Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It is the Season!


Season's Greetings! It is getting cold out, so we know that the winter is slowly getting settled in. I just hope it does not over-stays the welcome. But, I must admit there is beauty, joy, and deliciousness that come in this season.


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Looks at the photo inspiration for Dostamper Stars 209, does that look like delicious cookies or what? They are pretty and intricate. I like the bells so much I "picked" those for my card. I heat embossed Soft Suede with the White Powder, and using the same White Powder and the Seasonal Bells stamp set and punch.  I embossed the sentiment and the extra imagine on the bottom of the Cherry Cobbler panel. I popped the bells up with dimensional and add a small bow made from Baker's Twine. Some Rhinestone for a bit of glam and this card was done in a snap.

Thank you for your visit. I love having you over. Be well

Miriam



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Monday, December 5, 2016

Busy season, pretty nature.


Well, I am getting on the hang of the routine again, but this week there are lots going on. This time of the year gets so busy we hardly have time to enjoy it all. And, on top of it all, we got some snow accumulation on Sunday. First of the season. It was a heavy, wet snow, so the trees looked magically beautiful. I do not enjoy the cold weather, but times like this I can see and appreciate the beauty it creates.


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I cannot create such magical sight, however, I can create some card using that as part of inspiration. I made this card for the MM 477 and I am rather happy with the result. I enjoyed combining the Swirly Scribbles and the Pretty Pines framelit. I did not add a sentiments, as I think it certainly was not needed. The ribbon and bow, well, that's another story all together.  I have that sheer ribbon stashed away and it was a perfect match for today's card. I think I have in mind who will be getting this one in the mail. Maybe I will repeat it and make a few more!

Thank you for visiting today. It is always good to have you over. Please come again. Be well

Miriam


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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Glad to be back.



Dear Friends, hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving and enjoyed your family and friends. We took a trip to Pennsylvania and spend the week there with our friends. We had a wonderful and very memorable time. Now it is time to get things back on track and get ready for Christmas.


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I am glad to be back and get some time in my craft room. I know that I have been away from it more than I want, and it feels great to make something to share with you all. Today I made a card from Dostamper Stars 208, which is a color inspiration. I did not want to make a Christmas card, instead I went for a Thank You card as I have plenty to be thankful for. The images are from Touches of Texture stamp set, which is so beautiful; sentiment I got from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set. Once I had the Cherry Cobbler flower stamped I inked it using the marvelous Wink of Stella and it gave the flowers a pop that the picture failed to capture. Have you tried the Wink of Stella yet? I highly recommend as it does make a difference in the card. The colors get brighter and the shine effect is so pretty. The dragonflies are adorned with some Rhinestone just because I love them!

Thank you for your visit today. I enjoy being back and hope to get more creations ready for you. Be well

Miriam




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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Color it pretty.



I am completely unable to keep up with time. The weeks are moving faster than I can keep up with and look, it is Thanksgiving already. Well, I have been busy with fundraiser for my children' violin school, with the garden that needs preparation for the winter, planting garlic, and expanding it a bit, and life in general. There is little time left for the fun things that I enjoy so.

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I did run to my craft room and had time to play a bit. I see that, despite our beautiful days, the nights are much cooler and we will start getting cooler days. For that I want something more colorful and warm. The Botanical Gardens bundle is my choice today along with Wild Wasabi and Flirty Flamingo. I love how those two colors go together. The Early Espresso surely provided for a perfect background and to make the colors pop. I normally would give some texture to the background, but this time I like it plain.
Your visit is greatly appreciated. I look forward to seeing you again, and soon things will get back to normal. Be well

Miriam



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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I am in stitches!!



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Have you heard the news?  You can purchase the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog.  I love the sweet edging the dies create and classic shapes that coordinate with Stampin’ Up! Layering Squares, Circles and Ovals Dies.

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Check out the “stitching” the dies create on the “for you” layer!
HOW DID THEY DO THAT?  I have been asked how Stampin’ Up! created the rectangle from a square “stitched” die in the sample above.  Here’s the 411:
Line up the framelit on your paper so one end of the framelit and the paper are off the platform. You only want to cut three sides of the square. Run it through the Big Shot.
Rotate your paper and carefully line up the framelit with the cuts of the first run.  Make sure that one end of the framelit and paper are off the platform, so it doesn’t cut a line down the middle of your rectangle. Then run it through the Big Shot.
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! Layering Circles, Squares and Ovals Dies!  Here are the approximate sizes of the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies:
Circles:  1-3/8″, 1-7/8″, 2-3/8″, 2-7/8″
Squares:  1-3/16″, 1-5/8″, 2-1/8″, 2-5/8″
Ovals:  1-3/4″ x 1-3/16″, 2-1/4″ x 1-5/16″, 2-3/4″ x 1-13/16″, 3-1/4″ x 2-5/16″.
AND NOVEMBER GETS EVEN BETTER!  Starting today, Stampin’ Up! is offering 25% off select stamp sets that coordinate beautifully with the dies.
25% Off Select Stamp Sets Nov. 1 – 30 ONLY!
25% Off Select Stamp Sets Nov. 1 – 30 ONLY!
ENABLER ALERT!  I’m confident the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies will be on your “must have” list, especially after watching these TWO NEW STAMPIN’ UP! VIDEOS below.  Dies available NOW!
As IF you didn’t need more enabling . . . more ideas using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies & coordinating 25% off stamps!
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Thank you for visiting today. Have a wonderful day. Be well

Miriam

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