Saturday, April 15, 2017

Color Challenge!

I love a color challenge!  This week's Sisters In Stamping theme is a color challenge:  Pool Party, Early Espresso, and Whisper White.  This is a GREAT color combo - very sophisticated and classy, I think!

I love this amazing satin ribbon, so knew I wanted to use it.  I also have been wanting to use my new Mediterranean stamp set.  This set reminds me of my trip to Greece and Italy - wish I were there now!  Anyway, I decided to try several techniques on some watercolor paper.  The best ended up being using a blending pen and pulling ink from the stamp pad.  I'm horrible with a water painter, so...I'll keep trying!

Here is the card I made.  It isn't well colored, but it'll have to do for now ;) 



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, April 7, 2017

It's Bunny Season - My Favorite Time of Year :)

Today, the Sisters In Stamping are featuring Easter projects.  I love this time of year because there are cute bunny things in abundance!  This is because I have had pet rabbits for 25 years, I love seeing all things bunny :)

I decided to make a little treat box for my project.  I used the Baker's Box Thinlit, and cut it out Emerald Envy DSP from the In Color Designer Series Pack.  I used the new Basket Bunch stamp set to stamp the basket bottom, bunny, and sentiment.  I then die cut the basket, bunny, and bow using the accompanying die set Basket Builder Framelits.  I used the Banners Framelits to die cut the sentiment.  I "tied" it all together using the Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine.  I filled the little box with Easter M&Ms.  Not only are they pretty colors with speckles, they are larger too!  Did I say how much I love this time of year????

Here's my project:





Please check out the other projects here!

Thanks for looking and have an awesome day and weekend!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hello, Cupcake!

Today, we are all about cupcakes :)  The Sisters In Stamping are celebrating cupcakes with projects featuring them.

Here is the card I made:





I decided to use my cupcake punch and highlight my cupcake by popping it up with dimensionals within die cut circles on my cardstock.  I love this color combination - Melon Mambo, White, and Black.  I also stamped the sentiments and punched them out with my banner punch.  I "tied" it all together with this cute Melon Mambo ribbon :)  Cute and simple!

Hope you have a weekend full of cupcake goodness!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Hello Friend!

Happy Friday!  Today's Sisters In Stamping theme is a "Hello Friend" project. 

This is the card I made:






I thought this image of Bella and her little turtle friend was perfect.  I also used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set to create the banner with the words "Hello Friend" and then punched it out using the Duel Banner Punch.  The background paper is from the Festive Birthday DSP - such happy colors :)  I used my SU! markers to color in the stamped image and then embellished with some matching Emerald Envy Enamel Shapes and Ribbon. 

Reach out to a friend today and tell them you are thinking about them!  I was lucky enough to spend some time with two great friends today - one, a total surprise (shout out to Michelle!!!!)

Have a great rest of the weekend and thanks for looking!

Monday, March 20, 2017

National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today is National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  I have several friends that I'm thinking of today.  I adore them, support them, and I made this card especially for them!







Love and Hugs!  Thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Laugh Out Loud!

Today is National Let's Laugh Day.  I love this one!  There is nothing better than letting loose and laughing.  Feels great, doesn't it?

I have some really cute stamps that make me laugh.  So, I decided to make this card.  It combines a couple of my favorite things ;)








Hope you find yourself laughing today!  Have a good one and thanks for looking.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Everyone!

Today, the Sisters In Stamping are celebrating the day by sharing projects that include green (Debbie's favorite color!)  Check out what the other ladies created here!

Here is the card I made:




I love this Emerald Envy color.  It's beautiful, isn't it?  I also thought I'd make some four leaf clovers made with hearts.  The sentiment just stuck out to me and I thought it was perfect for this card, so I stamped it, die cut it, and adhered it!

Here's a cute little poem I found on this site.  Enjoy and Happy St. Patrick's Day!




Leprechaun Kisses

Just a bit of Ireland
That I’m sending you today
To bring you luck and happiness
On this fine St. Patrick’s Day
It’s a wee and tiny present
Full of good luck and good wishes
Seems the little folk of Ireland
Have sent you some
Leprechaun Kisses

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Butterflies- Learn something new today!

Today is National Learn About Butterflies Day!  I love this.  I had no idea and I work in a museum that has a butterfly pavilion ;)  I'll have to check to make sure we are doing something fun today.

I decided to celebrate by making this card:



I also decided to share some facts about butterflies, so we can all learn something!  I found these facts on this site (The Butterfly Site).



·  Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.
·  Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.
·  Some people say that when the black bands on the Woolybear caterpillar are wide, a cold winter is coming.
·  The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour. Some moths can fly 25 miles per hour!
·  Monarch butterflies journey from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, a distance of about 2,000 miles, and return to the north again in the spring.
·  Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.
·  Representations of butterflies are seen in Egyptian frescoes at Thebes, which are 3,500 years old.
·  Antarctica is the only continent on which no Lepidoptera have been found.
·  There are about 24,000 species of butterflies. The moths are even more numerous: about 140,000 species of them were counted all over the world.
·  The Brimstone butterfly (Gonepterix rhamni) has the longest lifetime of the adult butterflies: 9-10 months.
·  Some Case Moth caterpillars (Psychidae) build a case around themselves that they always carry with them. It is made of silk and pieces of plants or soil.
·  The caterpillars of some Snout Moths (Pyralididae) live in or on water-plants.
·  The females of some moth species lack wings, all they can do to move is crawl.
·  The Morgan's Sphinx Moth from Madagascar has a proboscis (tube mouth) that is 12 to 14 inches long to get the nectar from the bottom of a 12 inch deep orchid discovered by Charles Darwin.
·  Some moths never eat anything as adults because they don't have mouths. They must live on the energy they stored as caterpillars.
·  Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out whether the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on to be their caterpillars' food or not. 

Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!
 



  • Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.
  • Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.
  • Some people say that when the black bands on the Woolybear caterpillar are wide, a cold winter is coming.
  • The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour. Some moths can fly 25 miles per hour!
    Butterfly facts -everything strange, unusual or bizarre about butterflies is revealed here!
  • Monarch butterflies journey from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, a distance of about 2,000 miles, and return to the north again in the spring.
  • Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.
  • Representations of butterflies are seen in Egyptian frescoes at Thebes, which are 3,500 years old.
  • Antarctica is the only continent on which no Lepidoptera have been found.
  • There are about 24,000 species of butterflies. The moths are even more numerous: about 140,000 species of them were counted all over the world.
  • The Brimstone butterfly (Gonepterix rhamni) has the longest lifetime of the adult butterflies: 9-10 months.
  • Some Case Moth caterpillars (Psychidae) build a case around themselves that they always carry with them. It is made of silk and pieces of plants or soil.
  • The caterpillars of some Snout Moths (Pyralididae) live in or on water-plants.
  • The females of some moth species lack wings, all they can do to move is crawl.
  • The Morgan's Sphinx Moth from Madagascar has a proboscis (tube mouth) that is 12 to 14 inches long to get the nectar from the bottom of a 12 inch deep orchid discovered by Charles Darwin.
  • Some moths never eat anything as adults because they don't have mouths. They must live on the energy they stored as caterpillars.
  • Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out whether the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on to be their caterpillars' food or not.
  • - See more at: http://www.thebutterflysite.com/facts.shtml#sthash.1CjIQRgJ.dpuf

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    National Earmuff Day - In March?

    Strange as it sounds, today is National Earmuff Day!  I think this day should be in a colder month, but okay!

    I decided to celebrate the day by stamping this card.  I love these little birds.  Aren't they cute?  I decided to give the earmuffs on the one bird a little dimension, so used some Bo Bunny pearlescent paint.  I love this stuff!  I also used it on the lower branch bird's hat.  I added some pearls to the snowflake background paper as well.




    Thanks for looking and hoping you aren't in a cold area where you are having to wear earmuffs today!

    Sunday, March 12, 2017

    Plant A Flower Day!

    Today is Plant A Flower Day.  I'm sure ready to get out in the yard and plant some flowers, aren't you?  First, I really need to clean up the flower beds and mulch, but I'll get there once I know Spring has really sprung!

    I was looking at some old stamp sets and came across this one that I had to use.  I love this set.  It does create such lovely flower images :)  I like the butterfly and words too.  I found a corner punch I hardly use, so thought I'd add that touch.  Yeah, looking at this card, I'm ready to plant some flowers!  Join me :)







    Thanks for looking and have a beautiful day!

    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Hauʻoli lā hānau - Happy Birthday, Lani!

    Today is my friend's birthday.  Since she's Hawaiian, I decided to make her a Hawaiian
    birthday card.  The one I made her I have sent, but it is similar to these.  I love this little
    Hawaiin girl.  Isn't she cute?  When I was in Maui, I bought some Hawaiin origami paper.
    That's what I used for the background paper.  I pulled colors from the paper to color in
    my stamped image.  I had some Hawaiian hibiscus flower embellishments, so added those
    too.  So, here's to Lani - hope you have a truly beautiful birthday!!! 
     Hau'oli la hanau!
     



     
     














     
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    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Sale-A-Bration - Celebrate with us!

    We are still celebrating SU's Sale-A-Bration.  So, today, the Sisters In Stamping are featuring projects we've made using our SAB products.

    Here is the card I made:


    I love this hot air balloon paper (Carried Away Designer Series Paper).  I have another stamp set that has hot air balloons, so I decided to just get the paper.  But, I realized I could make my own hot air balloon!   I mainly used my circle dies (Laying Circles Framelits), but also used my Decorative Label Punch for the basket.  I love the metallic ribbon, so that is the other SAB product I used on this card.  I popped up my hot air balloon with some dimensionals and added some rhinestones.  Up, up and away!

    Thanks for looking and have a great day!

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    Background Stamps

    Today, the Sisters In Stamping are celebrating background stamps.

    I don't have any current background stamps, so I thought I'd make up my own!


    I love this new stamp set (Basket Bunch) and matching dies (Basket Builder Framelit Dies) from the SU! Occasions catalog.  I decided to make a background of Easter eggs.  I chose three of the eggs and inked them up and just started stamping.  Then, I die cut the eggs and bunny that I stamped.  It was very easy and I think the background looks cute.  With is mild winter we are having, I think I'm ready for Spring!

    Head on over to the Sisters In Stamping blog to check out what background stamps the other ladies used!

    Thanks for looking and have a great day!

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    National Horse Protection Day and National Pig Day!

    What a crazy day, huh?  There are other things being celebrated today, but I thought I'd pick these two:  National Horse Protection Day and National Pig Day

    For National Horse Protection Day, I made this card:
    I used a retired SU! set for this card.  I also used a distressing tool to make the edges of the cardstock appear rough and rugged.  I think the horse in this image is beautiful, with such a beautiful look in its eye.  They sure are regal and beautiful animals and we do need to protect them!
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    For National Pig Day, I made this card.  I had some cute pig paper and thought my pig stamp would look adorable on it.  I think he does!  The set it came from was for images you use buttons with.  Love it!  The button nose just makes this pig.  I had another pig stamp with this sentiment; too perfect!
     

    Thanks for looking and have a great day!

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    National Floral Design Day

    Today is National Floral Design Day!  Since I am horrible at arranging flowers, I decided to join in with a card.

    Here is mine:





    Sorry the picture is blurry!  It kind of plays with your eyes, doesn't it?  I think the shadows and the doubling vines are hard to capture on camera.

    Anyway, wishing you a beautiful, flower filled day!  Thanks for looking!

    Monday, February 27, 2017

    Polar Bear Day

    Today is National Polar Bear Day.  Who knew?  I'm having a lot of fun with these national days.  They have given me so much inspiration!

    I've had this one polar bear set for a while and this was the perfect way to break it in!





    I used a brayer and covered it in white craft ink.  I then rolled it onto an embossing folder.  I ran the cardstock through the Big Shot (in the folder) and then set it aside to dry.  I then stamped my polar bear and started coloring.  I felt he needed some "pop", so used some pearly stuff on the hat, nose, paw, and skates.  I found a glittery snowflake I made years ago and decided to use it.  But, it needed something in the middle, so it got a rhinestone :)  I love this guy - looks like he's having so much fun, right?

    Have a great day and thanks for looking!

    Sunday, February 26, 2017

    Fairy Tales Do Come True, It Can Happen To You.....

    Today is National Tell A Fairy Tale Day!  So, what's your favorite fairy tale?  Mine has and always will be Cinderella.  I love that story and have loved almost every telling I've read and seen of it. 

    I wanted to capture this day in a card.  So, I made this:





    Isn't she cute?  I love the little frog too :) 

    Enjoy the day - get caught up in reading a fairy tale!  Have fun and live young!

    Thanks for looking!

    Friday, February 24, 2017

    February is National Bird Feeding Month!

    I love feeding the birds and watching them.  So, I was so happy when Jennifer decided that today's theme would be about birds!  It also is a great time to do a bird theme since February is National Bird Feeding Month.

    Here is the card I created:





    I decided to use the bird in the cage from the Badges & Banners stamp set.  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.  I then punched out the images using the matching Best Badge and Duet Banner punches.  I used a piece of designer paper from the Playful Palette Stack and took the colors from the designer paper to color in the bird stamp.  To finish it off, I used the basic rhinestone jewels on the cage and as the "o" in hello.  I also decided to "hang" the birdcage using a piece of silver ribbon. 

    Please check out the other bird projects over at Sisters In Stamping!

    Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    Give your furry some extra love today!

    Today is National Love Your Pet Day!  So, give your furry family member or members some extra TLC and extra treats today :)

    I have cats and rabbits, but decided to break into a new stamp set I've been wanting to use.  Isn't this little kitty cute?  I made the background using some smaller stamps, randomly stamping them all over.  I tried to color the kitty to look like my Tortie, Emmie (she's the kitty on my blog title picture!)  She's such a little stinker, but I totally love her. 




    I adore all of my furries and couldn't imagine our home and life without them!  So, I'll be giving them each more head rubs and treats today!  If you have furries, please give them a head rub for me too!  Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!

    Saturday, February 18, 2017

    Red, red wine....

    Today is National Drink Wine Day!  I'm all for it.  I love red wine, so I'll be celebrating tonight! 

    I broke out a stamp set that I've had forever and have never used.  I thought it would be a good one to celebrate the day.


    If you celebrate today, please drink responsibly and have a great time!  Cheers!


    Friday, February 17, 2017

    Flowers in Winter

    Today's Sisters In Stamping theme is "Beat The Winter Blues Flower Project".  Winter is a really hard time to be cheerful and this winter has been a tough one on my friends and family with the deaths of so many loved ones.  So, I know I was supposed to make a flower project to beat the winter blues, but I was in a friendly sharing in the blues mood since just getting news of another passing.  To all of you going through a tough time, please know you are not alone.

    I decided to make a card and decorate a small tissue box.  I used the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper for both. 
     I built the flowers and leaves on this card using some dies from the Flower Fair Framelits.    The larger petal flower was die cut from Rich Razzleberry, the inner flower die cut from the DSP, and the leaves from Mint Macaron.  I used my bone folder to curl the larger petals and then adhered the inner flower.  I added some mini Pearl Basic Jewels in the insde of each flower and around the framed oval piece of Blushing Bride.  The sentiment is from the Thoughts & Prayers set.
     I built the tissue flower using the Blossom Builder punch.  The flower is made using Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and the leaves punched out from Mint Macaron cardstock.  I also wrapped a piece of Sweet Sugarplum ribbon around the top of the tissue box.

    I'm sure the Sisters In Stamping have done fabulous flower projects.  Check them out here.

     Wishing you all a beautiful day and a bloomin' wonderful weekend!  Thanks for looking.

    Friday, February 10, 2017

    Valentine's Day Cards

    Valentine's Day is just a couple days away.  Are you ready?  The Sisters In Stamping are!  We have made cards this week to share with you.  Check out the other cards here.


    I made two cards using the new Sending Love Designer Series Stack, Large Letters Framelits, Sending Love ribbons, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes, and Pearl Basic Jewels.  These came together really quickly and were fun to make. 





    Hope you all have a wonderful and lovely Valentine's Day!  Thanks for looking!

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Let's Go Fly A Kite....

    I loved Mary Poppins as a kid and today is a great day to fly a kite or watch Mary Poppins because today is National Kite Flying Day!

    To celebrate, I broke out one of my Fluffles stamps and got to work.  I love this kitty!





    Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Send A Friend A Card!

    Today is National Send A Card To A Friend Day!  I don't always think to tell my friends how special they are to me.  So, I decided to join in today and send one of my very bestest friends a card to let her know :)

    This is the card I made and I hope she'll like it!


    Hope you reach out to your friend(s) today too!

    Thanks for looking and have a great day!

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    National Bubble Wrap Day!

    Who knew? 

    So, grab a piece of bubble wrap and give in to your guilty pleasure of popping those little bubbles :)



    I created this card to celebrate the day.  I wrapped a piece of bubble wrap around a large, clear stamping block and taped the ends down.  I then inked up the bubble wrap using Dapper Denim ink and stamped on the background piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I then stamped my sentiment, cut it and the larger scalloped circle using my framelit dies, added some matching embellishments, and adhered.  It was very easy and a lot of fun.  I like the texture the bubble wrap gives the background.

    Anyway, thanks for looking and have a bubblelicious day! 

    Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Happy Year of the Rooster!

    It's Chinese New Year - Happy New Year!  This year is the Year of the Rooster.  I wish you all a very happy year!

    Here are the cards I made:

    I heat embossed some gold embossing powder over a swirly stamped image using Versa Mark.  I also did the same for the sentiment.  For the rooster stamp, I heat embossed clear embossing powder and used Black Craft Ink.  I then used my colored Zig Stella Wink markers to color in the image.  It looks really cool up close but not sure if you can see the shininess in the pictures here.  I used some square framelits to die cut the stamped image and other cardstock. 

    Thanks for looking!

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    Sweet Treat!

    Valentine's Day is only a couple weeks away.  So, the Sisters In Stamping wanted to show some love with some V-Day treats. 

    This is mine:


    I found these cute little wooden "bags" at the craft store.  I covered them with the new Sending Love Designer Series Stack paper.  Then, I stamped my sentiment from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set, but it out using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits, cut out another heart using the framelits and Real Red cardstock.  I adhered the stamped heart to the larger heart and punched a whole on one side to feed the ribbon through.  The ribbon is the Sending Love ribbons.  I then filled the bag with Valentine Hershey Kisses and some adorable heart shaped lollipops.  Sweet treat, right? :)

    Check out the other V-Day treats here.

    Thanks for looking and have a great day and weekend!

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    It's National Pie Day

    It's National Pie Day - celebrate by having a scrumptious piece of pie today!

    I decided to celebrate in a way that won't hurt my waste line ;)

    I made this card that I think would be perfect the next time I get a new neighbor and decide to meet them with this card and a pie. 





    I used some of my punches to make the "pie" and oven mitt.  I meant to use a different sentiment, but this one works too!

    Thanks for looking and have a great day. 

    Saturday, January 21, 2017

    National Squirrel Appreciation Day!

    Can you believe that there is actually a National Squirrel Appreciation Day?  Well, today is it!  I used to love squirrels.  But, they have destroyed so many of my bird feeders and eat most of the bird seed, I no longer love them :(  I've counted 6 of them on my feeders at one time!  Well, unbeknownst to them, I'm going to try something to deter them - heh, heh, heh...  I saw on Facebook a video someone posted and sent to me where the clever person put a slinky on the shepherd's crook holding their bird feeder.  Genius!!!  I'm going to be trying that on Sunday :)

    But, I'll give them their day and celebrate with this card I made:






    I went a little crazy with layers, but I wanted to use my new dies my friend got me.  I love the edging these dies give!

    I did color the tree and bird images in with markers so I could use different colors on the stamps.  I popped up the die cut squirrels too.

    Thanks for looking and if you see a squirrel today, show them a little love and maybe leave them some peanuts :)

    Have a great day!

    Friday, January 20, 2017

    New SU! Occasions Catalog!

    TGIF!  Hope everyone has had a very nice week and has nice plans for a good weekend!

    SU!'s 2017 Occasions Catalog is out and I just received my order :)  Great timing too because this week's Sisters In Stamping theme is to create something from the catalog.  Head on over to the blog to check out the other projects this week!

    I fell in love with the Birthday Blast stamps set and matching die.  I had to have them!  I also really liked the Urban Underground DSP and Embellishments.  They are perfect for masculine projects.  I actually bought a lot of things from the new catalog, but I'll get to those things later :)

    For this week's card, I wanted to make some masculine birthday cards because I have a lot of men's birthdays coming!

    Here they are.  I ended up making two of similar designs.  I didn't know which of the DSP sheets I'd like, so I cut several :)


    I really like this first one - both papers are from the Urban Underground DSP set.  I like the visual texture of the die cut sheet.  I love the matching embellishments too - they look like screws and seem to match the background paper.  I stamped the sentiment and framed banner from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and punched it and the framed banner piece using the matching Duet Banner Punch.

    The second card needed a solid background because the die cut piece is pretty busy.  But, I still really like it - that paper is great!  I used the stars from the Urban Underground embellishment pack.  These cards came together pretty quickly.  Love matching things; makes it so much easier!

    Well, thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!

    Say "Cheese!"

    Today is National Cheese Lover's Day!  Who doesn't love cheese?  Actually, I have a couple friends that don't and I can't understand it! 

    I made a similar card to this new one a few years ago, but this time I decided to add some more stamped images and words.  I love this little mouse stamp!  I'm going to use this card as a Valentine's card next month :)





    I used several sized circle punches to create the holes in a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock.  I then used a sponge and some Curry ink to deepen the coloring of the "cheese".  I then adhered the piece to a piece of White cardstock and stamped the defferent images/sentiments.  I tied some ribbon and added the heart jewels.  If I had to do over, I would have used some dimensionals to pop up the cheese piece.  Next time!

    Thanks for looking and enjoy some cheese today! 

    Friday, January 13, 2017

    A Winter Themed Thank You

    The Sisters In Stamping chose a Winter Thank You theme this week.  It's great timing as I need to thank some people!  This was a quick and easy card and I love that!





    As soon as I saw the theme, I knew what I wanted to do.  I love this set (Flurry of Wishes).  There is a matching punch for it too (Snow Flurry Punch), but I didn't use it this time.

    I stamped the snowflakes in Marina Mist on Shimmery White cardstock (yes, I LOVE this cardstock!)  I then stamped the "thank you" sentiment (from the Tin of Cards stamp set) using Memento Tuxedo Black.   I then layered the stamped piece on to a piece of Marina Mist cardstock.  The last thing I did was to tie a double bow from the Silver 1/8" ribbon and adhered it with a tiny amount of glue.

    That's it - easy as that!

    Sled on over to the Sisters In Stamping blog to check out what the other ladies created here!

    Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!



    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Rubber Ducky, You're The One!

    Tomorrow, January 13, is National Rubber Ducky Day!  Who knew there even was such a thing? 

    Well, I just had to join the fun!

    I created this card to celebrate.  Enjoy and thanks for looking!

    I used a framelit die package to create this quick and easy card.  I decided to use Pool Party cardstock and matching Designer Paper.  I then stamped 4 rubber duckies and die cut them out from Crushed Curry cardstock.  I used dimensionals to pop up one ducky on another to give a little depth to them.  I adhered a little black rhinestone for the eyes.   I found a little heart embellishment I've had for years and decided to use it in the middle square.  I finished  the card off with a little matching ribbon.  That's it - easy and fun!

    Friday, January 6, 2017

    Happy Birthday To All The Snow Babies!

    Happy New Year!  I hope everyone is enjoying a safe and healthy new year so far.

    This week's Sisters In Stamping theme is "Birthday".

    I know a lot people with early January birthdays.  So, for all of you, this card is for you!  I definitely want to give a shout out to my Sisters In Stamping friend Rachel as it is her actual birthday today!  Happy Birthday, Rachel!!!!






    I love this little stamp and the matching punch (Cookie Cutter Christmas).  Isn't it cute?  I colored in the winter girl image with my markers (Crumb Cake and Dapper Denim).  I also used some Blushing Bride on her cheeks.  After I colored in my little snow girl, I used some pearlescent paint around the hood, cuffs, and edge of shirt.

    I don't think you can tell, but I used Shimmery White paper for the igloo and background cardstock.  To make the igloo, I first used my Simply Scored Tool to mimic the ice "bricks".  Then, I used my Layering Circle Framelits to cut out the igloo.  Next, I adhered a thin layer of glue on the scored lines and outline of the igloo and poured Dazzling Diamonds all over.  I knocked off the unstuck DD and let it set/dry.   

    The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set and I punched it out using the Duet Banner punch.  I punched out the sentiment using the top banner and then punched out the bottom piece using Dapper Denim cardstock.  I layered the Shimmery White cardstock on Dapper Denim and then layered them on Crumb Cake. 

    I finished the card off by wrapping a piece of Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon, applying a couple Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the punched sentiment and then used Stampin Dimensionals to pop up each item.  It was a lot of work, but totally worth it because it makes me happy - I love winter!

    Please check out what the Sisters In Stamping ladies created for this week's theme here.

    Thank you for looking and have a great day!