Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The first tutorial in a long long time.
Friday, December 30, 2016
We are finishing off the Holiday Catalog and getting ready to start our brand new Occasions catalog along with the Awesome Sale-A-Bration event too! You know what that is right?! For every $50 you spend on product during Sale-A-Bration you get to choose an item of your choice from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog! The best time of the Stampin Up! year. So that was the goal -- to mix up the Holiday Catalog with the New Catalogs. I needed a masculine birthday card for a friend who is a hunter and thought this would be the time to create it! I actually used products from the Holiday Catalog--the Sale-A-Bration Catalog--- the Spring Catalog and the Annual Catalog too! Here is my sample.....
and then the sentiment Happy Birthday comes from a Sale-A-Bration Stamp set.
I hope you enjoyed my sample for today's blog hop! The next stop on the hop is Deanna Pavinato! She always has great designs to share. Be sure to keep on hopping along to see the rest of the extremely talented ladies and see what they created for you! Here is the list of blogs participating .....
Thursday, December 29, 2016
And of course the inside of the card....
Designer Tee Stamp set not shown below in listed supplies...not available yet.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Well, all that for one day! Merry Christmas to you--I pray that you and your family have a fabulous and blessed day and that you have an amazing New Year too! I just wrapped my last gift, lol. I am always so last minute--I actually ran out of wrapping paper and re-used a piece from a big present that my son got for the last small gift for my mom. Here is the last Christmas card I will share this year.
Friday, December 23, 2016
A still have a few more Christmas designs to share before moving on to other stuff. Here is one I designed for the Case this Sketch challenge #202. These are usually the type of cards that are hard for me--not too many layers or items but the ombre color scheme was fun to play with. Pluss I got a Bermuda Bay Ombre Stamp pad from my friend and upline Janet Morrow Wakeland so I had to try it out finally! Love it with the Wonder of Christmas Set.
Are you ready for the Christmas yet---I am so close but not quite done. So I best get going and get some more stuff done. Thanks for stopping by--the supplies used for this card are below.
Monday, December 19, 2016
I absolutely love the font on this sentiment--and the sentiment too. It is from the Christmas Pines Stamp Set! Love it--and it has coordinating thinlits too! Together it is so easy to make quick and beautiful Christmas cards--after Christmas this set will be great for masculine birthdays. Can't wait to make on to see how it comes out--maybe later today.
here is the inside of the card...
I used the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary for my inspiration--here is the sketch--CCMC437
Saturday, December 17, 2016
So I finally got a bit of my stuff set up--at least the new stuff! I know that it is a little bit late but I finally got a few Christmas cards made! I am so excited to start sharing with you guys again. Today's card is using the stamp set Wonder of Christmas, I love this sweet angel! I used colored pencils and blender pens to color her! It has been so long since I did this I forgot how fun coloring is.
I used a new to me sketch challenge for this and all the cards I made tonight. The sketch number 26 of the Paper Play Sketches. Here is the sketch for you to check out.
You might have to enlarge my card to see the rhinestone embellishments that are on the top right and lower left. I thought this was a really cute sketch and it was perfect for this set! Here is the inside of my card....
It felt so good to create today--I hope you enjoyed the design.
See you soon with more Christmas cards!
Here are the supplies I used....
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
You would not believe how many stamp sets I have that I have not touched yet--seems I can not get in the swing of things--my studio is a bit all over the place and each card I make has me up and down stairs and back and forth from old house to new house looking for things--not as fun as creating when everything is in one place.
That is part of the reason I decided to begin doing classes now--so I would have to create. This was one of the cards that we made at the last All Occasions Class--it uses the Swirly Bird Stamp set with the matching Swirly Scribbles Thinlits dies that come in the bundle--I love the bundles that Stampin Up has been selling you know if you get the set you are going to want the dies to go with it so might as well save some MOOLA--right?!
Monday, September 12, 2016
I am really struggling with getting back on track with posting on here. I think I have a plan to get back on track--we shall see. I do have a few cards made that I have not shared though so I will begin with this darling little bear card.
Isn't this just the cutest little bear ever. This is one of the new realistic three step stamps in the new catalog. It is so cute in so many different colors. I can't wait to play with it again. A quick tip for you if you have this set---when you stamp each layer line up the armpits of the bear and it will look so cute when done. I originally tried to line up the head and body but it wasn't working right. This is such a simple card bu really really cute. I used Crumb Cake ink stamped off once for the base, then the next layer was full Crumb Cake and the top layer is Soft Suede. Cute as can be. Garden green is the base of the card and the color used for the bow--it is stamped off once for the base layer then used full strength for top details.
Thanks for stopping by--hope you enjoyed my card.
Here are the supplies used on the card:
Monday, August 22, 2016
All of my cards for today are continuing to use the new and limited Thoughtful Branches Bundle. I mixed it with the new in-colors and some Soft Suede and Whisper White. Love the new in colors. And this set is crazy versatile--any gender, any occasion! My goal for today's cards was to make some gender friendly cards to keep in my stash--so I have them for ANYONE--male or female. The first card is using the new in color Emerald Envy and Soft Suede along with the woodgrain embossing folder. I also used a few circle punches. You can see a complete list of supplies for all cards at the end.
This card is using Dapper Denim. Love this color and I love any stamp set with birds and these cute little ones are so fun especially with the matching dies so there is no fussy cutting. Love that!
And finally I chose to show off the Peekaboo Peach in color. Love how all of the new colors match so nicely with the soft suede color. I love the leaf in this set--so pretty and again can be cut with the matching die!
Thanks so much for stopping by for this hop--be sure to check out the rest of the teams designs! They are all so talented you will not be sorry. Next in the list is Nancy Amato--you can get there by clicking the image below.
And here is the whole line up in case you find yourself needing it.
Maria Pane - http://stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.com/2016/08/remarkable-blog-tour-august.html
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
So I found a new to me challenge--which I will need since I will not be doing my own challenges again--at least not for a while. It is hard enough to just get back up and running
I still need to get 90% of my supplies from my old home. Who knows when that will happen. So in the mean time thank goodness for NEW SUPPLIES! I am creating cards for my first class of my new demonstratorship which of course will have to use the new Thoughtful Branches stamp set since it is only available for a limited time. It is amazing anyway so I am glad to play with it first. So with all of that being said here is my card for the challenge......
I so love trees and nature! It truly makes me feel relaxed to just sit and look at them. Hence my reason for using them on this card--this could be a sympathy card or just for someone who is going through some hard times. Here is the inside of the card.....
And of course I need to show you the sketch challenge too....
Sunday, July 17, 2016
I can not believe how excited I am! Finally I created--first time in well over a year! And how fun it was. I am so happy that I decided to join my Stampin Up! Team blog hop--it forced me to finally get my butt in one spot--forget about all the new home stuff and just create! It was so fun. I used the new bundle called Thoughtful Branches. What a great stamp set that comes with coordinating dies! This bundle will be available for non-demos from August 2nd until the 31st. I combined the bundle with the brand new in colors. Love them
So let me show you some of what I created for your viewing pleasure today. My first project is actually going into a 12x12 frame and being sent to a friend of mine who is fighting cancer and other difficult things at the moment. Thought it would be a nice reminder that I am thinking of her....Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall....
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I am thrilled to be back in action and hope that you will return again real soon. Be sure to hop on over to Nancy's blog to see what she created for or hop. I know it will be amazing--our team is full of fabulous talent! Click the link above or the image below to go to the next blog on the hop. The entire blog hop list is also inserted for your convenience.
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