Stampin' Up! Four Frames Celebrate card


Freshly Made Sketches #160 got me playing with paper today. I chose a color combination from our Color Coach and pulled out Four Frames - a stamp set that needed to see some ink. This stamp set pairs so well with our recent Hostess special set Good Greetings.

Products used today: 

Stamps: Four Frames, Good Greetings
Project Colors: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate
Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, 2-1/2" circle punch, Itty Bitty Punch pack, Decorative Label punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Paper Piercing Pack Essentials, edge punch (name?)
Embellishments: 1/4" Silver Taffeta Ribbon, Jewel Basic Rhinestone
My favorite adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals, Fast Fuse Adhesive

Stampin' Up! An Open Heart


Inspired by someone I love and a sketch by Card Positioning Systems (CPS)

Products used today: 

Stamps: An Open Heart
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold
Skin Tones, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities
Tools: Stampin' Trimmer,Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque embossing folder, Artisan Label punch
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels
My favorite adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals, Fast Fuse Adhesive

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Stampin' Up! Everything Eleanor quick card


Simple masking makes this card a quick and easy one to put together. But who says quick and easy can't still be pretty?

I love the font of the sentiments in Blooming with Kindness. Isn't it elegant?

Products used today: 

Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Blooming with Kindness
Project Colors: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso
Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, scrap paper for masking, Stampin' Sponge
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewel
My favorite adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals, Fast Fuse Adhesive

Maria's holiday workshop


A big thank you to the ladies who were able to make it to our last Club Meeting last night. As always, it was wonderful spending time with you. And a big thanks to our hostess-with-the-mostest Maria, who went all out for us after a hectic day at work. ((hugs))

Our projects last night were based on projects shared by others on Pinterest. Maria asked for holiday (Thanksgiving and Christmas related) projects we could make and these two were just right for the job. We had a lot of fun discussing different ways to use the box!

So cute and easy - and it begins with a 1/2 sheet of cardstock!

Heat embossing - always a WOW!

Want to join us to stamp? Click the basket below to access my Stampin' Up! website and click to view my calendar of events. We'll be slowing down as we near the holidays, but the Friday Getaway classes will continue. They're a quick class to fit in if you can manage it and we cover a variety of techniques and styles!

Stamp Review Crew - Serene Silhouettes Edition


Welcome to another edition of The Stamp Review Crew! Today, we are all working with the ever-popular Serene Silhouettes stamp set. To travel this hop from the beginning, simply click on the banner above to access the SRC blog.

I have to admit: I went on vacation and loaned out my stamp set. I thought I'd have this past weekend to play... but now she's gone. Oopsie. So, the following two projects were shared previously; if you have been following my blog for a while, these might look familiar to you. But - hey - we've so much since this set was released, maybe this will be a good reminder?

Did you know there is a size of card called "Gladstone"? It measures 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" (folded). I didn't know this, but it is one of the 66 sizes of cards for which you can make envelopes using the Envelope Punch Board. FYI - this size meets the USPS size requirements for mailing.

Background sponged with varying pinks; stamp and emboss image with white embossing powder. Stamp again using Soft Suede (to coordinate with card base).

This card falls in the "clean" looking category... where most of my cards go. :) I happened to have the sewing machine out on this day and thought I'd give sewing on paper a try.

OK, now ready for some more ideas? Here are the links you'll need to keep groovin':

Stamp Review Crew - Work of Art Edition


Welcome to another edition of The Stamp Review Crew! This week we are reviewing:

The Work of Art stamp set is a fun combination of images containing 11 sentiments and images best described as 'elements'; not only images in themselves, but things you put together to create other images. If you have just arrived from Betty's site, isn't it awesome how she used that one image to create a camo background? So creative!!  Not sure I can wow you like that but maybe you'll see something you like  :)

If you are starting here and would rather start at the top of the hop, click the banner above and it will take you to the Stamp Review Crew website. All of our creations will also be posted later this week on the group's Pinterest page.

First, I have a little framed object to share with you that is based on a card scene from Suzanne Johnson. Get the sunscreen ready...

Colors: Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight on Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Framelits - Chalk Talk
Embellishment: Linen Thread, Vintage Faceted Button

Makes me wanna go on a cruise :)

Now here are two card ideas for you. The first is a really quick one and the second one is almost as quick (and a good one for using up scraps!)

Colors: Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Framelits - Word Bubbles, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Embellishments: Candy Dots - Subtles, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Colors: Chocolate Chip, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Framelits - Circles and Window Frames, Chevron embossing folder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Banner punch
Embellishments: Candy Dots - Neutrals, Linen Thread

Well, thanks for skimming through my projects today! I hope you like what you saw and were inspired to play with Work of Art.  Next up on the hop, we have the colorful and wonderful styles of Cindy Beach. Lets go see what she has in store for us today...

Next stop: Cindy Beach

Previous stop: Betty Traciak

Stampin' Up! Trust God


Products used today: 

Stamps: Trust God
Project Colors: Lost Lagoon, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack
Tools: Stampin' Trimmer,Paper Snips, Decorative Label punch
Embellishments: Candy Dots - Neutrals and Regals
My favorite adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals, Fast Fuse Adhesive
card layout: Sketchbook Saturday challenge
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