Saturday, September 20, 2014

Congratulations on Your Retirement!


Congratulations Beverly!

Yes, it's true! As of today, Beverly is retired from her full time government job! A milestone has been reached at this stage in her life! She is so looking forward to get back into her crafting cards again. She has just a few things to finalize, and she will be back spending more time with the design team, and our dear readers and followers. 

The Classy Cards 'n Such Design Team and Alumni, wish you a Happy Retirement and Best Wishes!  In your honor, we dedicate today to you! We all feel it is an honor, privilege, and a blessing to be on your design team. Your thoughtfulness and gentle kindness is appreciated by all of us.

So in your honor, we all got together and put a little something together for you. This is YOUR day, so sit back and enjoy!


Congratulations on your retirement from your government job!  I know you have been looking forward to this day for several years now, and you've made it! Thank you for letting me have the pleasure of working for you and for getting to know you.  I can't wait to see what life has in store for you and Classy Cards 'n Such!



Congratulations, Beverly.  I hope you know that retirement is a full time job.  Soon you will wonder how you found time to work. The best part will be working at doing something you enjoy.

A special bouquet for someone dear,
full of good wishes on your retirement.


You are to to whatever, whenever you like...what a happy, good feeling!!  The only person you have to report to is "YOU"....(but we will still be watching!!  Really, congrats to you, you have earned it...I am probably about excited for you as you are yourself!! Your biggest dilemma will be choosing what to do first, though I am sure you have a plan of some sort!! Relax~enjoy~put your feet up~have a terrific day!!!!! Hip~Hip Hooray!!!
Best Wishes,
  Diane Hover

"Congratulations, Bev!  May the Lord bless you on all your plans for the future!"
Diana Nguyen

I know "retirement" is not leisure time -- (from the voice of experience).  But I know you will enjoy a different routine and will have more time to do what you want.
Congrats, Bev!!!  I hope you have time to do all of those those things you said you could do once you retired!
Misti Oblander 
Congratulations Beverly on your very well earned and deserved retirement! I have known you for very little time, but I have learned quickly how kind and patient you are. Today your kindness, patience and perseverance are being honored, and now the time has come for you to do what you like most. I look forward to seeing you achieve all the personal projects you have had in your mind and heart possibly for so very long. I am very happy for you. Congratulations!

Congratulations on your retirement! You certainly earned it. Now it's time to enjoy the next phase in your life.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for trusting me to help you with the blog, the design team, (which they are the absolute best team around), and all the things you have taught me. You have taught me many valuable lessons and I thank you for that.
I'm sorry, but I didn't make you a card. In appreciation for all your kindness, trust and generosity, I got you a little something which you should receive next week. You have been debating on something. So here's my gift to you!

Happy Retirement!
Thank you for everything and I hope you enjoy your crafting even more. I look forward to our friendship growing even more in the coming years. Again, congratulations and I know you are looking forward to your next journey in life.

If you would like to leave a comment for Beverly, please feel free to do so. We are sure she will treasure each and every one.

Thanks for stopping by today and helping us celebrate Beverly's retirement!

The Classy Cards 'n Such Design Team:
Holly, Jenny, Shirley, Mindy, Diane, Diana, Joy, Misti (alumni member), Graciela and Debbie
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Deep As The Ocean

Hi, it's Shirley today! Today's card reminds me a beautiful summer day at the beach.

I started out coloring my image with Copics, I added white ink on the waves.  I used the Spellbinder A2 Filigree Delight die to cut my oval, and my frame from Black card stock. I cut a piece of French Country, Graphic 45 paper, to put behind my frame. l really love this paper.

I stamped my sentiment and matted it with the Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B die. I had the sand dollars in my stash, but you could use the Shell Set by Impression Obsession.

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Hello friends.  It's Joy here today posting a card that I made for my sister - who loves the color purple/lilac. This card was made using supplies I found in the Classy Cards 'n Such on line store.

I inked up a piece of white card stock with a Mini Ink Blending Tool and ink, and a then laid down a stencil by Memory Box, called Texture Tessatina, over the card stock. With the same color of distress ink, I colored over the stencil which left a very vibrant color.

The die from Spellbinders called Nested Oval Medallion Labels, was used to cut the frame from a JustRite stamp set called Just Keep Calm. This stamp set has TONS of words and 4 beautiful frames.

The hydrangea is from the JustRite stamp set called Botanical Medallions and Banners. A Gold Viva Decor Pearl Pen was used to make little centers in the flowers. The colored image was popped up with Joy Large Foam Pads. A banner was cut from the die set called Classic Ribbons by Poppystamps. The Cherish sentiment was heat embossed on Vellum using Black Detail embossing powder by Sparkle 'n Sprinkle.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

All Things Possible

Hello Classy friends! Diane here with you today and I am in the mood for fall.

I never want to see summer come to an end, but I have to admit I do love fall. In my part of the country when the colors of fall appear it is beautiful! Which is what inspired me to do a fall card!

I recently received a wonderful order from the Classy Cards 'n Such shop, and wanted to share of a few of my "new items" with you today.

I started with a Kiwi Kiss green card stock base. I cut a panel of Ivory card stock and begin stamping Impression Obsession Harmony In Autumn  across the top portion.

Next I used my new Anna Griffin Crowned Medallion embossing folder. This particular EB folder comes with the matching border like I used. After embossing, I cut along both long edges and mounted it on the edge of my stamped leaves.

Next I used my new Our Daily Bread Ornate Framed Sentiments, stamped it on ivory card stock, and used my Impression Obsession Leaves die to cut it out.

I finished my card with a piece of Maya Road ribbon, sent to me by one of my design team teammates (and friend), which happened to be the perfect colors, (thanks Mindy)!

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Reindeer Rendezvous

Mindy visiting with you today, featuring a card that might be used for the holidays, but could also be used for a masculine birthday.

My Reindeer Rendezvous is made from some of the beautiful metallic papers sold in the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.

I started with an A2 size Nude Curious Metallic card front, and embossed it with a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Tweets and Twig embossing folder. I also cut a card base from Pink Lemonade card stock and die cut it with the A2 Filigree Delight card creator by Spellbinders, with the center oval removed.

I then stamped the Majestic Deer stamp from Memory Box, twice, with Color Box Chalk ink - Sea Crystal, and fussy cut around both.

Assembly was quite simple, the embossed rectangle was adhered with 1/2" Scor-Tape, then using the Joy! Small Foam Pads, I attached the filigree frame. The deer were adhered with sticky dots, and they can be positioned inside the frame to your liking. 

The oval frame was then embellished with Steel Blue Baby Pearls and Glitter. I added two Red Pearls for reindeer noses. Two small bows were tied from twill tape and adhered to the front of the card.

I hope you have enjoyed today's card!

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