I have exciting news today. I’ve been asked to be a designer for the Splitcoast Stampers Creative Crew! I’ve been praying that I would get on another design team, but was shocked when I got the email. 🙂 I get to design five projects each month for Sept-Dec. 2017. The best part is all of you can play along.
The first challenge was to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) project of your choosing with nature and fall in mind. Then create a second project, amped up with more enrichments, additions, layers, really step it up.
I used Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry and Crumb Cake (dots). The Painted Harvest stamp set is so easy to use and very versatile.
On the second card I “stepped it up” by fussy cutting a flower and popping it up on a dimensional with Linen Thread behind it. I also added Linen thread to the banner. I used Clear Emboss Powder and heat embossed the sentiment. That always looks cool in real life. I doubt you can tell by the picture. I also added a Crushed Curry layer on the card. The envelope looks cute with the flower in the corner.
My Irish twins! I love this picture! This was the first day of Kindergarten for Keegan and First Grade for Abby. If you look close you can see there are pink beads crocheted to Abby’s socks. My sweet Grandma, Grandma Olson, taught me how to crochet well enough that I could add beads to Abby’s socks to match her outfits. I was so thrilled to have a girl that I did crazy things like crocheting beads on socks and making handmade hair pieces to go on Abby’s ponytail or pigtails. Wow, I miss those days. I thought I’d give you an update on Abby. She loves being at college. She’s made lots of great friends, found a church and youth group she likes, gets along great with her room mate, and loves her classes, especially Organic Chemistry. There’s even a cute boy I hear about from time to time. I get texts from her that say, “I’m so happy” and “I love Organic Chemistry!” A few months ago I couldn’t imagine not seeing and talking to Abby everyday. Today it is easier knowing that she is doing what she loves and is in a very good place. I pray things continue to go well for Abby and she thrives at college and stays safe.
Steve just came in to see what I was up to. I showed him the Irish Twin picture and we both got tears in our eyes. I’m not sure we are ready to be emptynesters. 🙂
Speaking of my Superman, (husband Steve), he got his best time ever in his Sprint Triathlon last weekend. He was pleased and decided he wants to do triathlons again next summer. His goal is to get a medal (top 3) in his age division. He’s gotten fourth or fifth a few times during the last three summers but never has made it to the medal stand. Three years ago he lost 50lbs and did his very first triathlon.
Promotion period: September 1–October 31
- The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
- In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
- The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin’ Rewards
Free Quilt Gift Set-All online orders of $100 or more in September using my Host Code YJHT6DXP, will receive a free gift of all the pieces to make your own Quilt gift set including three 3×3 cards, three envelopes and the Mini Pizza Box. You can choose the three colors you want and I’ll have everything cut and ready for you to put together. You can also email me your order at Beth@StampingMom.com. Here’s the quilt cards and Mini Pizza Box
Free Catalog-If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up demo you are working with and would like to order with me, please let me know if you need an Annual Catalog or new Holiday Catalog. Please email me at Beth@StampingMom.com for your free catalog.
Holiday Catalog Product Share-Please email me today to reserve your Holiday catalog product share. My email is Beth@StampingMom.com You’ll receive 6″ x 12″ of all the new DSP, 1 yard of the new ribbon and a sampling of the new embellishments. The cost with shipping is only $40. Please see all the details here.