Friday, March 31, 2017

Basket of Peeps

Happy Friday Ladies ~ my card today was inspired by my oldest daughter as I made a Basket of Peeps!

Are you ready for the weekend?  I am!  We have Zoie's family birthday party tomorrow and then I am going to a craft day at a friends.  On Sunday I have my Easter Collage class so it will be a busy weekend for me.  What are your plans?

Today I have a card that was inspired by my oldest daughter.  She is obsessed with Peeps!  She loves them!  I used the Basket Bunch Bundle to stamp and cut out a lot of different colored peeps.  I also stamped and cut out a basket and some grass.  I put all the pieces together on a Whisper White panel.  To finish off the basket scene, I stamped and cut out a bow to add to the top of the basket.  I took this panel and mounted it onto a piece of Pool Party.  My plan was to add this to a Crumb Cake card base.  When I set it on there it needed something so I decided to emboss the front of the card base using the Brick Wall embossing folder.  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.  It is going to rain most of the day today so I will be in my craft room a lot.  Have a Fabulous Friday and would you make a Basket of Peeps or some other candy?


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Playing Again

Hello Stampers ~ I have been playing again!

I am off to the yarn store today.  I am hoping to finish up my shawl I am working on.  It is almost completed so maybe I will be lucky.  Then later today I will be in my craft room and working on a few other ideas I have.  Look for some different ideas coming in the next few days.

Today is Zoie's birthday!  She is 6 today.  I don't know where time has gone as it just seems like she was born yesterday.  She is so excited.  Jess is going to school to have lunch with her and she is taking some cupcakes in for her class.  We will have a family party on Saturday for her and she will have a party for her friends at a later time.  Lots of partying going on over the next few weeks!

Today's card is one of my "playing" days.  I had this idea after seeing a card on the internet.  It had used 3 circles that were punched out of the card front.  I decided to see if I could do a similar idea with the Hexagon embossing folder and the bee from Dragonfly Dreams.  I took a piece of Delightful Dijon and using the folder I embossed it.  I then thought it would be cute it I could cut it out in a hexagon shape.  I was going to look online and find a picture of one when I remembered that Zoie had a pattern blocks set that had a hexagon in it.  The one in the set was the perfect size for the black background.  I traced it and cut it down to get the size I needed for the Delightful Dijon piece.  I attached the 2 pieces with Tear & Tape.  Then I used the bee from the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits to cut out 3 bees.  After I cut them out, I used my Basic Black marker to color some of the black so it looks like a bee.  I added all the pieces to my card front.  To finish it off I added some Basic Black baker's twine.  Here is my finished creation.

Inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Pull out your supplies and see what you can come up with.  Have a Great Day and I will be Playing Again some more!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Glimmer Paper

Good Morning Everyone ~ Did you get any of the glimmer paper that was part of Sale-abration?

Well I did get a lot done yesterday in my craft room.  I got my cards for my workshop next week completed as well as a few cards to post later this week.  I did not get my bathrooms cleaned so I will be doing those today.  I will also be working on Zoie's Cinderella page as I want to get that done also.  It will be a busy day today!  Good thing I have a massage this morning!

Our Coloring Down the Lines blog hop is today.  Here is our challenge for this week.

There were several items in Sale-abration that I would love to see in the new annual catalog.  I have to say the one that I loved the most was the glimmer paper!  You know me and bling, I love it!  Having glimmer paper in different colors would be my dream.  We have red and pink but then the other colors are in the metallic range.  I would love to have some in other colors.  How about you?

For my card today I used the Bermuda Bay glimmer paper and the Swirly Scribbles thinlits.  I used the wavy thinlit to create waves.  Then I used the Swirly Bird stamp set to stamp my sailboat.  Once I had my waves and sailboat I needed a sun so I pulled out the Kinda Eclectic set and used the large burst to stamp my sun.  Here is my completed creation.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Are you curious as to what the other ladies would like to see in the new catalog?  Hop on over to Helen's blog - Blue Dahlia Designs to see what she liked.  Make sure you leave her some love as well as the other ladies on the hop.   

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you today.  What plans do your have for today?  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and was the glimmer paper one of your favorite Sale-abration items?


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Global Stamper - Valerie

Hello Everyone ~ are you ready for the last day of our Global Stampers projects?

We took Zoie to See the movie Beauty and the Beast yesterday.  She enjoyed it but it was a lot longer than we thought it was advertised as.  It was actually 2 1/2 hours!  We thought is was an hour and half.  If you get a chance to see it you should go.  Today I have my sister's retirement group.  They will make 4 cards.  I do cards with about every other month.

Up today is Valerie from Les Ateliers de Val.  Valerie used the Avant Garden stamp set along with the Custom Tee stamp set to create a cute little gift bag.  Who would not be thrilled to get this gift bag?  It is a quick way to create packaging.  Here is Valerie's project.    

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope you were inspired by our Global Stampers projects.  I will be in my craft room this afternoon as I have to make my card for tomorrow as well as my cards for my workshop next week.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and make sure you visit all the Global Stampers to check out their projects.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Global Stamper - Fiona

Happy Monday Stampers ~ Are your ready to see Global Stamper Fiona's creation?

We had a great class yesterday.  The ladies made 4 Easter scrapbook pages.  There were 2 two page spreads.  They were so cute and now they have pages ready for their pictures. 

Today I am featuring Fiona at Oakfield Crafts as our next Global Stamper.  This month we are focusing on Sale-abration items.  Fiona used 3 items on her card.  She used the Avant Garden and So Very Much stamp sets.  She also used the 3/8" Metallic Ribbon combo.  Her card is very pretty as well as a super easy one to C.A.S.E.  Here is what she created.    

Did you get either of these sets?  If not you still have time.  This is the last week of Sale-abration so if there is something you want, make sure you get your order in before Friday!

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope this card inspired you.  I will be working on my April Collage class today.  I started it yesterday but need to get it finished so I can send out the announcement.  Have a Marvelous Monday and there is one more Global Stamper I will share tomorrow.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

10 Minute Creation #3

Hello Everyone ~ are you ready for another 10 Minute Creation?

Well we had a good time at the Cinderella play yesterday.  The local High School and Middle School collaborated for the production.  They did a great job.  I saved the program and I will use it as well as the pictures Jess and I took for a scrapbook page for Zoie.  I will share it when I get it finished later this week.

Today I have another 10 Minute Creation for you.  I hope you are enjoying this new idea for my blog.  I have a few other ideas for upcoming videos so let me know what you think of this idea.  My share today is a really quick card.  It uses some matching dsp.  Here is the card we are working on today.

inside of card and envelope

Here is my video

Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Want to step it up a little?  Add some enamel dots or rhinestones as well as a ribbon.  Still under 10 minutes!

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I have my scrapbook class today and will then work on my April Collage class.  If you are local and want to join me, contact me and I can send you the information.  Have a Sensational Sunday and create your own 10 Minute Creation!