Monday, June 1, 2015

Blog Hop: Something Old, Something New


This month's theme is Something Old, Something New since the new catalog debuts tomorrow and all of us haven't had the chance to pre-order. I will be using something old and new meaning that it was in the Occasions Catalog and will also be in the New Catalog. 

When I first bought this kit I admit that I dove right in and messed it up. I thought my only mistake was my sloppy stamping and not leaving room for the month but it turns out that I stamped February on a page that had 31 days. Oops. I halted all production until I found this video. Luckily I purchased 2 kits (I will find a way to fix the messed up one) so I could start over.

Tips:
1. Sort out the pages so the next one in your stack coincides with the number of days in the month you need. Double check before moving on that you're about to stamp on the right one.

2. Stamp the month on the page before you do anything else.

3. Pause the tutorial and go back as often as you feel necessary.

4. Take your time.


It was getting late so as you can see I have only done January, February, March and April so far. They look just like the ones in the tutorial. Feel free to find another tutorial that suits you better since this one does kind of run through it rather quickly and doesn't show the details of the later months. I will most likely find another one too.

Now let's see what the other bloggers chose to do this month! Hop on over to Julie by clicking below:

SUPPLY LIST: (for above)
  • Stamp Brush Sets: Perpetual Birthday Calendar
  • Colors: Pumpkin Pie, Crisp Canteloupe, Strawberry Slush, Real Red, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon
  • Kit: The Perpetual Birthday Calendar Simply Created Kit (137950)

Monday, May 11, 2015

Swap: Cards in the mail for Customers





These are the cards for the Mar/Apr. Customer Swap.

This group is run the same way as the demonstrator friends group with one exception. They are allowed to use retired items. Ask me how you can join a small group (eight or less). 

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap group, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap group for Customers board on Pinterest or search "Swaps" here on my blog.

Please Pin away! I've set up everyone's cards with their names so that they get proper credit.

Featured Stamp Sets: By request only.

Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.

**Stamps featured on this post may be retired.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Swap: Cards in the Mail


Mar/Apr 2015 Round 2 Group 1 (above)


Mar/Apr 2015 Round 2 Group 2 (above)

Thank you for checking out our cards! We love and appreciate comments. 

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap Group Board on Pinterest or search "Swaps" here on my blog.

Please Pin away! I've set up everyone's cards with their names so that they get proper credit.

Featured Stamp Sets: Upon Request

Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Swap: Cards in the Mail Catch up!!

 
Nov/Dec 2014 Round 4 Group 1 (above)


Nov/Dec 2014 Round 3 Group 2 (above)

Sept/Oct 2014 Round 1 Group 1 (above)

Sept/Oct 2014 Round 1 Group 2 (above)

July/Aug 2014 round 4/4 (above)

I had this post waiting but I figured I had better share it. We're still waiting for a few stampers to catch up so I'll just do another post like this. 

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap Group Board on Pinterest or search "Swaps" here on my blog.

Please Pin away! I've set up everyone's cards with their names so that they get proper credit.

Featured Stamp Sets: Upon request

Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Big News: Wedding Card

Here are the two wedding cards I made while I was supposed to be creating things with flowers for the blog hop the other day. I started with the one on your right. Happily Ever After is embossed in gold (on both cards) on vellum and then placed over Very Vanilla card stock. Remember to pre-heat your heat tool before embossing in every case but especially when embossing on vellum. The inside of the card is stamped with May All Your Dreams Come True. Happy Wedding Day in Lost Lagoon on Very Vanilla.

SUPPLY LIST: 
  • Stamp Sets: Big News, Everything Eleanor
  • Colors: Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Very Vanilla
  • Embellishments: Gold Emboss, Lost Lagoon 3/8" Silky Taffeta, Gold Metallic Baker's Twine, Vellum