Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Try Stampin' challenge 340

OH MY GOODNESS!! I can not believe it has been so LONG since I've posted.  My life has been just crazy the last couple months. Working part time, helping with Mother-in-law care, garden and canning, helping with sister that has leukemia. Three of the four took me out of the house. I was beginning to wonder if I'd ever enter my craft room again.  The work side is done now, I'm still heading out for care giving (away from home and out of town) but I am a LITTLE bit free.
Enough of all that, you came to see a card, I decided to try out a new Stamp set from Stampin' Up I ordered, I saw somewhere that Christmas is less than a 100 days 😱 yikes maybe we all better get busy with that little/big undertaking. I usually pick a pattern or two I like and make multiple cards. I'm still looking and trying out stamp sets.

Optional Theme: Petite Patterns 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Try Stampin 330

Wow it is already just about the middle of July!!  I knew that July was going to be busy for me so stamping is taking a back seat on my time.  I did get this card done I used this floral hello from the top of my desk.  I colored it some time ago but never made a card with it, time was limited so I hope you all will forgive me for using something that I had already stamped and colored . I turned the card so that the hello would fit across it and then put the three banners below.  The two background banners were made from washi tape. The background seemed to need something so I added glitter glue on it and smeared it around with my finger.

Thank you for stopping by - I do hope you have checked out all the other designers, their cards are lovely.  What have you stamped this past week?  Add it onto the Try Stampin Page and let us see.

You can get there with this link - try stampin on Tuesday
Optional Theme: Portrait

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Try Stampin' #329 Sending Love

I  decide to use a new stamp set and Designer series paper for this lovely layout.  I did alter it a bit in that I turned it 90 degrees so I could use the fabulous large sentiment that came in this set.... Hello Friend is the name, the DSP that I used is actually part of the Daisy Suite.  I guess the optional theme - Dainty and Neat could be interpreted many different ways.  How would you make a card with that theme?  Try it and enter your wonderful creation, work of art.  Someone will love to receive a homemade card that you made just for them.

Optional theme: Dainty and neat

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Try Stampin' #328 End of a Hot summer day

Hello everyone, I had a hankerin to do some sponging and decided to use this set. We've been into hay. that means long hot days, so that's where my theme came in.....Summer Heat.  I guess I didn't really follow the card sketch this time but you know what....That's okay go ahead and enter one of your creations, it will be greatly appreciated.  Have fun!!!!  :0)

      Summer Heat   This will take you to the Try Staampin' Site
                                                                     if you didn't come from there.  Join in on the fun!!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous #2

Hello, I guess I didn't have this entry to go live when I said I would!!!  That's what happens when a person who doesn't normally work full time ends up doing just that.  It has given me a better appreciation for all those who have to work then do house work and still want to stamp.  I find myself exhausted and I haven't been doing near as much stamping as I want, especially with the new catalog going live!! AND new stamps, dies and embossing folders to play with.

 This is the second card my group made with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and die bundle. They did real well with it and liked both cards. The die is shown on the next image for the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by, my work schedule should be getting lighter in about a month or two.  I can only hope since the garden and fruit will be coming on soon!  Have a lovely day.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Try Stampin #327 BOLDS!!!

Here I am again using this card sketch for two purposes. I decided to use the bolds and only used two colors that are in the new in-color line up.  Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist    I have a card class coming up and a manly card w as requested.  This card really could be used for anyone but definitely thought it fit the bill for a man.  What do you think?  My group makes two cards each month and if you come back tomorrow you can see the other card, made with the same stamp set; Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  My DT card for challenge 325 used the die that comes with this set.  I really wanted to show the ladies and gent that this set was quit versatile.

Optional theme:  All pastels or All bolds

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Try Stampin #326 Let's get Fishy

When your a crafter it is not impossible to find time to do what you love! even when it seems life is pulling you from all directions.  That is me right now, I'm not complaining just realizing that I can find time to stamp and enjoy it even with all that is happening right now.  Just in case anyone is reading this text and following/praying, my Mother-in-law is back in the hospital.  Thank you so much for letting me vent a minute.  Ok enough of that!

My card today is two fold, First made for Try Stampin and second for Fathers Day - it's right around the corner.  Hoping to go see my father, will you be going to see yours?  My dad has a large fish tank so when I saw this Theme I decided to do something fish related.  Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you'll join us - even if your life seems crazy find a minute or two to do something you love!!!

I moved and changed the placement of a few elements for this card but I believe I included everything that this sketch has. ( Psst.....You don't have to if you just want to stamp and not use this sketch though.)
Optional Theme: Wiggles and waves