Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Thursday, May 3, 2018

More ATC fun!!

Hello, hello!! Is it beautiful where you are today?!  I am so excited to say that it is absolutely gorgeous out here today!!  The sun is shining and it is warm out with the nicest little breeze ever!  I just love days like this!  I did manage to spend a little bit of time in my stamp space creating though (even though the outside was calling to me the whole time!!)!  I have been participating in lots of swaps lately for ATC's!  In case you haven't heard of them, they are Artist Trading Cards and they are so much fun to create, trade and collect!! Think baseball is kind of the same principle, but you design and create them!  Here are a few of the ones I made today:

My color scheme for all four cards is Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake and Always Artichoke.  I used the stamp sets Lovely Inside and Out, Happiest of Days and Butterfly Basics and did a little bit of collage stamping!  This is one of my very favorite ways to stamp!  It is just kind of a hodgepodge of stamped designs!

Each card measures 2.5" x 3.5" and will fit into a baseball card sleeve.  I belong to a fun group that trades them and collects them in a passport (handmade book!) along with a teeny little handwritten note!  It is so much fun to meet new people and share artsy crafty projects!

I just love making these little guys!

They are very quick to make and a great way to use or showcase your stamps!

Last one!  If you have never made one of these little guys I would highly recommend trying one!!  They are loads of fun!!

Here are the goodies I used to make my ATC's today:

As always, thank you for stopping by!!  I love to visit with you!  Come again...I have lots more to share with you!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Butterfly Basics

Hello there!  Phew!  It has been a busy, busy week around here! Seems like every time I sit down to make a card something comes up and I get side tracked!    I did finally close the door to my stamp space today and put together a little card.  I honestly do find that my day is a happier one if I spend a piece of it creating.  It doesn't even have to be a big project.  I think it is more about the being creative and using the other side of your brain!  Good stuff! Here is my little creation today:

My card base is Always Artichoke and my layers are Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.  I used the stamp set Butterfly Basics to stamp a collage style background and the main flower image.  I added a strip of the Tutti Frutti DSP along the side edge.

I did a lot of layering by repeating the card colors.  I used the Lots of Labels Framelits set for the middle Pink Pirouette piece.  I went back and forth (You should have heard me talking to myself!) about whether or not to include a sentiment on the front of the card and finally decided against it.

Here are all of the goodies I used to create my card today:

Have you made time to create something recently?  I highly recommend it!  It is sooo good for you!  I am off to tackle some more of my To Do list!  Enjoy the day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Christmas Card Sunday #17

Hello there!  Time for another Christmas card!  I am so excited to be building up my stash of cards!!  Are you playing along with me yet?  Our weather has been so wonky here lately that it is hard to believe it is Spring!  Although waking up to a cold morning does make it easier to craft a Christmas card, I must admit I would love to see Spring move in and stay a while! Ah well..what are you going to do!  Here is my card for this Sunday:

Since I have been playing with things that are on the Last Chance list, I thought I would use some of my favorite Christmas things that are on their way out (*sniffles!!*).  The Santa's Sleigh may be my all time favorite set of Thinlits ever!  It has so many wonderful shapes!!  I used it today to cut out my tree!  I cut it once in Soft Suede and once in Tutti Frutti and then trimmed the trunk and layered them.  My sentiment is from the Merry Mistletoe  stamp set and I stamped it in Old Olive.

I added gold accent dots using the Gold Glimmer paper and a standard hole punch for a little bit of sparkle! Fun, fun, fun! 

Here are all of the goodies that I used to make my card today:

Now I don't want to put any pressure on you, buuuuut we are down to only 240 days until Christmas! *giggles!!*  Grab a Christmas stamp and some folly, jolly paper and make yourself a card or two!  You will be glad that you did! 

As always, thank you for stopping by!  I love visiting with you!  Come again...I'll make cookies!  Big group hug!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Sending you hugs!

Hello there!  I have been trying to get here to share my card with you all day long! It has just been one of those days!  Lots going on around here!  I have been using some more goodies from the Last Chance list and put together this little guy:

My card base is Whisper White and my layers are Sweet Sugarplum, Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz.  I used the stamp set Lovely Inside & Out for the sentiments.  I ran the background piece through the Sweethearts Textured Embossing Folder.

The hearts are from the Sweet and Sassy Framelits set and the flower is from the Pansy Punch and Leaf punch.

Here are all of the goodies that I used to create my card today:

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