Magical Day Mermaid

Hello Ladies ~ The Myths & Magic Suite in the Occasions catalog was used for my Magical Day Mermaid card today.

Well the painters are going to finish up today.  I am so glad it will be done.  My house has been in chaos for far too long and it is getting to me.  When they leave tomorrow I will be vacuuming and moving some of my bins back into the room so I can get more organized.  It will be good to have my house back.  I will be glad in a few weeks when things settle down.

I need some cards for my blog and did not have the energy or ideas so I check out my challenge blogs.  I found a great sketch that I knew right away what I wanted to do.  The Just Add Ink challenge blog had a fun sketch.

I knew this would be fun using the Myths & Magic Suite.  I began with a Berry Burst card base.  I embossed the background with the Seaside embossing folder on a piece of Whisper White panel.  I inked up the raised line side of the embossing folder using a Bermuda Bay ink pad before running it through the Big Shot.  This inked up the debossed lines on my card panel.  This panel was added to my card base using Tear & Tape.  Next I took a piece of the Myths & Magic sparkly circle dsp and added it to the card base using Tear & Tape.  Using the large scallop framelit from the Magical Mates framelits dies I cut some waves out of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.  I did a repeat cut to get a long strip and then cut the strip down to the size I needed.  Those were added to the dsp using glue dots.  To finish off my card I stamped the mermaid image and colored her in.  She was attached to the card using dimensionals.  Here is my Magical Day Mermaid creation.














inside of card and envelope











Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Stampin’ Up Sale-a-bration Beautiful Day

Happy Monday Everyone ~ I played with a bold stamp for my Stampin’ Up Sale-a-bration Beautiful Day card for today.

Well the painters are coming back today to do the great room.  That is the last room that needs to be painted.  I will be glad to have it finished.  Then I start the process of finishing my organizing to get the house back in order.  It will take me a while as I will have to unpack my crafting supplies and get them organized to use over the next few months.  I have started some ways to organize it that I will share with you later this week.

I wanted to make my cards for the next couple of days yesterday morning before I went to my craft day.  I checked out a few challenge blogs and saw the sketch challenge at Paper Craft Crew Challenge blog.











In looking at the sketch I noticed the subtle background.  I decided to check out my designer series paper and opted for the True Gentleman dsp.  I chose this paper as I wanted to show that even though this paper is designed for guys you can make it feminine.  I cut my dsp and attached the corduroy ribbon on the top using Tear & Tape.  This piece was added to a Tranquil Tide card base.  Using a piece of watercolor paper, I stamped the flower from the stamp set and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Using reinkers I colored the flower and leaf.  Once it was dry, I cut it our.  It was added to the card using dimensionals.  My Stampin’ Up Sale-a-bration Beautiful Day card is complete.














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Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Falling Flowers in Fresh Fig

Hello Stampers ~ I played with one of my favorite sets today and created my Falling Flowers in Fresh Fig.

It was 8 o’clock last evening when I sat down to do my post.  It was then that I realized I did not have a video for today.  I had to hit the craft room and get it done.  It took my about 30 minutes but I got it finished.  I hope you enjoy it today as I was not sure if I left anything out or not.

I am headed to a craft day today.  This is the one time of the month that I do something I want to do.  In cleaning up and organizing all my supplies I found I had a ton of cards.  Today I plan on taking some of those cards I found and getting them ready to send to organizations that sends cards to servicemen overseas.  These are blank cards that they can use to send home to their families.  Often times these guys and gals do not have a store nearby so these cards are sent to contact people of the squadrons and they can then go choose the card they want to send home.  I have done this in the past but the organization I used to send it to closed down.  I was glad to find 2 other places I can send them to.

For my 10 Minute Creation today I used a set I have used a lot.  Here is another idea for the Falling Flowers in Fresh Fig video.



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 have a few things left to do in the great room as the painter will be here tomorrow to finish up.  I will be glad when it will be done!  Have a Sensational Sunday and my Falling Flowers in Fresh Fig truly was a 10 Minute Creation!



Colorful Seasons Cherry Blossoms by Stampin’ Up

Good Morning Everyone ~ I have some Colorful Seasons Cherry Blossoms by Stampin’ Up for you today.

We had a nice small party for Remi’s birthday last night.  Jess had pizza and salad.  Remi was so excited she insisted on opening her present before we had dinner.  She got some coloring books, some Hatchables, a balance bike, and a membership to Calvert Marine Museum.  Cupcakes were her choice for desert.  When time came, she wanted peanut butter cups instead so she got 3 with a candle in each one.  She was able to blow out her candles in one breath.  After dinner she was complaining of her ears hurting.  Hopefully she is not getting sick as she did have a fever.

It won’t be long before we will be watching for the Cherry Blossoms to bloom in Washington, DC.  I thought it would be fun to create some paper cherry blossoms to chase away the Winter blues.  I used the Colorful Season bundle to cut out my branches and the flowers.  I used Early Espresso for the branches and the leaves were stamped with Powder Pink and a Berry Burst marker was used to add accents in the center or around the edges.  The framelits were used to cut out everything.  The branches were added to the Soft Sky card base using Tombow multipurpose liquid glue.  I then used glue dots and dimensionals to add the flowers.  The sentiment was was from Heartfelt Blooms and stamped with Berry Burst.  I cut around the shape of the sentiment and added it to the card base with dimensionals.  To finish off the card I added a rhinestone in the center of each flower.  Here is my Colorful Seasons Cherry Blossoms by Stampin’ Up card.


















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Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Party Pandas Miss You

Happy Friday Everyone ~ I played with the cute pandas again and created this cute Party Pandas Miss You card.

Well the insulation work did not go without a hitch.  Story of my life lately.  The guys tell me the new bathroom fan I had put in was not installed correctly.  I called the people who put the fan in and as luck would have it the guy was in the area and got here within 10 minutes.  He took care of the issue and the installation was finished.  I can’t believe my luck with all the work I am having done!  Now I just need to have the painting finished and all my inside work will be completed.  I will be glad as this has been very stressful.

Today is my Fast & Fabulous video series.  I played with an idea I had using the Sale-a-bration Party Pandas stamp set.  I am loving this set and it will make great cards to send to the girls.  This set can be used for many occasions and not just for birthdays.  I have used it several times with other ideas so check it out by searching for Party Pandas.  Here is my Party Pandas Miss You creation.




Here is the photo of the card and the inside.



















inside of the card and envelope












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I do not have any workers coming today so I am planning on sleeping in a little.  Then I will take some time after I deliver my donations to play.  What plans do you have?  Have a Fabulous Friday and if you have the cute pandas pull them out and create your own Party Pandas Miss You version!