Paper Piecing for that Over the Top Look with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho Stampers,

I'm so excited!!!!!  My little Izzy is on her way!!!!  She's on the jet plane coming to see nana and papa!  YIPPPEEE!!!!  She is coming to surprise her great gramma for her 80th Birthday!!!!  Gram Shan does NOT know she is coming!  This is so much fun!

Izzy on the Jet Plane

She's all buckled in, sippy cup in hand and ready to fly!!

I can't stand it, I'm over the moon excited!

Before I show you today's card, remember this is the LAST day of the "Buy three get one FREE" special.  If you buy three of our Designer Series Papers, you get to pick the fourth one free!  HURRRRRRRY and hop on over to my oneline store to purchase at www.stampladee.stampinup.net.  You can find these papers on pages 186 and 187!

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And here's today card choice.

The technique is called Paper Piecing!

and this is one of my On-line Classes.

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Look at all the cool layers.

This card is one of the seven cards that I'm doing for my August On-line Class.  It spotlights the stamp called "Hey There Buds".  I did this class for my Diva Day and they LOVED it!  So contact me if you'd like the class kit and project sheets for them.

Here's a video to show you how to do the paper piecing (remember, this is only ONE of the 7 cards!)

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WOWZER Double Fork Bow with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho stampers,

Did you know….

In a 1984 proclamation, President Reagan delighted future generations of Americans by designating July as National Ice Cream Month. He further declared the third Sunday of the month to be National Ice Cream Day and called for all people of the United States to observe the day with “appropriate ceremonies and activities."   So go have yourself an ice cream and enjoy it! :0)

   Izzy first ice cream

Izzy's very first ice cream with papa!

ohhhhhhh!!!! so cute!

So today's card will show you how to do a DOUBLE FORK BOW…yeah, that's right!!!!! a DOUBLE fork bow!

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see how gorgeous that is!  Two loops instead of one!

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Beeeeeeautiful!

So how did I do that?  Here you go…

so what do you think?  I hope you will try it.

A FEW REMINDERS:

1.  My new class schedule will be on my website soon.  If you can't make the classes remember you can order an online class.  The two cards above are going to be included in my HEY THERE BUDS Class.  It's GORGEOUS!!!!  So make sure you check out my August calendar.

2.  HURRY – the end of the month is getting closer.  The July special is "When you buy three packs of Designer Series Paper found on pages 186 and 187,then you get one more pack for free" it's almost a $15 savings.  Hop on over to my online store www.stampladee.stampinup.net and make sure you purchase now before the end of the month creeps up on you!  

Use Hostess Code 2AKEA4SS when you are shopping.

3.  If you were receiving TWO emails for my posts, I think we have it fixed now.  You should only be receiving one. When I switched over to Feedblitz instead of Feedburner, some of you did not opt out of the Feedburner.  So to make a long story short, it should be fixed, if it's not, let me know.

3.  August is coming and so is our Big Shot Special!  Stay tuned for more details!

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Lovely Lace meets A Beautiful Bunch Stamp Set with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho Stampers,

I hope your days is super fantastic!  A few thunder storms rolled through Ballston Spa tonight so hopefully it will lift the humidity we've had that past couple of days.  Okay, down to business!

1.  First, the end of the month is getting closer.  The July special is "When you buy three packs of Designer Series Paper found on pages 186 and 187,then you get one more pack for free" it's almost a $15 savings.  Hop on over to my online store www.stampladee.stampinup.net and make sure you purchase now before the end of the month creeps up on you!  

Use Hostess Code 2AKEA4SS when you are shopping.

2.  If you were receiving TWO emails for my posts, I think we have it fixed now.  You should only be receiving one. When I switched over to Feedblitz instead of Feedburner, some of you did not opt out of the Feedburner.  So to make a long story short, it should be fixed, if it's not, let me know.

3.  August is coming and so is our Big Shot Special!  Stay tuned for more details!

Today's card I call Soft and Lovely……

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What do you think?

Supplies:

Stamp Set:  Beautiful Bunch #134279 wood or #134282 clear mount

Card Stock: #133679 Lost Lagoon and #100730 Whisper White

Ink:  Versa Mark

Accessories:  #133672 Lost Lagoon 3/8" Stitched Ribbon, #133737 Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, #101856 White Vellum, #109132 White Embossing Powder, #133654 Lost Lagoon Marker, #133785 Fun Flower Punch, #119247 Pearls

Cutting:

Base Card is 4 1/4"  x 11" and scored at 5 1/2"

Lost Lagoon Layer is 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"

Whisper White Layer is 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

cut 18" of ribbon

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to spend a little of it with me!  I so appreciate it.  If you need any of these products, shop in my online store at www.stampladee.stampinup.net.  Have a great day.


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Window Card using I Love Lace with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho Stampers,

Monday morning 3

I have to share a few Izzy pictures with you.  She will be coming to visit soon I'm so stinken excited!!!! (shhhhhh, it's a surprise for my mom's 80th birthday).  She doesn't know they are coming.  Yippe Skippeee

Izzy world cup

here she is watching the World Cup with dad! 

When they make a goal,

she throws her hands up in the air and screams GOAL!!!

too cute!

izzy, dad and moose hanging out

and here's Izzy, dad and moose just hangin' out!

so precious!

DON'T FORGET….

1.  July 16 – 31 HOSTESS CODE is 2AKEA4SS.  Use this for all online purchases during this time period.

2.  July Special is BUY three Designer Series Papers and get one FREE!  The special ends on July 31st.  Pages 186-187

3.  August Special is a BIG SHOT Special!  It involves the Big Shot, specific dies and matching stamp sets.  Stay tuned for more information.

I've been busy today making cards for some very special friends!  It was fun dedicating the day to that instead of prepping for a class!  

Here is my card of the day:

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Do you see the window sheet with the

"I Love Lace" background stamped on it with Stazon Black Ink

AND MY FAMOUS DOUBLE FORK BOW!

All I can say is GORRRGEOUS!

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And here it's stamped with White Stazon ink.

The Happily Ever After is on the inside of the card.

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And here is the white again!

So how did she do it you are asking?  Here you go….

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wasn't that so easy?!  

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“In the Shadow Technique” using Traveler with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho Stampers,

How is everyone on this glorious day!?  Today is opening day at the Saratoga Springs, New York, Race Course.  It's one of the 10 most beautiful places in the world and it's the oldest track in the country (click here for a great article on the history of the track)!  It's gorgeous.  I love to go to the track to watch all the beautiful people and to see the glorious horses.  It's always fun to go.  Since I didn't go to convention this year (gasp – first time ever since I became a demonstrator – 15 years), I get to go to opening day!  YIPPPEEEEE  Saratoga is filled with history, just beautiful.

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one of the entrances into the Race Course

saratoga race course cake boss

and here is a cake that the Cake Boss made,

we got to see them there last summer!

they cut it but we didn't get a piece of the cake :0(

Just a few reminders:

1.  NEW HOSTESS CODE 2AKEA4SS  to be used for online order from July 16th to July 31.

2.  Grab and Go bags (next shipment to be mailed on Monday, July 21st).  Get your request to me before that time.

3.  Kits and Classes available through the mail.  Email me for a complete list of classes!

Okay enough of that, here is today's technique/card…

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Can you see the shadow behind the train?

So how did I do it?  Here you go…

wasn't that cool and so easy!

Supplies:

Stamps:

#134510 Traveler Wood Mount or #134513 Traveler Clear Mount

#130342 World Map Wood Mount or #130345 World Map Clear Mount

#134273 And Many More Wood Mount or #134276 And Many More Clear Mount

Cardstock:

#100730 Whisper White

# 121045 Basic Black

# 121044 Basic Gray

Ink:

#131179 Smoky Slate

#101406 Jet Black Stazon

Accessories:

#114323 Window Sheets

#104430 Dimensionals

#119849 Modern Label Punch

#119857 Word Window Punch

#101049 Stamp-a-ma-jig

#130921 Square Collection Framelits

#113439 Big Shot  Die-Cutting Machine

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to share it with me!  Please come back often.


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Blendabilities, Cotton Balls and Deb Valder WOW!

Hidy Ho Stampers,

Today's card is so much fun, I can't wait to show you but you NEED to do it because the pictures do not do it justice!  Seriously!  Before that happens, I need you to know:

1.  TODAY is the LAST day of the $1,000 workshop.  If you'd like to participate and get free hostess benefits, you need to get your order to me NO LATER THAN TODAY, Tuesday, July 15th and you NEEEEEED to use the HOSTESS CODE – ZNRQUZUG!  No exceptions!!!!  Click here for the details it's #4! and click here to start the order process!

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2.  The next round of Grab and Go bags are in the mail.  I'm working on the 4th round for this set.  If you are interested in purchasing one of these amazing bags, click here for details (it's #1), let me know and I will get you on the list!

Grab and Go Bag

3.  Also the Buy THREE get one FREE!!!!  is still going on.  Buy three designer series papers and get the fourth one free (pages 186 and 187).  Click here to start shopping.  and while you are in there check out the NEW Clearance Rack items and the NEW Weekly Deals.

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4. TODAY is the day to sign up for July's Virtual Club!  Don't miss out on the kit.  Click here to sign up!

Phew, that's enough for now.   Let's get started with some fun!!!! (not that shopping isn't fun!)  Here is today's card.

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This picture does NOT do it justice!

The flowers are puffed up with COTTON BALLS!

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dang, you still can't see how it is puffed up!

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My Blue Jay is also puffed up! but you can't see it! ;0(

I definitely need picture taking instructions!

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Want this stamp set?  You can get it now! LOVE IT!

Add it to your order at www.stampladee.stampinup.net

#135776 wood or #135779 clear

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Here are two older cards with the same technique.  Do you remember these sets?

So how did I do this?

Isn't that fun!  Let me know what you think!

You can use ANY stamp set.  Send me your pictures of the stamp set you used!

Supplies:

Stamp Sets:

Beauty of the Season – #135776 wood or #135779 clear mount

Bloom with Hope Hostess Set – #133949 wood or #134571 clear mount

Choose Happiness – #134195 wood or #134198 clear mount

Cardstock:  Whisper White and Basic Black

Ink:  #132708 Memento Black

Accessories:

#129381 OvalsCollection Framelits; #129369 Color Lifter; 130998 Daffodil Delight Blendabilities; #131001 Night of Navy Blendabilities: #130999 Old Olive Blendabilities;  #131000 Coastal Cabana Blendabilities; #126199 Stampin' Pierce Mat;  #125624 simply Scored Stylus;  #127853 Silicone Craft Sheet;  #129026 Fast Fuse;  #129387 Occasions Paper-Piercing Template;  #126189 Paper-Piercing Tool; #134571 Night of Navy Seam Binding Ribbon; #134572 Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding Ribbon

Well that's it, what did you think?  Did you try it?  and if you did WHAT stamp set did you use????  Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to spend a little of it with me!  Enjoy and I hope you got something out of it!  


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Kinda Eclectic with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho Stampers,

I am so excited, I have been making smiley faces all week!  I know I know…I need to grow up but they are so stinken cute.  So here is the card I made for my older brother's birthday.  He has a thing for mustache's

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my kids always loved his mustache!  

How appropriate!  I know he is going to love it.

REMINDERS:

1.  Grab and Go Bags are almost done, they will be mailed out tomorrow (you can still get one if you'd like) Click here to see what's included.  Email me if you are interested.  I need to finish blinging them tonight.

Grab and Go Bag

2.  The Work of Art Class is re-scheduled for Thursday, July 17th at 1:00 and 7:00.  If you can't make it, I have a "Virtual Class" you can purchase.  Email me if you are interested.

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3.  July's SUPER special…stock up now.  If you purchase THREE of our Designer Series Papers, you get the fourth one for free. Offer ends July 31st.  Hurry – apply this to your $100 order and get in on the $1,000 workshop.

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4.  My $1,000 workshop is still going on.  Get your orders in before July 15th and you can receive Hostess Benefits!  Click here to see the details.  Click here to order.  Make sure you use the HOSTESS CODE – ZNRQUZUG.

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And for today's card, I'm featuring the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  

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Don't you just love it?

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Materials Used:

Stamp Set:  Kinda Eclectic

Card Stock:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Mossy Meadow

Ink:  Whisper White, Mossy Meadow

Accessories: #127526 Elegant Butterfly Punch;  #129406 Bitty Butterfly Punch;  #133781 NEW What's Up Punch;  #119860 1 3/8"Circle Punch; Pearls

For the Banner, cut a piece 1" x 4" and use the What's Up punch to make the banner ends.

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Grab and Go Bags with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho Stampers,

I forgot to post the bags…

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These bags are so nice.  I had to come up with something that my customers could put on the stamp table so they weren't always reaching down in their BIG bags next to them.  So these are PERFECT!  Everyone can have it on the table at the same time, right in front of them – they stay neat and organized and everything is right at the finger tips.

The cost of the bag is $85.00 (plus shipping if you are not local to pick it up) which is exactly what the contents costs if you were to purchase it yourself.  I give you the bag for free – it's a $12 value.  This is what it includes:

  1. A beautiful stampin' BOW
  2. An itemized list of the contents in the bag (all laminated and ready for you to re-order anything you run out of)
  3. I make you a personalized name tag (with everyone having the same bag, it was an identity thing :0)
  4. glue dots
  5. anywhere glue sticks
  6. stampin dimensionals
  7. snail adhesive
  8. snail refill
  9. crystal effects
  10. multipurpose liquid glue
  11. 2-way glue
  12. sticky strip
  13. adhesive remover
  14. bone folder
  15. paper snips
  16. silicone sheet

I have one of these bags that I take to every stamping event I attend. I also use it on my stamp table when I'm creating so everything stays organized.  It's the best thing I ever came up with.  I've sold so many of them and EVERYONE loves it.  I try to personalize it so it's unique to you!  If you are interested, contact me.  


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Blendabilities meet Crystal Effects Technique with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho stampers,

Today here in Ballston Spa, New York, is the PERFECT weather day, the sun is shining, it's not too cold, it's not too hot and there is a very slight breeze.  Sooooooooo gorgeous.  Perfect day to be sitting on the front porch in one of our rockers writing to all of you!  So look what came to visit me while I was sitting…

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do you see the little baby fawn over by the garden shed?

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It's a Bambi – tiny with spots – his mom was snorting at Kevin the other day!

he visits often!  we named him Morton.

Today's card technique is soooooooo much fun and it was totally NOT what I should have been doing today (does that ever happen to you).  But I started it accidentally and kept on going because it was so much fun. 

too stinken cute right?

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these are cloudy because they were just made and still wet

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here you can see they are drying

can you tell the difference?  When they are dry, they become clear.

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now take your blendabilities and color.

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so this is the card without the embellishments

cute but there can be more…

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tah dah!

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can you see how they are raised?

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Okay you guys that were raised in the 70's, remember the Smiley faces?

I used Crystal Effects to make the Smiley Face and for the letters.

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More Smiley Faces!

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And I just love this one…

Used the Kinda Eclectic and Think Happy Stamp Sets!

Oh happy days!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I need to get back to what I SHOULD be doing!  :0)  instead of what I WANT to be doing!  Have a great day, see you tomorrow.


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Monochromatic Elegance using Choose Happiness with Deb Valder

Hidy Ho Stampers and Happy 4th of July Weekend!

Hope you are having a wonderful day.  Just a reminder that my $1,000 workshop is still going on and you can participate up until July 15th. See the details here…  http://stampladee.com/blendabilities-are-live-with-deb-valder

Here are a few reminders:

  1. go to my online store (my Stampin Up Website) at www.stampladee.stampinup.net  
  2. Click the SHOP button in the upper right corner
  3. Start shopping (it's easier to have the order numbers ready so you can punch them right in)
  4. Make sure when you are checking out and it asks you if you have a hostess code to put in ZNRQUZUG or it won't attach to this workshop!  VERY IMPORTANT!
  5. Your order needs to be at least $100 before shipping and tax (you can put in as many $100 orders as you'd like)
  6. email me to let me know you are going to participate and what you want – $25 in free merchandise or a 1/2 price item
  7. Let me know if you have any questions. 

Okay for today's card, we have an Elegant Monochromatic Card using the Choose Happiness Stamp Set.  

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The one on the left is the outside of the card

and the one right is the inside of the card.

Soooooooo stinken easy and soooooooo stinken fast!  So How did I do it?

WOW…fast, didn't I tell you?!!!!

I hope you enjoy your weekend!  Happy Birthday America!!!!  Remember to get your orders in for the $1,000 workshop before the 15th of July 2014. 

Suppies:

Stamp Sets:  Choose Happiness #134195 wood or #134198 clear mount;  Somthing to Say #134177 wood or #134180 clear

Card Stock:  Whisper White and Smoky Slate

Ink:  Smoky Slate

Accessories:  #127821 Woodgrain Embossing Folder; 132173 Banners Framelits;  134584 Smoky Slate 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Measurements:

Card Base is 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2"

Whisper White (bottome layer):  3 3/4" x 5"

Smoky Slate (middle layer):  3 1/2" x 4 3/4"

Whisper White (top Layer):  3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to spend a littile of it with me.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Have a great day.


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