Monday, January 30, 2017

My Retro week/ Watercolor Garden and Sincere Salutations

This week we are taking Grandma to her Friendship club and I know that they have a card list for every month.  I thought it would be fun to donate a stack of cards to aid in their community outreach.  Each day I plan to pull out a retired set or two and make a stack of eight cards to donate.  Today was my "Get Well" day and this card is a fairly simple two step stamping card. 

Sincere Salutations
Watercolor Garden II

Old Olive, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise

Friday, January 27, 2017

Remake of a fancy fold card from last month

Last month I made this card at club and had leftover projects when I got home.  This week I had the Avante Garden set out and decided to remake the old card with the new stamp set.  Fun!!!

I am going to go back and edit my post from yesterday; I plan to post instructions for the Shaker card I posted.  (-:


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Club Project #2 Sending Love card

Hello Ladies!  This was a fun project and I modified the card I saw on splitcoaststampers here

For my next card I think that I will trim down the fun foam just a wee bit because you can see a peek of the foam color underneath the frame.  Also, if you can find the fun foam that is peel and stick it will save you a step. 

Update on 1/27/17:  I am posting instructions and a link to the video tutorial that I watched.   When I get a few minutes I will try to update the instructions with photos for my visual friends.
Click here for the video.
Happy stamping!

Stamps:  Sending Love

Colors:  Blushing Bride, Real Red, and Whisper White

Big Shot
Framielit dies, Layering squares
Fun Foam (Walmart or Hobby Lobby)
Metallic ribbon (free in the Sale-a-bration catalog with a $50 purchase
Sending Love DSP
Punch, Decorative Label and 1 3/4" circle
Embellishments, paper clips, metallic sequins, and red glitter
Window sheets

  1. Use washi tape (or painters tape) to "join" two layering squares together in the Big Shot.   With both squares "joined" cut out the card front being careful to center for a nice opening.
  2. While your squares are still "joined" cut out the fun foam and Blushing Bride frames.  Some of my ladies used the Card front frame instead of the Blushing Bride frame...looked even better!
  3. Attach sticky strip to the foam frame and then trim a bit off of the foam/tape frame.  The foam seems to stretch when it is cut out and this will keep edges from peeking out and make sure that your sticky strip is not too wide. Be sure to cover all of the frame with adhesive or it will "leak".
  4. Adhere the card front to the card and stamp a sentiment in the "hole".  For my card demo I had attached a bit of DSP in the hole but it kept my goodies from shaking nicely; I would recommend not layering in the "hole".
  5. Adhere your fun foam frame inside of the "hole" over your sentiment.
  6. Put your shaker goodies inside of the "hole".
  7. Remove the interior square from the joined squares and cut out a window sheet the size of the largest square.  You might need to trim a wee bit off of the edges.
  8. Use lots of sticky strip on the foam frame to seal the goodies and then adhere the window sheet.
  9. Adhere the Blushing Bride or DSP frame on top to hide the foam frame.
  10. Embellish and stamp your card.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Club Project #1 Avante Garden

My next project will be done with the Sending Love stamp set, as promised but I couldn't resist doing a card with this stamp set.  The best part about this stamp set is that it is FREE when you purchase $50 of merchandise!!!  I have a Pinterest board for this stamp set and just LOVE it!  See if you can guess which card was my inspiration card.

I had my heart set on using Washi tape so I pulled out my current set and used the colors in the Playful Palette set.  I love the stripes.  

Happy stamping!

Stamps:  Avante Garden

Colors:  Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, Emerald Envy

Washi Tape, Playful Palette
Momento pad, black
Adhesive, snail
Sponges (because I can't seem to keep from smudging the green!)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Saturday (on Tuesday) Video Watercolor Pencils

I just realized that I did not publish this video last weekend but can I claim that the ice storm threw off my schedule?  This weekend might be busy as well because our church is having a big teen rally so we will be there most of the day.  If you have teens send them our way and they will have a blast.  Dean Miller is coming to preach and he is fantastic. 

Tomorrow I go to the church to prep for our kids party and then I hope to carve out time for some fun stamping!  I am dying because I have cool Sale-a-bration goodies calling out to me to stamp. 

What:  "Own It" Youth Rally
Where:  Bible Baptist Church at 4730 Country Club Drive in Jefferson City, MO
Time:  10:30 am to 4 pm
Date:  Saturday, January 21
Cost:  Not sure but it is probably about $10 because I know that there will be lunch and snacks and such

Happy stamping,

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Floral card

This card is from my card swap.  I haven't been stamping much as of late because the plantar fascitis  flared up and it hurts to go upstairs.  I sound like an old lady with aches and pains now!  I am in physical therapy now so hopefully that will help soon.  Next week I will be playing with my Valentine's stamps, regardless of sore arches.  LOL!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sale-a-bration begins!

Here’s the deal: for every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.


Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 US/$330 CAD in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 USD/$35 CAD more in Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!  Head to my official SU website here to join.


It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 USD/$135 CAD and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!

I will start posting fun SAB projects and videos so keep checking my blog!

Happy stamping!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Christmas card from Julie

Happy New Year to all of you!  Once again, Julie's Christmas card is stunning and blows mine out of the water.  LOL!  She does amazing work and I love getting her cards in the mail...definitely happy mail!

Happy stamping!