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Hi, Everyone! Long time no post.
And that’s not the worst of it, either. Long time no card making. I don’t know what to make of it but I just couldn’t do it. I see ladies that make a card every day no matter what but I just could not make it happen. If it wasn’t one thing, it was another. And when I did have time, I didn’t have the energy. But what ever that gray cloud was, I think it’s gone. And look what I’ve made! For those of you that remember me, you know I have such a hard time letting go of the past. And once again, this card proves it. It is made from very, very retired DSP. But I just love this paper.
I’ve got so much paper, if I don’t start using some of it, I’m going to have to move. So I decided, I was going to take some of the oldest paper I have, set it on the table and make cards from it (or the scrapbook pages that I bought for in the first place) until it’s gone. So this probably won’t be the last thing you see made from this paper.
And you know, I actually felt better after I made this card. So much better that I was able to make a couple of more cards. Anyway, I hope you like this one. And thanks so much to those of you that keep checking back even though I’ve been gone for so long.
Thanks for stopping by and check back soon!
Stamp Sets: None
Paper: Petals & Paisleys DSP and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Little Reminders Die Cut stickers (ret), Pink Duo beads, liquid glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Cricut Machine, George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge
Here in Texas some of the seasons aren’t as defined as in other places in the country but we still have them. And I like all of the different seasons of the year. But I think I’m ready for spring. Even if it includes spring cleaning. So as I was cleaning out some files I found this card and thought it was "springy". It was the prototype of a card I made for a workshop make & take.
I cannot remember who the idea came from but I know the color combination and card idea came from a blog I was looking at late one night a long time ago. I do remember she used glitter on her cards. So if by chance you know who. I will be gladly give credit.
I used my Stampin’ Write markers to color the images. I’m normally afraid of coloring directly on the paper with my markers. It’s just so, so, so….I don’t know. But I don’t do it. But it seemed to be the thing to do on this card and I really liked how it turned out.
So I would like to wish you a little bit of happiness today!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Sets: A little Bit of Happiness (ret)
Inks: Basic Black Classic Ink, Stampin’ Write markers (Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery and Almost Amethyst)
Papers: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant card stock
Accessories: Certainly Celery 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Certainly Celery brad, Stampin’ Up! slot punch, sewing machine and thread
OK, so I made it out from all of that paper and stuff in my stamp room. I’m not finished cleaning it up yet but then I wonder if I’ll ever be. Why does all of the stuff from the rest of the house have to go in my stamp room? I found myself asking that question over and over and over and over again.
So once I found my stamping table, I was able to make this birthday card for one of my friends. After I finished it, I tried and tried to get a picture of it. I took it outside, inside and back outside. It was beautiful outside, too. But nothing would work. Anyway, I was a bit frustrated so I just stuck it in the top of some flowers my husband brought home the other evening and this is what I got.
It’s not quite as sharp as it is in person and you can’t see all the little sparkly glitter but I’ll tell you about it and you can use your imagination.
I traced the little white dotted lines on the DSP with my clear glitter pen and the round dots under the Happy Birthday sentiment are covered with clear Glaze pen. Can’t you just see it!
It really does look really cute and I finally got to use my Tulipe Die. It’s just soooo pretty and elegant. When it came out, I just had to have it but it just never seems to fit on any of those boy cards I have to make.
Well, I’ve got to go. I hope you like the card!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Warmest Regards (ret)
Inks: Close To Cocoa, Barely Banana and So Saffron Classic ink
Papers: Barely Banana, Mellow Moss Whisper White card stock and Spring Flowers DSP (ret)
Accessories: Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Stampin’ Up! Tulipe Die, Stampin’ Up! Birds and Blooms Die, Nestabilities Oval and Scalloped Oval Dies, Sponges, Spring Bouquet Flower Punch (ret), Scalloped Edge Punch, Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals, Half Pearl from Pretties Kit, So Saffron brad, crystal (non SU), SPICA clear glitter pen, clear Glaze pen, mini pop dots
This is a card I made for a home workshop. I CASE’d it from the Stampin’ Up! Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book and Catalog. See page 101. I made the card late the night before the workshop. That was before I stopped procrastinating. The card was really simple and I knew they all would love doing the embossing so away I go to the workshop. So we are making cards and we get to this one and I put my sample (this exact card) on the little gold thing you see in the picture and as I set it down I look at the left side of the card and see the smudges where I moved the stamp when I was making the card. I thought I was going to die. My face must of turned red because they asked what was wrong. So I told them. They consoled me by telling me that it was fine and that you really can’t tell. Yeah, right. I’m supposed the be teaching them how to stamp and they are telling me my sloppy card looks great. So much for being professional.
But that’s not the important thing. What’s going on with the eyes is what I’m worrying about. My teeth are falling out (OK being pulled out) are my eyeballs gonna fall out next? Well I am sitting here looking at my computer screen through a pair of glasses, the kind you get at Target or Walgreen’s. The eye doctor told me a couple of years ago that my eyes were fine they were just getting old. He sent me to the store to get the glasses. By the way I’m looking for a new eye doctor. Not because he sent me to the store to get glasses but because I think he said I was old.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy, Frames with a Flourish
Inks: Chocolate Chip Craft Ink, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Papers: Kraft and Very Vanilla card stock and Spring Flowers DSP (ret)
Accessories: 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon, Clear Embossing powder, heat tool, Embossing Buddy, powder pal and Stampin’ Dimensionals
I made this card for my Grandmother for her birthday. I think she is my number one fan. She just told me that she was going to put the cards I give her in a scrapbook so she can look at them all at the same time whenever she wants. How cool is that?
For some reason, I’ve been stuck on the Groovy Guava. Probably because I won’t be able to get it anymore after August. Isn’t that how it goes. I know, there will be something I like just as much. Well maybe.
When I was trying to decide what to do for a card, I started digging around in all of my Simply Scrappin’ kits for something with Groovy Guava on it and the Secret Garden kit popped up. Yes! RETIRED. I’m beginning to think it’s just because I’m behind on everything that I use retired stuff. I think "A day late and a dollar short" should be my motto. But none of that matters because my grandma liked it.
Stamp Sets: None
Paper: Groovy Guava, Printed Paper (Secret Garden Simply Scrappin’ Kit)
Accessories: Groovy Guava Ribbon, Pretties Kit flowers and white halfback pearl, green brad (Square Rhinestones-Ice), Secret Garden Simply Scrappin’ Kit die-cut stickers, Love & Happiness Rub-on, Stampin’ Dimensionals, sewing machine and white thread.
Well it won’t be long and the Stampin’ Up! In Color line for this year will be gone. You have until August to stock up. I made this card using Groovy Guava. As it turns out this was one of my favorites from this years line. This card was so simple. And simple is good. I CASE’d the card from page 144 of the Stampin’ Up! Spring-Summer 2008 catalog. If you haven’t noticed yet, I really use my catalog a lot for inspiration. As for the retired sets, I just can’t help it. I bought them because I liked them and just because they are retired doesn’t mean I don’t like them.
For the scallops, I punched out circles and lined them up. This way I was able to make them fit exactly like I wanted. I’m not sure where the bee came from but it just seemed to go. So I used it. I hope you like it.
Stamp Sets: Mark the Date, Dots & Daisies Background stamp (retired)
INKS: Groovy Guava, Basic Black
Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla, So Saffron card stock
Accessories: Chipboard flower, White Halfback Pearl, 1/2" circle punch, staples and bee.