Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Sunday, August 28, 2016
All month I’ve been sharing ideas using the Thoughtful Branches set. This set is only available during the month of August and while supplies last. I loved making trees from the set, but it makes a pretty flower too. Perhaps we’ll see it again next year in the annual catalog? It has been popular this month, so we’ll see.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
This is the happy mail I received today. I love this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit. I have been so busy playing with all my new Holiday catalog stamps that I almost (almost) skipped the one for this month. I’m SO happy I didn’t. It seems whenever I skip I end up missing something great. (I skipped the end of last year and missed that oh-so-pretty calendar. I wanted to cry!) I can’t wait to play with this. Maybe tomorrow….
And a reminder for my local friends…
Cards & Coffee is THIS Sunday (the 21st!) at 2PM. If you’re coming, please bring your scissors, adhesive, and a bone folder. If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, it’s not too late. Just send me a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. I’ll get a kit ready for you! See you soon! (And if it’s still 100 degrees, I think I’ll be buying iced coffee this time! hahaha)
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
This month I’ve been focusing on the new stamp and die set called Thoughtful Branches. I’ve done lots with that tree, but today I’d like to show you how to make it into a pumpkin. Really? Who thinks of this stuff? Well, it wasn’t me. Here’s the card I saw:
Wow! I love this one by Stampin’ Up demonstrator Kim Jolley. How did she come up with this idea? It’s just brilliant. So I did what crafters often do…. I copied the idea! I turned my tree upside down and made a pumpkin too!
I stamped the Brushstrokes background stamp
across the top of my tree… I mean over my pumpkin to add some detail. Then I just used some of the new Halloween designer series paper (coming in September) to finish it off. My card isn’t as detailed as Kim’s, but I love it! It’s my favorite Fall/Halloween card of the season (so far!)
Hmm… wonder what else I can turn upside down?