Sunday, June 1, 2014

Hi Stampers!
It's been a long time, I know, but I've recently stamped a few projects and documented them with photos so I thought I'd throw them up here and give the blog another whirl!
There is no editing, no watermark, no cropping, just the photo as I uploaded it from my camera!  I copied this card from Stamping With Brian- I'm not sure where I found the link.  He did this card as a single layer- very talented and stunning.  I used many layers and I'm just as pleased with the results.  I thought it would make a nice father's day card or an all around card for anyone.
I used World Map background stamp and Chalk Talk stamp set.  The colors are the new moss green and night of Navy.  I sponged and used the marker to outline the map.  There you go!

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Flurry of a card

Hi Stampers!
I've enjoyed the new Snowflurry Bigz die that I purchased for the Big Shot.  We don't get snow here in the redwoods very often, but the evergreen trees make me think of the mountains and snow this time of year.  That and who doesn't love a snowflake?
This was a test piece but I like the final outcome so I'm sharing it with  you!  I used the craft white ink pad to stamp the snowmen (Frosty Friends) and then I used the  "negative" from the snowflakes I had punched to stencil the snowflakes on the card, again using craft white ink.  The green banner is run through the big shot with the Delicate Designs embossing folder and then the end is punched with my faithful square punch.  I topped the 2 stacked snowflakes with a cheery red button and some linen thread.  The words come from my new Greetings of the Season stamp set.  I'm hoping this set will be in the new catalog next June.  If not, I have gotten a lot of use out of it this holdiday season!
The card is a retired Taken with Teal- but we have other nice blues that would work well in it's place.  Island indigo, maybe.  The green is lucky limeade.  If you like this color as much as I do be sure to stock up- it will retire at the end of this catalog!
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

A little box of cards

Hi Stampers!
I've been in the mini card mode with my ornament stamps.  Have a look:
This variety shows how the stamp set and bundle are so easy to use apart and together!  The red card on the left is stamped and decorated- I used some snow from last years holiday mini, a Stampin' Write marker for the bows and a rhinestone.  The black card in the middle uses some retired dsp, a wire hook, some retired green glitter (set with heat and stick powder), and I used the framelit to cut out the ornament.  The green card uses the leftover cardstock after punching out an ornament with the framelit.  I used silver encore ink (retired) and some organdy ribbon from the scrapbin.  I love using up small scraps of cardstock, trims, etc to use for these 3x3 cards!  I made a small black box to put an assortment of cards in for a gift for someone to enjoy.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hi Stampers!
I've been working diligently sporatically on my Christmas cards and I've been left with quite a few tag size pieces of white card stock.  I'm not one to focus on one boring task for too long if I can be distracted so this is what I did:

These little tags were quite simple, just a run through the ol' Big Shot with my little Finishing Touches dielit thingy, a word stamp, some retired ribbons, nice cello bag, topper stamped with white stazon ink, and the grand finale- my new snowflake die and rhinestone.  This is such a nice little hostess gift for all the parties and get togethers this month- make a few and have them ready!
AND get back to your Christmas cards...
Come back this week to see my other distractions!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas starts NOW!

Hi Stampers!
Most of you have been stamping christmas items since September- or maybe July.  As you know I didn't start stamping again until November so I'm just a little behind.  I have started my Christmas cards, and those of you who know me know that they have a million steps for a card made in bulk, so I do a little every day and hope they will be finished on time to send before Christmas.  I do get them done every year.
In the meantime I have been stamping other projects.  My husband asked for a couple of cards for work associates so here is what I came up with:
I love the beautiful ornaments in this Ornament Keepsakes bundle.  I say bundle because it is so awesome to be able to cleanly cut the ornaments out with the Framelits on the Bigshot.  I used the Flurry embossing folder to give texture to the white on white background and I used some snowflake glittery stuff from last years holiday catalog.  The silver cord is also a retired item but I like the way the silver works with the cool colors of blue and green (Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade).  To get the bows in the right place I punched holds right behind the top of the ornaments and fed the cord through the holes.  Some dimensionals and rhinestones finished this project off.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Good bye

Hi Stampers-
I've been doing a lot of Christmas stamping lately but before I'm ready to hit the holiday season I wanted to show one last card.  My neighbor passed away recently.  We weren't close, just neighborly for 23 years.  Good neighbors.  We moved up the street a couple years ago so we didn't see each other often and I never realized she was even sick.  But my heart was heavy when I heard the news and I thought of the many kindnesses she showed our family as a neighbor.  My daughter was born just after we had moved to the house, right before Christmas.  She showed up at the door with a Christmas gift for my daughter, pjs,- the first time we had met.  She continued the tradition with both my girls, giving them matching pjs every year until they were almost teens.  I reciprocated when she had grandchildren by letting them come pick pumpkins in my pumpkin patch and sharing our 4th of July sparklers.
I made this card for her husband.  I don't know exactly the right words to say inside it, but the process of making the card and thinking of my neighbor made me feel close to her memory.  Goodbye Dear Neighbor.
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Hi Stampers!

Online Extravaganza
November 19th-28th, 2012
Up to 50% Off! 

  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount--bummer. 
Here is the PDF with the required order numbers so you can get your wish list ready!

There are some one day items only so make sure you check those dates!


Hi Stampers!
I'm continuing on with the Summer Silhouettes Stamp set today.  There are a lot of vowels in "silhouettes" isn't there?  You need lots of vowels sometimes when playing "Words with Friends" so it's good to know those words- even though silhouettes is too long, but I digress.  I love the Argyle impressions embossing folder I used on the background banner here- it makes me happy!  I used the square punch for all the banner edges on this card, large and small.  I also wanted to show you the envelope because it is so much more fun to receive a card in the mail that has a stamped envelope.  Funny Story.  That's what my youngest says when she launches into a funny story so I thought I'd try it.  Funny Story.  I mailed out this card and forgot the envelope- so now I have a stamped envelope with no card.

Today starts the BIG SALE over at Stampin' Up!  Go to my website for details!
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