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Friday, October 12, 2018

12 Weeks of Christmas - Beautiful Blizzard Card

As promised I am sharing the second card for the 12 Week's of Christmss.  i am very excited becuase it uses the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle which I just got and have only had a few minutes to play with so far. I know you are going to love it!  Here are all the details for this card:

Beautiful Blizzard Season's Greeting Card
All images © Stampin’ Up!®

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Beautiful Blizzard Bundle (149922 wood; 149921 clear)
  • PAPER – Shimmery White Cardstock (101910), Whisper White Thick Cardstock (140272), Balmy Blue Cardstock (146982)
  • INK – Night of Navy (147110)
  • OTHER – Big Shot (143263), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Take Your Pick Tool (144107), Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets (147801), Silver Metallic Thread (138402), Frost White Shimmer Paint (147046), Sponge Daubers (133773), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Snail Adhesive (104332)
Cutting & Scoring: 
  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock - 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Balmy Blue Card Front – 3” x 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White Card Front Layer – 2 ¾” x 4”
  • Balmy Blue Banner – ⅜” x 5 ¾”
  • Adhere the Whisper White card front layer to the Balmy Blue Card Front layer then adhere to the Whisper White Thick card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Die Cut the Snowflakes using the Blizzards Thinlits Die from the Shimmery White Cardstock.
  • Adhere six Snowflakes with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to the card front.
  • Ink up the Season’s Greetings sentiment with Night of Navy Ink then using your sponge dauber add Frost White Shimmer Paint to the stamp over the Night of Navy Ink. Stamp the banner. NOTE: You may want to stamp the sentiment on a large sheet of Balmy Blue then trim it down to size.
  • Punch the ends of the banner with the Banner Triple Punch, attach Silver Metallic Thread to the back of the banner and adhere to the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finish the card by adding the Clear Epoxy Droplets in the center of each snowflake.
  • Enjoy

Please let me know if you have questions about creating this card or if you MUST add the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle to your stamping stash.  I would love to help you!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

SUO Challenge

Hey there!  Welcome to this week's SUO Challenge!  This week is all about showcasing the Holiday Catalog!  I love this catalog!  There are SO many wonderful products!  I know lots of the group are sharing Christmas cards this week, but since I am sharing two Christmas cards with you this week during the 12 Weeks of Christmas group I thought I would share my favorite thank you card of the moment which features the Falling for Leaves Bundle.  

Okay, I am going to be honest.  This was NOT my favorite Holiday Catty set on first glance.  I even told my downline that I would not be ordering it. Well, that didn't lst long after I saw all the fabulous samples and ideas that are out there using it.  Now I am kicking myself for not ordering it sooner!

This card was SO quick and easy!  Here are the measurements:
Very Vanilla Thick cardstock 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2
Wood Textures DSP 3 x 3
Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine 9 Inches
Scrap of Crushed Curry to die cut your leaf

Once I cut all my paper I used my Stamparatus to stamp my greeting in Early Espresso.  Then using my second plate I used the Hinge Technique to stamp my leaves.  Once this was done I was able to assemble my card in just a few minutes.  It was that simple!

So, my post is short and sweet this week, but there is still more to see at the SUO Challenge page!  Don't forget to check out what the other members of our group and created and share your own projects with us!  We love to see what you are doing!

Thank you for stopping by.  Please let me know if you have questions or need help ordering the supplies to make this fun and easy card.  I would love to help you!

Happy Stamping!

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Monday, October 8, 2018

12 Weeks of Christmas - It's Better Together!

Hello and welcome to my first 12 Weeks of Christmas post!  I am working with a very talented group of fellow demonstrators to share some fun ideas with you over the next twelve weeks to help inspire your Christmas cards, tags and bags and even give you some ideas for Christmas gift giving!  Not only will I be sharing a sample project with you, but will give you the full supply list, measurements and step by step insturctions for making each project!  How awesome is that!

Please note that due to my crazy travel schedule we are already in week two of the twelve weeks, so come eback and visit Friday for a second card sample this week!

So, here is the first week's card featuring the Better Together stamp set.  

All images © 1990-2018 Stampin’ Up!®

Stamp sets: Better Together (141736)
Stampin’ Write Markers: Mossy Meadow (147158), Cherry Cobbler (147155)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045),  Mossy Meadow (133676), Festive Farmhouse designer series paper (147820)
Other: SNAIL adhesive (104332), Big Shot (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Layering Ovals framelits (141706), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Metallics Sequins (144214), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

  •    Whisper White: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”; 3” x 4”
  •    Basic Black: 1 1/4” x 4 1/4”; 7/8” x 6/8”
  •    Mossy Meadow: 1” x 4 1/4”
  •    Festive Farmhouse paper: 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”

  1. Fold Whisper White card stock to create card base.
  2. Attach Festive Farmhouse layer to card base using SNAIL adhesive.
  3. Ink Merry Christmas and longer phrase using Mossy Meadow marker and stamp onto Whisper White layer. Ink star using Cherry Cobbler marker and stamp above Merry Christmas phrase.
  4. Attach Basic Black tree trunk under phrases using SNAIL adhesive.
  5. Die-cut Christmas tree phrase using Layering Ovals framelits.
  6. Attach Mossy Meadow strip to Basic Black strip and then to card front using SNAIL adhesive. Attach Christmas Tree oval using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Add two white metallic star sequins using Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
Thank you for letting me share this great card with you.  If you have any questions please contact me.  I would love to help you create this card or order supplies for any of your other holiday projects!

Don't forget to pop back in on Friday for another awesome Christmas card sample!

Happy Stamping!


Sunday, September 30, 2018

NC Demos September 2018 Blog Hop - Think Outside the Box

Welcome to the NC Demos September Blog Hop. If you have already visited blog of the very talented, Jo Anne Hewins you know our theme this month is thinking outside the box. So we are sharing projects created using anything that comes in a box or kit. 

Since I have been on Thailand for the last two weeks this was a great theme for me. I always love to have something to work on while we travel and Stampin' Up! kits including card and tag kits, Paper Pumpkin and the Memories & More kits make it so easy to have everything you need, but only take up a small amount of space in your carry on or luggage. 

I actually brought two different kits this time. The first one is a Memories & More kit to make samples for an upcoming stamp camp. You can see some of these samples on the Stamp Pad Facebook page. I also brought the Christmas Traditions Punch Box to make gift card holders that i plan to have for sale at the Sip, Shop & Support event I am helping host in two weeks. If you are in the Raleigh area please join us on October 16th. See all the details on my blog or on Facebook. 

Anyway, These little gift card holders are so quick and easy to make with the Envelope Punch Board, just a little DSP and adhesive. Then you csn finish the off with the darling tags made with the stamps and coordinating punch from the Punch Box. Use the measurements for the smallest envelope on the Envelope Punch Board.

Well, i am off to enjoy our last day in Thailand. If you have questions or would like to add any of the supplies I have used to your stamping stash please let me know. I would love to help you!

Don't forget to pop on over to see the fab project Frances Wagner has to share this month!

Happy Stamping!

September Blog Hoppers
Tamra Davis -
Jo Anne Hewins -
Tracie Evans Langley -
Frances Wagner -

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Mark Your Calendar for the 2019 Scrappy Stampers' Getaway!

Come feel like a superstar as you let your creativity glimmer and shine at this year’s Scrappy Stampers Getaway!
Thursday, February 21 to Sunday, February 24, 2019

Golden Sands Motel
1211 S. Lake Park Blvd Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Please note that this year your room IS INCLUDED with your registration fee!  You WILL NOT need make your own room reservations.  
Early Bird Special Register by December 1st
Double Occupancy Room              Thursday to Sunday $395               Friday to Sunday $340    
Single Room Occupancy Room    Thursday to Sunday $560               Friday to Sunday $340    
After December 1st
Double Occupancy Room              Thursday to Sunday $420               Friday to Sunday $365
Single Room Occupancy Room    Thursday to Sunday $585               Friday to Sunday $475 
Final Amount Due by January 25, 2017*
A $50 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot!
Payments may be made via PayPal below using your credit card or your PayPal account OR by personal check or cash.
Checks should be made out to Tracie Evans Langley and mailed to:
Tracie Evans Langley
Scrappy Stampers’ Getaway
158 Wind Chime Ct
Raleigh, NC 27615
Registration ends to January 21, 2019.  Final payment due by February 1, 2019. No refunds will be issued after January 21, 2019. You may transfer your registration for free until Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
Your registration fee includes:

  • 24-hour access to our Craft Room from Registration on Thursday to 12:00pm on Sunday!
  • Your own crafting space arranged so you can be close to your stamping besties!
  • 1 Make & Take
  • Breakfast Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning, Super Salad Bar Friday night, as well as treats and snacks made especially for you by our Scrappy Stampers’ Getaway team!
  • Table Treats & Door Prizes!
  • Friday night icebreaker and pajama party!
  • Little Black Something Party!
  • Red Carpet Photo Booth!
  • Contests!
  • Access to hotel gym and pool
  • Limited edition Scrappy Stampers Getaway Tote Bag!
  • And MUCH More!
Craft Room Supplies
Our Craft Room will have the following for your crafting pleasure and to help you be your crafty creative best!
  • Lots of current and retired stamp sets (please bring your own clear blocks)
  • Big Shot stations complete with an assortment of dies, framelits, thinlits and embossing folders.
  • An assortment of tools gift bag board, envelope board, scoring tool, small hand-held tools, trimmers, etc…
  • My scraps are your scraps – take some, leave some
  • General store with adhesives and limited Stampin’ Up! kits per their cash & carry policy
  • Keurig available to you in the Craft Room (bring your favorite k-cups)
  • Electricity at your crafting spot
  • WIFI in the Craft Room
 Additional Info & Facts:
  • You will be added to our March 2019 Getaway Facebook group as soon as I receive your $50 deposit. PLEASE accept the invitation! This is where you will find helpful tips for packing and you can also get to know your fellow Scrappy Stampers before the Getaway!
  • This year we will have Camp Kits available for an additional fee for those of you who need a little help planning projects.  These kits will include all the supplies you will need to complete the projects EXCEPT adhesive.  Kits will include Crafty Cards, Super Sampler and Scrapbook in a Day.  More details about these fun and creative kits coming soon!  You must pre-order these kits by January 21, 2019.   
  • Check-in time on Thursday to be announced.
  • What do I do for three days?? Whatever you want! Stamp, scrap, craft, visit with and be inspired by fellow crafters, take a nap, go for a swim, use the gym, walk on the beach, make a new friend, eat, laugh, create new memories!
  • Can I sit with my friends? We will do our best to accommodate all who wish to sit together. Please see the registration form for more details.
  • Can you handle dietary restrictions? We will do our best to accommodate standard dietary restrictions. Please be sure to include any food allergies or dietary restrictions on your registration form.
  • Is the hotel room included in the costs? Yes!
  • Is the event open to the public – Yes it is – it is open to ANYONE who likes to craft!  Invite your friends!
  • Do I have to use only Stampin’ Up! product – absolutely not. Stampin’ Up! products are compatible with any & all products on the market. Feel free to use what makes you happy!
  • What if I don’t stamp or scrapbook, but do make jewelry, knit, crochet or love to do some other craft?  Is that okay?  ABSOLUTLY!  ALL crafters are welcome!
  • What do I pack and bring? – A detailed suggested packing list will be provided with the registration packet you will receive in early March.
  • What if I need a roommate or someone to carpool buddy? – Once you register and your deposit received, you will be added to a 2019 Scrappy Stampers’ Getaway private Facebook group where you can find a roommate or carpool buddy, ask questions of fellow attendees and much more! While we will do our best to help you find a roomie, it is your responsibility to make the final arrangements.
  • This is a vendor and solicitation free event. Please do not bring promotional items (catalogs, flyers, business cards, etc) from ANY business and do not solicit for any business, class, product, etc while at the event. The focus of the getaway is creativity. Anyone who does solicit will be asked to leave and barred from future events.
 Please feel to contact me by phone, email or Facebook Messenger. I would love to answer any of your questions and get you registered for our fun-filled getaway today!
Tracie Evans Langley

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

SUO Challenge - Celebrations

Welcome to this week's SUO Challenge!  This one is all about celebrations and there is a lot to celebrate at my house this month as it is THE birthday month of the year as far as the number of family and friends who were born.  My son will turn 21 on the same day as his oldest cousin turns 24 and three dear friends celebrate their birthdays.  Then throughout the month we will celebrate the birthdays of the patriarch of our family, Papa Jim, our niece, Carolyn, Jacob, the son of dear friends, my cousin, Lisa, and we remember my daddy and Granddad Bennett who also had September birthdays.  I know I am missing someone on the birthday list, but you get the idea.  Finally, September is also the anniversary of when my dear hubby tricked me into meeting him at an aircraft business conference in Dallas to propose.  That was 26 year ago and it also the same day as Papa Jim’s birthday!  So, we have a lot to celebrate this month!

This card I am sharing uses an old technique that I resurrected to share with my Terrific Techies in July, the Faux Tile Technique.  It is really quite simple.  Cut your layer, it doesn’t matter what size and then using your Simply Scored score your cardstock ½ inch all the way across then turn it 90 degrees and do the same thing again.  Once you do that just randomly stamp your images.  Solid image stamps seem to work the best.

Okay, that is all I have for you.  Don’t forget to see what the other talented members of the SUO Challenge team have created and then take a minute to share your own celebration project with us!

Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Join Me at the Sip, Shop & Support

The Stamp Pad is once again on the road, okay we are going just accross the road to participate in this fabulous event with these amazing local vendors:

  • Westgate Winery - Wine tasting, wine education and ordering at the event
  • Brummitt Jewelry Design Studio - They will be inspecting and cleaning jewelry for free as well as talking
  • about appraisals, design services and answering your estate questions
  • London Art - Commissioned and personalized paintings to remember a special vacation or event
  • Heart Creations Jewelry - Elegant Jewelry made with beads from around the world,that support Women and Girls education
  • Helen Johnson - Creative clay and pottery items
  • Pat McInnes Cards & Bon Beads - Supporting Hearts & Hands for Haiti
  • Rodan and Fields - Acheive visible, life-changing results with our skin care regimes
  • The Stamp Pad - Offering handmade cards, gift card holders, tags, gift bags and holiday gift ideas for your favorite crafter featuring Stampin' Up! Products.

Proceeds from this event will go to support
  • Hearts and Hands for Haiti
  • Missions for Honduras and Zimbabwe
  • Millbrook High School Music Students
If you have any quesitons or would like to make a donation please feel free to contact me.  I would love for you to join us!

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Come Along for a Delightful Dash this September!


It’s the perfect time of year to gather with friends and family and create! And this festive sample makes for a fun time if you are just crafting on your own or with your stamping besties!  There are so many different possibilities with this fantastic paper!
Please note that, the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is only available through the Dashing Along Host Promotion with a qualifying order, $150 before tax and shipping, during the month of September. This paper will not be featured in any catalog, so contact me today to place an order, schedule a party or a virtual party and get it now!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

SUO Challenge - It's a Kid Thing

Hello there!  Welcome to this week's SUO Challenge.  This time we are creating cards for babies or kids.  I actually created this card for my August Cute Cards Quick and since it was a masculine theme I thoght this one would be perfect for one of the little fellas in my my life who will be having birthdays this fall.  So, I thougth I would take care of two birds, or is it bunnies in this case with one stone!  LOL

I really love this little guy.  There are SO many cute options with the Best Bunny stamp set and Bunny Builder Punch.  And even better you get a 10% discount if you buy the bundle!  Who doesn't love that!  When I was making this card I cased a sample from the Annual Catalog.  I loved the colors and the bunny popping out of the top hat, but didn't want to have to fussy cut, so decided to go with the whole bunny then add my own touches by changing up the accessories and making the whole card a little wonky instead of all straight. 

Here are a couple of details so you can create this card on your own, but if you have questions please contact me.  I am always happy to help with any crafty project!

The measuremens for this card are:

  • Daffodil Delight 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Smoky Slate 3 1/2 x 4 1/2
  • Shimmery White 3 x 4
  • Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine 10 1/2 inches.
Then I just used scraps of Basic Black, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White for the bunny, circles for the greeting and the little bit of label under the bunny.

I textured the cardbase and the Smoky Slate layer with the Scattered Sequins Dynamic TIEF.  I didn't spritz them with water, but I did run them through the Big Shot twice.

I created the background behind my bunny by using an Aqua Painter and the yellow Brusho on Shimmery White cardstock.  If you haven't dont be intimidated.  It really is easy.  Just shake a little Brusho onto a clear block (I like to use the ones for the Paper Pumpkin kits for this!) then use the Aqua Painter to pick up fhe powder and just start applying it to the Shimmery cardstock until you have desired effect.  Remember, they never turn out exactly alike and that is a good thing!

I assembled my bunny using a Dimensionals between his head and body then then one between his bum and cottontail.then added a couple more Dimensionals to attach the bunny to the card.

Fold your Baker's Twine into three equal protions, then attach to the back of the Whisper White circle.  Attach the White circle to the Daffodil circle with more Dimensionals.  Attach this to your card then snip the lops of your Baker's Twine.  My group decided this make the twine look like bunny whiskers. 

I did use Blends to color my bunny.  Remember to stamp any images you are coloring with the Memento stamp pad.

Thank you for taking a minute to
 let me share my Best Bunny birthday card with you. Please let me know if you have any quesitons or need to order him to add to your stamping stash.  I would love to help you!

Dont' forget to take a look at the projects created by my fellow deoms on the SUO Challenge page and add share your creations with us!

Happy Stamping!

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