Friday, April 24, 2015

Lynda's birthday

Hi Friends... and happy Friday to you all

Today I want to share the card that I made for our daughter Lynda for her birthday.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out but I needed to tweak it a bit to make it do what I wanted.   I used Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles.  The largest of the dies in this set is 5 x 7 and that is the cover on this card.  But it's a kind of 'false front'.  

If you look closely at the following picture, you'll see that that the card has a double front.  I affixed the folded card to the false front to achieve this. Sometimes when things just don't want to cooperate, you make do with another method and that's what went on here. After I figured out the construction, I chose some pretty lavender Copics to color the image.  The stamp set is called Passion Flower from Flourishes.  The design artist is one of my favorites, Marcella Hawley.   

The image is stamped on the second of this spellbinders' set and I sponged the background while the paper was still in the die. I stamped the flowers off twice so I could cut out the two large blossoms and pop them up on the card. Last, I added the rhinestones from my SU pack.

Lynda loved this card and I hope you do too.  

Thanks for the visit... and come back soon


Tuesday, April 21, 2015


                                                      Stampin Up NEWS

It's always kind of bittersweet when the new retiring lists come out.  Sweet because we know there will be exciting things in the new catalog, but bitter when we think of some of our favorites going to retirement heaven.  I've provided a link to the stamps and accessories so be sure and check these out so you don't miss out.  Also, here is a message from SU.

"The retired list  has been posted! The retiring stamps and accessories from the 2014-2015 catalog  will be available while supplies last until June 2; however, due to high demand for retiring stamps, we'll keep producing retiring stamps through May 26 (not accessories-accessories are only while supplies last). Remember: some of these products have discounts up to 50 percent off retail, so don't miss out! "




Tomorrow, April 22, Stampin Up will also be posting a lot of new items in the CLEARANCE RACK.  Be sure and check those out too.


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Big Day & Gift holder

Hi Stampers and happy Monday to you all....

Here's a happy little card to start your week.  I think this card is going to my grandson for his birthday the end of the week.  He's all grown up but I like the happiness of this card and the bold colors make it ok for a guy, right?  Well, I hope so.

I made this card at our recent SAS but I didn't get this set when it was available during Sale a Bration and I could kick myself.  However, I do have a friend who has it so I may just have to do some borrowing.  It's a fun set to play with.

This little gift card holder can be made using the envelope maker or just "free hand" it.  It's the perfect size for a little gift card or check.  And, cute too, with the decorated belly band and medallion... don't you think so?

Well, I hope you're planning a fun week and will come back and visit soon.

Thanks for stopping by...


Friday, April 17, 2015

Let's hear it for the Guys

Hi Friends

It's been a busy week for me so I haven't done many posts.  But, today let's honor the guys ... Dad's day is coming up in June (I think).  

Please enjoy these and copy if you like.  They are all from sets found in the Occasions catalog and the paper stack is in there as well.  Masculine cards are never my favorite since I feel the need to steer clear of flowers, bows, butterflies and bling.... all the things I love to play with on cards... but I think the simplicity of these make them very suitable for the men in your life.  Give them a try!

Have a great weekend


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Crazy Paper Pumpkin

Hi Friends... 

Last weekend I finished all my crazy card club cards for April and I used my paper pumpkin supplies to make the cards.  This month (well, March) was an adorable notecard with envelope on which you got to sew the "YOU".  It was fun to do the embroidery while watching TV but I really had no need for notecard sized cards.  So... I decided to break from the pack and make normal A2 cards by just cutting the notecard at the fold which gave me 2 nice pieces of 3 1/2 x 5 dsp.  Here, let me show you....

Each little folder has printed DSP on the front and the back so by cutting it on the score line I was able to start in on my cards.

The Paper Pumpkin kit contained supplies to make 9 three by five notecards with 9 embroidered flags.  Since I needed 15, I created my own using the stamps provided.

So, as you can see, some have the embroidered "YOU" and some do not.  It was a fun project and I really liked this paper pumpkin kit. 

Hope I didn't overwhelm you with all the pictures... thanks for stopping by!


Friday, April 10, 2015

Celebrate Today

Hi Stampers

I'm keeping with the birthday theme this week and so here is another cute birthday card.  It's actually the little bag die from the Occasions catalog active right now.  The bag fits an A2 envelope perfectly so you can mail your 'card in a bag' in an envelope.  

This cute little number uses the stamp set "Celebrate Today" and the Birthday Bash dsp, both from the Occasions catalog.  I also used the balloon framlits dies which are bundled with the stamp set.  It's a really cute and versatile set.

Hope you like it too!

Thanks for the visit


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Indescribable Gift - our daughter

                                        HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYNDA!!!

Hi Friends

Today, April 9, is our daughter's birthday.  We are so proud of what a wonderful, caring and loving person you are.  Happy Birthday Lynda... you are indeed a special person and an "indescribable gift".  

Below is one of the cards we made at our SAS recently and I am dedicating it to her as her 'online' birthday card.  Just love her to pieces and will have another card I'm going to give her this weekend.  I'll show that one to you too... once she has it.  It's pretty special - stay tuned! 

She's in the midst of a home renovation but I have a feeling she'll see this on facebook and come over here today .... Happy Birthday honey.... we love you!!!

As you've noticed the stamp set is called 'Indescribable Gift' and is in the Occasions catalog.  The papers used are from the 2013 - 2015 In color stack which I love... and just ordered more.  I colored the flowers with my Copics and popped a pearl in the open flowers.  A bit of pistachio pudding ribbon and it's ready to go.  Hope you like it ... Hope Lynda likes it  =^..^=

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Balloon Bash

Hi Friends

Here's a happy little card using Balloon Bash from the Occasions Catalog.  We used the Birthday Bash DSP with a Calypso Coral card base.  The "celebrate" was stamped off twice and cut to fit in the banner.  The balloons are stamped in Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay, fussy cut, and popped up with dimensionals.  It's a really fun set to play with... hope you like it too.

Busy week, but I'll be back soon.  Don't forget about the

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