Sunday, May 21, 2017

Nail It for Fathers Day

Well with Father's Day fast approaching I am working on some Fathers Day Cards and Treats for an upcoming Craft Show.   Really love the Nail It set I bought specifically for Father's Day.  So I am making the most of it. 

Below will be a video tutorial for the card, but I wanted to include the picture above because I had put away the candy bar and had not realized it until the end of the video. 

So the card is an A2 card.  Starts with a Vanilla base 8.5 x 5.5  folded in half.   paper comes from Urban Undergound Designer Series paper, you can check the retiring list to see if any still available. Bottom layer is 4 x 5.25,  with 2 x 5.25  smaller section to go along the bottom. I did use the framelits and   cut out the ruler to use as a border along the top edge.  I picked out various tools to place on the front.  You can fussy cut these if you are just now getting this set.  As I don't believe the framelits are available anymore.  But if you hurry you can still get the stamp set.  But you better hurry as it wont be available for long. 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Super Dad or Mom Card

Hi Everyone,  I know Mother's Day has past, but Father's Day is right around the corner.  I made this video just after I made my mom a Mother's Day card.  So I changed it up for the Video to be a Father's Day Card.  That is what I love about this stamp set "Everyday Hero"  It is so versital.  you can use it in so many ways.  It can be for this holiday or just an everyday uplifting card.   Use it for your best friend, your sibling or a co worker.   I hope you like this sample and watch out I will be making some more samples.  

Card base is whisper white 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded 4 1/4.  Real Red base 5 1/4 x 4 is embossed with Oh My Stars folder (143710 available June 1)  The rest of card is easier watched in the video,  there isn't  a bunch of layers of cardstock this time.  Items used are below the video and link to my store is here also.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

May Sweet Treats Jar of Love

Sorry I am late putting this post out.  Hopefully you follow me on YouTube.  The video has been posted for the last few days.  It will be listed  below also if you haven't seen it.  Please follow.  I will occasional post videos that don't get blog post.  This is the last month to get items from the current Stampin Up.  The items that aren't caring over to the new catalog are listed on the retiring list.  This includes all the designer papers and ribbons!  There are still a some left if you act quickly.  Lots of items are marked down!!!!  Stamps are guaranteed to keep making until May 22, then will be until sold out.

This months Sweet Treat Features JARS OF LOVE.  This is a lovely stamp set that is being carried over to the new catalog and is very versatile.  And what is great you can make shaker cards with the thinlits.  I have included in the sweet treat, but you are going to want to invest in this your self.  It is so much fun!!!    Now the sweet treat is using some dsp that was still available when I typed this but there is some great papers coming out, but trust me you want the paper that on sale too!!   I will link it below if I can.    Oh there is a bonus,  I went to Onstage in April and received a Special Upcoming Stamp and You will receive a Tag made by Me with this Cute Little Piggy On it!

Watermelon Wonder Shaker Card:   Base 8 1/2 x 5  1/2, fold in half at 4 1/4.  Secure window sheet to backside of designer paper. Glue the jar lid to the front of the designer paper.  Stamp the large jar onto window sheet from the front of the designer paper(3 3/4 x 5).  Make sure to use archival ink, and stamp gingerly, not to wiggle it can smudge easily.   Then you can pick any greeting that fits in the jar, I used Hello.  I carefully lined up this layer to the white layer(4 x 5 1/4) to see where I could stamp the fish, if you need to place a dot or something in pencil you can or eyeball it.  Then when you know all the black ink is dry place foam strips on the back of the designer paper.  Place your sequins on the white base.  Then attach your designer paper.  Wrap the ribbon around the bottom and tie a bow in he front.  Then attach this to the card base.

Mint Maccaroon Card: Base 8 1/2 x 5  1/2, fold in half at 4 1/4.  Layer designer paper to card base 5 1/4 x 4. Attach white strip at bottom, (5 x 1 1/2) then layer designer strip on top of white paper, (4 3/4 x 1 1/4).  Stamp medium jar stamp to jar cut out, I used smokey slate ink, then attached it to card.  I stamped leaf stems to jar.  Then I picked the colors I wanted for flower blooms, stamp off first for the solid image then the die cut to get a lighter color, then stamp the accent pieces without stamping it off.  Then Pick a greeting for the banner, I used watermelon wonder for the cardstock , so I used the same ink to stamp in. also to stamp the bow to further accent the bow.  I also used a marker to add more to the jar like the ribbon was going around the jar. This completes the second Jar. 

Watch the video Below if you would like to see info about the Piggy Tag!!!

I hope you like the 2 cards I made and will take advantage of the wonder products on sale for the rest of month,  You will Love the new Catalog.  If your interested in one,  make sure to email me or visit my site.

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!
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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.