Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Blog Hop: September Step It Up!

Welcome back to our Step It Up Hop! I am very limited on accessories these days so I decided to work backwards with what I have. Sorry about the weird pic color. It's white. I'm struggling.


For this month's cards I went from super simple to snazzy and both cards look great! You could also do an in between by removing the ribbon. Can you pick out all of the things I added? There are 6 different elements that I count. 

Side note: I made this card with a little girl in mind that just had her appendix out. I'm sure she'll like it. 

Now let's see what the other bloggers stepped up cards look like! Hop on over to Julie by clicking below:

SUPPLY LIST: (for above)
  • Stamp Brush Sets: Fabulous Four, Petite Petals
  • Colors: Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
  • Embellishments: Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Melon Mambo Cotton Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones
  • Big Shot: Lovely Lace Textured Impressions TM Folder

Monday, August 3, 2015

Swap: Cards in the Mail


Mar/Apr 2015 Catch Up Group 1 and 2 (above)

 

May/Jun 2015 Catch up Group 1 and 2 (above)

Thank you for checking out our cards! We love and appreciate comments. 

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: Upon Request

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

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Blog Hop: Step it Up!

Welcome! From this point forward we are simplifying things. All of our hops will be of a simple card and a stepped up one. We will each have our own interpretation of what this means to us.  I hope you find this helpful and come back each month for inspiration.

This was harder than I thought (mainly because I'm currently limited on accessories) and as it turns out I prefer the simpler one. I definitely need some practice with the lace. Let me know which one you like best. For fun, click on the image and flip back and forth to compare. As always, we appreciate your feedback. 

Sketch Challenge: Freshly Made Sketches 197 

Now let's see what the other bloggers stepped up cards look like! Hop on over to Julie by clicking below:

SUPPLY LIST: (for above)
  • Stamp Brush Sets: Garden in Bloom, Gorgeous Grunge, Remembering Your Birthday
  • DSP: English Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Colors: Hello Honey, Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White
  • Embellishments: Linen Thread, 1" Dotted Lace Trim

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Swap: Cards in the Mail for Customers



These are the cards for the May/Jun Customer Swap. Heather opted out since she just had a baby.

This group is run the same way as the demonstrator friends group with one exception. They are allowed to use retired items. Ask me how you can join a small group (eight or less). 

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap group, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap group for Customers 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: By request only.

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

**Stamps featured on this post may be retired.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Blog Hop: Summer!

This month's theme is Summer! I have been spending a lot of time outside gardening. I have both a vegetable and flower garden that I am working on which makes my hands constantly very dirty. I don't like to wear gloves. Meanwhile, stamping has been put aside and I have been falling behind.

Today I confined myself to the stamp room and created this first card for one of my Cards in the Mail swaps. Check out that bee!! I cut the body from the Designer Series Paper and glued a bow to the back to create the wings and antennae. I cranked out a bunch of these and even got most of them dropped off at the Post Office. Even better, the circles were already punched and I used up scraps of Linen Thread and Dimensionals. 

The second item is a Mini Gift Bag that I made to match the card. Yeah, they say the same thing. They're not meant to be given together I just like to color coordinate projects. 

Now let's see what the other bloggers chose to do this month! Hop on over to Julie by clicking below:

SUPPLY LIST: (for above)
  • Stamp Brush Sets: Garden in Bloom
  • DSP: English Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Colors: Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Whisper White
  • Big Shot: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits TM, Circles Collection Framelits TM, Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions
  • Embellishments: Linen Thread, 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon
  • Punches: 1-3/4" Circle