Friday, May 8, 2020

Friday, May 8 2020 . . . Catalog C.A.S.E. . . "Book Card" with video. . .



Happy Friday Stampers! 

Today's post is all about a lack of creativity.  

You know what I am talking about?  

You need a card or you want to make a card....but you have zero creativity.  

I don't know about you, but I hate it when this happens to me!  It is frustrating. . . I have all of these beautiful stamps, papers, and inks and have no clue what to do.  

I needed two cards for two very special ladies in our lives. . . and I had no clue what to do!  

After staring at my stamp shelves and coming up with nothing I was getting more and more frustrated! 

Sound familiar?  It happens to us all. 

Well the best thing I have found when this happens to me, is to grab my "inspiration guide".  What's that you ask?  

Well, it is one of these: 


Yup. . . nothing better to kick start your creativity that to grab your catalog and check out some of the gorgeous samples right in your catalog.  That is what they are there for- to inspire you- to show you ideas of what can be done.  

You have probably heard the term CASE....depending on who you talk to, to CASE is an acronym for copy and share everything or copy and selectively edit.  

I find that once I CASE a card, my creativity is sparked and I am good to go off on my own and creating my own cards.  

Today's card and video are all about my catalog CASE.  

I chose to CASE a card from the spring mini catalog on the front cover...it is the one closest to the top that looks like a book....that is why I am calling it a "book card".  


Of all the beautiful cards on the cover, this one jumped out to me.....so I chose the design but not the stamp set or the designer series papers.....I made it my own by changing out these items while still using the layout and design of the card base from the sample.  

Check out my video below and you will see the two samples I made from this design: 


If for some reason the video does not play...here is the direct link to YouTube: https://youtu.be/axKP4Pu8uwM

Here are my cards: 



Friday, May 8, 2020....My Stamp-a-versary!


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Thursday, May 7, 2020. . . Shel's Spotlight. . . Sharing the love. . .


Good Morning Stampers!  Happy Thursday! 


Today is a special post!  


For this edition of Shel's Spotlight, I am sharing with you cards that I have received recently in the mail from others.  


I am truly blessed to have such wonderful friends... and these cards are GORGEOUS!  


Ok...here we go: 


First was this gorgeous Easter card made by Carole Anderson...



Next is this beautiful spring card made by Pamela Marsh:










Next is this elegant Thank You card made by Paulette Desaulniers and Linda Schnerch: 













And the final card I have to share with you is this awesomely cute card made by Carole Anderson:

I thank you all for sending your love....I miss you all and hope that we can soon see each other face to face.  

Inky hugs and stay crafty!  




Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020....Paper Pumpkin Alternative with Video and a surprise. . .


Happy Wednesday Stampers! 

Today I have a video tutorial for you featuring a Paper Pumpkin alternative for the April kit:  My Wonderful Family.  

Check out the video and card below ...then scroll to the very bottom for a surprise! 


If the video fails to load....here is the direct link to YouTube: 



Here is my card: 



And for the big surprise....

introducing.... the new 2020-2022 In Colors!  Woo Hoo! 

These will be available for you to order on June 2nd!  

Introducing. . .


CINNAMON CIDER
JUST JADE
BUMBLEBEE
MAGENTA MADNESS
MISTY MOONLIGHT

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020... Technique & Fun Fold Class on April 13....Scrappy Strip Technique, Polaroid Technique , and Fun Fold too!


Happy Tuesday Stampers! 

Today I have a bit of inspiration to share with you from my April 16th Technique and Fun Fold Class!  

Also be sure to stay to the end of the post for some "PUNCHY" Pinterest inspiration! 

Ok....up first is a bright beauty featuring Bruno's art inspired Scrappy Strip Technique: 




Next up are a couple of cards I made featuring Frenchie's Polaroid Technique.....cool how these cards look like old polaroid photos:

Which one do you prefer....the brown sepia tones or the grey tones? 

Finally our beautiful magnolia Lever fun fold: 


I hope these cards inspired you to get stamping and sending cards to your friends and family and wait....here is a challenge....make a card and send it to someone you do not know!  What!?  Yep....how cool would it be to get some sunshine in your mailbox .....you could be the giver of that sunshine!  How's that for a challenge?  

Finally, your PUNCHY Pinterest inspirations:  
Check out this for punch versatility: 

By simply layering and some easy cutting you can get so much more out of your punch!  

Monday, May 4, 2020

Monday, May 4...Scrapbooking With Shel....Bee Happy! Video Tutorial....


Happy Monday Stampers!  

Today we are going to change things up a bit, and have Scrapbooking With Shel Video Tutorial, featuring the Daisy Punch and the Honey Bee Bundle!  

Here is the layout, and the video tutorial is below ...





In case the video does not work for you....here is the YouTube link: