Monday, November 30, 2015

White Christmas for WWYS

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Good Morning Everyone!!

Welcome to another week of What Will You Stamp! Have you played along with our group yet? If not I hope you do…’s so fun and you’ll have so many ideas with using one Stamp Set. Just visit to see all the different designs and play along.

This weeks card features the “White Christmas” Stamp Set. It has so many wonderful images to choose from. I think I strayed a bit from the typical use but love how it turned out. Hope you do too!


So I stamped the card along the bottom as I wanted  line of car’s carrying Christmas Tree’s. What better way to say everyone is in the Christmas Spirit. Well maybe not the guys hauling them…lol

Anyway I stamped them at the bottom and colored them in. they placed the Trees on top and colored. I love how the stamp set is perfect for placing the trees on top. You can see where you are placing it for perfect placement every time. Lovin’ that part of it.

I colored in the cars with Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry Markers. Of course the tires are black and the rims Smoky slate. The trees were done in Garden Green along with a little Soft suede for the tree trunks.

The Merry Christmas Sentiment is stamped in Black and is from the “To You and Yours” Set.

Tip: Place your car stamp in the middle of a D Block and make sure it’s straight. Use the edge of the block as your guide for the image piece. Have the bottom of the block at the bottom of the image piece and stamp the middle first, lining up the edge of the block with the bottom of the cardstock. Then stamp the one on the right and left. It will turn out perfectly!!

The dimensions are pretty easy.

  • White base is 4 1/4 x 11
  • Black Mat is 3 3/8 x 4 5/8
  • Image Piece is 3 1/4 x 4 1/2

Want to see all the images in the stamp set? Sweet, aren't they?

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Well I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Today is the last day for the Online Extravaganza too. So make sure to check out all the deals at my website at they are pretty amazing. 

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Wild About Flowers in Faux Silk

I am so excited to share my Faux Silk card with you today. I really love the way it came out. Hope you do too.
I belong to this awesome Design Team called “Totally Techniques” and we get to work with one technique a month. Today it is “Faux Silk”. It’s been a long time since I’ve done this technique and I’ve forgotten how much I love it.
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Faux Silk:
Stamping on Tissue of Filter Paper than adhering to a piece of cardstock with Adhesive on all of it (card stock). Make sure to leave some wrinkles in it.
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I’m excited about this card and my little secret. hehe
  • The card base is Shimmery White and cut to 4 1/4 x 11
  • The next layer is my secret layer….can you guess what it is? It’s the Vellum from the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack on page 23 of the Holiday Catalog!!!  I want to create a soft yet rich feeling for this grouping of flowers so this is what I did. vellum 2
  • I got a sheet of the stripped vellum and flipped it over…ta da!!
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I think it gives a beautiful soft look to the card and makes the eye concentrate on the image.
I am showcasing the Wild About Flowers Stamp Set on page 74 of your catalog and just love it and the ease of using it. My Colors are Mossy Meadow for the Green and Elegant Eggplant for the Flowers. Beautiful Combo I might add.
When I adhered the Vellum to the card I actually scored 1/4 “ across the top and adhered it to the back of the card base to hold it in place. So it just lays on top of the card base. Love that look. Plus you don’t see any tape though the vellum on the front of your card.
I wanted to follow though with a bit more color so added a simple strip of Eggplant Card Stock to the center of the card.
My image was stamped several times onto a piece of Filter Paper (pg. 148) with the stems and then the flowers to make this wild flower image. I then adhered it to a piece of cardstock using one of our Glue Sticks believe it or not and it worked beautifully! Make sure to leave a few wrinkles to resemble silk. I’m not a big wrinkle person so that was hard for me but there are a few! lol
I used the Ovals Framelits to cut and then mounted onto the card base that has the vellum attached.
I felt it need something so I took a few strings of the pearls that come in the Basic Pearls and added them in a semi arch to mimic the top of the oval…I think that finished it don’t you?
I hope you enjoyed my share today and that you will come back often. I love hearing from you too so please leave a comment and let me know you were here.
Listen…if I can help you with any of your stamping needs don’t hesitate to ask. That’s why I’m here!
Now make sure to visit the other Design Team Members on the Totally Techniques Team. They are so talented.
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Have a fabulous day and Happy Stamping!
See you next time!

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Lovely as a Tree for WWYS

Hi Everyone,

Can you believe another week has flown by? Time is moving just a bit fast for me. Yikes!

I get to play with WWYS again this week and the Featured Stamp Set is:

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This stamp set is a Legend in Stampin’ Up! History. I don’t believe they will ever retire it. It’s timeless for sure and such a classic.

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For my card this time I went a little different with my stamping. Well some of it anyway. It’s not the norm for Lovely as a Tree anyway. I wanted to show the versatility of it and make it different.

As you can see I used the Oak Leaf to repeat stamp the background in Tuxedo Black Ink for the Background along with some tone on tone of Crushed Curry. Can you see it?

I felt this made the perfect platform to just showcase the words

Let Our Lives Be Full of Both Thanks and Giving. Love that!!!

I matted it on black after stamping and then on Crushed Curry and again on Black for some dimension. I added a little of the fabulous Gold Cording to add a bit of sassy to the card. The Black dots in the corners are Rhinestones colored with a Black Sharpie to tie it all in.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today and leave a comment to let me know you were here. I’d love to hear from you.

make sure to visit to see what the other Design Team Members have done. They are amazing. I also hope you will play along.

As always if I can be of any assistance to you please let me know. I’d love to help you with your stamping needs.

Happy Stamping!


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Friday, November 20, 2015

Online Extravaganza & One Day Only Free Shipping

As my way of saying Thank You!  

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I’m offering FREE Shipping for Monday Only! If you are one of my long distance Customers I will get your shipping back to you.

(Orders must be a min of $50 in Mdse to qualify for the Free Shipping)

Please use Hostess Code T62WDHHU when you visit my online store

…and here we go! Smile

One thing for me to clear up is that price for the Designer paper is for three packs….you buy three and get one FREE!! Sweet!!

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Please let me know if I can help you with any of your Stamping needs. I’m here to help.

Happy Stamping Everyone!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Project Sheet Day! Butterfly Basics

Hi Everyone,

I’m starting something new here today. It’s called “Project Sheet Day”!  You’ll receive a Project Sheet for this card and two others when you place a $25 order with me. How cool will it be for you to start a book or binder of your fav cards with a picture of it and directions to refer back to. Pretty cool I think.

Today my featured Project Sheet is created with Butterfly Basics. I hope you like it. clip_image001

I’ve got the Project Sheet for this card and two others that I will be happy to send you. They have a picture of the card, directions and dimensions on it.

Just place a $25 order at my online store to get these Project Sheets sent straight to your inbox. It’s that easy.

Make sure to include you email address so I can email you the sheets.

My Website for ordering is:

Please use Hostess Code T62WDHHU

I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Thanks for visiting.

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