Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Santa's Sleigh Coasters with SU

Now it might surprise you to learn that Christmas is only 20 Fridays away. And I am working on a craft fair for Christmas!!!! This will be our first craft fair, so I am a little nerves.

This was a ceramic tile purchased from Home Depot or Lowes Home Improvements. When these were purchased there was a layer of glue that needed to be removed. It was easily removed with my finger nail. Then I cleaned the tile with alcohol, allow it to dry before going any further. I used the Santa's Sleigh stamp set and framelits. Use alcohol ink or emboss all stamping. Water based inks will bleed and smear. The sleigh was first cut out and the bottom was embossed using the gold embossing powder. An overlay was cut with the red foil, and glitter glue was used on the tree and reindeer's nose.

When I was ready to place these images on the ceramic tile, I first covered the tile with a thin layer of glossy Mod Podge. Allow it to dry completely about 30 minutes, a second and third layer was applied. It is important that each layer dry completely before another layer is applied.

Final step is to spray a thin coat of Acrylic over the top. Some important things to know about spraying Acrylic. It to be sprayed outside, or in a room with good ventilation. I like Kryon, it goes on smooth and is water resistant. After the first coat has completely dried, normally overnight, apply a second coat.

These coasters are fun and easy to make. Here are some other designs using Eastern Palace stamp set and framelits.

Tons of fun!  Order your Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies Today


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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Stampectember Give Away

Win - Win with Stampectember Give Away

As Stampin Up is closing out their physical year; Demonstrators like myself; are completing our annual goals and incentive trips challenges. I am so close to qualifying for this years incentive trip to Alaska, but I need your help. 

Let the fun begin:

All orders of $50 placed with Elaine Pelletier between Aug 27th and Sept 29th will receive a chance to WIN FREE SU products. 

Game Rules: 

  • Order $50 prior to taxes and shipping from Elaine either online at or by email, or a personal order. Each $50 order will receive a ticket.

    Each ticket will be in a drawing for $40 in FREE Stampin' Up product. Drawing will be at the RSE crop in October.   There will be one drawing for every $150 sold. 

    Crafting is FUN when you are getting FREE PRODUCTS. 


Scrap Your Heart Out Retreat Aug 2017

 Allow me to bring you up to date on some really great time. 

Scrap Your Heart Out Retreat Aug 2017 was another GREAT RETREAT! We started with some wonderful gifts given out at registration. Crafters never knew when there were hidden gifts inside goodie bags, cards or even special packaged treats. Everyone received a name tag to wear plus one for their area. 

Each area name tag had a scissor tag attached.

The scissor name tags were done with Shrinky Dink. Each one had Scrap Your Heart Out 2017 and their name on them. Our very own Darlene shows how awesome they look on your scissors. Not to mention, a great way to keep up with them in a room full of scissors. 
 We played games, gave away gifts and had our very own scrapbook page contest.  
Vera Bradley from SouthPoint Mall in Durham gave everyone a great sample packages. Great samples and even a fantastic retractable tape measure. 
 Everyone was a winner. Each person got their choice of gifts. Some for scrapbookers and others for card makers. 

 Cindy and Michelle started each morning off with Prize Patrol....

Looks like Tracy is having some trouble deciding.

But I have got to say, we all loved the games. I will never look at plastic wrap the same again. You think it is hard getting it to tear off the roll. Try unwrapping it with kitchen mittens on....... 

 This was the calm group....... then came the second group. Oh, and watch who you sit next too..... some ladies got really wild. 
 Beth showing her disappointment when Sherry stole her mittens. LOL
 Look Out! Gina is a swinger......
 Jane steals the mittens before Paula can even put them on......
 And around the table it goes.

 Fighting over the mittens again. Ladies??
 This was certainly not the night to go to bed early. Missing all this fun and laughing until it hurt. 

Scrap Your Heart Out was a TON of FUN for everyone attending. 

Our next retreat is Feb 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2018


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Laurel Framelits and Lovely Friends

Our July Club enjoyed finding new ways to use Laurel Framelits. Above you will find one of our creations. This card front or embellishment for a scrapbook page; used So Saffron, with Pinewood Plank. This is one of Stampin Up's 3D dynamic textured impression embossing folder. (Hint: Using the Spritzer (126185) lightly spray a mist of water over the cardstock. Then run it through your Big Shot hinged end first.)
Some important information about the Laurel Framelits. First the wreath has a left and right side. It is important that you cut one of each to make a single wreath. However, the banner can be reversed, so you will need to cut 2 of the banner. You will only need one of the center banner. 

Let's take a look at some pictures to demonstrate the pieces you will need and how they are put together. In this photo notice there is a right and left side. I have made them different colors only to show you how they interlock.
Notice below they are interlock and have some wiggle room to open or close them more. 

When you look at the back you can see how the flaps are folded. For this card; we can just adhere it to the card stock. But for other card you will need to place the edge on the fold of the card. Leaving one side on the right and the second side on the left of the fold.

Now lets look at the banner; as it fold the same way. Again I am using different colored cardstock to show how the pieces fit together. The blushing bride and real red are cut using the same die cut. As stated previously you need 2 of this cut.

To lock them together, you simple flip on piece around 180 degrees. Interlock the at the slits.  When you first slit them together you will see pieces stick up on each side; Now notice how they are folded to the back.

This is the same fold used on the wreath and it is placed on the card fold in the same matter. Placing one half on each side of the cards folder. Then when you open and close the card, your banner will move up and down.

Last place the green piece across the center. Notice there is a score in the middle? This score should be located in the center of the card.

Now lets take a look at some other cards using the same Laurel Framelits:

 Not your average beach card. Just a few fish swimming around...... until you open the inside.
Then the Magic Mermaid and the Laurel Framelites. The wreath section was double to look like sea weed.

Window Shopping sets the stage for this card. This card was made by one of the members in our club, casing the class card. Ooops forgot to put the bow on.... Oh well, you get the picture

It opens up to a wonderful surprise!! This is a great bundle...... one you will not want to miss.

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