Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Flourish Thinlits (REDO)

Hello everyone! Hoping all is well with you. Yesterday was a really tough day for me...my son's roommate was killed in a car wreck on Monday and I found out early yesterday. I couldn't stop crying, let alone blog...but I am here today!


Do you remember this card from a couple of weeks ago...it was for a Facebook Hop back on March 7th. I really liked it, but I felt it just needed something more...
...so I decided to re-create it!  The only thing I did differently was dry emboss the Old Olive piece of cardstock with the Elegant Dots embossing folder. Isn't it amazing how one little change can make all the difference!  

My card base is 4 1/4" X 11".  My first layer is Old Olive and measures 4 1/8" X 5 3/8". The next layer is Whisper White and measures 4" X 5 1/4". I used the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits to cut an oval out of the Whisper White cardstock.  Notice that it isn't centered. I placed it more toward the top so I would have room for a sentiment at the bottom. I also changed the sentiment which is from the So In Love stamp set.  I attached the oval cut out with Dimensionals to give the card depth. I used the Flourish Thinlits to cut the BEAUTIFUL floral flourish out in Whisper White card stock. I attached the flourish with Multipurpose glue.  I added several Basic Pearls (instead of Rhinestones) to give it just a bit of ELEGANCE.

I really love how this card turned out...it's much better than the original! It's ALWAYS a work in progress...ALWAYS ways to improve!

Hey...thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY! Take time to tell those you love that you love them today!!!


~Today's Thought~

Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind. 

Shania Twain

Monday, March 20, 2017

"Make-It Monday" Oh So Succulent

Hey there everyone!  WOW!!! It's three in the afternoon and I'm just getting to blogging! The kids had a snow day today (no snow...but a day off none the least).  I've been watching Gilmore Girls with my daughter while my son hangs with a friend!! We are on the first season and WE LOVE IT!! 

I do have a "Make-It Monday" I want to share with you today....it's so pretty....I hope you like it!!!


"Make-It Monday": Oh So Succulent card created with Stampin' Up! products
All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 


Image & page number of the full stamp set shown below the project instructions.

Stampin’ Up! supplies:
  • STAMPS – Oh So Succulent Bundle (145184 photopolymer)
  • PAPER – Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (100702), Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP) (142778)
  • INK – Whisper White Craft Ink Pad (101731), Old Olive (126953), Sweet Sugarplum (141395)
  • OTHER – Big Shot (143263), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247) Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132), Heat Tool (129053), Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
        
Cutting & Scoring: 
  • Whisper White - 8 1/2” x 5 1/2 “, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Old Olive – 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”, 5” x 5”
  • Succulent Garden DSP – (2) 2” x 5 1/4”
  • Whisper White – 3 1/4” x 3 1/4”   
        
Instructions:
  1. Cut 2” off of front of Whisper White card base
  2. Adhere one of the 2 x 5 ¼” DSP to left side of front of card base
  3. Adhere the other 2 x 5 1/4” DSP to the inside of card base on right side
  4. Cut out all solid Succulent Flowers with 5 x 5 Old Olive Cardstock
  5. Stamp tips of all Succulent Flowers with Whisper White Craft Ink
  6. Emboss the Succulent Flowers with White Emboss Powder and heat set
  7. Assemble all layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  8. Stamp “The Best Love Story…” with Old Olive Ink on bottom of 3 x 3 Whisper White layer
  9. Stamp long skinny images with Old Olive Ink on 3’ x 3” Whisper White layer
  10. Stamp small flowers on 3 1/4” x 3 1/4” Whisper White layer with Sweet Sugarplum Ink
  11. Adhere 3 1/4” x 3 1/4” Whisper White layer to 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” Old Olive layer
  12. Apply Fast Fuse Adhesive to left side of Whisper White/Old Olive layer and add to front left of card base
  13. Attach Succulent Flowers to 3 1/4” x 3 1/4” Whisper White layer by making an “x” with Fast Fuse adhesive where you want to place the flower.
  14. Cut out one of the long skinny image with Old Olive CS and apply under the Succulent Flower
  15. Add one Pearl Basic Jewel to center of Succulent Flower

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'm sorry I'm so late, but I sure enjoyed my time with my kids! Have a great rest of your day!  

~Today's Thought~


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Detailed Dragonfly

Hello and Good Morning! I'm headed to Modesto today, but I have a quick share for you today!  Yesterday at my workshop one of the gals asked me about my Detailed Dragonfly creations. She couldn't find them on my blog...so today I putting them all together in one place! Joyce...I hope you are inspired!!! You can find the HOW TO's (for the first two cards) on January 3rd and January 16th posts.






I definitely need to make some more cards using this bundle! It's GORGEOUS! April workshops are still ahead!! Well...I'm headed down the mountain! I'll see you next week with some more creations! Enjoy your weekend!!

~Today's Thought~


Monday, March 13, 2017

"Make-It Monday" Everyday Hero

Good Morning everyone! Hope you had a great weekend and that losing an hour didn't put you behind! I had a great time hanging with friends at a scrapbooking event in Redding, Friday and Saturday! There were over 100 scrapbookers there. I didn't scrapbook at all...I organized my stamps! On Sunday, after church, my husband helped me paint the last wall in my workshop...or should I call it my STUDIO!?! I can't wait to put it back together!  

I have a "Make-It Monday" to share with you today...made with the Everyday Hero stamp set!

"Make-It Monday": Everyday Hero card created with Stampin' Up! products
All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 


It's not too early to start working on your Mother's Day card!
 
Image & page number of the full stamp set shown below the project instructions.

Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets – Everyday Hero (143080 Photopolymer)
  • Cardstock – Real Red (102482), Dapper Denim (141414), Whisper White (100730), Delightful Dijon (138335)
  • Stamp Pads – Archival Basic Black (140931), Real Red (126949), Delightful Dijon (138327)
  • Miscellaneous – Tags & Labels Framelits Dies (138282), Popcorn Box Thinlits Dies (141473), Dapper Denim 3/8” Ruched Ribbon (141424), Very Vanilla 1/2” Lace Trim (141672), Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678), Delicate White Doilies (141701), Stapler, Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Measurements
  • Whisper White – 4-1/4” x 11”, 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Real Red – 3” x 3”
  • Dapper Denim- 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”
  • Delightful Dijon- scrap piece
Instructions:
  1. Stamp the buildings and bubble images onto the Whisper White cardstock (4” x 5-1/4”) using Archival Basic Black ink.  Stamp the greeting “You’re Incredible” and “super” inside the bubble using Archival Basic Black ink. Stamp the word “mom” using Real Red ink. 
  2. Stamp the cape image onto Real Red cardstock using Archival Basic Black ink, die cut using the Tags & Labels Framelits.  Stamp the letter M onto a piece of scrap Delightful Dijon cardstock, die cut using the star framelit from the Popcorn Box Thinlits.  Attach the star to the cape image using a Mini Glue Dot. 
  3. Attach a small piece of Delicate White Doily to the backside of the label die cut.  Staple together two small 3” pieces of Dapper Denim 3/8” Ruched Ribbon and Very Vanilla 1/2” Lace Trim to the label die cut.  Attach label to the card front using dimensionals. 
  4. Using Delightful Dijon ink, stamp the tiny stars randomly around previously stamped images.
  5. Attach Gold Metallic Enamel stars around the stamped stars.   
  6. Attach card front to Dapper Denim cardstock (4-1/8” x 5-3/8”) using dimensionals. 
  7. Attach Dapper Denim cardstock to Whisper White card base (4-1/4” x 5-1/2”). 

Thanks bunches for stopping by today! It's a crazy busy week for me this week...today I'm getting ready for a workshop on Wednesday, tomorrow work, Wednesday workshop, Thursday/Friday legal stuff in Modesto, Saturday helping our pastor move. I say this because I might be hit and miss this week...MY PLAN is to blog every day, but MY PLAN doesn't always work out the way I want it to! I did see a quote today that made me really think....do I really want to be this busy?  Am I good at anything when I'm this busy? I'm sharing the quote below!

~Today's Thought~

Friday, March 10, 2017

Cake Crazy & Party Animal

Good Morning! It's Friday morning and I'm headed down the mountain to a scrapbooking crop.  Spending today and tomorrow hanging with friends! I won't be scrapbooking though...I'll be organizing!  

I do have a FUN birthday card to share with you before I leave!

This card is made with the Crazy Cake stamp set!  It is such a FUN set...lots of potential!  The colors I chose are Cucumber Crush, Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Whisper White.  The first layer is designer paper from the Party Animal Pack.  I layered my stamped image onto a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock and attached it with dimensionals. Such a FUN and FESTIVE card!

Here you can see how I tied a Party Animal embellishment in the top corner.  The image layers are attached with dimensionals so I just wrapped my White Bakers Twine underneath and around the dimensional, bringing it up and tying the embellishment to it with a bow!  SUPER CUTE!!!

Well...I'm gonna head out soon! I hope you have a WONDERFUL WEEKEND.It's gonna be SUNNY and BEAUTIFUL where I'm going...sounds PERFECT!

Thanks so much for stopping by! It makes my heart HAPPY!

~Today's Thought~


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Pretty Pocket Card Kit

Good Morning! How's your morning going? Did you get to follow along with the Facebook Hop last night! There sure were some fun ideas!

I have another February workshop card to share with you today! It's created with items you get FREE with a $50 purchase (before tax & shipping). 
This card is SUPER QUICK and SUPER EASY! The card is from the Pretty Pocket Card kit (#143832) in the Sale-a-bration brochure. I put the pocket together, added some Basic Rhinestones, and wrapped a Whisper White piece of Sending Love Ribbon (#142737) around it tying a bow.  I used the Avant Garden stamp set,also in the Sale-a-bration brochure (#143272) to stamp the spots on the envelope and the top of the card that is inside the pocket.  I also added more Rhinestones when I added the flower and the THANK YOU sentiment. This is a FANTASTIC kit to get to have on hand when you need a SUPER QUICK card!

Well...I'm off to get my hair cut! Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a WONDERFUL day....ENJOY every moment of it!


~Today's Thought~