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

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Watercoloring With A Acrylic Block

Good Wednesday to all.  I hope all is well in your part of the world.  Hubby and I have been down with colds, mine is a head one and his is a chest cold, so we are taking it easy today.

I found this technique in my e-mail in box last week.  Sandy MacIver shared a great video on how to do this, so I wanted to give it a try.  I'll share my two creations with you today.  It is really an easy one to do, just remember that no two cards will look alike and don't judge the background until you stamp your images, it really does make a huge difference.

The first card I did just like her video:


Mine came out darker than hers, so I think I need to use less ink with the more vibrant colors.  Then I tried a different color combo.  I used Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette and Marina Mist on my second try, and this is what I came up with.


When I saw the finished background, it looked like it should be on the beach!  So I use the new stamp set, High Tide.  I love how it turned out!!  This would have also worked with the stamp set Wetlands too.  I used Smoky Slate and Basic Gray for the lighthouse, as I didn't want the lighthouse to stand out too much from the background.  The grass was stamped in Soft Suede.

Now onto some Valentine cards and birthday cards too!  See you Friday!  Mary


Monday, January 16, 2017

Inside the Lines

Good Monday morning to all of you!  Yes, I've been missing in action again.  I had a tooth pulled last Monday morning and I just decided to take it easy the rest of the week.  Last night, my oldest daughter and I were texting back and forth about making Valentine cards for Wesley to hand out at day care next month.  We finally decided on a design and we are both excited to get them made and be ready for February 14th!  Last year Wesley received some V-cards, but my daughter didn't know that all the kids at daycare hand them out, she felt bad, but this year she will be ready to share too!!  I'll share it with you later on.

Now for the card I'm sharing today, this card was made using some of the new Sale-A-Bration free paper called, Inside the Lines.  This is right up my alley, as I LOVE to color!  I had cut out two card fronts for future card use and hated to throw out this scrap, so I used it as a practice piece for the new Watercolor pencils and the Blender pen.  I think it came out rather nice, what do you think?


I did use the retired Paper Doilies and Scrip embossing folder on this card.  I wanted the background to be simple so the paper would really stand out.  I mounted the paper on a scrap piece of Silver Glimmer paper.  This card will be going to a friend who has just started chemo, wanted to let her know that we are praying and thinking of her.

Thank you for stopping in too!!  Mary

Friday, January 6, 2017

Sealed with Love

Brr.... is it cold in your part of the country?  It was 1 degree here this morning and we had about 2 inches of snow yesterday, so the wind chill was -10 this morning.

I've had this card made since last week but just have been to busy with "stuff" that is going on right now.

I made this card to send as a thank you card for a online order that I received from a friend and customer, so I thought I would make a card that she could use.

The items that I used are from the new Occasions catalog and they are from the Sending Love Suite.  There are a lot of cute items in this suite too.


Here is what I used:
Card stock: Thick Whisper White and Whisper White
Ink: Real Red and Black Memento
DSP: Sending Love-Occasion catalog 2017
Red Glimmer Paper
Stitched Framelits and Layering Square Framelits
Love Notes Framelits-Occasion catalog 2017

Stay warm and thank you for coming by!  Mary


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Two New Catalogs Begin Today

Yup, today is the day that the New Occasion catalog starts and Sale-A-Bration too!

Stampin' Up! was having IT issues since midnight last night, but they now have it all fixed and you can begin to order, YEA!!


Click HERE to view the Sale-A Bration catalog



Click HERE to view the Occasions Catalog

You can also view the catalogs by clicking on the pictures on the right-hand side of my blog.

You earn one free items from the SAB catalog by purchasing $50.00 in products, can be from the annual catalog, clearance rack, or from the Occasion catalog, before shipping and taxes.  For every $50.00 you spend, you get to chose another free item, there is no limit on how many free items you can earn!

Now is a great time of the year to join as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator too.  Whether you want it for just the discount or work it as a business.  No penalties if you join and decide it's not for you, you get to keep your starter kit!  Contact me for more information!


If you don't have a Demonstrator and would like the Occasion and SAB catalogs, send me a e-mail and I'll be happy to send them to you!!   Mary