Thursday, August 30, 2012

Betsy's Blossom

Hi everyone!  I wanted to show you another card that I made using bits and pieces that I had laying about on my craft table.  I used a new embossing folder for another card but didn't like the way the card was going, so I just laid it off to the side, same goes for the bird shape and the punched out piece behind it.  I used my color coach to give me a guide and this is what I came up with.  Not the greatest but certainly not the worse either, lol.  You just never know what you will come up with sometimes.

All products are Stampin' Up!

Stamp set: Friendly Phrases, Betsy's  Blossom
Card stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray and Versamark
Embossing Folder: Delicate Designs Folders
Scalloped Circle Punch
1/2" Scalloped Dot ribbon

Hope you all have a crafty, stampy day!                 Mary

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Reasons to Smile

Good Tuesday morning to all of you!  I hope you are having a relaxing day.
Here is a really fast, simple and easy card that I made just the other day.  I've been trying to use some stamps sets that I got last month and was too busy to play with.  I made this card in like 15 minutes or less, that's fast!  Of course, I used my favorite color too!

Recipe for card is using all Stampin' Up! products.

Stamp set: Reasons to Smile (retired promo from July 2012), Friendly Phrase
Ink: Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray
Card stock: Whisper White and Marina Mist
Ribbon: 1/2"Scalloped Dots
embossing folder:
Fancy Fan Folder

Will this is may share for the day, thank you for stopping in!        Mary

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Paper Flowers

Good morning to all of you.  I thought I would share the Pdf file from Stampin' Up! so that if you want to make some of these cute flowers you can!  Enjoy!!

Have fun creating.                   Mary

Friday, August 24, 2012

Googly Ghouls

Good Friday morning to all of you!  I hope your week was a great one and that you have a fun week-end planned too!

Gee do you think I'm too early to post a Halloween card?  I may be, but didn't want to forget to share this one with you, I like how it turned out and couldn't wait to share it with all of you!  I used the stamp set that is in the current Holiday Catalog, lots of fun stuff in it.  My cards will be going to some of my friends who live in Retirement centers that I use to work for, I like to let them know that I'm still thinking of them!

All products are from Stampin' Up!

Stamp Sets: Mixed Medley(hostess from Holiday Catalog 2012), Googly Ghouls, Tiny Tags and   Lovely Little Labels
Card stock: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla
Ink: Illuminate and Black StazOn
Embossing Folders: Chevron and Spider Web
Punch: Little Labels Punch Pack
Apothecary Accent Framelits
Scalloped Ribbon
Glue Dot

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Stippled Blossoms

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great Wednesday, I am!
Today I want to share a card that I found over on the demonstrators website called Stampin Connection.  Well I can't link you to that card but I did go blog surfing and found the original creators blog so that I could share her card with you!  HERE is the link to her card, just scroll down a wee bit to see it.  Isn't it beautiful!  Oh I was so glad that I put that stamp set on my last order.  Now I didn't use the same colors as hers, I didn't have them, so I used what I had on hand.  I just love how well it turned out and it is using the Triple Time Technique that is so hot right now!  You can see how different it is from the one I made earlier this month HERE.  Then I decided to make one for a birthday that I need a card for
I think my friend will enjoy receiving this one!

All Products are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Loving Thoughts and Bring On the Cake
Card stock: Whisper White and Regal Rose
Inks: Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery and Old Olive

Thank you so much for dropping in to visit with me!                           Mary

Monday, August 20, 2012

Bright Blossoms

Good Monday morning to all of you!  I hope you all had a great week-end and got to do lots of fun things!

Today I want to share with you the swap card that I mailed off to my three new friends from convention, Patti, Anne and Caron, Hi ladies!!  We decided at convention to do a monthly swap on the 15th of each month and this was the card that I made.  I found a card over on My Creative Corner! just like this one, you can see it HERE  As you can see I did mine just a tad different then the one Wanda made.  It is a bright and cheery card, I like it.  I'm still trying to get the hand on using those little embossing folders so that they don't leave a crease, one day I will get it right!

All products are from Stampin' Up!

Stamp Sets: Bright Blossoms, Petite Pairs
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red  Used markers to color the stamp with
Card stock: Whiper White, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie
Designer Series Paper: Summer Smooches
Punches: Scallop Edge Border, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Designer Frames Folders

Well this is my share for the day, bye for now!                       Mary

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Convention Make & Take Card

Well, can you all stand to see another item from convention?  Can you tell I had fun?  I promise this should be the last one, lol!

This is one of the stamp sets that we received from convention this year.  Now when I got this kit, I was not impressed with the picture of it, but after making it and seeing it in real life and it a very nice, easy and simple card and best of all, it wouldn't or shouldn't need any extra postage to mail!  I stamped the back flap of the envelope with the winged heart too.

All products are Stampin' Up!

Card stock: Early Espresso, Primrose Petals and Whisper White
Stamps: Affection Collection
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Midnight Muse, More Mustard and Primrose Petals
Accessories: Rhinestone, Dimensionals, adhesive, bone folder, Scallop Edge punch, Small Heart punch stapler, scissors, oh and I added a few pearls too.

Well there you have it.                     Mary

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hello Baby

Good morning to all of you on this fine Thursday!  One more day until the week-end, ya!!

My daughter requested a pink baby card for one of her co-workers, so this is the one I designed for her.  I think it was just what she was looking for and she called to tell me the the mom-to-be loved it!

All Products are from Stampin' Up!

Card stock: Whisper White and Pretty in Pink and Pink Pirouette
Stamp set: A New Little Someone (retired) and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ribbon: Pretty In Pink
Punches: oval and scalloped oval
blender pen

Thanks for stoppiny by to see my creations, I appreciate it so much!!         Mary

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Nature's Walk Thinking of You Card

Hi, I bet you think I posted this card twice don't you!  Well, I had some extra stamped fronts from the swaps I made and needed to make a quick thinking of you card, so for this one I added a few little extras to the front.  I embossed one side with one of the new Delicate Designs folders, then I added a few rhinestones and some 1/8" Pretty In Pink taffeta ribbon.  I probably should have used some wider ribbon but just didn't think of it at the time.  I'm sending this to one of my high school friends who has alot of health issues at this time, hope it cheered her up some!

All products are from Stampin' Up!

Card stock: Perfectly Plum, Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Olive Olive, Pink Pirouette
Stamps: Nature's Walk and En Francais

Hope you are off to a great week!                 Mary

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Convention Gift From Patti

Hi to all of you!  I hope your week-end is going great, so far mine is, off to a wedding today, should be fun!

When I was at convention in July, one of my new friends, Patti Miller, gave this to me!!  I was shocked and surprised and thrilled to receive this!  As you can see it held my convention pass and was also a very nice accessory to wear too!  I received many nice compliments on it, she did a great job on it!  Patti said that she found the tutorial on Pinterest, so I went in search of the tutorial and found it HERE

I know she use Stampin' Up! fabric called Twitterpated, Designer Buttons and Fun Flowers Bigz L die.  Sorry I don't know where she found her hardward at.

Well, that is what I have for you today, be back soon!                    Mary

Friday, August 10, 2012

I am A Pattern Mixing Pro

Hi everyone!  I hope that your day is going as well as mine is, it did cool off, some, but not much. 

Today I want to share a project that was a class that I took at convention, called I am A Pattern Mixing Pro.  Now I did get some good tips and ideas, but no way I'm I a pro either.  Now I didn't finish this in the class because I didn't want my flowers to get smashed in my suitcase, so I finished it when I got home.  I think it turned out really cute and decided to hang it in one of our bathrooms, one that doesn't get too much use anymore now that the girls are out of the house, so I don't have to worry about the humidity ruining it either. 
All items except the paint, sponge brush and canvas are from Stampin' Up!

Canvas is 9" by 12"
Paint is Plaid-Sky Blue
Stamp: Distressed Dots, Lacy & Lovely
Ink: Rose Red and Tangerine Tango
White Craft ink
Designer Series Paper; First Edition Specialty, Polka Dot Parade, Summer Smooches and Floral District
Card stock: Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Rose Red and Whisper White
Scallop Circle punches: 1 1/4", 1 3/4" and 2 3/8"
Blossom Petal Builder (leaves), Boho punch
Natural Designer Buttons
Linen thread
Tombow Multi-purpose glue
sponge brush

I think I got everything posted for this project, it was actually quite fun to make!              Mary

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Discontinued Fabric for 99 Cents!

Hi everyone!  I just received an update from Stampin' Up that WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, customers will be able to order Designer Series fabric from the Clearance Rack! 

The fabric is 100% cotton, each includes three coordinated designs in an extra-wide fat quarter size, each piece is approx. 27" x 18".  They are priced at $0.99, usually sells for $9.95 each.  So if you are a quilter, purse maker or like to tinker with fabric, this is a really good deal, but only while supplies last!  No limit on the quantity.

You can order from your Stampin' Up demo or from my online store by clicking on the Stampin' Up! button on the right hand side!

Thanks for stopping in!
Springtime Vintage Designer FabricSweet Stitches Designer FabricCandy Cane Christmas Designer FabricDeck the Halls Designer Fabric
121817-Springtime Vintage
121818-Sweet Stitches
121715-Candy Cane Lane
121716-Deck the Halls

Lovely as a Tree Welcome

Welcome to all of my blogging friends!  I'm so glad that you stopped in to visit with me today!

Here is a card that I made for a friend who recently moved into a new rental house.  Since he is a man I went to my most manly stamp set, Lovely As A Tree, Love It!!  This set has so many uses, I hope they don't retire it for quite awhile too!  Now I have a little story about this card, you see all of the lines on the front?  Well, right after I got all done with it, I was putting away my black ink pad and of course ole butter fingers had to drop it, with the ink side down, and it left a nice black line!  Oh my was the air blue in the craft room that night!!  I really didn't want to start all over as I needed it the next day, of course, so the idea just popped into my head that said, "just put some more lines on it to make it look rustic and old."  So that is what I did and after I was done it looked like I had planned it that way!  Whew!  Have any of you done that?  As a little gift we gave him some flowers and some tile coasters that I stamped too.


Card stock: Whisper White, Marina Mist and Crumb Cake
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Black Stazon
Stamp set: Lovely as a Tree and a retired greeting set, so I don't remember the name
Brads non SU

Well I hope you all have a crafty day!                     Mary

Monday, August 6, 2012

Mixed Blossoms To My Friend

Well good day to all of you!  Todays card is the last of my swap cards!  I found this layout,oh wait, I came up with this layout on my own!!  I just love how the colors of this card all goes together so well and I wish you could see this card in person, so much prettier than the pictures shows!  Oh I have to thank Chanda again for all those extra punched "to my friend", they sure did come in handy as I don't have that stamp set!


Card stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Designer Series paper: Subtles (Rose Red)
Stamp set: Mixed Blossoms
Ink: Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze
Seam Binding: Crumb Cake
Antique Brad

Well there you have it my stamping friends, all of my swaps that I made and I hope you have enjoyed seeing them too!                   Mary

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Triple Time Stamping

Hi everyone, well I miss numbered my swaps and this is actually number nine, oops!

This is a new technique that is all over the web called Triple Time Stamping and I first saw it on Dawn O. blog.  Dawn made a video on how to do this and HERE is the link to it.  These colors are not ones that I would normally mix together but I got the combo from my Color Coach.


Stamp sets: Word Play and Betsy's Blossoms
Card stock: Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise

This is my card for today, a bright one, hope you like it!                    Mary

Friday, August 3, 2012

Today I want to share a picture of my three new friends whom I meet at the hotel where we were staying! They were nice enough to let me become a part of their group and we had alot of fun too!! From left to right: Patti Miller, Anne Venci and Caron Carbone. Patti and Anne live in KY and Caron lives in DE. We've all agree to do a monthly swap between the three of us and can't wait to receive their wonderful cards in the mail each month too!

This picture was taken at Stampin' Up!, the pick line, behind them, is where they fill the orders. It was cool to be able to tour the Riverton facility and to see where all the ideas happen and also to see Demo Support too! While there I also was able to talk to fellow demo, Lee Conrey!! What a sweet lady she is and she won the Heart of Stampin' Up! award just a few nights later. I'm sorry that I didn't get my picture with her, maybe next year!      Mary

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Love and Sympathy

Well hello to all!  Summer is fastly fading and soon, hopefully cooler weather!

This is swap number nine and I will soon be done with showing my swaps and will move onto something new!  I left the sentiment off so that whomever received this swap could add their own to the front.


Card stock: Whisper White, Pool Party and Island Indigo
Stamp set: Love and Sympathy
Ink: Old Olive and Baja Breeze
Fancy Fan embossing folder
Seam Binding: Pool Party
Labels Collection Framelits

That's all for today, see you in a couple!                Mary

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Meeting Another New Friend!

Yes, I meet quite a few of the "stars" who are demos for Stampin' Up!  Here is Frances Martin, whose blog I just love to go to each day, also enjoy her video tutorials as well!  Frances was very sweet to visit with me about her black Lab, Shadow.  You all know how much I love my Labbies too!  You can visit France's blog HERE.          Mary