Hello Stampers!

Well, it was lots of fun today at the ‘Birthday Bash’ class -there were lots of cards, goodies and laughs!

One comment that I hear a lot from people when copying a card in a class is “but mine isn’t exactly like yours!”  You know what – that’s a GOOD thing!!  There are no mistakes in creating – only opportunities for creativity!  The cards I prepare as examples are just that – examples.  I love it when a client will add, delete or change something on a card!  It shows the crafters personality, and you know what – the card that they changed – that they think they made a ‘mistake’ on – is always the one the crafter is most proud of!

Here’s a picture of my good friend and client Susan – proudly showing off the card that she changed up, and made her own!

Doesn’t she look thrilled with how her card turned out?  Yes – and she should!!  It’s gorgeous!

I had made these little treats for each stamper to take home!  (they had chocolates in them, of course!)

I used the now-retired Pillow Box die, and decorated each with a mix of new and retired DSP to decorate them.  Who doesn’t love a treat – chocolate, even!?

I promised you another new card using product from the new Holiday catalogue – and here it is!

How cute are these little mittens?!  They are from the ‘Chock Full of Cheer’ set (pg.10 Annual Catalogue #126715w $26.95 or 126717c $20.95 set of 7), and punched out with the new Mitten Builder Punch (pg.11 Holiday cat. #127824 $21.95).  I used a DSP from the Festival of Prints DSP Stack (#126904 $8.50 Holiday cat.), using the Labels Collection Framelits (#125598 $32.95 Annual cat.)to frame the mittens.  To soften the look, I sponged the outline of the frame with Gumball Green, and stamped the mittens with Gumball Green and Real Red classic inks.  The sentiment, also from the Chock Full of Cheer set, was stamped in Real Red, punched out with the Scalllop Oval punch (#119856 $22.95).  The mittens were ‘tied’ together with Baker’s Twine in Lucky Limeade (#125572 $3.95 Annual cat.)  Both the mittens and the sentiment were popped up with dimensionals, to add depth to the card.  The card base is Whisper White card stock.

Well, it’s been a fun & busy day – I hope you’ve had a good day too, and have enjoyed seeing my latest creation!

Remember – if you’d like a copy of the catalogue(s), feel free to contact me – either by phone or email at 604 298 0472 debsmart@shaw.ca  Or, you can place an order any time 24/7 online by clicking the ‘Shop Now’ button at the top right of this page!

Until next time  – Happy Stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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