Friday, May 29, 2015

Blended Bloom

Good day to all of you!  My card today is a attempt to color with my ink pads and the blender pen.  Oh my, I really need to practice to get this one down, for sure.  I think the next time I will give the Aqua Painter and ink pad a try to see if I can do that better.

I did use some retired products: Sanded Background stamp, which I have always liked.  The white satin ribbon, 5/8 inch is retired too.  I use Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Crushed Curry and So Saffron to color in the image.  Lovely Amazing You is from the stamp set with the same name.  Then I sprinkle a few pearls and a rhinestone on the front.  Card stock is Soft Sky.

Well, I'm off to practice some more, I hope you have a wonderful week-end.  Mary

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Self-Closing Box

Hi to all, I hope you had a restful holiday.  We had rain for most of the days, so we stayed inside a lot, which gave me time to play in the craft room!

I found this cute self-closing box in my e-mails on Saturday from Frances Martin.  She made a video on how to make it and it is so easy to make!  The hardest part was tying the bow!!  You can see her video and direction HERE.


I think it came out Great!  You could use this box for all kinds of occasions too.

Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Wishes and Sophisticated Serifs
Ink: Memento Black
Markers
Card stock: Pistachio Pudding
Ribbon: 5/8 Satin-SU-retired
Gold Sequin Trim
Gold Glimmer Paper
DSP: Sweet Sorbet-retired

This box would be a great way to use up your retired designer series paper too!

Well, off to do some more crafting!  Mary

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Baby Banner

Good Monday morning, I hope you are enjoying your holiday today.  I will be doing work outside, if there is no rain, that is.

I wanted to share with you the banner I made for my daughter's baby shower coming up in late June.  My other daughter sent me a link to a couple of banners she liked, so when she was here a couple week-ends ago, I had her choose the paper she wanted me to use.  I used the banner blank that I have from the banner kit Stampin' Up! offered a couple Holiday catalogs ago.  I just traced the shape onto the back side of my paper and used my paper cutter to cut out the long sides of the banner, I wanted them to be straight.  We then string them onto the jute (found a kit with the jute and clothes pin in at Michael's) and pinned them as evenly as I could.  I then used the stencils from the banner kit to spell out BABY and used my circle framelits to cut them out with.  I used my Silhouette to size my elephant down to what would fit on the banner.

I love how it turned out, what do you think?




I used Whisper White card stock and the Designer Series Paper is from Michael's and Jo-Ann's.

I think I have all the shower items made, for now.  Now I want to make a curtain topper, pillows and crib skirt for the baby's room!  I better shake a leg, August will be here sooner than later!

Mary

Friday, May 22, 2015

Yippee-Skippee

Have you ever gone into your craft room and try to stamp or craft and everything seems to go wrong?  Well that is what happened to me with this card!  This is actually my second try on this card and when I went to mount the card front to the card base, of course, I got spots on the front, grrr!  So please over look my mistakes.

I copied this card made by Belinda B.  On the inside I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment.  I didn't have the same ink that she used for the red on her watermelon, so I used Cherry Cobbler and stamped it off once.  I used Mossy Meadow for the rind and I also stamped that off once too.  The seeds were made with a small heart punch, which I trimmed to look like seeds.  It is a easy card to make, if you are suppose to, lol!  Oh the stamp sets I used where Work Of Art and Yippee-Skippee.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday week-end too!  Mary

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Catalog Transition Day

Order now before the Host Benefits change.                                                     
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The sales periods for the 2014-2015 annual catalog, the 2015 occasions catalog, and the 2015-2016 annual catalog will overlap on June 2 in all markets. Please note the following about the transition day of June 2:
  • All carryover items from the 2014-2015 annual catalog and 2015 occasions catalog will keep their 2014-2015 prices on June 2, while brand-new items in the 2015-2016 annual catalog will follow the 2015-2016 printed price. Beginning 3 June, all 2015-2016 pricing will take effect.
  • Current host program benefits will remain in effect on June 2. Beginning June 3, all new host benefits (Stampin’ Rewards) will take effect.
  • On June 1, hosts may choose host items from the 2014-2015 annual catalog, the 2015 occasions catalog, or the 2015-2016 annual catalog.
  • Beginning June 3, hosts will no longer be able to choose host items from the 2014-2015 annual catalog or the 2015 occasions catalog, and the new Stampin’ Rewards program will begin.
  • On June 2, all Online Store categories will be replaced with new categories in support of the 2015-2016 annual catalog. The new categories will contain NEW and CARRYOVER items in the 2015-2016 annual catalog. All other items will be searchable and orderable, but not categorized. The Retiring Products category and any remaining available items will be active through June 2.
So, the last day to earn the Host Benefits, as shown in the 2014-2015 catalog, will be June 2nd, ($25, for a $150 order, and up,)  page 236. On June 3rd, the new Host Benefits, as show on page 178 of the new 2015-2016 catalog will start. 
If you have items in the 2014-2015 Catalog,  or Occasions Catalog ….order now and earn the higher benefits.  
Order from the New Catalog on June 2nd, also at the higher benefits.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Just Kidding

Good Friday afternoon!  Little bit late today, been busy with work and finally found sometime to make this card for my daughter.  One of her co-workers is leaving, so she asked if I could make her a card.

I went on the hunt for a Going Away card and found one similar to this one on Splitcoaststamers.  So I loosely copied one like the one I made.  It was by Kelly A.

Here is the inside too.


I used the new stamp set called Just Kidding, which you can find HERE.

Stamp set: Just Kidding and Just Sayin'
Card stock: Coastal Cabana-retired and Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Best Year Ever-retired
Flower from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack
Basic Rhinestones

Until next week, have a great day!  Mary

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Elephant Wall Hanging

Ok, as promised, I'm going to share with you the cute wall hanging I made for the baby's room.  Since we don't know the sex of the "peanut", my daughter decided to paint the walls a medium gray and have accents of fabric in the yellow chevron pattern.  She register with a well-known baby company and one of the room ensembles was gray with the yellow chevron pattern material.  They showed a cute square canvas with the yellow chevron background and a cute elephant on the front.  Well the hanging was priced at $59.99!  Her sister told her NOT to put that on her list as "Mom can make that for you".  So good ole Mom set out on the hunt for a clip art elephant.  Image my excitement when I came across the same looking elephant!!  Can you say "happy dance"!!

Isn't it adorable?!  I got the canvas on sale for $3.62 at Michael's, they had them on sale last week three for the price of one, the background paper was .14 cents, the gray paper was .14 cents too!  I used some of my Tombow glue to glue down the background and the elephant with, so easy!  Since everything was on sale, my project, rounded-up, cost me $4.00 to make!!

So you see my friends, all of your crafting knowledge can save you big money!!

I hope you have a great day to……Mary

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Baby Shower Table Centerpieces

This past Saturday, my one daughter came into town and we worked on items for the baby shower.  We are having it at the end of June.  It will get here sooner than we think.

Now I made these with little milk jars that I found at Michael's when they had them on sale a couple weeks ago, but you could easily make them with the empty Starbuck drink jars too.  I also got the flowers on sale at the same time, as well as the patterned designer paper too.  After working with this particular paper, I can appreciate the quality and the weight of Stampin' Up! designer series paper!  SU is so much heavier and nicer to work with!

I carried the elephant and chevron theme onto the jars as well.  They look so cute in person, I which I had a better picture to share with all of you!

Stamp set: Zoo Babies
Card stock: Whisper White and Silver Glimmer paper
Ink: Smoky Slate
Circle Famelits
Scallop punch: non-SU

Back on Wednesday to show the cute wall hanging I made for the baby's room!  Mary

Friday, May 8, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Mega Deal

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Graduation Cap Gift Card

Well it's that time of the year again, graduation!  So I thought I would share with you the card I made for one of my client's son who is graduating from high school.

I found this card and the directions many years ago on Splitcoaststampers.  It is a great website to find all kinds of neat ideas having to do with paper crafting and much more too.  Also it is FREE, which is a added bonus.  You can find the information you need to make one of these cards HERE.  Oh, I forgot to mention, it is a gift card holder!



Where you see my name, right below it is where you can put your gift card or money in.  You can easily change the colors for the graduates school colors.  I did use my envelope punch board to make a envelope for it, as it is bigger than a A2 card.  You might be able to use a 5x7 inch envelope.

The two stamp sets I used are retired, sorry.  Card stock is Whisper White and Basic Black.  I had to make my own tassel, using embroidery floss, for the card also.  I attached the tassel with a black brad-non SU.

Thanks for stopping in, have a great day.   Mary

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Apothecary Art Birthday

Today I'm sharing the card that I made for my friend's mother-in-law, I hope they both like it!

This time I used markers and a blender pen to color in the stamp.  I felt the image needed something behind it, so I used the Hello Doily background stamp-retired.  I like how it grounds the image!

Stamp sets: Apothecary Art, Loving Thoughts and Hello Doily
Card stock: Whisper White and Perfect Plum
Ink: Black Stazon
Markers: Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Old Olive and Always Artichoke
Label Framelits
5/8" Satin Ribbon
Versamark ink
White Embossing Powder

Well off to make a Graduation card now!  Have a wonderful day, Mary

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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