Friday, July 19, 2013

Flashback Friday

One of the first stamp sets I bought and this card was made years and years ago.  I may have to pull this set out and add some ink to them  :)  !!  Have a great day.  don't forget - I CAN show you how to make beautiful hand made cards AND you do not need to be artistic!!  (the gentleman in my stamping group even told me this last month!!  he was amazed how easy it is!!!)  Now how about you?  I'm sure once you try it you too will see just how easy and rewarding it is to make a handmade card for others!!  I would love to help you.  You can contact me at Hurry now your just one posting away from creating fun!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wax paper resist

 this is a fun way to use your embossing folders and add color to you white cardstock. 
1.  cut a piece of wax paper the size of your embossing folder
2. take 2 pieces of shimmery white cardstock (glossy works great if you have any)
3.  sandwich the wax paper between the shimmery cardstock (or the glossy sides)
4. put your sandwich between a piece of scrap paper (to protect your iron from the wax)
5. set your iron on the cotton setting then press and hold for 10 seconds move and press and hold again. DO  NOT run it back and forth as the image will not be as crisp and nice.
6.  Take the wax paper our and now you have two pieces with the design of your embossing folder - no they are  sort of like a positive and one negative.
7. Using the stamp pads and brayer add color to the piece, as you add the color the design will appear, when finished rub an old cloth or paper towel over to get the extra ink off.
8.  NOW makd a card, use as a background or cut and use in any way you like.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Christmas in July

I just found a new challenge site and since they didn't have many players thought I'd like to submit a card.  I was in the "need" to stamp anyway!!  :)  I combined 2 old sets that I absolutely loved with some of the current.  Stamps: the Sounding Joy, First Christmas
                                  Cardstock;  Midnight Muse, whisper white
                                  Ink, Midnight Muse stamp &marker, Illuminate glimmer st.pad                 
                                  Accessories;  Mosiac punch and embossing folder,  pearls
It is hard to see the Illuminate stamping on the midnight muse, used the big star with the words to the song Joy to the world.   The  "Christmas love" was gotten from the stamp used on the inside of the card- picked the words I wanted and used a marker to color and stamped one word at a time.  Thanks for looking and on this HOT day in July think of December and snow maybe you'll feel cooler :)
 Wanted to show the inside of the card. I embossed the front knowing fully that it wouldn't be seen much on the front, but oh my does it ever make the inside of the card POP out at you!!  why have boring when you can have   ohh,la,la.
Here is the sketch challenge;

Lets go fly a kite.....

this is a fun card and easy to make it uses 2 quarter sheets of paper.  score at  half inch and inch on each side decorate to your liking then adhere the two edges together to the holf inch mark on both .  The inch score lines are folded opposite to create the "window box" look.  This card will lay flat to send and will stand up when pushed open a little.  Have fun  I'd love to see your ideas!!

Friday, July 12, 2013

MOJO 301 So Grateful

I've been thinking about this sketch all week and today it hit me!!!  you know like a light bulb coming on!!  My bosses wife if out of the country so I thought why not make him a missing you card.  Couldn't find a missing you saying so I used the I'm So Grateful There's You In The World saying - colored with the marker so not to get the outside oval.  Heart framelits and heart embossing will help her know she was missed and loved  :) I'm still waiting for my molds for the clay and decided to add a handmade clay rose. Monochromatic card - using whisper white and strawberry slush (new In Color)  thanks for taking a peek!

Flashback Friday

My group asked for Anniversary cards I came up with this one and decided I rather liked it - an oldie set the LOVE letters were stamped twice in two different colors and then cut apart.  2 embossing folders and the zing to this card (Just love the embossing folders!!!)  EASY EASY EASY!!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Flip Flop Card

  this is a fun way to make an unusual card. 
1.  mark the center and half inch on either side of center on your cardstock and framelit
2.  lay the framelit on the cd.stock with the centers matching on to of a cutting plate
3. take your second cutting plate and line just the .edge of  it up with the line half inch from center. Carefully holding it in place run this through the big shot.  If you did this right it should only have cut the side of the framelit.
4.. Now repeat with the other side when this is done there should be an inch space in the center that was not cut this is where you fold.  one side forward the other backward 
5.  when you open the card the middle shape will flip around as seen in the next picture. 
this can be done with all shapes and sizes, just remember to leave a center section that is not cut!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Clay flower card and framelit debossing!!!

here they are as I promised just love making these roses and calla lillies!!!
this is a swing card using the new framelit - Deco Label  I really like this shape!

On this card I tried a new technique that I saw on pintrest - use your framelits to deboss and no cutting, it is easy here is the sadwich you use
1.  cutting plate
2.  Silicone rubber
3.  Card stock
4.. Framelits placed upside down (cutting UP)
5.  scrap cd. stock
6.  cutting plate
all this on tab 1

Monday, July 8, 2013

Stampin' Ups new poly-clay

Well it's like this my clay came in and the molds were on back order so what's a girl to do when she wants to play???  I went to youtube and found a tutorial on making these roses no I didn't make this up myself,  I'm sooo glad people are willing to share their great ideas!!!  After making the roses I thought hey why not calla lillies??  or lillies??  this is my attempt at clay flower making hope you like them!!!   What is really awesome about these flowers is that after they are dried they are still soft and can be squeezed without smashing them, just let them sit for a good 24-36 hours and they can be added to cards, come back tomorrow and see the cards.

a dear friend pointed out that callalilles have yellow centers.  I have since corrected my mistake thanks Carole!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Misty Morning

I told you I liked this stamp set in the previous blog.  This one uses smokey slate and calypso coral as the main cardstock colors, once again a variety of colors were sponged for the background, and some coloring with the markers.  I finished off the card with the bakers twine and then made a clay flower.  YES this is new and when I received mine  the molds were on back order so what was I to do?!?  Had to give this new awsome product a try so I made roses by hand (I saw a tutorial)  but it was fun and I have been making lots of different colors.  Love this sketch, sometimes it is nice not to have so many different layers!!  Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll come again.


I have decided that I really am going to like this new  hostess set - Simply Sketched it come with 3 beautiful designs and 3 sayings, oh so versatle!!!  You can get it just by hostessing a party,  being the hostess gives YOU all the freebies!!!  wouldn't you like to host a party???  I'd love to come and share my LOVE of stamping with you and your friends, the new catalog has so many stamp sets - something for everyone.  We also could be considered your "one stop shop" place as all Stampin' ups colors match, no more guessing if your 2 reds (cd. stock and st. Pad) will match, OURS DOES!!!
This card was made just because I haven't done any sponging lately and wanted to on this WET Saturday!!  Then realized it would work for the challenge.  Thanks for looking!

Stamp Sets; Simply Sketched, My Friend
Card Stock; A. Artichoke, S. Starfruit, B.Black, W. White
INK;  assorted st. pads for sponging and markers for coloring
Accessories;  Lattice Die, black scallop ribbon(retired- sorry don't have new)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July

Designed this card for my stamp group - always keep things fairly simple for them.  They wanted something summer and patriotic last month.  The previous post showed the summer card today since it is the 4th seemed appropriate for this card. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A blast ffrom the Past: Strawberries

Can't believe it has been a week, I have been busy with strawberries, picked, stemed. washed. made jam - let's see the count is now at 38 pints.  What can I say but 5 men in my house like strayberry jam
   So this card is from a couple weeks ago, I designed it for my group of older ladies and gent.  They wanted something summer and patriotic.  Here's the summer one  thanks for looking I have to keep the cards for this group fairly easy.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Congratulations Nathan and Jennifer

sooo sorry I haven't posted anything since June 11 when I saw that date I couldn't believe it!!!  My only excuse is that summer is a busy time around here, garden, hay - cutting raking baling unloading I'm not always involved in all that but with all the boys working now seems I helped more this year than previous.  Well onto my card for today - Wedding bells were heard a couple weeks ago, a nephew got married it was a late wedding with the reception at a park and they had fireworks!!  WOW  
Mr. & . Nathan Milyard
used framelits to cut hearts, added some swirls of pearls(non st.up) made the flowers with a 5 petal punch and formed each layer to make it looke like a rose.  Fancy fan & stripes embossing folders
Thanks for looking, if you'd like to learn to make great looking cards that are easy and eye catching just contact me!!!  I'd love to show you how easy it is - REALLY !!!  (

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...