I have very talented friends on my Stamping team and I thought I’d share a peek at a few of their recent projects!
Isn’t this beautiful! Which of Marcelyn’s color combinations do you like better?
Marcelyn also brought me the fry box below for 4th of July. I love it!
Marcelyn would tell you, if you don’t have the Botanical Builder Framelits, you need them! Look how many ways she has used them lately.
Pat Knight just joined my team in June. Isn’t this a darling card! I’m so glad you’re part of our team!
Lynn is also new to my team, but a long time customer. She made this awesome Halloween card with the Swirly Bird stamp set. She is so creative! Lynn entered this card on our team Facebook page and won a $40 shopping spree today! Please check out her new blog here.
Pam Sadler is a long time member of my team. She has been blogging for a couple years and has lots of videos. Please visit her blog here.
I have other very talented team members and hopefully I’ll show you pictures of their projects next time.
Every one of us joined Stampin’ Up! to “purchase at a discount.” If you want to be a discount purchaser, email me at Beth@StampingMom.com Can’t wait to hear from you! We have an awesome team within a huge stamping community.
This is a limited time stamp set and thinlit bundle only available in August. Discount purchasers got to order it in July!
Abby, Keegan and I are having a great time at Vacation Bible School.
All the green shirts are shepherds. Do you see Abby and I? We have 26 first graders in our group and more kids come each day. I pray that we won’t lose anyone and that the kid’s experience God’s love for them. Keegan is helping with Rec Fun, so he basically does recess with the 4th through 6th graders.Thousands of kids attend one of our three sessions of Bible school every summer. We have an Olympic theme this year and “One Goal, One God.”
I’m there for four hours each morning this week and I come home very tired.
Do you remember when I showed you this wedding card my friend Jill commissioned me to make? Well, I ran across the other card that didn’t get chosen.
Yep, this is the reject. The problem with this card is the Bloomin’ Heart cutout is white and you can’t see it on the white flower background. It is actually a little easier to see in real life.
OK, here’s what I like about this card. I think the colors of Sahara Sand and Whisper White look classy for a wedding card. I like the printed banner with the leaves from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set and how it wraps around the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit. I also like the three detailed flowers from the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits and how nice they look with a pearl in the middle. So even though this card is a reject, I learned some things and found some things I can use on future cards. Hopefully I’m not the only one who makes some reject cards once in awhile. 🙂
Are you still wondering who stopped by… actually she called ahead and we had it all planned out. Yep the one and only Robin Myren from Songbird Designs by Robin. Please visit her blog here . Robin is part of Brian King’s group, InKing Royalty. I met Robin online a couple of years ago and finally got to meet her in person and stamp with her. She is every bit as delightful as I always thought she was online. She even brought me flowers! Thanks so much Robin, can’t wait until you’re in Iowa again.
Robin made a coaster calendar and a Kate Spade inspired box while she was here. In the meantime I was doing “Just in Time” stamping. What is that you ask? Well, why would I do something before it’s due…I had 14 swap cards that needed to be done by 4:40pm. At 4:40pm I put the last card in the plastic sleeve. The cards were done, but it might have been a bit less stressful if I had gotten them done sooner. Robin was sweet and asked if I was making swaps for next week? Next week, are you kidding? I need these swaps done in 20 minutes!
Keegan and the other campers had their Showcase Friday night. Keegan got to sing the Hamilton part in the Broadway musical song, Helpless. Abby and Keegan have every word to every song in Hamilton memorized! He was thrilled to get to do this and did a great job. The whole evening was very enjoyable. Keegan has been an actor and singer for a couple years, but never really danced until this spring. He figured out at the camp that dance is still his weakest link and what he needs to work on the most.
More happy news…Abby and Ryan came home from camp today! It makes me so happy to have my kids home. Before they got here, I set out Fiesta bowls of nuts, fruit and veggies on the counter. They walked in the door, hugged me and went straight to the island to see what was in the bowls. Today the white peaches and the cherries hit the jackpot! If you want your kids or grand kids to eat fruit or veggies, just put them in bright color bowls on the counter and don’t say a word. I think they eat them because I’ve never told them they should. When the kids are in school I usually set out the dinner fruit and veggies right before the kids come home. Superman sometimes complains that he doesn’t get any, because the kids eat it all before he gets home.
OK, so this is an old picture of just nuts and tomatoes. Everyday is different. Usually there’s fruit, veggies and nuts. This does spoil the kids a bit. Sean told me he can’t figure why when he buys fruit and veggies they never get washed and show up on the counter top ready to eat. Sean lives alone, so hopefully he’ll get desperate and do it himself!
Abby, Keegan and I are helping with Bible school this coming week. Ryan has to be back at camp by noon tomorrow, so his visit was very short. We went to church tonight and all the hype about Bible school was making Ryan wish he could stay home and help too.
Superman did another triathalon in Okoboji this morning. He finished well, but is afraid this winter he’s going to have to go in for maintenance. As in, a new hip, knee and shoulder. He’s hoping his orthopedic doc will give him a volume discount!
Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for July 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper as well as coordinating embellishments. What we love about Stampin’ Up! is they make it so easy to mix and match colors. And, the amazing selection of embellishments provides a wonderful finished look to our projects. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.
I love making these Coaster Calendars plus Post it Notes! The Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP is stunning! The shiny part is beautiful Copper. I also love the coordinating 3/8 Ruched Ribbon in Flirty Flamingo. The calendar is 3″ x 2 1/4″. I bought them a few months ago here. Unfortunately, they are out of stock. For the calendars I made last year, I bought the calendars here.
Here’s the side view showing how you can set it up on your desk. I also bought the chipboard several years ago. I make these calendars every year. Last year Stampin’ Up! sold chipboard so you could cut your own 4″x4″ and corner round the edges. You can google chipboard or I did find coasters today here. Hopefully they are they same. I’ve never purchased chipboard coasters from this company.
Here’s the Post it Note side.
I love bright and happy colors! I have every color of bright and happy Fiesta dishes. Well, the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP reminds me of my Fiesta because it’s also so bright and happy. I typically give away most of the projects I make, but this Coaster Calendar plus Post it Notes is going to be sitting on my stamping desk through all of 2017!
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