Monday, May 29, 2017

Victorian Romance

Happy Memorial Day!

Hello Stampers ~  Are you ready for a little Victorian Romance today?

I don't know about you, but I hope the weather holds out for all the barbecues planned for today.  I am going to one this afternoon and I hope it does not rain.  If it does, I am sure we will have a good time anyway. 

We have a new challenge at Make My Monday


Victorian Romance

I have to admit this is not an area I felt I had enough background to pull it off.  With that in mind, I started thinking.  Victorian Romance to me says lace and flowers.  I knew the Falling in Love dsp had a piece that had lace on it.  I chose to start with that.  I then did some searching on You Tube and found several ideas for Victorian embellishments.  I decided to go with that idea.  I began with one of the Lace Doilies from the soon to be retired Occasions Catalog.  I used the Vanilla side.  To it I added a Pink Pirouette large scallop circle.  The next layer was a circle of Sahara Sand that I embossed with a retired polka dot embossing folder.  Then I pulled some of my ribbons and lace (some are retired) to create strips to layer on top.  These were attached with glue dots.  I pulled out a gold button and added one of the Falling in Love embellishments.  This was added with glue dots over where the ribbons cross.  To finish off my card I stamped my sentiment with Sahara Sand onto a piece of the Sending Love glassine sheet.  I sprinkled it with clear embossing powder as the ink does not dry on glassine sheets.  It was then heat set.  I punched it out with the new Pretty Label punch - Just so you know the shape is not the shape of my punched piece.  After I punched it I cut the top and bottom scallop off to give us another shape ~ 2 different punches from 1, great economical tool!  The sentiment was added to the card with a glue dot tucked under the ribbons.  Here is my completed creation.




inside of card and envelope


Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation



Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Make sure you check out the other creations at Make My Monday to see how they interpreted Victorian Romance.  Have a Marvelous Monday and do you think I achieved a Victorian Romance card?  

Robbie

Sunday, May 28, 2017

10 Minute Creation #11

Hello Everyone ~ It is time for my 10 Minute Creation #11!

I have a fabulous day yesterday.  I spent the day working on an order for 100 Tic Tac holders.  I got them all finished.  I was so excited when I finished them.  They look really cute.  I will be sharing them after the party.

Today I have my 10 Minute Creation video for you.  This one uses the Touches of Texture stamp set.  You could easily recreate it using any stamp set you have.


inside of card and envelope



Here is the video.



Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I have a few cards to make for this week and some red, white, and blue Rice Krispie treats I need for tomorrow.  I will also watch the Race.  Have a Sensational Sunday and I hope you enjoyed this 10 Minute Creation #11.

Robbie

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Bees

Good Morning Ladies ~ How do you feel about bees?

I was very productive yesterday.  When I finally got going I was able to make 4 of my 10 Minute Creations videos.  I am set for the month of June!  Recording the videos is not bad but then I have to upload them to iMovie and after I get them set up, I have to export it to my external hard drive so I have it saved on somewhere else besides my computer.  After I get it on my hard drive I have to Upload it to You Tube.  These steps can take some time so I try to get them done long before I have to post them.  I will be working on those steps over the next few days!

My card today began with a sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.    



I love the 3 images in the lower left hand corner.  I wanted to do something other than flowers so I started looking through my stamp sets.  I found a cut bee in Touches of Texture so I decided to use it.  I stamped it 3 times.  I then used the Eastern Beauty stamp set to add the circles around the bees.  The bees were colored with a Basic Black, Crushed Curry, and Soft Sky markers.  The bees were punched out with the 1 1/4" circle punch.  The 1 3/8" circle punch was used to punch out circles in the same colors used to color the bees.  These were layered and dimensionals were added to the back.  I used a piece of Crushed Curry and the Hexagon embossing folder to create the main panel.  It was added to a piece of Basic Black card stock using Tear & Tape.  This element was added to a Whisper White card base.  I then added the 3 bees using dimensionals.  Here is my creation.



inside of card and envelope



Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am headed to a friend's house for a play date.  I am so looking forward to it.  Have a Super Saturday and did you like my Bees?

Robbie