Today's card is for the Paper Plunge Challenge.....it is brand new over the past couple of weeks and fun to do. Not a lot of stress! Today's theme was DARK like in spooky or dark colors. ~Enjoy #paperplunge
Friday, October 24
Thursday, October 23
Anyway, on Tuesday evening I had a class with 8 fabulous ladies and we all made this card. They loved it and I sent them directions in an email while they were here so they would get it when they got home! There are lots of directions out there and different sizes too....So, I took a bunch that I had seen on youtube and I reconfigured them to be as easy as possible for my girls. SUCCESS! And this card fits in a standard sized envi because it begins with a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock instead of 12" x 12". Have a great weekend and I will see you soon!
Wednesday, October 22
Tuesday, October 14
Tuesday, October 7
Happy Tuesday friends! Today's card isn't a card at all it is a tag for a gift I need to give this weekend. Fall is in full color here in New England, and I wanted to bring something earthy and fallish to the"MEET THE NEW NEIGHBORS" get together this weekend. So, I made a tag that will compliment the theme of the package. It is also a good submission for a couple of challenges too! City Crafter wanted to see a project with leaves! This one has used the die to cut out sponged and vellum leaves. Then there is My Time To Craft and they wanted something with DIE CUTS ONLY so maybe this works. I used the new Holiday Home set to create a curvy die cut sentiment, and die cut leaves and tag! They didn't say it couldn't have ribbon, or sponging! ~Enjoy your day see you soon!
Monday, October 6
Hey Stamper friends! Today I have a card that I made for two challenges. The first one is for Paper Plunge which I submitted to last week and actually won in the three top picks! THANK YOU Paper Plunge! Their challenge this time is to use CIRCLES, not my favorite but I used my Kaleidoscope Technique and created a card that looks a little like an abstract rattle to me! The second challenge is for Just Add Ink and Make My Monday for their BABY theme! I also did a poetic license take on the sketch for Freshly Made. Sketches..sort of upside down and askew! ENJOY! ~your weekend and I will see you on Monday!
Tuesday, September 30
Hi stamper friends! I am still doing cards that use the fabulous colors of fall, and today's design lends itself for two challenges. The first is from a favorite go to challenge when I need to be inspired called Tuesday Throwdown and their theme is OPPOSITES ATTRACT which has you using two opposite sides of the color wheel for a fun color challenge!
The other challenge that I tried today is brand new and has some great designers to whet your whistle with some new players! It is called Paper Plunge I loved their blog banner and wish it were summer, but the theme over there was a Fall Card. ~Enjoy your day everyone....see you soon!
Thursday, September 25
Well, everyone, I know this is BEYOND belief but I have had two...yes two Stampin' Up! boxes in my stamp room since July (right after convention) that I had not opened! W-H-A-T you scream!!!!
Yes that's right, of course I had been busy and just not thinking much about stamping so I know yu will give me a little slack there!
Ok so I opened it up and found one of my NEWEST favorite stamp set called HOLIDAY HOME. It is just too much fun. For this card I used it in a spooky night sort of genre. Also did you know that because they are polymer you can continue the tree trunk easily! FUN!!!! ~ see you next time!
Wednesday, September 24
I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and then ran the edge through my Big Shot using the selective embossing technique to emboss only part of the die. I created a border of acorns just by turning the paper from right side to wrong side and upside down. LOVE IT!!!! Then I took another piece of Whisper White card stock and masked the edge with painters tape, but you can use grid paper just as easily and sponged some Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow to create a bright and vibrant background. It pokes out through the front cut out just enough to pop with color! Add a panel for a sentiment attached it to the back panel and voila you have your card!~Enjoy!
selective embossing class
Tuesday, September 23
City Crafter and it was to create a card where the SENTIMENT is the focal point! Now, I went to look through my stamp sets and realized that mine were pretty much retired and I have not replenished them yet (busy)with new sentiments...so I used my markers to create the simplest word I could, and that was ....well you get the idea! Next, I used the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiment to do a cute and simple layout....
see you tomorrow! ~Enjoy!
see you tomorrow! ~Enjoy!
Monday, September 22
So I made this card to show off the glorious colors of a New England autumn, and is perfect for the challenge over at Make My Monday . I sponged a piece of very vanilla with Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler then used Whisper White craft ink and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for a little added interest. Finally I sponged another piece of Very Vanilla and cut out a leaf and backed it in Basic Black....added some Blackberry Bliss ribbon and shredded burlap, a button and a pearl. Enjoy and see you next time!
Friday, September 19
Hi stamping friends. This card is for you . Hopefully it will be the first to the road of getting back on a schedule of Stampin' regularity. I want to say thank you to all of my friends who have stood by while I have been taking care of my dad. I also want to thank all of you for the sweet messages of encouragement, support and now condolences. It has been a long journey but it has been fruitful, leaving me with lots of memories and smiles. I appreciate everything you are to me, my stamping friends. Thanks!
Now, for my first card back and I must say I am a little rusty, but here is an interpretation for Just Add Ink's theme this week. Fall is beginning to color the countrysdie here in new England and these colors can be found in the bright sunshine almost everywhere you look here. Enjoy and see you Monday!
Friday, August 15
Monday, August 4
HEY there friends!I have a lot of gabbing to do today and lot's to share with you too! It has been a long time and you know why...but all is good and I was able to get into my stamp room this morning. So, before I prepared for my upcoming class I got inspired with MOJO MONDAY and created their sketch. The White Satin Ribbon is back so I used that for a bow and then added a button from the idea at PAPER PLAYERS! MAKE MY MONDAY has a bird theme challenge today. Ok so you are saying to yourself, I didn't see that bird in the NEW catalog? Well, you'd be right but this is from Touch of Nature my all time secretly loved stamp set that I have never been able to part with. It is from 2005! WOWZA! Anyway the NEW stamp set called
An Open Heart would work PERFECTLY! I just don't have it yet!
I also used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and can I say I just LOVE it too! Hey how do pronounce "scallop" where you come from. I say sCALLup but I bet some of you say sCALlop like GAL right! I am from New England and we have the Scallop Festival going on right now....ok so a little side trip in my mind...let's get back to the card!
Are you enjoying some of the NEW embossing folders like the ones shown here? Super cute! Finally the sentiment that I used is from the NEW set that I received at Convention called Amazing Birthday, it is not something I probably would have picked for myself from this catalog, but I just can't say how excited I am to have been S U R P R I S E D when I used it. Here I took a scrap piece from this card using BLENDBILITIES and stamped over the colors in Memento Ink to create the shading. You can bet I will be looking at more sets with this technique in mind when I browse my catalog next time! Ooops one last thing...see the curl on the corner of the paper? Well slide your fingernail between a couple of the layers of cardstock fibers and gently pull it appart. Then use out piercing tool to curl the paper! A little jazz is all it takes! Well, have a great week everyone. ~Hugs and ENJOY!