Friday, July 31

B is for birthday

Just a quick post today as my kids are very impatiently waiting to go out and play. This is a card I made for my cousin's birthday this past weekend. Using Classic Stars Jumbo wheel and the Party Hearty stamp set this card was super simple and I got to use my new Jumbo Grommets and Star brads.
If you haven't tried out the new grommets from SU these are awesome and really easy, just poke it through and push the sides over kinda like you do with a brad. My smaller star brad fit perfectly in the middle, I can't wait to use it on some more projects and cards!

I'm off to go enjoy the sunshine! Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, July 26

Nouveau Chic

Hello again! This is a card I just made last week. I used the New Nouveau Chic Designer Series Paper for the first time and this is what I came up with!
The colors used on this card are Sage Shadow, Basic Black, Basic Grey and Whisper White. I used my Stamp a ma jig for the daisy's to get the shadowed look. I tied a piece of the Sage Shadow 1/4" grosgrain ribbon and taped the ends behind it, layering it on top of a Basic Grey Corduroy button with a glue dot.

Wednesday, July 22

I got a big shot!!

Man the days just fly by in the summer! I can't seem to keep up, I'm having too much fun in the sun! Since I've abandoned you all a little to long, I'll make it up with a few cards today! This first one is from a challenge I did where you can only use one embellishment and NO layers!! Kinda scary huh! Once I got started it wasn't so bad!
I used the neighborhood wheel and the welcome comes from the Warm Words stamp set. I used the wheel on a piece of scrap Whisper White and colored the house with Stampin' Pastels and cut it out. I used stampin' dimensionals to adhere to the card.
I just recently got the big shot!!! It is so much cooler then I ever could have imagined! I absolutely love it!! This is the first card I made using the big shot and the Elegant Bouquet textured embossing plate. I used a little crystal effects and dazzling diamonds for the flower centers and my white gel pen to make some of the lines pop a little more! I also used a flower from my pretties kit along with a half pearl for the center!
The tutorial to do this card comes from Patty Bennett. Click on her name to see how to make this beautiful card! This Manhattan Impressions Die is just gorgeous and makes last minute cards a breeze!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin'!

Monday, July 13

Friendly Words Swap

Here are the cards from the swap using the Friendly Words jumbo wheel as promised! I absolutely love this wheel, its probably my favorite wheel right now!

My swap card, using Kraft, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla and Bordering Blue.

This card was stamped by Barbara Dykhouse using Kraft, Night of Navy, Naturals White and Bella Bleu DSP.

This card was stamped by Julie Ramos and uses Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White and Razzleberry Lemonade DSP

This card was stamped by Hilary Reynolds using Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla and Bella Bleu DSP.

This card was stamped by Barbara Jean Smith using Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Flamingo DSP.

This card was stamped by Nancy Horn using Mellow Moss, Close to Cocoa, Night of Navy, Kraft and Very Vanilla.

This card was stamped by Lorraine Toll using Basic Grey, Whisper White, Almost Amethyst and Tea Party DSP.

Aren't these cards gorgeous!! So many different styles all from the same ol' wheel! It was so much fun being a part of these swaps, I can't wait until the next one! If you are interested in some amazing swaps check out Jeanna Bohanon's Website ~Stamp Time Somewhere~

Happy Stampin'

Sunday, July 12

MISS June Swap Loads of Love

These are the cards I received from the Loads of Love Swap that I participated in last month hosted by Jeanna Bohanon.
This is the card I made and sent for the swap I hope they enjoyed it as much as I am enjoying the ones I have received!
This card is stamped by Meghan Smith
This card is stamped by Julie Ramos
This card was stamped by Barbara Jean
This card was stamped by Cindy Garner
I hope you all have enjoyed seeing all of the things you can do with this great set! This set has been around for a little while and with the coordinating wheels and Loads of Love Accessories, there are many possibilities and if that wasn't enough, you can do even more with the *NEW* coordinating Loads of Fun set!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow! I will be sharing the beautiful cards from the Friendly Words Wheel Swap I was in!

Until then,
Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, July 8


These cards use the Baroque Motifs Stamp Set, which is one of my favorite sets for a beautiful card! I CASED these cards from a card that I had made at my friend Sherri's Card Class. I changed up the DSP and colors but everything else remains the same! Both cards use the newly retired Bella Birds DSP.
This card uses Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and So Saffron.
The flower is popped up with stampin' dimensionals and has a rhinestone brad through the middle.
This card uses So Saffron, Bordering Blue and Whisper White.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'!

Monday, July 6

Bugs & Kisses!

I hope you all had a wonderful forth of July weekend! Holidays are always a little sad for us with my husband gone but we had some fun too! We started off with our town Independence day parade and my kids were thrilled to get candy thrown at them! A lady in a statue of liberty costume came up to give my daughter a liberty crown and she totally freaked out and ran screaming! My kids aren't character friendly, they don't like any giant Mickey Mouse's coming their way either and I really don't blame them! This is a picture my sister-in-law took of us before we started doing sparklers and our little fireworks.
And the card I'm sharing today was a CASE (copy and share everything) from Jennifer Handschuh. My colors are a little different and I've added DSP from the newly retired Rainbow Sherbet. I love this Bugs & Kisses set and I'm glad to hang on to it a little longer!

Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Green Galore, Gable Green

Thanks for coming by today and Happy Stampin'!

Friday, July 3

Lots of Bots Issues!

As I was working on cards the other day for my Stamp a Stack, I had a heck of a time coming up with this one! I'm happy with what I came up with, it just took a few tries! I thought it'd' be fun to share how things go sometimes!
3rd times a charm! This card uses Taken With Teal, Basic Grey and Whisper White Cardstocks. Night of Navy 1/4" grosgrain ribbon. I used basic grey, taken with teal and night of navy classic inks and water-colored my bot using the ink well on the top of the Ink pad lid.
This was my 1st card attempt and it is ok, but I just don't love it. I was trying to CASE a card from the IB&C and just make it larger, but it just didn't go so great! This card uses Bashful Blue, Basic Grey & Whisper White.
My 2nd attempt, I was going for a bandaid look over on the left although it didn't look as great as I'd pictured in my head! This uses Tangerine Tango, Apricot Appeal and Sage Shadow.

If you do not have the 'NEW' Idea book & Catalog yet, I would love to get one to you! There are just so many wonderful new things in there!

~I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July weekend~
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, July 1

Cards were recieved!!

The cards left Ohio on June 17th, traveled over 7000 miles to Afganistan and arrived in my husbands hands yesterday! As you can see from the pictures they have already started to dig in!! According to William they are a huge hit and a big morale boost. They are very grateful and I think they are feeling the love!
Thank You Late Night Stampers! Without the amazing women from this very supportive group, I would have never got this together or had so many beautiful cards to send!
I am hoping to get more cards out to them soon as they seem to be going fast! Please let me know if you'd like to help out by donating card fronts to be converted, cards or envelopes. I am hoping to get enough for my husband to bring to other nearby bases.

I'll post some cards I've been making tomorrow!
Until then...
Happy Stampin'!