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NEW SU! product you can get now!

Hey Guys!

So, Stampin’ Up! has NEW product we can buy now from the upcoming catalog! Of course, I HAD to buy it, I mean twist my arm a little harder. 🙂 Here is a video you can watch to see the full Suite.

I have made three cards, today I am sharing with you one of them.

It is funny how you start out with one idea in your head, and it morphs into something else. The first thing I did was do the scallop edges on the top of a piece of Pretty Peacock, I didn’t realize at first that it was a border die…once I figured that out (duh) I ran it through again to make a strip so both edges are scalloped.

Then, I thought I would use one of the small dies to put in the middle. Well, that turned out very pretty!

Now what to do with it? There was a strip of the Noble peacock Foil sitting next to me, Put it behind the image and that was great! Then I thought that the embossing folder would be so pretty using that same foil paper, and it was! But I needed it to pop, so I got my StazOn black and rubbed it over the flowers in places to get it to shine! Well? What do you think?

As always, here are the particulars for this card:

Stamps:
Ornate Thanks

Inks:
StazOn Black (the Memento won’t stick to the foil)
Versamark

Paper:
Granny Apple Green 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Pretty Peacock 5 1/4″ x 4″, 2 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
Noble Peacock Foil 4″ x 1″, 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″, scrap for leaves I got from die

Misc:
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
Noble Peacock Rhinestones
Glitter Black Embossing Powder
Ornate Borders Dies
Ornate Layers Dies
Liquid Glue

I’ve lagged behind on my blog posts, so sorry! Who says that if they had ‘enough time’ they would get a ton done!? Well, WE all have time now, what have you been doing with that time? I AM stamping, tried out Zoom (great tool for keeping in touch and getting to SEE everyone!), been watching a ton of tv……How about you?

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. We are lucky, my husband and I can work from home, but our Son’s job wants him to come in and it is NOT a crucial job. He feels like he HAS to go since he needs to pay his bills. 🙁

Please come back and visit!

Lisa Tedder
A California Girl living in North Carolina

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Eiffel Tower all lit up!

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a light up card! I love these! They are so much fun! Next year, I am planning on going to see the Eiffel Tower (thank God it’s not THIS year!). I saw this card where someone made a bridge with water under it, and the Tower is in the background. I am not sure that they used Stampin’ Up! stamps, so decided to make one using Parisian Beauty. Here is my card lit up:

Not only did I use the Parisian Beauty stamp set, but I used the punch Label Me Fancy! This is what I used to make the bridge. I tried so hard to make them evenly spaced, this is as close as I could get. Also, I used Wink of Stella to highlight the water to give it that bit of sparkle!! If you lay the Smoky Slate piece of cardstock onto a grid sheet or against a ruler, make marks at these spots: 5/8″, 2″ and 3 5/16, then put the punch into these spots and only go part way up (look at picture to see how far) making the marks in the middle of the punch. This way it will make your waterway!

In the light of sharing with you the lit up version, I HAD to show you the card (a little more professional pic) when it’s NOT lit up:

Of course, I used a lot of bling by using Champagne Rhinestones, because you are not always going to have it turned on! The tree came from the die Sweet Silhouettes. Sponging the So Saffron cardstock after it was die-cut with Soft Suede and Garden Green, really makes this ‘tree’ look like the sun is hitting it in spots! Make sure you leave some yellow to give it that sun kissed look!

Furthermore, I also sponged the Eiffel Tower with Soft Suede and then ran the Memento Black pad itself over parts of the sides. This was to make it look like it was antiqued. What do you think? Did I hit it, or is it a miss? For those of you who love light up cards, we are going to be making this card next week! Let me know if you want to attend!

As always, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Parisian Beauty

Inks:
Soft Suede
Garden Green
Balmy Blue
Memento Black

Paper:
Basic Black 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scraps
Whisper White 5 1/4″ x 4″, scraps
Whisper White Thick 5 1/4″ x 4″
So Saffron scraps (to fit tree)
Crumb Cake to fit Tower
Balmy Blue 4 ” x 1/2″ (for water)
Smoky Slate 5/8″ x 4″

Misc:
1 1/8″ & 1 3/8″ circle punches
Sweet Silhouettes Dies
Champagne Rhinestones
Stone 3d Folder
Foam Adhesive Strips
Tombo Liquid Glue
Batteries/Lights
Label Me Fancy punch

Furthermore, below you will see all the supplies in picture form. Click on any picture and you will be taken to my OnLine Store! If you purchase $35 or more from me, you will receive a handmade thank you card AND two sets of files with 16 tutorials in one and the other has over 40 tutorials! Every month you will get different tutorials with each purchase, I hope you take me up on it!

Thank you for stopping by, please come again!

Lisa Tedder
A California Girl living in North Carolina

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Happy, Happy, Happy Meer Kats!

Hey Guys!

I’m sure I am not the only one who loves the Stampin’ Up! stamp set The Gang’s All Meer! This stamp set makes me smile. It’s easy to create a card using these happy little guys. Saw this card on Pinterest and decided to jump off from Christine’s card, here is her card:

To make it mine, I decided to change it up a bit:

I love layers, almost every card I make has at least one layer, most have more! Do you find it as hard as I do to NOT have layers? Or to even make a card without doodads all over it…….that’s me in a nutshell!

The inside of the card is super cute too!

Look at that smirk! Too cute!!

As usual, here is all the info you need for this card:

Stamps:
The Gang’s All Meer
Well Said Bundle

Inks:
Memento Black
Blends: Crumb Cake C, Poppy Parade C

Paper:
Granny Apple Green 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, 1 1/2″ x 4″
Basic Black 5 1/4″ x 4″ (x2), scraps
White 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x2), scraps

Misc:
Layering Circle Dies
Stitched Shapes Dies
Peaceful Poppies Sequins
Liquid Glue
Stone 3D folder

Below all of these supplies are in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store. Any purchase you make of $35 or more you will receive from me a file FULL of over 50 tutorials for projects, with pictures! I would love to be your SU! Demo, if there is anything I can do for you, please let me know!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Just Breathe

Hey Guys!

Today I’m sharing with you a card that was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest (it was a rival stamp company), I thought that Stampin’ Up! Stamps would be GORgeous! I used Layered with Kindness, it is a DISTinkTive set! Do you know what that means? SU! has a patent pending for a VERY beautiful way to make stamps look realistic! LOVE them!

These leaves are stunning!

Every time I stamp with a DISTinkTive stamp set I am in awe. You’ll have to tell me if you have used them, what you think. If you want to check them out, go ahead and place an order… look for this sign:



Would you like to see the inside of the card? I used the Label Me Lovely punch. It turned out so pretty!

As usual, I give you all the particulars for this card. All supplies will be in picture form below, click on any of them and you will be taken to my OnLine Store. For purchases $35 and over you will receive from me Tutorials with pictures of over 50 projects!

Stamps:
Layered with Kindness
Colorful Seasons

Inks:
Pumpkin Pie
Calypso Coral
Memento Black
Pear Pizzazz

Paper:
Whisper White thick 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White 5″ x 3 3/4″ (x2), 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (cut at an angle), scrap for cut out flowers
Basic Black 1 3/8″ x 4 1/4″, 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x2)

Misc:
Holiday Rhinestones
Mini Dimensionals
Label Me Lovely Punch

This card was pretty easy, a little bit of fussy cutting but you only cut out three flowers, that’s doable! Of course if you know me, you know I love bling…..I added a rhinestone to each flower and two at the top to add a little bit of bling on it’s own. I think if balances it out!

Thank you for checking out my blog, please come back again!

Lisa Tedder
A California Girl living in North Carolina

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Another CUTE kid card!

Hey Guys!

In my last post I showed you a really cute bug card for a kid in your life. Today I am going to show you a card for an older kid using the Stampin’ Up! Bundle Grace’s Garden. Let me tell you this set called to me for MONTHS and I finally broke down and bought it two weeks ago! Normally, I try not to buy too much from the Occasions Catalog, but this time there was just too many things that I fell in love with, so of course I overdid it! The great thing is that this set I can keep forever because it will work great in Scrapbooking!

Isn’t this so cute?!! I love the kitty saying ‘hello’ to the bird! I choose to believe that is what he is doing! LOL I have owned a cat that looks like this kitty, her name was Pepper (after my daughter’s imaginary friend when she was little!)

Are you like me? Do you love fencing/gates or anything like it on a card? I think it really adds a lot! This idea came from KB Papercraft on Pinterest. Changing up the background paper to use the really pretty So Very Vellum DSP in the Sale-A-Bration catalog! Vellum is something I absolutely LOVE working with. To make the Vellum stand out even more I layered under it Pear Pizzazz cardstock, this makes it be more vibrant. The sentiment is different on mine too, I love to use Dies to set it off.

Here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
Grace’s Garden Bundle

Inks:
Memento Black
Pear Pizzazz
Balmy Blue
Blends: Real Red D, Granny Apple Green L, Calypso Coral L, Smoky Slate D, Basic Black D

Paper:
Balmy Blue 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (x2), 1″ x 5 1/2″, 3″ for circle, scraps for sentiment, cat, bird and gate
Pear Pizzazz 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
So Very Vellum DSP 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″

Misc:
Mini Dimensionals (cut in half)
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Stitched Shapes Dies
Sponges

Below you will see the products in Picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store. When you place an order from $35 on up you will be sent 50 + Picture tutorials to make all kinds of projects, for Free! This is my way of saying thank you!

Come back to see me! And leave a comment so I know you came by!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Gang’s All Meer Double Slider Easel Card

Hey Guys,

I’m sure that you have seen around the Double Slider Easel Cards, I saw them too, and tried my hand at it! Using The Gang’s All Meer Stamp set from Stampin’ Up! was a no brainer for me. They are so stinkin’ cute! Plus, the sentiment says “Happy Birthday to a STAND-UP friend”, thought it would be perfect to have a stand up card! LOL

Also I used the SU! set Mountain Air, because I thought they would make a great backdrop for those adorable MeerKats! The Belly band is stamped with the cactus and colored with Blends. I tried so hard to find a fitting Designer Series Paper (DSP) that would fit with these cuties, but alas I couldn’t! So, what is a crafter to do? Make their own DSP! 🙂

Here is my card, you’ll see a few pics since I want to show you all the angles:

This can open fuller, the sentiment is on the pull out. Can you see that this is open on it’s own?
sideways view
Inside

Cute right? I like it, depending on what everyone says at my classes is whether or not we make this in a class. It’s a little over the top, meaning it takes some time to get all the pieces together and put in the right place. BUT, it was super fun once I got the gist of it! Thanks go to Frenchie for her video! I may make a video if you would like to see it, just let me know!

As usual, here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
The Gang’s All Meer
Mountain Air

Inks:
Smoky Slate (mountains)
Old Olive (trees and cactus/lizard)
Early Espresso (meerkats)
Soft Suede (behind Meerkats and cactus on belly band)
Balmy Blue (sky)
Blends: Crumb Cake combo, Old Olive light, Mango Melody combo

Paper:
Whisper White thick 4 1/4″ x 11″
Whisper White 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, 3″ x 4″, 1 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ for banner & for Extra banner if you make a full card: 1″ x 9 1/2″
[2 3/4″ x 1″ (scored @ 1/2″ each end), 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ scored @ 1/2″, 1 1/2″ x 1/2″ scored @ 1/2″ & 1″…..for mechanisms]
Balmy Blue 4″ x 5 1/4″

Misc:
1″ circle punch
sponges
Simply scored

So, what do you think? Is this something you want to make for yourself!? I hope you give it a try!

Below you will see in picture form all the supplies needed for this card. Just click on any of them and you will be taken to my Online Store! Anytime you purchase from me, you will receive from me a file FULL of tutorials for you to use! There are usually 40 or more, but I like to promise 35…….don’t want to disappoint anyone! I will also send you a handmade card as a thank you! Every time you order you will get these as my thanks to you! If you live in the US and would like to use me as your Demonstrator, use away! LOL

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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NEW Floral Essence Shabby Chic

Hey Guys!,

Today I am sharing with you a BRAND NEW stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called Floral Essence.  I wanted to come up with something on my own, since there weren’t many samples out yet.

I haven’t done Shabby Chic in SOOOOO long I am hoping I got it right.

Here is my card:

The Tin Tile Folder on Copper really makes this look aged.

Here are the specifics for this card:

PROJECT 2: Shabby Chic
Stamp Sets Pg #
Floral Essence 108
Paper
Cherry Cobbler 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Copper Foil 5 1/4″ x 4″
Early Espresso 3 3/8″ x 3 1/4″
Watercolor paper 3″ x 3 1/2″
Very Vanilla 5 1/4″ x 4″, 2 1/2″ x 2″
Inks
Cherry Cobbler
Mango Melody
Soft Suede
Accessories
Rhinestones 178
Bronze blend 179
Shimmer Paint Champagne Mist w/alcohol 180
Tin Tile Folder 199
5/8″ Flax Ribbon 174
Smooth Sailing Die for sentiment 195

After I was done I spritzed the entire card with Champagne Mist (4 drops in Alcohol), to give it a shimmery sparkly look.

All the supplies are listed below in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store.  If you buy from me, I will send you a free gift as a token of my gratitude for you choosing me to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Thank you for stopping by!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina
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Brand NEW Stamp set Sailing Home

Hey Guys!,

I LOVE when the new CAtalog comes out by Stampin’ Up!!  I was drawn to the set Sailing Home as soon as I saw it!  If I had my way, I would go visit every Lighthouse!  Since I can’t do that I will stick to making cards using them!

Here is a card I did NOT CASE, I came up with it!  Hope you like it!  Here it is:

I did a video showing how I made this card, you can find it here.   I made my own cloud template and am offering it to those who order from me!  This uses a LOT of new goodies!  Sailing Home comes in a Bundle (which if you buy you will get 10% off!!).  The rope knot is a die, the die the Thanks is stamped on is included, plus the sailboat is cut out with a die.  There IS a die for the Lighthouse but I stamped and masked it.  Go check out the video to see how I got the texture on the sand.

Here are the specifics for this card:

PROJECT 1: Lighthouse
Stamp Sets Pg #
Sailing home Bundle
Paper
Seaside Spray 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Pretty Peacock 5 1/4″ x 4″
White 5″ x 3 3/4″, scrap for sailboat and sentiment
Inks
Crumb Cake
Soft Suede
Pretty Peacock
Balmy Blue
Memento
Accessories
Big Shot
Wink of Stella
Dimensionals
window sheets for clouds

I hope you like my card!  I always get so excited when I make something without CASE’ing it.  I know the reason I don’t do it more often is that I am swamped with classes and don’t have the time.  The nice thing is that YOU don’t have to come up with anything either.  There are so many ways to get ideas that we don’t NEED to try and do it alone.

Below are the supplies used for this card in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store!  If you purchase from me OnLine, you can get the cloud template that I used for this card for a thank you!  Or you can pick a card you like, I will add a little something from my favorites to send you also!  It’s like a Grab Bag!!  🙂

Thank you for stopping by!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina
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Sea of Texture see through card

Hey Guys!,

The card I am sharing with you today is another CASE’d card from Pinterest by Karen Farquhar.  Here is her card:

I made my inside a bit different, and didn’t add the coral die cut to the front.  When doing a class, I need to cut down on what I use since it will make the class too long otherwise.

Here is my card:

Side view:

Inside:

Here are the specifics for this card:

PROJECT 1: Octopus
Stamp Sets Pg #
Sea of Texture Bundle
Paper
Blueberry Bushel 5 1/2″ x 5 3/4″ scored @ 4 1/4″
blueberry Bushel 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (x 3)
Whisper white 5 1/4″ x 4″, 3″ x 2 3/4″
DSP Tranquil Textures 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2)
Soft Sea Foam 3 1/4″ x 3″/ Window Sheet 2″ x 5 1/2″
Inks
Blueberry Bushel
Tranquil Tide
Accessories
Clear EP/embossing buddy/heat tool
Big Shot
sponges

Below are the supplies in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store.  If you need a demonstrator and you live in the U.S. I would love to be her!  If you purchase from me OnLine, I will send you a small gift……I know you will love it!

Thank you for stopping by!

Lisa Tedder
A California Girl living in North Carolina
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Rooted in Nature beach scene

Hey Guys!

I love my Job!  I get to make beautiful handmade cards AND show others how to do it! After my classes everyone is so happy with what they have made!

I got this idea from Cindy Elam, I found it on Pinterest and changed up a little, here is her card:

I LOVE layers, I wanted to add to this beautiful card.  Here is what I came up with:

Here are the specifics for this card:

PROJECT 3: Watercolor trees
Stamp Sets Pg #
Rooted in Nature
Waterfront
Paper
Soft Suede 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Early Espresso 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″
Watercolor paper 3″ x 4″
Very Vanilla 5 1/4″ x 4″, 2″ x 4 3/4″
Inks
Crushed Curry
Soft Suede
Early Espresso
Mossy Meadow
Pool Party
Accessories
Spritzer
Braided Linen Trim
Layered Leaves folder
Sponges
Big Shot

I spritzed the stamp after inking it then stamped it on Watercolor paper. It really has a great effect.  I love how the trees look different each and every time!  I also love to use the Aqua Painter to make a background.  I taped off a straight line then using the Aqua Painter to make the water.

Below are all the supplies used to make this card.  Click on any picture and you will be taken to my OnLine Store.  I would love if you would choose me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina
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