Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Snowflake Wonder

Don't you just love the Product Suites that Stampin' Up! has come out with!!!

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In the challenge this week I will be using the Everyday Label Punch from the Suite called Merry Little Christmas Suite.  I am in love with the colors in this suite.  I am also using a bundle called Snowflake Sentiments.  So without further delay here is my card for this week.

It was hard to capture the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Cardstock for the Snowflakes.  Did you know that when you are cutting or punching the glimmer cardstock that you should peel off the stiff backing on it 1st.  This will save on your dies and your punches.

The cute little saying is also coming from the bundle Snowflake Sentiments.

When I first saw the Silver or Gold Trimmed ribbon I thought that it would be really stiff to work with, but it is NOT!  It is really soft and flexible.  LOVE IT!!  Are you wondering how I did the back piece on the label??  I used the Lots of Labels Framelits.  I have to admit that I found this out at a Stampin event I went to a few weekends ago.  Wish I could take the credit, but I can't!

Make sure that you go and check out all the other DOstamper Stars that is participating in this weeks challenge.  

Happy Stamping!

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Eclipse Technique

Today's post is a swap that I did for the Stampin' Up!, Creative Connections event that I had gone to this past weekend.  It was a great time had by all!! There were a ton of displays with creative projects, you had 3D projects and the speakers were awesome.  Below is the group of ladies that I had gone with, they are wonderful and I am so happy to call them my friends.  I would have never met any of them if it wasn't for Stampin' Up!

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OK, I will show you my swap now.

A while ago I received the Large Letter Framelits from my wonderful and dear friend Dawn Olchefske, she is my upline.  Once in awhile she will have fun games for her downline to do, and that is how I WON!! the Large Letter Framelits.  So I thought this was a prefect time to use them.

This technique is called "Eclipse".  Way back when it was called Shadowing.  I am going to be using this Technique in my next Technique Class.    This is a very easy card to create.  You do all your stamping on your card stock, then cut out your letters.  Raise them up with the Foam Adhesive Strips or Dimensionals.  If you choose to emboss your cardstock, I did mine after I cut the letters and just kept them in place and ran them through the Big Shot.

I hope you liked my swap.  I will share more swaps later.

Happy Stamping!


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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Warm Welcome

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This weeks challenge is the Home Sweet Home.  I knew exactly what I was going to use for this challenge.  It is the cutest bundle in the catalog, At Home with you.

Just think of the possibilities you could create with this set!  All the Holidays, Birthdays, New Home....list can go on and on.  For the challenge this week I went with a Christmas theme.  Another on of my favorite holidays.  
If I so say so myself, I love how the card turned out.

This past weekend I was at a great event for Stampin' Up! demonstrators, which by the way was an awesome event.  I will share Pics later!  At the event I was shown this technique called Polished Stone.  I used this technique to get the Brick on the background.  I also used the Brick Embossing folder which I brayered in Soft Suede before running it through the Big Shot.  For the door, garland, present and the tree planter, this is all stamped and colored with the Blender Pen.  And they are all cut out with the wonderful framelits that come in the At Home with you bundle.  This makes it such easy card.  

It was hard to capture, but I did add a little sparkle with the Wink of Stella pen on the tag, garland and present.  

I can wait to see what all the other DOstamper Stars have created with this challenge!!  Make sure that you check out all of the creativity.

1. Joan Weidling  
2. Connie Plaumann  
3. Jan Carlson  
4. Dawn Olchefske  
5. Judy Strickling  
6. Cathy Peck  

Happy Stamping!

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