#ShopYourCraftStash Saturday

Hello Everyone ~ I used quite a few retired products for my #ShopYourCraftStash Saturday creation.

Well I had planned on going home yesterday but plans got changed after I talked to the doctor.  I am going to head back today as that will only give me 2 weeks before I have to turn around and go back to Jess’ for Remi’s birthday.  It was later than I like to leave yesterday when I was finally finished and since I was tired I decided to stay and leave today after I get a decent night’s sleep.  I have a lot to do at my house when I get there as I still have Christmas decorations up and I need to clean.  I will be very busy for a while.  Somewhere with all of that I have to get my workshop cards made as well as another couple of classes I need to get designed and scheduled.

My #ShopYourCraftStash Saturday card today is a quick one that uses some retired product.  I pulled out my Birthday Blossoms stamp set as decided to use the flower bud spray in there.  I embossed it using Whisper White on a Whisper White panel.  The make up sponging brushes were used to add some Daffodil Delight and Island Indigo ink.  The same color markers were used to highlight a few of the flowers in each color.  Some of the retired Island Indigo ombre ribbon was used at the top.  The panel was added to an Island Indigo card base.  A bow was tied with the ribbon and added with a glue dot.  A strip of Whisper White was stamped with the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings using Island Indigo ink.  My favorite retired little banner punch was used to flag the end.  The sentiment was then added using dimensionals.  Here is my completed #ShopYourCraftStash Saturday creation.

Simple sponging over an embossed image is a great way to create a clean and simple card. Check out this #ShopYourCraftStash Saturday birthday card.




















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Great image and a great color combo makes the perfect birthday card. Get the details for the #ShopYourCraftStash Saturday creation.












Want some more birthday card ideas?  Check out this tropical idea using Tropical Chic.  Another idea uses the retired Delightfully Detailed specialty paper for a pretty feminine card.  If you need a masculine idea, check out this cute card that could also be used for a boy.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I place my Occasions Catalog order and it has shipped.  Should be here next week and I will have some new things to play with.  Can’t wait!  Have a Super Saturday and did you like the clean and simple #ShopYourCraftStash Saturday idea?




Fast and Fabulous Sailing Home

Hello Everyone ~ a masculine Fast and Fabulous Sailing Home card is my share today.

They did some further testing on my sister yesterday as she has developed some new symptoms.  They wanted to see if there was something else going on.  We should get the test results today.  Zoie had her first strings concert last night.  She is playing the violin.  They played a few songs before the band and chorus did their part.  I took a few pictures that are below.  It was good to hear her play.











I have a great masculine card for you today.  I also wanted to do a fancy fold so I decided to do a gate-fold card.  Here is the video showing how I created my Fast and Fabulous Sailing Home creation.




Here is the photo of the card front so you can see the detail on the gate fold.

A gate fold card is easy to do once you know the measurements for scoring. Check out this Fast and Fabulous Sailing Home idea with a fancy edge.




















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I used these images to make my Fast and Fabulous Sailing Home gate fold card with a fancy edge. Check out the card front to see it.












Are you in need of some more masculine cards?  Check out these ideas.  This one can be created in 10 Minutes.  This one uses some of the great designer series paper and some gold embossing.  This one is a clean and simple design that also uses some of the great trinkets that is part of the suite.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation



Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am headed to the hospital to see what is going on with my sister.  I am will know after talking to the doctor is I am going home today or have to stay longer.  Have a Fabulous Friday and what did you think of my masculine Fast and Fabulous Sailing Home creation?




Honey Bee Bundle Idea

Hello Everyone ~ I am in love with this Honey Bee Bundle Idea from the Occasions Catalog.

I went over to see my sister again yesterday.  She did better in physical therapy but they think she has an infection somewhere so they were testing her to see what it might be.  They wanted to limit her intake of water but then expected her to give them a urine specimen.  Never understand that one.  When I left she was asleep so at least she is able to sleep some.

Have you ordered from the new Occasions Catalog?  I am in love with the Honey Bee bundle.  That was the one item I got on my preorder.  I have used it for my 12 Weeks of Sale-a-bration newsletter tutorials.  The designer series paper that you can get free from Sale-a-bration that coordinates with it is beautiful!  I love it also.  I decided to use some of the paper with the bundle for my card today.  I began by stamping the beehive using Crushed Curry ink onto Crushed Curry card stock.  I stamped the bees onto the same card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The coordinating framelits were then used to cut out the beehive and the bees.  I also used a piece of Basic Black card stock and the hexagon die to cut out the hexagons.  The hexagon was attached to the beehive using Multipurpose liquid glue.  A piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ Basic Black card stock was added to the front of a Crushed Curry card base.  A piece of the black and white bees and beehive was cut to 3 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ and added to the top of the Basic Black layer making sure it was even on the 3 sides.  I then cut a piece of the gold and white hexagon designer series paper and added it to the bottom with even spacing on all 3 sides.  There will be 1/2″ space between the top and bottom piece of designer series paper.  Add your beehive using dimensionals in the center of the top piece of designer series paper.  Add the large bee on top of the beehive and the smaller bee in the upper right hand corner using dimensionals.  Your card is finished and ready to be sent.  Here is the completed Honey Bee Bundle Idea.

Have you gotten the Honey Bee products from the Occassions 2020 catalog? They are fun to play with and combine with the bee paper from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Check out this Honey Bee Bundle Idea!



















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Aren't these bees very detailed? This stamp set makes a great Honey Bee Bundle Idea.












There is some great designer series paper in the Occasions 2020 catalog.  This idea uses some of the new Peaceful Poppies designer series paper for a quick idea.  Check out this beauty that uses the Tropical Oasis designer series paper.   This last idea also uses the Peaceful Poppies designer series paper.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I finished the girls knitted hats so I need to get to the yarn shop to get Mary to help me tie them off and add the pompom.  Will share when they are finished.  Have a Great Day and what do you think of the Honey Bee Bundle Idea?




Snow Collage Inspiration

Hello Everyone ~ we had a collage for the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge so I created this Snow Collage Inspiration idea.

It is supposed to be cold the next few days but at least the sun will be shining.  I need to get to the grocery store to get something for dinner for the next few nights.  Jess gets back late on Wednesday so I have 2 more dinners to prepare for.  With my sister in the hospital still I am not certain if I will go back on Friday or not.  I want to wait and see if I need to stay and help Jess out.  If I stay I will be checking out Kay’s stash to see what she has I can use to make cards so I have something to post.  I have cards through this weekend so I am good for a while.

We have a biweekly challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  This challenge was one I did.  It is an inspiration challenge.  I came up with this photo as our inspiration.










I thought it would be fun to get some snow cards for inspiration since it is cold right now.  I was inspired by the photo in the upper right hand corner so I decided to use it to create my card.  I began with a piece of Night of Navy that measured                3 3/4″ x 5″.  The embossing buddy was swiped over the entire panel to help with stray flecks of embossing. The sentiment was stamped with Whisper White ink and then embossing powder was added.  The snowflakes from Colorful Seasons and the dots from Perennial Birthday were stamped using Whisper White ink.  Whisper White embossing powder was added and then the panel was heat embossed.  Once all the embossing powder was melted, a towel was used to wipe off the excess embossing buddy powder.  This panel was then added to a panel of Sparkle glimmer paper using glue dots.  These panels were then added to a Night of Navy card base.  Here is my completed Snow Collage Inspiration creation.

Inspiration photos are a great way to get ideas for your cards. Check out this card that was I created for my Snow Collage Inspiration photo.














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I love making snow cards. This inside and envelope go with my Snow Collage Inspiration creation. Check it out.












How about some other ideas for snow cards.  This is a great Winter card that used the Buffalo Check background stamp along with some Let It Snow designer series paper.  If you like doing eclipse cards, check out this idea that used the large letter dies.  You can also combine watercoloring with some die cut snowflakes for a pretty card.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation



Make sure you visit the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge blog to see what inspired the other ladies with the photo.  I am sure you will get some great ideas.

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  The girls are back in school today so I will go to the hospital to see how Kay is doing.  I am taking my knitting this time as I end doing a lot of sitting.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and what would inspire you with the Snow Collage Inspiration photo?






Magnolia Blooms Meets Very Versailles

Happy Monday Everyone ~ I used a favorite set again with another set for my Magnolia Blooms Meets Very Versailles creation.

Are you ready to start your week?  I am sure it will be busy for me as I have the girls today and I also need to meet someone at Kay’s house to have her water tested.  Then I need to find something to do with the girls.  Maybe we will go to the Calvert Marine Museum.  I need to see if they have anything going on or if we will be able to just go in and look around.  Hopefully I can find the family pass they have.

Today’s card paired my favorite set with another set I have.  I have wanted to show you the versatility of the Very Versailles stamp set by using it with other sets.  The leaf spray in this set makes the perfect background for your card.  For today’s card I also used it with the Magnolia Blooms stamp set.  I began with a card base of Mossy Meadow.  I stamped the leaf spray in the upper left hand corner and lower right hand corner using Mossy Meadow ink.   I took a 2″ x 3″ piece of Magnolia Lane designer series paper and mounted it onto a Whisper White panel a little bigger than the designer series paper.  This panel was added to the center of the card front.  Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the magnolia flower from the stamp set.  The leaves were coloring using the ink in the lid technique.  I colored the center of the flower with a sponge dauber and Petal ink.  The flower was then fussy cut out.  Using the leaf die from Frosted Bouquet, I cut out some of the leaf sprigs using Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, and vellum card stock.  The leaf sprigs were attached to the back of the flower using glue dots.  The flower was then added to the lower right hand of the designer series paper using dimensionals.  Here is the completed Magnolia Blooms Meets Very Versailles creation

This simple card is easy to do and uses just 2 stamp sets. Check out the Magnolia Blooms Meets Very Versailles idea.


















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See how I used these 2 images on my card front. Get the details for my Magnolia Blooms Meets Very Versailles creation.











The Magnolia Blooms stamp set is a great alternative to the big bloom in the Annual Catalog.  I used the set with some vellum for this All Occasion card.  Here is an idea using the small bud stamp to create a tag.  This Thank You card uses some of the Magnolia Lane designer series paper for a quick and easy idea.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation