Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday Focus - Slot front

Good Morning Everyone ~ here is a a slot front card for you to try today.

I managed to do my 2 appointments and then got to the yarn shop.  One of my appointments was with my chiropractor.  I had mentioned to him on Monday that my heel was bothering me.  He said it could be 2 things so he took an x-ray.  I went back today to find out I have plantar fasciitis.  It means I have to have some scraping done of the heel and some cold laser therapy.  It felt better last evening so let's see what today will bring. 

Today is our Thursday Focus blog hop.  This week we are focusing on the Sending Love dsp.  You should have arrived here from Joni's blog - Joni in the Spotlight Stamping.  Didn't she have a great idea!  If you didn't you can follow the hop through and end up back here.     

I saw a video for this style card on You Tube.  In the video the demonstrator used 2 separate pieces of dsp.  I decided to see if I could create the same look but use only 1 piece of dsp.  Here is my first attempt at this card style.

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Here is the video showing how to make this cut using 1 piece of dsp.

Here is the card I made in the video

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Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Are you ready to see how the next blogger used the Sending Love dsp?  Hop on over to Amanda's blog - Our Crafty Playdate and check out what she created.  I am sure it will be fabulous!

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you give this style card a try.  I know I will be doing some more using shorter dsp so there is more space in the "V".  Have a Great Day and make sure you show me your slot front style card.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

No Red or Pink

Hello Stampers ~ Have you ever made a Valentine used no Red or Pink?

I am excited as I got my Valentine collage almost completed yesterday.  I have 2 more squares to do and then it is finished!  I am trying to get a few classes set up before I leave this weekend.  If I can get my workshop cards finished in the next few days I will be doing the Happy Dance!  Wish me luck!

The Coloring Down the Lines blog hop is today.  This challenge was one Sandy suggested.  It was a real challenge for all of us this week. 

The first thing I had to do was decide what color to use.  I chose to use Wisteria Wonder.  I then pulled out my Sealed With Love stamp set.  I also wanted a background so I began with the flourish from Timeless Textures.  It was stamped in the lower left hand corner.  Then I thought the lips would be cute so I randomly stamped them all over the background.  I then used some retired Wisteria Wonder seam binding and created a 3 loop bow and attached it at the top of the card panel.  The panel was added to the card base.  To finish off my card I stamped my sentiment and added some lips around the edges.  The sentiment was added with dimensionals.  Here is my completed creation.

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Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Are you ready for some more No Red or Pink creations?  Head on over to Amanda's Blog - Our Crafty Playdate to see what she came up with.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I have a busy day today and I am going to try and get to the yarn shop today instead of tomorrow as it won't work tomorrow.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and try your hand at creating a Valentine card with No Red or Pink!    


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Moroccan Dragonfly

Hello Stampers ~ my share today is a Moroccan Dragonfly.

Yesterday was a busy day.  I had my appointment and then ran my errands.  I was hoping to test drive a 2017 Highlander.  I went to the Toyota dealer in our area and they did not have a Highlander on the lot.  The manager explained that as soon as he gets them in they sell.  I may try and visit the Toyota dealer in North Carolina next week and see if they have one I can test drive.  If not I will work on it when I get back here.

I got some more of the items from the Occasions catalog.  The dragonfly bundle was on my list and in my order a few weeks ago.  I took some time to play with it the other day.  There was a great sketch challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  I knew it would be perfect for my card today.    

I thought the Moroccan dsp would be perfect to use for the colors in a dragonfly.  I used 2 of the patterns for the horizontal and vertical elements.  To create my dragonfly, I used the thinlits to cut out my dragonfly.  Using the Emerald Envy ink pad and a sponge dauber, I inked up the head of the dragonfly.  Next the Dapper Denim ink and a sponge dauber was used to ink up the body.  To give the wings some color I used the Memento Tuxedo Black ink with a sponge dauber.  When the entire framelit was colored, I used the clear Wink of Stella pen to add lots of sparkle to the image.  Here is my completed card.

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Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Thanks for visiting me today.  I have an appointment today also and then I will be working on my cards for the February workshop and I have a class this evening.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and what do you think of the Moroccan Dragonfly?


Monday, January 16, 2017

Solid Chocolate

Hello Everyone ~ When you bite into a bunny do you hope you have Solid Chocolate?

My workshop went well yesterday and I got 2 cards made.  I have all my cards for this week completed.  I still need to do 3 more cards which will take me through the end of the month.  I am headed to North Carolina to visit my friend Barb next week so I have to be prepared for the entire week.  I like to have all my posts ready and scheduled so I can relax and enjoy my time with Barb!

In my order last week I got some of the bundles from the Occasions catalog.  I decided to play with the Basket Bunch Bundle for this card.  Several of the images in the stamp set were stamped and the framelits used to cut them out.  The fringe scissors were used to create some grass.  I attached the grass to the bottom of a piece of white for the top portion.  Then the other elements - the flower, the bunny, and the eggs - were added using glue dots.  I made sure to have some of the eggs peeking out of the grass for some interest.  This piece was attached to the top of a Wisteria Wonder card base leaving a little border on all sides.  The sentiment was stamped underneath this panel using Early Expresso.   I used the Subtles paper stack and white card stock to create the lower panel.  Using some Wild Wasabi card stock the grass was cut using the framelit  for the bundle.  The grass was added to the panel and then the panel was added to the card base with a little edge on all sides.  Here is my completed creation.

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Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Thanks for visiting me today.  I have an appointment and an errand and then I will be back in my craft room to work on some more projects.  Have a Marvelous Monday and I hope you get Solid Chocolate when you bite into your Easter Bunny!