Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accents Item # 138383
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Wisteria Wonder 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon Item # 134572
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1/16" Circle Punch Item # 134363
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Venetian Crochet Trim Item # 134581
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Monday, August 3, 2015

Watercolor Wings

Hi, yesterday I was busy working on a butterfly card I saw on Dawn Griffith's blog.  Dawn made a gift bag to attached her's to, but I wanted it for a birthday card.  I really like how it turned out too!  I also thought it would look pretty on the Brick Wall embossing folder background.


I ran the embossing folder through the machine before I remember to ink the folder, so I just gentle tapped the ink pad to ink up the raised areas.  Then on the next card I remember to ink the folder up first.  It is on the left hand side.


The next picture is a close up of the butterfly


Stamp sets: Watercolor Wings and Butterfly Basics
Ink: Tangelo Twist, Pumpkin Pie, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake on one card and Sahara Sand on the other card and Black Memento
Card stock: Whisper White, Tangelo Twist and Basic Black
Brick Wall Embossing Folder
Rhinestones
Stitching thread from the Burlap ribbon (the thread that is on each edge of the ribbon, I pulled off to ravel the ribbon but used the outside thread instead.)
Dimensionals and Glue dots

Off to price items for our upcoming garage sale, hope we have a good one!  Mary

Friday, July 31, 2015

Wetlands

Happy beginning of the week-end!  Now that hubby is fully retired, again, we have been busy getting things done around the house again!

I was on Pinterest the other day and came across this card.  I've seen cards done like this before but hadn't tried it myself, so I decided to give it a try and it is so easy to make too.  You take your marker and scribble on a clear block, in this case I use four colors.  Then you take and mist the clear block with water and stamp on your card stock.  Let the background dry, then stamp your image on top.  So easy and a nice way to add color too.


As you can see it makes the colors soft and blend together.  I know I will be doing some more with this technique in the future.

Stamp sets: Wetlands and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card stock: Whisper White and Marina Mist
Ink: Black StazOn
SU Markers: Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz

This makes a nice card to mail too, no extra postage is needed.

Thank you for coming and I hope you have a nice week-end.  Mary

Two weeks or less and baby will make it's appearance!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Peonies

I recently was on a Facebook group that was showing how a person used this stamp on a card.  The card marker had colored in it so well with her Copic markers that I just had to get this stamp.  I love peonies and when I was a young girl, every Decoration Day, what is now Memorial Day, we would pick the peonies that were always in bloom at this time of the year to place on the graves of our loved ones.  It brought back many memories of having a fun day with a parade and food and family and being told "watch where you walk, you have to show respect to those laying there."

While I don't have any Copics and my Blendabilities where returned I had to go back to my markers to color this image.  I made it into a sympathy card for our friend who recently loss her husband.

This is not a Stampin' Up! stamp but the rest of the products are.

Card stock: Whisper White and Pink Pirouette
Ink: Black StazOn
Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
SU Markers: Pretty In Pink (retired), Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Soft Sky and Crumb Cake
Blender Pen
Peonies by Catherine Scanlon

Thank you for stopping by, if you feel like it, I would love to hear what you think of my card.  Mary

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Weekly Deals

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Happy Patterns Decorative Masks Item # 138313
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Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine Item # 138411
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Melon Mambo 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 138431
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Sweet Li'L Things Designer Washi Tape Item # 138387
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Pacific Point 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 138427
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Lost Lagoon 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon Item # 138418
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Basic Black 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 138430
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Melon Mambo 1/4" Cotton Ribbon Item # 134566
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Metallic Foil Doilies Item # 138392
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Stars Framelits Dies Item # 133723
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Schoolhouse 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock Assortment Pack Item # 139009
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Go Wild 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock Assortment Pack Item # 139000
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Hello Honey 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon Item # 138417
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Tangelo Twist 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon Item # 138420
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Blackberry Bliss 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon Item # 138421
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Little Numbers Thinlits Dies Item # 138278
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Updated Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack Item # 138371
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Smoky Slate 5/8" Chevron Ribbon Item # 138403
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Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill Item # 129027
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Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Item # 133727
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Monday, July 20, 2015

You Brighten My Day

Hello to all, I hope you are all staying well, cool and dry, in different parts of the States!  Our part is very humid right now, when you go outside you feel like you could melt!

I needed to make a New Home card for my friends' daughter and I looked around at my stamp sets to see what I could use and came across this little gem.  Sorry, all of the stamps are retired, as is the punch that worked perfect with this set, but I just had to use it.


I found this card over on Pinterest, because I needed the card ASAP and didn't have the time to "think" about making one on my own.  I did change it just a bit so, it is not a fully Case'd card.

Stamp sets: You Brighten My Day, Hello Love and Holiday Home (sentiment)
Card stock: Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Real Red and Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso and Soft Sky
Candy Dots
Hearts Border punch

I hope my friend likes her gift and the card too!  Thanks for coming by and hope to see you soon.  Mary



Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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Everyday Chic Designer Washi Tape Item # 138385
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Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker's Twine Item # 138414
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Metal Rimmed Pearls Item # 138394
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Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack Item # 138442
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Metallics Sequin Assortment Item # 138390
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Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paper Item # 138439
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Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack Item # 138441
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Calypso Coral Thick Baker's Twine Item # 138412
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Corner Garden in Pastels

Today's card is called Take 2.  When I was making the Blue Corner Garden and embossing my background piece I thought I would try it with White card stock and white embossing to see how it would turn out.  I used a blender pen and different colors of ink, squishing the ink onto the top of my ink pads.  Did you know that you can transfer ink that way with Stampin' Up! ink pads?  Makes it very handy when coloring in images!

If you want to get a closer look at the card, just click on the picture.

I really like how this turned out.  My shading need some work but over all I like it!  I made this card to send to a friend who is in the hospital, I hope it cheers her up and let's her know I'm thinking of her.

Stamp set: Corner Garden and Wetlands
Card stock: Pink Pirouette and Whisper White
Ink: Versa Mark, Black Memento, Wisteria Wonder, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Tangelo Twist, Pink Pirouette
Blender Pen
Basic Pearl
Butterfly Wings Embosslit-retired
White embossing powder

I hope you give this a try and like it too!  Mary

Friday, July 3, 2015

Corner Garden

Happy Fourth of July weekend.  I hope you all have a safe, one too.  Mine will be quite, but that is OK as I have somethings to do around the house!

I found out yesterday that my husband's cousins' wife was moved to a rehab hospital in Lincoln, NE.  Her journey is just beginning and she will have a long way to go yet before it is done.  I got her address so that I can mail her a card, every once in awhile, to help keep her spirits up.

I found a card like this over on Facebook, from a lady in the United Kingdom, so I wanted to try my hand at it too!

To see a larger picture of this card, click on the picture.

I used VersaMark ink and then white embossing powder for the image and the sentiment.  I used Craft White re-inker and a blender pen to "color" in the flowers.  My card stock is Soft Sky mounted on Whisper White, with 5/8" satin ribbon on the one corner.  I used my Embosslit- Beautiful Wings-retired for the small butterfly.  I added a small pearl to the center of the butterfly too.  The sentiment is from the retired set called Friendly Phrases.  I like how soft the stamped image is.

Thank you for coming to see my latest creation too.   Mary