Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Nothing's Better Than Cookies and Coffee

Hello! I had some problems with my blog settings today. Probably because I don't post enough that it doesn't know me. LOL! 
I was excited to post another video of two new projects using new product from the 2020-21 Stampin' UP! catalog. 
I chose to use Nothing's Better Than Bundle because well, it has the word "coffee" in it and anyone who knows me, knows my passion for the drink. 

So, I wanted to keep the card simple because the box really holds the other goodies. I started out using a 4 1/4" x 11 piece of Poppy Parade cardstock as my base and added a layer of Crumb Cake. I stamped out on the Whisper White all the components before adhering it to the rest of the card.
I stamped out the words all using Soft Suede Ink. I used the Classic Label Punch found on p. 166, to punch out the Poppy Parade piece with the words "and be awesome". ( I just snipped off the ends)
I then stamped out the two cups directly onto the Whisper White in Soft Suede that I stamped off once and then used the outline of the mug in Momento Black over it. I also used the Soft Suede to stamp the "steam swirls".  I stamped the outline two more times in Momento Black onto Poppy Parade DSP Stack and cut using the matching die from the bundle. I used Dimensionals to pop them up.

The cookie box is my favorite because I love making 3D gifts.  Here is the directions that I copied and pasted from my word document that is posted on my FB page. 
Cookie Box Dimensions:
5x6 Poppy Parade (for cookie pouch) Score on the 6” side at 2 ½” and 3 5/8”
2x7 Poppy Parade (for band)- I didn’t score this band at any particular place, I just placed the cookies inside the pouch and wrapped it to fit and then took it and scored it according to the size of the cookies. Then I punched off the ends with the Tag Topper Punch.
DSP piece for the top of the pouch- 1 ¾” x 4 ¾”.

Here is a list of the things that I used on these projects.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Celebrate Sunflowers

It feels good to be back on my blog! Today is a great day to start back, the NEW ANNUAL catalog goes LIVE!  This past week my husband and I celebrated our 28th Wedding Anniversary and I always struggle making masculine cards, but I saw the sunflower and thought it would be great. I didn't use traditional colors for a sunflower, but I made it my own. The Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle is $51.25 on p. 74 of the catalog.  
I used a Cherry Cobbler base and stamped out the sunflower with Momento Black ink randomly on the front. I then stamped the same stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I used the detailed sunflower outline (which cuts like butter!) in Basic Black card stock and sponged it with Mono Multi and adhered it to the front. 
 I heat embossed the sentiment in Gold Embossing Powder onto Basic Black card stock and used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies (p. 179) (The sentiment was from the 2019-20 Holiday catalog that just retired yesterday).

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Wood Crate Pumpkin Wagons~

Happy September! (yeah, I know, I'm late to the game, as usual) I started working full time at the elementary school, and it's hard giving up my full time business, but I am DETERMINED to get back into what I love! I thought I'd start with something 3D because I do cards all the time, and thought maybe that's what I needed, something different. There is something about fall that makes me want to do more 3D items than cards. So, I've been wanting to play with my Wood Crate die and my Wood Words stamp set again for a long time and was thinking of how I need to get to the pumpkin patch soon. (My mind is like a computer with a thousand open tabs, stay with me here.) So, I decided to make these cute little wagons with the candy pumpkins in them. I'm going to do a video on how to assemble the red one later this evening or Sunday morning. (the Iowa Hawkeyes are playing the Iowa State Cycolones today, so I can't miss that)
Here is a Crumb Cake colored one. I will list the supplies here for now, and then I will add the video once I get it done and edited.
Thanks for stopping by! GO HAWKS!

Wood Words Wood-Mount Stamp Set 
Price: $30.00 

Wood Crate Framelits Dies
Price: $30.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 102482
Price: $8.50

Coffee Cups Framelits Dies 143745
Price: $30.00

Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 121045
Price: $8.50

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Alaska Part 3

So, school employees head back to school tomorrow so I thought I better get with it again and post my final Alaska post. I am sad that summer is ending, but I try and think of all the positives that come with that. ( I will let you know when I figure those out).
So, our last day at port was Victoria, BC. It was BEAUTIFUL! I had never thought of going to Canada, but I'm glad we did. The weather, once again, was perfect! I didn't get as many photos as I would have liked, but I'm not a flower garden person, so we chose not to do any excursions this port.
We walked 3 miles into "town" from port. It was so nice outside and so pretty the whole way, so it didn't seem like it took us that long. So, the first stop was Fisherman's Wharf. It was so cute. All the floating homes. Really! There were people who LIVED there! I was in love with the tiny little houses. They even unhooked from the dock and could float out into the bay.

 This one is a Bed and Breakfast! How cool is this! However, I'm afraid it wouldn't be too cozy with all the tourists on that wharf everyday. It also was floating food places.

So, you wouldn't believe that I told you earlier that we didn't go see the flower gardens called Buchart Gardens, which apparently is a big deal, but just walking around this town. This is all on our walk. 

 This is the historic Empress Hotel.  You can't believe the beauty of this building. People still stay here and there is a tea time and shops inside.

 The congress building.

 Inside the Empress Hotel, the tea shop.

And of course we had to eat local seafood. So, this is what we ate for lunch.  Mike had oysters and I had cod fish tacos.

So, that was Alaska in a nutshell. I couldn't, wouldn't show you all 800+ photos that I took. So, I look forward to showing you some projects that I've made at some past workshops this month. 
Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Alaska Part 2

Took a little while, but I did make it back here. I have 4 upcoming events in the next 10 days, plus I signed up for another swap for the Holiday catalog, so my mind is like a computer with 100 open tabs. lol
So, our next port of call was Skagway. It was such a quaint little town surrounded by nothing but mountains! We didn't do any excursions this day because I wanted to just walk around and talk to locals and get a feel of Alaska. This was the town to do it in.

 Just one of the many places to eat on our walk into the "city".
 We walked past a campground and decided that next time we want to drive in and camp! Who wouldn't want to go to sleep and wake up to this view each morning?
 A little lake by the campground that had a few salmon in it.

 Skageway is known for the Gold Rush. The museum was so fun to walk through and read all the articles and see the actual buildings that had significance from that time.
 And of course, we found two breweries to try.  Love local products.
 This is where we had lunch. I didn't take a picture of the actual place due to the line. You wouldn't have been able to see it because of all the people. It was actually a food truck, but man, the fish and chips, (I chose Rockfish because I had never had it) and just delish!
 Even though we were stuffed from our lunch, one should never pass up Indian fry bread. Again, the line was so long, but it was worth the wait. (and the weight- :) )

This is the White Pass Railroad. You could buy the tour by train up to the Yukon and see the whole mountainside and peaceful serenity of life outside of town. It was a 3.5 hour tour and I didn't want to sit any longer, I needed to be moving around. Next time I suppose.....

We spent nearly the whole day out and about, but were tired when we got back to the ship. We left port at about 7pm and Mike started feeling sick, so he slept for 5 hours. I sat on our balcony with a cup of coffee and my Holiday Catalog and made my wish list. But I took a few pictures of the beauty that we were sailing past until it got too dark. 

Thank you for stopping in to see my pictures. I will have a few more in the coming days. Then I will be sharing some cards and other things from my upcoming classes.