Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Peek-a-Boo Slider card

Hi Everyone. Today I have a fun slider card to share.  I love these fun slider cards because they have a fun peek-a-boo panel that will be a surprise to the person receiving the card.  A hidden panel slides forward to block the larger rose image with a Happy Birthday message.








Here is the inside.
The card is simple to make too, so even though it has some movement, anyone can do it.

For this card I used a stamp set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous.
The colors here are Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.





I made a video so that you can see step by step how to put the card together.



Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget that bonus days are going on.  For every $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon to spend in August!
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Monday, July 17, 2017

So Many Shells

Hi Everyone! As I mentioned a few times this month, I am a guest designer at Craft Projects Central this month! And today is the day that my project posts! YAY!  I hope that you like it. I meant to evoke the feeling of a summer beach holiday with these projects. This tutorial will show you how to make a pretty beach themed card, perfect for any occasion, as well as a scrapbook page with holder and Memory Bottle. You’ll learn how to make a ‘Glitter Splatter’ accent that resembles a splash of sand, as well as some stitching detail. You can get the tutorial for these projects with a July Subscription to Craft Projects Central. Click here to check it out. 

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

More Than Chocolate ~ Heart Shaped Box

Hi Everyone! Today I want to share a pretty little box, made with the Sweet and Sassy Heart Framelits Dies.  I was inspired by the 'More than Chocolate' stamp set.  I thought the stamp set was really fun, and then I thought about a gift of chocolate, and what a better way to get some chocolate than a heart shaped box.
There is just too much to explain with this box, that I thought a video would be better, so check it out!


I know that it is a little long, but it is a cute box and you could add some real chocolates to it. And, you can take the way I made the box and apply it to other shapes as well. Make star shaped boxes or just about anything.  I hope you like it.
Here is the Catalog photo of the stamp set.

 And a close up of the lid. I used the Jar of Love stamp set and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits dies for the flowers.



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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Background Bits ~ Layering Stamps for a Vintage Feel

Hi Everyone.  Today I am showing off a fun new Host Stamp set from Stampin' Up! called Background Bits.  The set is so pretty and I just had to have it.  If you have ever looked at the Hostess sets and wished you could have them, but feel like you could never host a party or earn them with a purchase, then my Frequent Buyer program is great for you.  Host sets can only be purchased with Stampin' Rewards, which are given with purchases of $150 or more, but I like to share my Stampin' Rewards with my customers with my Frequent Buyer Program.  You earn points with smaller increments of $25 and when you reach the goal, you can use it for any stamp set of your choice, including host sets.  I just love the host sets this year, each one is great.  You can find them on pages 220-223 of the Annual Catalog.
The Background Bits set is made for layering and is perfect for a Vintage looking card.


I made the inside just as pretty as the outside. 








I made a How To video to show you step by step how to layer the stamps and get this soft feel.


I hope you like it! Thank you for stopping by today!  And Don't forget that Bonus Days are going on!  For every $50 spent in July you get a $5 coupon to spend in August! YAY!! Coupons come straight from Stampin' Up! in your email, so hang on to that email so you can put the coupon code into your order in August.  This is a Stampin' Up! promotion, you can still also get my Frequent Buyer program points.
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Christmas in July

Hi Everyone! Another Great project posts today at Craft Projects Central, where I am a guest designer this month.  Today's project is by Karen Hallam and features the new Be Merry Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!
If you want to get a head start on some Christmas projects this summer, here is an adorable boxed set of cards and tags that you can make up for someone special (it looks like a Christmas present!). This compartmentalized box holds three or more standard sized cards, three or more 3” x 3” card/tags, and three or more regular gift tags. This boxed set will get you singing Christmas carols in the middle of summer!
 To get the instructions to Karen's projects plus several others, get your subscription at Craft Project Central.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Painting with Coffee

Yesterday was my birthday and I spent part of the day with the kiddos and part of the day out on a date night with my hubby, but I also spent part of the day on my own doing what I like to do, which is creating something with my own two hands.  I share my birthday with my niece Maggie.  I remember when Maggie was about to be born my sister was asking if I would be happy or upset if we shared a birthday. Happy of course! And for more than the obvious reason of sharing a day with someone you love.  On my 16th birthday I lost my grandpa. Not just a family member you see once and a while but one I saw weekly my whole life until then and he was truly a wonderful grandpa, complete with the tricks of wiggly dentures he would move up and down to scare us,  fun bedtime stories, days at the lake and family dinners on Sunday. I was too sad that day to even celebrate my birthday and for years afterwards I would always remember him on my birthday and be a bit sad. i thought, why on my birthday?  But then I realized that it was actually a good day, because I will truly never forget him because of it. And I don't want to forget, so instead of being sad I realized I needed to be thankful and happy for his role in my life.  And then, many years later, I wont say how many :)   my sister had a baby girl on my birthday and I got to be there for her birth and I will always have that to remember on my birthday as well.
Maggie is currently working as a Barista, and she loves to paint.  So for her birthday card I knew it had to be a coffee painted birthday card.  I hope she liked it and her gift.
I know that it doesn't look like a Stampin' Up! project, and mostly it's not, but the paper is! as well as the Happy Birthday! And I used my Stampin' Up! Aqua Painters, so that is my excuse for posting it!

















To paint with coffee I dry it out over a few days in a pallet to make my own coffee paint pots,  Shown are my coffee and Tazo Passion Tea paints.  The Stampin' Up! Aqua Painters are great and even though I have tons of paint brushes and many sizes, I just reach for the Aqua Painter, look at the tiny candle to see the detail you can achieve with it. I hope you will give Aqua Painters a try!!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Dino-rific Birthday

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a card I made with the sketch from this months Craft Projects Central, where I am a guest designer for July.
Here is a  link to their post.
 http://craftprojectcentral.com/creating-pretty-cards-sketch-challenge-73-2
For every ten submissions they are giving away a free subscription to their site!  Why not give the sketch a try?


My card uses the No Bones About It stamp set.  I just love this set! so cute!









Here is their sketch.
















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