Thursday, February 9, 2017

Another SNOW DAY!!! Which means I get to use some more of my new stamps. Today I was looking around to see what would inspire me to use Stampin' Up's new High Tide set. I didn't think I liked this set when I first saw it in the catalog, but when I saw what you could do with it, well, enough said! I'm sure you all have had stamp sets that have impressed you this way before.
I was going to show you how to do a scenic card with the lighthouse and all, but got distracted by Michelle Zindorf (who does really artistic scenes with a lot of sponging. Her card is here:  and I've always liked her cards. But again, I must say I am not an artist like she is, and this is my version.
Enjoy!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Hey Chick! Revisited

This SAB set is just SO cute I had to make another card, but when I saw the Neat & Tangled, "Happier Than," set with the "fox in a henhouse" stamp I knew it went along with this set. So, sorry for combining all these stamp sets but it was an idea that flourished into this card!
Anyway, the video is a little longer, but I trimmed some out so you won't see much stamping but I do tell you everything I use. The sizes and colors of the cardstock used are as follows:

  • A2 white card base (8.5" x 5.5")
  • Real Red (4.25" x 5.5")
  • Solar White Neenah (4"x 5.25")
  • Smokey Slate (4.25" x 5.5" before stamping) After stamping the Hardwood in Smokey Slate ink on it, trim off a lengthwise strip that is 1" x 4.75" and trim the rest to 5" x 3.25"
  • Strip of So Saffron that is 1" x 4.5"

I stamped the chicks on Solar White Neenah cardstock in Versafine Black Onyx ink and colored them in with markers.
Enjoy!


Sunday, January 29, 2017

The three cards are on the right that we'll be making this month, so watch the videos below which show 2 of them.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

What a day for a "snow day!" Since I was home all day I decided to get the videos for February done (well, at least 2 of them!). I hope you like them, they are both the technique that we will be doing at the February stamp camp on Friday, February 16th. This year Valentine's are up to you, so get stamping your cards early as we will be already heading to spring and Easter! These two new sets from the spring Occasions catalog lend themselves to watercoloring easily-- and such great results!

As I told you before, I am not an "artist" and have no formal training along those lines so I won't be layering lots of colors. These are pretty plain and simple and use the Stampin' Up markers and water brushes. (The NEW watercolor pencils I would have loved to try, but they unfortunately are on backorder right  now, but maybe by the 16th they'll be here and we can check them out!)

Here's two videos, one for the Easter Message set and one for Beautiful You. (I have another for camp, and will upload the photo of the three cards soon, so check back!)
Also, the die sets I use that I'd promise to have a link for here are Sizzix Tim Holtz stitched rectangles and Lawn Fawn's stitched rectangles. I just love these two sets and you can get them here or order them from me at camp.

Beautiful You:


Easter Message:

Saturday, January 14, 2017

There are a few things I've done with my MISTI stamping tool that I found helpful if you are stamping many cards at once or just want to make the tool a little more useful. The tool is VERY good as is, and after you use it awhile you might begin to think, "I wonder if this would work..." so I've put two videos together, one to show you some helpful hints and things to do to make using the MISTI more productive, and another that shows how to use the tips to make 6 card fronts at the same time using two different types of stamps, one a rubber stamp and the other a photopolymer.
Enjoy, and if you like the videos, subscribe to my YouTube channel!
Here's the first:


And here's the one making the card fronts:

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Today it's cold out and so what better thing to do that sit in my stamp room with my dog and create this card for you. It uses one of the 2017 SAB sets from Stampin' Up and some older cardstock that I found. It also uses one of the "card dies" that is from Concord & 9th, that I must have just loved because I found I bought it twice!! I know some of you have done the same thing, too!

These card creating dies need a little bit of instruction to use so I've created a video. You can also find their dies at Simon Says Stamp or at Ellen Hutson.
The dies use a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock cut to 12 x 5 1/2" and I found a whole pack of Lavender Lace (Stampin' Up - discontinued) that had faded a bit on one edge, so I was able to trim that edge off and still use the paper. I thought it went well with the new double-sided 12 x 12 paper from Stampin' Up in the new Occasions catalog (Succulent Garden) so I added that to the card.

So, with all that explained, here are the directions:



Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!! This is exciting because NOW you can order from the new Occasions 2017 spring catalog that I've been showing you things from. This video shows a way to use a "tag" set that is in the new catalog without creating a tag with it. I've had the set for weeks and was trying to figure out a way to use it, but no one online has given me any ideas!! (Can you believe that?!) Anyway, this is a simple card that we'll be making in January. It does use a rectangular stitched die from Lawn Fawn.
Enjoy!