Sailing Home Thanks

Happy Monday Everyone ~ I have a great masculine thank you card today with my Sailing Home Thanks creation.

I totally forgot I had to meet Jess to get Zoie for the week yesterday so that cut into my time in my studio.  I did manage to make 2 cards.  Since I did not get as much time up there yesterday I will spend some time there today.  Zoie loves to craft also so she will be with me.  I will take her to the pool either in the morning or the afternoon depending on the weather.  I will then use the other part of the day to make my videos and more cards.  It will be a low key day as I need some time to regroup after my company and before the family gets here.

Today’s card was inspired by 2 challenges.  The first was for a lighthouse challenge at Festive Friday A Papercrafting Challenge.









I also used the sketch challenge at Fab Friday









I needed a Thank You card for the couple that invited me to dinner tonight so I knew these challenges would be perfect.  I opted to use the Sailing Home bundle since we have a lot of water around us.  I chose the Come Sail Away designer series paper with the sailboats on it and mounted it onto a Night of Navy card base.  Since the challenge was to use a lighthouse, I used a Basic Black, Gray Granite, and Smoky Slate marker to ink up the lighthouse image.  I stamped it off and then stamped it onto a scrap of Whisper White.  The coordinating framelit was used to cut it out.  I mounted it onto the card base using dimensionals.  This was for the circle element in the sketch.  The sentiment was stamped with White craft ink onto a Night of Navy strip and then embossed with White embossing powder.  Some linen thread was used to tie a square knot and then I added it to the other end of the Night of Navy strip using Tear & Tape to hold the ends on the back.  The anchor trinket was added using glue dots and then the sentiment strip was adhered using dimensionals.  Here is the completed Sailing Home Thanks creation.

Need a thank you card and it has to masculine? Check out this idea for a Sailing Home Thanks card by clicking the photo.



















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This lighthouse is the focal image on the card front. Click the photo to see the Sailing Home Thanks creation.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Dry Embossing for an Accent on Your Handmade Card

Hello Everyone ~ I have a Dry Embossing for an Accent on Your Handmade Card idea for you today.

Well my company left yesterday morning and I spent the rest of the day doing laundry, cleaning bathrooms, and vacuuming.  My house is clean now.  I also had a grill I had purchased delivered and hooked up.  When I built the house I had a natural gas hook up for a grill installed on the back patio.  I am excited to have a grill as it has been a while since I have not had one in about 2 years.  I will be looking for some recipes to try!  I am headed to Virginia to meet Jess and get Zoie.  She is going to spend a week with me.  Jess has the girls in a day care that Remi goes to every day.  It is geared more towards younger kids and Zoie is bored.  This will give her a break so she can finish out the rest of the summer there.  I have a low key week so that will be okay with her.

Today I have my 10 Minute Creation for you.  I decided to do some dry embossing on my card to show how it can add an interesting element.  Here is the video showing how to make my Dry Embossing for an Accent on Your Handmade Card creation.




In order to see the embossing better, here is the photo of the creation.

Adding an accent of some kind can add interest to your card. Check out the video for this Dry Embossing for an accent on your Handmade Card idea. Click the picture.



















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These cute daisies are the perfect embellishment for the Dry Embossing for an Accent on your Handmade Card. Click the photo to see the video showing how it was created.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I will be in my studio today to make some cards and videos for this week.  It will be good to get inky again!  Have a Super Sunday and what did you think of my Dry Embossing for an Accent on Your Handmade Card idea?



Butterfly Wishes Smile

Hello Stampers ~ I have a cute Butterfly Wishes Smile creation today.

Yesterday we spent some time in downtown New Bern and checked out some of the stores.  We also had lunch at a great little shop.  We got caught in the rain but that is ok.  We had an interesting adventure at Harris Teeter where a man almost hit several cars and a few pedestrians.  He did run up on a curb and over a tree.  It was crazy for a while and while it is not funny we had several laughs over it.  I then took Linda on a tour of the surrounding neighborhoods so she could see them.  We had dinner at the Pavilion and then relaxed at the house.  She is headed home today and I will spend the day doing laundry and cleaning.  It was a great visit!

Today’s card was created quickly as I was on a time crunch.  While it did not take me long to make it, it still is cute proving you can create great cards in a limited amount of time.  I began with a Whisper White panel and using Soft Sea Foam I stamped two branches from Butterfly Wishes.  On a scrap of Whisper White I stamped the flower from Colorful Seasons using Petal Pink and So Saffron.  The coordinating die from Seasonal Layers  was used to cut out the flowers.  The flowers were than added to the branches using dimensionals.  The Copper Trim bow was attached using Tear & Tape and glue dots.  Petal Pink ink was used to stamp the sentiment.  This completed panel was adhered to a Petal Pink card base.  My Butterfly Wishes Smile creation was now complete.  Here is the finished card.

A quick simple card that has a WOW factor. To see the details for the Butterfly Wishes Smile creation click the photo.




















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This cute branch makes a great card front. Check out the Butterfly Wishes Smile creation by clicking through.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation





Washi Tape Flower Idea

Hello Stampers ~ have you used the Pressed Petals Washi Tape Flower Idea for a card yet?

Yesterday I took Bijou to the vet and then Linda and I went down to Atlantic Beach.  We walked along the beach for a while.  Once we came back we sat out on the screened in porch and chatted.  Then we decided to go get pedicures.  We came back and had dinner then watched TV.  Today we are going to downtown New Bern to walk around and check out some of the stores .  We have dinner at the Pavillion tonight.  I can’t wait to show her the hardware store that is like the old fashioned ones and has anything you could possibly want as well at the Carolina Handmade store.  I am sure we find a few other stores to explore also.

I have my Fast & Fabulous video for you today.  I used some of the Pressed Petals washi tape to make a flower.  This washi tape is fun to play with.  I will be making more of these flowers to use on my projects.  Here is today’s idea of a Washi Tape Flower Idea.





Here is the photo so you can see the card better.

How about a fun bright Washi Tape Flower Idea? Click the photo for the video as to how to make it.


















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These little butterflies are so cute! Check out my Washi Tape Flower Idea video to see what the front looks like.












Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Beautiful Friendship Hydrangea

Hello Everyone ~ My Beautiful Friendship Hydrangea creation was fun to create.

Well I got everything on my to do list completed yesterday.  The interior decorator came and we did a little rearranging of my furniture but she liked how I had it.  She also helped me get my pictures organized and set up so now I can hang them.  I can’t wait to get them up.  I do need to get a new rug as one of mine is red and it really does not go with what I have.  That could be a real challenge to find one that I like.  I did find one on the site she recommended but it was almost $2000 so I am going to keep looking.  Hopefully I can find one a little less expensive.

Today I played with the Beautiful Friendship stamp set.  I love the hydrangea stamp in the set and decided to play with it.  I recently got an artificial plant for my front porch and I loved the colors in it.  It had a purple and a blue.  I decided to see if I could use the hydrangea stamp to recreate it on my card.  I took the stamp and using Pool Party ink I stamped it on the left lower corner of the Whisper White panel.  Then I cleaned the stamp and inked it up with Highland Heather. I rotated the stamp and used a second generation stamping on top of the Pool Party to get the 2 tone bloom.  The leaves were stamped in Pear Pizzazz and the other flower spray was a second generation of So Saffron.  I stamped my sentiment in Highland Heather.  This panel was mounted onto a Highland Heather panel and then onto a Pool Party panel.  These panels were added to a Whisper White card base.  To finish off the card I added some Gingham Gala Adhesive backed sequins.  Here is my completed Beautiful Friendship Hydrangea.

Do you like the blue and purple hydrangea I created on my card. Get the details by click the picture of the Beautiful Friendship Hydrangea creation.















inside of card and envelope

Aren't these hydrangea pretty? All the information for the Beautiful Friendship Hydrangea can be found by clicking the photo.








Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Bijou has a vet appointment this morning and then we will take the afternoon and do something.  We need to see what the weather will be as there is some rain headed out way.  We will find something to do.  Have a Great Day and do you think my interpretation of the colors for the Beautiful Friendship Hydrangea were close to ones you have seen?