I hope everyone is celebrating the 4th of July with family, friends and an awesome cookout. If you are celebrating with fireworks, please be safe and lastly THANK YOU! to all our veterans who have served and our serving to keep our country safe.
Merry Monday is having a challenge before they take the summer off. They are wanting you to create a card using blue, gold, white and or silver.
Here is the card I created for it:
I used Island Indigo, silver cardstock, gold ribbon and stamped my images on white cardstock. I used Island Indigo for the tree and sentiment. I then embossed it with the retired iridescent ice. I wish Stampin' Up would bring it back.
Stamps I used are Snow Swirled-tree and Solemn Stillness- sentiment.
I follow a lot of craft bloggers from Cricut, Silhouette, DCWV to Stampin' Up demo's. They Stampin' Up demos are the nicest people to share their ideas and their passion for Stampin' UP. Every now and then they do giveaways and today I won one of them.
I won the June Blog Candy Give Away Paper Pumpkin Kit !
Please stop by Patty's Stampin Spot and check out her cards and leave her a comment that you stopped by:)
This is the popular stamp set from Stampin' Up. I watched a video from Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie. She showed how to make a beautiful sunrise. Here is my version of it:
I used So Saffron as the card base, the mat is Pink Pirouette. Whisper white card stock for the stamping of the trees. I used gold embossing powder for the tree bases and the trees themselves are embossed with Fall Splendor. Sorry my pics are dark but in person it is really pretty. The background is what Fenchie showed how to create. The ink I used is So Saffron, Pink Pirouette and Pistachio Pudding. Black memento ink for the Thinking of You (Sincere Salutations stamp set, retired 2005) and a piece of pink ribbon across the top.
This months team share involved the new Fox Builder. Michelle sent us a punched out fox that we would put together, Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine and a piece of the new dsp A Little Foxy.
Here is what I created with these pieces:
I used pool party for the card base and smoky slate for the center frame and used dimensional's to pop it up and the same for the fox. I used tangelo twist to color some of the fox, a black pen to create the eyes and etc.. I then used smoky slate ink around the frame and added pearls to each of the 4 corners.
On the inside I added a verse and used Happy Birthday from the Butterfly Basics in pool party:
Is anyone singing this song?,,, LOL!!
I hope you enjoyed this month's team share. Please leave a comment so I know you stopped by:)
Michelle gave us another challenge. This here is a sneak peek of what is to come in the new Stampin' Up Catalog.
The elements she sent us were Banner image from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon and Playful Palette DSP. I also use Perfect Blend stamp set.
I used Bloom love and Butterfly basics stamp set for the inside and the hearts on the banner.
See how the card pops up for the hedgehogs from the Love You Lots Hostess Stamp Set.
Hope this sneak peek of what is to come in the new catalog has you wanting for more!
I hope all Mothers, mothers to be and to those who have lost their mother but are thinking of them, I hope it is a blessed day!
Here is a couple of cards I made, the pink one is for my mother and the yellow one is for my mother in law.
I used blushing bride card stock and ink with dsp paper: love blossoms, card base is crumb cake, stamps are Rose wonder for the verse and Butterfly Basics for the flower and this is also stamped inside and a white pearl in the center of the flower and some shimmery twine.
I used daffodil delight as the card base, old olive and used the stamp set Timeless Textures with old olive ink to stamp flourish and Butterfly Basics with Timeless Texture for the center strip in old olive, hello honey, daffodil delight and so saffron (love when I can design my own dsp), add some gold twine and rhinestones.
Michelle Zindorf really put a challenge on us for this month. She sent us two items to make our card for the team share. It consisted of a piece of ribbon-Mint Macron and a stamped image form Beautiful Ride.
So after much searching the internet, I came up with a couple of ideas. The first one was to do a snowy mountain scene and the second was to try to create northern lights. After watching several videos and tutorials, I decided on challenging myself even further. I chose to do the Northern Lights. Hope you like it!
The stamps sets I used are Gorgeous Grunge and Lovely as a Tree. The ink colors for the Northern Lights are: Rich Razzelberry, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise and Night of Navy. The road is Smokey Slate with the Gorgeous Grunge stamped three times in Basic Black. The Trees are stamped in Stazon Black and finally I used the blender pen to color in the car. Basic Black for the wheels and some bling added, windows in Sahara Sand, car in Hello Honey, Delightful Dijon and Daffodil Delight and pop dotted up. I used the ribbon- Mint Macron in the corners, the card is Blackberry Bliss.
Today I was sooooo excited to receive my team share. As soon as I opened up my envelope to pull out to see what I got to play with...I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I love coffee and hot chocolate!
Our leader sent to us:
Bermuda Bay stitched ribbon, Nice Cuppa cup in Bermuda Bay and a heart shaped steam. So I hope you like my card and do not forget to check out Stampin' Up sales and Michelle Zindorf's blog for more inspirations!
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My leader, Michelle Zindorf, does a team share each month. We get to create a card with a few elements she sends to us. We each make a card and share it. She then randomly draws a winner for a prize. All of us enjoy it, it gets a creative juices flowing, especially for me since I am in my last year of college.
Here is the January team share, we were given:
stamped bear, a piece of vanilla twine and a scrap of designer paper.
If you like what you see...I hope you will let me be your go to person for what you need and also check out the weekly deals, clearance rack and check out the Sale-A-Bration deals. With every $50.00 order you get to pick one free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog and if you want more inspiration; go to Michelle Zindorf's blog "Freedom in Creating." She is absolutely fabulous and join our team!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Our family had a good one unfortunately my mother-in-law's eldest dog "Maggie" did not make it to see Christmas. Our vet did his best to try and get her to make it through the holiday but told us he did not think she would make it. So, Christmas day was not the best for her.
This is why my Christmas post is late this year. Again I hope you all had a Merry Christmas!
Tonight is the night when things will go bump in the night.
Witches will be casting their spells, black cats will be on the prowl and if a full moon is in view...werewolves will be coming out to play.
Some people consider this night evil, I on the other hand call this night the night to show the devil and his ghoulish ghouls that I am not afraid of him and his henchmen.
In other countries it is the time of the year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers.
This time of the year we do "trick-or-treat." Many will have costume parties, playing games such as; ghost in the graveyard, bobbing for apples, playing pranks, decorating and carving pumpkins or well known as "Jack-o'-lanterns", eating candy apples,popcorn balls and having a cup of hot chocolate or hot apple cider. There will be corn mazes and hay rides through a dark and spooky forest.
So be safe tonight and when you go to bed...keep a light on, know one knows what monster lurks near by:)
Boy where has the time gone. Soon kids will be filling the hauls of schools and for us adults some R and R, unless you are like me, going back to school. I will begin, hopefully, my last year of college. I have seven classes to go. Whew...where has the time gone. I am feeling excited that soon I will be getting my associates degree in computer information technology and software development.
I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday. We enjoyed a great evening at my parents house for the annual 4th of July fish fry. My dad and his Uncle Ron fried up about 40-50 pounds of fish that they had been catching. My one cousins family has been coming to our fish fry from Michigan, we enjoy their company and God be willing they will be back next year.There was over 30 to 40 family members and some came we had not seen for several years. It was great to see everyone having a great time. God Bless the USA for a wonderful day!