Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes

The weather is turning colder and soon snow will be flying.  Today's card showcases the snowflakes from the Endless Wishes stamp set.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Project Life by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! has come out with a lot of new products for Project Life.  Check out all the new products exclusive to Stampin' Up!.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Wonderous Wreath - Christmas

Still loving this bundle.  The bundle even comes with 2 die cut sentiments, Joy is pictured here.  The versatility in this set just amazes me.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wonderous Wreath - Fall

Absolutely loving this stamp bundle.  I never would have thought this would turn out to be one of my favorite stamp sets, but when I started seeing the possibilities this has become one of my favorites.  I hope this stays around for a very long time.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wonderous Wreath - Spring

I know this is designed as a Christmas set, but I just love how it looks in bright spring colors.

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Wonderous Wreath

This is one of the most versatile stamp and framelit sets.  At first glance, you would only think Christmas.  On closer examination you would realize as I have, there are so many different ways to use this set.  I have been looking around on Interest and I have found some wonderful samples. I will be posting cards made with this set over the next couple of days.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Stampin' Up! now has Project Life

What a quick and easy way to get those memories recorded!  Watch for projects I am working on putting together.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Fabulous Florets and Gifts of Kindness.

Life has gotten in the way lately and I didn't get these two cards posted last week.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Retrosketches #96

I have decided to attempt a few card challenges.  There are many card challenges out there.  Some are sketch challenges, color challenges, theme challenges, who knows how many other types.  This card is from

Materials used:
Create a Cupcake stamp set
W 22.95 128520
C 16.95 121982
Primrose Petals
Cardstock 6.95 126841
Pool Party
Ink 5.95 126982
Cardstock 6.95 122924
Pacific Point
Ink 5.95 126951
Whisper White
Cardstock  8.50 100730
5/8" Organza Ribbon 5.95 114319
Large Pearl Basic Jewels 4.95 125577

Fabulous Florets #2 - Thinking of You

This is my second card featuring the stamp sets Fabulous Florets and Gifts of Kindness.  The background is stamped with the two matching flowers in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla cardstock.  The focal image is inked in Garden Green.  I used a baby wipe to remove ink from the bud and colored it with a Rose Red marker.

Materials used:
Fabulous Florets
W 23.95 128574
C 17.95  123027
Gifts of Kindness
W 25.95  130441
C 18.95  130444
Crumb Cake
Ink 5.95 126975
Cardstock 6.95 120953
Very Vanilla
Cardstock 8.50 101650
1/2 " Seam Binding Ribbon 6.95 120999
Garden Green
Ink 5.95 126969
Rose Red
Regals Marker Collection 28.95 131262

Very Vanilla Card Base  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
Crumb Cake Layer  5 1/4 x 4
Very Vanilla Stamped Layer 5 x 3 3/4
Crumb Cake Layer  4 1/2 x 2 1/2
Image Very Vanilla Layer 4 1/4 x 2 1/4

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Valentine Matchbox Treat - York Peppermint Patty

Woo Hoo!  Made a Valentine Treat for my Hubby.
Start with a piece of cardstock (I used Cherry Cobbler) that is 2 inches wide and 5 3/4 inches long.  Score at 1/2 inch, 3 inches, and 3 1/2 inches.
Stamp your sentiment on a piece of cardstock that is 1 3/4 inches wide and 2 inches long.
I punched a small heart out of Silver Glimmer Paper
Fold on the score marks and adhere the sentiment and the heart to the front flap.
Staple in the York Peppermint Patty. (Finally used that Tim Holtz tiny attacher mini stapler.)
Tuck the front flap in.

Materials Used:

Yippee-Skippee Stamp Set
W 18.95 131341
C 14.95 131344
Cherry Cobbler
Ink 5.95 126966
Cardstock 6.95 119685
Whisper White
Cardstock 8.50 100730
Glimmer Paper
Silver 4.95 124005
Small Heart Punch
5.95 117193

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Flower Shop Valentine Card

My first Valentine's Day card for 2014.
 I stamped one of the flowers in Strawberry Slush four times.
 I punched them out using the Pansy Punch.
 I stamped one of the flourishes from Flowering Flourishes in Pistachio Pudding on a piece of Whisper White measureing 3 3/4 x 5.
 I layered the Whisper White on a piece of Strawberry Slush measuring 4 x 5 1/4.  My card base is Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.
 I adhered three of the flowers over the flowers on the flourish.
 The fourth flower is adhered on the inside of the card

I stamped the Love You sentiment from Itty Bitty Banners.

Materials used:
Flower Shop Bundle (Stamp set and punch) Save 15% when you buy the bundle.
W 33.95 132727
C 28.75 132726
Itty Bitty Banners
W 15.95 132022
C 11.95 126257
Flowering Flourishes
W 24.95 131998
C 17.95 126367
Strawberry Slush
Ink 5.95 131178
Cardstock 6.95 131295
Pistachio Pudding
Ink 5.95 131177
Whisper White
Cardstock 8.50 100730

Friday, January 3, 2014

Thinking Ahead to Christmas 2014

I know, we just got past Christmas, but I don't want to go through what I did this time.  I waited until the last minute to finish up the handmade presents.  I was up late at night wishing I had started earlier.  This year I am starting earlier.  I did stockings for my husband's family.  I did several treat bags with different kinds of candy and a memory/scrapbook for each family.  I see so many wonderful videos and posts for treat containers through the year, so I thought I would make something every week or so and put them in stockings.  The candy I will wait until December to add.  I purchased some stockings today.  I love clearance and getting them at 75% off is great.  I will buy a few more if they still have them next time I go.  Hopefully they will be marked down even more.  This past Christmas I made the nugget box I saw on Connie Stewart's YouTube and blog, a post it note holder I have seen on several YouTube channels, a mini album that can be spread out on a desk for display, and some various treat bags with candy with cute toppers made with Stampin' Up! punches.  I wish I had remembered to take pictures of everything.  Too little sleep I guess.  As I complete projects for the stockings, I will post them here.  Most if not all with be CASE'd (copy and share everything), and I will be posting back to where I found the inspiration.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Fabulous Florets #1

This is the first card in my new series spotlighting one stamp set each week.  This week, however, I will be spotlighting two stamp sets.  I have chosen Fabulous Florets and Gifts of Kindness.  The ingredients for this card are:

Card Base:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of Soft Sky scored at 4 1/4
Border Strip:
2 x 5 1/2 piece of Marina Mist
1 1/2 piece of Whisper White
Focal Image:
Base 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 piece of Marina Mist
Layer 2 1/2 x 4 piece of Pear Pizzazz
Image Layer 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 piece of Whisper White
Scrap of Soft Sky

Fabulous Florets  W 23.95  128574   C 17.95  123027
Gifts of Kindness W 25.95  130441  C 18.95  130444
Marina Mist Ink 5.95  126962
Marina Mist Cardstock 6.95  119682
Soft Sky Cardstock  6.95  131203
Pear Pizzazz Ink  5.95  131180
Pear Pizzazz Cardstock  6.95  131201
Whisper White Cardstock  8.50  100730
Scallop Edge Border Punch  15.95  119880