Hello Friends, I just scheduled a Memories and More TEA ROOM Class for Thursday, July 12th.   I will be available that day starting at 11am for you to pop in and make your cards.  Contact me to RSVP.

Email~ [email protected], phone/text 209-609-1914, home phone 209-835-8343

Contact me right away and let me know that you want me to order a pack for you. ( deadline July 1).

If you are out of town or can’t make this class, go ahead and place an online order using this hostess code  3FED2BXZ ( only use the code if your order is $149.95 or less.  For orders $150.00 or more you will be the hostess and earn the free hostess merchandise).

Watch this video to see the cards that we will be making.  ENJOY!

 

You can click onto any of the product below to order online ( don’t forget to use the hostess code).  You can also click on the products below to see prices.  The TEA ROOM product is on page 15 of the annual catalog.  There are a lot of beautiful samples on those pages too.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Live Loved ~ Beverlee

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Let’s Make A Wreath

Hello!!!  If you don’t know this already you know it now, I LOVE WREATHS.

How about you?  If you do, I want to show you how easy wreaths are too make.  Here is what you need to do to make this wreath.

  1.  On a layer size piece of cardstock (4 X 5-1/4) place a 2-inch circle post-it note mask in the area you want your wreath to be.

2.  Next stamp a leaf ( I used a double leaf from the stamp set Healing Hugs) around the circle.  I always stamp at 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock then 3 and 9.

3.  After those spaces are stamped fill in the voids and you will have a well-balanced wreath.

4.   Pull off the mask to reveal your completed wreath.

5.  Place the appropriate size circle framelit in the ceter of your wreath and cut it out using your Big Shot.

 

6. Place cardstock piece into the subtle folder and run it through the Big Shot.  I think the look that this folder creates gives our cards an amazing, subtle yet striking look.  It almost makes the cardstock look like material.  Folders are just what you need to transform a flat plain card into a beautiful textured card.

7.  Now sponge the inside of the cut-out circle using a dauber and the same color ink as your leaves.

8.  Next, I took advantage of the cut out that I created in the center of my wreath by placing a piece of tufted cardstock behind it. I attached these two piece together with dimensionals.   The criss-cross pattern of the tufted folder is so classic and pretty.  The tufted pattern can be embellished with small pearls, each diamond impression has the perfect place for a small pearl to rest.

 

 

I have A close-up picture.  Hopefully you can see all the textures the folders created.

The wreath took up most of the space on my card, but I needed something for the bottom quarter.  After trying a few different things I grabbed the new Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut, Specialty Paper.   I  cut a 4″ wide strip from one of the patterns and attached it to my card.  Then I covered the top portion of the DSP paper with the 1/2″ lace trim.  I popped up my layer piece with more dimensionals and then layered it onto a Very Vanilla card base.

The only other color on this card is the Granny Apple Ink for the leaves and the Basic Gray ink on the sentiment.  The designer series paper is vanilla on one side and white on the other side, so you can make this card in white or vanilla.

I hope this tutorial was helpful.

Now go enjoy your day and remember…

Live loved~ Beverlee

 

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Pretty Tissue Flowers

Good afternoon friends.  Today I’m sharing with you how I made these fluffy airy flowers.   I just love dimension on a card, so flat flowers were not an option today.  While the flowers stamped directly onto the cardstock looked pretty, I wanted to see what they would look like layered up a bit.

I could have stamped the flowers again on more cardstock and fussy cut them out, but they wouldn’t be light and airy.  So I stamped them onto some tissue. Brilliant RIGHT?  Instead of fussy cutting them out, I just tore them out carefully.  Tissue tears easily and you can control the tearing if you just tear slowly.

See how pretty the flowers are…. I just love them.  I used our returning color Poppy Parade to stamp the flowers.  I’m so happy that this color is back.  It’s bright and fun.  It is not red and not pink not orange it is somewhere in-between.  I also used pear pizazz on this card, it is such a pretty green.  Pizzazz and Poppy are a match made in SU heaven.

The shimmer that you see on the flowers is clear Wink of Stella.  I used a juicy pen and squeezed a good amount out to get this look.  Each layer of this tissue flower is set on a dimensional.  There are three layers of each flower.  When you tear the tissue leave bits of white showing.  The white showing makes the flower more realistic and ruffly.

I’m so beyond thrilled with this stamp set ” Abstract Impressions” and the Thinlits “Stitched Labels”.  I used one of the labels in the set to make the thank you tag.   I also added the stitched area that you see in the middle of the card using one of the pieces.  This piece doesn’t cut anything completely out.  It just puts a stitched pattern wherever you want to add interest. If you like to add texture to your cards this thinlit will do the trick.

The last thing I did was dip the brush tip of an aqua-painter into a bit of Pear Pizzazz ink.  Then I squeezed the painter to release water and get the tip really wet.  Once the tip was ready I flicked color splatters all over the card.

Thanks for stopping by, come again and remember to LIVE LOVED.

Beverlee

 

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June Color Fusers Blog Hop


 

Hello, stampers and welcome to June’s Color Fusions Blog Hop.

I have so much to share with you this month but before we start talking about the projects that I made I must tell you that this color combo really challenged me.

While I like all of these colors individually I didn’t know how they were going work together.  What I now realize is that this combination of color looks very rich when you combine them.

Playing with color is fun, after all, that is what this hop is all about, Right?

When I added Whisper White to the mix it brightens up the whole look.  Adding the neutral color Crumb Cake to the mix toned everything down.  Using crumb cake as your neutral color gives you a fall look.  You will see what I mean when you check out my projects.

As I started to think about what I was going to make all I could think of was flowers.  I thought well, I can make flowers using the Grapefruit Grove color and I can make leaves using the Tranquil Tide and the Mint Macaron colors.  That left blackberry bliss as the backdrop so that is what I did.

The leaves look a little darker than normal because I embossed them.  Embossing changes the color slightly.  For example look at the Grapefruit Grove flowers.  I embossed the backing of each flower.   That is why the Grapefruit Grove flowers look two-toned.

To add some elegance to the Tranquil Tide tag I added the new velvet ribbon down both sides.  Look closely to see the ribbon.  In person, the ribbon really adds to the look.

Did you notice the two flowers that are punched out of the tag?  Look at the bottom corners.   There is a new punch in town.  It is really nice you can use it three different ways.  This little flower is just one of your options.  The punch also rounds corners and can make a small oval ribbon whole.  I find myself using it all of the time.

 

See how rich in color this card is?  I’m so glad that I was challenged to use this grouping.

The second project is this cute pocket box and note card.  I love being able to use stamps to make 3-D projects.  This little box and card are great for gifting cash.

Now let’s talk about the gift card in the pocket box.  I’m thrilled with the way it turned out.   This card has so much texture but yet it is still simplistic.  Check it out.

The rows of texture are cut with a thinlit.  I simply added a thin layer of liquid glue to each cutout image.  I let the glue set a few seconds so it would get tacky and then I added them row by row on to the note card.  The thinlit image is long enough to fold around to the back, so both sides of this note card are pretty.  Because I let the glue set a bit before applying the images to the card they stick like a post-it.  They are not slippery the glue won’t leak out and you can position and move them because the glue is tacky but not dry.  Once you have everything in place it will dry and everything will be permanent.

I couldn’t stop there.  I wanted to see what a daisy would look like in the NEW color Grapefruit Grove.  I made one and loved it.  So I added the flower to a lollie pop stick.  I rolled the white stick onto my Mint Macaron stamp pad to get the stem the color that I wanted.  I added some leaves and a bow and was done.   

I laid the daisy across this craft color pillow box.  The box needed one more thing, a bit more texture.  So I used the same thinlit that I used on the note card and added a row of texture to the pillow box.

Here are all of my projects together.

When these projects are grouped together you can see how the white brightens things up and how crumb cake color tones things down.

I hope you enjoyed your time here.  Let me know what you think.  I strive to inspire you if only a little bit!

Now, lets head on over to see what the talented Paola Philliips has created for us.  Have fun hopping around.

 

 

Live loved my friends ~ Beverlee

 

 

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Note Card Envelopes

Happy Memorial Day everyone.

I have a little video to share with you. I want to show you what I did using a note card size envelope as my main layer piece on a card.   Sit back and enjoy.

NOTE:  The Celebrate thinlit dies are $23.00 and are available on June 1, 2018.  The system has not been updated yet it still reflects the free item from SALE A Bration.  Sorry about that.

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Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee