CANDY KISSES

Many thanks to Judith Cassidy for guest designing and doing all the prep for our final February Stamp Camp card.  Judy was gracious in responding to my plea for some post-rotator cuff surgery assistance!  She has designed the card I am calling Candy Kisses!

2016.01.28 Judys card

Judy used the Hearts Embossing Folder for the top mat of this red, white and chocolate card.  Sigh – it makes me crave chocolate!  As this is Judy’s creation, I am guessing she used her electronic paper cutter to cut out the cute candy kisses.  Rumor has it there will be REAL CHOCOLATE CANDY KISSES on the table when you make this card. 

You have now seen all 4 cards for our February Stamp Camp.  If you let me know REAL SOON – I will customize your packet.  For example, if you can’t stand bears but love the Bloomin’ Love, let me know and I will omit the Bear Hugs card and insert 2 Bloomin’ Love cards.  As I am cutting paper now, I would appreciate your responding as soon as you can.

Some reminders from the E-mail I recently sent out: for the month of February, I will be offering a 25% product discount for all orders of $50 and up. This is a personal discount – not one offered by Stampin’ Up. Why am I doing this? I love many of the items in the new Handmade from the Heart Occasions Catalog that is good until the end of May, 2016, and I want you to enjoy them too. Plus, with a $50 order, you can take advantage of the Sale-A-Brations free items. Plan ahead so you can take advantage of this discount and Sale-A-Brations offerings.  You can check out the Sale-A-Brations items at 2016 Sale-A-Brations

Finally, a date/time reminder for February Stamp Camp. If you can let me know if you might be coming, it’s helpful, but not required. Thursday, February 4th from 2 – 9 PM, Friday, February 5th from 2 – 9 PM, and Saturday, February 6th from 9 AM – 4 PM. Hope to see you there!!!!!

Blessings, Rosemary – home 630/759-3089 – cell 630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

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BEAR HUGS!

This is one of my favorite sets from the new Handmade from the Heart Occasions Catalog.  You can view this catalog at 2016 Handmade from the Heart Catalog.  One of the things I like about the Bear Hugs set is the matching Framelits Dies.  There is a die for every image except the sentiments – how cool is that!!!!  This means no fussy cutting for 3-D images!

_SAM4446The Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder was used with the background Soft Suede cs.  But see the bear peeking thru the woods?  I inked the stamp with Basic Black Archival and stamped the bear onto the embossing folder, inserted my card stock and ran it thru the Big Shot several times.  Such a cool technique!  Mrs. Bear  is giving a great big hug as shown on the sentiment.  She is wearing an apron and bow stamped in Cherry Cobbler on a piece of the Love Blooms DSP Stack and die cut with those wonderful matching thinlits dies.  You can’t tell from this picture but the bow and hearts are sparkly because the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush quickly and easily added some glimmer.  Isn’t this a neat card?

_SAM4443The second sample is just a bit different.  This bear is clutching a “love you” valentine and a bouquet of colorful flowers.  The “You’re so sweet” sentiment is attached to a pot of honey.  Wink of Stella glitter is on the hearts, flowers, bow, and pot of honey.  The three images I did not use include a smaller bear, a bowler hat and a fish.  The fish image goes perfectly with the sentiment “Wishing you a day full of sunshine and a lake full of fish.”  This is perfect for the fisherman in your life.  This message could be masked to simply read “Wishing you a day full of sunshine.”  I know I could use a day full of sunshine!

This is our third card for the February Stamp Camp.  Doesn’t it look like a lot of fun?  Plus you will learn the technique of stamping directly on to your embossing folder – great for evergreens in the forest.  And you will have the opportunity to play with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush!

If you can, don’t forget to let me know when you might be coming – Thursday 2/4 from 2 – 9 PM, Friday 2/5 from 2 – 9 PM, or Saturday 2/6 from 9 AM – 4 PM.  Feel free to bring a snack.  We always have plenty of water and soda.

Blessings, Rosemary – Home 630/759-3089 – cell 630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com