Friday, September 21, 2018

Dashing Deer Card Share

Hi Friends

I hope you had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend.  When you are "retired" as we are, the only thing that defines weekdays vs weekends is we get to see the grandchildren during the day!

I love being my own boss and setting my workdays as I want.  It's great to schedule time for other important things.  Today, a friend and I are heading out for lunch and a bit of shopping therapy.  We live in a small town that does not have much shopping beyond walmart, so going to the "big city" which is an hour away, is special.

Today I have a card I created with the new Dashing Deer bundle from the 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.

I inked up the Woodland embossing folder with Crumb Cake ink, then ran a piece of Whisper White through it.  To make a good job of the inking, I first daub some ink directly from the ink pad onto the inside of the embossing folder. You want to do this on the side that the trees are embedded so you are only adding ink to the background.  Then I used a sponge to spread the ink around. You don't want to get too much on it, or too little and using the sponge allows you to control this a lot better than just pouncing the ink pad right on to the embossing folder.
When you run it through the Big Shot, make sure you go slowly and use a shim (or two) to get good pressure on the plates. This allows the ink to get good contact with the cardstock and transfer the ink completely.

Here's a close up look at the Wink of Stella I added to the deer's antlers.

The deer was cut out of some Early Espresso cardstock, then I used the Swirls & Curls embossing folder to add some texture to it.  
Here's the recipe for this card:
Early Espresso base - 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
Gold Glimmer 5-1/4 x 4
Whisper White 5 x 3-3/4, 4 x 1-1/2
Early Espresso 3-1/4 x 3-3/4

I also used:
Merry Merlot and Copper Reversible Ribbon
Woodlands and Swirls and Curls embossing folders
Dashing Deer stamp set
Detailed Deer dies
Lakeside Dies (for the sentiment)
Crumb Cake and Early Espresso classic ink pads.

You can find these supplies on my Canadian Online Store.  Just click on any of the images below my signature to go right to that page in my store.

Thank you for visiting today.
Stampin' Smiles

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Petal Promenade Designer Paper Card Share

Hi Friends!

Welcome back to my blog.  Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to see what card I have to share with you today.

The new Petal Promenade designer paper that is in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue is simply stunning.  I just love the flower "pictures" and all 12 images are beautiful.

On one side there are beautiful floral images, on the other side of the paper are basic non pattern type of images that can be used with the floral images, or all on their own.  Do you see the 3rd one from the left on the bottom row? The one that looks like it has frames around it?  Well one of the sheets has images that are surrounded by frames.  I used one of these to create this card ....

I also used part of one of the sheets from the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper also available in the Annual Catalogue.

One of these sheets also has frames on it and I just cut it to match the size of the floral one.  Then I layered it onto some Mossy Meadow cardstock and onto a Blushing Bride card base.  A small bow made from Whisper White Baker's Twine that I coloured with the Light Poppy Parade Blends finishes off the whole card.  The sentiment is from Varied Vases, and it was die cut out with a die from the Lakeside Dies.

Have you tried either of these beautiful designer papers yet? I would love to see what you have come up with.  Send me an EMAIL and let me know what you have created in your craft room.

You can have a look at all the products I used to create this card on my Canadian Online Store. Click on any of the images below for more details.

Stampin' Smiles

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

My October Newsletter

HI Friends!

Thank goodness I am back up and running in the land of cyber space and social media.  My computer stopped working 10 days ago, and it has been a long hard haul getting things back again.  The mother board died, thankfully, not the hard drive, so we were able to have all my data retrieved.

I had to get a new laptop, then have all my programs loaded and the data moved over.  When we got it home, it was not smooth sailing either.  Then the customization had to happen.  Thankfully my hubby is real good with stuff like this.  He used to work in a programming department and can do almost anything I ask of him.  I am a "bit" particular when it comes to how I want things to look and run on my computer.  Poor guy!

Anyways, I am finally able to catch up on emails, newsletters and my various spreadsheets and programs.

Yesterday I was able to share my October Newsletter. I like to have it out by the 15th of the previous month so there is lots of time to clear calendars and add my events.  Not bad, I was only 3 days late!

Here is my newsletter,  it can also be found on the "NEWSLETTER" page of my blog CLICK HERE.

Thanks for visiting. I hope to see you soon In My Craft Room.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Clearance Rack Updated

Stampin' Up! updated the Clearance Rack this morning.

You can get great products at up to 60% off.

My computer is still not functioning. I hope to be able to bring you more blog posts soon!

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalogue Launch Tea Party

Hi Friends!

Today is my New Catalogue Launch Tea Party!  Drop in between 1 and 4 or 6:30 and 8 pm.

There will be displays, products, door prizes, treats and a make n take.  Here are some pictures before we start.  Hope you can join us!

Enjoy your day!
Stampin' Smiles

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Accented Blooms Card Share - A Cased Card

Hi Friends!

When I first go the Accented Blooms stamp set, I was browsing Pinterest for inspiration and ran across a card by Debbie Henderson.  I knew I had to recreate it exactly as it was.  So here is my version of her card using Accented Blooms, Tranquil Textures designer paper and some Leaves Trinkets.

The flowers are coloured with Mint Macaron ink and a Blender Pen.  Only some spots are coloured leaving lots of white area.  The leaves are coloured with some Mossy Meadow ink (very lightly as this is an intense colour).  I just love how Debbie used layers and textures and different products to create a truly beautiful card.

To do the background, run a piece of Tranquil Textures DSP through the Big Shot with the Polka Dot Basics embossing folder. Before removing it from the folder, use a sanding block to sand off the edges of the dots to make them show on the paper.

I will put a list of supplies used to create this card, below my signature. You can click on any of the images and go to my Canadian Online Store for more details.

Mint Macaron - 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
Mossy Meadow - 5-1/4 x 4, 4 x 1-1/2
Whisper White - 3-3/4 x 3-3/4, 2 x 2-3/4
Tranquil Textures DSP - 5 x 3-3/4
Velum - 2 x 1-1/2

The sentiment is punched using the Tailored Tag punch.  I am so glad Stampin' Up! brought Mint Macaron back and it pairs really well with Mossy Meadow which is another returned colour.

I would love it if you chose me as your Demonstrator (if you don't already have one).  When placing an order, please use the Current Host Code located on the right side of my blog up near the top in a brightly coloured box.  I will send you a surprise at the end of the month as my Thank You!

Or you are welcome to EMAIL ME and I will be happy to place your order for you.

Stampin' Blessings


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