Monday, July 28, 2014

Some People Make the World Special!

Hello!  Today I have a pretty card that I made that I haven't shown you yet.  It is actually a birthday card even though the sentiment on the front is more general.  On the inside I stamped a birthday sentiment.  Enjoy!


Don't you love the colors?  I didn't make note of the recipe but I do know the sentiment and the flowers are from Verve.  And that vine looking die is Spellbinders.  I made this card for a friend at church and Sunday, she told me how much she liked it.  She said she had it sitting on her table, which I thought when she said that, I wish I would have made an easel card so that it would sit up more easily.  I know which recipients would likely keep them and so for them, maybe I should think about always making those into easel cards.  It's a thought!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Words of Wisdom!

Hello!  Yes, I am a little late ... but not too late, as it is still Sunday!  This is my pick of the day ...

I really like this one, as it sums up how I try (try is the key word) live my life.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday Sketch Share!

Hello!  I am back today with the share between Debbie and I.  It was one of those weeks that we had a choice between circle and square and as usual, I went with the square, and Debbie went with a circle.  Let's get right to it!  Enjoy!

My Card

Debbie's Card

The Sketch
 Debbie told me she picked her sentiment with me in mind.  Yes, "trust" is my favorite word.  It just always reminds me that always with faith I can trust that everything will be as it should be.  Thanks Debbie!  When I saw Debbie's card, I decided I would do a card with a sentiment too!  This is my teaching week, so making it a card that takes time is a plus for sure!  What do you think of this sketch?  Square or circle, it is a perfect one for a nice sentiment, don't you think?

On my way to teach today.  See you tomorrow for Sunday words of wisdom!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sending Thoughts!

Hello!  I have another one of the cards that I made for an order for a lady at church.  The sentiment you have seen before, but not this card.  95% of the time, when I make cards, I try to do each one differently by using different sketches, with different papers.  That way I can say each card is one of a kind, because it is!  Enjoy!
I love how this one came out, such a nice sketch with pretty papers from My Minds Eye!  What do you think?

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Okay ...Light the Candles!

Hello!  At the scrapbook convention last month, I got this humorous stamp from Art Impressions with the thought in mind that I could use it in July for a girlfriend.  I am actually older (by three months), so over the hill cards are really not mean, just fun!  And this stamp set is fun, for sure.  Here is my card ...enjoy!

Don't you love it?  It just puts a smile on my face!

Paper - Bo Bunny Lemonade Stand 6 x 6, Bo Bunny Ocean Dot, Cardstock White, Dark Blue
Stamps - Art Impressions Fire Out
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Tools - Verve Pennant Border die, Spellbinders Classic Scallop Circle, Classic Circle
Other - Pearls

See you tomorrow!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy Summer! (With a Pinwheel Tutorial!)

Hello!  Today's post is a repeat of the post that is on The Crafty Scrapper's blog today.  They don't like the blog posts to be real long, so I opted to share a tutorial with you here on my blog complete with pictures!  So, make sure you scroll to the end to see my pinwheel tutorial.  They are easy peasy to make!  One more thing, if you have The Crafty Scrapper's blog bookmarked, you will need to change it, as they have combined their website with their blog.  Now, we only have to remember one address, the easy one!  Enjoy!
Hello!  Tina here, with another fun card creation, using some fun papers and supplies from The Crafty Scrapper!

In my June class, we made pinwheels for one of the class cards.  They were mini's but I decided to do a bigger one for this fun summer card.  I used a red, white, and blue line of papers from Echo Park and combined it with some great sparkly Thickers, a Happy die cut from Impression Obsession, a little washi tape, and a wood butterfly from Maya Road for the perfect summer card!
You can find all the supplies and see this card in person at The Crafty Scrapper!

Now, here is my pinwheel tutorial -
You can make any size as long as you start with a square.  For the pinwheel on my card, I started with a 2 3/4" square. (I kept trying different size squares until I found the size that I wanted).

1.  Fold your paper in half to make the shape of a triangle.

 2. Unfold the paper and turn it around.  Fold the paper into a triangle the other way.  PokeIn a hole in the middle of the paper.  See in photo below ...

 3.  In each crease, cut half way to the hole in the center.  See below ...

 4. Punch a hole in every other corner ...

 Photo below shows holes ...

 5.  Place a brad in one of the holes and go around one way slipping all of the holes onto the bottom of the brad.  See photos ...

 6.  When you get them all on, poke the pointed end of the brad through the back of the pinwheel.  Now, push the prongs of the brad down to keep it in place.  This next photo is the back view ...
The Pinwheel is done ... Easy Peasy!   One last note, you can see my pinwheel in the tutorial is opposite of the card pinwheel, as far as how the paper is folded.  Either way works, whatever you prefer.  It all depends on which ends are attached to the brad. 

Card Recipe:
 Paper - Pebbles Americana Line: "Liberty", "National Anthem", Cardstock White, Blue, tiny strips of black cardstock for butterfly attenaes.
Stamps - none (shhh! don't tell anyone!)
Ink - Wink of Stella Clear Gloss glitter pen, Blue Copic, Pilot Med. Point Silver marker to color butterfly chippie
Tools - Brad from Echo Park Summer Bliss line, Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder, Impression Obsession Happy Die (from Happy Birthday set)
Other - Washi Tape, Popsicle stick, American Craftys Thickers, Maya Road Butterfly Chipboard, Rhinestones

Happy Stamping!


Monday, July 21, 2014

You Make Me Happy!

Hello!  Do you find yourself drawn to the same kind of stamps and think, oh I need that one too, as it will be go with those other stamps ...I know you do it too!  I seem to be on a sunshine, cloud, umbrella theme and have been for a while now, as I seem to have quite a "collection" with this theme.  I have even said out loud that I need to make some kind of mini book or something with them all.  Haven't done that yet, but I did make a simple card ...enjoy!

The little umbrella and rain boots are from The Rubber CafĂ© and that big sentiment is from a scrapbook stamp set from Pink Paislee.  The set even has a umbrella die in it, which again, I haven't used ...yet!  Ha, Ha! 

This is my teaching week, so I am really glad that I took the time last Friday to write the posts for this week.  See you tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!


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