Thursday, March 5, 2015

Go Faith, Go!!

So my baby girl, Faith, joined the Speech Team at her high school after volleyball season was over - and was in two tournaments and did well - it is a learning experience I think!  Anyway, her third tournament was the District Meet - and she tied for second place in her event - which qualified her for the State Speech Tournament which is this weekend!   Needless to say, we were all thrilled for her - pretty exciting! 

Anyway, I made a card for her and hid it in her backpack - so hopefully she will find it when she arrives at the tournament!  I took a quick photo :

 The stamp set I used was Painted Petals - it is so pretty and easy to align the flowers and the stems.  I chose a soft color palette for her card - Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Whisper White.  I LOVE the word stamp in this set - You are Amazingly Amazing! - and seemed to be perfect for Faith's card!

Card Base is Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 - scored at 4 1/4. 
Next layer is also Whisper White - 4 x 5 1/4.
I stamped the flower and stem onto a piece of Whisper White card stock and then used the largest of the circles in the Circle Framelit Collection - it has a scalloped edge and loved the look it created against the doily (sponged lightly with Calypso Coral ink).   To finish the card, I added a few rhinestones for some sparkle. 

Well Faith - you probably won't see this blog post but we are all sending good thoughts your way - and wish you THE BEST this weekend! 

Supplies for this card include: 

Thanks for visiting today!  Can't believe tomorrow is Friday already! Yeah!

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Night at The Opera

 Sorry no stamping to share today - but wanted to share what we did this weekend!  We traveled out of town to see my daughter Rachel, and her new husband perform "A Night At The Opera!"  They both have Masters Degrees in Voice Performance - which is how they met. 

Wow! It was amazing - they are so talented and it was wonderful to hear them sing and they even did a few duets.  Wish I could put a small excerpt of them singing on my blog today - not sure how to do that - I will have to ask my technical support (my husband!) about that! 

Here's a few more family photos - 

 Three of my four girls  - as they get older it gets harder and harder to get them all together! Sarah was unable to attend, and she was missed! 

So thanks for letting me share about my wonderful weekend - and stop back tomorrow for some stamping!  


Friday, February 27, 2015

Love Is Kindness

 This was the first time I have inked up this stamp - I love tulips and have recently seen bundles of them for sale in stores! I have resisted buying any yet - but will probably be making a purchase soon!  Spring is coming - we know that - although it's another cold day here in Ohio! I have actually seen a few robins hopping around in the snow! So yes, spring is on it's way! 

Anyway, my card today was based on the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches      I just flipped it upside down!  

I colored the tulips with blendabilties - don't be afraid of them! They are so much fun to use -  really you can't go wrong!  The color lifter comes to the rescue for perfect blending and to lift color if too much color was added! I love the color lifter! 

I sponged some crumb cake ink on the Typeset designer Paper and around the tulip image - then added some very light specks using my favorite stamp from Gorgeous Grunge.  
I used the Paper Piercing tool to poke two small holes on either side of the tulip bundle and threaded a small piece of linen thread through them - and added a bow. 

Supplies listed below -  Click on any image to shop!  

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I am excited to have some stampers coming to my studio, The Bee Spot this morning -- can't wait! Hope you have some time to stamp today and thanks much for visiting!! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

World of Dreams

Hello!  Well I thought I would share another card featuring the World of Dreams set today.  It shows how different the same stamp set can look just by changing up papers, inks, etc.  I guess that's what stamping is all about! 

Here's how it went together - 
*card base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 - scored at 4 1/4, and I stamped my image with Blackberry Bliss ink. 
*The polka dot layer is from the Brights - Designer Series Paper Stack - 4 x 5 1/4
*Flowered layer is also from Painted Blooms 3 3/4 inch square. 
*I used the oval framelits to cut the two ovals from these pieces. 
*I also added half a doily ( haven't used one of them in awhile!) 
*The Blackberry Bliss flower is punched with the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, embellished with a pearl! 
*Together stamp is from Crazy About You stamp set

I have listed all of the supplies used on this card below - to order, click on any of the images, or shop my online store HERE
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Thanks for visiting today! 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Happy Together

 Sweet card today - perfect for an anniversary card.  I love these sweet little birds from the World of Dreams stamp set - and always love a black and white color combo! 

Products Used on this card are listed at the bottom of this post! 

We got some exciting news yesterday in the Stampin' Up! world - but we couldn't share it until today!   

Stampin' Up! has surprised us by adding four new AMAZING Saleabration products - available starting March 1 and throughout the entire month of March!

Two great stamp sets - For Being You and Nature's Perfection, a set of In Color buttons and thick baker's twine,  and a pack of gorgeous printed vellum that coordinates with the Nature's Perfection stamp set.  

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Products used on my card today- 

(click on supply list highlighted above to create a reference for this card) 

Thanks for your visit today!