Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday Friend Share- Daisy Delight

Have you seen the Daisy Delight stamp set and paper that is in the current Stampin' Up catalog? It is real popular. I have seen so many projects on Pinterest that use that set. My friend, Kim, used the set to create this card that she shared with me. 

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Throwback Thursday- Ornamental Pine

I liked this pine sprig when it came out. I thought I would use it a lot, but only managed to create a couple of cards with it.

I decided to try a different technique with the ornaments. I used foil paper and I embossed it with silver and gold embossing powders. I do like the results. I stamped the pine branch over and over to get the look of a full Christmas tree.

 I used both Ornamental Pine and Christmas Messages stamp sets to create this card.

Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial #113 Better Together Christmas

Last month I forgot to do a Tuesday Tutorial Christmas card, so this month I had to make sure to do one.

This set is in the Annual Catalog, not even in the Christmas section. It has stamps for other occasions so that makes it a little more versatile.

The quilt paper makes it cozy and fun.

  download this tutorial now!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday Friend Share- Fall Hearts

Jeannie sent me this cute card that has fall colored hearts falling from the tree. Isn't it cute?

Thanks for joining me for Friday Friend Share this week and thanks, Jeannie, for the interesting card.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Throwback Thursday- Truly Grateful

I know a few people who make Thanksgiving cards and send them out, but it is too much work to do cards for Thanksgiving and Christmas (IMHO). But this set can be used for fall cards that say thank you to special people in your life. It is always good to be thankful and we need to incorporate it into our everyday lives, not just at Thanksgiving time.

I'm thankful for you...the people all around the world, who take time to look at my blog to see what I have crafted, who occasionally leave a comment of encouragement or commendation and who place orders through my Stampin' Up! store so that I can continue to create cards and post tutorials for you. Thanks!

This set is called, Truly Grateful.

Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial #112 Basket of Wishes

I am having a hard time giving summer up and one of the things that I always love about summer is all the strawberries that I find at stands and supermarkets! 
This stamp set is quite versatile, it has fall stamps in the set, but I thought that I would go ahead and make one more strawberry card before I turn to all the fall and Holiday cards.

  download the tutorial now!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday Friend Share- Snowmen

This Friday Friend Share card is from Cathy. It is interesting in that she used a mylar sheet for the front and embossed it with a snowflake pattern. Then she applied a snowman that was stamped on white paper and cut out.
The inside of the card is also stamped with the sentiment and snowmen. I've included photos of the outside layer, the inside of the card and the completed folded card.
Nice work Cathy. It's a unique one.

Have a blessed day,

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Throwback Thursday- The Newborn King

I thought I would do something different with this card, so I made a tri-fold. The main image has a natural dividing line that made it easy to do. I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the two parts, but it would have been easier to just cut the stamp at that point.

The folded card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/2". The flaps are both two and a half inches wide. It isn't real easy to tell from the photo that I heat embossed everything with silver embossing powder. It looks great on the Midnight Muse cardstock.

Tri-Fold Closed

Tri-Fold Open

Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial # 111 Hug in a Mug

Anyone ready for a spot of tea? I used the new Hug in a Mug stamp set along with the sentiments from Balloon Celebration to create this card. I liked the delicate flowers on the Petal Garden Designer Series paper, so I thought I would pair it up with the tea cup. It would make a great invitation to a tea party. High Tea anyone?

  download this tutorial now!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Scrapbook Sunday- Birthday Blossoms

Are you all done with weddings for the summer? Amazingly, I didn't have any to attend this year. I do have some from years past that I haven't scrapbooked.

This page could be used as a wedding page, it could also be used for a birthday or a new baby. I'm sure there is a celebration that you could use this page for.

Products I used on this page:

Birthday Blossoms stamp set
Leaf Punch
Pansy Punch
Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' ink pad
Berry Burst In-Color Stampin' ink pad
12" x 12" Pink Pirouette cardstock
5 1/2" x 7 1/2" Vellum
Always Artichoke cardstock 2" x 11"
Mini Dimensionals
Letraset Graphic tape

Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday Friend Share- Floral Greeting

Today's Friday Friend Share comes from my friend Candace.

The card background has stenciled embossing paste for interest and is wrapped with a hand spun piece of yarn. Sweet.

Have a blessed day,

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Throwback Thursday- Fifth Avenue Floral

I purchased this stamp set several years ago. I wanted to play with it and do some color blending and other watercolor techniques that I saw on You Tube. The set retired before I had a chance to play with it so it just sat neglected and unused on my shelf.

So I decided that Throwback Thursday would be a good time to do some playing and sharing! I like how this card turned out. I used the new watercolor pencils for the Daffodil Delight areas and then I used an Aqua Painter and Melon Mambo for the Pink areas. After I had the flowers colored, I sprayed them with water to help the colors blend. Then on one of the flowers I added a little more Melon Mambo to some of the petal edges.

I think this is a card that will go to my mom. She loves roses. She used to paint them too.

Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial #110 Beachy Little Christmas

It still feels like summer, but the children have returned to school so we know that fall is very close. I'm going to enjoy these last hot days of summer and try to relax a bit before the bustle of fall and holidays arrives.

Speaking of holidays, the new Holiday Catalog went live last Friday.

You can get the tutorial now by using this link
 Have a blessed day,

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday Friend Share- Birthday Card

Betty made this card for my birthday. She said she used a premade card base and added the flowers and sentiment.

Good job Betty. Good luck with some of the other wilder graphics in the set! I'm not sure it would be easy for me to put a card together with bold chevrons and stripes in the background either.

Have a blessed day,