Snowflake Showcase Final Hours!

There are just a few hours left for these elegant snowflakes!

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up!  Snowflake Showcase Limited Edition 2018

I paired the snowflakes made with the Snowfall Thinlits with images from Beautiful Blizzard.  The sentiment is embossed with White Embossing Powder, and the snowflakes are inked in Versamark for a more understated look.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up!  Snowflake Showcase Limited Edition 2018

The white snowflake is cut from Shimmery White. It’s such beautiful paper, and it really adds another layer of grace to an already elegant image. The silver Glimmer Paper is a luxurious touch as well.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up!  Snowflake Showcase Limited Edition 2018

I struggled with layering the snowflakes – and which jewel to put in the center. I guess it’s kind of a mom thing: I love them equally.

You’ve got until 11:50pm Mountain Time tonight (November 30) to order the thinlits. Get them HERE.

A Manly Convention Swap

I only signed up for one organized swap this year at Convention.  If you’re only going to do one, you think it through pretty carefully – and when I thought it through, I made the decision to go Manly.  Manly cards are a challenge, especially with a catalog full of flowers and butterflies.  Don’t get me wrong – I love flowers and butterflies – but sometimes a girl needs a Manly card, and I was looking for inspiration.

Maui Stamper Manly Happy Birthday Everyone Masculine Card

  • Stamps:  World Map, Happy Birthday Everyone, Be the Star
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Cucumber Crush
  • Accessories:  Star framelits, Black Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals, White Craft Ink, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Rhinestone Jewels

I wanted to incorporate one of our 2015-2017 In Colors, and was pleased to find that Cucumber Crush would work.  I’ll be honest:  that’s the In Color I am having the greatest challenge using.  When Christmas comes, it will get better, I’m sure.

Maui Stamper Manly Happy Birthday Everyone Masculine Card

I used the embossing buddy like mad, yet some of the cards still had some tiny white flecks.  I think my embossing powder is suffering from life in the tropics – humidity is not a friend to embossing powder!  If you’re having “stray bit” problems, try a new batch of EP and see if that helps.  You can get some HERE!