Mar 24, 2016

Garden in Bloom - Friends and Flowers

Hello my crafty peeps!

Hope you are enjoying this lovely Thursday.  I quickly played with the Garden in Bloom stamp set the other day and tried really hard to remember the ones I saw on Pinterest and liked so much.  I must say this is not one of my better cards, but it did only take 5 minutes or so to make.

I sometimes like winging it and seeing what turns up on my card....



Hope you like it, I'm sure my girlfriend will be happy to receive in the mail.  She is driving cross country to Mexico to visit the grandparents, for her kids spring break. What a wild ride that will be 4 kids aged 3 to 16 in a vehicle for that long of a time.  But what memories are they making, wish I was there.

If I can give you just a little inspiration, where you can look at one of my cards and think I can do that, or I could tweak that and put my own spin on it, then I am achieving what I have set out to do! 

P.S. Please share. with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL!

Hugs,

Mar 23, 2016

Stampin' Up! From the Herd

Hello my crafty peeps!

Happy Hump Day!  I made this a few days agi but never got around to taking a photo and posting, Last week I was looking after hubby who hurt himself and just not in a real crafty frame of mind.

But I had promised to make a fun birthday card from a group for a friend. Right away I thought of "From the Herd"



Always laugh when I see this and think of the stamp set

Hope you like it!!

If I can give you just a little inspiration, where you can look at one of my cards and think I can do that, or I could tweak that and put my own spin on it, then I am achieving what I have set out to do! 

P.S. Please share. with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL!

Hugs,

Mar 22, 2016

Butterfly Wishes!

Good morning my crafty peeps!

I haven't made to many new cards in last week, so I am show casing a card my cousin Sue in Australia.  Sue has been busy putting together and organizing her craft space and its finally done, so thought she would make a few simple cards with the Butterfly Basics, Papillon Potpourri and Flowering Fields stamps.



Hope you like it!


The Butterfly Basics is a sizeable set with 11 stamps in total. It also has a coordinating thinlit die set which is available as a bundle saving you 15% on both items together. 

If I can give you just a little inspiration, where you can look at one of my cards and think I can do that, or I could tweak that and put my own spin on it, then I am achieving what I have set out to do!

P.S. Please share. with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL!

Hugs,

Mar 18, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Storage

Hello my crafty peeps, happy Friday!

This week I finally put all my Paper Pumpkin stamps into a 8x8 binder with the Project Life pages. The stamps fit perfectly into the slots, all I have left to do is cut some cardstock to slip behind each set for easier viewing.  I found a spot on my desk for it and now its on hand any time I need to make a quick card.

My friend Deanne gave me the idea and then I saw that other demo's had posted about it too.

If I can give you just a little inspiration, where you can look at one of my cards and think I can do that, or I could tweak that and put my own spin on it, then I am achieving what I have set out to do! 

P.S. Please share. with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL!

Hugs,

Mar 17, 2016

March Paper Pumpkin, Weekly Deals

Stampin' Up!  Just posted the March Paper Pumpkin Kit! Oh My Goodness. it's so cute.  Check it out!
 

 I am loving mine!

This is what Stampin' Up! told us about next months kit:

It's a big month for us! It's our third birthday and we just shipped our ONE MILLIONTH kit! To celebrate, the April Paper Pumpkin kit will include a bonus stamp set called All about Everything. 
We're keeping the art a surprise, but we know you'll love EVERYTHING about it! This is just our little way of saying thank you to our amazing subscribers. Subscribe by April 10 to get in on the fun!

Check out the video from Sara Douglas:
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This offer will end on March 31, 2016 at 11:50 PM (MT). Click HERE to sign up for Paper Pumpkin.  

Weekly Deals good through Monday, March 21st.




If I can give you just a little inspiration, where you can look at one of my cards and think I can do that, or I could tweak that and put my own spin on it, then I am achieving what I have set out to do! 

P.S. Please share. with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL!

Hugs,

Mar 11, 2016

... Because your'e awesome!

Hello my crafty peeps!

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Friday, I know I am!

Today's card is made with the Sale-a-bration stamp set "What I Love"  and the "Botanicals for You".
I cased the idea from Ophelia Crafts video.  I wasn's sure of the measurements so made 4" x 4" base. With the scrap I was able to make a 3" x 3" Thank you card...




Hope you like my versions

If I can give you just a little inspiration, where you can look at one of my cards and think I can do that, or I could tweak that and put my own spin on it, then I am achieving what I have set out to do! 

P.S. Please share. with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL!

Hugs,

Mar 8, 2016

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Hello my crafty peeps!

Hope you are having a fabulous Tuesday!  The sun is shining here again so no complaints.
I feel like I have been super busy the last 2 weeks, reality not so much but for me yes, lol. I  have been making Bunny Baskets, looking after hubby who hurt himself and then just normal day to day stuff.  Having a chronic illness it almost seems impossible to get things done but we are moseying along....  colouring and cardmaking really is my therapy.  Hope to have some new exciting projects to show you later in the week.

Here are this week's deals from Stampin' Up!  there are some good ones!  I know that I'll be adding rhinestones to my list...  Don't forget with every $60 purchase you earn a free Sale-a-bration item, also use Hostess Code: 7AEMNSVT  when placing your order to be entered into the draw for the rewards.




If I can give you just a little inspiration, where you can look at one of my cards and think I can do that, or I could tweak that and put my own spin on it, then I am achieving what I have set out to do! 

P.S. Please share. with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL!

Hugs,

Mar 6, 2016

Rose Wonder ...

Hello my crafty peeps!

Todays card is for a friends birthday and I thought I would try my Rose Wonder stamp set for the first time.  I heat embossed in clear on Shimmery White cardstock and then water coloured in Tempting Turquise and Wild Wasabi.  Once dried I applied Wink of Stella to the rose. Hope you can see the shimmer on the close up.




Hope you like it.

If I can give you just a little inspiration, where you can look at one of my cards and think I can do that, or I could tweak that and put my own spin on it, then I am achieving what I have set out to do!

P.S. Please share. with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL!

Hugs,

Mar 3, 2016

2014-2016 In Colors will be retiring!

Hello my crafty peeps!

Soon the 2014-2016 In Colors will be retiring! If you don't have refills for your ink pads - get them now.Trust me when I say they will sell out fast!  (I missed out one year)

Also be sure to get card stock, markers and other coordinating products before they are gone forever.

I have a workshop order going in on Tuesday March 15th, if you want to add something.






If I can give you just a little inspiration, where you can look at one of my cards and think I can do that, or I could tweak that and put my own spin on it, then I am achieving what I have set out to do! 

P.S. Please share. with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL!

Hugs,

Mar 1, 2016

Technique Tuesday - Northern Lights!

Hello my crafty peeps!

Today’s card project was designed using the Stampin’ Up! Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set and the Northern Lights Technique.

Dimensions:
  • Stamp and sponge according to following instructions:
    • Stamp the pine tree from the “Lovely as a Tree” set several times at different heights to make your base.
    • Sponge with Smoky Slate from bottom to the top
    • Sponge with Blackberry Bliss from bottom to the top
    • Sponge with 
    • Blackberry Bliss cardstock . . . 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", folded
    • Whisper White cardstock . . . one piece, 4" x 5-1/4",
    • Night of Navy from bottom to top and then sponge the edges a smudge the top.
    • Spray card with some Perfect Pearls Mist or Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz from Stampin’ Up! (retired)
  • Third piece . . . 3/4" x 4" for greeting banner or as I did I used a die I had on hand for the greeting and also used a bit of Wink of Stella.



If I can give you just a little inspiration, where you can look at one of my cards and think I can do that, or I could tweak that and put my own spin on it, then I am achieving what I have set out to do!

P.S. Please share. with your friends and leave me a comment below. I read them ALL!

Hugs,




An Intrigue of Witches A Secret Society Mystery by Esme Addison

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