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...

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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...

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

(made for each other)

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Traveler Stamp Set

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

Something to Say Stamp Set

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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?

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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!

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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.

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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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06/18/2014

MANY THANKS...

Even though subtle, the color combination on this card blend well together - Sahara Sand, Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss. The color names (sand, honey and blackberry), mingle well too...

Thanks

I repeated the chevron design and the chevron angle several times.

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Lots of Thanks Stamp Set #129687-Wood / #129690-Clear, Sahara Sand Cardstock #121043, Hello Honey Cardstock #133678, Blackberry Bliss Cardstock #133675, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack #133701, Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Pad #133642, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821, Chevron Border Punch #132154, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, Linen Thread #104199, Candy Dot (Crush Curry) #130932, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

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06/16/2014

ZENTANGLE ART...

TitleThe Zentangle Method is a fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Their trademark statement is... Anything is possible, one stroke at a time.  I saw this unique art form on the World Wide Web, and wanted to experiment a little. It's my birthday today and girls just want to have fun - especially on their birthdays!


Zentangle
What better stamp to experiment with than...

BLENDED BLOOM

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I gathered these pretty samples from here and there...

Zentangle Art

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Zentangle flower

Zentangle Art fascinates me,

but nothing can take the place of my stamps!

Zentangle border

 

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06/13/2014

CARDS FOR DAD...

#1

I made this card a few weeks ago for my hubby and for this Father's Day post! The Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die was retired on June 4th, but he doesn't know about our retired lists. If he did, he might put 2 plus 2 together and figure out why I always need want new stampin' supplies!

Dad

 

#2

I designed this card last year for Father's Day. It has become the second most popular card I've ever made and continues to be re-posted and re-pinned over and over all across the world. I thought it was worth posting again...

Father's Day

 

#3

Hubby and I have kids and grandkids visiting from out of state. The granddaughters love, love, love, hanging out in my magic stamp room. It truly is magic! This is one of the simple cards they made over the past couple of days for their daddy...

Tie

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06/11/2014

SPOOLS FOR YOU...

Handmade cards (and crafty projects) that feature spools of thread, or any type of needlework, is especially loved by all who enjoy every creative aspect of sewing...

Spools

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set #132022-Wood / #126257-Clear, Soft Suede Cardstock #115318, Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock #131298, 2013-15 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding) #130136, Soft Suede Stampin' Pad #126978, Envelope Punch Board #133774, Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker's Twine #135636, Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine #135635, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Glue Dots #103683.

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06/09/2014

SCALLOPED FLOWER...

Here's another card made with the Four You Stamp Set. This time I combined it with the new Hexagon Hive Thinlit...

Hello

...and I used a simple variation of the three Scallop Circles...

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All it took was a slight tweak to make the scalloped flower. I know there will be questions so here is a simple one-page tutorial...

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Four You Stamp Set #130535-Wood / #130538-Clear, Old Olive Cardstock #100702, Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Old Olive) #130134, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Hexagon Hive Thinlit #132965, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch #118874, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch #119854, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch #129404, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, Crumb Cake Medium Envelope #107297, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

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