With Sympathy

So, this is take two of this blog post.  I hit something on my laptop and it all went bye-bye.  I hate when that happens.

I hate it when I need a sympathy card.  Who doesn't?

Once I stamped the flower, I colored it with the Rich Razzleberry Blends.  I really need to purchase the Blackberry Bliss Blends. It's on my never ending wish list.  On the other hand, the Rich Razzleberry really does lighten up the card.

Unfortunately, the flower had to be hand cut out.  I know, yuck, but it's only one flower and not too hard to fussy cut.  Don't forget to use the dimensionals when adhering the flower.  It's also colored with the Wink of Stella. 

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Quick and Simple Floral Essence

Yesterday, I did say that I would post a card using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  It's a Quick and Simple card.

I paired the dies with the Floral Essence Stamp set and the Perennial Essence DSP.  

The paper is so beautiful all by itself.  Sometimes adding more stamping, takes away from its beauty.  It is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.  Wouldn't it be a shame if you hid the paper?

It's a simple design, but glammed up a bit by using the Organdy Striped Ribbon and Pearls.  It can be simple, but those little details make a huge difference.  

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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I'm Back!

What a crazy week it was.  Alyssa and I flew out to Pittsburgh, PA.  I have cousins that live out there.  We then drove with one cousin, and three kids (the cousin who came with was their aunt) to visit my aunt in South Carolina.  Talk about crazy!!  But it was also very fun.  

One day, Alyssa and I took the kids and went into Charleston.  We saw Fort Sumter, marketplace and did a horse drawn tour of the city.  The kids heard about Fort Sumter in school, but were anxious to actually see it.  Adding to the excitement was the boat ride to and from the Fort.  We actually saw a few dolphins on the way back.  

Since I've been gone, I haven't been in my stamp room.  Tomorrow I will have something new to share.  While I was gone, my order arrived.  I can't wait to get my hands on the Stitched Nested Labels Dies!

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Check back tomorrow to see what I created using these dies!

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

 

 

 

 

 

Sailing Home Card

If you follow my blog, you know that nautical theme stamp sets are not my norm.  Well, time to shake things up.  I broke down and I'm trying something new.

Night of Navy and Crumb Cake.  Can't go wrong with that color combo.  

I took three separate strips of the Come Sail Away DSP and adhered them to a piece of Night of Navy.  I didn't leave any space inbetween them, but now looking at this picture, that would have been a good idea.  There's always next time.

With the say, "You are my True North", don't you think it would make a great Anniversay card?  For my next class, this stamp set will be one of the two  I will be using.  But, you won't be seeing this card there.  I have to keep it a surprise!

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Fun-Fold Magnolia Card

Here is the last card from my class.  

Card #4

The front flap is scored at 1 1/2 from the right side and folded over.  The magnolia flower is actually glued to that flap.  The Enjoy Today is adhere with mini dimensionals and is helping the magnolia stay folded over.  

For the flower, I stamped it with Memento Ink and sponged with Petal Pink ink pad.  I didn't want it fully colored in.  The white on the ends gave it a more unique look.  This was also a much quick way to color the flower than the Blends.  I did finish the look with a quick swipe of the Wink of Stella marker.

The leaves are colored with the Sea Foam Stampin' Blends. Using the lighter color helped to keep the flower looking softer and blended better with the Petal Pink.

Tip:  When cutting the stripe piece of DSP, make sure you cut the stripe the correct way.  I wasn't paying attention and cut several pieces with the stripe running vertical!  Learned my lesson.

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper 

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Magnolia Thank You Card

When looking at the Magnolia Lane Dies, there is a flower base and a flower overlay that I was determined to use.  I haven't seen too many cards on Pinterest using this particular die, so I set out to figure it out on my own.

Card #3 from my Stampin' in the New Catalog class.

It's what I would consider a Clean and Simple design.  Nothing fussy about this card, but that's what I like about it.  

To balance the busy flowers on the right, I chose the Tufted embossing folder.  A detail without taking away from the center of attention.  Without embossing the Petal Pink, it definately would have been too plain.  

I really like the flower.  Use the Fine Tip Glue to adhere the two pieces together.  Don't forget to use dimensionals to pop up the flower from the card base.  

You just can't lose when you do a Clean and Simple design.

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Extra Extra

Thinking about signing up to become a demonstrator?  Now's a great time to do that. 

Now through August 31, 2019, when you sign up, you get an extra $30 to spend for your Starter Kit!  The normal cost of the Starter Kit is $99, so add the extra on and you get to spend $135!  

Plus...you receive a code that is worth $10 off your next order!  How sweet is that!?!

The business is yours to do whatever you would like to do.  You can grow the business by holding clubs, both on-line or local, blogging, or anything else you can think of.  Or, if you just want to join for the benefits and discounts, that is absolutely fine.  We call those people Hobbiests.  They meet the minimum requirements themselves, or even have a few friends help out with that, but don't actively try to build the business or recruit.  I know several people who are just hobbiests and they love it.  And we love them!

I'm here if you have any questions.   I'd love to chat with you.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper 

Tasty Thursday - Blueberry Cobbler

I've been busy working on swap cards this week.  They are finally done and ready to go.  I participated in four categories 

  1. Clean & Simple
  2. Christmas
  3. Fun Fold
  4. Over the top

I'll start showing  them next week.  The Over the Top was the one that killed me.  I don't want to post them too early so the other swappers don't get a head's up.  I'd hate to spoil the surprise too much.

I suprised my family with a homemade Blueberry Cobbler.  This week I was able to go get 5 pounds of​ blueberries from my peach truck.  Except for Megan, we all love them.  I wash a bunch of them and throughout the day, I grab some for a snack.  Yum.  

Blueberry Cobbler

1/4 pound (1 stick) butter, melted

1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk

2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and patted dry

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 3-quart baking dish. In a medium bowl, whisk 1 cup of the sugar with the flour, baking powder, salt and milk. Whisk in the melted butter. Pour the batter into the baking dish. Sprinkle the blueberries evenly over the top of the batter. Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar over the top. Bake for 45 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar over the top and return to oven; bake 10 more minutes.

Chris and Alyssa were in heaven.  And it was still slightly warm when we eat it.  Even better.  

Here is where I found the original recipe:  https://www.grandmasbriefs.com/recipe-box/blueberry-cobbler.html

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper