Saturday, July 4, 2015

You've Got This Birthday Card

Welcome to my blog! Today, I am sharing with you a card created with the "You've Got This" stamp set from Stampin' Up. I wasn't going to get this stamp set because I have so many flower stamp sets already. When I was on the Pinterest website and seen cards other people have created using this set  just won me over to purchase it for myself.

These are the Stampin' Up! supplies used to create this card.

Cardstock: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White
Classic Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy
Blendabilities (discontinued): Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive
Stamp Set: You've Got This and Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired)
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon (retired)

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my card creations. I hope you like what you see. You may also leave a comment if you would like, if not that is all right also.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Butterfly Berry Basket

Hello, everyone! Thank you for stopping by. Today, I am sharing with you a basket that is made using the Berry Basket Bigz L Die from the Occasions Catalog. I believe, there are a lot of things you can use this die for gifts, shower favors, to name a few. I don't know why, but I really like 3-D projects. Maybe, because they are more exciting than just a card. I know, it isn't just a card when you make them yourself. I too love giving cards and making them special for whoever it is I am making them for. I just still tend to like the 3-D stuff more.

This is a list of Stampin' Up! supplies needed to create this.
Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, and Best Year Ever DSP
Tools: Big Shot, Berry Basket Bigz L Die, Butterflies Thinlits Dies, and the Bigz Beautiful Butterly (retired)
Accessories: Artisan Embellishment Kit

I still have not totally decided what I want to put into this little basket. I am planning on giving it away as a gift, though. Please, leave a comment if you would like. If not, thank you for stopping by, anyhow. I hope you have been inspired to create a basket yourself!

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Moon Lake Meets Wetlands

Wow! It has been a long time since I posted a picture of something I created. It had been a cold winter. I could not stand to be down in my basement for very long at all to create cards or post anything. That was even with a heater running.
I am happy to say that my craft room and computer are now moved upstairs to an unused room, since my children are grown. Now I have no excuse to not be able to post new things on my blog, at least for being cold that is. Now it would be because of being tired from work, watching my grandchildren, or who knows what else. I will try to do better though.
This is a card I had made for my husband in February using the stamp sets "Moon Lake" and "Wetlands." For the background I used the "Hardwood" stamp. Due to the fact that it has been a little while back, I have to guess a little bit with the colors. My husband saves the cards I make for him, so I know for sure I used Chocolate Chip, Tangelo Twist, and Whisper White cardstock. The ink choice was Memento Tuxedo Black. For the coloring I had used the Stampin' Up! Blendabilities, unfortunately, due to quality issues with these Stampin' Up! has discontinued them. I am curious to see if they come out with something else, instead. I hope so at least.

Now, moving on to the tools. Obviously, I used the Big Shot, along with the Oval Framelits. The duck I cut out by hand with Papersnips.
Well, there you have the details. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them. Thank you for taking the time to look. Have a wonderful day.
Now go and stamp!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Star Ornaments

 Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!! I wanted to share with you the stars I made for my Christmas tree this year. I used the paper from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog called "Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack." The only problem I ran into was I ran out of paper to make them. I didn't use some of the colors that were in the pack because they would not have matched as well. I guess I should have bought two of the paper stacks.

A big reason I chose to make these is because of my grandson. My daughter said he kept knocking the tree over because he was fascinated with the lights. He also was taking the bulbs off of the tree and throwing them. He thought they were a ball. I figured by making these nothing would get broke and he would not get hurt. 
I got the idea to make these from another Stampin' Up! demonstrator. You can get access to the YouTube video by visiting her blog here. She made big ones that were 16" in size, I made ones that are only 6" in size. I found it was easier to use only 5 pieces of paper, instead of 6. That is how mine became stars and not snowflakes.
Just to help you out a bit, she also used a stapler from Stampin' Up! I have not purchased it, yet, but I am planning on getting one when I place my next order. I tried using mini glue dots in place of the staples. I found that the middle sections did not want to stay adhered. The stapler I had was too big. I am not sure if the one you can get from Stampin' Up! is small enough to use for this or not. You will have to try and see, if you have it. I actually think besides the stapler the Tombo glue would work best. It would just take a little longer to dry.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create these.
Cardstock: Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack
Tools: Big Shot and Stars Framelits
Accessories: Silver Trim Tinsel  and Frosted Finishes Embellishments (both of these items are retired)

Have a Merry Christmas!
 Now go-n-stamp!!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Curvy Keepsake Box Turkeys

Hello everyone! I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving! I really had a nice time with my family. I just love being able to spend time with them.
 As I promised in my last post. Here are the turkeys I made for my 3 grandsons. They maybe did not enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them for them, but that is the fun in being able to give something that you have made yourself. Yes, that gives me a lot of joy!!

When making these I was inspired by another lady that made and shared hers on Pinterest. If you would like to see her turkey you can click here. It is not the top one that you see first that inspired me, but the one that is  next. It was so elegant and more the look that I wanted to create myself.
As I have shared before, I don't like to case what someone else creates. Due to that reason, mine is similar in some ways, and yet different. I decided to share two of the turkeys up close and then one that has the three of them altogether. Each one is just a little bit different than the other ones, but still very much the same.

Stampin' Up! items used to create these little guys:

Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, and Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die, Feathers Framelits Dies, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Owl Builder Punch (eyes), and Petite Pennants Builder (beak)
Accessories: Neutrals Candy Dots, Autumn Wooden Elements, clothespin (not SU!), and leaves (not SU!)

Thank you, once again, for visiting my blog. This is something I enjoy doing and is my outlet. I hope you like what you see and go away inspired to try and create something yourself. There is so much joy in creating something yourself and then giving it away!!
Now go-n-stamp!!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Blended Bloom Birthday Card

I have a friend that loves music. The designer series paper that was used to make this card has been retired. Just for her, I still wanted to use it anyhow.
If you have not tried out the Stampin' Blendabilities, as of yet, you should really consider getting some or if you have them try them. They are a lot of fun to work/play with. You will definitely want the color lifter, too. I really like the effect it gives.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create this card.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Whisper White (Blended Bloom Image), and Modern Medley DSP (retired)
Ink: Wisteria Wonder and Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamp Sets: Blended Bloom and Another Great Year (retired)
Tools: Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blendabilities
Accessories: Antique Brads

I guess I need to double check some of the stamp sets that I am using and make sure they aren't retired. For some reason I missed that Another Great Year had retired. Even so, it is nice to use some of these retired sets every once in a while.

Thanksgiving is quickly coming upon us. Please, be watching. I am going to be posting some turkeys I created for my grandsons. I think they turned out great!! Until then, have a great week!

Now go-n-stamp!!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Blended Bloom Anniversary Card

Today, I am sharing with you an anniversary card that I had created for my husband. Without the blended bloom flower, it was just too plain for my liking. Once, I added the flower it pleased me. I don't know if you are like that or not. There are times I just do not like a card I created. There are times I have to play with a card with different elements to finally like it. Then there are times I love it.

These are the Stampin' Up! products you would need to create this card.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamp Set: Blended Bloom and The Open Sea
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Big Shot, Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die, Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin' Sponge, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Markers
Accessories: Regals Candy Dots

Thank you for visiting! I do appreciate that you take the time to look and read my blog. While you are here, I would love if you would take the time to leave me a comment.
Now it is your turn to go-n-stamp!!