Have you tried the masking technique lately?

Lately I’ve seen a lot of buzz online about “masking” and thought I would share with you a couple cards I’ve made using this technique.  It’s a rather simple technique, were you create a “mask” to hide a portion of the paper or image and stamp on the open area. For my cards, I die cut a circle using the Layering Circle Framelits and a piece of copier paper to create the… Read More »

Stampy Wackers Guy Swap

Happy Thursday, one day closer to the weekend! I’m part of a group called Stampy Wackers and about every other month there is a swap.  A swap is where you make cards and share one with each person the group. This is a pretty cool swap in that you make your cards and mail them to the others in the swap and in turn you received everyone’s card in the mail.… Read More »

Sweet Tuesday

I’m sure you have heard of Taco Tuesday or even Meatloaf Monday – were you have a specific food based on the day of the week, well I’ve switched it up to Sweet Tuesday – featuring the 2017 Sale-A-Bration stamp set Tasty Trucks and from the Annual Catalog the stamp set Bella & Friends. While I was working on this card over the weekend, my dogs Nitro and Diesel were resting… Read More »

Tic-Tac-Toe with PCC233

Hope you are having a great weekend, it’s cold here but the sun is shing. Before I get started with today’s card, I want to take time to thank the design team over at the Paper Craft Crew Blog for picking my cards as Top Picks for challenge 229 and 231, click on the numbers to see those cards.  I am truly honored to be picked! Today’s card is for… Read More »

Hey Chick, have a nice day!

Happy Friday, any special plans this weekend?  Around the holidays I purchased an extra turkey and this weekend we will be having our Spring version of Thanksgiving dinner – sure looking forward to roasted turkey, homemade stuffing and buttered carrots. Today’s card features the 2017 Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Hey Chick!, one of the most popular of the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets.  The images are just so much fun to color using… Read More »

New Sale-a-bration items

Welcome to March – National Craft Month, perfect month for all us stamper/crafters out there! Last week Stampin’ Up! introduced three new products to the free Sale-A-Bration item choices Reverse Words Stamp Set – #144316 (W) or #143319 (C) Make a Medallion Stamp Set – #143274 (photopolymer) 6″x6″ Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum & Bermuda Bay) – #143831 Today I am featuring the Mint Macaron glimmer paper in… Read More »

Late to the party . . .

When I first saw the 2017 Sale-a-Bration catalog the Avant Garden Photopolymer Stamp set did not stand out to me, and was not part of my wish list. After weeks of seeing all the card ideas out there I knew on the next order I placed I needed to have that set. Todays card features an image from the set I don’t seem to see as many cards made with. Since… Read More »

Just saying Hello !

While I’m out of town on business for my day job, I thought I would share with you a card made with the Jar of Love Bundle. This card uses Mint Macaron for the card base and a mat made from matching 2015-2017 In-Color Designer Series Paper. The flowers where stamped in Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum and Tempting Turquoise. The flowers are two step stamping, all where inked… Read More »

That strange stamp . . .

Do you like the “Big on Birthdays” Photopolymer stamp set, just not sure what to do with the image below? Well I have the solution for you!   If you are not sure how someone will take that sentiment I have a solution  – cover it !  (thanks to some idea’s I saw on Pinterest mashed together) You can use almost anything the size of the lettering to cover it, I used… Read More »

February Sunday Stamper Cards

Today I’ll be meeting with my Sunday Stampers for our monthly stamping and thought I would share with you the cards we will be making. For two of the cards – Beautiful You & Hey Chick, we are coloring with Watercolor Pencils and using either Blender Pens or Aqua painter’s to move the color around.  Both the Hey Chick stamp stamp set and Gray dotted paper (from the Carried Away… Read More »

Paper Craft Crew 231

Happy Saturday, hope the weather is nice were you are – it’s going to be in the upper 50/low 60’s this weekend, really looking forward to that! Today I thought I would post a card I completed for the Paper Craft Crew weekly challenge. Below is the banner for this sketch challenge, after some thought the past couple days, I finally came up with the card I would like to… Read More »

Need a wedding or anniversary card?

Happy Friday, hope you have some exciting weekend plans. I’ll be having by Sunday Stampers class this weekend, working on thank you cards as a wedding gift and getting ready to go out of town on Monday for my day job. Speaking of weddings, today’s card is perfect for either a wedding or anniversary.  This card features the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper and new Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing… Read More »

Layering with Fun Foam

Happy Wednesday, don’t know about you but I sure am ready for the sun and beach, today’s card – Fun in the Sun features just that. I came across this trick for adding dimension to your card using fun foam (purchased at your local craft store) from fellow demonstrator Dena Rekow. To get started I first used Watercolor Paper and the Large Letter Framelits to die cut the word FUN. Using… Read More »

Share Love with PCC230

Happy Valentine’s Day Eve, are you prepared with something sweet for your sweetie? What do you prefer? Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Theme Challenge . . . LOVE . . . Love is so much more than Valentines Day… It is a reflection of individuals we love or events that represent LOVE in out lives!  There are many different ways you express love for someone in your life, today’s card is… Read More »

Make your own embellishment today

Happy Saturday and welcome to the weekend.  Hopefully the weather is fine where you are, we had about 3″ of snow earlier this week and now it may rain today and be around 50 degrees, sure is a weird weather winter. Today I thought I would share with you a card I made using the new Falling in Love Designer Series Paper. This paper has a variety of patterns perfect… Read More »

Have you seen the new Dynamic embossing folder?

Don’t know about you, but I just love me an embossing folder, especially the new  Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folders.  These folders make extra deep, super crisp impressions—great for card fronts and accents. In the 2017 Occasions catalog on page 47 is a new one, the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Size: 4-1/2″ x 6-3/16″ (11.4 x 15.7 cm) and is used with the Big Shot.  Lightly spritz your… Read More »

Card inspired by candy hearts . . .

While doing a little internet surfing I came across the SUO Challenges blog (SUO = Stampin’ Up! Only) and thought I would join the fun. It’s February,  which means it’s time for Valentines! Cards, gifts or treats and treats helped me come up with the idea for my card. How many of you like the little candy hearts with the words on them, I know you are raising your hand right… Read More »

Perfect Plum anyone ?

Last week I shared a card I made using the Photopolymer Stamp Set High Tide, stamping using multiple colors. Today I thought I would share a card using the same design but only Perfect Plum Ink. Love how the card turned out. For the lighthouse, when stamping the first image I stamped off the image then used full strength ink on the outside image. Layering Circle Framelits used for the circles, which are also… Read More »

Hey Chick! Stop and see PCC229 challenge

I’ve officially jumped on the “Hey Chick” bandwagon!  I’ve sIf een so many cards made with this stamp set I just had to place a qualifying order to get one, as it’s a Sale-a-Bration item, free with a $50 purchase from Stampin’ Up! While I am doing more traveling for work than I have in the past, I’ve decided that when I’m in town I will try to participate in 1… Read More »

Little about the Light . . .

Over this past weekend I was thinking what a difference a week makes. The weekend of the 21st-22nd it was in the 60’s and we wore shorts and t-shirts and this past weekend, not above 32 and snow flurries! Thought I would use the Photopolymer stamp set High Tide and make a card reminding me warmer days to come and the beach. The main stamp of the set – a… Read More »