Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Get a free card from me!

Hi everyone,

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It's my way of saying thank you for being so supportive and patient while I deal with this gall bladder stuff!

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Monday, August 22, 2016

A short break

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to pop on and let you know that I will be on a short break.  I spent several days in the hospital last week leading up to having an emergency surgery on Saturday to remove my gallbladder. I'm home, sore and exhausted, but I have good nurses in my hubs and Roxie Sue :)

I will be back next week with more videos and card ideas.  I hope :)

See you!
Misty

Friday, August 19, 2016

Stampin' Up! Shooting Star Project #3-Spooky Fun Bundle Sneak Peek! **Giveaway Closed**

**Giveaway Closed**

Oh.my.WORD!  I am so glad it's Friday because I have been DYING to share this card with you!

For today's card, I paired the Shooting Star Framlits with the Spooky Fun, and Halloween Scare stamp set and the Halloween Scene Edglits.  All of these items are in the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!  Make sure you request one if you need one!







I started my card by stamping the Haunted House image from the Halloween Scare stamp set.  I used the fence, tree and witch dies from the Halloween Scene Edglits and cut the images out from a piece of Basic Black card stock. 



 I stamped the moon above the house and colored it in using the Daffodil Delight ink pad and a blender pen.  I added the tree and fence to the front of the card using Multi Purpose Glue.

I used a Daffodil Delight maker to color in a second moon and the windows on the house.  Finally, I mounted my witch on the moon.  I think it looks like she's riding in the night sky! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed this week's cards!  Make sure to leave a comment down below for your chance to win the entire set from the week :)


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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Stampin' Up! Shooting Star Project #2

Happy Hump-day, y'all :)

Welcome to Wednesday's card.  If you missed out on Monday's card, make sure you check it out.  For this week's card series, I am using the Shooting Star Bundle from the 2016-17 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

You can't help but fall in love with the bees and the bee hive from this stamp set!  The Shooting Star Framelits make this card super easy!




Let's talk about the background first.  I knew that I wanted contrasting patterns on the card layer and on the inside circle.  In order to achieve that look, I mounted a piece of the Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper on one side of a piece of Basic Black and the black and white strip from the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper on the other. 


I stamped all the images and the sentiment from the Places You'll Go stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the beehive image using my Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker and the bees were colored using the Daffodil Delight and Basic Black marker. 



I added some of the small bees with Mini Glue Dots and a couple with Stampin' Dimensionals! Of course I had to add our White Perfect Accents that I colored with a Sharpie.  Wink of Stella on the wings was the finishing touch!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope that you'll check out my August Promotions before you go!

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Stampin' Up! Shooting Star Project #1

Happy Monday, everyone!

I am so excited to be with you today.  I have a new series using the Shooting Star Bundle from the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog!

I love this stamp set, but it's the coordinating framelits that really own my heart!  I have so many ideas racing in my mind on how to use this on holiday cards!  

Let's get to today's card!  I had this idea when I very first saw both of the stamp sets. I really thought the combination of the Places You'll Go stamp set and the paper airplane from the Shooting Star stamp set would make an adorable baby card or even a graduation card.


Turns out I was right!  Not to toot my own horn or anything ;)



I think the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack is a perfect paper pack for cards for kiddos.  I wanted a background that was somewhat neutral.  Using a piece with a small, repeating, monochromatic palette, is a great way to accomplish that effect.


Dr. Seuss fans will recognize the sentiment! I used Pacific Point to stamp the globe, Cucumber Crush for the sentiment and Memento Tuxedo Black for the globe stand and the paper plane!


One of the interesting things about Stampin' Up! Ink is how it reacts with the Wink of Stella Glitter Pens.  I love how the Pacific Point was pulled from the edges of the globe.  I love the little bit of dimension, and shimmer, that Wink of Stella adds!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Before you go, be sure to check out my August Promotions. Don't forget that the sign up for the August, Christmas Stamp-a-stacks ends this weekend!

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Stampin' Up! Jar of Love Project #2 and new Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone!

I am back today with project #2 in my Jar of Love card series.  Today's inspiration is from Sketch #3 from Paper and Ink Sketches!  Don't forget to link up your card using the link up button down below for your chance to win!

This card is rather simplistic in design, but I think it turned out very pretty.  I also think it's a card that can serve as a thank you, birthday or even sympathy card. I chose to leave the sentiment off because I wanted to add it as needed.

I started by using Sketch #3's measurements to create my card base.  I used Real Red, Early Espresso Whisper White, and the Brights Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! for my card base and layers.


I am in love with this color combination.  I can't remember using these colors together, but you will be seeing them from me again in the future.  

The stamping for this card was simple.  I used Sahara Sand ink to stamp the largest jar from the Jar of Love stamp set from Stampin' Up! I did not want to introduce a different color family and this reminds me of jars that have been around for years and years.  My Nana had some like that in her kitchen!


I used the branch stamp and Early Espresso ink for the vase filler.  I wanted a more rustic look....which is not a look I normally gravitate towards, but I love it here.

Oh and you know when there's ribbon involved you are probably going to see the Bow Builder Punch from Stampin' Up!  I love it.  I haven't had a chance to pick up the Real Red Stitched Satin Ribbon and I used the next best thing!  If you can't invest in a lot of ribbon, get this punch.  You can literally have any color or pattern that you own!

Now, on to the sketches.  Just like last month, there is a sketch with measurements and one without.  All you need to do is right click on the image and save or print!  


As always, thank you so much for stopping by!  Be sure to watch the video and check out the products listed below.  

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