Thursday, October 22, 2020

Warm Holiday Wishes

Yesterday I made my weekly FB video and it is also now on YouTube.  My card uses dies in a slightly different way than we usually use them and it turned out pretty good!
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I decided to keep my embellishments to just the 2 red gems (from my stash) as any more just wasn't working for me. I used Spellbinders "To You and Yours" clear stamp set and the print strip is from an old Fun Stampers Journey paper pack called "Christmas Cheer Prints."

I explained on my video how I die cut the trees and trimmed them to be even. But, it turned out the little tree does NOT come from the Sparkle Trim die set but from the "Winter Build-A-Scene" die set. I'm glad to get this little die back with its correct set! I embossed my white layer with a Sizzix embossing folder called "Snowfall/Speckle."  It's one of my favorites!

Have you tried using a die like this?

Stampin Carol

As the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him.   Psalm 103:11

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

How Did Wednesday Get Here So Fast?

 Yep, Wednesday! This week went by SOOOO fast for me. I've had so much going on since last Wednesday! Work, class prep, meals with friends & family, church, meetings. I need to figure out if I'm coming or going! And it doesn't stop!  But it does slow down starting Saturday. Anyway, today, as you know, is the day I share a photo of my desk late yesterday and join up with Julia of the Stamping Ground and a great group of wonderful ladies. Plus I usually make a FB live video that I save and download to YouTube. Well, I am ready for both!

I pulled back a bit for this photo. Far left is a pile of stamps and dies with a bag of candy that I was given. Next to that a basket of embellishments that was put back in its place not long after this photo.
Then you see 2 green embossing folders. I'm trying to figure out which one I want to use for a 4th Christmas card for my Nov. class. Yes, I have to have all 4 done and ready to show this Friday at my regular card class. Then, on the right side of my glass mat is a stamp set for the 4th card and above it is my card pieces for my video. Then you see further right an open ink pad. The ink got real oily like and I have washed it out and have been soaking up the ink to re-ink it.  It's one of my favorites and it was NOT inking worth a hoot. 
Behind my glass mat is containers of tools, a small pack of paper, tools, glues, my ATG tape runner, and my 2 OTT lights. I love having both!

So... that's it!  I'll be getting around all week as I get busy mid morning. Friday we celebrate our 39th anniversary and my dad is taking us out for dinner. I bought hubby the DVD series of Happy Days, a TV show we loved years ago. I just realized that I need to make a card for him. Well, there's one more thing I need to do.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Stampin Carol

He will speak peace to His people and to His saints.  Psalm 85:8

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Hello, Lovely Lady

I'm really enjoying the Sweet Cardlets Project Kit by Spellbinders. And to be playing with my Glimmer Hot Foil System has been so fun!

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I think this card is my favorite of the 4 cards in the kit.

 Isn't this beautiful!! There is lots of textures in this card! The foiled pieces are from the Lovely Ladybug glimmer plate set. I really like it! The card uses Gold Foil and I love the Picot Petite Ovals die. I had to order it.

The shimmery pink of the ladybug wings, the pink, and the green card stocks are from Spellbinders stash.  I did get some gold foil along the bottom of the letters but got almost all of it off with my Mono Sand Eraser that I got from Amazon. You can just make out the residue under the LO.

I really enjoy getting the project kits and I know Spellbinders is working on another one using the Plant Lady stamp set and Happy Plants die set. These won't be available for purchase for a while.

I have one more card from this project kit and will share it on Thursday. I won't be making a video tomorrow as we have things to do.

Stampin Carol

In Your presence is fullness of joy.  Psalm 16:11

Monday, October 19, 2020


I'm still playing with my Glimmer Hot Foil System and made another card from Spellbinders Sweet Cardlets Project Kit.  This card is way over the top in gorgeousness!

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There is so much dimension to this card! And it would have to be mailed in a box!  Can you see the beautiful Opal foil on the purple under the swan??  The shimmer is amazing!! The swan and sentiment are from the Graceful Swan plate set.  

I'm very poor at foiling sentiments and am glad I have a sand eraser (purchased from Amazon) to clean up foil where it isn't supposed to be. I then die cut my sentiment using a die from another GLP  set made for straight line sentiments. If you're good with a paper trimmer you could use that. Spellbinders is coming out with a Quick Trimmer for trimming thin strips and I'm definitely going to get one to keep with my Glimmer stuff. I used Gold foil for the swan and sentiment. And isn't the Picot Petite Square perfect for the swan, the right amount of daintiness?

I never thought to use a Cottage Flower and die cut leaves on a card but then I make cards to mail a lot flatter. But oh my gosh it's beautiful! I love that our Journey Craft Glue is so good as this flower is well adhered!

Well, I'm getting excited about my Glimmer system again and see some more purchases in my future!

Stampin Carol

"I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters," says the Lord Almighty.  2 Corinthians 6:18

Friday, October 16, 2020

Oh Honey!

Tuesday I busted my buns getting stuff done and then told hubby I would go for some parts he needed up in Tucson. Oh oh! I forgot! I needed to play with my Glimmer Hot Foil System so I could demo it today!! It had been quite some time since I had it out. So, after I finished prepping for my Wednesday morning video I started playing.  Since I had Spellbinders Sweet Cardlets Project Kit by Becca Feeken which is all Glimmer Foil, I had the perfect way to practice. I was a bit rusty and my machine was a bit dusty.

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I may have to find a Spellbinders video for a bit of fine tuning but, with the book that came with the machine, I got it done! 

This card uses the new Just Bee-Cause Glimmer Plate set and Gold Foil

I love the shine!! I even die cut some honeycomb pieces and added them to the foiled part for more bling.  And some Gold Silk flicked added an artsy touch!

Do you have a Glimmer Hot Foil System? 

Stampin Carol

When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then You knew my path.  Psalm 142:3