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Sunday, August 26, 2018

September Updates & Classes

Hello Friends,

I've had a busy month, and now I'm trying to finish up last minute things prior to going to Seattle next week. Everyone has had a hectic month. Some of you have participated in the Berrien County Fair or are trying to get kids decked out for school. I got to see my East Coast Grandchildren and next week I'm going to visit my West Coast Grandchild; and my Sons and their Wives.

TIP of the Month

I wanted to share with you a tip that I got from another demonstrator by the name Dena from the Creativity Cave regarding saving the life of your Big Shot Plates. I can't believe I've been using my Framelits and Thinlets wrong all of these years and wasting my Big Shot Clear Plates because of it.

Did you know that you should turn your framelits upside down? I didn't. I taught the gals this tip at the August Stamp Camp and at Craft-A-Thon. I didn't want those that didn't attend left out. Anyway, to save your clear plates from curving, here is a video by Dena. Copy and Paste this address in your Search bar and watch her video. Here it is:

August Stamp Camp Cards

The last e-mail I sent out said that I would post the August Stamp Camp Cards, and the products used for them. So here they are:

I love the Bella & Friends stamp set. It can be used in multiple ways, and if you're not into dogs, there is a Cat set, too, from Stampin' Up! called Pretty Kitty. I used Memento Black ink to stamp the image and the verse. To color the image I used the Stampin' Write Markers Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake. The base of the card is Lovely Lipstick, although it can't be seen in this picture. I lined the card in Whisper White paper then I stamped a Blackberry Bliss and Lovely Lipstick Balloon on it. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) was given to me by my friend, Beth Rhode. I hadn't used it before it had retired, but I still love it. It is in Blackberry Bliss, which was an In Color at one time, but was brought back after it was retired this year in the color update. I'm so glad because I had two packs of cardstock saved from the retired offering (sometimes I hoard) The ribbon is also retired Blackberry Bliss. 

I saw this card on Pinterest by Roseanne Mulhern (thank you for sharing it, Roseanne) and I liked the idea she had, but she used more layers on the card. I did like her choice of papers, so I did CASE (Copy and Share Everything) it almost exactly. I used the new Share What You Love Specialty Paper by Stampin' UP! and the In Color Designer Paper Grapefruit Grove (DSP). The base of the card is Thick Whisper White and the DSP is adhered to a smaller piece of Grapefruit Grove. Before I adhered the DSP grid to the base of the card, I wrapped it with White Bakers Twine.  I stamped Oh Happy Day from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set on Whisper White paper and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch. 

Okay, so this one I CASE, too, but added a few different things and changed up the colors. This card was originally from Jen Pitta on Pinterest (thank you, Jen).The stamp set is one of my favorites and is called High Tide. I love every single image in the stamp set which is available from Stampin' UP! The base is Slate Gray. I used our new color, Soft Sea Foam on the bottom layer on the front of the card; I first stamped Soft Sea Foam water from the stamp set on the cardstock. The next layer is a beautiful DS Paper called Tranquil Textures. I tore the edges and distressed it with a sponge dauber and Slate Gray ink. The image is stamped in a two-step technique with one layer in Slate Gray ink then the next layer also in Slate Gray, but stamped off before stamping the image (another technique). Lastly on the image, I stamped the verse in Memento Black. Before I adhered the Whisper White stamped image, I distressed the edges of the paper. I added some twine that I didn't use from a Paper Pumpkin Kit (Stampin' UP!). This was our time intensive card, but I think everyone loved it. What I didn't show in the picture is the inside of the card which is stamped with the water and some gulls standing on the shore.

Our last card is very simple and is quick and easy to make. The base is Thick Whisper White cardstock. The next layer from the bottom is Crumb Cake cardstock. I also used the Burlap Ribbon that is still available in the new catalog and some Dapper Denim Bakers Twine (retired) I had left over from another project. The DSP is from the last catalog, so it's retired and called Naturally Eclectic. The stamp set is Artistically Asian and is current in the 2018 catalog. I love the simple flowers and greenery of the set, but I took a different take on it and stamped the bamboo in Night of Navy ink and the Chinese characters in Crumb Cake. It tied in with the papers that I chose to make the card.

Coming up in September

Fall Sampler Class on Sunday, September 9th from 1 PM- 4 PM
Cost is $25.00 for the class. Please call or e-mail me to reserve your spot. 
E-Mail: or 269-930-8154

Stamp Camp will be held on Saturday, September 15th from 10:00 AM- 1 PM
Cards are still being developed for the camp. Please call or e-mail to reserve your spot. Cost is $25.00 or FREE with a Stampin' UP! or of $25.00 or more.

Fun-Fold Class will be held on Wednesday, September 26th from 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon
Project is still in the development stage. We did this card in the August Fun-Fold Class:

Well, that's it from me. A lot of ideas for you if you didn't make one of the classes. Take care and I hope to see you in September.


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