Friday, August 26, 2016

Oh Happy Day Card Kit Extras

You are in for a treat today! Last weekend, I hosted a class using the Oh Happy Day card kit. We made the cards in the kit, which are gorgeous! I love the bright, cheery colors! The kit makes the 20 cards pictured below.

If you have purchased kits from Stampin' Up! before, you probably know that there are usually some extra pieces left over after you have put the kit together. I wanted to use some of those extras and make some additional cards with my customers. I decided to share the cards with you today! I'll list all of the supplies I used, and I hope you'll try them out yourself. If you haven't ordered the Oh Happy Day card kit yet, you can do it right in my online store. You won't be disappointed!

Extras from the kit: white circle piece, Mint Macaron sparkly wooden heart, gold foil heart
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Elegant Dots EF, Big Shot, Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon

Extras from the kit: white circle piece, Daffodil Delight Baker's Twine
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Pop of Pink Specialty DSP, Gold Glimmer Paper, Brights DSP Stack (Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight)
Accessories & Tools: Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch

Extras from the kit: white heart piece
Paper: Mint Macaron, Basic Black, Whisper White, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Brights DSP Stack (Melon Mambo)

Extras from the kit: white doily, white square piece, Tangerine Tango heart
Paper: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay
Accessories & Tools: Sparkle EF, Big Shot, Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon

Extras from the kit: white banner piece
Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Pop of Pink Specialty DSP, Gold Glimmer Paper
Accessories & Tools: Melon Mambo Stitched Ribbon

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Confirmation Remembrance Decor

I belong to a small church, where everyone knows everyone else. When my youngest son was baptized in December, I made him a special framed remembrance of his baptism. I have since done that for another baptism, and most recently, a confirmation. It is becoming a tradition, and I thought I would share it with you today!

I've changed it up a little bit every time, but these go together rather quickly with Basic Black and Very Vanilla cardstock, a little embossing, and the All God's Grace stamp set. This is the first time I've snapped a picture to share!

Stamps: All God's Grace
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Accessories & Tools: Sparkle EF, Big Shot, Metallic Enamel Dots
Other Supplies: 5 x 7 Black Picture Frame

Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 15, 2016

A Time of Transition

Today's card is a really special one. It is for my father-in-law, who will be retiring at the end of this month. He has been a pastor for 39 years, and my pastor for the past four. Yesterday our church had a special service for him, and at the end of the month, my in-laws will be moving 7 hours down the road. What makes this transition really hard is that for 10 1/2 of the last 12 months, they lived with us. They only recently moved back into their own house.

While I can't share the reasons why they were living with us, I will say that it was challenging and stressful at times. It was also a wonderful time when my kids got to wake up and eat breakfast with their grandparents, or play with them in the backyard, or say bedtime prayers together. What would have been impossible for many people actually worked pretty well for us.

So this is a time of transition. Time to get used to living in our own house again. Time to get used to parents/grandparents living more than a 20-minute drive down the road. Time to pray for a new pastor who will shepherd our church as well as my father-in-law did.

I hope this card is special enough to convey the feelings of appreciation and love that we have for him. Let me know what you think!

Stamps: Wild About Flowers, Blessed by God (retired)
Ink: Dapper Denim
Paper: Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Copper Foil (sneak peek!), Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP
Accessories & Tools: Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Sponge Daubers, Versamark, Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Bundle

The Thoughtful Branches Bundle is available beginning today! This stamp set and coordinating framelits are limited editions that Stampin' Up! is offering only during the month of August, and while supplies last. You are going to want this set - it is so versatile! I love the font of the greetings, and that tree (or is it a flower?!) is perfect for handmade teacher's gifts!

I am offering a special to anyone who orders this stamp set, the framelits, or the bundle from me this month. When you place your order, I will send you a PDF tutorial with instructions for 10 exclusive projects using the bundle. I have a sneak peek for you today of one of the projects!

Isn't it beautiful? I love hydrangeas, so that was really what sold me on this set! I am still working on the tutorial, so if you place your order early in the month, it may take me a little while to send it to you. But I promise it will be sent by the end of August! Make sure that you allow your demonstrator (me) to contact you when you place your order so that I know where to send your tutorial. The bundle costs $52.00 or you can order the stamp set ($27.00) and framelits ($31.00) separately. Click here to shop for them in my online store!

Happy Stamping!