Saturday, January 31, 2015

Journal It! # 16

Today's Journal prompt:

Write about a place you went with your mother.

Write the prompt on your journal page and Journal It!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Journal It! # 15

Today's journal prompt:

What do you think about movies and television programming now compared to when you were a child?

Write the prompt on your journal page and Journal It!



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

From the Herd Get Well Card

Another Stampin' Up! From the Herd card. This time it is a get well card. 
I was trying to decide what color theme to use. I noticed the monochromatic color theme of my bedspread and decided to go in that direction to see what would happen. Here's the results.

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I think my Father-in-law will get a kick out of this. He's rehabilitating from a fall and he likes silly animal cards.

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Have a blessed day!
Trude

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

From the Herd Birthday Card

Hello!
Today I am going to show you a card that I made yesterday using the new set "From the Herd". It is in the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog and it it a fun set.

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Isn't that fun? The set includes sentiments for a couple of occasions and even a "belated" sentiment.
From the Herd
The green card base is 6 3/4" x 5"
















Journal it! #14

Today's journal prompt:

Do you have any favorite television shows? What and Why?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Journal It! # 13

Today's journal prompt-

Tell about your philosophy as it relates to the way you want to live or have lived your life.

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal it!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Journal It! # 12

Today's journal prompt:

Have you had answers to prayer? Write about it.

Write the journal prompt in your journal and then JOURNAL IT!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Valentine's Day Banner

Valentine's Day is rushing at us! It is less than a month away and I haven't started to post Valentine card ideas for you yet.

Here's the Valentine's Day banner that we created in the monthly banner class. I was trying for the look of the old fashioned homemade valentines we used to create for our classmates.


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You Plus Me

 Stampin' Up! products I used for this Valentine's Day banner

  • Real Red card stock
  • Real Red ink
  • Strawberry Slush card stock
  • Strawberry Slush ink
  • Blushing Bride card stock
  • Blushing Bride ink
  • Hearts collection framelits
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies
  • Real Red 1/4" cotton ribbon
  • Blushing Bride Baker's twine
  • Red Glimmer paper
  • Sweetheart punch


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Journal It! # 11

Journal It! #11

Describe where you were and what you were doing when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded.

If you are old enough to remember this...
Write the prompt on your page and Journal It!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Retro Age Awareness Birthday Card

Have you seen the Age Awareness Birthday stamp set in the Stampin' Up! catalog? It is very fun!
The sentiment on this flip card is from the Age Awareness set. There are quite a few sentiments in the set that you can mix and match. On the inside of this card I used the one that says, "You look way better at this age than I thought you would." I think it is an appropriate one to send to my sister ☺☺.

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Age Awareness stamp set
 I used the flip card die for the card base and I used Carol Paynes' card idea. Go to my Pinterest page ( http://pinterest.com/stampwithtrude ) and look at the Age Awareness board to see the changes I made for this card.

I used Typeset Designer Series Paper for the numbers on the right side of the card.

This card would be so much fun to share with the over 50's crowd. I think I should make a stack of them! Younger people might not even know what the red and black circles represent!

Have a blessed day,

Trude













Monday, January 19, 2015

Journal It! 10

Your creative writing journal prompt for the day is:
Did you enjoy school? Was it better some years than others?

Write the prompt in your journal and then JOURNAL IT!

Have a blessed day,
Trude

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Something Lacy Birthday Card

Stampin' Up! has a new background lace stamp. I really haven't had enough time to play with the one that they introduced in the Annual catalog last summer, but here it is, another lace background. I'm not complaining, except about the lack of time to play with them! I think the lace backgrounds are elegant and I like elegant cards.

The stamp is called Something Lacy. Here's the first card that I made with the stamp. I used the emboss resist technique.


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This picture makes the Blackberry Bliss card stock almost appear black, it is a deep purple, very beautiful.

I stamped the Something Lacy stamp on Whisper White card stock with White craft ink and White embossing powder. Then I used Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, and Wisteria Wonder to color the piece. I rubbed the color in with Stampin' Sponges.


Something Lacy stamp

Enjoy the day!
Trude

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Journal It! 9

Today's journal prompt- Did you keep a journal or diary as a child? What did it mean to you?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

I hope you're having fun journaling. If there are prompts that you can't relate to or don't want to use, just wait for a couple of days and you'll have a new one! ☺

Friday, January 16, 2015

Endless Birthday Wishes Card

Finally I am getting back to some card making and blogging. It isn't really that I haven't made any cards, it's just that I have been doing the monthly card making classes and banner class and I have been teaching and tutoring, so I haven't had the time to do the blogging.

I saw a card on Pinterest (don't you love Pinterest??) that I thought I would use as the inspiration for a card. I switched out a color, the stamp set and the sequins. I like the pop of color with the neutrals. I still think it would work as a masculine card with the pop of red instead of the gold. What do you think? 

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Link to Linda Curcio's original card


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Here's what the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set includes...lots of mix and match words to create fun birthday cards!

Paper: Basic Gray card stock, Whisper White card stock, Cherry Cobbler card stock, Red Glimmer paper, Typeset Designer Series paper

Stamp set: Endless Birthday Wishes

Other: 1/4" circle punch, Cherry Cobbler Chevron ribbon

Ink: Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Journal It! 8

Journal Prompt- Write about the best Christmas present you ever received.

Write the prompt in your journal and then Journal It!

Have a blessed day,
Trude

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Journal It! 7

Journal Prompt- Write about the most recent interesting thing that happened in your life.

Write the prompt in your journal and then Journal It!

Have a blessed day,
Trude

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Journal It! 6

Journal Prompt- What was your most special dating experience? Tell about it.

Write the journal prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Have a blessed day,
Trude

Friday, January 9, 2015

Journal It! 5

Journal Prompt- How do you feel about your birth order position? Were there advantages or disadvantages to you in that birth order position?

Write the prompt in your journal and then Journal It!

Have a blessed day,
Trude

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Summer Silhouette Floral Birthday Card

I'm thinking that I need to start making some valentines! But that isn't what I have to share with you today. I'm stuck on a birthday card streak because I always need a lot of birthday cards and I figured it would be good to make a bunch at the beginning of the year so I have some to choose from.

Here's today's
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It looks rather cheery and makes me think of spring.
I used; Sassy Salutations, Summer Silhouettes, and Thoughts and Prayers stamp sets.
I stamped the Thoughts and Prayers branch across the top of the Whisper white about 4 times with Daffodil Delight ink. Then I stamped a couple of leaf sprigs from the Summer Silhouette set with Pear Pizzazz that I stamped off once before stamping on the card. The Flowers from the Summer Silhouette set were stamped next using Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cantaloupe and Tangerine Tango inks. I stamped the flower centers using Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry inks. Stamp the sentiment in Jet Black Stazon.
Layer the white on Tangerine Tango and then onto a Daffodil Delight base.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Journal It! 4

Journal Prompt- If you have a garden, what do you plant in it and why?

Write the prompt in your journal and then Journal It!

Have a blessed day,
Trude

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Choose Happiness Sympathy Card



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I made this card with the Choose Happiness stamp set and the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set for the sentiment on the inside.

I used Whisper white card stock, Basic Black card stock, Window Sheet, Silver Encore ink, Silver embossing powder, Jet Black Stazon ink, and silver ribbon.

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Have a blessed day!
Trude

Monday, January 5, 2015

Journal It! 3

Journal Prompt- Did you have a Teddy bear as a child? Describe it.

Write the journal prompt in your journal and then Journal It!

Have a blessed day,
Trude

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Journal It! 2

Journal Prompt- Describe a happy moment that you have had.

Write the journal prompt in your journal and then Journal It!

Have a blessed day,
Trude

Friday, January 2, 2015

Moon Lake Masculine Birthday Card

I'm working on birthday cards for the coming year. It seems that I use many more masculine cards, so I created a masculine card with the Moon Lake stamp set. It will be available in the 2015 Occasions catalog that goes live January 6th.


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Have you tried the Bokeh technique yet? This is my first attempt. It is fun and not difficult. It is a little messy because you use watercolor paper, an aqua painter and several colors of reinker.

That's probably why I won't try this one in a class, you have to get it wet, ink it up and let it dry before you can stamp it.

I used So Saffron, Old Olive and Sahara Sand reinkers for the color. The card stocks are Mossy Meadow and Chocolate Chip.

All supplies are available through my stamping store.

Have a blessed day,
Trude

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Journal It! # 1

Today I am beginning a journal series to help you do that journaling that you've always intended to do.
Since today is New Year's Day, the first journal prompt is about your expectations for the coming year. I'm not asking you to write down your resolutions or goals, just something that you would like to see happen in your life this year.

Journal Prompt- Write about something that you would like to see happen in your life this year.

This could include something personal that pertains to spiritual, physical, mental, or relational well being.

I suggest that you pull out a new notebook, or journal and that you write the journal prompt at the top of the page. You do not need to limit yourself to one single page for each journal prompt. Some days you may have a lot to say about the prompt and some days you will have little. Use as much space as you need to develop your thought.        

Have fun with it!
I'll post the next journal prompt on the 3rd of January.

Have a blessed day,
Trude