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1. REMEMBER TO USE THE HOSTESS CODE WHEN YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER: BBARYB77 This entitles you to a chance to win the HOSTESS DOLLARS OF ALL MY ORDERS IN SEPTEMBER to spend towards FREE MERCHANDISE. Also I will send you a special free gift for ordering this month to kick off the new HOLIDAY CATALOG

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Wednesday, May 30

GLITTER QUEEN BLOG HOP -- DAY THREE

HI STAMPERS:  I AM LOVING ALL THE FUN PROJECTS AND IDEAS FROM MY FELLOW DEMONSTRATORS, AREN'T YOU??

THIS IS THE THIRD AND FINAL DAY OF OUR BLOG HOP AND I HATE TO SEE IT END.  BUT SINCE YOU ARE ALL FOLLOWERS OF MY BLOG, I HOPE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO COME BACK TO VISIT WEEKLY TO SEE WHAT NEW CARD OR PROJECT I HAVE MADE.


HERE IS MY FUN SUMMER BIRTHDAY CARD.  IT USES THE FOLLOWING ITEMS, ALL TO BE FOUND IN THE NEW CATALOG:

DESIGNER PAPER:  PATIO PARTY DSP
PUNCHES:  SCALLOP EDGE PUNCH, BUILD A CUPCAKE PUNCH
CARD STOCK:  PINK PIROUETTE, BAJA BREEZE, PRIMROSE PETALS, RASPBERRY RIPPLE,
VERY VANILLA
INK:  PRIMROSE PETALS
STAMP SET:  NEW HOSTESS SET "A CHERRY ON TOP"

HERE IS A CLOSEUP OF THE CUTE PATIO PARTY DSP AND THE CUTE CUPCAKE.  THE PAPER WRAPPER OF THE CUPCAKE IS THE BACK OF THE DSP YOU SEE ON THE LEFT.  FRONT OR BACK - THEY ARE ALL PERFECT FOR OUR PROJECTS.

 STAMPIN' UP! PUNCHES ARE SO EASY TO USE AND WONDERFUL FOR THAT LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA WE NEED ON OUR PROJECTS.


FOR THE INSIDE OF THE CARD, I PUNCHED THE CUPCAKE WITH BAJA BREEZE CARD STOCK FOR THE BOTTOM AND PRIMROSE PETALS FOR THE ICING - WITH A BAJA BREEZE CHERRY.


MY NEXT CARD IS MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT FREE-CUTTING THE SHAPE OF MY CARD.  THERE IS NO DIE OR PUNCH THAT I KNOW OF TO MAKE THIS CUTE CARD.  IF THERE IS, PLEASE TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS BELOW, WON'T YOU?

 WHAT IS SUMMER TIME WITHOUT FLIP FLOPS?  I CUT MY CAMEO CORAL CARD STOCK IN THE SHAPE OF A FLIP FLOP.


I ADDED SO SAFFRON GROSGRAIN RIBBON FOR THE TOE PART OF THE SHOE.  I USED A 3/4" CIRCLE PUNCH TO PUNCH OUT THE CUTE BLOSSOM FROM MY DSP.

 INSIDE, I PUT THE DSP ON THE TOP OF THE CARD TO COVER WHERE I ATTACHED THE RIBBON.  ON THE BOTTOM I USED WHISPER WHITE WITH MY STAMPED SENTIMENT "CELEBRATE TODAY" FROM THE PERFECTLY PENNED STAMP SET AND THREE PUNCHED BLOSSOMS FOR DECORATION.  I ALSO SPONGED SO SAFFRON INK AROUND THE EDGE OF MY FLIP FLOP.

HERE IS A CLOSEUP SO YOU CAN SEE THE STAMPED IMAGE BETTER AND THE 3 CUTE BLOSSOMS.

I JUST COULDN'T LET THIS BLOG END WITHOUT POSTING A MANLY CARD FOR FATHER'S DAY COMING UP IN A FEW WEEKS.

THIS EASEL CARD IS MADE WITH A BASE OF NOT QUITE NAVY CARDSTOCK.  THE DSP  I AM GOING TO MISS THE MOST IN THE NEW CATALOG... RETIRING NAUTICAL EXPEDITION.  THE NOT QUITE NAVY AND REAL RED OF THE PAPERS ARE SO GOOD FOR MALE CARDS. I LOVE THE ANTIQUE MAP DESIGNS IN THIS PACK.  LOOK HOW CUTE THE WORLD MAP LOOKS AND THE LIGHTHOUSE FROM THE DSP.


I USED SHIMMERY WHITE FOR THE PAPER WHERE I STAMPED THE BOAT.  THAT IS WHY YOU SEE IT IN THE PHOTO SO BRIGHT.  BUT IN PERSON IT HAS A REAL SHIMMER TO IT.  I POPPED UP THE BILLOWING SAIL ON DIMENSIONALS TO MAKE IT BILLOW IN THE WIND.

WHAT'S THAT I SEE ON THE INSIDE OF THIS CARD?  TWO NEW ITEMS FOR YOU TO BE ABLE TO PURCHASE STARTING JUNE 1ST.  THE STAMP SET CALLED LAYERED LABELS AND THE FRAMELITS-APOTHECARY ACCENTS DIES. THEY MATCH PERFECTLY TO THIS STAMP SET.  FOUR FRAMELITS DIES TO CUT OUT THE STAMPS.

I ALSO USED SOME RED STRIPED BAKERS TWINE TO MAKE THE MANLY BOW.


THIS FOLDS UP TO FIT A STANDARD SIZED ENVELOPE.

MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE ME A COMMENT SO YOU CAN BE ENTERED INTO THE BLOG CANDY GIVE AWAY.  YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER AND LEAVE A COMMENT ON ALL THREE POSTS.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A DEMONSTRATOR, I HOPE YOU WILL CONSIDER USING ME FOR ALL YOUR STAMPING AND CRAFTING NEEDS.

NOW ON TO JAN'S BLOG TO VIEW WHAT FUN IDEA SHE HAS FOR YOU TODAY:

IF YOU MISSED TAMARA'S BLOG, CLICK THE PREVIOUS BUTTON BELOW:

THANK YOU FOR VISITING ME.  GET OUT YOUR PAPER AND INKS AND GET SOME INKY FINGERS Y'ALL!!

Tuesday, May 29

PP97 and GLITTER QUEEN BLOG HOP....DAY TWO

WOW!!  WEREN'T THOSE PROJECTS AWESOME FROM ALL THE GLITTER QUEENS YESTERDAY??!!  I HAVE A FEW I WANT TO MAKE MYSELF.

I WANT TO THANK MY MANAGER, DAWN GRIFFITH, FOR STARTING OFF OUR BLOG HOP EACH DAY.  IT SURE IS FUN TO DO PROJECTS WHEN WE KNOW THAT LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO VIEW THEM AND ENJOY THEM.

TODAY I HAVE ANOTHER FOLDING TECHNIQUE.  THIS TIME IT IS A CARD CALLED A DOUBLE GATE FOLD CARD.  AND I HAVE USED SOME NEW CATALOG ITEMS FOR YOU TO SEE!!  WOO HOO.
HERE IS THE CARD ALL FINISHED.  I USED THE NEW DSP FLORAL DISTRICT, (item #126919).  LOVE THE COLORS IN IT.  I ALSO USED A PIECE OF CARD STOCK IN THE NEW IN COLOR SUMMER STARFRUIT FOR THE INSIDE.  I USED SUMMER STARFRUIT AND PRIMROSE PETALS INKS FOR THE FLOWER AND PUNCHED IT WITH THE SCALLOP PUNCH AND THE 3/4" CIRCLE PUNCH FOR THE CENTER.

details:

  • 5-1/2" x 12" piece of Designer Series Paper (FLORAL DISTRICT DSP), Scored at 2", 4", 8", and 10" ON YOUR SIMPLY SCORED.
  • Turn and make a small mark at 2-3/4 on both ends
  • SUMMER STARFRUIT CARD STOCK  CUT AT 3 7/8" X 5 1/8". 

HERE IT IS ALL SCORED AND FOLDED.

HERE IS A BIRD'S EYE VIEW LOOKING DOWN AT THE CARD ALL SCORED & FOLDED


 THIS IS THE BACK SIDE OF MY DSP. THIS SIDE IS JUST AS PRETTY, ISN'T IT?  FROM THE 4" SCORE LINE DIAGONALLY TO THE MARK WE PUT ON EACH SIDE, YOU CUT OFF THE TRIANGLE IT CREATES WITH YOUR PAPER CUTTER.  CUT OFF BOTH SIDES AND SAVE THEM TO USE ON THE FRONT.

YOUR SUMMER STARFRUIT CARD STOCK PIECE WILL FIT INSIDE (3 7/8" X
5 1/8".)  HERE IS THE PHOTO OF THE CARD STOCK APPLIED INSIDE AND THE TWO TRIANGLES GLUED TO THE FRONT BOTTOM EDGES.

THIS IS A CLOSEUP SO YOU CAN SEE THE TRIANGLE PIECE AND HOW IT IS GLUED IN PLACE.

I ADDED ANOTHER STAMPED AND PUNCHED FLOWER FROM BUTTON BUDDIES STAMP SET ON THE INSIDE AS WELL.  I USED THE ROCK AND ROLL TECHNIQUE WITH PRIMROSE PETALS AND SUMMER STARFRUIT INK.  YOU CAN SEE THE CENTER IS PUNCHED WITH THE  3/4" CIRCLE PUNCH AND IS UP ON DIMENSIONALS.

 NOW TO MAKE A PRETTY ENVELOPE TO GO WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL CARD.  TAKE A LARGE ENVELOPE AND SEAL IT UP.  THEN MEASURE WHERE YOUR CARD GOES AND CUT OFF THE REMAINDER OF THE ENVELOPE LEAVING 1/4" MORE THAN THE SIZE OF THE CARD.  MY CARD IS GOING TO FIT CROSSWISE IN THIS ENVELOPE.
 NOW CUT A PIECE OF MATCHING DSP ABOUT 1 3/4" TO 2" WIDE BY THE LENGTH OF THE ENVELOPE.  PUT A SCORE LINE AT 3/4" AND FOLD.  PUT GOOD GLUE ON THE BACK OF THE SMALLER PIECE AND SLIDE IT INTO THE ENVELOPE TO ADHERE.  THIS WILL BE THE DECORATED FLAP.

 I LIKE THE FLAP TO COME TO THE FRONT OF THE ENVELOPE, WHICH IS DIFFERENT FROM MOST ENVELOPES.  THAT IS BECAUSE I WANT IT TO SHOW UP PRETTY.

I USED MY RASPBERRY RIPPLE AND PRIMROSE PETALS MARKERS AND COLORED A FEW PETALS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DSP FLOWER ON THE FLAP. YOU CAN SEE THAT UNDER MY THUMB.

I LOVE HAVING A MATCHING ENVELOPE FOR MY SPECIALLY CREATED CARDS.

THE FLOWER STAMP IS FROM BUTTON BUDDIES AND MATCHES SO WELL TO THIS PAPER I THINK.  THE SCALLOP PUNCHED FLOWER IS ONLY ATTACHED TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE TWO FRONT FOLDS.  IT IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RIGHT SIDE SO THAT IT CAN OPEN.

I HAVE BLOG CANDY TO GIVE AWAY.  MAKE SURE YOU ARE A FOLLOWER AND LEAVE ME A COMMENT TODAY AND ALL DAYS OF THIS BLOG HOP.  I WILL DRAW THE WINNER AFTER THE HOP IS OVER.

           ON TO JAN'S BLOG NEXT TO SEE WHAT FUN IDEAS SHE IS SHARING TODAY:


IF YOU WANT TO GO BACK TO TAMARA'S BLOG:

HERE'S TO INKY FINGERS Y'ALL!!

Monday, May 28

GLITTER QUEEN BLOG HOP---DAY ONE

HELLO STAMPERS AND PAPER CRAFTERS!!  WELCOME TO DAY ONE OF OUR MAY GLITTER QUEEN BLOG HOP.

I AM SO HAPPY YOU HAVE HOPPED OVER TO MY BLOG TO SEE WHAT I HAVE CREATED FOR YOU.  TODAY I THOUGHT I WOULD START WITH AN ADORABLE LITTLE PHOTO ALBUM.  I AM A GRANDMOTHER AND I JUST CAN'T HAVE ENOUGH PHOTOS OF MY 5 GRANDS (SOON TO BE 6!!)

THIS FOLDED ALBUM IS MADE FROM ONE PIECE OF DESIGNER PAPER FOR THE ALBUM ITSELF,  AND THEN SOME CARD STOCK FOLDED INSIDE FOR THE PHOTO PAGES.  HERE WE GO:

 ISN'T THIS ADORABLE?  IT IS FOR MY GRAND BABY PENELOPE.  THE RIBBON AT THE TOP IS JUST A BELLY BAND MADE FROM A STRIP OF DSP AND THE POOL PARTY RUFFLED  RIBBON GLUED TOGETHER.  IT SLIPS OVER THE ALBUM.  IT CAN ACTUALLY STAY CLOSED WITH THE FLOWER POCKET ON THE TOP, BUT TO CARRY IT IN MY PURSE I WANTED TO MAKE SURE IT STAYED CLOSED.

HERE IS A CLOSER VIEW SO YOU CAN SEE THE CUTE SQUARE IN THE FRONT THAT FORMS FROM THE FOLDING OF THE DSP.  I MADE A FLOWER OF 5 PUNCHES WITH THE BLOSSOM PUNCH AND A FIRE RHINESTONE BRAD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOWER.  I SCRUNCHED UP THE PUNCHES AND THEN CONNECTED THEM WITH THE BRAD.  ISN'T IT CUTE?  I LOVE THIS PAPER - SPICE CAKE.  LET'S OPEN IT UP:


 WITH THE BELLY BAND OFF AND THE TOP OPENED FROM THE SQUARE POCKET, YOU SEE MY FIRST SURPRISE - I USED A CHIPBOARD LETTER "P" ON TOP OF A FLOWER PUNCH OUT OF CRUMB CAKE CARD STOCK.  I USED HEAT AND STICK POWDER AND BAJA BLUE GLASS GLITTER TO BLING UP THE LETTER.  YOU GET A PEEK OF THE POOL PARTY BLUE CARD STOCK INSIDE...


ISN'T THE GLITTER SO PRETTY ON MY CHIPBOARD LETTER?  THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE USED HEAT AND STICK POWDER AND IT WAS SO EASY I WILL BE USING IT A LOT FOR MY GLITTER. . . KEEPS IT FROM SHAKING OFF LIKE IT DOES WITH JUST REGULAR GLUE.

 I OPENED THE RIGHT SIDE AND YOU CAN SEE THERE IS ANOTHER SQUARE ON THE LEFT.  I USED THE 5 PETAL PUNCH AND MAKE A STAMPED FLOWER FOR THIS LITTLE POOL PARTY SQUARE.  OOPS, HERE IS ANOTHER SNEAK PEEK - A TAB PUNCH OF THIS SPICE CAKE DSP AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CARD STOCK...

WITH  BOTH SIDES OPENED AND THE CARD STOCK UNFOLDED TO REVEAL 5 PAGES FOR PHOTOS ON THE FRONT, AND 4 PLACES ON THE BACK FOR PHOTOS.  CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY GRAND BABY PHOTOS!! DUE TO PRIVACY ISSUES, I HAVE PHOTOGRAPHED THIS BEFORE I ADDED HER PHOTOS.  I JUST REALIZED YOU CAN EVEN ADD SOME JOURNALING ON BOTH SIDES THAT FLIPPED OPEN.  I WILL HAVE TO ADD SOME VERY VANILLA CARD STOCK THERE AND DO SOME JOURNALING!!  WOW, I DIDN'T EVEN THINK OF THIS UNTIL I LOOKED AT THESE PHOTOS.  COOOOL!!

 ANOTHER VIEW OF IT OPEN.

HERE YOU CAN SEE ALL THE PAGES OPENED UP FULLY.  SORRY THIS IS SIDEWAYS.  AND YOU CAN JUST BARELY SEE THE TAB PUNCH AT THE BEGINNING TO OPEN IT.

NOW A FEW OF THE DETAILS SO YOU CAN MAKE ONE OF THESE TOO:

DOUBLE SIDED DESIGNER PAPER (I USED SPICE CAKE):  CUT AT 11" BY 11".
POOL PARTY CARD STOCK - 4" X 11", 2 PIECES; 2" X 2", 2 PIECES
ASSORTED PUNCHES:  TAB PUNCH, BLOSSOM PUNCH, 5 PETAL PUNCH, FLOWER PUNCH.
SIMPLY SCORED SCORING TOOL

BY FOLDING AND THEN TRIMMING OUT A FEW PIECES, YOU GET THIS ADORABLE FOLDING ALBUM.  THERE IS A VIDEO HERE TO SHOW YOU HOW TO MAKE IT. I USED CARD STOCK FOR THE 2 X 2 SQUARES INSTEAD OF DSP.  I AM OFFERING A CLASS ON THESE FOLDING ALBUMS IN JUNE, IF YOU ARE LOCAL.

I AM GIVING AWAY  BLOG CANDY - A STAMP SET, SOME PAPER, RIBBON, BRADS, BUTTONS, AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE AS I LOOK AROUND TO SEE WHAT I CAN FIND.  ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS:

1.  BE A FOLLOWER TO THIS BLOG AND LEAVE A COMMENT TELLING ME YOU ARE A FOLLOWER. ALSO TELL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY GRAND KIDS AND HOW MANY.  A NICE COMMENT ABOUT MY PROJECT WOULD BE SINCERELY APPRECIATED AS WELL!!

TIME TO HOP ON OVER TO THE JAN'S BLOG.





Friday, May 25

LIZARD EGGS AND BLOG HOP REMINDER


I am thinking I am the ONLY ONE who didn't know that these little lizzards come from eggs!!  We got our house re-sided with Hardie Plank, and when they removed the old wood siding, tons of little round white things like mini ping pong balls fell out.  I looked and thought, these are like little mini bird eggs.  I asked the workers what these white things were, and they said, Lizard Eggs (anole lizards here in this part of Texas).  I was AMAZED that in my 50++ years I have NEVER seen them before!!  Have you seen them??  So here are some photos to share in case this is your first time to see Lizard Eggs (already hatched) too.


The size is compared to my water hose.


Aren't they the littlest and most amazing little eggs ever??!!

Just a reminder that our GLITTER QUEEN BLOG HOP starts May 28 and goes until May 30.  Three days of fun and creative ideas for you.  Mark your calendars and don't forget to come visit each day to win some blog candy!!

I am remembering my brother, Tim, who served in the Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis, my Dad, Jack, who served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict, and my Uncle Maurice who served in the Marines.  We miss you wonderful courageous men.  Thanks to all the military who keep us safe.

Have a great holiday weekend and get creative with some INKY FINGERS Y"ALL!!

Tuesday, May 22

TEACHER THANK YOU GIFT

I saw this cute idea from my fellow demonstrator, Heather Summers from up in Canada.  I had some trouble with the sharpened part of the pencil tip, but it is still cute I think.


Isn't this adorable??  It is covering one of those large chocolate bars.  GREAT GIFT FOR THE TEACHERS, or could be a great gift FOR THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR A STUDENT.

 This end looks just like the eraser on a school pencil, doesn't it?  Gray card stock and then pink cardstock.
The yellow card stock was embossed by the stripes embossing folder and my BIG SHOT.

This is where I had a bit of trouble.  my paper flattened down because the chocolate bar isn't in this pointed pencil tip.  But I made the lead with my versamark and sparkling black embossing powder.  If you don't have this, you can use a black marker.

The 'FOR YOU' was stamped using new GUMBALL GREEN INK and punched out with the oval punch.  GUMBALL GREEN CARD STOCK is used for the backing behind the sentiment.  Popped up with dimensionals.

Thanks for looking.  If anyone knows of a better way to do the triangle tip of the pencil, I would LOVE to hear from you!!  But it is still cute in my opinion.

Have a creative day and get some inky fingers y'all!!

Sunday, May 13

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Wednesday, May 9

GLITTER QUEEN BLOG HOP MAY 28-30


Hi Stampers,
May 28-30

We have another GLITTER QUEEN BLOG HOP coming your way this month on MAY 28-30.  Just a few days before the new ANNUAL CATALOG will be released we will be showing you some of the FUN NEW COLORS, IDEAS AND ITEMS available to you.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW TO VISIT OUR BLOG HOP MAY 28-30.

Gumball Green
Summer Starfruit--(the color of the above blog hop photo!!)
Midnight Muse
Raspberry Ripple
Primrose Petals

 These are the new IN COLORS for the next two years.  Don't they just sound good enough to EAT!!!  They are rich, saturated colors that are perfect for all our crafting needs!!


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