Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Hip Hip Hooray!

Welcome to 2016!  Alot has happened since I last posted. We had an extremely wonderful Christmas with our kids, family and friends. This was quickly followed by the passing of my mother on January 2nd. It was not unexpected, but still a shock in how fast her decline went from Christmas Day on. I am so grateful for the many, many glimpses of God's grace in how it all unfolded.

I am getting back into the swing of crafting because it is a happy place for me and has been for most of my life. Creating things feeds my soul and the friendships I've made with people who also like to craft have been life-giving in so many ways. I know there are hard days ahead but I also know there are great days as well.

The New Year happens to coincide with Stampin'Up!'s biggest promotion of the year, Sale-A-Bration! You'll be hearing alot about this as it lasts through March 31st. Briefly, for every $50 you spend on a purchase, any product, any catalog, you get to choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  The new catalog and brochure are located on the right hand side of the blog and you can click there for easy access. I also have paper copies if you would like one, just contact me.

To start things off, here's a fun card using the Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies.  I will be showing you several ways to use these, but here is one.   I used the thinlit directly on the front of my black card and then glued a colorful Designer Series paper from the "It's My Party" stack behind it. I wanted the shape of the thinlit to stand out a little more so I used our white gel marker to make dashes around the word bubble shape. Here's the card:

This would be a very easy card to make multiples of and could be used for birthday, congratulations or any celebratory reason.  Be sure to check out the new catalog and SAB brochure and start your wish list today!

Happy New Year,

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