See You Later…

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Couldn’t resist making this card with the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! and the new Make A Difference Stamp Set. The set has upper and lower case letters, a complete set of number, plus lots of small stamps with all those useful stamps such as “Handcrafted Just For You, Handstamped By and the ever useful Stampin’ Up! copywrite stamp.

Remembering the Sixties

This layout and the idea came from a card my friend and upline, Linda Heller did a couple of weeks ago. But I’m a child of the sixties…I said sixties not hippies so I thought I would add a little 1960’s to the card. I wish it were a VW Van but you can’t have everything. The car does tells the story and the rainbow…well think of it as a headband. IMG_1266

American Graffiti

American Graffiti

This Stampin’ Up! Brick Wall Embossing Folder just screamed for graffiti. It’s a great embossing folder made even better because it’s 6″ x 6″. I worked with an entire 6″ x 6″ piece of Whisper White embossed card stock and trimmed out the best part to add to the card.

Come here little fishes…

Come here little fishes...

Saw the instructions to make this little pouch on Sam Donald’s Pootles Blog. Thanks, Sam. Lucky me, when I went to cut a template so I wouldn’t forget, a scrap of this paper was right there beside my trimmer. I put the little pouch together and then I noticed the whale on the remaining paper. Viola! Here’s my take on Sam’s treat pouch.

Perfect Quick Photo Backgrounds

If you need a quick and good base and background on which to photograph your projects with your iPhone i.e. smartphone or iPad, I came up with this solution. Use two pieces of card stock or patterned paper. Lay one sheet against the screen of your laptop and one across the keyboard. You can then balance your camera, phone or iPad on the table. I used this method to photograph the birthday card shown in this post. I found the layout for the card on the internet. Thank you very much for the use of your sketch.

You can choose the color(s) that best shows off your project. The photos show the same card photographed on different colors and patterns. The card stock or Designer Series Paper (DSP) is not damaged and is ready for another project. You can also angle your laptop screen to the best angle for your photo.

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Card Stock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry – Ink: Strawberry Slush – DSP: Kaleidoscope Item# 132995 – Stamp Sets: Sketched Birthday Item# 130426, Petite Pairs Item# 122497, Circle Framelits Item# 130911

All the products used in this post except for the laptop are from Stampin’ Up! Please contact me

HERE if you are interested in purchasing any of these products for your own use.

Wetlands…reminds me of home.

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My sisters and I lived some of our childhood years in Florida where we spent many days at the beach and when we moved to Charleston, SC there were even more days at the beach. As children do, we would run after these little sandpipers and of course, they would scamper away from us. In and out of the water both the little birds and my sisters and I would run. Small things do bring back happy memories.

I wish I could remember the name of the artist that did this original layout. The way I used the drafting tape to color the background was by trial and error. I like the way the color are muddled together rather than in a straight line.

Here is what you will need to create these small still lifes. Click HERE

to order any of these SU products.

Wetlands

Wetlands Clear Mount Stamp Set  126697

Whisper White Card Stock  100730

Marina Mist Card Stock  119682

Pool Party Card Stock  122924

Ink Pads: Soft Suede 126978

 Daffodil Delight  126944

Pool Party  126982

Marina Mist  126962

Acrylic Block E

BUTTERFLYS

Fun surprise special from Stampin’ Up!  15% Butterfly Bundle when you order the Papillion Potpourri stamp set and the Bitty Butterfly punch together!  Sale runs thru September 30, 2013

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(artwork by Stampin’ Up!)

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Set of 7  Papillion Potpourri stamp set  page 90 and page 183 for punch

The Bitty butterfly punch fits the solid butterfly and the bottom right smaller butterfly.

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BUNDLE IT and save 15%!

Wood Mount is regularly 34.90 now $29.27   #135312  save 5.23!

Clear Mount  is regularly 30.90 now  $26.90  #135311  save 4.63!

To order Online go to emilyturner.stampinup.net and click on Shop Now or email me at emilystamps@me.com.

Below is the larger butterfly punch called the Elegant butterfly.  It’s not included in the bundle but it fits the larger butterflies so I’m mentioning it.

127526SYou may want to add the Elegant Butterfly Punch #127526 for $15.95 if you don’t have it already.  It coordinates with the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set perfectly, too!

Punch, Punch, Punch!

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Here’s my Sudsol Convention Swap for this year. Hope you like it.

 Stamp Set: Banner Greetings Hostess Set

 Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Gumball Green, Coastal Cabana, Silver Glimmer,

Real Red, Crushed Curry and Whisper White

Ink Pad:  Real Red

 Emblishments: Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels

 Punches: 1 3/4 scallop, 1 3/8 circle, 1 1/4 scallop, boho blossom, 3/4 circle and star punch

To purchase what you need to make this card click HERE.

Let’s Hear It For Banners!

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I love banners! So when I saw this layout on another card, I knew I was going to have to use it. So with changes, I hope I have made a card that lives up to the sketch.

Card Stock: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Pool Party & Strawberry Slush

Designer Series Paper: Quatrafancy

Ink: Strawberry Slush Ink Pad & Strawberry Slush

Framelits & Embossing Folder: Apothecary Accents & Modern Mosaic

Punches: Modern Label

Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewel

Going To The Circus

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I love this Designer Series Paper. Yes, I know it’s retired. But I thought you might like to see this card I made for my grand nephew. He turned seven years old and we share the same birth date…no news about my age. This was a fun card to make so I made two…one for him and one for me. 

Paper Pumpkin

A "once a month surprise" to give to yourself. Each month for just $19.95 you receive a beautiful orange box just right for a little me time. The kits will have a different theme each month, cards,  3-D projects, etc The price includes shipping...only tax will be added to the price. You can't afford not to try one for a least 1 month. You may cancel your subscription at any time.

A “once a month surprise” to give to yourself. Each month for just $19.95 you will receive a beautiful red box just right for a little “me time”. The kits will have a different theme each month, cards, 3-D projects, home decor, etc. and will include everything you need to finish your projects. Plus, your first month’s order will include a Stampin’ Up acrylic block to use with the stamps included in the kits.

I have a group of Paper Pumpkin subscribers that meet once a month at my home…sometimes you just need a jump start. If there are multiple cards in the kit, we make one as shown on the instructions and one jazzed up card and you will still have additional cards to finish as you see fit. The meeting are always on a Sunday afternoon, usually the last weekend of the month.

The My Paper Pumpkin cost is $19.95 includes shipping…only tax will be added to the price. You can’t afford not to try My Paper Pumpkin for at least a month. You may cancel your subscription at any time. To order and for more information click HERE. When you order, please name me, Emily Turner as your demonstrator. Thanks! I know you will love your monthly surprises.

Who’s The Fairest Of Them All…

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the cat of course, as everyone who has ever lived with a cat knows. This is TOFU (This One’s For You), she’s a pedigreed British Shorthair. The British Shorthair is a very old breed that originated in Great Britain. One of their claims to fame is their coat…it is the densest (more hairs pure square inch) of all the pedigreed cat breeds and their structure…they should be large guys and softly round from every angle. In this picture, Tofu has tilted her ears back so they don’t look as rounded on the tips as they really are. Tofu is a great example of a female Brit. I know this because I bred and exhibited Brits for 15 years before I retired about 5 years ago.

I love the breed as did Lewis Carroll when he fashioned the Cheshire Cat in Alice In Wonderland after the breed. Brits are also somewhat notorious for their role in Stephen King’s horror movie Pet Sematary. The cat in Pet Semetary is named Winston Churchill but his nickname is Church. Here’s a link to the trailer for Pet Sematary,  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMja9C6Htts The cats (there were several) that played Church in the movie were trained by Scott and Thora Hart. Thora and I worked together breeding British Shorthairs for most of the 15 years that I bred Brits. I thank her for all she did for me and my breeding program.

When Is A Ticket Not A Ticket…

When It’s A Tree

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I was looking at the ticket punch and wondering what you could do with that tiny little ticket. I started punching tickets out of scrapes of silver glimmer paper…the tickets looked like little bricks. From there I tried to build a wall using the traditional brick pattern…it was OK…but this tree is better. I used Whisper White for the card and the first layer, then a little border of Gumball Green around the Cherry Cobbler…built the tree and topped it with a star. The Merry Christmas is from the Come to Bethlehem Stamp Set.

Very graphic and simple!

Accentuate The Negative

This card was made from the negative left from another card I designed. When I cut the gold label out, I was left with

this gold layer with the imprint from the edge of the framelit. So I combined some of the elements of the original card

and added the paper piercing. Voila!

Wishing You Peace

Serene Silhouettes, Summer Silhouettes and Greetings of the Season Stamp Sets

The roots of the bush are the flower stem from Summer Silhouettes turned upside down and the bush with the beautiful red birds is from Serene Silhouettes. The greeting is from Stampin’ Up new Holiday Catalog…four greetings written in lovely fonts. The greeting, birds and frame are all Cherry Cobbler red. Stampin’ Up does a great job of color coordination. If you are working on a project i.e. Christmas cards and run out of ribbon there is always more available.

The Greetings of the Season Stamp Set is available from my Online Store just click here and you can order your set just in time for Christmas Card Making.

Fall Card Class

Falling Leaves

This card is as close as we get to beautiful fall leaves here in Central Florida. I used French Foliage SS and markers to color the stamps. I know the Rich Razzleberry ribbon is retired but I couldn’t resist using it…so perfect for this card. I folded the tails of the ribbon over the horizontal ribbon so I would not have a big bump and the button would sit flat on the card. The insert for this card is decorated with a single leaf. The stamp is available on the USPS website. Happy Birthday Linda!

Edgelits and Framelits

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Don’t you love the neat label shapes on this card. I am good with scissors…well not exactly. The labels were cut with Stampin’ Ups new Edgelets and Framelits Dies. We now have a number of these sets which coordinate with our new Stamp Sets. The flower stamp on this card is from our Apothecary Art Stamp Set. If you are interested in seeing more of these products or joining my Stampin’ Up family contact me HERE. There is a link on the site to our new 2012-13 Catalog as well as to my Online Store.