Have you heard?

The Clearance Rack has been updated!!!  Yahoo!

There are all kind of goodies. Stamps, markers, ribbon, punches, embellishments. You name it, it's there.   And the prices are way too good to pass up.  Don't forget that Christmas is coming up pretty quickly.  Grab a few items for presents.  Or, think about those stocking stuffers.  Some people struggle with those.  The Clearance Rack will make that super easy for you.

Here are some of my favorite items:

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2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
2017–2019 In Color Flower Buttons
2017–2019 In Color Flower Buttons
Coastal Cabana & Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Write Markers
Coastal Cabana & Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Write Markers
Duet Banner Punch
Duet Banner Punch
Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes
Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes
Happy Birthday Thinlits Die
Happy Birthday Thinlits Die
Stampin' Write Markers New Color Assortment
Stampin' Write Markers New Color Assortment
Striped Treat Bags
Striped Treat Bags
Sweet Cups
Sweet Cups

What would you pick off the rack?  I would go for the New Color Assortment of markers.  Under $20...that's a steal!

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

 

 

Fun Fall Colors

There are two things I like about fall.  1.  The temperatures are starting to get cooler.  I'm not a fan of the hot and humid temps.  Even though lately, I think the weather is kind of psycho lately.  It's cooler, but still humid.  2.  The fall colors are the absolute BEST.  The trees around here are just starting to change.  In a month or so, the colors will be at their peak.  Great for drives to visit the girls.

I love bringing the fall colors into my cards.  The Regals Collection just screams fall.  Add in a little Pretty Peacock and look what you get.  

 

The leaf colors are stamped with their own ink.  I really liked the tone-on-tone look.  Add in a little leaf trinket for a touch of metal.  

Speaking of  metal, I'm really liking the Celestial Copper Delicata Ink Pad.  The Copper was used in this card.  On my Wish List are also the Gold and Silvery Shimmer. Can't wait to get those too!

 

I have a quick story.  When designing this card, the only piece of Crushed Curry I could find was a tiny piece about 4 x 5.  I needed about 8 leaves for my card and for club.  I stamped and cut out with the dies 8 leaves.  Normally my club does their own, but I had to make sure I could get enough leaves. and the die didn't shift while going through the machine.  I was lucky and nothing shifted and I got all 8 leaves.  Only then, I  finished designing the card.  (I was too afraid to completely design and assemble the card until I knew there was enough Crushed Curry  leaves.) 

Needless to say, Crushed Curry cardstock was on my next order.

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Until next time...Stampin' Always, 

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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So Thankful with Beauty & Joy Stamp Set

How was your weekend?  Yesterday, we worked on the deck...again.  I soooo can't wait for it to be finished.  But, it is looking really good.  Tonight some former co-workers got together at a local resturant.  Last time I've seen some people was the day we closed, June 23.  It was awesome seeing them again.  We are going to try and make it a monthly thing.  

I haven't seen many cards made with this Beauty & Joy Stamp Set.  So, in my mind, this was definately the stamp set I wanted to use in my swap cards and club this past week.

Again, the middle piece of Very Vanilla came about by using a scrap piece.  Don't forget to use those scraps!  They are very useful.  Then, I found a Stitched Rectangle die.  Tweak the measurements to fit, and this is what you get.

The background Tufted Very Vanilla was way too bright for my taste.  By sponging Night of Navy around the edges was perfect.  It actually made the tufting stand out even more.

The ribbon is actually from the Wraped in Plaid Suite Bundle.  Now, if you are familiar with that suite, you will know that is totally Christmas themed.  But, what's Christmas from this ribbon?  Nothing.  Don't be afraid to use it on non-Christmas cards.  Consider it a Multi-Purpose ribbon.  

Have a great week!

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

tams# 37106

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Nautical Celebrate

So far, my week has been very chill.  I haven't done a project this week for a change.  Next week I'll have to come up with a project.  Coming up with one isn't the issue.  It's more which project.  

I've had these Silver Foil-Lined cards & Envelopes forever.  What am I saving them for?  So, I got them out and used them for club this week.  They would make any card look elegant.  I can't wait to use more of these.

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The background is done by two different techniques.  The water is Night of Navy colored with aqua painters.  Make sure you don't use too much water!!!  The sky is sponged Pool Party.  You get one chance at this, so be careful. 

Take a closer look at the card detail.  The sailboat and celebrate are the only two items that are adhered with dimensionals.  Can't forget about the Sailing Trinkets either.  

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Blissful Essence Floral

I completelly forgot about this card.  We made this back in August at my Stamp a Stack event.  

I was so excited Stampin' Up! came out with colored vellum.  It's such a fun medium to use in cards.  Here, it's used in the flowers and also the leaf.  

The sentiment is embossed using the White Embossing Powder.  I tried the Craft White, but it didn't get white enough for my taste.  I love how it stand out against the Mossy Meadow.

Tip:  When adhering the bakers twine or even ribbon, many times I use old Washi Tape.  We all have a lot sitting around, so why not use it up?  It's not doing any good just sitting in our craft rooms.  Or, another possability would be to use blue painter's tape.   One wonderful feature about both, is that they are re-positionable.  It's not right the first time, untape and do it again!

Just a quick reminder about the paper sale going on until the end of the month.  The Perennial Essence DSP used in this card is one that is included in this sale!  

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Christmas Reindeer

Did everyone have a good weekend?  Chris worked on the deck pretty much all weekend so I stay around and helped whenever I could.  It's slowly coming around.  Both sets of stairs are finally done!  Mia, our dog, is loving that. 

 

When we use the Big Shot, typically we use what is cut out and forget the negative piece.  Here's a perfect example of using that negative piece that we typically throw out.

My piece of Very Vanilla is 3 1/2 x 4.  Center the die towards the upper end and that leaves plenty of room for the sentiment towards the bottom.  

Notice the piece of Wrapped in Plaid DSP?  The pattern has the same deer image, but going the opposite way.  Perfect planning on my part! I added a whole lot of dimensionals to the back of the Very Vanilla.  Then I added that to the DSP.  Take a closer look of the actual deer and where the dimensionals were used.

The only thing that would make this more perfect is that if the deer on the DSP were going the other way.  I know, it is only a little detail, and most people probably wouldn't even notice it.  But I did.

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Who's getting this card?

I needed a simple card, and this is what I came up  with.

I know, I went outside of my box and used Highland Heather.  Purple is not my normal go-to color, but I do like it.  So, I tried something new.

Here I did use both Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape.  Not one, but two purples!  I used my aqua painter and colored both purples in the middle of the Whisper White.  The outcome was super pretty.   It actually looks like three colors, but no.  Only two. 

The sillhoute of the flowers and butterfly are stamped using Memento Black.  They are from the Enjoy Life stamp set.

Now, the question...Who is going to receive this card?  Hmmm.  I'll get back to you on that.

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Tasty Thursday - Homemade Marshmallow Coffee Creamer

I do like coffee.  But it cannot be black.   Skim milk makes it turn gray.  

There hasn't been any new kinds of creamer that even sound remotely interesting to try.  And there even less sugar free ones too.

Thank goodness for Pinterest.  

I found this recipe and thought to give it a try.  I don't have much to lose.  Only a few bucks and my time.  Marshmallow is not usually a go to flavor for me, but I'm getting almost desperate right now.

Homemade Marshmallow Coffee Creamer

  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half or heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 7.5 ounce container marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, heat your cream and milk over medium-high heat.

  • When the milk mixture is hot, but not boiling, add your sugar and stir to combine.

  • Add the marshmallow creme, a little at a time, whisking to combine until smooth and creamy.

  • Remove mixture from heat and add in the vanilla extract. Stir to combine.

  • Pour into a container, and refrigerate until you are ready to use it. This can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.

I had to add a little more than usual, but I did get the marshamllow flavor.  The recipe was super easy to make and didn't take long for it to cool down so I could have my coffee.  I'm a fan of vanilla, so I would add more next time.  Yes, I'll try this again.

Here is where I found the recipe:  thegraciouswife.com

I found some other creamers that I will be trying in the near future.  If they are good, I'll share them too.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper