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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Stamping With Rachel

Today crafting with Rachel.      We combined 2 paper pumpkins one from October with the test tubes. We weren't able to finish them for Halloween, so we combined those test tubes, some mini jelly beans and the stamps and ears from the March kit!    Rachel is 5 and did all the stamping and putting the glue dots on to hold the faces onto the tubes.   Her favorites are dimensionals (mine too) but we didn't need those for this project.



Hope you find some time to craft today.    This trip to Maryland has been a busy one, lots of peaks and valleys...father in law recovering from injuries from a fall from a ladder.....my youngest grandchild, Emma hospitalized for dehydration from results of the virus (back to normal now). And my mother in law fell and broke her hip and had surgery last night!    On the mend was even sitting in a chair today !!!

We return on Monday to warm and sunny Florida!  Sale a Bration is over 😧 I hope you were able to take advantage of all the great bargains.   I was able to get most of the sale a Bration items and used them all....I can't use them in going forward in my business, so I have decided to part with them.....Here are the details:   

For every $50 in order you place your name will go in for a drawing to receive your choice.   Depending on how many SAB items i have (will check when I get home), and how many different people order.

PLace those orders thru me or my website using Hostess Code CK3S96PN.


Stay tuned for information on my April classes.  Tentative dates....April 13th for Florida and April 23rd for Maryland.    Here's one of the cards from my March class


This is a shaker. Card made with our clear envelopes.....easy!!! And such a cute set.

Hope you find time to stamp today!


Carol

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Masculine birthday card

while visiting in Maryland I am so busy with children, grandchildren, meeting with friends, stamping.   But I can't seem to find time to blog or post on Facebook.

Today helping a friend/downline make a birthday card, she ended up with making 5 of them.... We are making a mess stamping, we are might as well make a bunch.   We used all of the DSP she had of this pattern.

We went right to Pinterest and searched for about 10 seconds and found the card we wanted to make. She used the stamp set Another Great Year (retired).   Night of Navy card stock and ink and Candy Dots....and of course dimensionals!

These are quick cards for mass production.   Switch out the stamp set, the colors, candy dots , rhinestones, pearls or whatever embellishments.


Monday, March 6, 2017

Balloon Adventures Shaker Card for class and my messy desk!

Here is my Stampin' desk before ( while making the card) and after with a little cleaning up and the finished shaker card.    This card is one of the projects we are making in my classes in FL on Thursday morning and Sunday afternoon in MD.  Yep, class in 2 different states in the same week.   And it's not too late to sign up for the class!   Message me to sign up for either class, but do it soon so I have everything prepared for you.  You can text, call, leave a comment here or email me to sign up.

There are only a few weeks left of sale a Bration to get FREE goodies from the sale a Bration Catalog.    We are using some of those freebies for this class.   The Avant Garden stamp set and the New Bermuda Bay glimmer paper!!!! OMG it is so beautiful 

Anyone placing an order $50 or more from my online store, www.stampergirl.stampinup.net.  For now until March 31st will get a FREE sale a Bration item and a free item from the occasions catalog from me.   Once I receive your order, it will send you a gift I have chosen from the occasions catalog and send to you.  Orders from now - March 10th, Please use Hostess Code FMXGF9W7. 

All orders from March 11th - March 31st, use the Hostess CodeBFX9Z6D2.


And after

SO how does your crafting area look?  Need help with how to store items?   Maybe organization?  I'm pretty good at organization especially craft areas.    

Send me photos of your craft area and ask questions about your organization and storage., not matter what the space.  I love helping others to be able to love what they do, whether it is a hobby or a business.

I talked to my granddaughter tonight, Rachel age 5, I told her my craft room was messy and I needed to clean it up.   She said her bedroom was messy but she didn't want to clean it up....I feel her pain!  I also told her I would help her clean her room.    I will be visiting her next week so we are going to craft and I am going to show her how to do a video on her tablet with her American Girl Doll and she is going to help me do a stamping video.   SO stay tuned!

Don't forget to share your crafting area......

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Stampin' Up! Emboss Resist

WOW another post - Yep I have been stamping almost everyday.   How about you?   It is a fun pastime and very relaxing.

Today I did FaceTime with a longtime friend (52 years!) stamper and customer.   We now live 1000 miles apart and since it is winter....I am staying put in Sunny/Warm Florida.  I miss stamping with my friends, and of course I miss my daughters and grandchildren....  Getting ready for a visit from one daughter and two grandchildren!   but today, I got some stamping done.

Emboss Resist is my Favorite technique of all time!   What is your favorite technique?

Today, my friend Joyce and I did FaceTime and we each made a Sketch Challenge card.   We used Paper and Ink Challenges #11.

I used Dragonfly Dreams Bundle, Oh So Succulent stamp, and Heartfelt Sympathy stamp sets.  I also used Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, Dimensionals, Stitched Framelits, Layering Oval Framelits.   The colors used are the ones in the Designer Series Paper -- Stampin' Up! makes it so easy to pick colors to go with one another.   The colors are Blushing Bride Cardstock and ink, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand inks.  AND of course a sponge wedge for each color ink  that I used.



Share - what is your favorite technique?  

Leave a comment with your favorite technique for a free Stampin' Gift from me.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Stampin' with Stampin' Up! Stamps and past class card kits

A fun day of Stampin' with Mom and Adela.   I had many card kits leftover from classes, so we CASEd them using some of the same stamps, others using different stamps.

What a fun and productive day


When you are trying to figure out what kind of card to make...sometimes the best way is to take some card parts you have from another creating and pick a stamp and start stamping....

Give it a try!





Monday, January 23, 2017

Sealed with Love by Stampin' Up!



This month my stamp set of the month was Sealed with Love, those that purchased this set received the 3 cards, if they purchased the bundle, they received the candy Valentine holder too (fun size M&Ms).     Next month stamp set of the month and/or bundle is the Dragonfly Dreams set.  You must order it thru my website using the Hostess Code RD2UZURG.   You can order anytime from now thru February 15th.   You will get 3 completed cards, order the bundle and receive a 3D project too.   Have this stamp set already??? Need more information ??? Contact me via email, sbjcarol@yahoo.com, leave a comment here or go to my website and order



Today I am working on a birthday card for my son in law and I want to get it in the mail today!

I looked through my box of card kits, these are kits left over from my clubs or classes, and I found one to make.

Do you have any card kits sitting around in a box at home?   Take them out and see what you can make.   Here is the original card on the left....on the right is the card I made today...  It uses the Traveler Stamp set - a great set for masculine, teen cards.  I also used an old stamp set, World Map.   


Tomorrow I plan on taking some other card kits and creating different cards with them.   Give it a try!