Thursday, June 13, 2019

Father's Day Card with A Good Man

When I first looked through the new catalog, one of the stamp sets that caught my eye right away was A Good Man. The sentiments and images were just so fitting for some of the men in my life! So of course I had to put it on my first order, and use it right away!


I'm showing you two versions of this card today. The first is one I did for a card swap. I had to make 21 of this card, so I decided to skip coloring the image. Instead, I stamped it in Night of Navy, and I think it still looks great!


For the second card, I stamped the image in Memento Black and colored with Stampin' Blends. I colored it to resemble my husband and oldest daughter. This is the one I will give to my husband for Father's Day.


Colored or not, the images and sentiments in this stamp set are perfect for all of your masculine cards. Add this stamp set to your next order - it will be a good one to have in your collection!


Stamps: A Good Man
Ink: Night of Navy, Memento Black, Stampin' Blends - Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Light and Dark Night of Navy, Light and Dark Balmy Blue, Light Flirty Flamingo, Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Soft Suede, Ivory
Paper: Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Come Sail Away DSP
Embellishments: Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine
Tools: Subtle Embossing Folder, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Big Shot
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Geared Up Garage Class

I am finally getting caught up, and this is a class I have wanted to offer for quite awhile. It features the Geared Up Garage stamp set and Garage Gears Dies, perfect for all your masculine cards! I also used the retired Classic Garage DSP, and because it is not available anymore, I have a limited number of kits I can sell. If you like what you see, make sure to register quickly, so you don't miss out! Here is a picture of the cards you will make with your kit:


There are 3 options for purchasing this class to go:
Option #1 - $75, plus $8 shipping - This option includes the stamp set and dies, plus the supplies to make the five cards, and a PDF tutorial.
Option #2 - $15, plus $4 shipping - This option includes only the supplies to make the cards, plus the PDF tutorial.
Option #3 - $10 - This option includes only the PDF tutorial.
If you'd like to register for this class to go, you can do so here. After you register, I will send you an invoice. I have only 8 kits available, so register soon!

The deadline to purchase this class is Friday, June 21. Kits will ship by Wednesday, June 26. The ink colors I used are Blueberry Bushel, Basic Gray, Black, Smoky Slate, and Pumpkin Pie. If you'd like to add any of those to your kit, you can indicate that on your registration form.
If you have any questions, just ask!

Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Let Your Dreams Soar!

One thing I've been doing a lot recently is CASEing the catalog. (CASEing basically means to copy. Copy and selectively edit is my favorite definition.) When you are looking for inspiration, or don't know where to begin with a stamp set, the catalog is a great place to go! This card features the Above the Clouds Bundle and several of the new In Colors.


Have you picked a favorite out of the new catalog yet? This bundle is definitely one of mine!


Stamps: Above the Clouds
Ink: Seaside Spray, Highland Heather, Terracotta Tile, Crumb Cake, Gorgeous Grape
Paper: Whisper White
Embellishments: Woven Threads Sequins, White Baker's Twine
Tools: Hot Air Balloon Punch
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

New Catalog Top 10

I love, love, LOVE new catalogs, and today I am sharing my top ten favorites. These are definitely not all the things on my wish list - if I listed those we would be here awhile! But I picked out a few things that will be on my first few orders.

#1: Woven Threads Sequins


These come in the new In Colors, and they are SO pretty! This might be the first time - ever - that I use up an entire container of sequins. The Purple Posy sequins in my container are already running low!

#2: Over the Moon stamp set


I love all of the animal stamp sets, but the puns in this one are so cute, and who can resist those cows?!

#3: Pressed Petals Journal


Anyone else love notebooks? I do! I'm intrigued to see what this one is like. What I do know - the cover is gorgeous!

#4: Modern Heart stamp set


This one is a favorite because I love the sentiments, and the fonts!

#5: Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip


I am so excited for this addition to the Take Your Pick Tool! 

#6: Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper


What's not to love? Beautiful, shiny foil, in some of my favorite colors!

#7: Looking Up Card Kit


There's hot air balloons! And card kits are always a favorite because they are cute and go together quickly.

#8: Above the Clouds Bundle


I can't resist hot air balloons! (See #7.) I've been using this set for some swaps, and I really love it!

#9:  Stampin' Blends in new colors


These really are the best markers I've ever used, and the new colors will be added to my collection soon!

#10: Dinoroar Suite Bundle


Did you know that you can now buy all of the products in a suite with one ordering code?! Woohoo! This one is on the top of my list!

What are your favorites? Comment and let me know! Would you like to order anything from the new catalog? All orders earn you tickets for my Summer Extravaganza. 


And the first 6 orders of more than $50 that I receive today will also get a set of 4 cards from my last card class. You can shop here.

Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

2019 In Color Club

Do you want to build your collection of the new 2019-2021 In Colors? Join my new In Color Club! Each month, receive all the products for one of the colors, each month featuring a different color.


Each month, you will receive:
1 pack of cardstock (24 sheets), 1 pack of Scalloped Linen Ribbon, 1 ink pad,1 ink refill, 1 Stampin' Write Marker,  18 Faceted Dots, 2 Stampin' Blends*,  eight 6”X6” DSP pieces and a hand stamped card featuring your in color of the month.
Each kit will also include a special surprise full accessory from the new catalog.
*All of the In Colors come in Stampin' Blends, except Terracotta Tile. For the month you receive the Terracotta Tile color kit, you will receive 1/4 pack of Woven Threads DSP and Woven Threads Sequins in place of the Blends. Both of these feature all five In Colors. 
It’s like Christmas in your mailbox five months in a row!
Details:
Cost: $55 plus $8 priority shipping every month June-Oct. If you are local, we can forgo the shipping and do pick up instead.
I will bill you each month through Pay Pal on the first of every month. If you do not have Pay Pal, or prefer to pay cash or check, contact me and we can work something out.
After you sign up, you are on my official list! I will be back in touch on June 1st!
Would you like a discount on your first month? Refer a friend who joins the club, and you'll get $5 off your first month! You can invite as many friends as you'd like - if 11 friends join the club, you would get your first month for free!
You can register here, and if you have any questions, please let me know!


Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Treehouse Adventure - CASEing the Catalog

This week on Facebook, I'm featuring the Treehouse Adventure stamp set as my product of the week. I think this is such a fun set for kids, and I'm sad that it was only around for one year! That's right, it's retiring, so add it to your next order ASAP before it's gone!


The inspiration for today's card comes from the catalog. I turned this gift bag sample into a card, and I think it turned out really cute!




Of course I had to use some of that polka dot DSP from the Neutrals 6 x 6" paper stack. Don't get me wrong, the new patterns are pretty, but you can't beat polka dots!
If you'd like to watch me put this card together, you can view the Facebook Live I did here.


Stamps: Treehouse Adventure
Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Neutrals 6 x 6" DSP Stack
Embellishments: Silver Mini Sequin Trim, White Baker's Twine
Adhesives: SNAIL, Glue Dots


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Spring Online Retreat Recap

I thought we would do something fun today and recap the online retreat I did last month. This was the first time I tried this, and it was a lot of fun! I'm planning to do a Christmas-themed retreat in November, and I hope a lot of you will join me!
So what exactly is an 'online' retreat? Well, imagine you were going to an in-person retreat. You'd probably expect a table to work at, an entire day to craft and work on projects, and some fun surprises thrown in. The online version is pretty similar, but you're working in your own space, and you can decide which day you want to do it. I have a set day that I will post in a private Facebook group, but if that day doesn't work for you, you can come back and look through everything later.
The retreat has a base fee. Your fee includes a goody bag with $25 worth of product - this time it included the Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons, Old Olive Linen Thread, a sheet of Stampin' Dimensionals, a package of Pearls, and half a package of Needlepoint Nook DSP. The fee also includes some make and take projects. This time, it was 8 cards using the Needle & Thread Bundle. The bundle wasn't included in the retreat fee, but could be added on. I also supplied a list of inks that you would need to complete the cards. The products included in the goody bag were used on the cards, with some extras left over for your own projects. Here are a few of the cards that were included in the make and takes.


I also included a fun pillow gift in each package. Who else likes to eat chocolate when they craft?!


On the day of the retreat, I posted in our private Facebook group. There were several sets of videos showing how to put the make and take cards together. There were prize patrols! I gave away the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack, a package of Corrugated Elements, and a Share What You Love Embellishment Kit. The posts were spread out throughout the day to give time to work on the make and takes, as well as your own projects.

I also had two optional add-on classes that you could purchase. One was a 12 x 12" sampler featuring the His Grace stamp set.
The other was a card class featuring the Little Elephant Bundle and Twinkle Twinkle DSP. (I am offering this as a class to go right now if you are interested.)
Everyone who purchased the online retreat really enjoyed it and said they would definitely be interested in the next one. I can't wait to see the Holiday Catalog and plan some beautiful projects for you!


Happy Stamping!
Rachel