Thursday, June 8, 2017

New Catalog Open House - Just Breathe

We had so much fun creating this card at my New Catalog Open House on Mon. 6/5/2017.  I saw this card by Mary Brown when Stampin'Up Only (SUO) had their Watercoloring Challenge #174. I just had to try it!  I had wanted to play around with the technique using an acrylic block to water color and I thought this was the perfect opportunity.

Here are the details frmy Mary Brown's blog –
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Color Theory dsp stack – two pieces – one 1 1/4 x 4 1/4 and the other 1/2 x 4 1/4 (my second piece was 3/4 x 4-1/4); add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, ink acrylic block using Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Soft Sky, spritzer and stamp onto paper – hold down allowing the ink to spread; let dry
  • Stamp frame of chair in Soft Suede and seat in Dapper Denim; stamp breathe in Dapper Denim and just in Soft Suede; add to card front just dimensionals
  • Add some glitter enamel dots to finish off
    (we substituted retired Candy Dots)
Set(s):Colorful Seasons
Paper:Whisper White, Color Theory dsp Paper Stack
Ink:Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Soft Sky
Other:Glitter Enamel Dots (or Candy Dots, retired), Dimensionals
Happy Stamping!  Mary

Monday, March 13, 2017

Birthday Stand Up Easel Treat Box of Cards Stamp Camp

We had so much fun creating these cards. I was a little bummed that no one wantted to make the card holder.  I thought it was so cute.I changed the dimensions slightly so you could create it out of 8.5" x 11" cs instead of 12" x 12" cs. Here are the original directions by Janet Wakeland

Monday, February 27, 2017

Happy 21st Birthhday, Austin!

My great nephew turns 21 today!  I thought this panel card would be perfect for him. Colors - crushed curry, early espresso, very vanilla, basic black. Mixed Drinks and Sassy Salutations sets.

Panel Fun Fold card

I really like cretaing panel cards. They're so pretty and easy.  You can slip in a piece of cs behind the card if you want to send a message. Colors- basic gray, cucumber crush, watermellon wonder.

Photo Realistic DSP & Dragonfly Dreams get well card

 It's great using the Dragonfly Dreams set on Serene scenery DSP.  It makes very quick and easy cards. Colors - island indigo and basic black.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

I want  to mention the Special Offers SU! is having which replace their Weekly Deals.  Here are the offers for the last week, Thur, 9/15 to Wed 9/21.

Also, I have Holiday catalogs for the first 15 people to claim them.  Sorry, I missed the deadline to have them mailed.  I did however, purchas some as a supply item and am anxious to get them to you.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SUO Challenge #149 – Weddings Are Here! Best Wishes Patricia!

Wedding Tunnel Card, front
Wedding Tunnel Card, inside
 My good friend got married for the first time at age 50.  I'm so happy for her!  The SUO Challenge is the perfect opportunity to showcase this card (make a wedding card).  I love tunnel cards.  They're easy and have a big WOW! factor. Pop over to SUO to check out the challenge.

set - Rose Wonder
cs - very vanilla, rose red
ink - rose red, marina mist, always artichoke and archival black pads
access - Simply Scoring tool, tear and tape, 2-1/2" circle punch, dimensionals

Tunnel card Directions:
  1. For a tall tunnel card use two half sheets, 8.5" x 5.5" each
  2. Score inside piece at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8"
  3. Punch a window in middle section
  4. line up the two pieces and stamp the inside image through the window
  5. Now score both pieces at 4.25"
  6. Stamp the inside outer-edge panels
  7. Stamp the front around the outside edges, and front main image on separate piece of vanilla.  Matt the front focal image on rose red cs. It will be adhered to the card front with dimensionals as the final step.
  8. Crease your folds on both pieces.
  9. The outside is simply folded like a standard A-2 card
  10. The inside piece is folded valley, mountain, valley and adhered with strong (tear and tape) adhesive to the card front (outer panels only) so the middle sticks out when it is opened. 
  11. Adhere your focal rose matted image to the card front with dimensionals.
I hope this makes sense!
 Happy Stamping!  Mary

Friday, April 1, 2016

My Excitement Runnith Over!

I'm sooooo excited for my son Ray.  WHOOO HOOO !!!!!!!!

Ray was a winner of a nation-wide German competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) in association with the Federal Republic of Germany.  Winners of the competition have been awarded an all-expense-paid summer study trip to Germany.  Ray will be traveling to Germany this summer as a result.