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NC Demos February Blog Hop – Bug Out!

Wow, how is it possible that we are nearing the end of February already?  Our weather has been pretty mild so far this winter, and we are officially only a few weeks away from Spring!  And we all know that Spring brings flowers, birds, bees, butterflies and many other little critters.  To prove that point, here’s a pic that was taken in my side yard a week or so ago, lol!   Mr.Bee is doing his thing!

You may have just come here from Tina Lesson’s blog.  She always has such great projects that she shares with us 🙂 

For my project, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do this month.  I only have a few sets that worked with our theme.  But the set I decided on is one I’ve have been loving since I ordered it.  And to be honest, it’s a set that I passed several times as I went through our Annual catalog!  One of the other reasons I wanted to use this set is that we just released a coordinating die set to go with it.  Click HERE to see the Coordination Product Release flyer.

Now, let’s talk about how I made this card.  The rectangle die that comes in the set actually only cuts a solid rectangle with the design around the border (see pic #2).  But I wanted a frame,  so I went to my Rectangle Stitched Die set and selected the 4th rectangle starting from the smallest size out (I believe the dimensions are 3 5/8″ x 2 3/8″).  I cut the solid rectangle first, then ran it through again with the Stitched Rectangle die in the center (see pic #3).  The end result is my frame!

The card base is an 11 x 4 1/4″  piece of Shimmer White cardstock, scored at 5 1/2″.  I laid the frame on the front of the card just to get placement for where I wanted to stamp the sentiment, but I did not attach the frame just yet.  I stamped the sentiment using Soft Suede ink.  Next, I removed the frame and took Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede markers and flicked ink randomly around the card front.  Then I attached the frame to the front using Liquid Multi-purpose glue.  I like how it gives you a little wiggle room time to get your object just where you want it before the glue sets.

The flowers were stamped in both Cherry Cobbler and Petal pink and cut using the coordinating flower die.  Then I used Wink of Stella on them, which added a little more color to the stamped image since WOS is waterbased and it gives a slight watercolor effect when you color it over our classic inks.  The large leaf sprig was stamped with Pear Pizzazz and the butterfly in Soft Suede, both cut out with the appropriate dies.  I also used WOS on the butterfly.  Using some scrap gold foil paper, I cut one small butterfly and 2 small leaf sprig pieces.  Then it was just a matter of placing those pieces over the frame.

Everything except the gold leaf sprigs has dimensionals behind them.  The small gold butterfly was added to the top of the frame with Liquid Multi-purpose flue and the card was finished off using Champagne Rhinestones.

For the inside, I had 2 spare butterflies in Petal Pink so I stamped another large leaf spring in the lower right-hand corner and added a butterfly over that and placed the other over the sentiment, which is also part of the stamp set.  And in case you are wondering why the sentiment is stamped on a stitched rectangle piece, I had an oopsy moment.  I didn’t take the time to use my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment inside and it was crooked 😦  That will teach me to use the tools I have the first time, lol!!

I really love the color combo on the card.  I got my inspiration from my downline, Nancy Hoffman.  She had been sharing some designs she was working on for her upcoming class and Cherry Cobbler, Petal Pink and Pear Pizzazz were one the combos she used.  I just added Soft Suede to my project.

I hope you enjoyed my project this month.  Now hop on over to Laurie Meier’s blog to see what she created for us this month!  

Ariel Matera

Jo Anne Hewins 

Amy Kinler

Tina Lesson

Toni Campana – YOU ARE HERE!!

Laurie Meier

Tracie Evans Langley

 

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Online Extravaganza! – Nov. 20 – 22, 2019

Now is the time to jump on this 3-day sale of selected bundles, ink pads, and paper!  It’s a great time to replenish your inventory so that you have what you need to make Christmas cards, tags, and other items 😊  And if you been waiting to upgrade your ink pads to the newer design, this is a great time to do so!

A note about the bundles, we won’t know yet if these stamps and dies will carry over to the Annual Catalog.  BUT, if they do, they will be separate and not available to order as a bundle in the new catalog.  So why not get them now and enjoy the extra discount, 15% instead of 10%?

Here are the details:

15% off Ink pads and Cardstock in:
Neutrals Collection
Regals Collection
2018–2020 In Colors
2019–2021 In Colors (except Purple Posy)
 
Take Additional 5% off the original 10% discount:
8 bundles
Neutrals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
Regals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
2018–2020 In Colors Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
 
You can place your order directly through the link below or click on each picture of the item you want to order. 
Be sure to use Host Code – G3Z6QKKE
 
 
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August NC Demo Blog Hop – Don’t Be Afraid to Sparkle!

Welcome to the August NC Demo’s Blog Hop!  Our theme for this month is “Don’t be afraid to Sparkle!”  You may have just come from Frances Wagner’s blog, and she always has great projects.  I love seeing how each of us approaches each month’s topic.  And we’d love to have YOU join the blog hop each month, it’s really a lot of fun and helps me stay in a creative mode.  Ok, let’s get on to this month’s topic.  I was so excited to see what it was because let’s be honest, who doesn’t like a little sparkle and bling?  I think I use Wink of Stella on just about everything I make because it gives my projects just a little more sparkle!

This month I decided to use one of my favorite sets and embossing folder (so far!) from the upcoming Holiday Occasions Catalog.  As a demonstrator, we are allowed to pre-order products before the catalog goes live so we can start making samples to show our customers laugh  If you’d like to have this privilege as well, ask me how!!   And if you’d like to receive a catalog, please let me know.  I’d be happy to get one out to you.
The set I chose to use is Country Home.  I love the images and the sentiments in this set (see below in the Product List).  And the embossing folder is the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.  In fact, my projects use just about everything available in this suite of products!  I made 2 projects, so I’ll start with the card first.
I used one of our gorgeous new colors for my base and my 1st layer, Highland Heather.  And I used our new Dynamic Embossing Folder called Subtle.  If you look closely, you’ll see that it creates a linen type texture, just enough without overwhelming the main image.

 

I stamped the milk can and the flowers in Memento Black ink and then used our blends to color.  Then I used a very light touch of Frost White Shimmer paint to cover the cotton stems.  It really makes them stand out, although it’s a little tough to capture in the pics.  I fussy cut around the image and tied a piece of  Braided Linen Trim and tied it around the milk can.  I used the Tin Tile embossing folder with a piece of Silver Foil paper and mounted that on Soft Subtle card stock.  Then added the Basic Rhinestone embellishments.  I chose to just use the Thanks on the milk can as the main sentiment for the card.

Just look at the shine on the Tin Tile piece!  It’s beautiful and has the potential for so many combinations of paper, ink and techniques.  I know this is going to be a big seller!  You can also see the Shimmer White Paint a little better with this angle.

The 2nd project I made for this post is this cool Hexagon box.  I used directions from that I found here, Stamp with Peg. The box is actually pretty simple to create, so don’t be afraid to give it a try.  You will need to use a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock for the base.
I used DSP from the Country Lane pack, another item in this suite.  I LOVE the colors used throughout this package.  Fall is my favorite season so I’m always happy when our Holiday Occasions catalog comes out because I know there will be at least one new suite that focuses on this time of year.

I used one more item from this suite that also brings some SPARKLE to the project, and that is the new Chicken Wire Elements.  There are 6 sheets measuring 3 3/4 x 5 3/8, and you can cut that down into the shape needed for your project.    As you can see, I used a small piece behind the sentiment on the front of the box as well as behind the design on the top.  I colored the image with blends again, coordinating the colors with those in the DSP.  And I used the Shimmer White Paint, which I think shows up much better in these pics.

 

All the supplies used for these projects are listed below, and the new items can be ordered starting September 5th.  I hope you enjoyed the project and the SPARKLE!  Please continue on to see what Jo Anne Hewins and the rest of the amazing NC Demos have created for this blog hop!

 

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NC Demo’s April Blog Hop – Mom’s the Word

Hi Everyone!  Thanks for joining us on our Blog Hop this month.  Our theme is celebrating mothers, sisters, daughters, grandmothers, or any woman who has made an impact on our lives.  This was an easy one for me, because my Mom has always been an inspiration to me, and continues to be.  She was widowed at a very young age and was faced with the daunting task of raising 5 children pretty much on her own.  Of course, there was support from her family, but at the end of the day, she was the one who shouldered the main responsibility. She worked hard to maintain a loving home for us, and while we weren’t rich in the monetary sense, we were never without the things we needed.  And that continued throughout our lives, even into adulthood.  She was tough, but fair and the lessons I learned from her have made me the person I am today.  So, I simply want to THANK her for that. 

I chose to use a combination of two stamp sets to create my card for this month.  And, as a result, you get to see a little sneak peek of one of our upcoming Host Sets!  The set is called Hand Delivered and it is just amazing!  In addition to the little placard (where you can create your own message!), you have choices of a bunch of balloons, a pile of books and a multi-tiered cake.  You also have a couple of options for the skirt, AND there are 7 sentiments!  So there’s lots of potential with this set.  I used the flower print because my Mom always wore a skirt or dress to her job. I always thought she looked beautiful!  So this pattern reminded me of how she used to dress.  The other set I used is Apron of Love.  I’m very happy that it will carry over to the new annual catalog!   That’s where the flowers, hearts and “Mom” came from.  And just a reminder, while the stamp set and dies will carry over to the new catalog, you will NOT be able to purchase them as a bundle.  So, save yourself a little money and purchase it before May 31st so you can save 10% on the bundle!  The new host set will be available starting June 2nd.

It took no time at all to color in the pattern on the skirt using our markers.  I added a little bling to the card, using Wink of Stella on the hearts and the flowers on the skirt.    And just to dress it up a little bit more, I topped it off with a few pearls.  I really love the colors, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay, and Daffodil Delight go together really well, I think.

All supplies used are listed below.

I do hope you enjoy my card!  Please continue on with our hop to see how the others chose to recognize the women who inspire them.  I am always so excited to see what my stamping sisters come up with!  Jo Anne Hewins is next on the list.  See you next month!

 

Toni Campana – <YOU ARE HERE>

Jo Anne Hewins

Tracie Evans Langley

Laurie Meier

Frances Wagner

 

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