Thursday, June 22, 2017

Berry Burst club card Floral Phrases


Tuesday's post had the Lemon Lime card and I was not satisfied with the layout.  I played with it a bit and am much happier with the horizontal approach.  What do you think?  The supplies are the same but in different colors.

Happy stamping!
Stef

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My retired items for sale

Each In Color bag is $8 and includes the ink pad, marker, and refill

Each stamp set in this picture is $5

Each folder/package is $5

Each stamp set in this picture is $10 plus I have Gorgeous Grunge not pictured

Each punch is $6

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Club Project Floral Phrases card

Hello!  Club this week will involve the new In Color palette.  I am going to try something new and will have color stations set up around the tables.  Because we had to reschedule and have club a week early I adjusted the time so that it was "come and go".  Each lady will get three cards to prep (supplies in her bag) but will have the option of trading or purchasing additional colors. 

I think that I will switch to a horizontal card for club because I was not completely satisfied with this layout...seemed crowded to me.  If the ladies want to adjust their cards I will have my trimmer there.  I will post the Berry card tomorrow in the new layout. 

Happy stamping!
Stef

Stamps: 
Floral Phrases

Color:
Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White

Supplies:
Ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist
Adhesive, liquid and Snail
Designer Series Paper, Fresh Florals

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Weekend Video At Home with You Bundle

Happy Father's day weekend!  We had a terrible storm last night but everything is so fresh and clean this morning.  Great morning to walk the dog. 

Happy stamping!
Stef

Friday, June 16, 2017

Father's Day Cards from Julie





I did more graphic-geometric designs for my father's day cards this year.

Kraft cardstock, twine bow, olive green stenciled circle dot pattern, rhinestone embellishments, stacked die cuts coated in glossy accents.

My dad is sight impaired. He has had multiple surgeries because of glaucoma; as a result, he is nearly blind.  He has a little peripheral vision left in one eye; if he uses a magnifying glass, he can see a little bit on his good days.  Because of this, I try to make cards bold and simple usually. I also try to include some tactile elements on the card in case it is not one of his better days. (For instance, the twine bow and the layered die cuts covered in glossy accents are something he could feel. The die cut also makes the main part of the sentiment nice and bold. My mom can read him the rest if he needs help.)

Bermuda bay, lime green, and yellow stenciled dots; iridescent sequins; stacked die cuts coated in glossy accents

My father-in-law is partially color-blind. Reds and greens appear brown to him. But just recently he was having his cataracts taken care of and having his vision corrected; right now he is seeing greens as blues. Go figure. He has only had one eye done so far; the other eye being done may "correct" that. 
 I used some circle does to create a stencil out of some heavy weight acetate. (I did use the precision base plate and ran it back and forth a few times.) I used a couple of punches in cardstock for the really small ones. Then I did ink blending to create all the circles. I then laid a piece of screen back over the circle die over the sponged circles and sponged them again to create the mesh texture. (Autocorrect did not like that sentence, let me tell ya...) I stacked 4-5 die cuts up and layered glossy accents over them for the die cut greeting; it makes it very sturdy. I finished it off with a scattering of iridescent sequins.

Smoky slate, rainbow ink triangles, silver shimmer hearts

The last card is for my husband. (His eyes are fine....wink. I repeatedly stamped these "triangles" in rainbow order. (used a MISTI) This is actually one of the cone stamps from the set, Cool Treats.  The silver hearts were die cut from some shimmery silver packaging from a lip gloss set I picked up last Christmas. I unfolded the box and die cut the hearts (last year). I keep them in with my sequins. 

That's all for now,
Julie

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Label Me Pretty Card

Hello!  I have been playing with the new In Colors this morning and having so much fun!  Click here to see the new color palette.

Stamps:
Awesomely Artistic
Label Me Pretty

Colors:  
Berry Burst
Lemon Lime
Powder Pink

Supplies:
Sequins
Adhesive
Dimensionals

Happy stamping,
Stef

Saturday, June 10, 2017

You Move Me Video

I totally missed this cool bundle in the new catalog!  The butterfly appears to move when it is pulled through the card...gasp!!  I can hardly wait to see this set in use.  I am also excited to try the embossing paste but that is a video for another day.

Please check out yesterday's updated post for more info on the Stamp Camp on Saturday, July 15!  I placed my order for supplies and hope to start stamping soon.

Happy stamping!
Stef

Friday, June 9, 2017

Oh So Eclectic Video and Stamp Camp

Hello!  I finally decided which stamp set to use for the stamp camp in mid-July (still have to finalize with the venue).  I will update this post when I have a firm date available.  I am super excited about this product suite because it is so cool!  I will put in my order for supplies today so expect samples coming soon!

Update...
Date:  Saturday, July 15
Time:  9:00 am until 2:00 pm
Location:  Copper Kettle in Ashland, MO  
Cost:  The cost did have to go up $5 because I forgot to factor in lunch and tips...sorry!
 

Stamp camp will cost $60 and will include:
Oh So Eclectic bundle with stamp set and thinlits ($56.42 after tax & shipping)
Supplies for four projects
Directions for projects
Lunch
Me!

Click here to see all of products in this suite.

Happy stamping!
Stef


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Bright Wishes card

I love this new catalog stamp set because it looks great with the Watercolor pencils.  I needed a thank you note for my wonderful in-laws and this looked like a fun one to send my gardening mother-in-law.

Happy stamping!
Stef

Stamps:  Bright Wishes (new)

Colors:  Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White

Goodies:
Big Shot
White ribbon
Embossing folder, Fluttering By
Dimensionals
Snail
Watercolor Pencils

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Designer Series Paper Stack

Hello all!  I am starting to feel better from the latest Lyme's flare up so I am back online again.  I am hoping to head upstairs to stamp but wanted to take a minute to post.

I do have an order going out on Wednesday night so please use this hostess code if you would like to order online:   A6FRZBAV

I have this great paper stack on my order for club this month.  I will share a few other stamper's ideas as well as official SU inspiration.  When I get my order who knows what my cards will be?  Creativity is strange and magical (to quote my 14 year old daughter)!

Happy stamping!
Stef

Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack


Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
Image
Pink Buckaroo (click her name to see her blog)


Friday, May 19, 2017

Retiring Gorgeous Grunge Card Fanfare Fold


I am very sad to see the Gorgeous Grunge set retire and will probably keep that one rather than sell it.  I adore it...sniff!

Click on this link to see the directions and my inspiration card.  A big shout out to Lyssa Zwolanek!

Stamps:
Gorgeous Grunge (retiring soon) and Butterfly Basics

Colors:
Very Vanilla, Sweet Sugarplum, and Blushing Bride

Supplies:
Punch, Butterfly( I will probably switch to the smallest butterfly punch but I have it loaned out)
Jewels, Pearls
Dimensionals
Scoring Tool
Designer Series paper, Falling in Love (retiring soon)


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Celebrate Today (Retiring List) Card

Hello All!  I am finally back online and posting cards again.  Here is a card made (intentionally) from a stamp set on the retiring list.  Enjoy!

Stamps:
Celebrate Today

Colors:
Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Pear Pizzaz, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tangelo, Tempting Turquoise

Supplies:  
Thin paper for masking
Balloon thinlit dies (I cut out two balloon shapes)
Bakers string, Pear Pizzaz
Washi Tape (to adhere the balloons when I was masking)
Embossing powder, white
Embossing buddy
Embossing heat tool

Happy stamping!
Stef

Friday, May 5, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Double Pleated Fold Sympathy Card

This gorgeous card was created by my upline, Suzanne.  I love it...so classy!  This was my inspiration card for the club project that I posted earlier in the week.
Stef

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Club Project Double Pleated fold card

My upline created a similar card and I borrowed her idea.  I selected my DSP (Pop of Pink DSP currently on sale) based on what I had in stock that was retiring soon.  Click here to see my inspiration video.

DSP is cut at 10x5" and then scored at 1", 1 1/2", 2 1/2", 3", 4", 4 1/2", 5 1/2", 6", 7", 7 1/2", 8 1/2", and 9".  Use a pencil to mark along the long end at the 4 1/2" and 5 1/2" lines and on the short end on the 2" and 3" lines.  Trim off corners matching up your pencil marks.  Save those scraps to embellish.

Stamps:  
Confetti Celebration

Colors:
Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Basic Black

Supplies:
Pop of Pink specialty paper
Bone folder
Scor Tool
Paper Trimmer
Pencil
Ruler
Circle punch, 1 1/4" (trimmed down for card corners)
Square punch (to create banner ends)
Decorative label punch

Happy stamping!
Stef


Friday, April 14, 2017

Club Project Awesomely Artistic Card

I have been terrible with my blogging this month because of the allergy season and family members becoming ill.  So sorry!  Next week might be hit or miss as well but I will do my best.

I had fun filling a Pinterest board full of cards for this stamp set. Maybe you can spot my inspiration card on the board?  I can hardly wait to play more with this set!  It has been on my "drool" list for quite some time.

Happy stamping!
Stef

Colors:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and Coral Ombre pad (retiring)

Stamps:  Awesomely Artistic

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Valentine's Day card from Julie


Here is a fun Valentine's card that Julie created for a family member.
Happy stamping!
Stef

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Birthday Card from Julie

Julie sent several card pictures so this week is Julie week!  LOL!  This card was created with SU products (retired) for Julie's mom.

Happy stamping!
Stef

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Weekend Video Window Box Thinlits dies

Hello to everyone!  Today was such a fun day; we had Stamp Camp and played with the Dragonfly Dreams bundle (stamp set and dies/framelits).  I love stamping with old/new friends! 

Enjoy the video and make time to have fun stamping!
Stef

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hey Chick Sale-a-bration card

I decided to play with the Sale-a-bration stamp sets this morning and this one was fun.  I stamped the Hardwood background in Crumb Cake but will do it in a darker color like Chocolate Chip next time.  I just love this chick set!!!  Free is also a great way to get a stamp (when you spend $50).
Stef



Monday, March 20, 2017

Club Project Mini Z fold card


I am sorry that I missed a few days of posting.  Our family passed around a dreadful cold and I am just now getting over it.  Blah!  This is a fun mini card and super easy to make; it would be the perfect size to add to a gift or flowers.  I did pull out the 12x12 CS because there is no waste that way.

Here is my inspiration.

Stamps:
SAB Designer Tee (free during Sale-a-bration)

Colors:
Cajun Craze , Delightful Dijon, and Whisper White

Supplies:
Scoring Tool
Punches:  1" circle and flower medallion
Inside the Lines DSP (free during Sale-a-bration)
Epoxy white dots





Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Carried Away Z fold Card


There are lots of cool videos and tutorials out there on Z fold cards but this one is my favorite because it is so easy.  I just folded the card in half (like usual) and then folded the front back again.

Tip:  I used dimensionals behind the left side (no, I totally did not just check my hands to see which was left...groan!) of the sentiment.  I wanted a bit of lift because I had wrapped the string so I opted for the dimensionals.  Also, be careful to NOT adhere both sides of the back of the sentiment or your card will be glued shut.  I have never done that either.  LOL!

Stamps:  Layering Love

Colors: 
Smoky Slate, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White

Supplies:
SAB Carried Away DSP (free with a $50 purchase)
Sponges (cuz I totally smudged the sentiment CS when I got ink on my fingers)
Bakers String, Watermelon
Snail adhesive
Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Inside the Lines Sale-a-bration Card

This was a fun card and super fast.  I am going to take it apart later and mess more with it later this afternoon.  For now I need to get out the door to clean Grandma's house.  (-:  I will post an update on this page later today or tomorrow.  Crazy week and I just realized that I need to allow for prep time on the stamp camp next week!  Yikes!

I am planning a Z fold card for tomorrow.  I am excited to play with it.
The redo card


Happy stamping!
Stef

Stamps:
Dragonfly Dreams
Watercolor Wash Background

Colors:
Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral

Supplies:  
Watercolor Pencils
Snail
Burlap ribbon
Staples and stapler

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Watercolor Wash Dragonfly Card for Stamp Camp

Here is the final card in my Dragonfly Dreams series.  I plan to order the kits and supplies on Monday.  Hooray!

Happy stamping!
Stef

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Fool Proof Watercoloring Dragonfly Dreams card

This was a fun watercolor technique using reinkers and baby wipes.  Fun!  Here is the video technique.

This card will be one of the cards that we stamp at Stamp Camp this month.  If you are interested please contact me by the 12th to register.

Happy stamping!
Stef

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Retro Week Garden Silhouettes Card #2

Hopefully no one blew away last night because we had a humdinger of a storm!  I think I heard the kids up and the dog whining so our household is running tired today.  LOL!

I really did try to pick up another stamp set but this one is such a great set that I will probably be "stuck" on it all week long.  LOL!  I hated when the Dictionary background stamp was discontinued so it was fun to pair with the Garden Silhouettes stamps.  I even slipped the Vintage wallpaper embossing folder (butterflies) into the mix.

Happy stamping!
Stef

Stamps:
Garden Silhouettes
Dictionary
Sincere Salutations

Colors:  Night of Navy and Whisper White

Supplies:
Big Shot
Textured embossing folder, Vintage Wallpaper
Punches, butterfly (both sizes)
Ribbon, denim (finally used the retired denim ribbon because it looks great with Navy ink)
Pearls

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Retro Week Garden Silhouettes and Vintage Wallpaper

I had forgotten how much I love this stamp set and textured embossing folder.  So much fun to pull them out again! I thought that it would be fun to use my retired denim ribbon but, in spite of the name, the denim ribbon did not match the color!  LOL!

Happy stamping!
Stef

Stamps:
Garden Silhouettes
Sincere Salutations

Colors:  Whisper White, Dapper Denim, and Tip Top Taupe

Supplies:
Big Shot
Snail.
Dimensionals
Embossing folder, Vintage Wallpaper
Punches, Decorative label and 2" circle
Ribbon, Dapper Denim

Monday, February 27, 2017

Weekend Video Pretty Pocket Card Kit

Sorry...I was exhausted from a busy week and totally spaced on posting over the weekend.  I am upstairs in my stamping nook working on this week's Retro week of stamping so check back tomorrow for the first card in my series.  I had lots of positive feedback about last month's retro week so it will be a permanent feature for awhile.  Maybe I can Julie in on it?

Happy stamping!
Stef

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Avant Garden Card #3


I just could not decide which card to make so I am letting my ladies decide which one they would like to create.

Happy stamping!
Stef

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tasty Trucks Feb Club project

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Today found me buzzing around the house prepping for unexpected but definitely welcome guests.  I stopped to work on another card for club and then I plan to grab a bite to eat before buzzing around again.  This was a fun card and ever so cute!

Stamps:  Tasty Trucks

Colors:  Island Indigo, Real Red, Whisper White

Supplies:
Big Shot
Framelits, Stitched Shapes
Embossing folder, Decorative Dots but really wished I could have found the larger dot folder
Ribbon, Red
Paperclips, mini
Watercolor Pencils
Watercolor Paper
Designer Series Paper, Sending Love

Happy stamping!
Stef

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hey Chick card for club

This morning it dawned on me that the end of the month was sneaking up on me and that club was this week.  February always throws me off because it is such a short month.  LOL!  I was lazy yesterday and just enjoyed the day and rested up from a busy week last week but now I am wishing that I had spent an hour or two prepping for club.  Silly Stefanie!

Stamps:  Hey Chick

Colors:  Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Grey, and Whisper White

Supplies:
Watercolor Pencils and blender pens

Happy stamping!
Stef

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Saturday Video Celebration Duos

Happy Saturday!  Today is gorgeous and I have enjoyed walking the dog several times already.  I have a big pot of potato soup in the crock pot and whipped up some yummy paleo goodies for me (chicken soup and cinnamon chia seed pudding).  I am going to chill now because my week so incredibly busy and Sunday is still to come.  I have to admit, so many of my friends are home sick with the strep that it makes me hesitant to go anywhere.  LOL!

Enjoy the video and enjoy the sunshine!
Happy stamping!
Stef

Friday, February 17, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Card #4

This card is the product of too much time on Pinterest today.  LOL!  I CASED a bunch of ideas and this was the end result.  I am excited to try one on Monday with some great neutrals and a shabby chic feel.  I am definitely having fun with this bundle.  Need...more...time...

Happy stamping!
Stef