Hello everyone and welcome back.  Yesterday was a big day for me.  My Stampin’ Up! pre-order arrived.  I was actually not at home when it came, but I knew it had arrived because I get UPS updates on my phone.  TORTURE!!!!!

 

One of the things I wanted MOST was the NEW Big Shot Embossing Mats.   These mats are awesome, they allow you to emboss with most of your thinlets and framelits.  I’ve experimented with my stitched framelits and my dragonfly thinlits and they both work.   So I’m excited.  I love the embossing folders, for me, they are a must-have.  Now I can emboss even more images.  CRAZY HUH?

 

Above I made a card using my New Stitched All Around Bundle on page 17 of the NEW catalog.  I also used the Make A Difference alphabet set.  I used Blueberry Bushel ink to stamp with and I used Night of Navy ribbon and cardstock.  Those two colors look great together.  The reason I tell you this is in case you have Night of Navy ribbon and cardstock there is really no need to order the Blueberry Bushel cardstock right away because Night of Navy will do the trick.

 

Now let’s focus on the embossing on these two cards.  I used the NEW embossing mats with the Big Shot to create this look.  It is easy to do.  I have a few hints and tricks on how to do this with ease.  That is what I’m for right?  It is my job to figure out the easiest way to do things and then share them with you so that you can get things done right the first time.

Now notice that I personalized these two cards.  I used the Make A Difference alphabet set to do this.  I’m thrilled to be able to add names to cards and have it look so nice.  I have hints and tricks for using this alphabet set too.

This Mother’s Day card is for my mother-in-law.  I did mess up on the word mom the first time so I covered it up.  Now that I have my little tricks and hints in my pocket I’m confident I can stamp any name or word that I want to without error.

I made my daughter Allison’s card after finishing Barbara’s.  I will be sending it off to her later today.  My daughter is an angel walking on earth. She works at an assisted living home (only 16 residents live there) and the love and cares that Allison gives to her patients are above and beyond.  Of course, I can’t give detail but I can say all the families she cares for and guides through these hard days are blessed to have her.  Allison is my sunshine.  To say I’m proud of her is an understatement.  Now it is my job to make sure she knows how I feel.   This card will remind her.

Enjoy your day, thanks for visiting and don’t forget, LIVE LOVED ~ Beverlee

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