Monday, October 1, 2018

Happy October!

Happy Monday...and happy first day of October! It sure is looking and feeling like fall around here! The air is cool and crisp and the trees are starting their fiery display of fall glory! I love this month!

Today also marks the start of a brand new business year at Stampin' Up!® and for me. Last year was truly best year ever. Not only did I earn the Incentive Trip, but I also promoted in title twice, reaching a level I never imagined possible. I am so very grateful for each and every person who takes the time to stop by my blog and leave a kind comment, places an order, attends a class or joins my team. I am so tremendously blessed that I get to do something that makes a difference in the lives of others while also earning enough to pay my son's school tuition, and allows me to keep working my full-time teaching job. That we are also able to take a free family vacation of a lifetime to the Greek Isles next summer is beyond my wildest dreams! THANK YOU for allowing me to be a part of your crafty journey and for enabling me to keep doing what I love.

The new Stampin' Up!® year is kicking off with a fabulous promotion! World Card Making Day is coming on October 6th and to celebrate, Stampin' Up! is having a week-long sale on select products...including ADHESIVES!! NOW is definitely the time to stock up on Stampin' Dimensionals and Tear 'n' Tape! For all of the details on this 7-day sale, click the image below.

Now for even MORE exciting news! Starting this week I will be doing a LIVE stamping video on my Facebook business page! Join me every Tuesday afternoon for LIVE @ FIVE when I'll showcase my favourite products on various projects. Don't worry if you miss the live broadcast...I'll post the recorded video on my page so you can view it any time. Click the image to visit my Facebook page now and be sure to follow it so you don't miss a single episode!

Now, for some stamping! This project uses my favourite new/old product from the Holiday Catalogue...shimmer paint! This stuff was around several years ago and I loved it then, but am loving it even more now. Check this out...

Isn't that background gorgeous?? What you can't see in the photo is just how shiny and shimmery it is! To create it I used Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint along with Brusho...what a fantastic fall backdrop! I'm not going to go into detail as to how to achieve this'll need to tune in to my Facebook LIVE tomorrow for the how-to...but believe me when I say it is easy and well worth getting a bit inky for!

The other elements on the card were created with the Falling for Leaves bundle. I stamped images from the stamp set on my shimmery background using Soft Suede and Early Espresso inks and then added the die-cut gold foil leaves using the Detailed Leaves dies. The sentiment is stamped on a strip of Country Lane DSP which I trimmed into a label using the Everyday Label punch. The only embellishments I used were some gold metallic pearls and a bit of Braided Linen Trim.

On the inside of the card I added a Whisper White card stock panel on which I stamped more images from the Falling for Leaves stamp set as well as a sentiment from the Perennial Birthday set.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll pop on over to my Facebook page to check out my video tomorrow afternoon. Till then, have a fantastic week!

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  1. Congratulations on your wonderful year! One reason has to be your beautiful and creative cards. They are gorgeous! Your blog posts are fun and inspiring. This is an especially stunning card!I hope to catch some of your Facebook Live demos--what time is 5:00 your time for eastern US?

    1. Hi Susan...I am in the same time zone as you...Eastern Time. So my 5:00 pm is the same as your 5:00 pm. Hope to see you live on Facebook some time!


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