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20
Jul

Christmas in July!

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Christmas in July is the new challenge at Shopping our Stash!   Just perfect for me…I had to come up with a card quick for this month’s Christmas Card Club.  I really wanted to play with the new Hero Arts set that came in from the ShopBox as I’ve been all about Scandinavian prints lately, and I really wanted to break out some embossing powders.  I embraced my love of green and came up with this:

 

Background stamp is from Studio 490, inks are from Catherine Pooler and embossing powders are from Ranger.   A touch of Antique linen and Tea dye to grunge it up and finish it off!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

~elisabeth

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13
May

May Flowers!

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Playing along with the current Shopping our Stash challenge – celebrating May Flowers!  I dug deep in my stash for this October Afternoon paper and paired it with a Penny Black image that I watercolored with Tombow markers,  a Stampers Anonymous sentiment from my favorite set CMS155 – Simple Sayings (a must have!)and some stitching from the Stampers Anonymous set, CMS365 – Stitches.

 

 

 

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06
Jan

No Time Like the Presents

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The girls at Jingle Belles are back with a challenge for the new year – asking us to make a card featuring wrapping paper or gift tags.  Well hey, this one is perfect for me this year!  Short back story:  I am notoriously late with present wrapping, most often staying up late into the night at the last minute to get things done in time, and doing a half ass job of it.    Not this year!  I had a plan – turned it into a crafty project, and was done with days to spare!  Everything was wrapped in kraft paper, then I added beautiful ribbon, die cut greenery, tags, stamped with the Stampers Anonymous “Festive Overlay” stamp set,  and pretty metal embellishments from Idea-ology.  (Holiday Hacks abound!).  Once the festivities were over, all the bits and pieces were saved in a box, hopefully to be repurposed next year.  So that being said, this was probably the fastest card I have ever put together – I just recreated on of my presents; slapped it on a card and called it a day!

 

11
Dec

Last challenge of the year!

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This is the last challenge of the year at Shopping Our Stash – Tis the Season!  A Holiday card!  Yes!  I’m solidly in the holiday creativity mode, so I was excited for this one.  The Sabres are playing tonight – another nail biting game –  so, to ease the tension a bit I decided to make a card while the game played in the background.   Well, my desk was strewn with the left overs of holiday tag and present decoration making (more Holiday hacks) and I decided to use one of the tags on my card:

 

 

I’ve been heavily into reds and greens lately so this time I decided to go a different direction.  I used the Stampers Anonymous Festive Overlay set – CMS357 and Ornate Trims – CMS326.  A cringled bit of seam binding, an alcohol inked and glittered pinecone and some greenery…Happy New Year a few weeks early!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

~elisabeth

06
Dec

Christmas Card Swap!

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Ladies your cards are ready to be picked up!  I have to applaud each and every one of you, what gorgeous cards!!!   Sharing three cards that really caught my eye (it was a very tough decision!)

 

Linda S. created this clean and simple card with a background die from Taylored Expressions and a sentiment die from Impression Obsession – classic and striking!

Gail P. used a Concord and 9th turnabout stamp and the triple step stamping technique.  The mirricard die cut sentiment is the perfect touch!

Shelly D. created a beautiful scene combining Taylored Expressions stamps, a  Penny Black Lamppost die and an Impression Obsession carolers die.  An inky background and sparkly snow sets the scene perfectly!

 

…and yes, I just HAD to create the Tim Holtz Holiday Hack with the ombre bottle brush trees on the vintage ruler – such a cute decoration and really quick and easy to make!

 

Thanks for stopping by – please leave a note so I know you visited!

 

~elisabeth

15
Nov

Paper Anthology will be closed today, Thursday, 11/15/18

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It’s coming down fast and heavy up here in Vernon. As the snow is supposed to change to sleet and ice, I have decided not to risk the treacherous roads. Paper Anthology will be closed tonight. Stay home and safe everyone!

09
Nov

Anniversary Party Winners!!!

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Congratulations to the Anniversary Party Winners:

Raffle ticket winners:

Pat McGillicudy
Jenn DeStefano
Stacey Brandt
Deb Steckler

Button Jar winner:

Marissa Edwards

Grand Prize Trivia Contest winner:

Bryan Hann

Stop in the store to pick up your prizes!

28
Sep

Upcoming classes

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Just sharing some upcoming classes for next week :  We still have some spots available for the following classes:

 

Shari’s class on Monday, Oct. 1st 6-9 pm:

create this awesome purse shaped box (without using dies) featuring adorable new paper from Doodlebug.  Along with the purse, you’ll make a set of 6 cards that coordinates with and fits perfectly in the purse, along with envelopes.  A Catherine Pooler Stamp set and Penny Black sentiments are featured on the cards.

 

Sweet treats on Thursday, Oct. 4th, 6-9 pm

 

 

An amazing collection of 6 treat boxes, featuring unique shapes, perfect for Halloween goodies!  Beautiful Authentique paper and fun stamps sets from Catherine Pooler and Lawn Fawn are featured – this class is a must for those of you that love to create your own treat boxes!

 

Strip Tease: Oct. 6th – 12-3 pm

 

Lauren will teach you three new ways to construct beautiful, unique, autumnal backgrounds using nothing but leftover strips of patterned paper and adhesive. Believe it or not, there’s hardly ANY measuring or precision involved, and the methods you learn can be taken home and used with any paper you’d like to finish up.

 

Join us!

07
Jul

And the winner is….

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The winner of the 2nd quarter Frequent Shoppers prize is Eileen Eisele! 

Congratulations!!!

07
May

The swap is swapped!

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Card Swap ladies –

your gorgeous floral creations

are ready to pick up!!!

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