Sunday, August 30, 2015

Lots of New Stampin Up Cards

Well I've been busy recovering from my stroke and a lot more interesting things have happened.  

My "real" job ended after 17 years with the company, my position with Target Corporation headquarters was eliminated in mid-June.  I've spent time in the last few months focusing on figuring out what my new journey should be and I've spent some great time in my craft room with paper therapy.  Below are some of the cards I've made over the last few months.

I'll try to continue with more frequent blog postings until I get another "real" job.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New Stampin Up Birthday Card with Star Shaker From Framelits

Hello All!  It's been a long time and a lot has happened.   I just turned 40 last month and the day afterwards I had a stroke.  Not exactly the way I planned on starting my 4th decade, but it could have been far worse.  I'm in therapy 3 times a week and have some deficiencies on my right side, but I'm working through them and trying to gain back my strength.  One of my therapy activities to gain back my fine motor skills is to stamp!  So, I have a few cards to show you. It takes me much longer, but I'm still able to craft, so that in itself is a blessing.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lovely As a Tree Stampin Up Handmade Sympathy Card

Unfortunately, my husband had a need for a sypmathy card for a co-worker.  So I made the card I'm showing you today.I used a base of Early Espresso with layers of Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla on the sentiment.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Coastal Cabana Blended Bloom Stampin Up Greeting Card

Today I'm sharing the first card that I've made with my new stamp Blended Bloom #135906.  I hesitated because this stamp is only sold in the wood block version and I tend to favor clear stamps.  I am sooooooooooooooooooooo glad that I bought this stamp!  I have seen it used and bought it with the intention of watercoloring the image.  As you can see, that's not the approach I took with my first card.

I shaded my background paper with Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, and Baked Brown Sugar in with sponge daubers and masking tape.

I then stamped the flower in Momento Black with the tape still in place.  I mounted the image onto Black.

I added retired Baked Brown Sugar stretchy trim to the back of the bottom and then pop dotted the image onto the front of my Coastal Cabana card base.

 It's a bit difficult to see, but I added on medium and 5 small pears around the center of each flower.

I used a Hero Arts sentiment, and  it's done.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Stampin UP Circle Spinner Thank You Butterfly Greeting Card

Today I'm sharing with you a new take on a spinner card.  New to me at least.  This spinner card is much cooler in person, where you can see the action, but I tried to capture different positions for you to see.  The polka dot hexagon and butterfly piece roll and spin around the greeting of this card.

Supplies Used: 
  • Nestabilities Circle dies
  • Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set (#136835)
  • Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set (#130956)
  • Primrose Petals Stamp Pad (retired)
  • Basic Black Stamp Pad (#126980)
  • Whisper White cardstock (#100730)
  • Primrose Petals cardstock (retired)
  • Stampin Dimensionals (#104430)
  • Hexagon Punch (#130919)
  • Beautiful Wings Embosslit (#118138)
  • Two Pennies
Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Stampin Up Memorable Moments Anniversary Card

Hello!  Wow, it certainly has been a while since I've shared a card with you.  I apologize for that.    

The card I'm going to share with you a card that I used a few retired items from Stampin Up and a current stamp set called Memorable Moments (Item #126682 for clear mount).  Which, in my opinion, is and awesome set!  It's designed to work with the Labels Framelits, and it gives you the ability to personalize birthday and anniversary cards for a specific year because it includes number stamps as well.

Supplies Used: 
  • Labels Framelits
  • Adorning Accents Edgelits 
  • Designed Frames embossing folder
  • Pearl Basic Jewels Embellishments (#119247)
  • Whisper White cardstock (#100730)
  • Basic Black cardstock (#121045)
  • Stampin Dimensionals (#104430)
  • Recollections Printed Cardstock Black and White
  • 3/8" black grograin ribbon by Ribbon Offray
  • Black Lace Doily Ribbon by the Paper Studio

This is a close up of the sentiment.  I was trying to show you the detail that the designed frame embossing folder added for the sentiment.  I used 4 of the smallest pearls, and 2 of the second smallest pearls to accent the points of the label die cut. 

The sentiment label die is popped up on dimensionals and the ribbon is underneath that layer.

I used the edgelits on the top pattern paper and the white layer.  I adhered the lace doily ribbon under the top pattern paper layer with adhesive.

Here is a final look at the card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day and Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Stampin Up Easter Card

Today, I'm sharing the card I made for the February Ladies Play with Paper club.  We were supposed to meet last Thursday, but like winter in Minnesota tends to be unpredictable, we had a horrible snowstorm and we moved our meeting to this coming Wednesday.  I thought I'd share my card with you anyway.  The theme for the month is Easter.  

 I used two different embossing folders for lots of texture.
 I made the flowers with the  7/8" circle punch with three layers.  I used the bird punch for the leaves, the window word and the modern label punches as well.

 Here are a few side views.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stamping!