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What is it About Basket Weave ?

February 20, 2018

What is it about basket weave that’s so inviting and charming? This Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is found in the second release of 2018 Sale-A-Bration goodies that we, as customers, can earn when spending $50 or $100 for Stampin’ Up! products.  Actually, this Embossing Folder is part of a $100 redemption bundle that also includes the Blossoming Basket stamp set, available in either wood or clear mount.

What is it about basket weave?

 

Good news:  the embossing folder will be available in the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog that will be released June 1st.  Usually, nothing from Sale-A-Bration goes into an annual catalog.

Yesterday I stamped and colored four basket images so I could test different colors and papers.  Yes, I can count…..I used one of the four baskets on a project that you’ll see in my March Stampin’ Talk & Tips newsletter.  Be sure you’re on my mailing list since that’s the only way you’ll get my monthly newsletter in your inbox.  The signup is at the top of the sidebar.

What is it About Basket Weave

 

I also wanted to ‘play’ with the Basket Weave Dynamic (that means extra thick and strong embossing) Textured Embossing Folder.  The Whisper White and Crumb Cake embossing cardstocks on the left are photographed on the ‘back’ or reverse side of the actual basket weave.  Pretty cool aren’t they.  And what a totally different look!

Today I created two cards.  This is the second of them, shown in steps as I was heading towards the final product.

What is it About Basket Weave

This is the reverse side of the embossed cardstock.

 

In addition to showing the reverse side of the embossed cardstock, I also did another fun “trick”:  I rubbed my Crumb Cake Classic Ink pad over both “inside sides” of the inside of the embossing folder just to see what it would look like.  The card above is not my finished card.  I turned the layer over to the true basket weave side and put my card together:

What is it About Basket Weave - almost finished

I thought this was going to be my finished card until………….

What is it About Basket Weave - with butterfly

 

…….I added the butterfly to the handle.  The card was missing something that would create a bit more balance.  I think the addition of the little butterfly did the trick.

Product Used Today 

Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

What is it about basket weave?  It’s homey, cozy, and just plain charming.  And I’m having a great time playing with this bundle.  You can expect a few more variations during the next few weeks.

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Valentines Painted with Love

February 19, 2018

Yesterday I got “going crazy” in my stampin’ studio as I started making some Valentines Painted with Love.  The painted with love part was the use of the bright and splashy Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper found in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  I have to confess that it took me quite a while to warm up to it.  But once I did I was hooked.

And…….better late than never, I discovered this completed post with Valentine ideas, ready to be posted, five days after Valentine’s Day!  Argh!  Hopefully, you’ll adapt these ideas to different colors and Designer Series Papers.

 It’s really fun using those Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes for decorating, adding a message and then slipping inside the Lots to Love box.

Valentines Painted with Love-2

These little Valentine boxes and cards will be mailed to my grandchildren in a few days.  Each little Valentine card will be placed in the Lots to Love Framelits Dies box.  (Yes, they received their boxes!)  This little box is sooooo cute!  And sturdy.  The darned thing is addictive!

The main ingredients used for these projects:

Don’t forget about the bundles for saving 10% on the Sure Do Love you stamp set and Lots to Love Framelits Dies:

 

Using the box die, cut two pieces of cardstock or designer paper.  I was stuck before I even got started because I didn’t know how to assemble the two die cut pieces that I knew were the box.  By the way, the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is quite heavy and strong and is perfect for the boxes.

Valentines Painted with Love - side by side pieces

 

Crease folds and attach Tear & Tape:

Valentines Painted with Love

This is how I hold my roll of Tear & Tape for convenience when tearing. (This example is obviously from a different box!)

 

Valentines Painted with Love

Attach front and back pieces to each other.

 

Here are a few more combinations:

Valentines painted with love - 1

Valentines painted with love - 3

Valentines painted with love - 4

Valentines painted with love - 4 gift boxes

Valentines painted with love - 4 gift boxes + Valentine

 

When you realize how easy the boxes are to die cut and then assemble, you’ll catch the same addiction I got.

 

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February’s Card Buffet Cards are Ready for Viewing

February 17, 2018

February’s Buffet Cards are ready for viewing here only a day late.  Whew!

February's Card Buffet Cards are Ready for Viewing - all cards

 

This month’s cards feature a few monochromatic cards as well as stamp sets from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  As always there are tutorials to go along with February’s Card Buffet.  More information about the tutorials is near the bottom of the page showing each card selection.

 

By the way, a new release of a few more Sale-A-Bration items was revealed yesterday.

2nd release, Feb 16, Sale-A-Bration 2018

February 16 – March 31, 2018 Sale-A-Bration second release

 

Remember, for every $50 you spend for Stampin’ Up! product between now and March 31st, you can choose an item from either of the two Sale-A-Bration brochures.  And for every $100 you spend for Stampin’ Up! product there are several special items available.  They are each clearly marked in the brochure.

Don’t forget………February’s Card Buffet cards are ready for viewing here.  You can participate in person or via detailed tutorials.

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Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale

February 8, 2018

As promised, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale!  This is my favorite go-to, mega-strong adhesive.  It’s kind of like Tear & Tape without the layer of paper you have to remove.

For five days only, when you buy ONE Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive refills for FREE—while supplies last! This is the perfect time to stock up. Stock up during Sale-A-Bration!

Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale

 

DON’T MISS OUT on the FAST FUSE 5-DAY SALE!

STOCK UP NOW!

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Lots of Lavender FREE Stamp Set

February 3, 2018

When is lavender not lavender?  How about when it’s wisteria instead.  The Lots of Lavender FREE stamp set from this year’s Sale-A-Bration offerings is definitely one of my favorites because it has more than one ‘persona’.

Lots of Lavender FREE stamp set

How do you turn lavender into wisteria?  Turn it upside down!  It’s quite easy and effective and gives a totally different vibe.

Lots of Lavender free stamp set

I see this Lots of Lavender stamp set as a “two-for-the-money” set. Here are the how-to bits for the card:

*burnished:  rubbed over firmly creating a firm crease

I love the versatility of the ‘hello’ greeting from the Eastern Beauty stamp set.  You can place your ‘happy birthday’, ‘thinking of you’, ‘with sympathy’, etc. greeting on the stamped layer inside the card when you know the purpose for which you’ll be using your beautiful card.

Lots of Lavender free stamp set - inside

 

Be sure to sign the back of your card, by hand or with a stamp, so your lucky recipient will know you have taken the time to hand-stamp it.  If you’ve used a stamp, before you send it, be sure to hand write your name and the date/year.

 

Lots of Lavender free stamp set - outside

 

On the next card I make that’s similar to this one, I’ll be sure to open it before stamping the card front layer so the image wraps around the crease.

What’s your favorite offering from 2018 Sale-A-Bration brochure?  Do you need a 2018 Sale-A-Bration brochure???  Send me an email (in the banner above) if you need one you can hold in your hands!  In the meantime, click on the Stampin’ Up! Current Catalogs image on the sidebar to check it out online.  On the 16th of February, there will be a few more items available (in addition to those you’re already familiar with) for your Sale-A-Bration choices.  Ready to place your order for your stamping needs?  Go to my online Stampin’ Up! store and, if you don’t already have a demonstrator, please select me as your very own Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  I’m always at your service!  Don’t miss out on your very own Lots of Lavender free stamp set.

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What’s Your Favorite Stamp Set?

January 31, 2018

We all know there are hundreds of stamp sets out there, both current and retired, but my question today is………..What’s Your Favorite Stamp Set?

That question isn’t as flip and easy as it seems.  My first answerS were

  • Lovely as a Tree
  • Teeny Tiny Messages
  • Gorgeous Grunge and Timeless Textures – background ‘noise’

Those set are tried and true standbys that have been around for more than several years.

New sets, from the 2018 Occasions Catalog, hadn’t really grabbed me until I got familiar with them.  I must admit that I gravitate towards stamp sets that can tell a story.  Stamp sets with lots of pieces.  Stamp sets that require coloring.  Stamp sets requiring lots of layering.  Like Apron of Love But the finished look is usually awesome and inviting.  All that said, I was not inspired at all by the Waterfront stamp set at first.  Or even at ‘second’ or ‘third’.  But now……….it’s my absolute favorite set from the current Occasions catalog.

whats you favorite stamp set = waterfront set

 

What's your favorite stamp set - waterfront

 

Second favorite (which is a set that requires some effort) is Barn Door.

 

whats your favorite stamp set - barn door

 

Let me share a few projects.  The Barn Door card is finished and in the mail.

What's your favorite stamp set - in purple

The recipient of this card was wearing purple at our lunch last week.  As soon as I got home I dug through my husband’s washer bin, found eight washers for the Barn Door card and then sat right down to make it.  Details will be on another post but…….I highly recommend Stampin’ Up!’s You Tube Barn Door video with Brandy Barnard.  Clear and concise.  I checked it out before I ventured on my own for my first Barn Door card.

So, what’s your favorite stamp set?  The one you’d really rather not be without.  Share with all of us.  🙂

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How I Store My Punches

January 29, 2018


I was talking with a group of stampers the other day and the topic of punch storage came up.  I thought I’d share with you all how I store my punches.  For me it’s just so efficient.

First off, I do have a handy and sometimes creative husband.  Russ.  For years I have hung a clear plastic shoe storage ‘bag’ (?) on the back of a door and placed my punches where normally a shoe would go.  When we moved permanently to our ‘cabin’ in 2003, Russ upgraded that shoe holder.

How I store my punches

 

The three rings at the top of the holder have large screw through them, attaching them to studs in the door.  It’s a cheapish hollow core door but it does have those stud strips for strength and support.

The addition to the shoe holder thing on this door is the strips of wood between the rows.  They were measured, painted to match the door, and then secured to those same studs.  That step keeps the holder from flapping out when the door is opened or closed.  And those boards offer strength to each pouch.  I’ve had this shoe holder on the door for 15 years now and before that I had it for at least five years in the home we left in San Jose CA.  When it’s reinforced with those extra strips of wood it becomes very sturdy.  Unfortunately I only have one door!

 

How I store my punches - close up

 

I do sell some of my retired punches and keep a few others in a box in a drawer.  Current catalog punches I store in an Elfa drawer right behind where I sit at my work table.  I keep those isolated so (1) I can find them quickly and (2) I remember to use them while they’re current!

If you’re interested, take a peak at my stampin’ space/studio that I revamped two years ago.  It’s full of ‘history’ from my children’s diaper cabinet, to a Folsom Prison mail sorter (that’s outside in the entryway), to ‘found’ cabinets and open shelf unit, to Elfa storage that’s been through 3 homes and many incarnations….. And those cupboards that are built into the wall under 3 slanted windows:  Russ and I built them into ‘dead wall space’ before we moved up to the cabin as full time residents.  By the way……if you peeked into my stampin’ studio post…. we did finally get a work table top:  a mega-heavy solid core 8′ x 4′ door which we painted a clean fresh white.

And that’s the story of how I store my punches.  🙂  I really welcome questions and comments.

 

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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Cards in the Mail

January 28, 2018

Who doesn’t love to receive Stampin’ Up! Birthday cards in the mail?  I know I sure do.  I want to share three of this year’s cards:

Stampin' Up! Birthday Cards in the mail - Occasions 2018 - Waterfront

This Waterfront card is from my sister Janet.  That’s my next set to focus on.  You can find it in the Occasions 2018 Catalog, page 48.  This stamp set is incredibly versatile.

 

Stampin' Up! Birthday Cards in the mail - Holiday 2017 -

This card uses the Christmas Quilt stamp set from the Holiday 2017 Catalog.  It’s from my downline Kelly.

 

Stampin' Up! Birthday Cards in the mail - Lots of Lavender - SAB 2018

And finally, this card from my downline Elaine, that features the 2018 Sale-A-Bration stamp set Lots of Lavender.   You can earn this set (or a choice of several others) with each $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products (any current catalog) between now and March 31, 2018.

Each one of these cards is stunning and I feel honored to have received them.  Thank you gals for sending me these beautiful Stampin’ Up! birthday cards in the mail.  There’s nothing like a handmade card in your mailbox (or post office box).

 

 

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My First Attempt at Making a Barn Door Card

January 27, 2018

Today, Saturday, January 27th, I stepped out, took the bull by the horns and set out on my first attempt at making a Barn Door card.

My First Attempt at Making a Barn Door Card

 

First I listened to Stampin’ Up!’s You Tube video explaining the Barn Door stamp set and the coordinating Sliding Door Framelits.

 

OR…….

Wood and Clear Mount Barn Door Bundles:

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Both Wood Mount stamps and Clear Mount stamps are made from Stampin’ Up!’s famed red rubber.  Only Photopolymer stamps are clear/see through stamps.

Up here in Mi Wuk Village (4600′ elevation is the ‘up here’) we have a Birthday Buddies group of gals who go to lunch together throughout the year to celebrate each person’s birthday.  Today was my birthday turn.  Shortly after the beginning of 2018 I joined Weight Watchers, hoping to guide both my husband and myself into better eating habits.  My buddy Cathy is also a WW member and, although we don’t normally do gifts, she brought me this gift:

My first attempt at making a barn door card - surprise gift

All items are from Weight Watchers.  And it was a wonderful, thoughtful, perfect surprise.  Cathy had to have a thank you card.  By the way, she wore purple top, scarf and vest today which will explain the colors I chose for her Barn Door card.

Before attempting your first Barn Door card I would suggest having the Foam Adhesive Strips in your ‘stable’ of adhesives.  The strips will be perfect for attach the Barn Door layer to your card front.

 

You’ll also need washers.  Metal washers.  Be sure the ones you select are not too wide (3/8″-1/2″ is good) and that the center hole is smaller than a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.  You’ll need eight for each card.

My First Attempt at Making a Barn Door Card - beyond the barn door

 

My First Attempt at Making a Barn Door Card - coordinating envelope

 

I can’t wait to make more of these cards.  They’re fun.  They’re different.  And your recipient will think you’re a card-making genius!

I’m so glad I took my first attempt at making a Barn Door card today.  When will you make yours?  If you don’t have this set yet, just click on the image of the picture of the type of set your prefer and the link will take you straight to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to be yours.  Contact me at 209-352-1059 or blythe@stampingwithblythe.com.  You can also select me (smile) as you place your own online order.

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Birthdays and Visitors – Time Out From Stamping

January 25, 2018

Yes, I do have a life away from my stamps!  Yesterday I came off of ‘my mountain’ and drove about two hours to the San Francisco Bay Area where I met a gal I had worked with almost twenty years ago.  We both worked at Calpine Corporation in the Accounts Payable department but–she was in Houston TX and I was in San Jose CA.  We bonded!

Our birthdays are one day (and a whole bunch of years) apart.  She came to California as a tag-along to her husband who is here on a business trip.  And the specific reason was to share our birthdays in person.

So today:  Happy Birthday Brandy!  Tomorrow:  Happy Birthday Blythe.

Yesterday, after having breakfast at Katy’s Korner in San Ramon, famous for their many styles of eggs Benedict, we headed for the Golden Gate Bridge.  There’s a civil war post beneath the bridge that only a handful of tourists know about plus there’s a spectacular view of the bridge looking up from beneath it.  A storm was working it’s way into the area and we were right on the front edge of it.

As we were driving through The City to get to the bridge we skirted the Marina area and then drove past the Palace of Fine Arts just before getting to the bridge.

Brandy and the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

 

Golden Gate bridge pre-storm

The forecasted storm is just about to hit San Francisco. We’re under the Golden Gate Bridge at Fort Point.

 

Golden Gale bridge - fog in

Fog is starting to creep in from the ocean and Marin County. East Tower of the bridge is ‘gone’.

 

Fort Point - storm hits

The storm has arrived and it rained the rest of the day.

 

Because of the incoming storm as well as traffic heading out of San Francisco, we didn’t hang around town.  Just the bridge, Lombard Street and the Palace of Fine Arts for that photo op.  We s-l-o-w-l-y headed back to San Ramon where we settled back for wine and cocktails while waiting for Brandy’s husband Matt to join us for dinner.  Fun day with my dear friend from Santa Fe TX (yes there is a Santa Fe in Texas!).

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Have a Wonderful Day In the Trees

January 23, 2018

I made the decision today to have a wonderful day in the trees.  “What” you say?  What is she talking about???  I live in a national forest but it really is too cold to go romping around the trees in my back ‘forty’.

Truthfully, January and February are my mega-birthday months and I have the hardest time sending the same card to everyone on my list.  Plus I have a few too many stamp sets that I haven’t taken out of their boxes yet that I’m determined to use for these special cards.

Today’s fun was with the In the Trees photopolymer stamp set that debuted in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  This is going to be a great stamp set to use with the Stamparatus when it becomes available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog in June.  I did get to pre-order a Stamparatus in December but it won’t be shipping until early March.  Today I just decided to go for it and break out the In the Trees stamp set for three birthday cards.

In the Trees (Photopolymer) 145850

 

For some reason I seem to be drawn to stamp sets that sort of tell a story, stamps that need some busy work.

Here’s the first birthday card, for Brandy:

Have a wonderful day in the tree - Bermuda Bay

 

And this one is for Rita:
Have a wonderful day in the trees - Rich Razzleberry

 

And this one is for when I need it:

Have a wonderful day in the trees - Daffodil Delight

 

As I mentioned above, this stamp set will really lend itself to the upcoming Stamparatus.  But in the meantime, first I stamped the tree.  Tip, you should really use a foam pad beneath under your cardstock.

First, using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, I stamped the tree.  Then the ‘rope’ image and finally the banner.  Then I stamped (no photo except the finished cards) the ‘rope’ image again and finally the second tree.

I also stamped and cut out a ‘mask’ of the tree image on computer paper.  Place the mask over the left tree and then stamp a third tree.

I used Stampin’ Blends to for my coloring.  L-O-V-E the Stampin’ Blends!

I’ll probably be adding a few clouds to each card before I mail them later today.

Again, I colored the images with various Stampin’ Blends.

Which color combo is your favorite?  I chose each one based on the recipient.  And I’m so glad I stepped outside my comfort box and pulled out a new stamp set so I could have a wonderful day in the trees.

In All Occasion/ Blythe's Stamping Business/ Cards/ Sale-a-Bration/ Thank You

Stamping on a Normal Schedule

January 22, 2018

It’s good to be back into the rhythm of stamping on a normal schedule once again after all the spontaneity and busy-ness of the holiday season.  That includes all of my daily stamping plus stamping with friends at my local little library in the woods, aka Mi Wuk Library/Community Center on the third Thursday of the month and then my monthly Card Buffet which is on the last Tuesday of the month.  Stamping with friends is fun.

A few days ago was our first Stamping for Adults at the Mi Wuk Library for 2018.  Eight gals joined me for a fun two hours of stamping, sharing, creating and laughing.  This is the first card we made, using the beautiful and versatile Heartfelt Blooms stamp set from Sale-A-Bration 2018.

Stamping on a normal schedule - 3 greetings

The Heartfelt Blooms stamp set features the new Distinktive* (*patent pending) style image where the inked up stamp lays down the ink in different opacities giving the finished image more depth.  It’s really and simply beautiful.

Stamping on a normal schedule

Aren’t the many shades of the Bermuda Bay ink amazing?

 

We started our card by stamping the floral image, using Bermuda Bay class ink, several times in the lower left corder of the card front.

Stamping on a normal schedule - card front layer

Then add the Bermuda Bay (3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″) and Basic Black (3-1/8″ x 4-5/8″ layers.  Finish by stamping the main image again on a 3″ x 4-1/4″ layer of Whisper White cardstock, positioning the flowers about 1/2″ from the top, leaving room for a greeting at the bottom of the layer.

Add a ‘jewel’ of some sort in the center of the flower for a touch of bling.

This is Roberta’s card, made at the library:

Stamping on a Normal Schedule - Roberta's card

It excites me to say that 3 participants purchased $50 Stampin’ Up! product so they could earn this stamp set as their free Sale-A-Bration item.  I’ll be sharing another project in a few days using this same Heartfelt Blooms stamp set but with a completely different look.

I can’t tell you how nice is it to be stamping on a normal schedule again.  And I’m keeping my work table pretty clean to boot.

 

 

In Big Shot/ Birthday/ Cards/ Celebrations/ Masculine/ Stamp Sets

This Tuscan Vineyard Brought Me Serenity

January 21, 2018

This Tuscan Vineyard brought me serenity and a smile the first time I saw it in the 2016-2017 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  It can bring to mind the Napa/Sonoma Valleys of northern California or European vineyards along the Rhine River or farther south in Italy and France.  So pastoral and serene.

I made this card when I first got the stamp set:

This Tuscany Vineyard brought me serenity - Just a note my original card

 

Yesterday’s update:

This Tuscan Vineyard bought me serenity - no greeting

Rather than Sahara Sand Classic Ink, I used Crumb Cake ink for the background images.  I also used the new Stampin’ Blends (2018 Occasions Catalog) for coloring in the vineyard scene.

 

Tuscan Vineyard products used:

Big Shot

$110.00

 

The stamp set comes in both wood mount and clear mount.  And finally my last card for today:

This Tuscan Vineyard brought me serenity - Happy Anniversary

This card is for one of my best friends.  She and they have been there for me and my family over many years and this pastoral scene reminds me of them.  The olive tree branch was fussy cut using my lovely Paper Snips.

And the rough edges were created with my thumb nail.  For some reason I think this card calls for the bit of added texture. The little crumb cake layer is 2″ wide x 4″ long.  Very Vanilla layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  And the card base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ and folded in half.  Did you know……..After you score your card at 4-1/4″ the **valley** part (indented) of the scoring line goes to the outside of the card, not the *mountain* part.  Then burnish it with a Bone Folder


This Tuscan Vineyard brought me serenity - Anniversary card inside

 

Since we are now in the months of Sale-A-Bration, you could combine $50 worth of the supplies I used in these cards to earn a Sale-A-Bration set (or more) of your choice.  Send me an email, blythe@stampingwithblythe.com, if you’d like some help placing your order.  Also, let me know if you need a hard, in-your-hands-copy of the 2018 Occasions Catalog or the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.

 

In Big Shot/ Birthday/ Cards

This Little Piggy Loves You

January 16, 2018

My almost eleven year old granddaughter just loves p-i-g-s and I made this this little piggy loves you card just for her.

The This Little Piggy stamp set is just so darned cute!

This Little Piggy Loves You

It’s available in wood mount as well as clear mount.

And so is Miss Nora’s card:

This Little Piggy Loves You

 

Product List

Blender Pens

$12.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Then……

  • Pink Pirouette cardstock:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ and folded in half and burnished with a Bone Folder.
  • Pink Pirouette cardstock:  5-1/4″ x 4″, run through the Big Shot using the Polka Dot Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
    • Wrap twice around using Whisper White Baker’s Twine, tie a knot and then tie a bow.
    • Attach to card front using five Dimensionals
  • Stamp ‘this little piggy’ image onto Whisper White scrap (about 3-1/2″ square)
    • Color in using Blender Pen
    • Cut out using 2-7/8″ – 3″ Stitched Frame Circle Die
    • Attach to card front using Dimensionals
  • Stamp ‘loves you’ image onto Wild Wasabi scrap (about 1-3/4″ square)
    • Cut out using 1-5/8″ Stitched Frame Circle Die
    • Attach to card front using Dimensionals
  • Add the greeting of your choice inside the card
  • Be sure to add ‘hand-stamped by’ YOU on the back of the card.  I always add the date as well.

Happy Birthday Nora Belle and remember, this little piggy loves you and is bringing you lots of hogs (and hugs) and kisses.

In Classes & Events

January’s Buffet Cards are Ready for Viewing!

January 15, 2018

I’m so excited to say that I really kicked booty in my stampin’ studio this weekend, not only getting my work space tidied up (woohoo!) but also ensuring that January’s Buffet Cards are ready for viewing!  Due to cedar pollen and lack of rain or snow, I tried to stay indoors just as much as possible.  That pollen is my annual Christmas gift from Mother Nature and it’s two months of itchy eye misery.

I finished all eight cards yesterday, got them photographed, got tutorials mostly finished and then…….I couldn’t get them to upload to my computer!  Never a dull moment.  So I went “in the back door” and emailed them to myself!  And then saved them to my January Buffet file.  Another decision made!

January '18 Buffet Cards - ALL

Different stamp sets, different techniques, different greetings.

Click on the sidebar* where it says Card Buffet to view each individual card and make your choice of what combination of the eight cards you’d like to make.  You can make one of each or any combination of cards, just so your total is eight.  You must pre-register and pre-pay.  Registration deadline is January 23rd.  That will allow me time to assemble each individual packet of supplies.

  • *Click here as a work around since I can’t get the correct link for my Card Buffet.  It keeps wanting to show you October!!!

 

Thanks to my guru, teacher, daughter-in-law, blog designer, Khris, (who has the flu!) the problem has been worked out and I have learned another step in maintaining my own blog.  All is good and next month, February, should be totally smooth.  And as for January, you can click any link and get taken to the January Buffet page.
~Blythe, the ever so grateful one!