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GLMM Make & Take

Thank You to everyone who stopped by my booth at the Great Lakes Mega Meet over the last few days!  This event always leaves me physically exhausted, but emotional fulfilled.  By Saturday I barely knew my own name....but lucky for me many of you knew it!

I am looking forward to seeing all of you who signed up for classes, clubs and workshops, again real soon!

I will report more about the Mega Meet over the next week, but for now . . . 

As Promised, here is a picture of the 
I hope you had the chance to make at my booth! 

This simple 6" scrapbook page was a big hit.  I hope you enjoyed having my husband, Michael, help you create it!  He really does LOVE doing this event.  Even though I work him pretty hard for weeks before hand and all day at the booth...when we get home he waits on me so I can relax!  What a GREAT MAN!!!

Maybe you met my son, Adam, if you picked up any of the kits or retired items he was likely the cashier who helped you. He did an awesome job and I am so proud to be his mothers.  I will post photos in a few days.

I hope you were you one of the lucky ones who had the chance to purchase the Limited Edition two-page 12" Scrapbook layout I had for sale for just $5 before we ran out?  I made almost five times the number I had there last year and I still sold out....Michael even sold my display sample!!  I'm sorry if you missed out on it this year, but I will do it again I promise!

Here's a photo of what you missed!  It's simple, but I like to keep the price as low as I can for this matching layout.  This is the 2nd year I offered something like this and it seems to be a big hit! 

Lastly, a big shout out to  
Pat Schultz 
who came in just to help at the booth so we could run to the rest room or get away to eat our lunch!   
You Are AWESOME!! 

And to Everyone Else who stopped by....

Thank You Again for your support!

I promise you'll see more about the meet over the next few days.  Until then...
Hugs, Karie B.

Mother's Day or Rose Party Favors Blog Tour - Day 3

Day 3 already!  WOW!  I hope you enjoy my last installment.  I thought these would be fun for a Tea Party, Bridge Club, or a great Mother's Day table setting.

 The napkin ring is made with the the Stampin' Up! XL Bigz Die 'Table Setting' (Item #16819). 

As you can see I cut the main strip twice, but cut one in half so I could have outline in the final product.  The spiral is rolled in toward the center circle (which is the base of the flower).  The leaves are next, I gently scored and folded them down the center and 'bent' them repeated to create the veins.  Although my sample napkin isn't embossed (I ran out of plain white napkins) below you can see one that I ran through the Big Shot using the same Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Plate that I used with yesterday invitation. Pretty Cool huh?

A quick Place card comes with the die - the stamped flower is from the Always stamp set (Item #113620).

I used Whisper White for the insert cut with the Designer Label Punch (Item #107590) I used a sponge to highlight the edges in Certainly Celery ink. I am sure I could have fancied this up, but I wanted to keep it simple this time around.

This last favor box is my favorite.  I just had to see what else I could do with the embossing plates, so I tried cutting the Wood Sheets (Item #116309) with the SU Fancy Favor Bigz XL die (Item #115965), then I ran it through using the texture my surprise, & Excitement!!, it worked!  I highlighted the flower and the leaves using a sponge and Pretty In Pink ink (Item #101301) & Certainly Celery ink (Item #105215).  Then just a fill a Medium Flat Cellophane Bag (Item #102757) with some goodies, tie it up with Pretty In Pink grosgrain ribbon (Item #109032) and you have the table set!

 If you like this theme consider decorating the walls (or clear glass dishes -underside) with the Definitely Decorative vinyl to match!  That could be a real show stopper!

As you know, today I am still at the Great Lakes Mega Meet- It's the final day there too!  I know you'll want to see what I post about that event too, but it may take me just a few days.  So check back tomorrow to see the FREE Make & Take & matching Limited Edition scrapbook layout that we offered at the meet!

Enjoy the last day of the Remarkable Blog Tour....Hugs, Karie

Wedding & Rose Party Cards Blog Tour Day 2

Here we are on Day Two!  Yesterday was great!  I hope you enjoyed the tour as well.  Thanks to those of you who stopped by to say "Hello" at the Mega Meet....I love having the chance to see everyone!

Card #1  Wedding Wishes

My first project today is not my original idea!  I wish I could remember the demonstrator who first created this, but I am so glad I am able to share my version of it with you.

This all White card is so elegant!
1) Begin with Glossy White card stock (Item #102599) cut 8.5" x 5.5"and  folded in half for the base.
2)Whisper White card stock (Item #100730) cut at 4" x 5.5" run through the Big Shot with the SU Perfect Polka Dot Textured Impression Folder (Item #117335) and one side punched with the Eyelet Border Punch (Item #113692)
3) The next layer is Shimmer White card stock (Item #101910) cut at  3 1/8" x 4.5" and bordered with Whisper White just 1/8th wider.  Before you layer this one emboss a design onto the front, mine had snow flakes from the Snow Swirled stamp set (Item #111690).
4) Before attaching to card front add the 5/8" White Satin Ribbon (Item #114616).  Be sure to keep the bow to the side so you can add the next levels.
5) Glossy card stock cut 2.5" sq. run through the Big Shot with the SU Perfect Polka Dot Textured Impression Folder and mat with Whisper White card stock cut 1/8".
6) The last piece is Shimmery white cut 1 7/8" sq. also embossed with the largest snowflake stamp, and matted again with Whisper White card stock 1/8" wider.

All the pieces may seem like over kill.....but it's not!  Try it yourself!  I think you'll love the results!

CARD #2  Rose Party Invitation

1) Base 8.5" x 5.5" Basic Gray card stock (Item #108692) folded for car base.
2) Pretty In Pink card stock (Item #100459) cut 4"x5.25" and run through the Big Shot using the SU Manhattan Flower Textured Embossing Folder (Item #114517).
3) Lightly brush the embossed image with Pretty In Pink Stampin' Pastels (Item #105542).  The 'water' spots are made with Crystal Effects (Item #101055) Be sure to let it dry completely!!
4) The ribbon is made with Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon (Item #109064).
5) The sentiment,  Sincere Salutations (Item #115068), is embossed with Stampin' Emboss Powder - Silver (Item #109131) on Brushed Silver card stock (Item #100712) the ink was Silver Encore (Item #101039). 
6) Punch with the Scallop Oval (Item #114889) then matted on Basic Gray card stock punched with the Wide Oval (Item #112082)  This is attached with Stampin' Dimensionals (Item #104430).

I hope you'll stop by tomorrow to see the Rose Party favors to match the invitation!

Enjoy the rest of the tour...., remember to click all the through until you are back here (After Kelly's blog).

Hugs, Karie B.

Scrapbook Wedding Layouts Blog Tour Day 1

WOW!  Here we are at the start of the Remarkable Special Occasions Blog Tour!  I am so excited to be a part of this tour again.  The last tour was amazing so I hope you find a lot of great ideas and come back each day.

Today I wanted to share the rest of the Scrapbook pages that I shared in my last post for National Scrapbook Day.  Since the tour theme is occasions, what could be better than a Wedding!  The following pages were made for my niece, Nicole, I mean, Johnsen now!

As I mentioned in my last post these layouts used 1/2 of the Guest Book - Simply Scrappin' Kit (Item #115697), Bella Blue DSP (Item #113974), & all three Specialty Papers; Bride (Item #115669), Groom (Item #116478), and Bridesmaid (Item #116497).  I also used some grosgrain & Taffeta Ribbon, but sometimes I just used strips from the above papers (like the black strip in the last layout).

I wish these photos showed the textured of these beautiful papers.  I also wish my photos weren't distorted slightly...but I am working on getting better at that. 

You know I am busy at the Scrapbooks Mega Meet that starts Today, and runs through Saturday...all three days of the blog tour.  It will be hard to wait until I get home each day to see what's been shared! I hope you take the tour, then come to the Mega Meet and give me your opinion.  Remember...booth # 738

Tomorrow I will share with you two cards.  One is the card I gave Nicole at her wedding reception, and the other is an invitation to a Rose Themed party.  On the third day I will share some the Rose party favors.  I hope you'll enjoy it!
In the Mean Time, continue with the tour tosee what Jackie has in store for you . . .