Sunshine Wishes Valentine

Hello Stampers ~ up today is a Sunshine Wishes Valentine card from Costa.

Well I got my chair fixed yesterday.  The pin that lets you raise the foot rest has popped off.  The gentleman said he reinforced it so hopefully it won’t happen again.  I hope not as I have missed the footrest.  I also finished up a project I had to get done and have it ready to be mailed out.  I will go to the post office after Bijou has her spa appointment.  I need to check that they don’t need more postage.  In the afternoon yesterday I managed to make 2 cards.  I am working ahead with my cards as I am thinking I am going to have to spend more time on the house over the next few weeks.  I will do a few cards each day and then I will have cards for posting when I need them.

Today I am sharing a card Costa made for our 12 Days of Valentine’s.  Costa recreated this adorable card using several thinlits.  To create the upper and lower element she used the Flourish Thinlits and Rose Glimmer paper.  She also used the Sunshine Wishes and the Rose Glimmer paper and Lovely Lipstick foil sheet for the hearts.  For the sentiment layer she stamped the sentiment from Sunshine Sayings and added the “Love” die cut to a piece of Whisper White.  This was cut out using the Layering Ovals.  A layer of Lovely Lipstick was cut using the Layering Ovals and the 2 ovals were attached to the card base with dimensionals.  Here is Costa’s cute Sunshine Wishes Valentine.

















Thanks for visiting me today and I hope Costa’s card inspired you.  I hope you like the cards we have shared so far for the 12 Days of Valentine’s.  We are also doing a 12 Weeks of Sale-a-bration in our newsletters so make sure you are signed up for that.  The sign up box is  to the right.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and the Sunshine Wishes Valentine card would be a great card to mass produce!


Stampin’ Up Dandelion Wishes Valentine

Happy Monday Everyone ~ how about a Stampin’ Up Dandelion Wishes Valentine idea today?

Well I had a relaxing day yesterday.  I did not do a lot which was nice.  I was able to relax and spent some time working on my upcoming Exclusively Cards class.  I went down to the house the other day and decided to make a video of my craft room and talk to you about my thinking and planning during the designing stage.  Here is the video with some explanation of my plans for the room.




Costa at Creative Stampers  and I are at it again.  We have decided to do a series on our blogs titled 12 Days of Valentines.  We have each created Valentine cards or projects with a Valentine theme.  Over the next 12 days we will be sharing them on our blogs.  For my shares I chose to focus on the All My Love designer series paper.  I don’t have need for many Valentine cards so I did not order any of the stamp sets.  I did however order the paper as it looked very pretty in the catalog.  This paper is much prettier in person.  I am glad I ordered it.  I have decided to pair this paper with stamp sets I already have so that I can extend the use of my supplies.  For this card I used the flower design and added it to a Flirty Flamingo card base.  I then used a the Dandelion Wishes stamp set for my main image and sentiment.  I think this sentiment is very appropriate for Valentine’s Day.  To add some interest to the background I used the dots in Beauty Abounds to create a bokeh effect.  This piece was added to the card front.  To finish it off I added a large rhinestone in the center of the Dandelion.  Here is my completed Stampin’ Up Dandelion Wishes Valentine.














inside of card and envelope










Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation



Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I will be working a few projects I need to get finished so I can mail them out today.  I also never know what else I might find to do.  Have a Marvelous Monday and can you think of other paper you could use to recreate my Stampin’ Up Dandelion Wishes Valentine card?




Clean and Simple First Frost

Good Morning Everyone ~ wait until you see my Clean and Simple First Frost creation today.

Well I had a relaxing day but I did get a lot done.  I had to make my video for today so I did that.  I also had to make a couple of cards to send out.  I went to the grocery store to pick up things for dinner.  I did forget to get 2 items so I had to improvise for dinner last night.  I may have to go out today and get the other items so I have dinner for tonight.  Not what I wanted to do.  I also hope to finish my cards for the project Costa and I are doing for our blogs.  Not a lot so it will be another relaxing day!

Today is my 10 Minute Creation video series.  I went with a clean and simple idea and used a stamp set I recently ordered.  Once the retired list came out there were several sets that I liked but did not purchase as I have to think about the fact that they are only available for a short time.  The 3 sets that are carrying over I have loved so when they were on the carry over list I decided to purchase them.  I used one of those sets today.  I have seen lots of very pretty cards using the First Frost stamp set.  So I used the set for my Clean and Simple First Frost creation.  Here is my video.




This card is so pretty and so easy.  Here is a photo so you can see the card better.


















inside of card and envelope












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I know exactly who I am going to send this to.  I had the person in mind when I made the card.  Do you ever have someone in mind when you make a card?  Have a Sensational Sunday and what colors would you use to create your own Clean and Simple First Frost creation?

Stampin’ Up Snowflake Sentiments Wonderful Year

Hello Everyone ~ today I have a Stampin’ Up Snowflake Sentiments Wonderful Year creation for you.

Well I got my table cleared off yesterday and managed to make a card.  I also made some appointments as I need to get new glasses.  I have a pair of glasses that were not expensive that I used all the time.  I took Bijou out on Thursday evening and had them on.  It was raining so I took them off and put them in my pocket.  At least I thought they went into my pocket.  When I got back in the apartment I checked my pocket and they were not there.  I went back out with a flashlight but could not find them.  I also went out yesterday morning and again at noon and looked around but could not find.  That means I am down to only my good pair.  Not a good thing for me so I made an appointment for an exam so I can get new glasses.  I also got some cards ready to mail out and put them in the mailbox.  Last night I went to dinner at the development.  Today I am going to take it easy and play some.  It will be a relaxing day for me!

Today I am sharing another card on my catalog journey.  Up today is the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.  I decided to do a watercolor background using Shimmery White and Balmy Blue reinker.  After I had the background created I set it aside to dry.  I then used the Swirly Snowflakes thinits to cut out the Snowflake strip.  I added the snowflake strip to the bottom of the watercolor piece using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  This watercolor panel was added to a Balmy Blue card base.  For my sentiment I used one of the ones in the stamp set and inked up the bottom line and stamped it.  I then cleaned the stamp and inked up the top line and stamped it above the other line.  I found it pretty easy to do this by stamping the bottom line first as you could then line up the stamp easier.  If you have a stamping tool you can use it also to get the placement correct.  After I had the sentiment stamped, I used the classic label punch to punch it out.  I mounted it on a piece of Balmy Blue card stock and then cut the Balmy Blue the same shape as the sentiment.  This was mounted on the card base using dimensionals.  To finish my card, I added some rhinestones.  Here is the completed Stampin’ Up Snowflake Sentiments Wonderful Year 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 hope you have some fun plans for today.  Not sure what the weather is supposed to be.  We have had a lot of rain lately so I usually plan to play as there is not much else I can do with the rain.  Have a Super Saturday and with the weather we have had lately the only snowflakes we might see are the ones on this Stampin’ Up Snowflake Sentiments Wonderful Year creation.



Incredible Like You from Stampin’ Up

Happy Friday Everyone ~ I used a new set from the Occasions Catalog today for my Incredible Like You from Stampin’ Up creation.

I was on the run yesterday.  I finished up a card for a special order, met the lady who placed the order to finalize the cards, went to the development office to pay my HOA fees, went to the recycling center, and then met with the builder to verify the siding colors.  After that I spent the afternoon working on a tutorial for an upcoming newsletter series Costa and I are going to do.  This will be 12 weeks long and focus on Sale-a-bration items.  If you are not signed up for my newsletter, make sure you click the box on the right and sign up so you can get these great tutorials.  Here is a sneak peek of the card we will be sharing this Saturday.

















Today I should have had a video for you.  Again my camera did not record the video so I don’t have one.  Here is the description of what I did so you know.  I began with a Whisper White card base.  I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Using the Detailed Trio punch I rounded the corners.  This was attached to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I cut another pieces of Whisper White and this one measured 3 3/4″ x 5″.  For this one I used the flower on the Detailed Trio punch on each corner.  I then used the corner rounder on the punch to round the corners.  I used Whisper White to create a layer that was 1 3/4″ x 3″ and used the punch to round the corners.  The final layer was cut to 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″.  I took the sentiment from the Incredible Like You and stamped it in Melon Mambo onto the smallest piece of Whisper White.  The corners of this layer were rounded also.  Using Whisper White scraps I used the Animal Friends thinlits to cut out 3 of the branches.  I took the 2 small panels and added the sentiment layer to the other layer using dimensionals.  I used these layers to  determine the placement of my stamps and white branches on the punched 3 3/4″ x 5″ layer.  I used the branch in the Incredible Like You stamp set and Granny Apple Green to stamp the branch on each side of the sentiment layer.  I then added the Whisper White branches on the left hand side underneath where the sentiment layers will be.  The sentiment layers were then added over the stamped branches and Whisper White branches.  This layer was then added to the card base using dimensionals.  To finish off my card I added some bling using rhinestones.  Here is the completed Incredible Like You from Stampin’ Up.















inside of card and envelope











Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Since I did not get to clean off my craft table I will work on that today.  I also need to make a video and schedule my newsletter with my 12 Weeks of Sale-a-bration.  Make sure you sign up for my newsletter if you have not done so already!  Have a Fabulous Friday and I hope you like my Incredible Like You from Stampin’ Up creation as much as I do.