Saturday, August 22, 2015

Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  I am back with another share between Debbie and I.  Last Saturday, you might remember, my card had a popsicle theme and Debbie's card had a nautical scene.  Both perfect for summer.  Well, this week, we switched!  I have a nautical theme and Debbie's is a popsicle theme!  Funny, huh?  I do have to note, that Debbie does her weekly cards several weeks in advance so it is purely coincidental that it happened that way with her cards!  Me, no, I make them in the same week that I need them, so did I plan my nautical theme today?  Maybe!  I'm not telling!  Hee, Hee!  Let's get to it.  The sketch is one of the tall and skinny ones and I will show you my card, Debbie's card, and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!

My Card

Debbie's Card

The Sketch
Are they great, both of them?  So fun! 

This next week is my teaching week, but I still have some cards done that you haven't seen.  Hopefully, I will be able to have time to do some quick posts for them sometime in the week.
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Friday, August 21, 2015

Party On!

Hello!  I had been doing so good about getting a couple of posts ready every couple of days, well, until yesterday.  No worries, I have another whimsical birthday card to show you today.  Enjoy!


What a handsome fellow he is!  Hee, Hee!  That tiny balloon combined with those great big shoes just gives me a chuckle!  The Party On sentiment is stamped on the inside.  I couldn't find a good place to add it on the front. but as you know, not having some kind of sentiment on the front is a rarity for me.  Fun card.  My friend at church liked it and I hope you do too!

Recipe:
Paper - Taylored Expressions 6 x 6 birthday pack, Cardstock White, Green
Stamps - Inky Antics
Ink - Memento Black, Copics

Other - Green Rhinestones

See you tomorrow for the sketch share! 
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wet My Plants!

Hello!  I have another whimsical card for you today.  The sentiment totally makes this card a hoot!  Enjoy!


It makes me laugh right out loud!  I saw a card on Pinterest where they trimmed around the right side of the gardener woman.  I love it.  Such a great idea, since she is a pretty large stamp.  It gives some extra interest to the card, I think.  Do you like this one?

Recipe:
Paper - KI Growing Garden 6 x 6, Cardstock White, Green
Stamps - Art Impressions
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Tools - Spellbinders Classic Circle, Scallop Circle
Other - Rhinestones


See you tomorrow!
Happy Stamping!

Tina

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Lure The Best!

Hello!  I am still showing you the group of cards I made for a friend at church.  The ones I have shown you so far, have been pretty florals, but I also made three cards that are on the whimsical side.  I wasn't sure if she would like them, but she said she like them all and wanted them too!  Goodie!  Here is a fun one ...enjoy!
 
 

This fishing lady is too fun!  Love the sketch too!

Recipe:
Paper - Echo Park I love Sunshine line, Cardstock White, Yellow
Stamps - Inky Antics Water-Loving Women
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Tools - My Favorite Things Double Scallop Border
Other - Pearls

See you tomorrow!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Monday, August 17, 2015

Birthday Roses!


Hello!  I am back today to show you another birthday card I made for a friend at church that buys them from me.  This time I used the Stampendous Bouquet stamps to create my card.  The way it is made is kinda cool ... enjoy!
 
 
 
 Do you see that the Happy Birthday sentiment is actually on the inside layer and the way I cut the top part off, it allows it to show through?   Below, shows the inside ...



I did not like the white cardstock which was the back of the vase showing, so I added that brown piece.  It still looks kinda weird, but better than it was.  I like how this card came out, you?

Recipe:
Paper - Basic Grey Tea Garden 6 x 6 pad, Cardstock White, Dark Brown
Stamps - Stampendous Pop-Up Bouquet set, Inside Sentiments from There She Goes Clear Stamps
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Tools - Stampedous Pop-Up Bouquet matching dies
Other - Pearls

See you tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  I am back today with another sketch share between Debbie and I.  I also have an enabler share of I tool I recently purchased at the end.  But, first, let me show you my card, Debbie's card and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!
 
 
My Card
  
Debbie's Card

The Sketch
 I think we both really like this sketch.  And yes, I did too, even though it is on the simple side for how I like my cards to be. (as you know!)  I see now I should have added one more bauble on the bottom strip and on the right side I see that both strips are "v'd".  In my room, I have these sketches printed out and I think there is maybe 6 months on one sheet and so it makes the sketches really small.  Usually, there is no problem, but these couple of left out things would have enhanced my card, so I wish I would have looked on the computer before sending it off!  If I do this sketch again, I will remember!  Before I get to the specifics of my card, I do want to say that I love Debbie's card this week, the theme and the papers! 
 
 I specifically stamped this solid popsicle stamp so that I could use my new stamping tool ... enabler alert to follow ... I used the MISTI, which stands for most incredible stamping tool invented.  You probably have heard of it, or may even have one.  It is not brand new, it just took me a while to justify spending money on another stamp positioner type tool, as I rarely use the other stamp positioners I own.  This one is different!  I was slow to come around to liking clear stamps, but now I really love the ease of being able to see where your stamping, but the one thing I hate about clear stamps is when it is a solid stamp.  I just don't get the solid inking like you do with wood mounted.  And often, I don't buy stamps sets in clear that have solid stamps in them.  I have thought about buying new sets of inks to help with this issue, but really I have enough colored ink, just wished there was a another solution .... well, with the MISTI, there is!   With this stamp positioner, you can stamp over and over exactly in the same spot every time, with no realigning.  So cool.  Here I have a little visual to show what I mean.  Below both photos were stamped with the distress inks.  The top one shows the inks stamped once, and you can see why I have this issue.  The one below shows using the same inks over the top.  I think it was 3 times, not sure. 

 



Wow, what a difference!  When I am prepping for my classes, and I have a lot of stamping to do and especially when I need exact placement of an image, I really think this is going to be so helpful.  I have seen a few you tube videos of how others have found it helpful, like when you are stamping a large background.  I don't use large backgrounds a lot, but when I do, I am sure I will be using the MISTI.  To order, you get it from the creator, at www.sweetpetunia.com  I am not associated with her, don't know her, nothing, except I like her tool.  She does not do wholesale, so you will not find it at your local stores.  If you haven't seen it, do some research and look at some of the videos and see what you think.  I have only had it a week, so as I use it, I will try to have more visuals to show how it is helpful to me. 

Next week, I have more birthday cards to show you.
Have a great weekend!
Happy Stamping!
Tina 


Friday, August 14, 2015

Triple Floral Birthday!

Hello!  I have another birthday card for you today.  This one is really simple but ... well, it works!  Enjoy!
 
 

This one is almost like a "clean and simple" style, which I don't normally like, but who couldn't like those big pretty flowers?  The colors in person really matched up great.  It is always hard to get the colors exact when I scan on the printer.  Still pretty, don't you think?

Recipe:
Paper - Carta Bella Soak Up the Sun 6 x 6 pad, Cardstock White, Dark Pink
Stamps - Verve Stamps
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Tools - Leaf die from Stamps of Life
Other - Rhinestones, Round stickers from Stampendous

See you tomorrow for the Saturday share.  And I will continue showing you this group of birthday cards next week!

Happy Stamping!
Tina

 
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