Monday, August 19, 2019

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree Birthday Card

Good Monday Morning, peeps. I'm getting ready to go for another electrotherapy treatment at the chiropractor. While I'm waiting for a number of calls from various doctors, I thought I'd show you another makeover. Before I do, however, I want to enter this card at Dragonfly Dreams No Patterned Paper.

Remember the card I made for Mary's retirement? You can see it here. Well this is another tree birthday card for Regina's daughter. She bought the one I posted Saturday and couldn't resist getting this one either...blessed daughter to get two birthday cards from momma! and blessed me as the creator of them!! I thank God, the ultimate Creator!!!

Again, this was made before my mishap and I hardly remember how I did it. I'm pretty sure I got this idea by watching Donna Singleton's video on You Tube. You might have to rewind it to the beginning, not sure as I partially watched.  

brayered the Woodland Embossing Folder with Seaside Spray Ink at the top and Pear Pizzazz Ink at the bottom. I stamped the trees from Lovely as a Tree right on the EF with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then I put a piece of Whisper White card stock in the folder and ran it through my Big Shot. I couldn't believe how this turned out! I filled in the birch tree bark lines with my Gray Granite Stampin' Write Marker.

The sentiment on the front is from the retired Dragonfly Dreams set and is stamped in Seaside Spray. I cut it out with a die from the retired Petals and More set, sponged it with Pear Pizzazz and adhered it with Dimensionals. 

For the inside, I took an idea I saw on the internet somewhere and re-created it on my computer, changing some of the words. The corners are punched with the Detailed Trio Punch.

Thank you for visiting today and I'll be back tomorrow come h.... well, you know the saying :-)

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy Thank You Card

Good Sunday morning, peeps. I don't have my own card today but I do have a really cute one that a friend from Arizona sent me. She used the This Little Piggy Stamp Set and when I'm able, I will be CASEing it.

I love how Jeannie used the retired Tropical Chic for her background and offset the piggy. Her coloring is perfect! I'm betting she used Fiskars Pinking Shears for the art panel. I have them and I'm a total failure with them! I haven't used my Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon yet either! I AM pleased to say my Tropical Chic DSP is almost gone. Kylie Bertucci would be proud of me with her #loveitchopit. If you are interested in ordering the ribbon or stamp set, just click on the blue links.

In any event, her card made me happier than a pig in mud to be the recipient. Check her creations out on Splitcoaststampers and Pinterest! I wish there were a challenge where you had to enter a card you received...maybe I should start my own challenge blog once a month starting next year! If you want, let me know your thoughts on that. 

Th-Th-The, Th-Th-The, Th-Th... That's all, folks!" Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Stampin' Up! Winter Woods Birthday Card

Happy Saturday, peeps. Hope you are starting out the weekend with grand plans. If not, I'm right there with you. Doctor's orders are to not lift, push, pull or do anything until I after I have had an MRI! Xrays showed a possible VCF (vertebral compression fracture) in T12. Sounds pretty fancy, eh? Well, of course, we know it's not fancy but take a gander at the fancy card I made for one of the bartenders at the Celtic Ray...

Her daughter loves trees and the birthday celebration is next week.

I used the Winter Woods Stamp Set and the Joseph's Coat Technique. This was a new technique for me and I watched many videos to accomplish my own look. Repeat Impressions DCC A719 Try a New Technique is exactly what I won't be the last time! I'm also playing at Dare2BArtzy August Challenge: Anything Goes

I sponged the top of a piece of Whisper White with Highland Heather and Night of Navy. I sponged the bottom with Shaded Spruce and worked my way up to the top section, adding a little So Saffron in the middle.  Then I rubbed my embossing buddy over the entire panel, stamped the trees in VersaMark Ink, sprinkled the image with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it. I sponged most of the area lightly with Early Espresso and wiped it off quickly. I doubt I could get this exact effect again but I just LOVE it!

The sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set is inked in Early Espresso. 

I adhered the panel to a mat of Champagne Foil after I had cut a tree out from the center. This is how I used that tree...

I stamped the tree slab from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set in Gray Granite stamped off once. The "wonderful" sentiment from that same set is stamped in Early Espresso. The "happy birthday" is stamped with the retired Well Scripted Set. The corners are punched with the Detailed Trio Punch.

Both the front and inside mats were adhered to a Soft Seaside card base.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed my first attempt at this technique. 

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Textures Retirement Card

TGIF for those of you who are still working. I can't believe I've been retired for 19 years! My upline just retired and this is the card I made for her a few weeks ago so some of the colors might not be accurate in my description (sorry).

I sponged the top part of a Whisper White mat with Seaside Spray and the bottom with Pear Pizzazz.  I stamped the trees from Lovely as a Tree (retired) in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then I ran the panel through my Big Shot with the Woodland Embossing Folder. I adhered it to another mat of Whisper White and mounted the panels on a Tranquil Tide (retired, but it was her favorite color) card base. Pretty Peacock is now a close match.

The sentiment is from the Well Said Stamp Set, stamped in Pretty Peacock on a scrap of Whisper White. I used the Classic Label Punch to cut it out. I ran my Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker around the edges and adhered it with Dimensionals.

Mary has horses so I stamped horses from the Let It Ride Stamp Set using Gray Granite stamped off twice. The sentiments are from the Tasteful Textures Stamp Set and are stamped in Pear Pizzazz and  Pretty Peacock.

The trees are from Let it Ride and are stamped in Pear Pizzazz.

Being a former trumpet player back in the day (which I have learned is offensive to some), I love the song I Talk to the Trees by Chet me, you don't want to listen to Clint Eastwood sing Over at Little Red Wagon Challenge #510 - I'd Like to Teach the World To Sing is where I'm entering my card. I hope you'll pay them a visit as they have great challenges. I'm also playing for the second time this month at Creative Fingers Anything Goes #169.

I know Mary is enjoying retirement and I hope you enjoyed my card. Thank you for stopping by today.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Stampin' Up! Daisy Lane CAS Card for Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

It's a sketch challenge today, peeps, and here is what I created for it using the Daisy Lane Stamp Set and coordinating punch.

The card base is Thick Very Vanilla card stock. Because I wanted to wrap my ribbon around without it being seen inside the card, I used a mat of Very Vanilla card stock that measured 4" x 5 1/4" and was already cut. The card base was in my stash as well.

I used the Daisy Lane Stamp Set to stamp the smaller daisy in that set twice in Highland Heather on a scrap of Very Vanilla. It has a coordinating punch and I must give credit to my son who punched them out for me. He also punched the Mint Macaron leaves for me with the Leaf Punch. I have a herniated disk in the thoracic area of my spine so I am limited as to what I can do in card making and housework! If you follow me, you know I rarely do CAS cards! But this was necessary and the sketch just fit right in. See what I mean...

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So, I cut a piece of Purple Posy Scalloped Linen Ribbon and adhered it to the mat with glue dots. I had a piece of Purple Posy Scripty DSP from the 2019-2021 In Color pack that measured 4" x 1 3/4" and adhered that over top of the ribbon. Then I stuck the daisy to the mat with a glue dot. I put liquid glue on the leaves and stuck them under the daisy. I adhered a medium sized Gold Faceted Dot to the center.

The mat is adhered to the card base with dimensionals...nine to be exact! I chose not to do any sentiment and the inside is blank as I don't know how I'm going to use this card.

CAS...Clean and Simple...that's a wrap for me! I am, however, going to take time to play at Addicted to Stamps and More #354.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and thank you for joining the hop. Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Eva Dobilas. Clicking on the names below will take you directly to that team member.

Karen Finkle - you are here!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Stampin' Up! Lovely Friends Pop Up Card

Good morning, peeps. It's the middle of the week and I can't wait for it to be over. My mornings have been spent at the chiropractor as I reinjured my back Saturday night. She had me all healed and then I lifted something I shouldn't have...back to square one. Unfortunately, a chiropractor can't prescribe pain meds; so, it's heat, ice and Aleve for me.

The good thing is that I had made lots of cards ahead of time so I can put them on my blog until I can perform certain motions. Here's one we made at card group the end of July. 

This is a retired stamp set and retired DSP. The front is a piece of cake but the inside for most of us was a bear. Sue couldn't remember how she did it but thought she had watched a video. When I got home from cards, I went in search of one and it can be found here. The instructions for the inside start at about 24 minutes in.

It's such a pretty stamp set with matching dies. I love the big boldness of it. I know the ink and mat card stock used was Blackberry Bliss. The other card stock could be Pear Pizzazz.

I'm playing at two "Anything Goes" challenges today... Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes  and Retro Rubber Challenge #117. Retro Rubber requires the use of a stamp older than a year. The Lovely Friends was first offered in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

Thank you for visiting today and if you are led, please pray for my speedy healing. I have a date with The Mouse and my daughter in September!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Stampin' Up! Accented Blooms Thinking of You Card for Amy's Inkin' Krew Team Blog Hop

Welcome to another monthly Inkin’ Krew blog hop! Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products. This month we are all creating projects with a “Fall Frenzy” theme and I’m featuring the Accented Blooms Stamp Set for my card. Take a look...

On a mat of Whisper White, I stamped the flowers and leaves in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the flowers and leaves with the following Light and Dark Blends: Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler...getting hungry yet? The "hello" is a separate stamp which fits so nicely in the flower arrangement. That is stamped in Mossy Meadow. I love to color, it's so relaxing. The Dream Valley Challenge #207 is for hand-colored images this time.

The dots are from the Waterfront Stamp Set and I used Cajun Craze Ink.

I wrapped a piece of Braided Linen Trim around the art panel, adhered it with glue dots, made a faux bow and then adhered the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat. That was then adhered to the card front. Measurements are listed below.

The three rhinestones are colored with the Dark Mossy Meadow Blend.

The inside sentiment is from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set and I used Mossy Meadow ink on a Whisper White mat and adhered it to a Mossy Meadow mat. That was then glued to the card base.

Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope you have fun hopping to the rest of the Krew's blogs. It will be worth your while. Clicking on the "Previous" button will take you to Shirley Gentry and the "Next" button will take you to Paula Vincent. You can also click on the individual names.

Jaimie Babarczy
Terry Lynn Bright
Mary Deatherage
Akiko Sudano
Shirley Gentry
Karen Finkle: YOU ARE HERE!
Paula Vincent
Connie Troyer
Karen Ksenzakovic
Amy Koenders

Card Base - 4 1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 5 1/2"
Mossy Meadow mat front: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Art Panel: 4" x 5 1/4"
Mossy Meadow mat inside: 4" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White mat inside: 3 3/4" x 5"

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Stampin' Up Dragonfly Dreams Birthday Card

Today's card is a CASE of Su Mohr's that Meg had us make Thursday at Edie's. This is such a great card.

All product used is retired with the exception of the Soft Sea Foam card stock and Garden Lane Designer Series Paper. 

The card base is Soft Sea Foam. The mat is Garden Lane DSP. The Whisper White mat is embossed with the Hexagons Dynamic TIEF. The "U" is cut with the Large Letters Dies, the "YOU" is cut with a die from Celebrate You and the individual letters (snippets) are from Brushwork Alphabet. The bee is from Dragonfly Dreams, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Daffodil Delight card stock. It was cut out with a die from the Detailed Dragonfly set.

International Art & Soul: Challenge #64 Embossing is where I'm playing today, along with Pixie's Crafty Workshop: Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #358.  I'm playing for the prize Diane is offering. I haven't played there in a LONG time. You need to visit her to see "Dudley". He is so darn cute!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you'll join us tomorrow for Amy's monthly Inkin' Krew Blog Hop.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Stampin' Up! Bottles and Bubbles Card for the Celtic Ray Irish Pub!

Remember the card I created the other day for the pub using a wall hanging behind the bar? If not, check it out here. Well, Kevin and Max have flags on the ceiling as well and this is one of them.

Of course, there was no way I could duplicate the family crest/coat of arms so I did the next best thing, making it a birthday card for anyone who is Irish or loves the pub!

My card base is Very Vanilla card stock and the Crumb Cake mat is embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder.

I cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and used my brayer to add the Garden Green ink and Pumpkin Pie ink on the card. I used Gina K Designs Masking Sheets and my Stampin' Up! Grid Paper to achieve perfect lines.

The beer bottles are cut with the Bottles and Bubbles Framelits (retired), as are the shapes for the labels and the caps. I sponged the labels with Crumb Cake ink and hand printed the Irish word for "health" and two of the beers they sell at the Ray.

I forgot to take a picture of the inside but it says, "Celebrate the Good Stuff" from the retired Picture Perfect Stamp Set.

I think I'll play at Dragonfly Dreams: No Patterned Paper.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my card. Tomorrow I'll be showing you a CASE'd card.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Stampin' Up! Floral Essence

Today I'm sharing another card we made at card group on Thursday. This is one that Edie had us make. I know it took less than 10 minutes but I didn't time it. The mats were already cut for us as was the card base. I would recreate it to let you know, but I don't have the stamp set and punch. I do intend to order it though! I hope As You See It will be forgiving!

and I am not sure what type of flowers these are...maybe wild roses? I hope The Flower Challenge #35 will accept my card as well.

The card base is Whisper White, a mat of Gorgeous Grape card stock and a mat of Perennial Essence DSP. The flowers from the Floral Essence Stamp Set are stamped on Gorgeous Grape with Gorgeous Grape ink six times. Then they were punched out with the Perennial Flower Punch. I used the bone folder to curl the leaves a bit. Then I used glue dots to adhere two together three times. The third flower goes on the inside.

Edie had purple rhinestones which I adhered to the center of the two flowers and 3 tiny ones to the card front.

This designed series paper is my favorite in the Annual Catalog and using it for the card front makes for a beautiful, quick and easy card.

The inside is a blank Whisper White mat with the third flower adhered in the corner.

I've found a new-to-me challenge that is Anything Goes #169 at Creative Fingers.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Stampin' Up! Floral Phrases Thank You Card

This morning was my next to last visit to the chiropractor so I didn't get to post when I usually do. It's amazing how last week it was a chore to walk and today I'm pretty much pain free.

Yesterday our card group met at Edie's for a delicious lunch and to make beautiful cards. Meg brought three card samples for us to make and Edie had one. We are all very flexible when it comes to helping each other with food or cards.

Here's the one I'd like to enter in the challenge at As You See It

Not only is it a purple challenge, it's a speed challenge...I love those! It took me 4 minutes to make this card!!

So to carry on with the speed theme, I'm just going to bullet list the steps and measurements! A partial list of product used is at the end of my post. Although the Floral Phrases stamp set and this particular DSP are retired, you can order similar DSP and perhaps have luck finding the stamp set for sale. 
  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Purple Posy card stock, fold and score at 4 1/4" 
  • Cut off 1 1/2" strip from bottom
  • Cut 5 1/4" x 2 1/2" strip of Highland Heather Gingham Designer Series Paper (retired)
  • Adhere to top of card base
  • Stamp flower image on front top left in Highland Heather ink
  • Die cut Purple Posy Thank You 
  • Put liquid glue on "Thank" part; adhere to right side 
  • Cut Whisper White mat 5 1/4" x 4" 
  • Stamp flower image in Highland Heather upside down on bottom right
  • Stamp sentiment in same color ink on the left
  • Adhere to inside card base.

I hope you enjoyed my card and that you'll be back to visit tomorrow.

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Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree Birthday Card

Good Monday Morning, peeps. I'm getting ready to go for another electrotherapy treatment at the chiropractor. While I'm waiting for...