Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A few new..

Thanks for joining me again.  I have some new cards to share with you!  I feel like I'm a bit rusty since I haven't been crafting much lately but there's nothing better to cure that than to jump back in and start creating again.

 This card uses a sketch from Mojo Monday.  I love that I was able to use the Banner Blast set and Banner punch from Sale-A-Bration on this card.  The other stamp set is Giggle Greetings from the main catalog.  Its another one that makes me happy with all the fun/silly images.  The colors were from a challenge on Colour Q.  I missed the deadline to submit for that one but I love to check those out for inspiration.
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 This one was inspired by a Pals Paper Arts sketch.  I really like how it turned out - simple and striking.  This uses the set Blue Ribbon.

 Next, I had to do an Easter card for this one.  I just love springy colors. The sketch for this one comes from Cas(e) this Sketch.  The cross is from a retired set called Crosses of Hope.  The Hello, Doily and Teeny Tiny Wishes are in the current catalog.
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 I think this is my favorite one of my creations this time.  It uses the Flower Shop stamp set and Pansy punch and also the Oh, Hello stamp set.  The mom is from a retired set called Family Reunion.  The sketch is from Create with Connie and Mary (missed the deadline for this one too!) and the colors are a challenge from CAS.
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 The last card I made was for the Paper Players and Dynamic Duos and Less Is More.  I like the idea of butterflies and seeing them soon.  I thought it was a nice pairing with the sentiment- it reminds me of butterfly kisses.  Sentimental, I guess.
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 Finally, here is a little something I made for my club members.  I'm having so much fun playing with the Envelope Punch Board!  It perfectly fits 8 Hershey miniatures.  The stamp is from the Occasions catalog and is called Eggstra Spectacular.  I even added a touch of Dazzling Details for that cute little bunny tail. It will be perfect for the SUO Challenge!
 I love that you can see both sides of this fantastic Sweet Sorbet DSP!

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SUO Challenges #93: Boxes, Bags and Baskets

Well, thanks for for stopping by and I hope you've been inspired! Pin It Now!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Special Occasions

I'm back!  We still don't have a normal desktop computer but my husband has managed to figure out a way (and teach me) how to upload all my pictures to my laptop so I can get back to sharing with you again.  YAY!

Today was my Special Occasions Stamp Camp.  Here are the cards we made:
 Here's a picture of the grouping.  

 This sweet baby card was inspired by the sketch for Mojo Monday.
Paper: Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Fresh Prints DSP Stack
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamps: Baby Prints, Petite Pairs, Label Love
Accessories: Simply Pressed Clay button, Artisan Label Punch, Circle Framelits, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (SAB)
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 Next we had some 3x3 Easter cards.  These will be so cute tucked into an Easter basket!  They use the Watercolor Wonder DSP and the Eggstra Spectaular Stamp set.

 This beauty was Inspired and partially CASED but, alas, I cannot find who to point to as my muse.  If it was you, please accept my sincere gratitude!  I thought this pretty card could be used for any number of special occasions.  It uses the Sweet Sorbet (SAB) DSP and the Yippee-Skippee! Stamp set.

 I've been wanting to try my hand at making my own swing card and this is kinda half of one.  I thought it ended up very romantic looking and was perfect for a wedding card.  Stamp sets used were Mr.&Mrs. and Everything Eleanor.  I also just love the Pistachio Pudding and Smokey Slate together!

Last, but not least, this fine graduation card was CASED from Janis Sinko.  I found her delightful card on the Demonstrator website and just had to share it!    I don't have a woodgrain stamp set so I inked up my embossing folder and used that to get the woodgrain look on my cardstock.  Pure Gumption is the stamp set used to this one and I did use every single stamp in the set on this one card!

I hope to be sharing more with you in the near future! Pin It Now!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Snow Much Fun

Snow Much Fun is one of those stamp sets that I debated on getting for the longest time and even though it is now retired, I still use it quite a bit.  I just love those snowmen!

I love the layout for this card.  It comes from the newest challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.  The colors are from the Color Throwdown Challenge.  Its due today so I'm squeaking in at the last minute!
Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Endless Wishes
Ink: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Old Olive
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots EF

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

One Good Thing...

I've had sick kids for the last 5 days. Stomach flu, fevers, ear infections, etc, etc, etc. Can you say stir crazy??? You just start functioning on autopilot after awhile and wondering if it will ever end.  I always try to find just one good thing when my day is yuck. This afternoon everyone is starting to feel a little bit better so I had a few hours to craft.  YAY!!!

Can you tell I was in a winter/snowflake mood?
I just got the new Endless Wishes Photopolymer stamp set and was anxious to use it.  I've seen several cards that were a similar style to this one and wanted to put my own spin on it.

Stamps: Endless Wishes
Ink: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Crumb Cake, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Hexagon Punch, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Linen Thread

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This was a technique I saw a few weeks back and wanted to try called Bokah (I think).  Its where you have an image that gets lighter in color as it goes towards the top.

Stamps: Endless Wishes, Warmth & Wonder
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Real Red
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Red Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Simply Scored, Big Shot, Fancy Fan EF

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I love how this card turned out!  I stamped my Polar Bear with versamark, heat embossed with black embossing powder, and then used bleach to color him in!

Stamps: Zoo Review, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Versamark, Smoky Slate
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Brushed Silver
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Neutrals Candy Dots, Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Ovals Framelits, Northern Frost Decorative Strip (retired), Stylish Stripes EF, Bleach

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I hope you've enjoyed my winter cards on this crisp fall day.  I wish you health and happiness and stamping! Pin It Now!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Happy Big Day

Tonight I have a card for you that I had a lot of fun making.  Anytime I get to use my Big Shot is fun for me and this has several Big Shot elements.  I used a sketch from MoJo Monday and the colors from Color Throwdown.

Stamps: Chalk Talk, Everything Eleanor
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque EF, Circles Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits, Pistachio Pudding Stretch Ruffle Ribbon, Flower Trim, Hexagon Punch

I was extremely happy to have the energy to make this card.  I had to switch out the closets of all 4 kids - Whew!  That is an all day job but they definitely needed their long sleeve shirts and pants to be available!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Gearing Up for Christmas Stamp Camp

Hello!  Today I'm showing you the fabulous and fun cards we did at the Gearing Up for Christmas Stamp Camp this past Saturday.  (If you missed out, don't worry, there is another one next month with a brand new set of cards!)
First is a total view of the collection.  Lots of fun!

I think you've seen this one before!  I posted it not too long ago for a blog challenge and loved it so much that I had to share it with my campers!

This is a new one.  I've seen the idea for a wreath out of the Daydream Medallions on several other cards and decided to try it out.  Love the results!

This is another one that the technique has caught my eye on Pinterest.  This uses the Pennant Builder punch to make the layers of the tree.  Add some pearls and a bit of ruffle ribbon and you have elegance in a card!

Next, Super easy using some paper from the Winter Frost DSP stack.  I love how the embossed frame frames the sentiment!
This one you may have seen before as well.  I started early with designs for Christmas cards this year so I could share some of my favorites at camps.  I just changed up the greens and blues for some slightly darker tones.

And, finally, I say this card at a fellow demo's house and asked if I could C.A.S.E. it and she said YES!  I moved the placement of the DSP a little to make it my own  but loved the original so I kept it mostly the same. Thanks Amy Kunkle!

Hope you've enjoyed today's selections! Pin It Now!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Crafty Afternoon

I had a little time this afternoon with no commitments so I decided to blow off doing the laundry and indulge myself in a little creative therapy.  I'm not sure where my days go.  I thought I would have so much more time since all of my kids are in school this year but I think the hours speed up while they are away!  Anyway, back to doing challenges!
I'm really quite proud of this card.  I combined three challenges into one and I really like the outcome.
Stamps: Morning Meadow
Paper: Smokey Slate, Riding Hood Red, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Sweater Weather DSP, Eastern Elegance DSP, and another SU DSP from Valentines a few years ago
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, More Mustard, Garden Green
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Pansy Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
 Challenge Links:
ABC47 '3 or more Pattern Papers'
You can create any card using at least 3 (or more) pattern papers/ designer series paper.

 Next, I moved on to some Christmas cards.  Gathering ideas for some upcoming Stamp Camps!  Sometimes simple is beautiful and that's what I think of this card.
Stamps: More Merry Messages
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Flurry Die (I was so sad this retired!), Elegant Lines EF
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 And last but not least, this cute little square card!  I just got the Merry Little Christmas set two days ago so this seemed like the perfect card to use it on.
Stamps: Merry Little Christmas, Warmth and Wonder
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Versamark, Silver Encore
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Accessories: Pool Party EP, Clear EP, 1 1/4" Scalloped Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Basic Jewel Rhinestones
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