2018 Calendar - August

  • By Debbie Chronister
  • 15 Dec, 2017

Back to school

When I was a kid school started the day after Labor Day which was always in September. But now days school starts in August. Even when I lived on the east coast and we had "Snow Days" we still started in September. I am sure we got out a little later in June but that just helped our parents know that we were staying out of trouble because we were still in school. I am sure someone complained that summer was too short but that was the way it was. We thought we were lucky to not have school in summer, but were always ready to go back by September!

A cute story to go along with that is when my daughter graduated from school and got her first job. Summer came and she said, "Don't I get the summer off?" I told her no this is real life. Welcome to the adult world. My husband is a school teacher so summers were always fun and laid back for my children. Getting up late and staying up late. Swimming and playing all day. They enjoyed having their daddy home all summer long. So life was very different for us in the summer.

The base cardstock for all the pages is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Whisper White
All the calendars were created by me in Publisher and are cut at 3 1/4 x 4 1/2

The stamp set used is Bike Ride
Next layer is 5 1/4 x 7 7/8 Smoky Slate
Cut Bermuda Bay at 5 x 3 7/8 (top) and 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 (bottom)
Cut Whisper White @ 3 3/4 x 4 7/8. Punch out Pretty Label (It makes a great cloud) and using Soft Sky and a sponge make your clouds.
Then using a Sponge Dauber and Crumb Cake create the ground
Stamp the bike tires in Smoky Slate with Bermuda Bay Rims on Whisper White
Stamp the bike in Bermuda Bay and the seat, handlebars and pedals in Real Red
TIP: Before you mount your stamp on the block for the bike lay it in the die and then place the block on top to pick it up. This way your die will match your bike when cutting.
Stamp the Books in Basic Black then use the other two stamps to color the books in Bermuda Bay and Real Red.
Cut all the parts out with the coordinating dies.
Cut the book rack for the back of the bike in Smoky Slate.
After putting the bike together put the little circles from the Metallic Enamel Shapes on the centers of the tires.

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Stamp With Deb

By Debbie Chronister 18 Jan, 2018
If you read my post on the 2018 Calendar I said I was going to do it differently this year. Instead of creating and posting the calendar all at the end of December. I will be creating it as we go through the year.

The January page uses the the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Party Pandas.

What you need to do to participate:
  • Place a $50 order (before shipping and tax) by January 31.  Be sure to order the Party Panda as your free Sale-A-Bration product.
  • Place your order directly through MY STORE Do not select NO CONTACT when placing your order . If you do I will not be able to send you the calendar because, I won't get any information.
  • Each month (February - December) you purchase $25 in product ( before shipping and tax) I will send you the calendar page
What I will do:
  •  I will send you the Calendar Base which includes the cover, stand and anchor pages, once I receive an email from Stampin' Up! that you placed an order
  •  I will send you  the January 2019 Calendar Page kit including any shapes, ribbons and the pre-printed calendar ready to be stamped and assembled.
You can follow along and order each month and by the end of the year you will have added some fun new things to your stamping collection and your calendar will be completed. I will show you the supplies I used to create this page.
By Debbie Chronister 16 Jan, 2018
There are so many new Designer Series Papers in the new Occasions Catalog. I feel this video gives you a great look at the papers. If you are interested in ordering any of these beautiful papers you can click the shop link below and it will take you to my web page to shop.

Watch for some fun projects using these papers!
By Debbie Chronister 25 Dec, 2017
I hope you will be surrounded by friends and family during the holidays.

 I will not be posting on Christmas Day. However, I will be back on Tuesday, December 26. I will have a new project using the Stamparatus! Mine has arrived!! I was part of the team to develop the tool so we got to order ours first. I will be showing you a new project that I did using the Stamparatus!
By Debbie Chronister 22 Dec, 2017
This card is cased from the new 2018 Occasions Catalog. I love this set and can't wait to play with it some more. Just a few tips! #1 On page 5 of the 2018 Occasion catalog is a new embossing folder that will emboss your cardstock to give it the look of siding. If you don't have that embossing folder yet, you could score every 1/2" on your Simply Scoring Tool. #2 Purchase some #6 washers from the local hardware store you will need 8 for each card. #3 Be sure to attach the greeting before you put the door on. #4 Instead of using dimensionals on the back of the siding I used Foam Adhesive Strips. They raised it a little higher and they made it much easier than dimensionals.

Stamp Set is called Barn Door!
Cut 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Pool Party
Cut 4 x 5 1/4 Pool Party and emboss with the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (or score with the Simply Scoring Tool). Then cut with the die.
Cut 2 1/2 x 4 Crumb Cake. Stamp the door on it with Early Espresso. Cut out with the die after stamping
Cut 2 x 2 Garden Green. Stamp the wreath in Garden Green. Cut this out with the wreath die
Scrap of Whisper White and stamp the flowers 2 times. Once in Crushed Curry and once in Calypso Coral. Cut these out with the 3 flower die and the Calypso Coral with the individual flower die.
Die cut the rail, door handle and hardware in Basic Black cardstock
Cut 2 1/2 x 4 Whisper White. Stamp the greetings in Early Espresso.

Attach 2 of the washers together using a Mini Dimensional. You will need 4 of these sets. Put them into the slits you made with the die. Position them and attach to the door using glue dots. 

This set will be available  January 3 - May 31

Happy Stamping!!


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