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At last - a LIVE stamping class!

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  It's time to stamp together again! On June 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 I'll host the first Spread Joy Card Class in over a year! Spread Joy Card Class is $20 or FREE with a $25 purchase. You get six cards (2 each of 3 designs) plus envelopes. Here's a sneak peek of two of the cards we're making...stay tuned for the third card! Sneak Peek! RSVPs are due by Monday, June 7th! Click here to RSVP now! Joyful Stamping, Elizabeth

My Favorite Bundle Creative Stampers Blog Hop

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  Hi! Welcome to my blog! This month's Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle and Blog Hop theme is "your favorite bundle from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog! It was so hard to decide on just one! This new catalog has so many great stamps, bundles, and suites! If you don't already have a catalog, let me know and I'll get one out to you ASAP! After much flipping through the catalog and mulling over the possibilities, I decided on "The Beauty of Friendship" bundle. Beauty of Friendship Bundle As you can see, this is an incredibly versatile stamp set and dies! You can make trees for any season! And I love the sentiment that says, "Friendships refresh the soul." I had a bunch of strips of colored cardstock floating around on my worktop which gave me the idea for my blog hop card. I love the colors! Do you notice the embossing folder? It's the new Bark Embossing Folder that is part of The Beauty of Friendship Suite! It's just so pretty!! I didn't ha

May Creative Stampers' Tutorial Bundle Bloghop

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  Welcome to May's Creative Stampers' Tutorial Bundle Group Blog Hop! This month we're featuring cards to send to guys! Seriously, who doesn't need more cards to send to guys?? This month I'm using the Handsomely Suited Bundle. This great bundle includes a stamp set with both long and bow ties plus five guy-themed sentiments! The Suit & Ties Dies cut out all of the pieces you need to make a suit, vest, shirt, or...you're really only limited by your imagination as to what you can create! I think this stamp is kind of funny; what do you think? I used the "In Good Taste" Designer Specialty Paper (DSP) for the bottom two layers. One piece looks like white paint spread over a blue background and the other looks like a + shaped tile pattern in blue and white. I think the patterns and then the pattern that I created using the bowtie stamps all look cool together and give the card interest without taking the whole thing overboard. To create the front panel

April Fine Art Floral Blog Hop

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Welcome to the April Creative Stampers Blog Hop! This month we're creating cards using the Fine Art Floral Suite. This stamp set is so simple, yet you can do so much with it! I really wanted to do something different with the set this month. Both my blog hop card and the card in the tutorial bundle are outside the mold a bit! Fine Art Floral Watercolor Card I wanted to create a somber "thinking of you" card using this set. It seems like I've need too many of these cards this year. I started with a Gray Granite card base. I started with a 3 3/4" X 5" piece of Fluid 100 watercolor paper. I wet the paper with the largest of the Water Painters. Then I added Soft Sea Foam, Pool Party, Petal Pink,  and Gray Granite stripes using the Stampin' Pads. I painted a stripe of each and then added some water to get some running of the colors. When it looked like I wanted it to look, I set it aside to dry. I die cut the flowers and stem from Fluid 100 watercolor paper.

Cards @ Flyway Brewing

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 Cards @ Flyway Brewing? Yes! Join me on April 28th at 6:00 PM for a FREE card class! What could possibly be better that beer and cards? (Pssst...they carry wine in a can now, too.) Yes, we will share stamps, but I'm taking every precaution for your safety! We will all be wearing masks (yes, you can pull it down when you take a drink of your beer.) Everyone will have access to baby wipes to wipe down each stamp before passing it on to the next person. I'll open the ink pads and you can push them to the next person using your baby wipe.  I think Pulaski County is doing well with vaccinations; if you aren't vaccinated or don't feel comfortable at the table with others then you can settle in at your own table to stamp. Or if you prefer, you can be seated between two vaccinated people...that seems like a pretty safe place to be. Never stamped before? Don't worry! I promise you can stamp and make gorgeous cards! I'll guide you through it and you'll see how easy a

Creative Stampers Spring Blog Hop and Tutorial Bundle

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This month's Creative Stampers blog hop and tutorial bundle is all about Spring! After all of the snow we got two weeks ago (20" in North Little Rock, Arkansas!) I am ready to see my hyacinth's start popping up; who's with me? It's March 1, so spring shouldn't be too far away here in the South! This month I used my new favorite stamp set called Brushed Blooms. It has a coordinating die set called Beautiful Brushstrokes. The bundle is called Brushed Blooms and is, as always, 10% off! Here's the Brushed Blooms Bundle For the blog hop, I'm also using the gorgeous Love You Always Foil Sheets. They come in Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose, and Sahara Sand. The Rococo Rose one is my favorite and is the sheet I chose for this card. Let me show you. Let's Paint the Town! Well, as long as we're home early! I absolutely love this sentiment! "Let's paint the town - as long as I'm home by 9:00" When M'Liss and I were looking through the cat

Creative Stampers February Tutorial Bundle

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  It's time for a new tutorial bundle from Creative Stampers! This month is, of course, all about LOVE! I used the "Hearts & Kisses" Stamp Set and the coordinating Kiss punch! This is a Distinktive stamp set! It's made to look like they have been drawn with a marker.  So stinking cute! And look at these cute sentiments!  I love the "Happy Galentine's Day" one, don't you? Look at the Kiss punch; I just love it! It coordinates with the lip and heart stamps! In addition to punching out the stamped images, you could also punch out a bunch of these to go in a shaker card! You can get the tutorial bundle with any purchase from me this month, or you can purchase the tutorial for $22. The tutorial includes the recipes for 12 cards! Happy Galentine's Day everyone! Joyful Stamping, Elizabeth