Thursday, January 19, 2017

Love You Lots!

Hello everyone! Well...I made it down the mountain yesterday for my workshop...(NO SNOW!!) and it was FANTASTIC! I had fifteen ladies there...they are so wonderful! It's such a great group! Everything went smoothly...I didn't forget anything (YIPPEE) and I had lunch with a DEAR FRIEND!  

I have a card to share with you that we made at the workshop!
This super cute card is made with the Love You Lots Hostess stamp set in the main catalog!  I JUST LOVE IT!!  The card base is Whisper White...first layer Early Espresso, next layer is Crumb Cake that I embossed with the Polka Dot embossing folder! 

I stamped those CUTE little hedge hogs in Early Espresso and colored the flower in with my Rose Red marker.  The leaf is colored in Wild Wasbi!  I stamped the sentiment in Rose Red as well! The image is layered onto a piece of Rose Red cardstock and then onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock.  I punched a 2" circle from my Reagls designer paper pack and cut it in half to add a little color and I added a few Basic Pearls to finish it off!

OF COURSE...I had to add a little bit to the inside of the card so I adhered the other half of that 2" circle...pretty cute isn't it! The other other layers on the inside of the card are Whisper White and Early Espresso!

I REALLY love this set! It is so CUTE...and I don't really do cute very well...but I LOVE THIS! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Enjoy the rest of your day! Hope you find time to create...HOPE I find time to create!





~Today's Thought~


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Frozen Treats and Cool Treats

Good Morning everyone! I'm off to Redding today for my workshop! It's suppose to SNOW...so I HOPE I make it over Buckhorn Summit! 


Oh man...this set is SO CUTE! This card is made with the Cool Treats Stamp Set (for the sentiment) and the Frozen Treats Framelits. My card base is Whisper White and my first layer is Flirty Flamingo.  I ran it through my Big Shot using the Polka Dot Textured embossing folder.  Next, I cut a circle using the largest Stitched Circle framelit. I attached it with dimensionals.  I cut the ice cream bowl from Pool Party cardstock and embossed it with the Hexagon Dynamic Textured embossing folder. Next, I cut the scoops of ice cream in Flirty Flamingo, Peakaboo Peach and Very Vanilla. Each scoop is topped with Early Espresso chocolate and a Glimmer Red cherry.  I tied a bow around the base of the bowl using white Bakers Twine!  SUPER CUTE!!!


For the inside of the card I simply layered a piece of Whisper White cardstock onto a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock and added it to the card base!  The sentiment is from the Cool Treats stamp set which coordinates with the Frozen Treats framelits.  I dotted my "i" in Birthday with a Basic Rhinestone!  SIMPLE and CUTE!! I want to make a bunch of cute birthday cards and send them to my customers...if they will share their birth dates with me!  This is gonna be a FUN bundle to play with!

Hey...thanks BUNCHES for stopping by! Have a WONDERFUL day...try to find time to CREATE!




~Today's Thought~








Tuesday, January 17, 2017

High Tide

Hey there!!!! Well...I totally forgot to publish my blog this morning...a simple button that I forgot to push!  YIKES!! Here it is now though!

Today's card is made with the new High Tide stamp set...it's VERY COOL!!  The card base is Whisper White, the first layer is Basic Black and the second layer, which I ran through my Big Shot with the Seaside embossing folder, is Pool Party.  Next I used my largest block as a stamp...I inked it with my Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Rose Red markers (brush end), spritzed it with water and stamped onto a piece of Whisper Whited card stock.  I stamped my images...the light house, grass, sand and birds using the High Tide stamp set in Memento Black ink.  I REALLY LOVE this look!  I layered it onto another piece of Whisper White cardstock and then again onto Basic Black...that black totally makes it pop!!! I attached it to the Seaside embossed Pool Party layer with dimensionals!  Isn't it a BEAUTIFUL card!?!?!

Of course...I had to decorate the inside of my card.  I stamped the background just like the front of the cards background...using my inked stamping block, spritzing it and then stamping my image and sentiment in Memento black ink. LOVE...LOVE...LOVE IT!!!


~Today's Thought~



Monday, January 16, 2017

Detailed Dragonfly meets Urban Underground

Good morning....and HAPPY Monday! I'm busy getting ready for my workshop on Wednesday!  I can't wait to see those gals!!! I have a FUN card to share with you today...I REALLY love it!!  Hope you do too!

The base of this card is Whisper White, the first mat is Calypso Coral and the designer paper is from the Urban Underground specialty pack.  I inked up my stamp block with Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Rose Red markers, spritzed it with water and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I then used my Detailed Dragonfly thinlits to cut out a solid dragonfly.  Next I used the "lacy" dragonfly thinlit to cut the Basic Black top. Of course I had to add some bling, Basic Rhinestones, to the body of the beautiful creature! I matted my dragonfly onto a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock that I had already ran through my Big Shot using the Hexagons Dynamic Textures embossing folder.  The sentiment I chose is from the oh so cute Designer Tee stamp set (FREE during SALE-A-BRATION) with a $50 purchase. I punched it out using the Classic Labels punch.  I matted the sentiment onto a STRETCHED piece of Basic Black cardstock that I punched with the same punch, cut it in half and layered in underneath each end.

The inside of the card is very simple...a piece of the same designer paper mounted onto a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock added to the bottom of a piece of Whisper White cardstock which is mounted onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  I probably should have added some bling inside as well! Still can...haven't mailed this one yet!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share what I love to do!  I hope you are inspired to get into your craft room...or special space and create!!

~Today's Thought~









Friday, January 13, 2017

Special Reason Card


Good Morning! Happy Friday!!! I'm so glad you stopped by today! I have a card to share with you. It's a card I made last night for a 12 Days of January I am participating in with my Stampin' UP! group. Of course...those of you who know me...I fly by the seat of my pants often...so I was out there at 5:30pm making this card!  THANK GOODNESS for LEFTOVERS!!! Here's that card! 

The base of this card is Bermuda Bay. Next mat is Whisper White and then the designer paper is from the Cupcakes & Carousels 6" X 6" paper pack.  I REALLY LOVE this designer paper! I used my Stitched Oval framelits to cut a piece of Soft Sky cardstock on which I stamped my sentiment in Memento Black. The sentiment is from the Designer Tee stamp set that is FREE with a $50 purchase during SALE-A-BRATION. Next, I stamped my flowers and leaves using the Special Reason stamp set in the Occasions Catalog and cut them out using the coordinating Stylish Stems framelits! The colors of my flowers are Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and So Saffron. The color of the leaves, both stamped and cut, is Wild Wasabi.  I attached all of the flowers with dimensionals and the lacy leave with Multipurpose glue!

Of course, I had to decorate the inside of my card. I made the flower using, again, the Stylish Stems framelits.  The shadow is the inside of one of the stamps from the same Special Reason stamp set...DON'T THROW THOSE PIECES AWAY! The sentiment is from that same FREE stamp...Designer Tee!  I hope you are inspired to CREATE!

Thanks again...BUNCHES...for stopping by today! Have a FANTASTIC weekend!


~Today's Thought~



Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hey, Chick!

Good morning everyone! The sun is out again, blue skies and that FULL moon last night...GORGEOUS!  It is a bit chilly with no cloud cover, but SO NICE to have dry weather...for a bit! I was able to play in my workshop yesterday...I LOVE my workshop! I have been so blessed by my husbands building talents! Anyway...here's a card I created while I was out there. It's made with the Hey, Chick stamp set that you get FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration! I hope you like it...this is one of my FAVORITE sets!
I started with a Whisper White card base, the first mat is Calypso Coral and the second mat is Soft Suede ran through my Big Shot using the Woodgrain embossing folder. Next I stamped the background image from the Tie Dyed stamp set onto a piece of Crumb Cake cadstock and matted it onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the CHICKEN in Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White and punched it out using my 1 3/8" circle punch and matted it to  a 1 3/4" Early Espresso Circle. I used my Calypso Coral marker to color in the feathers...such a wild look! The sentiment...hey, chick...is from the same stamp set and is cut out using my Classic Label punch. I used the same punch to cut another label in Early Espresso to back the sentiment! I finished it off by tying a piece of Calypso Coral Thick Bakers Twine around the label (sentiment) and fringing the edges...hoping it would go with the CRAZY FEATHERS! If you look close...I also added a star from the Urban Underground embellishments!
Isn't this a SUPER CUTE card?  I LOVE how it turned out! That Tie Dyed background is gonna be SUPER versatile!  

Well..I hope you are inspired to get out there and create today! I'm off to the post office, work and lunch with my neighbor! Have a FANTASTIC day and THANKS BUNCHES for stopping by!

~Today's Thought~


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Baby Bear Card


Hello!  Good AFTERNOON! Oh my goodness...it's so beautiful here today....I had to get out and go for a walk...the SUN IS SHINING!!! Don't get me wrong...I love the rain and I am SO VERY THANKFUL for the rain...but I'm thrilled to see the sun today!

I do have a card to share with you...another baby card...or teddy bear lover card!  


For yesterday's card I used the Baby Bear stamp set for the sentiment and I realized that I have never used this set to make a card...so I decided to play! Remember yesterday I used the Polka Dot embossing folder?  I used it again for this card, but turned the Blushing Bride cardstock over after I embossed it so the circles are indented.  Why did I do this you ask? Well, I accidentally sat it down in Memento Black ink and I didn't want to waste it...so I turned it over.  Really...there is no front or back, it's personal choice!  The bear was stamped in three steps. I used Crumb Cake ink with stamp one (they are numbered), Soft Suede for stamp two and Early Espresso for stamp three.  I tied a bow with Blushing Bride 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon and attached a Sending Love embellishment with Linen Thread! I think it is so cute! Guess what...I can use it too...I have another baby gift to send! My older kids friends are starting their families! So exciting to see them grow up in to wonderful adults!


Well....that's it for today! I hope that you too have been able to enjoy a little sunshine today! Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by!  

~Today's Thought~