Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Over the Rainbow

Happy Hump day.  I hope wherever you live that you are all safe and sound.  We've had some pretty crazy weather this month, haven't we.

A friend of mine recently asked if I could make some cards for her.  Linda likes to send her friend a card every once in awhile to let her know that she is thinking of her, as her friend has had some medical issues to deal with lately.  Linda requested purple because that is her friends favorite color.  Now that the Holidays have passed, I have plenty of time to create!

I found this card, on page 21, in the annual catalog and liked  the look and sentiment, so I CASE'd it.

Here is what I used:
Elegant Eggplant card stock and ink.  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Old Olive and Marina Mist inks for the rainbow.  I used the Lots of Labels Framelits for my stamping background piece.  For the hearts, I used the Confetti Hearts Border punch.  The white satin ribbon is non-SU.

I also needed a up-lifting card, so I made one with Sahara Sand card stock and ink

Thank you for dropping in to see me, I hope you have a great day too!  Mary

Monday, December 28, 2015

Snow Day

I know Christmas is past, but I have one last card to share.  You could easily use this for a Thank You card too.

I used the Snow Day stamp set, retired, from last year.  I really like Snowmen and this one just brings a smile to my face and you can easily personalize it to however you want him to look like too.

I also used a retired Northern Flurry embossing folder for the background.  I made a boo-boo on the other side, thank goodness card stock is two-sided!

Thank you for dropping in to see me!  Mary

Friday, December 25, 2015

Sleigh Ride Edgelits

Merry Christmas to all of you!!  I hope you have a wonderful day filled with lots of love and good food too!

Here is a Christmas card that I made for a couple of special people.  I CASE'd Amy K on this one and love how it turned out!  See how to do it HERE.

The card base is Soft Sky card stock.  Other layers are Pool Party and Whisper White.  Ink was Pool Party.  The embellishment is retired from last year.  Sentiment is from Jingle All the Way.  I also used the Wonderland stamp set to make my snowflake sky using Versa Mark ink and Silver embossing powder.  Thanks Amy K for sharing how to do this cute card!

Have a wonderful day, Mary

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Gentle Peace

Well the countdown begins, Christmas will soon be upon us.  I hope you all are ready!  I know I'm ready.

Here is a stamp set that is still available for purchase, it is not in any of the catalogs, but can be found on line HERE.  It does make a quick card, if needed, or you can have fun coloring in the image too.

For this one I choose quick.  I used Versa Mark ink and silver embossing powder for the image.  Then I sponged around the image with Soft Sky and Night Of Navy.  Card stock it Whisper White and Night of Navy.  I used the sentiments that came with the set to stamp the inside with.  Nothing fancy but I like how the main image is the focal point too.

I hope you all have a great week and try to relax also.  Mary

Monday, December 21, 2015

My Dogs

Hi, I just wanted to share a picture that I was able to shoot one day of my dogs.  I was in the kitchen and turned around and found my dogs sitting all together.  As luck would have it, my phone was near by and I got to snap a picture of them!  I just love this picture too.

I decided to have a print made of them and put it on the front of a card base.  This card was sent to our vet!  Only stamping was the Holly and Berries on front and the sentiment on the inside.

You can click on the picture to see it better.  Here is the original

I just love this picture of them too.

Thanks for dropping by,  Mary

Friday, December 18, 2015

Awesomely Artistic

Good day to you all.

Today I'm sharing a card that I made using the Notecards that Stampin' Up! sells.  You get 20 cards with envelope for $6.00!  It really is a great value for the price.

I needed to make a customer a Thank you card for a recent order she placed with me.

This stamp set comes with a lot of different elements!  The sentiment does come from the Tin of Cards. I fussy cut out the label, which took all of a minute to cut out too!

I used Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede ink colors.  The flower centers were colored in with a Stampin' Write marker, Crushed Curry.  Another quick and easy card that requires no extra postage.

Have a great week-end and thanks for coming by,  Mary

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Woodland Embossing Folder

Happy Wednesday, I hope your day is going well.

Back awhile ago, Stampin' Up! announced that the Woodland embossing folder was going to retire.  Well, so many of the demonstrators were so upset because it was a wildly popular item in the Holiday Catalog.  I and many others wrote to Stampin' Up! explaining that we all wanted it still be offered.  Well, Stampin' Up! listened to us and it was announced that this embossing folder would be brought back and will be offered in the Annual Catalog for 2016-2017!

I embossed a piece of Night of Navy card stock.  Then I used a Sponge Dauber with White Craft ink on it to highlight the trees.  For snow I used a White Gel pen.  Then I took some Whisper White card stock and tore it to make snow.  I use the Two-way Glue pen and applied some glue to the torn edge and then sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds.  Finally I use the sentiment from the Wonderland stamp set and stamped it with Night of Navy.  I mounted it to a base of Whisper White card stock.  Another simple, fast and easy card to make!

Thank you for stopping by,  Mary

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Weekly Deals


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Monday, December 14, 2015

Paper Pumpkin #2

Hello to my blog friends, I hope you had a great week and also the coming week too.

Here is another version of a card I made using just the products that came in the November Paper Pumpkin 2015 package.  These cards go together so fast and I've been enjoying making them.  That is what I like about stamping and card making, no matter how stress or busy times get, when I go to my craft room to create, I come out so relaxed.  I hope you all do too!

Thank you for stopping by.  Mary

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Year-End Sale

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  • No minimum purchase required. 
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items. 
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last. 
  • Online customers and demonstrators can add non-Year-End-Sale items to their order. 
  • Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders. 
  • Following the Year-End Sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time. 
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Christmas Card

Hi everyone and good Wednesday morning to all!  So sorry I haven't posted to awhile but it was kind of sad around here lately.  Our daughter, the one who lives out-of-town had to make the painful decision to put her dog down on Monday.  Lucy was 12-1/2 years old and had cancer in her spleen.  She was a good companion for our daughter and she misses her terribly.

This is a alternate card that I made with the current Paper Pumpkin kit (November 2015).  I've yet to make a card with the instructions that came with the kit!  I found a Facebook group where people share their alternate ideas for the kits.  There are some really talented people out there who are so nice to share too!

I can't believe how many different things you can do with the product that you receive, some are even cutting the envelopes up to use for their cards!

Thank you for stopping in, I have some more to share.  Mary

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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