Monday, November 30, 2015

I'm back and it is the last day of November!  I am continuing with the Autumn card class cards that we made.

I got the idea for this card from one I saw on Dawn Griffith's stamping site,  I used different paper colors than she used. The base of the card uses Early Espresso cs. The other two layers are using Smoky Slate cs.

The top layer was stamped with the Hardwood stamp using Early Espresso ink.  Then using the Leaflets Framelits cut the leaf shape out.  Then using Early Espresso ink, inked around all the  edges of the paper and also the cut out area. On the Very Vanilla piece we stamped the scene using Memento ink that comes from the Happy Scenes stamp set.  Next we sponged Daffadil Delight ink all over the top of the image and then sponged over it with Tangerine Tango ink.  Then using Crumb Cake we sponged the bottom of the scene, We colored in the pumpkins and leaves with Tangerine Tango Stampin Write Marker. Then using the same framelit we cut the leaf out.

The top two layers used Stampin Dimensionals to adhere them to the card.  The colored leaf was put on using snail adhesive to adhere it to the card.  The sentiment was from the Happy Scenes stamp set and was stamped on Very Vanilla paper using Early Espresso ink.   The oval punch was used to punch it out and then Smoky Slate was used for the Scalloped oval punch.  Gold cording was used for the bow.

Supplies used:
Happy Scenes stamps - photopolymer - 139821
Hardwood - clear - 133035; wood - 133032
Leaflet Framelits - 138283

Early Espresso - 119686
Smoky Slate - 131202
Very Vanilla - 101650

Early Espresso - 126974
Daffodil Delight - 126944
Tangerine Tango - 126946
Crumb Cake - 126975

Other Supplies used:
Sponges - 101610
SNAIL adhesive - 104332
Mini Glue Dots - 103683
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430
Gold Cording - 139618

Till next time,


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Hope everyone had a Great Thanksgiving!

I noticed that I hadn't put on the cards that we made in the Autumn class yet. 
This first card was layered using Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla Papers. The stamp set used was Wild About Flowers. Inks used were Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive.  I used a retired colored ribbon Cherry Cobbler seam binding.  I just loved it for the card.

The design was stamped on the Very Vanilla cardstock as well as the sentiment, which comes from the Wetlands stamp set.  I used Cherry Cobbler ink on the sentiment and the flowers.  I used Old Olive ink on the stems and leaves of the flowers. The only part I used Stampin Dimensionals on were the two Old Olive pieces of paper.  The rest I used the snail adhesive to adhere them on to the card. I put the ribbon on beneath the Cherry Cobbler piece before I put it on to the Old Olive piece of paper.

Wild About Flowers - photopolymer -138728
Wetlands - clear - 126697; wood - 126695

Cherry Cobbler paper - 119685
Old Olive paper - 100702
Very Vanilla - 101650

Cherry Cobbler ink- 126966
Old Olive ink- 126953

Stampin Dimensionals - 104430
Snail adhesive - 104332

Going to have a big exciting event Jan. 3rd, so mark it on your calendars!  More information coming and I know you won't want to miss it!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Hi All,

SU 50% off extravaganza starts today for a week Nov. 23 - 30th.  On the 23rd and the 30th they are having a one day flash sale on those days!! Be sure and go and check it out.   I have set up a hostess code to use on the SU order
page. UN7TTHYP. Just click on my Stampin Up button to go to my site.


Monday, November 2, 2015

Day 1 continued:

The next pictures show Shelli's office.

So here we are in Shelli's office.  Starting on the left moving to the right are  Candy, Steven, Debbie, Penny, Sherri, and Anna.  We are the lucky Rising Stars of 2015!

The next pictures show our table at lunch.
 Lovely fresh flowers, but had to be moved because of all of my allergies to the flowers  :-(
These were three dept. heads that joined us for lunch.

Sandwiches and salads.  Next are the desserts.
Finally when we are finished with lunch before the afternoon session we see bags for us to take and use in the afternoon.  All new product that we are all in love with!!  Wish I could share with you, but we all signed a confidentiality paper saying that we would not share before they are officially brought out!  Just know that you are going to love it :-)
Now we are ready to start the afternoon sessions.
Candy table for our breaks :-)
Our own cooler for drinks while we are there.

Around 3 we left to go and get massages or facials.  Just love all the pampering they gave us!  After that we went to restaurant in walking distance where we had a surprise visitor!
 She was a very obnoxious witch! I was really embarrassed by her loudness! We all got our pictures taken with her at the end individually and in a group.
 We had Shannon and Bonnie join us tonight for dinner.
When she left us, she then went and did the rounds in the restaurant to the other customers so they wouldn't feel left out!!

 This was the gift we received tonight at the restaurant.  It was a stamp and block for it to go on!

Haven't decided what kind of a card I'm going to make with it, but I will :-)

Got back to the hotel and found a Gluten free Chocolate Chip cookie waiting for me!

This is the end of our second day, but first official day at the home office!

Till next time,


Sunday, November 1, 2015

November 1st already!  Where has the year gone?  Still don't have a voice and it is getting very FRUSTRATING!!!  Brett asks me a question and then says I can't hear you!  He forgets I'm not supposed to talk :-)

I'm sharing my 2nd day in SLC with you.  They had so much packed in to each day our heads were ready to explode at the end of the day! Our driver met us at 8:45 and took us to the home office. We went on a tour of the facility, met the people who we talk to with our questions.  I think the most fun that day was being able to go on the floor and pick items to send out to customers :-)  We also were able to go into Shelli's office where we were given a personal note she had written each of us  congratulating us on our achievements.  They had a room set up for us where we were able to skype with Brian King who is a former Rising Star!  They even had a place for our drinks during the two days we were there.  Our lunch was set up so nicely down on the bottom floor.  We had different department heads that joined us so we could answer there questions and also it gave us a good chance to share our concerns with them.

The following pictures will show you some of what we did, who we met with, and where we went.
                                       Driving up to the home office.
                                      Boxes of product!
They are repairing the bubble wrap machine here.
                                      Some of the conveyor belts.

The next group of pictures are of the Legacy Room and some of the items you can find in there.

These are Daffadil Delight and Whisper White flowers.
They not only have one wall this color, but also one wall with Pink Pirouette and Blushing bride flowers.

The base of this lamp has all ABC rubber stamps.

I will continue this tomorrow with pictures and happenings.

Till then.