Masculine card with Timeless Tropical Bundle

Greetings my friends! I hope you all are staying well and not going stir crazy! I am looking forward to seeing you all via Zoom for club meeting!

Before club meeting, I will be sending a link so that you can click the link in the email so you will be with me and everyone else at the same time over our computers. We’ll visit and then you can watch me put together 4 club cards.

To start with…..I wanted to share a masculine card I made with Timeless Tropical Bundle. As soon as I saw this pattern in the Tropical Oasis DSP….it spoke …masculine card! It’s not the typical fishing, hunting, mowing kind of masculine card….but it is so relaxed paradise feel a man can appreciate.

  • Use one of your circle dies from Layering Circles and die cut from Tropical Oasis DSP
  • Cut a strip 5″x 1″ of Soft Sea Foam CS and
  • run through Coastal Weave EF #151503
  • Cut a piece of card base in Pretty Peacock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold
  • on card front stamp palm trees in Pretty Peacock ink to give background some texture and dimension
  • stamp “hello” in Pretty Peacock ink on embossed Soft Sea Foam strip
  • Use Stampin’ Write markers to color in rubber of palm trees
    • trunk – Soft Suede
    • palm branches – first all over Soft Sea Foam, followed by a little Old Olive and finally just a wee bit of Pretty Peacock in the middle of the branches. You may want to swirl these colors with a brush to soften the edges of color
March Scrapbooking

I left these pages on the table and kept adding and adding and adding! I think I had a lot of fun building them….and I don’t even like racing! Here they are using Geared Up Garage Bundle, Urban District – retired, and Timeless Textures for tire tracks – retired. The shine from silver gears wash out the color a little on this photo.

And our next spread is for baby girl….turned out kinda cute! A little washed out in the photo….sorry! Guess I’m going have to learn how to take pictures one of these days.

You may notice in the above 2 pictures, I have used some new rectangle dies….:) oh yes! There are a must for anyone loving a little more embellishment! Coming from a new suite, Ornate Garden, they are available now and will be in the new annual catalog.

Here are some cards Elizabeth and I have been making from the new suite, Ornate Garden. I’ll show you some more next week and you’ll see more at club! 🙂

Guess artists

These are from my friend, Debbie F. She used Beautiful Friendship #149252 for the first 2 cards ( the hello card uses masking technique) and Timeless Tulip Bundle #153793 for the second set of cards. Notice a few Faceted Dots from the In Color collection add a perfect finishing touch #149607 to her cards.

April Stamping Schedule

Club members….if you don’t see an email from me with a link in it, please contact me at least an hour before club and I will copy and paste the link in an email to you. You DO NOT have to down load any thing from Zoom unless you plan to view from your phone. For tablet and computer, all you do is click on the link I send you. It’s that easy!

If you order anywhere close to $50, I will reimburse you the balance of shipping so you order will directly ship to you for club orders.

Tuesday, April 7th – Spartanburg club @ 7:00pm, Lynn is our hostess

Friday, April 17th – Gastonia Club @ 10 am, Becky is our hostess

Saturday, April 18th – Scrapbooking done the same way I did March scrapbooking

Tuesday, April 21st – Morningside club at 10 am, Jo is our hostess

I will be working on stamp camp/classes this week. Watch for more info!

Thanks for visiting!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Esther

Sale-a-bration….2 days left!

Greetings everyone!

I hope you are looking for the bright side of life….find the good that happens day by day. Those little things that make you smile or things that you are grateful for. This week, I received a card that said”Today you get it in writing….sending you a big smile! and a laugh!” It so made my day! Thank you Carole!

The one thing I want to express over and over…..encourage one another! I know you are and I need to mail out cards my self…..I write/send tons in my head….just got to find the time to have my feet and hands get them out the door! At lease mail service is essential! 🙂

Now….to the business side of life. Only 2 more days to get those Sale-a-bration freebies on your wish list!!! I am available all day if you have questions or want me to take it over the phone/text/email. If you scroll down a bit after all the cards…..there is a flyer you can click on to see the 3rd release of free gifts. Still lots to choose from!

Beautiful cards from my team!
from Annette d
Timeless Tulip Bundle and lattice technique
from Jill
Everything Amazing
from Peggy S
Painted Poppies Bundle
from Cathy C.
Using Under My Umbrella and Best Dressed DSP
from Peggy F
Using Soft Spring Hostess stamp set
from Brenda B
using Forever Blossoms Bundle
from Peggy F
using Sale-a-Bration Thoughtful Blooms
from Carole
Using Young At Heart
from Peggy G
Using Botanical Bliss stamp set
Using a combo of Positive Thoughts stamp set and Layered With Kindness stamp set
from Easter Promise stamp set and Pigment Sprinkles watercoloring with Aquapainter

April Stamping Schedule

I am planning to have clubs at appointed times with a program on the computer where we can all meet and talk. I will announce that with an email to each club. At the club meeting, I will show you and make 4 cards for you. I will then send the card stock cut for you to make 2 of the cards.

Please understand…..You may order whatever you would like to order!!! I have no requirements other than the norm at club. I will be demonstrating with 2 different bundles as normal…but, there will be 2 cards for each bundle. I am not allowed to stamp/die cut for you to put together per Stampin’ Up rules. I will send you the card stock for your preference of 2 card grouping and you can order the supplies for your club order or substitute with supplies you already have if you order something different for your club order. I will also make sure you have a video you can go back and look at again of the 4 cards once you receive your supplies.

I am suggesting, that I direct ship to you so you will receive your products and not have to come in contact with anyone. The shipping is a flat $6.95 if under $69.50 or the normal 10% (club shipping price) if over $69.50. I am will to help with shipping…it’s no ones fault with circumstances.

If you order around $50, I will pay $1.95 and you can pay the normal 10% club shipping price for a direct ship.

Friday, April 3rd – 1st Friday club at 6:30pm, Christine is our hostess

Tuesday, April 7th – Spartanburg club at 7:00pm, Lynn C. is our hostess

Friday, April 17th – Gastonia club at 10am, Becky is our hostess

Saturday, April 18th – Scrapbooking at 6:00pm, Charlotte is our hostess

Tuesday, April 21st – Morningside club at 10am, Jo is our hostess

Saturday, April 25th – Jodi stamp camp…..I hope

Happy Stampers – we are working on a stamp camp for you this month….more info coming!

If you would like to have/host a virtual party, just let me know! Communicating via internet is better than sitting at home not visiting!:)

Expect a group club email with more info.

Miss you guys!

Esther

Sale-a-bration 3rd Release

Ladies! Take a look! Stampin’ Up has released 10 more Wonderful Stampin’ Up products as free gifts for every $50 or $100 purchase!

I understand we face ominous times now….it is nice to receive a gift for your purchase and it’s a wonderful thing to send cards now to encourage others! At least the mail service is continuing.

Here is a link to see these 10 new products:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/2020/SAB/03.24.20_FLYER_SAB_3RD_RELEASE_US.pdf

Don’t forget about the 2nd release! My favorites are the Flowering Foils, So Very Vellum, and Tags in Bloom. You can see these products by scrolling down a couple of entries.

Made with Flowering Foils DSP Free Sale-a-bration gift

Counting down…..5 more days to SALE-A-BRATE! Place your orders soon!

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx

or call or text or email for me to answer any questions or put your order in.

Stay healthy! Get some exercise and stamp something today!

Esther

Still stamping! Ornate Gardens Suite

Greetings my friends!

Wow! Its been a challenging week and I think we have a few more ahead of us. My personal response is to pull up the boot straps and make the best of things! So on the bright side of things……I am learning to use my computer in a different way…..Got see people! Talk to people! Encourage people! So I’m learning Google Hangouts.

For clubs and team meeting…..I will be sending out more info via text on Monday. But for now……we are planning on have a team meeting this coming Saturday, March 28th. You don’t need to do a thing…..I will send you info and an email invite. Just make your calendars and make your swaps!

Also, clubs will done in the same manner. You will be getting an email from me…..just plan the normal day and time of club and have access to your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You will be receiving an email from me with more info this week.

Can’t wait to show you all the cards Elizabeth and I have been making with this AWESOME SUITE! Take a look at the 3 page flyer below and see these delectable rectangle dies!!!! Oh my! Can’t stop playing with them!

Be sure to see this suite at team meeting and stamp clubs this month!

Stamping Schedule

Saturday, March 28th at 10 am – Team Meeting via Google Hangouts and your computer, tablet, or smart phone

Friday, April 3rd at 6:30pm – 1st Friday club via Google Hangouts and your computer, tablet, or smart phone. Christine is our hostess

Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00pm – Spartanburg Club via Google Hangouts and your computer, tablet, or smart phone. Lynn is our hostess

remainder of the month…we’ll wait and see. Hope to see you but we’ll remain flexible. 🙂

March Card classes with a touch of Easter Promise and Full of Happiness

If you are like me, I’m already beginning to get cabin fever and I’ve not been stuck in the house all day yet! Just the thought of not seeing anyone is enough to make me climb the walls. STAMPING definitely keeps my nerves calmed and keeps my attention….so thankful for Stampin’ Up and card making and all of YOU!

I am planning to keep my classes for the rest of the month. If there are any changes, I will text/call/or email to let individual classes any updates. Or definitely you can contact me.

REMEMBER…..15 more days to SALE-A-BRATE! I don’t mind setting up a party for you and a few friends to learn more about card making and earn some of those great hostess perks before the end of March!

Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper 
Level 1 - Free with $50 order
Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper
3 each of 4 single-sided 12 x 12 foiled sheets
Level 1 – Free with $50 order
Rise & Shine
15 Photopolymer stamps
Level 2 - Free with a $100 order
Rise & Shine
15 Photopolymer stamps
Level 2 – Free with a $100 order

Coordinates with Cup of Cheer Dies available for order
Well Dressed
set of 8 cling stamps
Level 1 - FREE with $50 order
Well Dressed
set of 8 cling stamps
Level 1 – Free with $50 order
So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper
12 x 12 sheets, 2 each of 3 colors - Pool Party, Purple Posy, and Soft Sea Foam
Level 1 - Free with $50 order
So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper
12 x 12 sheets, 2 each of 3 colors – Pool Party, Purple Posy, and Soft Sea Foam
Level 1 – Free with $50 order
Tags in Bloom
19 Photopolymer stamps
Coordinates with pg. 41 punches 
Level 2 - Free with $100 order
Tags in Bloom
19 Photopolymer stamps
Coordinates with pg. 41 punches
Level 2 – Free with $100 order

There are extra perks in joining the Stampin’ Up family of demonstrators too during Sale-a-bration!

  • $125 worth of your choice of products for $99
  • Free stamp set of your choice
  • Mini paper cutter
  • 6 x 6 pack of assorted DSP

and then add the regular perks of being a demonstrator:

  • 20-25% off regular price of products
  • if desired, earn extra income by sharing Stamping’ Up with your friends
  • access to Stampin Up conventions, early ordering, training
  • attend Esther’s team meetings every other month – free products, ideas, swaps, lunch, and more…..all in about 3 hours 🙂
March Stamping Schedule

I plan to hold all classes. If you are sick or not feeling well, please stay home, get better, and plan to attend in April! I will miss you!

Tuesday, March 17 – Morningside Club at 1:30pm, Barbara is our hostess

Thursday, March 19th – Sr. Center card class *if Sr. Center is closed, class will be at Esther’s house at 1:00pm Please RSVP to Esther

Friday, March 20th – Gastonia club at 10am, Brenda is our hostess

Tuesday, March 24th – Happy Stampers class at 1:00pm, please RSVP to Marilyn

I understand Cramerton Rec is indefinitely closed so I hope all my Cramerton people will be able to attend at Riverside Baptist Church in Cramerton until Rec center has reopened.

Thursday, March 26th – Card Class at Riverside Baptist Church, Cramerton at 10:00am, please RSVP to Esther

Friday, March 27 – All day card making at Camp Crop (Craft)

Saturday, March 28th – Team Meeting at 10:00am at Park Street United Methodist Church 120 Park Street in Belmont NC (this is where we met last time), bring 15 swaps if you would like

Saturday, March 28th – Scrapbooking at 6:00pm

March Card Class

Take Care everyone! Hope to see you all soon,

Stamp something in the meantime!

Esther

Double Point Card Tutorial

Pull out your High Tide Stamp set and Stitched Nested Dies and lets create a Double Point Card! Looks hard…..but it’s so easy!

Here’s what you need….

  • 1 pc. Real Red cut 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • 1 pc. Whisper White cut 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • 2 pcs. DSP cut 3″ x 4″ and score down the 4″side 1 inch in
  • scraps to die cut lighthouse image and Real Red matte
  • After using the bone folder to make a nice crease on the score line, unfold and
  • fold the point in to the middle and lay beside the score line
  • crease with bone folder
  • now bring the other side in so you have a point in the middle. Do Not over lap at the point
  • crease with bone folder so you have a nice flat crease
  • put just a small amount of adhesive under the flaps to keep closed
  • put a little adhesive on that 1 inch piece up to the score line and place it on to the piece of Whisper White card stock
  • Do the other side the same way
  • and they adhere onto the piece of Real Red measuring 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • place 4 Mini Dimensionals onto the top point and then place the Stitched Nested Die cut of lighthouse with matte onto dimensionals to attach only at the top
Creative Escape Update

To date, I have 14 confirmations with deposits! This is such a great start! 18 more places to reserve! Be sure to send your confirmation in as soon as you can please! I am signing the lease this week.

Card Share

This little worm just made me smile all over when I saw it on the envelope! Just a special added touch that made my day! I would like to challenge you to do the same today!

and this beautiful card features Beautifully Braided stamp set pg. 29 in the mini catalog by Peggy! I love how she die cut 2 “hello’s” and layered the Granny Apple Green one over the Whisper White one for a shadow effect. Nice!

March Sale-a-bration

***** Last month to get your free gift for every $50 you spend! More Sale-a-bration gifts have just been added! Take a look and see! https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/110100/sale-a-bration

Stamping Schedule

Tuesday, March 17th – Morningside Club at 11:30pm, Barbara is our hostess

Wednesday, March 18th – Covenant Village

Thursday, March 19th – Sr. Center card class at 1pm, RSVP to Esther

Friday, March 20th – Gastonia Club at 10am, Brenda is our hostess

Tuesday, March 24th – Happy Stampers Card Class at 1pm, RSVP to Marilyn

Wednesday, March 25th – Card Class at Cramerton Rec. Center at 10am, please register at Cramerton Rec. Center before class

Thursday, March 26th – Card Class at Riverside Baptist Church Cramerton at 10am, RSVP to Esther

Friday, March 27th – Camp Craft all day

Saturday, March 28th – Team Meeting at 10am Bring 15th swaps if you would like to exchange cards

Saturday, March 28th – Scrapbooking at 6:30pm

Thanks for visiting!

Esther

https://estherboyle.stampinup.net

Flowering Foils Speciality Designer Series Paper

March Greetings! In a way, it seems like this year is going too fast! It’s March! But then I am really looking forward to sunshine…..so bring spring on!

I am totally in love with the new Sale-a-bration releases! Wow! so many good ones to choose from! And…..still want those Ladybug stamps….lets have a party and earn you a set! Please reach out to me…..I’d be happy to bring the make and take cards and you invite a few friends! Nothing like having a little fun to pass these cold rainy days away!

Let me start this month with Flowering Foils Speciality Designer Series Paper…. Take a look…..





https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/2020/SAB/20200303_SAB20-2_en-US.pdf

I invite you to be at club this month for a card from both the Flowering Foils Speciality Designer Series Paper and So Very Vellum Speciality Designer Series Paper.

For now….here are a couple of cards I made this evening

  • Cut a piece of the Flowering Foils Speciality DSP 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Brayer one side with Granny Apple Green ink
  • Brayer the other side with Coastal Cabana ink meeting in the middle
  • Stamp sentiment in Coastal Cabana ink and die cut with So Sweetly Stitched Dies pg. 20 in spring mini catalog #151690
  • add Flower Faceted Gems #149479 in AC
  • pop sentiment from So Sentimental pg. 20 in spring mini catalog with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • * get a 10 % discount when you purchase the bundle….Stitched So Sweetly Dies with So Sentimental stamp set #153828 $48.50
  • cut out the flower you like from Flowering Foils Speciality DSP and sponge with inks…..I used Petal Pink, Lovely Lipstick, Cherry Cobbler for large flower centers, and Mint Macaroon for leaves
  • cut out the image after coloring. I used sponges here, although you may use Stampin’ Blends, ink and blender pens, colored pencils….whatever your favorite medium
  • Background of Petal Pink is embossing with Country Floral Embossing Folder #151823
  • Sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink and fussy cut out from Forever Blossoms pg.16 spring mini catalog #151457

Creative Escape

  • get the scoop and ask a friend to join you this year at Creative Escape!
  • September 25th & 26th
  • where? well, I’m so excited this year will be at a log cabin house in Beech Mountain. This log cabin has 10 bed rooms and 6 bathrooms!
  • Get your deposit and confirmation in early! Below in confirmation sheet…..deposit is $50
  • Total Cost? I would set aside $350: $125 for cabin rental, 2 extra meals, and valet service, $175 for normal cost of meals, gifts, and 40 cards or 20 cards/20 scrapbook, and $50 for product bundle
  • questions….please reach out, I should have most answers 🙂
  • it’s a lot of fun and good eats!

2020 Creative Escape Confirmation and Information

This year marks a new adventure for Creative Escape attendees!  I have reserved the above log cabin located in Beech Mountain NC to house our retreat for September 25 -26th.  I am allowed to check in Thursday, September 24th at 4pm….so you may arrive that evening (make sure you have or bring your supper) and must be completely vacated by 10am Sunday, Sept. 27th.  I will be leaving Saturday evening.

One goal in renting a home this large is to have a bed for everyone and a little extra free time to relax, hike, or craft.  The cost for renting breaks down to $115 per person and then I will have you for 2 more meals….so I think I’d better add $10 for food, drinks, and consumables.

This log cabin has 10 bedrooms/6 bathrooms and sleeps 35.  I will be taking 32 reservations this year for Creative Escape!  Please get your $50 deposit in ASAP.  

Please note on the seating…..I will make efforts to sit you with your requests, but I have not actually been in the house yet….so arrangements may vary from previous years.

While at the house please NO: pets, smoking in house, or alcohol 

Name:_________________________________

Email: _________________________________

Cell # to text: ___________________________

Seat mate preference: __________________________________

Bed preference:  Share a double/queen with: ____________________________________

Or prefer a single bunk:  Lower    Upper  (circle appropriate)

Bedrooms are on 4 floors.  Please indicate if you need main floor or climbing stairs (I can’t find where an elevator is mentioned)

Ground Floor       Main Floor       2nd Floor          3rd Floor

Crafting Preference:

  • Scrapbook/Cards
  • All Occasion Cards:0%  25%  50% 75% 100% 
  • Christmas Cards: 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% 
  • Cards only
  • All Occasion Cards:0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
  • Christmas  Cards:0% 25% 50% 75% 100%

Food Allergies:_______________________________________

Drink Preference: (what type soft drinks, tea, water, coffee?)_______________________________________

Payments:  Deposit of $50 _____________________

                    _________________________________ 

                    _________________________________

                    Balance due August 31st_____________

                    Bundle  due by CE__________________

I’m not able to attach a pdf file, so please copy and paste on to a word document or I will have some printed off and bring to club so you can fill out your confirmations.

Cute gift sour cream box I received at club from Annette G

March Stamping Schedule

Tuesday, March 3rd – Spartanburg club, Anita is our hostess at 7pm

Friday, March 6th – 1st Friday Club at 6:30pm, Sara is our hostess

Tuesday, March 17th – Morningside Club at 1:30pm, Barbara is our hostess

Wednesday, March 18th – Covenant Village at 2pm

Thursday, March 19th – Sr. Center at 1pm

Friday, March 20th – Gastonia Club at 10 am, Brenda is our hostess

Tuesday, March 24th – Happy Stampers card class at 1 pm RSVP to Marilyn

Wednesday, March 25th – Cramerton Rec Center card class at 10am Please RSVP to Cramerton Rec. Center before hand

Thursday, March 26th – Card Class at Riverside Baptist Church in Cramerton at 10am RSVP to Esther

Friday, March 27th – Camp Crop all day

Saturday, March 28th – Team Meeting at 10 am at Park Street United Methodist Church at 120 Park Street in Belmont NC Swaps – 15 of your favorite stamp set….in AC or Mini Catalog

Saturday. March 28th – 6 pm Scrapbooking

Thanks for visiting!

Esther

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