Monday, November 11, 2019

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Christmas Tag

Hope you are enjoying Veteran's Day and I thank all who are serving and have served in the military. I love my freedom.

My makeover today is a CASE of this tag.

I used the same stamp set to make the deer but changed the colors, paper, ribbon and sentiment.

The sentiment is from the retired Merry Mice Stamp Set, stamped in copper ink. It's punched with the retired Curly Label punch and edged in copper ink. The DSP is retired Joyous Noel. It's adhered to a piece of Sahara Sand card stock. I then punched the top with the Scalloped Tag Punch. The ribbon is something I ordered from Amazon.

The deer from Dashing Deer is stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder. It is punched with the Everyday Label punch and adhered with Dimensionals.

I used the Sprig Punch and Copper Foil for the two doo-dads, which I dipped in liquid glue and slipped under the deer label.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll return tomorrow for our monthly blog hop.

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Stampin' Up! More Birthday Cards

Can you believe food pics of the scrumptious meal of grilled filet mignon, crab legs and lobster tails my son made for my birthday! That is so unlike me but I just dove right in. I do have pics of more handcrafted birthday cards for you though.

Mary knows I love blue pumpkins!

Clara knows my favorite color is purple.

and Clara created this beauty. She must have known roses are my favorite flowers.

Mary is my friend and upline from Georgia, Clara and Shirley are my team mates from NC and GA, respectively. Thank you all for brightening my day.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you'll be back tomorrow for Makeover Monday.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Stampin' Up! Birthday Cards

This is the day the Lord has made, we shall rejoice and be glad in it! Psalm 118:24. Yep, He knew me before He formed in my mother's womb. References to that are in Jeremiah 1 and Psalm 139. I do love His word!! I was a BIG surprise to my parents...14 years after my brother and 9 after my sister.

So, on this glorious day, it is only fitting that I show you some of the handcrafted cards I have received so far. I thank all my wonderful friends, team mates, and family for thinking of me.

Thank you, LeAnne and Amy!

Thank you, Jari and Rosie.
Meg and Karen K. gave/sent me fancy folds! Thank you!
Meg's is a storybook fold! The handwritten message is on the back.

Karen K's Dutch Door Fun Fold

Sue L. and Barb gave me these.
Barb's is not SU, but don't you just love the pail? Reminds me of my childhood!

I received many other beautiful cards that were not handmade but I loved them just as much.

The photo of the demolished birthday cake will NOT be shown to protect the innocent!

Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming

TGIF! Hope you have a fun weekend planned. I's my birthday tomorrow! We will be grilling filets, lobster tails, crab legs and mushrooms! Yum!! Also, much less money than eating out...that saved money can be spent on stamping supplies, right? Yes, I knew you'd agree!

Today I'm playing at Crafty Catz #482 ATG, with Christmas as an optional twist and at Daring Cardmakers - Baubles and Bows.

Yesterday our card group made three cards, one of which used the Christmas Gleaming stamp set. I posted a pic October 25 of a similar one. For the group, I changed it up a bit.

I used the retired Holly Embossing Folder and the bow from the retired Apron Builder Framelits Dies. I also used different sentiments on the outside and inside.

Sue did hers with other paper from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP. She added different embellishments and raised her ornaments with Dimensionals.

Each member created a different front but I was on such a sugar high I neglected to take pictures.

To celebrate my upcoming birthday, Meg brought a cake from Publix. Trust me, it was yummy!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I'll see you tomorrow. You know you're going to see food pics, of course, with a number of beautiful cards I received. Enjoy your Friday!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Repeat Impressions Waterfall Meets Stampin' Up! Friendship Card

Good morning, peeps! This is going to be a quick post as I am hosting the card group today and have a number of tasks to complete. Our group made a waterfall card a few weeks back and I was not there They said it was a fiasco (even the hostess said so!) They also said they never wanted to do one again!! Well, I told them they were not off the hook and here is what they'll be making today...

I admit I love this much so that I made two others for another post next week.

Back in August, I won a $25 gift certificate from Repeat Impressions for this card. I chose to order what they call "Flip Stamps". Because these are "frames", I am playing again at Repeat Impressions DCC N619 - Frame It.

This card is so easy to create and this is the video I watched. I can make this card in my sleep! I used Tear and Tape rather than brads to glue down the edges of the 4" x 3/4" strip. I also adhered my art panel tops to the slider with Tear and Tape. The most important thing is to have your squares NOT on the score mark, just a tick below ... like 1/64th of an inch :-)

The inside is done with stamps from SU's retired Sheltering Tree set.

If you have any questions, just let me know in a comment and I'll answer as soon as I can. Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Stampin' Up! Hammered Metal 3D EF Sympathy Card

Today's card is the last of the father sympathy cards.

My card base is Balmy Blue. I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the baseballs in Soft Suede with the little stamp that was in Carole's stash. 

Then I took a piece of Soft Suede card stock and ran it through the Big Shot with my Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. I like how the baseballs frame the embossed much so that I'm entering my card at Repeat Impressions DCC N619 - Frame It. Tomorrow I'll be showcasing a card done with a Repeat Impressions stamp set that I won in one of their challenges.

I chose these two colors because the sentiment label and inside were in my stash printed from my computer. I added the little doo-dad from the Wonderful Moments Stamp Set on the front and one baseball on the inside.

Thank you for stopping by today. Tomorrow I am hosting our card group so I'm not hopping for the weekly Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop but I hope you'll go check them out!

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home Sympathy Card

Hi there! 

Here's the second of the sympathy cards I was asked to make for the sons' father...

As I mentioned yesterday, the father was in the Navy. I have Navy themed dies but I haven't found them yet in my craft room! So, this was the closest I could come to it.

My inspiration came from Marcia's Crafts You Tube video.

Measurements and product used are listed at the end of this post. 

My card base is Night of Navy. The Sahara Sand mat is embossed with the Subtle 3D EF. 

The art panel is Thick Whisper White on which I sponged the cloudy sky using Balmy Blue ink and an acetate template I made. The water is stamped in Seaside Spray and it's from the High Tide Stamp Set. The birds, sailboat and anchor are stamped in Night of Navy and are from the Sailing Home Stamp Set. I cut the sailboat and anchor out with the Smooth Sailing Dies and adhered them with Dimensionals.

The baker's twine is wrapped around the Sahara Sand mat three times and secured on the back with tape. A short piece is threaded through the anchor. 

The sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and is stamped in Night of Navy on a hand cut banner. This stamp set is well over a year old (2016?) so I'm playing at Retro Rubber Challenge 123 Anything Goes!

The inside is printed from my computer and stamped with the smaller sailboat from the Sailing Home Stamp Set.

Thank you for stopping by today.


Card Base 8 1/2"x5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Sahara Sand Mat 4" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White Inside Mat 4" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White Banner 3/4" x 3"
Whisper White for Sailboat and Anchor 3" x 3"
Thick Whisper White for Art Panel 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine 5" for anchor and 16" for wrap

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Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Christmas Tag

Hope you are enjoying Veteran's Day and I thank all who are serving and have served in the military. I love my freedom. My makeover...