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Monday, October 24, 2016

Pretty Petals Thinking of You


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4"
    • Finished banner measures 3 3/8" x 1/2"
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4 1/4" x 3 3/4"
    • Card layer measures 1 3/4" x 3 3/4"
    • Card layer measures 1 1/2" x 3 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 4" x 2 1/4"
      • Cut flower center from this piece
    • Finished banner measure 3 1/2" x 5/8"
  • Calypso Coral cardstock
    • Scrap for flower
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Scrap for sprig
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper (watch the direction of the pattern)
    • Card layer measures 5 1/8" x 3 5/8"
    • Card layer measures 1 5/8" x 3 5/8"
    • Card layer measures 1 3/8" x 3 1/8"
  • Gifts of Kindness stamp set
  • Basic Black ink
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Flourish Thinlits
  • Banner Triple punch
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Dimensionals

Friday, October 21, 2016

Playful Palette Thank You Card


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Sweet Sugarplum cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card layer measure 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 2" x 2"
  • Blushing Bride cardstock
    • Scrap for flower
  • Emerald Envy cardstock
    • Scrap for leaves
  • Peekaboo Peach cardstock
    • Scrap for flower
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card layer measures 1 7/8" x 1 7/8"
    • Scrap for flower
  • Playful Palette Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x  2 3/8"
    • Card layer measures 1 1/4" x 2 5/8"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/2" x 2 5/8"
  • One Big Meaning stamp set
  • Basic Black ink
  • Corner Rounder and Itty Bitty Accents hand punches
  • Leaf stem hand punch (non SU)
  • Black Jewels
  • Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wildflower Fields Step Card


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Blackberry Bliss cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 11"
      • Check out THIS video by Dawn
      • Download my layout HERE
    • Scrap for sentiment label and flower center
  • Calypso Coral cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3/4" x 4 1/4" (cut 2)
    • Card layer measures 2" x 4 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 4 1/4" x 3/4"
    • Scrap for flower
  • Hello Honey cardstock
    • Scrap for flower
  • Marina Mist cardstock
    • Scrap for flower
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Scrap for wreath
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Scrap for sentiment
    • Inside layer measures 2" x 4 1/4"
  • Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 5//8" x 4 1/8" (cut 2)
    • Card layer measures 1 7/8" x 4 1/8"
    • Card layer measures 4 1/8" x 5/8"
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments (click HERE for more info)
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Swirly Scribbles Thinlits
  • Itty Bitty Accents, Modern Label and Word Window hand punches
  • Basic Pearl Jewels

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Behind the scenes...

....my longtime blog followers know I had major surgery in January 2015.  I had an eight-level spine fusion.  Missing in Action

One of my rods was cracked sometime within the first ten months of surgery.  My surgeon and family physician were keeping an eye on me.  In late August I heard a loud pop in my back but the X-ray showed no changes.  Well, let's just say the X-ray was misread (local radiologist) and for over a month I walked around with two broken rods.  The pain was excruciating and I finally had enough. When my surgeon received the actual X-ray, more tests were ordered and we came to the conclusion that surgery was the only option.

Surgery was over a week ago and I stayed five days in the hospital.  I had part of both rods removed and replaced with two rods on each side.  Physical Torture begins this week!

You may be wondering how I continued crafting and making blog posts....I haven't made a new card other than Paper Pumpkin kit alternatives since August when I heard the big pop.  Thank goodness I had created enough posts to last until the end of this week.  I'll be back as soon as I can!  In the meantime...If you want to select me as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for your next order, please use a Hostess Code UPEVQCNJ.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Botanical Garden Birthday


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Cajun Craze cardstock
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Hello Honey cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer (right side) measures 1 11/16" x 4 3/4"
    • Card layer (left side) measures 1 11/16" x 3 3/4"
      • Bottom layer measures 1 11/16" x 1 3/8"
      • Top layer measures 1 11/16" x 2 3/8"
  • Party Pants stamp set
  • Basic Black ink
  • Butterfly dies (non SU)
  • Basic Pearl Jewels (dyed with permanent marker)u8
  • Dimensionals

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Botanical Garden Fall Thank You

I didn't like how this layout looked after creating the bow. I'm really not happy with my results; but what the heck, not every card is a winner.
 

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Hello Honey cardstock
    • Card base measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
      • For easier trimming cut cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Scrap for sentiment
  • Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper
    • Place strips 1/8" apart, start at the top left hand corner
    • Cut strips measuring 1 11/16" (1/16" more than 1 5/8"
    • Approximate lengths*
      • Strip #1 measures 1 11/16" x 3 1/2"
      • Strip #2 measures 1 11/16" x 7"
      • Strip #3 measures 1 11/16" x 7"
      • Strip #4 measures 1 11/16" x 3 1/2"
    • Scraps for sentiment layering
  • Gifts of Kindness stamp set
  • Cajun Craze ink
  • Bow Builder, Ovals, Oval Scallops hand punches



* If you use 12" strips, you can create two cards

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Autumn Traditions Double Z Fold


Stampin' Up! Products
  •  More Mustard Cardstock
    • Card layer measures 11" x 4 1/4"
      • Score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
      • If you stamp your name on the back of your cards, do it now
    • Band card layer measures 11" x 1 1/4"
      • Score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
    • Scrap for leaf
  • Always Artichoke cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 1/2" x 4"
    • Inside card layer measures 5 1/4" x 4"
      • Stamp and cut maple leaf from the center of this
    • Card layer (back) measures 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Band card layers
      • 5 1/4" x 1"
      • 2 1/2" x 1"  (cut two)
  • Elegant Eggplant cardstock
    • Scrap for leaf
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Band card layer measures 2 3/8" x 7/8"
    • Card layer (back) measures 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measure 2 3/8" x 3 7/8"
    • Inside card layer measures 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
    • Band card layers  
      • 5 1/8" x 7/8"
      • 2 3/8" 7/8"
  • Happy Scenes and Vintage Leaves stamp sets
  • Always Artichoke ink
  • Leaflets Framelits
  • Silver Baker's Twine
  • Dimensionals
  • Strong adhesive for band
A free tutorial is available for download HERE.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Thinking of You Butterfly



Stampin' Up! Products
  • Peekaboo Peach
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Emerald Envy cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4 5/8" x 2 3/8"
      • Cut butterfly from here
    • Banner measure 1 5/8" x 3 3/4"
    • Card layer measures 3" x 1 1/2"
  • Playful Palette Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 4 1/2" x 2 1/4"
    • Banner measures 1 1/2" x 3 3/4"
    • Card layer measures 2 7/8" x 1 3/8"
  • Wetlands stamp set
  • Basic Black ink
  • Butterfly die (non SU)
  • Dimensionals
  • Black Jewels

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

My Paper Pumpkin Subscribers

If you are one of my Paper Pumpkin subscribers you would have received instructions for SEVEN alternatives using September 2016 Paper Pumpkin "Something Good to Eat" kit.

Don't miss out on free instructions, subscribe to Paper Pumpkin TODAY!  Follow THIS LINK to subscribe month to month.  Please be sure to use the Current Hostess Code UPEVQCNJ when you are viewing your Shopping Cart (bottom left hand corner).  You will continue receiving a kit until you decide to cancel AT ANY TIME.  If you want to purchase three, six or twelve month at a discounted rate, please EMAIL me first.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Special - October 2016

Designer Series Paper Special



DETAILS
  • Promotion period: October 1–31, 2016
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.  There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this promotion. 
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks do not qualify for this promotion and cannot be redeemed through this offer. 
  • Designer Series Paper purchased with Stampin’ Rewards or the Stampin’ Rewards 50%-off perk does not qualify for this promotion. 
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this promotion.

PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE:  UPEVQCNJ

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Special - October 2016

Designer Series Paper Special



DETAILS
  • Promotion period: October 1–31, 2016
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.  There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this promotion. 
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks do not qualify for this promotion and cannot be redeemed through this offer. 
  • Designer Series Paper purchased with Stampin’ Rewards or the Stampin’ Rewards 50%-off perk does not qualify for this promotion. 
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this promotion.

PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE:  UPEVQCNJ