Thursday, January 5, 2017

Another "Beautiful You"!

I have another card to share today, again using the Beautiful You stamp set!  Once again, I used the classy lady but I paper-pieced her even more elegantly!

I used the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP to stamp her dress and hat -  same technique as yesterday, called Paper Piecing.  Notice the Copper Foil mat and the copper embossing at the bottom?!  Save this card for someone special!!  



That reminds me!  Please leave me a comment with your birthday, because you're special to me!!  I want to send you a card on your birthday -- I tried this last year, but this year I'm SERIOUS!!  If I don't have your address, I'll need you to email that to me HERE.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Beautiful You!

The new Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-bration catalog went live today!  I'm so excited!  I was able to pre-order in December, and one of the first stamp sets I bought was Beautiful You.  It's such a gorgeous set -- the ladies are SO stylish (unlike me who lives in scrubs or yoga pants!!).  I wanted to share one of the swaps I made with this set.


The cardstock I used is Soft Sky with Sahara Sand.  I used the Softly Falling embossing folder for some texture.  Do you notice the dress?  I paper-pieced that, meaning I stamped the image on a piece of Falling in Love designer paper, then fussy-cut the hat and dress (the dress is the easy part -- good thing I didn't have to do around her lovely fingertips!).

Want to see a close-up?


Do you see that "rock" on her left hand?!  Such bling!!  It was the smallest of the Basic Rhinestones but it still looks huge!!  If you want an ingredient list, check the supply list below!  That's all for now!!  I hope to have another swap for a different group to share with you tomorrow!! 

I love the new catalog!!  Let me know if you need me to send you one!!

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

My First Craft Fair of the Year!


I was so blessed to have Lyndsey home for a few hours on Friday to help me prepare for my first craft fair at the Dolbeare School in Wakefield!  She took a picture of me and the setup right before she left. I kept "tweaking" the table to make everything look appealing, but I had a constant flow of traffic -- kids loving the candy wrappers, adults loving the cards displayed and the bargain bin of my $2.00 cards from past years' classes and card swaps!

Here's a picture she took of me.  Considering that I had been sick all week, it looks pretty good!!


I will share some of the items that I sold in tomorrow's post, but I wanted to quickly share about the Online Extravaganza by Stampin' Up!  It starts tomorrow, November 21st and ends on November 28th.  There are special deals that are 24 hours only on the 21st and the 28th, with other deals available every day during that time.  All products are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST only!  

I'd like to sweeten the deal further, since I hit a milestone in my Stampin' Up! career this week too! I reached $100,000 in sales this week!!  Wow!!  So ... Enter a $50 or more (before tax and shipping) order using my hostess code, VGAB9E7T and I will send you a free Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, either in gold or clear.  Yep, if you use the hostess code more than once, I'll send you 2 free pens!! The order must be placed by November 28th, 2016 at MN (the end of the Holiday Extravaganza sale).  


You can click on the picture to hopefully see details, or click on this link HERE tomorrow, November 21st, 2016.  Don't forget that there are special deals on November 21st AND different deals again on November 28th, with some items available all sale long!  

Make sure you use the hostess code in order to receive the Wink of Stella pens, OR, if the order is over $150, DO NOT use the hostess code and claim the hostess rewards for yourself!!  

Thank you all!!  I love you all!!  Thank you for helping me to reach this sales milestone!!

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

It's HOW MANY Days 'til Christmas?!

I resolve every year to start my Christmas cards in January so I don't get behind, and every year in the beginning of October, I start to panic as I realize that it's almost Christmas time and I still haven't made a dent in mu Christmas card stash!!  Are YOU like that?

I did a Christmas-in-July card class,  missed August, then started up in September with the different Christmas card offerings.  I was involved in several different swaps with the new catalog, so it's been fun and easy to come up with cards for my classes.  So many talented demonstrators and stampers out there!  I find that many have a style that I like to imitate.

Here was Tuesday night's card class:


Sometimes I like to use all of one set but sometimes that's difficult -- if I have 6-8 ladies that come to my class, I need to divvy up the stamps and sets so that everyone has something to work on.  Can you name all the stamp sets and thinlits I used here?!  (Supply list with links to my store on the bottom of the page!  *If a bundle is available and I used both components of the bundle, that is the supply number that will be given)   

Just a quick note about the star card -- I used just the Magnetic Platform to cut out the solid silver glimmer star, and then switched to the Precision Base Plate (no bottom cutting plate -- the precision plate is now your bottom plate!) to cut the detailed overlying Dapper Denim star.  It works best if you run it forward and back a few times.  I now have a specific plate that I save just for use with the Precision Plate. It is such a tight fit to allow the cutting of the deailed thinlits that it bows with repeated use. I'm always amazed that it does not break if you could see the curve in that plate now! Just in case though, I have a supply of replacement cutting pads on hand!  ;)

Would you like to come to one of my classes?  Leave me a comment if you'd like to come and you live in the Lynnfield MA area!  Here is a link to my calendar of events.

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