Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Picture Perfect???

   Hullo everyone!!  Hope today finds you all well and happily crafting!  I'm going to try and post a picture... okay... drum roll... here goes...

   Okay, that's not
the picture I was going for... But since my adorable grandson is already up here, we'll just leave him!!  His name is Beckett, by the way!

   Yaayyy!!  I got it!  Now I just have to figure out how to make it bigger...  This is a card I made for a swap at our monthly meeting at my upline's house.  Here is a list of supplies used:

Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper 133521 (free!! with $50 order)
Banner Blast Stamp set 133551 (free!!  with $50 order)
Banner punch 133519  (free!! with a $50 order)
Petite Petals Bundle - 134822 ($21.25 for stamps and punch)
Hardwood stamp - 133035  ($13.95)
Gold Bakers Twine - 132975  ($3.50)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels - 119246  ($4.95)
Crumb Cake card stock-   120953
Black card stock -  121045
Whisper White card stock -  100730
Crumb cake Ink -  126975
Pool Party Ink -  126982
Calypso Coral Ink -  126983
Pistachio Pudding Ink -  131177
Summer Starfruit Ink -  126991

   I know it looks like a lot, but once you have the inks you've got them for sooo many more projects!

    Cut the Crumb Cake 4 1/8 x 5.25.
    Stamp with Crumb cake ink the Hardwood (remember to keep the stamp on the table, facing up, and lay your paper on top, using a brayer or even your stamping block to smooth it out)  You get much more consistent coverage this way.
    Stamp your banners any way you like.  I did the HI one is Calypso Coral and Summer starfruit on either side, with pool party and pistachio pudding on the ends.  Glue to basic black and fussy cut so they have a nice 1/8 or so border.  Punch holes and using a needle, thread gold twine through, creating a hanging banner.  Set aside.
     Using the blue flower print from your designer series paper (DSP), but a 3" circle, (using framelits or whichever cutting method you use).  Then out of Basic Black, but out the next size up to create a mat.  Glue together and glue to Crumb cake hardwood background.
    Using the Black/multi DSP paper, cut a piece that is 3.75 x .75".  If you have pool party card stock, then cut a piece that is 3 7/8 x 7/8" for the mat.  If you like, you can use whisper white, and ink the edges with pool party, or whichever color you like!
   Using your petite flowers stamps, punch three flowers of your choice and pattern.  Punch and curl petals.  I also punched small solid flowers in the same colors that I stamped them, and curled those petals as well.  I put the solid flower with petals curving towards the card, and the flower with the petals curving towards me.  Place on card using a stamping dimensional, and add rhinestones as desired.
    Now take your banner, and punch a hole on either side of the card... thread your twine through them and half tie it, bringing the twine to the back of the card.  Adhere using small scraps of paper to keep it clean.
   You can mount your card front on black, or even the pool party and it would look fantastic!  Or if you're going for another dominant color, use that one!  It's your choice!  With these supplies, you could create a ton of these in different color combinations and patterns of DSP!
   If you would like to order any of these products, please email me at:

Thanks for your time and patience on my learning curve!  Toodles!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Where Does the Time Go?

    Here it is the last week of January 2014... does anyone else wonder where time flies?  

    A few announcements... Tomorrow starts Sale-a-Bration with Stampin' Up!  Whoot Hoot!!  What does that mean?  Well... it means that for every $50 you spend, you get something totally awesome for FREE!!  We've got punches, stamps, embossing folders, designer paper, and more!  Since I'm new to this blog thing, I plan on posting pictures of the items tomorrow, and I need to teach myself how to do that...
    If you can't wait that long, please check out the goodies on our website, .  If you click on the STORE stamp in the upper left corner, it will take you to a menu that lists all of our specials and promotions going on at the time!  Don't forget to check out the clearance rack, and the Weekly Deals!  
    It is Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary and they have rolled out the red carpet of deals this year!  Don't miss out!
     Today was card class at our local Senior Center!  It's always a blast getting together with the ladies!  Today we made little Valentine Treat cup bookmarks!  Gonna have to order some more of those things!
    Tomorrow my daughter and her family will be pulling into Keesler AFB, Mississiwipi (as Beckett says it!).  It's been a long drive from Minot, ND but at least they'll be a lot warmer!  Can't wait to see them again!  Too bad they're so far now!  Road trip!!!!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Uh oh... sheee's baaaacccckkk!!!

After some time away, I've decided that it's about time I got back on here, and continue with what I started!  I'm bound and determined to keep it up.  So here we gooooooooooooooooo!

     Since the last time I wrote I've been teaching card making at our local senior center, and have met some absolutely wonderful ladies!  They are so much fun, and I thoroughly enjoy coming up with four cards every week for them to do!  It's grown from about 7 or 8 of us to about 16 - 20!  No pressure here... just more kits to make, but hey, once you've come up with the design, it's no problem cutting a few more!  Besides, it's just way too much fun doing it!

     Now that I'm a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I get to use all my gorgeous stamps and inks and paper and , and, and... oh my!  There is no end to the creativity pouring out of this old (young) mind!  Of course, PINTEREST has been a huge inspiration and I'm on there daily posting tons of things!  Check it out if you're interested... Valerie Sanchez.  I've got a board that's dedicated to Stampin' Up, and plenty more of all sorts of things!  I've even got one called Val's card designs!  You just gotta love this computer stuff!  Now, just to learn more about it so I can be more tech savvy!!! 

    Anyhooo.... tomorrow my goal is to post a picture.. Wonder if I can figure that one out?!

Toodles for now!