Saturday, August 30, 2014

Choose Happiness




Another one of my favorite stamp sets - Choose Happiness. Love love love this set! 

Here's how I put this card together - 

I started with a base of Night Of Navy cardstock - cut 4 1/4 x 11.  Next layer is 4 x 5 1/4 and is Crumb Cake.  Very Vanilla is next - and is cut 3 3/4 x 5.  

For the stamping, I used the Memento Black ink pad (a must have!) to stamp the greeting and the little design the bird stands on. (not sure what to call it?)  


I then stamped the leaves and used my aquapainter and colored it with Old Olive ink.  The bird sits on top and was stamped in Night of Navy ink. 

I also added some "grunge" using the speckled stamp from Gorgeous Grunge stamp set - stamped with Crumb Cake Ink.  I wanted these speckles to be very light so I stamped off on a piece of scrap paper before I  stamped them on my card front. 

The burlap layer was created using the large scallop framelit (another of my favorites!)  I found that it  cut the burlap easier if I added a shim of cardstock on top of the framelit as I ran it through my big shot. 

To finish the card, I just put it all together and added a Vintage button and a bit of linen thread.  Also used the corner rounder for some of the corners. 

If you would like to recreate this card, all products are listed below and by clicking on any of the images you will be taken directly to my online store. And I will work on a video for this card this weekend! 




Thanks for visiting today - I am off for Day 2 of a fundraiser I am doing for Pathway Caring For Children Organization. I am working with kids (both boys and girls) who have grown up in foster care, and are part of Pathway's Independent Living program.  I'll tell you more about it next time!   It has been a wonderful experience for me - and to say that my heart strings have been tugged at is probably an understatement!







Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weekly Deals


 

My favorites this week - the Vintage Faceted Buttons - love them!










Monday, August 25, 2014

Chalkboard Banner Simply Created Kit

 We had a fun celebration this weekend for Rich's birthday - great friends, family and such fun!

Wanted to share the banner that greeted the party guests when they arrived - it is made from the Chalkboard Banner Simply Created kit - the kit contains everything needed to created many banners - I had lots of parts / pieces leftover!  Plus the lettering is done in chalk on real chalkboard so you can erase it and use it again for a different occasion!

Here's my banner -



The lettering was created with a piece of chalk and the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit - it contains both alphabet and patterned stencils.

Here's a close up of the pom pom - 


Fun to make - and easy!   

And here is another banner - I added some photos of Rich - clipped on with the adorable new In Color Clothespins. This was hanging during the party - I had already taken it down but wanted to photograph it -






These banners are fun and easy to create and surely add a touch of color and fun to any event! 

Are you planning a party?  Visit my online store by clicking on any of the images below and order your banner making supplies! 

Of course the BEST part of the party was having these four beauties together in our house!  My heart is full, I am truly blessed!!!






Hope you enjoy your Monday!! Thank you for visiting!

 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Weekly Deals


 


Here are this week's deals!  My favorites - the Squares Collection framelits - love the largest scallop edged square and if you don't have the Elegant Butterfly punch - get it now! This is a must have for me and I use mine all the time!

Happy Wednesday!   It's the first day of school for my daughter Faith - she's a sophomore! Can't believe that!

And I am headed to the kitchen to mix up a batch of chocolate chip cookies which is my tradition for the first day of school since my girls were little!









Sunday, August 17, 2014

Quick Post This Morning


 Thanks for visiting today! Just a quick post because I am headed out of town to visit my daughter to celebrate her birthday - and I haven't wrapped her presents yet! LOL!!  It's going to be a fun, fun day- celebrating with 10 fun ladies/friends!!  A Girl's Day!

Here's my card -





This card uses the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set - LOVE that sweet little bird, and Endless Birthday Wishes.  The Park Lane Designer Paper creates the beautiful background for this card - and I have added some "shine" with the Gold Foil Sheets and a gold sequin from the Gold Sequin Trim and a bit of the Venetian Crochet Trim.

Card base and ink are Soft Suede.    If you have any questions about this card, or products used, just send me an email and I will be happy to answer them!

And in other family news, wanted to share this photo of my youngest daughter, Faith.  She is about to start her sophomore year in high school and is playing on the Varsity Volleyball team.  They had their first game last night and they won! Yeah!!! Great way to start the season!

The game was held in Akron at St. Vincent St. Mary's High School - high school of LeBron James!  We were hoping he would be there, but we didn't see him - lol!  Anyway, the auditorium has been totally redone by LeBron and it is gorgeous!    Congrats Faith and team!!



Have a wonderful day!



Saturday, August 16, 2014

Back To School Love Note


 Here's the video I promised from yesterday's project - See it HERE!  on how to make an envelope with the Envelope Punch Board.  If you haven't used this fun tool before, perhaps this will help you - and if you have used it before, maybe this will be a refresher!



This makes creating special envelopes so easy!  You can create 66 different sizes envelopes - and I especially love to use our double sided Designer Series Paper as it makes both the inside and outside of your envelope look great! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  It is gorgeous here today in Ohio! It feels like fall - and is absolutely beautiful! 

Would you like to purchase an envelope punch board so that you can create your own envelopes?  Just click below on the image and you will be taken right to my online store for easy ordering! 








 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Back To School Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop

 It's hard to believe that it is back to school time - goodness, where did the summer go?

My project for "Back to School" is a little card and matching envelope that I created to put in my daughter's lunch next week on her first day of school!  Just a little love note - but hope it brightens her day! 






Both card and envelope use the Amazing Birthday stamp set- and while this set is meant for birthdays, I thought the sentiments would be perfect for a first day of school!  I thought about using traditional primary school colors, but then decided to focus on some of our new In Colors. 




Please check back tomorrow - I will have a short video on how I created my envelope, using our Envelope Punch Board.


Does your family have any traditions on the first day of school?  I would love to hear what your traditions are for the first day - please share with me by leaving a comment, or emailing me!

We always take pictures - and I always bake a big batch of chocolate chip cookies!  I have them ready and waiting when the girls come home from school on the first day.  This year, only one of my girls will get to enjoy them- my other three are all out of school and in the working world!  Miss them, but they are all happy and doing well, and that makes me happy too!

I have listed all of the supplies used in my project below - click on any image below and you will be taken to my online store.



The next stop on our blog hop is my friend, Stella MacKay.  Click on the image below to see what she has created for us today!


http://www.stellarstamps.com/stampin_and_scrappin_up/2014/08/its-back-to-school-at-our-august-stampers-dozen-blog-hop-featuring-only-stampin-up-products.html


 
If you would like to hop backwards, click below to see what Josee has created! 


 http://www.frenchiestamps.com/2014/07/yummy-summer-time.html
Here are the supplies used in my project today -

Thanks much for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the hop and enjoy your day!