Thursday, April 6, 2017

Balloon Adventures is April's Sweet Treat

Hi Everyone.  Sorry had trouble getting video posted this month.  Finally managed it.  And its a fun one,  You are really going to have fun with these balloons,  you can use them for any celebration events.  Even if you just want to make someone feel have, balloons can do it.  I have used it for Birthdays, Everyone needs birthday cards.  This Party Animal Designer paper is great fun for all.   I have also thrown in a tag, that can be kept for a bookmark later.  So I hope you will take advantage of  video for ideas.  But if you would like to get this fun SWEET TREAT for your self, go down to my store, use the April Host Code.   I will mail you this treat. with any $25 purchase.

Shaker Card: A2 base whisper white 5 1/2 x 8  1/2 folded in half @ 4 1/4, use the cut out with balloon (this is from framelit set if you are making on your own) and tape or glue  clear window piece to back side.  Then apply foam strips to outer edge.  Pick the side you wish for layer piece on card base and tape down.  Place sequins in middle card, then secure down the top layer over the sequins.  Stamp out what you want for balloons or use cut outs provided. If you are making your own These are punched from the Balloon Punch and the Framelit set.  Stamp out banner and sentiment for banner.  I fussy cut mine out.  Secure all these elements down to the front of the card.  Then stamp out sentiments in the inside of the card. 

Animal Birthday Card:  A2 base whisper white 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded in half @ 4 1/4.  Pick you layer piece side and tape down.  Use Dapper Denim piece provided or  cut 3 1/4 x 2 1/4, Animal portion of designer paper is measured 1 1/2 x 3 1/4.  Animal paper is layered on the Dapper Denim and then Happy Birthday is stamped just above in the space.  Then I have provided you with multiple Balloons to stamp on or extra framelits to use as layers on the balloons.  I glued down the back layers then popped up the front layers with dimensionals.  Then I stamped more balloons inside, with another sentiment from the stamp set.  

Bookmark/ Tag.   This is real easy and quick.  I have encluded the bookmark/tag.  Then you glue down the bow top even.  Then I placed dimentional or foam strip cut thin and off set my top bow portion or you could just off set and glue down.  then I stamped off the confetti on scrap paper first then on the tag top and bottom.  Each time stamping on scrap paper first to give a lighter tone.  Then stamped a sentiment on the tag.   Layered Balloons first placed tag at bottom with balloons going over the top. 
Here is the Video Showing How I made all these Projects.  Hope you EnJoy!
If you would like to visit my link to get these great items:

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Carousel Birthday with Stampin Up

Hello Everyone, Sorry its been a couple weeks since I posted here.  I have had a crazy work schedule.  This work a few off one, work couple more, off one, work. Get the picture.  Its nuts, and don't let anyone fool you, a 12 hour shift for a nurse in the hospital is minimum 13 and me lately 14.  I cant ever get done on time.  Thank goodness for all that LOVELY PAPER and STAMPS, it is my GETAWAY.   Sometimes I just loose track of time playing with it all.   I made a super quick and easy card this time.   I sure you will like it, I love how it turned out and this paperline is soft and goes so well with the water color pencils.  Just love it. 

I am using the Carousel Stampset and colored in the horse, then just simple cuts of the paper. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 card base, first layer is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8,  second layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  Then horse in on a circle cut out from the Stitched Shaped Framlets, that I used the Water color Pencils to color.  You can use the markers if you have those.  Boom quick and easy card.    Feel Free to Watch the Video Below and the supplies are listed if you want any thing specific.   You can email questions or visit my store link

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Lacey Beautiful You

Hope you are having a Great start to your week.  I thought I would show you one of the cards I made in my workshop a week  ago, I will make the other one next week.   I just the the stamp set Beautiful You.  It is so Elegant.  You can use the stamps that come with it for a water color feel, or you can water color it your self, you can use markers, pencils.  There is such a wide variety of options for using these images.  I really love this little design I came up with and I am sure you will too, it was a huge hit.  So enjoy!

Friday, February 17, 2017

My 20th Anniversary Card with Stampin Up Falling Flowers

They say time flies.  Really seems like it when it smacks you in the face.  I cant believe my husband and I have been married for 20 years.  We met on a blind date,  I told him it was the last blind date he would ever go on, and it was.   We have raised 3 great kids and have 2 grandboys, so life has been really good to us.  He is a photographer, so he isn't minding the up coming trips I told him I want to take to the Stampin Up conventions planned for Minneapolis in April and then the Big One in November to Salt Lake.  We currently live in Kansas so he looks forward to change of scenerory, and National Parks along the way.  My anniversary card might be a touch feminine, but he doesn't mind.  He actually likes flowers so it works.  I really like the colors peach and pear together, they are so soft.  You can layer the flowers in this set also.  I just bought the dazzling diamonds glitter paper, oh my it is a must have!  It just shines, my daughter just fell in love with it too.    So I hope you will enjoy the video and details below.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Febuary Sweet Treats

Hi Everyone, Sorry I am so late this month with this.  It has been CRAZY!  I have been working 60+ hrs a week at the hospital.  I am planning on going to Minneapolis in April for the Stampin Up Convention, YEAH!  and just coming off medical leave, I am taking in all the extra hours I can right now.    I have made some super cute cards for this months Sweet Treats.  I absolutely Love these Hot Air Balloons!!   The great thing is you can earn the paper for FREE!   12 x12 paper is in the Salebration catalog. It is just super cute.  So I will send you the materials for 2 cards for any $25 purchase with Stampin Up under my link using the hostess code for the Month ( DXT7HZV9) this will also be located in the top right corner of my blog for any future looking. But while Salebration is going on I will include a bonus card for the purchase of $50, you will get a 3rd Card, materials.  Yep in addition to the great gift from Stampin Up a little bonus from me too!  So Below will be the Video to all 3 cards.   Also the details,   Thanks for excusing me for the Tardiness.  I will work in advance for next month.    

**ok for what ever reason I have spent all afternoon trying to figure out why i cant get blogger to find my video on youtube to upload to here, but I cant.  I started \editing in I movie and I dont know why but there are still up loaded the same way as always from my Ipad to youtube.  But blogger wont recognize it and I have a HP computer so I cant copy the regular file over.  So they only way if you are not directly on my you tube channel which is : shanasweets.   I have posted links below, it is in  2 parts the first is the first 2 cards and then the bonus cards.  Thanks again for Joining me this month.

Card One
Base:  Whisper White  8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded in half
Bottom layer: Basic Grey  5 1/4 x 4
Designer Paper: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8

Card Two
Base:  Watermelon Wonder 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded in half
Bottom layer: White 5 3/8 x 4 1/8
Designer Paper: 5 1/4 x 4

Card Three
Base:  Black 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded in half
Bottom layer: Peekaboo Peach or Pear Pizzazz  5 1/4 x 4
Designer Paper: 5  x 3 3/4


Monday, February 6, 2017

Swapping with Inside the Lines

So I have found one of the GREAT things about joining Stampin Up in the community of people.  I have a wonderful team, that I am a part of.  But also Stampin Up themselves has forums for outreach to talk to each other for help, socialization, friendship.  So I joined in one of the groups for a swap, It was so easy all we had to do was make 6 cards to mail by the 6th of the month for 6 months.  I thought I can do this.  I had seen something similar to this design on Pinterest with the Inside the Lines paper where you cut out the circle and only color the circle, not to time consuming because you don't color all the paper.  The person and placed a slightly larger circle as a shadow around it.  But I wanted to change it up.  I really like the Falling flower bundle and love that large detailed flower and thought it would be perfect because you can still see threw most of it.  I love the leaf spray going up the side too.  So I realize Im probably biased but really was happy with the turn out.  Hope you all are too.  Here is the video below.  And all the supplies also.   Don't forget the store.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

January Birthday Workshop

So this weekend I had a workshop that was postpone due to weather.  So I thought I would make the card up in a video and share the instructions with you guys as well.  I think the card turned out super cute and has a great tag also.   I am using two great sets Lift Me Up and Balloon Adventures.   And right now is the best time to buy, taking advantage of Salebration!!!


Birthday Card
White Card 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded in half.
Layer Crumbcake 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 and then cloud piece 4 x 5 1/4
Die cut large hot air balloon and elements for underside of balloon.
 Cover hot air balloon die cut, with wink of stella. 
Glue underside layers  to the backside of large balloon with fine tip glue pen.
 Stamp small hot  air balloon in crumb cake on vanilla cut out
stamp hot air balloon on watermelon wonder on 1 1/2 x 4 piece card stock to far left side
stamp Happy Birthday sentiment in crumb cake to the right of the hot air balloon
 Attach watermelon piece down with snail adhesive toward bottom of card,
add small  air balloon on  dimensional next to big balloon.
 Stamp the envelope in each color crumb cake and watermelon wonder with small hot air balloon in corner.

Birthday Tag
soft sky piece 2 x 5 1/2 cut first end in the ornate punch
other end in the triple banner punch
stamp confetti stamp in soft sky ink off on scrap paper first then tag do this multi times at the top of the tag until you are happy. (this should give you a light stamped look if you want it darker you dont have to stamp it off first, you can stamp it directly on the tag)
stamp birthday sentiment in dapper denim ink,
choose balloon to ink toward right or left.
Stamp strings in pool party,  already inked balloon and to area where you are going to place die cut balloon.
Die cut you balloon with balloon bunch or cut one out with framelits.
attach this balloon with dimensional next to stamped balloon.