Sunday, December 10, 2017

Are you ready for Christmas?

OH Dear? 

Christmas is only 15 Days Away!

Are you ready for Christmas?

Time to see what is finished...and what we need to do...

-   ordered Paper Pumpkin for Alyse

 Order Paper Pumpkin Now for Jan delivery

-   Christmas cards mailed

 Order Carols of Christmas Bundle NOW

-   Stocking stuffers (Not yet finished)


Order Seasonal Chum Bundle now 

-   Decoration for table  (Need to get busy on this)

-   Candles

Festival Flower Punch Clearance Order Now While supplies last 

It is not too late to get your Stampin Up Gift Certificate.  Email me now for your electronic Gift Certificate

   List of Supplies used: 

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Blender Pens
Festive Flower Builder Punch
Festive Flower Builder Punch
Heat Tool

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Are your favorite holiday items going to be discounted? Now is the time to make those last minute order to be sure you have all those Bundles at a discount. SHOP NOW

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Monday, December 4, 2017

A Monthly Gift all Year Long

Paper Pumpkin

This is creativity in a box. 

It's easy to share Paper Pumpkin at your Christmas parties and events. Your guest will enjoy skipping to the fun every month. No games to plan just open the box and start the fun. That's a win-win-win! 

Prepaid subscriptions also make great gifts! Simply place an order and we'll send a redemption code with a gift card for the recipient. Fun, easy, and who doesn't love the gift of creativity? 

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5 Things you need to know about Stamparatus

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

In The City Hostess Stamp from Stampin Up

In The City
Perfect Hostess Stamp set from Stampin Up. 

Earning these hostess sets makes you Special. Not anyone can purchase them. Become a hostess today and enjoy your hostess rewards. 

"In the City" is not just a stamp set; it's 60 stamps strong. Churches, shops, building and sky scrapers. Oh, did I mention trees, clouds, cars, buses and airplanes.  You can build a city or just show off a church.


I am proud to present Michelle Deal's cards using "In the City" stamp set.  Michelle built her city block to welcome new friends to the neighborhood. Notice the great way she finished her card on the inside.  This card could be use to welcome a new family to a church, group or even an invitation to travel. 


Michelle has also created the perfect wedding card. Using just the chapel to make her own designer paper; she has opened a complete collection. This card could be used for wedding invitation, wedding gift cards, or a wedding congratulation card.  But don't stop there! It will be great for any event held in a church. 


I would love to remind you that hostess stamp sets are for our Special Hostess. Want to know how to be a hostess? 

1- Simple get together with 4-5 of your friends. If you live outside the Raleigh area, we can do a virtual show. 

2- Go to my online store site 24/7 with an order of $150 in sales. Be sure to order  hostess stamp set with your hostess rewards. 

Order Now   Then mark off 3 places on your CUSTOMER Loyalty Program. 

You are on your ways to  $40 in FREE STAMPIN Up products.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Magical Mermaid Stamp Set from Stampin Up

Magical Mermaid
(OnStage November 2017)

I always get excited when Stampin Up convention rolls around. Each one brings new products and new ideas. Of course, I like to offer my own new ideas. This year, I have created a card that offers you a chance to enjoy using several techniques: heat embossing, water coloring, using our new Blends alcohol markers and dry embossing. Yet this card is quick and easy to make. Let's get started. 

Supplies: Magical Mermaid Stamp Set

    •    Whisper White card stock. ( I like thick, since we will be doing so many different techniques.)
    •    Embossing Buddy
    •    Versa Mark
    •    Copper embossing powder
    •    Heat tool
    •    2 bottles of refill (I used Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz)
    •    Aqua Painter (2)
    •    Blends (Calypso Coral- light and dark, Daffodil Delight- light and dark, Ivory, Bronze )
    •    Ruffled embossing folder
    •    Big Shot
    •    Early Expresso Ink pad
    •    Momento Ink pad
    •    Bermuda Bay card stock
    •    Paper Snips.
    •    Mini Dimensional
    •    Fast Fuse Adhesive

 I like to start with my thick Whisper White a little large. 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. This allows me to trim off any rough or undesirable edges. Always drop the embossing buddy and rub it across the card to reduce any static.

Embossing Buddy®
103083 $6.00
Prevent extra powder or glitter from sticking to your project. Just rub across paper before application.

Using the sea weed stamp, I stamp across the bottom of my card using Versa Mark
Stampin’ Emboss Powder
$5.00 each
Turn stamped images into glossy raised designs. Just use VersaMark Pad (p. 200), Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and Heat Tool (p. 201). 1/2 oz.

Copper • 141636

After stamping with Versa Mark you can see the shine when placed under the light just right.

 Coat with Copper embossing powder. Shake off any excess, lightly tap the edge of the card on the table.
 Heat using your Heat tool until you see the embossing powder melt and create a shiny surface.  

 Let's set up for water coloring. Fill 2 Aqua Painter with water, one for each color. Next add a few drops of water.  

  Place a drop or two of Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz on a non absorbent surface. I have laminated a few grid sheet just for water coloring. (Email me if you would like to have one). You can also use your large clear block, just be sure the colors do NOT mix.
 Remember the more water you add the lighter the color will be.
Using Pear Pizzazz, lightly brush over the leafy part of the embossed sea weed. Then using soft sky, cover the complete embossed area. Let it dry for a few minutes. Normally by the time, I have water colored all four cards I am making, they are dry enough to continue. 
 Stamp your sentiment using Early Expresso ink pad. I often use Early Expresso in place of black. To me it is just a softer shade than always using black.

Now we are ready to dry emboss with the Ruffled embossing folder. As your card may still be damp, this will make for an even nicer embossing lines.  When placing my card in the embossing folder, I did not go to the top of the folder. For me a line closer to the top gave you the allusion the water goes above the top of the card.

We are ready to use our new Blend alcohol markers. Start by stamping the mermaid using Momento black ink pad. Remember alcohol markers do not require a heavy hand. In fact a lighter touch will give you better coverage without wearing the tip. Our markers have a brush end and a fine tip end. Look at the marker, noticing the single line on each end. One is thick, the brush end and one is thin, indicating the fine tip end. It does not matter if you start with your darker color or lighter color marker. Out of habit, I normally start with the lighter color. Then I go over the areas I want to be darker with the darker colors. I finish by blending over the edges of the darker color with my lighter color a second time. Now you will not have any strong edges, just a soft transition of color. Just a note, I seldom use the Lifter marker. It is great if you color outside the lines and want to remove the marks. For normal blending I like to blend with a lighter color

Using your paper Snips, let's cut out our mermaid.

All you have left is to assemble your card.

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Heat Tool
Big Shot