It’s Been Place Upon My Heart

Hello friends,

Today I want to share with you something that has been placed upon my heart. AND I need your help.

As Valentines Day approaches I’ve been thinking about the elderly, specifically those in assisted living facilities, rest homes or those who live alone.

It is a Valentines Day tradition that we share our love with a card, candy, flowers or a gift of some type.  But, what about those who don’t have anyone?  What about those who are not told that they are loved on this special day?

Let’s do something about that.  Let’s get together and make as many Valentines as we can.  We will give them to those who may not receive one otherwise.

On SUNDAY JANUARY 28th (my place)  starting at 2 p.m I would like as many of us as possible to make Valentines for our elders.  I will supply everything, EVEN DINNER.  All you need to do is bring your bone folder and snips (if you have those items).  If you don’t have supplies no worries I have some that you can use.

The more of us that help, the more cards we can make and the more people we can help feel loved on Valentines Day.

I can almost see the residents sweet faces when they are given a homemade card. Just the thought warms my heart.

Please call me at 209-835-8343 or email me at [email protected] or comment on this post to let me know that you want to participate.  Don’t worry about your card making skills.  No matter your skill level your help is needed.

Below is a photo of the card we will make.  There will be many jobs like cutting card stock, embossing the layer piece, stamping the solid red heart, cutting out the heart, tying bows and so on.   I am dreaming of an assembly line of friends new and old, stamping, visiting and creating Valentines.  All of which were made from the heart.

If you have these stamp sets and you want to bring them with you please do.   The more supplies (inks and stamps) that we have on hand the better.

For dinner, we will have a healthy grilled chicken salad with all the fixings, French bread, and coffee, tea or bottled water.

I’m so excited about this event ladies.  I hope you can help.  Please RSVP so I can prepare accordingly.

Live Loved my friends ~ Beverlee

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Heartfelt Blooms

Hello friends!   Enjoy this simple yet beautiful technique.

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

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Bundle of LOVE and FUN!

This NEW bundle is so so beautiful… I have had so much fun creating with it.  With this bundle you can make a variety of boxes, a little purse, Valentines, love notes and much much more.

Who doesn’t love hearts?  Hearts have such meaning, they are a sweet symbol of love and caring.  This bundle has many hearts in it.  Its all about LOVE.

To embellish the heart I added ink to the folder placed the heart into the folder and ran it through the Big Shot.  Isn’t an embossed heart prettier than a plain heart?  I think so.

Did you know that the acetate boxes are still available?  YES!!! yes they are.  You will find them listed in the Carry Over Flyer and below in my product listing .  I love those boxes.  I’m so glad we can still get them.   Today I’m sharing how I filled a box with gold wrapped chocolates for Valentines Day.

We will be making this LOVE box treat plus two other projects at Super Stampers on Wednesday January 25th at 10:00am.  Do you want to attend?  This group welcomes guests.  Just let me know that you want to come.  Invite your friends too, I just need to know how many are coming so I can prepare for you.

This project is so simple… you just cover the front of the box with the easy to stamp design and you are done.  Ribbon adds a lot to this little gift.  I think I may spray the ribbon with adhesive and add dazzling diamonds to it so it sparkles like crazy.

Okay my friends, thanks for stopping in.

Live Loved ~ Beverlee

 

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MORE HOOPS

Isn’t this bunny cute?  And I LOVE the checkerboard background.

 

YOUR close up!

Hey Friends, how are you doing today?  Thanks for comin’ on over to my post today.  Today I’m showing you more hoops.  Can you tell I love those little things?  I just love how they frame your focal point.  And that cute bunny OMG…

This is another quick and easy card.  What makes it quick?  Well, again PUNCHES…. I just love punches.  I’m usually strapped for time so when I can punch out the bunny and punch out the layer piece behind the bunny in a split second I’m happy.  The large scallop behind everything is also a punch.  So punch punch punch DONE!

The other awesome part of this card is the checkerboard background.  We don’t have a folder that makes squares like this so I made my own.  To get this pattern you run your card stock through the Big Shot using the NEW simple striped folder.  Then you take the card stock out of the folder and flip the card stock and run it through in the opposite direction.  COOL HUH?  It’s important to flip the card stock other wise you will flatten out the first embossed stripes.

Powder Pink and Whisper White card stock is all you need.  The Ink you need is a basic black pad.   To color the bunny I used Pool Party and Pink Pirouette Dark blends.  That’s it.  Well almost, did you see the bunny’s tail?  The fluff is the white Embossing Paste.

NOTE:  The paste is not listed in the product list (I forgot to list it) and the large scallop punch is retired.  So I will be selling mine for $8.00. Let me know if you want it.

I think this is a GREAT baby shower card, Easter card or a card sent just because it’s another great day.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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It’s a Good Day

Hello friends,

There is so much to show you from the Occasions and SALE~A~BRATION catalogs.  Because of that I chose the stamp set “It’s A Good Day” and the embroidery hoops to create with first.  I intend to show you a few cards made with these items and then I will move on to another suite or set.  Sound good?

The color scheme that I used on this card is quite striking so I want to make sure that you know the colors are Crumb Cake, Powder Pink, Old Olive and a splash of Whisper White.

I also want to point out that the scallop circle behind the embroidery hoop is not card stock.  Look at the close up photo and check it out.  That circle is fabric.  When I think of an embroidery hoop I think fabric so I thought I would incorporate some today.  I didn’t know if a framlit would cut out fabric though but to my excitement it did.  The framelit worked easily I was so happy.

I have about a yard of this fabric in my shop .  This fabric has a rubber or plastic like backing so its stiff and allows the framelits to cut it out just as if it was card stock.  I wanted the circle to be Old Olive so I colored it with the Stampin’ Blends.  Coloring this fabric was simple and the coverage was perfect.   There are no streaks or lines in the fabric, the color is solid and looks like it was made that way.  Yipee another way to use the Stampin Blends.

At OPEN HOUSE yesterday everyone loved this card.  So I gave everyone some of the fabric to take home.  I know they will have fun coloring their fabric any color that they need.

Next I layered the hoop onto the scallop fabric circle.   Multpurpose glue holds it securely.  I used the Pansy Punch and punched out three flowers.  Then I ran them all through the wood plank folder and Big Shot.   Now all you have to do now is layer the flowers onto each other using dimensionals.

The leaf punch gave me the flow of lengthly leaves that I wanted.  Adding ribbon to the top of the hoop created balance.

The card stock pieces behind the hoop are 3 X 3 in size.   Notice that EVERYTHING was embossed with the wood plank folder even the leaves.  I think embossing everything really gave this card a special look.

This card may look hard to make but it’s not, in fact its simple.  It looks so detailed because of all the embossing but really everything goes together quickly.  Using punches for the flower and leaves is quick and easy for sure.

In this picture you can’t tell that Wink of Stella adorns the face of the hoop.  I think that little detail is adorable.  The facet gem in the center of the flower was clear but I colored it with a Stampin Blend too.

Having the Stampin’ Blends really gives you a lot of flexibility.  You can add color to clear items with any blend.  Don’t you just hate it when you don’t have the right color of something?  Well that won’t happen ever again now that we can change clear items to colored items this easily.

 

Check out the detail up close.  Even the sentiment banner is scalloped, just stick each end of the banner into the new little scallop punch to create that look.  Easy Peasy!

 

Thank you for stopping by

Live Loved My Friends ~  Beverlee

 

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