Saturday, April 30, 2016

Starburst Just Because

Hello Everyone!

Today I am at a group yard sale attempting to sell some of my paper and stamps.  I need to get rid of stuff I am not using as it is taking up space I need.  Wish me luck that I sell a lot of my stuff!  If not I will be posting it in my Etsy shop.

Today I am sharing another card we will make in my workshop next week.  I saw the starburst technique and it was so easy I decided I need to do it in my workshop.  You start with a rectangle and cut it corner to opposite corner.  I used some of the beautiful  then you glue it down and cut off the excess.  Add an element in the center of the starburst and you have your starburst to add to your card front.  Stamp your sentiment on a strip for the bottom of the layer and you are good to go.  Here is the one my ladies will make.

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope to be able to go in my craft room later today so I can get inky.  Have a Super Saturday!


Friday, April 29, 2016

Bordering Thank You

Good Morning Stampers!

Well I spent yesterday morning at the yarn shop.  I was doing very well when my cord detached from my needle.  I ended up making a big mess and had to unknit all I had knit that day.  So I spent 4 hours at the shop and accomplished nothing.  The good news was I did not have to take it all out.  I think I would have been upset if I had to take all 14 rows out!  But I am back on track now so I will start again next week!

Today I am sharing another card that my ladies will make at our workshop next week.  I saw a similar card on the internet and liked it.  I modified mine and changed the sentiment.  To color the flowers and leaves, I used my marker in the color.  to get the lighter images, I used the ink in the top of the bad and picked up the ink with a blender pen.  Here is my version of the one I saw online.

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

Thanks for visiting me today.  I have a workshop this morning and then Bijou has a spa appointment.  After that I will be getting all my items I am selling at the yard sale tomorrow and having them ready to be packed.  I am hoping it does not rain as that would not be good.  Have a Fabulous Friday!


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wish Big!

Hello Ladies!

I was busy as a bee yesterday!  I had a massage and then came back here and started working on my workshop cards.  I got those finished and then made one for my design team commitment.  I also vacuumed the house.  So much to do and so little time!  Today I am headed to the yarn shop in the morning and then in the afternoon I will work on some other things I have to get finished.  One of the things I need to do is go get my stamps that I am selling at the yard sale.  They are at my sister's in bins ready to go.  I also need to make my signs for the bins.  I am hoping to sell a lot of my stuff as I need it out of my house.

Today I am sharing one of the cards I made for my workshop in May.  I had several ideas I had pinned and they used some of my favorite sets.  For my first card I am using some of the Birthday Bouquet ds paper that is in the Occasions Catalog.  This paper will be retired at the end of May.  I paired it with the Amazing Birthday stamp set.  I love the cake stamp in this set and have used it a lot.  I then needed a sentiment.  I stamped one from A Dozen Thoughts which is also retiring and makes me very, very sad as I love this stamp set for the sentiments it has.  After I stamped it I used the note tag punch to punch it out.  I added some of the Pool Party glitter ribbon which will retire at the end of May also.  This was a cute quick card that would be fun to receive on your birthday.  Here is my finished creation.  

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

I did not decorate the inside of the card as I was limited on time.  I will do that after my workshop.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you take some time today to do something you love!  Have a Great Day!


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Smiles

Good Morning Stampers!

Well I had 2 classes yesterday. The ladies made our tea box for the last class in session one of Bags & Tags.  We will be starting session two in May.  If you are in the area and interested, please contact me for the details.

Our Coloring Down the Lines Blog hop starts with me.  This week is our last week of the theme "April Showers bring May Flowers".  When I saw this photo I knew it had to be one or our weeks for the theme.

There were so many colors in this picture that I picked a few to use.  Here are the Stampin' Up color matches.

When I saw the colors I thought of a rainbow.  I did not want to do a traditional rainbow but wanted the effect.  I decided to use the flower in the Itty Bitty Punch pack.  This set of punches is retiring in May and I don't know what I am going to do to fill in with little flowers.  Do you have any ideas?  Send them my way so I can be prepared when it is gone.

I began by punching 3 flowers in each color.  I then laid them out on my layer and discovered I did not have enough flowers, so I punched another one in each color.  I then set out all my flowers on my card stock.  When I had them all placed like I wanted them, I added them to the card stock using glue dots.  To finish off each flower I added a rhinestone to the center.  I had all my flowers placed but it needed something, so I added a sentiment in the lower corner.  You can't help but smile when you see all these fun flowers.  Here is my completed card.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

Are you wondering what colors the other ladies used?  Hop on over to Amanda's blog - Our Crafty Playdate to see which ones she used.  Then I the other ladies would love it if you continued on down the hop to see what they made!

Thanks for visiting me today!  I am hoping to have a play date with a friend but we will see if we are both still free.  If not I will be in my craft room gettin' inky!  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!