10 Minute See a Silhouette

Hello Everyone ~ are you ready to see a new way to use designer series paper with my 10 Minute See a Silhouette creation?

Yesterday was a dreary day.  We woke up to a coating of sleet.  The girls were excited as they thought the snow ritual they did had worked.  As typical kids think they feel you can make it snow if you follow a certain ritual.  It starts by putting your pajamas on inside out, throwing an ice cube in the toilet, saying a specific set of words, turning your pajamas right side out and then sleeping with a spoon under your pillow.  Zoie was so excited because she thought the ritual had worked.  Ojust smiled and let them believe the ritual had worked.  Of course it did not take long for it to melt but that did not matter to them.  The rest of the day was relaxed.  That was good as I needed a laid back day!

I have a 10 Minute Creation idea today.  This one was again an idea I saw in the catalog.  I decided to see if I could make my version of the card.  Here is the video showing how to make the 10 Minute See a Silhouette creation.




So you can see how how I cut the designer series paper better, here is the photo.

The See a Silhouette designer series paper is very colorful. Here is an idea for a 10 Minute See a Silhouette card that uses the designer series paper in a fun way.




















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Check out these fun hexagons. See how they go with my 10 Minute See a Silhouette creation.












I have used the See a Silhouette designer series paper several times.  This card uses another pattern from the paper stack for a great layout idea.  Check out this idea that uses a very colorful paper for the background along with a simple frame.  This card is simple with just a strip down the center of the card front and the sentiment on the Detailed Bands die cut out.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am going to have to find something to do with the girls today if the weather cooperates.  They need to get rid of some energy!  Have a Sensational Sunday and I really liked how the 10 Minute See a Silhouette card turned out.







#ShopYourCraftStash Petal Palette

Hello Stampers ~ here is an idea for a #ShopYourCraftStash Petal Palette creation.

I spent most of yesterday at the hospital with my sister.  I was there when they were doing physical therapy and to hear what the doctor said.  I talked to the Case Manager and the Patient Advocate.  After I talked to the Patient Advocate the Floor Manager came in and we talked.  We discussed our concerns and set a plan in place.  When I talked to her this evening one of the things we wanted to happen has happened so I guess they are finally getting the message that they need to try and attempt to take care of some of the issues.

I was looking through my catalog and ran across a card I decided to see if I could make it using a retired set I had.  This photo on page 61 was the one I wanted to recreate.










So it looked like the card stock was Crumb Cake.  I need to find a sprig I could use to create the panel down the right hand side.  In looking at my craft stash I ran across Petal Palette and decided to use it.  The photo from the catalog had used the Pinewood Planks embossing folder and I did not have it but I did have the Woodgrain embossing folder so opted to use it.  I chose to change the colors a bit and use Sahara Sand as my base.  I took the Soft Suede and stamped the image down the right hand side of the card front rotating the image 90 degrees each time.  To color it I used a Pear Pizzazz marker for the leaves and then used a White gel pen for the base of the flowers.  The tops were colored using a Calypso Coral marker.  Using a          2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Sahara Sand I embossed it using the embossing folder.  Linen thread was wrapped around one edge of the embossed card stock and then the card stock was added to the card base using dimensionals making sure the left edges were even.  A scrap of Calypso Coral was used to stamp the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo black ink.  The end was then flagged.  Dimensionals were also used to attach the sentiment to the card.  Here is the completed #ShopYourCraftStash Petal Palette card.

Check out this #ShopYourCraftStash Petal Palette idea. Easy to so and was inspired by the Annual Catalog.



















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This image makes a great accent down the side of your card front. Learn the details for the #ShopYourCraftStash Petal Palette creation with a click.












Are you wondering why I started my #ShopYourCraftStash series?  Check out this first post for the explanation and the first #ShopYourCraftStash creation.  This idea uses one of my favorite retired sets for another idea.  And don’t forget your designer series paper with retired sets like this perfect Christmas Card idea.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am glad it is the weekend.  I need a few days to sleep in to adjust to the time changes from my trip to California.  I am hoping to do that over the weekend.  Have a Super Saturday and let me know what you think of my #ShopYourCraftStash Petal Palette idea.






Bokeh Dots with Very Versailles

Happy Friday Everyone ~ wait until you see my idea using Bokeh Dots with Very Versailles!

Well went to Urgent Care yesterday and I have a sinus infection.  They gave me medicine for it so I am hoping by the end of today for some of the sinus pain will be gone.  The pain is not all the time but when it is there it is uncomfortable.  The good news is my blood pressure was very good ~ must be from all that holding of Jake ~ and my lungs and ears were clear.  Today I am going over to see my sister as she is back in the hospital.  I did find out I am not contagious so that is good.  This evening I will be running as Zoie has art class right after school.  They are also calling for the weather to get very cold here and some precipitation.  I may try and make a pot of chili as there is nothing as good as some chili on a cold evening.

Friday is my Fast and Fabulous video day.  I have an idea I C.A.S.E.d from page 157 of the annual catalog.  There are some great layouts in the catalog but a lot of them are hidden as the picture is small.  Today’s card was one of those.  I knew I wanted to make my version when I saw it so used the same colors but changed the stamp set since I don’t have the one they used.  Here is the video for my version of Bokeh Dots with Very Versailles.




So you can see all the details here is the photo of the card.

Need a fresh idea for the Bokeh Dots stamp set? Check out the video for the Bokeh Dots with Very Versailles to see how I used the Annual Catalog to create this great card!














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This image makes a perfect "Thinking of You" idea. See my video for the Bokeh Dots with Very Versailles creation.











I don’t often use the Bokeh Dots because I just forget.  Here are some other ideas in case you want to pull yours out and make a few cards.  I used the stamp with the Dandelion Wishes set for an All Occasion card for this one.  This card also uses sponging on color for the Beautiful Day idea.  And if you want a great idea for the Very Versailles stamp set, check out this card that uses the Daisy Lane bundle with it.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


The Last One Sheet Wonder Idea

Hello Everyone ~ I am sad that is is The Last One Sheet Wonder Idea using the Daisy Lane stamp set.

Well I am in full swing of babysitting the girls mode.  I got them to school this morning and this afternoon I need to get one of them to gymnastics.  I am thinking this weekend will be low key and we will work on some of their Kiwi crates to get them completed.  They have a bunch stacked up and we will work on them to see if we can get some of them finished.  I also need to talk to Zoie to see if she wants to continue getting them or if she wants something else for her birthday.

I have the last of the One Sheet Wonder Idea with a twist using Daisy Lane today.  This has been a fun technique and I will be trying it again using other stamp sets.  Here is the original sheet I created.











After I stamped all the images I cut the sheet into 4 panels.  Since the panels are card front size of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ I then cut each panel down to be the smaller panel you would use on a card front.  Each panel was then played with to see if it would be better as a portrait card or landscape card.  Today’s card was better suited for a portrait card.  I used some of the Lovely Lipstick grosgrain ribbon to add a bow at the top of the panel.  The panel was then added to a Basic Gray card base.  To finish the card the sentiment from Dandelion Wishes was stamped using Lovely Lipstick and then punched used the 1 3/4″ circle punch.  The 2″ circle punch was used with Lovely Lipstick card stock to punch out a circle.  The 2 circles were layered and then added to the card front using dimesnionals.  Here is The Last One Sheet Wonder Idea completed.

Here is an All Occasion card idea that uses the One Sheet Wonder technique. Get the details and see the sheet I created to make The Last One Sheet Wonder Idea.



















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Check out how I used these images for an All Occasion card. This is The Last One Sheet Wonder Idea from my One Sheet Wonder panel I created.












Have you seen the other One Sheet Wonders I created using this stamp set?  This was the first one is a great All Occasion card and uses a landscape layout.   The second card also has a landscape layout and would great to send to a friend to let them know you are thinking of them.  The third card uses the landscape layout also and another All Occasion idea to send to anyone.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


One Color Wonder in Soft Suede

Hello Everyone ~ are you ready for a masculine thank you idea with my One Color Wonder in Soft Suede card today?

Well I am headed back to Maryland today.  The time with Michaela and Jake went so fast.  Now for the next week I will have Remi and Zoie as Jess will be out visiting Michaela and Jake.  Cross your fingers and wish me luck that I can get the girls everywhere they are supposed to be with their crazy schedules.  I am sure they will keep me straight as they are pretty good about know what they have coming up.

I was a little perplexed as to what I was going to do for the One Color Wonder today.  Love What You Do in Soft Suede  was a challenge as the color lends itself to masculine but not all of the images in the set are masculine.  I looked at the set and chose 2 of the sprig images that I thought would work well for masculine and then set about creating the card.  Here is the video for the One Color Wonder in Soft Suede.




There is a lot of dimension and texture with the different generation stamping and the embossing.  Here is the photo so you can see all the details.

Check out this idea for a masculine card. The One Color Wonder in Soft Suede makes a great thank you card to send to a guy.



















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These images make a great masculine thank you card. Get the details for the One Color Wonder in Soft Suede.












Since we all need masculine cards, here are some other ideas for you.  If you have guys who like the sea, this card uses a seahorse for a great card.  If you have some masculine designer series paper this idea would be great for a quick card.  This one is a nautical idea using a sailboat for a great guy card.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am anxious to get my Occasions catalog order placed.  I may do it while I am at Jess’ and it will be delivered not long after I get home.  I also need to work on scheduling my classes for the year.  I will have plenty to keep me busy!  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and do you think I did ok with the color and stamp set for my One Color Wonder in Soft Suede?