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Calligraphy Essentials - What's New at Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up!! What's New At SU, We are hopping with excitement!, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman
I am happy that you are joining us for our hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin' With Exciting ideas to share with you.  Today we will feature products from the Brand New 2018-19 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  I know you will find a lot of wonderful ideas shared today.

For my card, I used the Calligraphy Essentials stamp set.  I have always loved calligraphy, but have never really tried to do it myself.  Stampin' Up! is offering a kit this year called Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit, where you can learn to do some calligraphy yourself.   It is so pretty!  They even give you practice sheets so you can learn how to write the letters on your own without using the outline stamp.  How fun is that?!  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up!! What's New At SU, We are hopping with excitement!, Calligraphy Essentials #146783, Nature's Roots Framelits Dies #146341, Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper #146338, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman
I used one of the beautiful sheets of paper from the Nature's Poem designer series paper, which I layered on top of Blackberry Bliss and Grapefruit Grove cardstock.  I made the leaves with a fun coordinating framelits set, Nature's Roots.  In this set of framelits you have the cutting framelits, , but you also have the embossing framelits.  See the picture below to see how you use these framelits.  They turn out beautiful!   

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The sentiment "smile" was stamped with Blackberry Burst ink on top of the designer series paper.  Have you ever stamped on designer series paper?

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up!! What's New At SU, We are hopping with excitement!, Calligraphy Essentials #146783, Nature's Roots Framelits Dies #146341, Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper #146338, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you are enjoying everyone's projects so far.  Use the buttons below to go to Anke Heim's  blog for another wonderful project. 

 

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Embossing Paste meets Embossing Powder

  • Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight stamp set #143669, Lovely Wishes stamp set #145924, Embossing Paste #141979, Emboss Powder #141636, Daisy Punch #143713, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Oh My Goodness!!!  I can't even begin to tell you how much fun this technique was to make and how beautiful it is.  I would have never thought of this idea.  Thank God, someone did and was kind enough to share with everyone.  I don't remember who I first saw this technique done with, so who ever you are, thank you, thank you, thank you.  

I don't know if you can see on the picture or not, but I put Copper Embossing Powder over the Embossing Paste and heat set it.  It is so fun to make and it is so impressive when it is done.  We made these in my technique class and the ladies were crazy about them.  

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To make this project you are going to need the following products:

Cardstock:

Night of Navy

  •  cut at 4 1/4" x 11" score at 5 1/2"

Whisper White

  • cut two at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Wild Wasabi

  • cut at 2" x 3 1/2"

Copper Foil Sheet

  • scrap for 1/2" circle

To make this card you have to work kinda fast.  You don't want to let the paste dry before you put the embossing powder on it.  The first thing I did was put on the Embossing Paste using the brick masks from the Patter Party Decorative Masks.  As soon as I had that finished added the copper embossing powder to all of the embossing paste. 

I had to put sprinkle the embossing powder over it a couple of times to make sure it adhered the way I wanted it to.  You then use your heat gun to warm up the embossing powder so it melts.  You will have to hold the heat gun a little bit longer than you do when you use the embossing powder with the VersaMark ink.  It is so fun to watch the embossing powder melt into the paste.   Such a neat effect!  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight stamp set #143669, Lovely Wishes stamp set #145924, Embossing Paste #141979, Emboss Powder #141636, Daisy Punch #143713, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

You will notice on the picture that I did not put the Embossing Paste all over my card, just part of it.  You can do whatever you would like to do with yours.  

I stamped my sentiment from Lovely Wishes and the flower is from the Delightful Daisy stamp set using the Night of Navy ink.  I punched out the daisy with the coordinating punch.  I used the Leaf punch that was carried over from the holiday catalog.  I sure hope they keep both of those in the new annual catalog which is coming out in June.

For a final touch I added a 1/2" circle from the Copper Foil Sheets and put it in the middle of the daisy.  I also stamped the daisy on the inside of my card and on the envelope.

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight stamp set #143669, Lovely Wishes stamp set #145924, Embossing Paste #141979, Emboss Powder #141636, Daisy Punch #143713, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I hope you will give this fun technique a try.  If you have any questions, please let me know. 

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great day!

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Stained Glass Rose Wonder with Blends Markers

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder stamp set #140697, Daffodil Delight Blends #144585, Rich Razzleberry Blends #144583, Old Olive Blends #144573, Rose Garden Thinlits #140619, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

The Stained Glass technique is such a pretty technique.  You don't really see how beautiful it is in a picture, you need to see it in person.  This technique looks like it is complicated, but the truth is, it is so easy!  

The biggest trick to doing this the paper you use to make it.  Can you guess what it is?  It is Vellum!  The first thing I did was stamp the image from Rose Wonder stamp set, with VersaMark ink and then add silver embossing powder.  I then heat set it with the heating tool.  I also did this technique with the sentiment and then cut it out using the Rose Garden Thinlits.

Once I had that finished the embossing, I flipped over the piece of Vellum, so the back was facing up.  I used the Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Blends markers in the dark shades to color the rose.  Wasn't that easy?!

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder stamp set #140697, Daffodil Delight Blends #144585, Rich Razzleberry Blends #144583, Old Olive Blends #144573, Rose Garden Thinlits #140619, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Here's another trick for you!  You know how adhesive shows through Vellum and none of us like that.  Usually,  you have to strategically place it so it is behind a stamped image, or sentiment, any place you can hide the adhesive.  Well, I have a way that you don't have to do that anymore.  You take our Multipurpose Liquid Glue and put some on a clear block, yes it comes right off, or a paper plate.  You then take one of our sponges (I cut mine into either 6 or 8 pieces), dab it in the glue and then tap, do not wipe or smear it on, it on the back of the Vellum.  Lay it on top of they white piece of cardstock and it adheres perfectly without any of it showing.  Isn't that awesome?

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder stamp set #140697, Daffodil Delight Blends #144585, Rich Razzleberry Blends #144583, Old Olive Blends #144573, Rose Garden Thinlits #140619, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

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I then added my sentiment which I popped up with the Stampin Dimensionals.  To finish off the card I added Wink of Stella to the the rose and leaves.  It is so pretty in person. 

Try and make one yourself and you will be amazed at how beautiful this card really is.  My mom's birthday is next month and she loves roses.  I am going to make her one of these cards for her in her favorite rose color, red.  I think I am going to try and use both the light and dark on it and see how that comes out.  

To make this project you will need the following products:

Cardstock:

Rich Razzleberry

  • cut at 4 1/4" x 11" score at 5 1/2"
  • cut at 1 1/2" x 2 3/4"

Whisper White

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

Vellum 

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

 

Only 2 weeks left of Sale-A-Bration!!!

You don't want to miss out on getting your favorite Sale-A-Bration products.   Once it ends, on March 31st, you will not be able to get any of the products in the first and second brochures.  However, the Celebrate You thinlits and Basket Weave embossing folder will be available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.  This catalog will not go live until June.  

First Sale-A-Bration Brochure - click HERE

Second Sale-A-Bration Brochure - click HERE

Here are the additional current products just added

29196592_10213704379156233_5315111029112307712_oThere are so many wonderful products available this year.  Which one is your favorite?

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We have throughly enjoyed having Emily home this past week.  Time went too fast as always.  We really didn't do anything special, just hung out and talked.  When she comes home she always makes sure she goes and sees Alex.  Who is Alex, only the best hair stylist around!!!  We all love him.  Both, Emily and Erica, go and see him when they come home.  What is funny is they schedule some of their visits around when they want there hair cut.  

Emily goes home this afternoon and won't be back until June.  She has a crazy summer with lots of weddings, one she is a bridesmaid, and all of us with the grandRandall's going to Disney!  I get to see Erica next month when I go to Michigan for my mom's 85th birthday and the 30 year anniversary of my dad's death.  I still can't believe it was 30 years.  Some days it does seem that long and other days, it is like it was yesterday.  I sure do miss him though.  He was a fabulous man!

 

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Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fantastic St. Patrick's Day and weekend!

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Watercoloring with Brusho Crystal Colours

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder stamp set #140697, Brusho Crystal Colour #144101, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman
I was really excited to see everyone who enjoyed my last project using the Brusho Crystal Colours.  I think it was one of the highest views on my blog and FaceBook.  If you missed the post click HERE to see it.  This is another project that I did using the Brusho Crystal Colours.  This time I used them a little different and it came out with a whole new look.  For some reason when I photographed the pictures, the leaves came out more brown.  In person, they are a green with a little bit of yellow added.  

The first thing I did on this project was to stamp the biggest rose from the Rose Wonder stamp set with Versa Mark ink and emboss it with White Embossing Powder.  I used the watercolor paper for this project.  Once I had the embossing done, I was ready to start the fun part of the card.  Watercoloring!

I sprinkled a little, and I mean a little, bit of crystals onto one of my clear blocks.  I used the letter "E" block so I had room to move it around a bit.  I then added water, using my Aqua Painter brushes, and mixed it up good.  I started with the blue for the flower first and then did the leaves.  I moved my color around on my block so that I had some areas that we lighter than others.  I could pick up the ink from what ever area I wanted.  Dark for the edges, light for the center.  I still did shading with brushes after I got all of it covered.  It is easier to do shading when you have it already a little darker in certain areas.

You don't have to worry about going over the lines in the inside for the flower or leaves as they are already embossed so the paint is not going to stick to it.  I was, however, careful around the outside edges.  You don't want it to bleed outside of your lines.  

For the leaves I started with the green crystals and then added a little bit of the yellow crystals.  I mixed them up good and spread them out on another block.  Same as with the flower, be careful on your outside edges.  

With using the White Embossing Powder it makes it look like the flower is almost floating on the paper.  

I didn't add anything else on the front of the card this time.  I thought it was so pretty just by itself.  You can put a sentiment on the inside, if you want or add one to the front.

To make this card you will need the following products:

Cardstock:

Marina Mist

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Watercolor Paper

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card

I haven't had time to play more with the Brusho Crystals but I will.  I really enjoyed creating these two projects for my Technique class.  They were a big hit with the ladies that took the class.

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Last weekend I went to a retreat given by Tina Rappe and Peggy Murwin, the Stampin Sisters.  Oh My Goodness!!!  They did a fantastic job!  All the little details they thought of, all the products we were given and the projects!  It was so much fun that I hope I will be able to go next year!  

One of the reasons, there were many, I wanted to go to it was because I want to try and do a retreat soon.  I wanted to see how they ran it, set it up, how they did the projects, door prizes, actually how they did all of it.  You sure can tell this was their 12th year doing it.  They put their heart and soul into the whole weekend.  

The theme this year was picnic.  Here are some pictures of our fun weekend!

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On the left is the basket that all of us had at our spot where we were sitting.  The top and bottom right I got because I paid in full when I registered.  

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The picture on the left was a gift for all the new people that attended this year.  After every break we had, when we went back into the room we had a new gift waiting for us.   The top right is the cookies we got on Sunday morning.  They were so kind and made special ones for the ladies that needed gluten free food.  The bottom right is one of the projects we made.  I have to say it is my favorite.  I really like how it came out. 

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The picture on the right is my friend from Iowa, Beth, that I went to the retreat with.  It was so nice to see her and spend time with her.  I wish we lived a lot closer.  The picture on the left is our table mates, Margie and Maxine.  I love, love, love these ladies.  We all clicked so well together and worked so good together.  We had a great time.  I am really hoping we all can make it next year and be table mates again.  I am excited that I will get to see all of them in April in Milwaukee!

Would any of you be interested in a retreat if I put one on in Ohio?  

Thank you for stopping in today, I really appreciate it.  I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

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My first card using the Brusho Crystal Colours

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Brusho Crystal Colours #144101, Flourish Thinlits #141478, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

In February I had a technique class, which was a lot of fun.  One of the projects we made used the new Brusho Crystal Colours.  We used them to create the background for the above card.  What do you think?  I really like how it came out.  Another thing I like about the Brusho, is you will never get the same card twice.  It doesn't matter how many times you use the Brusho, you are going to get a different look each time.  

On this card we used the Moss Green, Prussian Blue and Yellow colors.  There are so many different ways to create projects with this product, this is just one of them.

To begin with, make sure your surface is covered very well and that you have extra paper towels around.  This can get messy fast.  You can wear gloves while you do this if you don't like to get your hands dirty.  The ink will come off your hands when you do dishes or wash your hair.  Who knows why that is, but it works.  Yay! 

For this card I first sprinkled, a little bit of all three of the colors randomly around the Shimmery White Paper.  I then took my Spritzer and lightly sprayed my paper.  The more you spray, the more the colors will run together.  You can see in the pictures how the colors are all blended together in certain areas and how are just splattered in other areas. If you want you can move the water around on your paper and you will get a little bit of a different look.  I really like how this background turned out.  

I will say when I was making it and it was just sitting there drying by itself, I was not to keen on it.  But once I put the white flower on it, it turned out perfect!

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Brusho Crystal Colours #144101, Flourish Thinlits #141478, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman
You are going to want to let this really dry before you start touching it.  Even then you have to be careful you don't get it all over your hands.  To finish off the card I used the Flourish Thinlits to cut out my embellishment.  One thing that I did to help me attach it to the paper is I used the Multi Purpose Adhesive Sheets.  They are awesome!!!  I use them any time I have a delicate cutout that I need to attach to another piece of paper.  

I wrapped the Lemon Lime Twist 3/8" Mini Striped Ribbon around the Shimmery White paper and tied a knot to finish off the card.  I didn't put a sentiment on the front because I wanted the focal point to be the beautiful background.  

To make this project you will need the following products:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Night of Navy Cardstock #100867

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Shimmery White Cardstock #101910

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3 1/4" x 5"

I hope you will get these incredible products and try them yourself.   I have another project to share with you next week using the Brusho in a different way.  You are going to love it!

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Brusho Crystal Colours #144101, Flourish Thinlits #141478, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Tomorrow morning I am off to Chicago to go to my first stamping retreat and I am so excited!  My good friend, Beth, from Iowa is going with me.  It will be so nice to spend the weekend with her.  We are both interested in seeing how to run a retreat as this is something we both would like to do someday.  Do you have any fun plans for this weekend?

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great day!

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Heartfelt Blooms - Sale-A-Bration

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms stamp set #147202, Sale-A-Bration 2018, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Stampin' Up! has created a patent pending stamp that is going to blow you away.  The stamp is flat, but still stamps this beautiful design.  Can you believe it!  They are calling it DistINKtive stamping.  You know what the best part is?  You can get it for FREE!  Yes, FREE during Sale-A-Bration, which is from now until March 31, 2018.   I am in love with it and so was everyone at my event on Friday night.

During Sale-A-Bration (SAB) you can have a free product from the SAB catalog for every $50 you order in product before tax and shipping.  This is a great time to get the products you have on your wish list and earn FREE products at the same time.  I think that is a win-win for everyone. 

I saw this card created by Brain King and knew it was perfect for my make and take.  I just tweaked it a little to my liking.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Berry Burst Cardstock #144243

  • cut at 4 1/4" x 11" score at 5 1/4"
  • cut at 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"

Powder Pink Cardstock #144244

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"
  • cut at 3/4" x 3 1/2"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 2 1/4" x 3 5/8"
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

To make the banner on the end of pink piece with the thank you stamped on it, I used the Triple Banner Punch.  Isn't this card easy peasy lemon squeezy?  I love it!

I stamped the flower design on the inside of the card and envelope on the bottom left hand corner.  

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms stamp set #147202, Sale-A-Bration 2018, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

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SCS Creative Crew December 2107 Project #4

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree #127793, 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon Basic Black #144129, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

This is my final project as a SplitcoastStampers Creative Crew member (insert sad face).  I have truly enjoyed my time with the crew and I have met some wonderful ladies.  This experience has made me go out of my comfort zone and I have learned so much.   I am now not afraid to pick a technique and just try it.  You just try them too!  Who knows, you might actually enjoy them.  

For this challenge we had to take a sketch and create a winter wonderland scene.  I kept coming back to the stamp set Lovely As A Tree for my projects this month.  When I think of Winter Wonderland, I think of trees, snow, moonlight, sparkle of lights and different shades of blue and purple.  What do you think of?

Here is the sketch that we had to use. 

Winter wonderland sketch

I decided to turn it sideways for my card for a little bit of a different look.  The hardest thing about this sketch was figuring out the sizes of the pieces.  You have to be careful because you can't just cut the ends off, you have to cut from the center and make sure they are even.  Once I figured that out, than it was pretty easy.  

The first thing you will do is stamp your design and complete the top layer (the Whisper White piece).  For my card I first used a Sponge Brayer and put a light layer of Soft Sky ink all over it.   I needed to soften the Whisper White, because I was going to be doing a night scene.  I then stamped my trees on with Basic Black Archival ink towards the bottom of my paper.  I wanted to make sure and leave room for my ribbon and bow.  

Island Indigo was my next color of ink that I added with a sponge around the edges but going in a little towards the trees.  I didn't want to go too close as I wanted the center to be lighter than the edges.  The final color I added was the Night of Navy, again with a sponge, and that was only be the edges and not coming in as far as the Island Indigo.  

I wanted to add some sparkle to it, to make it look like it was snowing, but how?  Well, I saw a video a while ago where you put multipurpose glue on a clear block, you don't need much glue, and an Aqua Painter brush.  Add a little bit of water to the glue and put it on your brush.  Hold the Aqua Painter over your paper and tape the brush against your hand so that it splatters onto your paper.  You then quickly add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to your paper and shake off the excess.  It should stick to the glue and look like snow.  Well, that didn't really work for me, the first time.  

So, I had these little water spots on my paper, but they looked kinda neat, so I left them, but the glitter didn't really stick.  I tried it again and it worked better, but I wanted more control of where the spots were going to be.  I ended up getting out my Wink of Stella and tapping it in different spots on my paper for the snowing affect.  I really like how it turned out!

To make this card you will need the following products:

Basic Black Cardstock #121045

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

This is how to cut your white paper once you are finished with it.  

  • cut each strip at 1 1/4" wide
  • lay your middle strip onto your paper, center it, but do not adhere yet
  • top strip - cut in half at 2 5/8"
  • trim each piece to 2 1/2" cutting the inside edge
  • bottom strip cut at 1 5/16" and 3 15/16" - I marked the back of my paper so I could see exactly where I had to cut
  • trim each end piece to 1 1/4" - cutting the inside edge

Lay it all out on your black paper, that is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", before you adhere it to make sure you are happy with it.  Once you are happy, line up your outside edges and adhere your pieces to the paper.  Wrap your ribbon around it, tie a bow and attach it to your card base.  

Isn't it beautiful?  

Thank you for stopping in today!  I hope everyone has a blessed weekend!

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My Thanksgiving Card

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Count My Blessings stamp set #144790, Painted Harvest stamp set #144783, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman
 

I just love the Count My Blessing stamp set!  I am excited to say that it is one of the products that is being carried over to the new Occasions catalog.  It is now being offered as a bundle in the Holiday catalog, but will not be a bundle in the new catalog.  So, if you want to save 10% now is the time to do so. 

This year I did the triple stamping technique on my Thanksgiving cards for my family.  This is a fun and easy technique that is so striking once you put it all together.  

To make this project you are going to need the following products:

Cajun Craze Cardstock #119684

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"
  • cut at 3 3/8" x 4 5/8"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • cut at 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

To do this technique you will want to put your three white pieces together (you will need one of each size above) but only with a little bit of adhesive.  What I do is put maybe a 1/4" piece of snail adhesive on the back of each piece and then tap the adhesive with your finger to get most of the stickiness off.  You want them to just be held together while you stamp and then you will take them apart.  

Once you have your three pieces together you can begin your stamping.  I stamped my sentiment, from the Count My Blessings stamp set, first that way I could see better where I wanted to put my flower.  A little tip for you for the green ferns is that I rocked the stamp from side to side while keeping it firmly in place.  This will help get the image on all three layers of paper.  I know, I just told you to rock your stamp!  LOL  The reason you don't want to rock your stamp, that you can get shadows around your stamped image. 

2 more days until Black Friday!!!  Are you a person who goes out and shops on Black Friday.  We sure are!  To help you with your shopping Stampin' Up! has their Online Extravangza going on now through November 26th.  See all the details below.

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It is time for Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!!!!  

 Monday, November 20th through Sunday, November 26th.  

For the complete 2017 Online Extravaganza Wish List click HERE 

 

We'll also have an additional Flash Sale on Monday, November 27th (Cyber Monday).  Check back on Monday and I will have all the details for you.  

What is going to be on your wish list this year? 

Does your family and friends need ideas for you for Christmas?  I have a perfect way to let them know what you would like from Stampin' Up!  Send me your wish list and the names, phone numbers or email addresses of the people you would like me to contact.  I will handle everything for you and them.  As an extra bonus I will even wrap their gift to you!  How easy is that!  I know a lot of husbands that will love that!  

Send me your list at stampinscraper13@gmail.com with the subject line My Wish List.  

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As you may have already figured out, this post is coming out a little bit later than normal.  I have to admit that I have been spending time with our daughter, Emily, who is home from Texas.  We haven't seen her since July, so I am enjoying as much time with her as possible.  

Are you baking today for Thanksgiving?  We will be making our pies today!  I love to bake and we are going to try a new recipe this year.  A pecan pie cheesecake.  Doesn't that just sound delicious?  I can't wait! 

We go Black Friday shopping every year and have a lot of fun.  This year will be very different as Erica won't be able to come home for Thanksgiving because she has to work.  We are missing her so much.  Tomorrow morning Mr. Wonderful will go get a newspaper so we can look at everything that is on sale and make a game plan from there.  I know you can get everything online, but it just isn't the same.  We always have all the ads spread out on the family room floor while we watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and make our list.  

One thing we do ahead of time is go out the weekend before and look for things, try on clothes, so we can go and just get what we want and not have to worry about that.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a fantastic day!

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Fall Friday 2017 Week #3


Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree #137163, Tabs for Everything #143907, Large Letters Framelits #141712, Classic Label Punch #141491, created and designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I have been seeing cards with the Eclipse technique everywhere, so I thought I would try and make one myself.  I wasn't sure at first if this was going to be difficult or easy to make.  I am happy to say that they are very easy to make.  You can do so much with this technique and for so many different occasions.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

The first thing I did to make this card was stamp three trees from the Sheltering Tree stamp set using the Chocolate Chip ink.  I then stamped the leaves of the tree with Crushed Curry ink.  The second time I stamped the leaves, they had the colors of Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie.  I used sponge daubers and dabbed the three colors in various places on the leaves.  I then stamped them on top of the Crushed Curry leaves.  I did, however, move the stamp either a little to the left, up or down.  You don't want to stamp it right on top of where you stamped them in Crushed Curry.

When you have everything stamped you will want to draw a faint line with a pencil (you can see my line in the above picture as I forgot to erase it, Oops).  I put mine at 3/4" from the top of the paper. I lined up the letters from the Large Letter Framelits with the top of them on the line I drew.  You want to make sure when you run your paper with the framelits through the big shot that they don't move.  You can use post it notes, post it note tape or washi tape to hold the framelits in place if needed.  

I have a little tip for you when you are lining up your letters.  When I was trying to figure out where to put the letters I realized I only had one "L".  Well, that wasn't going to work, so what do I do.  I took my "L" and measured it against the other letters and found out that the "E" was the same size.  So, I put the F,A, L and E on my card and then right before I ran it through the big shot I took off the "E".  I then ran it through a second time with just the "L".  Don't throw away the center piece of the letter "A" you will need it.

To make the letters higher than the stamped paper you will want to use the Foam Adhesive Strips.  They fit the letters perfectly.  The center piece of the "A" is not popped up, it is adhered to the stamped paper.  

Here is another picture so you can see it at an angle. 

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree #137163, Tabs for Everything #143907, Large Letters Framelits #141712, Classic Label Punch #141491, created and designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

So, what do you think of this technique?  I would love to see your creations with this technique!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!

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Heartland Card Using Glossy Paper

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When I heard that Stampin' Up! was bringing back the Glossy White Paper I was so happy.  I found out the great news when I opened my box for being an OnStage Display Stamper.  I also got the Heartland stamp set, which used on this card.  I used the brayer to put the ink on it to give it a blended look.  

 To make this card you will need the following products:

Early Espresso Cardstock #119686

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Glossy White Cardstock #144240

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

The first thing I did was punch out a 1 1/4" circle out of a piece of scrap paper and put a little bit of snail on the back of it.  Keep the piece of paper you punch your circle out of.  We are going to use it a little bit later.  I then tapped the adhesive on the back of the circle with my finger to get some of the stickiness off the adhesive.  Then I put it where I wanted the sun to be on the glossy paper.  

I used our Sponge Brayers to put the color on the paper.  I started with the Soft Sky ink on the top to about the middle of the paper. You can just roll over the 1 1/4" circle you adhered previously.  I then added the Pear Pizzazz ink and I went down to about an inch from the bottom.  I finished it out with the Chocolate Chip ink on the bottom.  Remember you can always add ink to your projects, but you can't take it away.  Start out light and then gradually add more ink to you get the color you want.  

Remove the circle and place the scrap piece of paper you have from cutting out the circle.   Take a Sponge Dauber and use the Daffodil Delight ink and fill in the sun.  I stamped the barn and the sentiment with our Basic Black Archival Ink.  

 

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This week we are in Texas helping Emily move into her new apartment and enjoying the Houston area..   I am so excited to see her again.  It will be very hard to say goodbye after seeing her for 3 weeks.  Emily was home for two weeks in June and then went back to Texas last Monday and now we are visiting her in Texas.  I sure miss having her around.  Our house is going to be so quiet when we get back.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you have a great day!

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