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~
 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Flourish Thinlits, Avant Garden and GREEN

Hello everyone! I sure hope your day is going well!! Things are going pretty good here...so much to do...so little time. I have to remind myself to take one thing at a time!  

Tonight at 5pm PST I am participating in another Facebook Hop. Of course I waited til the last minute to create my card! Our theme is GREEN and I just wasn't feeling it! Don't get me wrong...I love Saint Patrick's day...I love Corn Beef and Cabbage...I've even been known to drink a green beer (although I don't like beer)...BUT green just wasn't speaking to me!  

I woke up this morning, ran a few errands and then got out to my workshop. I just HAD to come up with something!


So...HERE IT IS!! I really like how it turned out...LOVING the clean and simple look these days!

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. Speaking of sentiments, mine is from the Avant Garden FREE Sale-A-Bration 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 Rhinestones to give it just a bit of ELEGANCE.  It's BEAUTIFUL! I hope you feel INSPIRED to create...doesn't have to be green...but it sure is a TOUGH challenge!

Don't forget to join the Facebook Hop tonight at 5pm PST!!!

Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by today! I LOVE sharing what I do with you!  
Have a TERRIFIC day...stay SAFE!!


~Today's Thought~


Monday, March 6, 2017

Make A Medallion

Good Morning!  What a beautiful weekend! We had snow...cold, but GORGEOUS!!! Two walls are painted now in my workshop...two more to go, plus staining my cabinets, putting it back together and then carpet. It's gonna be BEAUTIFUL when I'm finished! 

I'm headed to a girlfriends this morning to CREATE, but before I leave I wanted to share this weeks "Make-It Monday"....hope you are INSPIRED!!!




"Make-It Monday": Make A Medallion card created with NEW & FREE Stampin' Up! products
All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 

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

Supplies:
Stamp Sets –Make a Medallion (143274 SAB 2017 = FREE with a $50 purchase)
Card Stock –Melon Mambo (115320); Whisper White (100730); Basic Black (121045)
Stamp Pads – Archival Black Stampin’ Pad (140931); Melon Mambo (126948)Misc. – Neutrals Designer Paper Stack (138435); Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper (141648); Classic Label Punch (141491); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246); 3/8” Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (143601 SAB 2017); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements:  

  • Melon Mambo Card Stock:  8 1/2” x 5 1/2” (score at 4 ¼”) and a small scrap 
  • Whisper White Card Stock:  2 ¾” x 2 ¾”  
  • Basic Black Card Stock: 3” x 3” and 1 ¾” x 5 ½”     
  • Pop of Pink DSP: 1 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Script DSP from Neutrals Stack:  1” x 5 ½”      
  • Silver Metallic Ribbon: 7 inches
       
Instructions:

  1. Using Archival Black ink, stamp the medallion image shown in photo above down the right side of the card front.  Start by stamping the middle image first and then stamping the other two.  This will make for easier placement.
  2. Adhere the Pop of Pink DSP strip to the 1 ¾” x 5 ½” Basic Black card stock strip being careful to center it horizontally.
  3. Next, layer the script patterned DSP from the Neutrals DSP stack on top of the pink piece.  Center it horizontally as well.
  4. Adhere the silver metallic ribbon to the three layers you’ve just created by placing adhesive on the back of the Basic Black strip at the top and bottom.
  5. Using a strong adhesive, adhere the stacked piece to the card front as shown above.
  6. Using the same medallion stamp from above and the Archival Black ink, stamp one medallion in the center of the 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” white card stock square.
  7. Before closing the black ink pad, stamp the “Friend” sentiment onto a scrap of Melon Mambo card stock and punch it out with the Modern Label Punch.  Set aside.
  8. Next, using the second medallion stamp and Melon Mambo ink, carefully stamp the image over the black medallion on the white card stock square.
  9. Adhere the white card stock square to the 3” x 3” Basic Black square.
  10. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the “Friend” piece as shown in the photo above.
  11. Adhere the completed medallion piece to the card front as shown.
  12. To finish up, add two Basic Rhinestone Jewels; one on either side of the sentiment.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a FABULOUS week...hope everything goes smoothly for you and that you find time to CREATE!

~Today's Thought~




Friday, March 3, 2017

Stylish Stems

Hi there friends! Well...I'm back at it...eating healthy, exercising and trying to get more sleep. Unfortunately, at my age, sleep doesn't come easy...I think I'll start a TWO A.M. Card Club!!! I'm headed down the mountain today to do some MUCH NEEDED grocery shopping before it snows this weekend, but before I leave I have another workshop card to share with you!

The Whisper White card base is 4 1/4" X 11".  The Calypso Coral layer is 4" X 5 1/4" and has been embossed using the Elegant Dots embossing folder. The flower layer is created by taking the largest Stitched Circle framelit, centering the largest flower from the Stylish Stems framelits inside of the Stitched Circle framelit and running it through your Big Shot. I used Whisper White cardstock for a clean look. Once the flower is cut, I backed it with a Calypso Coral circle that I punched using my 2 1/2" circle punch. Once backed, I attached my flower circle to the card base with dimensionals! The Old Olive leaves are also from the Stylish Stems framelits. Clean, simple and BEAUTIFUL!

Hey...THANKS BUNCHES for following me and allowing me to share my creations with you! Have a WONDERFUL WEEKEND! Stay safe and I hope you find time to create!

~Today's Thought~


  

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Beautiful You

GOOD MORNING!!  What a BEAUTIFUL day it is!  Blue skies, snow on the mountain tops and it's suppose to make it to 60 degrees today! I LOVE IT!!!

My card today is from my February workshops...I hope it makes you feel like CELEBRATING!!!

This card is created with the Beautiful You stamp set.  The card base is Basic Black 4 1/4" X 11".  Layer one is Whisper White 4 1/8" X 5 3/8" and layer two is Watermelon Wonder 4" X 5 1/4".  I embossed the Watermelon Wonder cardstock using the Polka Dot embossing folder.  Next I stamped in Memento Black ink onto a 3" X 3" piece of Whisper White cardstock using an image from the Beautiful You stamp set.  I used the same stamp set to stamp the Watermelon Wonder color spot onto her dress. The water is stamped in Pool Party ink using the High Tide stamp set and the sentiment is from the Beautiful You stamp set.  Last, I adhered the stamped image to a 3 1/8" X 3 1/8" piece of Basic Black cardstock and added it to the card base with dimensionals. I left the inside of the card blank, leaving me lots of options as to how to use this card.  I REALLY LOVE this stamp set...it just seems so FUN & FREEING!!!

That's it for today! Thanks so much for checking in!  Don't forget that March is the LAST MONTH of SALE-A-BRATION! Have a TERRIFIC rest of your day!

~Today's Thought~

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Falling Petals

Hello friends! I'm home...can't wait to get out to my workshop! I had a WONDERFUL vacation! We didn't get away from the cold though...it snowed in Jerome and was pretty cool in Phoenix, with sprinkles at the Giant's vs. A's game. The hard rain came after the game....THANK GOODNESS!!! Now I'm home and getting back at it...back to working out, eating right and CREATING! 

I have the CUTEST card to share with you today that my Up-upline Stella, at Stellar Stamps sent me! 
My two FAVORITE things about this card are how Stella used the 3/8" Mint Macaron ribbon as a banner and how she used the Falling Petals embossing folder to emboss only part of the cardstock. That Glimmer heart is adorable and rounding JUST ONE corner of the card is so FUN!

Well...that's it for today! I have lots of laundry to do...and a class tonight...I better get BUSY!!! Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by! Have a FABULOUS day!

~Today's Thought~