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Friday, February 8, 2019

Stamping is not just for making cards!


#simplestamping

Just finished making this simple yet awesome (if I do say so myself) decorative item for a desk or wall.  It's going to be a housewarming gift for a new neighbor who has invited us to dinner.  

I stamped the image and the sentiment on separate pieces of cardstock, and adhered them to a piece of Foil Designer paper.  I went a little beyond the actual parameters of simple stamping, cuz I used an embossing folder on the Foil but it would be stunning with out it too.  

The shadow box was a frame I had.  The supplies are below and each item can be clicked on to take you to my store to purchase them if you live in the United States.






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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Bullet Journal need some color? I can help.



If you have started a bullet journal and want to add color to it, I have your solution.  We have wonderful markers that are double ended ( one end for fine tip journaling and the other end for coloring in as a paint brush tip).  Depending on how much color you want to add, we have a set of 40 markers in a case, down to 2 different sets of 5 markers.  Also if you spend $50 on products thru my website, you earn a free item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog and use the hostess code: SXTMWUYP to earn a free gift from me.  To choose which set you want, click on the picture below:




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If you have questions regarding Stampin' Up or the products, contact me by texting 512-845-6229.



Saturday, January 19, 2019

28 years of marriage and still going strong! Help me celebrate and earn free items for you.


28 years of marriage!


Help me celebrate today. Put in an order today here. 1) Order at least $50 and earn a Sale-a-Bration item. 2) Use the hostess code: SXTMWUYP (if order is less than $150) and earn a free gift from me. 3) For every order of $50, your name gets put in a square on my 50/50 chart and when it's full, a random number will be chosen and the winner will win a $50 shopping spree with me.  Any orders today will earn an extra special gift from me.  Email me with a date you would like to have a stamping party to earn another prize.

Merrily celebrating today,
Tracey Gouraud


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Lovely part of the story tutorial




     Hi y'all.  As promised yesterday, here is the tutorial for the card I posted in yesterday's blog hop. 

1. Cut Real Red CS to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and fold in half to make card base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

2. Using 2 3/4" stitched square framelit, and Big Shot, die cut Whisper White CS to a stitched square.

3. Use Stamparatus and acrylic sheet template (or drawn template as shown) for wreath building for this size square. Place Whisper White stitched square in position one. Place small flower stamp in center of top of square and flip side of stamparatus over to collect. Ink up flower part only in Real Red and stamp onto square.


4. Rotate stitched white square to diamond view of template. ink up only flower and stamp. Rotate stitched white square to next square view and stamp flower. Repeat till 5 stamped flowers.

5. Remove flower stamp from Stamparatus and place decorated border line on stitched square. Collect with side and ink in Versamark. Stamp. Rotate square 180 degrees and ink and stamp again.

6. Remove decorated border and place sentiment from Part of my Story on stitched white square under flowers. Collect with side of stamparatus and ink with Versamark and stamp.

7. Use Copper Embossing powder to coat 2 bars and sentiment. Shake off and tap off excess powder. Use Heat Tool to emboss.

8. Cut Silver Foil Sheet to 3 1/4" square. Using Basket Weave Texture folder, put it thru the Big Shot.

9. Sponge all 4 edges of both squares with Stazon Black ink. Adhere Silver square at top of Real Red card base and adhere White square towards bottom of Silver square.

TADA! You're done!






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Stamparatus
[146276]
$49.00
Heat Tool
[129053]
$30.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$110.00

If you don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator and live in the United States, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Contact me for catalogs and I'll help you get the most out of Sale-a-Bration.  If you think you might be spending a lot of money on this wonderful "hobby", join my team and earn the discount and more fun.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Lovely part of the story



 Welcome to the Paper Crafting monthly blog hop's January 2019 hop featuring Stampin' Up's Sale-a-Bration sets and products.   Sale-a-Bration is the time of year that you earn FREE items for each $50 order.  I am glad you landed here.  If you came here from Terri Stewart's US hop, I'm sure her post project was great.  First I hale from the wonderful state of Texas in the United States. I've been an independent Stampin' Up demonstrator for almost 15 and 2/3 years.  I've only been blogging for a little while and just realized this is my 100th blog post.  Help me celebrate by commenting and I'll choose a random commenter to receive a free gift from me.

     I would like to share the inspiration behind my card.   I received Lovely Lattice from the prize patrol at the OnStage event in November.  It is one of the Sale-a-Bration sets you can earn for a $50 order. Who doesn't love FREE?!  I've seen lots of examples using the big flower basket stamp from this set but none that really used the other 2 stamps.  As one of them was a decorated border line, and the name of the set is Lovely Lattice, I decided to use it with my Stamparatus and either do a grid or outline with it.  I also wanted to use the little flower from this set w/ one of the sentiments from the Part of the Story set.  As I was playing with that idea, my design changed but I like it and I used the 2 stamps I wanted to use.

   Please return to my blog tomorrow to find out how to make this card.  Also, please leave a comment to tell me what you like about my card and this International blog hop.  Also, please consider sharing my blog post with other people who might be interested in creating fun and easy projects.  You can find the list of items needed to make this card after the list of blog hopper links.  In the meantime, please hop to the next stop, Katie Johnson, on the blog hop.  I'm sure you're going to enjoy her project too.  Please leave her a comment too.


Product List
Stamparatus
Heat Tool
$30.00
Big Shot
$110.00

If you live in the United States and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator.  There is a link to the side of this post that lets you follow my posts and leave a comment to ask for a current catalog.

Stamping over the rainbow,
Tracey Gouraud