There’s quite a few creative opportunities happening this weekend – check ’em out!
Starting today at 1pm (but truly a go at your own pace event) is my friend Melissa’s Tropical Paradise Virtual Open House. She’ll have creative instruction, games and prizes! Join her VIP Group for all the details.
Tomorrow at 10am I’ll be teaching how to use Forever Historian’s Album Planner feature. I love using this, especially for my vacation books! All the info is in my VIP Group under Events.
All weekend Creative Memories is hosting a Virtual Crop. They typically provide a variety of sketches and ask to see your layouts, using CM products (paper or digi). The event is run on Facebook in their Virtual Crop Group. If you’re looking for CM Supplies, I’d be honored is you selected me as your Advisor while shopping.
Happy interNational Scrapbooking Day! How are you celebrating? I was supposed to be hosting a weekend event in the mountains in Northern California but that was canceled so I’m crafting at home. Here’s a few things that I’m doing today. Comment with what you’re doing!
Close to My Heart all day crop. I purchased the Card Kit #1 and will be following along making that.
Creative Memories Virtual Crop. I’m considering using one of these sketches for my Layout of the Day today.
Layout a Day Challenge started yesterday so I’ll make sure to finish at least a layout today! Join this weekend with promo code BEATLES25 and save 25% (through May 3, 2020).
I’m also going to spend some time outside in the yard and getting some sun!
Join my Forever VIP Group and my Scrapping Challenge Group for more inspiration!
My mom asked me to to make her some Monogram cards for Mother’s Day. I love how these came out and they were super easy in Artisan! Click on each image to see them in Forever. I’d love to make some for you or your mother – just let me know!
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This week, I’m showing you how to make greeting cards with Forever Projects. From birthday cards, monogrammed cards and thank you cards, there’s really no limit to what you can create!
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The only video I took while at Creativation was Uchi Design’s Animated Stamps. I found them truly innovative and interesting.
Other trends seemed to be multi-step stamps (one stamp set, maybe three stamps that you use, one after another, to build an image) like this marble stamp.
I also saw quite a bit of stamp/die combos. The combos you could buy sometimes together, sometimes separately. We even saw one that embossed and die-cut *at the same time*.
There was so much to see! I was certainly on overload after two days here, but it was well worth the trip!
It’s so interesting for me to see trends develop with Holiday Greeting Cards. It’s true that I’m seeing fewer and fewer cards sent to me in the mail. Just the other day, I received an email with a very clever holiday poem. Will I print it and include it with this year’s cards? Good question.
I love crafting and for some reason, even more so during the holidays. This year, I used the season to subscribe to Stampin’ Up’s Pumpkin Patch kit and just loved their cards. Inside I added a sentiment from SU’s Cookie Cutter Christmas stamps and then clear embossed the reindeer from the same set for the envelope. These cards were sent to my Scrap Happy and Our Happy Scrappin’ Place card swaps.
Oh! Did you see my Misti in these pictures! I’m loving this tool for production stamping!
I also made some fun winter tags. Years ago, I purchased some metal sheets with the vision of embossing snowflakes – I just never made the time to do it until yesterday. I am really pleased with these and plan on incorporating them in many more projects in the future. They embossed easily with my Cuttlebug and punched out well with my [old] Creative Memories tag punch. I’d love to try using paint or markers on this material too.
It’s already 8 days into December and we’ve only received 2 cards in the mail and 1 by email. Mine are going out next week.
Are you sending greeting cards? I’d love to hear your stories, let’s connect in the comments.
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I love creating this time of year. It’s really fun for me to make photo gifts, handmade cards and more! Last year, I purchased some great leaf stamps from my Close to My Heart rep and decided to make some thankful cards.
I’m so thankful for all of you – who read and follow me. I really appreciate your support!
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