Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Friend Share

The second patriotic card that I have to share is from my friend, Fumiko. 

This stamp set goes back a few years when there were many Americana and country style images sold by stamp companies.

Thanks for sharing Fumiko.




Thursday, June 22, 2017

Journal It! Journal Prompt #254

Here's another prompt for you to journal...

Who is the most creative person in your family? What do they create? Or, how are they creative?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Crafting Forever stamp set


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial #100 Brushwork Alphabet card

Welcome to another Tuesday Tutorial.

I've had this stamp set for quite awhile, so I decided I needed to put it to use. This is the first of 3 projects that I hope to create with this stamp set and the Brushstrokes stamp set. (Get the tutorial to see what's inside)


You can get the tutorial now by using this link. Or, I will send you the Tuesday Tutorial by email if you will send me your email address requesting to be added to my Tuesday Tutorial list (please send it to me privately to the email listed in my contacts and put in the subject line "add me to TT list"). This list will ONLY be used to send out the Tuesday Tutorial each week, it will not be used for marketing in any manner whatsoever.

Stampin' Up! has a new annual catalog. Get yours by ordering at least $50.00 worth of merchandise from my online store. I will send one to you! (U.S. only) 

Remember to use the hostess code when you order through my 24/7 Stampin' store. That is how you get a freebie from me! See details under the hostess code tab.

 
Have a blessed day,  
Trude

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Scrapbook Sunday Artistically Asian

Hello,

This page is an 8" x 8" page. I don't have a fancy studio so it was a little bit tricky to photograph this page. The bright areas on the page are gold embossing and gold foil cardstock.


Products I used:

Gold embossing powder
VersaMark ink pad
Artistically Asian stamp set
Basic Black cardstock
Gold cardstock


Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday Friend Share

Now is a good time to start sharing 4th of July cards that I have received. This first one is from Betty..

I like the various red, white and blue papers creating rays around the glittering stars. Thanks for the fun patriotic card!



Thursday, June 15, 2017

Journal It! #253 Journal Prompt

Have you written about this?

Did you have a family nickname when you were growing up? How did you get it?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Guy Greetings stamp set

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial #99 Artistically Asian

It's Tuesday again and time for another Tuesday Tutorial!

I am so happy that Stampin' Up! brought back Glossy White cardstock. I love the fun sponged backgrounds that can be created with it. It really makes colors pop!


You can get the tutorial now by using this link. Or, I will send you the Tuesday Tutorial by email if you will send me your email address requesting to be added to my Tuesday Tutorial list (please send it to me privately to the email listed in my contacts and put in the subject line "add me to TT list"). This list will ONLY be used to send out the Tuesday Tutorial each week, it will not be used for marketing in any manner whatsoever.

Stampin' Up! has a new annual catalog. Get yours by ordering at least $50.00 worth of merchandise from my online store. I will send one to you! (U.S. only) 

Remember to use the hostess code when you order through my 24/7 Stampin' store. That is how you get a freebie from me! See details under the hostess code tab.

  Have a blessed day,  
Trude

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Scrapbook Sunday Gerbera Daisies

Hello,

I hope you are having a beautiful Sunday. This scrapbook page is sure to brighten your day!


This is an 8" x 8" page. 
Products I used:
Berry Burst cardstock
Lemon Lime Twist cardstock
Melon Mambo cardstock
Daffodil Delight cardstock
Wisteria Wonder cardstock
Crushed Curry cardstock
Perfect Plum cardstock
Blushing Bride cardstock
Tangerine Tango cardstock
Lemon Lime Twist In-Color ink pad
Timeless Textures stamp set
Daisy punch
3/4" circle punch
1/2" circle punch

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday Friend Share

My friend, Jeannie, makes such beautiful cards. She loves animals and nature and naturally gravitates to those subjects in her card making.

Thank you Jeannie for another spectacular card.




Thursday, June 8, 2017

Journal It! Journal Prompt #252

The next Journal It journal prompt that I have for you is...

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Did you change your mind or follow it through?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Painter's Palette




Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial 98 Daisy Delight

Hello Crafting Friends!

Today's tutorial uses my favorite stamp set from the catalog...so far. I'm sure as I use more stamp sets from the new catalog I will have many more favorites! This stamp set is called Daisy Delight.


You can get the tutorial now by using this link. Or, I will send you the Tuesday Tutorial by email if you will send me your email address requesting to be added to my Tuesday Tutorial list (please send it to me privately to the email listed in my contacts and put in the subject line "add me to TT list"). This list will ONLY be used to send out the Tuesday Tutorial each week, it will not be used for marketing in any manner whatsoever.

Remember to use the hostess code when you order through my 24/7 Stampin' store. That is how you get a freebie from me! See details under the hostess code tab.

  Have a blessed day,  
Trude

Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday Friend Share

This card is a valentine that my stamping buddy, Susie, sent me. I was looking at it today and thinking that it could also be transformed into a June strawberry card.

Susie, put some green caps on the red hearts, maybe using a flower punch, and create a strawberry card for me! You know how I love strawberries! ☺

The strawberry stands are set up in my neighborhood and ready to go. I can hardly wait. 


Thursday, June 1, 2017

New 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog is Live!

Check out the new catalog. New papers, new punches, new stamp sets and lots of new framelits!

2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog

June Card Club- Happy Birthday Gorgeous

The June Card Club has been posted under the Monthly Card Club tab at the top. 

Here are the cards for the month of June.


Journal It! Journal Prompt #251

Today's Journal It! prompt is:

What was your favorite food when you were a child? Is it still your favorite?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!


Cool Treats stamp set


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial # 97 Label Me Pretty

It is time to start sharing some projects that use items from the new catalog. Yay!

This stamp is from the new Label Me Pretty stamp set and it has a matching punch. It can be purchased in a bundle at a 10% savings.(beginning June 1st, 2017)

 The cardstocks are new In-Colors; Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist. The Lemon Lime Twist is actually a little greener than the photo shows, it is too yellow here.


You can get the tutorial now by using this link. Or, I will send you the Tuesday Tutorial by email if you will send me your email address requesting to be added to my Tuesday Tutorial list (please send it to me privately to the email listed in my contacts and put in the subject line "add me to TT list"). This list will ONLY be used to send out the Tuesday Tutorial each week, it will not be used for marketing in any manner whatsoever.

Remember to use the hostess code when you order through my 24/7 Stampin' store. That is how you get a freebie from me! See details under the hostess code tab.

Have a blessed day, 
Trude

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Friend Share

Here's a card that speaks of spring. It is from Jeannie. She used the twisted paper technique to create a flower to embellish this card. Have you tried this technique yet? I have not tried it. I think it would be cute for a special scrapbook page.


Jeannie also distressed the edges of the leaves and crumpled them for some added interest and texture. The white box on the upper right could also be used for a sentiment.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Journal It! # 250

Journal It! #250

Here's a journal prompt for you to consider.

What is your earliest childhood memory?

Write the prompt in you journal and Journal It!

Baby Bear stamp set


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial # 96 One Big Meaning

One Big Meaning Thank You card

Have you noticed that I haven't been sharing all the new stuff that I have been getting during the demonstrator pre-order? Well, that's because I haven't had time to create any new projects. I had to schedule all my blog posts before my son and his girlfriend came for a visit. And then I was too busy doing sightseeing trips and other fun stuff.

I promise that now that I am back to the routine (but still trying to catch up on everything) I will start to share some fun new products.


You can get the tutorial now by using this link. Or, I will send you the Tuesday Tutorial by email if you will send me your email address requesting to be added to my Tuesday Tutorial list (please send it to me privately to the email listed in my contacts and put in the subject line "add me to TT list"). This list will ONLY be used to send out the Tuesday Tutorial each week, it will not be used for marketing in any manner whatsoever.

Remember to use the hostess code when you order through my 24/7 Stampin' store. That is how you get a freebie from me! See details under the hostess code tab.

Have a blessed day, Trude

Monday, May 22, 2017

Journal It! Journal Prompt #253

Another Journal It! prompt for your journal-

Did you have a family nickname when you were growing up? How did you get it?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

You're So Sweet stamp set


Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Friend Share

Okay, I know you must be wondering why I am sharing Betty's Autumn greeting card today. Well, I am getting really sick of all the rain we have had this spring and when I looked at this card I saw a big sun shining. I thought, "That would be really easy to switch out and create a spring themed card."

Use green on the leaves instead of the fall colors and switch the sentiment to say, "Hello Spring!"


Betty used the Kinda Eclectic stamp set. This stamp set is on the retiring list and will only be available through May 31, 2017.


 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Journal It! # 249

Journal It! #249

Another journal prompt for you...

Where did your parents live when you were born?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

In This World stamp set


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial # 95 Stylized Birthday

Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Birthday Card

Do you have this thinlit set yet? Are you glad that it is being carried over for another year? I am glad, because I haven't had enough time to really use it and be creative with it. So I thought that I would play with it for the Tuesday Tutorial and this is what I came up with.


You can get the tutorial now by using this link. Or, I will send you the Tuesday Tutorial by email if you will send me your email address requesting to be added to my Tuesday Tutorial list (please send it to me privately to the email listed in my contacts and put in the subject line "add me to TT list"). This list will ONLY be used to send out the Tuesday Tutorial each week, it will not be used for marketing in any manner whatsoever.

Remember to use the hostess code when you order through my 24/7 Stampin' store. That is how you get a freebie from me! See details under the hostess code tab.

Have a blessed day, Trude

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday Friend Share

Welcome back to another Friday Friend Share.
Today I have another card from Kim to share with you.
The stamp set she used can still be purchased; it was new in the 2016-2017 annual catalog.


It is called Artistically Asian and has really nice sentiments for encouragement.

She created layers of color for the background. I don't know what inks she used. Distress inks are popular for this technique.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Trude

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Journal It! # 248

Journal It! #248

The next journal prompt for your journaling pleasure-

Do you have a favorite cultural custom? Write about it.

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!


Feather Together stamp set

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial # 94 Thoughts and Prayers

Thoughts and Prayers Encouragement Card

This uses the Baby Wipe Technique. I like it for this stamp set. I added a twist to the basic technique that I shared in my Wednesday 101 tutorial about the Baby Wipe Technique. In that tutorial the dots of ink were random. For this card the ink is placed in specific spots.


You can get the tutorial now by using this link. Or, I will send you the Tuesday Tutorial by email if you will send me your email address requesting to be added to my Tuesday Tutorial list (please send it to me privately to the email listed in my contacts and put in the subject line "add me to TT list"). This list will ONLY be used to send out the Tuesday Tutorial each week, it will not be used for marketing in any manner whatsoever.

Remember to use the hostess code when you order through my 24/7 Stampin' store. That is how you get a freebie from me! See details under the hostess code tab.

Have a blessed day, Trude

Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday Friend Share

Yes, April finally had her baby. Now everyone can relax and go back to creating cards!

But this is just perfect for the occasion! Jeannie has created a giraffe card, and not in April's honor. I received it before all that started. ☺

I don't have any other friends or pen-pals who do encaustic wax painted cards. Jeannie does an awesome job. I love her encaustic wax stamped cards.

This is one technique that I have not tried.


Thanks for sharing, Jeannie!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Journal It! # 247

Journal It #247

Here's an interesting journal prompt...

Where have you gone on vacation where you would never go again? Why?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Wherever You Go stamp set


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial 93 Best Birds

Welcome back for the weekly Tuesday Tutorial! I hope you are enjoying these weekly posts of cards with their accompanying tutorials.

Here's what I have for you today:

Tuesday Tutorial, Stampin' Up!, Best Birds, Stamp with Trude, greeting card

You can get the tutorial now by using this link. Or, I will send you the Tuesday Tutorial by email if you will send me your email address requesting to be added to my Tuesday Tutorial list (please send it to me privately to the email listed in my contacts and put in the subject line "add me to TT list"). This list will ONLY be used to send out the Tuesday Tutorial each week, it will not be used for marketing in any manner whatsoever.

Remember to use the hostess code when you order through my 24/7 Stampin' store. That is how you get a freebie from me! See details under the hostess code tab.


Have a blessed day,
Trude

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Scrapbook Sunday Birthday page

Here's the page that I created with the Stylized Birthday stamp. Look for other posts using this stamp for a 3D project and a card...coming in the future.

This is an 8" x 8" page. I like the bold colors and high contrast.


Party Animal Designer Series paper
2015-2017 In-Color Designer Series paper stack
Pacific Point cardstock
Gold Foil paper
Whisper White cardstock
Balloon Bouquet punch
Stylized Birthday stamp
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' ink pad
Midnight hologram embossing powder (unknown source)
Circle framelits- Stampin' Up! and Spellbinder

Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday Friend Share

This is a card that Eileen sent. Isn't it unique? It folds flat to go into an envelope, but when you take it out of the envelope it opens into the shape of an X so that it stands by itself and the portrait is suspended in the cut-out area.


Layering ovals Framelits would work well to recreate this card.

Layering Ovals Framelits


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Journal It! # 246

Journal It! 246

Think about this journal prompt!

What is your favorite destination outside of your home country? If you haven't traveled outside your country, where would you like to go first?

Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Chase Your Dreams


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Thankful Thoughts Treat Bag

Here is the third project that I created with the Thankful Thoughts stamp set. It is my 3D project.

I liked the glittery butterflies so I stayed with that theme for this project.

Thankful Thoughts, treat bag, Stampin' Up!, Stamp with Trude, thank you

Products I used:

Several shades of Martha Stewart glitter
Treat bags (retired Stampin' Up!)
Paper Pizzazz paper for stitched square
Basic Black cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Suddenly Stickers adhesive
Bold Butterfly thinlits
Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits
Butterflies Thinlits 
Stitched Shapes Framelits
Snail Tape
Dimensionals
Basic Black Archival ink pad
Big Shot
Stampin' Stapler

Have a blessed day,
Trude

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

May Card Club- Moon Babies

I am posting the information for the May Card Club a few days early. I am trying to get everything done so that I can enjoy my company while they are here in May. ☺

Moon Babies stamp set
These are the 'value added' card kits that you will get when you purchase the required items before May 15th and use the hostess code. See all the details on the Monthly Card Club tab at the top of my blog.

Tuesday Tutorial # 92 Umbrella Weather

Tuesday Tutorial #92- Umbrella Weather

Tuesday Tutorial, Weather Together, Umbrella Weather, Stampin' Up!, Stamp with Trude, Encouragement, greeting card

You can get the tutorial now by using this link. Or, I will send you the Tuesday Tutorial by email if you will send me your email address requesting to be added to my Tuesday Tutorial list (please send it to me privately to the email listed in my contacts and put in the subject line "add me to TT list"). This list will ONLY be used to send out the Tuesday Tutorial each week, it will not be used for marketing in any manner whatsoever.

Remember to use the hostess code when you order through my 24/7 Stampin' store. That is how you get a freebie from me! See details under the hostess code tab.


Have a blessed day,
Trude

Monday, April 24, 2017

Thankful Thoughts Greeting Card

This is the second project that I created with the Thankful Thoughts stamp set.

I've been watching some Jennifer McGuire You Tube videos about glitter application. I just had to do something with it.

Stampin' Up! only has Dazzling Details, Gold and Silver glitter. Since they didn't have the colors that I wanted to use, I used Art Institute glitter. I've had it for years, so I don't know if they still have the same colors.

I sponged Elegant Eggplant around the edges of the card and it was too dark, so I sponged craft white over the top to tone it down.

Thankful Thoughts, Thank you card, Stampin' Up!, Stamp with Trude,

Here are the products that I used:

Sweet Sugarplum cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Gold Glimmer paper
Stitched Shapes framelits
Butterflies Thinlits
Fluttering Embossing folder
Basic Black Archival ink pad
Thankful Thoughts stamp set
Art Institute glitter- Royal Wink #24, Dubonnet #6, and the green label is missing so I can't tell you the color and number on that one.
Glue Dots
Dimensionals
Big Shot
Suddenly Stickers adhesive

Thanks for coming by today!
Trude