Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Congratulations Paper Pumpkin remake # 6

There were 8 cards in the March Paper Pumpkin kit and I made one of them into two cards and then used the original word bubble as a pattern and created one of my own so.... you will be seeing quite a few versions of these March Paper Pumpkin kit cards by the time I post the last one. Hope you are enjoying the variety.

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This one could be used as a congratulatory card, or maybe a birthday card. I used the Blue Ribbon stamp set, Night of Navy ink, a 1/4" circle punch, a star framelit, gold foil paper, and the scattered star border punch to create this card.

If you are wondering where I used the scattered star border punch; I used it to punch the gold foil paper and then adhered 2 tiny stars by the word "the" and one over the center of the number 1.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Thank You Card Paper Pumpkin Remake # 5

This card has just two modifications to the original. They are simple modifications that make the card quick and easy to create.
Instead of stitching the YOU with the yellow embroidery thread, I colored it with Pool Party markers. I also sponged Pool Party ink on the front of the card, heavier on the edges and lightly toward the center.
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The Paper Pumpkin kit includes this "Thank" stamp and the one on the inside also. Inside the card it says, "You're a gem" which goes along with the little Pool Party colored gem that is included with the kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Journal It! # 45

Journal Prompt #45

If you have ever stood up for your beliefs, tell about it.

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hello You Paper Pumpkin Remake # 4

Yup, you guessed it another March Paper Pumpkin remake.

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I dabbed spots of color on this card using sponge daubers. I like the extra color and it helps tie in the Pool Party arrows with the Daffodil Delight YOU.

The Original Paper Pumpkin kit card would have been black and white with the blue arrows and the YOU outlined in yellow embroidery thread...

I like my changes and it takes 15 fewer minutes to make this card than to make the original version with the embroidered outline.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Lucky Paper Pumpkin Card Remake # 3

I'm really getting into altering the Paper Pumpkin kit this month. Here is my next alteration. I have to post this one now before March is over. 

I decided that the small flower in the Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty punch pack looked a little like four leaf clovers. Then I found the word in the Crazy About You stamp set. I love that set because it has so many words in it that can be used singly or in phrases.

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Then again, instead of using the yellow embroidery floss that came with the Paper Pumpkin kit, I used markers to color the YOU.

This could be used as a congratulations card or a St. Pat's Day card.

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Have a blessed day,

Journal It! # 44

Here's today's prompt:

Do you have a favorite aunt or uncle? Tell why he/she is a favorite.

Write the prompt in your journal, then Journal It!

Have a blessed day,

Friday, March 27, 2015

Happy Birthday Paper Pumpkin Remake # 2

Here's another card from the Stampin' Up!, March "My Paper Pumpkin" kit. I added some color to it. I also used the dots stamp from Kinda Eclectic stamp set to repeat dots on the inside of the card.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Journal It! # 43

Journal prompt for today-

Write about your wedding party's attire and include a photo if possible.

Write the prompt in your journal, add a photo (if possible) and Journal It!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Rainbow Paper Pumpkin Card

I am creating with the March Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' Up! 
This is the first card I made. There are 9 cards, 3 each of 3 different designs. I decided to do all of them a little differently than the way they were intended to be put together.
For some of the cards I am using the stamps that came with the set and for others I am using stamps from my regular Stampin' Up! stamp sets.
The cards were intended to be just the black and white design with the yellow YOU and some added Soft Sky accents. You will see over the next several days that my cards went in another direction.

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I used the ink pads from the bright set to sponge color on the front of the card. I decided not to use the green from the Brights set, so I used the Wild Wasabi instead because it is brighter.

The "Thinking of" stamps are from the Crazy About You stamp set. That set is a wonderful set with lots of words and so many ways to combine them. It is in the Spring Occasions catalog.

Keep checking back for more March Paper Pumpkin alternate idea cards!

Happy Day,

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy Easter Bunny Banner

Here's my Easter banner for this year. I used the Happy Easter Bunny by Stampin' Up!

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I tried the Blendabilities, and the Stampin' Write markers and decided to go with colored pencils because I could get better shading.

The flowers were die cut with the Flower Frenzy Bigz L die.

Wisteria Wonder card stock, So Saffron card stock, Marina Mist card stock, Pirouette Pink card stock, Whisper White card stock, Pool Party card stock, bits and pieces of other colors for the flowers...I was trying to use up some scraps.

Jet Black Stazon, Whisper White craft ink

Happy Easter Bunny, Gorgeous Grunge

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Journal It! # 42

Journal prompt #42

Describe your dream job and what a day would look like.

 Write the prompt in your journal, then Journal It!

Don't work too hard today ☺


Monday, March 23, 2015

Mojo Monday Sketch Hello Card

Here's another Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper card. I'm having fun with this paper...can you tell?

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Old Olive card stock, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, Tempting Turquoise card stock, Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper, Tangerine Tango card stock, Whisper White card stock

Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Jet Black Stazon

Flower Medallion punch, Brights Buttons, Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine, sponge daubers

Stamp Sets:
Crazy About You, Petal Potpourri

I used a Mojo Monday Sketch for the layout. They are great idea starters. Have you tried them yet?

Thanks for checking my blog today!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Journal It! # 41

Your Journal prompt for today, if you choose to accept it,

Describe you husband, wife or best friend.

Write the prompt in your journal, then Journal It!

Patriotic Thinking of You Card

I'm finally back! I have been having too much fun with my grandson.
First it was time to try selfies with Nana's phone...
then it was time to go to the playground....
Then it was time to feed the fish...
Yes, his mama is hanging onto him so he won't go for a swim with the fish.

Then is was time to find out how many batteries were in the remote...
We had more adventures and I will miss seeing him until the summer, God willing.

So here's the project share for today:

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This paper is free (with purchase) through the end of March and it is very fun to play with. It is called Irresistibly Yours and you can stamp on it, spritz color on it, sponge it, and watercolor it. The white areas are embossed and will resist whatever color you put on them.
I used the striped paper and sponged it with Real Red and I used the star paper and sponged it with Night of Navy.

I used Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and Silver Foil paper for the stars. The ribbon looks gold in spots because of the flash, but it is actually silver ribbon. The sentiment is from the Occasions 4 You stamp set.

Thanks for not giving up on me while I was away playing with my grandson!
Have a blessed day,

Friday, March 20, 2015

Journal It! # 40

Here's a journal prompt...

Are there any DVD's that you would watch over and over? Why and what is it about?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Journal It! # 39

The prompt I have for you today is:

Who is your favorite Bible character? Why?

Write it, Journal It!

Have a blessed day,

Monday, March 16, 2015

Journal It! # 38

The prompt of the day-

Tell about a memorable anniversary celebration or trip.

Write the prompt in your journal, then- Journal It!

Happy Day!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Journal It! # 37

Your prompt for today is-

Write about your faith, religion or spirituality. What is your testimony?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Journal It! # 36

Journal Prompt #36

In high school what subjects were your best and worst?

You know the drill...
Write it, Journal It!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Journal It! # 35

Journal Prompt for the day,

What were some of your parent's rules and manner of discipline?

Write the prompt in your journal, then Journal It!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Journal It! # 34

Journal Prompt of the day:

What skills and hobbies did you learn as a child? Where did you learn them and who taught them?

Write the prompt in your journal and then Journal It!

Enjoy the day!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Adventure Awaits Encouragement Card

This is a stamp from the Stampin' Up! Spring Occasions catalog. It comes with several others in the Adventure Awaits stamp set. They are all fairly large stamps, which makes for quick and easy cards. This one could be for anyone, but is one of the few encouragement sentiments that would be especially good for men and boys.
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I used the Maritime Designer Series Paper for the background. The sentiment is stamped with Night of Navy ink. I also used Night of Navy card stock, Real Red card stock, Coastal Cabana card stock and Whisper White card stock.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Journal It! # 33

Journal prompt #33

As a teenager what were some of your hopes and dreams?

Write the prompt in your journal and them Journal It!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Journal It! # 32

Journal Prompt #32

As a child, did you have a toy that was special to you What do you remember about it?

Write the prompt in your journal, then Journal It!

Have a blessed day!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Journal It! # 31

Journal Prompt #31

Describe where you were and what you were doing when you heard that President Kennedy had been assassinated.

*If you weren't around when this event happened, just skip it and I'll see you back in two days (I can barely remember the event).

Write the prompt, then Journal It!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

By the Seashore Gift Box

Here's the third By the Seashore project. It is a box that holds 10 Hershey Nuggets and is wide enough to accommodate a gift card either underneath the nuggets (more secure) or on top where it can be immediately accessed as soon as the box is opened.

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I used Sahara Sand ink, Everything Eleanor stamp set, By the Seashore stamp set, And Many More stamp set, Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper.

Have a blessed day,