Itty Bitty Greetings A Little Hello

Happy Monday Everyone ~ a clean and simple Itty Bitty Greetings A Little Hello creation will be shared today.

Well I started on my swaps yesterday.  I had hoped to make my Fancy Fold swap and one of my general swaps.  I managed to get half of my Fancy Folds completed.  It took a lot longer than I thought.  For the other half, I just need to stamp the sentiment and cut it out as well as stamp my dragonflies and cut them out.  Then they just need to be added to the card base.  I am not sure I will get a chance to work on them today as I have an appointment to get my car inspected, an appointment with Bijou’s sitter for this weekend, and book club is in the evening.  I will work on it as much as I can.  Then I want to start one of my general swaps.  My goal is to have my fancy fold and one general swap completed by this weekend.  I think I can do it just need to get the Fancy Fold completed as it is involved.

I am going back to the catalog this week to continue on my Journey.  Up today is the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  This is a set of phrases so it is a challenge to make it the focal point of a card.  I began by stamping my sentiment with Blueberry Bushel.  The ends were flagged.  I added it to a piece of card stock using dimensionals that I had stamped the brackets from Eastern Beauty on the ends.  The sentiment was still lost on the card base so I pulled out the Share What You Love embellishment kit and found a sentiment piece that I could use.  The sentiment layer was added to the sentiment piece.  For the card base I used a piece of the Best Route and 2018 – 2020 In color designer series papers to add a triangle on each half of the card front.  The sentiment element was then added to the center of the card front using dimensionals.  To finish off my card I used some of the retired glitter dots for some sparkle.  Here is the completed Itty Bitty Greetings A Little Hello creation.



















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Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I hope you have some fun plans for this week.  I am headed to a Stamp, Scrap, Art show with some friends this weekend.  We are doing the make-n-take on Friday evening and then will visit the show on Saturday and Sunday.  I am looking for new toys to play with!  Have a Marvelous Monday and I hope you enjoyed my Itty Bitty Greetings A Little Hello creation.



Swirly Scribbles Flowers

Good Morning Everyone ~ A cute Swirly Scribbles Flowers creation is being shared today.

Well we went to Mumfest yesterday morning.  It was huge!  They take several streets in downtown and close them off to traffic.  The vendors then set up along the sides of the street.  The organizers commented that about a fourth of the vendors cancelled due to all the weather we have had on the east coast.  I can’t imagine how long it would have taken us to go through the whole thing if there were more vendors there.  I did pick up a Christmas gift while I was there.  There were a lot of food vendors there also.  It was a lot of fun!  Now to see what the next big event New Bern will have.  I think it might be the ghost walk.

Today is the 10 Minute Creation video series.  This one uses some framelits in a fun way.  The actual construction took a little longer than 10 minutes as I did not add enough glue to the back of my framelits which caused some issues.  Here is the video showing how I created my card.




So that you can see all the details here is the photo.















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Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation











Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I will be working on a few projects today one of them being swaps for OnStage.  Have a Sensational Sunday and I hope you enjoyed my Swirly Scribble Flowers creation.



Buffalo Check Fall from Stampin’ Up

Good Morning Stampers ~ I used my favorite set again to make my Buffalo Check Fall from Stampin’ Up creation.

Well I did not loose electricity during the storm.  The wind blew and a few small trees came down but I was glad the electricity held up.  Further south of me they lost electricity for several hours.  I think the main part of the storm went further west of us which I am glad about.  When I took Bijou out last night the wind was really blowing.  She was enjoying it as she loves the wind.  I was afraid she would be blown away.  It is a good thing I take her out on a leash as I can keep a strong hold on her.  Today I am going to Mum Fest.  We are going this morning.  I am excited as this is my first one.  Barb has told me about them so I am anxious to experience it first hand.  It will be great to see all the sites and check out the booths.

I have another Fall card for you today.  This one was actually inspired by a piece of 12 x 12 designer series paper I saw online.  I saw the paper and thought it would be fun to recreate it using Stampin’ Up supplies.  I began by stamping the Buffalo Check background stamp with Pumpkin Pie.  I then used the Cherry Cobbler marker to add the fat lines on the check pattern.  To add a little more interest I used the Garden Green marker to draw in the skinny lines.  Once I had all my lines drawn, I used some of the linen thread to add 3 wraps of the thread.  This panel was then attached to the Garden Green card base.  I used the limb from the Seasonal Layers thinlits and cut it out and added it to the card base.  This was my stick.  Now to make my marshmallows.  I cut the Whisper White to the size I wanted.  Then using the Detailed Trio punch, I rounded the corners of the paper.  To get the toasted look, I used crumb cake to sponge on ink on the edges.  To get the rounded top look I took a scrap of card stock and an oval punch and punched out the oval.  I then pushed the ink from the template to the white card stock.  I used this method on both ends.  Once my marshmallows were done to my liking, I added them to the card base using glue dots.  Here is my completed Buffalo Check Fall from Stampin’ Up.


















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Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I have a busy week coming up as I will need to write all my posts  for the weekend since I will be out of town.  I will work on it a little at a time and get it done.  Have a Super Saturday and what did you think of the marshmallows on my Buffalo Check Fall from Stampin’ Up creation?



Touches of Texture Just Because

Happy Friday Everyone ~  I have a pretty Touches of Texture Just Because creation for you today.

I am hoping we did not loose electricity with this tropical storm.  I wrote this post on Wednesday evening just in case.  If I don’t have a post tomorrow you know I don’t have electricity.

I will be working on swaps and other cards I need to get finished today.  I think I have everything straight for the house.  We are waiting for the door color to be approved and permits have been applied for.  Rick is anxious to get going and I am also.  I have a limited lease on the apartment so I am hoping things can move along without any hitches.  I know Rick is concerned that with the storms construction materials will be in short supply so the sooner he can order the better.  I am hoping this storm does not cause any issues and that we don’t have major clean up like we did before.  I feel for those people who’s roof was damaged during Florence.  They could have more damage from this one.  Cross your fingers for those people.

Today is my Fast & Fabulous video series.  This is number 39 and is so easy but very pretty.  Here is the video for my Touches of Texture Just Because creation.



So you can see the coloring on the flower sprig, here is the photo.



















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Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Sheltering Tree Fall

Good Morning Everyone ~ wanted a simple Fall card today so created a Sheltering Tree Fall for you today.

Well I did not get my license yesterday.  I went to the DMV and the wait was 3 hours.  Needless to say I did not stay.  They only have 2 examiners instead of 6 so that is why the wait is so long.  This wait is a lot longer than the wait in St. Mary’s.  I thought we were bad!  And to make this worse, we are now looking at Hurricane Michael to come into our area tonight and tomorrow as a Tropical Storm.  They are predicting about 2 inches of rain and some strong winds.  I am so glad they got my lot cleared and I don’t have to worry about a tree coming down on Barb and Doug’s house.  There are 2 large trees that are not on my land that it would be nice if they came down in this storm then I don’t have to worry about them on my house.  Time will tell as the storm is supposed to be totally out of the area by Friday evening.  I hope it will do minimal damage as the people here cannot take more time without electricity and their houses being flooded.

In keeping with my Fall theme this week I have another Fall idea for you.  This time I used the Sheltering Tree stamp set.  I stamped the tree using Soft Suede.  Then using Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, and Pumpkin Pie and the small leaf stamp I stamped the image repeatedly on the tree.  Then I also added some of the leaves on the ground under the tree.  I mounted the tree onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  A piece of Whisper White card stock was dry embossed using the Woodland embossing folder.  A used the Crumb Cake ink pad and swiped it across the embossed image to add some color to highlight the embossing.  I added my retired ribbon  on the bottom, and then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the panel to a Crushed Curry card base.  The stamped tree was then added to the card base using dimensionals.  Here is my completed Sheltering Tree Fall creation.




















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Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation