Monday, May 2, 2016

Stampin' Up ~ Fox and Friends for Baby

I had fun making this cute baby card for my daughter's best friend who is having her first baby in June!  Yes, I know it's a retired set, but it's still my favorite go to set when I need a baby card.


Since she's chosen not to find out if she's having a boy or girl (which I think is great!), I used a group of soft colors that are perfect for either a baby boy or baby girl.


I also made it long so I could fit four different animals on the card and because the gift was going to be from a group of us I figured you needed room to sign the card, right? :)  


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Supplies used on this card:

Retired stamp set Fox and Friends and retired sentiment set

Retired 1 3/8" Square Punch


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Stampin' Up! - Garden in Bloom

Today I have a sweet card for you inspired by Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday's sketch challenge # 268 using the Stampin' Up! set Garden in Bloom.  I think I've only used it one other time and that was just to use the butterfly.  Today I used almost every stamp from that set!  


The sketch is a fun one with hexagons on it.  I have to admit that I never bought that punch so I was stuck doing a little fussy cutting because these were the flowers I wanted to use.  Do you ever get an idea with a stamp in your mind and nothing else will do?  That was the case here and I have framelits and punches I could have used if I just would have picked another set! lol  Make sure you check out the other fun sketches over at Try Stampin' HERE and play along if you get a chance.  We would love to see what you create!

While I was at my craft table working on my card one of my daughter's saw the colors I was using a said she really like them.  Do you ever just need a little pick me up like that?  I sure do and it was a nice vote of confidence. :)  These are the colors I used...




At the last minute I remembered that I had Wink of Stella and wanted to add a bit of shimmer so I added it to the middle of the flowers, the bee's wings and the butterfly's body.  It's hard to see, but the first picture shows it the best.  Just a little touch of something extra like that can make a card pop!  I added the bee and butterfly inside as well just for the fun of it. :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

I would love to be your demonstrator! If you like what you see and want to order anything just click on any of the products that I've listed at the bottom of my blog or click on the "Shop Now" tab at the top of my blog. Any of them will take you directly to my website! If you have questions feel free to contact me. Just click "Contact Me" at the top of my blog . If you're thinking of becoming a demonstrator click "Join My Team". I'd love to have you join me!

Supplies used on this card:

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Serene Silhouettes - Down Memory Lane

The first time I saw the stamp set Serene Silhouettes in the catalog I knew I'd be making plenty of cards using it and that's exactly what happened.  Since it's one of the sets on the retiring list I thought I'd look at all the cards I created using this set.  Some I really like and others (I have to admit) I don't know what I was thinking?! lol  Anyway I hope you'll take a trip down memory lane with me for a little bit...  If you don't have this set yet and would like to purchase it before it's gone click on one of the links below...


Some of the cards I created that I threw into a collage.  To see the rest keep on scrolling. :)



All the cards are in no particular order.  If you have any favorites I'd love to hear what you like!  As I was looking through them I kept thinking, "Oh, that's my favorite one!" then another would pop up and I'd think the same thing.  I will post my favorite one for you last because I do have a favorite even though there are a lot of close seconds, and I posted those randomly throughout. :)



This was a close second. 



This is one of the first cards I created with the set.
















This is one of my close seconds. :)




This is one of my close seconds. :)


This is one of my close seconds. :)





This is one of my close seconds. :)


This is the last of one of my close seconds.


Yes, this is my favorite card. :)  Did you have a favorite?


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

I would love to be your demonstrator! If you like what you see and want to order anything just click on any of the products that I've listed at the bottom of my blog or click on the "Shop Now" tab at the top of my blog. Any of them will take you directly to my website! If you have questions feel free to contact me. Just click "Contact Me" at the top of my blog . If you're thinking of becoming a demonstrator click "Join My Team". I'd love to have you join me!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Stampin' Up! - Telescoping Masculine Card

Hi, Everyone!  I'm back after a bit of a break from blogging!  I've still been busy making cards, just not posting much right now between getting ready for my stamp a stacks and the fact that we FINALLY had some warm weather here in Michigan...and I took FULL advantage of it!  One of the cards I created used a technique I saw on a card by France Martin and I had to give it a try!  I ended up using the elk from The Wilderness Awaits and boy was it fun to create.  I thought the ladies at my stamp a stacks would just watercolor the picture and put it on the card, but I think only three out of both groups decided not to.  I was glad they were willing to give it a try.


This was my first card and I really like how it turned out.  I showed it to my hubby and two daughters to see what they thought.  My hubby and youngest thought it was nice, my oldest daughter thought it made the elk look fat! lol  It's so funny to get their opinions...sometimes!


These are the colors I used on my cards...



I didn't add the trees to this card because I wanted to whip up another sample and they were just extra work.  The only problem with this card is I was NOT paying attention to the direction of my card and attached it sideways! In my defense the words weren't on yet and I was in a hurry! lol  On this card I kind of did the telescoping.  I popped up every other layer instead of adding a higher layer each time.  


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

I would love to be your demonstrator! If you like what you see and want to order anything just click on any of the products that I've listed at the bottom of my blog or click on the "Shop Now" tab at the top of my blog. Any of them will take you directly to my website! If you have questions feel free to contact me. Just click "Contact Me" at the top of my blog . If you're thinking of becoming a demonstrator click "Join My Team". I'd love to have you join me!

Supplies used on this card:

Watercolor Paper from local craft store


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Lovely as a Tree - Stampin' Up!

Today I have a pretty CAS card to share with you.  I can say it's clean, but I'm not so sure it's simple with the angled pieces of card stock on it!  Actually it wasn't too hard to work with at all and I really like the look of it.  My inspiration came from this week's sketch challenge over at Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday.  



Make sure you check out all the other great cards created using this sketch HERE.  It does have the optional theme of April Showers which I couldn't fit in because I really needed an idea for a masculine card, but I think most of the other cards fit in really well with that!  



As you can see I have pretty simple colors for this card...




Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

I would love to be your demonstrator! If you like what you see and want to order anything just click on any of the products that I've listed at the bottom of my blog or click on the "Shop Now" tab at the top of my blog. Any of them will take you directly to my website! If you have questions feel free to contact me. Just click "Contact Me" at the top of my blog . If you're thinking of becoming a demonstrator click "Join My Team". I'd love to have you join me!

Supplies used on this card:

Basic Black Candy Dots made using Crystal Effects

Monday, April 4, 2016

Elegant Rose Wonder

Do you ever get stuck wanting to do the same thing for a while?  That's what's been going on with me...and watercolor is the word!  I pulled out the set Rose Wonder and got to work.  I used my Stampin' Write markers to color the flower and leaves of the rose, spritzed them a couple of times with water, then stamped them onto watercolor paper.  I didn't get the watercolor paper wet before I stamped it this time.  Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't and this time was a don't time.


These are the three colors I used on this card...



I don't know why I decided to watercolor it because it takes me forever!  I liked the look when I did them before though and decided to try it again.  I have to say the dark color was harder for me to work with than with the pinks and oranges I've used before!  I really need to work on the leaves though.  I don't mind the one on the right, but the others are just ok.  One of them was so bad that I stamped on another piece of watercolor paper, cut it out and popped that leaf to cover up the bad one! lol


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

I would love to be your demonstrator! If you like what you see and want to order anything just click on any of the products that I've listed at the bottom of my blog or click on the "Shop Now" tab at the top of my blog. Any of them will take you directly to my website! If you have questions feel free to contact me. Just click "Contact Me" at the top of my blog . If you're thinking of becoming a demonstrator click "Join My Team". I'd love to have you join me!

Supplies used on this card:

Watercolor Paper



Thursday, March 31, 2016

Best Thoughts Birthday 2

Before I share my next card with you I want to remind you that today is the last day of Sale-a-bration!  For every $50 that you order you can get free goodies from the Sale-a-bration Catalog!  Who doesn't like free stuff?!  I've gotten my share over the past three months! :)  Have you?

If you need to check things out yet...
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Click HERE to see the Annual Catalog.
Click HERE to see the Sale-a-bration freebies.
Click HERE to place your order.

And now back to my regular post...this card is similar to my post the other day.  I guess it's only similar because I used the same stamp and did some watercolor on it.  Other than that I guess they definitely look different ~ so does that mean they are similar or different? lol  This card's design was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches, but I didn't get it done in time to post it to their challenge before it closed because I just wasn't liking the yellow so I kept tweaking it.  It happens sometimes, but it's not going to stop me from creating...eventually :)  



I actually made this card for my niece and I've heard her favorite color is yellow, so I try to use yellow every year on her card. :) I started off by painting all of the petals with So Saffron, then went back and did the bottom part of each of the petals with Daffodil Delight.  They ended up being so close in color that it was all just yellow with no variation in it.  I pulled out Rich Razzleberry and added just a touch of that in the bottom of each of the petals.  I wasn't sure I was going to like it at first, but after I added a touch of Wink of Stella and Wild Wasabi on the leaves and stem I was very happy with how it looked!  I did NOT want to start over! lol




Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

I would love to be your demonstrator! If you like what you see and want to order anything just click on any of the products that I've listed at the bottom of my blog or click on the "Shop Now" tab at the top of my blog. Any of them will take you directly to my website! If you have questions feel free to contact me. Just click "Contact Me" at the top of my blog . If you're thinking of becoming a demonstrator click "Join My Team". I'd love to have you join me!

Supplies used on this card:

Watercolor Paper from local craft store (SU! paper isn't big enough to use for a card base)




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