Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mom








It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of my mom's passing.   She passed yesterday very peacefully.

She was a wonderful mom - and grandma - and friend - and I already feel a big void in my heart.

Thanks to all of you for your prayers, and caring thoughts especially over the past few months.  They were certainly appreciated. 

I know now that she is in a better place, with our Savior and has been reunited with my dad.  That brings me great joy.  






 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Christmas In July- Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop






 Welcome to this month's Stamper's Dozen Blog Tour - where it is Christmas in July!  

Seems a little early to think about Christmas, but alas, we know it will be here before we know it!  My projects today were inspired from something that Eldonna Epp shared on the recent Hawaii Incentive Trip -  Thanks Eldonna for this great idea! 

This is a quick and cute way to mass product a lot of cards - 72 exactly-  from one package of Designer Series Paper!

Sharing several cards- 


And another -

And one more!! 




And another! 





As you can see, these are quick and simple cards - the idea behind these is to showcase the Designer Series Paper (DSP) - in this case, I used the Merry Moments DSP - and you can get 72 of these cards out of one package of DSP! 

Here's how - cut each sheet of 12 x 12 DSP into 4 inch x 6 inch pieces  - for a total of 72.



Rip about a two inch strip off the bottom - 




Flip it! 

 
This becomes your card front - simply overlap the pieces onto a  standard size card front - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  

If you want a cleaner look - just cut the 4 x 6 piece with your paper trimmer - 




Here are my samples all together - you can see the ones that are the Rip and Flip technique and those that I cut and flipped!   Which do you prefer? 





Quick, and easy and cute!  A great way to mass produce some Christmas cards!  My cards today are super simple - and use very few supplies.  Of course you could add or embellish as much or as little as you want - but the idea behind the "rip and flip" cards is to showcase your dsp!

I found these "rip and flip" cards to be addictive!  Once I started, I just wanted to keep making more! Of course you can do this with any DSP paper that you have - and I am willing to bet that like me, you probably have a stash of dsp that would be perfect for cards like this, so I urge you to try this out!  

Tomorrow I will be sharing cards that I created using this technique with the gorgeous English Garden dsp- be sure to stop back to see them.  

Here are the supplies used to create these cards! These all link to my online store.



And now it is time to hop on over to my friend Stella's to see what she has created: 


 http://www.stellarstamps.com/stampin_and_scrappin_up/2015/07/ho-ho-ho-its-a-stampin-up-blog-hop-featuring-christmas-in-july.html




 Follow the link below to hop back to Josee's blog: 
 http://stampingjo.com/stampers-dozen-blog-hop/stampers-dozen-blog-hop-christmas-in-july/



 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Watercolor Wings


 Playing along with this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches
today.   



Here's the sketch:   



My card uses what is becoming one of my favorite color combinations-  Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay. Love these colors together!  

Speaking of love - how about the Watercolor Wings bundle - can't get enough of this either!

The supplies used for my card are listed below: 





Thanks for stopping by today! 



Saturday, July 11, 2015

Friendly Wishes



Today I realized I have never shared this card with you! This showcases some bold colors and new designer series papers - new stamp set, well - let me just say this card is made with many new products! 

Super quick card - just start with a base of  Very Vanilla - 4 1/4 x 11, and score in half.   My next layer is the Delightful Dijon card stock (one of our In Colors) - cut 4 x 5 1/4 - and embossed with the Boho Chic embossing folder.  

The designer paper used is from the Bohemian package - love these bright bold patterns!  

My stamped greeting is from Friendly Wishes stamp set.  This also is a fun, new stamp set - and has some great fonts/sayings. 

I have listed my supplies below, should you care to shop my online store!