Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Thank You

Happy Midweek Stampers!

Well I did some more weeding last evening.  The weather is cool here so it was easy to go outside and work.  I ended up finishing up the bed in the front on the left.  I still have the one on the right as well as more of the hill.  I am hoping the great weather sticks with us a few more days so I can work on the hill tomorrow evening.

Today is our Coloring Down the Lines blog hop.  I am the start of the hop and I picked the picture for today. 














Stampin' Up color match










At Convention they gave everyone an individual stamp in a random giveaway.  I had wanted the Thank You stamp and I got it.  I thought I would combine it with the Work of Art stamp set for my card today.  Here is what I created.






















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Your next stop on the hop is Amanda at Our Crafty Playdate.  I am sure she will have done something amazing with these colors.  Make sure you check out all the lovely ladies and their creations for some great eye candy!

Thanks for visiting me today.  I am hoping to have some time to play today after I vacuum.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Robbie   

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Serene Setting

Hello Stampers!

I have been having some fun playing with some new items from the upcoming Holiday Mini.  I love the items in there and my mind is racing with all the things I can do with the goodies.

Today is our challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Since this a 5 week month we have an Inspiration Challenge.     



When I looked at the picture I was drawn to the scene with the trees.  I just love the colors in the picture.  I decided I wanted to see if I could do my version of the picture.  I used Serene Silhouettes and Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, and Elegant Eggplant.  I played with some sponging to try and get the right look. 

Here is my interpretation of the inspiration picture.


























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Want to see some more interpretations?  Head on over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog to see what the other ladies on the design team created.  There are some fantastic ladies on the team.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you will find some inspiration today and create something.  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Playing with my Prize Patrol

Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend!  I spent some time cleaning my room and playing with my new stamp sets.

At Convention they do Prize Patrol after presentations.  We are all given a paper strip with our color on it.  After the person on the stage presents, they choose one color to win the prize.  I have been to Convention 6 times and never won so never expected my color to be drawn.  I was so excited when my color was picked.  I won a stamp set and a punch from the upcoming Holiday Mini.  

Mary Jo at Technostamper had a fun sketch for us this week.



I wanted to use the new set I won so I pulled it out.  This week at Late Night Stampers our challenge is to create a Fancy Fold card or one that moves.  I started looking at the set and there was an image in there I wanted to use.  I then thought it would be fun if I could arrange for it to pop out of a chimney.  I went searching for a tutorial and found one at Julie Davison's blog that I could modify.  Here is what I did with the sketch and Julie's tutorial.

   

























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Isn't this just the cutest card?  I was quite tickled with myself and the way it turned out.  The new mini goes live at the end of August.  Will this set be on your order?

Thanks for visiting me today.  You should give the slider idea a try, it is a lot of fun.  Have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Convention 3 x 3

Hello Everyone!

Well I started weeding my flower beds yesterday.  I have a lot of work ahead of me.  Some of it is easy and some is a little more labor intensive.  I hope to get it cleaned up and then keep up with it so I don't have to do this again.  I hate weeding!!!!!

Today I am sharing my 3 x 3 swap from Convention.  We are to create a 3 x 3 card to swap.  There were 80 in this group so I had to make 81 of them.  I love the Wetlands set and the seagulls in the set.  I decided to use those and create a beach scene. 

I used my aqua brush and reinkers to paint the background.  When it was dry I stamped my seagulls.  To get the foam on the waves, I took Crystal Effects and mixed Whisper White reinker in it.  I then used a stiff stencil brush and added it then sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds to give it some sparkle.  I don't know if you can see it in the picture or not.  Here is my creation.


























This was my last swap from Convention.  This week I will be playing with some new items from the upcoming Holiday Mini.  I can't wait to get more of the items as it is a great mini.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I have a workshop today using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  We will have some fun playing and creating.  Have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Some more new goodies

Good Morning Stampers!

Well the only thing I got done yesterday was making this card for today.  I had a hair appointment and by the time I finished and ran a few errands it was late afternoon.  I was tired from not getting a good night's sleep so I decided to do some knitting.

For my card today, I wanted to use some more of my new goodies.  I decided to use some of the items I bought at the store.  These items are available in the upcoming mini.  I loved the stamp set and paper so I had to play with them.

I decided to see if I could find a sketch challenge I could use.  I found a fun but simple sketch at Freshly Made sketches.    

 
 
Want to see what I did with this sketch?  Here is my interpretation of this sketch.
 
 
inside of card and envelope
 
 
 I hope you enjoyed my card today.  I am loving this new set and I am sure you will too.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you take some time to play today.  Have a Super Saturday!

Robbie
 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Card Candy Swap

Happy Friday Everyone!

We got some much needed rain last night.  It is really dry here so the gentle rain was good for us.  I do need to weed my flower beds.  I am hoping the weather will be cooler so I can at least do some of them.

Today I would like to share the card candy swap pieces from the swap Amanda and I hosted.  Card Candy are pieces you can use on your card front to add an element to your card.  They are created and put on a plastic piece with glue dots so you just pull them off and put them on your card.

I chose the Summer Silhouettes stamp set.  We had to make at least 5 pieces.  When I made my pieces I tried to add layers, rhinestones, and ribbon.  I used some dimensionals to add some layers.  Here is my card candy swap.





















Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be working on my stamp room to try and get it back in order since Convention is over.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Zoie's Punch Art - bees

Hello Ladies!

I do not know where yesterday went.  I was able to make today's card but that was about it.  I don't know what else I did besides vacuuming the house.  I have a lot to do but for some reason the day just flew by.

Thursday is my day to share Zoie's punch art with you.  At Convention I did a ribbon swap.  When I opened the bag when I got home a cute little bee fell out.  I thought he was adorable and would be cute on a card.  I decided Zoie's card this week would be perfect.  I made a bunch of these bees so I could create a swarm of them.  Zoie likes to run around outside barefoot.  I keep telling her she is going to get stung.  I thought a swarm would be fun and she would get a kick out of it.  Here is my creation.


























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Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you enjoyed my punch art and will give it a try yourself.  Have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - bubbles

Good Morning Everyone!

I have been working on my Make - n - Takes from convention.  I don't do them at convention as it is too hectic for me.  I bring them home and work on them here.  This way I can take my time and do them.

Today is our Coloring Down the Lines blog hop.  I am the beginning of the hop.  This week we have a fun picture Laura chose for us.



























I loved the bubbles in the picture and thought it would be fun to try making my own on my card.  I punched some circles in the middle of some cardstock.  I then used ink and sponge daubers to pull ink in around the edges.  Then I left the mask in place and sprayed it with shimmer spray to add the sparkle of the bubbles.  I kept the card simple and just added a sentiment.  Here is my creation.


























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Are you ready to see what the other ladies created using these colors?  Hop on over to Amanda's blog - Our Crafty Playdate to see how she used these colors.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be busy today working on some things to post and using some of my new goodies.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Robbie   

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A new stamp and paper

Hello Everyone!

Well I am slowly things back in order.  When I left for convention I had stuff everywhere as my focus was to get my swaps done.  I spent a little time in my craft room as well as a little time sorting all the goodies I brought back.

Speaking of goodies, one of the perks of going to convention is that we saw the new Holiday Mini as well as got to purchase some of the items from the catalog.  I have to admit I love the new catalog.  There are so many goodies in there.  I did purchase some items and today I got to play with some of them.

I purchased some designer series paper as well as a stamp set.  I use both of those items to make my card for today.  This is fun paper and stamp set.  Here is what I created.




























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Don't you just love that ds paper!  It is super cute!

Thanks for visiting me today. I will be playing with some more goodies later this week as well as posting some pictures of the display board.  They are on my phone and I need to upload them.  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie

Monday, July 21, 2014

Flowering dots and stripes

Hello Stampers!

I am still trying to recuperate from Convention.  It is very dry in Salt Lake and I was drinking lots of water.  It still did not help as my lips are chapped.  I will be drinking lots of water the next few days to try and get my body back to normal.

This week Mary Jo at Technostamper had a great sketch for us.

  

Since I had to have this finished before I left for Convention, I needed to do this quick.  I decided I could use some embossing folders, circle framelits, and punches to create a quick card.  I pulled out my Flowering Flourishes to make some stems.  I then added some punched flowers and I was done.  Here is my creation.



























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Thanks for visiting me today!  I can't wait to play with some new toys this afternoon.  Make sure you come back tomorrow to see what new goodie I will be sharing.  Have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Clean and Simple with a Wow

Oops forgot to post this last night. 

Well today is the day we leave to return home.  We had a great time but we are very tired.  I got lots of great swaps and even bought a lot of stuff from the new mini.  I can't wait to share some of my creations with you!

The other swap I signed up for was the Clean and Simple with a wow.  This is a card that can be made in about 15 minutes.  I used the triple stamping concept for this one with a twist.  I had fun making this one.






















Thanks for visiting me today.  I have a lot to get done this week not to mention putting all my goodies from Convention away.  Have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Saturday, July 19, 2014

My tag swap

Hello Stampers!

I can't believe tomorrow is the last day of Convention.  It has been great but I am ready to be home.

One of the swaps I signed up for was an Over the Top Tag swap.  We had to create a tag that was at least 3 1/2 inches wide and 6 inches long (including the ribbon).  When I signed up for this swap I knew I wanted to use The Open Sea Set.











Right before I packed this one to take with me, I decided it still needed something so I added a rhinestone before and after the sentiment.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I am anxious to see the other tags from this swap.  Have a Super Saturday!

Robbie

Friday, July 18, 2014

Black & White with a Pop of Color

Good Morning Ladies!

I am having a great time at Convention!  I did a fun class last night using a Simply Created Card Kit. I can't wait to show this to my ladies!

Yesterday my friend Amanda and I hosted a Black and White with a pop of color swap.  We hosted the Black and White last year but decided to add a pop of color this year.  Everybody loves black and white cards.  Here is my creation for the swap.


















Isn't this a cute card!  I had a great time making it.  I colored the pearls with the Blendabilities.  These are great for coloring the pearls.  I have not used them on the rhinestones but I hear they work for those too.  I will be trying those soon.

I had hoped to post pictures from convention but I have to take my pictures with my phone rather than my camera (long story for another post).  I hope to have some time to try tomorrow so I can share some pictures.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you have some time today to be creative.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie


















Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Swap Share

Hello from Salt Lake!

Sorry forgot to post last night!

My first swap was last night.  There was a 2 x 2 card candy swap.  I signed up for 3 groups as there were only 12 in each group.  You had to use only the new In Colors and neutrals.  Here are the cards I made for the swap.











I got some cute minis. Will post later!

Robbie

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - punch art

Hello Everyone!

Quick post as I still have to pack for leaving tomorrow.

Today is our Coloring Down the Lines blog hop.  This week our picture was chosen by Liz.  Check out this great picture.














I totally forgot to do the color squares for the picture.  Here are the colors we got from the photo.

Wisteria Wonder
Elegant Eggplant
Garden Green
Wild Wasabi
Coastal Cabana
Pool Party

Since I was making this card last night when I should have been packing, I went for a quick punch art idea.  Here is my creation.


























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Now it is time to hop on down the line to the next card.  Carol at Carol's Cards  has the next card for you to look at.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I am going to try to post pictures from convention as well as some of swaps and pillow gifts over the next few days.  I will be using my iPad so I have to see if it will work for me.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Robbie  

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Wildflowers

Good Morning Ladies!

Well it is crunch time.  I have a list of things to get done.  Most of them are finishing up projects.  I am hoping to get them done early so I can go to bed at a decent time.  Wish me luck as I also have to pack.

Today is the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  This week we have a sketch challenge.












I wanted to do something different with this sketch.  I pulled out a stamp I have not used in quite some time.  I also used some of the new Moonlight ds paper for the flags at the top.  Here is my creation.






















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Don't you just love the new Blackberry Bliss!  It is such a happy color to me!

Thanks for visiting me today.  Make sure you check out the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog to see what the other ladies on the design team created.  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie  

Monday, July 14, 2014

2 cards today

Hello Ladies!

I had another productive day yesterday.  I worked on the final pillow gift.  It just needs to be put together.  I also finished up the pillow gift I had drying from yesterday so 2 of the gifts are done.  I went to my friend Renee's again and made 50 general swap cards.

Today I am going to type up all the recipes for the cards, make my fascinator head piece (mine from last year fell apart), and make my door memo board decorations.  The hardest part is going to be the fascinator.  Not sure how I am going to do that.  I think I will just have to play with it.

I have 2 cards for you today.  I had my card made and I thought I had used both challenges but realized I had used the wrong challenge for one of them.  I quickly made a new card last night.

The first card is the card for the Late Night Stampers challenge.  This week our challenge was to use the new In Colors.  I love a few of the new colors.  I also pulled in the Moonlight paper stack.  Here is my creation.






















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The other challenge card I have to share is for Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  She gave us a fun sketch this week.

  

I really enjoyed coming up with an idea for this one.  Here is my interpretation of the sketch.





















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So now you have 2 challenges to choose from.  You can join us at Late Night Stampers for the In Color challenge or you can play along with us at the Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge.   

Thanks for visiting me today.  Wish me luck in getting everything done I need to do today.  Have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie

Sunday, July 13, 2014

A card box

Good Morning Ladies!

Well I got one pillow gift completed, one that needed the glue to dry and then I can put the rhinestone on, and the last one I have the pieces cut out but I need to finish embossing them and then I can put them together.  Then I need to finish my hotel swap and I have everything done.  I will write up my recipe and add my information and close up the bags and put them in zip loc bags to take on the plane.  I can't believe it is only 3 short day away.

Today I am sharing the card box I made for my customer.  I have loved making these boxes for the cards I sell.  Here is the one I created for this order.



























I love the flowers I made for this one.  They are so easy and so cute.  What do you think of them?

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you have a fun day planned.  Have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The last Iris card

Hello Everyone!

Well last evening I went over to my friend Renee's house so we could work on our swaps.  I had a very productive evening.  I made 2 sets of 2 x 2's for a card candy swap, packaged my card candy for the swap I am hosting, finished the 2 tags that I had glued the ribbon on the wrong side, and put all 81 of my 3 x 3's together and put them in their plastic sleeves.  It was a very productive evening!  I only have my group swap left as well as my pillow gifts.  I will work on the pillow gifts today and get them done.  If I have time I will work on last swap.  Then I will be set for convention!

Today I am sharing my last iris card I made for my customer.  I have to admit when I started working on all these iris cards I was a little worried as to how they would turn out.  I think they all turned out really well.  You will have to let me know what you think of them.  Tomorrow I will share the box I made for them.  Here is a yellow iris.



























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I will be sharing all my swaps and some pictures from convention next week.  Make sure you come back to see them.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you have some fun plans for your weekend,  Have a Super Saturday!

Robbie  

Friday, July 11, 2014

Diagonal Iris

Happy Friday Everyone!

Well I worked on my 3 x 3's yesterday.  I spent a lot of time adding white ink to be the foam of the surf.  When the white dried it basically disappeared.  I am headed to Michael's to get some gesso to see if that would work better.  Then I have to add some Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds.  This is a super cute little card!

I am sharing another iris card I made for my customer.  I saw her on Wednesday (she is actually my massage therapist) and she raved about the cards.  She loved them and knows that her sister will love them also.  I love it when I have a happy customer.

This card began with the diagonal piece.  I wanted to add it for some interest.  I used a retired embossing plate to create the pattern.  After that I just needed to color and cut out the iris.  Here is another one of the iris cards in the set.


























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I now know what I am doing for my pillow gifts.  I will work on those this weekend.  I am getting excited that the time is getting close.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I am hoping to get some time today to work on my swaps.  It will depend on how Jess is feeling and how much Zoie cooperates.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie