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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Third Christmas Series

Love the way this turned out....really striking in person....my photo skills have a lot to be desired...lol...the vellum was used for the flower image...made two flowers and fussy cut...they were embossed in versamark with white embossing powder....colored on the reverse side and heated on the low setting (vellum and marker take awhile to dry and this speeded up the process) 
Wait until you try this embossing folder...is it the best or what?  lol....and the foil paper to die for....just enough thickness that it doesn't add weight to the card itself...the top smaller flower has dimensionals under it...
 a little better close up
 the foil was glued to the white cardstock and then put through the Big Shot and embossed...
 Silver dots were added to the inside of the top layer...hard to see ( and I took 5 pictures and this is the best...sorry about that)....


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bundles post...limited time

Get Ready for Digital Scrapbooking Days!October 29, 2013

The official Digital Scrapbooking Day is Saturday, November 2. But one day just isn't enough, so we're celebrating for eight!
Here's what we have lined up: 
  1. Guest bloggers: A talented group of demonstrators, customers, and designers from around the industry will share project inspiration on the blog. 
  2. FREE download: Be sure to check in on Saturday, November 2 to get your freebie.
  3. Videos: We'll share some more ideas with training videos to help you get started. 
  4. Daily deals: Every day, we'll feature a new download for 50% off! 
  5. Challenges: Use the daily deal download to create a project for your chance to win free downloads. (Upload your samples to the gallery with the matching tag to enter.)
Here's the list of daily deal downloads: 
  • 11/1 Amped Up Ampersands Kit
  • 11/2 Hello There Kit + FREE Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set
  • 11/3 All Time Fave Photobook Template
  • 11/4 Modern Medley Overlays Kit
  • 11/5 Be Brave Pocket Cards
  • 11/6 Nobody's Business Photobook Template
  • 11/7 Autumn Traditions Kit
  • 11/8 Afternoon Daydream Kit
It's all happening at MyDigitalStudio.net! Join us every day for all the fun and be sure to let your customers know too. It's a great opportunity to drum up some new digital business

Tag it Bundles....

Tag It Bundles and 30% Off DigitalOctober 29, 2013

Our two new holiday bundles are available today! These bundles are excellent for packaging treats and small gifts this holiday season.
The Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle (item 135811) includes
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)

The Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle (item 135812) includes
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)

Click here to find out more, and share these exciting bundles with your customers. Tag It Bundles are only available through November 19.
Whether you're designing Christmas cards, gifts for friends and family, decorations for your home, or your 2013 photobooks-we've got what you need with 30% off of a variety of downloads.
And, once you've designed your projects, don't forget to place your orders before November 30. You can get 30% off photobooks, swatchbooks, cards, tags, and individual pages.
Need a little inspiration? Join us on MyDigitalStudio.net all month long for ideas. Post your samples to the gallery too! But, hurry, the sale ends November 30.

If interested go to www.stampinmickey.stampinup.net and order and it will be shipped to you....Hugs....Fran

this week's special....

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7/8 Scallop Circle Punch
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Island Indigo Baker's Twine
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Keep This Memory Photobook Template -- Digital Download
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sorry...haven't blogged in awhile....this is a card for Margaret

 This is a card I got as a swap and cased it completely...isn't it just gorgeous....am going to see Margaret in rehab and she will love it
 LOVE pink and suede (or any brown ) together...lol
 the dazzling diamonds and that stamp make this card....



Monday, October 14, 2013

My Swap from the weekend...new single nativity stamp

I will try to update this in the am....but this is my swap card....but this was one time, I had it in my mind what I wanted but did not end up the way I had planned...happens to us all at one time or many....lol....this is my final card...
 I started out with the silver embossing powder and didn't think it popped enough.....add the doily..had that planned...
 then I really wanted this look....but with the doily and the contrasts with the whites...didn't go...loved the silver so that was staying...
 added the white with the peace on earth....no...not the finish I wanted...
 tried it with the blue ink and hated the contrast of blues...knew then it would be a long day...lol...luckily had a wonderful customer doing a make up Christmas Series so I played with it for a longer time...lol

 this was it...but needed something else...and didn't like that part of the doily that is attached to the pack of doilies and is missing a part of the scallop...
 if you look at the bottom of the card above you can see how I covered it with a 1/2 inch circle of same navy...and then added the large rhinestones..perfecto...lol   it is really dark like the card above...have no clue why it looks like not quite navy in the picture below...but the one above is the real look....


Weekend over...time to get something done..

Had a lot of good wishes and a wonderful weekend....really enjoyed the Apple Festival in Ellijay...thanks Orlando..you are ssssooo sweet to me...He even gave me a cheesecake with a candle on it.

Here is a quick picture of some of the people at Monika's ....Everyone in the first picture is doing Monika's make n take...she always does a good job......she did this BRRR with the banner kit...will post the banner in the afternoon on Tuesday...after I tutor Adam....Monika is standing in the white...and Cindy ...who is terrific in MDS and is one of this year's Artisan Team is in the maroon sweater..she is REEALLY good...Leishman has her head down and she works with the Ronald McDonald house in ATL..she is in white also but is sitting...
 This is a close up of Ann....I will so miss her when she moves next year...she will be in Nashville...I just love everything about her...she is a little bitty thing....and ssssooo much energy....lol
 This is Lisa...such a talented lady and so much fun....and Diane is the serious one..concentrating so hard...visited her a couple of weeks ago..she can hardly wait to help me in Jan when I get an I Phone...lol...NOT!!!She is such a help to me tech wise.....

Friday, October 11, 2013

Nice birthday so far...lol

Got a call from my mom, and two sisters...never hear from my brothers so that is no biggie...lol...also texted or heard from lots of business persons and friends...also Rick and Orlando...thanks for the good wishes....

Just finished a class ...a make up one for one of my Christmas Series...now am heading for a fun evening with my friend, Ann and meeting ...adopted upline tomo nite ...been so busy...have you ever had weeks when you have been running and wanted to know what you got done...well, I did see my friend, May who had minor surgery and Margaret who is in rehab...guess I got more done than I thought...these were two swaps in the mail
Yep, this is a sort of my case from my scrapbook page...little different ...smaller scale...lol
Great use for the woodgrain embossing folder and the mosaic punch...love it...lol...

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Birthday card early..that was a nice surprise...

Got this from my Alabama group..isn't that sweet...still a young chicidee...lol
I have to work harder on this type of simple card...love it....thanks Shirley!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Happy Birthday scrapbook page

This is such a simple layout but I liked it...I either should have moved the mambo piece over or made more balloons, but didn't change it because one of my downline loved it...so it stayed that way...lol
I really wanted  more balloons...lol...did the stems freehand and popped the balloons...

 Love how the clown turned out...if I did it again I would have added rosy cheeks...lol  Shortened the modern label piece for the tie and popped
 Used the DSP Gingham Garden...then used versamark and the SAMJ to center on stamps...really pops the title
 The Indigo twine is not under the letters..just on ends....

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fall scrapbook page

I feel so bad I have not blogged for quite awhile but went to Jasper to spend some quality time with my friend , Diane , who is also a demo and such a techie..I think she likes to help me because I make her laugh...oh well....she was trying to help me with my blog so if some buttons don't work , give me some time to relearn what she tried to teach me...lol..Have also been spending a lot of time online trying to sell retired stamps and a lot of craft items ...some SU and some Non.SU....just to clean up the craft house...Diane's place is smaller but it is ssssooo neat and clean...I need to go to IKEA...that is on my list...lol    So , yes LIFE and BUSINESS advice got in the way...Diane, her mom and I went to the Ellijay and Blue Ridge area...I love it there...really a nice area!!   Enough of that...lol
Don't you just love the cool breezes on a Fall night...I just love them...love the way the wind feels on my skin...Can you tell I am a Yank living in the South...I still love the cool breezes...wish I lived somewhere where I could just go for a nice walk in the evening....
Below is one of my two pages for the month of September..like them both..both different...will post the other tomo....on Friday
The next few pictures show you the embossed and debossed trees...both were daubered (is that a REAL word?? lol) with suede...but one is definitely darker than the other one....
 the darker look is the debossed....thought that was interesting...to me at least...lol
 the leaves were done the Patty way...with some of my own touches...some I misted..most crinkled...some direct to paper used....some leaves are lighter ..some more vibrant..it depends how much ink you use...

 love the texture of some of them

 most put on with dimensionals..to really pop
Here is the method Patty demonstrated...leaves die cut and then folded and then put on the diagonal when run through the Big Shot...
Here are some close ups of two different scarecrows..you can use the old retired punch for the middle of shirt..or a square from the collection and just cut in at corners...the arms and legs were made from the modern label punch....
 The straw was from the wide burlap in the holiday mini...the brim is the left over burlap piece that you cut to unravel.....scary was embossed with the lattice folder
 Boho Blossom punch was used for the flowers on the hat..and a pearl to top it off....
 buttons are a marker..but could use colored rhinestones or pearls
 the top of the pants are a square..but when glued with the modern label...(...and slit in the middle)...when embossed...look like one piece...put burlap pieces on with sticky strip..
 you could make it comical ...as above...lol

the belt and the rim are made from this leftover piece when you make the stuffing....

Instead of making his legs together...you could spread them out...more choices...lol...
the pumpkins were made from tangerine tango and coral paper...ovals..the middle oval popped...