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Happy Birthday Sailboat

Hello Stampers ~ did the title Happy Birthday Sailboat caused to wonder what was going on?

I had Remi yesterday afternoon as her other grandmother had a pet emergency and Jess had 2 appointments.  She watched Happy Feet and a dinosaur movie along with playing and coloring.  Then of course she wanted lots to eat.  It was a good afternoon.

We have an inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments this time.






When I looked at this photo I immediately saw the red lobster and the turquoise water.  I knew I wanted to use those on my card.  Since the inspiration photo was all about the water also I knew I had to use the Swirly Bird bundle to create my Happy Birthday Sailboat.

I began with the sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges






I knew I would have to flip the sketch and do some rearranging of the banners but I thought it would be a good one to use.  I began by cutting out 2 of the wavy shapes using Pool Party.  I then added Wink of Stella to the waves and sponged the edges.  Dots of Tombow were added to the back and they were set aside to dry.  I stamped the sailboat onto a scrap of white and cut it out.  The banners were cut from Crumb Cake and the ends were flagged with the Banner Triple punch.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento ink and the edges of the banners were sponged with Crumb Cake.  Now it is time to assemble the card.  The waves were added to the white layer first so that the excess could be cut off.  This layer was then added to the card base.  The banners were added overlapping them.  The sailboat was added with a dimensional.  To finish off the card the circle swirls were stamped in the upper left hand corner.  Here is my completed creation.







inside of card and envelope








Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Make sure you check out the other creations at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I am sure there will be some fun cards there.

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I have 2 ladies coming today for a play date so we will have a lot of fun.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and wasn’t this a cute Happy Birthday Sailboat?


Monochromatic Eastern Beauty

Happy Monday Ladies ~ I would love to share my Monochromatic Eastern Beauty card with you today.

I took advantage of the kids being gone yesterday to do some video recording.  I made the video for my One Color Wonder creation for Wednesday ~ make sure you come back as you won’t want to miss it ~ as well as I started the videos for a tutorial I will have coming out in about a month.  I did make one other card.  Today I want to finish my collage as my class is coming up and I need to get the announcement out.  I have all the cards made for my workshop so I need to get that announcement out.  Then I also have to work on my newsletter.  If you are not getting my newsletter sign up using the form on the right.

Today we have the Make My Monday challenge.  For the next 2 weeks our challenge is

                                       # 51


I began by choosing my stamp set and color.  I decided to use Perfect Plum since I had not used that much.  I also had an idea to use the Eastern Beauty bundle.  Both of these decisions were based on the sketch challenge at Fab Friday as this sketch really grabbed my attention.






I began by using the largest framelit and cut it out of Perfect Plum.  This does not cut out an image but rather an inlaid in the card stock.  I used my snips to cut out the shape.  A center was stamped using one of the stamps in the set as well as a small stamp was used on each hump.  It was then added to the Whisper White card layer.  Next I cut a strip of Perfect Plum and stamped it with the small swirl as well as sponged the edges of the strip.  The strip was attached using dimensionals.  The flower shape was stamped on Whisper White with the ink and cut out with the matching framelit.  I also used the framelit of the same shape to cut the inside petals out of each petal.  I attached the star flower to the strip using dimensionals.  Using one of the curved sentiments, I stamped it using the ink along the left side of the large circle shape.  To finish off the card I used one of the small images and stamped it in each of the 4 corners.  This card layer was then added to my Perfect Plum card base.  Naturally I had to add some bling in the center of each of the circle shapes.  Here is my Monochromatic Eastern Beauty creation.






inside of card and envelope








Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  It is supposed to be warm again today but not as hot as it has been.  Still too warm to be outside for very long.  Have a Marvelous Monday and It seems like lately I have had a lot of Monochromatic cards.  I hope you enjoyed the Monochromatic Eastern Beauty creation.


Quick and Easy card to make

Good Morning Everyone ~ I have the next in my 10 Minute Creation series to share today.

I had a great time with my friend yesterday.  We met in the morning and had coffee/tea and spent the next few hours chatting and catching up.  Then we had lunch and continued talking.  It was then time for her to head back up the road as she had to do something for work.  It was great catching up with her and we will get together again next month.  We are both busy and have lots going on so once a month is all we can work out right now.

Today I have the 17th in my series of 10 minute creations.  It is hard to believe I have created these for 17 weeks.  If you missed any of my other videos you can check out my You Tube Channel or do a search of the blog for 10 Minute Creations.  This one is very cute and would be suitable for All Occasions.  Here is the video of the quick and easy card.




Here is a close up of the card I made in the video.








inside of card and envelope








Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation



Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am hoping to finish up the girls scrapbooks I started using an older Paper Pumpkin.  It just needs a few more pages and then I will bind it.  Have a Sensational Sunday and pull out your supplies and try my quick and easy card to make.



Another embossing paste card

Hello Stampers ~ are you ready for another embossing paste card?

I hope you are all staying cool with this hot weather!  We have had several heat advisories and there are several more for the upcoming days.  I have had fun playing in my craft room.  I have all my cards for my workshop next month designed and started working on my collage class.  I still need to do my Global Design card but I did finish up some of my other design team commitments.  Today I am meeting one of my best friends for lunch.  We have not seen each other for a couple of months as we have both been busy.  Can’t wait to see her and catch up.

The other day I made several card fronts using the embossing paste.  Today I am sharing another one of the front.  This one was designed using the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches  





I used my embossing paste card front and added a frame that was made using the Layering Squares and Stitched Shapes framelits using Basic Black card stock.  I attached it to the card front using dots of glue.  I only put the glue on the 4 corners as I wanted the sides open so I could put the stamped images underneath.  I stamped my flamingo and leaves and cut them out.  I used glue dots to attach the leaves first and then the flamingo adding the leaf on the outside of the frame and the legs of the flamingo under the bottom of the frame.  The card layer was added to a Whisper White card base.  To finish off the card I added some gold enamel shapes.  Here is my creation.







inside of card and envelope









Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I hope you take some time to be creative today.  Take it slow and easy in this heat!  Have a Super Saturday and are you enjoying my embossing paste cards?



Dry Embossing with dynamic textured folders adds the right touch

Good Morning Stampers ~ dry embossing with the new Layered Leaves folder creates a beautiful textured background.

Yesterday I got a lot completed.  I managed to knit for several hours, make today’s card, and also completed 3 of the 4 cards I need for my workshop next month.  I also organized my ribbon.  I went through all of what I had and all the ribbon that was not Stampin’ Up I have put in a bag and plan on donating it to the Center for Life Enrichment.  I have all my stamp sets listed and I am working on pricing them.  I will post them on here on another page in the next few days.  I am working on getting my things organized and cleaned out!

I played with the Layered Leaves textured embossing folder for the first time yesterday.  I have had the folder for a while but have not had the time to play with it.  This folder creates a beautiful deep dry embossing with many layers.  I was inspired for my card layout with the sketch challenge at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday or Not 










I wanted to play with the Lemon Lime Twist so I had to come up with some colors that would coordinate with it.  I came up with Rich Razleberry and Night of Navy.  Using the Rich Razzleberry and the Flower Shop stamp set I stamped some of the flowers.  Then I used the Rose Garden thinlits and Night of Navy card stock to cut out some leaves.  My Whisper White card layer was embossed with the Layered Leaves folder and attached to a Lemon Lime Twist card base.  Dots of glue were added to the back of the leaves and then they were added to the card base.  The flowers were added with dimensionals and glue dots.  To address the banners at the bottom I used a piece of the Fresh Florals dsp, a piece of Night of Navy card stock, and a piece of Whisper White card stock and the Triple Banner punch to flag one end.  The sentiment was stamped onto the Whisper White banner using Rich Razzleberry ink.  These were then layered on the bottom of the card.  Here is my completed creation.








inside of card and envelope








Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  The weather is supposed to be dangerously hot and humid so make sure you are smart and stay cool.  I will be having a workshop this morning and then playing!  Have a Fabulous Friday and pull out your Big Shot and do some Dry Embossing!