Showing posts from July, 2014

Shoebox Swap Card

Hi Friends,

Digging into my files, I found a card that I hadn't posted.  This card was taught by one of the stamp gals, MaryAnn.  The image is by Stampendous.   I can't recall the background, but I think maybe it was a piece of scrapbook paper.  Then we stamped the image on that, added three brass brads, and the skeleton leaf at the bottom.  Layered that onto a gold piece of card stock and then a darker piece of card stock.  Very quick card, and so easy.  

Thanks for stopping by to visit today.  I'll be back later.....until next time, happy stamping.
Hi Friends!

Just got back from the mountains.  It was a little cooler there, but still pretty warm.  We got some things done around the lot, but also managed to squeeze in some fun as well.  It was "Christmas in July" in Pendaries, and that's always a lot of fun.   Today's post is an image by Stampland.  Love their faces.  I'd posted this image last March in blue, so today I'm sharing the brown/tan version.  Colored with Copics, and I used a Spellbinder's die for the die cut.  Distress ink around the  die cut, and the lacey punch at the bottom is by Martha Stewart.  I embossed the kraft colored card stock behind the die cut and lightly brushed the top embossing with foam and distress ink.  A tiny button was added to the lace around her neck to resemble a brooch.  Lastly, I added a little touch of Stickles to the feather embellishment.  The background card color is terra cotta.

Close up of button embellishment

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My Favorite Hollyhocks

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The title today might be a little deceiving.  I'm trying to say that hollyhocks are one of my favorite flowers, not that this per se is my very favorite stamp of all time.  There are probably hundred of hollyhock stamps out there, but  when I saw this one, I definitely knew I wanted to order it.  The thing is, it's HUGE!  The stamp is by Stampendous, and is one of their jumbo stamps.  Fun to color, but it takes just a bit longer to color because of its size.  Nonetheless, it's a good rendition of the hollyhock.  I used Copics for coloring and dotted the centers with Stickles.  The gold trim on the left side, I got at the last stamp convention.  Love the delicate gold braiding.

Here's the card with the "happy birthday" added.
Have a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for stopping by to visit today.  Until next time, happy stamping!

Black & Blue Chalkboard

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Here's a quick post on a chalkboard style card.  This is the last one I'll be posting on the SU workshop.  Then we embossed white dots onto black card stock with white embossing powder.  We drew a white line border around the background, and layered it onto blue card stock.  Added a blue ribbon and bow to finish it off. 

Thanks for stopping in to visit today.  I'll be back with something new later on.  Until next time, happy stamping!  

Japanese Tea

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Today's post I call Japanese Tea because that's what it reminds me of.  I like the classic look of the gray, black and white colors. 

The bamboo die is by Memory Box, and the tiny flowers die is by Impression Obsession.  I think there's a trick to making these tiny beauties, and that trick would be "the more you make the easier they become."  Now that's my feeling on them!  A set of good eyes will also help.  Oh, and some quick drying glue helps too.  The bird sitting on the teapot is Impression Obsession.  My stamping pal Chanda and I took the class at the Hen House Paperie.  Sadly, the store is closing in a week.  Charlene offered such fun classes, it's too bad that she's decided to close her store.  ;o(  

Close up of the itty bitty roses.   ;o)
Thanks for stopping by to visit today!  I appreciate each and every one of you who take the time to visit my blog.  Until next time, happy stamping.  

Warmest Wishes on Your Birthday

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Happy weekend.  Whew....this week flew by.  Lots of appointments, plus so many other things going on makes for a very short week.  

Today's card is one made at our workshop.  I just love the new color of the SU ink pad called Blackberry Bliss.  It's yummy!  The flower flourish is also a SU stamp, along with the sentiment.  Punched out the flowers with a tiny 3 design punch, and placed a tiny pearls in the center of the flowers.  Placed the flowers on a mat (like a mouse pad) and used a stylus to shape the petals so they cupped like real petals.  I edged the die cut for the sentiment with the same Blackberry Bliss ink pad and a piece of foam.  I used dimensionals to pop up the die cut sentiment.  The background splatters is the from the stamp set Gorgeous Grunge.  This was my favorite card of all the cards we made.    :o)

Close up of die cut sentiment.
Thank you for stopping by to visit today.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Until next time, happy stamping.

Another SU Workshop Card

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I hope you all had a safe and fun 4th.  We were out of town for a few days.  

I'm sharing another Stampin Up workshop card today.  I'll keep this short, but will be back again soon.
Unpacking and lots to get done after being gone.  Sure was nice getting away tho.  ;o)  
This card was made with one of the SU flower stamp sets and coordinating punch.  Really cute flowers.  Added a little bling to the center of each flower and used dimensional tape to pop them up a bit.  

Here's a closeup of the flowers & bling. 

I'll be back in a day or so with another card.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until next time, happy stamping!

Happy 4th Friends!

Wishing you all an early Happy 4th of July.  Today's card is one of the cards we made in the SU workshop.  Love the yellow sunflower.  We embossed a die cut piece out of white card stock for the sunflower background.  The sunflower was stamped with brown ink, and the leaves with black ink.  We cut the leaves apart from another stamped image.  Layered it on to kraft card stock, and the card is an olive green card.  Added a piece of white and yellow striped paper and topped that with a yellow ribbon.  A gemstone was added in the middle of the sunflower and a smaller one at the bottom of the card under the sentiment.   

Here's a close up of the sunflower & bling. 

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today.  Have a safe and fun Independence Day!   Until next time, happy stamping.    ;o)