Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous #2

Hello, I guess I didn't have this entry to go live when I said I would!!!  That's what happens when a person who doesn't normally work full time ends up doing just that.  It has given me a better appreciation for all those who have to work then do house work and still want to stamp.  I find myself exhausted and I haven't been doing near as much stamping as I want, especially with the new catalog going live!! AND new stamps, dies and embossing folders to play with.

 This is the second card my group made with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and die bundle. They did real well with it and liked both cards. The die is shown on the next image for the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by, my work schedule should be getting lighter in about a month or two.  I can only hope since the garden and fruit will be coming on soon!  Have a lovely day.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Try Stampin #327 BOLDS!!!


Here I am again using this card sketch for two purposes. I decided to use the bolds and only used two colors that are in the new in-color line up.  Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist    I have a card class coming up and a manly card w as requested.  This card really could be used for anyone but definitely thought it fit the bill for a man.  What do you think?  My group makes two cards each month and if you come back tomorrow you can see the other card, made with the same stamp set; Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  My DT card for challenge 325 used the die that comes with this set.  I really wanted to show the ladies and gent that this set was quit versatile.
                  



Optional theme:  All pastels or All bolds


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Try Stampin #326 Let's get Fishy


When your a crafter it is not impossible to find time to do what you love! even when it seems life is pulling you from all directions.  That is me right now, I'm not complaining just realizing that I can find time to stamp and enjoy it even with all that is happening right now.  Just in case anyone is reading this text and following/praying, my Mother-in-law is back in the hospital.  Thank you so much for letting me vent a minute.  Ok enough of that!

My card today is two fold, First made for Try Stampin and second for Fathers Day - it's right around the corner.  Hoping to go see my father, will you be going to see yours?  My dad has a large fish tank so when I saw this Theme I decided to do something fish related.  Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you'll join us - even if your life seems crazy find a minute or two to do something you love!!!

                                                                           
I moved and changed the placement of a few elements for this card but I believe I included everything that this sketch has. ( Psst.....You don't have to if you just want to stamp and not use this sketch though.)
Optional Theme: Wiggles and waves

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Old and New for Try Stampin # 325

Hey I'm back but just for a quicky....When I first saw the theme for this card sketch I immediately thought Flowers,..  Isn't that summers splendor?  But to all in the Stampin' Up Family June and summer means a new catalog which means new stamps, dies accessories, and 5 new In Colors.

So as I sat at my desk thinking "this needs to be quick Vicki"  I decided to use old and new. This card is show casing one of the new in colors called Lemon Lime Twist. I picked it because it reminds me of summer.   :0)      When I help in the hay field there are little green moths flying around.

The old I used was the fluttering textured impressions embossing folder, rhinestones, and the bold butterfly framelits dies.  The new is the Lemon Lime Twist card stock and for the inside an absolutely must have for all a new die called Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.  It is lovely so nice and big- this one will be a winner!!

I'm thankful that you stopped by, I do hope you have enjoyed all the inspiration of the others on the team.  We all love to hear from you so if you have a moment leave us a little word. Were you inspired by something we made?

For any who saw a previous post on my sister with leukemia, she went home on June 1 the Doctors are saying she is in remission.  She will have three follow up treatments for prevention purposes. Thank you for your prayers. Have a wonderful week.















Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Try Stampin #322 How Sweet it is!

Another great sketch and theme. For this one I turned the sketch and put a lot of different cut out stamps on at different dimensions.  I used a set that was in the Occasions Catalog that I love since I bake a good bit sadly it did not get added to the new 2017-2018 catalog.  Living with 4 Sons and Husband meant lots of cookies, they are all grown now and working and my baking hasn't stopped.  I now bake cookies for their lunches and put in baggies in the freezer.  These cookies are restricted to lunch boxes!!!  Cookies in tupperware container are allowed to be eaten in evenings.... BUT I say....when they're gone they're gone!!!!  (Till the Sat. when I once again bake for the following week)   :0)                     (we raise chickens - alas the brown eggs)

Well you didn't come to read about all that, thanks for stopping and I do hope you'll join us in stamping.  (sketch card and theme below mine)


       If you didn't come from the Try Stampin' page click here   - it will take you directly to the blog where you can see all the cards by those on the design team, a lot of different, amazing cards!!

Optional technique: Dimensional layers

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Try Stampin #321

Hi, My garden was growing, now everything is trying to learn how to swim!!!  In the past week we have had over six inches of rain!!!  We have two gardens and the one is lower so that is where my plants are swimming.  We may have to replant some potatoes if they rot because of standing in water for so long  :0(    We are covering the strawberries as they are calling for frost tonight and tomorrow, I really don't want to loose them this will be my first year to pick and they are looking really good and have berries already hanging on.

Here is our suggested theme and sketch,  I love flowers and decided to put that in the center of the card the flowers have a vellum overlay on them that had the small silver hearts on it. After I finished it I thought I should have used a strawberry set that I have and put three n at different stages of growth. Oh well maybe I'll make that later. Thanks for stopping, if you didn't come from the Try Stamping site you should go an see all the designers cards they are awesome!!!






Optional theme: As the Garden Grows



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Try Stampin #320 May Days

hello, another week has gone by and it was a busy one for me. I worked everyday at my part time job and I sure was glad to see Friday roll around..:0)

I was glad to get to my craft room today - Sat. -while I did some baking for next week and worked around the house.  I'll be heading to see my sister on Sunday.  The Dr.s are pleased with how well she is responding to the treatment.  Thank you for your prayers.

This card is  a first for me as the only stamping it has on it is the sentiment.  The background paper is designer paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog, I colored it with the watercolor pencils and used a blender pen on it to smooth it out. The  blue I added to the top piece started getting a little fuzzy from to much rubbing so I stopped and decided it was fine as it. You can't see in the picture but I put some clear wink of stella on the dragonflies wings.



THANK you for stopping by I do hope you'll join us and share with us your creation using this sketch and theme if you choose.

Optional theme: May Days