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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

You know it's only a month away, right?

Are you ready? If you came to my Christmas Boot Camp class on Sept. 27th, you're ahead of the game. If you're starting to FREAK OUT, don't worry! I have a Last Minute Christmas class scheduled on Dec. 6th, 2014 that you're more than welcome to attend! :)

Today's card features one of the many Stampin' UP! Photopolymer sets called Christmas Bliss.

It's a fun little set and my Boot Camp Class participants had fun creating with it. It was SO easy to position the Christmas balls stamp without even using the Stamp-a-majig because this is a photopolymer stamp set. I didn't even go cross-eyed with I created it - LOL!

What do you think of the colours? They don't SCREAM Christmas, but I think they pull if off quite nicely.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the divas have been up to here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Christmas Bliss
INK: Pool Party, Calypso Coral
PAPERS: Whisper White, Pool Party and Crumb Cake Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Basic Rhinestones

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thinking of you doesn't have to be blue!

OK...apparently I'm on some crazy rhyming kick as I write these. Stop me if it makes you nuts - LOL! My blog posts are written quite a ways in advance, so I'm hopeful that this rhyming thing won't last forever!

A lot of times, when you're thinking of someone, you're "blue" or sad because you miss them. Today, I decided you didn't need to be "blue" when thinking of someone, you could think of them with COLOUR!

Check it out:

I was inspired to use these colours when I was putting together a ribbon share for one of my customers. What's a ribbon share? A way to get ALL the ribbons without having to buy ALL of them! You get a couple of yards of each colour to play with. When you decide which ones you REALLY like, you can then order full rolls from me. :)

I shared the colour combo with Elizabeth and she agreed to use it for this week's challenge.

I started off with a base of Blackberry Bliss and added a layer of Designer Series Paper from the Park Lane DSP Pack. That was followed by a piece of Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo around which I tied a length of Melon Mambo ⅛" Taffeta Ribbon. The sentiment was stamped in Blackberry Bliss Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. One end was tucked under the ribbon.

And the inside:

Can you tell what I did? I found a spot on the paper that had a flower sort of on it's own. I took out my craft knife and cut around it leaving it attached to the DSP. I was then able to tuck in the Whisper White Cardstock. I haven't taken my craft knife out in ages and it was SO much fun!

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the divas have been up to here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Four You
INK: Blackberry Bliss
PAPERS: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo and Blackberry Bliss Cardstock; Park Lane DSP
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon, Craft Knife, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lest we forget

Today is November 11th. Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, please stop and take a moment to remember those that fought for our freedom. It matters not in what country you live, you're free because others fought and died.

It seemed appropriate that today's card should be a sympathy card. I know, from experience, that I never have a sympathy card on hand when I need one. And when I need one, the LAST thing I want to do is make one.

Today's card takes care of that. I know I have one ready...and perhaps since it's ready, I won't need one for a good long while. Take a look:

I started off with a Chocolate Chip Cardstock base and added a layer of Wild Wasabi. I stamped the Very Vanilla panel with images from Daydream Medallions using Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip and Wild Wasabi. I used my Stamp-a-majig to make sure everything lined up just the way it should.

I haven't created a distressed card in a LONG time, so it was kind of neat to distress the edges of the Very Vanilla Layer. That, along with the extra ink on smooshed on, gave me just the look I wanted.

For the main image/sentiment panel, I used my markers right on the flower from the Love & Sympathy set. I wasn't sure how it would turn out since the Wild Wasabi is quite a bit darker than the Soft Sky, but I was THRILLED with the result. The sentiment, stamped in Chocolate Chip, was perfect stamped slightly over the image.

A peek at the inside:

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the divas have been up to here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Love and Sympathy, Daydream Medallions
INK: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Dies, Markers, Seam Binding, Stamp-a-majig, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Happy Day!

Remember this card from September?

I had fun with that one and thought I'd try some collage again, but in a different way. Check it out:

The largest stamp from Postage Due is a collage all on its own! All you need to do is stamp it and you're done. Of course, I never make anything THAT easy! So, I stamped it once in Hello Honey Ink and then stamped it again (but just the bike this time) in Pool Party. Then I cut the bike out (in painstaking detail, because that's how I roll) and added it to the already stamped image using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I stamped the "postage" in Basic Grey and cut them out too. I wanted a nice thin edge, so I did this by hand rather than using punches. Those who have been to my blog in the past will know that I'm a crazy fussy cutter. I'm OK with that title. :)

The sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the divas have been up to here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Potage Due, Endless Birthday Wishes
INK: Basic Grey, Hello Honey and Pool Party
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Pool Party and Basic Grey Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!