Here is Patsy and Andy before things got busy!
What a pleasure it was to host a “Stamp Camp” in Central Texas near my mother-in-law! We did this as a team with my mother-in-law Patsy Palmer and one of my other local downlines Andrea Wilson! There were 26 attendees and everyone enjoyed their day! We had tons of space to craft, lots of snacks were shared, and a tasty baked potato and salad bar!
Here is Patsy and Andy before things got busy!
I designed the make n takes and although they were gorgeous they were too complicated so next time I will simplify so that everyone can get them accomplished easily! One was an “impossible card”...
This one was a pocket card! All used the Artisan Embellishment Kit! And the one below this is the triangular fold card which I showcased on a FB Live video last week!
The final card is a Z fold designed by my friend Susan Legits!
And last, but not least, my seat treats for all the attendees! It contained a sample of Gender Bender soap which is a charcoal based that gets ink off your hands!!! So cool!
Hope you loved these peeks at the event and hope you can come to a future one!!!
Welcome to our blog hop! My name is Melissa Thomas and I have been a subscriber to Paper Pumpkin since the second month it came out! As a mom and busy woman, I love the convenience of having fun projects already designed and prepped for me!
This month's kit (Picnic Paradise) was so fun and my mind was racing with ideas the minute I saw it. I love the apples and the timing of July-- so that we can make some fun "welcome back to school gifts" for Marianne's teachers!
I was excited to see that the gingham tissue paper was sturdy and made a super cute topper to my small mason jars of scented bath salts that I always make and give out! I was also excited to see the use of the returning color Poppy Parade! It's new to me (before my time) and I love it!
I was excited to use one of the envelopes to make a pocket for a card and thought that if I combined it with a Center Stair Step card, it would be such a fun add-on project for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers! I used the leftovers from the trimmed piece of tissue paper to decorate the edges and the Trio punch to round the corners and punch the ribbon hole for the polka dot tulle ribbon!
You have reached the end of the list, but if you didn't start at the beginning you can click back over to the start with Sara and her awesome projects! Plus, did you see what Andrea did? Wow!
Don't get Paper Pumpkin yet? Don't miss out on this deal! You can get your first box for only $10 plus tax (that includes shipping) is you use the code BLOOM0818 before August 10th. And remember, there is ZERO obligation- you can cancel or pause anytime! I would be happy to be your demonstrator and send you a fun extra project every month- so subscribe today-- don't delay! Subscribe here!
I have been having fun playing with the Love You to Pieces stamp set and thinlits bundle from Stampin’ Up!. I also have fallen in love with the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (especially after watching this video on how it was designed and produced)! Don't you love the floral design juxtaposed with the marble?
This week’s challenge on the Global Design Project was to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) the Designer, Charlet Mallett! And her card was so gorgeous! Do you see how I mimicked the floral strip and banner?
I am super excited to be participating with them this week because they are selecting one winner to be a guest designer with them for six months. Wouldn't that be fun?
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I hope you loved my project today! Make sure to check out all the other entries for this week over at the GDP by clicking here!
Wasn't this month's kit awesome? I just love the bright colors and the touches of gold everywhere! Pam's projects were great right? Thank you for hopping along us this month, and every month!
So, the contents of June's Broadway Star Paper Pumpkin are shown below and by now, you probably know that it coordinates with the Broadway Bound suite from Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog. (I know it is supposed to be Broadway, but honestly, it looks more Vegas to me! lol!)
If you don't get Paper Pumpkin yet (crazy, I know) then check out this event where you can get a free card in the mail to try it out and join me live on Zoom, Sunday, July 8th at 7pm CST. I have limited space BUT would love to have you join me!!
For my card, I took inspiration from my side-line and friend Peggy, who did an "impossible card" out of this kit for a challenge in our group of demonstrators. I had wanted to learn how to make one, so I did.
And this is the project that all my subscribers will get in the mail this month! It uses a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch piece of Lemon Lime Twist and 1/2 a black and white striped card, plus some of the accessories from the kit.
This view shows it flat, before it was twisted back. I will be doing a Facebook Live video today (Thursday, June 28th at 1pm CST) so tune in and check out how to make this! It's actually crazy easy! And once you make one template, then you are done!
This picture shows the view when it is folded in it's original shape. It's just three simple cuts (made easy with the Stampin' Up! trimmer and scorer).
This is another view so you can see all the pearls on the marquee board, plus the gold foil Hooray and the cute balloon stickers!!
For my 3D project I knew I wanted to use our adorable gold Striped Treat Bags and the Designer Series Paper from Broadway Bound suite which features gorgeous gold foil on every sheet! Just add some white heat embossing for the CONGRATS and a library clip to set it all off and we are golden! (See what I did there? Ha.)
I hope you have loved my projects this month. I appreciate your comments SO much! Make sure to leave a comment or subscribe to my newsletter! I would love to keep in touch.
Welcome to our summer edition of the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop! There are 12 of us hopping today, filling you with summer happiness, and beautiful projects to inspire you for the weeks ahead! Weren't Sue's projects just amazing?
For me, summer is filled with busyness- summer camps for Marianne, trips to see family, and lots of fun in the sun! This also means that I need easy, which is where Stampin' Up!'s fabulous kits come into play.
The Calligraphy Essentials kit is such a pretty kit, with supplies to make 16 cards plus tons of practice sheets for your brush lettering. There is also a beautiful stamp set that partners with the kit and can extend the life of the kit! Check out the kit cards below, with their beautiful envelopes! (And don't forget the iridescent SELF ADHESIVE sequins!) If you want to see the kit in action, check out my Facebook Live video here or this Instagram Hyperlapse video!
I have been using the stamp set and practicing my brush lettering all this month... These are cards that I made for two swaps (20 of each) so I think I am getting pretty good but I still need the stamp to guide me! (Sorry for the bad pictures on these...)
I was so excited to then use the stamp set in conjunction with the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper, which features this adorable SLOTH, who is smiling, of course!!
I embossed the lettering in our new Black Embossing Powder and then lightly used the Aqua Painter and Old Olive ink to give it some life.
Now, what's inside the vellum bag I made? A puzzle! Thank you to my friend and fellow demonstrator Miriam for the idea!
Made with the Animal Expedition DSP, Puzzle Pieces Thinlits, and the Animal Outing stamp set with the Black Embossing Powder! I mounted the DSP on Whisper White cardstock, heat embossed it, and then cut it out with thinlit!
Marianne is so excited to play with this puzzle! I hope you love these projects and I can't wait to see what Jenny has created! Keep hopping and please comment below! I love to hear your thoughts...
Hi everyone! Thanks for hopping over here from Alejandra's blog! Weren't her projects fun? And aren't you SO excited about the new catalog??!! I wanted to show off another part of the Delightfully Detailed Suite that I was tasked with creating with at Ft. Worth OnStage-- the Memories & More card kit! This month's blog hop is all about the customers-- thinking about what you want and what you need...
I love pocket memory keeping because it is fast and I can do it incrementally, or as I have time. But I really love the Memories & More line because we can do so much MORE with it. I love making cards with it, giftbag tags, 3x3 love notes, lunch box notes, banners, and the list goes on and on...
So, want to see what I made exclusively with the Memories and More card kit? First, check out the small love notes that I made...
And here are the other items that I made exclusively with the card kit- no extra stamp sets!
I hope you loved my projects and I hope that this encouraged you to go ahead and spend the $10 to buy a Memories & More card kit, start cutting them up, and have some fun!! Make sure to keep hopping along on our Ft. Worth OnStage Presenters Blog Hop to get more inspiration for NEW CATALOG LAUNCH DAY!
Make sure to click the Next button to see what Jessica has in store for you... or go back to Alejandra's blog through the Previous button.
I am offering this class as a to-go options for all my customers that don't live close, but want to take a class with me! It is $30 and that includes priority shipping, plus the Memories & More card kit which includes 56 cards and 2 sticker sheets, full package of the gorgeous Faceted Dots, 2 yards of white Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, card bases and envelopes to make 8 cards, and glimmer letters cut out to spell a word of your choice to make the banner! You can use my Paypal Me link to place your order and it will will ship within two weeks of your order!
Manly Moments? Can you believe I am doing another masculine blog hop? I can't! LOL! These have been the hardest projects for me to design, but I think I'm getting it!!
I love the simplicity of this month's Paper Pumpkin-- it gives us the chance to dress it up or down, depending on our man! I wanted to make my husband a card that reminded him of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
We have been vacationing in Colorado since we were dating and one of our favorite pictures of all times hangs in our bedroom...
Nothing can quite capture the majesty of this photo but... I wanted Jonathan to know how much I love him, this Father's Day, and always. (P.S. He is doing well after his Adrenal Vein Sampling procedure last week. Now we are just waiting on the results to see if they need to remove on of his adrenal glands. Crazy stuff.)
I took out the water sticker and then added some stamped images from the Waterfront Stamp Set and used a ton of new colors. The sun and dappled sunlight are in the new color Mango Melody and the clouds are in Gray Granite. The trees I added to the bottom are in Mossy Meadow!
For my 3D project I wanted to take one of the pretty Mint Macaron envelopes (with the gorgeous wood lining) and make a bag from it. You just seal the envelope and trim one end off. Then you score the three other sealed edges at 3/4 inch. Then take the bottom flaps and glue them down with some glue dots.
I was excited to make a little gift bag for my father-in-law who is turning 70 this month!!! EEEEKKKK! (Luckily, he doesn't follow my blog so he won't see this project before I have a chance to give it to him...)
I used the inside of another envelope to make this cover piece and the Number framelits to cut out the silver-foil numbers! These are retiring, so if you want them- get them ASAP!
I hope you enjoyed my extra projects this month and make sure to keep hopping along to see what everyone else has made!
Welcome to our monthly Stampin' Friends blog hop! Weren't Steph's projects awesome????
There is nothing like a masculine theme to scare the pants off of me! Seriously, this has been my crafting nemesis. I just end up adding some sort of ribbon or shiny thing and boom. No longer masculine. I do follow my fellow College of Charleston buddy Brian King so that I can hope to learn and absorb his clean cut style... But, I think this month, I actually nailed it!
My card was a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from the new annual catalog. I LOVE the new Rooted in Nature stamp set, so I knew I wanted to make a more masculine card with it for our team meeting this month. I also knew that I wanted to showcase how to make a quick watercolor wash on Shimmery White cardstock. I am always surprised at how many demonstrators haven't tried this technique before...
I used Mint Macaron (not macaroon) and Crumb Cake to make the wash and then Soft Suede and Old Olive for the stamped images. The tree is a Monterey Pine and remind me of Pebble Beach-- where my husband and I visited during the trip to California when we got engaged! The beautiful leaf paper is from the Share What You Love Suite that is the special pre-order this month for customers from the June 1 Annual Catalog!!!
Now for the 3D project I admit, I was stymied. But then, I remembered the sentiment "stay strong" from the Rooted in Nature stamp set. My sweet husband is having a procedure done next Friday and I think I will slip a note and a sweet treat in here for him... Just so he knows that I acknowledge what a hard time he has had lately. We have spent a ton of time together while he has been home on sick leave, but sometimes a note and treat are appreciated, you know?
I am super excited that the Wood Textures DSP is sticking around, plus the Linen Thread and Classic Label Punch! I made this simple pouch using the Envelope Punch Board and the bow technique is cool... You take a doubled piece of thread, loop it through both holes of the punched piece and then insert the two ends into the loop and tie a bow.
I hope you enjoyed these masculine projects. Please feel free to comment below, ask questions, and connect with me! Also, make sure sure to keep hopping along to Jenny' blog!
Teacher Appreciation is one of my favorite weeks! I have been the room parent more times than I can remember and it is honestly because I love Teacher Appreciation Week! What I have realized is that I love "purpose driven crafting." I love to have someone to make something for. It is much harder to motivate myself to craft, just to craft. #purposedrivencrafting
I love getting a list from my daughter's teacher of all the things he or she loves and then crafting daily themes that match those items! This year Mrs. Patel has been a saint of a teacher but could only be here 3 days this week-- so we showered her well those three days!
Monday- Thanks a Latte (with an iced latte delivered to morning assembly and the cute giftcard holder made from an envelope that I sealed and then cut the side off of)
Tuesday- Let's Taco 'Bout How Awesome You Are (with Torchy's taco lunch delivered and a giftcard to Matt's El Rancho inside a cute magnetic bookmark we found at the Austin Public Library Store, plus a cute printable!)
Wednesday- Thanks for Helping Us Bloom (her favorite flowers, lilies and yellow roses, in a mason jar with a cute tag that I made with SU supplies and the Rhonna app.)
If you want more ideas, you should check out my Pinterest board "Kool Kids" which has everything from fun crafts to do with kids to TONS of Teacher Appreciation gift ideas!
Aren't these cards beautiful? I was so spoiled to swap with Susan Legits who was the demonstrator at OnStage in Ft Worth who showcased the suite, Share What You Love. The best part about this suite? You can order it NOW-- plus every bundle has something for FREE added on! Check out this video for more details:
There are three bundles to choose from which you can see in the flyer here:
-Just Getting Started: which features a NEW In-Color stamp pad- Grapefruit Grove (and free Very Vanilla Notecards)
-A Little More Please: which features the new Grapefruit Grove (plus two free items including the Share What You Love Embellishment kit)
-Got To Have It All: which features the beautiful DOUBLE PACK of Share What You Love DSP which is pearlized and 3 free items (including the Statement of the Heart Stamp Set seen below which makes beautiful cards, banners, and framed art pieces)
Ready to order? Click here! Make sure to use my May hostess code (ZRXFJNUG) to get a special package full of embellishments from the new catalog (including 9 different ribbons, artisan pearls, pearlized doilies, leaf trinkets, faceted buttons, faceted dots, and sprinkles for shaker cards)!
Wife, mom, and higher ed consultant who loves to craft in my spare time... Wanting to balance it all!
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