Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Scrapbursting - TSOT #369

    Ok, I have a confession I love the look of designer series paper (DSP) on cards that I look at on Pinterest, splitcoast stampers, and You Tube.  I have a lot of it but it seems I don't ever use up what I have from one year to the next.  I think I've finally figured out that my passion is stamping and so often I kinda forget about the DSP.  This theme - Scrapbursting - use up scraps of paper -  was a good one for me but let me tell you it was hard.  No not hard to make just hard because I didn't do one bit of stamping on the front of this card it is all DSP.  It was in the 2017-18 Stanpin' Up catalog and is now no longer available, so I need to use it up! :0)   I fussy cut the coffee pot, cups and coffee beans from a piece of DSP .  This card has 6 different patterns used on it from the coffee theme paper.  I changed the focal image from a square to a circle as it was in my whisper white scrap file and decided to "use it up"  :0)
    Thanks again for stopping, have you ever left me a comment?  why don't you, I would love to hear what you think of my visions or even if you have any kind suggestions on ways I could improve.  We would love for you to share a  card with us and this one would help you "use up the scraps".    :0)

Optional Theme: Scrap Busting (use up scraps of paper)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Let's get BOLD with TSOT # 368

Okay today I just couldn't decide which one of these cards I liked the best and since they are all made with new Stampin' Up colors I decided to just show you all of them. 

The one on the top left is made with Mango Melody.
Top right is Gorgeous Grape
Bottom Granny Apple Green

My bold sentiment is made with the new Stampin' Up set called Big Wishes, I thought it would be perfect for the theme of Bold sentiment. I used some Stampin' Up  Linen Thread, it is neutral and goes well with just about any color. The card front is a die I picked up and not from Stampin' Up. 

                                                  Optional Theme: Bold Sentiment

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

New Door Wreath

I have been wanting to do this for the past few months and every so often will work towards getting it completed.  TODAY was the day!!!  It is done and on my front door :0)

I took a swimming "noodle" and adhered the two ends together then covered with this ribbon I've had in my stash for a few years.  The wooden plaque was a clearance item from Walmart.  The flowers I made with card stock of varying colors. I was going for Gerber Daisies, Poppies, Peonies, threw on  a few petunias I had on my desk and some little blue flowers because my grandson said - make blue flowers Grandma. It makes me happy even if there might be to many flowers.
 What have you done lately to make yourself smile? I doesn't have to be stamping it could be anything that's enjoyable to you.  I wouldn't mind if you let me know in a comment what you thought of my Wreath and what you did for yourself..... just because it made you happy!     :0)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

TSOT color challenge #3

     Color challenges can be just that a challenge.  :0)     BUT they also give you freedom to use any card sketch your little heart desires. I used a basic card front nothing added except the front panel on  the card base.
      I have been wanting to use my color burst again and this challenge allowed me to do that, the three colors were used but because these are free flowing color crystals when the water is added I did end up with some green and orange shades.  I did try to limit that and think I didn't do to bad of a job.  What will you make for this challenge?  There are so many different ways to use these colors that I hope you'll give it a try.  Thanks for stopping and remember to check out all the other fabulous designer cards.     



Friday, June 1, 2018

Try Stampin Technique for June - Shaker

I love making cards that have a little bit of fun in them, pop up, flips, shakers just to name a few.  This month we want to see your shaker cards. 
I needed some more cards for men so that is what I decided to go with.  This jar of nuts and bolts will be a great one for ONE of the many carpenters in the family. 
I used current and retired stamps from Stampin' Up and my Scan-N-Cut to cut all the nuts, bolts, and tools out, that made it oh so easy.  After I did that I remembered that I had an old stampin' up die set that had tools in it- oh well these were smaller and I think look great in the jar.  The ribbon is from my stash - bought years ago. I glued some of the nuts and bolts to the window sheet but most of them are loose and will shake around.  I hope this will bring a smile to someones face.
Be sure to check out all the other designers over at Try Stampin

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

TSOT #367 challenge - Sympathy

Sending homemade cards is so special and I think when it comes to sympathy cards that is even more true.  It's sad when we have to send one but when someone receives it I think they may really appreciate them, I know I sure do.
I was excited to play with some new Stampin' Up products that I got and this is the first card.  I  once again turned the card so my metallic focal image piece would fit.  I used the new Painted Glass bundle, I think the  thinlits in this are lovely and quit different than anything I have.  The copper square actually is separate from the detailed outside piece, I just put it back in to put the rose on.        I stamped the rose in both Merry Merlot and Garden Green then used the die to cut both out, cut the leaves off the Merry Merlot one and layered them.  The embossing is one of the two narrow folders that come in  Petal Pair. The sympathy sentiment is embossed with some aged antique embossing powder that I picked up at a craft sale one time.  It is creamy and went well with the very vanilla.
Thanks for stopping and I hope you'll check out all the other designers creations, see you next week with another one of my visions.

Optional Theme: Metallic Accents 

Monday, May 28, 2018

The Impossible Masculine card for the Blog Hop

This is the impossible card but I have to tell you that it is possible! :0)   I pulled out some new and old stamps that I have and made a card for one of the home improvement/carpenters that are in this family.  The base was made with the new to me turnabout stamp.  So easy to do in my Stamparatus - that's Stampin' Ups new "power tool"  that will be available June 2nd when the new catalog goes live. Don't you just love all the new stamping "power tools" that are out on the market now!  There will be a list of all participants in this blog hop at the end of this posting - check them out!!!

So how do you make the impossible card, you ask.  Let me share with you just how easy this is!!
  (Video Below- this is something new I'm trying and not sure I have it right.)

A-6 card
 Take a piece of 4 1/2 by 6 1/4 (heavy weight works best) card stock  (some DSP won't work real well for the base as it isn't heavy enough, if you have heavy weight DSP give it a try.)

1.  On the short side using a pencil lightly draw a line on the down the length in the middle - 2 !/4
2.  On one of the long sides lightly draw a line from the edge to the middle line
       at 1 1/4 and  5.
3.   Turn the card 180 degrees to the opposite long edge and draw a line at 3 1/8th from the edge to the middle line.
4.  Now with your scoring tool and a ruler - score the section in between the 1 1/4th and 5" on your pencil line.
5  Three cuts is all you need, the three lines going from the LONG edges to the middle line.

 6. Fold this middle section up.

7.    With the card stock held in my left hand and the long side with the 3 1/8th cut at the bottom.  I take the edge that is shaped like a backwards "L" and flip it back.
That's it!! not impossible at all !!!  Now just decorate and have fun. If you're like me and watching a video is easier then never fear just keep scrolling down and there will be a video for you to watch.

Not sure what I did but this doesn't work

VICKI MILYARD  you are here