Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Friday, July 22, 2016

From us to you with love and fur!

Hello!  Friday already!  I have another birthday card to share with you today.  Have you seen the new adorable furry stamp sets in the SU! catalog yet?  Oh my!!  Want to talk about too much cuteness to handle all in one set?!  (And there are two!)  Are you a dog person or a cat person?  I must admit that between the two I prefer dogs, no wait...cats!  Yes, cats!  No, dogs actually!  Given my general indecision I went with both for my card today! LOL

One of each!  Yes, that is a happy compromise!  We are actually very much animal people! :)

Lots of fun little details to look at on this card!  I stamped the background and added sequins from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.  I added pieces of die cuts and painted the icing of each cupcake with a little bit of sparkle! I raised the sentiment up to add a little extra dimension to the card too!

Those sweet little faces make me grin every time I look at them! :)

Here are the supplies I used to make my card.  Feel free to click on any of them to order from my on-line store!  

Hope that you have a fun weekend planned!  I also hope that you are able to find the time to create something.  :)  Ok, I'm off to conquer the world!   See you soonest! 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Enough cards?!

Hello, hello!  Can you ever have enough birthday cards stock piled?  I am a master at creating cards, but often lose steam before they actually make it to the outgoing mail box!  Anyone else?!  If you know me you can probably bet that I've made you several cards that just never got mailed! LOL  I am so very, very lucky to have many amazing people in my life and I got to thinking that it really should be my goal to make all of them a card of some type!  I thought I'd start small and work on a birthday theme.  Here is the card I made this morning:
I used one of the past Paper Pumpkin stamp sets to create this card. It is my absolute favorite PP set ever so far!!  I am all about the flowers and these are just so soft and sweet!

I created my own background paper by collage stamping the images.  I stamped all of them off once before stamping the actual card to keep everything muted looking. I combined a couple of different thinlit/framelit sets and raised my sentiment up with dimensionals.

I stamped the inside to match the card front.  I am really happy with the way this card came together!  Sometimes it is hard to get your creative thoughts to translate to paper, but this one turned out exactly like I saw it in my head. Yay!

Here are the goodies I used to make this card (minus the Paper Pumpkin stamp set!):

Make and send a card today! Nothing better than receiving a handmade hug in the mail!  I hope you have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

In-Color Awesome-ness!

Hi there stamping friends! :)  I spent some time this morning playing with our new In-Colors and they are awesome!!  They remind me a lot of ice cream colors and left me with a mighty craving for a banana split or a big ole' cup of sherbet.  They are really fun colors this time.  I couldn't pick which one I wanted to make my card from though,  so I decided to go with all 5! Happy compromise, right?!   Here are my In-Color cards:

Flirty Flamingo!

Sweet Sugarplum!

Peek-a-Boo Peach!

Dapper Denim!

The fifth color is Emerald Evny and since I wasn't too excited about a green flower I thought I'd save it for the leaves of each card.

Here is a side view.  I gave the flowers some oomph by separating them and adding them to the cards with dimensionals.

Here they are all pictured together.

I thought these might make a nice gift set!  

Also, I wanted to share a tip with you.  I punched the flowers from the piece I used on each card.  This allows you to save some paper since it gets covered over and won't be seen.

Finally, thought I needed to share this photo!  Meet Poopsy.   She insisted on helping by knocking over my cards (repeatedly!) while I tried to get pictures and then insisted she get equal time! She is a good little helper. :)

Ok, on to the project supply list:

If you'd like to make similar cards or other projects using any of this fun stuff you can find it all in my  online store.  Click on any product above and it will take you there.

I hope that you have a wonderful Wednesday!  I will be back soonest with more t o share!