Saturday, January 25, 2020

Friendship is a blessing

Hello stampers,
     WOW, it's been a long time since I put stamps to paper! The last 4.5 months of 2019 were a whirlwind between traveling to take care of things for my dad's estate, getting our new house ready to move in & then to actually move in. Most of the house has been put back together except for my craft room but at least I have current stuff accessible & the spare bedroom.
     So I've really been having a hard time getting back into actually stamping (buying has been no problem HAHA!) I usually just stare & if I do start something it's not something I like. So I decided to look to tutorials on using my blends again & I found a video from Patty Bennett where she colors a rose in using Light/Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Cherry Cobbler & Light Calypso Coral. She was trying to make it look lifelike like her garden & the rose turned out beautiful, so I tried my hand again & again until I was able to come up with something that I even remotely liked. So I hope you like it!
     For this card, I used the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set from Sale-A-Bration & So Sentimental Stamp Set from the new mini catalog. I stamped the lily pad & flower on Whisper White Cardstock on top of the Blends colors above I used Light/Dark Old Olive with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I stamped the sentiment with Old Olive Ink. I then layered the stamped piece onto Old Olive Cardstock, followed by a layer of Daffodil Delight Cardstock that I dry embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder from the mini catalog before attaching all of this to a Whisper White Cardstock base.




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Monday, October 21, 2019

I'm BACK!

Hello stampers,
     Sorry everyone that I've been MIA for so long, my dad passed away suddenly in August, so I've been traveling back & forth trying to get what I needed to be done for him.  On top of that, we closed on a new house here in CA & my husband has been a trooper trying to get everything done with that during my traveling. So needless to say stamping has been on the back burner for quite a while but I hope to be getting back to it soon.
     In the meantime, have you heard about...
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Pretty Kitty Birthday

Hello stampers,
     So it's been a whirlwind around here lately, looking at houses but we finally made an offer on a house last week. So we are waiting on things to be done, so hopefully by the beginning of next month we'll have a house. I haven't done a lot of stamping lately & what I have done I have forgotten to get pictures before mailing them. I did manage to remember to take a pic of the card I did yesterday for a rescue friends birthday.
     I started the card off with a Highland Heather Cardstock base, followed by a layer of Whisper White Cardstock that I used Birch Stamp Set with Highland Heather Ink. Next, I took a small piece of Whisper White Cardstock & stamped one of the kitty stamps from the Pretty Kitty Stamp Set using Memento Black Ink. I then used various colors of Stampin' Blends to color in he scene. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set which was stamped using Memento Black Ink. This was then attached to a layer of Basic Black Cardstock before being attached to the rest of the card.
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Monday, July 29, 2019

On My Mind Birthday

Hello stampers,
     Here's another masculine type of card that I made from this month's Paper Pumpkin. It's pretty much like the example in this month's kit. These monthly kits can help out in a pinch especially when you have no stamping mojo to come up with your own ideas.
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Thursday, July 25, 2019

A Good Man Birthday

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     I started this card & then got stuck on what to really do, so when looking on Pinterest & found a card that Julie Kettlewell made on her blog & decided to make a spin-off on her card.
     My card started with stamping an image from A Good Man Stamp Set using Memento Black Ink, then coloring in with various Stampin' Blends. Once I was down I then sponged Night Of Navy Ink around the sides. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthday Greetings Stamp Set in Night Of Navy Ink then punched it out using the 1-1/8" Scalloped Circle Punch. I then prepared the card starting with a Night Of Navy Cardstock base, followed by a strip of the Come Sail Away DSP. I then attached the stamped piece followed by the sentiment which I popped up using the Stampin' Dementionals.

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