Friday, May 29

I AM OCD with PUNCHES



Hi Stampers! One thing about my Stampin' Up! craft area that I enjoy the most, is seeing all my supplies neat and orderly. Okay, so I am a little OCD but aren't we all! LOL.

But and this is a big BUT, I hate that when I put my punches into the storage unit I have that is made by a company called Stamp n Storage the labels are all upside down. Also, because I am on the older side of life it hurts my brain when I look at the upside down images and try to convert them to right side up so I know what they are!  I decided today to remove all my labels!..... and here is how I did it. ENJOY!
video

Thursday, May 28

BEST THOUGHTS

Hey stamper friends. Well, I received my box of goodies yesterday and here is my first card made with BRAND NEW items.

First, I love this NEW color called TIP TOP TAUPE! It is a little softer than Early Espresso but compliments it well. I think if you stamp off once it will match the ribbon more closely. The ribbon is definitely lighter than the ink as you can plainly see here on the card. The bottom section of the card is sponged in Tip Top Taupe, the flower image is stamped in Early Espresso and the Everything Eleanor swirl is stamped in TIP TOP TAUPE so you can see the different colors together. I think this is the first time in 10 years that I don't think the ink and ribbon match exactly, they compliment one another but are not the same intensity. Very off for Stampin' UP! That being said I still like it a lot!

The New ribbon is very light weight so here I teamed it up with our Satin Ribbon and it looks nice.  I will be playing with this set called BEST THOUGHTS and see what other techniques I can use with it. I tried two today but they just didn't work with the image so I will be going back to my drawing board.

Have any of you got the NEW CATTY YET? Hmmmmm....I don't mean to be negative but it is "little", for sure. I mean 60 pages smaller....YIKES. I looked at an old 2006 one today and that thing had some meat to it! LOL! Anyway I will be interested to hear some chatter about image quality in the new catty as well as paper weight for the pages.

Enjoy your day!~hugs. STAMPIN' UP! BEST THOUGHTS, NEW 2015 Stampin' UP!, Stampin' UP! 2015 Catalog, TIP TOP TAUPE

Wednesday, May 20

RETIRING FAVORITE


Hey stampers! Have you noticed I have been using some upcoming retiring items on my last few cards! LOL! I want to use up my Pistachio Pudding Card Stock so I have created another card with that color! I also have used my favorite Framelits called Labels Collection which I love to use as a frame for images. Here I have stamped the image with Gorgeous Grunge and Papillon Potpourri two sets which remain in the 2015-2016 catalog. Enjoy!

Today's challenge is for PAPER PLUNGE...favorite retiring things   PLEASE go try their challenge today with your favorite!

Tuesday, May 19

RIBBON ROSETTE how to!


Hey stamper friends...I have another video for you today on how to make a Ribbon Rosette to embellish your cards. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 13

Tuesday, May 12

Heart Shape Hinged Cage Card


Hey Stampers! Here is another Hinged Box Design I made but this time in a Heart Shape. What a fabulous Wedding card! I used a folded piece pf cardstock with the Butterfly Framelit to create a card too. I did not remove the chads on the back piece so I could write on it. I used a piece of glassine behind it with tombo so the chads would not fall out. ~Enjoy!


Friday, May 8

Mother's Day Beauty


This project makes a wonderful Mother's Day Presentation card or Wedding WOW!
I will probably have a video tutorial for the box and card eventually, but for now I wanted to show how a card and box can be made "LACEY" using the Butterfly Thinlits! I used the same idea as the Lace Basket but with a different execution from a few years ago. I have made a new tutorial too, using the Butterfly instead of the Doily Die. ~Enjoy your weekend!

challenges:
SU ONLY~Mother
PAPER PLUNGE~May Flowers
CITY CRAFTERS~ Lace and Mom

Thursday, April 30

Swallowtail butterfly stamp idea


Hi stampers I have a sneak peak of a NEW tutorial for you using the SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY STAMP....GO AND SEE
the card here

Wednesday, April 29

SPRING FLOWER BIRTHDAY CARD!



Hey Stampers! Today I have made a card for my daughter's upcoming birthday. I used the opportunity to make it in the designs and colors of two challenges that I have not done in awhile. I always use the challenges as a starting point and add my own creativity. So for Freshly Made I added my tags and flower focal point to fall off the edges a bit. I also used the color scheme for a fresh spring pallet from Color Throw Down. This is also a FABULOUS Mother's Day Card! perfect for the challenge at Stampin' Royalty~Enjoy!
 Stampin Royalty,   Freshly Made and Color Throw Down

This card is a wow but easy to make once you have your design.....the petals are colored easily in less than 30 seconds by sponging a 3"x4" piece of cards in Pear Pizzaz, Soft Sky, And Blushing Bride, then punch out all the petals in less than 3 minutes. Use a toothpick to add tombo and place on your card. Then add centers in So Saffron..... This is .really quick and makes a Class Friendky card class.

Tuesday, April 28

Simple Fun and EASY card class



Tonight I had a class of QUICK and Easy cards. My girls surprised me when they OOOOW'd and AHHHHE'd over them. You know sometimes when you plan a class you think the cards are a little lame....well they PROVED me wrong by complimenting each one that they made. Who would have guessed. Simple and Elegant were their words over and over. So enjoy!

Monday, April 27

DANCE RECITALS

Hey Stampers....it is that time of year again to begin thinking about Dance Recitals. Ever since I was a little girl of five and in my own dance recital I have had a passion about ballet slippers. I made this little gift tag years ago and get requests all the time for the tutorial so I am reprinting it here for you to buy this year. It is smaller than a standard card due to the bulk of the ribbon but it goes lovely with the tutu or baby onesie card template too. You can see both when you click the links! Enjoy.

Wednesday, April 15

POPS OF COLOR SPONGING


Class last night was a success!!!! Even when my girls were hesitant because the cards they were about to make looked so intricate, they plugged on.


They began slowly by doing a little sponging, and eventually each additional element caused their excitement to soar, and they were  thrilled to see the cards come together with POPS of color and richness right before their eyes. So take a peek!


Monday, April 13

Spring Scene


Hey Stampers! I have a class tomorrow evening making some cards that have scenes. This is one that I can show you because it is a sample and the girls will not be doing this one. Be sure to come back and see the ones they make on Wednesday!

The trees in this card are retired that is why I am not doing this card in class, but you can substitute another set for the same effect.~Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 8

Framelits Door Key Plate





Hey Stampers...sorry I didn't post much last week...just busier than usual I guess. Today we are sad to lose our grandpuppy Gus. He is a smooth coat chow and a wonderful obedient gentle member of my son's family.I thought I would pay tribute here......I made this card for his family to show that he has gone through a new door and on the other side will play in gardens of floweres and bluebirds.

I made the card with Labels Collection Framelit Diest to make a small door plate. Then I used the tie Framelit from Baby's First to make a key hole! So easy and so unexpected! ~Enjoy!