Saturday, November 22, 2014

November almost over?

How can it be that November is almost over?

This is the second card that we made at the October Stampin' Up! card workshop that I held.

I tried to go with "Fall" Colors, so I used Pumpkin Pie card stock (105117) and stamped the image with Early Espresso ink (126974).  Then used the  Framelits Window Frames Collection (129021)

I think they call this a Gate Fold card, I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334) to score the card so it opened at the front slightly  off center.

On the left side we stamped a border image using the Borderettes stamp set (133662) I lined 3 of the images on my block and stamped them using the Pumpkin Pie Ink (126945) on a slight angle. We ran the right side thru the Big Shot (113439) and the Decorative Dots (133520) embossing folder.

I finished the card by punching brown card stock with the Modern Label punch (119849) and Pumpkin Pie card stock with the Word window punch (119857), folding it over the top left side and using a brad to secure the layers.  The bottom right side I added a ribbon for a flat bow.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy November before it is gone!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Birthday Goodies

One of my co-worker's Birthday is the end of October and I made some yummy cookies and covered a Fage Yogurt container with DSP and used the same DSP on the card.  

Quite a challenge for me to find some DSP that is "manly" and that I had on hand that was not pink and frilly or full of flowers, yes I know this is sortive flowers but I saw more of a graphic design! 
At least that is how I am spinning it!

I stamped the background with Borderettes (133662) since they are Photopolymer I was able to bend them as I put them  on the block, so my border is not straight but wavy!  Ink color is Cajun Craze (119684)

The card itself was fairly easy, the most time consuming part as baking the cookies!

I usually share my baked goodies with Jason and the yogurt container is a nice way to present cookies or other goodies.  The Fage brand is a fairly straight container so it is easy to wrap it with DSP.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pool Party? AGAIN?!

While I had Teresa's stamp Daydream Medallions ( 131976) set and matching Framelets, Floral Frames Collections ( 127012)  I decided to make other cards using her things!  Yes it is Pool Party card stock (122924),  ink (126982) &  1/4 " cotton ribbon (134568) once again.

More of a square card base and I allowed the flower to extend waaaay
Tip: over make sure your envelope is large enough
 I like embossing a panel, using the same color card stock as the base card.

Teresa also has the Embosslits Beautiful Wings
this is the largest butterfly and I added
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
This card base is Pool Party with a white embossed panel.

Close up of the stamping

Close up of butterfly

This is the smallest butterfly.

Words from Blooming with Kindness

Background embossed with Beautifully Baroque (130917) embossing folder

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

This is the 3rd card from my October Stampin' Up! card workshop.  I borrowed this stamp set from Teresa, she also let me borrow her card stock, ink and framelit so I could design this card.

We started with a card stock base of  Black Berry Bliss  (133668)  then added a layer of Crushed Curry card stock (131199), and stamping the images from  Daydream Medallions (131976) in Blackberry Bliss ink (133642) and Crushed Curry ink (131173) .

The images were stamped off the edge of the card, it is easiest to stamp the words first, then add the images around.  It is easy to get too many medallion images and then no place for words!

We used the smallest Framelit from Floral Frames Collection (127012)  to cut out the smallest image and used Stampin' Dimensionals (104430) to pop up those pieces.

The words are from Blooming with Kindness stamp set (131961).

Again a very flat card so easy to mail.  Everyone liked this card.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014


The next few days will  highlight cards that we made at my October Stampin' Up! card workshop.  I have workshops on the first Wednesday and Thursday of the month at my house.  I have a wonderful group of ladies who join me for stamping.  I enjoy designing projects for everyone to create.  I especially like it when I provide an idea and supplies, but each crafter makes it her own by changing this or that.  I inadvertently purchased an extra package of Pool party Card stock, so I have been designing cards to use that color.

 Set used is the Flower Patch (134207) and Pool party Ink (126982) and pool party 1/4 " cotton  ribbon (134568)  then we used the smallest pearls from Pearl Basic Jewels (119247) to highlight the centers of the flowers, with the larger size near the bottom right hand corner.  A layer of pool party card stock (122924) was added under the stamped image.
Because the card base was Basic Grey Card stock (121044) we added  a white piece of card stock to the inside, then of course the inside needed to be decorated.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at what I have been up to!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thanks to all who choose to serve in the Military

My co-workers son recently joined the Coast Guard and while he was in basic training in New Jersey I sent him a few cards.  Now mind you I do not personally know him, I have seen him a few times when he came into the office, but I knew that being so far away from home, he might be thinking of home, and while his mom wrote him a letter each and every day, I knew mail call would bring something for him each day, I created these cards with him in mind and sent him a few cards.

I borrowed this retired military stamp set from Bobbie, and decided not to color the image, but to just stamp it, they add layers.  To get the star in the center of the circle, first punch the star then center the circle punch over it.  The background was rolled with a Jumbo Roller it had stars on it so I thought it fit the card theme.

I folded this one to open in the center, this time I cut around the image so on the left side the jet tail protrudes and I liked the way the blue layer looked.  I used an embossing folder on the red panel to the left, and I used a border stamp Borderettes (133662) on the right side, then added 3 punched stars.

On this one I used one of the border images Borderettes (133662) at the bottom, 4 times, then I put only 1 row at the top, I liked the balance.  I used a 'fancy' corner punch on the image and layered it to a brown card, then added 2 different sized stars.

All of the cards were fairly flat to mail,  I liked the way each of them turned out.

A big thank you to all of the service men and women and their families who serve in our Military each and every day!

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Time spent with Friends.....

Thanks friends for choosing to spend time with me!  Friends make this journey called life bearable!

Going through my photos and found this card that was made a LONG time ago, using a retired Stampin' Up! stamp set.  Liked the card then and I still like it today.

I took the color inspiration from the back ground paper strip I chose.  I believe we did this in a workshop, so I try to use back ground paper, but I have to make sure I have enough for everyone in the class, so that is why it was just a small strip.

I used the 1 3/4 scallop punch (119854) and the 1 3/9 circle punch (119860) as well as the 1 1/4 circle punch (119861)  All good punches to have as they make a nice layer.

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