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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Another Bethlehem card

Here's one more Night in Bethlehem card.  Sandi Dailey made this card and I love it because it's so simple to make.  It looks like a snow globe and all she did was stamp the image on a round piece of card stock and the base is cut out with one of our punches and then cut into two pieces length ways.  I think I'll be doing this card at my next Christmas card class. 
 
 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Night in Bethlehem

Here's another beautiful card made with the Night in Bethlehem stamp set and the Bethlehem framelit dies.  This was made by Browyn Easley.  I love this card. 
 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Holiday Catalog is live

The holiday catalog went live yesterday so now you can order any or all of it whenever you want.  Here's my first two samples out of the Holiday catalog.  The stamp set is Night in Bethlehem and the edgelits are Bethlehem dies.  I fooled around a lot with this card putting all the Daffodil Delight card stock behind the windows.  And then I put the greeting on and darn it, it's crooked.  I'll have to figure out how to cover it.  But I still really love this set.
 
 
This candle is one of the battery operated one so it'll never burn down.  And it looks really cool when it's lit. 

 
I'm going to try and post more things made with this set and then I'll move on to other things out of the Holiday catalog. 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Christmas cards

Here's the first card from my Christmas in July class that I had a couple of weeks ago.  This is the Flurry of Wishes stamp set out of the annual catalog.  Last year there was a punch that co-ordinated with the two smaller stamps in the set.  The stamps were on one stamp and the punch cut them both out at one time.  The punch retired so I cut the two stamps apart so that I could use them randomly where ever I wanted to.  The pink base is Powder Pink and the gray is Smoky Slate.  It's not a traditional color combo but I really like it. 
 
 
 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Love Today planner

I don't know about you but I love to use a planner.  When I was working it was a necessary item because I had so much to keep track of.  Now it's necessary because my memory isn't as good as it used to be.  I try to write down everything that I might want to do sometime. 
So here is the planner that I'm using right now.  It's from Stampin' Up! and it's on pages 12 and 13 in the annual catalog.  It's very sturdy and I love how they've put the gold metal corner protectors on it.  I had one of the gold floral stickers out of the pack on here but I must have rubbed it against something and the gold foil started coming off.  So I just pulled it all off and now I have a white flower.  
 
 
When it comes you have to put all the pages in but there's a guide to help you figure it out.  Each month has a divider page like this.  It's heavy vinyl so you can write on it or put stickers on it.  I've put a few stickers in mine but I'll probably do some more as time goes on.

 
Here's the first page of each month.  You can use the five different sections to keep track of different things.  Ex. milage, postage, etc.

 
Here's the whole month at a glance.  You'll have to put in the dates yourself.  This is so that you can start it when ever you want to.  I started mine with July because I didn't want to wait for a new year to use it.  There are refills available so you'll be able to use this planner for a long time.

 
Lets go back to the previous page.  I said that you could use it to keep track of things but I decided to just decorate mine.  So here my Sept page.  I think I'll try to do the rest of them with something of the seasons.  But this stamp set is great for creative people like Stampin' Up! demonstrators.
 


And it doesn't show up much but I added some stamping on the calendar page.  

 
And here's one of my favorite parts.  I didn't show you a blank page but here I decorated the daily pages with Washi tape.  I think it just makes it stand out more.  I added the up and down divider so that I can keep track of Stampin' Up! things on the left side and everything else on the right side.  I also think that from now on as I do more pages I'm going to try and use Washi tape that is color appropriate to the different times of the year. 

 
And here's some of the other items that you'll get with your planner.  There's a couple of pocket pages, some stickers, a couple of photo pages and some sticky notes.  And they all co-ordinate with the floral design of the planner. There's also a really nice divider that you can take out and move to a new spot to keep track of where you're at.  Well, guess what.  I've already misplace it.  I'll keep looking and it'll turn up someday.  I really think that if you like planners you'll love this one.

 
And a close up of some of the little stickers.
 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Have you ever gotten something in a box that was so nice that you just couldn't throw it away?  Here's a couple of boxes that I got recently.  This first one came from the eye doctor's office.  It had my new glasses in it.  It was already black and all I did was add the gold die cuts.  You probably recognize the Flourish Thinlits.  I used the multipurpose adhesive sheets on the back of the gold foil. 
 
 
Here's another box that I just had to keep.  This box had my new cell phone in it.  There were stickers on the top, sides and bottom so I had to cover them with designer series paper.  I love the Lemon Lime Twist paper.  I could probably have done a fancier medallion on the top but I couldn't wait.  I might change it later.  Not sure what I'll do with these boxes but I'm sure that sometime a birthday or Christmas will come along and I'll find a present to put in them.

 
So don't throw away those good boxes.  And my next recycle project will be with the boxes below.  Another great thing to recycle is the box that Paper Pumpkin comes in.  I've got a stack of them and I have recycled a few of them for presents.  So think of all the things that can be recycled with paper and stamps and die cuts and all of the other great Stampin' Up! products.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July card class

Here's a sneak peek at the cards that we'll be making on Thurs. 
 
 
It's our regular card class so we'll be making 8 cards.  Two of each of these designs with envelopes.  Only $15.00 or free with a minimum $20.00 order.  Bring a friend and get to pick something out of the treasure chest.  Your friend will get theirs free if it's their first class.