Friday, August 28, 2015

Hearth and Home Bundle #3

Winter welcome to you!!  this card used the window thinlits die, I cut it down to only have 2 window panels in the door then added the wreath from the new stamp set in the Handmade for the Holidays Stampin' Up fall/ winter mini catalog.  This stamp set matches a thinlit die in the main catalog so I didn't have to buy it as I already had it!  Yea I really love when they come out with more stamps to match the dies that are already availble!!!  This set comes with the wreath, a fern and holly sprig, a bow (this also has a thinlit for quick easy cutting) and 4 words geared to Christmas.
I decided to enter this in a new challenge blog I've come across, it is called Skipping Stones Designs and they challenged us with Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by I'm hoping that I'll be able to keep up a little better and post more, soon the gardens will be done and I'll have more time to create my visions.  Have a super great day!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hearth and Home Bundle #2

I won't write a book today just tell you that I really like this new bundle!!  Today my card once again uses the window and added
the window box from the Thinlits Die (stampin' up).  I also used the new embossing folder Brick Wall for the outside of the house.

Okay I know I said I'd keep this short so here you go,  and if you would be so kind as to comment I surely would appreciate it!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hearth and Home Stampin' Up Thinlits Bundle

Hello all,  I have been having a great time playing (the last few days) with this new bundle from Stampin' Ups new mini catalog for fall and winter!! The next few posts with be cards that use it,  if you go back a few  posts you'll see the first card I made for my "pheasant"  stampers card class the first of the month. There was probably 2 weeks when I didn't even walk into my craft room let alone stamp.  Why you say, let me tell you.  My husbands sister passed away, she was such a wonderful person and we did a lot together, our children were about the same age.  Down through the years we would babysit for each other and it seemed like a breeze to have all 8 together as they got along so well.  She had 4 children, 3 girls and one boy and my 4 boys really felt like the girls were the closest they came to having sisters.  She will be missed so much in our family, it was especially hard on my mother-in-law she's 91 in good health and still cleans a couple houses for 'old people'  :0)     The garden is doing well even with all the rain we had earlier this summer.  I'm up to my elbows in tomatoes, made some pickles,  and will be canning apples and cushaw squash along with more tomatoes soon.  I have my Creative Card Crew entry to get done this week also our new challenge goes live on Sept 1.  I have been trying to complete a few crocheting projects that I'm making and I sell kitchen towels that I crochet on the top of for a consignment shop. (they called and are down to one towel)

  Enough of that lets get on with the cards, I  really love this bundle :0)  did I tell you that?   It can be used for any season, the stamp set comes with three different tree combinations, three corner stamps (snowflakes, dots and spider in web) 10 different words/sentiments. The window die has been fun to use with other stamps as in my previous post.  I went with a fall scene out the window as soon it will be upon us. (I helped my husband bale hay yesterday with a coat on!!)

I had a card class at my house - we stamped the lower half of the card with the background stamp called Hardwood, added designer series paper to the top for a wall paper look, then thin strips across the seam to look like wainscoting.  The scene was colored with markers then covered with post it note and sponged color for sky and ground. I'm not sure you can tell in the picture but we added a piece of  plastic like window sheet between the scene and the window frame to look like glass.  I rolled some card stock to make a curtain rod and added the ribbon (non stampin' up) for a valiance.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll come back and see more from this stamp set and window thinlit die.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Pheasant Hill stampers #2

After making the window card in yesterdays post I decided that something just had to be done with the rectangles that punched out of the window.  So I came up with this card, it isn't hard to make a swing card like this just a little time consuming when your doing it for 10.  BUT once I got it set up it went really quickly.  Took some pictures for you to see the process, then at the end of the post will be Vicki's Vision.
5.5 x 8.5 card stock, scored at 2 1/8 and 4.25
fold card in half and then the front flap back for a mountain fold
place die part you want cut on the front flap and use a sticky note to hold in place
you are only cutting up to the 2 1/8th inch line on  this type of flip card.
                       Line the cutting plates up(next picture) - both top and bottom right to the edge of the sticky note                                                   where you want the cutting to stop.
It can be a little tricky to get everything to stay in place but once you get the hang of it, it will go really quick. I found using a full backed sticky note really helped the little die not to move.
Run through, your machine. A couple of my cuts didn't go clear to the scored line but I just used scissors and cut up to the fold.

I hope you could understand the directions above and will give this a try, if they helped please leave me a comment, I would LOVE to know!  Have a great day and happy crafting!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Pheasant Hill Stampers class #1

New products can be so much fun to play with in the craft room!!  I received some of Stampin' Ups new Fall and Winter product.  Their "Handmade for the Holidays" catalog will available from September 1, 2015 - Jan. 4, 2016. Eeeekkkk  did I really just type 2016,  seems like just yesterday that 2015 was new and fresh.  I guess time just keeps moving on, many schools starts this week and yes before we know it, it will be Thanksgiving and then Christmas. Have you been thinking ahead and doing any planning for those Christmas cards?  This new catalog has a wonderful variety of products to pick from and many are offered as bundles(stamp set and dies to match) at a discounted price from buying separately, if you are interested in a catalog just leave me a message in the comments with your e-mail address and I'll help in any way possible.

Okay how about a peek at one of the new products!!  I bought this one as a bundle (yes I can pre-order one of the perks of being a demonstrator).   I used the new Hearth and Home Thinlits Die.  This window comes with a window box also (which I didn't use).  The stamp set has 6 images and 7 sentiments.
Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you'll leave me a comment.  I linked the catalog images so  you click on the catalog name or the Thinlits Die name to see more from this wonderful catalog.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Sparkle!!! Creative Card Crew Challenge

Hello all, yes it is that time again!  Every two weeks the designers over at Creative Card Crew have new projects to show you and to challenge you to have fun and play along. The added bonus is that everyone who enters will have a chance to win a prize.  We have a good number of sponsors that offer the winner free digi images!!!  I'm still getting used to using this kind of an image - one that comes on the computer that I can resize and print instead of stamping.

Drum roll please........ our sponsor is......

                                                             Sparkle N Sprinkle...............                                                                                                      
             they are offering up to $15 in digi images !!!!

Okay now it's time to show you my vision.  This image reminded me of a stained glass window and I wanted to try to make it look like that.  I have a dear friend that helped me figure this out and I have to say that I believe it turned out just lovely!!!  Thanks so much Carole for the help and especially the moral support.

 To make the stained glass window
1.  I used a piece of Stampin' Up Multipurpose Adhesive (it is double sided sticky)  put it on the velum and then ran that through the copier printing my image on the Adhesive side.
2  .  Using an exacto knife I cut the sections off color by color and added the glitter, burnished with finger then brushed off.   The more pieces I cut off and added the glitter to the better it looked!!
3.  I almost didn't do this next step...I didn't want to ruin it!!!  BUT when I did, it really made it look so much more like the stained glass window that I am really glad I did!!!    I used a sharpie marker and drew around each section, (I did have to clean the tip of the marker off a few times since I was drawing over the glitter.)  
                      I took this picture later in the day and the only light was behind it.  Thought the lighting really made the stained glass window glow!!  What do you think?  Thanks so much for stopping by and if you would be so kind to leave me a message I would REALLY appreciate it!!  Now it is your turn to become creative, show us how you interpret our Sparkle challenge!!!

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...