Saturday, January 16, 2021

Card Class - Pop-Up Box Card

I have a card class coming up on  the 19th.  I am going to show how to make a pop-up box card that will fit in a 4.25 x 5.5 envelope. If your wanting to send a OH WOW card (you know something that is totally unexpected)  these are fun to make and can be used for any design.  I used some new sets from the Sale-A-Bration and J-J Stampin' Up Mini, Darling Donkeys was a freebie and  Sweet Ice Cream bundle. This bundle comes with a punch that cuts the Ice cream  and the cone separately, the stamp set has 18 stamps, images and sentiments!!   The card really showcases the Designer Series Paper that coordinates with that bundle.  :0)   It's a great time to add to your collection as you can earn free products with every $50 you spend,  there are some Lovely bundles in the Minicatalog.   Just don't wait!! The catalogs will only be good through the end of February.  (In past years this special went through the end of March)


I decided to show a larger version, made this for my Father who I sure would love to see but he's in another state and a nursing home with "Rules" :0(   When my brother had him for Christmas Day and  he had to quarantine for 14 days,  he had no symptoms in that whole time.  I know they are being cautious,  just seems wrong.  We can go see him by appointment in a designated area at the home, 6 ft. apart, masks... No weekend or evening visits makes it hard for someone out of state to see him.  My brother can take him to Dr. apts.  No quarantining after that!   Ok I'm done with my Rant, sorry!! here is the card I made for him.  It took a bit of time cutting all those sea animals, seaweed, shells, and coral out.  It was definitely a labor of love, not one I'd mass produce.  

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

TSOT challenge 489 Freebies Card!!

 Decided to use another new set for this card layout. A Touch of Ink is in the SAB catalog and the designer series paper(DSP) called Paper Blooms are what I paired together on this card and they are from the Sale A Bration(SAB) catalog. So I guess you could say that this card  was made with all freebies! I used Rococo rose for the card base it is a lovely color and one that I haven’t used very much.  I took my colors for this card right from the DSP.    Colored the hummingbird with markers. Cut two circles the white one I dotted with night navy.  I needed my hummer facing the other direction so I used my Stamparatus and did the mirror image technique. It’s really easy to do, take your silicone sheet place it in the stamparatus and stamp your hummer on it. If you Ink it and stamp again you will ensure that you have a good Ink coverage on your silicone sheet. Be sure not to move anything so your image will be in the exact same spot, that's the "wonderfulness"😊 of the Stamparatus!!!Then turn your silicone sheet over and rub it on your card stock it should imprint nicely. I did this twice so I could fussy cut the wing and pop it out, you probably can’t see that very well in the picture.
Thank you for stopping by, don’t forget it is Stampin’ Up’s biggest sale of the year with the mini catalog coming out and the SAB catalog letting you get free items for your purchase. 
 I'm a demonstrator so if you are in need of anything and don't have a demonstrator just let me know in the comments below,  I  would love to help you out or answer any questions.  Be sure to check out all the other designers and if you could take a minute and leave a little love through a comment it would be appreciated.  
The previous posting was a blog hop that I was a part of. There were 35 of us and if you have a bit of time you could check out some of those wonderful blogs.  Our theme was Something New and most used new products from the J-Jcatalog.  
Now it's your turn to make a card using this wonderful layout. ps- I didn't follow the theme on this one - die cuts - didn't use one!  😌  The goal is to get you stamping so....... Happy Stamping!


This will be a mix up challenge
Optional Theme: Die Cuts Only

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop

  A new year and a new blog hop the second Saturday of each month. This is going to be so much fun and  I am so hoping I can do this every month. Angie McKenzie does a great job organizing the hop and keeping us all on track! Thanks so much Angie!  Better get yourself a cup of coffee, tea-we have a BIG list of  Stampers joining in on this months hop 35 in all, don't let that stop you from hopping.  If you don't have time to do the whole hop in one sitting then just  do what you can and come back later, we will still be here. 
   The most important NEW in our lives-- 2 new Granddaughters!  I know these two new little people in our family came in November and December of last year (isn't that close enough?) indulge me and let me show you a picture of them,  2 little cousins, 2 weeks apart. I think they are just adorable and I'm certainly NOT prejudiced.
Pamela Jane - Nov. 26th
Meet Hosanna Grace
Hosanna Grace - Dec 10th

Okay now onto my samples, I have been enjoying playing around with this new set  from Stampin' Up  January-June Mini Catalog - Fine Art Bundle. The large flower is a 3- step stamping process so you can get nice depth in the flower.  The set has 9 sentiments and then the large "just want to say" is a die that can be cut out (right card cut in gold), there is a total of 7 cutting dies.  I did not buy the designer series paper so I made my own back ground paper and used some gold flicks of gold shimmer paint. 
Simple but I think it's striking.
Another set of cards that I made the background paper for.
Well that's it for now.  If your hopping and get lost the full list is below with all the links attached to the name.  If you click  on the Anne Marie Hile  name beside the next blog badge it will take you to her she is on the list after me.  Oh have a fun time hopping :0)

                                                               JANUARY 2021


Angie McKenzie  ●  Jo Blackman  ●  Jan Musselman 

Tricia Butts  ●  Shel Anderson  ●  Libby Fens 

Gez Carpenter  ●  Sue Allen  ●  Karen Henderson

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Mo Rootes

Linda Moore  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Jill Chapman

Ann Krucek  ●  Susan Webster  ●  JoAnn Pollock

Narelle Fasulo  ●  Terry Hamilton  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Susan Simpson  ●  Danielle Kassing  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Ilse van Vliet  ●  Cheryll Miller  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith

Teri West  ● Chris Smith  ●  Melissa Gifford

Vicki Milyard  ●  Anne Marie Hile  ●  Aurélie Fabre 

Mikaela Titheridge  ●  Alejandra Gomez 




Tuesday, January 5, 2021

TSOT party time

 Are you ready for a new year? I am!! Our theme was or rather is party time, How about a birthday party. Our grandson will be seven on January 13. I thought  this theme and layout would go well for a birthday card for him. Are any of you familiar with Karen Burniston dies? That’s what this car it is made out of. It’s the Itty bitty ball pop up. I tried turning it into an ice cream cone, What do you think will he be able to tell that’s what it is?  The strip with the Happy Birthday is a belly band that slides down to hold the "ball" down until the card is opened.  I enjoyed making it. I do hope that you will join us with this sketch. I also used some new Stampin' Up products that are available the 5th I believe. Now is a wonderful Time to get something new as it’s sale-a-bration  time. That means if you order something for $50 you get a free item out of the SAB mini catalog!  Fun fun!


I turned my card because I needed more Height space for the ball ice cream cone, remember you can always flip the card, change a piece to a different shape, it’s your card make it your unique creation! 

Thanks for stopping, I’ll look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

TSOT #484 Merry

Hello and welcome, I'm so glad you stopped by.  I can hardly believe that it is the middle of November already and that Thanksgiving will be in a little over a week.  We are keeping things small this year for my families get together.  So far my Father is still getting to leave his nursing home and come be with us but I know that all may change.   How about you and yours, hope you will get to spend time with some of your loved ones.
I used an old stampin up set for this card, it just seemed to jump out at me ;)   This is one activity that I used to enjoy when younger but alas no longer.  I always thought it was such a merry fun activity so that is my "merry" theme😊.  How about you, what do you think of when you see this theme and sketch?  Sure do hope you have a bit of time to "play" with us.  Thanks once again for stopping, have a blessed day.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Joy of Sets Blog Hop - Thankfulness

 Thankful for so many things this year.  Some are happy thanks and some are sad.  Have you ever been thankful for a sad event?  My sister-in-law fought a battle with cancer the first of the year. We’ve all moved on since her “Home Going” on February 26th. This thanksgiving season will be so different! Since I now care for my mother-in-law in our home our celebration will be at a different location for my husbands family.  

Then my father went into a nursing home this past February and that has been a challenge.. If you don’t have a loved one in that type of facility  it’s like pulling teeth to even get to see them. Since all the Covid scare has been in this world I believe I’ve seen my father twice, wearing a mask not being able to touch him staying 6 feet apart-- traveling 2 hours for their allowed 15 minutes!!  He has the beginnings of dementia and this is not helping him at all! Hopefully if the facility doesn't change their stipulations we will be Seeing him for Thanksgiving!

 I have always hosted Thanksgiving(past 30 years) and love decorating my home for that season. This year we will be having Thanksgiving at my brothers house and my Father will be there,  yes he'll have to quarantine for 14 days after returning but he wants to come.

Goodness Vicki you say get on with the blog post! Well I just had to make a wall hanging for my home even though we're not hosting.  I bought the wooden Gather with Grateful Hearts wall hanging,  It's so easy to take something nice yet a little plain and spruce it up with a little stamping, coloring, and cutting  fun. What do you think? 

If your hopping around there is a list of all who are participating at the bottom of this post, next in line is       Pia Gerhardt    just click on her name and you'll go to her page :0)                                    

Thank you for stopping by and I would be so grateful to know what you think of my wall plaque.  I'd love to see yours if I've inspired you to get creative and add to something bought.

      Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with all that you are able to be with.  I know some places are still in lock down and are really having a hard time.  God will be with us in these troublesome times, just look to Him for peace and comfort.  He never changes even though this world does - He's the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  We can be thankful for that!!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2020