Monday, July 28, 2014

Flower Shop Block card

I had a dear friend send me a card this past week so I used her idea of the block card and changed the dimensions a little to get the card to fit in a regular A2 envelope. Here are a few pictures of what I came up with.

Thanks, Loretta, for the card and the idea! I'm always up for a challenge to figure out how something is made. I hope you like yours in return. It will be coming in the mail.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stamping at my house on Sat., July 19

It was a fun day catching up with friends and of course stamping. Here are images of what we made for those of you that couldn't make it. The first two cards we used the Hostess Stamp set Bloom With Hope found on page 240 of the new catalog. With order totals, free merchandise was earned so I decided to purchase the hostess set and draw a name from those that attended. BJ's name was drawn so I will be giving the Hostess set of Bloom With Hope to her when the order arrives.
This is a 3 x 3 inch gift card and each made a matching envelope using the envelope punch board.
Here are two versions of the cell phone card. The measurements include 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 for the black background, white card base is 3 1/4 x 10 1/2 folded in half at 5 1/4, starting from the top: 1/8" circle punch (could use the owl builder punch little circles), old Stampin' Up punch that measures 1/8" x 1/2", center black piece 2 3/4 x 4", 1/2" black circle, and a 1/4" square little white piece. The Stampin' Up heart punch was used along with the Just Sayin' stamp set and coordinating die cuts. I used the new blendabilities markers to color in the word bubbles on the first card.

This next card is a type of slider or pop up card. You can find the directions and a video on and search for Surprise Pop Up Card. The only difference is we placed a pocket on the front of the slider tag so when the person pulls the slider tag they will find a gift card or money gift on the inside (or motel key??). We used the Perfect Blend stamp set.

This next card is also a gift card holder, but the ladies decided to just make it into a card. Some used the blendabilities markers to color in the flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set like I have shown, while others just stamped and punched colored card stock for the flowers. If you have any questions, just let me know and I can explain more in depth.

Enjoyed the stamping day with friends and the snacks and cherry pie were delicious. I'll look forward to doing it again soon!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! Wedding excitement!

Our Thanksgiving this year was spent welcoming a new daughter-in-law to our family. We were so blessed with a beautiful, sunny day for November 30. I'm exhausted and have piles of boxes to unpack. It will be a slow process, but things will get back to normal eventually. I was able to get a few sunset pictures of the kids that I would like to share. Thanks to everyone that was thinking of us on our special day and praying for us.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Circle thinlits die Thank you

I made my future daughter-in-law some thank you cards for the bridal shower we had for her. I had all the guests write their mailing address on an envelope at the shower. All Rylee had to do was write the thank you and send it off. They are pretty simple, but when I was making 30 of them, it had to be simple.

I used the new circle thin lit. It was so fast and easy. I also purchased the magnetic platform. I didn't think I needed it, but it is really nice to keep the dies in place.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

More Wood signs

Here are a couple more signs I made for the wedding couple.
I painted the Families are forever sign. Printed the text off on the computer and then used it for the pattern. It's been a while since I've made signs like these.

Here is another cricut cut sign . . .
My son said they needed something for their bedroom wall so this is what I came up with.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wooden signs

I'm still making things for the wedding. Here is a sign I made for the couple to use at the reception.
I used my cricut to cut the letters and glued them to the board. The saying goes for anyone, not just the bride and groom. My love story is pretty special too.