Hello TGIF! We got our boat put away this week, before the winds and rain. When I say put away – that means we got it to our winter storage marina, they took it out, cleaned the bottom, removed the mast & put it on it’s trailer. But it isn’t parked yet in it’s permanent spot so we can’t cover it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ With all the rain, it is now full of water and we’ll have to drain it before covering. Draining isn’t that difficult or time consuming, we just don’t know when it will get moved so it’s a ‘things happen in stages’ kind of thing – better known as a ‘waiting game’.

Let me tell you about getting it to the wintering marina because, you are going to belly laugh. This is a little sailboat – 16′, no motor. This time of year winds are either pretty fierce or non-existent and sailing in a little boat during fierce winds is not a good idea. We have to choose – and we chose a day when the winds were to be about 6 -8 mph, which is perfect. But guess what – there was next to no wind and we still had to move the boat, cause weather was setting in and we had to have it out of its slip. We paddled… and paddled… and paddled some more. Let me just say, we’ve had this boat since 1998 and there is always a new experience awaiting us. Thanks for listening/ reading, whatever. Life is all about new experiences and how we handle them, right?

The card for today is more of the Eden’s Garden products. It’s just beautiful DSP and the dies are fun. Remember it will be available to you Nov 2 so gear up.

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The card base is Evening Evergreen; the next is Gold Foil and the gorgeous DSP is Ever Eden DSP that will be available only while supplies last – just sayin’ don’t wait if you want it. (My HOST CODE is listed later in this post!) The wreath is made with one of the dies in the Eden Dies I cut apart once it was die cut. (Let’s be clear… die cut the piece from Basic White card stock, then cut the paper apart – NOT THE DIE!) I played around with the cut pieces to make this the way I wanted it and used a circle template to try & keep it round. Once I had it the way I wanted, I put cut dimensionals on the back and adhered each section, sometimes layering. I added the bow using the Open Weave Ribbon in Soft Succulent, then added a length of Simply Elegant Trim in gold and attached it with a glue dot. The final step to the wreath was to add some Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels

The final step was a sentiment and I chose to use Evergreen Elegance stamp set for that. I love the font! I stamped it in VersaMark ink on a Basic White strip, sprinkled Gold Embossing Powder over it and heat set. Then I fussy cut it… the angles were just right to enhance the look of the wreath :O) I put dimensionals on the back and put it in place, then added three more Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a bit more elegance.

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I stamped the sentiment – again from the Evergreen Elegance stamp set, in Evening Evergreen ink. There were some pieces of wreath remaining from the original die cut and I wanted use them, so adhered them with liquid glue. I think they add a nice touch. This was adhered to the inside of the card and the card itself was done.

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For the envelope, I stamped one of the ‘fronds’ from Eden’s Garden stamp set in Soft Succulent ink onto the front of the envelope, the top & bottom in full strength, the middle in second generation. I covered the flap in another piece of the Ever Eden SDSP, trimmed it to fit & voila – the set was complete. :O) I really, really like this card: maybe it’s the colors, or the glam from the rhinestones, or the glitter of the sentiment, or the ribbon, or the SDSP ~ whatever it is, I like it.

If you would like to make this card, remember you can do one of two things: become a demonstrator & order now (you may do that here to do that with me) or order Nov 2 as a customer so you don’t miss out (Click here for that).

Not have a demonstrator so you can order? If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. Please also use my current host code when ordering: 26QYRFXB I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Make someone happy sending them a handmade card.

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