Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Thinking of You with Flowers

Today's card is inspired by Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch challenge #238.  As you can see below it has a big prize ribbon on it and the optional theme is "Hooray!".  I wasn't sure what to do with that so I decided to change things up just a little and create (I think) a lovely thinking of you card.  I guess my hooray is that I was able to come up with a card to go with the sketch at all! lol  Actually I enjoyed the challenge of figuring out something that wasn't a ribbon, but still went with this week's sketch.  





Be sure to head over to Try Stampin' on Tuesday's blog HERE to check out what the rest of the team did.  I was definitely wondering what each of them would come up with since I had NO clue what I was going to do at first.  If you get a chance to play we'd love to see what you create!



Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Blue, Blue and More Blue...

I have to say I sure do miss my laptop!!  I can't believe how much easier it is to post on my blog when I can do everything from one place.  We sure are spoiled by technology aren't we...that is until it decides to crash on us! lol  Anyway today I have  a couple of cards for you that I was challenged to make by my upline.  She wanted us to try the embossed scenic background technique...at least that's what she calls it. :)  I started working on it the other night and just got frustrated since it wouldn't emboss my whole background.  I set it down and figured I was too tired and needed to work on it another time.  So I picked it up the next morning and realized I just needed to put a shim under it when I ran it through my Big Shot, so that's what I did and I was good to go again. 


As you can see I decided to make two different card using the same colors.  Since I knew I needed a baby boy card I figured the stars would be the perfect background for that.  The second card is the one I was so frustrated with.  I ran it through a second time and got color on the trees, but decided I didn't really mind the look of it and went with it.  Can you see the huge mistake that I did make on the card and didn't correct before I took the pics?  I guess I was still too tired to work on it in the morning too! lol  I'll be changing that huge mistake before I send the card out! ;)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Delicate Boughs and Berries

It's time for Christmas cards again at 'Tis the Season Christmas blog challenge.  We have a color combo for you this time around...marina, sky and slate.  Not a bad color combo at all!  


Make sure you head over to 'Tis the Season HERE to check out all the other cards made by the talented designers.  Lots of different ideas for this color combo!


I used a couple of new things from the Stampin' Up! holiday catalog that I hadn't had a chance to use yet...Embellished Ornaments stamp set (just the sentiments), Delicate Ornaments thinlits dies and a new embossing folder Boughs & Berries.





Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Wonderland Wilderness

Today I have a masculine card to share with you that I made for my brother-in-law's birthday.  I've been itching to use the new set Wonderland because I love using trees on my cards.  Over at Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday we have a great sketch and a technique challenge called a gate fold this week.  I'm not sure what way the gate fold is supposed to go, but the way I chose was perfect for the idea I had in my mind. 


For some reason my poor elk looks like he's kind of red, but he's not that way on the card.  I find that water coloring with Stampin' Up! inks work, but the colors ink the ink do break apart the more water you use.  I think that's why it looks this way in the picture.  I'll keep on using their inks though since I love Stampin' Up! and if you use the colors enough you know what colors they start to break into.  Plus I love trying my hand at water coloring.  It's kind of a cheating form of water coloring, but I enjoy the results! :)


Make sure you head over to Try Stampin' or Not on Tuesday to check out all the other great cards made using this sketch!  We'd love to see what you create!


Since it's a gate fold card I figured I'd show you the card in a couple different stages. :)


Other than taking the time to watercolor this card was actually really simple to create...and that makes me happy! :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Christmas Bokeh

I'm a little late posting my card for 'Tis the Season Christmas card challenge, but last night our internet was having  fits and today my computer decided to crash...bummer. :(  I'm sure no one else ever has these problems, right? lol  

It's been about a year since I first tried the bokeh technique.  When I did it last time I didn't have what I really should have to make the technique go as smoothly as possible and told myself I'd NEVER try it again.  Well as you can see I changed my mind. :)  It's an inspiration challenge over at 'Tis the Season this time and I saw the bokeh effect and decided to give it a try again.  I made a couple of cards and I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out. :)  However I can only show you one until I get my computer fixed!



Make sure you head over to 'Tis the Season to check out all the other cards inspired by this pic.  If you get a chance play along too...we'd love to see what you create!



Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Sara

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

It's Here...The Holiday Catalog!



Can you believe it?  Two posts in one day?! lol  I had to post this today because everyone can now order from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!!  I've bought a few things and have some more on the way and they should be here tomorrow. :D  Lots of fun things in this catalog.  I think my favorite thing is the Sleigh Ride Edgelits, but the set Wonderland comes in a close second.  I haven't had much time to play with anything, but I have a LOT of ideas going through my head!  Another thing I like is Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper (and that's saying a lot for me because I don't usually like DSP!).  If you don't have the catalog and would like to take a peek at it click HERE.  Or...

At the bottom of this post I have links to all the bundles available in this catalog.  Make sure before you buy anything that you check to see if it's a part of a bundle!  I've kicked myself a few times because I'd buy something only to realize later that it was part of a bundle and I wanted both things, but ordered them separately.  I believe you save 15% if you order the bundle! :)

  If you would like to order anything click HERE or go to the bottom of this post.  Everything in the catalog is shown below with the price and if you click on any of them they will bring you right to my webpage. :)  Thanks to those of you who already order from me and stop by and say "Hi" here on my blog.  I appreciate each and every one of you! :)


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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!

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