Monday, May 22, 2017

05.22.2017...Stencil Fun.....



A stencil /mask and a couple of ink colors make a quick and easy card that still has a big impact!!!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

05.18.2017....My Grandaughter's Birthday.....Happy Birthday Brielle!


Man how time flies....it seems like yesterday this little imp was born....now look at the little beauty she has turned into!





























Wednesday, May 17, 2017

05.17.2017...Heat Embossing & Watercolor Paints on Crumb Cake...


Check out this beauty!  I LOVE how this card turned out! 

I stamped the images from the Touches of Texture stamp set with Versamark clear ink on Crumb Cake card stock. I added black embossing powder and heat set. 

Then I grabbed my watercolor paints and colored the images.  I LOVE how vibrant the image turned out on the Crumb Cake card stock!  

Next I added some Daffodil Delight ribbon and mounted the art piece on Pacific Point card stock.

A little Wink of Stella clear for a bit of shimmer added the final touch! 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

05.16.2017. . . AWESOME storage idea. . .

I just stumbled upon a FANTASTIC storage solution for Designer Series Paper... and now is the perfect time to share this with you... because June 1 you have TONS of new dsp to choose from!

First up is this storage container by IRIS that I found at Michael's...it holds the 6x6 dsp stacks perfectly....there are three new dsp stacks coming in the new annual catalog which will fit perfectly in one of these with room to spare!  
Next up is this photo storage container by IRIS that I found at Michael's....it is designed to store and protect photos....but I am using it for my 12 x 12 dsp. 

Now you probably are thinking that I have lost my mind....but wait....since I use my dsp for cards....I cut down my dsp
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I cut off a 1 1/2 inch strip from the 12 x 12 and cut this in half to have two pieces 1 1/2 x6.  (this gives me pieces to decorate the inside of a card or for a strip of card stock on the outside of card) 

Next I cut what is left into three strips at 4 x 10 1/2 ....then I cut those in half to 4 x 5 1/4.....this gives me six card sized pieces and two additional strips from one 12 x 12 sheet.....and  one full package of cut up dsp will  fit perfectly in these containers!

Monday, May 15, 2017

05.15.2017. . . New In-Colors for 2017-2019 and Comparison to Core Colors. . .

Here are the new 2017-2019 In Colors:
I am in LOVE with Fresh Fig!  LOVE IT!

Here are how the new colors compare with some of our core colors:






Saturday, May 13, 2017

05.13.2017...Wedding and Anniversary Week...Falling For You Embossed Vellum Glitter Technique

The embossed vellum glitter technique is really easy....but I admit I used a retired embossing folder for this one....I just could not resist the beauty of the Manhattan Flower TIEF.  

To do this technique you emboss your vellum and I cut away the top piece.  Then I used my fine tip glue pen (filled with tombow) and applied a fine line of glue on the raised areas and then sprinkled dazzling diamonds glitter on it. 

To adhere the vellum I used a sponge and Tombow to apply a thin layer of glue to the backside.  

It is really hard to get a good photo but these cards are stunning.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

05.09.2017...Wedding and Anniversary Week...Falling For You. . .


This is the second card designed for my Stamp-A-Stack with the Wedding and Anniversary theme. 

Here are the products used in this card: 
So In Love DSP
Gold Thread
Wooden Saying (retired)
Doilies
Falling For You Stamp Set
Memento Black Ink
Sahara Sand card stock

Monday, May 8, 2017

05.08.2017...Wedding and Anniversary Week....Love Sparkles and Detailed Floral Thinlets...


This gorgeous card was one designed for my Stamp-A-Stack with the Wedding and Anniversary theme.  This is a very easy card that has a big wow!

Products used:
Basic Black card stock
Very Vanilla card stock
Memento Black ink pad
Bow Punch
Detailed Floral Thinlets
Love Sparkles stamp set
Tombow adhesive
Mini glue dots

Monday, May 1, 2017

05.01.2017...RAK CARD....NAILED IT!

RAK by Delphine Anderson

I received this card in the mail last week from a fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Alberta!  

Put a HUGE smile on my face.....thanks Delphine!  

She used the Nailed It bundle from the Occasions Catalog.  

LOVE IT!