Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sending Love Suite, Remarkable Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to our Remarkable Blog Hop. This month we are featuring the Sending Love Suite. I am loving the whole suite! What I'm sharing with you just the beginning I think.

First we'll start with the Valentine's card we'll be making in my Just Cards class this week.

I'm really happy with how it came out. Clean, bold, and lovely. But it definitely took a some work to get it there. I had the basic idea, but couldn't figure out how I wanted the sentiment (which is from a retired host set, but I still break it out every year. But I think the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes would work just fine) so I played around a bit and settled on embossing a top layer of black with the white embossing powder. Here's what my desk looked like in progress:

Keeping with the bold black, white, and red theme, here's my love banner.

This the before and after of my stamping desk. I've been meaning to decorate up the back for awhile and I finally got around to it.

My last project to share today is a bit softer. I used Pool Party, Crumb Cake, and Real Red.

I hope you've been inspired.
For further inspiration, click here to go to Linda Moore's blog.

And here's the whole line up:

Nancy Amato: 
Melissa Bolinger: 
Arden Dougan: 
Tracie Evans: 
Anne Matasci:
Heather Mathieson:
Audra Monk:
Linda Moore:…-suite-blog-tour/ 
Maria Pane:
Janet Wakeland:

Friday, January 6, 2017

An Occasion to Celebrate

It's my first blog post of the new year! I'll keep it short as I'm in full swing preparing for my Open House event coming up on Sunday the 8th of January. I'm excited to share Stampin' Up's new Occasions catalog with my local crafty friends. And I am excited to share some ideas here on my blog! If you'd like a catalog, let me know.

For my open house, I'll be offering four card designs to make, and here they are:

Aren't they lovely? They feature lots of new stamps and beautiful Designer Series papers from the Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure.
Let's take a closer look.

Lift Me Up

Lucky Elephant

Dragonfly Dreams

Big on Birthdays

There's really something for everyone!

The Lift Me Up bundle is one of my favorites, especially with the coordinating DSP that you can get for free from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. And you know how much I love Stampin' Up's DSP. I love it so much, I had to use it to make one of these cute easel calendars. 

I have two last things to share with you today. 
First, a preview for this month's Remarkable blog hop coming up on the 15th. We'll be featuring the Sealed With Love Suite. I made this banner to decorate my desk:

Very sophisticated, I think! So check back next week for all my sweet projects.

In closing, I'll share my Christmas scrapbook pages. I adore all our Project Life products. They make it so easy to make quick memory pages. I think I made these two pages in 10 minutes or less! That's my kind of scrapbooking.

I love all the traditional red and green this year!

Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the new products available from Stampin' Up! I look forward to sharing more with you soon.
Stay Crafty!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Envelope Punch Board Boxes, with video

Hi Crafty Friends!

So, maybe you want to make a few boxes. I've got the idea for you! Use your Envelope Punch Board! If you don't have one, go to my online store: or contact me and I'll help you out. To make the boxes, I have the measurements below and then watch the video and make away. If you need help, let me know!

Let's start with the small box. 
Card stock or DSP 6x6.
Punch and score at 2 1/8 and 3 7/8. Turn paper and punch and score using the score lines now there.
To make the wrap, this one punched with the Tag Topper Punch:
DSP or card stock 7 1/2x2, score at 6 1/4, 5, 2 1/2, and 1 1/4.
Or, use a strip 9 inches by 1-2 inches. 

For the card sized box:
Card stock 9x9.
Score and punch at 3 1/2 and 4 1/2. Do the other sides, punching and scoring from the first set of score marks.

OK, here's the video to help you out! And note, not my best video, but it gets the job done. Have fun and thanks for watching.

Stay Crafty!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Oh Christmas Cards, How I Love You.

Hi Crafty Friends! Welcome to another Remarkable Blog Hop. And this one I am super excited about (okay, I am often excited about crafty things). This is going to be a picture heavy post, and I hope you enjoy it and feel inspired to create lots of handmade holiday cards to share with your family and friends.

In my classes, we have been making holiday cards since July (I think). As a person who often has good intentions toward crafting and gifting but usually runs out of time, I think this is a great way to build up your Christmas card stock, so as December approaches, the cards are ready. You can write a little something, stick a family photo in, address them, stamp them (I even bought my holiday stamps last week) and most importantly, MAIL them. So if you haven't started yet, there's still time! Find some inspiration, get out your supplies (or buy some from me) and get crafting.

Stampin' Up has lots of amazing, beautiful and versatile holiday products in the Holiday catalog and the Annual catalog. When I create, I am often inspired by ideas I see online, whether it's Pinterest or in various groups I'm in. Sometimes a card is a mash up of a few I've seen, sometimes it's all me (that's always very exciting) and sometimes I just copy it. So thank you to all the other crafters out there who have helped and inspired me with their creations. I hope my cards inspire you, and if not, maybe something will from another of the Remarkable blog hoppers. As always, we love your comments.

Thanks so much for looking! For more inspiration, click here to see what Linda Moore made.
Stay Crafty!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pop Up Panel Card, How To With Video

Hi Crafty Friends!
Here is my how to make a pop up panel card. It really is so much fun and not so hard to do.

So, here is our sweet little card, hiding the magic.
And here's your teaser video:


Here are the measurements/papers you'll need:
Card front, card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, front panels: CS 4 x 5 1/4, DSP 3 3/4 x 5.
Inside: 8 1/4 x 11 (this is the one for measuring and drawing all the lines).
DSP for inside: 2 pieces at 4 x 5 1/4 (you'll cut 2 corners off these) 1 piece at 3 x 3 3/4 for writing on.
For folding part: CS at 2 3/4 x 11, score at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4.
DSP, 4 pieces, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2.
For stamping: 2 pieces, 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 and 2 1 3/4 circles.

On your 8 1/4 x 11 piece:
On the short side, mark dots at: 2 1/8, 4 1/4, and 6 3/8, on both sides.
On the long side: mark dots at: 4 1/4, 5 1/2, and 6 3/4.
Lightly with pencil draw the lines horizontally and the center line at 5 1/2--score this one.
On the tow outside horizontal lines, mark dots at 4" and 7" connect them to the marks at 4 1/4 and 6 3/4 on both sides.
Cut out the corners.

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and making your own pop up panel card!
If you have questions or want to purchase any of the wonderful Stampin' Up supplies, let me know!
Stay Crafty!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fall for Designer Series Paper, Remarkable Blog Hop

Hooray! It's Remarkable Blog Hop time. And I am sharing MORE cards that show the love to Stampin' Up's Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I can't help myself, I love this stuff! (It's even more fun as most of it is on sale, buy 3 get 1 free).

So, here we go!

Blooms and Bliss DSP

Fruit Stand DSP (and yes it's a shaker jar!)

Warmth and Cheer DSP (Holiday Catalog)

Moroccan DSP

Now, check out the inside, the DSP is amazing!


It's a pop up panel card! So cool. This little video was a preview for the class I had today. 
Everyone did a great job making the card. Here are a few class participants showing off their cards.

I'll post my info on how to make this card, later this week on my blog.

Thanks for checking out my ideas. For more inspiration, click here to go to Maria's blog.

Here's the whole line up:





Audra:   YOU’RE HERE!




Sunday, September 18, 2016

Halloween Fun, Remarkable Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends! It's time for the Remarkable blog hop. A group of demonstrators get together (virtually) to share some creative ideas, the third Sunday of every month. And here it is, that third Sunday! Today we are sharing Fall and Halloween ideas.

I love Fall and Halloween, (maybe as much as I love Christmas)! I am a sucker for all things seasonal. And yes, I have had a pumpkin scone at Starbucks already this season, even though it's still pretty hot in Maryland.
 I'm sharing two projects today. Both Halloween cards, one quick and easy, and one a bit more involved. I bought two Halloween stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog this year. Although I think the whole Halloween line is totally awesome.

My quick card uses the Jar of Haunts set and features the truly lovely Halloween Night Specialty DSP. If you've checked in with me before, you know how I love my DSP.

Super cute, yes? And true confession, I may have been eating a wee little bit of candy corn as I was making this. I needed it for research purposes, to know which order the colors went, so I could color  the candy with my Stampin' Write markers. And note, there are several two packs in the Holiday Catalog, awesome!The sentiment is from the Spooky Fun stamp set, which is up next.

This is a double Z fold card. They're all the rage in crafty land, so I had to jump on the hay wagon. There are a lot of videos out there, and I just might make one myself this week, so I'll just give the basic measurements here.

You cut your card stock in inches to 11 x 4 1/4. The card stock for the front piece is 1 3/4 x 11. The DSP is 1/8 an inch smaller. Then score the card base and card stock strip at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2. I laid the DSP down on the scored and folded strip and then folded it to match. Then I glued it on with our Tombo liquid adhesive.

The rest is just building the picture. I did not attach the front piece until I knew what I wanted in front and behind. I attached it when I was ready with Tombo. I used the Tombo and glue dots to attach all the elements. I used almost everything from the Spooky Fun stamp set and the Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies (sold as a bundle for a 10% savings).

Here's the view of the card closed:

I mean, really, isn't it the cutest? I'm planning to send it to my son at college next month.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my Halloween projects, and enjoy the rest of the blog hop.
Stay Crafty!

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