Eastern Palace Suite

eastern-thankyouI had been seeing a lot of cards on my pinterest feed using this technique.  They call this the “Collar Fold.”  If you turn it sideways, it does look like a collar.  Anyway, I used the Eastern Palace Suite to create this card.

The colors are Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim and Very Vanilla.   The Eastern Medallions Thinlets cut out the flower and I stuck one of the flower stickers to the card stock.  It’s so pretty!

Best thing to do is to find the center of the paper. The DSP is 3 3/4 x 5 – I put a tick mark on the 2 1/2″ mark and cut 1 7/8″ in.  I scored the paper from the corner to center  (because I am anal).  Then I folded the paper back.  I like this technique.  You might see this technique again soon! hehe.

Inspiration Challenge

We were given three images to inspire a card.  A sideline of mine made a card that helped me bring this card to fruition.  Her card was very different but still had a sunflower on it.  I was moved to make this card by seeing that card and this image.  This card uses a few different things.  I used the Layering Circles framelits for the flower’s center.  I used the Eastern Medallions thinlets for flower.  The stem uses the Flourish Thinlets.  I used Whisper White Thick card stock, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White.  On the sides, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers were used.  I sponged the flower with Chocolate Chip ink and Wink of Stella Clear.  It gave the flower a gold-ish glittery look.    What do you think?

Color challenge

This month’s color challenge was to use strong summer colors.  But this picture was attached and inspired me to make a card.  Strong summer colors… to me, means oceans, sand and a cool drink.    Dapper Denim, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Sky blue… and Lemon Lime Twist for the drink.  I used the Seasonal Layers Framelits and the Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp set for this card.  I also used Glitter Enamel Dots for accents on this card and again used a strand from the Burlap Ribbon.  Whisper White Thick, Dapper Denim and Whisper White card stock too.

Great news!!

I love Stampin’ Up!  Everybody knows this!!  They are giving us some great new specials I just have to tell you about!

Best Of Stamps:

Two sets came out since I probably last blogged about them.  The latest one is “Best of Christmas”.  You click on the image below to go directly to my website!  I am super excited about this one.  I love the ornament that goes with our ornament punch!!


If you aren’t in the mood for Christmas yet, here’s last month’s Best of Stamp set, “Best of Autumn”.  You can click on the image below to go directly to my website.


I love the leaf and the sentiment!! I can’t wait to watercolor these stamps!!


In With You

This is a line of “employee or customer designed” stamp sets.  You can visit the site and upload your artwork!  Click here:  In With You!

Here is the latest winner!!!  Click on the image below to go to my website!



Two more great news items:

  • Become a demonstrator for ONLY $25!!!  There is time restrictions on this promotion see the flyer below.  You must sign up between October 7th and October 21st.  If you click on the flyer, it will take you to my site to sign up as a demonstrator!  I would love to have you on my team!  Most of my ladies have been with me for over 4 years!!  If you sign up on October 7th, I have a surprise for you.  You MUST contact me ahead of time, in order to receive it!!

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  • If you host a workshop during the month of October, you get a BONUS $25 in Stampin’ Up! Product!!  OMW!!  I love to teach people to craft and I would love to host a workshop for you!  Just contact me!!!!!  If you book your party before October 7th, I have a gift for you.  You must contact me before 8 PM on the 7th!!
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