Sunday, February 5, 2017

High Tide Sympathy card

I recently joined a small swap with nine other demonstrators and our theme was stamps from the Occasions and Sale a Bration catalogs.  I was so excited to get the swap in the mail the first of this week.

I thought I would share each of them with you, over the next few days.

This first one was done by Heidi who used the High Tide stamp set and Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack.  Ignore the pink background as that was just the tablecloth the card was laying on.  :-)

She also used the Seaside textured impressions embossing folder on the Island Indigo base card and added a little burlap accent to the side of the layers.

Beautiful card!!  

Here are the supplies she used:





Have a great day!!!

Char

Saturday, February 4, 2017

SU! WATERCOLOR PENCILS - BRIEFLY AVAILABLE NOW


The SU! watercolor pencils have been so popular, they went on back order for a while. Now, they are available again for a limited time.  Please order yours quickly so you don't miss out.  They are available for a few days until the current supply sells out!  So hurry to get yours!!!


Watercolor Pencils141709
Price$16.00
High-quality, smooth color pencils. Perfect for water coloring stamped images. Use with Aqua Painters, Blender Pens, or alone.

* 13 pencils in Stampin’ Up! colors: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
* Acid free
* Lignin free

I've been enjoying using mine these past few weeks.  Hope that you get yours before they go on back order again.

Have a great day!!!

Char

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sealed with Love Valentine's Day card


Here is the card we did for class the first of January.  I was basically trying to teach the technique, which was using packing tape to get the glitter effect on the heart.  But, later, decided it needed some 'pizazz' so I added the extra stamping to the front.

Afterwards, I thought, hmmm, maybe just stamping around the heart and leaving the sentiment free.  That will be my next try :-)

Here are the directions, if you would like to try it.

Stamp Set:  Sealed with Love  #142815
Card stock:  Real Red 8 ½ x 5 ½, scored at 4 ¼.  Whisper White 3 ¾ x 5, scored on all sides at ¼”
Designer Series Paper:  Sending Love, #142733, 3”x3”
Scrap Cardstock: 4x5 ¼, cut out of scrap card stock using heart Framelit, to be used as a template 
Ink:  Real Red
Framelits: Sweet and Sassy Framelit Dies #141707 (2nd one in the 3 Framelit set)
Other supplies:
Ribbon:  Real Red stitched satin ribbon #141693, approximately 15”
Silicone Sheet #127853
3” Packing Tape
Dazzling Diamonds glitter #133751
Glue Dots
Directions:
  1. Score Whisper White on all four sides at ¼”
  2. Stamp Sentiment just above bottom score line.
  3. Using template that you created, using the Sassy Heart Framelit, line it up on Whisper White card stock and run it through the Big Shot.
  4. Using a Silicon Sheet, lay white card stock face down.
  5. Lay a strip of 3" packing tape over the opening, sticky side down.  
  6. Turn card over and carefully sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds onto the sticky side.
  7. Tape a 3x3" square of Designer Series Paper over the back of the heart opening so the design shows through to the front of the card.
  8. With Real Red ink, stamp image around heart as pictured.
  9. Attach to Real Red card.
  10. Add strip of ribbon from center of top of heart and secure behind.  Add bow to top of heart using a glue dot.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Beautiful YOU!

This is one of the cards that I have made using the stamp set, "Beautiful You" in the Occasions Catalog.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set!!

I stamped the image onto the "Falling in Love" Designer Series Paper using the Archival Basic Black ink pad and then outlined the image with the new SU water color pencils and blended using the SU Blender pen.
I can't seem to stop making cards with this set!

Here are the supplies that I used to make this card:

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Stitched Shapes available again!!! TODAY!!!

This set of 12 dies will be coming out in the new Annual Catalog this June, until then, we cam get them on a special order.  Their popularity when first introduced, cleaned out the warehouse in record time and we have been impatiently awaiting their return.

I wasn't able to order mine, the first time they were introduced, before they were exhausted because we were on vacation and I was waiting on a customer's order so I could send off a workshop order. I even had them in the queue...and BAM, they were sold out.  I missed it by one day!!! LOL  It is what it is ;-)

I am SO HAPPY that they are bringing them back, again, BEFORE the new annual catalog comes out so that we have another chance to order them.


Wait No More, starting today, January 16th, order these beautiful stitched border dies.   The Item #145372

Have a fantastic day!!!

Char




Saturday, January 14, 2017

Snow Ice Cream




Sorry the photo is sideways....still working on that problem.

Well, I was asked to post 'my' recipe (which I got off the internet) for Snow Ice Cream, so here it is:

Snow Ice Cream:

1 cup of milk, any kind (we used 2%)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of salt
8 cups of clean snow
Optional:  Sprinkles

Directions:
In a large bowl, whisk milk, sugar, vanilla and salt together until combined.  Immediately stir in snow until you reach your desired consistency. (we went out before we started and scooped up snow and kept it in the freezer till we were ready to add it) Top with sprinkles or other ice cream toppings.  Dive in right away!!!

The more cream content that the milk has, I think the richer the ice cream.  I was happy with this lighter version.

Hugs,
Char

Friday, January 13, 2017

Snow, Snow and more Snow




I have taken countless photos ever since the snow began back in December.

We've had a couple of breaks where the roads full of snow, melted, but there has been snow on the ground ever since the first part of December.  Then this last storm hit and although it has ceased, now after a few days, we have about 3 1/2-4 feet or more of snow left behind.

Yes, I am getting really tired of it!! LOL  It's one thing to be stuck in the house and not go anywhere because you just don't want to and another to be stuck in the house because you CAN'T get out and go anywhere.




But, thankfully, I have new stamps to play with so I have been creating!!  :-)

Another reason I have been lax in posting is that when I post, I want to upload photos but when I try to upload photos, lately, they are always sideways.  I take them with my phone as it's just faster and easier and, when they are saved to my computer they look fine but as soon as I upload them, they are sideways.  So, I am working on why that happens.  It doesn't seem to matter how I take it, landscape, straight on and what I do in the editing....it takes forever to get a photo to end up the right way.

This month, at class, we made three cards and one was a Valentine's Day card.  I shared a new technique, or new to me anyway, of using packing tape and glitter. We used the Sassy Heart Framelits and the new Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack #142733 and the Sealed with Love set #142815.  The sentiment "Happy Valentine's Day" is just one of 27 stamps in the set and it also has Framelit dies you can purchase as a bundle.

I also had some of the new Occasions and Sale A Bration items on display. 

Fun day...

Now it's back to playing with my new stamps!!!

Have a great day and if you are inundated with SNOW, like we are.....take time to stamp and play!!  

Hugs,
Char