Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper Christmas

Good Morning Ladies ~ I have a Christmas idea for next year with my Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper creation.

Today is the first day of Sale-a-bration!  It is also the first day you can order from the Occasions catalog.  There are some great sets in the new catalog and I have given you some sneak peeks over the last month.  I hope you found some ideas you like and want to try with the new sets.  I also used the Butterfly Gala bundle for my first class in the new year.  I will be be sending out the information on the class over the next few days.  I will tell you that I used the bundle, the designer series paper, and the sequins and the total allows you to get a free Sale-a-bration item.  Be looking for that post in a day or two.

In picking up where I left off with my catalog journey, the next set was the Night in Bethlehem.  I thought it would be fun to pair it with the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper.  I chose to use the one that is the night sky.  I mounted it onto a Night of Navy card base.  I then used a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped my sentiment using Night of Navy ink.  The Pretty Label punch was used to punch out the sentiment.  I added it to the upper right hand corner using dimensionals.  The star and Mary and Joseph were cut out of Gold Glimmer paper using the Bethlehem Edgelits.  I added Mary and Joseph were added to the lower right hand corner of the card base using glue dots.  The star was added so that it was to the upper left of Mary and Joseph using a glue dot also.  Here is the completed Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series paper 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 have some errands to run today and then I want to finalize my January class.  I also need to clean my craft table off as I cannot do anything until it is cleaned off.  Have a Great Day and what about my Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper Christmas creation?

 

Polished Stone Detailed With Love from Stampin’ Up

Hello Ladies ~ I have a technique for you with my Polished Stone Detailed With Love from Stampin’ Up creation.

Wow yesterday was a long day for me.  The girls and I left here at 10.  We got to the Chik-fil-et at 12:30 so we made good time.  Jess did not get there until about 1:15.  We then had lunch and let the girls play a little.  After we transferred all the stuff, I hit the road at about 2:30 to come home.  I got here about 4:45.  Needless to say last night I was tired.  I have a massage today which I desperately need.  Then I am going to come back here and work on my landing page for my newest Online Card Class for Exclusively Cards.  Be looking for the class in the next few days.  Here is another sneak peek of one of the cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I need to make a video about the class with more information so you can see what the class is all about.  I may try to do that on Thursday.

Today I had a really tough color for my One Color Wonder.  I got Basic Gray.  I decided to try an easy technique with the color and see what I could come up with.  Here is my Polished Stone Detailed With Love from Stampin’ Up creation video.

 

 

This is a really easy technique but I still think you should see the card up close.  Here is the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 I do not fall asleep this afternoon while working as I have a lot to get done.  Maybe you should send me a text in the afternoon asking me a question to keep me awake!  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and wasn’t my Polished Stone Detailed With Love from Stampin’ Up a surprise?

 

Christmas Pines ~ Simple Joys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year Everyone ~ I used a Christmas set to create my All Occasion Christmas Pines ~ Simple Joys card.

Today I am taking the girls to meet Jess.  They have school tomorrow so they need to get back home.  My sister is still in the hospital and we are not certain when she will be coming home.  A lot will depend on how well she is doing.  She said she can get someone to take her home as Jess has to work.  Hopefully she can find a friend to help her out.  I will keep checking to see and make sure everything works out.

Today I used a Christmas set to create an All Occasion card.  I love taking my stamp sets and finding ways to use them all year long.  The Christmas Pines set has some great images and the coordinating thinlits are perfect for cutting sprigs.  I began by taking a piece of Early Espresso card stock and embossing it with the Woodland embossing folder.  Using Tear & Tape I added the embossed panel to a Very Vanilla card base.  Then using a Very Vanilla panel that is smaller than the embossed panel I stamped the pine needles across the top.  The Pretty Pine thinlits has a couple of great sprig images so I used them along with Mango Medley and Melon Mambo card stock to cut our some sprigs.  I added those at the bottom left hand corner of the panel.  I used part of one of the sentiments from the set and the Melon Mambo marker to ink up the sentiment and stamped it above the sprigs.  This panel was then added to the embossed panel using Tear & Tape.  To finish it off I added some sequins from my stash.  Here is the completed  Christmas Pines ~ Simple Joys creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

inside of card and envelope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  The temperature is supposed to be really nice the next few days.  I am not used to being in the 60’s and 70’s in January.  It will be interesting to see how cold it gets later in the month.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and I hope you liked my idea to use a Christmas stamp set to create my Christmas Pines ~ Simple Joys creation.

 

A Little Wild ~ Honey Bear

Hello Stampers ~ I have a cute Children’s Card today with my A Little Wild ~ Honey Bear creation.

Well I get the girls this afternoon so this morning I will be doing some picking up and reorganizing before they get here.  I have to take some of my supplies and put them out of sight so they are not tempted to play without checking with me first.  Markers and ink are very tempting to them!  🙂   They will get here between 2 and 3 so I have to come up with something for them to do to get rid of some energy.  I may take them to the playground here but that will depend on whether the ground is too wet or not.  If not we can find something else to do.  I can always take them to Chik-fil-et and get a drink while they play in the indoor area.

I am going to take a break this week and go back to my Catalog Journey.  I still have a lot of cards that I created I before I moved that I want to share so I will share some of them this week.  The card today uses the stamp set A Little Wild.  I had not played with the honey bear so I chose to use it.  I stamped the bear and the hive.  The bear was colored using alcohol markers.  The coordinating framelits were used to  cut them out.  I took a 3″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the grass across the bottom and a bunch of bees on the top.  The Crushed Curry and Balmy Blue marker were used to color the bees.  To make the wings shiny I used some of the Fine Tip Glue on the wings.  This piece was set aside for the glue to dry.  A piece of Crushed Curry card stock was used and embossed with the Hexagons embossing folder.  It was then attached to a Balmy Blue card base using Tear & Tape.  The background panel was attached to a Balmy Blue layer that was a little larger than the Whisper White panel.  This panel was added to the card base using dimensionals.  The bear and hive were added using dimensionals.  I used Crumb Cake to stamp the sentiment.  It was punched out using the 1 1/8″ scallop circle punch.  The 1 3/8″ scallop circle punch was used to punch a piece of Crushed Curry.  The 2 circles were layered and then added to the upper right hand corner of the panel with dimensionals.  Here is the completed A Little Wild ~ Honey Bear creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

inside of card and envelope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Watercolor Colorful Seasons

Hello Stampers ~ I have been in a watercolor mood lately and used the background technique for my Watercolor Colorful Seasons creation.

I went shopping yesterday and picked up a bunch of t-shirts.  I needed some more 3/4 sleeve ones in a variety of colors.  They were all on sale so it was a great sale.  Today it is going to rain so I will be getting cards ready to mail out, working on the projects I need for our collaboration, and playing in my craft room.  Perfect for a rainy day!  I do need to go to the house to meet with a worker but that is all I have to do.  What plans do you have?

My 10 Minute Creation series is today.  I saw a color combination that immediately made me think of a snow scene.  The Create With Connie and Mary  had this color combination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I ran across a sketch that made me think of a way to use the colors above to create a snow card.  Paper Craft Crew Challenges had the sketch I used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the colors and sketch I was ready to create my watercolor background.  Here is the video showing how I created my card.  It is longer than 10 minutes but there were several problems I ran into that I had to solve.  I showed you how to solve the problems so your card will not take as long as mine.  Here is the video for my Watercolor Colorful Seasons.

 

 

 

Don’t you love that card?  So you can see the watercolor background, here is the photo of the card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

inside of card and envelope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation