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Archive for August, 2018

Stampin’ Up! Anniversary

Posted: Friday, August 31st, 2018 @ 10:04 am in Projects | 1 Comment »

It’s my 20th Stampin’ Up! Anniversary today!!!  I’m overwhelmed with joy thinking about the fun and friendships that Stampin’ Up! has brought to me over the years.  I’ll be celebrating all year, but for this Labor Day weekend, I have a giveaway.  From my abundance of  crafting supplies, I have made up some grab bags […]

Last Chance – Blended Seasons

Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2018 @ 5:44 pm in Projects | 1 Comment »

I better share my last couple cards using the Blended Seasons bundle (COLOR YOUR SEASON PROMOTION) before it is gone for good this weekend.  Check out my other projects posted earlier this month to see how versatile are the stamp set and dies.  Don’t miss the limited set of new Watercolor Pencils too. Today’s Tip: […]

Craft Retreat

Posted: Monday, August 27th, 2018 @ 3:14 pm in Projects | No Comments »

It’s always fun to get away for a crafting day or even a whole weekend.  We have lots of opportunities in the Erie PA area, including a Craft Retreat held by my team at Edinboro Camp.  Here are some highlights from last weekend: Table gifts: Inside were markers and a sweet notebook: We had lots […]

Blended Seasons and Heat Embossing

Posted: Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 @ 2:29 pm in Projects | No Comments »

The Blended Seasons bundle is only available for a few more days (while supplies last)!  Besides the watercoloring (this post), Heat Embossing is my favorite technique using with this beautiful stamp set. Today’s Tip:  This card couldn’t be easier.  Just emboss in white on the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and mount on an Early […]

Techniques with Blended Seasons and Watercolor Pencils

Posted: Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 @ 9:31 am in Projects | No Comments »

The Blended Seasons stamp set (only available in August) lends itself to many fun techniques for you to try.  First I used  Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Paper and an aquapainter.  It’s so nice to have Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green in Watercolor Pencils – these may not come back after August either, so don’t wait […]

Blended Seasons Bundle

Posted: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 @ 10:26 am in Projects | No Comments »

I’m finding that the Blended Seasons Bundle has no end of possibilities.  I think you are going to enjoy both the stamp set and dies for many seasons and many occasions. Here are 2 of the projects that we are doing at my August Card Class (pdf project sheets are free with any order at […]

String Art Tutorial

Posted: Thursday, August 16th, 2018 @ 10:16 am in Projects | No Comments »

I tried this string art technique a couple months back, Stampin’ Up style, and forgot to blog it.  This is a really messy but fun technique. Cut a piece of Baker’s Twine and dip it in 1 or more colors of ink in sections.  Try not to get the twine too saturated.   Now that I’m […]

Stitched Seasons Tags

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 @ 3:42 pm in Projects | No Comments »

I had just a few minutes last week to play with 3 new Holiday Catalog bundles that we were given on the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip.  I used the Stitched Seasons Framelit dies (only available while supplies last) to make all the layers of the tags.  I’ll post more details about the tags when the […]

Behind the Scenes – 2

Posted: Monday, August 6th, 2018 @ 7:41 am in Projects | No Comments »

I like to take a photo or two of the process while I’m creating a project.  Here are a few I found in my files. Before this, was this: Today’s Tip:  I wanted to make multiples of this easy layout, so I stamped the vases tipped slightly onto strips of Whisper White Cardstock.  Then it […]

Behind the Scenes

Posted: Saturday, August 4th, 2018 @ 3:33 pm in Projects | No Comments »

I like to take a photo or two of the process while I’m creating a project.  Here are a few I found in my files. Before this, was this: I used the Stamparatus for placement on all 3 designs.  The first one I also used the masking technique to combine the 3 animals.  The second […]