Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hybrid Card

Happy Wednesday! :)

I hope you're having a fantastic week! Mine's going great! Busy, but great. Kenn's working too much, and I miss him...

OK. So, for today's card, we have a hybrid card. What the heck's that? :D Well, it means I did at least one element with MY DIGITAL STUDIO, and the rest with stamping supplies. It COULD mean vice-versa, too, but not this one. The verse on the front and the sentiment inside are from MDS. I punched the front one out with the curly label punch after I printed it out.

For the embossed part, I inked up my honeycomb embossing folder and ran it through my Boutique on Crushed Curry. (It's inked with Soft Suede.)

The bee - the stamp AND the die cut - are from BACKYARD BASICS. I off-stamped with Early Espresso. Now, that bee is UGLY. I wasn't going to say anything, but when I showed my mom the card, she admired it, but said, "That's an ugly bee..." YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS!!!!!!!!!! :D So I took some Frost White shimmer paint in a spritzer and sprayed him. He's shimmery now. :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day! Be sure and make the time to stamp something!

Monday, February 24, 2014

MDS Monday - Food Blogging is FUN!

Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? It was SO beautiful here this weekend - I actually sat outside for a while reading. That's NOT normal for me here in TN. But it's too early for bugs, I was in the shade, and the temperature was perfect. :) Of course, we have one more cold snap coming on Wednesday... :D

So this week's SUDSOL challenge was to use a sketch you found and do whatever you wanted. I found this sketch, and decided to do another food blog page. I mean...! Some of these pictures make me want to go make the recipe again RIGHT NOW!!! :D

I really enjoy working from sketches, and almost always give them a little tweak that makes it mine. :D If you know of any websites with great sketches, link me! I'm always looking for new places! :)

OK, I'm outta here! (Oh, and if you've never seen my review blog, you can click here to go to Life's Little Pleasures!) Have a wonderful day, and be sure to make the time to stamp SOMETHING!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Happy Friday!

It's the weekend! :D Are you excited? Do you have big plans? Or are you glad to finally be able to REST?

Today, I want to share a wedding card I made that was inspired by this card. It's not EXACTLY the same, but enough so that I want to give credit where credit is due! (I love Pinterest! :D )

I think my MOM must be influencing me this week! :D Every project I've shown has had yellow, and the one I still have in my mind is yellow, too. :D I sure hope she's enjoying it! :D

So, those are two of the Heart Framelits; I had completely forgotten I had them until just before Valentine's Day. I know, it's a sin. I love hearts! That's the perfect polka dots folder - and I did use my Boutique to do the embossing. That flower is the rounder of the small flowers on the Boho Blossom punch; the leaves are the pointer one, cut into fourths. :D The modern label punch is from TEENY TINY WISHES. The inside has two stamps from ABOVE & BEYOND. I didn't have the correct color brads to do the centers, and I didn't really want to add bulk to the flowers, so I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker. :)

The colors are Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, and Daffodil Delight.

OK, I'm outta here! :D Have a WONDERFUL weekend, and be sure to make the time to stamp something.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Been a rough couple of weeks!

Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great week. Today's is warm and sunny here; I think, once I get done blogging, I'm going to go sit on the swing for a little bit! :) Don't hate me, people with snow on the ground. At least you GOT snow! :)

It's been a rough couple of weeks for people all around me. I'm on the TN Stampers online group, and we lost a dear member early last week; her daughter is also on the list. This is the card I'm going to send her. This week, a member of our church was killed suddenly in a car accident. Yesterday, a dear online friend lost her husband to cancer. Ginny, please know we're praying for you. Wish I could give you a real-life hug.

I was inspired by this card; I found it on Pinterest, but it was originally posted on Split Coast Stampers.I really love the original, but I didn't want to add too much color. So I did my version.

I double-stamped the flower from BACKYARD BASICS; the second time I stamped, I off-stamped metallic gold ink, then stamped that second generation onto the card. I used clear embossing powder to give it a little more texture. The inside is stamped with two of the stamps from BLESSINGS FROM HEAVEN. The colors on this one are Very Vanilla, So Saffron, and Always Artichoke. The other ink color is Early Espresso.

OK, I'm outta here! :) I hope your week is wonderful. Be sure and tell people you love that you love them - and stamp them a card to show it. :D

Monday, February 17, 2014

MDS Monday - Kindness is my mom

Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend?

I think people across the nation are ready for spring. It's been a long winter, with more snow than most of us have seen in a long time - or colder temperatures for a more sustained amount of time than we can remember. So I wanted to share this page. :)

Mom mom and yellow go hand-in-hand in my thoughts. So this is a page for HER. These are flower photos from our trip to Oregon last year; if you want to look at our galleries for wall art - or to just enjoy them! :) - just click on this link. Heavenly Perspective Photography

OK, I'm outta here! :) Have a WONDERFUL day! It's warming up here in middle TN; I know a lot of you are still under a ton of snow. Please take care, and keep warm! And stamp something. :D

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Card for Kenn

Hi, y'all! :D I wanted to show you the card I made for Kenn for today; it's VERY simple, made with just Whisper White card stock, glitter red paper, and gold foil - and the full heart punch and a couple of framelits. If you have questions, please ask! Oh, and the gift I made for Kenn can be found on Life's Little Pleasures. :)


Have a WONDERFUL weekend! If you want to place a jewelry order to help me get some freebies, LMK by 2 on Saturday. :D Otherwise, I'll see you next week! Make the time to stamp SOMETHING!!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

New Toy - er, ummm, TOOL! :D

 Hi, everyone! Sorry this didn't get scheduled; we only have one card reader for our computers right now, and since Kenn's the one WORKING his photos, I have to wait until he's done. :D Hopefully we'll get that taken care of soon.

Now, then. It's FRIDAY! I hope you've got plans to ENJOY your weekend. :)

Stampin' Up!, you may remember, had a few of the Texture Boutique machines last year that sold out in about a week. That was enough to make them decide to start carrying them all the time! :D It's about 1/3 of the size of the Big Shot - isn't it cute???

ALL it does is embossing. So, I chose this card to show off how easy it is. :)

You make the sandwich just the same, using the thin pads that come with the TB; if you're only embossing 1 layer of card stock, it comes with a shim, also. I chose six different embossing folders, and made my card into a 5x7 - it makes figuring out the square size so much easier. :D

I'm on a Tempting Turquoise kick right now; here's the card (I found on Pinterest!) that I based mine on. It's totally cased. :D But it's not Rose Red. :) I'm not crazy about this BIG of a card, because that's a LOT of room to fill on the inside, even if I do stamp a saying and a border. :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a WONDERFUL weekend, and be sure to make the time to STAMP something!!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Electric Card

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone's keeping safe and warm. What a winter!

This is the final project from my hostess club meeting last month. Isn't it a great man card? I cannot take credit for this one; I found it on Pinterest, and it's from Laurie's blog at Soapbox Creations.

All it is is Whisper White cardstock, punched and cut to look like outlets, mounted onto more Whisper White, which looks like a socket cover. Instead of using something that looks totally like a real screw, :D, we punched out a 1/4" circle from silver foil paper and drew and X on it with a Sahara Sand marker.

SO super easy, and so many uses! I stamped "Happy birthday, cupcake" in the middle of mine, from the BEST OF BIRTHDAYS stamp set. :D (Remember, those stamp sets are ONLY available until the end of March!!!) I thought that was hysterical, but I'm not sure anyone else thought so.... :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day, and be sure to make the time to stamp something! AND CALL OR EMAIL ME TO BOOK YOUR SAB PARTY NOW!!!!

Monday, February 3, 2014

MDS Monday - Once in a Lifetime

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend!! I'm writing this on Saturday; my Monday is slammed schedule-wise, and I wanted to make sure this gets to you on time. :D Tonight we're going out for dinner and an a capella concert, and I can't WAIT! :D

ANYWAY. Today's page is made from my newest freebie from SALE-A-BRATION, the ONE BIG SALE-A-BRATION 2014 digital download/disk. I do like the cork flowers, and the stamp in the middle of the page is perfect for pages about Kenn. :D I used Island Indigo as the font color, and I REALLY like the way it looks on this DSP, which is the digital version of the Sweet Sorbet package you can earn for free with a %50 merchandise purchase.

OK, I'm outta here! I hope you have a GREAT week, with wonderful moments of making memories. :) Stamp something, will ya?!?!?!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

I know, I'm late again! :D

Happy SATURDAY! :D I know, I'm late again. I'm sorry. I just had a really hard time making myself do ANYTHING yesterday. :D

SO. This is a really cool little basket that my hostesses did with the new envelope punch board! Isn't it cute?!?! There are SO many things out there that have been designed with it; I didn't show them another envelope, because I wanted to show the versatility of the tool. :D

Wow, do I keep getting distracted from posting this! Sheesh!

Anyway. The tutorial for how to do this came from a demonstrator in the UK, Sam Donald, and you can find it on her blog.

Now, because mine's made with Rose Red card stock, we did cut tabs and stick them down instead of just folding in the corners like she did - DSP is a lot more bendable! :) That's the new spiral flower die from the Occasions Mini; we cut it from vellum. It's a fun box, and got voted as the best project of the night because of the way it showed the versatility of the envelope punch board. :)

OK, I'm outta here. SO busy today, and a fun date night planned tonight. :) Have a wonderful weekend! Be SURE to make the time to stamp something! :)