Thursday, February 23, 2017

Another 'Special Reason' easel card!

Here is one of the cards that everyone joining me at my February monthly classes got to make this month!  It is a fun easel card!  

Check out the glittery big flower!  And check out the Blushing Bride sequins I added to the center of the flower too, to add sparkle to them!
I used the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper in the annual catalog.

I chose the colors of this card, to coordinate with the Falling in Love Designer Paper. 

NOTE:  I used Blushing Bride card stock.  When I first designed this card I used the Blushing Bride ink pad & stamped the flowers onto the card stock.  The next morning the Blushing Bride stamped flowers had faded tons & you could hardly see them!  So I stamped over the top of them using the Sweet Sugarplum ink onto the Blushing Bride card stock & Iloved the look!
Flower card- (Available in a BUNDLE)
'Special Reason'- #142899 (w)= $28.00 or #142902 (c)= $20.00- Occasions Catalog- pg. 42
card stock:  Blushing Bride S (24)- #131198= $8.00- pg. 171  4 1/4 x 5 1/2"; 3 1/2 x 1/2"; 2" strip
Sahara Sand N (24)- #121043= $8.00- pg. 170   2" strip;  3 3/4 x 3 3/4"
Very Vanilla N (40)- #101650= $9.00- pg. 170   9 1/4 x 4"; 3 3/4 x 3 3/4"; 2 1/2 x 2 1/2"; 1" strip
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (2- 12x12)= $5.00- pg. 175   2 1/2 x 2 1/2"
designer paper: Falling In Love= $11.00- Occasions Catalog- pg. 52   4 x 1"
ink:  Sweet Sugarplum IC- #141418= $6.50
other:  Stylish Stems Framelits Dies- Occasions Catalog- pg. 42= $31.00
Magnetic Platform- #130658= $40.00- pg. 190
Precision Base Plate- #139684= $25.00- pg. 190 
Big Shot- #143263= $110.00- pg. 190
Classic Label Punch- #131491= $18.00- pg. 186
Blushing Bride Sequins- #138400= $5.00- pg. 178
Very Vanilla Lace Trim- #141672= $7.00- pg. 179        4 1/2"
Tear & Tape Adhesive- #138995= $7.00- pg. 182
The boys & I ran errands in the morning & played outside!  We came in to eat lunch & went back outside to play a little again before their naps!  When Masen went home last night I worked on entering orders & working on things in my pile of things to get caught up on.  The guys worked late in the shop.

This morning I'm off to go pick up the boys for the day!  Deke is off early to chore & then he'll be headed to Ottumwa for 2 meetings.  Tonight when the boys go home I'll go out to help Deke sort hogs in our outside lots. Deke then has a meeting later tonight in Sigourney for our Belva Deer Hotel committee.  And while he is there I'll work on unpacking stamp boxes from this months classes.  Hopefully I get alot done. 

I hope you have a very special Thursday!!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

'Special Reason' flowers!!

Here is an other fun easel fold card!  

I love these colors together!!!  I used Old Olive & Sweet Sugarplum!  I shadow stamped the 2 little flowers here.  How did I do that?  I inked the stamp, stamped it off onto my grid paper before I stamped it onto my Whisper White card stock- so that theses 2 little flowers are a shade lighter in color than the big flower. 

This is a card that I created a couple of weeks ago for a monthly swap that I'm in with some demonstrator friends.  The should have gotten their cards in the mail last weekend.  I hope they all liked it! 
I wanted to make the center of the flowers have some type of "pop out" look to them.  The center is a little different shaped, so I couldn't add our White Accents or Pearls to the centers of them.  So I decided to try adding our Fine Tip Glue to the center of the flowers.  I know I'd heard that our Fine Tip Glue is similar to our retired Crystal Effects that we use to have.  YEP- it worked great!  I am glad I tried it!  I just made sure that I let them dry for a few hours before putting the finished cards into my clear envelopes.  I will be forsure be using our Fine Tip Glue on other things I stamp in the future to add a glossy shine to them!
This is what the card looks like when it is standing up, as an easel!

So what do you think?  Didn't it turn out pretty!  I just love it!  It is a totally 'Susie' card. 

You can see another card that earlier this month, where I used this same fold!  

stamp sets:  'Special Reason' & 'All Things Thanks'
card stock:  Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White 
designer paper:  Succulent Garden DSP
ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive
other:  Classic Label Punch, Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue, Succulent Garden 3/8" Ribbon, Glue Dot

What are the Measurements?
  • Old Olive- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"- score at 4 1/4" & 1 1/4"; 4 1/2 x 3 3/4"; 1" strip
  • Sweet Sugarplum-  4 1/4 x 3 1/2"; 5 1/4 x 1"
  • Whisper White- 4 x 3 1/4", 5 1/4 x 2 3/4" (for inside)
  • Succulent Garden DSP- 5 1/4 x 1"
Yesterday was a fun day with the boys.  The weather was beautiful & we played outside!  This weather is amazing for February!  Hopefully Mother Nature isn't just teasing us.  I pray that we don't get any more snow or ice until next winter!  
Susie's Hair Hut was open to give Deke a quick hair cut (as it was long over due).  And then Masen hung out with G'ma all evening.  As Sarah & Deke both had meetings & Nathan & Josh were in the shop.   I worked on sorting boxes of stamps that came & placed a few orders too after Masen went home.

This morning Deke is off to chore early & head to the office for the morning.  I'm off to go pick up the boys.  I'll take the twins to pre-school & then spend my day with Trey & Masen.

Tonight I hope to start working on putting away things that are in boxes from my classes that I had this month.  I guess we'll see how late I have boys & how much I get accomplished!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

3 NEW Sale-a-bration items just added!!

Click here to see the New Sale-a-bration flyer!

Learn more about these 3 NEW Sale-a-bration items!
  • Reverse Words- #143316 (wood) or ##143319 (clear) 
  • 6x6 Glimmer Paper- #143831-Bermuda Bay, Mint Macron & Sweet Sugarplum
  • Make a Medallion- ##143274 (photopolymer only)