Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Shake It Up!

Good morning, Everyone!  Today started off a bit foggy here in my part of Michigan, but with September beginning we are supposed to be having record high temps this week.  We'll see if it actually happens since weather in the mitten state seems to be so unpredictable most of the time!  Since it's still warm here (well other than last week!) I figured I'd make another card with a flower.  The flower part of this card is actually a challenge from a fellow Red Hot Stamper.  At our last meeting she challenged us to make something with the sparkly flower she made for all of us, and to bring it to our next meeting.  I guess it's going to get a little early exposure since I thought the sketch from Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday was the perfect sketch to put it on. :)



Not sure if you can tell, but this is also a shaker card.  I punched out some hearts and put in some diamond dust to finish it off.  Make sure you head over to Try Stampin' HERE to check out the other great cards made using this sketch.  We'd love to have you join us too!




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!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Christmas Sleigh Ride

I have a fun Christmas card to show you today that's inspired by the sketch challenge over at 'Tis the Season.  I made this card with some fun new stuff in the Stampin' Up! holiday catalog!  I couldn't wait to play around and see what I could come up with.  First of all I finally went out and bought some liquid frisket!  I've seen so many cards where it's been used and had to try it myself.  I can guarantee I'll be using more of since it will be great for Christmas and winter cards!  Second is the fun little scene you can create using the new edgelits.  I've already seen so many beautiful cards made with them, and I plan to add to what's already out there. :)




Make sure you head over to 'Tis the Season HERE to check out the other fun Christmas cards using this sketch and play along too.  We'd love to see what each of you create. :)


I loved the sketch for this challenge, but I have to say I did NOT love the way I decided to make the little curve at the top of my "rectangle", or that fact that I needed to line up the curves underneath the rectangle to where they are on the rectangle! lol  Why do I always do this to myself?  I have no idea, but when an idea pops into my mind I just have to get it on paper. :)


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:

Liquid Frisket

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Vintage Leaves Birthday

I totally forgot to schedule my post for today so it's a little later than I planned!  I'm sure that's never happened to anyone else right? lol  Today's card is inspired by Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday and once again they have a great sketch for us to work with.  Since I had a new set and had some fall colors on my mind I decided to make a couple of the shapes into leaves and turn my card into more of a masculine card. 



Make sure you head over to Try Stampin' HERE to check out the other great cards using this sketch and play along if you get the chance.  We'd love to see what each of you create. :)


To color my leaves first stamped each of the leaves, cut them out with framelits, then started sponging them with different colors.  Then I spritzed them with rubbing alcohol and crumpled them up.  I use alcohol because it dries a LOT faster than water.  I unfolded them, straightened them out a bit and there you have it...a couple of fall leaves. :)


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:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I Sea It's Your Birthday!

Hey Everyone!  I've been a little lax sharing cards with you so here is one I have for this month's stamp a stacks.  I know it's pretty dark, but seeing the lighthouse stamp in the new Stampin' Up! masculine set got me thinking and this is what I came up with.  It's a pretty quick and simple card to make.  The sponging is what takes most of the time, but not as much as I though it would.  That's always good when something goes together faster than you though right? :)  
  

I sponged on Whisper White card stock starting with Crushed Curry, then added a bit of  Cajun Craze, under that I added Cherry Cobbler, then finished it off with a good chunk of Basic Black.  Yes, I used the spongy pad for this.  I didn't matter if it smeared and worked great for this card, however I stamped the sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I did go over things a second time here and there just to make sure the colors were blended together really well.  You don't want to leave gaps between the colors, but instead make sure they flow into each other.


I stamped the lighthouse, cut it out and then sponged over it.  Sometimes you can see the outline of the lighthouse like in this picture and sometimes not.  I just depends on how the light is hitting the card.  I made my moon the "lazy" way this time.  I sponged everything, then punched out the moon and dabbed just a bit of Cajun Craze on it.  It looks pretty white in this pic, but it does have just a touch of the yellow all over 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:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Colorful Christmas Bauble

Christmas is right around the corner...are you ready?  Nope, me either! lol  That's true with my Christmas cards too.  I've been working on them slowly and steadily and today's cards are no exception.  This time around 'Tis the Season has a color challenge for us.  I wasn't too sure about these colors, but after I "painted" them into the ornament I was actually really happy with them!


The colors are artichoke, daffodil, strawberry and pool.  Head on over to 'Tis the Season HERE to check out all the different cards using these colors.  Make sure you play along too.  We'd love to see what you create!




Just a couple more pics at different angles.  :)




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:

White Watercolor Paper not available through Stampin' Up!


Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog





Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Birthday Traveler

How about another masculine card today?  I love making them, and this time I've simplified it a bit compared to the ones I've made lately.  Yup, it's pretty simple, but has plenty of layers so it's not boring.  It was inspired by Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday sketch challenge #230, and of course I love the layout of this one too.  Lots of great sketches to work with at Try Stampin'. :)  

I also made my own candy dots for this card.  I never have enough to go around when I have a stamp a stack so I make my own.  And I'll be making more of these little buggers since this is one of my August stamp a stack cards. :)   If you'd like to know how I made them check out my post HERE.  I used them on my convention swap cards and took a few pics and explained how. :)


Here's the sketch and you can do just that or add in the inspiration from the picture.  As you can tell I didn't do the inspiration part.  I don't have any ice cream or cookies stamps...can you believe it! lol


Just a quick peek on the inside.  Most of the time I like to add just a little something there.  Plus it fills up space so I don't need to write as much!  No, I am NOT a writer!  One of the reasons I kinda started making cards was so people would look at them, think they were nice and not pay attention to my lack of words! lol


Make sure you head over to Try Stampin's blog HERE to check out the other great cards made using this sketch. :)  If you get a chance make sure you play along too...we'd love to see what you create!

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:


Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Soft Wishes

I have a quick post to share with you today since I'm sitting around waiting to head back home from the 2015 Stampin' Up! convention.  I made this card quite a while ago for my parents' anniversary, but for some reason never posted it.  I have to admit I just can't resist water coloring when I use stamps from the set Remarkable You.


Just a couple of pictures at different angles.  I have to admit I love the soft blues of this card, plus my mom's favorite color is blue so whenever I make her a card I have to have some sort of blue in it.  Now I did add a touch of my dad's favorite color too...green. ;)


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:


Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...