Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Sale A Bration Free set - Home To Roost Cling Stamp Set

I've seen so many cards with the Home to Roost, roster stamped 
on the Wood Textures designer paper, I had to try it!
I used makrers to color him.  The green twine stuff is actually 
Old Olive Linen from the Occasion Catalog!
FREE Sale A Bration set

Old Olive Linen Thread   148811
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack  144177

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Happy Tails Photopolymer Bundle

Here's the dog set again!  So many fun ways to use this set!

You can even create many different dogs as Christine Rhor did here:

Happy Tails Photopolymer Bundle   150631

Happy stamping!

cased from brrenwick

Monday, January 28, 2019

Geared Up Garage Cling Stamp Set

Geared Up Garage Cling Bundle 150610

There are also accessories

and matching designer paper.  
Many of the images in the designer paper can be cut out with the framelits.

Happy stamping!

card inspired by a of Brittany Sines

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Incredible Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set

The strip at the left is designer paper from the free Bontanical Butterfly dsp 
FREE for Sale A Bration.  I love this paper!

Incredible Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set    148708

Happy stamping!

inspired by a card by Paula Dobson

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Humming Along Cling Stamp Set

There are dies in the bundle for this set.  I didn't purchase them (yet), 
as I got this stamp set free when attending Onstage in Florida.

Humming Along Cling Bundle  150621

Happy Stamping!

inspired by a card by Brian King

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

I used the rectangle Stitched Framelits dies to cut the opening  and the strip for the greeting.

Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies 148561

This is gorgeous laser cut paper. You get a lot in the package too.
Pink on one side and white on the other.
Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper    148812

The butterflies are from the FREE Sale A Bration designer paper.  
I used the NEW  Butterfly Duet Punch to punch them right out of the paper.  
There are several designs in the paper that work with the punch.

Butterfly Duet Punch  148523

Happy Stamping!

This card was inspired by Gail Ellis

Friday, January 18, 2019

A Cat set to go with the cat punch!

Simple and Quick.
A great set to use with animal rescue groups.
2 step stamping to create many different cats.

Nine Lives Photopolymer Stamp Set   148703

Thursday, January 3, 2019

A Dog stamp set!

This was December's thank you card, well along with the new cat set!
So many fun things in the Occasion and Sale A Bration catalogs!
They are live today.  Click the buttons in the side panel to see them.

If placing an online order, 
please use hostess code A6PHCEPK
There is a special Thank you I'll send you.

Happy Tails Photopolymer Stamp Set
#148682  $17.00

The bundle with a matching punch.

Happy Tails Photopolymer Bundle
#150631  $31.50

Happy stamping!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

November Thank You Cards

I used the vase punch and designer paper to create the vase.
A simple quick card!

These is another Vase stamp set coming out January 3rd 
in the Occasion Catalog!

Varied Vases Photopolymer Stamp Set
Varied Vases Phunch, Classic Label Punch
cardstock: W. White, Shaded Spruce, Poppy Parade
DSPL Wood Textures, Teanquil Textures
ink: Poppy Parade, Stazon

Happy stamping!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

It's swap time again! Sale A Bration Set - Part Of My Story #simplystamping

A new catalog starts January 3rd.  
The Occasion Catalog and Sale A Bration catalog will go live that day!

I only did one local swap this year.  
I swapped for so many cards at Onstage in Florida, 
I don't have space to display much more!

I used the greeting set Part of My Story for my swap.  
Along with Winter Woods (which is carried over!  Love these trees!)

The background,  created with Balmy Blue ink is stamped with a clear block ( block I).
It was so different from card to card.  How much ink the block holds, 
the amount of water sprtized on the inked block, it all makes a difference.

Here it is so light.

Shimmer cardstock works very well for this technique.
It is mounted on Smokey Slate.  I used Basic Gray for the trees and words.
Cherry Cobbler marker for the heart.  A trio of Rhinestones finished it up.

It is a great card for Stampin' Up's! #simplystamping challenge.
Easy for beginners, but enough wow to please an advanced stamper in a class.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

I'm sure you know it's so hard to get pets to pose for pictures.  
This guy is extra shy.  He's finally starting to get that if he sits,
while I aim the phone in his face, he gets a treat.

I gave this to him Christmas Eve.  
He didn't like all the extra fuss happening.
Well, he didn't like this toy either.  lol

Happy Holidays to you and yours!
May your holiday be filled with wonderful memories!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

!2 days of Gift Card Holders - Day 12 Adding a Gift Card Pocket

You don't have to make something 3D to hold a gift card.  
There are many ways to add a pocket inside any card to create a gift card holder.

So beat that last minute stress, pull out a card you already have 
and add a pocket for that last minute gift card.

You can use Tear and Tape adhesive, Glue Dots, or Mini Dimensionals, 
to attach your pockets.  Keep in mid the width of the gift card, usually 3.5",
so you can slide it into the pocket.

Also remember, only put adhesive on 3 of the sides.  
Not the side the card slides into.  
I did all 4 sides of the pockets on a set of gift card holders, 
way back, when first selling cards.  That was not funny then, it is now!  :)

Diagonal pockets are great.

You can do a different color for a pop of color inside,
or the same color so it blends into the card base.

This one is cut higher, rather than a 3 sided triangle.

Designer paper makes a great pocket.

This style allows the card to be sideways or to stand up.

Vellum works too.

Gift card holders can also go in the left side of the card.

This will make the greeting, inside the card, the focal point.

So they can be made of anything, go anywhere, making gift giving easier!
Less stress for you!

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 21, 2018

!2 days of Gift Card Holders - Day 11 Joy Card Large Letters Framelits

A fun way to use the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies.
Even the Bethlehem Edgelit Dies would be nice on this card.
You could even do Noel as the word.  So many ideas!

Inspired by a card by Lynn Starzl.

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

!2 days of Gift Card Holders - Day 10 Sprig Punch Reindeer

It's another card gift card holder.
To make a gift card holder out of a card, 
just add a 4" wide x 2.5" high pocket inside the card.  

Isn't he cute?

I love reindeer and especially goofy eyed ones.  :)
I colored a Clear Faceted Gem with a red Sharpie for his nose.
The sprig punch makes great antlers.

Inspired by a card by Rose Coleman.

Happy stamping!

Monday, December 17, 2018

!2 days of Gift Card Holders - Day 9 Celebrate You - Joy word

This the You die thinlit from the Celebrate You Thinlit Dies  # 146840  $23.00

Cut out the word you.  
Flip it over.
Trim a bit off the left leg of the U,and you have Joy.
f you have an outline or raised edge from cutting it out.  
Run it through the Big Shot in the Subtle Embossing Folder.  
It will even out any lines on the die cut.

Happy stamping!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

!2 days of Gift Card Holders - Day 8 Coffee Cup Framelits

A cute card for the coffee lovers out there.
I love snowmen of any kind.  
To make a gift card holder out of a card just add a 4" wide x 2.5" high pocket
inside the card.  Remember, only attach 3 sides of the pocket to the card base!  
How do I know that?!  lol  Making projects too late at night!  lol

Thursday, December 13, 2018

!2 days of Gift Card Holders - Day 7 Gingerbread Man Gift card Holder

I love Gingerbread men at Christmas!

He's got a sweet treat to eat!

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

!2 days of Gift Card Holders - Day 6 Buffalo Check Shirt Gift Card Holder

I love this Buffalo Background Stamp.

I cased a shirt style I found on Pinterest.
No, the buttons aren't wonky,I just set them on there for the photo.  
I am waiting on an order with Linen thread in it.  
I'll tie that in the buttons with the knot at the back.
I ran out of Linen thread!!!  Akkkk!  lol

I attached a pocket inside for a gift card.
greeting from the Alpine Adventure Photopolymer Stamp Set.

Happy stamping!
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