I was out of commission a couple of weeks and luckily it was not the flu. First woke to a sore right wrist/lower arm which I figured I must have pulled something. Then two days later sliced throgh the fingernail on my left middle finger! Needless to say typing was very limited. I have finally decided that I need to have my wrist checked out as it is not getting any better. So I am back, still have bandaid on finger, however, I am typing, a bit slower.
So enough about me. my challenge for my team in January, was a 3″ x 3″ swap. I asked everyone to choose a color for the base 3 x 3 of either Lemon Lime Twist or Berry Burst. Next layer is 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ . Colors to be used were Stampin’ Up’s 20Preview (opens in a new window)17-2019 In Colors, They could use any current stamp set, etc. They brought their swaps to the February meeting., we all swapped, and I handed out scrapbook frames, They chose a piece of Designer Series Paper 2017-2019 In Color, and received a 10″ x 10″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Can’t wait to see their completed samplers at Sunday’s meeting.
Here is my completed sampler:
The creators top left to right: Kathleen Burns, Me, Leslie Lavallee, Jenny Hanson, Carol Mitchell-Cusick, Allison Bubier, Patricia Greenleaf, Regienna Grant, and Pamela Parker. We loved making these and will be doing a summer themed swap in June!
Happy stamping and think spring on this snowy day!
Once you read my post you will understand the title. I haven't blogged much lately, so I am trying to catch up on my Stamping Up! project/card items. All my pictures (okay, most of my items) have been photographed before I gave them away . So I will be trying to catch up and all projects will have some details, but not as elaborate as if there were only one project.
First, Happy 4th of July! I created my basket from a Stampin' Up! Whisper White envelope. It is quick and easy to make.
Next Mother's Day basket.
Last Flower basket – You are awesome.
These baskets could hold jewelry, chocolate, gift card or whatever you choose. It could also be used for a Birthday, thank you or get well basket.
Medium Whisper White Envelopes (107301)
Decorative Label Punch # 120907, Note Tag Punch or Lg Tag Punch (both retired) any of these punches will work for the handles.
INSTRUCTIONS for Mother's Day Basket::
1. Seal envelope. On the shorter side punch on the right side with the Note Tag Punch. Turn envelope over right to left and punch on the right side. See photos 1 & 2.
2. Stamp background: Lace and leaves.
3. Stamp greeting on envelope.
4. Stamp butterfly on Whisper White scrap and fussy cut. Adhere next to greeting with Mini Glue Dot.
5. Stamp flowers using matching ink and cardstock, then punch out. Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere flowers together and adhere to envelope “basket”.
6. Add a rhinestone to flower centers and two rhinestones to butterfly.
7. Tie Sahara 7/8” Lace Trim to “basket” handle.
This is one of the many alternate ways to use your Stampin' Up! envelopes.
Have a safe and happy 4th.
More from my Painted Petals Class. This was based on the card Stampin' Up! created on page 18 of the Occasions Catalog. I used the triple line stamp from the Painted Petals staamp set to create the background as Stampin' Up! did on their card. Them I made it my own as shown below:
Stamps: Painted Petals
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White,
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky; Markers: Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Blackberry Bliss 3/8" Satin Ribbon, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, Basic Hodgepodge Clips
Do you know that Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration promotion is almost over? Where did the time go? Today's post uses products you can get free during Sale-A-Bration and it is not too late to earn Sale-a-Bration items of your choice! The three cards I am showing you today – Sweet Banner Card,Awesome Thanks Card, and Happy Card use many of the Sale-A-Bration products.
Sweet Banner Card:
Awesome Thanks Card:
Sale-A-Bration products used:
Petal Parade stamp set #133599 wood or #133602 clear page 11 SAB brochure used on Awesome Thanks and Happy cards.
Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack #133522 page 12 used on Sweet Banner and Happy cards.
Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #133520 page 12 used on Sweet Banner and Awesome Thanks cards.
Banner Blast stamp set #133551 wood or #133554 clear page 13 used on Sweet Banner card.
Banner Punch #133519 page 13 used on Sweet Banner card.
Heartfelt Banner kit #133514 page 16 used on Sweet Banner and Awesome Thanks cards.
Hope you enjoyed my Sale-A-Bration ideas!
Doesn't this Kite Card, below, remind you of what spring should be like? Yesterday was the first day of spring and it certainly didn't look any different than the rest of the winter (some areas of the state got 15 inches of snow Farmington, ME) however we were lucky, being nearer the coast, we only received an inch or so before turning to sleet and then rain.
Below is another spring card using the Just Saying stamp set. If you are coming to tonight's Just Saying class this is one of the cards you will make. It makes me smile, just looking at it and knowing that spring will get here (eventually)!
Think spring, think spring, think spring…………..
What do you do at 4am when you can't sleep? I am writing a blog post! And why am ! awake at 4am, well… I thought I heard a mouse in the house. I know there is at least one out in the eaves as we have caught a couple, six to be exact, so I am waiting to see if there are any more. Well I woke up around 3am with the wind howling and thought I heard a mouse in the eaves, maybe it was nothing, but I was still trying to figure out if I heard a mouse or not at 4am, so I decided I could be more productive downstairs at my computer. I have now uploaded my pictures from this weekend's Stampin' Up! events and resized them for my blog.
On Saturday I was one of the vendors for a fundraiser at Erskine Academy to benefit the Senior class. Below is a picture of some of the participants, there were approximately 60 people working on their scrapbooks and cards.
Below goodie bag items:
This is one of the Make N Takes participants could make. Everyone loved the Easter page, especially the bunny. Isn't she adorable? I was in a Punch Art swap at Stampin' Up!'s 2013 Convention last summer and this bunny was one of the swaps. It was created by LeAnn Lansdell. You just want to pick it up and hold it!
One of my customers came back to my table shortly after finishing the page and showed me the page complete with pictures. It was as if i had designed the page for those photos! Her grandson has the same colors for his clothing as I used for the page. In one photo he is wearing Coastal Cabana and in the other his shirt is pink and his vest has pink and black in it. It was perfect…check out the photo below.
Last month I had a class making a Card in a Box card. My customer Celina was at this fundraiser with some friends and showed them how to make the Card in a Box from my class. All I can say is their creations were beautiful. I did get a picture of one of them which was a get well card for a friend:
Wished I had remembered to take a picture of Kelly's as it was a birthday card for her husband and it was gorgeous.