Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Blast from the Past Facebook Live Recap - Emboss Resist

Hello Everyone,
I am so happy to report that not only did I do my first Technique on a Facebook Live, BUT I was able to upload the video to You Tube AND copy it to HERE to share with all of you!  Whew!  That was a whole afternoon of work also!  So do me a favor, if you haven't already, please, please subscribe to my blog.  It is so easy, just scroll down on the right hand side and enter your email in the "Subscribe by Email" and then enter, follow the steps and my blog posts will be delivered right to your email mailbox!

I have wanted to do a "show" and showcase different cards that I stamp but you know everyone has done or is doing that. I wanted to do something different and then it struck me!  I have 7 years of Technique Classes with wonderful documentation!  Why not start at the beginning and showcase each technique. I might not be able to do it weekly, but biweekly is a possibility.

November, 2011 was the very first time that we met to have our very first Technique Class, nine people attended and that is about how many have attended through the years. In fact, last week at our September Technique Class, we had 8 lovely ladies.

The very first technique was Emboss Resist and I love that I had 4 pages of notes explaining to me how to do this very first technique in front of 9 people. I know one thing, I was very nervous!!

Here is the link to the video, it is on You Tube and I would appreciate it so much if you would watch it, let me know what you think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSiTVQPjXaY&t=7s




I had that this very card also won the contest that my upline, Kelly Acheson held; I just happened to have kept all of my winning cards and was able to take a new picture of it.

So here is the very first card that we made 7 years ago:

And here is the card that I made for the Facebook Live, I really like how this card turned out and can't wait to send it to a very special person!



Here are the ingredients for the new Emboss Resist card,
Stamp Sets:  Colorful Seasons
Ink:  Merry Merlot, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Paper:  Cajun Craze Base, Calypso Coral Layer, Whisper White
Accessories:  Braided Linen Trim

Thank you so much for watching my Facebook Live Video, and stopping what you were doing to read my blog. I appreciate it! If you read my "What's Happening" I have listed when our next Facebook Live will be, Tuesday, October 2nd and the technique is the Shaving Cream technique. Mark your calendar for that one, it is going to be great!!
Cindy

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What's happening:
Tuesday, September 25 - Kit Class, Schmittys on Main, Neillsville 
Monday, October 1 - Last Day to sign up for the Christmas Card Class 
Tuesday, October 2 - Facebook Live - Shaving Cream Technique
Monday, October 8 - Christmas Card Class, Apple Valley Bar & Grill, Neillsville 
Wednesday, October 10 - Technique Class, Apple Valley Bar & Grill, Neillsville
Thursday, October 11 - Sign up for the Stamp of the Month and the 4 featured cards.
Tuesday, October 30 - Kit Class, Schmittys on Main, Neillsville







Wednesday Wow! - Happy Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, isn't this a great card?!  Enjoy your Wednesday Wow!
Happy Halloween

All images © Stampin’ Up!®

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
  • STAMPS Cauldron Bubble (147713 wood or 147710 clear)
  • PAPER - Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Gorgeous Grape (146987), Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper (DSP) (147531)
  • INK – Gorgeous Grape (147099), Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
  • OTHER – 3/8” Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897), Spider Trinkets (147896), Cauldron Framelits (147914), Frost White Shimmer Paint (147046), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Big Shot (143263), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)
Cutting & Scoring:
  • Gorgeous Grape – 8 ½” x 5 ½” score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Basic Black – 3 ½” x 4 3/4”, 3 5/8” x 4 7/8”, scrap for spider web
  • Purple stripe DSP - 1 ¼” x 4 ¾”, ½” x 4”
  • Whisper White – ½” x 2 ½”, 4” x 5 ¼”, scrap for ghost

Instructions:
  • Mix some rubbing alcohol and Frost White Shimmer Paint in a Stampin’ Spritzer, shake and spritz small layer of black. Add large strip of DSP, wrap the ribbon around the seam and attach to the back. Add to larger layer of black and then to card base.
  • Crop one of the cauldrons from the DSP with the coordinating framelt. Add to card with dimensionals.
  • Crop a spider web from black scrap and add to top left corner of black panel. Use a glue dot to add the Spider Trinket.
  • Ink sentiment in Gorgeous Grape and stamp on strip of white, flag the right end and add under the cauldron.
  • Add small strip of DSP to the large white layer and add to the inside of the card,
  • Ink the ghost in Memento, stamp on scrap of white, crop with coordinating die and add to inside of card.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday Wow - Fall Flowers Thank You

Fall Flowers Thank You

All images © Stampin’ Up!®

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
  • STAMPS - Country Home (147678) Photopolymer
  • PAPER – Old Olive (100702), Blackberry Bliss (133675), Sahara Sand (121043), Whisper White (100730), Galvanized Metallic Paper (147805), Country Lane Designer Series Paper (147804)
  • INK – Memento Black (132708), Sahara Sand (147117), Blackberry Bliss (147092)
  • OTHER – Big Shot (143263), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Layering Ovals Framelits (141706), Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (147906), Classic Label Punch (141491), 3/16” Braided Linen Trim (147808), Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends (147910), Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends (144574), Regals Stampin’ Write Markers (147155), Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897), Clear Rhinestones (144220), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Cutting & Scoring:
  • Old Olive 8-1/2” x 5-1/2
  • Country Lane DSP 5-1/4” x 1/2"
  • Galvanized Metallic 5-1/4” x 1-1/2”
  • Blackberry Bliss scrap
  • Whisper White scrap
  • Sahara Sand scrap


Instructions:

  • Adhere the DSP strip to the left side of the card base with Liquid Glue.
  • Emboss the Galvanized Metallic Paper with the Tin Tile Embossing folder through the Big Shot, adhere to DSP strip with Liquid Glue.
  • Stamp the pitcher and flowers with Black Memento ink on Whisper White scrap, color with Stampin’ Write Markers and Stampin’ Blends as shown.
  • Use Wink of Stella over the berries in the pitcher for a little bling.
  • Die cut the stamped image and a Blackberry Bliss scrap with the Layering Ovals Framelits through the Big Shot.
  • Offset the oval layers, adhere together with Liquid Glue, adhere to card base with Dimensionals.
  • Tie a small bow with the Braided Linen Trim, adhere by the handle of the pitcher with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • Adhere a Rhinestone to the bouquet of flowers, add two Rhinestones to the right of the stamped image layers as shown.
  • Stamp sentiment on Sahara Sand scrap, punch out with Classic Label Punch,
  • Enjoy!



     I hope that you have enjoyed our Wednesday Wow Series, let me know what you think and Thanks and Happy Stamping!!
    Cindy
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    What's happening:
    Wednesday, September 5 - Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is LIVE!!
    Wednesday, September 5 - Last day to sign up for the Christmas Card Class 
    Monday, September 10 - Christmas Card Class, Apple Valley Bar & Grill, Neillsville
    Wednesday, September 12 - Technique Class, Apple Valley Bar & Grill, Neillsville
    Thursday, September 13 - Sign up for the Stamp of the Month and receive 4 cards FREE!
    Tuesday, September 25 - Kit Class, Schmittys on Main, Neillsville 

Friday, September 7, 2018

August Stamp of the Month - Accented Blooms

The Stamp of the Month for the month of August is Accented Blooms.  To say that I just love this set is beside the point, it really is a great set and has so many options.  This is what the stamp set looks like, remember that this offer is available every month and anyone can participate. For $24 you will receive the stamp set and everything that you need to create these beautiful cards.
 Here are the cards that I came up with:
Card #1 - Hello Standout
 I like that the Tailored Tag Punch works with this stamp set, just makes everything so much easier. Use a Dimension to "pop" up the "Hello" and watch how your card pops!!

CARDSTOCK: Balmy Blue Card Base, Gorgeous Grape Layer, Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: Dimensions, Tailored Tag Punch, Glitter Rhinestone Gems
INK USED: Memento Black, Gorgeous Grape
BLENDS: Daffodil Delight-Dark, Poppy Parade-Light/Dark, Granny Apple Green-Light/Dark, Highland Hunter-Dark, Rich Razzelberry-Light

Card #2 - Flirty Flamingo Thank You
 I just love how this card turned out, I think that the biggest reason is that I used our Stampin' Blends to color the flowers. I am not big on coloring but the blends make it easy and makes it look like I am an actual artist!!

CARDSTOCK: Flirty Flamingo Base, Soft Suede Layer, Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: Tailored Tag Punch, Dimensions, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Silver Thread (12”)
INK USED: Memento Black, Soft Suede
BLENDS: Calypso Coral Light, Daffodil Delight Dark, Poppy Parade Light, Shaded Spruce Light & Dark

Card #3 - Merry Merlot Hello
And then there are times when you don't have to color in order to make a great card!!  I also used the new Neutral Core Color Merry Merlot in this card, I just love that color!!

CARDSTOCK: Night of Navy Base, Merry Merlot Layer, Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon (9”), Dimensions, Tailored Tag Punch
INK USED: Merry Merlot

Card #4 - Embossed Thank You
You might think that this card looks very plain, BUT in person it looks "Spectacular"!!  It is because the camera does not pick up the embossed look.  I embossed this card with white embossing powder and then colored the flowers with Wink of Stella.  The card is very pretty.

PAPER: Blueberry Bushel Base & Layer, Whisper White 3 ¾ x 5 (Inside) and Scrap for Thank You
ACCESSORIES: Dimensions, White Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella Clear, Tearoom Gold Edge Ribbon, Tailored Tag Punch
INK USED: Versamark, Blueberry Bushel

And that is the August Stamp of the Month - Accented Blooms!  What do you think?  I love hearing from people, so leave me a message.  Thanks and Happy Stamping!!
Cindy
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What's happening:
Wednesday, September 5 - Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is LIVE!!
Wednesday, September 5 - Last day to sign up for the Christmas Card Class 
Monday, September 10 - Christmas Card Class, Apple Valley Bar & Grill, Neillsville
Wednesday, September 12 - Technique Class, Apple Valley Bar & Grill, Neillsville
Thursday, September 13 - Sign up for the Stamp of the Month and receive 4 cards FREE!
Tuesday, September 25 - Kit Class, Schmittys on Main, Neillsville 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wednesday Wow - Well Wishes

Well Wishes

All images © Stampin’ Up!®

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
  • STAMPS – Dandelion Wishes (146744 Wood Mount; 146747 Clear Mount)
  • PAPER – Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)
  • INK – Craft Stampin’ Pad & Refill (147277)66)
  • OTHER – Big Shot (143263), Layering Circle Framelits (141705), 5/8” Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon Whisper White (146912), Pearl Basic Jewels (144219), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Clear Block D (118485)
Cutting & Scoring:
  • Basic Black 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Whisper White 5-1/4” x 4” (2 pieces)
  • Basic Black 5” x 3-3/4”
  • Scrap piece of Basic Black and Whisper White
Instructions:
  • Use Craft Stampin’ Pad to stamp large Dandelion on bottom left corner of 5” x 3-3/4” Basic Black cardstock.
  • Stamp sentiment onto piece of scrap Basic Black cardstock.
  • Die cut sentiment from Basic Black cardstock using Layering Circles scalloped die of your size choosing.
  • Cut larger scalloped circle using Layering Circles Die from Whisper White scrap.
  • Using the largest Pearl Basic Jewels, attach one to the center of the die cut quilt.
  • Adhere Basic Black sentiment diecut to Whisper White diecut using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Tie bow using 5/8” Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon Whisper White around top of 5” x 3-3/4” Basic Black Cardstock.
  • Adhere layered circles to 5” x 3-3/4” Basic Black Cardstock over ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Adhere 5” x 3-3/4” Basic Black Cardstock to 5-1/4” x 4” piece of Whisper White Cardstock.
  • Fold 5-1/2” x 4-/4” Basic Black Cardstock on score line to form base.
  • Adhere 5-1/4” x 4” Whisper White with layers to card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Inside of card base, adhere 5-1/4” x 4” plain Whisper White Cardstock.



    I hope that you are enjoying the Wednesday Wow Series, let me know what you think!  Thanks and Happy Stamping!!
    Cindy
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    What's happening:
    Wednesday, September 5 - Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is LIVE!!
    Wednesday, September 5 - Last day to sign up for the Christmas Card Class 
    Monday, September 10 - Christmas Card Class, Apple Valley Bar & Grill, Neillsville
    Wednesday, September 12 - Technique Class, Apple Valley Bar & Grill, Neillsville
    Thursday, September 13 - Sign up for the Stamp of the Month and receive 4 cards FREE!
    Tuesday, September 25 - Kit Class, Schmittys on Main, Neillsville 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

August Kit Class Cards

This last week was our monthly Kit Class, I have some great cards to share with you. Did you know that the Kit Class gives you the option of making 5 cards, 10 cards or 15 cards.  What I do is design 5 cards and you decide how many times you want to make the cards. The cards are simple layouts without the hassle of different techniques or anything real fancy. If you are looking for a different card making class, come check us out!!

Card 1 – A Big Thank You


STAMP SET: A Big Thank You
CARDSTOCK: Balmy Blue Base, Gorgeous Grape Layer, Whisper White 3 ¾ x 5 (2)
ACCESSORIES: Thank You Thinlit
INK USED: Old Olive, Balmy Blue, Highland Hunter, Gorgeous Grape, Memento Black

Card 2 – Tropical Love

STAMP SET: Tropical Chic
CARDSTOCK: Granny Apple Green Base & 3 ¼ x 3 ¼, Whisper White Layer & 3x3 & 1 ½ x 2, Tropical Escape DSP 3x3 & 1x5
ACCESSORIES: Dimensions, Tropical Thinlits
INK USED: Memento Black, Melon Mambo

Card 3 – Thinking of You Sympathy Card

STAMP SET: Rooted in Nature
CARDSTOCK: Old Olive Base, Early Espresso Layer, Wood Textures DSP 3x5 & Whisper White 3 ¾ x 5 (inside)
ACCESSORIES: Glitter Enamel Dots, Ribbon
INK USED: Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow

Card 4 – Feel Better

STAMPSET: Healing Hugs, Itty Bitty Greetings
CARDSTOCK: Mango Melody Base, Whisper White Layer, Basic Black Layer
ACCESSORIES: Dimensions, Black Rhinestone Jewels
INK USED: Memento Black, Mango Melody

Card 5 – Here for You
STAMP SETS: Pop of Petals, Itty Bitty Greetings
INK: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Memento Black
PAPER: Coastal Cabana Base, Bermuda Bay Layer, Whisper White 3 ¾ x 5 (inside), ½ x 3, 2x3
ACCESSORIES: 4 Petal Flower Punch, Dimensions, Pearlized Doilies, Sequins, Glitter Enamel Dots, Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon, Quilted Tufted Embossing Folder.

And that is the August Kit Class!  What do you think?  I love hearing from people, so leave me a message.  Thanks and Happy Stamping!!
Cindy

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What's happening:
Wednesday, September 5 - Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is LIVE!!
Wednesday, September 5 - Last day to sign up for the Christmas Card Class 
Monday, September 10 - Christmas Card Class, Apple Valley Bar & Grill, Neillsville
Wednesday, September 12 - Technique Class, Apple Valley Bar & Grill, Neillsville
Thursday, September 13 - Sign up for the Stamp of the Month and receive 4 cards FREE!
Tuesday, September 25 - Kit Class, Schmittys on Main, Neillsville 

Friday, August 31, 2018

Holiday Catalog Paper Share - Are you Interested?