Sunday, June 12, 2016

2016-2017 CATALOG IS HERE!!

Yippee!  The new 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog has arrived.  And I haven't verified this for myself, but the word is that EVERY new stamp set with images has a matching Framelit or punch to cut out the image.  Don't you just love it -- so many more options now to create that perfect card without hand-cutting.  If you don't have a catalog and are one of my customers who purchased from me last year, contact me to get a free catalog.  Or put in a $50 order and I will get you one for free!!  Here are a few of the projects I have done this month:

This was my swap card for our June RubberQueen meeting using the new "Painter's Palette" stamp set (with a bit of Origami curtains, which are hard to see in this picture). 

This is one of the cards I made for my Craft Day event on Friday, using the new "Foxy Friends Stamp Set" with matching punch (I can't wait to show you more samples using this great bundle).  I also used the new "Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set" with matching punch (another bundle) for the sentiment.  And of course the backgrounds use the "Woodland" and "Brick Wall" Embossing Folders.  I plan on giving this to my husband for Father's Day.

This is one of our make'n takes from the June RubberQueen meeting using the new Hostess Stamp Set "Love You Lots."

And finally, I have to show you a gift I made for my granddaughter.  I got her a new Bible for her birthday and wanted to make it special so I made a book cover for it, to keep it nice through the years.  I have to admit:  I DO NOT SEW, DID NOT HAVE A PATTERN FOR THIS, and DON'T KNOW HOW TO MEASURE (as you can tell).  However, God was looking down on me and saw my struggle -- I managed to get it all done with only one small mistake.  I somehow lost the elastic loop for the button -- so I had to open a couple of small spots and put a new one on.  (All the while, God was saying over and over, "Have patience child.")  She loved it, and I was thrilled!!  P.S. That is Stampin' Up ribbon used for the bookmarks.
Until next time,

"Jesus turned around and saw her, and said, 'Courage, daughter!  Your faith has saved you!'" --  Matthew 9:22