Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Stampin' Up! now has Project Life



What a quick and easy way to get those memories recorded!  Watch for projects I am working on putting together.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Fabulous Florets and Gifts of Kindness.

Life has gotten in the way lately and I didn't get these two cards posted last week.


Monday, January 6, 2014

Retrosketches #96

I have decided to attempt a few card challenges.  There are many card challenges out there.  Some are sketch challenges, color challenges, theme challenges, who knows how many other types.  This card is from retrosketches.blogspot.com.

Materials used:
Create a Cupcake stamp set
W 22.95 128520
C 16.95 121982
Primrose Petals
Cardstock 6.95 126841
Pool Party
Ink 5.95 126982
Cardstock 6.95 122924
Pacific Point
Ink 5.95 126951
Whisper White
Cardstock  8.50 100730
5/8" Organza Ribbon 5.95 114319
Large Pearl Basic Jewels 4.95 125577


Fabulous Florets #2 - Thinking of You

This is my second card featuring the stamp sets Fabulous Florets and Gifts of Kindness.  The background is stamped with the two matching flowers in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla cardstock.  The focal image is inked in Garden Green.  I used a baby wipe to remove ink from the bud and colored it with a Rose Red marker.

Materials used:
Fabulous Florets
W 23.95 128574
C 17.95  123027
Gifts of Kindness
W 25.95  130441
C 18.95  130444
Crumb Cake
Ink 5.95 126975
Cardstock 6.95 120953
Very Vanilla
Cardstock 8.50 101650
1/2 " Seam Binding Ribbon 6.95 120999
Garden Green
Ink 5.95 126969
Rose Red
Regals Marker Collection 28.95 131262

Very Vanilla Card Base  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
Crumb Cake Layer  5 1/4 x 4
Very Vanilla Stamped Layer 5 x 3 3/4
Crumb Cake Layer  4 1/2 x 2 1/2
Image Very Vanilla Layer 4 1/4 x 2 1/4

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Valentine Matchbox Treat - York Peppermint Patty


Woo Hoo!  Made a Valentine Treat for my Hubby.
Start with a piece of cardstock (I used Cherry Cobbler) that is 2 inches wide and 5 3/4 inches long.  Score at 1/2 inch, 3 inches, and 3 1/2 inches.
Stamp your sentiment on a piece of cardstock that is 1 3/4 inches wide and 2 inches long.
I punched a small heart out of Silver Glimmer Paper
Fold on the score marks and adhere the sentiment and the heart to the front flap.
Staple in the York Peppermint Patty. (Finally used that Tim Holtz tiny attacher mini stapler.)
Tuck the front flap in.


Materials Used:

Yippee-Skippee Stamp Set
W 18.95 131341
C 14.95 131344
Cherry Cobbler
Ink 5.95 126966
Cardstock 6.95 119685
Whisper White
Cardstock 8.50 100730
Glimmer Paper
Silver 4.95 124005
Small Heart Punch
5.95 117193

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Flower Shop Valentine Card


My first Valentine's Day card for 2014.
 I stamped one of the flowers in Strawberry Slush four times.
 I punched them out using the Pansy Punch.
 I stamped one of the flourishes from Flowering Flourishes in Pistachio Pudding on a piece of Whisper White measureing 3 3/4 x 5.
 I layered the Whisper White on a piece of Strawberry Slush measuring 4 x 5 1/4.  My card base is Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.
 I adhered three of the flowers over the flowers on the flourish.
 The fourth flower is adhered on the inside of the card

I stamped the Love You sentiment from Itty Bitty Banners.

Materials used:
Flower Shop Bundle (Stamp set and punch) Save 15% when you buy the bundle.
W 33.95 132727
C 28.75 132726
Itty Bitty Banners
W 15.95 132022
C 11.95 126257
Flowering Flourishes
W 24.95 131998
C 17.95 126367
Strawberry Slush
Ink 5.95 131178
Cardstock 6.95 131295
Pistachio Pudding
Ink 5.95 131177
Whisper White
Cardstock 8.50 100730

Friday, January 3, 2014

Thinking Ahead to Christmas 2014

I know, we just got past Christmas, but I don't want to go through what I did this time.  I waited until the last minute to finish up the handmade presents.  I was up late at night wishing I had started earlier.  This year I am starting earlier.  I did stockings for my husband's family.  I did several treat bags with different kinds of candy and a memory/scrapbook for each family.  I see so many wonderful videos and posts for treat containers through the year, so I thought I would make something every week or so and put them in stockings.  The candy I will wait until December to add.  I purchased some stockings today.  I love clearance and getting them at 75% off is great.  I will buy a few more if they still have them next time I go.  Hopefully they will be marked down even more.  This past Christmas I made the nugget box I saw on Connie Stewart's YouTube and blog, a post it note holder I have seen on several YouTube channels, a mini album that can be spread out on a desk for display, and some various treat bags with candy with cute toppers made with Stampin' Up! punches.  I wish I had remembered to take pictures of everything.  Too little sleep I guess.  As I complete projects for the stockings, I will post them here.  Most if not all with be CASE'd (copy and share everything), and I will be posting back to where I found the inspiration.