Friday, February 28, 2014

Envelope gift bag

Gift bag made from an Envelope: it is sooo easy you'll never have to buy another gift bag if you learn how to make these!!  I will show you and your friends how, just book a party and let the fun begin!!!  You can contact me at vmilyard@gmail.com

Thursday, February 27, 2014

PPA 193

Decided to do a little stamping  since I didn't have something posting today . I was checking out the challenges and decided that the PPA one would work with this background watercolor paper.  I have been trying different colors and ways to do this technique - not sure what it's called -  take the stamp pads and direct to paper method smear the color on a piece of wax paper try not to overlap the colors so you don't mess up your pads, I started with the lightest color then went in with a medium and darker color and added some in the empty spaces. After you have your color down spray generously with water to get the colors to bleed a little.  Place the watercolor paper over this and press down moving it around just a little.  Carefully lift and set aside to dry or dry with heat gun if your in a hurry to use your masterpiece (if there is a place not covered you can try putting down again or leave as I did on this one and sponged a little color to cover).  Thought this one looked like a sunset sky, added a tree from Lovely as a Tree stamp set(I just LOVE this set!!).  Darling Dots embossing folder on the Tempting Turquoise card stock gave the border a little extra pizzaz and then copied on the turquoise panel down the front where I used 3 daffodil butterflies - embossed with the square lattice folder.  The punched Bitty Butterflies were made with the Window sheet, stamp pad, crystal effects, reynolds wrap combination ? on the name of this technique - maybe stained glass window sheet ?  I liked the black cardstock border under all this as it finished off the card nicely.  Oh yes I did use a post it note mask along the bottom of the watercolor paper to put a grass line on it, sponged around the whole thing with black. thanks for stopping by let me know what you think, I love hearing from you.
PPA193

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Stampin' Up & Copics

Stamping supplies and Copics meet up today,  I copic colored this Old set - Winter Wilma - it has been winter for so long that I thought it would be fun to use this stamp set.  Delicate designs embossing folder, Candy dots, Blushing Bride Card stock, retired ribbon.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Embossing with framelits!!

I love this look!!!  I had never tried it before and decided that it was time.  It really isn't hard - here is the layout for the Big Shot; cut desired shape opening with framelit leave card stock and framelit together setting aside the decorative piece for later use.
                                             1.  ALL TABS Open
                                              2. cutting plate
                                              3.  embossing folder OPEN- place framelit and paper (still together) on
                                            the smooth side of the emb.folder with the cutting side of the framelit UP
                                             4.  Rubber ( I have the one that stampin up used to sell)
                                             5.  a shim - I used a heavy piece of card stock- just play with
                                                 some different weights of paper all big shots are calibrated 
                                                 different.
                                             6. cutting plate......
Now it's time to run all through...when it comes out there will be a frame that is not embossed.  I think this is  so cool and can think of so many  different possibilities that can be achieved! Another great idea for the framelits and embossing folders why don't you give it a try!!
supplies:
Stamp set;  You're Lovely (SAB)
Card stock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Stamp Pads:  Crumb cake, Black Stazon
Pool Party, Marina Midst, Pacific Point on the window sheet
Accessories:  Deco Framelit, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Stamping Sponges, Crystal Effects, Window Sheet, retired ribbon, non-stampin up;  reynolds wrap, sharpie markers
 
 

Friday, February 21, 2014

CCMC291

I have had a busy week - I have been working away from home and that is unusual for me so  Thursday evening I decided it was time to stamp!!  I think I may have been going through stamping withdraw :)  on to this posting. I saw the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary and really wanted to use the simply pressed butterfly that I showed yesterday on it somehow.  The flower is a new to me technique: (I have another posting that has this technique on it earlier this week)  it uses stamp pads, crystal effects, window sheets and reynolds wrap from your kitchen!!!  I know that's not stampin' up but it is such a georgeous look  so sparkley!! the picture just doesn't do it justice.  I  added some color to the simply pressed clay with a reinker, rolled it out, then stamped in it, and left it to dry overnight.  I then added to the butterfly with the stampin' up markers, just outlined some of the lines with a darker marker and black for the center. It is hard to tell from the picture but I cut around 3 of the flower petals and popped them up for dimension.  The butterfly wings are also popped up,  thanks for stopping by I'll try to add a list of supplies used later.


supplies:  Secret Garden stamp set and framelits  Yippee-Skippee
card stock:  Island Indigo Pool Party Quatrefancy DSP
Accessories:  simply pressed clay, window sheet, (reynolds wrap) crystal effects,  Decorative Dots emb.folder, candy dots,
stamp pads/markers;  black stazon, island indigo, flower made with 3 shades of stamp pads, each gradually darker can't find my list, think it might have been daffodil, curry and tangerine.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Simply Pressed and framelits

Playing with Simply Pressed Clay.  I used the re-inkers to color it, rolled it out real thin with the rubber brayer then stamped into it and cut with framelits. I left it sit out all night and by morning it was set but still flexable.  Now to make something for these pretties!!!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Preble County Class Card Peek

I have been seeing this card design and really like it, made with the Scalloped Tag Punch, really easy to do...so if any of you ladies are looking Never Fear - Vicki's Near with the directions on Tuesday the 25th!!  This card also has a new twist ....  I saw this technique on a u-tube video - and we're  going to make some.  The little butterfly is the NEW look we will be doing on our card it coodrinates with this DSP paper pack that I am really LOVING so many nice prints - in the everyday occassions catalog.

 Close up of  the butterfly as the above picture doesn't do it justice- it really sparkles and shines!!!!!  I have been making up many other color combinations so check back to see what I've come up with for them.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pop 'n Cuts Valentines


 


 Two of my boys are still home these little boxes were left on their beds on Valentines Day...filled with CHOCOLATE what else  :)  I made these with the Card Base Pop 'n Cuts


 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Presidents' Day

Another you make me HAPPY card with left over supplies from the MOJO monday card last week.  I rounded the top of the banner and then wasn't sure I liked it.  I hadn't used the Arrows embossing folder yet and I think I really like it, I'll have to pull it out more often!!! 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Butterflies and FMS 123

I really wanted to use this "mosaic" home made stamped butterfly on a card sketch.  The freshly made sketches worked for me.  I made a slight variation- only used 5 butterflies since the bottom one was so large, hope that works. 



My home made 'mosaic' stamp.  Cut small pieces of extra rubber
and sticky tapped them to a heavy piece of plastic.   After stamping on card stock I cut with the big shot in my desired shape.


Stamps:  Yippee Skippee, Papillon Potpourri
Card stock and Ink;  Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
extras:  Big Shot Delicate Designs&Stripes embossing folders, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz, Elegant and Bitty Butterfly punches,DSP Rhinestones, retired ribbon

Thursday, February 13, 2014

You make me happy-MOJO 332


Yesterday I was home and had time to play - I made a mosaic type stamp from the scraps of rubber. Cut in small squares, rectangles and sticky taped them to a heavy piece of plastic. I can stamp it in any color and mix the colors up(stay tuned for a sample) then cut with the big shot and dies or use punches.   Here I stamped with Crisp Cantaloupe on the vellum and layered over Cantaloupe as the focal point. Little butterflies fluttering around cut out of DSP from Sale a bration catalog.  Soft sky cardstock embossed with the dots and then sponged with the coastal to make them pop more-just love this embossing folder don't you?  Selective inking on the stamp from See ya later finished off the card.

 




Stamp Set:  See Ya Later
Ink and Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Soft Sky, Crisp Cantaloupe, Vellum, SAB Designer Paper
  I used a variety of supplies, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Scalloped tag topper punch, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz, Beautiful Wings Embosslits

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sale a bration products!!!

Wow can it really be February already?!?  This is the card that my ladies made last Tuesday.  We used some of the free products that can be chosen with a $50.00 purchase.  Every year Stampin' Up has a mini catalo= Sale-A-bration that you can pick anything out of if you spend the 50.00.  There is a wide variety to choose from, stamps, punches, embossing folders, and for those who want it pre-packaged kits in a couple designs.  Here I used the Petal Parade stamp set, the Sweet Sorbet DSP that matches and some twine from the Sweet Sorbet accessory pack. The mini bookmark was made with the scalloped punch from the mini catalog -  Celebrate the Everyday (jan 3 - june 1)  Thanks for looking have a great February!



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pheasant Group

Here are the cards that my Pheasant group  made - I usually make these pretty basic and fairly easy, all the layers are pre-cut, and ribbon tied before I go.  They will work for valentines day or anniversary cards which is what they requested. They really enjoy embossing so I usually try to add that in some way to each card, the green Love card has the perfect dots on the green and the bird house card has the retired cloud on the blue piece. This is a group that pays me to bring cards for them to make and they don't buy products so I often use retired stampin' up and store bought(ribbon) products.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Snowed in and Stamping

What's a girl to do when she is snowed in?!!  STAMP  if this was your answer then you win the prize :)  We received snow and sleet and that has made me Not able to get out our long lane with the mini van.  My 5 men have been coming and going all week, course they all have diesel trucks that can plow through it!!  Sooo I have been stamping, cleaning, stamping, cooking, stamping, reading, stamping....  you get my drift :)   I have actually been enjoying staying home... I do get outside to water our chickens and to feed the wood burning furnace that we have but other than that I have stayed home safe and sound - stamping :) 
I have another challenge to submit. Freshly Made Sketches FMS 122  I have been playing with products current and retired for my Pheasant Group that I prepare cards for - they meet next Tuesday,(my guys will HAVE to get that lane cleared for me by then!)  they wanted Valentine/Anniversary cards, I will post them next week.  All that to say that this card is the result of  all that preparation.  I took the liberty of turning my card horizontally and then adding the top layers, hope that is okay.  It actually came together pretty quickly.  Thanks for stopping by...
Stamp Sets:  Retired hostess Darling Dots, retired A Happy Heart  2014 SAB set Banner Blast
Color/Cardstock;  Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories:  Banner punch and Decorative Dots Embossing Folder both from 20014 SAB and of course the Big Shot
 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Doubling up again!!

I'm back with another entry that I combined 2 challenges for:  Pals Paper Arts 190 color challenge and CCMC 289 sketch.  When I looked at the color challenge I thought everyone would be doing something for females or a valentine theme and decided that since we have so many men in this family that I would further challenge myself to create a Manly card that wasn't a valentine theme.  I have this retired stampin' up set - All Aboard that I immediately thought of with the gray the Blushing Bride and the Rose Red were the big challenge. Decided to sponge them in for a sunset background to the train.  The diagonal piece worked well for the train track stamped in gray with gray sponging to soften the white.  I tried one train on a piece of blushing and didn't like it so I decided to put it on white and pop it up as a central point. I used a plain gray piece and the Banner Blast set from the Sale-a-bration and the matching punch for the banners on the main panel.   Thanks for taking a look, what do you think of my Manly vision on these 2 challenges?

Pop 'n Cuts

hello, just thought I'd share this card with you that i made and sent to my sister Beth in Florida. I used the Pop n Cuts Die from Stampin' Up and an insert from sizzix.  I haven't had this to long and I put the insert in backwards, the card fastens from behind and it should be in the front.


Supplies:
Stamp Sets:  Perfect Pennants, Simple Stems, Best of Butterflies
Ink/Cardstock:  Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder
                           whisper white, Garden Green
Accessories;  Big Shot, Card Base Pop 'n Cuts, Floral Fussion sizzlits Secret Garden Framelits, Banners Framelits, Elegant Butterfly, Thinlit Label Card (the Hi cut out on the front), Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim,  Piece of Plastic to suspend the butterfly, retired glimmer brads.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Happy Valentines Day to MY Sweetie



I saw a box like this on pintrest and decided to figure it out myself.  It is a roll-up triangular box inside a sleeve.  The triangle boxes are held together with washi tape so it rolls up to form a square. It was fun to make and I think he'll like all the sweets in each box.