Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Confetti Celebration~

 First of all, I need to apologize once again for the cruddy lighting on this photo.  I was in a hurry and trying to get pictures to download before I get busy with other things.  This is a card from a recent workshop I did.  I am trying to relearn just BASIC stamping and bring back simplicity so that maybe I can stamp more for fun.  Afterall, it's simple stamping that got me hooked! This card is everything about simple! I started by using Smokey Slate card stock and layering it up with a piece of Foxy Friends DSP.  I stamped out the light strings in Pool Party onto Pool Party card stock and then wrapping a piece of Smokey Slate Thick Baker's Twine around it before sticking it down.
I stamped out the Hooray in Pool Party ink onto Whisper White card stock and then punching it out with the 2 1/2" circle punch and then cutting a Layering Circle from Silver Glimmer paper and using Dimensionals to pop it up on.  Then I finished it by stamping out the little sentiment from the same stamp set, Confetti Celebration in Basic Gray onto Pool Party card stock and flagging the ends.
I love how it turned out and to plan to make a lot more cards with this concept!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

A Minnie Mouse Birthdy~

Hello! I wanted to share this card and gift box that I made for a very special little girl that turned 1!  Her birthday theme was Minnie Mouse  and so I thought I'd make something that she could frame and put in her room once the party was over.  

 So, here is the card.  I started by layering up Basic Black and Daffodil Delight and then ran it through the Big Shot using the Large Polka Dots folder.  I simply used the 2 1/2' Circle punch and 1 3/4" Circle Punch to make the Minnie head.
 I punched out two Real Read Hearts and stuck the points together to make the bow and then added a Basic Rhinestone to the center to cover where they meet.
 For her dress, I used the retired Dress framelit and cut it three times.  I used one as the bottom layer of the dress then cut the other two apart to make layers and popped them up with Dimensionals. I cut one layer in white to make the layer that looks like the back inside of the dress.I wrapped a piece of Smokey Slate 1/8" ribbon around the waist and then added a little flower from the Itty Bitty Punch pack(retired as well) and another Basic Rhinestone to the flower.
For the box, I just simply turned a My Paper Pumpkin box inside out and used the same Brights Patterns Paper Stack for the belly band and then the Bow Bigz Die and cut out a Basic Black bow. I used my punches to layer up the circles and and my retired alphabet dies to cut the "s".  I finished it off with Candy Dots.  Inside the box was a cute little jean bib dress outfit.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Baby Bear~

 As promised, here is swap card number 2....I used the Baby Bear stamp set and the Dapper Denim (new In Color), Soft Suede and Mint Macron as my colors.  I layered up the the Whisper White base with a piece of the 2016-18 In Color Pattern Paper Pack, using the Dapper Denim polka dot.  I added a layer of Soft Suede and then stamped onto a piece of Whisper White the bear.  The bear is a 3 step stamp, meaning you need three different colors of ink or you will need to choose one color and stamp off for each layer.  I used three colors, starting with my lightest, Crumb Cake, then Soft Suede, then Early Expresso.  LOVE IT!
 I stamped out the Thank You in Early Expresso onto Mint Macron and used the Duet Banner Punch and popped it up on Dimensionals.
I finished it off by using Mint Macron 5/8" Striped Ribbon.  It's so soft and easy to work with.  I just tied a simple knot and trimmed off the edges at an angle.
Well, it's time to go take some more photos of my June card classes and workshops that I had.  And then there is painting my daughter's room today..ugh...I'm not good at painting, but she wants it done, so that's what I'm doing today. My room is next...wish me luck!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Weather Together~

 Hello! I recently participated in another New Catalog Swap hosted by Cheryl Flynn~ OMGoodness, did I get some GREAT swaps back!  This is mine, the one I did 16 of and got 15back- I did two groups so I got back 30 AWESOME new cards! For this one, I used the stamp set Weather Together Bundle, Greetings Thinlets and the Foxy Friend DSP stack.  I basically chose the paper first to work with because I love everything about it! Now, typically when one sees that paper, they think that they have to use it with the Foxy Friends product suite, but I wanted to use this pattern specifically so that's how these two cards came about.

 I stamped out the umbrella handle in Smokey Slate on both cards and then I stamped out the umbrellas in Smokey Slate on to each of the pattern paper choices and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I then used some Silver Glimmer paper to cut out the bottom of the umbrellas also using the thinlets. I popped up the umbrellas on Dimensionals.  The top one is stamped in Pool Party and Smokey Slate.
 I cut the hello from the Greetings Thinlets using the coordinating color of card stock for each card and stamped out the hearts in Smokey Slate and each with the same color as the base of the card.
 For this card, I used Calypso Coral and Smokey Slate.
I then added the larger Basic Pearl to the top of the umbrella just for some added dimension.
I am in love with so many things from this new catalog! I had a hard time deciding which things to use for this swap...next post will be my second card that I made for this swap.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Balloon Builders Class~Lots of pictures!

Hello again! I wanted to share my most recent product based class that I had using the stamp set Balloon Builders~ I knew when I saw this stamp set that it was going to give alot of reasons to own it. So, I hosted a class and these are the cards that we made. 

 The Hungry Catapillar.. I know his face is a little freakish, but after I had stamped out his body, I didn't want to start all over. LOL!







The class fee consisted of a Balloon Builders stamp set for them to take home and all the supplies to make 5 of the cards above at class.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Swirly Bird~

This was my second card swap (sorry it's on a wooden block- we were only required to do card fronts-so this one doesn't stand on it's own).  I fell in love immediatley with the Swirly Bird stamp set and matching Framelits. I am also loving the new 2016-18 In Colors! I used two of them on this card- Dapper Denim and Peekaboo Peach.
I stamped out a couple of the images in Dapper Denim( the splash marks)  and Peekaboo Peach(the little flowers) and then ran a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper through the Big Shot using the Swirly Framelits.  I used my Mono Multi Adhesive to stick it down. Then I stamped the Thanks from the stamp set Perfectly Wrapped in Dapper Denim onto Whisper White card stock and then flagged the end with the Banner Punch. I tied a bow using the new Peekaboo Rouched Ribbon onto the side.   I love these two colors together.
Well, I'm off for now.  I get my 2 year old grandson for the week in the morning and I'm going to hit the bed soon.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Affectionately Yours~

 Well HELLO! I got some time to blog for the first time in over a month! Life has been busy, it's always a good busy, but nonetheless, the days turn into weeks and then into months..Anyway, I won't waste time in getting to the post.  I have joined a few swaps online to get some great samples of the stuff from the NEW Stampin'UP! 2016-17 catalog.  The first swap was with Tami White and I signed up for 3 swaps in which I made 30 swaps and got back 30 different amazing cards!  This was one of my swaps that I made.  One of the perks of being a demonstrator is that we get to preorder from the new catalog and I immediatley fell in love with this stamp set called Layering Love and the Designer Series Paper Affectionately Yours.  It's so warm, yet, the colors are just great together.
 I wanted to use the words as the focal point because I just love this saying! So, I stamped it in Night of Navy ink and then stamped the little hearts that are in the set in Calypso Coral randomly.  I cut a solid butterfly from the Bold Butterfly Framelits in the DSP and then cut one from the detailed butterfly from Daffodil Delight and popped it on top.  I added a few Basic Rhinestones to the middle.
I added some Crushed Curry Baker's Twine down the side and punched out a Petite Petals from Calypso Coral card stock. I am enjoying just about everything from the new catalog, just wish my bank account had more in it..
Thanks for stopping!