Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Blog Hop: Step It Up March


It doesn't surprise me that March is here already. February was a busy month and it didn't involve much actual stamping for me though I did send out a ton of cards. I'm talking a minimum of forty. I hope to send out lots of cards in March too. There are only a few birthdays on my list so I will find other reasons. Are you actually sending out the cards you make?

My steps up are always so subtle. This set is my most recent purchase. I have gotten a few cards with it and the card and colors were so cheerful that I just had to have it for myself. This is the first time I've played with it. The only reason the last one looks so different is because I had to use a new piece of Designer Series Paper and that one had a lot more of the green in it. I am focused these days on sending cards out in the mail I keep them pretty flat since the PO wants to charge you for every little bump these days. 

As always, thank you for stopping by! To see what the other bloggers stepped up cards look like hop on over to Tanya by clicking below:
SUPPLY LIST: 
  • Stamp Brush Sets: Fresh Fruit
  • Colors: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive (because the green that matches the DSP didn't)
  • Embellishments: The edge of White 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Wink of Stella
  • DSP: Fruit Stand

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Blog Hop: Step It Up! - February


So much for blogging more often! If you can believe it I have actually been stamping more. I just need to get back into the habit of sharing on my blog and making it work together with Instagram. Soon.

Since my birthday is on Sunday I thought I would make myself a birthday card. I would love one from you if you know my address. Any guesses how old I will be? Maybe this is my real age, maybe it isn't.




I would be perfectly happy to get either of these cards. The only thing I added to step up this card is gold. A layer of gold paper, some gold embossing and a little bit of the gold sequins on a string (seems kinda short). Since I only really made one card and I wanted everything to line up, I put the embossed "45" right on top of the numerals that were there. I like that they are a little thicker and will probably do it again if I'm not in a hurry.

As always, thank you for stopping by! To see what the other bloggers stepped up cards look like hop on over to Julie (she also has a birthday this month) by clicking below:
SUPPLY LIST: 
  • Stamp Brush Sets: Number of Years
  • Colors: Tip Top Taupe, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron
  • Embellishments: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Metallic Paper, Gold Sequins
  • Big Shot: Large Numbers Framelits TM

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Blog Hop: Step It Up! January


Thank you for joining us for the new year! I hope you make some time for stamping this year and join us every month for inspiration. Below are two cards that are very similar. One is stepped up just a little because that's my style. Be sure to hop through, we all have different styles we want to share with you.

The card on the left is simply stamping and basic layering. The card on the right steps it up just a little by employing part of the matching framelits set, a little bit of ribbon and Wink of Stella (see below.)

I tried to capture the shimmer from the Wink of Stella. It is more subtle than this pic. For the layered flowers I had a happy accident. I stamped the flowers an then cut them out with the detailed flower and it left some color on the edges. Then I cut out the entire flower too. I like the extra color rather than just a white overlay.

As always, thank you for stopping by! To see what the other bloggers stepped up cards look like hop on over to Julie by clicking below:
SUPPLY LIST: 
  • Stamp Brush Sets: Special Reason
  • Colors: Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
  • Embellishments: Peekaboo Peach Ribbon, Wink of Stella, Mini Staple (non-SU!)
  • Big Shot: The one that matches Special Reason (Happy New Year!)
  • Punch: Corner Rounder

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Gift: Card and Succulents for Kristie


I have always loved making and giving handmade gifts so when a young college friend had a birthday I made a plan. I found a suitable pot at the local thrift store and some clearance succulents at the hardware store. Then I made the card to match. I used the Stampin' Write Markers and the Aquapainter to color in the basket.

SUPPLY LIST: 
  • Stamp Brush Sets: Basket of Wishes (Holiday Catalog but carrying over)
  • Colors: Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
  • Embellishments: Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon
  • Big Shot: Woodgrain Textured Impressions TM Embossing Folder
  • Punch:  2" Circle

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Blog Hop: Step It Up December

Thank you for joining us! I did a step it over this month... aka CASE'd an old card of mine. I had fun stamping these and I hope to create again soon. I've got a lot of assignments piling up. 

The simple Christmas card above was created based on the layout of the card below. Unfortuately, the terrible pic I took doesn't do it justice. You can barely see that I actually colored the tree in. The pic on the right kind of captures the excessive glitter. I used Wink of Stella and then Dazzling Diamonds on top of that.


As always, thank you for stopping by! To see what the other bloggers stepped up cards look like hop on over to Julie by clicking below:
SUPPLY LIST: 
  • Stamp Brush Sets: Lovely as a Tree
  • Colors: Real Red, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke
  • Embellishments: Real Red Ribbon, Wink of Stella, Dazzling Diamonds
  • DSP: Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack