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Friday, September 22, 2017

Sunflower FUN with Eastern Medallion & Eclectic Layers

Good Morning! Here we are...Friday again! Boy this week went fast...this month has gone by fast...heck...this YEAR has gone by FAST! You know...there are only 94 days until Christmas!! Are you ready? I'm not! I need to get started on my cards!!!

Well..I'm heading down the mountain to go to the Social Security office! My husband needs a replacement social security card so he can get his passport and I have to get my mom's 2016 tax form so her taxes can be done. It's so overwhelming to me all the things that have to be done to finalize an estate. There have been days when I just put it away and don't think about it. Anyways...I'm hoping things go smoothly and we'll get our grocery shopping done as well!

My card today has a Whisper White card base with a 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock on top. I cut a 4" X 5 1/4" piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, cut the design out with the Eclectic Layers thinlits and embossed it with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. (Do the cutting first because your embossing will be flattened if you make the cut second...ask me how I know!!)

The sunflower is made with the Eastern Medallion thinlits. Cut two, distress them with Early Espresso ink and layer them together with adhesive. I attached the sunflower to the Cherry Cobbler layer with dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped onto a small circle cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits.  The leaves are punched with the Leaf Punch and the center of the sunflower is a 2" Early Espresso circle that is embossed with the Sweetheart embossing folder. The great thing about this card is it can be mailed with a standard stamp! I LOVE the look of the sunflower with the Cherry Cobbler Pinewood Planks...it's very country!  

Have I told you lately, how much I LOVE sharing what I create with you!?!? Thanks BUNCHES for joining me each day and allowing me to INSPIRE you!

Have a FABULOUS weekend!!! May you find just a moment to CREATE!!

~Today's Thought~



Thursday, September 21, 2017

Painted Harvest

Hello! How's everything going today? I just got home from work and wanted to post another project from my workshop! It was a FABULOUS workshop...16 ladies joined me for a FUN time of CREATING!! I always have a wonderful time with these gals...they are always so encouraging, love what we make...oh and we had Kahlua Cake...DELICIOUS!!!

Here's another card we made...it's one of my favorites because each one turns out unique! The card base is Early Espresso with the first mat in a piece of 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" Whisper White cardstock. Next is a piece of Wood Textures designer paper measuring 4" X 5 1/4". Cut a 2 3/4" X 2 3/4" piece of Glossy White paper and use the Painted Harvest stamp set to stamp the leaves and flowers. The colors used on this card are Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Garden Green and Early Espresso. I also used my Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker to add dots to the centers of my flowers. The stamped image is matted onto a 2 7/8" X 2 7/8" piece of Basic Black cardstock and then onto a 3" X 3" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I added some Crushed Curry Ribbon, some greenery and a Touches of Nature embellishment to the front of the card as well. I stamped a partial flower on the inside of the card...but forgot to take a photo...SORRY! It really did turn out BEAUTIFULLY and it's a PERFECT card for the first day of fall!

Hey...thanks so much for stopping by today and allowing me to share another creation with you...it makes me so HAPPY!!! Have a WONDERFUL rest of your day!

DON'T FORGET ABOUT DOUBLE DARLA DAISIES FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER!!!

~Today's Thought~



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Winter Wonder

Good Morning Everyone! I'm heading down the mountain for my workshop in Redding today and they are calling for HOUR LONG waits due to road work....UGH!! That's just part of mountain living I guess!  Real quick I want to share one of the projects we're going to make today!


I LOVE the new Winter Wonder embossing folder and wanted to make it the center of my card! I embossed on a piece of 4" X 5 1/4" Thick Whisper White cardstock. I stamped my sentiment which is from the Star of Light stamp set, in Cherry Cobbler ink. Next I mounted it onto a piece or 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" Real Red cardstock. Before adhering it to my Whisper White card base, I tied a piece 1/8" Real Red solid ribbon into a bow around the embossed thick cardstock. I added some Pearl Basic Jewels to finish it off.  I LOVE the simplicity of this card!  I hope you'll give it a try!



Well...I'm gonna run now! Have a FANTASTIC day and THANKS BUNCHES for stopping by today! I hope you find just a moment to CREATE today!


~Today's Thought~

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday's Tip - Folded Flap Box

Hello everyone! I'm busy getting ready for my class this week and I'm dog sitting my son's ADORABLE English Bulldogs...Clyde and Chester!

 I've never been a HUGE dog lover...I didn't grow up with a dog. We did have a Deer Chihuahua named Fawn, but she died when I was very young and we never got another one! Of course we've let our kids have dogs...but they were never trained...I had too many babies to train a dog! ANYWAYS...these guys have STOLEN my heart! They have the CUTEST personalities and are so FUN to watch play and to play with! I'm HOOKED!!! 

Of course I adore my BEAUTIFUL yellow Lab Millie and my other son's Bracco Italiano, Ella too!


Ok...sorry...I got SIDETRACKED! 

Here's today's video! ENJOY your Tuesday's Tip!



Here are just a few  HOW TO reminders from the video!

Score one side of your 6" X 6" paper at 1 3/8", 2 3/4", 4 1/8" and 5 1/2"

Turn your paper to the left and score it at 1 3/8", 4 1/8" and 5 1/2"


Fold on the scored lines, cut side tabs, bottom tabs and top tabs to look like this. Round your corners of your flap using a corner rounder or your Envelope Punch Board...put it together an decorate!

Here's the FINISHED project...SUPER CUTE!!
A close ups shows that I added some Copper Trim, Linen Thread, a Year of Cheer Embellishment, Mini Gift Bow and a snowflake cut using the Seasonal Tags framelits and topped with a Clear Faceted Gem. The tag sentiment is from the Hang You Stock stamp set (Annual Catalog) and is stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with Copper Stampin' Emboss Power.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope my videos inspire you to try something new and have FUN with paper! I'm off to finish getting ready for tomorrow class but I'll be back tomorrow with another TERRIFIC project...be sure to stop by again!

~Today's Thought~

Monday, September 18, 2017

"Make-It Monday" - Pick a Pumpkin Thanksgiving Card

Good Morning...good morning...good morning! It's a BEAUTIFUL morning and I'm so grateful for the cooler weather! I LOVE FALL...have I mentioned that? It's my FAVORITE season!!  

This weekend was a BUSY weekend! I went to Sacramento on Saturday to celebrate my son Trevor and son-in-law Andy's becoming Journeymen Power Linemen! It's been five years of hard work physically and mentally! I'm so proud of them both! My son from Phoenix flew in to surprise both of them too...it was so great to see him.  We celebrated at a trendy restaurant in old town...great food, fun atmosphere...fantastic night!  We had to drive home that night because my husband was on call Sunday and another son, Seth was moving to Trinidad.  Got home about midnight, slept til 6:00am then on the road again! He's a fabricator for the Blue Lake Mill which they are rebuilding (kind of) and getting it ready to re-open in a year or two. He's a very talented welder...if I could only get him to work on my yard art projects!  I rode over to Trinidad with him...he bought a 34' trailer because he couldn't find a house to rent in the area that would accept two ADORABLE English Bulldogs (which I totally understand). We got him settled in a really BEAUTIFUL park then came home to celebrate Adam's 15th birthday with Captain Crunch Chicken, Sweet Potato Fries, Salad and homemade honey mustard! It was a CRAZY BUSY weekend, but I had a BLAST seeing and spending time with my family!!

Today I have another "Make-It Monday" to share with you! It's a FALL card so be INSPIRED and find time to CREATE!!


"Make-It Monday": Pick a Pumpkin Thanksgiving card created with NEW holiday catalog Stampin' Up! products
All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 

Stamp set found on page 51 of the new 2017 Stampin' Up! holiday catalog

A Thanksgiving card?? Yup, giving you oodles of time to make the stack of them you may need. :-)
Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets - Pick A Pumpkin Bundle (wood 146024, clear 146025); Teeny Tiny Wishes (wood 128748. clear 127802)
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Crumb Cake (126975), VersaMark (102283)
  • Misc. – Big Shot (143263), Copper Foil Sheets (142020); Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape (144644), Embossing Buddy (103083); Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder (141636); Heat Tool (129053); 5/8” Burlap Ribbon (141487); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Mini Dimensionals (144108)
        
Measurements:  

  • Whisper White (base): 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half
  • Whisper White (banner): 1 3/8” x 2 ¼”
  • Crumb Cake (strip): 1” x 5 ½”
  • Crumb Cake: 4” x 5”
  • Copper Foil: 3” x 3”
  • Burlap Ribbon: 16”

Instructions:

  1. Layer three different sizes and patterns of the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape approximately 2” from the bottom of the card as shown.
  2. Stamp the fern image using Crumb Cake ink on the Crumb Cake cardstock strip, lining up one image above the next as shown. Adhere the cardstock to the far right side of the Whisper White cardstock base.
  3. Pat the Embossing Buddy on the Whisper White banner cardstock.  Stamp “Happy Thanksgiving” from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set using Versamark ink. Sprinkle the greeting with the Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set using the Heat Tool.  Cut a banner tip on the left side of the cardstock.  Adhere below the last layer of Washi Tape as shown.
  4. Die cut the filigree pumpkin from the Copper Foil using the Thinlits that are part of this bundle. 
  5. Stamp various ferns and springs using Crumb Cake ink on the Crumb Cake 4” x 5” piece of cardstock. Die cut the images using the coordinating Thinlits.
  6. Adhere the ferns and springs in an overlapping cluster to the right edge of the Washi Tape using a combination of Glue Dots and Mini Dimensionals.
  7. Intertwine the copper pumpkin between some of the ferns and springs.  Tuck a few Glue Dots in areas behind the pumpkin that will not be visible from the front to secure it in place.  You only need a few. 
  8. Pull out three strands from the Burlap Ribbon.  Holding two strands together, wrap them around three fingers.  Gently slide them off, pinching in the center.  Wrap the third strand around the center of the loops several times then tie in a knot to secure.  Adhere to the base of the pumpkin using a Glue Dot.
SUPER FUN Pick a Pumpkin Clear Mount Bundle!!
Don't forget it's DOUBLE DARLA DAISIES for the month of September! For EVERY order of $50.00 (before tax and shipping) you'll get TWO Darla Daisies.  Earn 10 daisies and you'll receive $40.00 of your choice of SU products! Remember you must order Online through my store, through a workshop or through me by emailing or texting me your order!  If your order is less than $150.00 use HOSTESS CODE E9KY2HYG



I hope you had a WONDERFUL WEEKEND and that you found some time to create! Thanks so much for stopping by today!  ENJOY your Monday...EVERY MINUTE of it!!

~Today's Thought~



Sunday, September 17, 2017

Got Coffee?

Hey there...I know it's Sunday, but I just had to share some really CUTE projects from the Stampin' Up Blog!  ENJOY!!!


Could these cards be any cuter?  Click here for materials and instructions!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you had a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!  

~Today's Thought~


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Faux Metal Embossing Technique by Stampin' Up!

Hi everyone! Saw this VERY COOL technique on stampinup.com and I just had to share it!  Be looking for projects using this technique in the VERY NEAR FUTURE!!!  I hope you like it and will give it a try!!



Thanks for stopping by today...and and a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!

~Today's Thought~

Friday, September 15, 2017

Painted Harvest, Petal Burst and Layered Leaves

Good Morning!  OH GOLLY...FALL is in the air and I am so excited...albeit COLD...it's only 41 degrees this morning! I LOVE this time of year!!

I want to take a moment to thank those of you who have placed orders this month and are getting DOUBLE your Darla Daisies! I SO APPRECIATE that you are helping me make my goal!  

This month with my SU Team Facebook group our fearless leader gave us a FUN challenge! We're playing Tic Tac Toe and today I want to share one of the cards I created for that challenge!

One of the challenges was to use an embossing folder...so I used TWO!

My card base is Whisper White, with a 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" piece of Basic Black cardstock. Next I embossed a 4" X 5 1/4" piece of Old Olive cardstock using the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The square is created using a 3 1/8" X 3 1/8" piece of Basic Black cardstock with a 3" X 3" piece of embossed Whisper White cardstock.  It is embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  

I used the Painted Harvest stamp set to stamp a sunflower in the corner of a 1" X 1" piece of Whisper White cardstock. I stamped with Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso inks.  I used my Stampin' Write Early Espresso marker to add dots to the center of the sunflower. My stamped image is matted onto a 1 1/8" X 1 1/8" piece of Basic Black cardstock.  I attached both squares to the card using dimensionals.  Before I added the stamped image, I adhered some Linen Thread and Basic Black Bakers Twine to the back. I really love how it turned out! I giggled, blushed and smiled when one of my teammates said it should be in a gallery! My group is SO ENCOURAGING!

Here's a look at the Tic Tac Toe game we are playing!  It's been kind of a FUN place to start for ideas!


Hey...have a FABULOUS weekend! I'll be celebrating Adam's 15th birthday and my oldest son and son-in-law becoming Journeyman Power Linemen! Lots of festivities...but definitely time for creating too!  


As always...THANKS BUNCHES for stopping by! I love sharing what I do...with you!



~Today's Thought~

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Painted Harvest

Good Morning! Oh my...we're having a reprieve from the heat! It's only suppose to be 80 degrees today...WONDERFUL!!! It's a crisp 51 degrees as I type this and I LOVE IT!!! I'm heading down the mountain this morning with a girlfriend...just for fun...NOT to grocery shop! We're leaving right after I drop Adam and Kate off at school! I can't wait to chat and visit!!

Before I head out, I'd like to share a FALL card I created!


I made this card using the Painted Harvest stamp set from the Holiday Catalog. My card base is Basic Black with a 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" Whisper White mat. Next I used a 4" X 5 1/4" piece of Glossy White cardstock to stamp on!! I stamped in Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Garden Green. I stamped and let it dry....then stamped and spritzed with water...then stamped again. I think it looks like a watercolor painting. I used Burlap Ribbon, Copper Trim and Linen Thread as accents. I also used the tag from the Wood Crate framelits cutting one in Crumb Cake and one in Vellum. 

I stamped the sentiment with the Ready to Pop stamp set and added a wooden heart from the Hearts and Stars Elements! Totally looks like FALL to me...and it feels like a FALL morning today...I LOVE FALL!!!


That's it for today! I'll be back tomorrow with another Painted Harvest creation...I hope you'll join me!

Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by and allowing me to share what I love to do... with you!!


~Today's Thought~


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sunflower fun with Eastern Medallions and Eclectic Layers Thinlits

Good morning everyone! Man...I'm having a hard time waking up this morning...I simply did not get enough sleep last night! I even skipped spin class! My hubby is heading back to work today...back into the fire area...I'm confident he will be okay!  I'm heading into work this morning too!  I'm subbing for my friend. She lost her home in our fire, but they have found a place to stay and she's getting new furniture delivered today!  I'm SUPER happy for her...it's good to have a little joy in the midst of this tragedy...even a new dinner table! We were talking yesterday and we really do take small things (link a dinner table) for granted! We have so much to be thankful for!

Before I leave, I'd like to share a card I made the other day! I'm thinking of using it for my upcoming workshop. I hope you like it!

My card base is Whisper White with a 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" piece of Basic Black cardstock matted on top. Next I added a piece of 4" X 5 1/4" piece ofr Color Theory Designer paper.  I used my Eclectic Layers thinlits to cut the design in a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I created the sunflower using the Eastern Medallions thinlits by cutting two flowers, inking the edges with Early Espresso ink and layering them together. The center is cut with my 2" circle punch and embossed with the Sweetheart Textured embossing folder. The leaves were also cut with the Eclectic Layers thinlits and I added Touches of Nature wooden element, finishing it of with some Linen Thread!


I'm so happy to be creating again! Thanks so much for stopping by today and following my blog! Have a FANTASTIC day! Find just one thing that brings JOY to your day!

~Today's Thought~



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday's Tip - Envelope Punch Board Gift Box

Good Tuesday Morning to you all!  Yesterday morning was really cool and EMOTIONAL!!!  Folks were lined up on both sides of the highway (which is our MAIN street) waving signs thanking the firefighters and waving American flags!  It was shift change for the firefighters and they were honking their horns, flashing their lights as they drove through town. The Lions Club lined the road with American flags...I couldn't help but cry! It was awesome!

Well it's time for Tuesday's Tip and I have a really fun project to share with you today! I hope you ENJOY the video and find time to create your own version!!



Here's a photo of the finished project!  I used Spooky Night designer paper...one side is Halloween and the other is Fall.

This would be a FUN project for Halloween treats, Thanksgiving treats, Christmas treats and even Valentine's (if you're thinking that far ahead)!! SUPER EASY and you can make four little boxes with one sheet of designer paper!

I hope you have a FABULOUS day! Thanks BUNCHES for joining me for "Tuesday's Tip".  If you try this, be sure to add a photo at the bottom of the blog! It will be FUN to see what you all come up with!

One last thing I want to share with you!  Yesterday I sent out an email to everyone on my list telling them about my Darla Daisy Loyalty Program! Details and a tracking form can be found at the top of my blog by clicking on Darla Daisies Loyalty Program and Tracking Form!

FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER I AM DOUBLING YOUR DAISIES! THAT'S RIGHT...for every $50.00 you spend before tax and shipping you will get TWO DAISIES and when you have TEN DAISIES you earn your choice of $40.00 worth of Stampin' UP! product!!

If you order online and your order is less than $150.00 use this Hostess Code E9KY2HYG and it will benefit this months hostess!

If your order is $150.00 or more...you are the hostess and will get all of the hostess credit...DON'T use the hostess code!!

If your order reaches $300.00....you'll receive this stamp set FREE from SU!!!


That's it for today!  I have lots of new creations to share with you so be sure to stop by again tomorrow!

~Today's Thought~






Monday, September 11, 2017

"Make-It Monday" Spooky Cat

Good morning! WOW!! I was able to get out to my workshop and create this weekend! The fires are burning away from our town now and my husband is resting! I feel so blessed as I see what is happening all around the world...Texas, Florida, Mexico, Europe...and I continue to pray! This day...sixteen years ago is also a day we will always remember!! We are wearing RED,WHITE and BLUE in my town to celebrate Patriot Day and lining up along the road to thank all the firefighters...it will be an EMOTIONAL DAY!

I have a FUN "Make-It Monday" to share with you today! ENJOY!!!

"Make-It Monday": Spooky Cat card created with NEW holiday catalog Stampin' Up! products
All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 

Stamp set & punch found on page 53 of the new 2017 Stampin' Up! holiday catalog

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Spooky Cat (144749)
  • Card Stock – Pumpkin Pie (105117); Basic Black (121045); Very Vanilla (101650); Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610)
  • Stamp Pads – Basic Black Archival (140931)
  • Misc. – Polka Dot Basic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143709); Layering Ovals Framelits (141706); Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372); Cat Punch (144666); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263)
       
Measurements:  

  • Basic Black: 8 ½” x 5 ½” scored at 4 ¼”; 1” x 5 ¼”; scrap for scalloped oval
  • Pumpkin Pie: scrap for stitched oval
  • Very Vanilla: 4” x 5 ¼”; scrap to stamp cat image
  • Designer Series Paper:  ¾” x 5 ¼”

Instructions:

  1. Stamp cat image in Basic Black ink on Very Vanilla card stock. Punch out stamped cat image.  Mount cat to Pumpkin Pie stitched oval with Dimensionals.  Mount to Basic Black scalloped oval.
  2. Emboss Very Vanilla card stock with Polka Dot Basics embossing folder and adhere to Basic Black card base.  Adhere Basic Black strip of paper across front with Designer Series Paper layered on top. 
  3. Adhere oval embellishment with Dimensionals to the left of the card.
Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by today! Join me tomorrow for a Tuesday's Tip Video! I'm gonna teach you how to make a really cute treat box!

~Today's Thought~


Friday, September 8, 2017

Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits...FALL Themed - Facebook Hop

Hi everyone! WOW!! What a week! I'm EXHAUSTED! Sometimes I think the emotional stuff is more tiresome than the physical stuff...and this has been a week of emotions! We had an amazing thunder and lightening show early Thursday morning...it woke us up from a dead sleep...then came the rain, it rained hard for about four hours and it was WONDERFUL!! Although the fires around us are still burning, we've been told that they should not make it to Weaverville...HUGE RELIEF...but I'm not unpacking yet! My husband is home...not quite feeling like himself, but home and I'm quite happy he's here!!

I made it home yesterday with just enough time to create a card for a Facebook Hop and I'd like to share it with you today!

Our theme for the hop was FALL...and I LOVE FALL!!!  My card base is Whisper White and my first mat is a piece of 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" Basic Black cardstock.  Next I cut a piece of Whole Lot of Lovely designer paper 4" X 5 1/4" and matted it on top of the Basic Black cardstock. I use my Stitched Shapes framelits to cut a Whisper White square and stamped the CUTE sentiment in Memento Black ink.  The sentiment is from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set. I also used this stamp set to stamp the leaf images onto the stitched square. Next I used the Patterned Pumpkins thinlits to cut the pumpkins from Delightful Daisy designer paper and the greenery from Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  I inked the edges of the pumpkins with Early Espresso ink, cut green stems for the pumpkins (using just the tips of the thinlits) and tied some Linen Thread around the stems.  I also added a gold button tied with Linen Thread and I just LOVE the new Touches of Nature wooden embellishments so I had to add one of those! I attached the square and the pumpkins with dimensionals! I so hope I get to get back out to my workshop to create this weekend!

Here are a couple of photos from the fire...not taken by me...THANK GOD!!!


  
Hey...THANKS BUNCHES for your prayers and for stopping by today! I hope you have a FANTASTIC weekend!! I'll be back on Monday with a new "Make-It Monday" so be sure to check in!

~Today's Thought~ 



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

No Tuesday's Tip...

Hi everyone!!! Just wanted to apologize for no Tuesday's Tip today!  The fires are close and my wonderful husband is in the hospital!  I've had no time to create!!! Prayers are appreciated!!!


~Today's Thought~

Turn your worries into prayers!!

Monday, September 4, 2017

"Make-It Monday" Christmas Quilt

Good Morning everyone! I hope you ENJOYED your weekend! I'm again asking for your prayers as the fire is moving closer to Weaverville. I'm not sure if I will be blogging anymore this week, but plan to when I can.  As I type this, I am a bit nervous...hoping the winds do not change, but ready with my family, animals and important documents to leave at a moments notice!  

I want to share a "Make-It Monday" created with product from the new Holiday Catalog! I hope you have had a chance to look at it! If you'd like one to hold in your hands and drool over...just let me know and I will put one in the mail!



Here's this weeks "Make-It Monday" project...ENJOY!!


"Make-It Monday": Christmas Quilt card created with NEW holiday catalog Stampin' Up! products
All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 

Set found on page 5 of the new 2017 Stampin' Up! holiday catalog


Supplies:

  • Stamp Set: Christmas Quilt (144793)
  • Card stock & paper: Garden Green (102584), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Quilted Christmas 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (144617)
  • Stampin’ Pad: Real Red (126949), Garden Green (126973)
  • Miscellaneous: Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Quilt Builder Framelits Dies (144673), 5/8” Burlap Ribbon (141487), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), and Paper Snips (103579)

Measurements:

  • Real Red: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2 then folded to create card base
  • Whisper White: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, 2-3/4” x 1-3/4”
  • Garden Green: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Any scrap about 3” x 3” preferably Garden Green, Whisper White or Real Red
  • Burlap: one piece about 5-1/4”, 4 pieces each about 1-1/2” long

Instructions:
  1. Find the piece of paper in the Quilted Christmas grouping that has four large green quilt shapes that looks like the shape beneath the sentiment on the card shown. With Paper Snips, cut one of the green shapes leaving some space around it for die-cutting. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (broad tip) , adhere the paper to a scrap of card stock to make it firm for die-cutting
  2. Using the corresponding shaped die from the Quilt Builder Framelits, die cut the green star shape out and set aside.
  3. Using the 1-3/16” square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, die cut 12 squares out of your favorite designs in the Quilted Christmas paper taking note to choose a variety of designs and colors to create your quilt.
  4. Arrange 12 pieces on your work table until you get the arrangement you like best. You will need 3 rows of 4 squares to create your quilt.
  5. Using the broad tip of your Multipurpose Liquid Glue, brush glue on back of one square and line up on the 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” Whisper White piece, in one corner, so you are leaving a white border only about 1/16” on the top and left. Move quickly as you have a little time to reposition if it’s not squared. It sticks fast. Adhere piece #2 so it’s only 1/16” away from the border and/or the first square. Repeat with all 12 squares to create your quilt.
  6. Using SNAIL, adhere your quilt piece to Garden Green card stock.
  7. Stamp “peace” and the lined/stitch image onto the small Whisper White scrap using Real Red and Garden Green ink. Die cut using the 2-1/4” oval Stitched Shapes Framelit. Using 2 Dimensionals aligned vertically in the center of the sentiment, attach to the green star shape from #2.
  8. Using Glue Dots (about 9) adhere long piece of Burlap Ribbon across lower portion of quilt piece and secure on back sides.
  9. Fold each 1-1/2” piece in half and adhere to itself. Stagger one of these short folded pieces onto another and adhere to it with 2 Glue Dots. You will have two sections of ribbon now. Using 2 Glue Dots for each side, adhere the burlap pieces under the left and right sides of the green star focal point.
  10. Use 4 Dimensionals and lay them down onto the front of the quilt card so that the Dimensional is abutting the burlap ribbon. Put 2 above the ribbon and 2 below. You want them each about ½” apart on the top and ½” apart on the bottom.
  11. Peel the 4 Dimensionals then gently press the green star focal point onto them so it’s straddling the horizontal burlap ribbon so the flat burlap aligns with the pieces attached to the focal point.
  12. Using 5 Dimensionals, adhere the quilt piece to the Real Red card base.

Here's a photo of a card I saw on a Demonstrator only Facebook page I belong to. I fell in LOVE with this set when I saw it! It was created by Judy May at Just Judy Designs ... she's a demo in Australia. I had to share it with you because I think it is GORGEOUS!!!

Well...that's it for today! Have a WONDERFUL WEEK! I do hope you find time to create!  THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I plan on sharing a video with you tomorrow...so be sure to check back in!



~Today's Thought~

Friday, September 1, 2017

Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Paper

Hi friends! It's with a heavy heart that I blog today! I went for a walk Wednesday morning...it was BEAUTIFUL...I walked for two hours thinking I would blog when I got home, but wanting to enjoy the cool morning. I arrived home and my neighbor needed some help and then I had to go into a training class at work...still no blogging time. Late that afternoon a fire broke out about 15 miles from my beautiful mountain town.  It moved quickly...it moved hot...several homes have been lost and it isn't over yet.  There is 0% containment with low visibility so air attacks have not been possible.  Now the smoke is lifting, which is good for visibility, but it also allows the winds to kick up which will spread the fire.  My husband is out working...assessing power line damage, making sure things are ready for when they are able to get the power back on. At this time we are safe. I believe in the power of prayer so if you are a prayer...please pray for my little mountain community, my friends who have lost everything, for the firefighters, for law enforcement, for those out there trying to get things back to normal for folks!

I just had to get out in my workshop to create...it's my therapy and keeps me calm! So I have a couple of cards to share with you today! I wanted to demonstrate that choosing to focus on colors in designer paper is a fun way to create a different look in your cards!

This card is created with the Whole Lot of Lovely designer paper. It is BEAUTIFUL!!!
The color I chose to focus on is Peek-a-boo Peach. I used the Polka Dot Basics embossing folder to emboss the base as well as cut the flower using the Support Ribbon framelits.  The leaves are from the NEW Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog (WHICH IS LIVE TODAY!!!). It's called the Leaf Punch! I also used  Touches of Nature as well as Clear Faceted Gems embellishments. The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set!

My second card uses the Pool Party as its focus color! I used the same designer paper, the same embossing folder, the same framelits, the same stamp set. Again, I used the Touches of Nature wood embellishments and Clear Faceted Gems. Changing the focus color give you a TOTALLY different look!  I LOVE designer paper for this reason...it's a GREAT place to start! 

I given my ladies their Holiday Catalogs already, and mailed some out, but if anymore of you need one, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!






Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Thank you for your prayers!  Have a FANTASTIC three day weekend! Lord willing...I'll be blogging again on Monday!!!

~Today's Though~

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tuesday's Tip - Paper Pumpkin Unveiling


Good morning everyone! Well...the week is rolling on by and it's already time for Tuesday's Tip! Thank you for joining me! Today I want to share Paper Pumpkin with you so I'm opening my August ORANGE BOX on video so you can see what's inside! Most of the time it's goodies to make cards...stamps, ink, cardstock, embellishments. Occasionally it's 3-D projects! 

This box FOOLED me this time...I thought it was plain Whisper White cardstock (that's what I showed you in the video)...but the cardstock is actually this! Four in each color!

I hope you enjoy the video...be sure to subscribe to My Channel!



RIGHT NOW...as I type, Paper Pumpkin is only $10.00 for the first month for NEW SUBSCRIBERS and that includes shipping. You can cancel after the first month or continue at $19.95 a month (INCLUDING shipping). Go to paperpumpkin.com and use this hostess code to get half off - HALFOFF0917. Don't forget to chose me...Darla Watson...as your demonstrator!
This is everything that was inside my little ORANGE BOX!
As promised on the video, here are the cards that I've created so far! A few are made just like the box suggested (with a little bling added) and a couple are my own creations! I still have three more to make!






...here it is all boxed up and ready to give as a gift!


One last thing...I wanted to share a picture of what SU did with this' months Paper Pumpkin! I LOVE how they cut the card into smaller tags (inside the box) and added some Baker's Twine...super cute gift!


Well..that's Tuesday's Tip! I hope you'll join tomorrow for another FUN creation! Thanks so much for stopping by today and letting me share what I love to do...with you!  Have a FANTASTIC DAY!

~Today's Thought~