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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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.

LOTS OF THANKS STAMP SET

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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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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...

Hello2

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Hello3

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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06/06/2014

A PREDICTION...

I used the brand new Lost Lagoon Cardstock to make this card and predict it will become a favorite in the Stampin' Up! color family...

Really Good Greetings
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Open... Open... Opened!

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Really Good Greetings Stamp Set

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Bird Builder Punch

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Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack

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(Don't you love all these delicious colors and patterns!)

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06/04/2014

HUMP DAY...

Have you seen that HUMP DAY commercial with the camel? Don't you love that camel? You may wonder what Hump Day has to do with Legos? The answer is... Absolutely Nothing!  But since Hump Day is always on Wednesday (the middle of the week), and since after Hump Day the weekend gets closer (with time to relax and play), it makes sense that our attention would be drawn to Legos since they are a fun play-thing for youngsters and oldsters alike! 

Legos

I made the legos using our new Handheld 1/4" Circle Punch. And the two stamps are from the new Something to Say Stamp Set. I used one stamp on the front and another inside...

Legos2

 

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Something to Say Stamp Set #134177-Wood / #134280-Clear, Real Red Cardstock #102482, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Pacific Point Cardstock #111350, Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683, Real Red Stampin' Pad #126949, 1/4" Handheld Circle Punch #134364.

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Now... I must go out and feed my camel..

Lego Camel

Then it will be time for a cup of coffee...

Lego Cup

And finally...

I'll take a few photos of the new cards I've made for you...

  Lego Camera

I hope you have a really fun day!

 

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06/02/2014

BIG WAYS, SMALL WAYS...

I was inspired to design this card with the new Something to Say Stamp Set, and used the Big Ways, Small Ways greeting...

Something to Say

Big ways, small ways (big circle, small circle)...

Something to Say2

And notice in the top photo there is an even larger circle.

I will place it in the envelope as an extra memento, just because.

Circles3

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Something to Say Stamp Set #134177-Wood / #134180-Clear, Wild Wasabi Cardstock #108641, Calypso Coral Cardstock #122925, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, 2013-15 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Coastal Cabana) #130136, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Starburst Framelits #132967, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, 1-3/8" Circle Punch #119860, Subtles Candy Dots (Wild Wasabi) #130933, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

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05/30/2014

BLACK AND WHITE...

I have several cards made and ready to be posted here at Polka Dots (see below), but wanted to get this card out before the end of the month since two of the products will be retired within a couple of days. Can you spot the two?

Kaleidoscope

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Basic Gray Core'dinations Cardstock and Kaleidoscope DSP

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Gate fold card

This card looked nice with the greeting stamped inside...

Lots of Thanks Stamp Set

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DESIGN NOTE: This is such a simple card to make and for an extra touch, I will wrap the Organza Ribbon around the card before slipping it in the envelope. The recipient will love receiving a piece of a pretty ribbon.

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Lots of Thanks Stamp Set #129687-Wood / #129690-Clear, Basic Gray Core'dinations Cardstock #129956, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper #132995, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, 3/4" Circle Punch #119873, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430.

 

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