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
8-17-16
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!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Try Stamping on Tuesday #282

Hello everyone how are you?  I have to say that I'm HOT!!!  so this challenge gave me the chance to think of cooler temps.  We have had it really hot here in Ohio and since I have no AC and live in an old farm house AND I'm in the middle of canning season I'm really really hot!!!

Challenge #282 sketch is one that I haven't used before so it was a challenge.  I think I nailed this
on both the sketch and the suggested theme.  I chose the - anything holiday theme.
Optional Technique:  Beading / Anything Holiday Related


I used this cute old Stampin Up set: Snow Much Fun
Card Stock; Dapper Denim, Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Glossy white
Markers for coloring in details on images
Banners die, stamp dimensionals, softly falling embossing folder

Well that's it.  I might have a nice variety of holiday cards to send this year as it has been decided that we'll be having more holiday themes.  Now let's see what you can come up with for this sketch and theme.  Thanks for stopping by, I'd love to know what you think of my Vision of this theme and sketch.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

One sheet wonder #1

Not  sure what happened with this posting but it didn't go live, sorry. If you've been looking for it here it is!!  :0)
I decided to challenge myself and make a one sheet wonder pattern and cards.
        Now you may be asking yourself - What Is That?  Let me show you - here is the 8.5 x 11 paper layout. I took a piece of  card stock and stamped my pattern randomly on it. It's like making your own DSP. Then I decided on the cuts and made cards with them. I love this new stamp set - Love and Affection pg. 45 in the Stampin' Up caty.  There is a matching Floral Affection Textured Embossing Folders two small folders that match this set!  I decided to use only two colors  Sahara Sand and Dapper Denim.  You could use any colors for the card stock and inks with what ever stamp set you have!!!  the sky is the limit - we'll maybe your stamp supplies, but hey get creative and use your imagination.  If you do decide to try something like this let me know - leave your web page, blog name ... I'd love to see what you came up with.

                                                     My pattern layout ( I didn't get a picture of the page after stamping)
                                                                   I used a piece of typing paper to draw the layout.

Card 1 
I cut the 4 x 4 piece at an angle then sponged around it and the card base. Adhered it to the top and bottom of the Sahara Sand base.  I stamped the saying in the center and added a couple stamped flowers.


                                                               Card 2
This 4 x 5.25 piece was easy to used. Sponged again around it with Dapper Denim. Embossed the top S. Sand piece added my sentiment put that on a D. Denim piece cut a

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Try Stampin On Tuesday #280

             Hey why don't you Try Stampin on Tuesday????    :0)

You know it's okay to Try even if it isn't Tuesday.  :0)      This is a 2 week challenge sketch with the theme of Splash, I had fully intended to use both the sketch and theme, had a card pictured in my mind but life happens sometimes.  My 92 yr. old mother in law landed in the hospital.  As of this post typing she is doing well and should be going home soon. (By the way - she is amazing she still cleans house for a couple of  people, works in the garden, and is so giving and helpful to her large family.)

I quickly put this card together and followed the sketch only.  That is one of the reasons I like this site, you have the freedom to use or not use what is posted.  Here is the sketch used for the next 2 weeks, if you so choose.

Here is my Vision of this wonderful sketch, ( I may yet have to make the other card that is still floating around in my head)   :0)


Vertical Greetings Stamp Set
Card Stock:  Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Ink:  Brown, Sweet Sugarplum, Delightful Dijon  Craft White(rolled the circle in this to make it stand out a bit)
Extras:  Blooms and Bliss DSP,   In Color Enamel Shapes, Petal Burst Embossing Folder

Well that's it for now, I do love reading comments so let me know what you think of my take on this great sketch, and thanks for stopping by Vicki's Visions

Friday, July 15, 2016

Seaside Shore Stampin' Up Set!!

A quick posting - I made this box with a belly band for a thank you to put in the bag of a great customer !!