Well, we finally got a baby! Abigail Lane made her first appearance at 1:20 pm on Tuesday 5/5 and weighed 7 lbs 2 oz. Morgan ended up having a C Section. Marianne and Greg are officially Mimi and Poppy and I am a Great Aunt! Can't wait to see her and hold her in my arms although I know that will be a while with the panademic going on.
I just put this card in the mail to welcome Abigail!
I don't have many baby stamps but found this one (thanks to Evernote for organizing my stamps!) I think it was in stamp set called Feathered Friends. I don't have any of the other stamps in the set though. I colored the image with my Blends. The pink cardstock and DSP are non Stampin' Up. I used Stitched Rectangle Dies.
This is the Mother's Day card I made for the new mommy!
This stamp set is also an oldie but a goodie. I used the retired Jar of Love with matching dies to create this card. I love that jar. I stamped it on watercolor paper and water colored a little bit of Pool Party for the water in the jar. Interesting enough is that in the new catalog coming out in June there is a stamp set called Jar of Flowers and it is bundled with a Jar Punch.
I have been a Stampin' Up demonstrator since 2005. I enjoy sharing my love of card making with others.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
My Stamp Club met last week and we made some fun cards. You can sure tell it's summer time though - I had a really low attendance this month. But we had a good time anyway! Now I'm patiently waiting for some new products to arrive via Mr. UPS!!
Here are the cards we made using some new products and some that have been gathering dust on my shelf!
Groove, Smoky Slate, Blueberry Bushel, Granny Apple Green
Vanilla Thick CS
ØStamps: Jar of Love
Ø Framelits – Everyday Jars
ØStamp background jars with Smoky Slate.
ØStamp the string around the jars
ØStamp 1 jar in Whisper White and die
ØStamp a bow w/Grapefruit Groove and die
ØStamp about 5 stems of leaves w/Granny
Apple Green & die cut.
ØAdhere leaves to card with glue.
ØStamp sentiment on Jar in Blueberry
ØUse dimensionals to adhere Blueberry
Bushel Jar to card.
ØAdhere bow to jar.
Blueberry Bushel, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, Black, Granny Apple
Since it is almost Valentine's Day, thought I'd share a few of the cards I made for the occasion. You have a couple of days to get your Valentine cards made. I hope these will give you some inspiration!!
This first card I made using the Jars of Love stamp set, one of my favorites from the Annual Catalog. I stamped the jars onto the DSP which is retired. I think it was a Valentine pack from last year. I punched little heart flowers with a small heart punch that is now retired also. Pretty simple but different, don't you think?
This is my Valentine Grunge card. I stamped the vertical lines in Smoky Slate from Gorgeous Grunge. The little hearts scattered around are from Perpetual Birthday Calendar, which is a set I tend to use a lot for it's backgrounds. You should check it out. I stamped the hearts in Melon Mambo and Smoky Slate. The "Love" heart is from last month's Paper Pumpkin kit.
This card was an easy one to make. The DSP is a piece I found in my paper stash. I die cut the heart and "love" from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. I found a heart button in my button jar and thread the black thread through it and tied it around the white card. Easy peasy!
I hope these cards are a help to you as you make your Valentines.
Happy Saturday! I wanted to share another card we made last week at Stamp Club. This is a cute Valentine card but you could also make it into a birthday card as several of my stamping friends did. I used the darling chick from the Sale-a-Bration catalog - Hey Chick! I just think he (or she) is adorable!!
I stamped the chick with Black Archival ink since I was planning on watercoloring and didn't want the colors to bleed. I used the new watercolor pencils to color the chick. The little hearts are from the Jar of Love set and the heart balloons are from Balloon Builders. This proved a good lesson on masking. We used a sticky note to mask the middle balloon after it had been stamped with Sweet Sugarplum ink and stamped the two balloons on either side. I used a Sharpie Marker to draw in the balloon strings.
We are headed out this evening to watch the Charlotte Checkers hockey game. This is the first time we've seen them play this year. It's a fun outing. We are going to try out the restaurant in the Bojangles Coliseum. When Sonny and I were dating, one of favorite date nights was to watch the Checkers vs. the Greensboro Generals. At the time, we both lived in Greensboro (where we met) and so we were pulling for the Generals. There was always a fight that broke out between the two teams on the ice. They were natural enemies I think!! You know, a hockey game is not a good one unless there's a fight or two!
Make sure to check back tomorrow evening for the NC Demos Blog Hop. We will be featuring products from Sale-a-Bration. I will show you fun ways to use the Inside the Lines Designer Paper.