Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Great Friend

Good Morning Stampers ~ Do you have a Great Friend?

If you came to see another Global Stamper, they will be back later this week.  I have design team commitments today and tomorrow.  I can't wait to show you the other projects.

Today is the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.  This challenge is all about a sketch.

I thought this sketch would be perfect for using some of the beautiful Blooms & Bliss ds paper.  I chose the multi colored flower piece.  I mounted the strip on some Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  I used my triple banner punch for the horizontal pieces.  I punched my circle and then fussy cut my flower and attached to the circle.  I mounted the circle with dimensionals.  to finish off the panel I added some silver thread.  This was attached to my card base that I had embossed with the Gently Falling embossing folder.  My card was complete!  Here is my creation.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

We would love to have you play along with us.  You have 2 weeks to join us.  Head on over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog to see what the other ladies did with this sketch.  I am sure they will inspire you.   

Thanks for visiting me today.  I have 2 workshops today and I need to get my card for the blog hop finished also.  Busy day for me!  Have a Terrific Tuesday and take some time to make a card for your Great Friend!


Monday, July 25, 2016

Global Stampers - Ann's Up Next

Hello Stampers ~ I have another Global Stampers project today.

Wow can you believe the heat we are having?  Thank goodness we did not have the humidity today so that helped a little with the heat.  Perfect day to spend in your craft room!

Today I am sharing the next project from our Global Stampers group.  Ann Lewis from Ann's Paperworks has Dapper Denim to work with.  Ann created a beautiful project using the Touches of Texture stamp set.  She has all the details on her blog so make sure you head over there and leave her some love for the fabulous project she created.  Here is her project.

 Stampin' Up supplies Ann used to create her card

Thanks for visiting me today.  I still have several other In Color projects to share with you over this week.   Make sure you come back to check them out.  Have a Marvelous Monday and I hope you are enjoying the Global Stampers!


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Global Stampers

Hello Stamping Friends - I am part of a new venture with some Global Stampers!

Today I am joining a group of ladies of international stampers.  We will be sharing some creations with you over the next week.  Some of us will post all the projects in one day and some will post over the next week.  Here is the list of stampers that are part of this group:

Ann Lewis - Australia
Kelly Evans - Canada
Fiona Whitten -  England
Valerie Perlin - France
Alicia Yap - New Zealand
Me - USA

Each month we will be focusing on a product from Stampin' Up.  This month we are using the new 2016 - 2018 In Colors.  These colors are beautiful and we each have chosen one of the colors to highlight.  I have Peekaboo Peach.

Here is how I made my card.  I used the Flourish thinlits to cut out my flower and leaves.  I mounted them on a piece of Basic Black card stock.  To mount them I used the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid glue and add random dots on the back.  I set a side to dry.  Once dry I could add them to my card without the glue oozing out every where.  I then took some of our new Peekaboo Peach ruched ribbon and added it across the top.  I tied a bow and attached using glue dots.  I stamped my sentiment and punched with the 1" circle punch.  I added it to a 1 1/4" circle punched from Peekaboo Peach.  It used dimensionals to pop it onto my card.  Here is my completed creation.  

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

I will be posting the projects from the other ladies over the next week.  Make sure you come back tomorrow to see a great creation from Ann Lewis.

Thanks for visiting me today.  It is very hot here so I spent some time in my craft room working on alternative ideas for the July Paper Pumpkin!  Have a Sensational Sunday and let me know what you think of the Global Stampers!


Saturday, July 23, 2016


Hello Everyone ~ today I have a one layer Hello card for you!

Well Jess had to put Lily to sleep yesterday.  She was miserable and not improving.  Her quality of life was not good so she chose to put Lily out of her misery.  It was very hard on her and she will struggle with reminders for a while.  She also had to tell Zoie.  She had prepared her that Lily may die so she took it okay.  It is so quiet around the house now.  It will be interesting to see how her cats react.

Today I decided to play along with a challenge at Make My Monday challenge.

(must be the focal point)

I saw this challenge and had an idea for my card.  When I went looking at my stamp sets I changed my mind about my card and was going to do a shaker card.  But then I saw the Blooms & Wishes stamp set and decided to try an entirely different idea.  To create my card I began with a piece of white card stock that was 4" x 5 1/4".  I took a piece of black card stock and attached a thin piece of fun foam to the back.  I then used the Hello You thinlits and cut out my sentiment.  I turned it over and added small dots of Tombow Multipurpose Liquid glue and set aside to dry.  I then measured my white layer to have a section for my sentiment and drew lines so I knew where to stamp.  I used a post-it note to mask the lower part of my card and started stamping.  I stamped the flowers first then used a post-it note mask for the flowers to stamp my leaf sprays.  After I had the top section stamped the way I liked I then moved the mask to the lower line and repeated the procedure for the lower edge of the card front.  When my stamping was completed, I took my sentiment and attached it to my card.  NOTE ~ By letting the glue dry before adding to your card, it prevents the glue from oozing out all over your card.  You can do this with the Tombow glue as it becomes repositionable when dry.  Not sure about other glues.  I then colored my rhinestones with some Sharpie markers and added to the center of my flowers.  It still needed something so I took some gold glimmer paper and added a 1/8" strip at the top and bottom section of the sentiment area.  I was happy with my card.  Here is my completed creation.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

Thanks for visiting me today.  I am meeting a friend for lunch today and looking forward to seeing her.  Have a Super Saturday and what would your Hello card look like?