Wild Flowers & A Sneak Peek

Wild About Flowers, A Little Something

The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is coming out on September 1st so I decided to give you a little sneak peek of one of the stamps in that catalog.  It is really just a small peek because it is the sentiment I used on this card.  The stamp set is called A Little Something and it goes with a new Thinlit used to make a 3D project.  You will have to wait to see what it is but I know you will love it and use it a lot (especially around the holidays).  Anyway, the stamp set has five different sentiments and 4 different objects in it.  You can see the picture of it below.  It is very cute!

The flowers are from the stamp set called Wild About Flowers.  That is set available now because it is in the Annual Catalog.

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My Paper Pumpkin Stamps

My Paper Pumpkin

Stampin’ Up! offers a kit that you can get on a monthly basis called My Paper Pumpkin.  You can sign up for one month, three months, 6 months or a year.  This card is not one of the kits but uses some of the stamps from one of the kits.  That is the nice thing about My Paper Pumpkin.  Each kit comes with everything you need to make 6 or 8 cards (except adhesive) and it comes with the stamps you need to make them.  You can use these stamps to make other cards as I did with this card.  For $19.95 a month (or less if you sign up for 6 months or a year) you get the kit and the stamps to use over and over again.  It is a great deal.  If you sign up before September 10th, you get your first two months at 50% off (that means $10 per kit!!).  It is an awesome deal!

You can sign up for My Paper Pumpkin by clicking HERE.  If you would like more information, feel free to contact me.

Don’t you just love those eyes??

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Wetlands Watercolor

Wetlands

Here is a quick and easy card that anyone can do in just a few minutes.  It uses the stamp set called Wetlands.  I love those little Pipers.  They remind me of the beach we go to in Florida.  There are Pipers all over the place.  When you go near them they start running away (instead of flying).  My kids loved chasing them all over the beach and thought it was funny that they wouldn’t fly away.

I stamped the Pipers in our new Basic Black Archival ink that is coming out in the Holiday Catalog on September 1st!  If you like to watercolor you will love this new ink.  It doesn’t smear when you add water over it.  It will come in Basic Gray too!   I used an Aqua Painter and an ink pad to watercolor the water and sand.  All you need to do is squeeze and ink pad when it is closed, open it and use the ink on the lid to paint with.  It is so easy to do that even a non-artist like myself can make it look good!

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Big Thanks

Hello You Thinlits

This is one big thanks for all my wonderful birthday wishes!  My birthday was awesome and lots of fun.  Of course, I am not sure I ever had a bad birthday.  I guess I am lucky that way.

I just realized that this card has absolutely no stamping!  First I made a mask using a piece of regular copy paper.  I cut out the rectangle using one of the square from the Squares Collection Framelits.  I cut the first one out of the middle and then cut it again a little to the left and then a little to the right to make the rectangle.  Then I lay the copy paper over a piece of Whisper White cardstock and sponged from left to right using Soft Sky, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay inks.  Then I used an embossing folder called Chevron.  The thanks is from Hello You Thinlits.

Thanks again to my friends and family for an awesome birthday!

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Another Amazing Birthday

Amazing Birthday

August is a big birthday month with my family and friends.  Of course, it is the best month to have a birthday in because it is my month!  No, my birthday is not today but it does belong to a friend of mine.  She doesn’t “do” the internet, email or have a smart phone.  Can you believe there are still people out there who don’t?  Of course, I hear there are a lot of people who are disconnecting, but that is different.  At least those people did have internet and just choose to walk away.

Anyway, I made this card using the stamp set called Amazing Birthday.  It is a fun set because you can do so much with it.  I stamped the large stamp in Island Indigo and then stamped it three more times with So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Pool Party.  I just cut out the other pieces and placed them on top of the Island Indigo stamp.  Thankfully it was fairy easy to do since the pieces are basically straight lines.

Madelyn just had a bath before this picture.  Her parents use this awesome smelling baby shampoo called Noodle & Boo.  It smells so good.  I may have to buy some just so I can remember what Madelyn smells like!

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Watercooler Challenge WCC31

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It is that time again for a Watercooler Challenge.  This time the challenge is from Heidi and it is a sketch challenge.  Sketch challenges (for me) are the easiest to do.  You don’t have to follow it exactly but it needs to look fairly close. Therefore, I want everyone reading this to make a card using this challenge and the post it on our Watercooler Challenge web site HERE.  If you need help posting a picture, just let me know.  I can help you!

Here is the sketch challenge that Heidi gave us.

WCC31 Heidi Sketch Challenge

Here is the card I made using this sketch challenge:

Awesomely Artistic

I used the stamp set called Awesomely Artistic.  I colored the flowers using Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey markers.  The nice thing about coloring is you don’t have to be exact and color between the lines.  It is ok if you are a little messy.  The sentiment I used is from One Big Meaning.  That is a stamp set that says “thank you” seven different ways.  It is a great set to own!

Don’t forget to make a card using this sketch and post it to the Watercooler web site!

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Vintage Leaves

Vintage Leaves, Tin of Cards

The month of August always has mixed feelings for me.  The nice part is that it is my birthday month and I love birthdays!  I love everything about them.  I love presents (to give and receive), I love that you get lots of attention that day (although I don’t like going to a restaurant that sings to you!!).  I love that my family calls me if they are not with me and I love getting lots of cards (yes, that it a hint!).

The not so nice part of August is that it always means the end of summer is coming soon.  When I was in school it was a month of clothes shopping.  If you can believe it, I don’t like to clothes shop.  I don’t really like to shop at all (except online!)!  Back then, of course, we didn’t have online shopping (can you imagine such a thing?) so my mother would drag us to Korvettes, (which was like Target today) to pick out clothes and school supplies.

Then, when I had kids, I had to drag my kids out to shop.  I had three boys so you can imagine what that was like.  All they wanted to do was buy $100 sneakers!  I had to put a $50 limit of the price of them and my boys were not happy.  Now, the average price of a pair of sneakers is probably $200!  By the way, the other day I got a social security statement in the mail.  These tell you what you made since the beginning of time.  When I had three boys, I made a little less than $3,000 a year.  So, as you can see, $100 sneakers for three little boys were outrageous!

How the heck did I get on this subject anyway??  Never mind!  :)

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