Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mixed Bunch Thank You Card

I still have my pink paper out and my Mixed Bunch stamp set so I thought I would make a quick card. I know it doesn't look real quick because you have to do all the dots between the flowers with a Stamp-n-Write marker. So here's an idea...cut the white card stock (4" x 5 1/4") and stamp the flowers with Strawberry slush ink. Do half a dozen of them, the stamping goes real quick. Now, put them in a protective envelope and put them in your purse along with the Strawberry Slush Stamp-n-Write marker. Now when you are sitting and waiting for an appointment, or for you child to get out of whatever activity they are involved in, pull out the cards and start dotting away!

Many Thanks stamp set, Thank You card
It is easy to switch up the sentiment too. Just use a sentiment that is bold enough to stand on its own with the big pink flowers.

Here's the short list of products I used:
Paper- Whisper White card stock, Strawberry slush card stock
Ink- Strawberry Slush, Jet Black Stazon, Strawberry Slush Stamp-n-Write marker
Stamp Sets- Mixed Bunch, Many Thanks
Embellishments- Strawberry Slush Thick Baker's twine

I'm here for you if you are looking for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Let me know if I can help you.
Comments are appreciated, I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day,

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mixed Bunch Card Sketch Challenge

It has been awhile since I have had any time or been close enough to my supplies to join some challenges. Now that I am home from the 9 state tour, I think it is time to dive back in.

Here's the card I created for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I used the color scheme challenge from the Sunday Stamps blog.

all occasion greeting card
I do not know why the Strawberry Slush turns out so red. I tried to adjust for it, without success.

For this card I used:
Strawberry Slush card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper, Strawberry Slush ink, sponge dauber, Strawberry Slush thick baker's twine, Dazzling Details and a Brights Designer button.

If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'm here for you!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I would love to hear from you!
Have a Lovely Day,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Trust God Greeting Card

I created this card with new In-Color card stock and Designer Series Paper. The Sentiment is a carry-over from the previous catalog; it is from the Trust God stamp set. The sunshine is from the new stamp set, Ray of Sunshine.

Stampin Up Trust God, card by Trude,

I used Lost Lagoon card stock for the background. I stamped the flourish from Everything Eleanore with the VersaMark watermark ink pad. It's a great way to create a tone-on-tone effect.

Here's my revised version of this card. I decided that I wanted to see what it would look like with the yellow card stock instead of the pink. I'm not sure that it is better or worse...I think it is just different. Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman Trust God stamp set


Have a Happy Day!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Blog Candy Winner

Hello! Today is Monday and that means it is Blog Candy Winner day!

I just returned from a 9 state road trip. It is good to be home.
I got to play with my grandson...
and with my sister and niece. We played with some stamps and paper!

The random number generator says that the winner of the blog candy is #9, Vivian R.

Vivian, you have 24 hours to send me your address so that I can send you your blog candy.Contact info is in the tab at the top of the page. Congratulations!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Serene Silhouettes Birthday Card

Have you noticed this new background stamp in the Stampin' Up! catalog? It might not strike you as one that would be interesting to use at first glance, but if you like to do elegant cards you should put this one on your wish list! The stamp is called 'I Love Lace' and you can see that it really steps up this card!
Apothecary Art stamp set and the sponged background technique and I Love Lace background stamp
For the art piece I stamped one of the stamps from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set using Stazon Jet Black ink. Then I punched a circle from a sticky note and masked off the lower right corner before sponging it with Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral and crushed curry ink. I mounted it on the black for contrast with the Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo paper layers. The 'I Love Lace' stamp is stamped about halfway up the Melon Mambo background paper, then a Basic Black punched Dotted Ribbon Border was added along the top.
This card looks like it takes a lot of time, but really it's not bad. The most time consuming part is cutting the paper layers, so really it goes together quickly.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy Stamper's New Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop, thanks for stopping by.

I have one sweet baby card to share with you and a Masculine card that would make a nice card for a birthday or Father's Day.

For the baby card I used the new baby stamp set, Something for Baby. This set is very sweet and the new word set, Something to Say, coordinates with it perfectly. I love it! I also used the new decorative heart mask. It comes in a set along with a star mask. I lightly sponged the entire front with hearts and on the inside I chose to sponge the hearts just along the bottom edge. The mask brings a design element from the front of the card to the inside of the card and is the perfect finishing touch! I used a 2010 Mojo Monday Sketch (#147) to create the layout for this card.

baby girl card
For the second card I made a Masculine card using the stamp set, Travelers. I also used the new Maritime Designer Series Paper. To bring the design from the front to the inside, for that perfect finishing touch, I added a strip of the Maritime Designer Series Paper along the bottom edge. I also used a 2010 Mojo Monday Sketch for this card. Can you tell I like to try Mojo Monday Sketches? I like to enter their weekly challenges, but I also like to go to their archives, choose a layout and design a card around it. There are years of layouts to choose from.

ocean ship birthday father's day

One of my lucky blog readers will receive this Decorative Dots embossing folder and a 6" x 6" stack of retired Designer Series Papers.

Decorative Dots Embossing Folder

Sample Designer Series Paper stack

 FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN, please leave me a comment at the end of this post sharing your favorite product from the New 2014 Stampin' Up! catalog. Please play only once.

Deadline for comments is Sunday, July 27 at NOON Pacific Time. I'll choose a random comment and announce the winner Monday, July 28, on my Stamp With Trude blog.

Note: I can only ship within the U.S.A. Winner has 24 hours to email me their mailing address, so check back for the announcement of the winner!

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List of blog hop participants:
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Marian Anderson –
Sandi MacIver – 
Amy Koenders – 
Denise Melia – 
Heather Van Looy – 

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Chalk Talk and Map Card

Have you tried the "My Digital Studio" software from Stampin' Up! yet? This is a hybrid card. I used "My Digital Studio" to print out the Map background. Then I created the card with all the regular products I would use (see the list below). I used another Mojo Monday Sketch for the layout of the card.
You can try the My Digital Studio software FREE for 30 days...but it is well worth the $19.95 that you pay to download the entire  My Digital Studio software package.
My Digital Studio

Whisper White c.s., Basic Black c.s., Back to Black Designer Series Paper

Ink: Jet Black Stazon

Ribbon: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding

Stamp Set: Chalk Talk

My Digital Studio download: Map

Punch: Spiral Border

Framelits: Apothecary Accents

Embellishment: Pearl Basic Jewels

Thanks for checking my blog out today. I would love to hear from you...please leave a comment!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Summer Silhoutte Sympathy Card

I was working in my garden yesterday and noticed that some of the parsley is blooming and looks like the flower in the Summer Silhouettes stamp set. So I decided to stamp a Parsley card.

I used the new kraft paper too. Did you know that Stampin' Up! now sells kraft card stock? It isn't just the Baked Brown Sugar card stock, this is the real deal! Love it!

I used VersaMark ink to stamp the leaves on the Pear Pizazz card stock. It leaves a watermark effect, the leaves, or whatever you stamp with the watermark ink, stay the same color as your cardstock just darker so it is a great two-tone effect.

This is a Mojo Monday Sketch challenge from 2010.

Kraft card stock, Pear Pizazz card stock, Pistachio Pudding card stock, Neutrals Designer Series Paper stack,

VersaMark watermark ink, Whisper White craft ink

Stamp Set:
Summer Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Modern Label punch, White embossing powder, Heat embossing tool, clear embossing powder, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Trimmer

Have you tried the watermark technique? What do you think? I would love to hear your comments.


Monday, July 7, 2014

Regarding Dahlias Inchies Card

I am going through my Stampin' Up! stamp sets to see what I can do with ones that I haven't used. I'm also trying to come up with new ways to use ones with which I have already created projects.

Here's one that I haven't used yet. The set is called Regarding Dahlias.

I was looking at a Mojo Monday Sketch from 2010 and decided to try this stamp set with the inchies Mojo Sketch.

Basic Black card stock, Cherry Cobbler card stock, Smoky Slate card stock, Whisper White card stock

Jet Black Stazon, VersaMark watermark stamp

Stamp Set:
Regarding Dahlias

Cherry Cobbler embossing powder
embossing heat tool
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
Pearls Basic Jewels

Thanks for checking it out today. I would love to hear your comments.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Star Card

Here's the card that I was going to share for the 4th of July.

I used the Stampin' Up! stamp set, "Be the Star", to create this card. I used the layered stamp to stamp on the back of the glimmer paper and cut out the different layers, then piled up the glimmer layers.

The background stars were created with the new Decorative star mask (#133777). 

The layout is a Mojo Monday sketch from several years ago. I like to challenge myself to come up with cards using past sketches. There are so many sketches that I haven't tried yet that I am sure I won't run out any time soon!

Whisper White card stock, Night of Navy card stock, Regals Designer Series paper, Maritime Designer series paper, silver glimmer paper, red glimmer paper

Whisper White craft ink, Smoky Slate classic Stampin' ink, Jet Stazon to stamp the stars on the back of the glimmer paper as a pattern for cutting them out.

Stamp set: Be the Star

Other: White embossing powder with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' glitter mixed into it.
Basic Rhinestone jewels colored with cherry cobbler blendabilities marker (darkest value).
Decorative star mask, Dimensionals, corner rounder punch

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Flamingo Lingo All Occasion card

Ronald McDonald House fundraiser stamp set

Okay, as I promised earlier, since I am done with supper (made burgers tonight), here's a card that I made. It is from a previous year's Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

I used the Ronald McDonald fundraiser stamp set from Stampin' Up!; Flamingo Lingo. I really like this stamp set. I hope that Stampin' Up! sells lots of them and raises tons of money for this very worthy cause.

Paper: Calypso Coral card stock, Melon Mambo card stock, Pink Pirrouette card stock, Basic Black card stock, Whisper White card stock, Coastal Cabana card stock,

Stamp set: Flamingo Lingo

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral

Embossing folders: Fancy Fan, Decorative Dots

Embossing Dies: Oval Collection Framelits, Large Scallop Edgelit

Punch: Petite Petals, bird builder

Ribbon: Crisp Cantaloupe thick baker's twine

Bling: Rhinestone basic jewels

Well, that's it for tonight. Thanks for visiting and remember to leave a comment to get your name in the drawing for the blog candy...a stamped card from my studio!
Thanks and have a Happy, Safe 4th of July! God Bless America!