Many years ago I worked for a company that owned a Bike Shop. This was back when you could buy a Huffy at Kmart or a Schwinn at a local bike shop. Of course, I was a bike snob because of working there. We had one mechanic that was amazing. Dennis rarely spoke to anyone but he could put a bike together or fix a bike in no time at all. One day I asked him if he would teach me how to put a bike together. Amazingly enough, he agreed to teach me. Now normally it would take a couple of hours for him to put one together. It took me all day! You would not believe how many parts there are to a bicycle! Believe me, when you first open that box there are parts everywhere! Very little comes put together. Dennis was great and so patient. He didn’t even swear once though I think his eyeballs could have fallen out of his sockets from all the eye rolls he did! Of course, I could never do it now but it was fun to do, once, back then.
Bike Ride is one of those fun stamp sets that you can do a lot with. The set has 24 different Photopolymer stamps which include the bike, wheels, flowers, a basket, books, apples and even a dog. It is a two step stamp set which means it take two or more stamps to make an image. It is super easy to line up because they stamp are Photopolymer which means you can see through them. It is a lot easier to put this bike together than a real one! Plus, to top it all off, this stamp set has matching Framelits called Build A Bike which include 15 dies. If you buy them in a Bundle you can save 10%. That is a lot of bang for your buck!
The banner is from Bunch Of Banners Framelits Dies and sentiment is from Banners For You. These two items also coordinate together.
I made this card using a new stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalog called Nailed It. It was one of those sets that didn’t catch my eye right away but the more I looked at it, the more I decided I had to have it. I think what happened is it has a Happy Fathers Day stamp in it and since I don’t have any fathers left I didn’t think I needed it. The thing is, it makes a great man card. All the tools and the sentiments are perfect for that.
The other nice thing about this stamp set is it has a set of matching Framelits called Build It. Ya gotta love any stamp set that has matching Framelits!
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It is Friday once again and time for another Stamp Off Challenge. This time we are doing a color challenge. The colors we are supposed to use are Night Of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake.
Now, the reason I said “supposed to use” is because I exchanged Night Of Navy for Dapper Denim. I had my club meeting last week and I used Night of Navy and ran out of it. Don’t ask me how that happened but it did so I had to substitute. Here is my card:
When I first saw this stamp set called Moroccan Nights at OnStage last April, it was not one of my favorites. I have grown to love those little lanterns and the medallion makes a perfect background. I have used it a lot of make cards since then.
The sentiment is from a stamp set called Banners For You. It has a matching set of Framelits called Bunch Of Banners and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.
Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made using these colors.
It is my favorite day of the week ~ Friday! Friday is our Stamp Off Challenge day.
Today’s challenge is to use banners in our cards. That is a pretty easy thing to do since we just got some awesome banner stamps, Framelits and a punch!
For my card, I used the stamp set called Banners For You. These stamps have a set of matching Framelits called Bunch Of Banners. You can save 10% by purchasing both in a bundle. The Bunch of Banners Framelits also go with the stamp set called Birthday Banners, which is super!
Now, let’s go check out Jackie’s and Buffy’s blogs to see what they did with banners. It is always fun because I never know ahead of time what they are going to make. They are both so awesome!
Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is a color challenge. I am not sure which one of use gave us this challenge but I guess it doesn’t really matter. The colors we needed to use are Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay and Soft Sky.
I wasn’t too sure about the Tangerine Tango because it is not a color I usually use but it seems to work with the other two colors. Here is my card for this challenge:
I was ready something that Jackie wrote, although this is probably not a direct quote, but somewhere after reading her blog, I got “swooshes, swooshes everywhere”. I went back to her blog to try to figure out what she said exactly but couldn’t find it. In any case, this swooshes everywhere made me want to make a card with swooshes everywhere! I used the stamp set Painter’s Palette for all the swooshes. The banner is from Banners For You and the sentiments are from Birthday Banners. Both of those sets have matching Framelits called Bunch of Banners. If you buy the Banners For You and the Bunch of Banners Framelits in a bundle you can save 10%.
Now let’s go check out what Jackie and Buffy made. I bet you will love whatever their creations are because they are just awesome!