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November 2015

Tuesday Tip! Masking for a Moonlight Wintery Night Card


Hi Everyone!

Here's my Tuesday Tip on creating a moonlight effect on your cards. This video tutorial will take you start to finish! Watch the 1/2 half for the technique and continue watching to see the card come together including the inside of the card.


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Must Have Mondays - Stampin' Emboss Powders

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Happy Scenes & Wonderland Stamp Sets

Hi Everyone! This week's Must Have Mondays is Stampin' Emboss Powders. Emboss powders turn stamped images into glossy raised designs. What that means for me and is shown in the card above is that you can add color on top of other colors! Like white snowflakes on a dark winter's night! White craft ink is okay, but it isn't as distinct as when you use White Stampin' Emboss Powder! The technique or usage is called heat embossing.

Steps to heat embossing:
Wipe surface with the Embosssing Buddy to remove static from your surface (powder won't stick).
Stamp image with VersaMark ink.
Sprinkle emboss powder over top of inked image and tap off excess.
Activate and set emboss powder with the Heat Tool. (Hairdryers will not work and not safe to use in this application.)


This card was my November Team (my team the Designer Paper Dolls) swap card. The snowflakes and Silent Night sentiment heat embossed.

Happy Scenes & Wonderland
My Team Swap Card

Tomorrow's Tuesday Tip will be on how to create the moon landscape on this card. Video Tutorial on this card tomorrow!

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Video Tutorial for Mini Calendar Easel Card.

DSCN5785Hi Everyone! Here's my Video Tutorial on how to make the Mini Calendar Easel Card. Perfect for teacher gifts, co-workers and don't forget to make one for myself!

Check my post here for a FREE 2016 Mini Calendar PDF you can use as well as written instructions. I also have a link where I got the 4x4 coaster board.

The supply list looks daunting, but you can sub out anything with your favorite Designer Paper and cardstock combo pack! Most is what I would consider basic adhesives and tools.

Here's the Video:

Items Used for my sample :

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Mini Calendar Easel Card 4" x 4" - Great Gift!

Easel Mini Calendar
Easel Mini Calendar

Hi Everyone! Mini Calendars make a great gift for teachers, co-workers, friends and family. Even with all our electronic calendars, sometimes it's nice just to have one on the desk or refrigerator.

AND you can make them with either the recipient in mind or to help use up your Designer Series Paper!

Some of my local Designer Paper Dolls stop by for an express lunch meeting and we made these. As you can see from the outside, it's snowing! First of the season. Linda mentioned kinda funny we are decorating with flowers and it's winter. TRUE! but we agreed the flowers represent most of the year :)


You if need 24 or less - Stampin' UP! Vanilla Coaster Board works awesome! Cut to a 4"x 4" size. Or you can buy in bulk here:

Qty 50 Plain White Square Coasters Either way, with tax and shipping, it's about $0.20 each. I don't have a good way to cut SU Coaster Board and Round Corners, I didn't want to take a chance ruining my trimmer or punch board. ( I'm an Amazon Prime member..I love the free shipping perk. Click here for a link in my recommendations - other items I use.)

Here's a FREE downloadable 2016 Mini Calendar template: Download Calendar Template 2016

Simply download, trim and staple. Tip!  use printer paper so it's lightweight and tears easily. Glue the last month unto  cardstock then use Tear & Tape to add to square coasters.

Or I found pre-printed 2016 online at Taylored Expressions. I see where they are now out of stock - but I'm sure there's other online sources if you don't feel like printing yourself.

You can watch my Video Tutorial Here!

General Instructions For Calendar Top:

Take a 4'x4" piece of Fresh Market Designer Series Paper or stamp a 4 " x  4" Very Vanilla Cardstock with the Hardwood Stamp. Round corners. Using Mutipurpose Glue, adhere to coaster board.

General Instructions for Easel Base:

Score an 8" x 4" cardstock at 4" & 6". Adhere a 3-7/8'x 3-7/8" piece of Designer Paper to the  4x4 area. Flip over and add Tear n Tape to 2x4 section as shown. Fold as shown and add coaster board design to the 2x4 adhesive area.




DSCN5790It's kinda a busy weekend, but I to get a video tutorial for you soon! It will be a separate post.

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2015 OnStage Stampin' UP! with Sneak Peeks

IMG_1182Hi Everyone! We had SOOO much fun in Tampa at Stampin' UP!'s OnStage event. OnStage is taking the place of convention - new this year. OnStage events will happen twice a year - in the spring and fall.

Here we are will our OnStage haul!


OnStage 2015
Me, Rita & Davette

Here's a sneak peek look at the upcoming 2016 Occasion and Sale-a-bration covers. :)

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We each won a Prize Patrol!

Me with the last Prize Patrol of the Day!



Rita with her Prize Patrol



Davette and her Prize Patrol

And a selfie with one of our Make n Takes.

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2015 Holiday Catalog Retirement List Announced

Ecard_HM-Retiring_dbws_11_23_15_US_CAHi Everyone! Still wheeling from all the Sneak Peek items I got to play with last weekend at Stampin' UP!'s OnStage convention. We packed A LOT of stuff into one day. We swapped cards with each other, had 4 make n takes with the New Upcoming 2016 Products. AND we all got to take home the catalogs for the upcoming 2016 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration. OMgoodness another great seasons of stamps and creativity in store for us in 2016!!

Today, Stampin UP! announced the  Holiday Catalog retirement list. Accessories are while supplies last but stamps can be ordered through January 4th.

Retiring products

Click HERE to see the products sorted by categories such as stamps, tools, etc..

Or Here to see the products sorted by page number: Download 2015 Holiday Catalog Retirment List

November 23-30 is going to be exciting, but only if you like sales. Who are we kidding? Everyone likes sales, especially when savings up to 50 percent are involved! But like in years past, there on limited quantities on the sale items. Check back on November 20th as I'll have more details then.

Want even more savings?
I invite you to join Stampin' UP! and my team. Here's some perks to think about!

  • 20% discount everyday! Even on Clearance Rack, Weekly Deals and the upcoming Online Extravaganza!
  • Get your hands on the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration items a month before everyone else. Awesome!
  • CLICK HERE to read more about the perks on joining my team and HERE if you're ready to GO For IT!

Here's Davette, Rita and me at OnStage! I cannot begin to express how much I enjoyed spending time with these women. Laughs and more laughs plus all the OnStage fun!

I'll post more once I get settled back in from being away for a few days. (how can 1 man and 1 dog make such clutter bug mess! LOL but hugs, kisses and wags awaited me so I'm thankful for that!)


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