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September 2019

Join Me for Scrapbooking Craft Weekend

Let's take some time to work on our projects together.  Doesn't it seem like there is never enough time to work on what we want?  Well, let's do this!

Come join me for my Annual Fall Scrapbooking - Crafting weekend.  Dates are November 8th and 9th, 2019.  And the best part... we feed you! 

Check out the attached flier for all the details.  Of course, contact me for any questions. 

Download Nov 2019 Crop Flier

Would love to see you there! 

FUN. FOOD. FRIENDS. 

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Check out my Alternative Card

Did you see my project from last week?  It was titled Come To Gather and Give Thanks... if not SEE IT HERE .  It features the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper, perfect for fall.  It was my submission for a Holiday Catalog Card Challenge! 

So you may be asking, why did I do an alternate project?  Well, I wanted my class members to make the card but I did not have enough of the Wood elements (Tags & Feathers) used on the original card so I swapped over to the Harvest Hello Bundle instead.  Isn't that pumpkin cool?  I punched the pumpkin out of the New Mercury Glass Acetate.  This stuff is so cool and it comes in two designs in the pack.  Below is more of a crackle. 

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Here is a close up on the Mercury Glass Acetate...   We punched a pumpkin from our mat card stock Pear Pizzazz and adhered it behind the acetate. 

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I hope you have a chance to get some of this Acetate and use it on one of your projects. 

TIP:  you can color the back of the acetate with your Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Just pick a color that coordinates with your project. 

Reminder:  September 30, 2019 is last day for BOGO Designer Paper sale.  BUY 3 GET 1 FREE.     Don't miss out on a Free pack of paper. 

Be sure to check out my previous post to see all the card dimensions. 

 

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Have you heard of NAMI

Have you heard of NAMI?  I am completely in awe of this organization; with what they stand for, offer and do.  This makes my card all the more special.  

I held my monthly card class this past weekend and chose to use the stamp set called "Nature's Beauty".  To me, it is just a simple and serene stamp set with wonderful drawings of forest animals.  In most catalogs, Stampin' Up! offers one set to donate profits to a charitable organization.  And the 2019 Holiday catalog is no exception with this set. 

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, every Tuesday, Stampin' Up! releases a weekly update to us.  They share inside information, give sneak peaks, or advise whatever may be happening within the company and needs to be shared.  (Good reason to join my team to get all the inside scoop).  In today's updates, they finally announced the list of organizations benefiting from each and every sale of the "Nature's Beauty" stamp set, and in the U.S. it is an organization called NAMI.  

NAMI stands for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  Please take a couple of minutes and check out their website.  It is a wonderful organization that does so much good.  I was surprised to find so many local branches in my back yard.  Did you know mental illness has or will touch every single one of us?  If it is the one thing you can do, it is to educate yourself and help support this amazing organization and order the Nature's Beauty stamp set with me today. 

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So it is 'with gratitude' that I just happened to make this card and I share my gratitude to Stampin' Up supporting NAMI!

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My full supply list is below, showing product used to make this card, but here are the dimensions:

Very Vanilla card front (5-3/8 x 4-1/8) was embossed with the Woodlands folder. 

I used Sponge Daubers and Balmy Blue ink for my sky.  The tree and weed sprig are stamped in Mossy Meadow, grass in Old Olive, the deer stamped in Memento black and then colored with Soft Suede Blends (light and dark).  The Smokey Slate Blends were used to highlight the shadows under the tree, weeds, and deer.  

The deer is stamped on Very Vanilla that is 2-1/2 x 3-3/4.  Soft Suede card stock was used to mat the deer piece and cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  

I hope you enjoyed this post and also can take a minute to learn about NAMI.  

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Come to Gather and Give Thanks

So my upline, Linda Bauwin, did a team challenge.  She sent us pieces of this-n-that from the new holiday catalog; paper, ribbon, embellishments... and we could use whatever we wanted to make a card.  Here is my project:

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I had to show you the close-up first as the full frontal photo does not catch that shimmer from my Wink of Stella pen!  Its one of the best tools to use to add that little something.  Here's the full card. 

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I am so pleased with the 2019 Holiday catalog.  So many great products and coordinating items.  I chose to use some new and returning items... 

So you may think that my title does not have correct grammar, but that is the name of New Designer Series Papers called "Come To Gather".  Check it out on Page 49 of the Holiday Catalog or click Come To Gather to see the entire product suite.  Great fall items.  I love all the traditional color tones popular during the fall season.  

I chose to stamp "Give Thanks" from Harvest Hellos stamp set in black Stazon ink on wood element.  Stazon is the perfect choice as it is permanent and the color will not bleed.  The wood element looks like a real piece of a limb doesn't it?  Very cool.  The pack comes with other shapes like feathers.

Again, I used Wink or Stella to add shimmer to some of the pumpkins to the Come To Gather designer series paper. 

Speaking of designer series paper (DSP)... don't forget our DSP from the Annual Catalog is Buy 3 Get 1 Free for the month of September (2019).  Don't miss out on this savings.  Click on below image for more details! Or SHOP NOW

DSP B3G1 Sale Sept 2019

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Catch the Designer Series Paper Sale

For this month only, September 2019... stock up and save on select Designer Series Paper!

Click Here to see the list:    Download DSP Paper Sale

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This is an amazing time to stock up on favorites designs such as Magnolia Lane, Pressed Petals, Bird Ballad and more

Check out all the links above and previous posts to see how I have been using Designer Series Paper on my projects.  Whether it is a small strip or covering the whole card front, I think you are going to enjoy being able to stock up and save.  There is lots to chose from. 

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