Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Checking In


It seems to be well and truly fall around here, in the mornings anyway. The equinox is approaching and soon it will be darker more than it's light.  We have had our first snow, so that's out of the way and the trees and plants survived quite well. 

I hope to be getting my cards from both Sassy Chic and Stamp Camp North and will take pix and share those very soon.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are all staying healthy and safe!  
 
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Friday, September 11, 2020

Halloween Slim Line Card for September Rose Hill Grange Camp

We decided to try something new this month for our Rose Hill Grange card kits - slim line cards!  I opted to make a Halloween card:
Hopefully, this will fit quite nicely into a #9 envelope and there is NO stamping on the outside of this card at all.  The bats were made using a retired bat punch from Stampin' Up! and the rest are die cuts from my copius collection.  I used Basic Black as the card base and layered Mango Melody and Gorgeous Grape on top of those.  I attached the die cuts and punched bats using liquid glue, but am looking for a dispenser that won't put quite so much glue on that it squishes out and makes a mess.  You can't see it in this picture, but this card front is, well, not my best work.  The envelopes arrive tomorrow so I will be able to make sure the size is correct.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Checking in from Colorado

It is sleeting here (snow mixed with rain) and it was really, really hot the last few days.  Hubby built a shelter in the garden for our plants:
I hope the veggies can get by without sleeping bags. I don’t even know where to look for cucumber size sleeping bags.
I hope it works as we still have tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers that need a bit more time! It made it through the night and we hope it will protect our crop until this cold snap is over.

I am working on a slim line Halloween card for this month's Rose Hill Stamp Camp and will have something to show you soon.  You can get details on signing up for this camp HERE,

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Stamp Camp North Card - September 2020

Here is my card for this month's Stamp Camp North virtual Card Camp:

The card base is Mango Melody.  First layer is Cajun Craze and it is topped with a layer of Cinamon Cider that has been stamped with the Stacked Stone background stamp in Cinamon Cider.  The "Happy" is from the Happy dies and is backed with a strip of Cajun Craze.  The sentiment is from So Much Happy and is stamped in Cinamon Cider on Very Vanilla and punched with the Lovely Labels punch.  The acorn is stamped in Early Espresso on Cajun Craze card stock and punched with the Autumn Punch Pack.  The oak leaf is stamped in Cinamon Cider on Pumpkin Pie card stock and punched with the Autumn Punch Pack. The maple leaf is stamped in Cinamon Cider on Mango Melody card stock and punched with the Autumn Punch Pack. All three are stamps in the Beautiful Autumn stamp set.  I added a couple of Gold Glitter dots to the sentiment strip for that bit of bling that all cards need! 

You can check out the specifics for this camp on my post HERE.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Stamp Camp North - September 2020

Here is the info for September's Stamp Camp North:

If you have any questions about this camp, please either email Juli or leave a comment below and we will get back to you.  This has proven to be a really fun event and it allows us to stay in touch with our crafty friends and still stay healthy and safe.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are all staying healthy and safe!  


 

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

September Rose Hill Grange Card Kits

For September, we are going to try something a bit different - slim line cards! It will be a challenge to the participating demos and we all feel we are totally up to it!  Here's the information:

This is always a fun adventure and for all of us creative types it gives us a safe alternative.  Sure hope you can join us!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Rose Hill Grange Virtual Camp Cards

August's camp cards are so fun and if you ordered the kits, you will get to play with them yourself! Here they are:

Beverly Derringer

Cathleen Garcia

Cathy Hansen

Chris Pereira

Joline Sanchez

Kathy Howes

Patricia Parker

Shannon Beddingfield

Terry Kaspari

Tina Smith

Next month's card will be a unique and fun challenge for all of us! Information about this camp will be posted here very soon. I sure hope you can join in the fun!

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Sassy Chic card for September

I have been dying to use the gorgeous papers from the Peony Garden dsp pack.  Here is my card for September's Sassy Chic virtual card camp:

The card base is Petal Pink with a layer of Smoky Slate topped with a piece of the dsp.  The sentiment is from the Prized Peony stamp set and is stamped with Basic Gray on Whisper Whte and layered on Smoky Slate and both were punched using the Heartfelt punch pack.  The small flowers are from Basket of Blooms and are stamped in Basic Gray on Smoky Slate and punched using the Small Bloom punch.  The large flower is from the Floral Essence stamp set and is stamped twice in Basic Gray on Smoky Slate and punched using the Perennial Flower punch.  I added a couple of Gold Glitter dots for a bit of bling. I played with a lot of elements on this and thought that this was a pretty card that can be used to let someone know you are thinking of them.  In this time of crisis, that's important!

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Sassy Chic Virtual Stamp Camp - September, 2020

Sassy Chic is going virtual again this month in order to protect our demonstrators and campers!  Here is the flyer:

We have had such fun with this and I really look forward to another successful adventure.  We love staying in touch with fellow crafters!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Rose Hill Grange Virtual Camp Card

Here's my card for this month's Rose Hill Grange virtuall camp card.  You may have noticed that I really like these fall colors!  The card base is Cajun Craze and it's layered with Basic Black and a stamped layer of Bumblebee.  Because of limitations on what we can sell in kits, the images are from companies other than Stampin' Up!  Gave me a great chance to use some of the hundreds of other stamps I have in my stash.  I stamped one of this month's new stamps from Technique Junkies called Chrysanthemums and it is stamped in Bumblebee.  There is one of the die cuts from the Sunflowers die set and I put a punched 3/4 inch circle of gold glimmer paper in the center.  The leafy element is cut in Basic Black using the Forever Flourishes dies and the sentiment is stamped in Cajun Craze on Very Vanilla thick cardstock and is from my stamp stash.  The sunflower is cut using Gold Foil and I think it is just so lacy and delicate.

The card kits from this camp have all been super cute and the campers all seem to really love it.  Rose Hill Grange has been a fun setting for us, but it is small and very difficult to keep clean, so we have resorted to these card kits and it has gone over very big with the ladies and lets us all stay in touch and keep on creating!  If you would like more information about this project, please feel free to leave a comment (be sure to use your email address) and I will make sure you get on our mailing list.

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Friday, August 14, 2020

Mini Catalog Demo Swap Card

I associate with an incredibly talented group of crafty ladies and we do a swap whenever a new catalog appears on the scene.  Here is my card for the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog:

This card is a total case of this card from Laura Milligan.  Card base is Thick Whisper White and I added a layer of Very Vanilla Thick cardstock that was embossed with the Scripty 3D embossing folder.  The dsp is from the Poinsettia Place pack, the ribbon is from the All the Trimmings ribbon combo and the die cuts are from the Poinsettia dies in Gold Foil (flower) and Whisper White (berry sprays).  I stamped the sentiment on a strip of Whisper White and used my Lovely Labels punch on the ends.  The addition of the Gold Glitter enamel dots topped things off.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

August Stamp Camp North Card

In our continued efforts to maintain contact with the other creative people we usually stamp with, we once again did a card kit camp.  We all are missing the crafty comaraderie, but at least this way we keep contact with our crafting buddies.  Here is the card I made for Stamp Camp North this month:


We will be discussing whether we want to return to holding in person camps soon, but many of us and many of our campers are in a high risk group and it might not really be safe to do so.  The lodge is open if we want to, we just don't know yet.

Card base is Pacific Point with a layer of Just Jade and an embossed layer of Balmy Blue that was embossed with the Seabed 3D embossing folder.  There is a strip of Whale of a Time designer series paper and the sentiment panel was stamped using Pacific Point, punched with the Rectangular Postage Stamp punch and layered on Pacific Point and Just Jade and popped up using dimensionals. 

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Hello?


I am still here, just dealing with day to day issues and also a few health related issues as well.  I have lots to share and hope to be back and posting on a more regular basis soon!  Blogger has a new interface and I am slowly but surely getting used to it.  Lots of changes and am still deciding if I like them or not. Thanks for your patience!

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

It's Our Birthday! Sassy Chic Stamp Camp - August 2020

This year marks 10 years for our Sassy Chic Stampers!  We love our campers and really want to make sure that we stay in touch through this health situation.  We love you guys and do not want to lose touch!

I will be doing a card that will fit for anyone - male or female - hopefully using the Forever Ferns suite!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Rose Hill Card Kit camp - July, 2020

Here's the card I am making for our July Rose Hill Card Kit camp:

The card base is Bumblebee.  The first layer is embossed with the Old World Paper embossing folder and is Cinnamon Cider (I am really liking this color)!  There is a square of Bumblebee and another angled over it using one of the wonderful patterns from the Flowers for Every Season dsp pack.  I added punched daisies in Bumblebee and Cinnamon Cider (the Bumblebee one is also embossed) and a small punched circle of gold glimmer paper.  I am so sad that we no longer sell that, but I did manage to get a bit of a stash before it went away!  The sentiment is stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla and is from an old stamp set that was in my drawer.  I don't know who made it, but it's a nice one!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Annual Catalog Swap - Part 3

Here's the last batch of cards from our annual catalog swap:

Joey Harris

 Kathy Howes

Lynn Kirby 

 Mary McCannon

Phoebe Bigelow

Rhonda Overman

Tina Munzke 

Wanda Williams

There are several camps coming up - August is our birthday month at Sassy Chic and that promises to be a very exciting set of cards!  Stamp Camp North will also be having a "virtual" camp in August and I look forward to that as well.  Rose Hill card kits are next on the agenda though and I'll have more news about that very soon!

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are all staying healthy and safe!   


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