Stampin’ Up This Little Piggy

Hello Stampers ~ check out my Stampin’ Up This Little Piggy card for a cute children’s card.

Today Bijou has a spa appointment.  She will be all clean and smelling good for our visitors this weekend.  After that I am headed back home to work on moving my rugs around as my new rug is supposed to be delivered today.  I want to have the one moved and set up before the other one arrives if at all possible.  Sometime today I need to get to the grocery store to pick up some of groceries I need for this weekend.  I will get the meats on Saturday or Sunday.  I also want to spend some time working on more cards for my blog.  I have several done for the next few days but want to have them completed through next Thursday so I can spend time with my girls.  I have time before they get here late Sunday afternoon so I will be prepared.

I have a fun Children’s card for you today.  I went looking for a sketch to play with and found a cute one at CAS Colours and Sketches .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had not played with the This Little Piggy stamp set in a while so I decided to use it on my card today since it would be perfect for the rectangle.  I began by stamping the cute pig with a daisy image onto a piece of Whisper White card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I then used Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Petal Pink, and Soft Suede markers  to color him in.  Rather than add the sentiment on the strip on the side in the sketch, I opted to stamp it under the image using Tuxedo Memento Black ink.  I mounted this panel onto a Crumb Cake panel.  My card base is Petal Pink and the image panel was added using dimensionals.  My Stampin’ Up This Little Piggy creation was compete.

The Stampin' Up This Little Piggy stamp set is a great set for children's cards. Check out this cute idea by clicking the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Isn't this pig image just adorable? He makes a great card. To see the card front for my Stampin' Up This Little Piggy, click the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daisy Delight In One Color ~ Quick and Easy

Hello Everyone ~ I have a Daisy Delight In One Color ~ Quick and Easy for you today.

I had a successful card class yesterday.  I had 5 ladies come and we made 4 cards.  The ladies loved the cards and learned some new techniques.  Today we have Water Aerobics this morning.  Then I will be cleaning up the craft room and working on cards and videos for the blog.  I also need to get my class designed so I can offer it.  I am planning on doing some Love Notes with a little holder.  I also have to plan my Christmas Club so I can get it advertised so I can find out how much I need to order.  Sounds like another busy day.

My One Color Wonder series is today.  I totally forgot to draw my stamp set and color so I did that before I started on my card.  I chose Daisy Delight and Crushed Curry.  Here is the video showing how I created my Daisy Delight In One Color ~ Quick and Easy card.

 

 

 

Here is a photo of the card so you can see all the details.

If you have limited supplies but want to create a great card, check out my One Color Wonder series. Here is a Daisy Delight In One Color ~ Quick and Easy idea. Click the photo to get the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These cute daisies are part of my Daisy Delight in One Color ~ Quick and Easy card. Click the photo to see the card front and get the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  The weather is supposed to be warm for the next few days but then get more comfortable.  It will be nice to have some cooler temperatures for a few days.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and did you enjoy my video for the Daisy Delight In One Color ~ Quick and Easy creation?

 

 

 

Fun Colorful Seasons Idea

Hello Stampers ~  We had a color challenge and I created this Fun Colorful Seasons Idea.

I am so excited!  Barb and Doug came over last evening and we hung a lot of my pictures.  I still have some to hand but I can do those.  I also ordered a new rug.  I had one that worked with my color scheme and one that did not.  The interior decorator suggested a different rug and to move out the one that did not fit.  The rug should be here on Thursday so I will be busy that day rearranging my rugs and finalizing my furniture placement.  I an starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel downstairs.  Then all I need to do is finish organizing my studio.  I will work on that at the end of next week after my family has gone.

Our challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments  was a color challenge.

 

 

 

These colors were a real challenge for me.  I did not have any idea how to work in the Cherry Cobbler.  So I began with that color with the Soft Suede and knew I could use Colorful Seasons branch and flowers.  I stamped the branch several times from both directions on my Whisper White panel.  Then using the flowers I did a second generation stamping several times on the same branch.  Once I had all my flowers stamped I still had to bring in the Pretty Peacock.  I went looking at my stamp sets and the bubbles in Beauty Abounds would be perfect.  Since my Pretty Peacock stamp pad is new I decided to use a second generation stamping of the bubbles also.  Now that I have all my colors used, the bottom of the card was bare.  I opted for a sentiment from the Colorful Season set and did a second generation stamping of it.  To add my bow I used some retired Whisper White sheer ribbon and dye it using the Pretty Peacock reinker.  When it was dry I attached it to the bottom of my panel and added a bow.  this panel was mounted onto a Pretty Peacock card base.  Here is the completed Fun Colorful Seasons Idea.

When you get a challenging color combination, think bubbles. That is what I did to create my Fun Colorful Seasons Idea card. Click the picture for all the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you like the looks of the inside of my card and envelope you should see the front. Click through to see my Fun Colorful Seasons Idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

If you want to see how the other ladies on the design team worked with these colors, make sure you visit the Hand Stamped Sentiments Paper Crafting Challenges blog .  There are some fabulous ideas there!

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I have my workshop today and then I need to make my video for tomorrow.  It will be a busy afternoon!  Have a Terrific Tuesday and did you like how I used the color challenge on my Fun Colorful Seasons Idea card?

 

 

Beautiful Friendship Hydrangea Thanks

Happy Monday Everyone ~ I used some Silver thread on my Beautiful Friendship Hydrangea Thanks card today.

Well I took some time yesterday after I got back home from delivering Zoie to her mom to relax.  After that I spent some time in my studio as I needed to finish my cards for the workshop tomorrow.  I wanted to get them done so I could go to be early and try and catch up on my sleep.  I have a lot to get done this week as next weekend I will have a full house with both my girls and their families here.  We will spend some time checking out the area since Michaela and Josh have not seen it.  I will see what else they want to do.  They may just want to hang out and relax.  I will take my cue from them.

I wanted to see if I could recreate the gorgeous purple and hot pink hydrangeas so I pulled out my Beautiful Friendship set and inked up the hydrangea with Highland Heather.  When you ink this up because it is a distinctive stamp set there are some flowers that are darker.  I took a paper towel and blotted the ink off the darker flowers.  Then using my sponge dauber and Melon Mambo I inked up the ones I just wiped off and stamped it onto a scrap of Whisper White.  I then used the Layering Ovals to cut out the image keeping it to the left hand side of the die.  The sentiment was stamped on the right hand side of the oval using Gorgeous Grape ink.  The next larger scallop oval was used with some Highland Heather card stock to cut out the shape.  The 2 shapes were layered.  To make the card base, I took a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ of Whisper White and  a piece of the retired Gingham Gala designer series paper in Highland Heather.  I cut the paper at an angle and attached it to the bottom of the Whisper White panel.  I took the Silver thread and wrapped it around the panel several times.  I secured it on the back with Tear & Tape.  The panel was then added to a Highland Heather card base.  Using the Silver thread I created a multi-loop bow and attached it on top of the thread wrapped around the panel with a glue dot.  To finish off the bow a Clear faceted gem was added in the middle of the bow.  The image layer was attached to the top of the card base using dimensionals.  Here is my completed Beautiful Friendship Hydrangea Thanks creation.

Isn't this a great card? I love playing with the hydrangea stamp and recreating some of the colors you would naturally find. Get the details of my Beautiful Friendship Hydrangea Thanks card by clicking the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I love the purple and magenta hydrangeas. Check out how I used this image to create my Beautiful Friendship Hydrangea Thanks card by clicking through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  We are starting another session of Water Aerobics today.  After that I will come home and spend some time in my studio working on cards for my blog.  If I work a little each day I will have posts through next week when the girls are here.  Have a Marvelous Monday and did you like the colors I used on my Beautiful Friendship Hydrangea Thanks creation?

 

 

Quick and Easy Over the Moon

Hello Everyone ~ I have a Quick and Easy Over the Moon creation for you today.

Yesterday was a lazy day for Zoie and I.  I played in my craft room and she played with her fort and doll.  I even took a nap in the afternoon.  She wore me out last week.  I am taking her home today so she could go to a birthday party next weekend.  We met really early so she could avoid some of the traffic.  They will be back on Sunday along with Michaela and Josh who is here from California for a visit.  It will be a full house next week for a few days until everyone leaves.  I will be busy this week with my workshop and then cleaning house for the family to get here.  I also want to work ahead so I have my blog posts scheduled to post while they are here.  That way you will still get ideas.

My 10 Minute Creation series is today.  I used a sketch that I found at Try Stampin’ – or not – on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This took a little longer than 10 minutes but it was because I made some changes as I went along.  You get the advantage of the changes not taking up your time from my planning.  Here is the video for my Quick and Easy Over the Moon creation.

 

 

 

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

Isn't this cow just too cute? He makes a great card. Click the photo to see the video for my Quick and Easy Over the Moon creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This cow is adorable. He makes great cards. Click through to see the video showing the card front for my Quick and Easy Over the Moon creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation