Thursday, August 21, 2014

Swap: Cards in the Mail


Here we go! Everyone was running a little behind so this is the first set that I have so far. The theme this month, which is really just a recommendation, is Birthday, Sympathy, Baby, or Masculine. July/Aug Round 1/4.

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap Group Board on Pinterest or search "Swaps" here on my blog.

Please Pin away! I've set up everyone's cards with their names so that they get proper credit.

Featured Stamp Sets: The Open Sea, Work of Art, Flower Shop, Remember, Gorgeous Grunge, Sassy Salutations

Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Swap: Cards in the Mail



Oops!! This one took a bit longer than usual and we're actually still waiting for one but I really wanted to get this posted so I don't fall too far behind. We've all got a lot going on so I'll add the last card when it gets here. Apr/May/Jun Round 4 of 4.

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap Group Board on Pinterest or search "Swaps" here on my blog.

Please Pin away! I've set up everyone's cards with their names so that they get proper credit.

Featured Stamp Sets: Sassy Salutations, Perfect Pennants, Flower Patch

Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Heat Emboss: Hey There Buds

My first creation since Convention. I kind of had to force myself to stamp but it was worth it because I've been in the mood ever since. I haven't acted on that much though.

The stamp was colored in with the Stampin' Write TM Markers, then I huffed and stamped before sending the image through the Big Shot. Have I mentioned that I love my Magnetic Platform (130658)?! The "hey there" was stamped in Versamark and embossed in gold.

SUPPLY LIST:
  • Stamp Sets: Hey There Buds
  • Colors: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Garden Green, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
  • Big Shot: Chalk Talk Framelits TM, Fan Fair Textured Impression TM Folder
  • DSP: Flower Pot
  • Embellishments: Gold Basic Metal Buttons (Holiday Catalog), Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, White Baker's Twine

Friday, August 1, 2014

Blog Hop: Big Shot Promotion

This is super exciting! I honestly can't remember what I did without my Big Shot and I am so thrilled about this sale (way below). I may not use it for every project but it is so nice to have on hand for so many different things. You should definitely have one.

If you are unfamiliar with the Big Shot here is a great video by Stampin' Up!:
It shows several different ways to utilize the Big Shot.

This card was made using both a Textured Impressions TM Embossing Folder and  Framelits TM. I admit that it took me several tries to get it right but I was stamping in a hurry. I even messed up the Stamp-a-ma-jig placement twice but I didn't burn the brownies and they were a nice reward. The outer floral has been lifted with Stampin' Dimensionals and the piece behind it is stamped on a punched circle. 

I was inspired by a card my friend shared with me that was made by Natasha Schwecke. Her card was a little different in the middle. 

This is a Textured Impressions TM Embossing Folder sampler that I got at an event I went to during the week of Convention. Now I have a great way to show my friends all of the different textures that they can add to their projects.

BIG SHOT SALE:
Get one of these bundles for FREE when you purchase a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine in August! Already have a Big Shot? Buy one of the bundles at a 15 percent discount! 

Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle:  Sumthin' Sumthin' Stamp Set and Word Bubbles Framelits
Decorative Goodies Bundle:  Oh My Goodies Stamp Set and Deco Labels Collection Framelits
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle:  Day of Celebration Stamp Set and Chalk Talk Framelits
Flowery Daydream Bundle:  Daydream Medallions Stamp Set and Floral Collection Framelits
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle:  Bright and Beautiful* Stamp Set and Stars Framelits 
*From the 2014 holiday catalog 

SUPPLY LIST: for my card above
  • Stamp Sets: Daydream Medallions, Work of Art
  • Punches: 2-1/2" Circle
  • Colors: Soft Suede Card Stock, Baked Brown Sugar Ink, Crisp Canteloupe, Bermuda Bay
  • Embellishments: Basic Pearls
  • Big Shot: Fan Fair Textured Impressions TM Folder, Floral Collection Framelits TM

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Convention: Prize Patrol!

Well look at that! I won the Designer Series Paper and the Tangelo Twist 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon that I used during my preparation for Convention. Also the Hello There Hostess Stamp Set and Crushed Curry Embossing Powder.

This year I decided to room with some strangers. I got very lucky to meet 3 awesome ladies and I brought them each a set. It is a grocery list made from a legal pad that had been cut down, a magnet made from a glass bubble and I threw in some candy and a pencil. The "notes" stamp came from a Paper Pumpkin a few months back.

For my friends I made a bunch of my favorite magnetic bookmarks. I monogrammed it with the new Little Letters Thinlits.