Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fabulous Florets

I am feeling much better and ready to get back to real life. You are probably thinking it is about time.(lol) So much dizziness is not fun at all. It is so nice to be thinking straight again and not in a whirlwind all the time.

This is the last of the May card class cards. It's a good thing because I would like to get June's cards posted before my July class on the 9th (12th if you are a Tuesday participant).

For this card I used Daffodil Delight 4 1/4 x 11. Next layer is Beyond the Garden DSP 4 x 5 1/4. The Poppy Parade layer is 3 x 4 1/4 and the Whisper White is 2 3/4 x 4. I used Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Black Stazon ink. I stamped the leaf design on the whisper white layer and stamped the flowers on whisper white pieces and cut them out and attached them to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Very simple but a nice, bright and summery card.

Thanks for stoppin in and hope to see you soon.

Stampin' Hugs,

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Monday, June 13, 2011

Blossom Bouquet

It's almost bedtime but I thought I should try and do a post because day times are so hectic. I am still a little foggy from the Vertigo and seeing the Dr. every other day. Much better but still taking it easy and not straying to far from home. I sure hope this never happens again, I don't like whirling around in my bed or even just in my room. It is not fun like it used to be when we were kids and twirled around and made ourselves dizzy.

I still have a couple of May's card class cards to show yet and then you will see what we did for June. Hopefully I can get them all up before the July class comes. It will be on Saturday July 9 and one on Tuesday July 12. I am hoping to have a Bogo meeting(buy one get one free) on July 6. That's where you can purchase my retiring stock and get the same thing from the new catalog for one price. It's quite a deal for you. I will be sending out a flyer to all my customers in the next week or so. I don't have a huge inventory of retired stock but would like to let you have a chance at what I do have and also let you get some of the new things. More on this later.

I love the new punches that are in the Summer Mini and the new ones coming out in July. They will be used a lot in my classes and I know you all will love them as much as I do.

For this card I started with Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11 for the card base. Layer 1 is 3 x 3 1/4 Daffodil Delight and layered over that is a 2 1/2 x 4 piece of Wild Wasabi that I put through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. The next layer is a piece of Crumb Cake 3 x 4 1/2 and next is Whisper White 2 3/4 x 4 1/4. I used the stem from the Bold Blossom stamp set and the sentiment is from the hostess set Something to Celebrate. The flowers were punched with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch and the centers were done with Early Espresso and the Crop-A-Dile. I finished with Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon and put on the image layer with dimensionals. You know me I always put the top layer on with them to make the 3D effect.

It turned out to be a very spring looking card and I just love it. I am so liking the vibrant bright spring colors we have and looking forward to using a lot this summer. Some of the designer series paper is just so full of life and I like that.

Thanks for stoppin in and I'll see you soon

Stampin' Hugs,

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Friday, June 10, 2011

Swirls and Curls Verses

I have been under the weather a little the last few days. Dr. says too much stress in my life and it caused my Vertigo to go crazy and I have been dizzier than usual. Guess I have to relax more because I know I don't like my bed swirling when I get in it.

Card classes were awesome again this month. I just love my ladies who attend each month. Each one is very special to me. I can hardly wait for the 1st of July so I can share the new catalog with them. So many awesome new stamp sets and accessories.

For this card I started with Wild Wasabi 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Next layer is Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 and put through the Big Shot with the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder. I stamped the sentiment in Rose Red ink. The flowers are made with the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch from the summer mini. I like the look it gives to arrange the flowers in different colored layers. The bow is made with Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon. To add a little 'bling' I put a Basic Rhinestone in the center of each flower.

Thanks for stoppin in! and I'll see you real soon.


'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 35:7

Monday, June 6, 2011

On The Grow

I love this set. I think I would like to take a ride on this little bike. I am all for adventure. Yesterday we took a ride down to the bay and watched the sail boats and a beautiful Clipper Ship like the one in our stamp set The Open Sea. We decided to have lunch at the Red Sail Inn. I was so surprised at the prices and the food. Everything was excellent and we sat outside by the Marina. It was such a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

This card is made with Marina Mist cardstock, cut 5 1/2 by 8 1/2. I put it through the Big Shot with the Framed Tulip Embossing Folder to make that beautiful border. I have found that when you use the tulip border folder you should use it before you fold your card, otherwise it will not center on it the way it should. The Whisper White cardstock is 3 1/8 by 4 1/4. I used the ticket corner punch to do the corners of the white. I stamped the images in Basic Gray and colored it with Watercolor Crayons and the Blender Pen. I added a little Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon ( which is retiring, boo hoo) to give it a nice finished look.

I am just hating to see all the ribbon that is retiring, especially the taffeta's and satin's. I know we are getting some new ones and new colors but-- I just got all the other one's purchased and on July 1st they will be gone. So if you want any ribbon I suggest you purchase as soon as possible because I am certain it will go fast. Our ribbon is fantastic.

Thanks for stoppin in and I'll try to get back sooner this time.

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5