Fall Sheltering Tree

Hello Stampers ~ I have a Fall Sheltering Tree for you today.

I had plans to sleep in yesterday morning and the phone rang at 7:30.  It was Bijou’s spa.  They had a cancellation and wanted to know if I wanted to come in early.  Since I had scheduled a card class the day of her appointment it worked out fine.  I got up and took her over.  Once I got back I fixed breakfast and then cleaned the bathroom.  I also went to dinner last night at the pavilion in my development.  Since I did not get to sleep in yesterday I will use today to sleep in.  Hopefully I won’t get a phone call to wake me up again.

I pulled out a stamp set I had not used in a while.  The Sheltering Tree is a great set for creating cards for different seasons.  I also had some of the copper trim so I decided to make a Fall tree.  I began with a Whisper White card base and I embossed the card front using the Woodland embossing folder.  I stamped the tree frame onto the Whisper White panel.  Then using the Crushed Curry ink I stamped the large solid leaf image.  To give it a fall tree look, I used the small leaf stamp and Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie to fill in the tree top.  To finish off the stamped panel, I used the ground stamp and added the ground under the tree.  I took this panel and added it to a panel of Cherry Cobbler and then another panel of Pumpkin Pie.  These panels were added to card front using Tear & Tape.  The final element of the card was a copper trim bow.  Here is the completed Fall Sheltering Tree idea.

Using an embossing folder for a background adds just a bit of interest. Get more informaion about this creation by clicking through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Using an embossing folder for a background adds just a bit of interest. Get more informaion about this creation by clicking through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Another First Frost Idea

Hello Everyone ~ I have Another First Frost Idea for you today.

Well I totally forgot to do my post for last night after my Facebook Live.  I had a nagging feeling I was forgetting something and when my sister sent me a text asking about my post I realized I messed up.  Needless to say I am frantically writing it now.

I am doing some cleaning today as well as working on a tutorial for the 12 Weeks of Sale-a-bration.  It will be a busy day with that tutorial as it takes me a while to get it written.  I took Bijou to the spa today so she is all clean and trimmed for another 5 weeks.  I will be in the house by the next time so no more quick 5 minute drive to the shop.

I played with the First Frost stamp set again.  I love this set as you can easily do a clean and simple card or add lots of layers for a more elaborate card.  Today’s card is a clean and simple one.  Here is the video showing how I made it.

 

 

 

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

Simple greeting cards can be very elegant. The First Frost stamp set allows you to create very pretty simple all occasion cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Simple greeting cards can be very elegant. The First Frost stamp set allows you to create very pretty simple all occasion cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.  We are supposed to get rain this afternoon so it will be a perfect day for crafting!  Have a Fabulous Friday and id you like my Another First Frost Idea today?

 

Painted Harvest from Stampin’ Up

Hello Everyone ~ I have a quick and easy Painted Harvest from Stampin’ Up creation for you today.

Well they framed out the driveway today.  They will be pouring the concrete for it tomorrow.  I am curious to see what it looks like as they have to do a weird angle due to the way the house sits on the lot and the lot next to me and it’s frontage on the road.  I went over last evening to meet with the landscaper and  saw the framing but it is hard to tell.

So did you take a guess as to which bundle I used for my online card class this month?  I think you will be surprised as to which one it is.  I will give you a hint, it is from the annual catalog.  It is also almost $50 so all you would have to do is add an item or two and you could choose a Sale-a-bration reward.  They have some of the organdy ribbon back in stock now but not sure how long it will last.  If you really want it make sure you order soon!  Want another sneak peek?  Here is the third card from the class this month.  This sneak peek should make it a little easier for you to figure out the bundle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I saw a color combination I wanted to try for a card.  I decided to use some patterned paper also.  I thought the Flirty Flamingo and Smoky Slate was very pretty together.  I began by stamping the Painted Harvest flower using the Flirty Flamingo in the center of a 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ piece of Whisper White.  I then used Smoky Slate to stamp the leaf around the edge.  This panel was mounted onto a piece of Flirty Flamingo that is a little larger then the Whisper White.  I cut a piece of the Basic Gray paper from the Animal Expedition designer series paper that measured 2 1/2″ x 4″.  this panel was glued to the center of my Whisper White card base.  Next I cut a piece of Smoky Slate card stock that measured 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  This card stock was glued on top of the designer series paper in the center of the card base.  This allows the designer series paper to peek over the top and bottom of the Smoky Slate card stock.  Using the stamped image panel I added it to the card base at an angle using dimensionals.  To finish off the card I added a large rhinestone in the center of the flower.  Here is my Painted Harvest from Stampin’ Up creation.

Have you noticed all the Painted Harvest from Stampin' Up set? Here is a quick and easy idea that is great for All Occasions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Have you noticed all the Stampin' Up cards using the Painted Harvest stamp set? Here is a quick and easy idea that is great for All Occasions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am taking some time today to get away from all the house stuff and having a play date with my friend.  I really need this distraction!  Have a Great Day and what color would you use with the Smokey Slate for a Painted Harvest from Stampin’ Up creation?

 

 

10 Minute Serene Garden

Hello Stampers ~

Well I met the guy at the house yesterday and he took some measurements for the glass doors.  He says it is a normal size fireplace so the price should come down some.  I am crossing my fingers for that one.  After he left, I decided to do a walk through.  My granite has been installed in the bathrooms and the kitchen.  The sinks have also been installed.  Most of my recessed lights have been added.  I went for a square recessed light for a different look.  The shower has been tiled and grouted so it is done.  I went upstairs to my studio and that is when I discovered a major issue.  I am having a split zone ceiling air handler installed for the heating and cooling.  I saw this at the house I toured and asked the builder about it.  Well they had installed a wall unit.  I was not happy.  I have an e-mail in to the builder to find out why there was a change made and why I was not consulted on the change.  We will see how it turns out.  Here are some pictures of the things they have completed now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had a real challenge this week for my One Color Wonder.  I chose Basic Black last week.  The saving grace was that I got the Serene Garden stamp set.  I knew I could create a great card with this stamp set and having to use Basic Black.  Check out my video showing how I created the card.

 

 

 

Here is the photo of this beautiful card.

Monochromatic handmade card ideas are a great way to make a quick card. Learn more about this card on my blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monochromatic handmade card ideas are a great way to make a quick card. Learn more about this card on my blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am so hoping there will be no more issues with the house but until I get the keys I am thinking that won’t be true.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and don’t you agree that the 10 Minute Serene Garden is a very elegant card?

 

 

Eastern Beauty Note for You

Good Morning Everyone ~ I used several different products for my Eastern Beauty Note for You creation today.

I got quite a bit done yesterday.  I needed to make my Facebook Live card for Thursday evening and I got that done.  We are doing a fancy fold card and I would love to have you join us at 7:30 pm in the Creations in Paper group.  I also managed to get my Thank You cards made so I can send them out.  I did spend over an hour looking for a set of framelits that I could not find so I had to fussy cut my image.  I will be so glad when I am in the house and can set up my craft room and be able to find all my supplies.  This time next month I am hoping my room is set up so I can at least find things.  I will be sharing the set up in one of my Facebook Lives so you can see what it ended up looking like.  Can’t wait to share it with you!

I have another sneak peek for you today for my February Online class.  I haven’t told you what stamp set I am using but wondering if you have been able to figure it out from the sneak peeks.  Here is the second card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you guess which stamp set I am using?  Send me a message and let me know what your guess is.

Today I have a card that uses many different products.  I love showing you how you can use different product lines on the same card.  This is a great way you can extend your supplies.  So for my first product I used the Eastern Beauty stamp set.  I stamped the circle using Shaded Spruce.  I then used one of the small images to decorate the inside of the circle.  This set is great as it has curved sentiments so I chose one to stamp around the outside of the circle.  I then cut the circle down and mounted it onto a piece of Shaded Spruce card stock.  Taking a piece of the Garden Impressions designer series paper I cut a square and mounted it onto a piece of Shaded Spruce card stock.  The last product I used was the Scattered Sequins embossing folder.  I used a piece of Soft Sea Foam card stock and embossed it.  Now it is time to put the card together.  I began with a Shaded Spruce card base and added the Scattered Sequins embossed layer using Tear & Tape.  I took the Garden Impressions designer series paper layer and added it to the lower left hand corner using Tear & Tape.  The Eastern Beauty stamped layer was added to the upper right hand corner of the card front using dimensionals.  To finish off the card I added some rhinestones.  Here is the completed Eastern Beauty Note for You creation.

Do you like seeing creative card ideas? Take a closer look at this idea by clicking through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you like seeing creative card ideas? Take a closer look at this idea by clicking through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation