DATES TO REMEMBER

  • May 6: Technique Training, 10-noon
  • May 20: Stamp-A-Stack, 10-noon
  • May 31: LAST DAY to order from Occasions Catalog
  • May 31: LAST DAY to order from 2016-17 Annual Catalog
  • June 1: FIRST DAY of 2017-18 Annual Catalog

Monday, February 29, 2016

Use It Up Botanicals For You

Today's cards use more retired All Abloom Designer Series Paper sample pieces and the fun Sale-A-Bration stamp set Botanicals For You.





Colors: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Mossy Meadow, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White

I decided the first two cards needed a little something under the word "you", so I found a Paper Pumpkin stamp that was a row of dots. You could also use a marker to make dots if you don't have a similar stamp.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Metallics Glitter Tape by Stampin’ Up!

Use It Up Watercolor Wings A Dozen Thoughts Butterflies

Sorry I've missed posting for a few days! We had the flu go through our house. Even Sydne (our Lab) got sick! Not fun! I'm finally starting to feel a little better, but still am not eating much. Luckily I had made a bunch of cards last weekend and had taken pictures of them, I just never got a chance to put them on here. I'll start with four that are basically the same card, just different patterns from retired All Abloom Designer Series Paper samples I had. 






Colors: Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush (retired In Color), Whisper White

The top layer of the butterflies are actually waxed paper that I ended up with from cutting that layer out of card stock for another project. I wasn't sure what to do with them so I just hung on to them. I'm glad I did! They look pretty cool on these cards! I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen on just the body so the wings are free to move. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Wetlands Teeny Tiny Wishes Striped Sympathy

One more striped background- this time I made some thinner stripes to mix in:



I should have used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for my greeting! It's a little crooked. I was lining it up with the goose's head, which isn't level. Oh well! It's handmade!

Friday, February 19, 2016

You've Got This Teeny Tiny Wishes Striped Sympathy

Another striped background and the same layout (but turned) as yesterday:



Colors: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Whisper White

I used the AquaPainter and my ink pads to color in the flower and stem. Then I used my markers to add shading to the flower and color in the center.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Flowering Fields Teeny Tiny Wishes Striped Sympathy

 Playing with scraps again! I had a bunch of long strips of Basic Black card stock and decided to make a striped background:



Colors: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White

This is the first time I've used Flowering Fields, which is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set. You could get it FREE with a $50 order!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Picture Perfect Petite Pairs Hummingbird Birthday

After making my swaps for the Stamp Share For Leaders event a couple weeks ago, I had just a little bit of the Dotted Lace Trim ribbon that I used on them left. I decided to tie them around a Whisper White layer and came up with these cards:




Colors: top card- Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White
bottom card- Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White

This was the first time I have used the Picture Perfect stamp set. I think with a little more practice I'll be better at lining up the layers. I stamped off for the first layer and then did the second layer fully inked. A shade of red for the throat and then black for the last layer. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Party Pants Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!



I tried sharing this video in my e-mail newsletter today but I don't think it worked. Watch it here!

Paper Pumpkin January 2016 Cute Conversations, NEW Sale-A-Bration Items!

I forgot to share these cute heart pouches made with the January Paper Pumpkin "Cute Conversations" before Valentine's Day. Oops! Better late than never! These were thank you's for a recent book party.


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Monday, February 15, 2016

Balloon Celebration Balloon Bouquet Punch Birthday Three Different Ways

 Today I have three similar cards to show you that I made three different ways. I love balloons and wanted to see which was the best way to use the balloons from Balloon Celebration (Occasions Catalog, page 12). Here we go...


First, I just stamped the balloons.


Second, I stamped the balloons on Whisper White and punched them out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch (you can buy the stamp set and punch as a bundle!)


For the last card, I punched the balloons out of colored card stock- no stamping.


Colors: top and middle cards- Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
bottom card- Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

Which do you like best?