Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Hello Stamp Friends and Happy Easter to you!

I have two Easter cards to share with you. The first one is a case of a card I saw on Tiara Helen's blog. I know she also cased it and I've seen several other versions of this card. So it's a compilation of all of them! I hope you like it:)

And the inside...

Next is a card that I made using the "Ears To You" single stamp. I love this stamp! I chose a DSP that had "Spring" colors and then I stamped the image in a few colors from the DSP. The sentiment is from the retired stamp set "Easter Blossoms". I love that it fit perfectly in the oval punch, which I layered inside the scallop oval punch. I got the idea for the little flowers from several other cards that I've seen. I just love the way this card turned out.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Ears To You & Easter Blossoms (retired)

Paper: Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White & Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP

Ink: Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight & Basic Grey

Other: Large Oval, Scallop Oval & Itty Bitty Punch pack punches, Ovals Collection Framelits, 3/8" Striped Organdy Melon Mambo ribbon, Basic Rhinestones & Stampin' Dimensionals©

Thanks so much for coming by today and I hope you have a beautiful Easter!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Demo Stamp Day!

Hello Stamp Friends!

Once a month our little group gets together for a shoebox swap. These were the cards from February. I wanted to hurry up and share these, because we will be getting together again on Thursday for this month. Please note that we sometimes case our favorite cards and if I know who the card was cased from, I will give a link back to their blog, if I don't know and you see your card here, please bring it to my attention, so I can give credit where it is due:) 

(Cathleen M.)
Cathleen cased a card from Brandy Cox's blog. It was based on a card designed by Mary Fish. Cathleen changed her colors slightly.

(Karin T.)


and I cased my card from Jayne Singleton's blog. I thought it was so cute. I love the pinwheel!

I hope you have enjoyed today's card share and I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Can you believe it? 2 posts in one day!!!

Hello Stamp Friends!

I decided not to wait on sharing this one, as I'm way overdue! I can't believe I forgot to share my 2012 Christmas card! I made a bunch of these. Not a really smart decision on my part, as it has so many steps, but I think it would have taken me longer to come up with something else.

I chose the Owl Occasions stamp set and I stamped the owl in Early Espresso ink and the hat in Cherry Cobbler ink. Those were the only two stamps I used the ink pads for. Everything else was done using markers on the stamps, so I could use more than one color. (Check out the little present he's holding:) I wanted the owl's eyes to be a different color, so I used the Gumball Green marker, stamped them and punched them out. I used Rhinestones for his pupils and I used the smallest Pom Pom's I could find for the hat. I purchased them at the local craft store. I used Silver Mini Brads to make it look like the stockings are hanging from nails. I used Stampin' Dimensionals© to pop up the main image and the sentiment.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Owl Occasions & Mixed Medley

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Whisper White & Snow Festival DSP

Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green & Pumpkin Pie

Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits, Punches (1" circle, 3/4" circle, and cirlce from Itty Bitty punch pack), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Basic Rhinestones, Silver Mini Brads, Tiny Pom Pom, Glue Dots & Stampin' Dimensionals©

I hope you like this card and thanks for coming by again:)

Spring Swap Share Part 2

Good Morning Stamp Friends!

Today I would like to share the second half of the Spring Swaps. (Please note that some people may have cased cards, so if you see something here that you created, please let me know so I can give you credit for it.)

(Sandi F.)

(Jen M.)

(Margaret H.)

(Christin R.)

(Frances H.)

(Becky H.)

(Betsy B.)

(Tricia R.)
I can't imagine all of the work that went into this one!!!

(Amy K.)

And last, my swap!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Madison Avenue

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo & Whisper White card stock & Sycamore Street DSP

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party & Tangerine Tango

Other: Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (for middle stem), Sycamore Street SAB Buttons, 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Punches (1 1/4" Scallop Circle, 1" Circle & Bitty Butterfly), Rhinestones (Reg & Large) Basic Jewels & Stampin' Dimensionals©

I hope you have enjoyed the cards that came from our Spring Swap.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Swap Share

Hello Stamp Friends!

I hope you all had a great weekend. It was pretty uneventful for me, which is nice every once in a while. I got to relax and watch two hockey games on TV. I love our Washington Capitals.

Anyway, today I would like to share some of the cards that I received for the Spring Swap I joined. Please note that some people may have cased cards, so if you see something here that you created, please let me know so I can give you credit for it.

(Sandy B.)

(Debbie S.)

(Melanie H.)

(Amy A.)

(Robin B.)

(Robin B. inside)

(Amanda K.)

Aren't they great cards? Please come back tomorrow for the second half, including my swap:)

Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a great Monday!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Stampin' Projects to share Part 3

Hello Stamp Friends!

Today I would like to share the last of the projects, which were made by Amy & I.

First, I would like to share this beautiful card that Amy brought. This card was one of my favorites, ever! I did not own this stamp set, so it went on my wish list. I can't wait for this coming Friday, because I finally ordered it:) Isn't it gorgeous?

Amy also had two 8x8 layouts for us to make. She said she cased the squares from the Valentine's Day one from two different layouts she saw on Pinterest. I love it!

She also had an Easter one for us to make. She designed this one herself. Isn't it awesome? 

And if that wasn't enough, she surprised all of us with this gorgeous shadow box frame to put them in. It opens easily and we can change them out per season. I can't wait to make 8x8's for Halloween & Christmas. Thank you so much Amy!

Last, I would like to share the two projects I brought. A while back, one of the girls in my downline (Cathleen) realized that she had two of these owl dies, so she gave one to our upline (who just LOVES owls). Kathy then created these owls for the members of her downline that attended the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference. I saw it and had to case it. The only difference between hers & mine was she didn't smash the bottle caps for the eyes, which made hers look like they had eyelashes. Too cute! Here's the owl I brought. I personalized them for everyone.

And my last project is from a tutorial that I purchased from Andrea Walford a while back. Click on her name if you would like to purchase her tutorial. I used the Sale-A-Bration Sycamore Street DSP to design mine. I love the bright colors!

And the inside... the middle flap lifts for two more photos. I wish I had better photos for you. I had to take this outside to get a photo that showed the true colors of this DSP.

I hope that you have enjoyed the projects from our little get-together. Just after this little gathering, I joined a Spring Swap, so I have so much more to share. I hope you will come back tomorrow to see the awesome cards I received.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for coming by:)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Stampin' Projects to share Part 2

Hello Stamp Friends!

I apologize for not making it back yesterday with Part 2. I have an appointment to get my taxes done today and had to get the rest of my paperwork together.

Today I would like to share the projects that Christin & Heather brought for us to make.

Christin brough this beautiful 6x12 for us using the new "Dress Up" framelits. I have to admit... I had no plans to buy these until we made this. That's one thing I can always count on, is having a nice wish list to come back with:)

Isn't this gorgeous? I love all of the little details!

She also brought this adorable box and matching card. I believe she said she got the idea from the Leadership Conference.

Next, I would like to share what Heather brought. She bought this tutorial from Tanya Bell (click on her name for the link to her beautiful teapot. There is also a link under her blog header if you'd like to purchase the tutorial:) to make this adorable Expolding Teapot. Heather caught a little flak, because it's not a project that can be finished quickly. It took us almost 4 hours to make it. Consider, we took breaks for snacks and talked a lot too:) Even in all of that time, I didn't finish mine. I wanted to take my time, so it would look nice. I finished the details on the pot when I got home and just finished my little teacup a couple days ago. I have to say that I love it!

This would be a great Mother's Day gift! You can stamp a message inside and attach photos of you and the grandkids. Super cute!

Thank you Christin and Heather for your beautiful projects!

I appreciate you coming by today and I will be back tomorrow with the projects that were made by Amy & myself.

I hope you have a wonderful Saturday!!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Stampin' Projects to share

Good morning stamp friends!

A group of us got together last month to stamp and I'm back to share those projects as promised. There were 6 of us. The first projects I would like to share were made by Jen. Her first project was this beautiful card.

And her second project was this adorable box with 3 x 3 cards. I saw a tutorial for this box by Tonia Bell on You Tube. Click here to view.

Jen used DSP instead of card stock and she made her own cards. Here are close-ups of them.

Next, I would like to share the projects that Becky brought for us to make. We made this lovely card using the Swallowtail set. It uses the technique called Spotlighting. We stamped the butterfly 3 times and used various size circle punches to create this card.

For her second project, she brought this cute little pizza box. I love the belly band around it, which just slides off.

Here are the adorable little cards that we made for the inside of the box.

I hope you've enjoyed these projects. I will be back tomorrow with more from this gathering.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a beautiful day!