February 28, 2017

Quick and Easy Baskets

Hey All! Today I have an adorable yet quick and easy basket for you that is just perfect for little bits of Easter candy.
I just love how quick they go together and all you need is an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock and some scrap DSP. To begin, I trimmed off a 1/2" x 11" from the full sheet of cardstock to use as a handle, I then cut the cardstock down to a 6" x 6" square and scored all 4 sides at 2" and 4", clipped up 4 score lines, folded all the score lines added a 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" piece of DSP to all 4 corners, brought the sides up over the center, inserted the handle and stapled into place. I then covered the staple with an embellishment. The Mint Macaron basket is using retired DSP and embellishments, however the Crumb Cake basket is using the Falling In Love DSP from the Occasions Catalog and I punched the large butterfly from Blushing Bride, and stamped the small butterfly from the Papillion Potpourri in Crumb Cake ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and punched with the small butterfly punch and attached with glue dots. Here is a template I made showing the score and cut lines.
Hopefully you will find this helpful. I also did a FB Live showing just how easy it is, so if you would like to watch as I put one of these together, hop on over to www.facebook.com/snsfromtheheart and check out the video.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Have a great day and Happy Stamping,

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February 25, 2017

Watercolor Celebration Duo

Hi there and Happy Saturday. Well, as predicted, our warm weather is coming to an end and they are now calling for a Lake Effect snow storm...can you see my sad face? Ugh, just those few warm sunny day's have me hopping up and down for Spring!
Anyway, today's card is using the new Celebration Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. The cool thing about these folders, is they DE-boss rather than EM-boss. Of course, this lends itself to some pretty cool watercoloring! And of course, I used..... surprise....the awesome new watercolor pencils! I LOVE these pencils. I am having SO much fun with these that I can't get over it. I am really finding myself addicted to them and the different blending options for them. Here I used the AquaPainter to blend out the color after I scribbled the color onto the cardstock after I had Debossed the Happy image into it.
I can not recommend these pencils more highly. If you have been sitting on the fence wondering if you should make the plunge, I've got to tell you, just do it! It will be the best $16.00 you've ever spent on a craft supply. I promise! And, if you have them, and you haven't tried them yet, GET THEM OUT! Play with them! You will LOVE them!
Happy Stamping,

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February 23, 2017

Nailed It Chrome Style!

Hi all! Happy Thursday! I hope you're having a great day. We are still in the throws of warm and balmy weather. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and it looks like winter will return Sunday (insert sad face)
Anyway, I have a cute card for you that is perfect for the men in your life. It uses the Nailed It bundle and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this bundle!
To begin, I ran a piece of the Silver Foil paper through the Big Shot using the brand new Dynamics Embossing Folder, Hexagons. This is such an amazing effect on this card. It totally looks like chrome here. I then adhered that to my basic card front using Tombow liquid glue. I then stamped my images onto Whisper White cardstock using Black Archival ink and colored them in using my beloved Watercolor pencils and blended the color out with my blender pens. I cut each tool out with the coordinating dies from the bundle and stamped the sentiment and cut out with the die and adhered them onto the the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. I cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock 1/4" x 5 1/4" and adhered to the center of the card, over the tools using a Stampin' Dimensional on each end.
Fast and Simple, just the way I like it but it still packs a  punch!
Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate that. Please leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts on this card.
In the meantime, Happy Stamping,
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February 21, 2017

Cupcakes and Carousels and All Things Thanks

Happy Tuesday my friends. We are in the midst of a string of sunny days and I can't tell you how wonderful it is to finally see the sun! They are also calling for near 50૦F Wednesday, Thursday and Friday which is going to feel like a heat wave compared to what we have had, so I'm looking forward to that. In the meantime, I did get some time in the craft room this week and played around with some fun new product.
I am totally in love with this new Cupcakes and Carousels DSP pack. It's 6" x 6" paper and the colors are just gorgeous.The paper has a vintage feel to them while being fun at the same time.
The card base is Early Espresso cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and the DSP is 4 1/8" x 5 3/8". I cut the Early Espresso strip 1 1/2" x 3 3/4" and the Calypso Coral Strip is 1 1/2" x 3". I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out with a Stitched Shapes circle framelit and layered it onto a piece of Early Espresso cut with a scalloped circle from the Layered Circles framelits collection. I layered that onto a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock cut 2 1/2" x 3 1/4". I wrapped a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Bakers Twine and tied it into a bow and adhered it to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. The candy dots added to the bottom of the Bermuda Bay are retired candy dots I had in my stash that I pulled out.
I hope you enjoyed today's card. Please leave me a message and let me know your thoughts. Thanks so much for stopping by and having a look around. I wish you all a wonderful day and happy stamping!

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February 19, 2017

Cool Treats Class with Stampin' n Scrappin' From the Heart

Hey everyone. Happy Sunday! I know,  I'm a day late, but, I we had our first super sunny day since I think November and I took full advantage of it. Yes, we still have 4 feet of snow (no, I am not exaggerating!) but it was almost 50 degrees and full on sun so I took Tucker for a little walk and when we got back, I was so energized that I went insane around the house. I cleaned out kitchen cupboards and drawers, did laundry and ........cleaned and organized my craft room! I changed a few things around and now I am ready to begin real Spring cleaning like washing walls and shampooing carpets. It's amazing how the sun can energize you and totally renew your spirit!
Anyway, today, I want to share with you a class I have coming up in a few weeks. It's the Cool Treats class and will include the Tasty Treats DSP, the Tasty Treats sprinkles, Thick White bakers twine and the Peekaboo Peach Rouched ribbon along with all of the precut/ pre-die cut cardstock needed for the projects. I will have the stamp set and ink available to use here. We will be making a total of 8 cards, 2 each of 4 designs as well as a treat bag. The cost of this class is $46 and must be paid by 3/1/17 and can be paid by PayPal. This class is also available as a To Go option for $59 which includes the $13 to ship the materials to you. You will need to have the stamp set and ink in order to complete the projects or you can use what ever you have available. The To Go kits will be mailed to you the following Monday March 13th.
If you are interested in either of these class options, be sure to sign up for my mailing list so that you will receive the "flier" in the mail that will contain the PayPal link to ensure your spot. Live class, seating is limited to 8. If you happen to miss the mailing, you may RSVP by emailing me at snsfromtheheart@gmail.com and I can invoice you from PayPal and remember, 3/1/17 is the deadline to RSVP/make payment for this class.
I hope you can make it, I promise it will be a great class!
Happy Stampin'

February 16, 2017

So In Love

Well happy Thursday everyone. Another snowy day here in CNY...I think we're trying to set a record? I read somewhere just the other day, that Redfield,NY which is the next town over about 10 mile away has had over 350" already this year and counting and sadly we're not too far behind. The article also stated that this area here on the Tug Hill has more snow than Alaska and we are currently holding the award for snowiest region in the USA! Yuk...who wants to be noted for that? Apparently, there is only one other city/town that gives this area a run for their money in the snow department and it was a city/town in Michigan near Lake Superior, but currently, this winter we are ahead of them! Needless to say, I would be more than glad to send then the snow so they can win!

Anyhoo, on a positive note, all this snow sure does make for productivity in the craft room. And today's card I made for my mom and dad for their 48th wedding anniversary. I know right? It's pretty amazing to say the least today. Unfortunately, so many don't make it that long in their relationships. I am very fortunate that my parents live by example and it is them that I model my own marriage of which I am proud to say we celebrated 23 years in December...Not bad eh? Well, here is the card that I made for mom and dad:
Stamps: So In Love
Paper: Crumb Cake 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scrap large enough to fit the die; Falling in Love DSP 5 1/4" x 4"
Ink: Basic Black Archival Ink
Misc: So Detailed Thinlits; Big Shot; Basic Pearls; Fast Fuse Adhesive

Run the scrap Crumb Cake cardstock through the Big Shot and stamp the sentiment in the center. Add 3 tiny pearls and score the right end of the die cut piece. Layer the DSP onto the card base using Fast Fuse and apply adhesive onto the center of the die cut and on the right "end piece" and adhere to the center of the card.

A very simple card that packs a lot of elegant punch. The Detailed thinlits will make any card look intricate and amazing. I hope you enjoyed today's card. Please let me know your thoughts and leave a comment below. I love hearing what you think.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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