Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What's up with this Michigan weather?  When I went for my walk this morning I couldn't decide if I needed a winter coat and an umbrella.  Took neither and was okay but I really wondered about it.  And I was thinking about going to the fair today but is it going to rain?  Where's our warm weather?
 
 
This is one of our make n takes from convention and I used it last week in card class.  The stamp set is Kinda Eclectic.  This is a great card and there are no layers on it.  We stamped right on the front of the cards and then added some small pieces of card stock.  And this card uses 5 of the 6 stamps in the set.  There's another smaller butterfly that we didn't use,  And we added some punched flowers.  So you don't really need layers every time. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Here's another sneak peek at a stamp set out of the Holiday catalog.  It's called Seasonally Scattered and these two stamps are in it plus another one for Valentines Day.  Or maybe just for a wedding because it just says "love".
 
 
For the card above I embossed the image in white and then colored it with the Blendabilites pens.  I love this technique and it's so easy.  Just be sure that your background card stock is a dark color. 

 
And I think that this image make a great tag.  It will make great cards too but I love the tags.  Watch for you Holiday catalog and if you don't get one please let me know and I'll send it to you.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

 
This card is from Thurs. card class.  It's a Christmas card and it's made with a new stamp set out of the 2014 Holiday catalog.  I got the catalog at convention and you should get it sometime in August.  If it gets towards the end of August and you don't have it yet just let me know.  Anyway, this set is called Bright and Beautiful.  The two bigger stars were cut out with the Stars framelits.  The big star was just cut out of the Bushed gold card stock and the smaller star was stamped in gold on Very Vanilla.  This would probably be even better if I had embossed it in gold but I like this just fine.  On this card I stamped the smallest start in Crumb Cake but I made another card and stamped it in gold.  And the greeting on the inside is also stamped in gold.  Are you thinking about Christmas cards yet?  I'm planning on doing a Christmas Stamp A Stack sometime in August so watch for more information.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Here are the weekly deals from Stampin' Up! for this week.  Let me know if you need anything or you can just go to my Stampin' Up! web site and order there.  While you're there check out the clearance rack too.  New stuff was added recently.
 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Here's the card that I promised yesterday.  It's done by embossing the image with white embossing powder and then colored with the blendabilities pens.  You'll have to try it sometime.
 
 


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Since I've neglected this blog so much lately I decided to bomb you with cards today.  These are the cards from last weeks card class. 
 
 
This card is using a new embossing folder called Lovely Lace and I love it.  The cross and greeting are from a new set called Blessed by God.  We embossed the images in white embossing powder and then colored them with the new Blendabilities pens.  Tomorrow I'll show you another card done with this method.

 
The DSP here is Lullaby.   The stamp set is From My Heart.

 
This is one of my new favorite stamp sets.  Traveler.  And of course the trees are Lovely as a Tree.  I hope this set never retires.

 
And this card uses an old favorite called Sketched Birthday.  The background on the So Saffron is done with marbles.  Just put a couple of drops of ink in an old stamp case and add a couple of marbles.  Roll the marbles around to get them covered and then adhere (use very little)  your card stock to the inside of the top, turn the case over and roll the marbles around. 

 
This card uses the stamp set called Flowering Flourishes and the Petite Petal punch.  And below is a close up of the rhinestones.  You can color rhinestone with your blendabilities.  This color is the darkest pen in the skin tone set.  Cool, right?

 
 

 
This card uses another new stamp set called Boys Will Be Boys.  What can I say about this set except that everyone needs a stamp set to use for little boy cards.  And this is one of my favorite color combo's.  Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive. 

 
And here's my June Christmas card.  Had to use my imagination for this one.  It's hard to do a Christmas card when most of the Christmas stamp sets have retired and the new mini won't be out for another month.  So this one is using the stamp set called Daydream Medallions.  And we got to play with the Stamp A Ma Jig because this is two different circle stamps.  Everyone tried it and some had better results than others.  And on a side note.  I had already lost the plastic sheet that came with the Stamp A Ma Jig.  What to do?  I looked at a lot of different things and then the light went on and I used the plastic case that some framelits came in.  I always put my framelits in a stamp case and the empty case was perfect to use with the Stamp A Ma Jig.  Of course I had to cut it down to a nice square but it works great.  And the best thing is that if I lose it again I know where to get another one.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Would you like to get your holiday stamps at 30% off the regular price?  Now is your chance. Monday is the last day that you can join Stampin' Up! for just $50.00.  You can pick anything you want for your kit so this would be the time to stock up on card stock and ink and then when the Holiday catalog comes out in July you can put in your first order at 30% off and get your Holiday stamps and accessories.  Just go to my Stampin' Up! page and click on the "Join Now" button to get started.  Let me know if you have any questions.