Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Just For You

Today I'm sharing a cas card that I made from my stampin' friend Teresa Simpson's shoebox swap card.  Mine is on the left and hers is on the right.  Notice how you can get a completely different look just by changing up the colors and cardstock.  I think this may be one of my favorite stamp sets that you can get for FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase.  Below is the stamp set and all the sayings it comes with.
Have a super day everyone and thanks for looking!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Stampin' Addicts 2016 Occasions Blog Hop

Hello Stampers! and welcome to Stampin' Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop.  There are eight stops on the Hop so be sure and complete the circle so you can view all the super ideas we have come up with for your enjoyment.  Now if you are following the Hop in order then you have just arrived from Tanya's Blog Tinkerin-in-ink where she wow'd us with her projects featuring the stamp set Birthday Blooms.  Weren't they beautiful!  So now it's my turn.  The set I chose to feature is actually a bundle Number of Years which means there is a stamp set and a set of thinlits dies that goes with it and you save 15% if you buy the set.  Wohoo!
My mom just turned 80 this month and what a perfect stamp set to use to make a card for her to celebrate the wonderful occasion.  Along with that stamp set and thinlits set I also used the Brick Wall emboss folder and a piece of the beautiful paper from the new Love Blossoms DSP stack.  I wanted to add a scalloped edge to the focal point but since we don't have any current border punches I looked  through my thinlits and found that the Cutie Pie set had a scallop border thinlit so that's what I used.  The cardstock and ink: Blushing Bride, Rose Red, and Garden Green.  I added a small gold cord bow to finish it off.
I chose to make a pop-up card for my second card.  Also a fun little punch art bear card.  I used from the new Birthday Bouquet DSP for the front of my card.  The Happy Birthday Saying is from one of the new SAB sets.
Now for the FUN part.  Inside the card is the #2 and the phrase "Look Who's Turning" popping up from the top of it.  The Hooray is from the same SAB set as the Happy Birthday stamp set.  In the lower left hand corner I added a small cupcake with 2 candles from the fun new Party Punch Pack.
Here is another side view so you can see how I cut the card base to make a popup square.  I adhered some transparency strips to the back of the #2 to make the saying look like it was floating.  I hope you have enjoyed my projects.  Now it's time to Hop on over to Heidi's Blog RunningwScissorsStamper and see the creative and fun projects she has made using the stamp set Balloon Celebration.  Thanks again for joining us and hope you are inspired by our creativity.  Have a great day!






Friday, January 15, 2016

Love Blossoms Altered Frame

Hi everyone!  I am so excited to be chosen as a guest designer for my stampin' friend Bronwyn Eastley and her Colour Tree Challenge.   Here are the colors that she chose for this round.
Here is the fun project that I made using Stampin' Up's beautiful new Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack from our new Occasions catalog.  It is an altered frame turned into a pretty corkboard.  This was my gift that I made for my downline Christmas party using an unfinished 12 x 12 wooden scrapbook page frame.
 I first painted the frame the added squares of the beautiful DSP by decoupaging them one at a time then sealing them when I was finished with another coat.  I then cut a cork square to fit and adhered it to a thick cardboard back then attached it with the prongs on the frame back.  I added a small calendar in the bottom left corner, and wrapped some of our beautiful crocheted ribbon around two ends.
 I hot glued a few mini clothespins to it and attached Stampin' Up's Statement of The Heart to the top that I had stamped and layered on cardstock and DSP.
I then added a few roses made with our Spiral Flower Die and added them to the upper right corner.
and finished off with a few pretty thumbtacks altered by hot gluing some of our beautiful buttons to them.  I hope you enjoy my project today and hope to see you back soon!
To check out more of the colour challenge projects just click on Bronwyn's Blog addINKtive Designs.
Have a super day!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop.  Sale-A-Bration is my favorite time of the year!  Why?  Because for every $50 in Stampin' Up! products you buy you get to pick a FREE product from the SAB flyer.  WOHOO!  I love FREE stuff!  Ok back to business, there are nine stops on this Hop and if you are following the Hop in order then you have just arrived from Betty's Blog where she wow'd us with her beautiful creative projects featuring the stamp set Flowering Fields.  Didn't she do a super job!  The stamp set I chose to feature is Honeycomb Happiness.  
This is such a fun stamp set and paired with the new DSP called Birthday Bouquet from the new Occasions Mini makes for a super cute card.  Cardstock and ink colors I used were Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede & Whisper White.
I stepped it up just a little bit for this second card and added one of our fun Honeycomb Embellishments from the new Occasions mini to my ice cream cone.  I also added a couple of Dazzling Diamonds little hearts that I punch out using our Heart Boarder Punch.
The Honeycomb Embellishments come with adhesive on both back sides of the fan, so if you were to mail this I would adhere it on one side and let the recipient adhere the other side of it.  Thanks for stopping by and now it's time to Hop on over to Rhonda's Blog and see the funtastic projects she has made using the stamp set Sky Is The Limit.  Happy Hopping!






Monday, December 14, 2015

Stampin' Friends Blog Hop December

  Happy Thursday!  Welcome to the Stampin' Friends December Blog Hop!  There are 3 guest bloggers this month and  I am super excited to be one of them.  Other guest bloggers for the month of December are - Maria Willis and Barbara Welch.   Be sure to check out all the great blogs for this month's Hop!
  If you are following the Hop in order you have just arrived from Andrea Pancrazio's Blog.  What great projects she shared with us! There are 13 stops along the Hop so I hope you will join us for all of them.
  Christmas is my favorite time of year so I was really happy to be chosen to join in on this Hop.  So let's get on to my projects.
I chose to use the stamp set "Peaceful Pines" and the Framlit Dies "Perfect Pines" from Stampin' Up! for my projects.
A closer view of my card shows that I used the dryer sheet technique with some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to give the background a softer background.  First I stamped the trees in Mossy Meadow ink and stamped off every other tree.  Then added a dryer sheet that had been sprayed with spray adhesive then added the glitter on top.  I layered a strip of Mossy Meadow behind it and then Real Red then finally onto a Crumb Cake cardbase.  I then added focal point, a tree with some dimensionals to make it stand out a little more.
For my 3-D Project I chose to make a little treat holder that can easily hang from a tree or be used to tie on a special present.  I used one of the mini Tic Tac containers in mine.  Starting with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch I made a back for my holder then added a little box to the front of it.  I made some fun shred by cutting real skinny strips of cardstock and then wadding it up.  Adding some fun Polka Dot DSP adds some color to the project.  I freyed some wide burlap ribbon and used some of those pieces for my ribbon.  (I love the texture of freyed ribbon)
Thank you for stopping by to check out my projects.  
Time for a Give-Away!
My favorite Holiday is Valentine's Day.  I have always loved making and collecting Valentine's.  Good luck!
Now it's time to hop on over to Lisa Altman's Blog and see what fun projects she has made to share with us.






Here is a list of all the bloggers and their blogs that are included in December's Stampin Friends Hop.










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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

November Monthly Stamp Group

Thanks to everyone that came out to the farm last night for some crafty fun. Thank you to Tracy for hosting and making such yummy food for us to eat. Here is a picture of what went on last night. I made a bigger version of the Santa Pants and put some cardmaking goodies in it for Tracy. The little luminary was also for her and I made 2 others for Door Prizes. Everyone who came made the Star Santa Ornament and the 2 cards. The window card idea came from the mini Holiday catty and the other was a cas from Mary Fish, although I added a paper star instead of a button. 
Thanks for looking! If you would like to have one of the window cards, please leave me a comment and I will pick a winner. Have a great day!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Christmas Stamp Camp Projects

Here are some more pictures of what we made at our Christmas Stamp Camp. So thankful for all the many talented demos that share their creativity with the rest of us demos. I would sometimes be lost without their ideas to help me out. Also a big Thank you to Shannon and Kelly for helping me with the camp this weekend. We had 41 stampers and there is no way I could have done it without their help.
We offered a total of 12 projects to make.
 These were my projects.  The snowman card was a direct cas of a card made from Georgeann Manning and the Santa Pants box came from a tutorial of Tami Whites, which I tweaked some.  The tree card is my version of a non SU card I found on Pinterest and the last of the 4 was a I'm running out a time gotta get it done card.  Whew!  But I liked how it turned out.
 These are Kelly's projects.
and these are Shannon's projects.
Thanks for stopping by and have a stamperific day!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fall 2015 Stamp Camp Projects

Last weekend we held our Fall Stamp Camp.  We had a total of 12 projects that stampers could make for $1.00 each.  They could make as many as they wanted of each one.  We had a great time crafting and visiting with friends.  Here are pictures of our projects.  Some projects were our creations and others were cased by talented fellow demos.  Also a big shout out to Robin Goens who came and helped me Saturday, THANK YOU!
  
Here are my projects:
Shannon's projects:
Kelly's projects:
and if you didn't want to make a Halloween card you could make a tag like this:
Thanks for looking and have a super day!


Friday, September 25, 2015

Stampin' Addicts Winter Blog Hop Stop #2!

Hello!  Welcome to Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop.  We are so excited that you have decided to join us for a fun filled hop featuring Stampin' Up! Winter merchandise from the Holiday Catalog.  If you are following the "Hop" in order then you have just arrived from Stop #1 which was Rhonda's Blog: The Stampin' Bunny.  She featured the stamp set Cozy Christmas and the Home for Christmas DSP.  She did such a beautiful job on her projects.  This "Hop" has a total of 11 stops so I do hope you will stay and check them all out.  The stamp set I am featuring is called Happy Scenes and can be bundled with the framelits set called Hearth and Home for a 15% savings.  I will be featuring them together for the "Hop"  
I had a lot of fun with this set as you can see in my group shot of projects.
My first card I chose to make was a simple card.  I used the pine tree stamp and the Let It Snow stamp. I love the photopolymer stamps, the way you can see through them and also how you can bend them into a different shape.  For instance like I did the Let It Snow stamp.  It is a straight line stamp but I was able to move it to make it more whimsical.  And I love how it turned out!
My second project is this fun card.  Now I don't know that I will make a ton of these but I bet my grandsons will like it.  It was a lot of fun to make but did take a couple of hours.  I turned the window on it's side to make a wider window.  There was some fussy cutting involved in this one also.  I stamped the tree on some of the "Home For Christmas" DSP and also cut out one of the cute santa's from that DSP and put him looking in the window.  The saying is from the stamp set "Oh What Fun".
When I saw this window image I immediately thought of how cute it would be as a luminary.  I cut 2 images out and added a piece of vellum between them that I had stamp the pine trees on in the Archival Black.  I made a stand for it using the 2 1/2" circle punch, then fussy cut a couple of poinsettias from the same DSP I used in my second project and also added a pretty gold glitter ribbon to the side of it.
I hope I have given you a little bit of inspiration today.  Thank you so much for stopping by and now it's time to head on over to Betty's BlogKitty Stamp and see the beautiful and inspiring projects that she has created for us.  See you next time!