Quick and Easy Eastern Beauty

Hello Stampers ~ This is a quick and easy Eastern Beauty card that would be perfect for any occasion.

We had another great day at the beach yesterday.  It was sunny all day again.  They are calling for afternoon thunderstorms tomorrow and AM thunderstorms on Monday.  I hope most of it is out of here before the eclipse happens.  I know the weather can change so we’ll see what happens.

Today’s 10 Minute Creation uses a very versatile set.  The Eastern Palace bundle is a great buy as it allows the crafter to create a variety of cards.  I have made several other projects using this bundle.  If you would like to see some of them you can do a search for the Eastern Palace bundle and it will bring them up.  I love using Dapper Denim with Lemon Lime Twist so I chose them for today’s card.  The designer series paper offers a variety of patterns to use with it also.  Here is the video I created showing you how I made my card.




Here is my finished Quick and Easy Eastern Beauty.










inside and envelope










Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation.


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Check out your Eastern Palace thinlets and see what other shapes you can create with them.  Have a Sensational Sunday and if you have this bundle, share your quick and easy Eastern Beauty with me as I’d love to see it!

Star of Light stamp set – pretty in Island Indigo

Good Morning Everyone ~ Island Indigo can be used to create a beautiful Christmas card using Star of Light stamp set.

We are having a great time at Folly Beach.  Zoie loves the water and spends the day jumping the waves.  Remi has no fear and will take off for the waves and Jess is chasing after her.  She loves to go out and also jump the waves.  She has fallen several times and gone under but get up laughing and goes back at it.  She swallowed a ton of water today!  Here are few pics.









Last night we went for a walk after dinner.  The sky was beautiful!  Here are a couple of pictures I took.







Ok, now on to my card.  A friend lent me her Star of Light stamp set and framelits so I could play a little with it.  I began by stamping the large star with Island Indigo onto my piece of Whisper White layer.   I also stamped the small star randomly on it.  Using the matching framelits, I cut out the fancy star.  I added Wink of Stella all over the star as well as my Island Indigo ombre ribbon ~ can’t have too much sparkle!  Since I was working with the Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper, I used my glue dots to attach the stamped layer to the glimmer paper.  Tear & tape adhered my ribbon to the layers.  I used the glue dots again to attach  the layers to the card base and the bow.  Mini dimensionals were used to add the fancy star.  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.  We will be on the beach again today and enjoying the beautiful weather.  Have a Super Saturday and if you have the Star of Light stamp set and matching framelits, show me your creations!

Two Step Stamping adds some great definition

Hello Ladies ~ The Tranquil Tulips hostess set has some great Two Step Stamping images.

I am writing this on Thursday evening as I figured we would get to the beach really late on Thursday and I would be tired after driving all day.  I am looking forward to several days on beach.  The weather may not cooperate but I am crossing my fingers that it will.  Cross your fingers for us to have nice weather.  Monday the day of the eclipse is supposed to be partly sunny so we should be all set for it.  We actually choose Folley Beach to go to as they will have a total eclipse.  Since most of us may never see a total eclipse again in our lifetime we decided to take some time and go for it.  I am looking forward to some days where I do not have any commitments.

I recently borrowed a few sets from a friend.  One of the sets was the hostess set Tranquil Tulips which uses Two Step Stamping.  I wanted to use this set with the Delightful Daisy dsp as it has some tulips in it.  I chose my colors from the dsp.  Using a Wisteria Wonder card base I added a strip of the dsp.  I used the Stitched Shapes framelits and cut out the large oval.  I then used the tulip images and the leaves and stamped them with Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, and Old Olive.  This oval was added to the card base using dimensionals.  The Friend sentiment was stamped with Calypso Coral and punched out using the retired small oval punch.  A Calypso coral layer was added using the retired oval punch.  The sentiment was added to the card base with dimensionals.  The final element of my card was a multi loop linen thread bow.  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.  What plans do you have for today?  I am hoping to be laying on the beach and enjoying the day with the girls.  Have a Fabulous Friday and what Two Step Stamping sets do you have?

Washi Tape – the perfect accent!

Good Morning Everyone ~ I love using Washi Tape to add a little accent.

Well we are finally on our way.  Yesterday was crazy.  Remi scratched Jess’ eyeball so we spent 3 hours in the emergency room.  After that we had to get her medicine.  I had an appointment at 3:30 and then had to pick up the girls from my sister’s.  Once I got them home I had to meet a friend who had ordered me an oil I needed.  Needless to say I did not get home until about 7:00 last night.  I began vacuuming right away.  I did manage to get my vacuuming done but did not get my scrapbook pages for my class finished.  I know what I want to do so I will make them when I get back.  I had a few other tasks I needed to get done but since I will be doing all the driving today I decided to skip then and say Oh Well!

My creation today used one of my favorite images.  I love the flower spray in Touches of Texture and knew it would be a great image to add some Washi Tape.  I stamped it several times using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I used my Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and Blushing Bride markers to color it in.  The sentiment is from One Big Meaning and is stamped with Melon Mambo ink.  The image panel was added to an Old Olive layer then added to the Whisper White card front with dimensionals.  A strip of Basics Pack 1 washi tape in the lower right hand corner just under the image panel.  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.  Wish me luck today.  I hope I am not so tired after yesterday for the driving.  It will be a 9 hour or more drive.  Have a Great Day and try some Washi Tape on your next creation.

One Color Wonder – Bermuda Bay

Hello Everyone ~ Are you ready to see my One Color Wonder with Bermuda Bay?

Well I did it!  I got the last 4 projects completed yesterday.  I have projects from now until September 8th.  This way I can leave tomorrow and enjoy myself – I will schedule my posts – and when I get back I will have my projects done so I don’t have to worry about trying to get them done before I leave for North Carolina.  When I get back next week I may try and get a few projects completed to go further into September so when I return from North Carolina I will have some breathing room.

When I chose this set and the color I thought about the images.  I did not want to do flowers and then realized there was a fish in the set so I decided to use it.  I thought I would create an underwater scene but had to be a little creative with the seaweed.  Here is the video I created show you how I made my project.




So that you can see the card up close, here is a photo of the 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 have to make my scrapbook pages for my class when I get back.  I also need to write a bun of posts and edit a couple of videos.  It will be a busy writing day.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and I hope you enjoyed my One Color Wonder – Bermuda Bay!