Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Swap: Cards in the Mail

Sept/Oct 2014 Round 3 Group 1 (above)


Sept/Oct 2014 Round 3 Group 2 (above)

Here are a few more cards from the swap group. I figured I had better post right away since Halloween is coming up quick.

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: Freaky Friends, Holiday Home, Festival of Trees, Bootiful Occasions, Fall Fest, Four Feathers

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

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Swap: Cards in the Mail




Sept/Oct 2014 Round 2 Group 1 (above)



Sept/Oct 2014 Round 2 Group 2 (above)

Aren't these great cards?! It's so much fun getting great mail.

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: Freaky Friends, For All Things, Bright and Beautiful, Endless Wishes, Making Spirits Bright, Tee-Hee-Hee, Wondrous Wreath, Honeycomb Hello, Hello Love, Be the Star, Truly Grateful.

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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Swap: Cards in the Mail


Sept/Oct 2014 Round 1 Group 1


Sept/Oct 2014 Round 1 Group 2

Things are starting up a little slow and things may end up out of order since I'm still hoping to finish up a summer post. Thank you for your patience. 

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: Holiday Home, Freaky Friends, For All Things, Bright and Beautiful

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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Blog Hop: Holiday Catalog

It's October! My favorite time of the year has begun and I cross my fingers every time that the snow stays away. I'm not a big fan of  going from summer to winter overnight. That being said, I chose to make my post about fall things. No Halloween just yet but technically the pumpkin could work for both and it would look great with a face on it.

I found the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies (135853) to be quite the temptation and as you can see it is very cute. I searched the internet for inspiration and found a post by Amy Koenders. I do realize that our blog posts appear to be very similar but Stampin' Up! is great in that we can both make similar items and it's encouraged. I hope you enjoy my version too. I honestly had this in my head too.

We'll start with this adorable pumpkin. I used the technique that AmyK shares for shading. It works quite well. For the leaves I used the Little Leaves Sizzlit TM. It turns out that this item is actually retired and I didn't realize until I started the post. You could easily substitute the leaves from the Bird Builder Punch or the Flower Frenzy BigZ Die. I curled the leaves with my bone folder.

Same situation with the leaves. Oops! So we'll talk about the image. I stamped in Only Orange, wiped off a few of the fern like leaves and used the dauber to add some Old Olive on them and on the "thanks". Then I sponged the edges of the stamp with Early Espresso, huffed it and stamped it. The edges of the card and leaves are also sponged with Early Espresso. 

Now jump on over to Julie. She always has something fun to share. Just click on the pointy finger: 

SUPPLY LIST: 
  • Stamp Sets: Seasonally Scattered
  • Colors: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
  • Big Shot: Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlits TM, Ovals Collection Framelits TM, Little Leaves (Oops! Little Leaves is retired but you could use the Bird Builder Punch or the Flower Frenzy BigZ Die and get the same results).
  • Embellishments: Linen Thread

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Class: Lovely as a Tree in Fall

This is the card we made last week at my 2nd Thursday of the month class. I made this up the night before and it turned out to be a little more complicated to teach than I expected so I'm going to number the instructions.

1. Ink up the trees with Early Espresso.
2. Dab off just a little bit of the ink from the branches.
 Don't stamp yet. 
2. Tap your markers (paint brush tip) directly onto the branches of the trees on the stamp. (Colors are listed below).
3. Stamp the trees on your card.
4. Use your Aquapainter TM to blend the colors on the branches and grass (You can add some green).
5. Apply Soft Sky ink to 3/4 of your Clear Block E and lay it over the trees. (You can swirl it a little with a sponge dauber before you stamp it)
6. Stamp "Give Thanks" below the trees.
7. Tie your Linen Thread around the Whisper White card.
8. Mount the Whisper White card to the folded Early Espresso card.

Everyone's card will turn out a little bit different and that is what makes this so fun. I hope you like my creation and give it a try for yourself.

SUPPLY LIST:
  • Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Holiday Invitation (Holiday Catalog)
  • Colors: Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Whisper White
  • Embellishments: Linen Thread
  • Other: Clear Block E, Aquapainter, Paper Towel