My Customers

I love nothing more than knowing that my customers love their product.  I received three messages this weekend from happy stampers.

 

Here is Karen K photo.  She was playing with Brusho and butterflies, watercolor paper, foil paper and gold embossing.  Check out that gorgeous flower in the bottom left corner.  

 

Debbie P  was also playing with her Brusho and her Beautiful Day stamp set.  Everyone loved the Brusho class and how easy Brusho is to use.

 

 

Brenda H is in absolute love with her Large Letter Thinlits and her Softly Falling Folder.  Brenda is way ahead of the game this year.  I think Brenda’s card is stunning. 

Have you been playing with your stamps and ink?  Send me a picture we all would love to see your artwork.

Live Loved My Friends, Beverlee

Yesterday

Yesterday’s OPEN HOUSE was wonderful.  I love hosting this event every month because it allows my customers, downline and friends to come over and stamp, visit, learn and most of all relax.  The open house event is a unique time because there is no commitment, everyone can choose what it is they want to do and there is no pressure.  I share all of my stamps, inks, and tools with everyone.  I love watching everyone mingle and making new friends.  I love mentoring them and seeing the results of their creativity.

Yesterday three of the ladies asked if they could take the BRUSHO class while at OPEN HOUSE because they were not available on the 15th.  YES, of course, was my answer.  I trained them in the use of Brusho and then they made the cards below.

 

Sharrone’s creation is beautiful.  Sharrone added three colors to her butterfly and blended them really well.

 

Liz’s creation is gorgeous, the blue is intense and I love how she lighted the color up in places.

 

JoNell’s creation.  JoNell’s butterfly is very rich in style. The green she created is deep and stunning.

Notice how every butterfly is different.  Everyone picked the colors they wanted to use and began to create.  They all did so well.  Brusho is easy to use and the product will last a very long time because a little tiny bit of Brusho goes a long way.

All three ladies told me they loved using Brusho and were amazed at the results.  They ordered their Brusho and can’t wait until it arrives.

Contact me so I can order your Brusho for you.  Sign up for the class on Feb.15th either at 2 p.m or at 6 p.m.  Remember if that date does not work for you just let me know and we will find a day that does.  Invite your friends too.  The more the merrier, right?

Live Loved My Friends, Beverlee

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Picture Perfect Birthday

I’m just going to say it.  I love the adhesive-backed sequins.  I’ve always loved sequin on a card but I avoided them because they were a hassle to use. Not anymore, because the new sequin is adhesive-backed so you can easily grab them easily with your snips and place them where you want them.  WHOOHOO!

The pack of sequin is quite generous.  You get 250 sequins in one pack.  You get 50 of 5 different colors.  WOW!

The colors used have a lot to do with the feel of this card.  I think that the colors make this card cheery and fun.  I just grabbed the colors from the Picture Perfect Party series papers.

Now let’s talk about the paper ribbon, OMG….. I could not wait to get it.  The paper fringe ribbon is so festive.  It adds so much to your creations.  Well, the paper ribbon is made in China and there are manufacturing issues going on there.  So Stampin’ Up! decided to discontinue the paper ribbon rather than creating a bunch of backorders or frustrating delays.  I was so disappointed and sad when I heard the news.  Then, a fabulously creative demonstrator Elaine Harding from the UK showed us, demonstrators, how to make our own paper ribbon.  WHOOHOO!!!  Here is Elaine’s link    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nS4ttA75Q4

If you don’t have the fringe scissors click on the image in my product list to go directly to my store.  Get them before they are all gone.

The texture of this card was created with the scattered SequinsTextured Impressions folder on Whisper White cardstock.  Did you notice that bow?  Isn’t it perfect?  It’s perfect because it was cut from the Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper. I did heat emboss the bow using clear embossing powder and Versa Mark Ink.  Lastly, the party horn was stamped, cut out, mounted on and colored in with Wink Of Stella.

Now on the inside of the card:  A bit more sequins and a sentiment from the same set,  DONE!

I hope you enjoyed this post.  I’m going to run now because I’m really excited about Paper Pumpkin.  I’ve been creating with it and can’t wait to share.

You have a great day and Live Loved My Friends

NOTE:  I listed the wrong folder in the product list.  The one I used is item number 145649.  you can find it on page 13 of the Occasions catalog.

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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