Monday, May 1, 2017

Blog Hop: Step it up May


Yikes! It's May and I completely failed last month. On the plus side, my eBay adventure is doing quite well. 

April was a not so good month for some friends of mine so "Thinking of You" cards seemed appropriate. I only made one so luckily I have quite a stash because I have several to send out. 

Sheltering Tree will be in the new catalog. The card on the left is very simple and plain but the pop of color adds just the right touch. The card on the right has been stepped up with a layer of Watermelon Wonder, Washi Tape and some Linen Thread. It was also raised up with some Dimensionals. I like them both and I hope you do to. 

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:  Sheltering Tree
  • Colors:  Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush
  • Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Washi Tape

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Blog Hop: Step it Up April


It's April already?! I am so excited for Spring. I love to hike in the mountains, hang out on my back porch and stamp with the door and window open so the breeze blows through.

In March I decided to take my casual re-selling on eBay more seriously and so I've "Stepped Up" my game. I am focusing on high end clothing because it is easy to ship and since I already frequent yard sales and thrift stores it is easy for me to acquire. Unfortunately, that means that my stamp room has been invaded and I didn't stamp anything for the hop in time. Check back later.

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:  
  • Colors:  
  • Embellishments:  
  • DSP:  

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