Tuesday, April 22, 2014

You're Amazing!

 Wow! What a whirlwind the last two days..We had our second grandson born yesterday and he.is.precious! This card fits my feeling when I held him for the first time.  I fell in love the instant I saw him.
This is the last card for my April classes.  I started out with layering Soft Sky onto Whisper White card stock and then a layer of Basic Black over that.  I used the White ink pad with a sponge and lightly sponged over the black and then stamped the stamp from You're Amazing, in white on the Basic Black.

I punched out 3 Crushed Curry Scallop Circles and scrunched them up and added a Glimmer Brad to the center and then "un-scrunched" them and adhered them over a strip of Real Red Designer Series Paper from the Paper Stack.
Well, until another day, I am out...I am just home from the hospital and need to start working on May classes. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Take Care

 Happy Easter! I hope everyone has a wonderful day celebrating Christ's resurection today! What an AWESOME God we have all the time.
I wanted to share a card from class this month that reminds me of spring.  It's very simple and it's a stamp set that I got when the catalog came out LAST YEAR, and it just now got inked, I know, don't judge! lol
It's called Take Care and I've seen the branch used with the Owl Punch alot, but was feeling the need to use as much of the set as I could.  I've been going back to the basics with my classes, due to the fact that card making should'nt take so long, so I'm pretty comfortable with it, just sometimes I feel the need to add more.
I started with Whisper White base, then layered a plain piece of Early Expresso and then another cut down a bit more that I ran through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain embossing folder. I layered the Marina Mist onto it and then another Whisper White.  I colored the branch with Early Expresso and Old Olive markers and stamped it on the white.  Then stamped the nest in Early Expresso onto the branch once, and then onto a piece of Crumb Cake and punched it out.  I stamped the eggs in Marina Mist and fussy cut them out and popped them up on the branch.  I finished it off by stamping the Take Care in Marina Mist.
That is all I have for today.  Go out and enjoy the gorgeous day!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Perfect Pennants Bundle

Today is going to be a GORGEOUS day out and I get to go see my grandson play soccer, so this is my short and sweet post for toda. I saw a video how to make this card.  It's kind of a "postcard" there's no base to open, the actual Smokey Slate Banner on this card IS the flap that opens and reveals the next size smaller pennant in white to write on. I started with a Summer Starfruit base, and layered it with a piece of  Bermuda Bay that I randomly stamped with stars from the Perfect Pennants stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink. Then I cut out the Smokey Slate by creasing the cardstock and laying it just above the die so that it stays attached to make a flap. I glued it in between the Summer Starfruit and Bermuda Bay layers. I stamped out the Make a Wish in Summer Starfruit onto Whisper White and used the 2 1/2" circle punch to cut it out and then sliced off just enough to line up on the pennant.  I colored the letter "a" with the Bermuda Bay marker and punched it out with the 1/2" circle punch.  I added a strip of Silver Glitter paper behind it before tying a piece of Summer Starfruit stitched ribbon over it all.  I used the Star Punch to punch out some BB stars for some color on the front.
I'm sad to see Summer Starfruit retiring this year, I need to "hoard" up ( my new word for "stock up") on it before it's gone.!
And speaking of retiring...TOMMORROW, April 21st, the RETIRED LIST comes out for Stampin' Up! and Monday-Friday ONLY, FREE SHIPPING! Contact me if you need anything or need help ordering! This year, even the stamps are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thanks So Much

 Oh Hello! Yes, that's the one of the stamp sets I used on this card for card class this month. The sentiment and the chevron pattern on the Apothecary label behind the butterfly from Papillion Potpourri are actually two stamps from that set.  I stamped the sentiment first on Whisper White card stock in Smokey Slate ink and then ran it through the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder.  I cut the label, as I said before, with the Apothecary Accents framelits from Soft Sky card stock and inked up the chevron stamp in Soft Sky and stamped it on.  I cut a piece of Burlap Ribbon in just to make it look square and stuck it down on top of the label.
I stamped the butterfly in Stazon Black and colored it with the Crushed Curry Ink Pad and Blender Pen and used a couple of Mini Glue Dots to adhere to the burlap.  I finished it off by tying a piece of Linen Thread into a bow and adding a Basic Pearl to the front of the bow.
Thanks for stopping by.  Tommorrow I will post yet another card from class..Happy Good Friday!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sweetie Pie

 Hello stampers! Here we are again, another month about gone.  I can't believe it.  I always seem to notice it more when I am finished with my last class of the month.  Kind of puts things into perspective. Anyway, wanted to show you our cards from class this month. I am IN LOVE with the most recent Photopolymer stamp set: Sweetie Pie!  I adore all the cute faces and the whimsical frames and doodles on the other set too.
I stamped the Hardwood background stamp in Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock.  Then stamped one of the frames in Stazon Ink onto the wood image, and then again onto a scrap of Crumb Cake and fussy cut it out and popped it up on a Dimensional.   I cut a piece of Retro Fresh DSP and adhered it to the bottom of the wood image piece and then wrapped a piece of Costal Cabana Ruffled Ribbon across the seam.  I cut out a bubble from the Bubble Framelits using Very Vanilla card stock and stamped it with some of the sentiments in Basic Black and Coastal Cabana inks.  I wanted a little something to make it all pop out so I used the Small Heart Punch and punched out a heart from Champagne Glitter Paper.
 For the face, I stamped it onto Very Vanilla and traced the frame and cut out by hand, coloring her hair with the Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker.
I am sure I will be using this stamp set alot as I just can't get over the cuteness of it. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sweet Treat Cups Easter Bonnets

 Hey stampers! Good Thursday to you! I am sad to say that I missed out on the Blog Hop this month, due to me a ding bat when it comes to technology and my memory, yeah, well, now ya know why.  GRR.  I did want to share some treats I made for my Hostess Club members this month.  I try and put something in their orders every month, but this month, I didn't have them done in time, so they are getting them at our monthly classes.
 I started out by punching a 2 1/2" Circle out of Daffodil Delight(above) and Pink Pirouette(below) card stock and then putting some Whopper Eggs in them.  Simply peeled off the adhesive liner and popped them onto the circles.  Then I wrapped each one with some Daffodil Delight 1/8" ribbon and tied a bow.  I punched out Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil (and Pink Pirouette ones for the pink hats) flowers from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack(which is on the WEEKLY DEALS this week!) and glued them on with Tombow Mono Multi and added tiny pearl to the centers.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Baby We've Grown Easter Bunny

 I have to admit when I saw this stamp set in the Mini catalog, I fell in love with the owls, but that darn bunny actually got inked up first! lol.  I made some Easter cards with him/her for consignment along with the Watercolor Wonder DSP punched out with the Wide Oval Punch to resemble Easter eggs.  I got the layout idea from Wendy Weixler and I loved it.  I ran my Whisper White through the Big Shot with the Mosaic Embossing Folder first.  I also cut a Doily down in half and snuck it under the Happy Easter.
Something I am not that great at, is the watercoloring, but it's not supposed to look like perfect coloring, but it's something I'd like to work on.  I think he came out cute.