Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Try Stampin #322 How Sweet it is!

Another great sketch and theme. For this one I turned the sketch and put a lot of different cut out stamps on at different dimensions.  I used a set that was in the Occasions Catalog that I love since I bake a good bit sadly it did not get added to the new 2017-2018 catalog.  Living with 4 Sons and Husband meant lots of cookies, they are all grown now and working and my baking hasn't stopped.  I now bake cookies for their lunches and put in baggies in the freezer.  These cookies are restricted to lunch boxes!!!  Cookies in tupperware container are allowed to be eaten in evenings.... BUT I say....when they're gone they're gone!!!!  (Till the Sat. when I once again bake for the following week)   :0)                     (we raise chickens - alas the brown eggs)

Well you didn't come to read about all that, thanks for stopping and I do hope you'll join us in stamping.  (sketch card and theme below mine)


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Optional technique: Dimensional layers

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Try Stampin #321

Hi, My garden was growing, now everything is trying to learn how to swim!!!  In the past week we have had over six inches of rain!!!  We have two gardens and the one is lower so that is where my plants are swimming.  We may have to replant some potatoes if they rot because of standing in water for so long  :0(    We are covering the strawberries as they are calling for frost tonight and tomorrow, I really don't want to loose them this will be my first year to pick and they are looking really good and have berries already hanging on.

Here is our suggested theme and sketch,  I love flowers and decided to put that in the center of the card the flowers have a vellum overlay on them that had the small silver hearts on it. After I finished it I thought I should have used a strawberry set that I have and put three n at different stages of growth. Oh well maybe I'll make that later. Thanks for stopping, if you didn't come from the Try Stamping site you should go an see all the designers cards they are awesome!!!






Optional theme: As the Garden Grows



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Try Stampin #320 May Days

hello, another week has gone by and it was a busy one for me. I worked everyday at my part time job and I sure was glad to see Friday roll around..:0)

I was glad to get to my craft room today - Sat. -while I did some baking for next week and worked around the house.  I'll be heading to see my sister on Sunday.  The Dr.s are pleased with how well she is responding to the treatment.  Thank you for your prayers.

This card is  a first for me as the only stamping it has on it is the sentiment.  The background paper is designer paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog, I colored it with the watercolor pencils and used a blender pen on it to smooth it out. The  blue I added to the top piece started getting a little fuzzy from to much rubbing so I stopped and decided it was fine as it. You can't see in the picture but I put some clear wink of stella on the dragonflies wings.



THANK you for stopping by I do hope you'll join us and share with us your creation using this sketch and theme if you choose.

Optional theme: May Days

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Try Stampin on Tuesday #319

Life throws us challenges everyday, but some are more challenging than others.  Our challenges could be like that, some harder than others but it's always fun to see what everyone comes up with. 😉
This is a card I made a few months back, please forgive me for not making a new one, I've been out of town. Just found out one of my sister has  aml leukemia. Now that is a challenge!!! They will be starting chemo as soon as they get her heart settles down.

It is sorta round don't you think??? I made this card with the windows think die, it will fit nicely in an A-2 envelope. It has a rubber band on the inside so when it's pulled out it pops together. The picture above shows me holding it flat. The die is altered a bit so that it folds up over the back panel and lays flat for mailing.
Thanks for stopping and if you would, please send a prayer or two up for my sister Kathleen. I believe in God, He is always with us even during the hardest challenges life send our way.

Theme: A circular or oval card

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Try Stampin' on Tuesday # 318

Hey there, it's that time again.  Now I do hope that you've been finding time to stamp and have some fun, relax, and be creative.  I've been stamping but just not posting for a while, our internet is limited and I used a lot last month in the Magnolia March Madness on you tube with the Tilda stamps, I believe there is a video in a previous link if your interested.  Well on to Try Stampin!!

We have a fun sketch and theme if you decide to use it.  It can be a challenge sometimes but that is good for us, it makes us a better stamper if we try to go outside of our comfort zone-our usual.  I guess that's why we have the sketch challenge and encourage you to use it.  (but remember you don't have to...we just want you to stamp!!!)

Our theme is : A Trio of Words
My take on this...  :0)   
This was a quick easy card to make, some might recognize the supplies as from the April Paper Pumpkin from Stampin' Up.  If you don't know what that is it is a card/project kit that comes to your house once a month.  It has ALL the supplies in it that you need to make the projects, this month that meant 12 cards.  But there is always a little extra in supplies that you can use on other creations.  The kit comes with directions on how to make the suggested projects if you like them and want to copy.  It is a prepaid subscription which they send out on about the 10th of each month.  If you would be interested I could help you find out more about this great opportunity,  ;0)     just leave me a message and I'll get back with you. (or if you have a demonstrator I do know that she would be more than happy to help you.)   

                                Thank you for stopping and have a great day - it will be great if you get to stamp even just a little bit!!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Burst of color - Try Stampin' on Tuesday #316

I decided to use the suggested theme literally and use my new color burst powder! I had every intention of going with three flowers, like the sketch had three around the sentiment but thought it needed more flowers. I'm still learning how to use this new product but I like how the background turned out. What do you think?  Thanks for stopping by and if you would be so kind and have a minute or two please leave me a comment, thanks. Happy stamping 😄



sketch: optional theme A Burst of Color

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Extra Try Stampin Challenge #315

Had a card to make for a card class on Tuesday and thought I might as well follow Try Stampin's challenge.  Turned out nice I think and I hope the ladies enjoy it.  Be sure to check out the inside as it has a pop out.  I used the Balloon Adventure bundle in the Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog. This is such a wonderful bundle as it can be used so easily for anyone!!  I've got more from this set so stay tuned.
 click here if you haven't come from the Try Stampin' site and you can go see all the other designers cards.  If  you have come from Try Stampin' thank you for stopping by, I so love to hear from those who come and really do read all the comments.  SOOOO if you would be so kind could you find it in your heart to leave me a few words?!   Have a wonderful week and I'll be back so stay tuned :0)
Optional technique: three different patterns