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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thank You Kindly

I am having so much fun playing with the Perfectly Preserved stamp set. Primarily, the Mason jar. I can use it to pour things out, or fill it up. Today, I decided to fill it with some water and throw in some Field Flowers.

Supplies: Stamps - Field Flowers and Perfectly Preserved; Paper - Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit and Whisper White; Ink - all the 2012-14 In Colors (Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit), and Pool Party; Embossing Folder - Fancy Fan: Framelits - Cannery Set; Ribbon - Summer Starfruit Satin Stitched.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Antique Poinsettias

I got to mix a little new with some old. New stamp set and embossing folder, with an older (not retired) stamp set and embellishments.

Supplies: Stamps - Watercolor Winter (new) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (old); Paper - Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla; Ink - Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Real Red; Embellishments - Woodgrain embossing folder, Antique brad and Pearls (colored with Stampin' Write markers, and Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin ribbon (ret.).

I tend to use traditional Christmas colors. What colors do you use?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday Afternoon Surprises

Today was a perfect day, considering it's the first day of autumn. I started off the day pampering myself, getting my nails done. After I got home, I thought my husband and I were going to be cleaning out our shed (with fresh nails - yikes!!!). Fortunately, he had a better idea. We went for a ride on our motorcycles. Surprise #1!

Okay, so we only ran errands and went to lunch, but it was sure better than cleaning out the shed; the added plus was that my nails survived! Unfortunately, now I have to clean the shed tomorrow after I get home from church.

Surprise #2: We got home early enough from the ride for me to spend some quality time in my card room (yay!!!). Obviously, by looking at the card I made, I'm in denial about the calendar telling me it's fall.

Supplies: Stamps - Mixed Bunch and Friendly Phrases; Paper - Gumball Green, Midnight Muse and Whisper White; Ink - Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple; Blossom punch; Labels Collection Framelit; paper punch, Dahlias and Pearls. (This card was inspired by a card made by Deborah Smart.)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Quad Time Butterflies

I saw this technique (Quadruple Time Stamping) a few weeks ago and finally sat down to try my hand at it. Because this is my first attempt, I decided to keep it simple. Like the Triple Time technique, it's super simple.

Supplies: Stamps - Flowering Flourishes and Papillon Potpourri; Paper - Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, and Very Vanilla; Ink - Rich Razzleberry and Sahara Sand; Punch - Elegant Butterfly; Jewels - Pearls and Rhinestones.

After you try this technique yourself, please send me a link. I'd love to see your take on this style.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

3 Cheers!

I made these cards using Stampin' Up!'s Happy Hour stamp set. I hope you enjoy them.

Supplies:  Stamps - Happy Hour; Paper - Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, and International Bazaar DSP; Ink - Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point; Punches - Lace Ribbon, Extra Large Oval; Ribbon - So Saffron Grosgrain (ret.), Lucky Limeade Ruffle; Rhinestone jewels

Supplies: Stamps - Happy Hour; Paper - Raspberry Ripple, and Polka Dot Parade and Orchard Harvest DSP; Ink - Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, More Mustard and Raspberry Ripple; Rhinestone jewels.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Butterflies are Free to Fly

I just received some new stamps, and had to play with them.

Supplies: Stamps - Papillon Potpourri, Perfectly Preserved and Watercolor Winter (grass); Colors - Old Olive, Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie; Pearl jewels

Supplies: Stamps - Papillon Potpourri and Perfectly Preserved; Bitty Banners Framelit; Elegant Butterfly punch; Top Note Sizzlit; Colors - Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie; Clear and Iridescent Ice embossing powder; Crystal Effects; Rhinestone jewels.

Monday, September 10, 2012

World Treasures

It's difficult to tell, but I used clear embossing powder on the peacock and SU!'s new Iridescent Ice embossing powder on the sentiment. Other supplies are: Stamps - World Treasures; Framelits - Apothecary Accent; Ink - Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Pacific Point, Raspberry Ripple; Paper - Pacific Point, Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla, International Bazaar DSP; Paper Piercing; Pearl jewels.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fall Is In The Air

Gently Falling at Nature's Pace

Supplies: Stamps - Gently Falling and Nature's Pace (sentiment); Ink/Paper - Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie; Ribbon - Always Artichoke and Victoria Lace; Decorative Label punch, Clear embossing powder.

Gently Falling - My Friend

I just love this pumpkin! I found it on Pinterest, created by Vicki B. The layering technique of the card is called Triple Time, and is super easy.

Supplies: Stamps - Gently Falling and My Friend (ret.); Colors - Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze and More Mustard on Very Vanilla; Extra Large Oval punch; Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Organizational Ideas

Getting Organized Can Be Easy

When mounting my shelves, I mounted the lowest one the same height as my other work surfaces. My Framelits and brads are organized using magnets. I found both of these ideas on-line (probably Pinterest), and just had to try it myself.

This is a magnetic sheet sold in rolls at Michael's Store. It has a light adhesive on the back, which helps it adhere to the wall. However, I still needed to place blue tack on the corners so they wouldn't curl. The other thing I figured out is, the Framelits will cling just fine when placing the ridged side to the magnet, which makes them easier to lift off.

These took a little more time. I used "bead" storage containers, magnetic discs, and magnetized white boards. I drilled a small hole in the center of each lid (large enough to fit a brad. The magnetic discs had adhesive on the back, but I ended up hot-gluing them when they began falling in the middle of the night. To mount the boards to the wall, I used Command Strips (I never know when I might want to move something).

After filling the containers with the brads, I discovered it was difficult to see the brads with the black magnet in the back (plus, I wasn't thrilled with the contrast against the white board), so I added white circles to the backs of the containers (on the inside).

I hope these ideas are helpful.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Let's Hear It For Summer!

Triple Summer Silhouette

Supplies: Stamp Set - Summer Silhouettes; Framelit - Apothecary Accent; Embossing Folder - Lattice; Embosslit - Beautiful Wings; Colors - Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder; Pearls

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