Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Field Flowers

Hi everyone, hope your Tuesday is off to a great start.  It's hard to believe that school will be starting soon!

Here is swap card number eight.  I found the layout for this card over on Stampin' Up! website, you can see their card HERE.  As you can see, I changed it quite a bit!  I just love this stamp set and finding myself using it alot!


Stamp sets: Petite Pairs and Field Flowers
Card stock: Whisper White, Old Olive and Marina Mist
Designer Seriers paper: Subtles
Punches: Scallop Oval, Oval and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border

Thank you for coming by, I appreciate it soo much!                     Mary

Monday, July 30, 2012

Look Who I Ran Into Shopping!!

Yep, while shopping In Memento Mall, Sara Douglas was in there shopping too!  This is one of the co-founder's (Shelli Gardner) daughters.  She was so sweet and has a beautiful smile too!  Thanks Sara for taking the time to have your picture taken with me!               Mary

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fancy Fan Birthday Card

Hi everyone, well we are up to swap number seven.  Now I only made four of each swap so that I could try out different things and to keep interested too.

I found this card over on Pinterest and followed it back to the original creator, Debbie Currier.  You can view her card HERE.  I just used different color card stock.


Card stock: Whisper White, Marina Mist and Old Olive
Ink: Marina Mist
Stamp set: Petite Pairs
Fancy Fan embossing folder
Beautiful Wings embosslits
Itty Bitty Shapes and Bird Builder punches
Adorning Accents Edgelits
Glue dots

Hope your Sunday is a great one!                   Mary

Saturday, July 28, 2012

You Never Know Who You Will Bump Into!!

Hi everyone!  I wanted to show you who was standing in line behind me at convention last week, Michelle Zindorf!!!!  Michelle is the guru and master when it comes to ink and a brayer, you should see some of her wonderful creations, amazing!  You can view some of her work HERE.  Thanks Michelle for having your picture taken with a fan of yours!!                Mary

Friday, July 27, 2012

For the Birds

Hello to all of you!  Hope you are having a wonderful day today so far!

This is the fifth swap that I made.  Isn't it bright and cheerful?!  Of course it has my favorite color on it, blue!  I found this card on the demo's website, it was created by Gail Sachtleben.  I also found the card over at Splitcoaststampers, so that is the link I will share with you.  You can see the original HERE.  Now I didn't have the same greeting as she did so I used some that my friend Chanda had mailed to me, Thanks Chanda, they came in handy!


Card stock: Whisper White, Real Red and Marina Mist
Designer Series Paper: Polka Dot Parade
Ribbon: 1/2" Scallop Dots
Ink: Black StaZon
Stripes Embossing Folder

Thanks for taking the time to view my creation, Mary.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It's A Wrap Occasions

Well today we are on swap number 5.  This card was inspired by a baby favor that I found over on Linda R. Gutierrez blog.  You can see her creation HERE.  Now after I made this I was wondering if I should have done it differently but I just decided to go with this, very simple!


Card stock: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist and Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue
Stamps: It's A Wrap Occasions
Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Well....that's a wrap for this card, have a great day!                          Mary

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sad News

Hi everyone, I hope your week is off to a great start!  I just got home yesterday after being in Salt Lake City for the Stampin' Up! convention.  Man was it alot of fun too and got tons of inspiration for cards and projects, will try and share some of those in the future.

My sad news is that my daughter and her fiance have postpone the wedding.  Things are a bit strained right now between the two of them.  While we really do like Justin, we know this is the right thing for them to do, but I doubt that they will be getting married at all.  While we are sad, we know that it is better for them to find this out before they get married rather then after and we wish Justin the best and have no hard feelings towards him at all.  So I have 96 wedding invitations, 96 response cards and 100 thank you cards sitting in my craft room, I know it is just paper and I'm not upset but does anyone have any ideas on how I can repurpose these items??  If you do, please leave me a comment, thanks!

Off to do more laundry, see you soon!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mixed Bunch

Today I will share swap number four that I made.

My friend Chanda Stehlik, who is my upline, sends me card kits once a month and this card was one she sent too me a couple months ago.  Now she used a different color of card stock but I didn't have that color so I used this color for the technique I wanted to do.  I outlined the stamped image with a VersaMarker to give it a shadow.  You can see Chanda's card HERE


Card stock: Whisper White and Soft Suede
Ink: Craft White and Marina Mist
Stamps: Loving Thoughts and Mixed Bunch
Linen Thread
Glue Dots

Well there you have it, I hope you are enjoying seeing my swaps, I had alot of fun making them!  Mary

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hello Doily in Pink

Today I'm going to share my third swap that I made. This one is a card that I CASE'd from Mary Brown over on Stampercamper. You can see her beauitful card HERE. I really, really like this stamp! This card took alittle bit more time but it is so worth the effort too!


Stamps: Hello Doily and Petite Pairs
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Certainly Celery
Ink: Pink Pirouette
Ribbon: Certainly Celery
Punch: BoHo Blossom punch
White Embossing powder
Rhinestone Brad

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Kindness Matters

Hi everyone, I'm so glad to see you once again! 

Here is a picture of my second swap card that I made!  Once again I CASE'd this card, by the wonderful card artist, Sandi MacIver!  You can view her card HERENow I didn't have the same ribbon that she had or even the same color so I used what I had on hand and I love how it turned out!


Stamps:Kindness Matters
Card stock: Whisper White
Embossing Folders: Stripes and Designer Frames
Ink: Marina Mist and Old Olive
Glitter brad

Well that's my post for today, hope to see you in a couple of days!        Mary

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Nature's Walk

Good morning to everyone!  Have you all been surviving this horrible heat we've been having?  My favorite place to be is in the craft room!

As you can see I've been busy creating cards the last couple of weeks.  This one is one that I CASE'D from Linda Walsh and you can see her pretty cards HERE.  I'm going to be in a general swap and this is one of the designs I wanted to use because it is simple yet very pretty too!  I went with simple but you could easily add pearls, ribbon and other embellishments to step it up too!


Card stock: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White and Perfect Plum
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Stamps: Nature's Walk, En Francais and Blessings from Heaven

Thanks for stopping in today, be back real soon.     Mary

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sympathy Card

Well tomorrow is the 4th of July, do you all have plans made for this day of celebration?  We will be spending it at home, with the dogs, and have a quite day.  I will probably be in the craft room creating if I can!

One of my husband's former co-workers recently passed away and I made this card to send to her husband.  She was in her early 40's, way to young to pass, but she had been battling cancer.  I sure wish they could find a cure for all cancers.

Oh how I wish I had taken a better picture of this.  I found this card on someone's blog, if I find out who I will come back and put in the information to get credit  and a link to the orginial creator of it.  All you do is emboss the front of your card base with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, then ink up a sponge dabuber with some ink, ink the raised areas, stamp your sentiment and your done.  I did add a few pearls and some Shimmer paint to add some extra interest to it.  I also spritzed it with some homemade glimmer mist.  Click on the picture to get a closer view.  The sentiment is from a retired stamp set, which I can't seem to remember right now, but you could use any sentiment you wanted.

I hope you all have a safe holiday too,    Mary

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Dad

Wow, can you believe that I'm still posting pictures that I had a chance to make in June?!  I hope that you are not getting bored with them too!

My dad's birthday was on June 23rd, he turned 85 this year!  He is doing well health wise except that he has Alzheimer's Disease.  I know that at times he can be a hand full for my mom but at least he is sweet and lovable still and likes to give us kisses when he sees us, but I don't think he remembers our names but he does recognize us.  I keep telling her to bring him over so I can watch him so she can have some free time but she won't do it.

Here is a card that I made with a set that I hadn't used yet (hanging head in shame here), so I wanted to give it a try.  I wanted to use a bright color and so I got my Color Coach out and this is the color combo it suggested to use!  It is bright alright.  The little glitter hearts are some that I had left-over from another card.

All products are Stampin' Up!

Card stock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and Real Red
Stamp set: Pennant Parade, and a Sale-a-Bration stamp set called Outline ? (can't remember), retired
Petite Pennant Builder punch
Ink:Tempting Turquoise and Real Red
Mini Brads

Well soon the 4th will be here, hope you have a great week,      Mary