Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday Flamingo

Hello Stampers ~ I have a fun Monday Flamingo for you today.

I hope you had a good weekend!  They seem to go so fast lately. I spent yesterday working on a mini album I saw that I wanted to try.  I got the structure finished and I need to decorate it.  I will work on that over the next few days as I have some other things I need to work on also.  I also have some other appointments so I will be working around that.

We have a new challenge at Make My Monday.  

                                                                 Challenge # 49

                                                                Summer Brights
                                                    (to use bright summer colours)

We have some fun colors that were perfect for this challenge.  I immediately thought of Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist.  I decided to use those colors along with the Pop of Paradise stamp set to create a fun card.  Bright colors pop even more when you use black so I decided that would be my card base.  I stamped the flamingo using Flirty Flamingo.  It was then cut out.  For my leaves I wanted a 2 tone look so I stamped it with Lemon Lime Twist and inked the edges with Old Olive.  These were cut out also.  The leaves were layered and then I used dimensionals ~ including the new mini dimensionals that I am in LOVE with ~ to pop up the flamingo.  It needed a sentiment so I used the one in the stamp set and then punched it out with the 1 3/8" circle punch.  Using the 1 1/2" circle punch, a circle of Lemon Lime Twist was punched.  The circles were layered and then added to the card with dimensionals.  Here is my completed creation.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Do you have this set?  I would love to see what you have done with it!  Have a Marvelous Monday and was my Monday Flamingo bright enough for you?


Sunday, June 25, 2017

10 Minute Creation #14

Hello Everyone ~ 10 Minute Creation #14 is here!

We had a great time at the recital yesterday.  Zoie did great but it is in her blood ~ Jess did competition dancing for all her school years.  She was excited about being on the stage.  She was not feeling well but while on stage you would never know.  They had an Under the Sea song so hence the teal sparkly costume.  It will be interesting to see if she takes dance next year.  Here are some pics of her in her costume ~ they don't allow photography during the show.

So now that you have indulged a proud Gigi a few moments to brag we will get on to the card.  Today's card is a very quick one.  While mine has a masculine feel, you could easily change the dsp and the image and make it feminine.  Here is the video.

Just in case you want a close up, here is the card.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I saw some videos the other day that I want to see if I can do using our supplies.  Wish me luck!  Have a Sensational Sunday and I am enjoying the 10 Minute Creation series, how about you?


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Scrapbook

Good Morning Everyone ~ I have some Paper Pumpkin Scrapbook pages for you today.

We are off to the high school for Zoie's dance recital today.  It was funny as yesterday she said to me that tomorrow is her dance recital.  I said yes it was.  Her response was "Yay, I get to dance on the big stage!"  If it was me I would be terrified!  She is such a ham!  I will post some pictures of her in her costume tomorrow.

The other day I shared some alternate Paper Pumpkin cards.  Today I have 2 scrapbook pages for you.  The first one used pieces of the box that I had cut up.  I used the larger pieces to be photo mats.  The red mat has a piece of the box used to pull out the journaling paper that is in the pocket created by the red card stock.  I added some flourishes as it needed something.  The stamp set was used to stamp both watermelons.  The rind was stamped with Pear Pizzazz and then I used a Garden Green marker to squiggle on some lines.  Here is the first page.

The second page uses the tissue paper that is supposed to be used to stuff the bags.  I cut the sheet apart.  The one smaller section Was added with a mat of Whisper White.  I left the longer piece in tack and added 3 squares for photos.  One of the note cards was attached as the journaling piece.  The banner is from the kit and I wrapped it with Basic Black baker's twine.  The sentiment was stamped and punched out with the 1" punch.  A layer of Melon Mambo was added using the 1 1/4" punch and the final layer was Emerald Envy punched with the 1 3/8" punch.  This was popped onto the banner.  I made a watermelon slice and cut it into pieces to get the smaller slices.  Here is the second page.

Stampin' Up supplies used for my creations

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  What plans do you have for today?  I hope it includes something fun.  Have a Super Saturday and did you like my Paper Pumpkin Scrapbook pages?


Friday, June 23, 2017


Happy Friday Stampers ~ I love Sparkle!

It was not a successful day at the yarn store.  I put in 3 rows.  Then I took out 6.  Then I put in 2 rows.  All this happened in the course of 2 hours.  I am hoping I am back on track now and that next week will be more successful! 

I have another Remarkable You card today.  The coloring on this one was inspired by my friend Barb.  I took the set with me when I went to North Carolina and she made a bunch of this image in different colors and layouts.  I played with my Copics again for the coloring on this one.  I opted to keep this one as a panel and mount it onto Bermuda Bay.  I added a bow of the retired 1/8" Bermuda Bay ribbon.  The panel was placed on my card base but it needed something.  You know me, it had to have some bling!  So I pulled out my silver glimmer paper and added a strip.  Here is my completed creation.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used for my creation

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I have a class this morning and then I will be playing in my craft room.  Have a Fabulous Friday and don't forget to add some Sparkle!