Friday, June 30, 2017

Stamp Camp Project #1 Oh So Eclectic

Here is card #1!  I am done with the next card too so keep checking back on my blog.  Registration ends on Monday at noon.  If you can' t attend but want the kit just let me know.

My little doggie is such good company while I!

Happy stamping!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hooray!  Bonus days will be back this July because they were so popular last year.  In the month of July you earn coupons for every $5 you spend.  Last year the coupons were emailed and could be used the following month.

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Birthday Card by Julie

This is the birthday card I made for my grandpa. (He is turning 91.) 

Sadly, I cannot claim this idea for the card as my own. I CASEd this card from Stephanie Klauck. (I am very thankful for Pinterest.)

Have a good day,

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!

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!

Floral Phrases

Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White

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!

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,

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.

Awesomely Artistic
Label Me Pretty

Berry Burst
Lemon Lime
Powder Pink


Happy stamping,

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!

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!

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

Click here to see all of products in this suite.

Happy stamping!

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!

Stamps:  Bright Wishes (new)

Colors:  Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White

Big Shot
White ribbon
Embossing folder, Fluttering By
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!

Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack

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