Highlight Film from the 30th OnStage for Stampin' Up! in Orlando

I was in Orlando most of the week last week.  I had worked ahead and gotten all of my blog posts written up  until yesterday.  I knew I could write up a little review of our trip for today.  Nature got in the way.  Here in North Carolina we've had quite a bit of rain the past few days.  Around 9:30 yesterday morning a tree broke apart up the street from me and took down some power lines and blew a transformer.  No power for the rest of the day.  We did get power back last night around 9:00, but I couldn't get the internet to work.  I finally decided to face the fact that I would not have a post for today.  I really do pride myself on being consistent.

So here it is almost 3:00 in the morning and I'm up and all is running smoothly, almost.  I'm giving in.  Today I will have the highlight video of OnStage put out by Stampin' Up!  It's really neat.  It begins 15 years ago with Shelly, the founder of Stampin' Up! talking about the first 15 years and her dreams for the next 15.  Those dreams have come true with Stampin' Up! a global market.  Wow!  Look for the yellow shirts.  That's my little group of 5 Luv 2 Create team in Orlando.  We made the cut!

Monday's post will have my review of our days in Orlando.  Thanks for understanding.



Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #536 Frist Frost

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #536.  This week we have a sketch.


This card just came together so easily for me.  I love it when that happens. I'm using the First Frost Bundle.

CCMC#536 First Frost by Jo Anne Hewins
The base is Thick Whisper White cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4 and fold.

Cut a piece of Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4.  Run this through the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder.

The patterned paper is from the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Cut this to 2 x 3 1/4 and add to the card.

Using the Frosted Bouquet Thinlits, cut three of the branches in Old Olive.  One will go inside.  For the flowers, you'll need 6 of the smaller flowers and 3 of the larger.  Some will go inside.  The flowers are stamped in Rich Razzleberry.  Add to the card.  The larger flower is on dimensionals.

CCMC #536 First Frost close up by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying is from the Varied Vases stamp set and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry.  Stamp the Hello over and over.  Attach with dimensionals. Use the snail where it covers the flowers already on dimensionals.

CCMC #536 First Frost inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

Inside add the left over branch and flowers.  The saying is from Varied Vases.

CCMC#536 First Frost card by Jo Anne Hewins

I think this is a really cute card.  I love doing a sketch challenge!

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Painted Harvest Flowers for Fall

 Sometimes you want a beautiful but very easy and simple card.  That's what I have for you today!  It's so easy with the Painted Harvest stamp set.

Painted Harvest Sunflowers by Jo Anne Hewins

For this  card, the base is Soft Suede measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The Crushed Curry layer is 3 3/4 x 5.

The Whisper White layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Stamp randomly the larger less detailed flower in Daffodil Delight.  Don't be afraid of the edges.  When a design runs off the page, it just makes everything seem more real.  Now go back to each flower and stamp the smaller more detailed stamp in Crushed Curry.  Look at the center of the flower and kind of try to make it fit, but don't fret over it.  Mine certainly are not perfect.  Come back and stamp the centers of the flowers in Soft Suede.  The variations in color are built into the stamp.  Aren't they wonderful!  Stamp the three dots stamp in Soft Suede in some of the empty spaces.

Run some of the Braided Linen Trim around the card.  Tape it down in the center so that it will be behind the circle that we will add.

Painted Harvest Sunflowers close up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the saying from Love What You Do in Soft Suede on Whisper White.  To the side and down a little stamp the flower again just as it was stamped on the front.  Add some dots in Soft Suede.  Cut this out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  With the Layering Circles Framelits cut a scalloped Crushed  Curry circle to frame the saying.  Add a little larger Soft Suede scalloped circle.  Add all this with dimensionals.

Add a bow made with the Braided Linen Trim to the card with a glue dot.

Painted Harvest Sunflowers inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of the card.  Stamp the flower and dots.  This saying is also from the Love What You Do stamp set.

Painted Harvest Sunflowers for coffee shop by Jo Anne Hewins

So there you have it.  It's pretty, easy, and pretty fast!  Winners in my book!

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Timeless Tidings Isn't Just for the Kit!

Hello to you today!  The Timeless Tidings Kit is fantastic.  I plan on having a post on it soon.  Today I want to show you a card made using the Timeless Tidings stamp set.

Timeless Tidings Christmas Tree by Jo Anne Hewins

I really like how it turned out.  Let's talk about it.

The card base is Tranquil Tide measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

The next layer is Watercolor Paper.  It's cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  Stamp the tree from Timeless Tidings randomly over the card.  Use the Aqua Painter to blend the colors on the trees.

Use the Layering Ovals to cut a scalloped oval from Tranquil Tide and the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut the Whisper White oval.  Layer these and add to the card.

The Christmas tree is cut from Tranquil Tide.  Cut the larger evergreen and the smaller tree with the cut outs.  Start at the bottom of the tree and gently pull out the cut out sections.  Glue the trees together matching the very top.  Use the Shimmery White Paste to add snow to the cut outs and to the edges of the trees.  Put some of the paste on a silicone mat and use the Paletter Knives to put the paste where you want it.  Remember that this paste dries quickly so wash in soap and water  the mat and knife as soon as you finish.  Wait until the paste is dry to add the Red Rhinestones.  Attach to the oval.

Timeless Tidings Christmas Tree Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying is from Timeless Tidings.  Cut a piece of Vellum that is 1 by 4 1/2.  Stamp the saying in Real Red and quickly add Clear Emboss Powder to it.  Heat.  Wrap the vellum around the front of the card and tape it on the back.  

Add the Watercolor Paper to the card base.

Timeless Tidings Christmas Tree inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside, stamp a row of the trees in Tranquil Tide along the bottom.  The saying is stamped in Real Red and is from the Timeless Tidings stamp set.

Timeless Tidings Tree by Jo Anne Hewins

The Shimmery Paste is a lot of fun to use.  With Christmas coming, it's the perfect time of year to give it a try.

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October 2018 Paper Pumpkin Friends of a Feather

Did you get the Friends of a Feather October Paper Pumpkin?  When I first saw it, I thought that it just wasn't for me.  Once I started working with it, I liked it more and more.  This kit makes 4 each of 2 designs for a total of 8 cards.  You even get cute printed envelopes!  

October paper pumpkin

Here's the quick video from Stampin' Up! that shows the kit.  There's a great stamp set and a Night of Navy ink spot.


Here's a picture of the cards that I made that are pretty close to the directions that came with the kit.

October Paper Pumpkin cards by Jo Anne Hewins

There is a smaller fold out card with fantastic lazer cut feathers on the front.  Wow!

October paper pumpkin cut outs cards by Jo Anne Hewins

I'm intrigued with the colors used in this kit.  I would not have put them all together, but they really work.

October Paper pumpkin big leaf cards by Jo Anne Hewins

There are lazer cut feathers of many colors as well as lots of leaves in different colors.  Look at the fancy scalloped edges on these cards!

Of course I had to come up with my own ideas for this kit so here we go.

October paper pumpkin alternate 1 

This card starts with a base of Grapefruit Grove.  The Mint Macaron layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  

The Whisper White layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Stamp the leaf over the background in Grapefruit Grove and Mint Macaron. 

Turn one of the leaves over to the white side and sponge with a dauber with Mint Macaron ink.  Use the Fresh Fig and the Cajun Craze leaves too.  Adhere to the card.  Add some of the smaller Grapefruit Grove and Night of Navy leaves.

Use the Nature's Twine and pull apart strands in Grapefruit Grove and Mint Macaron.  Use those strands to stretch across the card and to make a bow.  Add the bow with a glue dot.  The saying is stamped in Mint Macaron on one of the white labels from the kit.  Add it with dimensionals.  Add some of the sequins from the Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins.

October Paper Pumpkin alternate 2 by Jo Anne Hewins

For this card, the base is Cajun Craze.  The Night of Navy layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  

The Whisper White layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  Stamp the three little lines over as interet for the background.  Stamp in Cajun Craze.  Add some Cajun Craze Designer Series Paper from the Regals collection.  It measures 1 1/2 x 3 3/4.

Stamp the container from the Country Lane in Memento Black.  Color with the Light and Dark Smoky Slate Blends.  Use the Color Lifter to lighten it up a little.  Cut this out and add with dimensionals.

But wait!  Before you adhere the container, add some of the twine.  I went around 2 times.  Add a bow with glue dots after the container is down.  Add small leaves to the container using Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Grapefruit Grove, and Night of Navy.  Finish off with some of the sequins from the kit.

October paper pumpkin alternate cards by Jo Anne Hewins

So, I hope you found this helpful.  Refills of this kit will not be available.  That's sad, but wait again.  The November kit is available to order now.  YOU WANT THIS!  The Christmas kit is always very popular!

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