August 20, 2015

We Must Interrupt All This Stamping Fun.........

Hey, I've had to take a break from all this stamping fun due to having a bad cold that has caused me to cough myself into a pounding headache and in addition, I managed to break a finger. Yep, sure did. And a bang up job I did too. My parents always taught me, "if you're going to do it, you better do it right". Somehow,  I don't believe they meant it about breaking bones! This is really making typing difficult...I'm not a good one handed wonder! And as for stamping, the pressure incurred by my hand and finger attempting to open and close t.he stamp pads is extremely painful. Hopefully, that wont last long, but until then, I will be a little silent. Its the middle finger, first joint that is broke and no, those rings are NOT coming off....ugh....that would REALLY HURT.

August 13, 2015

Project Life "Remember This" as a Wedding Card?

Yes, today I have a wedding card to share! I mixed the Wild Flowers stamp set with the PL Remember This stamp set a little Blushing Bride and viola! Also, a little sneak peak of a punch coming in September with the Holiday Catalog! Wait until you see this! It will be a MUST have on your wish list! I created a mask using a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and the oval framelits and then I sponged the Blushing Bride ink onto the center of the piece of Whisper White. I then stamped the image using two step stamping. I punched the corners added the ribbon slide and ribbon. I then stamped the verses and I really like this card a lot.

This is the final project in the PL Remember This series. Now pull this set off your shelf and give it a work out and see what great creations you come up with! Join me next week to see which stamp set we decide to use and see what we can come up with. In the meantime, Happy Stamping!

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August 11, 2015

Project Life "Remember This" - It's not just for Project Life

Here is a cute project I came up with to use this great stamp does involve a photo, however, it has nothing to do with PL or scrapbooking traditionally either. Take a look:
I stamped the words "picture perfect" from the stamp set directly to the photo and placed it in the frame after I stamped the frame with the Butterfly Basics set using the fern image with Mossy Meadow ink. I also added a punched butterfly from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set in Lost Lagoon and cut the larges butterfly from the Butterfly thinlits and attached them with glue dots.

I hope this inspires you to go outside the box. There are so many ways that you can use your stamps and ink. Just open your mind and don't be afraid to try something. You never know, you just may come up with the best idea ever,

Happy Stamping!

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August 9, 2015

Project Life 'Remember This' beyond Project Life

Welcome back! This week, my focus is on the Project Life 'Remember This' stamp set. This is one of those sets you will find you will pull out again and again for more than just Project Life scrapping. Don't get me wrong, scrapping the Project Life way is absolutely an awesome way to document your families life, however, this stamp set will take you beyond the PL pages. Take a look at this card I created for a friends 50th birthday.....
With just a few additional supplies I was able to make a pretty glitzy card. What do you think? Be sure to check back on Tuesday to see the next project using this great stamp set. Until then, happy stamping!
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August 6, 2015

Endless Birthday Wishes #3

Well, here we are....the final card for the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set. I truly hope you are enjoying these ideas. Please let me know.
And here it is:
This card uses only the Endless Birthday wishes but involves a little coloring ...I don't know about you, but I love to color. It goes back to when I was a little girl, I always loved to color and that has never changed, now instead of using crayons, I like to use markers LOL.
For this card, I created a basic card base from Tip Top Taupe CS, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4" I then cut 2 Basic Black panels measuring 15/8" x 4 1/8" and 2 panels from the Cherry on Top DSP stack that measure 1 1/2" x 4" and adhered them together using Fast Fuse, I then adhered them to the card base staggering them using Fast Fuse. I then cut a Basic Black square, 3 1/8" sq.and a Whisper White square panel measuring 3" sq. Using Momento Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the cake image from the stamp set into the upper left corner of the whisper white square and then I stamped the script "happy birthday" also in the Tuxedo Black ink toward the bottom right. I colored the cake using blender pens, Tip Top Taupe ink, Watermelon Wonder ink, and Bermuda Bay ink.. I added some Bermuda Bay sequins and a few Basic Pearls for a little sumthin' sumthin' and I adhered the square panel to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Here is the supply list:
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So that's it for the Endless Birthday Wishes. Pull this set out if you have it and see what you can come up with, and if you don't have it yet, what are you waiting for?? This set is just as the name indicates...Endless!

August 4, 2015

Endless Birthday Wishes #2

Getting this post out to you early because today's gonna be a long busy one for me...I'm working a 12+ hour shift today at my "real" job...I'm out of practice with these since I've been doing 8 hour shifts for the past 10 or so years. Oh well, helping out where I can. Anyway, I promised you a second example using the Endless Birthday Wishes and so here it is! Ta Da!
This one I did bring in another stamp set, the cupcake and the cupcake builder punch, but the Happy Birthday to you and the speckles are all from the Endless Birthday Wishes. And the DSP is also from the Cherry on Top DSP stack. So again, just a few supplies and viola! you have a completely different birthday card.
Again, I used the Tip Top Taupe CS cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4" for the card base. I then cut a 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" strip from one of the designs from the DSP stack, Cherry on Top and adhered that down to the card base using Fast Fuse adhesive (I love Fast Fuse!) Then, using the Circle framelits collection, using the 5th circle counting outward from the center, I cut a circle from Whisper White CS. I used scraps to stamp the  cupcake using Watermelon Wonder for the "frosting" and Bermuda Bay for the bottom and punched out the pieces using the Cupcake Builder punch and adhered them to the circle using Stampin' Dimensionals. I then inked up the script "happy birthday" with Tip Top Taupe ink and stamped it under the cupcake, then I inked up the print "to you" and stamped that below the "happy birthday". Finally, I inked up the little "dots" in the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set with Bermuda Bay ink and stamped it randomly around the circle. I then adhered the circle to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals. Again, very easy, a few coordinating supplies and you can have a cute card to give to a birthday "buddy"
Here is the list of supplies:

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August 2, 2015

Endless Birthday Wishes #1

Welcome to my blog! Today, I am starting a new series here and I hope you will stop each Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday to see what's happening. Each week, I will feature a new stamp set and I will show a new card or project for a total of 3 different designs from that stamp set. I will post the first design on Sunday, the second design on Tuesday and the final design on Thursday. My purpose is to share with you how a few products and one stamp set can create really cute cards and projects.
So without further ado, I present to you card #1 using the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set
This set is absolutely adorable. You can create all sorts of birthday wishes with the multiple word stamps included with the set, some script and some print. I love this set! And check out the adorable designer paper! That's from the "Cherry on Top" DSP stack found in the catalog. It's so colorful and fun. I love it!
To create this card, I cut a piece of Tip Top Taupe cardstock at 5 1/2"x 8 1/2" and scored it at 4 1/4" to create the card base. Then, using the circle framelits collection, I used the 4th circle counting from the inside smallest outward and cut one circle from the Cherry on Top DSP, one from the Watermelon Wonder CS, the Soft Sky CS and the Whisper White Cs. I then inked up the cake image from the Endless Birthday Wishes using the Soft Sky ink and stamped it onto the Whisper White circle. I added Basic Rhinestones to the candles for a little bling and then I inked up the print "happy" with Tip Top Taupe ink and stamped it to the bottom left of the cake image, then I inked up the script "birthday" also with Tip Top Taupe ink and stamped it beneath the "happy".
Here are the supplies that I uses to create this cute birthday card. Please let me know what you think.
Have a great day and happy stamping!
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July 14, 2015

More Watercolor Wings

As I said in my earlier post, I just adore this stamp set It lends itself to so my techniques and looks. Here I used this stamp set to try the layered heat embossing technique I found on Jennifer McGuire's YouTube channel
So, what are you waiting for? Get this stamp set and let your imagination run wild!

July 12, 2015

Watercolor Butterfly

I absolutely love this stamp set. It's actually a bundle in the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog so you can save 15% on the stamp set and framelits. But this set is so pretty. Here is just one example using this set.
And here is the list of supplies that I used for this card:
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July 7, 2015

Rubber Bands?

Yes, rubber bands! You can stamp with rubber bands! Check this out. What do you think? I used rubber bands wrapped around a clear block to create this fun background with some masking.
Go ahead, try it out and let me know how it works out for you. I found this to be so much fun. Try different color combinations. Let your creativity and imagination run wild. Below is a list of the products that I used in addition to the rubber bands (I used 3 rubber bands of various thicknesses).

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June 29, 2015

Catalog Casing

Have you noticed all of the great examples Stampin' Up! has in the catalog? I sure have and oh how I would love to make each and everyone of their examples! Your catalogs can be a great place to get ideas when the creative bug just isn't biting but you want to make a card or a project because you just love to make things or maybe you need a card for an occasion...fear not...head for your catalog and pour through the pages until something strikes your fancy and CASE it...Copy and Share Everything. You see, paper crafters LOVE to share everything.
Here is an example of a card I cased from the catalog:
And here is the original found on page 20 of the annual catalog:
So this is an example of casing. You can CASE a card exactly or you can take the overall design elements and change up the stamps papers and embelishments to make it more your own. Do what makes you happy and enjoy creating and never fear, when the creative juices just aren't flowing, look to your catalog for all sorts of wonderful ideas!
Happy Stampin'

June 22, 2015

Peek a Boo

This card was lots of fun to make. I got the "pattern" from Dawn Griffith's YouTube channel, Dawn's Stampin' Thoughts. She's so creative. Basically, all I did was change out the stamp sets and it turned out great. I gave this card to my dad for his birthday in May. This is one of my favorite stamp sets and it worked perfectly with this card design. I hope you like it too. The DSP is retired, but you could use any DSP and color combination of your liking. Go ahead.. try it out, you'll love it!

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June 19, 2015

Emboss Resist and Some Bubble Wrap!

Well, I played around with the emboss resist technique and tried it with the bubble wrap. I found the idea on Dawn Griffith's YouTube channel and thought it was a great idea...and it was so much fun to much so, that we did this class in our June card making class last week and I think everyone enjoyed it once they got passed the urge to pop the bubble wrap. Who doesn't love to pop bubble wrap? I know I takes great restraint to save any to use it in my stamping projects. Have you ever received an order direct from Stampin' Up!? OOOOH MY GOSH! They use HUGE bubble bubble wrap for packing material instead of those annoying foam beads that go all over and stick to you and anything in its path. But talk about fun to pop! Of course my little dog, Tucker doesn't care much for it...I just can't resist (get in emboss resist!) Ok, so I'm not much of a comedienne....but I try lol Anyway, try this technique for your self. I guarantee you won't be's soooo much fun and when you get all done you can POP the bubble wrap!
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June 14, 2015

Build a Birthday Card

I love this new set. It offers so much versatility because you can create the layered cake with the stamps, you can mix in Washi tape for the layers or DSP. You can also make candles out of the "layer" stamps because a  flame is included in the stamp set. Just let your imagination run with this set and see just what you can create yourself. Here I used all of the layer stamps and some of the new In-colors, Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, and Tip Top Taupe........I love these colors! And I added some pearls to the  banner flags and the ruffled edge of the cake plate. So, what do you think? I used Tip Top Taupe for the card base 8 1/2"x5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4" and layered the Whisper White piece (5" x 3 3/4") Watermelon Wonder 5 1/4" x 4".
Did you get crafty this weekend? Now that you have had time to look at the catalog, which new stamp set is your favorite?
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June 7, 2015

Where Do You Find Your Inspiration?

Where is it that you find your inspiration? I find my mine from so many sources. I look for inspiration on the internet, around the house, the office and my Stampin' Up! catalogs. And this new 2015-2016 is full of inspiration. Every time I open this catalog, I find something that gives me an idea to try, or I find something I want to copy and make myself.
Today's card is a combination of copying and changing up the colors. It uses the Butterfly Basics bundle and some of the new in-colors. So, where do you find your inspiration?

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