Friday, September 4, 2015

The Paper Plunge - School Days

Happy Friday Ladies!

I have several ladies coming today to make some Halloween cards.  A few of them love Halloween like I do  I have a special treat for them today also.  I will share it with you tomorrow.

Today is The Paper Plunge challenge.  Our challenge this week is all about school.  Most areas have started back and the kids are settling in to learn.  To support our teachers, lets use the primary colors on our card.  That meant we are to use red, yellow, and blue.  When I think of school I think of stars also.  I decided to use my framelits and make some stars.  I had them laying on my white card base and they just did not pop.  So I thought about using a piece of black.  I cut my black and then decided to add some speckles to mimic a blackboard.  I then added my stars and realized it it needed some sparkle so I punched out some stars from Silver Glimmer paper.  I had it sitting on the white card base and I still did not like it.  It needed a layer of red to make it pop.  Here is what my final creation looked like.





















inside of card and envelope














Stampin' Up supplies used on my card

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So do you remember learning your colors in School?   What else do you remember?  What card would you create using red, yellow, and blue?  Grab your supplies and make a card and play along with us at The Paper Plunge!  We would love to see what you create!

Thanks for visiting me today.  What do your plans include for this holiday weekend?  I will be working with a friend for a card class we signed up for.  We are going to start it and play with some new items.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Boo!

Hello Everyone!

Well I worked on some of my craft show items yesterday.  I managed to get a few of them done.  I also worked on my gifts for my ladies who come to my workshop.  I will finish the gifts tonight.

Today I am sharing a Halloween card I made using the Happy Haunting ds paper and the Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set with  coordinating Boo to You framelits.  This is a quick card and would be a good one if you needed to mass produce one.  Here is my card.
















inside of card and envelope













Stampin' Up supplies used to make my card

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Thanks for visiting me today.  I will play a little and then head to the yarn shop to spend some time doing my other favorite thing.  Have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Flowers on Patterned Paper

Good Morning Everyone!

I had a little bit of time to play yesterday.  It was a busy day for me.  I also got my bathrooms cleaned.  Would have liked to have more time to play but time was not on my side.

Are you ready for the Coloring Down the Lines blog hop?  Liz gave us some great colors this week.
















Stampin' Up color matches











I started with a sketch challenge from I Love Card Sketches  

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I did take some liberty with the size of the circle and oval elements.  I decided to make them flowers.  I had no idea how to use the colors so I decided to do some stamping on patterned paper.  I pulled out my patterned paper stacks and the Garden in Bloom stamp set.  I stamped the flowers and leaves on the patterned paper and then cut them out.  All I have left to do is to make my card.  Here is what my final creation looks like.





















inside of card and envelope
















Stampin' Up supplies used on my card

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Are you ready to check out the other creations?  Hop on over to Helen's blog - Blue Dahlia Designs   to see her creation using these colors.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will have more time to play today.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Robbie

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hello!

Hello Ladies!

Well I did not get anything accomplished yesterday.  After my hair appointment Jess and I went to Metrocast as my tv box went out last night and I had to get a new one.  Then we went to Lowe's.  She needed to get bolts for the crib.  When they packed her out a year and a half ago they put all the bolts and screws for ALL the items in her house in one box.  She has no idea where the box is in storage.  I also needed to get a new door handle.  Then we went to the storage unit as we had to get a fan as my ceiling fan sensor went out last night.  It was a rough night with no tv or fan.  I am in shape for tonight as I have a tv and a fan for tonight.  By the time we got home, it was dinner time.

Ok on to my card for today.  I loved the color challenge at Just Add Ink










I just thought these colors were so pretty that I had to use them.  I decided to combine it with the sketch challenge at Just Us Girls















When I looked at the sketch, I saw the vertical image as a tag so I went with that idea.  I made my tag first.  Once my tag was made I added the envelope paper strip behind.  I had everything laying on my card and it still needed something so I decided to emboss the card front.  Here is what my final card looked like.























inside of card and envelope
















Stampin' Up supplies used to make my card

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I have a few appointments today, then I need to clean the bathrooms.  I have a lady coming to stamp so I need to set up for that.  I also have to work on some cards for the rest of the week.  Hope I can get it all done!

Thanks for visiting me today.  What plans do you have for today?  Hope your day is not as hectic as mine.  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie               

Monday, August 31, 2015

Paper Craft Crew - Boo

Hello Stampers!

Well I was able to make the little treats for my ladies who come to my workshop this month.  I worked on them during my Paper Pumpkin Party yesterday and then finished them up when everyone was gone.  I need to get some little treat for the inside and put the belly band on.  I think they are going to like it.  I will share it after my workshop.

My card today began with the fun sketch at Paper Craft Crew Challenges.


Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 159.  #papercraftcrew #cardsketch #papercrafts











I liked this sketch and my mind started racing with ideas.  I thought it would be fun to use the witch's hat in Howl-o-ween Treat for the star shape.  I embossed it and cut it out using the matching framelits.  I needed to address the speckles behind it so I thought what about using one of our spider webs and sponging over the it to create the look of a web.  I used Smokey Slate to do the sponging to keep it soft.  Next I needed to address the arrow.  Well as luck would have it there is a wand in the set so I used it.  Now I needed the 2 banners.  There is an adorable spider in the set.  I stamped it and used the framelit to cut it out.  I decided to use a dimensional to attach it to the card and then used a Basic Black marker to draw a web line down to it.  Now I needed to do the other banner.  I thought it would be fun to make a banner that was hanging from the wand.  I searched high and low for a stamp set that had the work "Boo" or something I could use.  I could not find anything.  As luck would have it, my Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life accessory pack was sitting there and what did I spy?  Letters!  I pulled out a piece of paper and attached my letters to it.  I then cut it down and ran some Basic Black baker's twine through it to make it a hanger.  I the attached it to the wand using glue dots.  I then placed all my elements and added my candy dots.  Here is my final creation.
  



















inside of card and envelope












Stampin' Up supplies used on my card

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I have a hair appointment today.  Then I would like to do some playing in the afternoon.  It will depend on how long I am at my appointment.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I still have some other new goodies to play with so I want to find some time for that as well as organizing my craft fair items to see what I still need to work on.  Have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild - Happy Haunting

Good Morning Stampers!

Can you believe September is the day after tomorrow.  This month has flown by.  I still have so much to do.  I have to see where I stand with the craft fair and I have a few commitments I need to get going on.  I will be very busy but that is good.

Each weekend the Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Facebook group has a sketch challenge.  I try to do this when I can.  This weekend there was an interesting sketch.

Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - August 28, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I decided to play along with this sketch and use the card as one of ones my ladies will make this week in my workshop.  My theme this month is A Haunting We Will Go!  We will be making Halloween cards.  I pulled out my Happy Haunting ds paper to use for the card.  I wanted the ladies to use some of this fun paper in my workshop.  With the sketch and the paper the card came together fairly quickly.  Here is my creation.






















inside of card and envelope















 Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

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I have my Paper Pumpkin Party for my subscribers today.  They are coming to put their kits together and to see some alternative ideas.  It is always so much fun to see their reaction to my alternative ideas.

Thanks for visiting me today.  What are your plans for today?  I hope you have something fun you are going to do.  Have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Saturday, August 29, 2015

August Paper Pumpkin - Alternative Cards

Hello Ladies!

I had a very productive day yesterday.  Zoie decided to go to my sister's house instead of my sister coming here.  With her gone all afternoon I was able to make quite a few videos.  I am on a roll with this month's Paper Pumpkin.  So far I have created a 2 page layout scrapbook page, a Project Life page, and 8 alternative cards.  That does not include the 2 cards and the box the kit has you make.  I still have a lot of supplies left that I will be playing with.  Most of these project are for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers.  If you want these exclusive projects, sign up with me for Paper Pumpkin.

Today I am sharing the video for 2 of the alternate cards I made.  Here is the first one.


















Here is the video for this one.



Here is the second card I made with items from the kit.























Here is the video for this one.




Want to see some of the other cards and a Project Life page I designed, sign up to get access to the Facebook group.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be working on Halloween cards and the goodie for my ladies who come to the workshop today since I did not get to them yesterday.  I have to have my cards and goodies made for my workshop this week.  Have a Super Saturday!

Robbie

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Paper Plunge - Howl-o-ween fun

Happy Friday Stampers!

Well last night I babysat Zoie and Remi while Jess and Chris went to dinner for their 10th anniversary.  Hard to believe it has been 10 years.  The girls were great and they had a good dinner.  It was good for them to get out by themselves.

Today is the Paper Plunge challenge.  This week our challenge was to do some "wet" embossing.  I decided to do another Halloween card.  I used the Howl-o-ween Test set and embossed the witch's hat and the jack-o-lantern. There was a fun sketch challenge at SUDSOL this week and I used the sketch for this one.  Here is what my final creation looked like.




















inside of card and envelope
















Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

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Make sure you head over to The Paper Plunge blog to check out the other creations by the ladies.  We would love to have your play with us.  What could you do for this challenge?

Thanks for visiting me today.  I am hoping to finish up some more taping for my projects for the August Paper Pumpkin - Chalk it up to Love.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie    

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Alternative Paper Pumpkin project

Good Morning Ladies!

Well I spent many hours again yesterday playing with my videos to get them ready for my post today.  I have got to figure out a better way to do this.  Anyone out there be able to help me out?  Contact me!  I use an iPhone 6 and iMovie on my laptop.

Ok, first off I have a picture of the wreath Candice and I made the other day.  I took a picture of it hanging on my door so you can see how big it is.  I love how sunny and cheery it is.



























Now on to my videos.  Today I am sharing the videos I made showing you how you can use the August Paper Pumpkin Kit - Chalk it up to Love to make a 2 page layout scrapbook page.  I enjoyed designing this project.  I will put pictures of my grand daughters on it.  The videos were so long I broke them down into 4 parts.

Part 1




Part 2

 



Part 3






Part 4



Here are photos of the 2 page layout.












































































I also have a few cards to share with you but I ran out of time trying to get them uploaded.

Want to see other exclusive projects done with this kit, subscribe today!

Thanks for visiting me today.  I still have lots of pieces left from this kit so I will be doing a lot more creating.  Have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - Friends

Good Morning Everyone!

I am excited about the wreath that Candice and I made yesterday.  I did not have enough light yesterday to get a photo so I will get one today and post it tomorrow.  After doing this one I am going to get the supplies and try a Halloween wreath.  I use to have a wreath on my front door for each month.  For those I had used grapevine wreaths but my door has direct morning sun and the heat between the storm door and inside door caused the glue to melt.  I am hoping this will work as there is no glue!

Today is the Coloring Down the Lines blog hop.  Our colors this week were chosen by Liz













Stampin' Up color matches










Aren't these colors great?  I just love them.  When I looked at them I thought of butterflies as you could combine the pinks and purples for 2 toned ones.

I saw a great sketch that I thought would be make a great card that would be easy to mail.  The sketch at Sunday Stamps was a great one and this is a new challenge blog for me.

       











I pulled out my stamps and colors.  After I had them stamped, I decided to add my sentiment in the lower corner.  I love the stamp in Garden in Bloom but only the "Friends" part.  I used a post-it to mask off the rest of the sentiment and inked it up.  I then took off the post-it and stamped it on my card.  I then just needed to add my ribbon and mount it on my card base.  Here is my finished creation.
















inside of card and envelope













Stampin' Up supplies to make the card

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Now it is time to hop on down to Amanda's blog - Our Crafty Playdate to see what fabulous creation she came up with.  Check out all the ladies and leave them some love!

Thanks for visiting me today.  I am hoping to do some cleaning and some creating today.  I hop the cleaning does not take too much time that I cannot create!  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!   

Robbie

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Angled Day

Hello Stampers!

I got to play a little bit yesterday.  I spent the morning trying to get my video straight.  I need to do some playing to see what I am doing wrong. Hopefully I can figure it out.  After that I played in my craft room and made a few cards.

For my card today, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do.  I decided to check out some challenge blogs.  I found a sketch challenge that was a clean and simple one at Less is More


     












When I looked at this sketch I thought of ds paper for the top part.  I looked at the paper I had in my stash and saw the Bohemian ds paper.  I decided to use some of that since I had not played with it in a while.  I decided to use it for the top section.  I checked out several of the papers and decided to  use the simple ds paper in the stack.  I added it to a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock.  I love the new cotton ribbon that will be available next week.  Since it matches the card stock I decided to use it also.  Once I had the card put together, I decided to add a stamped image below the angled paper.  I pulled out the Seasonal Snapshot set and use the zigzag pattern in there.  Now I needed to add my sentiment and my card was done.  Here is what my final creation looked like.






















inside of card and envelope
















 Stampin' Up supplies used to make my card

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Thanks for visiting me today.  I am meeting my friend Candice today and we are going to make a Sunflower wreath for our front doors.  Then Bijou has a spa appointment this afternoon.  Not sure I will get a chance to play in my craft room.  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie

Monday, August 24, 2015

August Paper Pumpkin

Hi Ladies!

It is really late as I have struggled with my videos for some reason.  It took me many, many, many hours to get just these 2 ready to post.  I have another video I will work on today and post.

I get the Paper Pumpkin each month.  I love the kit and there are so many possibilities with it not to mention you get a great stamp set each month.  Stampin' Up includes directions and also does a video as to how to put the together the kit.  The directions are minimal and the video does not have any words so I decided to do a video showing my customers as well as any of you how to put the kit together along with some hints.  Here is the first set of videos for you.  I hope you enjoy them.

Paper Pumpkin Kit

 

Paper Pumpkin cards from kit.






Here is the video for the box construction




Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you enjoyed my videos.  I have a few things to work on but hopefully it will get better and better.  Again if you have any suggestions, please let me know.  Have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I Love Shaker Cards!

Hello Stampers!

I did not get as much done as I wanted to yesterday.  I did make my treat for my ladies for my workshop next month done (I will make the rest of them when I know how many I need), I made a treat holder for my craft fair, and I finished up the sample projects for the Paper Pumpkin for August.  I also started working on one of my alternative projects.  I have some problems trying to video with my grand daughter here.  Since I want to get them done I have to work around when it is quiet enough for me to tape.

I love shaker cards!  I think they are so much fun.  It has been a while since I made one so I decided to play with an idea I had.  I saw a sketch at Paper Craft Crew Challenges that I thought would work for my idea.

 
Paper Craft Crew August 19, 2015 Card Sketch 158. #papercraftcrew #stampinup #sunnygirlscraps #challengeblog
  













At Convention I won the Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set in a prize patrol.   I did not win the matching framelits so I had to order them.  I thought it would be fun to use the witch hat framelit as the shape for my shaker card.  I cut the hat out of black.  I decided to  make the base of the card Rich Razzleberry which I embossed with the large polka dot embossing folder.  I set up the base for my shaker card and then added my sequins.  I decided to use some green sequins I had as the band on the hat.  I glued them in place with glue dots and then added some other colors I had.  Before I added my top layer with my window sheet over the opening, I attached some Pumpkin Pie 1/8" taffeta ribbon I had.  I then added my top to my base using some Multipurpose Liquid Glue and my shaker card was done.  To address the 3 circle elements in the lower left corner, I decided to use the word Spooky from the Seasonal Frame thinlits die.  When I laid it on my card you could not see it since I cut it our of black and the shaker frame was black.  I pulled out my white craft ink and sponged it.  Now you could see the word.  I added it in the lower left hand corner in place of the 3 circles.  Here is what my final creation looks like.




















inside of card and envelope
















Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

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As I said I love to make shaker cards.  I struggle with what to put in to shake and how much to put in.  Anyone offer some ideas?

Thanks for visiting me today.  I am hoping to get a lot done today but time and quiet will tell.  Have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Weekend Sketch Challenge

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Yesterday I had some ladies here to stamp and then I worked on my Paper Pumpkin.  Last night I realized I did not have a card to post today so I went with the Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge  


Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge - August 21, 2015 - join us at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

When I first looked at the sketch I tried to think of something that I could stamp 3 times.  Nothing struck me and then I saw the Festival of Trees stamp set.  I went looking at my paper and thought about the beautiful Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer series paper.  I thought the gold would be a great background for some cherry trees.  I had originally pulled out the gold modern looking pattern but then saw the one with the polka dots.  I decided to use the polka dots so I could add the elegant tree design.  Once I had it stamped I used the tree punch to punch them out.  I decided to use the brushed gold cardstock for my card base and it seemed to go with the polka dots.  I just needed a sentiment and looked for an elegant one to use.  I could not find one so I just used the one in the stamp set.  Here is my take on the sketch challenge. 
















inside of card and envelope













Stampin' Up supplies used on my card

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Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be working on my Paper Pumpkin again today.  I am loving this kit.  If you don't get it, you are really missing some great projects.  Have a Super Saturday!

Robbie

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Paper Plunge - Gray and Pink

Happy Friday Stampers!

I have some ladies coming this morning for my Swap Stampede class.  I had a couple on Tuesday evening and they loved the cards and the ideas they can use when they see a card they like.

Today is the Paper Plunge challenge.  This week we are using Basic Gray and one other color.  This was a no brainer for me as I love gray and pink together.  I decided to use Blushing Bride as I wanted a darker pink than Pink Pirouette.

I decided to see if I could find a challenge I could use.  I checked out some challenge blogs and found a great idea at SU - Only Challenges.  Their challenge was to make a card without any words.  Since most of the time I don't use sentiments on my card this was an easy one to do.

I pulled out my supplies and started creating layers.  Once I had my layers made I decided to do some embossing.  I was much happier with the embossed layers.

I then decided to use the new corner punch to make a tag for the top of the layers.  Once my tag was made I needed to decorate it.  I went with some flowers using my punches.  I then added some matching ribbon and my card is finished.  Here is my creation.

        


















inside of card and envelope
















Stampin' Up supplies used to make my card

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We would love to have you join us this week and show us what you can make using Basic Gray and one other color.  Check out the challenge and the design team cards at The Paper Plunge.    

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be working on some other videos to share as I have some other ideas as well as working on my alternative ideas for the August Paper Pumpkin.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie     

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Same Sketch Four Ways - Day 4

Hello Everyone!

Well today is the last day for me to share my different versions of the same sketch.  I also have something different for you today.  I attended a session at Convention on using videos on your blog.  I decided then and there that this might be a good way for me to keep my business going should I move in a few years.

As always I used the sketch from Clean & Simple  












I decided to try a few different things on this last card.  To show you how I went about making my card, I decided to do a video of the process.  Here is my video.



Here is the finished card.


















inside of card and envelope


Stampin' Up supplies used on my card
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Thanks for visiting me today.  Please let me know what you think of my video.  All suggestions are welcome as I want to improve!  Have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Same Sketch Four Ways - Day 3

Happy Mid Week Everyone!

I hope everyone is enjoying their week.  Our weather got hot and humid here again so it has been good to stay inside and be creative.  I have taken advantage of having my cards made this week to work on some more craft fair items.  I am slowly getting more and more items finished so I will have a full table for the event.


I have another card to share with you today using the sketch at Clean & Simple    

It is also our Coloring Down the Lines blog hop.  This week our colors were chosen by me.













Stampin' Up color matches










With the colors I had to choose from, I decided to use a Thanksgiving theme for my card.  I did not have any current Fall ds paper so I decided to use some of the Bohemian ds paper.  The other papers in the stack did not have the colors I had to use in them so I decided to use 2 of the colors and 2 images in the stamp set to make my panel.  I added the ds paper and then chose Pear Pizzazz and
Tangelo Twist to create the upper panel to the sketch.  I mounted this onto a Tangelo Twist layer and attached to my card.  I stamped the sentiment using Tangelo Twist and used markers in the 3 colors to color my leaf.  Here is my Thanksgiving card using the same sketch.


















inside of card and envelope













Stampin' Up supplies used on my card

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Want to see what the other ladies created using these colors?  Check out Amanda's blog - Our Crafty Playdate to see what she created and leave her some love.  Then continue down the lines for the other ladies on the hop.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Make sure you come back tomorrow to see the last way I used this sketch.  This one is different than the others.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Robbie