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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Wednesday, September 13, 2017


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My mind went right for HALLOWEEN!  And of course it is one of my favorite Holiday's!!  It is that time of year for all the Earthy tones.  This card I am showing you I also used for my Technique class this month.  This is a class I do every year for 10 Months.  In this class you learn how to use your Stampin' Up! products in different techniques.  

A while ago I received a card that had this fold,  Sorry there was no name to know who it was from or I don't even know where I got it.  So of course, I wanted to make  it with my own little twist on it.  So I added the belly band.  I wasn't sure if there is a proper name for this fold so I named it the Box fold.  Reminded me of folding a box close.  


Don't you just love the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper?!?  Perfect for this color combination challenge.  This DSP just came out in the NEW Holiday Catalog.  If you haven't seen the new catalog make sure you go and check it out.  If you would like your very own catalog let me know and I can get one to you.

The cute label on the belly band is new as well.  The stamp set is called "Labels to Love", it has so many awesome labels for different holidays.   And the Everyday Label punch you can get it by itself or bundle with another stamp set "Merry Little Labels".  (which is also an great set)

To finish off the card I added a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with a strip of Spooky Night DSP.  I love how it all turned out!

If you would like to join the DOstamper Stars in the Thursday challenges you are more then Welcome!   Make sure that you check out the other DOstampers creative projects for this challenge.

1. Judy Strickling  
2. Jan Carlson  
3. Joan Weidling  
4. Angela O'Neill  
5. Dawn Olchefske  
6. Connie Plaumann  
7. Cathy Peck  

Happy Stamping!
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