The presentations for WooHoo Weekend are over…sigh…I hope you enjoyed all the great projects, tips, tricks from the comfort of your air conditioned space. I know I did! My shopping list has grown to include the patterned paper from the Hand Penned Suite, the Color and Contour Bundle (scalloped dies!)and the Flowers of Friendship bundle (because it has an easy to use punch). Oh, and I’ll get another Simply Elegant patterned paper pack.
If you missed the live presentations, I can still add you to the group since videos and posts are available for viewing after the event is over. Only customers of mine are invited to the group though. Please place an online order as directed above to receive your invitation to join the group.
What happens when 12 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from across the globe collab to create inspiring content? It’s a fun filled event you can enjoy from the comfort of your air conditioned coolness. Yes, it’s unusually hot, hot, hot where I live. So it’s a good weekend to stay inside and stamp with us!
This event is open to my customers that are my Facebook business page fans. Being a FB page fan is how I can invite you to the group. Using an email address to extend the invitation no longer works. Like/subscribe to my FB business page here https://www.facebook.com/superawesomestamper Then send me a FB PM and ask to be added to the group.
I kick off the event at 3pm central time on Friday, June 11th. I hope you are there to watch the fun or watch on replay too! This event features tons of projects, ideas, tips, tricks and random prizes too! Hope to see you in the group!
The Elegantly Said stamp set and Elegant Tag punch are designed in a favorite style of mine, chabby chic. I do love a good scroll! So I had to feature them in my next batch of Kits in the Mail. The stamp set and punch are new products introduced in the new 2021-2022 annual catalog that went live in May.
The “Z” makes an interesting card front.
The Z Fold greeting card kit features 1 of the Night of Navy design and 1 of the Cinnamon Cider design tucked inside our medium cello envelopes and includes 2 basic white envelopes as shown below.
Please note that the stamped images are not included in the kit (images on both tags, scroll and lace ledge) since Stampin’ Up! does not allow us to include stamped images in our kits.
Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia. We have a wide array of Thinking of You projects with guys in mind. You may have arrived from Sandy Ward’s blog. She had a fabulous project!
The Color and Contour stamp set is a brand new set from the brand new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. I used the sentiment on my card design. I have a pictorial tutorial for you today.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Tracy’s blog and see what fun project she designed.
Here is a list of hoppers in case you get off the trail…
All the supplies to create this hand stamped greeting card can be ordered through my online store here. Please use the host code found on the right side of my blog when ordering through my online store if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.
Bees have always fascinated me. It probably goes back to the days when we lived in the country and had fields to wander in. Plucking the flowers to present to Mom while observing the insects buzzing by. I remember learning that plants feel pain too as evidenced by their wilting once they were plucked and their nutrient source was broken.
Fast forward to attending an informational session presented by Shedd Farley of the Farley Center in Verona, Wisconsin. Shedd spoke of how the center came to be and the programs offered in their mission of Peace, Justice and Sustainability.
One program is their New Beekeepers Program which offers an in person class following a year in the life of the honey bee. I kept his talk in the back of my mind thinking someday I would take the class. I decided to sign up for the class in January 2020 not knowing what a different year 2020 would be. This is a ripple effect that actually started with their newspaper article that was published many years ago.
Farley Center Beekeeping Program Mentors are Patrick Norby and Matt Kersten. They did a fantastic job answering all our questions and offered insight based on their bee keeping experiences. The year started with package install and ended with honey extraction day and fall clean up. I shared a few photos on my Facebook page from last year. I will be starting to blog our bee keeping journey for this year. So I hope you follow along!
I am excited to share the bee package install videos below. Om Bee One hive is the first video that starts with commentary from my parents, the B and B part of the endeavor (Barb and Bob). The Gnome Sweet Gnome is the second video and gets right into the install.
Although I have produced over 400 paper crafting videos for my Youtube channel, these are the first two beekeeping videos. I was not sure what to expect for video quality since filming is outside and I am a distance from my camera phone. So please be kind and I’ll improve the production value as I go along.
I’ll be sharing more bee videos and bee blog posts as we move through the seasons for educational and scientific purposes since the horizontal Layens hives are not as common as the vertical Langstroth hives. Women bee keepers on the internet are even less common; let’s fix that with sharing my videos and posts:) We used Langstroth hives during the Farley Center class but I decided on using Layens hives instead after doing much research on the internet and reading books. I had time in 2020 so I made plans;) One bee keeping Youtube video a day, keeps the doctor away, haha!
I hope you enjoy the educational and real world experience of honey bee keeping from Zone 4 in Wisconsin, USA!