Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Holidays are Coming!!! and Try Stampin' On Tuesday # 290

Sometimes when I'm putting together a new blog for the holiday/ Christmas theme I feel like I'm rushing the year, we haven't had Thanksgiving yet!! The good side of this is that I'm getting many different Christmas cards done ahead of time. Have you begun yet? This will be new for me as I usually pick 2/3 designs and mass produce to send out.  

 Our theme is the Holidays are Coming;  are you one of those who love to decorate for the holiday?  What is the first thing you put out/up?  I'm more into the Thanksgiving season as my entire family comes then.    That being said, one of the first things I put up is the Christmas Tree.  
sketch #290 
If you look closely you can see the details on the dark blue piece - stampin' up - embossing folder.  The small dark blue piece with the snow flakes is actually done with an old wheel and craft white, remember them?   I used  Flower Soft - Polar White for the snow flakes around the tree.  Note to self and others, be sure your ink is GOOD and dry as the flower soft at the base of the trees has a greenish tint to it  :)        lastly I used some small plastic type snowflakes on the light blue piece to the right of the tree.  The Merry Christmas was heat embossed .

Thanks for stopping by, I'd love to hear from you, what do you think of my card based on the sketch, I usually try to follow the sketch and theme but you can do/use anything.  Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Try Stamping #288 Autumn Colors

Don't you just love Autumn?  I do, the cooler weather and the colors are just two of my favorites.  When I saw  the theme- Autumn colors I just knew I'd need to do a tree.  I've been playing around with water coloring and this is a new stamp I wanted to try.  The background is a Stampin' Up product in the new Holiday Catalog - Homemade for the Holidays Sept. 1, 2016 - Jan. 3, 2017. Wow did I really just type 2017, how fast time does fly by!!!  Seasonal Decorative Masks pg. 43 for $6.00 4 different patterns, many different uses and backgrounds to make, I really liked this one!  I placed the stencil over the card stock then sponged the colors on starting from the lightest to darkest.  I love Love LOVE this- it just called for a tree with fall colors!!! (I turned the sketch so my tree would fit.)

Here is our sketch and as I said earlier our Theme is Autumn Colors.  Do you have a spare minute or two, or three  :0)   Why don't you play with us, we would love to see what you can create with this theme and sketch.  But is you'd rather use a different sketch or theme that's okay.  Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by and checking out Vicki's Vision.
Try Stampin' on Tuesday or Not
     If you didn't come from Try Stampin's web site you can click on the name below the sketch and it will take you there and you'll be able to see all the other cards made from the design team members. Our challenges run for two weeks- two teams and they overlap for a week.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

stamping with Carole #2

Here is the second card that I finished after stamping with Carole.     This mail box stamp is from Judith Stamps, Carole bought it and we added the vine climbing the post.  I had bought the little letter stamp and decided I wanted to put in the mail box.  Do you get/send snail mail?   There is nothing better than letting someone know that you've thought of them and made them a card to let them know.  I need to do better at sending cards for just that reason.  In this high tech world don't forget to do this!!   :0)
Wishing die is from Simon Says Stamp- I cut it out three times and then layered it up.  Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day. (maybe stamping!!)   :0)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Cards with Carole #1

I ALWAYS enjoy my time when I'm stamping with my wonderful friend Carole.  We are sisters in our hearts, she is such a blessing.  I'm so thankful that the Lord brought her into my life!!  
    We Love to Stamp together and try out new products that we have gotten.  This is the first of two cards we made using Judith Stamps. We each put our own twist on the finished cards, wish I had a picture of Carole's to show. oh well maybe next time get together I'll remember to do that.  

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

New blessing and stamping for Try Stamping #286

okay I hope you'll indulge me I'm a proud grandma!!!  We have a girl!

Ater 4 terrific sons and 1 wonderful grandson and now we have a girl!!  She is named after my mother- Gwendolyn  (who is watching over us from above,  My mother has been gone since 2001 and I miss her still.) and her Great Grandmother Rhoda Mae.   I had to cry when my son told me her name on Wed. the 17th the day of her birth.

I made this paper to wrap the gift I made for her, I love to crochet and this is project was started YEARS ago when I was expecting my last son.  (I know that doesn't sound like I love to but I do and have made many blankets,booties,kitchen towels and.... down through the years)  After Philip was born I put it up and forgot all about it.  When the kids told us we were having a girl I remembered that I had started a dress and went hunting. (We knew it was a girl but they kept the name a secret.)

OK, OK  I know your not here for all that!!!  (but thanks)

Try Stamping on Tuesday challenge site is a wonderful one to be a part of and I do hope you'll play along.  Here is the sketch and our suggested theme. If you click on the Optional Theme it will take you directly to the Try Stamping web page.

Optional Theme: Holiday Blessings

Vicki's Vision

What do you think?  I do hope you'll leave me a comment.  I really would like to hear from you.  Thanks for stopping by and for letting me tell you about out new little blessing!!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Busy Days

We have had some busy times here .  A quick trip to Florida for a nephews beach wedding 8-9-16  it was beautiful!!

My son and daughter-in-law have their 2nd child!!  After having 4 sons, one grandson we now have a girl!!!!  Would you believe me if I told you I've been buying pink??

Here she is... our beautiful little girl......

Gwendolyn Mae
8 lbs
20.5 inches

Okay you say I didn't stop by for all that!!  show me some stamping!!
  I did have time in the last few days to get a little bit of stamping in. This card is for my card class on Tuesday the 23rd.  It is a pretty easy card but showcases the new Marquee Messages stamp set.  It has  16 different stamps in it and 10 of those are words.    The words will apply to many different types of cards and sometimes that is just  what is needed.
Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise card stock
Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Dapper Denim, Memento Black,stamp pads/markers
glitter glue, bakers twine, old DSP
Well I guess that's about it for now, I do thank you for letting me ramble at the beginning of this posting.  Have a wonderful day, and if you could/would please leave me a message and tell me what you think of this card.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Try Stamping on Tuesday # 284

Oh my, oh my it is that time again, when I saw this sketch I immediately thought of this stamp that I recently got to make a card for my sister.  She is a cat lover and I do think she will like this card.  Pile up the boxes/shapes - pile up the cats  :0)                 I even used the theme - paper tearing. (keep scrolling down to see the surprise on this card!

This is a new die also, it is a slider from Art Impressions.  So easy to use I'm sure I'll find many more ways to use it!!! Thanks for stopping by!!