline is stamped in Cherry Cobbler then the solid in Real Red for a subtle contrast. Here's a close-up of one of the cards:


The sentiment is stamped in VersaMark then embossed with Gold on Whisper White. I used a 1/2" circle punch to notch the corners. I did the same with the sentiment mat. The sentiment is glued directly to the mat then dimensionals to affix the whole thing to the card.

Mat Sizes:

Card Base - 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Cardstock mat - 4" x 5-1/4"
Stamped mat - 3-3/4" x 5"

Sentiment mat - 2-3/4" x 1- 1/4"
Sentiment - 2-1/2" x 1"

Then I stamped the inside:


the bow is done the same as the holly berries - stamping the outline in Cherry Cobbler then the inside with Real Red.

While my offer has nothing to do with Christmas, there is still time to take advantage of the Halloween Bundle promotion: 

# # # # # #
I have an AMAZING Offer for you!

When you order the Toil & Trouble Bundle
and select me as your demonstrator
using the Hostess Code
FHTNFBGP
I will send you the following as a Thank You  gift:

3' Glitter Ribbon
2 - 4"x6" of each sheet of the DSP
2 - 4"x6" each color coordianting Cardstock
1 - 4" x 6" Black Foil Sheet
2- Spider Charms
13- Bat Punches

ADD a pack of the DSP to your Order
Receive Free Tombo Liquid Glue or Mini Dimensionals
Your Choice!






Friday, September 21, 2018

OCTOBER DAILY - Part 2 - Base Pages

I finally got a break in final book prep to get the second installment of the October Daily series.



If you didn't see Part 1, you can follow the link below

October Daily Part 1

# # # # # #
I have an AMAZING Offer for you!

When you order the Toil & Trouble Bundle
and select me as your demonstrator
using the Hostess Code
FHTNFBGP
I will send you the following as a Thank You  gift:

3' Glitter Ribbon
2 - 4"x6" of each sheet of the DSP
2 - 4"x6" each color coordianting Cardstock
1 - 4" x 6" Black Foil Sheet
2- Spider Charms
13- Bat Punches

ADD a pack of the DSP to your Order
Receive Free Tombo Liquid Glue or Mini Dimensionals
Your Choice!