Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day


      Boy, did February 14th creep up on me!  I've been so focused on my broken finger, and the upcoming surgery, that the date on the calendar escaped me.

     Here in northeast Pennsylvania, we got hit with winter storm Pax yesterday.  We got about 24 inches of snow, on top of many inches already on the ground.  I spent both yesterday and today at home, really enjoying a couple of snow days.  Because stamping has been very challenging due to my finger, and it's been healing nicely, and the pain is almost gone, I gave stamping a try the last two days. It was a very long process to stamp simple cards, but I enjoyed it, nonetheless.

     Today, being Valentine's Day, I had to stamp a card for my valentine - my WONDERFUL hubby!


     This was a very simple card and would lend itself to mass production.  I took the layout idea from various cards I saw on Pinterest and added the "LOVE"from the Expressions Thinlits Dies.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.

RECIPE

CARD STOCK:  Whisper White & Strawberry Slush

INKS:  Pink Pirouette, Smokey Slate, Coastal Cabana, & Strawberry Slush

STAMPS:  Happy Watercolor & Countless Sayings 1

TOOLS & ACCESSORIES:  Big Shot, Expressions Thinlits Dies, & 2-Way Glue Pen


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   Do you like to learn new techniques? Do you like to stamp with others? Are you looking for a fun evening out, learning new techniques and stamping with others? Why not come to my monthly Stampin' Nite class? 
  Either check out my website, HERE or my Facebook page, HERE. I'd love to have you attend my classes! 

 Do you use Facebook? Yes? "Like" my page - it's FREE and you don't need me to accept you onto the page. I post a lot of things there - photos of my projects, Stampin' Up! sales and deals, all my Stampin' Nite and class dates & times, and so much more. Check it out HERE.

Happy Valentine's Day! & Happy Friday!
 

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sale-a-Bration & a broken finger :O(


YAY!!!  It's Sale-a-Bration (SAB) time!  What is that, you ask?  Only the best EVER customer appreciate promotion in the country!!!

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     For every $50 you spend (not including tax & shipping), you get to choose 1 item from the above SAB catalog, for FREE!  YAY, right?  I KNOW!!!

So get this, spend $50, get 1 item for FREE, spend  $100, get 2 items for FREE.  Spend $150, get 3 items for FREE + hostess $$!  And it just keeps getting better from there!

And there's more!

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     Okay, now that that's out of the way, you're saying, "Hey Sandy!  Your title said something about a broken finger.  What's up?"

     Well, on 12/31/13, I did indeed break a bone in the index finger of my right hand, and before you ask, yes, I'm right-handed - my stamping hand, NNNOOOOO!!!!!!  YES!!!  Now, I know you're next question - HOW?  I just basically banged it.  Come to find out there is a tumor that made the bone so brittle it eventually broke.  Yes, that part of it scares me, but my doctor is certain I have nothing to worry about, but I won't know for sure until its removed and biopsied.  The kicker, it's taking FOREVER to heal.  At least 8 weeks, maybe more, in this:


     If you follow me on Facebook, you've seen this picture.  Needless to say, stamping is next to impossible.  Notice I said next to.  I have stamped 3 cards since all of this, but it's very laborsome and painful, so I'm not stamping much these days, (stop back to see those cards).
     Once the bone heals, then it's surgery, which scares me to death!  They will cut the bone, remove the tumor, and fill the bone to make it strong.  Then most likely therapy for awhile to build up the strength in my 2 fingers and hand.
    I can't tell how amazing our bodies are.  I've learned to do everything with one hand, and my left hand to boot!  I can't tie my shoes, and a couple of other tasks I don't wish to mention,  but I have the best hubby to help with that.  I do get frustrated quite easily these days, but things are finally starting to get a little easier.  I will keep you posted as this progresses.

     With the help of family and friends, I'm still doing my monthly classes.  The cards are simple, yet still the quality of my classes.  I'm still teaching techniques with my broken finger.  I hope you can attend one of my classes and come join the fun!


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Do you like to learn new techniques? Do you like to stamp with others? Are you looking for a fun evening out, learning new techniques and stamping with others? Why not come to my monthly Stampin' Nite class? 

I teach at least 1 new technique at every class. My classes are once a month, typically on the second Thursday evening of every month. Either check out my website, HERE, my blog, HERE, or my Facebook page, HERE. You can also email me for Stampin' Nite info (stampwithsandy@rcn.com). I'd love to have you attend my classes! 


 Do you use Facebook? Yes? "Like" my page - it's FREE and you don't need me to accept you onto the page. I post a lot of things there - photos of my projects, Stampin' Up! sales and deals, all my Stampin' Nite and class dates & times, and so much more. Check it out --http://www.facebook.com/StampingwithSandy 



Happy Tuesday!
   

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Reflection Technique


     The first time I saw the stamp set Lovely As A Tree, I knew I wanted to do some kind of reflection card.  This stamp set has been sitting on my shelf for a few years now, being used for various other cards and techniques, but never a reflection technique, until now.


MINI TUTORIAL

     It's not a hard technique.  To get the reflection to look like a reflection, first stamp on a clear block and use the stamped ink block as a stamp.  It lightens the ink as well as makes the image slightly fuzzy - much like a reflection.  Then use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the trees that are being reflected.  I used Basic Grey on my trees.

RECIPE

CARD STOCK:  Whisper White & Night of Navy

STAMPS:  Lovely As A Tree & Best of Greetings

INKS:  Basic Grey, Smokey Slate, Soft Sky, & Night of Navy

TOOLS:  Clear Blocks, Stamping Sponges

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     Do you like to learn new techniques?  Do you like to stamp with others?  Are you looking for a fun evening out, learning new techniques and stamping with others?  Why not come to my monthly Stampin' Nite class?

     I teach at least 1 new technique at every class.  My classes are once a month, typically on the second Thursday evening of every month.  Either check out my website, HERE, my blog, HERE, or my Facebook page, HERE.  You can also email me for Stampin' Nite info (stampwithsandy@rcn.com).  I'd love to have you attend my classes!

Do you use Facebook?  Yes?  "Like" my page - it's FREE and you don't need me to accept you onto the page.  I post a lot of things there - photos of my projects, Stampin' Up! sales and deals, all my Stampin' Nite and class dates & times, and so much more.  Check it out --> http://www.facebook.com/StampingwithSandy


Happy Thursday!
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Spotted Elephant Christmas Card


     I love Rudolph, don't you?  I especially love the Land of Misfits and the Misfit Toys.  And to be more accurate, I really  LOVE  the Spotted Elephant.  I love that he's pink.  Not only that, but he's just so darn cute!

     When I was blog surfing this past weekend, I saw a card made my Candace Pelfrey, for an SVG Cutting Files blog hop.  Her card had the spotted elephant on it.  I instantly fell in love.  I knew immediately I NEEDED that cut file.  So, I got it!

Here is my Spotted Elephant:

The Spotted Elephant cut file was a freebie from SVG Cutting Files - I''m not sure if he's available any longer.

RECIPE

CARD STOCK:  Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red (retired), Basic Black, Smoky Slate, & Winter Frost Speciality Designer Series Paper

INKS:  Pretty In Pink (retired) & Island Indigo

STAMP:  Christmas Greetings (retired)

TOOLS:  Frosted Finishes Embellishments, all sizes of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stamping Sponges, & Dimensionals

NON-STMAPIN' UP! ITEMS:  Silhouette Cameo Machine & spotted elephant SVG file from SVG Cutting Files

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     So, what do you think of my Spotted Elephant?  I'd love to read your comments about him.

Happy Tuesday!
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Fall Thank You


     Sometimes a card just isn't enough to say thank you to someone.  What do you do when a card just isn't enough?  You give chocolate!  Of course, you can't just give chocolate.  You need to make it cute!

CASEd from Connie Collins 

     This cute little thank you went together really quick.  it used mostly scraps and was the perfect thank you for the recipients.

RECIPE

CARD STOCK:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, & Whisper White

INKS:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, & Pumpkin Pie

STAMPS:  Express Yourself, Oh Hello, & Woodgrain Background

TOOLS & ACCESSORIES:  1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread, Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape, Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits, Small Oval punch, Boho Blossoms punch, 4 x 6 Cellophane Bags, & Paper Snips

NON-STAMPIN' UP! ITEMS:  Jute Twine, clothes pin, Fall & Candy Corn M & M's

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