Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Copper Fall Leaves

Today I'm sharing the card we made at Club using our Copper Emboss powder for heat embossing.  I've been stamping nearly 20 years - and heat embossing is still a WOW for me.  We embossed the maple leaf with the copper and then sponged with fall colors of ink before cutting out on the Big Shot.

The sentiment was also embossed with copper, and it's hard to see, but we ran some copper thread around the burlap ribbon before attaching to the card - for a little extra coppery bling.

The base was made using our Timeless Textures and Gorgeous Grunge sets - just putting a smattering of the spots in Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze after doing the edges with Soft Suede and sponging.  Also - you can see above we attached the leaf just down the center - so the edges would stick up a bit and give the card some dimension.
Fall is my favorite season of the year - and all the fall colors just warm my heart.  We were fortunate enough to be in the mid-west a couple weeks ago, as all the leaves were starting to turn - such beauty!!  See you all soon!  ~Maureen
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

October Hostess Gift

So today I'm sharing my hostess gift for October.  This Monogrammed covered composition book and matching pen.  I love making these, and they are a great seller at my craft fairs.
I finish the inside too!
I think I'm addicted to notebooks - just love them.  And once they are all pretty - well - who could resist!!
See you soon!  ~Maureen

Saturday, October 22, 2016

October Technique Card - Heat Embossing

So we just had our October Technique Club meeting, and this month worked on learning heat embossing.  Here is the instruction card they made for their Technique Binder-
It was the first time some of the ladies had heat embossed - so was really fun.  Below is a picture of the embossing close up.  This "Paisleys and Posies" set is so beautiful and elegant when embossed. 
Check back soon to see the projects that we made at Club this month.  ~Maureen

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Time goes by!!! Check out a great SALE from Stampin' Up!

So - just to let you know I am still alive :)  The last few weeks have been a whirlwind - delivering furniture to my daughter in the mid-west.  Picking up all of my 96 year old Mother-in-law's possessions from Central Wisconsin and driving back to Arizona - then having her move in about a week ago.  We are going through an adjustment period, so please bear with me as we settle into a new "normal."
But my hope is to be back at the BLOGGING regularly.   For today I just want to let you know about a great special going on -
We can all use more Designer Series Paper, especially when making those holiday cards, so we’re confident that you’re going to love this news: Now through Oct. 31, buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free! That means now is a great time to save on some of our most popular paper designs. Contact your demonstrator to place your order, or shop now!

Here’s a handy list of our current quality Designer Series Paper (DSP) you can save on during this special promotion (pictures at the end of this post):
Item #Product Name
141663Floral Boutique DSP
141645Moroccan DSP
141660Fruit Stand DSP
141654Blooms and Bliss DSP
141630Festive Birthday DSP
141640By the Shore DSP
141986Presents/Pinecones DSP
141981Candy Cane LaneDSP

  • Promotion period: October 1–31, 2016
  • There is no limit to how many times you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free.
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks do not qualify for this promotion and cannot be redeemed through this offer.
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this promotion.
Here are the papers in this special.  Your fourth package ordered will automatically be free - click on any image to go right to my store where you can enlarge the picture for a better view.  You can email me your order at - or order directly through my store - but be sure to use the current hostess code, before check out -  Maureen

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Spooky Stenciled card from Club

So - I wanted to use the stencils I've been showcasing with my Technique Club in a fun way - and when I looked the Paisley mask it reminded me of fall winds swirling around and kicking up leaves - as well as a bit like ghosts.  So I decided to go out of the box a little and make it into a Halloween sky!  By stenciling the top with black and the bottom with orange and even letting them blend a bit - it looks like just before sunset.
We added the spooky elements to complete the scene - some cute little jack-o-lanterns to lighten it up a bit, and stamped the inside of the card with some bats and a fun sentiment.

Here you can see a couple cards along with the stencil beneath.  We used a stamping sponge for the black, and a dauber for the orange to try out both tools and see what each person might like better. 
Finally I want to show you some of the dimension we got on this card - the bat is attached only by a glue dot in the center, and his wings are folded to give that in flight look.  By only putting glue dots on each side of the base of the tree - we were able to allow the branches to stick up a bit.  And then, lastly we added the fence with glue dots on each end and a dimensional in the middle.
All of this adds to the depth of the card.  Think it turned out pretty cute - and it was a fun way to use the Stampin' Up! masks.  See you soon!  ~Maureen
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