Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Try Stampin' #298 (flub up)

Okay I really blew it this time on following the sketch and theme.  I really thought I remembered what the sketch sorta looked like and went with it. Goodness know where I came up with what was in my head but it is NOTHING like the sketch!!!  My only excuse is that I'm still laid up with this bum ankle and didn't recheck it before going to craft room and starting to stamp.

Every year we raise turkeys for Thanksgiving.  They are butchered the Wed. before and that way we have fresh turkey, no preservatives, no additives no......     We grind our own feed and they are also out on pasture some.  I am the host for my side of the family for Thanksgiving dinner which is celebrated the Sat. after Thanksgiving.  Yep it will be a challenge this year, we've had as many as 30 here in the past but thankfully our number will be down considerably this year.  I usually do Turkey and dressing and everyone else brings the rest of the fixin's.  I made this card to send out with the dinner list.  

I would like to make another card sometime with the sketch as I think it would be a great one, just didn't have time before I needed to get this up on the blog.  Now remember if you have stamped something share it with us, even it it doesn't match up it's all about having fun and getting us to stamping.

Here is the intended sketch and the theme is Gate fold card  ( as I said earlier ??? where did I come up                                                                                                                           with my sketch???)
Have a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends, it is a wonderful time of the year to remember all the good the Heavenly Father has done for us!!  (even with a broken ankle!! I could have broken my neck!! )  Bye Now

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Last Holiday card for Try Stampin' on Tuesday, challenge #295

I have so enjoyed making Christmas cards for the challenges this month,  I have a variety in my Christmas card file now :0)
If your following our blog hop, welcome, you've probably come from the terrific stamper Jayme  http://www.closetstampin.blogspot.com/  Thanks for coming along with us on this Hop  :0)  Just a reminder to leave comments on EVERY BLOG to be entered in the final drawing.

I decided to make two cards with this sketch.  This first one is more fancy and the second is a cute"y" card.                                    

                                                          Sketch to try                                                                                                     Optional Technique:  Add Dimension

I tried a new technique on this - embossing with a die cut.  You can see that on the green piece. To begin this process lets set up the big shot.  You will need two cutting plates and a rubber embossing piece.  Open the platform up all way and put a cutting plate down then the embossing rubber.  Lay the card stock on this and now it's time to get your die ready.  I tapped an embossing buddy over the die then added with a VERY LIGHT hand the versa mark ink.  Remember to use a very light hand on this as you only want the versa mark ink on the raised part of the die.  Very carefully lay the die cut side down on the card stock (once it is down do NOT move it as it will smear the versa ink)   Add your top cutting plate then run through.  Carefully remove the die from your paper and you'll notice that it has made an groove but did not cut clear through.  Now take embossing powder and add over your card stock  liberally so that it gets down in the grooves where we added the versa mark on the die.  Tap off and then heat set.  This is especially lovely with very intricate dies and will give you another way to use them. 
The die I used is called Holly Whisper from Anna Griffin
Our Daily Bread:  Chickadee stamp and die - cut out and popped up for dimension.
Card Stock from Stampin' Up: Always Artichoke, Black,  Whisper White
Colored with an assortment of Copic Markers
Accessories: Stampin' Up; Copper embossing powder, and Copper Metallic Thread
(Jennifer McGuire has a video on this technique and if I've done everything right you can click on her name and it will take you directly to the video.)

Second Card:  much easier and quicker

I picked up this stamp from a garage sale for my sisters Christmas card, she is a cat lover and I know she will think it is cute!!   I colored it with copic markers then on the back side I distressed the head and body of the snowman so I could add foam behind it to add dimension.  ( the card stock crinkled a bit on the left side when I added it all to the designer paper. I used a strong tape and tried to get close to the outside of the snowman and under the cat head.)
Card Stock; Soft Sky, Whisper White
Stamp from C. C. Designs - Roberto's Rascals - Grouchy Snowman DSP - retired Stampin' Up 
ribbon from scrap pile  :0)

I hope you've enjoyed these two very different cards and that they inspire you to do some stamping!!!  Now it's time to head over to   Sara Levins  -    http://theartfulinker.com/    

Be sure to add your card on the main page for Try Stampin on Tuesday or Not    or on the facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1624326894466151/      
Have a wonderful day Hopping around seeing all the great inspiration from the designers.  

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Basket of Wishes for SUO challenge #160

Haven't entered this one in a while.  Stampin' Up Only  - Fall Fun.   I really like this set and have used it in other posts.  Three different baskets, four fillers for those baskets and four sentiments, this one can be used all year long.

Stamp Set;  Basket of Wishes
Card Stock;  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Copper Foil Sheet  (kinda hard to see it's behind the basket piece on top and left side)
Ink;  Memento Black, assorted markers and blender pen for coloring
Accessories;   Copper Metallic Thread, Copper Embossing Powder,  Sponge Dauber, Seasonal Decorative Masks from Holiday Caty (love, love love these!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Thanksgiving bounty

Here is another easel card, I did tell you I enjoy making this kind of card  :0)   This one has a twist to it, it is a stair step easel card.

This stamp set is from the Stampin' Up holiday catalog, Basket of Wishes.  I'm a gardener so this one appealed to me, it has three different baskets and four different filler stamps.  It also has four different sayings that are so nice for the whole years use.  The strip below the leaf piece was made with the Seasonal Decorative Masks also from the holiday catalog.  I used one of the others in a previous post here.  They are so easy to use to make background papers. I like to attach them with washi tape to a scrap piece of card stock on two sides, usually left and bottom, then when I want to sponge on color I just slip my piece in and hold it down either with fingers or a small piece of washi tape.  It really helps keep the card stock I'm coloring to stay put and not move around.  Clean up with a baby wipe/ damp paper towel works great and it can be used over and again.  

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Ahead of myself

Oh my I just realized that I had Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenges 293 and 294 come up on the same day. I guess I was a little confused when I added these posts.  So that means you can have extra time to come up with a great card for challenge 294  :0)

I made it to my craft room again to get a Late Birthday Card done for a brother in law.  I have lately enjoyed using some of the Art Impression Watercolor stamps. I enjoy making easel cards, that way they can be set up. I add a piece of card stock to the back side soI have a place to jot a note and let them know how the card works  This one I followed a tutorial on You Tube for.  Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Try Stampin On Tuesday challenge 294

Hello everyone, I do hope you have had a good time with all the Christmas ideas that have been coming out this month.  My life has taken a drastic change, what do they say...one never knows what tomorrow will bring!!    On October 1st I fell down my front steps and broke both bones in my left ankle.  I have since had surgery, I'm now part bionic woman :0)  (ankle of  screws and a long plate)  I am non-weight bearing for the next 4-6 weeks!!!  (I worked ahead on the last 2 weeks challenges and had them done and preposted)

I'm so glad this little penguin hasn't broken his flipper!!  I had to make this card from memory as I had finally gotten to my craft room only to realize that I couldn't get my lap top in there with me to remind myself what the card layout was.  I did not do any piercing sorry.  I'm now in my queen (only female in this house, my birth name) Victoria "throne" lazy boy chair with my foot up, after working for an hour and a half  I was ready to get it up.  It is after 6 now and help has arrived to get me situated with the lap top.  Here is the card suggested layout I didn't do to bad at remembering, I think.   :0)       Try Stampin On Tuesday Holiday challenge 294

My card:  There is a little shaker on this card filled with snowflakes and a bit of glitter.  Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you'll give this fun sketch a try!!   
Thanks for letting my ramble above about life and the interesting ways it can change.  I am thankful that I wasn't hurt any worse and that the pain hasn't been terribly bad. I'm blessed that our two  Families have stepped up to be of assistance.  God is good!!!!

Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge # 293

Hello again, this is the third card for this challenge month, have you been following along?  I hope you've been entering some of your own creations!  This sketch seemed a bit full when I first saw it but then after some contemplation I came up with a card that I really like. The theme is A Touch Of  Fabric - so I used real fabric on this card, wonder if you can spot it.  I turned the card since my stamped piece needed to be larger.

The green piece is really fabric, I frayed the edges then I cut two pieces of card stock and taped them behind the piece and ran it through the Big Shot.  Thanks for stopping by, have you been to Try Stampin' On Tuesday's site?  If not check out all the other creations from the design team by clicking on their name above.  You can enter your own card there also.  Thanks for stopping by.