Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Season's Greetings Penguin Place

Hello stampers,
     Today's card was CASE'd from a video I watched by Erica Cerwin. I tried to change it up a bit by changing colors & paper, gotta use up old DSP ya know. But I may have to duplicate hers entirely for the cards I send out.
     I started with a Night Of Navy Cardstock base, followed by some retired Wrapped In Plaid DSP. Now for a little tip that I usually do but not for this card, make sure the colors you choose you have everything for that would compliment the design before you cut. *EEK* For the stamped piece, I used Basic White Cardstock that I had die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Then started building the scene using the Penguin Place Stamp Set-starting with the snow drift using Night Of Navy Ink, the trees using Shaded Spruce Ink, the penguin using Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie & Real Red Ink, antlers using Soft Suede Ink & the scarf using Shaded Spruce Ink before being fussy cut. Stampin' Dimensionals were used to pop up the stamped image.


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Monday, October 4, 2021

Halloween/Fall swap

Hello stampers,
     I recently participated in a Halloween/Fall swap with a group of friends. I'm not a big Halloween card maker, so I went with fall & so did everyone else.
     For my card, I started with a piece of Basic White Cardstock that I die cut using the Stitched With Whimsy Dies. I decided to use the Pretty Pumpkins Stamp Set stamping the pumpkins with Memento Black Ink onto Basic White Cardstock. I colored the pumpkins using Lt/Dk. Pumpkin Pie, Lt/Dk. Cinnamon Cider & Lt/Dk Pale Papaya, Lt. Old Olive & Dk. Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends. For the sentiment, I used Cinnamon Cider Ink from the set above. The stamped image was then backed by a layer of Cinnamon Cider Cardstock that was embossed using the Timeworn Type 3DEF, which was then laid onto a Cinnamon Cider Cardstock base. To finish my card, I added a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
Here are the other 3 cards made by those who participated in this swap.
Debbie Peterson
Carol Read
Catie Palmer

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Pinwheel Tower Card

Hello stampers,
     Last night I finally had an idea for the Pinwheel Tower Card I saw in a virtual class & in a recent swap I participated in. It's a pretty easy card to make once you figure out what you're going to use & how to layer the card.
     For this card, I decided to use the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set along with the retired Hydrangea Hill DSP. I'm not sure I've actually used this set yet, but thought it would work well with the card. I started with a piece of DSP to form the square part of the card where everything else flips from. From there each section started with a piece of Misty Moonlight Cardstock, along with a piece of DSP on the small side of each flip.
     For this part, I used Basic White Cardstock that I had stamped the lined hydrangea in Memento Black Ink in each corner followed by a solid Highland Heather Ink stamp. The sentiment came from the set & was stamped using Misty Moonlight Ink.
     Next I stamped the full hydrangea onto a scrap piece of Basic White Cardstock then cut out using the Hydrangea Dies. The flower was colored in using Lt. Highland Heather & Lt. Misty Moonlight Stampin' Blends. The leaves & stem were colored using Lt. Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends. This was then mounted on a piece of Basic White Cardstock & a sentiment from the set was added using Misty Moonlight Ink.
     For this panel I used the Hydrangea Hill DSP I cut down some of the leaves at the bottom then trimmed around the flowers until I had it at the height I wanted. This panel can be used for a gift card or possibly money as long as it isn't too thick.
    For the final panel, I used a 1/2" of Hydrangea Hill DSP to line the side of the Basic White Cardstock then used the soon to be retired In Your Words Stamp Set with Misty Moonlight Ink.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Crafty Challenge Blog Hop


Hello stampers,
     Today I joined the Crafty Challenge Color Combo Blog Hop. These colors really gave me a run for my money on coming up with an idea, but I ended up with 2. The first card I felt was just too plain, but a friend told me it was fine & that I was overthinking it. Upon finishing the 1st card & putting things away the 2nd card kind of came to me so I had to give it a try & of course share it as well.
     For both cards, the Biggest Wish Stamp Set was used. The 1st card started with a Basic White Cardstock layer, where I used the Stamparatus to line up the word Happy along the left side starting with the Bermuda Bay Ink middle than working my way out I used bon top full strength & then stamped off once, the same was done with Cajun Craze Ink on the bottom. The birthday part was also done with the same colors full strength. This card was backed with a Bermuda Bay Cardstock base.
     For the 2nd card, I again used the Stamparatus to line up the sentiment using Merry Merlot, Bermuda Bay & Cajun Craze Ink. I also added from the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set - Merry Merlot & Bermuda Bay Ink ice cream on Basic White Cardstock then punched out using the Ice Cream Builder Punch. For the cone, I used the same punch to punch out the cone part from Cajun Craze Cardstock & then inked it with the waffle cone stamp in Cajun Craze Ink. This stamped piece was then backed by Cajun Craze Cardstock 1/8" bigger followed by Bermuda Bay Cardstock 1/2" bigger than the first so the layers looked a bit different when put together, then it was all layered onto a Merry Merlot Cardstock base.

Continue on your journey through the blog hop to see what everyone else has made.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Silhouette Sympathy

Hello stampers,
     One of the hardest cards to make is a sympathy card, especially when it is being sent to old friends who lost their 4 year old child to cancer. While I never had a chance to meet this precious girl, her mother allowed the world to share in Calleigh's fight.
      This card started with a Basic White Cardstock layer where I used the Blending Brushes with Misty Moonlight, Bumblebee, Cajun Craze & Mossy Meadow Ink. I used  the retired Sweet Silhouette Dies for the tree using Basic Black Cardstock, along with the set that went with them, Silhouette Scenes Stamp Set with Memento Black Ink for the girl on the swing. The sentiment is from the retired Rose Wonder Stamp Set using Memento Black Ink. The base is So Saffron Cardstock, which isn't a color I've used a lot

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Monday, September 20, 2021

New Catalog Swap pt 2

Hello stampers,
     I've been pretty busy trying to finish up unpacking the last of my craft room boxes in the garage. I have friends that are just breezing thru putting theirs together that I thought maybe I should work a little harder. EEK! Along with that I've been working on a few ideas that I can't share as of yet since they are for swaps & birthdays, along with taking care of some of my cats who are sick. If its not one thing it's another!
     Today, I wanted to share some of the cards I received from those that participated in the New Catalog swap on one of my groups.
Cyndi Ferenz

Carol Read

Catie Palmer

Kay Hadley
(I really have to try this fun fold.)

Robin Messenheimer

Tricia Butts


Aren't these cards beautiful? I can't wait for our next swap!


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Monday, September 6, 2021

New Catalog Swap

Hello stampers,
     I recently participated in a New Catalog Swap & I can now share my card.
     I started this card off with a Calypso Coral Cardstock base, followed by a layer of Crumb Cake Cardstock that was embossed using the Timeworn Type 3D folder, then die cut using the Picture This Dies. I also used the Harvest Dies to cut out the sunflower using Basic White Cardstock, along with what I call the wheat picks using Bumblebee Cardstock. For the DSP, I used the Harvest Meadow DSP & adhered it to the back of the Crumb Cake Cardstock windows, then stuck the wheat picks in front of the DSP The sunflower was colored using Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake & Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends & Linen Thread was attached before adhering it to the card. I used the Dragonfly Punch to punch out the small dragonflies then added some Wink Of Stella to the whole piece. For the sentiment, I used one of the sentiments in the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set with Calypso Coral Ink on Basic White Cardstock.
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