Friday, August 23, 2013

Washi Tape for Fab Friday!

Wow! Those two weeks just slipped away from me! In the past two weeks, both of my kiddos have celebrated their birthdays (and my hubby's is tomorrow) and school has started! We have had a skating party, a family party, and a trip to the American Girl store. Is it hard to believe that my stamp time has been extremely limited?!? My youngest started Kindergarten on Monday so I am adjusting to my new routine and schedule as a SAHM with all of her kids in school. I have to say that so far, I'm not loving it. Sure, I have more time to myself and am able to get more done (and much more efficiently), but my house is just SO quiet. I miss my little rascals during the day. I told my husband that I may have to resort to watching trashy daytime TV just to have a little bit of noise in the house!

So, anyway, my apologies for not posting, but at least now you understand the reason. It is time for another challenge at Fab Friday! Yay! It is a sketch challenge this time. Check it out!

I see lots of possibilities for this sketch. It is a pretty versatile one! I am teaching two classes today all about washi tape, so I have it on the brain and decided to use it for my card. I think this card could easily fit many occasions by simply changing the sentiment.

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: Chalk Talk, Hearts a Flutter
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter framelits, Large Heart punch, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Season of Style washi tape, Epic Day washi tape
Technique: double bow
Isn't that bow pretty? I saw a youtube video about how to tie them and decided to give it a try. It wasn't hard, but I will have to do it MANY more times before I can do it on my own.
OK, now it's your turn! Come on over to Fab Friday and play along with us!

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Friday, August 9, 2013

FabFri24: Too Kind (Again)!

TGIF! It's Friday! Woo hoo! It's also a Fab Friday! Does it get any better than that?!?

OK, so I know I said I was going to give my "Too Kind" stamp set a well deserved break, and I fully intended to do just as I had promised, but then I saw these colors...

They are our colors for the Fab Friday challenge, and they just scream "Too Kind"  to me. My apologies for using this set once again, but it really couldn't be helped. ;-)

Here is my card using these gorgeous colors and my new favorite set...


I have to give a shout out to my friend and fellow Fab Friday design team member, Cindy Beach. After a conversation at convention about my frustrations with my photos, she was sweet enough to send me some tips and they are really making a big difference with the photos of my cards. I still need some practice, but I think they are looking better already. Thanks so much, Cindy!

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: Too Kind, Papillion Potpourri
Paper: So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, 2013-2015 In Color DSP Stack
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Accessories: Bitty Butterfly punch, pearls

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to play along with us at Fab Friday! The challenge is open until August 22nd. I can't wait to see what you make! Pin It

Monday, August 5, 2013

Big Shot Class Card #2

Hey there! Quick post tonight. I just wanted to share my second card for the Big Shot class I'll be holding on Friday. Here ya go...

I really like the color combination in the Birthday Basics DSP. I did struggle a bit to find the right colors to use with this particular piece of DSP, but I think the Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple and Basic Gray works nicely with it. I did add a layer of Summer Starfruit as well (even though my friend Rita was totally against the idea- sorry Rita!) just to brighten up the gray card base a bit. I hope the ladies coming to my class will like it.

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: Yippee Skippee
Paper: Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit, Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla, Birthday Basics DSP
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Big Shot, Window Frames Collection framelits, Floral Fusion sizzlit, Perfect Polka Dots DSP, Raspberry Ripple ribbon, pearl

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

So, you want to be a Big Shot?

Hey there! What has gotten into me? Posts two days in a row?!? Crazy! I hope you're having a great weekend. It was so rainy here yesterday. Looking forward to better weather today so we can spend some time outside as our last two weeks of summer vacation begin.

I started a Learn to Stamp class series in June. This month's class is all about the Big Shot. We will focus on all of the great ways that the Big Shot can enhance stamping and card making. This is one of the cards we will be making. It features embossing folders and embosslits. I REALLY love the Too Kind stamp set and find myself reaching for it over and over. I have so many new sets that I need and want to use that it may be time to give this set a short break. Anyway, here is the card.

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: Too Kind
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, 2013-2015 In Color DSP Stack
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Modern Mosaic EF, Pistachio Pudding ruffle stretch trim, rhinestones
Techniques: 2-Step Stamping, Stamping Off

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Birthday Overload!

Hello, stampin' friends! It is birthday month at my house. Both kids and my hubby have birthdays this month! We definitely go into birthday overload around here during August!

As part of my birthday preparations, I made this super fun banner with a new product from the Holiday catalog, the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit. Check it out!

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: None
Paper: None
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red
Accessories: Build a Banner Simply Created Kit, ink daubers

This kit is so cool! It comes with 18 banner (6 of each shape), background stencils in polka dots, stripes, and chevrons, 26 letter stencils, stampin' spritzers, and jute twine. You only have to add ink! I see so many fun possibilities for these banners. "Thank You" to hang in your child's classroom for Teacher Appreciation week, teachers could make a "Welcome Back" banner to hang in their classroom at the beginning of the school year, so many holiday possibilities. I can see myself getting several of the refill kits (just the banner pieces without the stencils) so that I can make several for different occasions as needed. The very BEST part is that the banners are made of canvas and not paper, so they can be stored and used over and over for years to come! Love that!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Pin It
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