Tuesday, January 1, 2019

We Create The Blues Blog Hop

Happy New Year and welcome to 2019! This year we will be focusing on color and we are starting off with the blues. I hope you get some color inspiration from us.
For my card I decided to share some "no line" stamping. You start off by stamping in a lighter color and then coloring to the edges to make it appear that there is no outline to the stamp. It eliminates the bold outlined look. The card above has the glitter on it but as you can see it looks just okay. This took me about four tries and that included searching the internet for what blue hummingbirds look like. I have some regulars in the backyard over the summer but they are so fast it's hard to know for sure.

After adding the Wink of Stella excessively it really came to life and looks fantastic. I also carefully lined the word "better".  The silver layer is not in the catalog but you could use the Foil Sheets or Glimmer Paper instead.

Thank you for hopping by! Visit Tanya by clicking on the image below:

Supply List: 

  • Stamp Set: Humming Along
  • Ink/Cardstock: Going Gray, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Balmy Blue Whisper White, Silver (oops! Thought it was current.)
  • DSP: Gingham Gala
  • Embellishments: Wink of Stella
  • Big Shot: Layering Circles Thinlits Dies 

Card Measurements: 

  • Standard Card Size Folded: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Stamped Layer: 2-3/4" x 3-1/2"
  • Silver Layer: 2-7/8" x 3-5/8" 
  • DSP Layer:  1-3/4" x 4-1/4"   
  • Inside Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4"

Friday, December 28, 2018

Paper Pumpkin: Day By Day

December Paper Pumpkin: Day by Day

Tada! I put the whole thing together. It comes with a nice box (not pictured) so that you can gift it but I will be keeping it for myself and hanging it in a good spot so I won't need it.

Here are the different calendar designs that I came up with. Get creative but be careful because they don't give you that many extra sticky rectangles to stamp on. There are 18 calendar pages but I ran out so I had to stick with a 12 month calendar. I hope to make the other calendar pages into birthday cards. 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Cards in the Mail: Many Merry Thanks

Cards in the Mail Swaps

Let's see if I can get better about sharing my swaps. I used to share everyone's but these days it is all I can do to make and share my own. This group was created many years ago with collaboration from my friend Becky. In this swap we mail them directly to the recipient and you have two months to do it. In this case, I am behind. These were for Oct/Nov. My bad. I will be making another set very soon and hopefully getting them out before the deadline. 

I used the die cuts on both deer because I didn't think I could stamp the one deer where I wanted it. I also stamped on that black piece in Versamark but you can't see it and either can the recipient. It seems to have disappeared. It may have looked nice embossed in white.

Here's the inside. Don't forget to send out thank you cards during the holidays in addition to your Holiday Cards. 

Supply List: 
  • Stamp Set: Dashing Deer
  • Ink/Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Basic Black, Gray Granite
  • DSP: Festive Farmhouse
  • Big Shot: Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits
Card Measurements: 
  • Standard Card Size Folded: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Basic Black Layer: 3/4" x 4"
  • DSP Layer:  1-1/2" x 4"
  • Inside Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Circle Diameter: 1-5/8"

Saturday, December 1, 2018

We Create Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome! Can you believe it's already December?! This year has really gone by fast. I think it is because I'm older and busier. Yeah, that's it.  I'm feeling a bit festive this year so the decorations are out and 1/2 way up. I will most likely be finishing that up quick as it has just started to snow.

My card came together quick! There are a few things going on here that I really like. First, I wanted the softly falling background but it was just too simple with the dear right on it. Still a nice card but not what I was after. Then the deer on the Crumb Cake by itself was too plain so I added the DSP... and then the twine and ... perfection!  You also might see that I used the DSP on the envelope flap. Something I think I will start doing.

I tried the floral line above and below the phrase but that was too much. The deer you see is on the outside front lower left of the envelope. 

Thank you so much for visiting! Up next is Tanya! She will be using Making Christmas Bright. Click on the image below to see what she has to share.

Supply List: 
  • Stamp Set: Dashing Deer
  • Ink/Cardstock: Merry Merlot, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White
  • DSP: Festive Farmhouse
  • Embellishments: Twine from Pkg
  • Big Shot: Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies, Softly Falling Embossing Folder
Card Measurements: 
  • Standard Card Size Folded: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Crumb Cake Layer: 2-3/4" x 4-1/4"
  • DSP Layer:  3/8" x 4-1/4" showing. Cut wider and adhere behind Crumb Cake
  • Inside Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4"

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Etsy Store: Holiday Tags

Did you know that I have an Etsy store? I started it back in 2013 and I wasn't very active but more recently I have decided to fill it up. It contains retired stamps and hand made items. 

 I have recently been working on holiday tags. These are all hand made by yours truly.

I do my best to stamp in a clean environment and use only Stampin' Up! products. If not, I identify that I have not. For instance, the baker's twine is generic.

Embellished Scalloped Snowflake Tags

The Dasher Wine Tag as featured on Pinterest a lot at one time. I had to change from ribbon to Linen Thread but otherwise the same.

Check out my store and be sure to favorite it and share it with friends.

Thank you for visiting.