Word Patching

Have you heard of the technique “word patching”?  Most likely not because I believe I made it up!  I was working with a new stamp set called Crafting Forever yesterday and I wanted the card to say DEAR FRIENDS FOREVER.  But I didn’t have a stamp that said that, so I stamped two sentiments, one from the new set and one from another set and then cut out the words I needed and patched them how and where I wanted them on the card.  I’m tickled…. Now the endless possibilities have become even more endless.

I’m loving this stamp set, I started creating with it by just using one piece from the set.  I started with the flower pot.  In the set the flower pot is full of paint brushes and other crafting tools.  So I just cut out the pot and used it by itself.  After I watercolored the pot I filled it with a flower.

This new set doesn’t have a flower image in it so I looked over my other sets and found that the Birthday Blooms set not only has the perfect flower in it, it has the words I needed too.  The word DEAR in the Birthday set matches the word FRIENDS in the crafting set, font and all.

I’ve made two other cards for my display board in my shop using this set, you will need to pop in to see those.

Live Loved, Beverlee


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She Is Spreading Her Wings

My sweet granddaughter Heatherann is moving.  She is 21, we are blessed that she stayed home this long right?  It’s hard on my daughter Allison.  She is okay with everything, she knows her children need to live their own lives, it’s just hard.

Heatherann is spreading her wings.  Oh how I remember when my girls moved out.  Heatherann is moving to a new job, new town new life.  As I watch this all unfold, I wonder what great things she will do.

I will be sending this card to my Allison.  I hope that the words that I share will help her get through this just a bit easier.

My baby girls are all grown, where on earth did time go?

Live Loved! Beverlee

Please note that the ribbon and the glimmer paper on this card have been discontinued.
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Color Theory Suite


As you know, Stampin’ Up! will release a new catalog on June 1.  Demonstrators however were given the opportunity to order select product early.  So I grabbed a suite and away I went.

I started out creating with the Color Theory Suite for a couple of reasons.  One, I absolutely love it and two, I will be presenting this suite at the Wine and Roses event  on June 17th.

While I can’t share my Wine and Roses display with you yet, I will share one of the cards I’ve created using the Thinlits from the suite.

Using the product from this suite I’ve created shabby chic style cards like you see in this post.  I’ve created fall cards, nautical cards and 3-D items plus more.  This set is amazing.   I love love love the stamp in the set that that says “Just breath”.  The font is beautiful and the sentiment itself is so soothing.

We have 5 spots left for the Wine and Roses event, so you can still come, contact me to reserve your spot.

You can also get a FREE catalog from me all you need to do is ask.

Live Loved ~ Beverlee





High Tide

Hello friends,  I know it’s been over a week since I’ve posted.  All I can say is I guess life caught up with me so I took a little hiatus.  BUT…… I’m back!

My mojo was on hiatus too, so I used my resources and found a card that I love.  The creator of this card is Tina Zinck.  When I case a card I usually add my own little touches, however on this one it’s a full on copy.

I will be demonstrating this card at Saturday nights SU BUNCO.  It will be the make and take project also.  Because this card has so many steps to it ( not hard just a lot of steps) I decided that I will have this card almost completely finished for my BUNCO guests.  All they will do is watch my demo then add the bakers twine and assemble.

I hope YOU are one of the 12 ladies attending Saturday nights BUNCO, I think everyone is going to love watching this demo and taking home this card.

Live Loved ~ Beverlee

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Eastern Palace Suite

When you see the NEW early released Eastern Palace Suite by Stampin’ Up! you will think Eastern of course.  This suite was inspired by the colors of a peacock and the elegance of a palace.  While I like elegant ( a lot ), it’s in my nature to try and change things up a bit.  With that said check out the samples I created.  These cards a definitely NOT what was intended to be created with this suite.

The sample above focuses on a bright summer daisy, very crisp and clean.  The whisper white, dapper denim and crushed curry colors just pop of off the card. This card is a sweet note to send anyone anytime.  While the folder I used for the background is brick.  The brick done in white made me think subway tile.

Now the card below.  This card gets down to my country roots.  I love sunflowers, woodgrain, texture and the nuteral colors in the Stampin’Up! color family.  There is nothing Eastern on this card yet it was made with the Easter Palace Suite thinlits and stamps.

I hope my ideas peaked your interest, sparked your creativity or made you want to CASE them.

Now, baseball…. Yep that’s right you can even make a card that screams baseball with this set.  Check this card out.

You will find the circle stamps that I used to create the ball in the Eastern Palace stamp set, crazy huh?


Now this card is closer to the Eastern look, but what is special on this card is the doilie.  I used one of the thinlits in the Eastern Palace Suite to make this doilie more intricate then it already is.  The original gold doilies have a solid center.  I cut out the solid center using a thinlits.  I think it’s so so pretty.  I think this is a gorgeous thank you card.  The sticker on the envelope, the dsp and the tassel are part of the suite too.

Last but definitely not least another summer card.  This card is happy and bright.  Everything except the linen thread and the background folder are in the suite. I love how this flower cuts into the card stock and the petals lift off the paper.  All of the sentiments in this stamps set are adorable.  I’ve stamp my envelopes, the front of the cards and the inside of the cards with the sentiments in this set.  Stampin’ Up! Did a really good job on this one for sure.  The stamps  are photopolymer so the curved verses can be straighten if you want a straight line verse.  That is what I did to make the stem of the sun flower.

Thanks for visiting with me.  I know this post was long but I just had to share all of the EASTERN PALACE SUITE cards I have on display in my studio.

You can order this product in MAY…. Contact me for details

Live Loved ~ Beverlee