Tuesday, August 4, 2015

2" x 2" Convention Swap

Hello Stampers!

I spent some time make a teacher note card set for my upcoming Craft Fair.  It turned out really cute.  I modified a box I saw online to hold the note cards and envelopes.  I will share with you at a later time.

One of the fun swaps at Convention is the 2" x 2" swap.  We have to use the new In Colors so there is an added restriction to deal with.  It is so fun to see what people can do with only 2 inches to work with.  These are also great to make Shadowbox Samplers.  I need to look at what I got in the swap that I could use to make a sampler.  I decided to use the ornate tag punch to make my swap.  Here is what I created.


















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Thanks for visiting me today.  What do you think you would create with only a 2" square to work with?  Give it a try!  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie

Monday, August 3, 2015

Project Life Stampin' Up Style Swap

Hello Everyone!

Well I did make it to my craft room yesterday.  I manage to make 2 teacher note card sets for my craft show in September.  I can check that off my list.  I am not making a lot of each item as I figure I can take orders if need be.  Today I have to cut and set up for my workshop this week.  I will also work on some tags for the craft show and make a card for later this week.

Today I am sharing my Project Life Stampin' Up Style Swap.  We were to create two 4" x 6" cards and then two 3" x 3" or 3" x 4" cards that all went together for a page.  I decided to do a picnic theme so I did a lot of punch art for my cards.  Here is what I created.



















I began by cutting all my cards.  I then sponged on the clouds.  The bees are from the Garden in Bloom set.  I made the watermelon using circle framelits and the seeds are the heart from the itty bitty accents punch pack.  I cut the heart in half and then added crystal effects on top of the card stock.  The hamburger is made with the wide oval.  The ketchup is a 1" circle punch and the cheese is just a 1 inch square.  To make the lettuce I used the Wonderful Wreath framelit, sponged the edges, and then cut it apart.  The picnic table is just strips of card stock.  To make the tablecloth, I took strips and wove them then stuck them to a triangle of card stock and glued them to the table.  The ice cream cone is the Sprinkles of Life set with the tree builder punch.  To make the popsicles I took a rectangle and rounded the corners.  I scored it and created mountain and valley folds for the shape and added a word window punch for the stick.  Hope that helps with the explanation a little.

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Thanks for visiting me today.  What do you think of my cards?  I had fun making them and I hope you enjoyed them.  Have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie



Sunday, August 2, 2015

Black and White with a Pop of Color Swap

Hello Everyone!

I have been so lazy lately!  I really need to get myself motivated today.  I need to hit my stamp room and at least make a few new things.  I also need to work on some items for an upcoming craft show I have.  Maybe I will work on some of them today as that will get me motivated.

Today I am sharing a card front I made for a swap I hosted.  For the last few years Amanda and I have hosted a Black and White swap.  For the past 2 years we added a twist and added a pop of color.  We want basically a black and white card with just a little bit of one color.  These are fun cards to make and you can really get some great cards.  I have used many of them in the past in my workshops but used color instead of black and white.  Here is my card for the swap.


















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Sorry the picture is not clear.  I did not realize when I took it that it was blurry.  I may try and find my sample and retake the picture tomorrow when it is light out.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you enjoy your Sunday and get to spend time with family and friends.  Have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Last Pillow Gift

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  I have had some major issues with electronics the past few days.  It has been very frustrating.  I am hoping I won't have similar issues any time soon!

Today I am sharing my last pillow gift I made for my friends.  A couple of years ago I took a class at convention where we made a canvas.  The one we made was actually larger but I thought I could use the idea in a smaller scale.

I took my canvas and painted it with gesso.  Next I used my template and added some clouds at the top.  I then cut out some leaves and made my punched flower.  All I needed to do now was to put it all together.  Here is my mini version.




















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Thanks for visiting me today.  I got my room cleaned yesterday so I will be playing with my new Holiday goodies.  Have a Super Saturday!

Robbie

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Paper Plunge - ATC to card

Happy Friday Stampers!

Well Michaela and Josh got off fine.  I was a little concerned as we had a major storm front go through on our way to the airport.  I also got caught in rush hour traffic so I had an interesting ride home.

Today is the Paper Plunge challenge.  This week our challenge is to take the ATC we created last week and create a full card with it.

I ran across a perfect sketch for this by accident.  The I Love Card Sketches blog sketch jumped out at me as the element was about the size of an ATC.

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I was thinking about the sketch and how I was going to finish it off.  I thought it would be fun to use some patterned paper for the flags.  Then I added an embossed card base to place my ATC on.  Here is my creation.






















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Thanks for visiting me.  I will be cleaning my stamp room today as it is a disaster after all my creating from Convention.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Another Pillow Gift

Hello Stampers!

Well last night was interesting.  Michaela and Josh are here from California.  The girls decided to do hard crabs for dinner.  Josh has never picked crabs so it was an instructional lesson for him and when he got the hang of it he thoroughly enjoyed them.  The girls did too but I on the other hand had steamed shrimp.  I love crab cakes but not a big fan of hard crabs.  We had a great time but then had to spend the next several hours picking the crabs we did not eat.  I will probably make crab cakes with the left over crab meat.

My share today is another Pillow Gift I did for my friends.  I saw an idea similar to this on another demo's website.  The one she had made had a chocolate in the center.  I decided to modify the idea and include a Eos lip balm.  Here is my version of the original item.



















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Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be taking Michaela and Josh to the airport today as they fly back to California.  I will be spending a lot of time on the road today.  Have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - Thanks

Happy Mid week Stampers!

I hope you are having a good week.  I am taking this week to share some of my swaps from Convention as I want to make sure you have something to look at each day.  This will give me a chance to regroup and focus on my creations.  I do have my Holiday Mini preorder coming tomorrow so I am hoping to play with some of that.

Today is the Coloring Down the Lines blog hop.  We have a full hop this week now that is everyone is back from Convention.  This week our colors were chosen by Helen.















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Aren't these great colors!  I love the combination.  I decided to play along with the Paper Craft Crew Challenges as I had not played with them in a while.

 
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I loved this sketch and knew it would be perfect for my card.  I decided to color my doily with alcohol ink I made.  I loved the Pool Party and Lost Lagoon color combo so I used those for the half circle element.  I also used some of the new Subtles Color Collection paper stack.  The sentiment gave me a problem trying to find something small enough.  I finally found something I could use in Something to Say. Now my card was coming together.  Here is what I created.

















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Want to see what the other ladies created?  Hop on over to Amanda's blog - Our Crafty Playdate to check out her interpretation of the colors.  Then hop on down the lines to see the other ladies works of art.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Michaela and Josh are coming down today to spend a few days with us.  It will be good to see them again.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!      

Robbie

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hand Stamped Sentiments - By the Tide

Hello Everyone!

Well yesterday I spent with my girls (daughters and grand daughters).  We had a great time.  We went to lunch then to the pool for a while.  We had a great day and I am looking forward to having some more time with them on Wednesday along with Josh.

Today we have a great sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.    













I had no clue what I was going to do with this challenge.  I decided to pull out my By the Tide stamp set to use on this one.  The reason I chose this set was the long element at the top I thought  was perfect for the lobster.  I then used the shell for one of the square elements and decided to make a life preserver for the other square image.  Here is my version of the sketch.

















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We would love to have you play along with our sketch.  Head on over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog to see the other design team creations.  Then make sure you play along with us.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be cleaning and doing laundry today since I played yesterday.  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie   

Monday, July 27, 2015

Washi Tape swap

Happy Monday Ladies!

I so had a good time at Convention.  It was great to see my friends and I have never laughed so hard and so much!  I am so sad that I won't see them again for a long time.  I have added a tab at the top for Convention 2015 so you can see the samples boards from this year.

Today I am going to share with you one of the swaps I did.  I tried to do some different kinds of swaps this year so I decided to do a washi tape swap.  We had to create a card using washi tape.  Here is the swap I created to share.



















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Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be playing catch up this week.  Have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie



Sunday, July 26, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Swap

Good Morning Everyone!

Today I having my first Paper Pumpkin Party.  My ladies who have signed up for Paper Pumpkin with me will bring their Paper Pumpkins and put them together.  I will share with them some alternative ideas for the kit including a 2 page scrapbook spread and a Project Life page.  I am excited to see how this goes.

Another swap I signed up for at Convention was Alternative Uses for Paper Pumpkin.  I thought it would be fun to show them how to make a Project Life page with the kit.  I chose to use the Sew You kit.  I love this kit and I love how this page turned out.  Here is what I did with the kit.






















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Thanks for visiting me today.  Did you like my alternative use of the Paper Pumpkin Sew You kit?  I love taking the kits and doing other ideas with them.  Have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Saturday, July 25, 2015

3 x 3 swap

Good Morning Everyone!

Today is the last day of Convention.  The sessions are only a half day so I am flying back home this afternoon.  It will be a long day for me but I am anxious to get home as Michaela is here for a visit.

One of the swaps I signed up for at Convention is a 3 x 3.  These little cards are perfect gift cards.  When I signed up for one I knew I wanted to do a slice of watermelon.  This card would be perfect to take to a summer cook out to thank the host.  Here is my swap.



















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Thanks for visiting me today.  Did you like my little 3 x 3?  Have a Super Saturday!

Robbie

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Paper Plunge - washi tape

Happy Friday Ladies!

Today is the challenge at The Paper Plunge.  This week our task was to create an Artistic Trading Card - ATC.  These are little works of art that measure 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".  They are fun to make and once you make one you can't stop.

For my ATC I chose to use a modified idea from one of my swaps at Convention.  I loved the colors so I use them on my little creation.  Here is my ATC.




















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Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you have a fun weekend.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Pillow Gift 1

Hello Stampers!

Today is the opening day of Convention.  As part of Convention, we do what we call pillow gifts.  These are little gifts we put together for our friends.  My first pillow gift included items we all need at Convention.  Salt Lake is very dry so we drink a lot of water.  Along with that our skin really feels dry so to help with that I made a Berry Basket and included some hand sanitizer, body lotion, and tissues.  Here is what the little basket looked like.

















 Stampin' Up supplies used to make my basket.

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Thanks for visiting me today.  I am hoping we escape the heat and humidity for a few days.  It will depend on Salt Lake City's weather.  Have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - Friend

Good Morning Everyone!

Well I am on my way!  I am so excited to see my friends.  We have not seen each other for a year.  We will cram a lot into 3 days as well as check out all that Stampin' Up has to offer.  I am hoping to post pictures but I will have my iPad so not sure if it will work or not.

Our Coloring Down the Lines blog hop is today.  Several of the girls are out of town or at Convention so we have a short hop today. 

Our colors this week were chosen by Liz



















Stampin' Up color matches


I was immediately drawn to the Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler and Wisteria Wonder.  I wanted to use a sketch I saw that I thought would be perfect.  It was a challenge I had not played in before.  Crazy 4 Challenges had this sketch for this week.

     



I thought I could use the large panel for my images and the smaller panel I wasn't sure what to do with.  I started playing with a variety of things - patterned paper, embossing folders, etc. - but settled on the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum.  I thought the stripes on the gray were perfect.  Did you know that tombow - the makers of our snail - also makes some vellum tape runner.  It is awesome and hard to see when you add it to your projects.  After I had my card put together, I did my sentiment.  I did not like it at the bottom so took some liberty and moved it to the top.  Here is my creation.


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Now it is time to hop on down the line and visit Joni at Joni in the Spotlight Stamping.  I am sure she has a great card for you!

Thanks for visiting me today.  Hope you have some fun plans for today.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Robbie   


























Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Workshop Sprinkles

Hello Stampers!

Well today is it.  I packaged up my swaps last night and today I need to finish packing my pillow gifts.  I am getting excited to be able to see my friends.  There are a few of us who only see each other once a year at Convention.  This year a few are missing as they were unable to come.  We have talked about doing our own Convention as there will not be another one for 18 months.

Today I am sharing my fifth card from my workshop.  I thought it would be fun to play with the Sprinkles of Life set and matching punch.  I used a sketch I ran across to design this one.  Here is another card the ladies made.





















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Again this does not have a matching envelope nor is the inside completed.  I will do that before I sell it.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I have several appointments today so I am hoping to have the afternoon to finish up little things and pack.  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie

Monday, July 20, 2015

Simple Blooming

Happy Monday Everyone!

Well I got everything done I needed to.  I have to take pictures tomorrow, print out the recipes for the swaps, and pack it up.  I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I have something to share with you every day so come back and see what I have.  The end of the week I will be sharing some of the swaps after I have swapped them out.

Today's card began with the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary  

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I loved these colors when I saw them and knew I wanted to use them.  With all my creating I was having trouble coming up with an idea for the card so I checked out my sketch challenge blogs.  I found a great sketch challenge at I Love Card Sketches

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I love the new patterned paper in the color collections.  There are patterned that are so fun to use.  I decided to use one of them on my card today.  After I had that element added I just needed to do the main panel.  That is where the Garden in Bloom set came in.  I stamped my flowers and butterflies.  I cut out the butterflies and popped them up.  My card was complete.  I think the black really makes it pop.  Here is my creation.




















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Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you take some time to be creative today.  Have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Bordering Wishes

Hello Ladies!

Well I was moving yesterday.  I had a workshop in the morning and then I shifted to creating mode.  I was able to complete 2 cards for next week, 1 of the 2 Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas I have to do, and designed and cut all the paper for the last swap.  Tomorrow I need to finish the swap, the other Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas, and make 2 cards I need for posting next week.  I will be busy but I can get it done.


My card today was for a challenge I had not done in a while.  I found a great color challenge at Colour Me ...... Subtle that I wanted to use. 





It has been a while since I have played along with the Weekend Challenge.  I saw the sketch and immediately my mind started creating.  Here is the sketch challenge at Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge   

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - presented by www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - July 17,2015


I decided to use my Bordering Bloom set and curved it to match the sketch.  I also used the Butterfly Basics fern.  After I had it stamped I just needed to add a sentiment.  Here is my version of the sketch.






















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Thanks for visiting me today.  Wish me luck that I get everything done I need to finish.  Have a Sensational Sunday!


Robbie

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Workshop card number 4

Hello Everyone!

Well I got 2 pillow gifts cut out and ready to take with me.  These are 3D items so I will take them flat and put them together in my hotel room.  It is easier to transport that way.  :)  I have pieces of the 3rd one put together and will finish it up today as well as my last swap.  Then I need to get my Paper Pumpkins ready for my group when I get back from Convention.  I have to design a few alternative ideas and then a Project Life Page and a 2 page scrapbook spread.  I will work on that along with my cards for the next workshop next month so I can send that out when I get back.

Today I an sharing another workshop card I used in my workshop this month.  This one was also one I saw on the internet.  The original card had threads for the loops.  I decided to use thin strips of paper instead of the thread she had used.  I also used a knot of lace trim rather than wrapping the ribbon to make a bow.  Here is my version of the card I saw.




















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Thanks for visiting me today.  I am hoping to get most of my swaps completed and packaged ready for the recipe.  Wish me luck!  Have a Super Saturday!

Robbie

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Paper Plunge - Butterfly Friend

Hello Everyone!

Well I got my Paper Pumpkin swap completed last night.  That leaves me with one swap left and I only need 6 cards for that one.  Then it is one to the pillow gifts.

Today is the challenge at The Paper Plunge.  This week our challenge is Tall and Skinny!  We were to create a card that did not fit the regular size cards.  I pulled out a business envelope as that is the best way to do a card and still be able to mail it with a regular stamp.

I had a strip of black embossed with the Hardwood stamp left over from my swaps.  I cut a piece off of it to go down the side of my card.  I had plans to use a different set but when I laid it out I did not like the look of it.  I decided to play with my new set Watercolor Wings.  I checked out some blogs for colors to stamp the butterflies with.  I found one that I liked the looks of on my computer but when I stamped it, I was not to sure about it.  You will have to let me know what you think.

After I cut the butterflies out I just needed a sentiment.  I found a good one in Sprinkles of Life and added it.  My card was done.  I had a hard time taking a picture of this for some reason.  Sorry my sentiment is blurred.  Here is what I created.



























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Make sure you head on over to The Paper Plunge blog  and check out what the other ladies created.  I saw some awesome projects in there when I added mine.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I have some ladies coming to stamp today so we will have lots of fun!  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie  

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Another July Workshop card

Hello Stampers!

Well I finished up my Project Life swap last night.  I only have 2 swaps left and I know what I am doing for them so I just need to make them.  I also need to work on my pillow gifts.  I started one a few nights ago so I may try and get that done today also.  Lots going on so we will see what I get done!

I thought today I would share with you another one of my July workshop cards.  I again got some inspiration from cards I found on the internet.  This one also uses the English Garden ds paper.  Here is one of the cards the ladies could choose to make at my workshop.



















Since this was a workshop card, I did not complete the inside or an envelope.  I will do that before I send it out.

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My posts will be very short and sweet the next few days as I get ready for my trip.  I hope that is okay.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you have some creative time today.  Have a Great Day!

Robbie