Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Something Had To Give.....

Sometimes in life, something just has to give.  In my case, these past few months, blogging and videotaping was it.  I am 57 years old (yikes!) which means that my mother is in her 80's and my mother-in-law is 90.  Last October, my mother-in-law and father-in-law decided it was time to move from their home with a pool to an independent living apartment.  What that meant for me is assisting in the downsizing process.  Which led to my mother deciding to do the same within one month.  We got her moved and looked back at a house full of 30 years of collecting.  Not exactly hoarding but wow, she had a lot of stuff.  January and February were filled with preparing for two garage sales, a huge load to Salvation Army and selling of an incredible amount of stuff on eBay.  March was taken up getting the house ready to rent and family members moved in at the end of March.  Whew!

Here we are in April and I am finally back where I have the time to share with you here and on my YouTube channel.  I have missed you and sharing inspiration with you.  So please accept my apologies for having been missing in action but as I said, something had to give!

Back in January and February, I held a technique class for two groups.  Today's card is one of the cards created that day.  The video was uploaded awhile ago but I didn't get a chance to share it here so I am doing so today. 

 This card using the Half Full, Birthday Wit and Tuscan Vineyard stamp sets.  In the video, I show a tip on an easy way to get your stamps in a straight line like the flourishes in this card.  I also show a technique of creating marks for coloring small areas using sponge daubers.  In this card, the coloring was done to the grapes, leaves and wine glasses.


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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

SALE-A-BRATION is here! Oh, and the Occasions Catalog too!


It is that wonderful time of the year - Stampin' Up! style - Sale-A-Bration!  Those of you who have been around awhile know that this is the time to place your orders as you get free product for each $50 that you spend.  We all love FREE!  This year, they are offering a second level of free products - a set of dies or a very large stamp set for an order of $100 in product.  Get your list out and get your hands on all the fun product.  Use my host code on the right and receive a free gift from me!
The Occasions catalog is here and there are all kinds of fantastic stamps, papers and embellishments contained in it.  One bit of bad news - apparently there have been some environmental problems in China that have caused the unavailability of the Picture Perfect Paper Ribbon on page 5 of the catalog.  So sad, right?  It was such a cute ribbon but check out the Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon on page 13 which will be a perfect substitution! 

Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  If today's post includes a project, you can see or order any of the items used in the project by clicking on the items below to see them in my Online Store.  You can order from me if you live anywhere in the United States.  When setting up your account, please do not check the box where it says I cannot contact you - I want to be able to thank you properly when you place an order!  If you check the box, all I know is "No Contact" placed an order and I can't thank you.

Note - Stamp sets and bundles noted below may be available in other mount options - wood, clear or photopolymer.  I have listed the option that I used.  Please check my Online Store if your preference is different.