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Debbie Seyer
I am a Concept Designer/Design Team member working in the Paper Crafts industry.
Interests: watching movies with my hubby and family, shopping and paper crafting!, swimming, vacations
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Hello friends! It's been a few months since I posted here on my blog. Thankfully we have been healthy and happy here at my house. I pray that you can say the same thing. I haven't done any paper crafting since last November. I have tons of supplies here but just haven't felt the urge. I have pretty much turned my crafty space into a sewing space. I have been busy making masks for my kids. One of my daughters is a teacher and another daughter is getting ready to go back to college. Both of them need masks so I am making some pretty cute ones! I also started a new hobby. I have been crocheting. For the last few weeks, I have been working on the Better Together Crochet-Along. It's a 5 week project thru Yarnspirations. Here is a link if you want to check it out! Better Together Crochet Along This crochet along has introduced me to a bunch of new stitches and how to make a square blanket from the center. It's a cool project! I will try to take a good picture so you can see my progress. I haven't figured out how to take pictures of a crochet project yet but I will!! What have you been doing during this weird Covid time? I would love to hear...... Talk to you soon! Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2020 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
Hello friends! This self-isolation can really get you down, can't it? Everyday, if you watch, the news has all bad news and I just can't handle it anymore. I was chatting with my daughter, who is a nurse, the other day and she said her husband could really use some scrub caps. That if he didn't get some, he was going to shave his head. Well, they are newlyweds and I am thinking she really didn't want a bald husband....LOL So I looked on YouTube and found a tutorial, dusted off the sewing machine and dug out my fabric stash. That fabric stash is not very big but I made a few caps and they fit both of my nurses, so I will be making more for them to share. Learning a new craft can be time consuming. So check your stash! Did you buy some paper crafting stuff at a convention and forgot how to use it? If so, dig it out and check out YouTube because I guarantee you will find some kind of tutorials. Sharing what you made and how you made it can also be a great help. I know I have got to stay busy because this can really get you down. I also can't spend all my time cooking! LOL So what do YOU have in your stash that you haven't touched in a long time? or maybe you have never touched it? Start looking and I know you will be glad you have something new to occupy your time! Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2020 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
Hello friends. I hope you are finding things to keep you busy during our self-isolation. It's can be hard to find joy and peace right now. There are a few things that are really helping me right now, one is to take time to pray, another is to listen to music and I am really having fun crocheting! It's difficult to find peace and joy sometimes especially if you keep the news on all the time. I encourage you to turn it off and try to only watch once or twice a day. Believe me, they will still be reporting the same things all day long. It's enough to drive you crazy, so just turn it off! Did you have trouble finding some basic stuff at the grocery store? Like bread? Then you couldn't even find yeast to make your own bread! That is what happened in my area. While I was luck enough to have bread in the freezer, some of my friends were not. Here is a yummy recipe that you can make that doesn't require yeast and the bread is delicious with any soup or stew. Plus you can make a really yummy grilled cheese with this bread, too! BEER BREAD Also did you have trouble finding eggs? Or just want to conserve them? Here is a really yummy cake recipe that requires no eggs, milk or butter. When I was growing up, my mom would make this cake and we called it Cock-eyed Cake. It's an old recipe that was used alot during the depression. If you don't have the stuff for the icing, don't ice it! This cake is really good without icing and we usually just sprinkle some powdered sugar on top. KING ARTHUR'S ORIGINAL CAKE PAN CAKE! I don't really have any pictures to share with you today. Sorry about that. I know we are all feeling the walls closing in and the fear of the unknown can really get to you. Here is a video that really helped me yesterday. I hope it helps you. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Well I think it's been 5 days. Staying home and chilling out is not a hardship for me. I am a homebody! I have been working on my latest crochet project and have a picture of it to share. Now remember I haven't been crocheting all that long and this is only my 4th baby blanket so be kind! I am a very visual learner so I was so happy to find a youtube channel that shows me exactly how to crochet. I am loving Daisy Farm Crafts! This is the Bobble and Mesh Blanket with a Back Loop Half Double Crochet Ribbed border. Visit the Daisy Farm Crafts youtube channel if you want to learn a new craft! I have been having alot of fun. Hopefully my crochet will get good enough to give one of these blankets as a gift one day! Now did your husband buy a big bag of bananas at Costco like mine did? I have no idea why he thought we would eat that many bananas but he might have had a hope of a banana dessert! LOL So I am going to make some banana pudding first and if I have enough bananas left, I will bake some banana bread! I just make a pretty simple banana pudding. Layers of vanilla wafer cookies, bananas and then cover it all with some vanilla pudding. Maybe some whipped cream or cool whip, whichever I have on hand. I don't know how my husband stays thin but he has no weight issues. Unlike me, who gains weight just thinking about banana pudding. Oh well, I am not going to let any food go to waste now! Did you get a loaf of bread during your stock up trip to the grocery store? Well there wasn't a whole lot to choose from when I went, so thought I would bake up our favorite loaf. It's an Oatmeal Bread from King Arthur Flour. I have posted pictures of it before but I don't think I have shared the recipe. So here is an easy bread recipe that turns out super yummy and makes great toast and sandwiches. https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/back-of-the-bag-oatmeal-bread-recipe Check out King Arthur Flour for 12 Simple Bread recipes if you don't like oatmeal bread! They have some of the best recipes for bread I have tried. They give instructions for using a mixer, bread machine or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
Hello friends! It's been quite awhile since I posted but I have been thinking that now is the best time to reconnect with my readers. Life is very crazy right now, isn't it? I wanted to take a moment and let you know you are not alone. I am planning to share whatever I am working on every couple of days. Sometimes I am baking bread, smoking some meat on our Traeger Smoker or crocheting a baby blanket. I will not always be sharing paper crafts. Honestly, I haven't created a card since November so we will see what self-isolation does for my creative mojo! Of course, if there is something you would like to see or talk about, let me know! I just want to you all to know that my family and I are here, experiencing self-isolation just like you and your family. We have a great way to communicate and share so let's take advantage of this great technology we have at our fingertips. Here are a few ways I am staying sane in the next couple of days: Enjoy the fact that my college student is home and there is no empty nest here at my house. Turn off the news - it's all bad news right now and I can't take it anymore. Get outside and enjoy my yard. I live in a log cabin next to some woods and I am going to appreciate it! Take some time for prayer and bible study. Finish some crochet projects I have started (new craft for me!) Maybe organize my crafty room (honestly this is probably a last resort lol) Cook some special meals and desserts for my family and I am not going to worry about calories! What are some things you are going to do? I would love to hear from you all. Please stay healthy! Talk to you soon! Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2020 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments on my Seasons Giving Blog hop! I had 140 comments from all of my wonderful readers, so that means I will be giving away two prize packages! I used Random.org to generate the numbers for my winners. My first winner is Beverly Sizemore! 70. Hi, Debbie! I'm a card making, book loving, movie watching sort of gal who lives in northwest Alabama in a small Mayberry type of town. :) Happy New Year! Posted by: Beverly Sizemore | January 02, 2020 at 09:41 PM My second Winner is Brenda in IN 115. I am in Indiana and card making was a blessing when my hubby was diagnosed with dementia. I became a caretaker and was home all the time. Making cards was such a blessing to do something creative and to send a card and make someone else happy. Card makers are the greatest and I've made so many wonderful friendships through blogging. It has now become a big part of my life. Posted by: Brenda in IN | January 04, 2020 at 09:23 AM Ok Beverly and Brenda has until Sunday, January 12 at 6:00pm to get me there mailing address and such. After that I will have to pick some new winners! So if you know either one of them, please let them know they are the winners! Thanks again for all the wonderul comments. I love learning more about my readers!! Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello everyone and Happy New Year! Hello to 2020! Welcome to the Seasons of Giving Blog Hop! I want to say a HUGE Thank You to all of my blog readers! Thank you so much for your support, friendship, and wonderful comments throughout the year!! I appreciate all of you! This Blog Hop is for YOU! Every single blog listed in the hop is hosting a Giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment--it's that easy. The entire link list for the blogs is listed below. Here is a picture of my prize! This is just one of the prizes I am offering. If I get more than 100 comments, I will be giving away two prizes! I have tons of new dies, stamps and other goodies from different manufacturers that I would love to gift to a new home. Be sure to follow the rules carefully to be eligible to win my prize! The giveaway will be open until January 7th at midnight (CST). I will use Random.org to pick the winner and I will post the winner on January 8th. Please make sure I will have a way to contact you--a link back to a blog, email, Facebook--just some way to contact you if you win. The winner will have 48 hrs to reply or another winner will be chosen. To be eligible to win my prize, you must leave me a comment telling me a bit about yourself. Just a little something, like what do you like to craft and where you live! Here is your Season's of Giving blog hop list.......I know it's long but remember, every stop on the list is giving away a prize! So start hopping! Lawn Fawn Scrapbook & Cards Today MFT Stamps Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Reverse Confetti Paper Smooches Sweet & Sassy Stamps The Gray Muse CAS-ual Friday Stamps Sugar Pea Designs Ink Blot Shop Stamp Simply Store Scrapbook Update Indigojade Art Kelly Creates Cathy Zielske Becca Feeken Laurie Willison Nichol Spohr Latisha Yoast Lydia Fiedler Lori Craig Chari Moss Jenn Shurkus Wanda Guess Vera Yates Audrey Tokach Dina Kowal Jessica Frost Ballas Elise Constable Dana Joy Caly Person Amy Tsuruta Cindy Lawrence Janette Kausen Amy Rysavy Debi Adams Judy Hayes Jill Hawkins Marcie Sharp Tracey McNeely Lisa Henke Beth Pingry Margie Higuchi Julee Tilman Cheiron Brandon Mona Toth Karen Hightower Karolyn Loncon Caren Bartholomew Dana Tatar Connie... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hey friends! I wanted to give you a heads up that I will be participating in the Seasons Giving Blog Hop Year 8 this year. So be sure to come back and check out my blog on January 1 to see what great blog candy I will be giving away. There will be alot of other bloggers involved in the hop and each one will be giving away prizes, too! It's been a great time of baking, shopping and wrapping for me this Christmas season. I have really had a transition from being a stay at home mom to now being an empty nester. This has been a harder transition for me than I thought it would be but I am hanging in there! So far I haven't felt like creating much and have to say that my creative juices are really not flowing. But we will see what happens once the new year comes around and I have some time to spend in my creative space. Can't wait for you all to come a hop along with the Seasons Giving Blog Hop. So I will see you back here January 1, 2020!! Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! It's November and the weather is more like December or January! It's been pretty cold, wet and overcast. Plus this week we are supposed to get some snow. I am not enjoying the idea of that, that's for sure! But it does really help you get in the mood for the Holiday season, doesn't it? I asked my hubby when he is putting up the Christmas tree. He looked at me kinda funny but I think I can get it put up in the next week or so! LOL I have been working on Christmas cards this week and have a few more to share. I will tell you that, for the most part, I have used craft supplies that are in my stash. I have so many wonderful crafting supplies and it's a shame to not use them. Remember that I am selling my cards now and have a Facebook group you can join to see them. Just let me know in the comments or shoot me an email if you are interested. Here are my cards..... This card features my favorite stamp set from Hero Arts called Color Layering Cardinal. It's a multi-step stamp set with matching dies. I really love it! I stamped the images and die cut them. I used a stitched rectangle and circle die on the white layer of the card and added some soft blue patterned paper in the circle to simulate a sky behind the cardinal. This will definitely cost extra to mail but it's totally worth it! LOL For this card, I used the Neat & Tangled Nativity Play set with the matching dies. I colored the images using my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers. Those markers are really awesome, since all three blending colors on in ONE marker!! I added some gold mirror cardstock and heat embossed the stars with gold embossing powder. I am selling both of these cards in sets of 4 or 8. Just let me know if you are interested or would like to be added to my Facebook group! Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Now that it's getting colder and the leaves are starting to fall, it's time to start thinking about Christmas cards. I have been creating some cards from my stash and been having a really good time doing it! I have a Facebook group where I showcase the cards I have for sale this holiday season. If you want to join my group, just shoot me an email and I will send you an invite! Here are a few I have created so far. For these three cards, I used a new sentiment set from Simon Says Stamp called Holiday Greetings Mix 1 - Cheer and Joy. I had plenty of cardstock, patterned paper and other embellishments to create alot of cards! These are all fairly simple and I am hoping they will not require extra postage. All three of these cards are the A2 size - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2". The next two cards use the same sentiment and the Christmas Foilage wafer die set. I thought the Christmas Foilage die set would be very versatile and I was right. It works with so many stamp sets and other stuff in my stash! For this card, I die cut the Christmas Foilage die set from glitter and mirror cardstocks. I have tons of Christmas colors in these cardstocks from Crafter's Companion. I used white glitter, gold, red and green mirror cardstocks. I heat embossed the sentiment onto white cardstock using gold embossing powder. Like I said before, I have a Facebook group where I sell some of these cards. Just let me know, if you would like to join my group! Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
Hello friends! I have another couple of destash videos to share. Be sure to check them out on my YouTube channel for all the info! Have you thought about Christmas Cards yet? I am taking an inventory and starting to plan the cards I will have available to sell. If you are interested, I have a facebook group where I sell my Christmas cards. If you would like to be added to the group, just let me know here in the comments section! Here is the newest video! US Only - PayPal only Heartfelt Creations Collection (Listed below with price). Each collection's price includes shipping in a flat rate/priority box. Each Collection will be shipped in a Priority Flat Rate Box and all prices include shipping and handling. PLEASE READ THE DETAILS!! US only, PayPal only and first come first serve. If you are interested email me at debbiemom23cs@hotmail(dot)com Please provide: Name Name of Collection you want PayPal info Snail Mail Address Information Then I will send you an invoice and please pay upon receipt. If I haven't received payment within 24 hours then the Destash Box will be put back up for grabs. If you want more than one collection, I will be happy to make a deal! Monkeying Around Collection - $100 - Sold Botanic Orchid Collection - $100 - Sold Berry Cafe' Collection - $100 Blushing Rose Collection - $80 - Sold Classic Rose Collection - $80 - Sold Farmer's Market Collection - $80 Tropical Paradise Collection - $100 Everyday Hero Collection - $100 All Glammed Up Collection - $80 - Sold Pampered Pooch Collection - $100 Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
Hello friends! I am making a real dent in my stash but I have a bunch more to go thru! Today I have some Heartfelt Creations Decorative Dies to sell. These dies don't have matching stamps but are used for edges, pockets and other pretty stuff! I have listed each set individual. Just email me the ones you want and I will send you a paypal invoice with the price of the dies and shipping. I am shipping everything in a Priority Small Flat Rate box because it includes tracking and insurance of up to $50. Here is the video I made showing the dies...... US Only - PayPal only - prices DO NOT include shipping. Heartfelt Creations dies (Listed below with price). All items can be combined, just send me an email at debbiemom23cs@hotmail(dot)com. I will send you a paypal invoice that includes amount for dies AND price for shipping in a Priority Small Flat Rate Box. Decorative Oval Die - $15 Fleur Borders and Pockets Die - $15 Eyelet Oval Die - $15 Border Essentials Dies - $15 Fleur Border Basics Dies - $15 Classic Border Basics Dies - $15 Delicate Border Basics Dies - $15 Elegant Border Basics Dies - $15 Ornate Borders and Pockets Dies - $15 Regal Borders and Pockets Dies - $15 Dies will be shipped in a Small Priority Flat Rate Box that includes shipping insurance. PLEASE READ THE DETAILS!! US only, PayPal only and first come first serve. If you are interested email me at debbiemom23cs@hotmail(dot)com Please provide: Name Name of dies you want PayPal info Snail Mail Address Information (needed for shipping calculations) Then I will send you an invoice and please pay upon receipt. If I haven't received payment within 24 hours then the Destash Box will be put back up for grabs. If you want more than one, just send me an email. That will save you on shipping price. Thanks for checking out my destash stuff!! Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
Please email me at debbiemom23cs@hotmail.com with what you would like to purchase.
Hello friends! I have another video showing you 6 Heartfelt Creations collections that I am selling. Remember - US Only - PayPal only Heartfelt Creations Collection (Listed below with price). Each collection's price includes shipping in a flat rate/priority box. Each Collection will be shipped in a Priority Flat Rate Box and all prices include shipping and handling. PLEASE READ THE DETAILS!! US only, PayPal only, first come first serve. If you are interested email me at debbiemom23cs@hotmail(dot)com Please provide: Your Name Name of Collection you want PayPal info Snail Mail Address Information Then I will send you an invoice and please pay upon receipt. If I haven't received payment within 24 hours then the Destash Box will be put back up for grabs. If you want more than one collection, I will be happy to make a deal! Italiana Riviera Collection $60 - Sold Blazing Poppy Collection $80 Peacock Paisley Collection $80 - Sold Sunrise Lily Collection $80 - Sold Coffee Talk Collection $80 - Pending Enchanted Mum Collection $80 - pending I still have a few lots left from the Tonic Studios Dies. Here is the Video for that! US Only - PayPal only Tonic Studios dies - some of the dies are new in package. Each lot's price includes shipping in a flat rate/priority box. Dies will be shipped in a Priority Flat Rate Box/padded envelope and all prices include shipping and handling. PLEASE READ THE DETAILS!! US only, PayPal only and first come first serve. If you are interested email me at debbiemom23cs@hotmail(dot)com Please provide: Name Name of Collection You want Pay Pal info Snail Mail Address Then I will send you an invoice and please pay upon receipt. If I haven't received payment within 24 hours then the Destash Box will be put back up for grabs. Lot 1 - Halloween dies 8 dies = $40 sold Lot 2 - Halloween dies 8 dies = $40 - sold Lot 3 - Various Shapes - 5 dies = $50 - sold Lot 4 - Various Shapes - 5 dies = $50 - sold Lot 5 - Baby Themed - 11 dies - $30 - sold Lot 6 - Music Themed - 7 dies - $25 - Sold Lot 7 Hand Bag, Box, Flowers and word dies - 8 dies = $50 Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
Hello friends! You might have noticed that I haven't been posting much here on the blog. It's because I haven't been creating much in my crafty room. I am no longer on any design teams and have been busy with my family and just life in general. Now that we are empty-nesters, my life focus has certainly changed. It's very weird but exciting, too. It's really nice to see our girls living their own happy lives and exploring the world. But back to the craft room purge. I have been on design teams for years and have the crafty stuff to prove it. So I am starting to sell some stuff that is just sitting here so it can go to a good home and I can stash a few bucks aside to do something nice for my wonderful hubby. Here is what I have listed for today! I made a video (using my iphone) to show you what I have. Remember if you would like both collections, just shoot me an email. Stamp & Dies will be shipped in a Medium Priority Flat Rate Box and all prices include shipping and handling. Here are some Tonic Studios dies that are for sale! Lot 1 - Halloween dies 8 dies = $40 Lot 2 - Halloween dies 8 dies = $40 Lot 3 - Various Shapes - 5 dies = $50 Lot 4 - Various Shapes - 5 dies = $50 Lot 5 - Baby Themed - 11 dies - $30 Lot 6 - Music Themed - 7 dies - $25 Lot 7 Hand Bag, Box, Flowers and word dies - 8 dies = $50 PLEASE READ THE DETAILS!! US only, PayPal only and first come first serve. If you are interested email me at debbiemom23cs@hotmail(dot)com Please provide: Name Name of Collection you want PayPal Mailing Address Then I will send you an invoice and please pay upon receipt. If I haven't received payment within 24 hours then the Destash Box will be put back up for grabs. Enjoy shopping today! I will have much more to sell, so keep checking back often!! Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! My last blog post showcased an anniversary card I created for a friend. This blog post I have a wedding card that I created using some cool corner dies from Crafter's Companion. Here is my card..... This card measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4". I used the Die'sire Elegant Trellis Die set. There are so many ways to use this die set. I have three or four other sets in this style and I am going to explore the different ways you can use these in the next few weeks. I really love how the dies cut so easily using my Gemini! Here is a look at the packaging so you can see some of what you can do with this die set. Here is a closer look at my card.... Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I have been having so much fun this summer with my family. I hope you have been having a good summer, too. Summer is almost over and it has gone by so fast! In just 2 weeks, we will be moving my youngest daughter to college. Then in just a couple of months after that, our middle daughter will be getting married. Life is moving by fast here at my house even if I don't want it to move that fast. This past weekend, we had a bridal shower for my middle daughter. My oldest daughter came home for the week to help me get things ready and it was really fun. Everything turned out so nice and it was very nice to have all my daughter's home! Here is a picture of the centerpieces I created using my Silhouette and some Rose Gold Luxury Cardstock (Crafter's Companion). My daughter has loved Toy Story since the first time she saw the movie and when she became engaged her fiance' ingraved "To Infinity And Beyond" inside her engagement ring so we decided that was a great theme for our shower. But now it's time for me to get back to creating. A friend of mine needs a 50th Anniversary card for some friends. So I got out some supplies from Crafter's Companion and created something simple but elegant! The supplies I used are mostly from Crafter's Companion. I used the Die'sire Classic Flourish classiques dies for the flourish inset. The numbers are from the Die'sire 1" Numbers & Punctuation Decorative die set and the sentiment was stamped using the Crafter's Companion Decadent Flowers clear stamp set. I used black cardstock for the base, Gold - Matte & Mirror - Luxury Cardstock plus some Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock for the main panel. I will put a piece of white cardstock inside with a simple Happy Aniiversary sentiment just printed with my computer. Here is a closer look..... This card measures 5 1/4" square. That is a favorite size for me but will require extra postage if you mail because it's a square. I think my friend will really like this and you could definitely make this into a wedding card just by changing the colors and the sentiments! Thank you for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Hope you have been having a good summer so far. I can tell you that for me, the summer is going by really fast. My youngest daughter is already packing for college. Move in day is about one month away.......I can't believe it! I haven't been feeling very crafty lately but decided to sit down at my desk and see what I could make. These thank you notes will come in very handy for two of my daughter's. One needs to send thank you's for graduation gifts and the other will need to send thank you's for bridal shower gifts. I decided that a monochromatic color scheme would be best. I absolutely hate to make the same card more than about 10 times. But when you change up the color scheme, it really helps! Here is what I came up with........ Here are the supplies I used......... Crafter's Companion Supplies: Crafter's Companion Vintage Chic Clear Acrylic Stamp set Gemini Stitch Edge Square Dies Gemini Stitch Edge Rectangle Dies Harmony by Spectrum Noir ink pads - Plum Jam, Sandstorm, Green Topaz Gemini Die Cutting and Embossing Machine Other Supplies: Merry Merlot, Pool Party Cardstock twine Rich Cocoa Memento Ink Pad foam squares Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Happy birthday to my husband, Keith! His birthday falls just one day before July 4th so I created a card with a bit of a patriotic theme. I grabbed some of my favorite dies from Crafter's Companion and created this card. The supplies I used for this 5 x 7" card are from Crafter's Companion. Here are the supplies: Gemini Elements Stitch Hexagon dies Gemini Expressions - Everyday Sentimentals 1 Crafter's Companion Kraft Cardstock Neenah Classic Crest Cardstock Collall All Purpose Glue Other supplies: burgundy and navy cardstock red and gold sequins mini brads 3d foam squares I cut my white cardstock to 4 1/2 x 6 1/2". I die cut a bunch of small hexagons from the kraft, navy and burgundy cardstock. Using a liquid adhesive, I adhered the hexagon into a pattern. I overlapped the edges to give it a better look. Now it's time to trim the edges!! I added the sentiment and then the sequins! Hopefully my hubby will appreciate them and not complain they are too girly! LOL Thanks for stopping by today!! Hope I gave you an idea for a masculine birthday card! Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello Friends! Today I have a thank you card to share with you today. I used a new-to-me collection from Crafter's Companion called Spring Is In The Air. I haven't really had time to play with everything in the collection but did pull out a few things that I thought would make a cute thank you card. Here are the products I used from Crafter's Companion: Spring is in the Air - 12 x 12 paper pad Spring is in the Air - Primrose die and stamps Crafter's Companion Thank You Sentiment and Verses Clear Stamp set Spectrum Noir Watermark Ink Pad Crafter's Companion Clear Embossing powder (not pictured) Crafter's Companion Heat Gun (not pictured) I stamped the flower images using embossing/watermark ink and then sprinkled on the clear embossing powder. After I heat set the flowers, I used the matching dies to die cut them out. So simple! You can do it either way, die cut then stamp or stamp then die cut. It's up to you. This card measures 5 x 7" and the base of the card was created from Kraft cardstock. If you mailed this card, definitely add extra postage! Thanks for stopping by today! I will be working on some quick and easy thank you cards for my daughter's to send out. Lot's of thank you's needed this month! LOL Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I have been working on wedding invites for my daughter's wedding this fall. It took awhile to settle on the design (her tastes are very different from mine) and now I have started creating 80 invites. We decided the Tri-Fold type of invitation would work best. My daughter showed me some designs she liked on Pinterest and I looked thru my crafty stash and then got busy! We both decided that the Die'sire Floral Bouquet Create-a-card die (Crafter's Companion) would be the perfect first fold for the invite. So here is a tutorial showing exactly how to create a Tri-Fold Wedding invitation. Here are the supplies you will need: 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock - 1 sheet cut to 10 x 7" scored at 5; 1 sheet cut to 5 x 7" Die'sire Floral Bouquet Create-A-Card metal die Gemini Die Cutting & Embossing Machine Metal Shim for Gemini removable tape something to pick out all the paper bits paper cutter score board with bone folder red liner tape or Score-Tape Position the die onto the 5x7" piece and hold it in place using the removable tape. For this project, just use one of the outside edge dies. Using this sandwich - purple cut plate, plastic shim, magnetic shim, die with cardstock, metal shim, cut plate. It is very important that when cutting with this sandwich that you are very meticulous about rotating/flipping all of your plates so they don't get super warped. Also I have used plates and shims that were well used to begin with because I knew that they would be ready to throw away after die cutting 80 wedding invites! These are my plates after cutting 80+ Floral Bouquets....I can still use them but will probably set them aside to use with fabric or felt, etc. Once you have carefully removed the die from your cardstock, use a sharp tool to poke out all the little bits. Maybe you know of a way to get those bits to fall out easier than I found, if so, please share in the comments! I have used my scissors to trim the edges on this piece. To add this piece onto the tri-fold, you will need to score along the bottom edge at 1/4". Then put the red tape on that little flap so you can adhere this to the 5 x 7" piece. Now you can leave... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! The countdown is on until May 19. That is the day my youngest daughter will graduate from high school! I can't believe how fast time flies. It seems like just yesterday, she was starting kindergarten. Now we will start planning and getting things ready for her to attend college in the fall. She will be studying Graphic Design in college and I am really proud and excited for her. Graduation parties are starting and that means it's time for a bunch of thank you cards. My stash of cards has gotten seriously low so it's time to get busy making some quick and easy cards! For today's stack of cards, I am using supplies from Crafter's Companion. I have many 6x6 paper pads from Crafter's Companion that would be perfect for some thank you cards. Today I am using the Signature collection by Sara Davies - Parisian Collection 6x6 paper pad and the Gemini Thanks Stamp and Edge Die to create these cards. Here are some of my supplies....... I didn't put any Kraft cardstock in this picture but that is what I used for my card bases. I also used some Luxury cardstock that I had in my scrap pile. I think these sheets were from a Christmas collection by Crafter's Companion. Here are my cards.......right now I have 9 cards made!! Here are two of them. These are just very simple cards that can be made assembly-line style. I just die cut as many of the "thanks" edge die as I could from the glitter cardstock I had. Then I cut the 6x6 papers into 4" x 3" pieces. That left me with a 2" long piece that I cut to 5 1/4". That piece makes up the landscape card! I wanted to use everything I could. I think I will even see what I can do with the little scraps left over!! That might be my next blog post. Here are the pieces I cut from the 6x6 patterned paper pad. In the paper pad I used for these cards, there was 3 pieces of each design so I can make quite a few cards from those 3 sheets. I will be trying to use the whole pad because I will need alot of thank you cards! If you have questions about how I created these cards using my Crafter's Companion supplies, just shoot me... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Wow! It's been a while since I have posted on my blog. It's been awhile since I even created something crafty! I have been helping my my aunt with her tax business and my family with different things while trying to find a balance has been almost impossible. Now I am back to working in the crafty room. Right now, I need to create an anniversary card for my hubby. On Saturday, April 27, 1991, we will be married 28 years. Here is a picture of us on that wonderful day! This was after the marriage ceremony. We left the church, released some balloons in the air and then got into Keith's dad Model A car. It was such a wonderful day! Sometimes it seems like just yesterday! It's hard to believe that it's been 28 years, 3 daughters - one married, one engaged and one off to college in the fall. Life moves fast in ups and downs. I am thankful to God for the blessings of this man in my life and the wonderful family I have. Sometimes it can be hard to create a masculine card when alot of the supplies that are out there are really feminine plus my style is more feminine. So creating this card was a bit of a challenge for me. I probably used the wrong colors for 28 years but I really like how this card turned out! For this card, I used the Crafter's Companion Gemini embossing folder - Patterned Swirls. I used some silver gilding wax applied with just my finger to highlight the embossing on the black cardstock. I used the Love Stamp and Die set for the sentiments. The love is a die cut that cuts along the top and inside of the letters. I used the Stitch Edge Oval die to cut it the rest of the way out and to cut out the white layer that is underneath. The Matte Silver Luxury Cardstock looks just right for this card, not too flashy! After stamping the sentiment onto white cardstock, I used my scissors to cut the edges. I adhered it all together and will write an appropriately sappy love letter to my sweetie! LOL If anyone is actually reading this blog and wants some in depth instructions/tutorial on the details of this card, just let me know! Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I am sorry I haven't been posting. I have been working a part time job and I got a nasty virus. I am excited to have some time this weekend to work in my craft room but before I start I thought I would share with you a couple more projects I created using the Circle Die-Cutting subscription box from Crafter's Companion. This card measures 5 x 7". I used all the sizes of the stitched circles in the box and cut a bunch of colored cardstock and patterned paper in different sizes. I stamped the butterflies and heat embossed them using white embossing powder. This card measures 5x7", too. I embossed the butterflies with white embossing powder onto the yellow cardstock. I stamped the flower image onto watercolor paper and used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens to color the flower. I die cut the scalloped circle out of the yellow cardstock and put a piece of white cardstock in the negative space. I stamped the sentiment onto that white panel. I really have had fun with the Circles Die-Cutting Subscription box from Crafter's Companion. It's fun to sit down with supplies and make as many different samples! Well I am off to create something fun today. I will share it with you in a few days. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I wanted to remind you about the Crafter's Companion HSN (Home Shopping Network) day tomorrow, March 5. Be sure to tune in for a look and check out all the great stuff! But I do have a couple more cards to share with you using the Crafter's Companion Subscription Box - Circle Die Cutting. It was fun creating cards using the supplies from the box. This card uses the largest square card blank (6x6"). I used the colors from the patterned paper for my card. After stamping the flower image onto the base panel and then stamped the flower image onto the watercolor paper. I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers to color the image and then fussy cut it out. I die cut some circles and stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock. Everything but the white cardstock is included in the subscription box. Here is another card I created and I just love it! This card uses the smallest card blank (5 3/4 x 4 1/4") included in the box. There are two stamp sets included and you can create such different styles of cards. I really like that alot! I would love to know if you subscribe to a card kit or a subscription box and what is your favorite part of the kit! That way I can share with you the things I make with the kits I subscribe too!! Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room