Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Swap: Cards in the Mail for Customers



These are the cards for the May/Jun Customer Swap. Heather opted out since she just had a baby.

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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Blog Hop: Summer!

This month's theme is Summer! I have been spending a lot of time outside gardening. I have both a vegetable and flower garden that I am working on which makes my hands constantly very dirty. I don't like to wear gloves. Meanwhile, stamping has been put aside and I have been falling behind.

Today I confined myself to the stamp room and created this first card for one of my Cards in the Mail swaps. Check out that bee!! I cut the body from the Designer Series Paper and glued a bow to the back to create the wings and antennae. I cranked out a bunch of these and even got most of them dropped off at the Post Office. Even better, the circles were already punched and I used up scraps of Linen Thread and Dimensionals. 

The second item is a Mini Gift Bag that I made to match the card. Yeah, they say the same thing. They're not meant to be given together I just like to color coordinate projects. 

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: Garden in Bloom
  • DSP: English Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Colors: Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Whisper White
  • Big Shot: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits TM, Circles Collection Framelits TM, Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions
  • Embellishments: Linen Thread, 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon
  • Punches: 1-3/4" Circle

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Swap: Cards in the Mail



May/Jun 2015 Round 1 Group 1 (above)

May/Jun 2015 Round 1 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.


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.