Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Try Stampin on Tuesday #319

Life throws us challenges everyday, but some are more challenging than others.  Our challenges could be like that, some harder than others but it's always fun to see what everyone comes up with. 😉
This is a card I made a few months back, please forgive me for not making a new one, I've been out of town. Just found out one of my sister has  aml leukemia. Now that is a challenge!!! They will be starting chemo as soon as they get her heart settles down.

It is sorta round don't you think??? I made this card with the windows think die, it will fit nicely in an A-2 envelope. It has a rubber band on the inside so when it's pulled out it pops together. The picture above shows me holding it flat. The die is altered a bit so that it folds up over the back panel and lays flat for mailing.
Thanks for stopping and if you would, please send a prayer or two up for my sister Kathleen. I believe in God, He is always with us even during the hardest challenges life send our way.

Theme: A circular or oval card

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Try Stampin' on Tuesday # 318

Hey there, it's that time again.  Now I do hope that you've been finding time to stamp and have some fun, relax, and be creative.  I've been stamping but just not posting for a while, our internet is limited and I used a lot last month in the Magnolia March Madness on you tube with the Tilda stamps, I believe there is a video in a previous link if your interested.  Well on to Try Stampin!!

We have a fun sketch and theme if you decide to use it.  It can be a challenge sometimes but that is good for us, it makes us a better stamper if we try to go outside of our comfort zone-our usual.  I guess that's why we have the sketch challenge and encourage you to use it.  (but remember you don't have to...we just want you to stamp!!!)

Our theme is : A Trio of Words
My take on this...  :0)   
This was a quick easy card to make, some might recognize the supplies as from the April Paper Pumpkin from Stampin' Up.  If you don't know what that is it is a card/project kit that comes to your house once a month.  It has ALL the supplies in it that you need to make the projects, this month that meant 12 cards.  But there is always a little extra in supplies that you can use on other creations.  The kit comes with directions on how to make the suggested projects if you like them and want to copy.  It is a prepaid subscription which they send out on about the 10th of each month.  If you would be interested I could help you find out more about this great opportunity,  ;0)     just leave me a message and I'll get back with you. (or if you have a demonstrator I do know that she would be more than happy to help you.)   

                                Thank you for stopping and have a great day - it will be great if you get to stamp even just a little bit!!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Burst of color - Try Stampin' on Tuesday #316

I decided to use the suggested theme literally and use my new color burst powder! I had every intention of going with three flowers, like the sketch had three around the sentiment but thought it needed more flowers. I'm still learning how to use this new product but I like how the background turned out. What do you think?  Thanks for stopping by and if you would be so kind and have a minute or two please leave me a comment, thanks. Happy stamping 😄

sketch: optional theme A Burst of Color

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Extra Try Stampin Challenge #315

Had a card to make for a card class on Tuesday and thought I might as well follow Try Stampin's challenge.  Turned out nice I think and I hope the ladies enjoy it.  Be sure to check out the inside as it has a pop out.  I used the Balloon Adventure bundle in the Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog. This is such a wonderful bundle as it can be used so easily for anyone!!  I've got more from this set so stay tuned.
 click here if you haven't come from the Try Stampin' site and you can go see all the other designers cards.  If  you have come from Try Stampin' thank you for stopping by, I so love to hear from those who come and really do read all the comments.  SOOOO if you would be so kind could you find it in your heart to leave me a few words?!   Have a wonderful week and I'll be back so stay tuned :0)
Optional technique: three different patterns

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Try Stampin' 314 Baby Animals

Sometimes it seems that our business comes in bunches, know what I mean.  Activities seem to bunch up and I often wish I could spread them out.  My card for this challenge came together quickly and that is good since I've been busy. I turned the card since I wanted my tags to be big enough to hold my congratulations sentiment. The theme: Baby Animals was perfect since I had a baby card I needed.     I do hope you'll play with us and show us your card.
       Have a wonderful day, find a spare min. or two and relax with your stamps, paper and ink!!

I decided to play along with a color challenge over on Fab Friday color challenge

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fab Friday

If you're here from Fab Friday, My  card will come up on Tuesday. That is when it will go live for my designer card for Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  I joined your challenge with ours. Hope that's OK

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Are you ready for flowers? Try Stampin On Tuesday #313

I decided to do another challenge this week, we as design team members are on a rotation- half of us are to post every two week and my scheduled week was last Tuesday.  I wanted to stamp so I decided to join in on this sketch.   I actually made two cards neither follows the sketch exactly but I'm sure you'll be able to see the similarities.  Thanks for stopping....

This one is water colored.

Thanks to Vicki   Optional Theme: Beautiful Flowers

Saturday, March 11, 2017

MMMarch 11, 2017 Tilda Video

Tilda stamps are so fun to play with... Here is my second video for the Magnolia March 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Try Stampin' on Tuesday

  When I designed this card front I had no idea what I would do with it. Sometimes when we make cards we use the same design and I wanted to try something different.   I ended up needing to angle my piece the opposite direction because I cut it backwards and the opposite side of this DSP just wouldn't work.  I hope you'll have fun using this and will join us by downloading a card on Try Stampin's page.  click here Try Stampin'  if you didn't come from that page and would like to see all the other designers ideas and join in on the fun.
   If you look clear to the end of this posting you'll see the inside of the card that I decorated with the scraps.

Optional theme is Angles

                                                       Inside of card

Saturday, March 4, 2017

My first for Mega Magnolia March 2017

My last posting I told you about the Magnolia March 2017 event that I'm a part of. I uploaded my first project today as I'm on for Saturdays.  Here it is ;0)

The Stampin' Up Window Box thinlit die is so easy to use and this shows an unusual way to use it.  

Thanks for watching, if you go to my you tube channel you'll see all the other designers and can pop onto their videos.  Some of us are having drawings for gifts.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Swirly bird and Exciting News for the month of March

Here is the card I said I have up yesterday. Sorry I didn't get it done I was pretty bushed after my two events on Tuesday. Today is Wed and I've had a little boy this afternoon so that has kept me busy.  He's napping :0)  so I'm taking advantage of the quiet and getting some things done for Thursday.

Here is the card that the ladies, some new stampers made on Tuesday evening.  There were about 18 signed up to come and with that in mind I had a fairly simple card for them.  All 8 (yes 8) that attended had a good time and enjoyed making the card.  It was actually very nice and easier to have one on one visiting with fewer attending.

Thanks for stopping by, I have an exciting bit of news for you.  I've been invited to be part of the Mega Magnolia Madness Event on You Tube.   They showcase the Tilda stamps and every day of the month a new video will be added.  I'm on for Saturdays and there is at least one other designer for every day of the month. Have a wonderful day!  also want to thank those that left comments, I really really appreciate it!!!!!!  ;0)     Vicki

here is the link to my video of the DT package sent to us it also has the links for all the other designers in the description section ;0)        https://youtu.be/6t0zjeROiek

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Beam will guide you home

I'm writing this on  Monday and have finally sat down to get these posts done. Tomorrow is a busy day for me as I have two Stamping events.  I decided that I'd like to use the the new High Tide Stamp set from the Occasions Catalog that I haven't used yet.  My group that meets in the afternoon on the 4th Tuesday of every month are seasoned stampers so this card is a bit more involved.

Masking and sponging technique.  Made the beam extended on the right by stamping off on post it paper (to use on left side when sponging the sky), then stamping on the right. I made a mask with typing paper to lay on the card to sponge the beam darker and extend it out. Easy to do just stamp on the typing paper then take a ruler and extend the beam, cut the inside out so when you lay this on the paper the beam is open and the rest of the card is covered. Guess I should have taken a picture of this. (Let me know if you want me to add a picture)

Hey come on back tomorrow and check out a much easier card that a new group of stampers will be doing!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Life is Sweeter... Try Stampin' challenge #310

Hello everyone, hmmm wonder who is reading this?  Have you ever wondered if anyone reads or looks at your blog?  If you would be so kind I really would like to know if anyone reads this blog, I spend a little time trying to make it a nice place to visit and just wonder if anyone is...visiting.

Time for another Try Stampin' card challenge, our theme for the next two weeks (if you choose to use it) is Sweet Thoughts,
When I designed this card sketch I just picked a shape for the front and now that Valentines Day is past seems many of us have substituted with a different shape and you know what... that is just fine! So if you have an idea go for it!!!

I'm posting this on Sat. and one of my weekly chores that I do on Sat. is to make cookies for the weeks lunch boxes.  I found out quickly (having four sons and a husband working) that if I left the cookies in the tuperware container that I use for them after baking that by mid week I was baking again.  Now although Life is Sweeter when baking  :0)  I do get tired of it.  My solution!!!!  make a double batch on Sat. and put enough in bags in the freezer for the week!! (they all know that the cookies in the freezer are only to be used in lunch boxes) So that is up next on my agenda for the day.   What about you? do you have tricks that make your life easier? I'd love to hear about it.

My card : Sweet thoughts... in my house include anything chocolate! We live on a farm and have chickens that lay brown eggs. (Not sure what I'd do with a white egg-ha ha ha)

Thought I'd try a little creative photo taking, what do you think? Does it help or take away from the card?
 Have a wonderful day and I do hope you'll decide to play with us, oh and thanks for stopping by.   :0)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Happy Birthday accordian card

Here is another birthday card for another sister in law. Alice loves flowers also and she puts many out in the flower beds around the house but also has many in pots.  This is another AI watercolor card and I made this one up myself.  I hand drew the pot, water colored and decorated it then added the greenery and flowers.  Sometimes we as stampers get so many  supplies that we tend to only use whats newest.  Well I've had this Karen Burniston  accordion card pivot card die for some time and have used it a few times but not lately.  I love making interactive card for people so pulled this out to use on Alice's card  Happy, happy birthday Alice whose birthday is Feb. 15th.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

AI Water colored birthday card

I have been enjoying playing with some new stamps from a company - Art Impressions.  The stamps they make for their water coloring line all go together.  I have a few of their basic sets like the foliage and flowers sets and they go nicely with the barn set, the covered bridge, and the mail box sets that I have.  I love how everything is sized to work together. It really takes the guess work out and puts a smile on my face! I love knowing that if I get something new it will be able to be used with what I already have.  Here is a card that I actually made while following a you tube instructor (I believe is was Bonnie).  That's another thing I love about this company they have videos showing how to make cards using the stamp sets. If I'm remembering right only 5 stamps were used on this card and the fence was made using molotow which is a type of making fluid.

I made this card for a sister in law that loves flowers.  I do hope she likes it.  I'm still learning so don't be to harsh.  Her birthday is on Feb. 14 so I had to wait to post this. Happy, Happy birthday Gloria.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Nailed It for Valentines Day!

How about another Occasions Catalog card, this one uses the Nailed It bundle.  So neat to get the stamps and dies to cut them out.  I have two sons that work in construction so I do believe this set will be well used.  I can also see me suing this bundle to add to scrapbook pages. (if and when I find the time to get them out again)

Don't we all need a wreath on our front door?  Well this one is filled with hearts just in time for Valentines Day.

Monday, February 13, 2017

CASE card High Tide

CASE   means copy and share everything This new Occasions catalog set is a winner! It is great to use for men or women, sympathy as well as just because or birthday cards!!

I saw this card on Pinterest and just loved it so I CASED it...
,  craft-somniamomma  thank you for letting me share this awesome card.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Avant Garden free set from SAB

Here I've used a free set from theSale-A-Bration catalog  this set was one that I thought was lovely. It has both images and sayings that I really liked.  I know who needs another flower stamp?  But it is so lovely I couldn't pass it up.  I've always loved yellow and orange flowers so of course my first card would include those colors.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Special Reason Bundle

I have been playing with some of my new products from Stampin' Ups 2017 Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration freebies.  Those are so much fun! who doesn't like to get something free?   This card is made from the Special Reason Bundle.  I really love how these dies work together to make the positive and negative look.  It is a great addition to a stampers "Stash"  :0)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Pop and Twist Valentine for Try Stampin' Tuesday challenge 308

I have another card for you for the Try Stampin' Tuesday challenge.  I guess I'll be the outlaw this time since I'm not posting a card that uses the sketch.  I want everyone to remember that we suggest a sketch but that doesn't mean you can't enter if you don't want to use it. I am using the theme - hugs and kisses- as  my card was made for my husband for Valentines day.
Card Sketch:

I have been noticing this type of card on pinterest and wanting to make one, so since I had some time one day last week I sat down and Wala it came together.   :0)     Now I'm ready for Valentines Day and it won't sneek up on me.  How about you, do you make a special card for your "honey"?  Hope you join us with a card for this two weeks.  Have fun stamping!!!
                                             My Card: Pop and Twist Valentine

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Try Stamping challenge 306 Hey, Chick

Hello everyone, here we are again with another Try Stamping challenge, boy did this really catch me off guard.  Seems like the last two weeks have just flown by.  Our challenge this time is a fun one and I decided to use some products from sale-a-bration catalog for it.  The bold and bright theme made me think of this designer paper and I thought a  fun stamp set to use would be the Hey, Chick set.  These products are available for free, would you like to know how you can earn them?  Leave your question with a way I can get back to you and I'll help you out!  Have a wonderful "stampendous" day.

Here is the sketch pattern:  Optional theme: Bold and Bright

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Card Two for Margarets Group

This card uses a stamp set/die bundle from the Holiday Catalog that has been carried over and still available.  Paisleys & Posies along with Peekaboo Peach and Mint Macaron make up this card.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Card One for Margarets Group

Stamping again for the Pheasant Group!!!  After three months of not being able to go and be with this wonderful group we're going to give it a try this month. (all depends on the weather)
Decided to use a couple new to me stamps this first one is in the Regular catalog.  The "tag" is actually a book mark that can be removed and the recipient of the card can use it.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

First Birthday card of the year

I tried a little water coloring with some of my new AI stamps, need to practice some more but it will do for this birthday.  Have you tried a new technique lately?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Try Stampin' Tuesday #304

Hello, and a  Happy New Year to you.  I finally decided to grab some of my stamp supplies and take them to the warm side of the house to make this card.  We live in a 100 year old farm house, often when it is windy and cold I can see the curtains blowing from the outside air.  We used to have frost on the inside of the windows upstairs.  Fun (brrr) fun (shiver) fun (add the layers!!) :0)

So I'm wondering how everyone has been, we have snow here in Ohio, not a lot but enough to keep me in with my bum ankle.  I am now putting full weight on it but still wearing an ankle brace. Ok enough of that, you didn't come to hear all about me.  Our Try Stampin' group took a mini break but we are happy to be back.  Our sketch is a lovely one with so much possibility.  I used some old and new stamps so that takes care of the theme. I hope you have as much fun as I did using this sketch.

Here is the sketch layout;
Theme: Old and New (Use an old item and a new one on your card