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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Missing In Action!



I AM BACK FROM MISSING IN ACTION!!!

WOW!!!  I have had a very busy couple of months...  My daughter came home for a visit in June.  She has 3 of my grandchildren!  I was so excited to see them all.  As you can tell in the above picture there is 2 of them.  Briana the oldest and Teagan which is 4 yrs old.  I will get a picture of Carson up as well.  It was a great time!!  Allot of selfie's as you can tell.  LOL


Here I am with the 3 of them

They stayed with me for almost the whole month of June.  LOVED IT!!!  After they took off for Texas I started looking at all the pictures on my phone and you should see all the photo bombs and selfies that the 3 of them left me.  LOL

After they left it was time to get ready for a nice long weekend up north for the 4th of July.  Well...that didn't happen either for me.  My mom ended up in surgery for a hip replacement.  So I thought I better stay home and make sure everything was OK with her.  Went and visited with her on Sat. and did some running around to get her somethings she needed.  She is recovering very well!

After that came STAMPIN' UP! CONVENTION!!!!  More to come....

Thank you for stopping by and stop by for Convention memories.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Color Six Sided Sampler Challenge


Here we are again with challenge Thursday.  This week is flying by!!  It helps that it is only a 4 day work week!

I just love these colors together!  They are soft, but yet, they have such a pop to them.  It is even better when you use Smokey Slate.  LOL  I don't know what I was looking at last night, but I used Smokey Slate instead of Basic Gray.  Oh well it still came out nice! You can judge for yourself!


I cased this card out of the Stampin' Up! catalog.  It is on page 125.  Of course I changed the colors to match the color challenge, and didn't even get that right!

I have to admit that I really never used this stamp set until last night to make this card.  I have used the words but never the six sided images.  What I really like about this set is that it has a punch to go with the six sided images to punch out.  Stampin' Up! makes it so easy for us!!  What is even better...you can still get the Bundle and SAVE 15%.  So you would get the stamp set and the punch.  But hurry you only have 2 more days.

The little button is filled with the silver that is from the Silver Bakers Twine.  I just took off the silver in the twine and threaded it through the button and tied a bow.  I believe it gave the card a little extra accent.  For the six sided hexagon that has the hole in it, I stamped the image on Whisper White cardstock and then punched out a 3/4" hole in any color cardstock and centered the punched circle in the middle of the stamped image and took the 3/4" punch and punched the hole.  The 3/4" hole I punched the 1st time was for a guide to get it centered in the middle of the stamped image.

Stampin' Up! products that I used on this card is as follows.
Cardstock & Ink
Smokey Slate Cardstock      131202      Ink   131179
Whisper White Cardstock    100730
Daffodil Delight Cardstock    119683     Ink   126944
Strawberry Slush Ink           131178

Stamp Set
Six Sided Sampler    Clear Mount   130956      Wood Mount    130953
     Save 15% on the Bundle  Stamp set and the Hexagon Punch
           Clear Mount   132724        Wood Mount    132725

Accessories
Silver Bakers Twine   132976
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons    127555
Hexagon Punch   130919
3/4" Circle Punch   119873



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Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

BIG SALE!!!

GET READY FOR THE BIG SALE TOMORROW!!!

Retired List Blowout Sale
Saying good-bye. Get your favorite products before they're gone for good! Shop now.

Get excited!

 We are currently offering a 25%-50% discount on many of the retiring products. This will be live on May 22, but you have to act fast, as this special offer is only available for the until June 4, 2014

If you missed out on a product the first time, this is your last chance to get it before it's gone for good!
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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sneak Peek Sketch


It is that time of the week.  This weeks DOstampers challenge as you can see is a sketch challenge.  But this week for me was a little bit.....OK allot more exciting for me!  I used some NEW Stampin' Up! products that will be coming out in a few weeks.  If you haven't gotten your new Stampin' Up! Catalog yet....just let me know and I can send you one.

LOVE the new COLORS!

I couldn't wait to use my new stamp set that I received at the Catalog Premiere.  The stamp set is called  "Work of Art".  This one is right up my alley, it is following the the foot steps of Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I have really gotten into the grunge stamping lately.

In the card above I turned the sketch and did it on the side.  Below you will see it in the upright position.  When I do the sketch challenges it is always fun to take and turn the cards to make it more of a challenge.  Also it gets the creative juices flowing!!



Did you notice the DSP!?!  This is a NEW.....it is called "Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack".  You are going to LOVE IT!! I should just say that you are going to love the new Stampin' Up! Catalog that is out NOW, but you will be able to order from it in 16 Days!  Not that I am counting or anything.  LOL   Did you also notice the FABULOUS ribbon on the cards????  Yes that is the new In-Color Ribbon that has stitching and is made of satin.  It makes it so easy to work with.  And the colors of course are awesome!

Stampin' Up! products that I used are as follows:

Cardstock and Ink
Hello Honey Cardstock    NEW In-color
Blackberry Bliss Cardstock   NEW In-color
Basic Gray Cardstock    108692
Whisper White Cardstock   100730
Moonlight DSP Stack    NEW Designer Series Paper
Hello Honey Ink
Blackberry Bliss Ink

Stamp Set
Work of Art     NEW Stamp set 

Accessories
Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon    NEW In-color Ribbon
Rhinestone Basic    119246

You have to check out the rest of the DOstampers that are participating in the Sketch Challenge.

Sharon:  http://craftyandcreativeideas.blogspot.com
Heidi:  http://www.stampheidi.com
Miriam:  http://mstampinwithyou.blogspot.com
Connie:  http://www.cpstamping.blogspot.com

Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Hopping on with Fringe

I know I am a little late for Easter.....
but I wanted to share my Carrot Garden with you.
Love how this turned out!
This was another one of my projects for the DOstamper Stars guest designer for April.  I had a riot coming up with the different creative projects to post each weekend.  It really got the creative juices flowing!!

Don't you just love the little carrots!?!
For those little carrots a took a strip of Tangerine Tango cardstock and my Bone Folder and ran the cardstock across the Bone Folder like you do with curling ribbon.  This help break down the fibers in the cardstock so it was easier to roll up in a small cone.  I used the Multipurpose Glue to glue the cone together.  With the uneven ends that you get when you roll up the cone, I just tucked those into the inside of the cone.   I then took a Garden Green strip about a 1" to 1 1/2" and cut with the Fringe Scissors and then rolled it up and glue it.  I took and glued this to the inside of the cone.  How cute are those Carrots!?!

The fence part of the project, I found at a local dollar spot.  I painted the fence up some Acrylic paint.  Of course you have to have grass!!  I cut strips of Garden Green for all sides of the fence and cut with the Fringe Scissors.  The grass inside is also made with Garden Green cardstock.  For this I cut a strip of cardstock that was about 5" and then cut that with the Fringe Scissors all the way through.  So you end up with little strips of cardstock.  I took all of those pieces and just crumbled them up.  And of course you have to have the Chocolate Bunny to finish off the project.


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Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Holder of the Cards

YOU CAN ALWAYS USE SOMETHING TO HOLD YOUR CARDS!
The month of April I was asked to be the DOstamper STARS guest designer.  Of course I said yes!!  This is another project that I did as the guest designer.

I love how the Card Holder turned out.

The Holder/box is from Target Dollar spot.  When I seen it just sitting there in its own little cubby, it was calling my name to do something fun with it.  So of course I just had to get it!!


To make this FABULOUS flower is really pretty easy.  I started with a 2 1/2 x 11" Pc of Melon Mambo cardstock.  I then folded that in half and glued the 2 ends together.  Remember less is more with the Multipurpose glue.  Then you will take your Fringe Scissors and cut at an angle along side the folded edge.  Do this for the whole strip of cardstock.


Once you have completed the fringing of the cardstock you are ready to roll it up to make our flower.  Some people use Sticky Strip for putting it together.  I used Multipurpose Glue again.  I put the glue on a little at a time as I was rolling up the flower.  I did make a flower out of DSP as well.  I just wanted to see the difference between the cardstock and DSP.  I preferred the cardstock one as you can see.


Here is the difference between the cardstock widths that you start out with.
The 1 1/2" flower is just so darn CUTE!!

Here is a close up of the flower.

When I attached the flower onto the holder I did use Hot Glue.  For the spectacular looking Melon Mambo Streamers.....I spritzed some Creped Filter Paper with Melon Mambo and the cut with my Fringe Scissors.  The leaves are cut out with the Big Shot and the leaves from the Secret Garden Framelits.

This Card box will make a great gift!!!

Cardstock and Ink
Melon Mambo Cardstock     115320
Garden Green Cardstock     102584
White Creped Filter Paper   129393
Early Espresso Cardstock    119686
Chocolate Chip Ink       126979

Stamp Set
Gorgeous Grunge  Clear mount   130517      Wood mount   130514

Accessories
Big Shot    113439
Secret Garden Framelits    129372
Fringe Scissors     133325
Gold Sequin Trim   132983
Typeset Alphabet Bigz   127553





Happy Stamping!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

DOstamper Guest Designer


I have been chosen to be this months DOstamper Guest Designer.  Our upline Dawn Olchefske picks one demonstrator from our group each month to be the guest designer for the month.  During my month I have chosen to focus on the Fringe Scissors.  Sorry I am a little behind on posting my creations.  This is the 1st one I did for the month of April.  I will be posting the rest of my creations in the next week.


For this card I took a strip of Bermuda Bay and Fringe Cut it.  I layered it up with the best Bling a girl could ask for.....Silver Glimmer paper.  With the glimmer paper underneath the fringe, it did a peek a boo look.


As you can see I added a few more layers to the bottom of the card.  The Designer Series paper I used was one of my favorites.  Love the colors in it.  It is called "Kaleidoscope".  Hurry you can still get it before it is gone forever!!  The great star-burst design is from the Occasion Catalog that is currently out.  You can buy this as a bundle and get the framelits and the stamp set and SAVE 15%.  Can't ask for anything better than that!  I love the bundles that Stampin' Up! has come out with.  I am hoping for more with the new catalog coming out soon.

The Stampin' Up! products that I used for this card is as follows.
Cardstock and Ink
Crushed Curry Ink   131173
Strawberry Slush cardstock   131295
Bermuda Bay cardstock          115317
Basic Black cardstock               121045
Whisper White cardstock        100730
Gimmer Silver cardstock        124005
Kaleidoscope DSP                     132995

Stamp Set
Starburst Sayings    Clear mount   133185      Wood mount    133182
       Bundle with the Framelits and SAVE 15%
        Clear mount     134818         Wood mount    134817

Accessories
Big Shot   113439
Fringe Scissors    133325
Starburst Framelits   132967
1/4 Whisper White Stitched Ribbon   126877
Rhinestone Basics    119246

Happy Stamping!