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Mar 28, 2014

Go Fly A Kite

I've been on a bit of a Stamping Sabbatical lately and just recently joined in with the SSUS (Sensational Stampin Up Stampers) group in a One-One Anything Goes card exchange.  With this exchange we can use stamps, papers, embellishments, etc...from ANY company we want.  We make one full card and send it to our partner.  Here is the card that I made and sent to my partner,

Stamps: Unity (March 2013 Kit of the Month)
Card Stock: SU - Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Old Olive)
Designer Paper - My Minds Eye (Lime Twist - Fly a Kite "Soar" Kites Paper).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Prisma Colored Pencils, Gamsol.
Embossing Folder - The Paper Studio
Punch - EK Success
Fishtail Dies - MFT
Ribbon, SU

Here is the card I received from my partner: Jeanne Nielsen

She even did the inside:

Isn't that fun!

Mar 21, 2014

Mojo lost, Card Casing to the rescue!

Yes,  I "cased" a card and I'm not ashamed to admit it.  I'm a bit "rusty" with my stamping lately since I haven't done much of it for some time.  I came across THIS CARD
made by the talented Karen Giron  and loved it.  I decided to do my own take on this card so without further ado here is my version:

I didn't have any Die cut out like the (Hi) on Karen's card so I went with a stamped sentiment instead.

Card Stock:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Sentiment - Amuse Studio
Embossing Folder - Modern Wallpaper (Cuttlebug-Provo Craft)
Circle Die - Spellbinders
Flower Die - Amuse Studio
Gem - Source Unknown
I also used a piercing tool around the outside edge of the circle.

Thanks for the Inspiration Karen.

Jan 17, 2014

Birthday Cards

It's birthday weekend here as my mom, Marian celebrates her 85th birthday on Saturday and my Granddaughter, Coleen celebrates her 9th birthday on Sunday.  I spent some time this week making their birthday cards. 

Here they are:

Mom's card:

E-mail me if you need information other then the stamps used.

Stamps, Floral image from Unity Stamps June 2013 Kit of the Month, sentiment from, 1994 Annette Allen Watkins (that is what was stamped on the side of the stamp)

Coleen's card:

Not much stamping here:  Sentiment is from Amuse Studio.
I found a cute felt monkey a few years ago and finally got around to putting it on a card.   Again if you want to know what else was used to make the card you can e-mail me.

Off to do some birthday shopping.

Jan 8, 2014

A New Years Card

Hello and welcome.  Today I'm sharing the very 1st card I have made in 2014.  A new blogging friend ask me if I'd be willing to make her a New Years card that she could send to a friend who needed some cheering and support after having a rough year in 2013.  Here is what I came up with.

I wanted something fun and colorful.  I got to use up some old scraps as well.

The sentiment is from Amuse Studio.
Card Stock - Stampin'Up!
Star Punches - SU
Tag Punch - MFT (My Favorite Things)
Gold Glitter

Dec 21, 2013

More Christmas Cards

Well all the cards have been mailed out now ....Whew!  So it's time to post a few more of them for your viewing pleasure.  If you'd like details on any of the cards just email me.

Stamps: Amuse Studio.

Stamps: Unity October KOM

Utilized the Designer Paper here.  The only Stamp is the Sentiment (Unity Oct. KOM).
More to come....

Dec 13, 2013

Celebrating Christmas

Well time has been limited on the old blog lately due to working on Christmas cards.  Most of them are done now (although not all are mailed out).  I thought I would start sharing a few of them with you.

This year I made multiples of 5 of some designs.  This is one of them.
I like how this turned out.  Stamps are from Unity - October Kit of the Month.

Card Stock - SU - Designer Paper - DCWV
Ink SU
Brad - Making Memories

More will be shared later in the next few days leading up to Christmas. 

Nov 27, 2013

More Thanksgiving

Hi,  Happy Thanksgiving to all my US Friends & to those who don't celebrate or have already celebrated this holiday (Canadians) May you still be thankful for the many blessings that you have and for family, friends and life itself.

I thought I would share the rest of my Thanksgiving cards here today. 

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Stamps:  Unity August KOM
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa-retired, Crushed Curry & Whisper White - Stampin'Up!
Designer Paper - Pumpkin Patch Collection - DCWV (Die Cuts With A View).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze & Various Copic Markers.
Orange Twine
Small Orange Brads
Leaf Embossing Folder-The Paper Studio
Stamps:  Unity August KOM
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze & Whisper White-Stampin'Up!  Designer Paper-DCWV
Prisma Colored Pencils, Gamsol & Blending Stumps
Leaf Punch - EK Success
Embossing Folder - The Paper Studio
Circle Punches - SU

Stamps:  Digital Image (source unknown), Give Thanks sentiment - Hero Arts.  Linen Background Stamp- SU
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White - SU
Designer Paper - Pumpkin Patch Stack - DCWV
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Blending Stumps, Foam Mounting Tape