Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

By your side...

Hello there!  How are you today?  Hope you are well and that things in your life are good.  I was thinking this morning on my walk about how we all go through periods of up and downs in life and how it sometimes is because of those down times that you learn to really value and appreciate the good things life has to offer.  I have definitely had my share of down times lately, but I am also very fortunate to have so very much good in my life as well.  I truly value and appreciate every little bit of it.  My card today is a reflection of how I am feeling and I'd love to share it with you!

I used the beautiful stamp set High Tide to make this.  It is a 2-Step stamp set (which are just too much fun to play with!).  I stamped the lighthouse in Smoky Slate first and then stamped over it with the more detailed stamp in Dapper Denim.  I fussy cut it and used Dimensionals to pop it up over the ocean.  I stamped the ocean first in Dapper Denim and then went back and stamped it again in Smoky Slate to give the water the illusion of movement.



I masked the clouds to stamp the sun, so that it would appear to be peeking out from behind the clouds. I double mounted the sentiment on Night of Navy and then Silver Glimmer paper.  I love, love, love all things ocean so this card kinda gets me in the feels!  

Here are the clickable links to everything I used to create this card:

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Happy House!

Hello there!  Are you watching the eclipse? What an exciting thing?!  We are popping outside every few minutes to see the changes! It is really pretty cool!! Here are our cute little eclipse watching glasses:

Fun stuff!!

Ok, on to the real reason you stopped by!  (Since I am fairly certain it isn't for my charming wit and funny jokes!)  LOL  I have spent most of the morning playing with paper.  I have such a fun job!  Creating things is very rewarding to me.  Also, very messy!  I am such a messy crafter!   Want to see the project I made today?

I wanted to play with the At Home with You stamp set and Framelits sets.  I have seen so many great cards made with this set, but decided I wanted to try something a little different! 


So, I made a 3-D box!!

Here is is from the side!

And the really fun part is that the roof is a lid and lifts right off!!



Now no box is worth anything if it doesn't have appropriate goodies in it...so this little guy is sized to hold a Godiva candy bar!

 I scored the whole thing at every half inch to make it look like siding. (Can't really see it in the picture.)  I stamped and cut out the door, welcome mat flowers and wreath and colored them all using markers and an aqua painter (on the door).


I started with a piece of Crumb Cake 8.5" x 9".  

I scored it at .5", 4 1/4",  4 3/4", and 8.5"

Then I flipped it sideways and scored at .5".


I cut small "v" 's out where the score lines intersect to create space for the box bottom to fold up without bulging. I added sticky strip to the small tabs and one of the large tabs on the bottom  and along the large tab on the side and then folded up and assembled the box.

To make the roof I cut a strip 1" x 11" and scored it at 3 1/8", 3 3/4", 7 5/8" and 8 1/8".  I wanted it to be snug enough to stay on, but loose enough to slide on and off the box top easily.  I adhered the ends together.

 To make the roof front and back I used the largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits and cut it in half diagonally.  I cut a strip of card stock measuring 1 3/4" x 6". Scored it at 1/2" from both sides (leaving 3/4" in the center) and turned it and scored it at 3" on the short side.  I cut tabs at those two intersections and semi folded it into a triangle shape and glued the half squares onto the front and back.

Here is the finished house one more time:


Here are the things I used to build my little treat holder box:


There you have it!  You can click on any of those pictures to go straight to my on line store and buy them!  While you are there be sure to check out the Clearance items!  Stampin' Up! has just added a ton of new things! 

Ok, I need to run!  I have decided my life needs more exercise in it and if I don't get to that soon it's not going to happen! LOL  Hope that you have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!



Saturday, August 19, 2017

Oh, hello friend!

Hi there!!  Sorry to go missing!  I have had the busiest week ever!!  Hubby and I are taking on a new adventure and we have been eyeball deep in things to do!  I will share more details soon, but right now we are trying to get every little thing worked out!  It is very exciting stuff though I tell you!

How are you?  I've missed you!  I am currently away from my stamp room, but have a few supplies with me, so I sat down this morning and made a fun,little card.  Here's the little guy:


I used Old Olive, Whisper White and Blushing Bride.  The background is embossed with the Sparkle Textured Embossing Folder.  I added just a touch of gold with the accent dots using the Gold Glimmer paper and then added the bow to "tie things up!" See what I did there?! :)

I used two layers for the flower and glued them to each other and to the card. I bent the petals up some to give it some dimension. The little stamped heart and the circles are from the Tabs for Everything stamp set. 

I used the Tab punch for the outside edges of this design!  I cut it apart at the circles and used one on one side and the other on the other side!  I thought it made a fun little bracket-y looking frame!

Here are all of the products I used to make this little guy:


I hope you are having nice weekend!  I will be back soonest with more to share!