Sunday, September 17, 2017

LOTS OF LOVE CARD:

Hello there! Here's the last of this month's Card Buffet cards. I used the set Lots of Love for this card. I started with a Pear Pizzazz base and added a piece of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP to the top. I stamped the sentiment with Tangerine Tango ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and used the Lots of Labels Framelits to cut it out.

I then wrapped a piece of the lovely Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon around it. I lifted up one end and added some SNAIL to the back of the ribbon and adhered, and repeated for the other end. I tied a bow and attached it to the far left with a Glue Dot.

Next I cut out one of the flowers from the DSP and attached it to the ribbon with a couple of Glue Dots. I then stamped one of the flowers with Pool Party ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and cut it out with Paper Snips. I stamped a second flower, but before I stamped it I used a Sponge Dauber in Marina Mist ink to add a little depth to the center. I then cut out just the four petals. I curved the petals using a Bone Folder and added a Dimensional between the layers. I added 3 Black Rhinestones to the center and attached the flower on top of the leaves with another Dimensional.

It took a little time to construct the flower, but once that was done it came together in a snap:) That was the last of the new additions to this month's Card Buffet. I'll probably add a couple Christmas cards to the mix for next month. As I mentioned yesterday, the garage sale was a huge success, but it sure took a toll on this old lady body! I think today is going to require lots of ice, Tylenol & sitting:( But thankfully I can stamp while I do that:) Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

AT HOME WITH YOU CARD:

Hello there! Just realized I forgot to post this yesterday. We threw a garage sale together really fast and was too tired to move yesterday. But we sold a ton of stuff and lots of my Stampin' Up! products found good homes:) I used the At Home with You Bundle, and saved 10% by buying them together:)

I had made a card similar to this a while back for a friend, but I made a few changes. I changed the sentiment on the door. You can scroll back a bit and find the original card and all the products I used.

I also changed the sentiment inside the door, although it's hard to tell with this awful photo!

As with the original, I left the inside blank and stamped the flower image in the corner. I have 1 last card to share with you tomorrow from my Card Buffet last week, and then I have tons more to share from all the new classes and events I have coming up. Stay tuned! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

PICK A PUMPKIN CARD:

Hello there! Here's another card we made at my Card Buffet last week. I used the sets Pick A Pumpkin and Labels to Love. I started with a Very Vanilla base and added a layer of Bundle of Love DSP on top. I added some SNAIL to the back of a piece of Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon and added it on top.

I stamped the pumpkins with Cajun Craze & Calypso Coral ink, wiped off the stems & colored them with an Emerald Envy Marker. I stamped the gourd with Emerald Envy ink. I used the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits to cut them all out. I colored the sentiment with Emerald Envy & Calypso Coral Markers and stamped it onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. I used the Everyday Label to punch it out.

 I cut out some Gold Foil pieces using the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits that are bundled with the Pick A Pumpkin set. I cut out the bottom piece using the Little Loves Framelits and attached it with 2 Glue Dots. I then added the tall pumpkin with SNAIL and the label with Dimensionals. I added the gourd with a Glue Dot and the small pumpkin with a Dimensional to the far right. I cut out a leaf from Emerald Envy Cardstock and tucked it behind with Liquid Tombow.

I added the gold pieces with Liquid Tombow as well and added a Very Vanilla Baker's Twine bow with a Glue Dot. This was a little time-consuming with all the die-cutting, but once that's done, it's a snap to put together. I still have a couple of cards to share, so make sure to stop back tomorrow. Thanks so much for coming by!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

BASKET OF WISHES CARD:

Hello there! Here's another card we made last week at my Card Buffet featuring the set Basket of Wishes. I started with an Early Espresso base and cut out 3 leaves using the Leaflets Framelits. I trimmed 1/4" off of the edge and attached a strip of Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon to the inside edge of the card.

I then glued pieces of Coffee Break DSP to the backs of the cut-outs with Liquid Tombow. I covered the DSP with another piece of Early Espresso so it wasn't exposed. Next I stamped the basket & succulent image with Soft Suede ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and punched it out with the 2" Circle Punch, I think. I colored in the basket with a Blender Pen and the Soft Suede pad. I colored the succulents with Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz & Old Olive Markers. I went over the basket outline with an Early Espresso Marker.

I then stamped the banner with the set Bloomin' Love using Pear Pizzazz ink onto Whisper White Cardstock. I stamped the sentiment with Soft Suede ink and used the Large Numbers Framelits to cut it out. I added a few Glue Dots to the back of the circle and swirled some Copper Metallic Thread on it. I attached it to the base with a couple of Dimensionals vertically. I then added a strip of DSP from the Wood Textures DSP Stack with SNAIL, and tucked it underneath the circle.

I attached the banner with SNAIL on the left side and a Dimensional on the right. I finished it off with a few sequins from the Iridescent Assortment and attached them with tiny drops of Liquid Tombow.

I had a couple of newbies last week who had never stamped before and they tackled this card. It was a more advanced card and they both nailed it! I was kind of afraid I scared them off, but they're both in for next month! Stop back tomorrow for another fun project. Thanks so much for coming by:)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

PAINTED HARVEST CARD:

Hello there! Back today with another quick & easy card we made at my Card Buffet last week. I used the Painted Harvest Bundle for this card and saved 10% by buying the stamp set & punch at the same time:) I started with a Soft Suede base and added a layer of Very Vanilla Cardstock. I stamped the 1st flower image with So Saffron ink and went over it with the 2nd flower image in Crushed Curry ink.

I then added the flower center with Soft Suede ink. Next I stamped the solid leaf image with Old Olive ink and then stamped over it with the line image using Always Artichoke ink. So easy and so much fun to create my own Designer Series Paper!

I stamped the sentiment with Soft Suede ink onto Crushed Curry Cardstock and flagged one end. I then wrapped some Old Olive Baker's Twine around it a couple of times, tied a bow and adhered banner with Dimensionals. I used the coordinating Leaf Punch to punch out a couple of leaves from Vellum Cardstock and tucked them under the banner with Glue Dots.

Such a lovely card considering how easy it was to put together!

Okay, so, some of you may know that I'm coming up on my 10 year Anniversary with Stampin' Up!, and I've decided that I'm going to work really hard this year to achieve the Incentive Trip to the Greek Isles. I sat in on a conference call last week to help me do what's necessary to achieve this dream. One of the first assignments was to clean & organize my space, which you can see desperately needed it! I've been working hard at getting several new classes & events lined up for October, so I'll be able to hit the ground running October 1. This was the fruits of that labor, lol.

It took me 3 days, but I got 'er done, and boy does it feel good! I cleaned out every drawer and shelf-even in the closet. Along the way I decided to box up everything that was retired, and that added up to about 20 boxes! So I decided to have a garage sale this week-end. So if you're in the Burlington, Iowa area you're going to want to check it out!

Part of my homework was to get a planner and get my schedule figured out. I was already ahead of the game and had ordered the SU! Love Today Planner a couple of weeks ago to make sure I could keep track of all the new classes & events that I've added. Now to purty it up:)

Finally, we were to make a vision board, so we could keep the goal in sight. I had a little help from Q:) He's determined that he's going on the boat with me, so he was an awesome little helper getting me organized:) We were to come up with a support system, and I have that area covered too!

I'll keep you posted on the progress and the events I have coming up. Until then, make sure to stop back tomorrow for another card we made last week. Thanks so much for coming by!

Monday, September 11, 2017

CREEP IT REAL FAVORS:

Hello there! Sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday. Apparently I was having too much fun cleaning my stamp room that I forgot! I made these fun little favors for my Card Buffet attendees using the set Creep It Real & the Test Tubes.

I wrapped a piece of Spooky Night DSP around each one and adhered with Tear & Tape. I then stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla Cardstock using Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze & Basic Black ink. I flagged the bottom and used the 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch to punch a hole at the top.

I added a piece of Vintage Crochet Trim or a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels to each. I tied the tag to each Teat Tube with Basic Black Baker's Twine.

I stamped the cute little images with Basic Black ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock & used the 1" Circle Punch to punch them out. I then used a Sponge Dauber in Tranquil Tide, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate & Rich Razzleberry ink to add color. I attached each to the tag with a Dimensional.

These were so much fun to make and came together in a snap! Let me know if you want to make some for the sweet little goblins in your life:) Stop back tomorrow for another card we made. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, September 9, 2017

SEASONAL CHUMS CARD:

Hello there! Back today with another quick & easy card from my Card Buffet. I used the Seasonal Chums Bundle and saved 10% by buying them together! I started with a Whisper White base and added a piece of Merry Little Christmas DSP. I ran a strip of Pick a Pattern Washi Tape across it and added a piece of Striped Ribbon on top with Dimensionals.

I stamped the pumpkins with Early Espresso ink onto Pumpkin Pie Cardstock and used the Seasonal Tags Framelits to cut them out. I colored the face with an Early Espresso Marker and the leaves with a Lemon Lime Twist Marker. I stamped the sentiment with Early Espresso ink as well.

I punched a circle from Basic Black Cardstock using the 2 1/4" Circle Punch and attached the bottom pumpkin with SNAIL. I attached the top one with rolled Glue Dots. I used the framelits to cut the bats out of Basic Black Cardstock and attached them with Glue Dots.

I love this bundle as you can keep the images together to make adorable little tags, or cut them apart like I did here. There's a cute little deer and snowman with this set as well, so you'll be seeing lots more of it:) I've got another fun treat to share tomorrow, so make plans to stop back. Thanks so much for coming by!

Friday, September 8, 2017

CREEP IT REAL CARD:

Hello there! This was one of the designs at my Card Buffet last night using the fun set Creep It Real. I started with a Rich Razzleberry base and added a piece of Spooky Night DSP. I made a banner from a coordinating design and folded the top down at 1/4". I attached both pieces with SNAIL.

I stamped the sentiment with Rich Razzleberry ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock and cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I added a piece of Vintage Crochet Trim and attached it with a couple of Glue Dots. I then added the sentiment over the top with a couple of Dimensionals.

I then stamped the adorable little pumpkin with Basic Black Archival ink and punched him out with a 1" Circle Punch. I used a Sponge Dauber with Pumpkin Pie ink to color him in and attached it with a Dimensional. I finished it off with a few Black Rhinestone Jewels.

This is a really quick & easy card & perfect for beginner stampers. I was so excited to have a few new faces last night at my Card Buffet! I maybe should have started them on this one, but they jumped right in and made some more advanced cards. And they did an amazing job, especially considering they'd never stamped before! I hope I didn't scare them off and will see them again next month:) Make sure to stop back again tomorrow for another fun Halloween card. Thanks so much for coming by!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

LABEL ME PRETTY CARD:

Hello there! Looks like I missed another card from last month. This one will be available to make again at my Card Buffet on Thursday. I used the Label Me Pretty Bundle and saved 10%:) I started with a Wisteria Wonder base and added another layer on top that I embossed with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder. Huh, I forgot I had that.

On top of that I added a layer of Delightful Daisy DSP. I then added a label that I punched from the Wood Textures DSP using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I tied a bow around the top using Peekaboo Peach Baker's Twine.  I colored the label image with Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach & Wisteria Wonder Markers and stamped it onto Whisper White Cardstock. I used the coordinating Pretty Label Punch to punch it out.

I stamped the sentiment with Wisteria Wonder ink onto the same color cardstock and used the 1 3/4" Circle Punch to punch it out. I finished it off with a piece of Burlap Ribbon that I folded and tucked under the circle with a Glue Dot. I used Dimensionals between the layers.

Well I finished up last month's cards just in time. Tomorrow is September's Card Buffet, with 7 new additions:) I'll have lots more to share in the next day or two. I'd love to have you join our fun group! We meet at First Christian Church-1221 Park Ave. in Burlington. Come anytime between 4-8. If you're new, I'll be happy to help:) Let me know if you plan to attend so I can have a little treat for you:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

FOXY FRIENDS CARD:

Hello there! I realized I forgot to post a couple of cards from last month's Card Buffet. This one pretty much sums up how I'm feeling right now. On Sunday we had to go and sign paperwork to admit my dad into Hospice. It's been a rough couple of weeks:( We were hoping to get him moved to Burlington so we'd have him close to us and wouldn't have the hour drive, but things didn't work out. I was so hoping at this point he could catch a break...it just stinks:)

I started with a Basic Black base and adhered a piece of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP to a piece of Pick a Pattern DSP. I adhered them to the base with SNAIL and added  a strip of Pick a Pattern Washi Tape. I then added a Pool Party starburst that I punched out with the Starburst Punch. I made the skunk using the Fox Builder Punch and Basic Black Cardstock. I punched his face, hair, chest and tail from Whisper White Cardstock. For the stripe, I punched out a white tail and inserted it back into the punch to make it thinner and attached it to a black tail with Liquid Tombow. His chest was made by using one end of the tail.

I used the set Foxy Friends to stamp his face in Basic Black and punched his nose from Powder Pink Cardstock. I attached the tail to the body using a Glue Dot and attached the body to the starburst with SNAIL. I attached his head with a Dimensional. The sentiment is from Hugs For You with Basic Black ink onto Whisper White Cardstock. Before I attached the starburst, I added a strip of the fun new Black Mini Sequin Trim with a couple of Glue Dots.

I tucked the sentiment under the skunk and added the Crushed Curry heart border underneath the starburst. I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to cut out the strip and sprinkled a few of the hearts around using Liquid Tombow. Please keep my dad and our family in your prayers. We sure appreciate them:) Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, September 4, 2017

SEPTEMBER CARD BUFFET REMINDER:

Hello there! I've been busy getting ready for Card Buffet this Thursday at First Christian Church from 4-8. Here's the new additions to this month's line-up! The Holiday Catalog just came out, so there's lots of new & exciting things to play with!

Here are all the choices that will be available-18 in all! You're bound to find something you like, and there's a good range from super simple to a little more time-consuming:)
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You won't want to miss Thursday night-I have tons going on!!! First off is a Paper Pumpkin Promotion. Any brand new members, who haven't subscribed before, get 50% off the September kit. It's so exciting to get that red box surprise delivered right to your door every month! And I'm going to sweeten the deal even more...anyone who signs up Thursday night, or by September 10th, gets to pick out an unused past Paper Pumpkin kit! I have several to pick from, so be the first to sign up and get first pick! Go to www.paperpumpkin.com for more details or ask me Thursday night. Remember to select me as your demonstrator:)

FALL CLASS SIGN-UP! I'll also have sign-up sheets for all the new classes I'll be offering in October. Make plans to attend HAPPY HOUR on Thursday, October 12th at Martini's Bar & Grille from 6-8. Enjoy making a couple of easy cards while sipping on half-priced drinks! Cost is $10 & all supplies provided.

TNT TUESDAY will be on Tuesday, October 17th at First Christian Church-Room 7 from 6-8. You'll learn a new technique and some tips along the way. Cost is $15 & all supplies provided.

STAMP-A-STACK will be held on Friday, October 27th at First Christian Church from 3-8. You'll make 20 Christmas cards with envelopes, 4 each of 5 designs. Cost is $50 which includes supper, snacks & drinks. Please bring your own adhesive or I'll have some available to purchase day of event.

COFFEE BREAK & CARDS will be held on Saturday, October 28th at Dunn Brothers Coffee from 11-1. Make a couple of simple projects while enjoying your favorite latte. Cost is $10 & all supplies provided.
All of the above classes require RSVP & payment 2 weeks ahead of class.

I'll also have 2 Christmas classes available using kits from the Holiday Catalog:
BE MERRY CLASS: Make 20 rosette ornaments which you can decorate your tree or packages with, or use as gift tags. Come check out the awesome display! The cost is $25 & all supplies are provided. Class will be held on Saturday, November 18 from 11-1pm.
WATERCOLOR CHRISTMAS CLASS: Make 20 Christmas cards with envelopes. Cost is $25 & all supplies provided. Order the Watercolor Christmas Bundle, which includes the stamp set & you'll get a BONUS gift of boxed cards giving you additional ideas to make more cards with your stamp set. See the cards made up and check out the BONUS cards! The cost for the bundle is $45. Class will be held on Saturday, November 18 from 1-3pm.

BRING A FRIEND! and each of you gets to pick out a nifty-gifty!

DOOR PRIZE! As always, your name goes into the Door Prize Drawing at every event!

Make plans to attend Card Buffet on Thursday night! Even if you can't stay to stamp, come check out all the displays, sign up for classes & take advantage of the great deals! Thanks so much for stopping by:)