Saturday, August 27
I KNOW, IT SEEMS AMAZING, BUT I ACTUALLY MADE A CARD THAT IS BE)AUTIFUL AND INCLUDED NO STAMPING. Now I did NOT say no INK or no Designer Paper, and I did NOT say no punches or ribbon. ha
Now, I hear some of you murmuring to me saying, "hey, I recognize that patterned flower. I think you stamped it with the NEW TRIPLE TREAT FLOWER SINGLE STAMP." To you I say, NO I DID NOT, BUT IT DOES PERFECTLY MATCH THAT SINGLE STAMP. How cool is that? You could use the DSP and the stamp together on one card, not to mention the fancy flower punch with it!!
Don't you just LOVE how everything coordinates here at Stamin' Up! I sure do!! I LOVE this company. Ok, back to my card, I digress...
For the middle I flipped the DSP over and it is a more mustard pattern which I punched out with the fancy flower punch BEFORE I did the embossing in the bigshot. That ended up being the bottom layer of my 3-D flower in the middle. I added two layers of punched pool party card stock, which I bent the petals a bit to go under, and I rubbed the middle to make it cup a bit. Oh, and I also used a sponge and pool party ink to edge the flower. Then I fussy cut (with scissors) the flower pattern and rubbed the center to make it cup also. Then I used Stampin' Dimensionals in the middle to layer the flower all together to make it 3-D and more mustard card stock cut in slices thinly is the stamen. You like??
I LOVE the new Pool Party ruffled ribbon. I added a knotted tie at the bottom of the card and VOILA - a pretty NON STAMPED card made all with SU supplies.
Please consider leaving me a comment - I enjoy hearing your thoughts or questons. Happy Saturday to you all.
p.s. Did tell you that today it is 109 degrees here in my part of Texas??!! They say the hurricane on the east coast is causing it to be hotter than normal. I believe we set a record for this high of heat. I am inside stamping and my hubby - he is outside working on the lawn!! Stubborn man would not wait until this evening when it got down below 100 degrees. I have been taking him glasses of water every 30 minutes so I won't find him passed out in the grass. Love him and am grateful for all his hard work.
Inky fingers y'all.
Friday, August 19
I FINISHED IT OFF WITH TWO RIBBONS TIED INTO A KNOT AND GLUED ONTO THE WALL PAPER SAMPLE ON THE LEFT.
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING.
Thursday, August 18
I DID IT - IT IS DONE. And the best part - SHE LOVES IT. The fabrics, quilt pattern, etc. were a total surprise to her. She just picked shades of purple for the colors and I did the rest.
I used the Pinwheel quilt pattern with some boarders around it. It is an extended twin size for those dorm room long twin beds.
The only way I got it finished in time was that I hired my friend, Patty, who has a long arm quilting machine, to do the quilting part for me. Then once it was quilted I applied the hand sewn border to finish it off.
Here are two photos of last night's going away party for Miranda:
Grandpa took the photos with his cell phone, so the photos are not as good as they should be. Once she gets her dorm room all set up and the quilt on the bed, her mom promises to get me a better photo.
We will miss seeing her regularly and look forward to family weekend in October to go see her at school.
Creativity is peace for my soul. Whether it is with fabric, paper, wood, paint - I am happiest when I create. And when I can create for those I LOVE, it makes it doubly wonderful.
What are you going to create next? I am only an email away to help you with YOUR creative projects.
Inky Fingers y'all!!
Saturday, August 13
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Friday, August 12
Rhonda made this next card in fun bright poppy parade. She used the Strength and Hope stamp set, DSP, and some little pearls. She also used the poppy parade polyester ribbon to match. She fussy cut the butterfly out and popped it up so it's wings could flap. I love how she put the butterfly on the white circle and had it slightly askew off the page. Great Job Rhonda.
This next card is so cute and bright. I believe it is Susan's card. She used her Fun Flowers die for the Big shot to make the bright flower, added glitter inside the center button of the flower, and used brads to hold her sentiment on the card. She used a border punch for the green dsp and Pacific Point striped ribbon down the center ties it all together. I love this paper and am still hoarding some of it from this year's Sale-a-bration. Really cute card Susan!!
Pat used her new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch for these flowers. Such a bargain to get three different punches in one! The leaves are stamped and then fussy cut individually and she added a border punch at the top. Brads were used as the centers of the flowers. Bright and fun. Who wouldn't love to get this card in the mail?
As always, I am just an email or phone call away. I would be happy to help you in all your crafting projects, won't you drop me a line? You can order anytime from your home, on line at my stampin up website.
Have a great day and inky fingers y'all!!
Thursday, August 4
Here is a cute card I made for a friend of mine. She was without her mojo and needed a card to swap in her card group. So I designed up one for her and I think it came out really cute. It is an anniversary or a wedding card with congratulations stamped inside. But this design can be used for other cards as well.
I used the Artistic Etchings stamp set for the Amour on crumb cake card stock, using early espresso ink, then punched it out with the modern label punch and sponged the edges. I used a cordory crumb cake button (from clearance rack) on the left of the label punched word. My inside "congratulations was stamped with early espresso from the Swirls & Curls Verses hostess set (I think it is retired).
The base of the card is white with a black layer underneath the First Edition DSP.
Please let me know what you think of my original creation, won't you? I really appreciate your comments.
Inky fingers y'all!!
Wednesday, August 3
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Monday, August 1
We even got some crafting time in at the end. and GUESS WHAT?? My 11 yr old granddaughter taught me how to make jewelry!! She is so talented and amazing. I made some cute necklaces and some earrings (well, my daughter made the earrings for me - it was a bit harder and I wanted to watch how she twisted the wire). Another thing to add to my list of FUN THINGS TO DO. I can't wait to get to the store and get some more stones and beads and make MORE JEWELRY. I will show you a few photos next time, ok?
This posting I wanted to share a scrapbooking workshop I held just a day or so before I left on my grands vacation. ha, get it? grands vs grand? I know, kind of lame...
We made 6 x 6 flip and fold albums with the designer paper of their choice. It was so fun to see their books come together and then they started having ideas about decorating them, etc.
They PROMISED to show them to me once all the photos are attached. I can't wait to see how cute they are all filled with memories.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE A FLIP AND FOLD ALBUM with some yummy designer paper and card stock? Email me and I can get a kit ready for you and mail it out.
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