Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers! I have a special card for you today along with a HUGE announcement (wait for it....!)
I wanted to create a card that shows how very GRATEFUL I am this year for all of YOU! It has been an incredible year and you all have blessed me with a job I love and the opportunity to work from home and be around more for my kids. I can't explain to you all just how much that means to me and my family.
You all also made THIS happen for me this year!
I was extremely humbled and GRATEFUl to be #68 Globally in Stampin' Up.
That also meant I was #34 in the USA!
Wow. Just WOW! And it's all because of YOU ALL!
Thank you for the bottom of my heart.
Now, let me tell you a little about this card. I created the cup free hand, no template. I embossed the watercolor paper with White Embossing Powder (Paisley Stamps) and did an ombre look using Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze using an Aqua Painter.
I made the "whip cream" with the Sweet Cupcake stamp embossed in White and then a very light wash of Crumb Cake. I flicked a little bit of Early Espresso on top to look like cinnamon or maybe chocolate? LOL!
The background paper is Fancy Frost and I used the same colors and a Foam Brayer to create the ombre look there.
Lastly, the sentiment s from The Paisleys and Posies set as well in Early Espresso.
Now, on to my big surprise!!
I want to show you all how grateful I am for you so I decided to copy Ellen and do a 12 Days of Giveaways!!
Beginning December 1st, I will be giving away a prize a day for twelve days. And these prizes are BIG. Stamp Sets, Framelits and Project Life! (Some are pictured above.) Each day, I will post the prize here along with card samples using that product and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment!! Everyone is welcome to enter every day! I hope you all feel the love from me because I just can't thank you enough!!!
In the meantime, I will be on Vacation with my family for the next week. That means no new blog posts! I am going dark! Ha! ;-) Trying to be 100% present with them. But, when I come back on December 1st, it will be with my first giveaway! Make sure to check back every day!
Once again, Happy Thanksgiving!!!
See you in a week!
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It's BACK! This is everyone's favorite event and I've made it even better this time! For my local customers, I have rented a hall so we can accommodate more people comfortable! For my long distance customers, I am offering this as an online (Facebook) event! I am so excited and I hope you will join me!Details for both the live and On Line event can be found here.
Holiday Retreat 2016 Tutorial Planner
My Holiday Retreat is one not to be missed! But, if you can't make it, you can reccreate it at home! Included are step by step tutorials for four make and takes, including a gift tag box, a treat box, a card and an ornament All four make and takes feature the Warmth & Cheer DSP and the Holly Jolly Layers Hostess Stamp set. It also includes directions for the five "pillow gifts" I hand out during the retreat: a wine/champagne bottle tag, a cookie box, and candy treat containor, a mini jingle bell tube and a box of cookies (recipe included!)
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