Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Try Stampin on Tuesday = Western

Here's my "try"  for the stampin on Tuesday Just had to use the Howdy from the old stampin up set Happy Trails  Baja Breeze :( sorry to see you go!! 
The brown/blue embossed piece is the acrylic distress technique
      1.  paint cardstock with acrylic paint - use a sponge or foam paint brush to spread the color- you don't need a lot just a thin coat.( this is the color that will peak through )
      2.  Let Dry
      3.  Pick your embossing folder and run through the big shot.
      4.  Using the sanding block, buff off the raised areas of the embossed piece and your background
           color will show.  Now create your card and wow everyone with your two toned card stock!!
I also distressed the edges of some of the layers because, well  distressed and roughin it go together!! 
Thanks for stoppin by     Try Stampin on Tuesday challenge 120 sketch

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Something Quick on Saturday #2

It's time for another Something Quick on Saturday!  and since the title is "something" I decided to show you something other than a card. 
     2 coasters,  the first I did with dsp, cardstock and stamps... I stamped with the stazon black and, then colored in with markers, I will need to use colored pencils next time as the ink ran a little.  Covered with Crystal Effects and let sit to dry, it is still a little wet and I'll probably let it sit for 24 hrs.  that isn't really quick, but it was real quick to put it together and then walk away to sit and dry.
     The second is my favorite and I feel a better way to do coasters:  Colored the tile with watercolor crayons and spread some by rubbing my finger over it to blend.  Stamped with the black stazon pad and then took outside and sprayed with acrylic sealer, let it sit to dry while I baked some cookies, then sprayed again when I took the clothes out to hang on the closeline.  I think I have put 3 coats on now and it is 5p.m.  Well what do you think?  These would be great inexpensive gifts for any  occassion as you could personalize them to  the individuals liking.. Have a great Sunday, and try a little something different with your stamps and supplies.

Friday, May 24, 2013

challenge combo. TSSC264 + JAI166

When I saw this color combination I thought of the Zoo Review stamp set.  I hope that it was okay with the challenge(just add ink) to add the black.  Thought is would be neat to combine a sponged background with a challenge so when I saw the TSSC layout decided to give it a try.  Here's the color combination, sketch and mine.  Decided not to post for the JAI since I did add the black.  but I sure did enjoy making this card.
All the sponging was done with midnight muse, crumb cake, and Lucky Limeade I added the black at the base of the card because I thought it would look better.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Simple and Quick!!

Another freshly made sketch challenge, this time I teamed it up with the just add ink color combination challenge;  I needed to make a quick card and this was it.  Ran both whisper white and midnight muse through the big shot with the cloudy day embossing folder ( which I just realized was NOT in the new catalog, bummer)  Then stamped and cut out the hot air balloons from the UP,up and away stamp set.  Used the Lucky limeade and Crumb cake for this step.  Stamped the happy birthday in the midnight muse.  I always need birthday cards and this one will be great for all the males in this extended family.  Thanks for looking.

Perk up !! It's Hump Day

Hump Day is the middle of the work week.  My father usually calls me around noon on Wednesdays since that is truely the hump time of the week by now half of the week is done and half still to go.  So I thought we could all use a little perk up with a  coffee card.  I know it  reads: a morning without coffee... is like sleep     but I decided it applies to this special day of the week.  Happy Hump Day to your all!!

Stamp Set;  Morning Cup
Card Stock; new color Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight, Glossy White(discontinued)
Ink: Staz On,  Daffodil Delight, Smokey slate, pink(?)
Accessories, Polka Dot Embossing folder, Ovals Framelit(to create the white oval space- did not use to cut)  square punch (to create the flag ends)  corner rounder,  white crayon (non stampin' up)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


I have had this orange  Your how old  piece laying on my desk for quit a while and decided to use it in this challenge.  The colors tangerine tango and tempting turquoise are such bright cheery colors and suitable for either male or female.  I really like how it turned out,  the candles are a builder wheel called Candle Crazy it is being discontinued BUT the new Stampin' Up catalog will have a jumbo candle wheel!! Think it will be a great one to get and maybe sometimes pair up with the little one.  Here is the sketch layout:
 Here is my vision:

Monday, May 20, 2013

Friday Mashup 110 - Bloomin

Hello, it's Monday and I thought we all could use a little smile with a flower card.  I planted flowers this past weekend, hanging pots for my front porch and a few to sit around.  I have one small round bed that gets full sun and I bought some Dahlias to put in it.  So this card is an easy one and for all you flower lovers!!

Stamp Set;  Blooming with Kindness, Occassions Alphabet
Card Stock;  New In color Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories; Calypso Coral Bakers Twine, Mosiac Maddness Punch
Directions for this type of card are below called Triple Time; all I did was used 2 layers instead of three.  It is easy and quick so give it a try!  thanks for coming to Vicki's Visions

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Something Quick on Saturday!

I have been seeing some demonstrators posting with old stampin' up sets and since I have MANY older sets decided to do a weekly post fearuring them.  I decided that since Saturdays can be busy I'd best try to make it a quick card.  So to launch this new weekly posting (I hope I'll keep it up) here is my first posting and I do hope you'll come back again to see another Something Quick on Saturday!!

Friday, May 17, 2013

PPA 159 Poppies

Wow!! I've posted something every day this week!  I wanted to do something for the Pals Paper Art Challenge :  I saw some deep red poppies today so they were my inspiration.  I love this background stamp, I will be pulling it out again. Here is their layout and below is my sample. thanks for looking!

Stamps: Pleasant Poppies Background, Feel Goods
Card stock;  Whisper white, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso (core'dinations)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Pool Party
Accessories:  Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Modern Mosaic, Embossing Folder, Sanding Block

Thank you so much for looking, I have really enjoyed the challenges!!  Why don't you skip over to one and try it. Just click on the blog icon on the left and it will take you directly to that home page.  Have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

combo challenge: FMS86 + CCMC252

I decided to do a combination of 2 challenges,  Freshly Made Sketches and the color challenge, soft suede, sahara sand, so saffron.  I stamped the butterfly with soft suede on so saffron then covered it with versa mark and ran it through the polka dot embossing folder, covered with clear embossing powder and heat set to make it look kinda glassy I don't think this step shows up in the picture.  I made my decorative border on the soft suede piece with the petite curly label punch. Mounted all on Sahara Sand, Oh so easy to do: here's how 1.  draw a line on your cardstock
                        2.  line up the middle "pointy" part on the side of the punch with the line and then
                       3.  continue this process across the card stock and there you have a decorative piece with a punch that you may not have thought to use in this way!!                 
I colored the ribbon Sahara Sand with a sponge and stamp pad -  don't forget to do both sides :)
Punched out two petite labels cut the sahara sand one in half to use as a partial border and make the sentiment stand out a little.  I stamped the saying from Petite pairs using the soft suede marker and color-selecting what I wanted to stamp from one of the sayings.  

Well that's all for today, I sure do thank you for looking and sure would love to get some comments, have a great day

Petite Pocket gift basket and card

I didn't write down all the supplies it took to make this assemble if your interested in them just leave me a comment and I'll try to put it together. the petite pocket Bigz XL die is being discontinued and won't be available to  purchase after the 31st of May. thanks for looking have a great day.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pool Party flowers

1.  stamped flowers on pool party with versa mark stamp pad, added white embossing powder and heat set.
2.  Used the fine tip end of the pool party marker to trace inside each petal next to the embossing - since it is raised it is easy to stay inside the petals.
3.  ran to top of this piece that is empty through the big shot with the fancy fan embossing folder
4.  added the black ribbon to front and taped on the back. 
5.  added the tie to the front, I wanted the ribbon to fall on the opposite side of the card than the flowers so I acutally layed the ribbon from the top left corner down over the flowers then tied and the ribbon layed opposite from how it was originally.
6.  Layered onto a piece of basic black card stock cut just an 1/8 th of an inch bigger than the pool party piece;  I just love this very little layer!!!
7. Mounted all onto whisper white
 Close up on flowers;

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

MOJO 293 The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors meets up with MOJO Monday I know it is Tuesday but I ws busy yesterday and didn't get this sketch done.  Again I decided to turn the card since I was using the woodgrain folder.  One of the best things is to have a big pot of camp stew cooking over the fire! The clear sky and a cool breeze blowing in the trees can't be beat. Sitting around a camp fire being away from all the noise and conviences is a great experience that our family enjoys, course with 4 boys it was inevitable. 

Stamp room

 2 garage sale bookcases full !!  My desk sits beside a file cabnet that has my cardstock in it. Stamp pads easily picked from the wooden twirly holder on the corner of the desk. I also have an old microwave stand that has my big shot and it's supplies on.  What else would you have in a stamp room than a clock that has been stamped!!  :) 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge - TSSC 263

I turned my card, We have a ton of men and boys in this family so designed for that side of  the family guess this one is for the next 13 year old!!
thanks for looking
Patterened Party, Banner Greetings(hostess 2013-14)
Pacific Point, Old olive, Bashful blue, pumpkin pie
Accessories:  Early Espresso Baker's Twine DSP Brights pattern stack

Saturday, May 11, 2013

SUOC70- butterflies

I have another one:  Stampin' Up Only Challenge, just found and decided to enter- the challenge is Butterflies.  Who doesn't love them?  Decided to do something different than what I usually do and this is the result.  I left the indigo blue folded with a message inside so the butterfly would appear to be flying above the ground.  Thought when done I should have maybe used the same pool party  color as the background oh well it is as it is.  Glad I found this challenge I like that it uses all Stampin' Up supplies since I love their products and enjoy being a demonstrator.  thanks for looking!
Stamps:  Best of Butterflies, Banner Greetings(hostess 22013-14)
Card Stock: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Natural White, Black (intenea) DSP Pattern paper brights
Ink;  Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive, Island Indigo(on message inside blue pop cloud)
Accessories;   Big Shot, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Butterfly Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits Adorning Accents Edgelits

Friday, May 10, 2013

FMS85 and northern lights

decided to try my had at the freshly made sketches challenge again.  I have to credit Melissa B. for the Northern Lights tutorial, she can be found at porchswingcreations, thanks Melissa.  I used her Lights design so not sure if this can be in the challenge but I loved the look and decided to incorporate it in my card.  Thanks for looking.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Stamp Camp May 14

I have a class that I do once a month at a Retirement apartment with a dear stamping friend Margaret.  Many of the attendies love to stamp so we get together and I have a stamp camp for them.  They make 2 cards and I HAVE to keep it simple.  So over the past year and half I have been pulling out old sets from time to time,  they wanted flowers this month.  Decided to do  something different on this first one and do the flowers on the flower pot shaped card. The second card uses another old set that I'm hoping they will be able to do with the three stamps to give the rose layers!!!  :)  I'm trying to decide if I need to go ahead and rip the paper for them, not sure I want to tackle 10 of them the day of the stamping!! 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Poppies for the challenge FMS84

this is the card I made for the challenge.  I turned it then stamped the Poppies in Calypso on a piece of the new in color Crisp Cantaloupe.  added a piece of Pool party that had been embossed with the Lattice folder onto a naturals white strip.  I made the flower out of milk filters that my son uses to strain his goat milk(yes it was washed) I dyed it then punched with the Decorative Label, cut the pieces in half, layered them,held together with a brad then formed the petals. Decided there wasn't room for the sentiment I wanted on the white so I used the new hostess set I got free Banner Greetings stamped in Cantaloupe,layered on Calypso and hung from the flower with Calypso bakers twine.  Hope that's not as clear as mud.  thanks for stoping to look.

PPA challenge: 158

My first try at a challenge:  always look and decided today that it was all good and fine to look but why not challenge myself and try.  Thanks for looking

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Stamping with Carole

I always enjoy stamping with Carole, we have such a good time together and  both love to STAMP!!  We decided to do some sponging + stamping.


TSOT 591. Fun panel card

 Our technique this time is layering. I decided to not follow the sketch and just do some layering. I’m not sure this is what they really me...