Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hand Stamped Thanks

Good Morning Stampers ~ today I have a hand stamped thanks card for you.  Check out my monochromatic creation!

Well I did not get in my flower bed.  It drizzled all day yesterday.  I don't even want to think about how humid it is going to be when we finally get some sun!  The good news is I spent quite a bit of time in craft room and made lots of cards for the rest of the week as well as my June workshop cards.

Tuesday is the Hand Stamped sentiment challenge for this week.  We have an inspirational picture at Hand Stamped Sentiments this time. 

When I looked at the picture I was immediately drawn to the green plate in the lower left hand corner.  I loved the simplicity of the green with white and decided to use it as my inspiration.

I began by rubbing the embossing buddy all over my card.  This is to prevent stray flecks from embossing on your card front.  After that I used my Whisper White craft ink to stamp the fern from Butterfly Basics.  After I had it stamped, I added some white embossing powder and heat set it.  Then I used the same procedure for my flowers and butterflies.  After I had all my embossing completed I added a strip of ribbon.  It needed a sentiment so I stamped the thank you and used the Curvy Corner Trio punch to add some interest to the sentiment.  I used dimensionals to attach it to the card front.  Here is my completed card.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

We would love to have you play along with us.  Head on over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog  to check out the other ladies creations.  Then grab your supplies and create something using the inspirational picture and share it with us. 

Thanks for visiting me today.  What plans do you have for today?  I have 2 ladies coming to do their Bags & Tags class.  After that I may try to record a video if I have time.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and I hope you will make a Hand Stamped Thanks card today!


Monday, May 30, 2016

Seashore Birthday

Happy Memorial Day Everyone ~ the beach has some great ideas for a Seashore Birthday card!

Well I did not get into my flower bed yesterday because of the rain.  It is supposed to rain all day today also.  I am hoping by the evening it will slack of so I can get out and pull some weeds!  If not I will try on Tuesday.

I am again using some of the Going Places ds paper stack so my customers have some ideas to use the paper they got from the Bags & Tags class.  My share today began with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches 

I thought it would be fun to use the By the Seashore set again.  I checked out my paper and looked for one that I thought would work.  There is one that has a lot of peaks on it and it reminded me of sand dunes.  I chose to use that paper.  I mounted it on my Early Espresso card base.  I then inked the starfish with Crumb Cake and used a sponge dauber to ink the edges using Calypso Coral.  I stamped it onto my Very Vanilla and cut it out.  I added this to the card front using a dimensional.  Next I needed to address the other circle elements.  There is a paper in the pack that kinds looks like sirling water.  I used my punches to cut out my circle and attached them to my card.  Now I needed my sentiment so I stamped the Happy Birthday with Memento and used the banner punch to flag the ends.  When I was working on this post I realized 2 things.  One I only have 4 of the 5 circle elements and two my circles are opposite the ones in the sketch.  Oh well the idea is there!  Here is my final creation.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be working on a few things in my craft room.  I have to start working on my pocket letter so I have it ready to mail out next week.  Have a Marvelous Memorial Day Monday and I would love to see what you could come up with for a Seashore Birthday card!


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Masculine Birthday

Hello Stampers ~ do you need a masculine birthday card?  I have an idea for you today!

Well I did not get in my flower beds yesterday.  I had Remi until about 8 and by that time it was too late.  I am hoping to get out there today unless the rain gets me.  I hope it does not so I can at least get another part of the weeding completed.  Cross your fingers for me!

Today I wanted to use some of the Going Places ds paper and give my Bags & Tags ladies another idea.  I began with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches

 I loved the simplicity of this sketch and I knew the By the Seashore set would be perfect for this one.  I began by choosing my ds paper.  I chose the striped paper.  Instead of running my stripes vertical, I chose to run them horizontal.  After I had my card base completed it was time to add my other elements.  I chose to use the seashells from the By the Seashore stamp set.  After I stamped them I cut them out.  I then needed my banner.  I stamped my sentiment and flagged the end.  I mounted it on a piece of Early Espresso.  I attached it to my card base and then added my seashells.  My card was complete!  Here is my finished creation.

 inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be working in my craft room and relaxing today!  What plans do you have?  Have a Sensational Sunday and take some time to make a masculine birthday card!


Saturday, May 28, 2016


Good Morning Everyone ~ lots of graduations this time of year and I am sure you can use my Congrats card!

Well I did not get to spend time in my flower beds last night.  Remi was sick all day.  She was running a fever and was just miserable.  She did not sleep well so Jess did not sleep well.  I had to help Jess out.  While they both took a nap in the afternoon I spent some time in my craft room working on some cards for this week.  I did however take my walk last evening.  It was really nice and would have been good to work in the flower beds but it just did not work out.  I have Remi this afternoon while Jess takes her grandmother to a party.  Not sure how much I will get done!  I may get time after she gets home to spend a little time in the flower beds.

This week I had my Bags & Tags workshop.  The ladies made a cute little briefcase.  As part of the class they received some of the Going Places ds paper.  I told the ladies I would make some cards using the ds paper so they would have some idea.  My card today uses some of that paper.

I started with the sketch challenge at Paper Craft Crew     

Welcome to the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge 196. Play along at www.papercraftcrew.com #papercraftcrew #cardsketch

I looked through the different patterns of paper and found one with stars.  I thought it would be great to use the star theme and make a Congratulations card.  This card could be used for a graduate, someone who is retiring, or someone who is getting a promotion.   I cut the ds paper and set it on my card base so I knew where to stamp my stars. 

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you have some fun plans for today or will be able to take the day to relax for a change.  Have a Super Saturday and make sure you get your Congrats card made!