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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Guy Greetings for Fab Friday

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I'm participating with the Fab Friday challenge this week. They've got a great simple sketch that makes for a perfect masculine card.

The color scheme came directly from my DSP selection: Adventure Bound DSP Stack. I love that Island Indigo with those grays!

I wasn't super turned on with this set until I looked at the greetings. Man, there couldn't be a phrase any better than this one for my dad.  The man is still teaching me lessons! Have you ever bought a stamp set because you couldn't NOT have that one piece in there?  I know I have.



Here's what I used:
Stamps: Guy Greetings (wood $51.95; clear $38.95; photopolymer $25.95)
Paper: Basic Gray, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Adventure Bound DSP Stack
Ink: Basic Gray, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate
Extras: None!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Undefined: Spartan Style

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I spent part of my morning lazing around and the last part I decided to CARVE MY OWN STAMP. What?? Yep, I used my Undefined Stamp Carving Kit and created a Stanwood Spartan helmet that I can use for all the coaches of evey sport my kids do! Awesome. The card is super simple to showcase this bad boy. I think I'll do another one now that I have the hang of it a bit and have some extra rubber.

I'm a little bummed that I smeared the stamp label also. But in general a good first attempt. I think that the little nicks in there would be cool looking with silver embossing or a more rustic card style. Below, you can see the stamp side of this.

It is possible that I'll be getting this stamp out for a project this weekend, but I have to toy with that a bit.



Here's what I used:
Stamps: Undefined Stamp Carving Kit
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes.
Ink: Real Red
Extras: Nothing!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Go Wild With Paper Pumpkin!

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This is another project I saw at my friend Christine's house last week. I love this design. I would have never thought of leopard spots with this stamp, but now I can't NOT see them!

Christine and her friend Helen made this card together. For the larger elements on this card, they dug out those great Sophisticated Serifs and last month's Paper Pumpkin kit: Layers of Gratitude. 

The smaller greeting comes from Endless Birthday Wishes which is available in our photopolymer line.



Here's what Christine and Helen used:
Stamps: Endless Birthday Wishes (photopolymer $13.95), Layers of Gratitude (February 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit), Sophisticated Serifs (photopolymer $45.95)
Paper: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch (The Biggest ones!)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Broadway Baby!

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The boys and I are in Wenatchee still enjoying all the glory of middle school lacrosse.  While I'm gone, Matt is holding down the fort with Dewy and Sprite.  This project is one I made for our Extravaganza Display, but haven't posted yet. I've been saving it for a special day... or one when I'm not home to make something new.

I found these letters at Michael's. They are pretty cool. Believe it or not, they are made of cardboard or paper and are very light weight.  All I did to them was trim some Birthday Bash DSP (which was easy because the letters come with a stencil). I didn't even glue the paper in. The lights come in from the back and the bulbs attach to them on the front side.

For the edges, I used the Designer Washi Sheets and cut them to 2" and then used them to cover the edges. I'm thinking of adding letters to my collection so that instead of SU (for Stampin' Up!), I could add a few to make "Laures"



Here's what I used:
Birthday Bash Specialty DSP
Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Happy Saturday

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I'm off to Wenatchee for the official start of the spring season of sports. We were overlapping for a few weeks there, but for this week we are a one sport family: lacrosse.  Matt is holding down the fort at home, so don't head over to my place thinking you can sneak in my stamp room!

These were the thank you/good bye cards for the assistant coaches of Jack's Basketball team. I was under the gun and hadn't made them until the VERY last minute.  They did the job nicely.



Here's what I used:
Stamps: All Shook Up (December 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit), Simply Sports (wood $29.95; clear $21.95)
Paper: Whisper White Note Cards, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Real Red, Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sophisticated Serifs for the Busy Bees

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I created this card from a sketch and some inspiration in the Stampin' Success magazine. I got the colors and accessories from the magazine and the sketch from the people over at Mojo Monday. The card is for the Wedding/Baby themed swap that the Busy Bee Stampers are having tonight.  I cannot go since I've got to run across the mountains with my young boys.


Here's the bunch of them. I made one for each person in the swap. I hope that they all take the card with their last initial!!



Here's what I used:
Stamps: Flowering Flourishes (wood $24.95; clear $17.95), Something to Say (wood $29.95; clear $21.95), Sophisticated Serifs (photopolymer $.45.95)
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand
Extras: Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker's Twine, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Pearls

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wood You Be Mine? Work Together

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I did a drop off/pick up of stampin' things at my upline's yesterday morning. While I was there I had to take a picture of this cute card.  I've liked it for a long time and need to make one of my own!

I keep thinking that this set is just for Valentine's, but I see this as an anniversary card or one for someone who helped another person out a bit.

The wood stack is cut from a piece of the Adventure Bound DSP stack and is great with this lumberjack! The shirt is stamped with Real Red, but the rest of that guy is colored with the now discontinued Blendabilities markers. (Boo for discontinued!)



Here's my best guess about what was used:
Stamps: Wood You Be Mine? (photopolymer $23.95)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Adventure Bound DSP Stack
Ink: Early Espresso, Real Red, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (Blendabilities too, but we're not talking about that.)
Extras: Linen Thread


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

My Paper Pumpkin Came!

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My March 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit came today. It is called Sew You and is super cute.  I love the black and white! The backstitching also reminds me of a phase I went through of cross stitch way back when. (I wonder if my sister still has the Ziggy cross stitch I made for was raining hearts you know.)

I'm sending the thank yous to my mom and sisters for the fun book club we had last weekend.  Totally recommend reading The 100-year-old Man who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. We'll be reading a classic next time: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

The kit contains supplies for making NINE cards! The envelopes are a cute Pool Party color. I dressed up my inside and the envelope using one of last month's colors, Pool Party. See below for the picture of the stamp set that came. There are twelve stamps in the kit this month!

Check out the video for this month's kit.



Here's what I used:
March 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit (even the cross stitch needle came in the box!)
On the envelopes and gem inside I used last month's Pool Party ink.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Guy Greetings for St. Patrick's Day!

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Happy St. Patrick's day.  Funny, on this day of Irish-ness, I'll be speaking German all day.  Wie geht's? Ich hoffe. dass alles gut ist.

I totally CASEd this idea from a card I saw over at the Stampin' Stud's blog. Jame's (the stud's) card is below.

I did my hats a bit differently.  I believe James colored in the hat bands with a black marker, I actually did some fussy cutting of hat bands for mine.  I stamped the hats in both Wild Wasabi and Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  I clipped out the bands of black and glued them to the hats before using a gold marker to draw the buckles.

I hope you day is a good one!



Here's what I used:
Stamps: Guy Greetings (wood $51.95; clear $38.95; photopolymer $25.95), Teeny Tiny Wishes (wood $36.95; clear $26.95)
Paper: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Brushed Gold
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Tuxedo Black Memento, Random Gold Marker
Extras: Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape, Gold Sequin Trim