Thursday, March 30, 2017

Playing Again

Hello Stampers ~ I have been playing again!

I am off to the yarn store today.  I am hoping to finish up my shawl I am working on.  It is almost completed so maybe I will be lucky.  Then later today I will be in my craft room and working on a few other ideas I have.  Look for some different ideas coming in the next few days.

Today is Zoie's birthday!  She is 6 today.  I don't know where time has gone as it just seems like she was born yesterday.  She is so excited.  Jess is going to school to have lunch with her and she is taking some cupcakes in for her class.  We will have a family party on Saturday for her and she will have a party for her friends at a later time.  Lots of partying going on over the next few weeks!

Today's card is one of my "playing" days.  I had this idea after seeing a card on the internet.  It had used 3 circles that were punched out of the card front.  I decided to see if I could do a similar idea with the Hexagon embossing folder and the bee from Dragonfly Dreams.  I took a piece of Delightful Dijon and using the folder I embossed it.  I then thought it would be cute it I could cut it out in a hexagon shape.  I was going to look online and find a picture of one when I remembered that Zoie had a pattern blocks set that had a hexagon in it.  The one in the set was the perfect size for the black background.  I traced it and cut it down to get the size I needed for the Delightful Dijon piece.  I attached the 2 pieces with Tear & Tape.  Then I used the bee from the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits to cut out 3 bees.  After I cut them out, I used my Basic Black marker to color some of the black so it looks like a bee.  I added all the pieces to my card front.  To finish it off I added some Basic Black baker's twine.  Here is my finished creation.

Inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Pull out your supplies and see what you can come up with.  Have a Great Day and I will be Playing Again some more!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Glimmer Paper

Good Morning Everyone ~ Did you get any of the glimmer paper that was part of Sale-abration?

Well I did get a lot done yesterday in my craft room.  I got my cards for my workshop next week completed as well as a few cards to post later this week.  I did not get my bathrooms cleaned so I will be doing those today.  I will also be working on Zoie's Cinderella page as I want to get that done also.  It will be a busy day today!  Good thing I have a massage this morning!

Our Coloring Down the Lines blog hop is today.  Here is our challenge for this week.

There were several items in Sale-abration that I would love to see in the new annual catalog.  I have to say the one that I loved the most was the glimmer paper!  You know me and bling, I love it!  Having glimmer paper in different colors would be my dream.  We have red and pink but then the other colors are in the metallic range.  I would love to have some in other colors.  How about you?

For my card today I used the Bermuda Bay glimmer paper and the Swirly Scribbles thinlits.  I used the wavy thinlit to create waves.  Then I used the Swirly Bird stamp set to stamp my sailboat.  Once I had my waves and sailboat I needed a sun so I pulled out the Kinda Eclectic set and used the large burst to stamp my sun.  Here is my completed creation.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Are you curious as to what the other ladies would like to see in the new catalog?  Hop on over to Helen's blog - Blue Dahlia Designs to see what she liked.  Make sure you leave her some love as well as the other ladies on the hop.   

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you today.  What plans do your have for today?  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and was the glimmer paper one of your favorite Sale-abration items?


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Global Stamper - Valerie

Hello Everyone ~ are you ready for the last day of our Global Stampers projects?

We took Zoie to See the movie Beauty and the Beast yesterday.  She enjoyed it but it was a lot longer than we thought it was advertised as.  It was actually 2 1/2 hours!  We thought is was an hour and half.  If you get a chance to see it you should go.  Today I have my sister's retirement group.  They will make 4 cards.  I do cards with about every other month.

Up today is Valerie from Les Ateliers de Val.  Valerie used the Avant Garden stamp set along with the Custom Tee stamp set to create a cute little gift bag.  Who would not be thrilled to get this gift bag?  It is a quick way to create packaging.  Here is Valerie's project.    

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope you were inspired by our Global Stampers projects.  I will be in my craft room this afternoon as I have to make my card for tomorrow as well as my cards for my workshop next week.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and make sure you visit all the Global Stampers to check out their projects.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Global Stamper - Fiona

Happy Monday Stampers ~ Are your ready to see Global Stamper Fiona's creation?

We had a great class yesterday.  The ladies made 4 Easter scrapbook pages.  There were 2 two page spreads.  They were so cute and now they have pages ready for their pictures. 

Today I am featuring Fiona at Oakfield Crafts as our next Global Stamper.  This month we are focusing on Sale-abration items.  Fiona used 3 items on her card.  She used the Avant Garden and So Very Much stamp sets.  She also used the 3/8" Metallic Ribbon combo.  Her card is very pretty as well as a super easy one to C.A.S.E.  Here is what she created.    

Did you get either of these sets?  If not you still have time.  This is the last week of Sale-abration so if there is something you want, make sure you get your order in before Friday!

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope this card inspired you.  I will be working on my April Collage class today.  I started it yesterday but need to get it finished so I can send out the announcement.  Have a Marvelous Monday and there is one more Global Stamper I will share tomorrow.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

10 Minute Creation #3

Hello Everyone ~ are you ready for another 10 Minute Creation?

Well we had a good time at the Cinderella play yesterday.  The local High School and Middle School collaborated for the production.  They did a great job.  I saved the program and I will use it as well as the pictures Jess and I took for a scrapbook page for Zoie.  I will share it when I get it finished later this week.

Today I have another 10 Minute Creation for you.  I hope you are enjoying this new idea for my blog.  I have a few other ideas for upcoming videos so let me know what you think of this idea.  My share today is a really quick card.  It uses some matching dsp.  Here is the card we are working on today.

inside of card and envelope

Here is my video

Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Want to step it up a little?  Add some enamel dots or rhinestones as well as a ribbon.  Still under 10 minutes!

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I have my scrapbook class today and will then work on my April Collage class.  If you are local and want to join me, contact me and I can send you the information.  Have a Sensational Sunday and create your own 10 Minute Creation!


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Global Stamper - Ann

Hello Stampers ~ wait until you see what Global Stamper Ann has for your today!

Today Jess and I are taking Zoie to see the play Cinderella at Chopticon High School.  This will be part of her birthday present from me.  She love princesses so I am sure she will love seeing the play version since she has seen the movie version many times.  I will be sure to let you know what she said about it tomorrow.

We have day 3 of the Global Stampers shares.  Our challenge this month was to use something from Sale-abration.  Up today is Ann.  Ann is from Australia and her blog is Ann's Paper Works.  Ann used one of my favorite stamp sets from Sale-abration. She used the Hey Chick stamp set and created a shaker card.  Check out this fun card!

Isn't this card adorable!  Those chickens are so much fun.  Do you have this stamp set?  You still have a few more days to get it.  Don't miss out on adding this set to your collection!

Thanks for visiting me today.  We are supposed to have nice weather this weekend.  I hope we have turned the corner for cold weather!  Have a Super Saturday and there are still some Global Stampers left so you will get some more ideas!


Friday, March 24, 2017

Global Stamper - Alicia

Hello Everyone ~ I am picking up the Global Stampers - Alicia as I had commitments on the other days.

I had a very productive day yesterday.  I got 3 videos for my 10 Minute Creations made so I am set for the next 3 weeks.  I also had a coaching class and we got a lot accomplished for that.  I even got the house vacuumed.  It was a great day!

This month the Global Stampers were to use a Sale-abration item to create a project.  Today I am sharing Alicia from Stamp Creations with Munchkin and her use of the Reverse Words stamp set you can get free with a $50 order.  Alicia took the stamp and stamped it onto her card base.  She then added some enamel shapes in the matching color.  She created one card in each of the 5 new In Colors.  To finish off her card she added some ruched ribbon in the same matching color.   This makes a quick card!  Here is her set of cards.  

Thanks for visiting me and I hope I have inspired you today.  Take some time to play and feed your creativity!  Have a Fabulous Friday and look for another Global Stamper tomorrow!


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Product Focus

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Well Hello Stampers ~ Are you ready for some great projects for our Product Focus?

I worked on on cards yesterday as well as cleaned my bathrooms.  I got the cards made for my sister's retirement group meeting next week finished.  I was glad to get those designed.  Today I will make my video for Sunday as no one will be here and it will be quiet.  I might even get a few other videos made so I am prepared for the next couple of Sunday's.  Love being ahead on things. 

Today we have our Product Focus blog hop.  This week we were to do use one of the new Sale-abration item.

I only had the glimmer paper from this second release and it is sold out.  I am so bummed as I love my bling.  I would love to see more glimmer paper in the new catalog, how about you?  With a few of the items sold out they decided to add some more items to the selection.  They have added the Succulent Garden dsp.  I have this paper and I love it - again was not fond of it when I saw it in the catalog, then the samples started being posted.  I chose to use that today since you cannot get the glimmer paper any more.

I started with an idea to show you how to use some of the scraps you have left over when you cut down your dsp.  I had several pieces of 2" x 3 3/4".  I chose to revisit the split paper idea.  The pieces of dsp were taken and cut on a diagonal on the long side.  To make them look like it was one piece and not 2 separate pieces I used the first one as a guide to cut the second piece.  These pieces were added to a Sweet Sugarplum panel that was 4" x 5 1/4".  The sentiment was stamped in the middle section using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  To finish off the panel I added some Whisper White baker's twine and then created a multi-loop bow.  The bow was added with a glue dot.  This panel was added to a Whisper White card base.  My card is complete!  Here is my creation.

inside of card - somewhere on my desk is the envelope that is colored the same way. 

Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Are you ready to see some other ideas using some new Sale-abration items?  Head on over to Darla's blog - Stampin with Darla to check out her project.  Then keep hopping to gets lots of inspiration.     

Thanks for visiting me today.  Do you have some plans for today?  I hope so!  Have a Great Day and don't miss out on our Product Focus projects this week!