Mikie

Happy 20th Birthday to my grandson Mikie.  Mikie will turn 20 on Friday, February 2.  I was thinking my boy is now a man should I call him Mike?

As you can tell Mike is a country boy at heart.  He is a Farrier, he loves animals and everything about ranches.  He drives a truck, ropes cattle, listens to country music and of course wears boots.

I absolutely love this wood texture designer series paper.  The Large Letter Framelits are so awesome.  The letters allow you to personalize everything.

I think this card is perfect for my young man.  You may be thinking, why did she add lace to a guy card?  Well, everyone who knows me knows that I love lace.  I wear it a lot.  Lace is like my trademark if you will.  I try to add a bit of lace or scallops or frill to cards that I make for family and close friends.

I hope you enjoyed your visit with me today. Thank you for stopping in and please let me know if you have any questions.

Live Loved My Friends, Beverlee

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Brusho Technique Class

So, what do you think?  Are these butterflies beautiful?  I think so.  When I saw a card that Karolina Michna made my jaw dropped.  Karolina  layered these two butterflies and I thought oh my Lord how beautiful are those.  I copied her idea but made a totally different card.

The color of these butterflies was accomplished using BRUSHO.  I must warn you, using BRUSHO is addicting.  It’s quick it’s easy and it’s beautiful.  Each time you use Brusho your project may come out differently.   It’s fun to watch the Brusho powder react with water.

 

Check it out closely.  On this butterfly I used yellow and Prussian Blue Brusho.

 

On the butterfly below I used Yellow and Gamboge Brusho.

Later today I plan on making more of these cards using the other Brusho powder colors.  I plan on having a variety of samples available to my customers when I have the class.

At the class, I will supply all of the cardstock and embossed butterflies that you need to make this card.  You will receive your Brusho powders at class.  I will teach you how to use your Brusho and you will assemble your card.

If you already have Brusho no problem just order something else at the same value or more and bring your Brusho with you to class.

Class Date: Feb 15.

Time : 2pm. OR  6p.m

Cost :  Order Brusho from me by Feb 5th = $30.00 before tax and shipping

Place:  My studio

RSVP by Feb 5th.

Bring your bone folder, adhesive and aqua painters if you have these tools to class.

RSVP in the comment section OR email me at [email protected]  OR call me at 209-835-8343

 

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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Alternative January Paper Pumpkin Projects

Hello friends.  Today I’m sharing two alternative Paper Pumpkin projects.  These two projects original design so I hope you enjoy them.  Part two video shows you how I made the second project.

I must apologize for the two-part video, it is a result of having to stop to attend to my dad.  Thank you all so much for your continued support and patience.

 

Part ONE

 

 

Part TWO

NOTE:

1. The Ink Spot that comes with the kit is Rich Razzleberry.

2.  I found my other vellum heart. It was right on my white desk so I couldn’t see it, LOL!

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Live Loved My Friends, Beverlee

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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SALE-A-BRATION

Hello everyone.

Today I’m sharing with you one of the stamp sets, as well as thinlit dies that you can earn free by placing a qualifying Stampin’ Up! SALE A BRATION order.  The stamp set is called “Amazing You” and the dies are called “Celebrate You”.

I designed this card, as I usually do, by creating the focal point first.  For this card I wanted the focal point to be all about the gorgeous flower in this stamp set.

I do have to tell you that I cut my flower stamp into two pieces (YIKES).  Yep, I separated the flower from the sprigs.  I know that sounds drastic but cutting this stamp into two pieces works great for me.  Having a flower stamp and a separate sprig stamp allows me to stamp faster.

Let me give you an example of what I’m talking about.  When you have one stamp that has multiple images on it, i.e a flower with connecting leaves, you can’t use ink pads to ink it up unless you want all the images to be the same color.  In order to put different colors on one stamp, you need to use markers.  Using markers has its place but today I wanted to stamp flowers quickly so stamp surgery was the answer.

You can see in the photo below that the flower is 3-D.  All you have to do to make any flower 3-D is stamp the image two or three times and cut them out.  On my card, the first flower was stamped directly onto the Whisper White cardstock square.   Then I stamped the sprigs right next to it.   Next, I stamped two more flowers onto scrap cardstock and fussy cut them out.  I was careful to make a cut between each petal.  Lastly, I attached one flower on top of the other using stampin’ dimensionals.

After I had my focal point stamped, I decided to add ribbon.  I didn’t have any Flirty Flamingo ribbon (so sad).  So I looked around for a ribbon that would work.  I was amazed that Calypso Coral ribbon coordinated perfectly.

Now for the sentiment.  I cut out the words AMAZING and YOU using the “Celebrating You” thinlits and Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  AMAZING was placed on the center strand of ribbon and you on the lower right-hand side of the card.

To finish the card I cut a Flirty Flamingo card base a Calypso Coral layer piece ( which coordinates with the ribbon) and the third layer of Whisper White cardstock.  The Whisper White was embellished by using one of the Petal Pair Textured Embossing folders.

This card has a Whisper White embossed inside liner as well. I believe lining the inside of cards is a must.

I hope you enjoyed your time here with me today. Thanks for stopping in and remember it’s time to SALE-A-BRATE.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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