Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Boho Botanical

Good Morning Ladies ~ What does Boho Botanical mean to you?

Time for another Coloring Down the Lines blog hop.  This week we have a tribute to Labor Day.

This coming Monday is Labor Day when we celebrate all the working people.  This is a great day to spend with family and friends and say good bye to Summer.  To start my card I decided to use a sketch from Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge   

I started with a panel of Night of Navy that I embossed with the Boho Chic embossing folder.  I then attached the embossed side down to a piece of Whisper White.  These panels were attached  to a Night of Navy card base.  I used the Botanical Builders to cut a flower from Real Red.  Using dimensionals, I added it to the lower portion of the Night of Navy panel.  And naturally I had to have my bling so I added a rhinestone to the center of the flower.  I used the Thoughtful Banners to add my sentiment that I punched with the Duet Banner punch.  Here is my completed card.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my project

Are you ready to check out the red, white, and blue projects from the other ladies?  Head on over to Amanda's blog - Our Crafty Playdate to see what she created with these colors.  Make sure you leave her and the other girls some love!   

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you take some time to be creative today.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and I hope you liked my Boho Botanical card!


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Thoughtful Branches

Hello Everyone ~ Are you ready for another idea for the Thoughtful Branches stamp set?

I hope you ordered the Thoughtful Branches bundle as it will not be available after tomorrow.  I saw so many cute ideas with it that I just knew I had to have it.  Here is another idea for it.

The Card a Day Challenge blog has a color challenge today.

This picture is fabulous and I loved it.  The colors were some fun Summer Colors.  I decided to do use the Pretty Paisleys Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.   Once I had my panel embossed, I used my Crushed Curry marker to color the embossed image.  I then took a piece of Whisper White card stock and the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and inked the stems up with Pool Party ink.  To add the flower tops I used Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, and Bermuda Bay inks.  I took the sentiment and inked it up with Pool Party and then inked the lower part using Bermuda Bay to get the 2 tones.  I used my circle framelits to cut out the stamped image and the Bermuda Bay layer.  I layered the 2 circles and mounted it in the middle of the embossed image using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish off the card I added a bow made out of Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon.  Isn’t this a cute Thank You card?

inside of card and envelope

Thanks for visiting me today.  Don't forget to snag this bundle before it is gone!  Have a Terrific Tuesday and I hope you enjoyed my Thoughtful Branches card today!


Monday, August 29, 2016

Teacher Gifts

Hello Everyone ~ Well school is in full swing and if you are like me you would like to have a small teacher gift

Well I am headed to North Carolina today.  It is a long ride but well worth it to spend time with my best friend!  I think we are just going to rest and have fun but I never know and I am always up for any idea Barb and Diane may have.

It is Make My Monday today.  Our challenge for the next 2 weeks is

Back to School

I knew exactly what I wanted to do  for this challenge.  With school starting I thought it would be fun to create a few small gifts that Zoie could give to her teacher.  There are 2 things every teacher uses a lot of - post-it notes and hand sanitizer.  Last year I created a bunch of hand santizers a Principal wanted as gifts for her teachers.  I used the same idea and created another one.  This time I paired it up with a post-it note holder I found online.  Here is a quick and cute idea for the beginning of the year.

hand sanitizer

post-it note holder

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my project

Want to see what the other ladies on the design team created for our Back to School challenge?  Head on over to the Make My Monday blog  and check out their creations.  make sure you leave them some love!

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you enjoy making little gifts like I do.   Have a Marvelous Monday and share your teacher gifts if you created them with me.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Spooky Fun

Hello Stampers ~ Are you ready for Spooky Fun?  Halloween is just around the corner!

I am excited as tomorrow I am headed to North Carolina to visit my best friend!  I have not been down there in quite a while so it will be good to get away.

My share today is for the challenge at Card a Day Challenge   

Clean & Simple Sunday

Clean and Simple can’t get any easier than this.  I began with a Whisper White card base.  I cut a piece of Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper which has this great pattern of haunted houses.  I cut the strip the size of the pattern.  I mounted it on a piece of Basic Gray card stock and attached to bottom of my card.  I stamped my sentiment from the Spooky Fun stamp set onto Whisper White card stock and used the washi label punch to cut it out.  I cut the sides smaller and then mounted it on a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  This was mounted onto the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish the card I added some Brights and Neutrals candy dots.  Love how quick and easy this card was.  Here is my creation!

 inside of card and envelope

 Thanks for visiting me today.  I am hoping to play with my Paper Pumpkin today.  The girls are gone so it will be perfect for making videos.  Have a Super Saturday and what Spooky Fun would you create?


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Global Stampers - Alicia

Happy Weekend Ladies ~ Well here is our last Global Stampers project for this month!

Can you believe in a few days it will be September?  I don't know where the year goes any more.  It just seems like it was New Year's yesterday and now we are preparing for Christmas.  I wish time would slow down a little so we could enjoy this time of year.

Our last project for the Global Stampers is being shared today.  This project was created by Alicia at Stamp Creations with Munchkin.   She used the Tin of Tags.  Alicia made one of each of the tags from the kit.  She then used some of the tags to create some note cards and other projects.  Here are her creations.

These tags are so cute!  I also bought this time on the premise of making other projects as I do not need tags.  Can't wait to play with mine!  Make sure you head over to Alicia's blog - Stamp Creations with Munchkin and let her know how much you enjoyed her project.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I have 2 ladies coming to do my Flip Top box card set.  Can't wait to share it with them!  Have a Super Saturday!


Friday, August 26, 2016

Global Stampers - Valerie

Happy Friday Everyone ~ We have another Global Stampers project for you today.

The weather has been pretty nice lately.  While it is still warm the humidity has not been bad.  We are due to get warm again but it has been nice to be able to go outside and enjoy it.  Remi and Zoie had a great time yesterday afternoon.  I had them both out and they were having a good time running around in the grass.  It was great to see them having a good time outside.

Today I have another Global Stampers project for you today.  This project was created by Valerie at Les Ateliers de Val.  Valerie has created a great watercolor background first.  Once it was dry she stamped the star spray from Star of Light.  She then used the Santa's Sleigh stamp set and watercolored the tree and reindeer.  She used the matching Santa's Sleigh thinlits to cut out the images.  She attached them to her card and added a sentiment.  Here is her creation.


Isn't her card too cute?  Valerie is in Europe and they usually make larger cards than we do.  Make sure you visit her site and let her know how much you enjoyed her card.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I have a workshop today and then I will be working on cutting paper for my Christmas Stamp-a-stack.  Have a Fabulous Friday and let us know what you think of the Global Stampers group!


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Global Stampers - Fiona

Good Morning Everyone ~ we have another Global Stamper up today.

Well Zoie's first day went well.  She was excited to ride the bus and my friend Linda checked on her in the morning and she was all smiles.  Jess and I were very anxious for her to get home.  They dismiss at 3:15 pm so we were both standing in the kitchen at 3:00 waiting for the time to go meet the bus.  Here are a few pictures of the morning and afternoon.

I am continuing with our Global Stampers shares.  Fiona used some of the items in the Current Catalog to create a cute frame to use as a decoration.  I love the mix of patterned paper and images for her frame.  This would look so cute on a mantle or table.  Here is her adorable frame.

Make sure you head on over to Fiona's blog - Oakfield Crafts to see her description and use the link to get directions to make one of your own frames.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I am headed to the yarn shop for some fun times with the ladies there.  Have a Great Day and make sure you come back tomorrow for another Global Stamper creation!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Back to School

Hello Ladies ~ Are you ready for Back to School?

Well today is Zoie's first day of Kindergarten.  She went and met her teacher yesterday and took in all her school supplies.  When we were asking about her visit my sister asked her about her desk.  Zoie's comment was we don't have desks, we play all day!  Is she in for a big surprise!  It will be interesting to see what she has to say about today as we have all day kindergarten.  Can't wait to have that conversation.

Today is our Coloring Down the Lines blog hop.  Our theme this week is Back to School.  Here are the colors we were to use.

With this theme I thought it would be fun to do something other than a card.  I did some thinking and thought about what little gift I could make for Zoie's teacher.  Teachers always need note cards so I decided to do a cute little purse with some notecards inside.  I used the Night of Navy as the purse and the other colors for the note cards inside.  I made 6 note cards - 2 of each design.  Here is my cute purse and note cards.

 Stampin' Up supplies used to create my project

Teachers always need thank you cards so I made all of them thank you's.  I had fun making this little gift and I am sure Zoie will enjoy giving it to her.

Now it is time to head on over to Helen's blog - Blue Dahlia Designs to see what she did with these colors and theme.  I am sure it will be fabulous!

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you enjoyed my project.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and what would you make for a Back to School theme?