Friday, September 22, 2017

Daisy Delight Stamp Set

I love the color Calypso Coral.  It's a warm, happy, color.
This card was inspired by a card posted online in the Demonstrator Party Planning group. 
I made it into a quick and cute card by taking away layers.

We inked the block with Calypso Coral and Old Olive Straight from the pad. 
Coral first! Otherwise you have green on that pad. 
Spritzed it with water and stamped. 
Once dry we used post it notes to protect the white area and stamped the partial daisy.
The little dots are in the daisy set and we just stamped over the front.
My stamp buffet attendees love quick and cute cards!

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Touches Of Texture Stamp Set

This is an easel card and I only got one clear shot of it. 
I gave the sample to a customer.
Here is a link to a wonderful tutorial.
If you've never made one, they are super easy.

Happy stamping!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hostess Set - Feathery Friends Stamp Set

A case of a swap card.  I changed the greeting layer and ribbon, 
as she used the new Pretty Label punch, which I do not own, yet.
Watercolor Pencils and the Blender Pen to color.

Happy stamping!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mediterranean Moments Stamp Set

I cased the layout from a swap card. 
The center is open so you see the greeting stamped inside.
The image layer holds the bottom section onto the card.
The image needed a calm background so the Wood dsp worked beautifully.
I used the Watercolor Pencils and the Blender Pen to color the image.

Happy stamping!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

My day with the quilts

Sorry no stamping, just pictures from my Quilt Show trip.

I love fabric, ever since I stood by my Great Grandmother's side and watched her sew
at a treadle machine, I wanted to sew.  I've made a living at it several times in my life, 
but I just want to collect fun fabric and hoard it.  lol
To get to go to the quilt expo, (I' never been there! gasp, what I've missed.) was wonderful.

My first stop after getting inside was the Hope 2 Others booth.
They were collecting hats and blankets for babies in Tanzinia.
Several ladies and I from the Open Knit Group at Silver Thimble Quilt and Yarn Shoppe
worked to make hats for newborns.  We collected 37 hats.

Two days before I left for Madison I made 6 baby blankets
using the Missouri Star Quilt's Easy Binding for Baby blankets.
It was about 30 minutes per blanket with this method.

Lovely people and so excited about the donation.

Their booth.

There was a contest by Cherrywood Fabrics for mini quilts of the Lion King. 
Not a bad one in the bunch.  Items with a Disney Ribbon are going to be on display
on Broadway at the theater.  The lady in the white gloves told us. they ruled everywhere. 
Don't reach for a quilt, you might get your hands slapped.  Understandable, 
who wants their entry back with hand oil all over the edges.

 There were over 60 entries, if I counted right.

 This was the first place winner.  a 3D quilt
Sorry blurry.  front view - African Savannah

 view from left side

view from right side

Another was a contest for quilts with hexagons.

My favorite.  It made me laugh, cows playing soccer, 
or volleyball is what I saw at first.

 Photos of the judged show were posted that photos were only for personal enjoyment,
so I asked, and that means not posting any on my blog.  So I'll be watching for the release
of a video about the entries.

I was so overwhelmed I didn't take pictures of the vendor areas,
which were on both sides of the show set up and huge. 

I did take 3 lecture classes that were well presented. 
1. The Binding Tool - Great class, they gave us a booklet of patterns.
I want to make a table runner with this.

2. Paper Piecing with Mary Hertel - I had bought one of her dog patterns on Etsy
She shared ways to save on fabric when working with her patterns.

3. Using doilies and Lace on your quilted items.
This gal was so fun, great way to wrap up the last hour of the show.
The vest she wore to class had all kinds of lovely trims on it. 
Doilies, hankies, a pocket, bands of lace, buttons and pins.
The class really inspired me to do some altered clothing sewing.

Yes, I did buy fabric.  Not much as I am still decluttering my house. 
But things that caught my eye and spoke to me (you can relate to that
with stamps and papers, right?)

I think that's enough.  I'm tired out again, going over the day.  lol

happy stamping!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I took last weekend off!

Long post, full of pictures.
I packed a bag, dropped the dog at his favorite place, and went to the Madison area. 
I attended the Wool Festival at Jefferson City Fair Park on Friday and the Quilt Expo
at the Alliant Center Saturday.  It was such a good time. 
I needed to get away for a bit and this was right up my alley.  Wool, yarns, and quilting. 
Didn't know I did something besides stamping? 
Well, that's work, the other is pure fun!

There was all kinds of wool available, for felting, and carding/spinning your own.  

hand dyed yarns

I bought one of these double knit tubes for knitting 2 socks at a time for a friend. 
That purchased happened via info over the phone.  lol
I laugh because you use to be able to tell the crazy people by who walked around
talking to themselves.  Now, people are on the phone and we can't tell who's crazy!

Lovely yarn everywhere.

Ready made items too!

Lots of hats everywhere! 
I had to limit what I took pictures, or how many, of so I didn't burn thru my battery.

AND accessories!  So many accessories!
Sweater fasteners . . . 
Who wants to knit button holes?

Wait!  Buttons of every kind for those button holes!
 wood slices

These were bone.
I bought some leaf shaped buttons, but for purses.

I bought a felted flower. 
Not sure what I'll do with it yet.

Even rabbits were for sale!  There was yarn in this booth made of rabbit fur.
I like my yarn to start on sheep or alpacas.  Most of the rest makes me sneeze.

Gorilla yarn, um, cool, but no.

I enjoyed the sheep herding competition. 
We sat on bleachers, outside the fence area.  It was pretty windy so I didn't stay there long.
It was very interesting,  a gentleman there explained how it all works to the crowd.

I did see sheep but couldn't stay long enough in that building.  It set off my allergies.

Then there were those that bought s much they had to buy baskets!
These ladies were so nice and let me take a picture.

I was wiped out by the end of the event day, 
and headed for the hotel where I was asleep at 8pm.

Tomorrow I'll share about the Quilt Expo.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Happy Celebrations Stamp Set

Isn't this a happy card? 
I think all birthday cards should be happy!

This was inspired by 2 cards I saw on Pinterest.
The celebrate word image is a 2 tone.  Ink the full word with Peekaboo Peach,
then ink over the top edge with Tangerine Tango and stamp.

Do you know you can curve photopolymer words on the block. 
Just bend them as you attach them to the block, to fit a curve shape.
Then we were able to use the Duet Banner punch for the popped up greeting!
Good hint, place a piece of tape on the backside of the image piece edge
before wrapping the Baker's Twine around it.  It stays in place so much better!

The Rubber Stamp Rummage Sale is this week so I am trying to get some quick posts
set to share with you.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

My spin on the Eclipse Card

I created this card for a swap.  I did so many cards I, gasp, got tired of Autumn and Christmas cards.
I thought this would be a lovely birthday or even sympathy card.
I'm also making them for my customers this month, as their thank you card in their order. 
Now don't you wish you had ordered this month?

So many videos say to punch or die cut your raised image then put it back with post its. 
Nope, not my customers, they'll pass on that card. Cards need to be easy, they come to class after
a long work day and just want to have fun.   This card was inspired by Susan Campbell's card.

Very Vanilla CS 4x5.5” and 5.5 x 8.5” folded card base + scrap for greeting
Black CS – scraps that fit in the Cat punch.
Ribbon 6” + some – I only attached this to the edges on the backside of the card layer, then tied a short piece onto this. 
I tie from the roll and just the ribbon so I am not clipping off each end.

Spooky Cat stamp Set - Face
Cat Punch
Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Calypso Coral, Basic Black ink
Very Vanilla, Basic Black CS
Calypso Coral 1/4” Ombre Ribbon or Washi Tape
Soft Subltles Enamel Shapes
Classic Label Punch

1. Stamp your image on a 4 x 5.25” Very Vanilla cardstock layer. I used the flowers from the Awesomely Artistic Set. 
Many images will work. The set that goes with the crate die cut is what Susan used.

2. Punch out your cat, have some of the floral image in the cat opening.
Stamp the face on the cat with Basic Black. Set aside.

3. Attach ribbon or Washi Tape to top of 4 x 5.25” layer.

4. Attach 4 x 5.25” layer to Very Vanilla folded card base.

5. Punch 2 cat shapes out of Black cardstock. Glue together.
Glue into cat opening on 4 x 5.25”layer.

6. Attach Dimemsionals to back of punched cat image.
I used 4 mini Dimensionals, and cut one in half for the tail.

7. Remove papers on Dimensionals. lol Don't ask why I say this, but my cat would not stick to first card!
Set directly over black cat punched shape in 4 x 5.25” layer, press in place.

8. Tie short piece of ribbon onto ribbon strip on card.  I tie directly from the roll, it saves on ribbon.  You only trim one end a bit rather than 1/2" off 2.  In a class of 20, that is over half a yard of ribbon wasted.

9. You can stamp the greeting directly onto the card,
or stamp Thinking of You from Teeny Tiny Wishes. Punch out with Classic Label Punch, trim and glue onto card. 

10. Embellish with a Soft Subtle Enamel Shape. I used a Blushing Bride shape. 

Happy stamping!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Christmas Quilt Bundle

I love to sew, this set stitched it's way into my heart.  haha, yes I'm corny.

Click here for the video Quilted Christmas

They even have some stitched embellishment.


Happy stamping!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Fun Video!

Here is one of the sneak peek videos Stampin' Up! had for us this last month. 
It is fun to see the sneak peeks videos before the catalog release date.

If you'd like to be able to see sneak peeks of new products before the release dates,
I'd love to have you join my team. It's fun, and you get a discount! 
You can pick Holiday Catalog products for your kit!

Click here for more information.

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Holiday Catalog is now available!!!

Can you tell I am excited! 

I love this time of year, everything from falling leaves,
to pine needles imbedded in the carpeting.  lol

Here is a video about the Smitten Mitten set
that caught my eye right away in the Holiday Catalog.
Click the set name to see the video.

Here is one of the swap cards I created with this set.
There are several design stamps for mitten decorating, and framelit pieces
that just emboss on the mittens.  I used the snowflake embossing folder
and snowflake doilies too.

I have decided to make all my swap cards so they can be trimmed down
and  placed on a card base to use.  I came to this decision after going thru 6+000,
yes 6000+ card fronts, most that could not be turned into full cards.  
I'm hoping to start a trend with cards made for swaps.

Happy stamping!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Cards and more for sale.

I just wanted to share a few purchasing opportunities for you.

If you are in the Green Bay Area.
I am selling cards at Wet Nose Bistro it is located
by Home Depot east.  Check it out on Facebook.


The Green Bay Bi-Annual Stamp Sale is Saturday, September 16th, 2017.
Over 16 tables of gently used, and new stamp products, looking for a new home.  

Bi-Annual Rubber Stamp and Scrapbooking Sale 
Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Sale hours 9:00 - 2:00

This is a great sale to purchase “gently used” (and some new-in-package) items.
Cards, crafts, and more, will also be available.

 ***CASH ONLY (no checks or credit cards) ***

Duck Creek VFW Post 7534, 1 block off Velp Ave.
754 Riverview Dr Howard, WI 54313


The Neenah Used Stamp Sale is Saturday October 21, 2017.

Rubber Stamping & Scrapbooking Rummage Sale
Saturday – October 21, 2017

Lucky Dogz,  157 S. Green Bay Rd,  Neenah
Hwy 41 to Neenah’s Main St exit, east on Main St to Green Bay Rd (first stoplight),
south on Green Bay Rd and look for signs on right

***CASH ONLY (no checks or credit cards) ***

Over 40 tables of gently used rubber stamping & scrapbooking items;
some items are new in package.  Items can include stamps, stamp sets, stamp pads, pens,
markers, scissors, embossing powders, punches, embellishments, ribbon, fibers, scissors,
magazines, stencils, idea books, albums in all sizes, stickers, paper, font software,
12x12 paper holders, adhesives, Cuttlebug accessories, and many, many more supplies and accessories!!!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Punch Art Kitties - Fox and Friends

Fox and Friends makes such cute animal cards. 
I love this little cat.  I am definitely using up retired designer paper.

When I was cleaning out my room I found kit sets for cards
from back when I did classes at Hobby Lobby. 
Cute cards, so I put them together to sell.

A few retired sets I never got to use much.  
Buy less, use your sets more, is my new motto!

Happy stamping!
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