DATES TO REMEMBER

  • June 1: FIRST DAY of 2017-18 Annual Catalog
  • June 1: New Catalog Open House, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • June 10: Technique Training, 10-noon
  • June 24: Stamp-A-Stack, 10-noon

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Birthday Blast Star Blast Edgelits

I figured I better play with my new stuff too! Here's a card I CASE'd (Copy And Share Everything) from the Occasions Catalog. I just changed the colors and added the scribbles on the top.



Colors: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White

Monday, January 30, 2017

Use It Up Walk In The Wild In The Meadow Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper

These are the last cards using retired Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper! Another pack used up! Woohoo! 


I had some 1" strips of Designer Series Paper left so I alternated them for the background. I think this was the first time I've used the dog stamp! I left the inside blank so this could be used for any occasion.


I had one piece of this plaid Designer Series Paper left and it was just the right size for a layer on this card. The orange piece behind the greeting is also DSP and was also just right. Can you see that I stamped the greeting twice? Once in Chocolate Chip and a shadow in Soft Sky. That sounds better than saying I stamped it in Soft Sky and it was too light so I stamped it again, slightly off set, in Chocolate Chip, right? :)


Colors: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White

Friday, January 27, 2017

Use It Up Walk In The Wild In The Meadow The Wilderness Awaits Birch Bark Designer Series Paper

Here's another group of cards made with some retired Designer Series Paper that looks like birch bark. I used all of the brown herringbone Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper on the cards I shared yesterday, so for these I used Chocolate Chip card stock for the layers and Thick Whisper White card stock for the card bases. The awesome moose is from the retired set Walk In The Wild. 


The top three cards are birthday, the bottom three cards are sympathy




And three more similar cards:






greeting from Butterfly Basics


Colors: Chocolate Chip and Whisper White

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Use It Up Walk In The Wild In The Meadow The Wilderness Awaits Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper

I had a full sheet and lots of little pieces left of the pack of retired Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper after making the notebooks. The full sheet was herringbone stripes in Chocolate Chip, and I decided it would work perfectly with some paper that looks like birch bark that was from a kit. I've been hanging on to it for just the right project! Of course I had to use my favorite moose from the retired Walk In The Wild set, as well as some current animals. Here's the first group of cards:


The top three are birthday cards (Confetti Celebration), the bottom three are thinking of you (Teeny Tiny Wishes). Here are individual pictures of the birthday cards:


Walk In The Wild (retired)


The Wilderness Awaits 


In The Meadow

Here are two more similar cards:


Walk In The Wild (retired) and Sheltering Tree


Walk In The Wild (retired) and Teeny Tiny Wishes


Colors: Chocolate Chip and Whisper White

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Use It Up Lift Me Up, Up & Away Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper

I ended up using lots of retired Designers Series Papers to make the notebooks. Yay! I love using stuff up! But I was left with some partial sheets, so I decided to use them to make cards. Here's what I came up with to use up what was left of the retired Season of Cheer DSP:




and the inside:



Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Soft Sky, Whisper White

I love this balloon! And the dies for this large one are separate- there is the outline and then each part of the background. It's a great way to use up scraps of card stock!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Smallest Homemade Notebooks

 These are the last of the notebooks I made. They are about 3 1/4 x 4 1/4" and have retired Designer Series Papers on the covers.


Birthday Bash DSP


Botanical Gardens DSP


Botanical Gardens DSP


Sweater Weather DSP


All of my smallest notebooks


All three sizes of the notebooks I made: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and 3 1/4 x 4 1/4"

These were fun to make! They used up a box of old letterhead paper that I didn't know what else to do with and lots of retired Designer Series Paper! Woohoo! They are all for sale- contact me if you're interested!