Tuesday, July 31, 2012

SU LateNightStampers Challenge / SU convention case

This week the challenge we have at SULateNightStampers was to case something that was displayed at convention and since I did not go to convention I just typed it into the google search engine and came up with a My Digital Studio scrapbook page which I loved and decided to case it for my grandson's birthday this past Sunday. 

 Here is the page I decided to case by Jeanna Bohanon and isn't it just adorable!

And here is my case of it since I did not have the same kit, I just improvised but followed her same layout!  Isn't it just the cutest!

So how much fun is this, so search the Internet and see all the wonderful displays from the SU convention this year.

Items used are all Stampin' Up My Digital Studio!
Kit used is "On the Go"

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Greeting Card Kids

Good Monday Morning all my friends out there in cyber world.  I am praying that your week starts out wonderfully.  Of course it is early morning and I am trying to get this post done so I can shower and get ready for work.  This card was inspired by this weeks sketch at Stamping 411 this week.  Another one of those ah ha moments when I saw the sketch I knew exactly what I was going to use.  I have loved this stamp set called Greeting Card Kids since it came out a couple of years ago and it is still one of my favorites when it comes to Christmas.  And as you can see I am still on the Christmas in July theme.

Here is a side view of the card!

The inside of the card!

And a close up so you can see the sparkle!

Isn't she just darling?

All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: Greeting Card Kids, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Primrose Petals
Designer Series Paper: Snow Festival
Ink: Primrose Petals, Early Espresso
Bitty Banner Framelits
Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with 60% alcahol and spritzed on!
Markers for coloring

Thanks for looking today and hope to see you back soon.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Ornament Keepsakes

Well here is another Christmas card that I decided to do today when I saw the sketch over at Sketch Frenzy Friday.  And, I love how it turned out.  Red and white just seems to look so elegant and that taffeta ribbon only adds more elegance to it. And of course with this weeks challenge at SULateNightStampers, Christmas in July, I just had to do one more Christmas card this week.

Here is a side view of the card!

And of course the inside with this wonderful Designer paper.

All Items Used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Ornament Keepsakes (available August 1st), Many Merry Messages
Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Snow Festival  (available August 1st)
Classic Ink: Real Red
Flowers A Plenty Embossing Folder
1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies

Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

SULateNightStampers Challenge/Christmas in July

I just love Christmas and I love snowmen, so when I saw this single stamp set in the Christmas mini, I just had to get it.  Isn't it just the cutest.  What really initiated this card was the challenge, but when I saw the sketch on Mary Jo's blog, Monday's Lunch Time Sketch,  that really put me over the edge.  I knew it was perfect for this stamp set and for the LNS challenge this week.

Now here is a side view of the card!

And of course the inside!

All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Frosty Friends (Christmas Mini), Snow Much Fun
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Snow Festival
Classic Ink: Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red
Snow Flake embossing folder

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tea Cup Birthday

When I saw the sketch over at Clean & Simple, I thought wow that is a hard one.  But once I thought about it for a while, I knew I wanted to use this stamp set ,"Tea Shoppe".  So I got out my paper and went to work.  And this is what came of it.  I just love how it turned out and I love a mostly white card with just a little color.  So I was pleased with the outcome. 

Now here is a side view of the card!

And here is the inside of the card!

Really a easy card to do and so simple.  I guess that is why it is called clean and simple!

All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: Tea Shoppe, Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
Markers for inside flower
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Raspberry Ripple Dahlias

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Road to Happiness!

Well today we were suppose to have our stamp crop at the church, but due to vacations and other summer activities did not have enough people, so I decided to still work on some of the projects I need to complete.  But as always before I get started on the birthday scrapbook for my wonderful granddaughter, I had to do a card for the sketch at Stamping 411.  Love there sketches!  I also needed a birthday card for my sister and was so excited to be able to use my new stamp set, "Road to Happiness."  I am going to love this stamp set.  Do I say that about all my stamp sets?  Yes!!!!  Anyway once I  got started I realized the new Fan Fair paper I had was perfect for the card as one side is a map.  I was so excited and it just went together perfectly.

Here is the side view of the card!

And of course the inside!

And a close up of the stamped image.  I was a little off on getting the presents exactly right in the car, but that just makes it unique.  Right?

All items used are stampin up unless otherwise noted
Stamp Set: Road to Happiness, Apothecary Art (inside happy birthday)
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Designer Series Paper: Fan Fair
Classic Ink: Basic Gray, Island Indigo
Markers used for coloring and coloring the car image on the stamp
Fancy Fan Folder
Sizzix 3" scallop bigz die
Circle Cutter
Scallop Trim Border Punch
1/4 Pink Pirouette grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for looking and please stop back by!

True Road to Happiness!
"I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me.  Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.  But take heart, because I have overcome the world."  John 16:33

Friday, July 20, 2012

Fun on Friday

I got off at 11:30 today and decided to come home and work on my craft room.  Now I must say that while I made this card, I did clean up.  I had stacks of paper that I had not used and was trying to get them put into a drawer that I have for specific papers.  When I was putting this paper up that Nancy had sent me from one of her blog candy give aways, I decided it would be the perfect paper for this card.  So I sit down and started working on it and boy did it work.  So yes, I did put the paper up after I finished the card.  And even the paper I had to pull out, I put up.  So my working space looks a lot better now than it did when I started.

This card was inspired by this week sketch over at Sketch Frenzy Friday.  I had been wanting to use this new single stamp which is a sneak peak from the Christmas mini.  Also it matches up well with a die from the Christmas mini which is what I cut it out with.  I just love it!

Here is a side view of the card!

And a close up of the image so you can see the sparkle as I spritzed it with my mixture of Shimmer paint and alcohol.  It works beautifully.

And a inside look where I used some more of that paper from Nancy!  Nancy does a wonderful job and you can check her blog out here.  Thanks for this beautiful paper Nancy.

All items Stampin' Up! except Design Paper:
Stamp Set: Tweet Leaves (available August 1st)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, More Mustard, Marina Mist
Designer Paper: Unsure
In Color Dahlias
1/2" More Mustard Scallop Dots Ribbon
Autumn Accents Bigz Die (available August 1st)

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Changing Ribbon Color

Good Morning everyone!  This card was inspired by this weeks Clean and Simple Sketch.  I had received my new Fan Fair Paper and of course the three images you see in the center are just punched out, adhered to a piece of very vanilla card stock and then using an embossing folder, I embedded the images into the card.  My taffeta ribbon did not come in the color I wanted and I was going to use the very vanilla and then I thought, why not use my sponge dauber to make it the color I want it.  So that is what I did and it turned out beautifully.  Another challenge I decided to do this week is the SUO challenge where we are to make a thank you card.  So I added the thank you and then decided to use the card for a friend who helped me out this past Sunday while I was out of town and taught my ladies Sunday School class.  How great is that.  I put a verse on the inside that I thought was so fitting for the card.  And because I used the embedded embossing technique, it also fits our challenge this week at SULateNightStampers.  I was on a roll with this card.

Here is a side view of the card!

All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: Just Believe
Card Stock: Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Fan Fair
Ink: Primrose Petals, Island Indigo
Embossing Folder: Fancy Fan
Ribbon: Very Vanilla 1/8 taffeta ribbon (use a sponge dauber and Island Indigo Ink to change the color)

Thanks for looking today and hope your day is filled with many blessings.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My First Christmas Card 2012

Well I am sure you have wondered where I have been, but my husband and I went on vacation and boy was it the best.  We went to New York City and then on to Niagara Falls in Canada.  I tell you it was a wonderful trip all the way around.  We got back around 9:00 pm last night and so this morning, I did some stamping with all the new items I found when I returned home.

I know I am going to love these new framelits and the stamp set which actually will be available on August 1st.  Since this weeks challenge at SULateNightStampers was to do embedded embossing, I decided to use the framelits as my embedded items and use the snowflake embossing folder to embedd them into the card stock.  I spritzed the embossed part with the gold spritz and wish I had not, but it don't look bad enough to redo.  If I make another one like this, I will definitely leave it totally white.  Also, I used this weeks sketch from Stamping 411.  Isn't it just the best.

Here is a side view of the card.

And of course the inside of the card whch I wish was better, but I did not want to take more photos.

Isn't this paper just the best?  I am loving it already.  It will also be available on August 1st.

Well hope you enjoyed your visit here today and I may have another card for you tomorrow!  So come back now!

Items used are all Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Ornament Keepsakes (Christams Catalog), Many Merry Messages (inside)
Card Stock: Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Whsiper White
Designer Series Paper: Snow Festival (Christmas Catalog)
Snow Flake embossing folder
Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies
3/8 stitched Satin ribbon
Ink: Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, white

Monday, July 9, 2012

SU LateNightStampers Challenge/Layers

The challenge this week at LateNightStampers is to do Layers, as many as possible and when I saw this weeks sketch at Sketch Frenzy Friday, I knew I would use that sketch to do the challenge.  It is hard to tell above, but the card base is gray, then whisper white, designer paper, primrose petals, whisper white for image.  And, I even layered the doily with whisper white.  So I have a total of 5 layers.  Yes, I know you can have more, but that is a lot of layers for me.

Here is a side view of the card!

I took the photo outside on my table.  Just seems to brighten up the whole photo.

And of course I did not forget to do the inside and if you count these layers, I did a lot more. lol

All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: Love & Sympathy, Blessings from Heaven
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Primrose Petals
Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated
Basic Gray Ink
Markers for flower
Doily Triple Layer Punch
Brads, 3/8"stitched satin ribbon primrose petals
In Color Dahlias Gumball Green

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful week.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Having Fun with a new Style card

This week our Demonstrator, Nancy Lewis who took over my workshops, showed us 2 beautiful cards and this Swing Fold card was one of them. Nancy said she got the idea from one of her downlines. The card below is the one I did in our workshop on Tuesday Night.  Boy was I impressed with this card.  Even after being a demo for the last 5 years, I am still learning from Nancy now!  You never learn it all!

So impressed that I decided to make a retirement card for a co-worker of mine and we are doing the retirement party here at my house around 12:00 today, so I had to get this posted and get some house stuff done before they come.  Anyway, here is the card I did last night for her.

Is it not just the cutest card.  I actually went through my retired papers to pick out one piece that I thought would be perfect for this design card and this paper just called my name.  Again, I am using the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Paper that was a Sale-A-Bration item last year.  As I show you the photos following, I am going to show the same shot with the card I made at the workshop. 

See how you can decorate the inside of each card.  The bottom one already had some design in the paper which I did not want to cover up, so I cut my inside piece a little shorter to show off the design.  I also used a retired stampin' up! set called Pedalling Past which I have not used in a long time and love.

And here are both of the cards totally closed!

So there you have it.  So easy and quick to make.

Now I am going to give you the measurements and hope you can figure the rest out.

Cut a piece of Designer Paper or any Card Stock to 5 1/2 X 12.  With paper the long way on the scorer, score at 2, 4, 8 and 10.  That leaves the inside at 4". 
Then from the bottom of the paper on each side you will measure up 2 3/4" and make a dot.  Now at the workshop we cut with scissors from the dot to the 4" score line.  But, I placed mine in my cutter and cut the diagonal piece from the 2 3/4" to the 4" score line.  You can kind of see what I am talking about by looking at photo # 2.  Then using the pieces you cut out on the diagonal, you can adhere to the bottom of the card, as you can also see in photo # 2.  That just gives a little more color to the card.  I am sure you could leave that part off, but why would you unless you really like the look of your Designer paper.
Cut your inside piece of card stock to the desired size and make an outside piece and voila, you are done.

Hope you enjoyed the post today and now I need to get to work on this house.  Let me know what you think and God bless!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

SU LateNightStampers Challenge/Go Green - Recyle

The challenge this week is to go green - recycle.  So when I was over at Splitcoaststampers, I saw where Jill Parker had made a flower using the dryer sheet and I decided to case her card which you can find here.  I used the Sizzix die Flower Layer #3 for my flower and the leaves are a sizzlits called "little leaves."    I did use the boho blossoms punch and a brad for the center.  I could not believe what a cute flower these dryer sheets made.  I will be making more.  I also made a spritz from the regal rose refill and added water and spritzed the flower.  I was not patient though and used my heat gun to dry the flowers.  Maybe because I wait to the last minute and have to get it done quickly. lol  Thanks Jill for this great technique and for your beautiful card.

Here is a side view of the flower!

I will do this again and now I need to keep all my dryer sheets.  Now on to the inside where I am trying to use up some old retired paper.

Remember this paper which was one of the celebration papers in 2011.  It had the regal rose and the green in it, so it worked out perfect for the inside.

All items used are Stampin' Up! except for the dryer sheet!
Stamp Set: Apothecary Art
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Ice Cream Parlor
Classic Ink: Regal Rose
Spritzer and Regal Rose Refill with water to spritz the dryer sheet
Flower Layer # 3 Sizzix Die
Little Leaves Sizzlits Die

Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Delicate Doilies meet Sketch Frenzy Friday

Well since I had already cut out these wonderful little doilies, I just decided t use the same paper for my card today that I had out for the one I posted a couple of days ago.  It is retired, but we have to use up all that paper anyway, so a good way to do it.  The card today was inspired by Sketch Frenzy Friday and again I went clean and simple.  How great is that?  Love those clean and simple cards.

Here is a side view of the card!

I just take pictures from every angle so you can see it all.  And of course I try to always do the inside of the card, another way to get rid of all that stored up paper.

I am doing a lot of birthday cards as I am giving them to the people in our ladies group along with family.  So it takes quite a few to keep up.

All items used are Stampin Up!
Stamp Set: Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess retired)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder
Designer Series Paper: Berry Blossoms (retired)
Classic Ink: Calypso Coral
Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L Die
Markers to color in the I in birthday
In Color Brads
1 3/8" round punch
Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Stamping 411 sketch

Well, I was finally able to take a photo of this one card I made this weekend.  My life just seems to get busier and busier, but I am thankful to be able to handle it with God's help.  My Card today was inspired by the Stamping 411 sketch.  I was excited to be able to make it a clean and simple style card.  I was also able to use another one of my new items.  Don't you just love new items?  This one is a Sizzlits L die called Delicate Doilies and there are 3 of them on the die.  This one is the medium size die.  Just perfect for this card.

Here is a side view of the card!

And of course you always have to do the inside.

This is a way also to be able to use up some of that Designer paper you have laying around.  And, I must say I have quite a bit.  So I am trying to use more of it.

All items used are Stampin Up!
Stamp Set: Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess retired)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade
Designer Series Paper: Berry Blossoms (retired)
Classic Ink: Calypso Coral
Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L Die
Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon
Adorning Accents Edgelit
Summer Smooches Brads (retired)

Thanks for looking today and hope you have a wonderful week!