Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Happy Birthday! - Better Together Stamp Set

Isn't this card just so much happy?!

We did have to hand cut the hat.  Not everything has a punch!
I love the new Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  I thought they would be small,
but they are perfect for the front of a card.

Better Together Stamp Set

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Serene Scenery Designer Paper

This is a 6" x 6" pack of designer paper.
It is filled with wonderful images and designs.
These are both cased.
What great ways to use the designer paper.
At first no one was going to make this card.  They thought
they had to do the blues and browns on the paper. 
Nope easy card, just the birds, the weeds, and a bit more.

This was a wow, but so easy!
Trim your dsp to 2" squares, glue down. 
We pierced a hole for the bakers Twine in the fold. 
Folded the twine in half and pushed it through the hole
to tie around the card front.
I love dandelions. 
So many wishes waiting to be sent off . . . .

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sympathy Card - Thoughts & Prayers

This technique is done by dragging the ink pad
over the Whisper White  image layer.  First Soft Sky, then Wild Wasabi.
the moon is done by placing a punch post it piece down first,
then sponging with a dauber to fill the moon.  Last stamp your tree.

Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Balloon Celebration Shaker Card

This is a shaker card.  I did this card to show off the Foam Adhesive Strips.
They are awesome.  They even work to put around circle shaker windows.
They are so narrow yet super easy to use.
We filled them with the retired in color sequins.

Balloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamp Set

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Watercolor Words - Quick and Cute

This card was inspired by a card my friend Holly made over at Rubber Redneck.

It's another quick and cute card. 

The base is the heavy weight Whisper White, with the image on regular Whisper White.

Watercolor Words Photopolymer Stamp Set
Petite Petals Punch

Friday, August 26, 2016

Pretty Kitty Stamp Set - Shadowbox card

A fun shadowbox card.  I love this kitty and the puppy set!
They are so cute!
The opening is better cut the other direction. 
We did it in class, I just didn't remake the card. 
It's good for my customers to see I make mistakes too. 
Then they don't feel they aren't good enough.  Right gals?

Pretty Kitty Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Endless Birthday Wishes

My customers like quick and cute cards.
I make sure I offer several each stamp buffet.

This is a white base card, photographed on dark cs.
I used the new Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock.
It's not as smooth as regular Whisper White but is sturdy for a card base.
So the words and images are on regular Whisper White.

Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set
Duet Banner Punch

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Best Birds Photopolymer Stamp Set - Collar Fold

I love this collar fold turned sideways card. 
I made a template for the class and it was so easy to make.

Best Birds Photopolymer Stamp Set
Serene Scenery dsp

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tri Fold Birthday card - Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies

This was a huge favorite at June's stamp buffet..

Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies
Balloon Punch
Retired 48ct Birthday designer series paper

Monday, August 22, 2016

One Wild Ride and my foot

No this foot thing has not been a wild ride, I wish! lol

So I have 2 months of cards sitting here and I am working on samples
for the Holiday catalog.  I realized I better get some pictures online. 
I've had to cut back on stuff due to a sprained toe and a damaged bone in my right foot.
It is exhausting walking around in this boot and surgical shoe.
The shoe on my left foot is for height, so I don't put my back out.  No injury there.
Lovely summer foot wear.  lol

When strangers are rude and ask what the bleep did you do? 
I tell them I landed funny hang gliding.  That shuts them up. 
Remember I am 58 and still heavier than I want to be. 
(I have been able to continue swimming and am up to 1/2 mile swimming laps.)
I love the huh, look I get from people.  They usually walk away then. 
I laugh like crazy inside.  Twisted sense of humor.

I did too many errands today, so had to sit once I was home.
So  I spent the evening taking and editing pictures. 

I'm putting them up without much for words.  
Probably, just the stamp set name. 
Most are inspired or outright cased from other blogs.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,
all you talented bloggers that saved my pain filled days. 
I could never have held stamp buffet without your ideas. 
I couldn't design a card to save myself until this last week.

Hope your summer is great!
Enjoy the next few weeks of cards!

One Wild Ride stamp set
Brick Folder Embossing Folder

Happy stamping!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Jar of Love - pinwheels

This was one of my flops when creating cards for new sets.
I know, what is wrong with it?!  It was too fussy. 
The pinwheels don't stay put, they unfold.
They would have been better made out of designer paper.

I stamped the stems and added a strip of cardstock above the jar for one stem.
I stamped and die cut the jar from Pool Party for that blue jar look.

The stars in the center of the pinwheels are Soft Subtle Enamel Shapes
colored with a Gold sharpie marker.  I wasn't sure I could use green or purple stars
and hearts, but am thrilled the Sharpie markers cover the original color.

This is a fun set, easy to use. 
I was worried the small die cuts would not stay put,
no problem when using the magnetic platform.

Here is a busy card with some of the small flower shapes
popped up on Dimensionals.  I stamped layer after layer
to get the look of jars lined up in a window. 

Happy stamping!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Jar of Love - Fireflies

This set has so many possibilities!

I embossed the jar and sponged white craft ink for the "glow".
The fireflies are stamped with Stazon ink.  I heat set each step so the inks didn't smear.

A customer shared a great tip for these jar stamps. 
The center is already cut out so you can get a lopsided jar,
when placing the stamp in the block.

1. Place your stamp face down on the table.
2. Gentle press your block to it. 
3. Lift up and your jar is on the block.

No lopsided canning jars in your cupboard!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

One Wild Ride

I entered a contest my upline offered, and made cards
with the One Wild Ride set.  This stamp set was
designed by Dawn Griffith  and SU, upon reaching her One Million in sales. 
Awesome perk to being a demonstrator!

I love this saying.


Happy stamping!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Birds and Blooms Thinlits

This set coordinates with the stamp set Best Birds. 
I'm having a few problems coloring the images. 
So I created one using just the framelits.  I water colored the birds.

My sad flops.
  I got frustrated and tore this one up.

This is watercolor paper.  All the markers, blender pens,
and aqua painters just kept bleeding outside the lines.
I like the sparrow on the right, in this photo.
The flowers stamped wrong.
I sometimes throw a lot of stuff away, trying to get a just right card!

That's all I've got today.
Happy stamping!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Back Online!

Hi all!

I took a small break, my life was in chaos.  Nothing traumatic just being pulled
in too many directions and I injured my foot by kicking the wheel of the bed frame
in December, and jamming 2 toe joints (in the same toe!) together. 
That's still not healed correctly.  sigh  So I limp around everywhere.

So did you hear there is a new catalog!  {-D

I really like everything in this book.  So many fun sets! 
I love Bella and Friends.  My dog Mickey looks like the dog in the set.
I had to buy it!
He does NOT like having his picture taken.  lol
Ooops!  Had to white out his name tag.  I don't need to share that online.

I used the stamp set to make quick thank you cards for last month's orders.

I hope to post often, but I am not making any promises. 
Life gets too crazy and with this foot issue,
and I don't seem to have enough energy in  day.
Happy stamping!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

New Sale A Bration items

Available now through March 31st

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Valentine Puppy Treat Bag

This is just the cutest bag ever!
I used the retired Heart framelits and circle punches.
I found a card on Pinterest here and had to put this adorable face on a treat bag.

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Grunge Valentine - Timeless Textures

Timeless Textures is my new favorite stamp set.

I think I like it more than Gorgeous Grunge!
Who would have thought Cherry Cobbler
and Blushing Bride would look this great together?

I was inspired by a card on Pinterest
where they used Washi tape to create the layered look.

This stamp set works so well for layering your stamping!

Happy stamping!
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