07/11/2014

TRAVELING BY TRAIN...

The TRAVELER stamp set has six unique images. On 06/25/14, I made a card with the Globe image and just finished this newest card using the Train...

Train Traveler

You can barely see it in this photo, but the smoke is covered with a layer of plastic from a Window Sheet to give it a little shimmer...

Train Traveler2

I used Candy Dots across the bottom. Does it remind you of a train track?

Train Traveler3

SPEAKING OF TRAINS... On our first (cruise) trip to Alaska, my husband and I took a train excursion while in Skagway. It was soooo cold...

Train1

But here's the best photo of all... We ended up in the last car on the train (the caboose). I snuck out on the back step with my camera and took this picture while the train was chugging along through the snow storm. Don't you think it's an amazing picture?

Train2

TRAVELER STAMP SET and

A DOZEN THOUGHTS STAMP SET

134510  131056

BIG SHOT DIE-CUTTING MACHINE and

TINY TRIANGLES EMBOSSING FOLDER

113439  133740

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Traveler Stamp Set #134510-Wood / #134513-Clear, A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set #131056-Wood / #131059-Clear, Real Red Cardstock #102482, Basic Gray Cardstock #131044, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Window Sheets #114323, Jet Black StazOn Ink #101406, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder #133740, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, 1" Circle Punch #119868, Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon (retired), Neutral Candy Dots (Smoky Slate) #130934, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

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07/10/2014

SUPER SAVINGS...

Topper


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07/09/2014

LET YOUR HAIR DOWN....

When I first saw the new Hostess Stamp Set, Let Your Hair Down, I envisioned making a card with a wild hairdo (well of course!)...

Let Your Hair Down

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Let Your Hair Down3

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Let Your Hair Down4

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Let Your Hair Down Stamp Set (Hostess) #133937-Wood / #133940-Clear, Crisp Canteloupe Cardstock #131298, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Fringe Scissors #133325, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, 1/4" Handheld Circle Punch #134364, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Crisp Canteloupe Thick Baker's Twine #135636, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

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07/07/2014

ALL ABLOOM...

There's no question that summer is really and truly here because everything, everywhere is ALL ABLOOM...

All Abloom

All Abloom3

All Abloom2

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Hey You Stamp Set #134516-Wood / #134519-Clear, Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Project Life Corner Punch #135346, 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319, Neutrals Candy Dots (Black) #130934, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

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07/04/2014

HAPPY 4TH...

FIREWORKS

 

When darkness falls at our place, kids, grandkids, great grandkids and lots of extended family members will gather to shoot off fireworks as we have done for dozens and dozens of years. While the kids, dads, grandpas, brothers, nephews and uncles play with fire (literally), the rest of us (moms, grandmas, sisters, nieces, and aunts), will be sitting comfortably in lawn chairs, watching and praying that everyone will be safe. The best part of all is being together as a family! Of course... After the fireworks, we always have something good to eat. This year it is strawberry shortcake topped with ice cream or whipping cream or both! I'd love to hear what YOU are doing today!

God Bless America

 

07/02/2014

ENCOURAGEMENT...

Joyce Meyer

 

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06/27/2014

QUILT FOR YOU...

Every once in a while I get the urge to do some quilting. Such was the case when I made this card for you...

Quilt

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Quilt2

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set #132022-Wood / #126257-Clear, Soft Suede Cardstock #115318, Hello Honey Cardstock #133678, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack #133701, Early Espresso Stampin' Pad #126974, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Argyle Embossing Folder #127750, Linen Thread #104199, Designer Buttons (Regals) #130029, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Glue Dots #103683.

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06/25/2014

CHANGE THE WORLD...

One of the notable stamp sets in the new Stampin' Up! catalog is TRAVELER. My first experiment was with the globe image. I'll be using the other five stamps out of this set within the next few weeks and look forward to the creativity they will surely inspire...

World

The Woodgrain Embossing Folder and Sponging

worked well together...

World2

Don't you think the globe image and this greeting was M.F.E.O.

(made for each other)

World3

Traveler Stamp Set

134510

The variety of greetings in this set are fun and fabulous...

Something to Say Stamp Set

134177

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Traveler Stamp Set #134510-Wood / #134513-Clear, Something to Say Stamp Set #134177-Wood / #134180-Clear, Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128, Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953, Marina Mist Cardstock #119682, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pad #126979, Crumb Cake Stampin' Pad #126975, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, Blender Pens #102845, Stamping Sponges #101610, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821, Large Oval Punch #119855, Modern Label Punch #119849, Vintage Trinkets (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

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06/23/2014

WISH BIG...

Throughout my years as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I've always been surprised at which cards turn out to be the most popular with workshop guests and online viewers. Sometimes I design a card thinking it will be a knockout favorite, but it isn't. Other times, I come close to discarding a card because I don't like it, but that's the one that scores the best. Just for the record, I really like this card...

Wish Big

But the big question is... Do you like it?

Wish Big2

I sure hope you do...

Wish Big3

Matching envelope too...

Wish Big4

DESIGN NOTE: To make the perfect waves at the top of the card, I used the Simply Scored Border Plate and scored the wave line. Then I carefully cut on the score line with Paper Snips. Presto! WAVES!

Waves Border


SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set #131056-Wood / #131059-Clear, Night of Navy Cardstock #100867, Pool Party Cardstock #122924, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Maritime Designer Series Paper (Whale) #133696, Night of Navy Stampin' Pad #126970, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder #133520, Simply Scored Border Plate #126192, Large Oval Punch #119855, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, Project Life Corner Punch #135346, 1/8" Handheld Punch #134365, Whisper White Baker's Twine #124262, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

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06/20/2014

CAMERA ART...

I have a collection of old cameras pictured below,

and here's one I made out of papers...

Camera

Film border

I used Stampin' Dimensionals to give the lens a 3-D appearance.

Camera2

Does it classify me as a hoarder because I save things???

Cameras

Some of you won't even know what this is...

Old film

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Basic Gray Cardstock #121044, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Silver Foil Sheets #132178, Designer Series Paper Neutral Color Collection Stack 2013, Envelope Punch Board #133774, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Circles Collection Framelits #130911, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, 1-3/8" Circle Punch #119860, 1-3/4" Circle Punch #119850, Word Window Punch #119857, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, Owl Builder Punch (small circle) #118074, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Paper-Piercing Pack (Essentials) #126187, Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon #119261, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

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