Monday, September 30, 2019

Stampin' Up! Dandelion Wishes and Harvest Hellos Get Well Card

It's a makeover Monday again...just can't help myself, so indulge me...please!

This was a card I made back in May.


and here it is remade...


Do you want to play "spot the differences"? Okay, go!! There are three on the front and...


the inside is totally different! I used the sentiment from Harvest Hellos. The dandelions are Pumpkin Pie stamped off once.

Which one do you like better? I like the second one and I'm entering it in The Library Challenge: Challenge #43 - The Secret Garden
I love this site. I hope you will visit it. My team mate, Shirley G., is also playing there and her card is beautiful. Earlier this month I mentioned that The Secret Garden was my favorite childhood book. There are characters in the story who needed to get well...and they did! I'm sure the gardener took care of all the dandelions that were in that garden. This won't be the last time I play in this particular challenge...an idea is forming already for my next card! 

Thank you for stopping by today and if you aren't feeling well, then this card is for you!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Stampin' Up Epic Celebration Masculine Get Well Card

My first card today shows you a kit that was prepared by Meg. I absolutely adored it and I wasn't able to be there to make it so she gave me the kit ahead of time to make it. It's a CASE of Dawn Olchefske.

Meg's Card



Stampin' Up! Country Livin' & Sheet Music stamp sets card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC245 #dostamping
Dawn's Card

and next I am going to show you my CASE of both of them!



All of us used Stitched Shape Framelits to cut out the three circles. Dawn used the sheet music background stamp, Meg used the retired Merry Music DSP, as did I (just different patterns) for the bottom circle.

Both used the retired Wood Textures DSP for the center circle but I used the black and white Buffalo Check from Merry Music  DSP. 

For the top circle, Meg used the 2014 Lucky Stars Embossing Folder on Copper Foil, Dawn used the retired Oh My Stars EF on Copper Foil and I used a Darice embossing folder on current Black Foil

All three of us used retired washi tape. Meg and Dawn used the Year of Cheer Washi Tape.  I used a musical pattern washi tape that I picked up at Tuesday Morning for 99 cents!

Meg and Dawn used retired copper thread and I used retired Black Thick Twine.

For the sentiment, Meg used one from Flourishing Phrases (current). Dawn used a stamp from Better Together (retired) and I used a sentiment from the current Butterfly Gala Stamp Set.

Meg and I used the guitar from the Epic Celebration Sale-A-Bration stamp set from 2018. Mine is stamped in Versa Mark Ink and heat embossed with Black Emboss Powder. Dawn used the guitar from Country Livin' stamp set, which is retired.

I created my own greeting for the inside.


I printed it from my computer and then stamped it with the retired Sheet Music Background Stamp.

This post is quite a jumble but I'm glad you stopped by and if you have any questions, just let me know in a comment.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Stampin' Up! Succulent Cascade For You

So, this is the card we made at Sue's that I mentioned last Wednesday. This was difficult for most of us, but once you did it, it seemed easy. Here's a video to show you how it's done. There are others, just search for cascading card tutorial. There is NO WAY I'm going to explain it...lol. We used the retired Succulent Garden DSP from Stampin' Up! Here's the card ready to mail.


and here it is once the recipient has opened it.


Sue had the pieces cut for us, along with the butterflies. We punched the edges with a retired SU scalloped punch she had. The sentiment die is one she acquired from Carole's stash. I think the mat is the Everyday Label punch from SU. 

Thank you for stopping by today and I do hope you'll give this a try. It really is challenging but fun. I'm also entering it in the Brown Sugar Challenge #293 for September.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers Birthday Card

Today would have been my 50th wedding anniversary. Perry and I celebrated our 49th in Disney and I knew in my heart that it would be our last one. Today our daughter and I are keeping his memory alive by celebrating in Disney, his favorite place (with the exception of the Magic Kingdom!). Tomorrow she flies back to NY and I drive back home. We are having a wonderful vacation together.

My card today is another that we made at Sue's. She had all the card stock cut for us. All we had to do was  stamp the script with Crumb Cake on the Whisper White panel and then sponge around the masked leaf she had cut with a die from Seasonal Layers. We used Delightful Dijon, Lovely Lilac (which are both retired), Cajun Craze, and Old Olive inks to do that. 


I don't know what the ribbon is but I sure do like it.

The inside is a stamp from SU but Sue had it on a block and she wasn't sure what set it was from as it had been missing for awhile. She just found it that day in her bag. I am trying not to do that anymore! Are any of you guilty of that too? I have some on my Stamparatus that have been there awhile but they are beach themed so it narrows it down to three for me :-)


When I got home, I punched the corners with my Detailed Trio punch and adhered the mat to my card base.

Just Add Ink #476 has a spring photo for their inspiration, but, as you can see, I have picked autumnal.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs Get Well Card for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


I used the Stampin’ Up! Healing Hugs Stamp Set to create my card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. We’ve got a sketch challenge this week and here is what I created for it...



Here is our sketch...

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My card base is Mossy Meadow. The Very Vanilla Mat is 4" x 5 1/4". I stamped the big rose from Healing Hugs in Merry Merlot, the leaves and sentiment with Mossy Meadow. I adhered it to my base with liquid glue. I cut a piece of Merry Merlot at 1"  x 5 1/4" and adhered it to the VV mat. The flower DSP is a 1" x 5 1/4" strip of Pressed Petal DSP. I added 3 gold metallic pearls and the card front was done!

The inside is very plain and simple...


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 the other talented team members and their projects.



Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card

Whoops, sorry...there is no Stampin' Up! nor stamping for my card today. I haven't mentioned it but I'm in Disney with my daughter but I did line up a bunch of cards to show you during the week. I brought NO stamping supplies with me...hard to believe, I know!

We created a Christmas card at Sue's house last Thursday. Here's a pic of her luncheon table. Her home was decorated to the hilt with beautiful Halloween lights, a witch draped on her couch that looked like the melted wicked witch from Oz and various greeting cards. I am not a halloween person but she sure knows how to decorate to please the eye! I should have taken more pics! It was a delicious lunch too.



Here is the Christmas card we made. She had already cut out the sentiment and the white sparkly winter scene. All we had to do was adhere things together! You'll see why she made it so easy for us when I show you, later in the week, one of the other cards we made.



I'm playing at Watercooler Wednesday WWC240 "Kath's All About Occasions" and Double D Challenges: Focus on the Sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Stampin' Up! All Sports Masculine Birthday Card

My card today uses the All Sports Wood Mount Stamp Set from 2004! It was in Carole's stash and I knew I could use it for my Maine pen pal who is turning 12 tomorrow. He is a great baseball player, plays soccer and is into karate...and I'm into playing at Retro Rubber's ATG challenge RRCB120!


My card base is Real Red. I took a piece of 5 1/4" x 4" silver foil and ran it through my Big Shot with the 3D Hammered Metal Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card base.

I cut out 3 Basic Black squares with my Layering Squares Dies. I stamped two baseballs and a soccer ball on a scrap piece of Whisper White. Then I cut them out with one of the dies from Layering Circles.

The "MVP" is cut out of a Real Red scrap with the retired Little Alphabet Dies. Everything was adhered with liquid glue.

For the inside, I used the sentiment stamps from the retired Picture Perfect Stamp Set. The baseballs were created from an oddball stamp that Carole had in with the SU set. You can see how much I loved it! I used Real Red Ink and a stippling brush to cut down on the white glare.


I hope Edgar will be pleased with his card...I am!

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy Get Well Card

Welcome to my makeover Monday card. I posted a card from my friend, Jeannie, back on August 18. I said I would be CASEing it and I did just that!

I used two stamp sets to make my card for you today...This Little Piggy and Harvest Hellos.



I must admit I like Jeannie's card better...


Can you spot the differences? I counted 7...a good number! That's a game I still love to play but just in case you don't, I'll tell you...lol.

My ribbon is in a different place, the DSP cuts are different size and instead of a Pear Pizzazz mat, I used Lemon Lime Twist. I didn't use the dot embellishments, my clouds are Mint Macaron, which was a mistake! My piggy is on a three-sided scallop square, another mistake! The paper wasn't wide enough but I already had the piggy colored. My card base is a different color.

My inside is different as well...



Again, there are a couple of boo boos here too, BUT it's a handmade card and everything was adhered when I decided to stamp the lips. When will I ever learn to check my stamp after I have inked it to be sure there's no ink on the edge? I hope the recipient will be forgiving :-)

Thank you for stopping by today.


Sunday, September 22, 2019

Stampin' Up! All Good Things Birthday Card

I bought the All Good Things Stamp Set awhile ago to make a card for a childhood friend who has a koi pond. I did not achieve the look I was going for but I like it anyway! I think this is only the second time I have used the stamps and, of course, the set retired in May.


I should have left a little more white on the art panel so the Pumpkin Pie, Terracotta Tile, Mango Melody koi showed up better. The photo looks like it is a black koi and I doubt they exist! I tried a new technique for me...watercolor smooshing with ink refills and acetate. I don't think I'll do it again because I didn't feel like I had too much control over the ink. Next time I'll try it using individual blocks with lighter blues. I do like the blue colors I chose...Balmy Blue, Bermuda Bay and Blueberry Bushel.

The koi on the inside is strictly Pumpkin Pie. I forgot to take a picture of it until I was ready to put it in the envelope. My nickname is the one she gave me over 60 years ago. I don't think she reads my blog, but if she does, she'll know what her card looks like in case it gets lost in the mail...lol.


I'm playing today at Dragonfly Dreams Monthly Challenge - Happy Birthday. Thank you for stopping by today and if you have any questions, just leave a comment and I'll get back to you asap.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Stampin' Up! Path of Petals Sympathy Card

How's your Saturday going, peeps? Mine is being spent making cards...imagine that!

Today I used the Pressed Petals DSP, Path of Petals Stamp Set and the retired Thoughtful Prayers Stamp Set to make my card.


I also used the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper and cut it with the Springtime Impressions die. The Pressed Petals DSP did most of the work for me. 

The sentiment in the upper right corner was stamped in Night of Navy, VersaMark Ink and then embossed with the Clear Emboss Powder. I really like it at an angle, don't you? It fits the angle of the tags in the sketch from Sketch Saturday Week #582, which loosely inspired my design...I flipped the sketch :-) Please tell me it's not just MY imagination! Can you see it too?

The inside art is done with the Path of Petals Stamp Set and is stamped in Blueberry Bushel, which is what my card base is. The sentiment is from the Well Said Stamp Set. The corners are punched with the Detailed Trio punch.



Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my card even though it's for a bittersweet occasion...sadness because we no longer have the physical presence of our loved one, but joy because of the hope of what Jesus promises and gives us...eternal life.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers and Thoughtful Prayers Sympathy Card

Finally Friday! Hope you have a great weekend planned. I'll be going to my friends' house for dinner Saturday afternoon with two other couples. Sunday I hope to do Sunday School and church. Our class has been studying John and we have to vote on a new assistant pastor. Both events are exciting.

One of my neighbors lost her husband this week. He, like Perry, fought the good fight against cancer. They were married over 60 years and they had a wonderful life together. We even went to Disney with them once and had a great time. So, I got out the retired Thoughtful Prayers stamp set, a Darice embossing folder and the current Seasonal Layers dies to make a card for her.


My card base is Very Vanilla. I took a 5 1/2" x 4" piece of Cajun Craze and ran it through my Big Shot with the embossing folder. I wrapped a piece of braided linen thread around it and adhered it to the back with tape.

Using the dies, I cut out a solid Copper Foil maple leaf and a Very Vanilla veined maple leaf. I sponged it with Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive and Crushed Curry Inks and adhered it to the big leaf. I put Dimensionals on the back of that and adhered it to the card front. Then I tied a faux bow around the stems.

For the inside I used a floral spray stamp and sentiment stamp from Thoughtful Prayers. The spray is inked in Cajun Craze and the sentiment is the three colors I used for the small maple leaf. 


My color inspiration came from Always Fun Challenge #128

The colors definitely shout autumn and that is the challenge at C.R.A.F.T. #528 this week.

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

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Stampin' Up! Harvest Hellos Get Well Card


I used the Stampin’ Up! Harvest Hellos Stamp Set, Healing Hugs Stamp Set and Cat Punch to create my card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. We’ve got a color challenge this week and here is what I created for it...

I'm playing today at the Alphabet Challenge Blog: M is for Masculine.

My card base is Basic Black with a mat of Pumpkin Pie. 

I punched out two Basic Black cats with the Cat Builder Punch. I stamped the pumpkin from the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock and colored it with my Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie Blends. It's cut out with the Apple Builder punch. I had a tiny scrap of wood grain paper from cards I'll be making with the Pressed Petals DSP this week so I punched out the pumpkin stem with the Apple Builder Punch. I stamped the leaf and fussy cut it. 

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped one of the  sentiments from Harvest Hellos in Pumpkin Pie three times after doing a dry fit.

I adhered the pumpkin with liquid glue, along with the stem and leaf. The cats are adhered with Dimensionals. I took the "Hey there, Pumpkin!" stamp from Harvest Hellos and colored one part with a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and the other with a Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker. I punched them out with the Classic Label Punch but then decided to make them smaller so each cat's name would fit..."Hey There" and "Pumpkin"...lol.

The inside I kept really simple...a mat of Pumpkin Pie and a mat of Whisper White that has been stamped in Pumpkin Pie using the tendril stamp from Harvest Hellos and the sentiment from the Healing Hugs Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.



Oh, and in case you haven't guessed, here are the colors for the challenge...
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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 the other talented team members and their projects.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds

It's the middle of the week and the end of my butterfly cards...promise!

I used the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set to create my card for today.

My card base is Bermuda Bay but the camera did not present the true color. I stippled the Whisper White mat with Bermuda Bay Ink.

The large butterfly is fussy cut from the retired Botanical Butterflies DSP. The two itty bittys are stamped from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and punched out with the Butterfly Duet punch. I used my light and dark Balmy Blue Blends to color all the butterflies. On the large one, I used the Blends Lifter to try to get some even lighter spots. It is adhered with Dimensionals.

The sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet is stamped in Bermuda Bay.

I used my Granny Apple Green light Blends to color the leaves of the floral spray from Beauty Abounds. I added three tiny pearls (which you can hardly see from the photo) from a retired Paper Pumpkin kit and called it clean and simple yet elegant. I hope the Design Team at The Card Concept #119 Butterflies agree!

I colored a piece of the same DSP and added it to the envelope...as Mary says, "No nekkid envelopes!" The front of the envelope has a few butterflies stamped on it.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you back tomorrow for our Thursday Blog Hop.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet Butterfly Birthday

Remember I told you I had a client who wanted a butterfly card for a birthday? Well, the one I showed you yesterday was the one she purchased! I had made two more to show her and here's one of them...she wanted this one at first but changed her mind!

For this one, I used a Granny Apple Green card base and a retired Tempting Turquoise mat.

The Whisper White art panel was embossed with the retired Fluttering EF after I had stamped the "swoosh" from the retired Star of Light Stamp Set.

All the butterflies are fussy cut. The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set and is stamped on a scrap of Whisper White in Tempting Turquoise ink. I cut it out with one of the Layering Ovals dies and the scalloped oval is from the same set using a scrap of Granny Apple Green. I adhered three tiny pearls. I stippled the piece with Tempting Turquoise ink.

You can't see it in the photo, but I used the Fine Tip Glue to add a layer of sheen to the big butterfly.

I'm entering my card at SUOC 232 Designer's Choice and at Tuesday Throwdown #440 - Pile It On.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Birthday Card

Good Monday morning makeover, peeps! I feel like I'm back in the swing of things and I'm so glad you've joined me!!

Yesterday I posted a butterfly card and today I've changed it up a bit. I'll show you my cards side by side. This one is yesterday's 








and the next one is today's!


Isn't it awesome how a stippling brush, different placement and antennae 
make such a difference?

Stampin' Up! Day Off

Good Sunday morning! I've been away on a mini vacation so I don't have a card for you. However, if you are a foodie or a beach love...