Showing posts with label Love You More. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Love You More. Show all posts

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Building Block Love You More

I took my sister to the hospital this morning for her surgery.  Don't know why they have you come to the hospital so early just to sit and wait.  We had to be there at 8:15 for a 10:50 surgery.  I think we went back to the pre-op room around 9:30 where they prepped her for surgery.  They rolled her out pretty much on time.  I returned to the waiting room, took a trip to the restroom and got a beverage and within a few minutes, the doctor came out to say they were done.  The surgery lasted about 15 minutes!  Pretty quick to cut open the foot, insert a screw in the bone and sew it back up.  We left the hospital around 1, stopped at Arby's and got some sandwiches to go and then back home.  She opted not to use crutches, feeling more comfortable using Mom's walker.  She's going to develop some arm strength in the next few weeks that's for sure!  All in all, I think she is doing well - wasn't in any pain when I left her this afternoon.
Sunrise this morning - I don't get to see this too often!!

Checking out Splitcoast Stampers used to part of my daily routine.  In my earlier stamping days, Splitcoast was our answer to Pinterest.  It's still a great site and has some good challenges.  My favorite was always the color challenge.  Nowadays I get the weekly newsletter from Splitcoast with a project tutorial.  I usually have good intentions for doing them but don't always get it done.  Well, this week I did!  This week's challenge was to make a Building Block Card.  (Here is the link to the tutorial.)  This was a fun card to make.

I used the Valentine stamp set, Love You More and the DSP stack (from occasions catalog).  I love this stack of paper!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Spiral Flowers

I am loving the new Spiral Die flowers!  And .... it is easy to use.  I watched a You Tube Video about making the flowers and got a few tricks and voila .... beautiful flowers.  We made a card wish a Spiral Die Flower on it in Stamp Club so every one could see how easy they were.  I love using the Coordinations paper and distressing them before rolling them up.

Flower made using Primrose Petals Coordination
  • ·        Card stock is Primrose Petals.
  • ·        Emboss Pool Party card stock with embossing folder.
  • ·        Optional:  Distress edges of Pool Party card stock and Early Espresso card stock.
  • ·        Stamp sentiment (at angle) from Perfect Pennants stamp set onto white card stock and adhere to Early.Espresso card stock.
  • ·        Stamp banners from Perfect Pennants in Pool Party and Raspberry onto white card stock and cut out.  Adhere to card.
  • ·        Wrap Pool Party ribbon around left side of white card stock.
  • ·        Make Spiral Flower.
  •       Distress card stock with sanding block.
  • ·        Adhere flower to card.

Pool Party Coordinations paper - distressed.  I also tipped the edges with blue ink.

Soft Suede Coordinations

I distressed most of these with a Standing Block.  I also used a dauber with White Craft Ink for the edges.

Of course, we had to make a Valentine card!  I thought this was a cute one and could also be used for an anniversary card. I used Love You More stamp set that is available through Stampin' Up until Jan. 27.  The DSP in this card uses Christmas paper (Season of Style) left over from the Holiday mini catalog.

  • Card stock is Cherry Cobbler
  • Adhere strips of Chocolate Chip card stock to top and bottom of DSP paper strip.  Adhere to middle of card.
  • Use Embossing Buddy on white card rectangle first!!! 
  • Stamp globe stamp in Versamark onto white paper & heat emboss with Copper Powder.
  • Stamp globe 2nd time with Versamark onto Coastal Cabana card stock and heat emboss.  Punch out globe with 1” punch  and adhere to globe with dimensional.
  • Use Hearts Framelits (smallest heart) and cut out a heart from Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Adhere to white rectangle with dimensional.
  • Layer white rectangle card stock onto brown card stock.
  • Adhere Cherry Cobbler ribbon on right side and adhere to card