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!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Words of Wisdom!

Hello!  I decided today I wanted a quote about "kindness", so when I went to my Pinterest boards, I found this nice group of quotes ... enjoy!

Have a good day!  See you tomorrow!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  I am here with this week's sketch and the share between Debbie and I.  Let's get right to it.  I will show you my card, Debbie's card and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!

My Card

Debbie's Card

The Sketch
What do you think about this week's sketch?  I like it, but I have to say have 4 squares across really limits the images that can be put in that space.  My original idea was owls, but when I started cutting the paper squares, I realized, nope too big.  Then I was putting away my last month's class left overs, saw the fish paper, and switched gears.  I like how it came out.  Debbie found those tiny elephants, perfect size for the squares.  This same sketch with three squares would be easier.  Might have to try it some time!  Do you like this week's cards?

See you tomorrow for my Sunday words of wisdom post.
Happy Stamping!


Friday, July 18, 2014

You're the Icing on my Cupcake!

Hello!  Well, look here .... it is Friday!  Where in the world did the week go?  I  mentioned last  weekend that I had enough cards to show you one each day this week.  Well, that didn't happen and all because I didn't take the time to write the posts!  Okay, well, I guess, you will now have one every day until the end of the month!  Here is today's card ... enjoy! 
Paper - My Minds Eye Lime Twist line: Life of the Party 6 x 6 pad, Cardstock White, Brown
Stamps - The Cat's Pajamas
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Tools - Scallop Border is a die from Stamps of Life
Other - Baubles are Queen & Co.  (note: photo is missing one of the baubles), Ribbon from Midori.

See you tomorrow for the sketch share and then we will be resuming the card creations through next week and I know that because I am writing the posts right NOW! 
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Words of Wisdom!

Hello!  Here is a favorite from my Pinterest board today ... enjoy!

 And a second that is so, so simple ...

I should have enough cards that I haven't shared with you, to get us through next week.  So, see you soon!

Happy Stamping!

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