Thursday, June 22, 2017

All Wrapped Up

This weekend brings my big stamp club meeting where we do a themed card exchange. They made the themes more esoteric this year where you have to ponder about what you think it means and how that translates to your card.
This time the theme is "It's a Wrap" which sounds suspiciously movie like but you can also wrap presents or be wrapped up in something and for some reason fish wrappers popped to mind. I decided to layer up my wrappings.
We start with a belly band wrapped around the card, then the inside of the card has a piece of ribbon wrapped around the edge. The image is of tulips wrapped in paper, wrapped with twine.  So there you have it--my take on the swap.

The Fine Print--Designer paper, ribbon, and stamp by Stampin' Up. Heart punch by EK Success. Circle dies by Spellbinders. Cardstock from my stash.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy Humpday

Just Thinking of You Today
No, really, I was.

The Fine Print: Card base and parts from Club Scrap.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

In Your Bowl


Lookie! Lookie! I was soooo proud of myself for making this shaker card without adult supervision. I'm not sure why I get myself so worked up over shaker cards. They aren't nearly as hard as I think they are going to be.

I suspect it is because I learned to do them back in the day when the backing was foam core (like those presentation boards for your kid's science project). Those things were the biggest bitch to cut.

Then I learned foam tape and all the shaker bits stuck to them. Now I know the trick to wipe some baby powder down the sides of the foam tape with a cotton swab to remove the stickiness. And it helps to use quality foam tape, not that old stuff from the dollar store you found in the back of your drawer.

Life in my bowl is awesome!

The Fine Print: Fish in bowl stamp by Stampin' Up, greeting from dollar bin stamp. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Tic Tac Toe No. 2

I meant to get off my generous bee-hind and join in the inaugural Tic Tac Toe challenge last week, but it never came together for me. However, I got it together this week for challenge number 2.
I went straight across the middle to create this gray and yellow birthday card. I actually made it for man but decided it was too frilly for the man in question. If I had a hexagon and some wood I could have filled the whole board.
The Fine Print: All products by Stampin' Up except liquid pearls (Ranger) and gold brad (stash).

Manic Mail Monday - June 19

It is time to share what the postman brought me this week. The week started off with some patriotism, which is sorely needed around this place (this place being the country).
Then this differently opening card showed up. Black and white with a pop of red always makes my heart happy. That front panel tucks under the flowers popped up on the front.

My friend sent along this sweetie. It had a little cat puzzle inside it which is why it looks rather crushed by the mailing process.
Next these glittery fishies swam by to wish me a happy day and invite me to lunch. I suddenly feel this urge to go vegetarian.
This little note card showed up to brighten my day.  It was a good week!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Thank Yous

A coworker of mine (not that one) asked me some thank you cards for her kids to use. She said they didn't have to be all that because you know kids. They'll look at it once and toss it aside.

I whipped up multiples of these two note cards. They were fun and easy to make and had the added bonus of getting me to use of some of these patterned note cards I have lying around. I seemed to have collected a ton of them during my A Muse days.

The Fine Print: Kitty stamp by DeNami Designs, Puppy by DOTS I think, various thank yous from my stash, card bases by A Muse. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wishing You Well

Sometimes I just want to sit back and color and that is what attracted me to this stamp. I heard others say that it would be perfect for watercoloring. I was even willing to give it a try. But then I was stumped by my new (and presumably better) water brush. I couldn't figure out how to get the water into it.
I've now been given some tips and pointers now so stayed tuned for me to make a big watery mess!

The Fine Print: All products by Stampin' Up, some retired some not. That ribbon it really a nice shade of coral. My camera lies.