Daisy Punch Coneflowers

Happy Friday Stampers ~ I am in love with my Daisy Punch Coneflowers card today.

Today is Remi’s Christmas program.  She was so excited when I got to the house last night.  Last year she did all the movements and somewhat sang the songs.  She knew all the words but when you are little and you have a room full of adults staring at you it can be a little scary.  We will see how she does today.  I will be sure to share some photos with you tomorrow.

For my Fast & Fabulous card today I did some ribbon dying.  One thing I need to let you know that I only put 2 drops of reinker into the alcohol.  That was not enough as the ribbon was too light.  Once you dye your ribbon the first time, you cannot add more reinker and continue dying it.  I tried and it did not work.  Make sure you add enough ink when you go to dye your ribbon from the beginning.  I saw a card on the internet where they had actually used a coneflower die for the flowers.  When I looked at it I saw our daisy punch so decided to see if I can recreate the flowers using our punch.  Here is the video showing you how I created my Daisy Punch Coneflowers creation.




Want to see the card up close?  Here is the photo so you can see all the details.


















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One Sheet Wonder Thank You Cards

Hello Everyone ~ are you ready to see my One Sheet Wonder Thank You Cards?

Well I am headed to Jess’ today.  It should be a good drive as the weather is supposed to be clear.  It is not supposed to rain which makes me happy.  I do not like driving in the rain.  Too many crazy drivers on the road.  Hopefully I will make good time.  I will have Bijou and usually with her medicine she sleeps most of the trip.

Today I am beginning to share my One Sheet Wonder Thank You Cards.  I made some One Sheet Wonder Thank You Cards using Christmas designer series paper.  I made the video to show you how to cut the paper but for some reason You Tube would not upload the entire video.  I remade the video using the Frosted Floral designer series paper.  If you missed the video, here it is.




Since I had the paper already cut I decided to use the paper and make some Thank You cards.  Over the next week I will be sharing the cards I made using the pieces.  Here is the first card I created.  I used the pinwheel idea.  I also colored the clear faceted gem using the dark Blackberry Bliss blend.



















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The second card uses one of the panels.  I attached the panel to a piece of coordinating card stock.  I then wrapped a ribbon around the side of the panel and added it to a card base.  The only thing left was to add my sentiment.  I stamped it and punched it out with a 1 1/4″ circle punch.  A coordinating card stock was used for a layer that was punched with a 1 3/8″ circle punch.  After the 2 circles were attached it was added to the card base using dimensionals.  Here is card 2.















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Stampin’ Up Vertical Greetings Just Because

Good Morning Everyone ~ are you ready for my Stampin’ Up Vertical Greetings Just Because video?

Well my day today got changed all around.  I was supposed to do a walk through this morning but with all the rain over the weekend the house was not ready.  Instead we are meeting at the builder’s office at 4 to plan where the lights will go using the plans.  Nothing will be set in stone and they can call me if they need to but at least I will not hold them up.  I also have a massage this afternoon.  That means I will spend the morning packing as much as I can.  The hard part about packing will be determining what to take to play with on my play dates.  I have some ideas so I just need to pull the supplies.  The clothes are pretty straight forward as I just take jeans and t-shirts.  Hopefully I can get most of the packing done as I would really like to get out of here at a decent time tomorrow morning.

Do you like monochromatic cards?  They can be a challenge but a great idea if you have limited supplies.  My One Color Wonder card today uses Vertical Greetings with Powder Pink.  I have missed Pink Pirouette since it retired but I have to say that Powder Pink is a pretty soft pink also.  Here is the video for my Stampin’ Up Vertical Greetings Just Because creation.




And so you can see all the details up close, here is the photo of the card.



















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Stampin’ Up Dandelion Wishes in Blueberry Bushel

Good Morning Stampers ~ I played with the Stampin’ Up Dandelion Wishes in Blueberry Bushel stamp set today.

Well I got all my videos created yesterday.  That is good as I can always edit them and post them from Jess’.  All cards are made so I am set to post all the way through December unless I messed up.  I also got a few other tasks crossed off my list.  Right now I have Thank You notes, Christmas cards, and one more project to get finished.  I also need to wrap gifts.  I think I may take the notes and cards to Jess’ and work on them there.  The other project I have to finish is all stamped and just needs to be assembled.  I will take it with me and work on it at Jess’.  That means I have to take all my photos of my cards before I leave and a few other small things to make.  Then I will wrap gifts.  I started that last night as I want them wrapped before I go to Jess’ because of the girls.  It will be a busy few days before I hit the road.

I wanted to play with the Dandelion Wishes stamp set as I had not used it a while.  I opted to combine it with the star pattern from the Bokeh Dots stamps.  I began by stamping the stars with Soft Sea Foam.  I wanted the dandelion to  be sparkly so I pulled out some retired Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I inked up the stamp with Versamark then stamped it onto the Blueberry Bushel ink pad.  I stamped it onto my card panel and added some Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I heat set it and now the dandelion is very sparkly.   I added a Blueberry Bushel ribbon and then mounted the panel onto a Blueberry Bushel card base.  I stamped the sentiment using Blueberry Bushel in and my card is finished.  Here is the completed Stampin’ Up Dandelion Wishes in Blueberry Bushel creation.
















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Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I have so missed the Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I was glad I pulled it out and played with it.  It lets you add sparkle without smearing the ink which happens with you use the Wink of Stella.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and I love the color combination of my Stampin’ Up Dandelion Wishes in Blueberry Bushel creation, don’t you?



Stampin’ Up Buffalo Check and Oh So Eclectic

Happy Monday Everyone ~ Used my favorite stamp on my Stampin’ Up Buffalo Check and Oh So Eclectic creation today.

I spent all day yesterday working on my last tutorial for the 12 Weeks of Christmas.  Not sure why it took so long other than there are a lot of steps for it.  I had hoped to work on some other things but that did not happen.  That means today I will be busy working working on things on my list that need to be completed before I leave.  The videos are the most critical as I won’t be able to do them from Jess’.  I might be able to do some of the other things I wanted to get done that did not happen.  I just have to look at my list and see what I might be able to take with me.

I wanted to play with my favorite stamp that is carrying over.  The Buffalo Check stamp will be available after the Holiday Catalog retires.  I am so excited about this as I love this background stamp.  I have done a lot with it and decided to play with it for today’s card and pair it with the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.  I began by inking up the stamp Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  It was stamped onto a piece of Whisper White card stock.  To get a good image, turn your stamp upside down and ink up the stamp by taking the pad to the stamp.  This way you can see where you still need to add ink.  Once you have your stamp inked up, set you card stock on top of the stamp.  Add a scrap piece of paper on top and rub your hand all over the stamp.  Make sure you hold one side of the paper while rubbing the other side so your paper does not slip.  I usually rub my hand over it quite a bit to make sure I get a good imprint.  When you think you have a good image, remove the scrap paper and carefully lift your card stock off the stamp.  Another item that I am excited is carrying over is the 5/8″ Glittered Black Organdy Ribbon.  I used it to add a ribbon on the left hand side of the checked panel.  This panel was then added to a Real Red card base.  I used some scraps of Whisper White and the Oh So Eclectic stamp set to stamp 2 of the flowers.  I off-stamped the solid piece to give me a lighter filled image.  The Eclectic Layers thinlit was used to cut out the flowers.  I also used the leaf thinlit and some Old Olive card stock to cut out 3 leaf sprays.  I added the leaf sprays to the lower right hand corner using some glue dots.  The 2 flowers were then added on top of the leaves using dimensionals.  A rhinestone was added to the center of each of the flowers as I love my bling!  A bow was tied and added to the ribbon in the upper left hand corner using a glue dot.  Here is the completed Stampin’ Up Buffalo Check and Oh So Eclectic creation.


















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