Friday, April 18, 2014

You Make Me Happy . . .

Hi Stampers!

Just a simple card today.  I'm tired and on the run with things I have to get done on this lovely Good Friday.  This is another use of the See Ya Later stamp set from SAB.  I really do love this set - so much so that I ordered an extra one to throw in my "goodie box" for a giveaway ;)  Some lucky club member will get to pick it as a freebie even though SAB is over.  It's just too cute!

 
Apologies for a short post today - I think I may need a second cup of coffee!  May you have a beautiful Easter weekend, hopefully spent with family and friends.  If not with family and friends, may it be a time of reflection for you of God's goodness :)
 
Happy stampin'!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wetlands Birthday

Hi Stampers!

Yet another Pinterest CASE of one of my favorite stamp sets, Wetlands.  The original seen on Pinterest was done in black and white.  I changed it up to give it a warmer feel.


 
I'll tell you something kind of funny.  Someone on Split Coast Stampers had a call out for design team members and I commented that I'd like to be considered - and then realized all my posts lately have been CASEd cards.  Guess that's not likely to win me any points!  Nothing original here recently.  Ah well.  I'll be running out of my crop weekend/CASEd cards soon :)
 
Happy stampin'!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Wetlands Birthday

Hi Stampers!

Getting down to the last of the crop weekend/craft fair cards, most of which were Pinterest CASEs.  This one proved to be pretty popular and I sold about 4 of them.  Guess people are always looking for a good masculine card.  I'll be using this one for Calendar Club, too.

 
I love the Wetlands stamp set and it's great here paired with Gorgeous Grunge.  Just a couple simple layers and it comes together beautifully.  Quick and elegant card!
 
This evening, I am EXHAUSTED!  Filled in for cardiac rehab today and it was such a long 10 hour day.  Sitting here blogging between commercials watching one of my favorite 80s movies, Working Girl, with Melanie Griffith (so pretty - wish she hadn't succumbed to thinking she needed plastic surgery!!) and Sigourney Weaver.  When they filmed Abduction some years back here, parts of it were filmed at my hospital, and I heard from several people that Sigourney was a really nice lady, a class act, who was friendly and down to earth.  Wish I'd have had the chance to meet her, but they sort of forbade us from going anywhere near where they were shooting :)  She plays a real b***h in working girl though!
 
Anyway, heading back to my movie now before I fall asleep!
 
Happy stampin'!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Paper Roses

Hi Stampers!

Have you discovered the Spiral Flower Die yet?  It's kind of hidden away in the Occasions Catalog.  I absolutely adore roses.  Wish I could grow them, but I have kind of a black thumb when it comes to gardening.  So, I'll have to be content with paper roses :)



 
This is a little pot of paper roses I made for a friend.  So pretty and would you believe it only took me about 20 minutes??  Love it!!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Sweet Sorbet Thinking of You

Hi Stampers!

I'm going to miss that Sweet Sorbet DSP from SAB.  It had just enough going on to stand on its own for a card front.  Here's a little thinking of you card I made for the craft fair:

 
I did manage to snag one more free pack before SAB ended :)  Now I'm in "hoard" mode trying to decide what to do with it.  Make more cards?  Save it in my giveaway box for some lucky stamper?  Decisions, decisions!!
 
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Flowering Flourishes Sympathy

Hi Stampers!

Sympathy cards are not really cards I enjoy creating, but I thought for the craft fair, it would be a good idea to have some on hand.

Flowering Flourishes is a very versatile stamp set.  I combined it here with Thoughts & Prayers, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso cardstock, and some embossing folders.  Instead of using ribbon, which isn't one of my talents, I simply ran the strip under the sentiment through a folder for some texture.  Voila!


I hope you've enjoyed today's card.  Leave me a comment!  That would make my day :)

Happy stampin'!

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Seriously, Some People Just Shouldn't Be Sayin' Anything . . .

Hi Stampers!

One of my online friends wrote a blog post yesterday that touched many of my other creative, artistic friends.  You can read it here.  Those of us who have that "creative gene" understand that this is what we HAVE to do - the artist that lives inside us begs to get out, in whatever way we are called to make things, draw, paint, play music (and sometimes ALL of these things) or whatever it is we do, or our souls will wither away.  OK, that's just a tad dramatic, but if you're an artist, whatever your medium, you know what I mean :)

Anyway . . .

Enough angst.  Here's today's card:

 
Designed and created by yours truly :)
 
I used a stamp from one of the My Paper Pumpkin kits, along with Happy Congratulations and Just Sayin'.  Instead of two step stampin' the lanterns, I ran several scraps of cardstock through my Big Shot with the Argyle folder and punched them out.  Super easy and really cute, huh?!

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

See Ya Later!

Hi Stampers!

Card today is a super-cute Pinterest CASE.  I sure wish the "See Ya Later" stamp set from Sale A Bration would carry over - but alas.  The exclusive freebie stamps from SAB are only around for a short time.  BUT happy happy happy that the dots embossing folder IS going to make it into the next big catalog.  It's a keeper!

 
I made six of these for the craft fair, and sold one to a very nice gentleman who spotted it and had to have it for his grandson, who he told me he calls "Gator" :)  I hope his grandson liked it!
 
Today I'm tired as I type, because it was class day here at Stamp With Jeni.  Tired but a GOOD tired.  I have SO much fun with my ladies!
 
We used the Spiral Flower Die to make three projects, which I'll share in a later post.  Creating 3D items is a fresh change from cards for us.
 
Ah well.  I do believe I will pour a small glass of wine & go soak in the tub as a treat to myself!
 
Happy stampin'!

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Petite Petals Cuteness

Hi Stampers!

Believe it or not, today's card is a Stamp With Jeni original!  (Ha ha.)  Were you getting tired of my Pinterest CASEd cards?

I've been on one of my "kicks" lately, pairing the Hardwood background stamp with the Petite Petals bundle.  There's just something about those little flowers and that woodgrain that begs to be combined.

I'm not completely pleased with this design, but I do like it.  What would you have done differently?

 
Today is another gloomy looking day here near Pittsburgh, but I am refusing to let it get to me!!  My dear friend Debbie and I have plans to head out soon for our first pedicures of the spring :)  Getting my stubby little piggies polished is always the biggest sign of warm weather approaching for this crazy old gal!!  Once it heats up a little, I'm as bad as any kid - the shoes come off and I'm barefoot all spring and summer - I have to confess that I HATE wearing shoes!!  (Bras too, but that's another issue lol).
 
Well, I'm gonna finish up my first cup of coffee and see what Deb's up to.
 
Happy stampin'!

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Happy Watercolor Wonder

Hi Stampers!

Have you noticed a bit of a Pinterest theme here lately?  It's become such an addiction!  The only thing is, I keep thinking, "Now just WHAT am I gonna do with all these ideas I've pinned?"  I imagine one of these days I'll sit down & print some out to put into a binder that I can take with me when I go on my next crop weekend :)

Anyway, today's card was actually designed by me!  How about that?  ;)

 
I love the Watercolor Wonder DSP.  It makes me giggle when people ask me if I painted the paper!  Nope, that's just how easy Stampin' Up! makes it for us to all look extra-creative!
 
I'm off to relax a bit now on this rainy day out my way.
 
Happy stampin'!

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