Friday, October 19, 2018

Stampin' Up! Tent Treat Box Meets Nature's Poem

Yesterday was our Thursday card group get together at Meg's. She helped us make this box, which was CASE'd from Pootles, a/k/a Sam Hammond Donald. She has a video here, which will help you make one so I won't reinvent the wheel...I mean tent! 

Here's mine and, trust me, I will be making more!


My photos show various stages of opening! The first time making it is rather daunting, but once you watch the video and follow Pootles, it is a piece of cake...I mean candy! Yumm, dark chocolate candies for the challenge at Cute Card Thursday #552

If you have any questions, just leave a comment and I'll get back to you. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you tomorrow.



Thursday, October 18, 2018

Stampin' Up! Winter Woods for the Thursday Combined Hop Group

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It's that time of the month again where the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop joins with the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  We are able to choose a sketch or colors. We can also do both. Take a peek at the sketch and the colors for today.
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Here's my creation using the colors.



My card base is Merry Merlot. I took a mat of Whisper White and sponged it with Tranquil Tide. I added a strip of the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper (I love the copper in this DSP package) and topped that with a strip of the Merry Merlot/Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon, securing it on the back. 

I stamped the tree in Tranquil Tide using the Winter Woods stamp set. Since I thought there was no die for it, I fussy cut it and adhered it with dimensionals. Now that I'm posting I realize I have a die for it and just hadn't noted it on the stamp set! Time to reorganize again!

The sentiment is from Winter Woods. I stamped it in Versamark and used my heat tool to emboss it with Copper Emboss Powder.

For the inside, I used the bare trees stamp from the same set. I inked it up with Tranquil Tide and stamped it second generation. For the sentiment, I used Merry Merlot full strength; it's from the Timeless Tidings set.


Ready to imitate a bunny? Good, let's get hopping then. Click on the "Next" button to hop to Julie Johnston.  



If you prefer to go another direction, you can click on names listed below.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!


Karen Finkle - you are here!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Stampin' Up! One Wild Ride

Our daughter received her birthday card today so now I can post it! She and her husband bought a Harley this year and I follow Dawn Griffith, who is also a Harley Girl, so I CASE'd her card. I forgot to take a pic of our daughter's initials on one of the panels but here's my card...



It's a gift card card and I enclosed a gift card to a Harley Store. Fortunately, the Harley store sales person I went to in Ft. Myers said, "You realize this gift card can only be used at this store?" and, of course, I replied, "No". I shouldn't have cared because it would have gotten our daughter down here! But, the sales person also followed up with..."You can get a card at the CVS across the street that she can use anywhere." So, across the street I went. I do hope she uses the card anywhere but I also hope she will come here and I will take her to the Harley store!

We love our Girlie and thank you, Dawn, for your inspiration and design.

I hope you'll visit again tomorrow for our combined Thursday blog hop. It'll be fun...promise...and if not, you can ride off into the sunset on your Harley! That's not a half bad deal either!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Stampin' Up! Joyous Noel and Frosted Bouquet

Today I am playing at:
  1. Craft-Dee Bowz
  2. The Merry Christmas Challenge
  3. SUOC 209: Holiday Catalog
I let my Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper and my upline, Mary Deatherage, do most of the work for me! 

My card base is Tranquil Tide with a mat of Copper Foil. I took a piece of the Joyous Noel DSP and cut it into six pieces. All measurements are listed below.


I die cut the three Copper Foil sprigs and two Merry Merlot sprigs with a die from Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies. I made a Billie Moan/Mary Deatherage bow out of Linen Thread and it's the first one I've done that I was happy with. It is adhered to a heart from the Corrugated Elements with a glue dot and that is adhered to a Pearlized Doily. Then I glued everything else in place to finish the card front. 

For the inside of the card I just cut two mats and stamped the sentiment in Tranquil Tide using a stamp from Night in Bethlehem.



Thank you for stopping by and I'm very late getting this posted because we were at the hospital most of the morning for a test which should have taken no more than half an hour. But I'm sure you know how that goes!

Measurements:

Tranquil Tide Card Stock:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Copper Foil: 5 1/4" x 4"
Merry Merlot: 5 1/4" x 4" for inner liner
Whisper White Card Stock: 5" x 3 3/4" for sentiment
Joyous Noel DSP: 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" cut into six 1 5/8" " pieces
Copper scraps and Merry Merlot scraps for the sprigs
Linen Thread: Depends on how many loops you want the bow to have

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Stampin' Up! Flower Shop

Woe is me and woe are you if you really like my card today and want to make it. It is the 4th card Sue had for us last Thursday. We had to stamp our flowers and punch them out. She just had the card base ready for us (with the exception of the background stamp...isn't it sweet with the hearts?). I fussy cut some of the flowers and used the punch for about three. Why the woes? I sold my Flower Shop set, both the stamps and the punch and now I want it back...lol. I never suffer from buyer's remorse, only seller's remorse!


The inks we used were Tangerine Tango, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze, Elegant Eggplant and Garden Green. After I glued them to the front edge, I dotted the centers with Perfect Pearls.


Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies

Swimmingly good Sunday to you peeps. Yes, we can still go to the beach in sunny southwest Florida, but I only go there in my mind. The red tide is subsiding but the sun is still as hot as ... well, the sun!

I hope you will find my card refreshing. It's the third card kit Sue prepared for our Thursday group.



An Adirondack chair brings me comfort as I grew up in the Adirondacks. Over at Inkspirational here's the challenge...


My colors are Cajun Craze, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist. It kind of follows the colors at Challenge Up Your Life #98


Thank you for stopping by today and I'll see you tomorrow.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Stampin' Up! Not Today but Thankful Anyway

I am thankful for our friend, Sue. She prays for us daily and she always wants to help Perry and I. A few weeks ago she made Fluffernutter cookies and Perry just loved them! They really do taste like the sandwich (my favorite).

Today I am showing you the second card kit she put together for our group Thursday. It's nothing SU, but it is pretty cool. Hope you like it.


Stampin' Up! does have the Sheet Music background stamp so you could use any DSP and CASE this. The only thing is, there is no stamp that comes close to the verse. But, you could use your computer to print out a verse. I may do this so you can see what I'm talking about! Here's the inside...

I'm playing at a couple of new places and one old...

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll be back tomorrow. I also hope you'll visit the challenge sites listed above.