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.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Antique Ornament card

Here is another Christmas card . . .
I made the background paper by using the musical note wheel and sponging the edges with Soft Suede ink. The pine needles stamp is from the Peaceful Wishes (retired set) stamp set, but any similar stamp would work. I stamped the ornament and used the die to cut it out. The words are from a retired set too.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Antique Snowman card

Had a little time to stamp last week . . . or should I say I took time to stamp. My schedule is pretty busy, but I needed to relax and guess what I chose to do . . . yep, stamp. I'm not sure why I went with Christmas cards, but here is one that I made. I found the example on Pinterest.
It is hard to tell, but the snowman is made of vanilla card stock.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bridal shower gift

I've decided since the wedding is right after Thanksgiving, my bridal shower gift is going to be a small 3' Christmas tree. I'm going to provide the couple with all the trimmings for the tree. So to keep with the Christmas theme, I've made little fabric bags that I will stamp the countdown to Christmas on. I will put a little something in each bag so the couple can open a small gift each day until Christmas.
Stampin' Up has mini muslin bags on sale on page 36 in the Holiday catalog (132180) and they are worth the price 8/$9.95. I've spent many hours already on sewing the bags and haven't finished the stamping yet. I will share them with you when I'm finished.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wedding door hanger

I've made a "do not disturb" sign that I will hang on the motel doors following the wedding . . .
Everyone that stays at the motel will have a little remembrance and picture of the couple.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wedding Invitation

I mentioned that I would share some wedding stuff with you since it has been taking up a great deal of my time. Here is the wedding invitation that I made for the kids . . .

The colors for the wedding are navy blue, champagne, and burlap.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Wedding card--file folder style

Hi everyone, it sure has been a while since I've been on my blog. Wedding plans are in full swing for my son, and even though I haven't been stamping as much, I have been working on projects for the wedding, while still trying to keep up with school work. We just finished the 1st quarter at school so grades are finished. Whew! I'll try to remember to take pictures of projects that I'm making for the wedding.

I attended a friend's wedding this weekend so needed a super fast wedding card. I believe I have shown you this card before, but this time I used the envelope maker to make the card into a file folder style. It's another use for the envelope maker besides just making envelopes.

The color isn't the best, but I used eggplant envy card stock. There are videos online that will demonstrate the file folder technique or I'd be glad to show you sometime. Have a great week!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Gorgeous Grunge

Have you seen the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in the new catalog? I've been working on a few cards using the set and it makes a pretty awesome background.
Stampin' Up has a promotion going on. You can get the Papillion Potpourri stamp set and the Bitty Butterfly punch bundle at a 15% off discount. I already have both, but for some, it might be a bargain.

Looking forward to stamping in Burwell this coming Saturday!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Perfect Blend

I've been playing with a couple new stamp sets I purchased from the new catalog, Perfect Blend and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The rose is made from the clay molds.

A great card technique used for putting a gift card in the inside pocket.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Shoebox cards from Burwell

The first card was provided by Earla. Any sentiment could be added to this card. Thanks, Earla.
This card was provided by Stella. I love butterflies! Thanks, Stella.
This card was provided by Linda. Beautiful butterflies! Thanks, Linda.
This card was provided by Pat. Great technique of piecing paper to look like quilting. Once you got the hang of it, it was neat how it turned out. Thanks, Pat.
This card was provided by Nancy. I may have changed her design some, but the watermelon idea made out of circles was something I had forgotten about doing. Thanks, Nancy.
The last card was provided by Loretta. Wish you could have stayed to stamp with us. I'm glad you left your card for us all to make. I may have changed the design some too on this card. Another great masculine card. Thanks, Loretta.
As always, the day was great! I enjoy getting the chance to visit with friends and stamp in Burwell.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Burwell Stamp Club

It was my pleasure to be able to attend the Burwell Stamp Club a week ago and made a couple cards that Terri provided. The cut and dimension of the card was really easy, but looks great. What a great masculine card. Thanks, Terri, for the ideas.

The other card that Terri provided for the club members was using a masking technique. It looks like there are layers on this card, but it only has one layer.
I didn't put any sentiment in the middle so that way I can add it when I need a specific card. Next time I will share with you the other designs from the shoe box cards that some very talented ladies had available to make.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Masking Doily

The base of the card is white cardstock and I used a sponge to color through the doily, which is called masking. You can use the doily over and over and when you are done the doily is a pretty blue and can also be used on a different card. I really enjoy using the doilies. If you have any questions, just let me know.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Itty Bitty Butterfly punch

Today's card uses a variety of color, embossing folders, Papillion Potpourri stamp set, and the Itty Bitty butterfly punch.
The strips of cardstock are all 7/8 inches wide. The lengths are cherry cobbler-4 3/4 in., baja breeze-4 in., rose red-3 1/4 in. and So Saffron-2 1/2 in. First I punched a guide (7/8 x 4 3/4) so the angles of the butterfly would be consistent for all the colors. Line up the guide at one end of each color and punch off the end of the piece. Stamp the little butterfly onto matching cardstock and punch out. I just lined up the outside two colors onto the card front and centered the other two in the middle to line up the strips. Just email me, if you have any questions.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Easy Events card

It's back to school! Not sure that I am ready, but I had better get there. We have two days of teacher in-service and then the kids arrive on Wednesday, August 21.

I know I won't be able to keep up with posting to my blog everyday so I'm going to try and post on Mondays and Thursdays. If I at least give you this information, you will know when to check the blog for something new. I might be able to throw in something extra every once-in-a-while.

Today's card is using a retired set, Easy Events. The dimension on the flowers are using matching card stock and punching the little flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes punch set.
See you Thursday!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Six-sided Sampler & Label Love stamp sets

Fall Treasure Hunt will be coming soon! More details later.

Another couple Six-Sided Sampler cards for you today. These cards come together really quickly. Which is what I need most of the time. Same card only the brads are different colors and the sentiments are different. The sentiments are from the Label Love stamp set and the designer series paper is punched out with the coordinating punch.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Creel/Fishing Scrapbook final

So you've seen the creel, the fish, and the fishing stories mini so here is the final blog post for the Creel/Fishing Scrapbook project. Bobbers and lures for more places to insert pictures and journaling.

Hope you enjoyed my scrapbooking project. I purchased the pattern online from a very talented paper designer, Laura Denison. If you have any questions, just email me.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Creel/Fishing Scrapbook continues

Can't have a creel without a place to store those "Fishing Stories." This little mini also goes in with the fish in the creel. A lot of space for pictures and of course the story that goes with it.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Creel/Fishing Scrapbook continues

I will share with you the fish first. They are made with a piece of chipboard and covered on both sides with cardstock to look like a fish. The body opens up so photos or journaling could be added inside. The flap tucks under the fin.
I have hardware pieces to make the stringer.

The fish measure about 9 inches long and about 4 1/2 inches wide. Pretty colorful fish don't you think.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Creel/Fishing Scrapbooking Project

Friends of our church were blessed to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary so I knew I needed to make them something special. They both enjoy fishing so I thought I could tie the celebration and fishing together. I have several pictures so I will spread them out over the next few days. Here is the Creel made out of chipboard and covered with cardstock. I'm making a second creel for my son for his wedding day, but that one I've covered with burlap instead of cardstock. I'll share photos when I'm done with that one later. I've added the embellishments (greenery, compass, bobber, fish net) on the top.

Notice the "great catch" sticker on the flap.
I cut their picture out of the newspaper and placed it under the small flap.
The creel opens up to reveal all the extra stuff to place a bunch of their memories.
You can see part of the fish on this picture. Closer pictures will come later.
I bet you are in great suspense. Just kidding!