Monday, March 2, 2015

Best Day Ever!

Here's the third card from February's class.  Talk about way behind...geesh!  I wanted to brighten up the colors for class since it's been, well, winter for so long that I needed something bright and cheery.  I started by layering Crushed Curry and a layer of Island Indigo, that I ran through Decorative Dots embossing folder, on top of a Whisper White card base.
I punched a border with the Hearts Border Punch into Real Red card stock and stuck it behind a banner of Whisper White that I cut using the Banners Framelits and stamped randomly the geometric shapes from the Best Day Ever stamp set (FREE during Salebration) in Crushed Curry, Real Red and Island Indigo inks. I added some Crushed Curry Baker's Twine around the "tag".  I used the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch and cut from Crushed Curry and followed up layers in Real Red and Island Indigo using the two next smaller circle punches.  I stamped out the sentiment in Whisper White ink and finished it off with Basic Rhinestones. Well, I'm off to Literacy Night at the Elementary school for Dr. Suess' Birthday.  Have a good Monday night everyone! Thanks for stopping in.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Yee Haw!

 Well the sun is shining today, that's a good thing for the last day of February! Gonna get out and get some shopping done before some more snow arrives here in the midwest.  But I thought I would post another card we did this month for card class.  I have had this stamp set for a long time, and it was inked once I think, and the Bootiful Occasions has been used a few times.   The Yeehaw stamp set is still available while supplies last, as it is not in the regular Idea Book and Catalog, but a Photopolymer that is available until supplies run out.
 I wanted to use up some ribbons that I have had sitting, so I did pretty good getting them down so I am not hoarding them when the new catalog comes out in June...lol
 Here is the boot, we fussy cut them out and layered them onto a piece of Real Red punched out with the Fancy Label Punch.
I punched out the middle of the circle image to give some more dimension and placed a piece of Gold Shimmer Paper underneath.  I need to get moving so I won't give the long list of details, since it's pretty much what you see is what you get.  If you do have any questions, please leave a comment and I will get back to you.
Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Big Day!

 Wow! I thought I'd NEVER get around to posting my February cards. When I went to take pictures of the them over a week ago, I had ran out of memory on my memory card and living away from local retailers that sell them, I had to wait until I got out to get one. I couldn't stand erasing the memory card to reuse it, as I have a fear that someday, when my computer crashes, it will be a day that I haven't downloaded them to my portable hard drive.  So, anywho....onto the card.  I have to say that this stamp set offering from Salebration was one of my FIRST choices.  I love the font and I love that it can be colored, paper pieced, or as on this card, just left without either.  I wanted to use the Best Year Ever DSP  and ribbon that is ALSO FREE during Salebration, so it made it very easy to come with an idea for a color scheme. And they are so fresh and yummy!
 I stamped out the sentiment onto white and used my Chalk Talk Framelits to cut it out.  I used my Stampin' Write markers in Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral to color in just a little bit of the tag.  I stamped out the cake in Chocolate Chip ink onto Sahara Sand card stock and left it uncolored and punched it out using the 1 3/4" circle punch and layered it onto a piece of Coastal Cabana card stock that I cut using the Starburst Framelit dies.
I stuck both the tag and the cake image onto a piece of Sahara Sand card stock that I ran partially through the ZigZag embossing folder, leaving the bottom portion un-embossed so I could stamp out the rest of the sentiment as seen below.
I added a strip of Gold Shimmer paper down over a small piece of the Best Year Ever DSP and then tied the bow from the Best Year Ever Accesory Pack ribbon to finish it all.
Come back soon to see the rest of February's cards ....

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Monster Hugs~

I wanted to share these yesterday, but I actually went to bed so early Friday night and then had to be gone all day yesterday, that I was so stinkin' tired by the time I got home last night, I forgot again. (Had my 10 month old grandson all week and he pooped me out).  So, here is the last of my Valentine's.  I hoarded the Monster Hugs last year from Stampin' Up! and I am glad  did.  Having had the baby this week, made easy and quick Valentines for our youngest daugher to take for her Valentine's exchange.  (We didn't do this particular card, but we did the monsters just as they come and added the candy).
 I made these into cards for my niece and nephew out of state and one for my older grandson.  I just used the coordinating cardstock that is on the monsters for each one and added the sentiment on both from Yippee Skippee stamp set.  I punched out the hearts from the Owl builder punch and tied on seam binding ribbon to both.  The above is the boy ones....
 And here is my girl one......
Sorry for the short post today, but need to get off the computer and get my week caught back up and get my little girl ready for the Daddy/Daughter Dance today...Happy Sunday everyone!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Happy 17th Sarah!

 Yesterday was our 3rd daughter's 17th birthday and I had a hard time with that? I have had two daughters before her turn 17 at some point, but who knows..just feeling nostalgic I guess.  She loves ALL THINGS VINTAGE, girl gets it from her mom...;)  I started out by layering Soft Suede onto Very Vanilla card base and then I stamped the Lovely Lace background in Gold Metallic ink onto Canvas paper.
 I cut a piece of Gold Soriee DSP to put behind the stamped butterfly, in which that is the Swallowtail stamp, and it is stamped in Gold Metallic ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  I ran a piece of Gold Ribbon behind both of the layers and tied a bow. I thought it would be pretty to add some Venetian Crochet Trim just over it to add some vintage feel to it.
I stamped out the Happy Birthday in Coastal Cabana onto Very Vanilla and used the Finishing Touches Edgelit die with Coastal Cabana card stock to add a little more pop of color, and what says vinatage than that gorgeous color! I finished off the card with three Basic Pearls that I colored with my Coastal Cabana Blendabilites.
I think I love this card more than any card I have ever made.  I may frame it for her (or for my stamp room-lol)...

Monday, February 9, 2015

Ballon Bash Slider Card

 Good Monday everyone! I hope you all have a great weekend.  This weekend I had a card class and a workshop afterwards.  My hostess asked me to make a peek a boo card, and well, it didn't end up being what I started it out to be. However, she liked it and that's all that matters.  I made my card base from Hello Honey card stock and and a piece of the Irresistbly Yours Specialty DSP that you can earn FREE during SAB and brayered Coastal Cabana ink over it. I adhered them together and used my Circle Framelits to cut through both layers at the same time.

                         
 I then took two of the Circle Framelits and layered them onto a piece of Gold Glimmer paper and cut them out so that I got just a rim of gold.  For the "shaker" part of the card, I used a 4x6 cello bag and punched a bunch of little stars out from the Confetti Stars punch and stuck them in the bag, cut the bag in half and sealed it with washi tape and then to the front of a piece of Lullaby DSP and then to the inside of the Hello Honey card stock base. I added a piece of Coastal Cabana punched with the Scallop Edge punch and a strip of Baked Brown Sugar that I ran through the Big Shot with the Polka Dot embossing folder.
 For the insert, I layered a piece of Whisper White onto Coastal Cabana and stamped the birthday sentiment from the stamp set Balloon Bash in Smokey Slate and the balloons in Hello Honey and Coastal Cabana ink.
I made the tassel out of Gold Baker's Twine. (the random gold star is there because I stapled the tassle onto the insert, but couldn't get it to come out easily, so it tore my paper so I had to cover it.)
Well, I'm off to the store to get some Valentine's candy for finishing some projects to be mailed out. Have a fantastic Monday!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

One Tag Fits All

 Back in December, I went to the Catalog Premier and left with a FREE stamp set called One Tag Fits All.  Not gonna lie, it wasn't something I would have chosen out of the Occasions Catalog, but I've seen some pretty good things made with it.  I had seen something similar to this and thought it would become one of my card night cards for February, but for some reason it made the "no" pile.  I am not sure if it just lacks something or if it was something that just wouldn't get rave reviews.  I did want to share it so that you all can see something out of the box that you can do with it. I started by layering Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi and a Whisper White layer ran through the Big Shot with the Large Polka Dot folder to each other.
I punched out a 2 1/2" Circle of Chocolate Chip card stock and then stamped out the banner from the set in Whisper White ink to make a "smile with teeth." I then punched the eyes out from the 1", 3/4" and 1/2" circle punches from Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Chocolate Chip.  I made the "gleam" in the eye with the Chalk Marker.  I stamped out the sentiment on Blushing Bride card stock with Chocolate Chip ink.  For the paws, I used the Tangerine Tango Pom Pom Trim and cut 6 poms apart and glued them down to the banner with sentiment and then punched out 3/4" circles of Chocolate Chip for the finishing touch on them.
Today is going to be a day out for this family.  Hard to believe the next 6 days in Iowa in February are gonna be close to Spring like temps and so today is a day to go and get my baby grandson and keep him for a week~  Have a super weekend!