You have a little over two weeks to redeem your Bonus Days Coupon Codes. If you have lost the email with your codes please tell me. I can get them re-sent.
So besides it being redemption time the new Mini Catalog (formerly known as the Holiday Catalog) is live!
If you would like to order the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine you can wait until September 1 or you can sign up and get it NOW! Not only will you save a few weeks but you will also save on shipping. Let me know if you are interested.
When you place your order to get started for the holidays (Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, or Christmas) please use this link, https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=JBSNNYDJ which will be valid through Monday, August 17 at 7:30 pm.
It’s Friendship Friday! Today is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.
With everything going on do you feel numb? Have you stopped thinking? Have you stopped adapting? Are you just treading until things let up?
Here is why I ask. I was going through and searching for a new way to give back or pay it forward. There were many charts and quotes about get together with friends, pay for a movie, smile at a stranger, and on and on. All of these had one thing in common…people. Connecting with people.
So how in this day in age do you connect with people when you can’t touch, hug, etc.? Have you adapted? I am sending more cards but I often wonder how else to connect when you are commanded to stay at a “safe” distance.
It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest and recharge.
As I was sitting here trying to think about what to write my mind went blank. That’s not a good thing if you are trying to get your blog post up for the day. I had already searched through google and nothing was catching my eye.
So my daughter, Tara, was standing nearby and I asked her what it meant to rest. After nearly five months of being away from school and life as she knew it she simply said “do not rest too long”. I asked her what this meant. She said with being away from school (getting up and physically going) you tend to rest a lot. You stay in bed a bit longer. You don’t have to walk to class. You don’t have friends to chase you. No marching band.
So her words were ones of caution. If you rest too long your muscles atrophy and the routine things become difficult. So while rest is good when you are moving and doing be careful to not be sedentary too long. Keep moving.
It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.
I want to remind you to not listen to those voices that say it doesn’t matter if I get the card done. It doesn’t matter if it goes out in the mail. It doesn’t matter if I text that friend. It doesn’t matter if I call my neighbor. It doesn’t matter… It doesn’t matter… Don’t listen to this.
It does matter if you get the card done. It does matter if it goes out in the mail. It does matter if I text that friend. It does matter if I call my neighbor. It does matter… It does matter… Listen to this!
I want to remind you that you may think that the card is insignificant but to the one receiving it might be the thing they need to change their whole day, week, or life. I know for me it was never the big things that made a difference but the little ones. It was the card or the phone call that kept me going.
I know you think it’s just a … fill in the blank. But think about how great this place would be if everyone tried to have an intent for good. If everyone mailed a card of encouragement what kind of impact that would be.
It may not be a lot that we can do but together it might be just enough. And to that one person you are affecting it might just be everything.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating two cards. One has a monochromatic background and the other has partial die cutting to accent a border.
The monochromatic background is done by cutting out two detailed sunflower dies. They are then placed on the mat of the same color and attached with glue dots. After getting the background correct then you emboss with the die cutting machine. Dainty diamonds is used here.
Then the partial die cut card is done by cutting an outer mat of a lighter color (Pear Pizzazz) and an inner one of a darker color (Mossy Meadow). Take the darker one and cut out just on the edge. For this card the leaf framelit was used from the Sunflower Dies. After the leaf was stamped to accent the cutout.