Monday, February 13, 2017

Love Notes and Sealed with Love Valentine

Good Monday afternoon!  Man oh man, I tried to make this post yesterday but for some reason the picture would not load to my computer!  So I updated the operating system on my iMAC, still nothing, after much Googling I found out that the photo editing program I use has "retired".  I think I found a way to still get the pictures on my computer, not I just need to remember how I did it!!

This is the last of my Valentine cards for this year, now on to birthday cards.  Here is one that, well, didn't start out the way I wanted to, but I think it turned out fine.

Here is what I used:

Card stock: Thick Whisper White
Stamp set: Sealed with Love
Ink: Real Red
Framelits: Love Notes and Stitched Circle
Red Glimmer paper

I probably should have held the card closed so that you could view the right edge better, oh well, next time, right?!

I hope you have a lovely Valentine day on Tuesday.  See you soon!  Mary

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sealed with Love

Oops, forgot to post his card for today, so better late than not.

I made this one to send to my aunt in Omaha, she likes it when I send her my cards!!

I wanted to make a pink one instead of a red card.  It turned out so soft and pretty.

Card stock: Thick Whisper White
Stamp set: Sealed with Love 
Framelits: Love Notes, Stitched Circle
Ink: Blushing Bride
Blushing Bride Glimmer paper
Silver Foil
Thick White Bakers Twine

I have one more card to share on Monday, see you than.  Mary

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Baby Bear Valentine Card

Well I'm on track to get my Valentine cards done this week, then onto some birthday cards for my two aunts and one uncle.

My daughter asked for a Valentine card for a friend of her's that she became pen pals with when she was still in grade school.  Her sweet pen pal is old enough to be her Grandmother!  Their special connection is there fascination with the Titanic!  They lost touch for about 15 years but have recently been writing to each other again!

This is the card that I made for her to send.

Here is what I stamped on the inside of her card.

I hope she likes her card.

Stamp sets: Baby Bear, Teeny Tiny Wishes, and Dragonfly Dreams
Card stock: Very Vanilla
DSP: Sending Love
Ink: Real Red
Red Glimmer Paper
Border punch for the small hearts-retired


Monday, February 6, 2017

Balloon Pop-Up Valentine

Good Monday to you, did your favorite team win the Super Bowl yesterday?  I must confess, I was busy doing other things and didn't watch!

This week will be Valentine week again, I hope.  Hubby and I have to attend a funeral this morning and I have a feeling that we won't get too much done after that.  It is for a man that we knew through a friend and church and we are sad to say good-bye to him, he was a wonderful person!

Now for the card.  This card was one that I saw on a Facebook Group for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators only and I loved how the demonstrator use the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit in the most unusual way.  I asked if I could CASE it and she said yes.  You can see Linda's card and photo tutorial on how to make it HERE.  My one daughter loves purple, and the other one loves pink, so I'm going with the combo of Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry.  It is so much prettier in person than what pictures can show!  Here is the outside front of the card.

Here is the inside of the card.

After I took this picture, I realized that I should have stamped a couple of the small sentiments from the Sealed with Love onto the two purple/pink hearts.  I may still try to add to those, if possible.  To see the pictures close-up, just click on it.

Update:  Here is a close up of the hearts with some stamping on them.

Card stock: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Pink Flamingo and Rich Razzleberry
Silver Glimmer Paper
Stamp set: Sealed with Love
Thinlits: Balloon Pop-Up
Silver Washi tape-retired
Full Heart punch-retired
Happy Heart Embossing folder
Stitched Square Framelits

I hope your week if off to a wonderful start and hope to be back on Wednesday.  Mary

Friday, February 3, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

I needed a birthday card for my friend, Linda, and decided to try my hand using the Dragonfly Dreams and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits for her card.  It's ok, her birthday was yesterday, so she should have received her card by now.

Linda likes the rich, dark colors of green, so I decided to use some of my retired DSP, Botanical Gardens from last year.  I also wanted to use some Gold Foil so that the Dragonfly would stand out from the background.  Here is what I came up with.

I think she will really like it too.  I used a piece of Gold Foil paper large enough to cut out the Dragonfly and then used that piece to mount my DSP on, little to no waste that way too!  I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set, Dragonfly Dreams, that coordinates with the Thinlits, using Black Memento ink.  I also made a black dragonfly and mounted that on the inside with a small strip of Gold Foil and DSP.  I stamped, "Enjoy your special day!"  The card base is Very Vanilla, as that is what is in the DSP.

I hope she likes it!!  Mary

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Lift Me Up

I was needing some Thank You cards for a couple of Online orders that were placed with me.  So I decided to make some Birthday cards and I wrote a note on a post-it note so the ladies can send these cards, if they choose too.  I wanted to get them done quickly, so I CASE'd the Occasions Catalog, on page 10.  Makes it so easy to use what Stampin' Up! shares with it demonstrators!!

I followed it except I stamped the sentiment, "Hope your day is on cloud nine.  Happy Birthday" on the inside.  Here is what I used:

Stamp set: Lift Me Up and Timeless Testures
Thinlits: Up & Away
Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Delightful Dijon, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Pool Party
Aqua Painter

I stamped and cut the balloons and clouds out one night and assembled all three cards the next day.  I really like how they turned out and easy to mail too!!

Thanks for coming by!!  Mary

Monday, January 30, 2017

Yummy in My Tummy, Take #3

Good Monday to all of you, I hope you had a fabulous week-end.  I spend the day yesterday working on getting things together so next month I can have my Dad's taxes done.  I also made a couple more Valentine cards, for me to send to my daughters, too.  May make some to send to a few others, will see how that goes!

Here is the last card that I made with the cute monsters, Yummy in My Tummy for Wesley's daycare teachers!  I think they look like something a little boy would give!  I used my Watercolor pencils to color in the monster and ink pads and sponges to color the background with, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz.  I used the Sweetheart punch and some Blushing Bride Glimmer paper for the heart.  The baker's twine was some left-over from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.  The sentiment is also from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.  I hope the teachers like their cards this year!

I'll take a break from Valentine's for a week and show you some other cards that I made.

Thanks for dropping by!!  Mary

Friday, January 27, 2017

Yummy in My Tummy, Take #2

Today I want to share the second card that I made using the Yummy in My Tummy stamp set, that little monster is so cute and I think they both would make cute Valentine's for kids to hand out to classmates.

For this card I used a retired heart punch to have the monster holding a string of hearts.  I also colored the monster in with the new Watercolor pencils and a blender pen.  I also lightly sponged the background with Soft Sky.

The cute little stamp in his tummy is from a past Paper Pumpkin set.  The Baker's twine is from the past Holiday catalog.  Card stock is Whisper White and Real Read.  Ink is Black Memento ink.

I hope you have a nice weekend too!  Mary

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Yummy in My Tummy

Happy Wednesday to all!  Well, we are finally on the mend at our house.  I hope all of you are staying well and healthy.

Today I'm going to share a Valentine shaker card that I made for one of the daycare teachers.  It is my first shaker card too.  After I had it all put together, it looks like I should have added more heart punch outs to the cute monsters' tummy, next time!

Not too bad for my first one, I'm happy with the way it turned out and I hope Wesley's teacher will like it too.

Card stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Real Red
Stamp set: Yummy in My Tummy and Sealed with Love
Scalloped Circle Framelit
Window Sheet
Silver and Red Glimmer paper
Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede and Black Memento

Monday, January 23, 2017

Hey, Valentine

Good Monday morning.  Things around here have been pretty sick of late.  Both my husband and I have had colds and not just little colds, but the colds that hang around for at least two weeks sometimes three.  Hubby is off to see the doctor tomorrow as he has it worst then I.  Today I'm finally starting to feel much better.

Here is the Valentine that I was working on the last time we talked.  Now it doesn't look like a great creation, but I made this in mind of having children from infant all the way up to after school kids receiving these where my grandson goes to daycare.  I purposely didn't color in the image, as my daughter will be adding about four crayons to each package.  That way the kids can have fun coloring it in the way they want it to look.  We also added a package of Goldfish to go along with the "glad you're in my school" theme.  She is so excited to give these to the daycare kids next month!

Sorry the picture is not the best.  I think though you can see the idea we were going with.  As always, you can click on the picture to view it larger.

The stamp set is a retired one, called Hey, Valentine.  I used Whisper White card stock and Archival Black ink.  My daughter will use some ribbon that she picked up, as I didn't have any spools of red!!

Thank you for coming back to see me, so appreciate.  Mary