Tuesday, November 21, 2017

#349 Try Stampin' On Tuesday

   It just occured to me that our name allows you to stamp on Tuesday but we as designers have to stamp on a different day so this goes live for you to see on Tuesday :0) So I've said all that to say that I stamp on the other days of the week for these postings, I'm so glad to stamp on any day of the week aren't you?
    Having a one and three year old at this stage of my life I'm finding is tiring!  How did I ever do it with 4 at the age of 5 and under?!?! My daughter-in-law is having the extended family for Thanksgiving(around 25-30) so I've been a very hands on Grandma for a couple weeks so she can get some deep cleaning done. Today was an unexpected day to babysit so I'm getting this up at the end of the day.
   I really enjoy making easel cards and have had this thought in my head all week and finally got the card done. Now I do hope that you'll join us for this sketch, we sure would love to see a lot of postings!

Here is the sketch to try using if you so desire and the optional theme below. I think I got this one with the silver bells and the easel card both. What do you think?  (I did NOT cut all the jungle bells out by hand :0)  they were cut with a die from Stampin' Up after I heat embossed them with silver.)  What do you think? I probably will Not be mass producing this one even with the die help.  Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to hear from you. By the way Happy Thanksgiving!

Optional Theme:  Silver Bells or Easel Card 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

94 years young - TSOT #348

Oh Hello!! here we are on Tuesday again with another challenge.  I'm so glad you've stopped by.  My card for this challenge was made for my Mother-in-law who turned 94 last month.  She really loves to watch hummingbirds and has a feeder outside every year.  So in honor of her 94th  birthday I made this card.  I think the sketch is one that could be used so many different ways, be sure to check out all the other designers just click here Try Stampin' to go to the home page.

Inside the card   :0)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Challenge # 347 with a little surprise!!

Hello everyone!  It is November, wow has this year ever flown by. Try Stampin is now under new management, we are all sad to see CherylAnn go but really owe her a deep well of gratitude for starting this challenge site and picking us to be on it.  The site will mostly stay as is with possibly a few minor changes.  We do hope that you will keep playing along with us and please let us know if there is something that you like or don't like. We want to keep you with us creating cards and gifts, it really is so rewarding to have someone grateful for the time spent to create for them.

I worked on this card last week and hadn't put it all together when I had a light bulb moment.  I've had this Katherine pop out die for about 4 months and haven't used it yet.  When I was looking at my card thinking it needs something more I realized it would be great with the pop out.  This die can be used with a window card opening like I have here or  without for a greater surprise to the recipient,
I have an inside picture below.  Check out all the other designers and be sure to add your card for this challenge.  (just click the blue word designers and it will take you directly to Try Stampin' site)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Try Stampin' #346 A tribute to my sister

Kathleen, known and lovingly called "Kat" for she loved cats. I think if she could have she just might have had this many!!  ;0)  I really wanted to do a card in her honor my first week back. When I checked out the #346 challenge I though Oh my that is a tough one.  I hope I sorta did it justice, one of the great things about this challenge site is that is is okay to not follow the sketch and theme if something else strikes your fancy.  I started with the cat lady, made a scene by adding a floor and walls.  The name KAT on the right side is sorta there for the "X"s stitched on the left of the sketch.
We hope you'll join us and if it seems to hard just change it up a bit.  Happy Stamping!!

Just click here - Try Stampin' on Tuesday and it will take you to the main page with the designers card samples.  Here is the card sketch and our suggested theme

Optional Theme: Create a Scene

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Stamping Again!!

Tuesday Oct.24th I had my monthly stamp get together with my 4th Tuesday of the month group.
My youngest sister Beth (from Florida flying home from Cincinnati Airport) and I got to my home in Ohio Sunday eve.  I got right to work Monday designing a card for them.  We used re-inkers in 2 different ways.

  The first we dropped ink onto cool whip lids and picked up the ink with sponges then sponged color onto glossy card stock (if you drop the ink on the glossy card stock you end up with a dark "dot" where the ink dropped).  Stamped the leaf veins from the Colorful Seasons stamp set (using the photopolymer is so nice you can see through the stamp and pick where you want the colors on your leaf shape) then die cut them out.  This is such a fun technique and you'll never have two alike, like real leaves or sisters!  :0)

The second technique was the baby wipe and re-inkers technique.  Fold an alcohol free baby wipe in half or fourths and then placed them on the cool whip lids to make "stamp pads" Using the smaller solid leaf we used our homemade ink pads and stamped around on the front.  Each of these leaves will also be unique and different.

Everyone received a detail cut leaf cut from the copper foil sheets and copper trim to decorate the front of their card.

Sometimes I'll decorate the inside of the card also(see below).  We cut some smaller leaves from the glossy also. Some of the ladies cut the branch out of the brown layer before assembling their card to use inside. I enjoy doing that just don't always show it here.  Thanks for stopping by, I'm going to get back into this blog more now that things are quieting down some, well I hope it does, I'm worn Out!! Have a good day and remember to do something crafty everyday!! just because it is fun and so rewarding.  Even in her hospital bed Kathleen was doing her plastic canvas making gifts for others.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

She fought the good fight

If there is anyone that has been looking and keeping up with my little blog here I just want to thank you for looking. Thought I'd give an update on my sister.  She left this old world and is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior.  She will be missed but never forgotten!!!  She had a loving spirit and was a super gift giver up to the end.  She loved crafting, card making, scrapbooking, beading  and especially plastic canvas which she did a lot while laying in the hospital bed.  Thank you for your prayers during this tough last 6 months.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

So sad no card :(

Well I got two weeks in! So sorry I don't have a card for you this week. I'm out of town again helping with my sister who has leukemia( she's in remission!😀 but still needs to go to hospital daily) . All those that made a card for the Try Stampin on Tuesday did a great job, check them out!!