Sunday, July 31, 2016

Canning and Cards

Our garden is exploding right now! Of course an exploding garden means time to dig out the jars, canning salt, and pressure cooker to preserve our summer goodies. Today I canned 32 (no, that's not a typo) pints of green beans...32 pints! I feel so accomplished having grown and preserved my own food. Today's canning adventure was the first time I got to use the new pressure cooker that my mom got me for Christmas. Historically I've used a water bath canner for my goodies, but the pressure cooker is a bit more consistent and allowed me some time to craft (yes!) while my jars were processing.

With our wedding quickly approaching (less than three months away), my sister has been working overtime to get things together for my wedding shower, so naturally, when I sat down to craft, my Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp that said "for your shower" caught my eye. I paired that with some stamps from the Swirly Bird collection and before I knew it, my card was finished (and my jars were done processing - great timing)!


I had so much fun putting this card together, and I love that I can give a homemade card to someone on their special day! Both of these stamp sets are so versatile, they can be used for so many occasions. The Teeny Tiny Wishes set contains a greeting for showers, Halloween, sympathy, Christmas, and everything in between, and the Swirly Bird set has so many great stamps to choose from, it's hard to decide where to start!

If you're interested in learning how to make this card and other fun creations, then you should attend my Coffee & Cards event on August 27. I would love to have you join the fun! Watch for more information coming soon!

Click below to purchase either of the stamp sets featured in this card:


Swirly Bird Photopolymer Stamp Set
[141749]
$25.00


http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=127802
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
[127802]
$27.00



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WHAT'S GOING ON?
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COFFEE & CARDS: Beginning early September! Watch for more details!
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Thanks for sharing your time with me! Happy crafting!


Rose


Saturday, July 30, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Palooza!

I came home from work yesterday to find three (yes, three!!!) Stampin' Up! boxes on my kitchen table. All of us stampers know that coming home to see that our order finally arrived is like Christmas at any time of the year. I think it's possible that my fiance was just as happy as I was that my order came because I've seriously been talking about it all week. If it weren't for our wedding menu tasting coming up this afternoon, I'm pretty sure I'd play all day with my new stuff and only come out of my Stampin' daze to grab a snack and pour another cup of coffee.

As I frantically dug through my boxes and spread all my goodies on the table, a little red box caught my eye. My Paper Pumpkin kit had arrived too! Now, I have to confess that this is my very first Paper Pumpkin kit experience, and I am impressed. My Paper Pumpkin box came with everything I need pre-cut and measured (yes!) to make the project featured on the front of the box. Naturally I sat down and got to crafting right away. 



This month's Paper Pumpkin kit included enough supplies to make six cards and three gift boxes. It also included a really great versatile stamp set (for use with clear blocks) that I know I'll be using over and over again.

If you haven't signed up for Paper Pumpkin yet, you seriously should. A subscription costs only $20 per month, and every month, a new pretty Paper Pumpkin package containing a surprise craft project is delivered to your door. Who doesn't love surprises? Besides, it's a great way to expand your Stampin' Up! expertise with tools and ideas that you can use again and again.

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WHAT'S GOING ON?
Check out the details here:
COFFEE & CARDS: Starting in September! Watch for more information!
  • Check out the Paper Pumpkin monthly kit - subscribe today - click here: PAPER PUMPKIN
  • Click here to see the BIG CATALOG:



Thanks for sharing your time with me! Happy crafting!

Rose