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.