Simply Sunday: Guest Stamper … Jenny F.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that was stamped by my friend and stampin’ sister Jenny Feider.  Jenny and I joined Stampin’ Up! the same year and were brought into the Stampin’ Up! family by Vicki Towell.  Congratulations Jenny on 19 years with Stampin’ Up!!

Eileen was also a demonstrator so in the early years before Pinterest and Facebook groups we did a lot of traveling together to meetings, stampin’ events and conventions.  So Jenny’s card was to honor Eileen and Jenny … she would have loved it!! Earthy tones and woodsy was right up her alley.

I love that Mossy Meadow came back into the color pallet … when we first started the colors were grouped into families and Eileens favorite was the Earth Elements collection.  Today’s color pallet is …

One of my favorite and techniques from way back is creating your own backgrounds by stamping color on color … it adds so much depth to the card by just simply stamping.  Jenny’s layers create interest and a true focal point … it’s just beautiful.

Thank you Jenny for the beautiful card. And I would like to thank all my stampin’ friends for the messages, emails, phone calls, beautiful cards, and for joining us yesterday to celebrate Eileen’s life.  I will be sharing more of those cards with you … they are beautiful.

Have a simply blessed day and thank you for joining me today.

Heaven Has a New Angel …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

First, let me say THANK YOU to the sweet souls who return each day to my blog ❤

On Wednesday morning our good Lord took my sister Eileen home, no more pain, no more struggles … she is free.  I am blessed for having such an amazing sweet soul for a sister, and honored to have called her my best friend.  We parted with no words unspoken, no stone left unturned and we enjoyed so may amazing events (birthdays, babies, road trips, travels) and more “together”.

I thank her loving family for allowing me to “steal her away” from them so much!  Sometimes they laughed because we just saw each other and could still spend 3 hours talking on the phone! Those moments can’t be replaced but are stored in my heart until we meet again.

Right now my tears fall like rain, but I know she is still here with me and when I have finished my chores that the Lord has chosen for me, we will be together again.  She’s safe with my Mom and my sister Ruthie and the rest of our loved ones we have missed dearly.

Thank you for patiently waiting, I will be making cards again soon and sharing them with you because that was one thing that we did together and brought us closer than either of us could have imaged ❤ Another of Gods little blessings.

Three Beautiful Watercolor Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend. The heat and humidity keeps me inside which was just fine with me, I have an entire box of goodies to discover from the Holiday catalog and my Catalog Launch party coming up in a week.  So … I’m starting with Halloween and working my way to Christmas. I hope you can join us because this is going to be a big one!!

I also hope you got a chance to visit my blog yesterday and check out the video.  The video showed you our August 2018 Paper Pumpkin and the beautiful watercolor card fronts and stamp set. On that note … Today I’m going to share three alternative projects from this card kit.

My first card I kept very simple yet I wanted to bring out the beautiful colors  in the card by using the Blackberry Bliss for my base and Old Olive to mat the watercolored design ….

It was such a simple way to revise the card.  I stamped the greeting onto the piece of the card I cut off and cut it out with the smallest oval in the Stitched Shapes Framelits and attached it with the Stampin’ Dimensionals which are included in the kit!  To finish the card, I used the Wink of Stella to highlight the butterfly on this card … my Mom loved butterflies.

For my second card I wanted to use and highlight the touching and tender verse that was included with the stamp set.  Just loosing my Mom this January, the verse brought tears to my eyes … it shows such gentleness and concern for those suffering such a loss.

To highlight this verse: The Loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind  I used one of the dies from the Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies from the Color Your Season promotion going on now. The verse was stamped onto the back of the card that I cut off and then I placed some of the greenery around it to frame it and give it some beautiful dimension.  Next I attached the floral frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals  and adhered the entire front to the Blackberry Bliss back.  I did stamp flowers (from the stamp set inside).

The third card was used because I wanted to use the die cut piece from the second card …

I love that the piece that was cut out also has the stitching (these amazing dies do a double stitch!) and that it lined up perfectly with the front!!  I tucked some of the greenery behind it again and added the twine to it … all included in the kit!  Simple yet elegant.  This Paper Pumpkin kit is one of my favorites … so beautiful and easy to make alternative (but not necessary!)

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I would love to know what you think about these card and / or Paper Pumpkin or just click on the like button below so I know you are enjoying my posts.  I will be back tomorrow with my Technique Tuesday post … and a technique that was requested by one of you!

Thanks for joining me today. Have a beautiful day ~ 

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Simply Sunday: Sympathies

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How did you like the video I shares with you yesterday of our August Paper Pumpkin kit; Giftable Greetings? Cool right! I think that it is so neat that your actually stamping a gift to give, and it comes with the cutest little gift box!

Today I’m sharing an alternative project … just another idea of what you can do with this kit. Where do I get my ideas? Well this was as close as the box included in the kit!

 

I sponged the edges of the Peek-a-boo Peach flower with Calypso Coral ink … just like the flower on the box (shown). All of the pieces used to create the card came from the kit, including the matching envelope! 

Here is the video if you missed it yesterday …

 

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Thank you for sharing a part of Sunday with me ~

Have yourself a beautiful day!

Simply Sunday: Designer Paper Highlight

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share 3 simple cards that will highlight the Designer Series paper that are currently on Sale … Buy 3 / Get one FREE. Monday Oct.31st is the last day to get in on this deal.

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Because they all have simple layouts, I will not go into detail on the cards… Let’s get you back to your weekend!

My first card is a “Congratulations” card which highlights two patterns from the “By the Shore” Designer paper.  The greeting comes from the “Guy Greetings” stamp set. The Dapper Denim banner under the greeting is actually a piece of the designer paper!

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The simply beautiful sympathy card was created with the “Floral Boutique” Designer paper. One simple sheet of designer paper and a greeting goes a long way. It’s quick and can be either cute or elegant, depending on the paper pattern you choose.

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My last card is bright and colorful and highlights 3 patterns from the “Fruit Stand” Designer paper. I used my Circle Framelits to cut out my greeting and pop it up.  I also cut the cute little flower from the designer paper and popped it up by the greeting. Something so simple really draws the eye to the focal point of the card.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card share. If you did … PLEASE click like on the bottom of the blog or feel free to leave a comment. It helps me when creating for you in the future.

Thanks and have a wonderful day ~

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Tomorrow is not promised …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So … what did you think of the video? I know, a new plate. Once I get mine, I will compare all of the options we have and share what I think works best.

I also told you I would be sharing a card that I would create using the “Flourishing Phrases” and the “Flourish Thinlits” Bundle. It is with deep sorrow that I share this card because I created it for my friends who just lost their only son this weekend. My heart breaks for them … I can’t even imagine.

I used the new “Dapper Denim” and teamed it up the Garden Green … they look really nice together. The Whisper White for the base and the greeting really makes the card pop.

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I ran an extra piece of Dapper Denim & the flower die through the BigShot and then used Crystal Effects on the flower and buds to highlight them.  I’m sorry, I forgot Stampin’ Up! took it out of the catalog. You could use the “Wink of Stella” … that would look really nice and tie in the white even better!

I stamped the background Dapper Denim on Dapper Denim … I think color on color creates magic!

I must admit, I’m having a difficult time writing my blog today. My thoughts are elsewhere. Please send a prayer to my friends Karen and Andy that the good Lord wrap them in his arms and help ease their pain during this difficult time. Thank you so much

If you have any questions about today’s card / post … please comment below and I will get back to you. Again, thank you.

Enjoy today and everyday ~

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New In Colors & Better Together …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared some sweet -n- simple cards that you can make with the new 2016-18 Stampin’ Up! In Colors and the Floral Affection Embossing Folder (set of 2), so today I thought I would “step it up” and create another set of cards using the other image in that set!

I also decided to feature the cardstock more on this card and use it for the base!

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Yesterday’s cards were all made without a greeting, so today I have incorporated the “Better Together” stamp set! 

I love this stamp set because it not only has your greeting but it has verses for the inside as well! On the card below I used the verse that would normally be on the inside and used it at my “greeting” …

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Then, I took the greeting and stamped it on the inside of my card.  There are no rules in stamping so you can do it however you choose!

Now … have you noticed that I have been changing up the ribbon as well? I used it differently on each of the 5 cards!

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Oh yes … all of these greetings come from the same stamp set (and includes the verse for the inside as well). The Sugarplum is the last of my cards … one in each of the new 5 In Colors and each with their own greeting!!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s showcase of cards and that it inspires you create. If you are looking for quick -n- easy cards to create that have a clean, pretty style, than today’s and yesterdays cards are for you.

I’d love to hear what “YOU” think about our new In Colors!  Just comment below 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Have a simply wonderful day!

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