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Shimmery Shaving Cream Technique Tutorial


This is an olde technique with a new spin -  Shimmery White Cardstock!! Create INTERESTING papers that will match your cardstocks.GET MESSY!

You need:

    * Shallow dish

    * Cheap aerosol Shaving Cream

    * Table knife

    * Reinkers

    * Paper Towel

    * Shimmery White Cardstock


Spray a layer of shaving cream in the shallow dish making it slightly larger that your cardstock.


With the knife, smooth the shaving cream fairly flat.


Add drops of your chosen colors of reinkers.

I used Bermuda Bay and Tangelo Twist.


Use the knife to cut through the colors moving it around.

I did straight lines here.


Press Shimmery Cardstock flat into the "mess," pressing out all the air.


Lift up the cardstock and use the knive to wipe off most of the shaving cream. Save the shaving cream on the side of the contain.


Blot and wipe off the remaining shaving cream. Dry flat.


Keep using the shaving cream by swirling the colors again.


This is my second print. Each will be very different.


Add more color anytime.


I swirled diagonally this time.


  I made these 6 very different prints from one spraying of shaving cream! You can see how the color evolves! It's sooo fun to experiment with different color combos! For clean up - rinse down the drain. TIP: Whisper White Cardstock gets very soggy and curls. The Shimmery White Cardstock has a better finish and doesn't curl so much. The shimmer will still show through! NOTE to Demonstrators: my club did this technique and had lots of fun! Everyone brought their own shallow dish and 2 cans of shaving cream was more than enough for 6 people.

COMING NEXT: see what I made with my prints!!

Shimmery White Cardstock

#101910 - $7.95


Painted Petals


I've been playing with the lovely Painted Petals Stamp Set. I used Blushing Bride and Pistachio Pudding colors.


This is an easy-to-use two-step stamp set.


I love the softness of these colors and images.


Painted Petal Stamp Set of 13 images

#138819 wood $32.95

#138822 clear $24.95

#137146 photopolymer $23.95

Butterlfy Thinlits


Butterfly Thinlits are BACK IN STOCK!! HURRAY!!

Till April 30, 2015:

  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount--just $21.20!
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at a 15 percent discount and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

HERE is my online store.

TIP: put waxed paper between the cardstock and thinlit for easy removal after cutting!

Bow Builder Punch


I needed some VERY special thank yous! I grabbed one of my favorite punches - the Bow Builder Punch! These little bows go together so fast and easy. I use a bone folder to curl the "loops" before attaching.


This is 4x4" square. To save postage, use a standard 2A envelope. Square envelopes are considered irregular and require extra postage.


Bow Builder Punch

#137414 - $16.95

Bow punch



Forgive me!! I'm soooo EXCITED I must share my news!! This happened today, on what would have been my Mom's 90th Birthday. WOW. Thank you to EVERYONE who has ordered thru me.

You are the BEST!!

How many UPS Trucks could you fill

with $500,000 in products????

Sophisticated Serifs


Here is a "sleeper" stamp set you NEED to check out! SIXTY-FIVE classic images that are perfectly sized for greeting cards! I created a simple 4X4" initial note using the SOFT Rose Coral Color Box Chalk ink pad and a layer of Basic Gray cardstock. A set of these notes would make a lovely gift, too!!


Tip: mount all three images on one block and stamp repeatedly...viola!! EASY duplication!! 

Check out tomorrow's version on this card!!

Sophisticated Serifs #137161

65 photopolymer images - $45.95


Collar Card for Her


This is a "ladies" version of my last post. I used the same Collar Pattern, but cut the collar 3/4" wide instead of the 1" wide for the Men's card. Just change the colors and embellishments and you have sweet and simple feminine card. Try BOTH version!

**SOMETHING really big is about to happen to ME!**

Check back!

Collar Card Tutorial


Here is a simple idea for Men's know Father's Day is coming! Start with a base card in landscape format and folded on the left side (not the top.)


Once you have cut this "collar" you won't need a template anymore. I use a template for my classes so it's easy to see just where to cut and fold.


Just cut off the extra base card on the inside.


The Adventure Bound Designer Series STACK has GREAT designs for the guys! LOVE how this knit creates a "CLASSIC" look! Try this simple "collar card!"

Adventure Bound DSP STACK

48 sheets 4-1/2" X 6-1/2"

#137780 for $6.95

Adventure Bound DSP

Just Kidding


Birthday Silliness! Inside: "from your 110 friend!" Love it! Pennie used Crystal Effects on the eyeglasses!


Pennie used the Just Kidding Stamp Set which you can find under "NEW ARRIVALS" when you click my SHOP & ORDER banner.

Just Kidding 15 images

#140667  Photopolymer $15.95

Just Kidding


Our new addition, MAX

Coming home Mar.28, 2015

I'm thrilled to announce the new addition to our home, Lord Maximus Aurelius, aka MAX! He is a four year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a real charmer! He's on the small side of the breed at just 10 pounds.

First brft out mar. 29, 2015

He's taken a real shine to my hubby, Dean! What a thrill! Retirement is a wonderful time to have a pet.


Max LOVES walks! Here he is camouflaged in the leaves! We are off on new adventures!

Try this Vellum trick


Check out this soft Vellum background created by the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder! Each little image gets a pale white outline when you run Vellum Cardstock #101856 through your Big Shot in the embossing folder.


This unique card was created by my demonstrator friend, Judy Trigg of Illinois. I love the two twisted Baker's Twine colors! The card colors are Pistachio Pudding (behind vellum) and Crisp Cantaloupe.

Petal Potpourri BUNDLE w/ Punch

#138876 wood $37.95

#138877 clear $31.25

March Paper Pumpkin


March Paper Pumpkin contained these NINE darling "stitched" cards!!


Beyond nine adorable cards and envelopes, 

you get STAMPS to add to your collection!!


TWELVE STAMPS - cool!! Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription that arrives at your door all prepped and ready for the FUN!! Try it!

Get the details HERE