Saturday, May 31, 2014

Spring Flowers 6

Hi Everyone! Today, I have the last of Spring Flowers card for you. For this one I used: Summer Silhouettes for the leaves, Bloomin' Marvelous for the flowers, For You for the greeting, and Best of Butterflies for the dragonfly.

You wouldn't believe all the different cards you can make with Summer Silhouettes! I am so happy this set didn't end up on the retired list. It is one of the first sets that I bought when I became a demonstrator. Certainly hasn't let me down! It has 9 different stamps for $21.95 (clear). This is one set that I would highly recommend.

Again, the orientation for this card is different. It opens from the right side, but still a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card. The base is Whisper White, layered with Regal Rose, Basic Black, then Whisper White to stamp on. The flowers are stamped in Regal Rose, the leaves are in Smoky Skate, while the dragonfly and the greeting are Black Stazon.

 
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose (retired), Basic Black
 
Ink: Smoky Slate, Black Stazon, Regal Rose
 
Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes, Bloomin Marvelous (retired), For You, Best of Butterflies (retired)
 
Accessories: Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Pearls
 
If you have any questions, comments or would like to order products from me, please leave me a message, I would love to hear from you! I also have a shopping cart button at the top of the page where you can buy Stampin' Up! products from me.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
 If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!
 
Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23

Friday, May 30, 2014

Spring Flowers 5

Hi Everyone! Hard to believe the week is over! Where did the time go? That's okay, bring on the weekend! It's supposed to be beautiful. Maybe my kids will go swimming again!

Today, I have for you somewhat of a different card. I have made them before, but this one is different because it doesn't open up. You actually pull the card up...  to reveal a recipe card! Totally cool right!? I haven't had a chance to print out my recipe yet. I have had numerous people ask me for my gluten free granola bar recipe, so I thought this would be a lovely way to give it out.

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So, once I print out the recipe I will adhere it to the Strawberry Slush card.

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Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White

Inks: Night of Navy (butterflies), Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush

Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes, Papillon Potpourri, Work of Art

Accessories: Rhinestones, Small Butterfly Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tab Punch (retired), Envelope Punch Board (to make the card)

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!
Marsha

If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!

"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails" (Prov. 19:21)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Spring Flowers 4

Hi Everyone! The card I have for you today is supposed to make you feel like you are in a field of flowers. What do you think, does it?

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This is the first time I have used the Banner stamp set. Trust me, it took a LONG time to figure out where I wanted it to go, or even if I was going to use it! You see, I'm not one for banners of any kind!
 
Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight

Inks: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red

Stamps: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Itty Bitty Banners

Accessories: Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!
Marsha

If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. (Psalm 136:1, NKJV)


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Spring Flowers 3

Hi Everyone! I guess this week is going to be about Spring Flowers! It certainly was not planned!

The inspiration for today's card came from a humming bird feeder and my love of "forget me not" flowers. Let me start at the beginning! For Christmas, my wonderful neighbour gave me a humming bird feeder. I couldn't wait for Spring, so I could put it out. That day finally came about 2 weeks ago, but I hadn't even seen one humming bird! Just today, sitting in my backyard, one flew by! So exciting! As I was sitting there, thanking God for the wonderful surprise, the idea came for the design of this card.

For this card, I changed the orientation. You do not flip this one up to open it, you open from the right hand side. Also, I only wanted a little bit of the green matting to show, so the blue would be more dominant.

So what do you think? Does it look like "forget me not's"?

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Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Marina Mist
 
Ink: Old Olive, Marina Mist, Black Stazon
 
Stamp Sets: Petite Petals, Bloomin' Marvelous (retired)
 
Accessories: Petite Petals Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Punch (retiring), Pearls, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
 If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you! 
 
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105
 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Spring Flowers 2

Hi Everyone! Today, I have a similar card as yesterday. This time I was using a colour combination that Stampin' Up! made up. Of course I had to change it up a bit. It was to be Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, and Pool Party. I changed 1 of the colours. Instead of Pool Party, I changed it to Pistachio Pudding.

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Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
 
Inks: Island Indigo, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Pumpkin Pie, Black Stazon
 
Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes, Petite Petals, Express Yourself (retiring), Papillon Potpourri
 
Accessories: Baker's Twine, Petite Petals Punch, Small Butterfly Punch, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Dimensionals
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!  
 
But he was pierced through for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by his scourging we are healed. Isaiah 53:5
 
 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Spring Flowers

Hi Everyone! Did you have a fabulous weekend? Such amazing weather here! Today, I have for you a card inspired by the beautiful weather and me getting a chance to put flowers in my garden. I love Spring and all the beautiful flowers, and flowering trees it brings. Around here everything is in full bloom and the temperature is fabulous! My kids even went in the pool yesterday! I know, not me! The water was actually warm! Anyway, back to my card. Here it is!

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Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Paper: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush

Inks: Early Espresso, Old Olive

Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes, Greeting (retired)

Accessories: Itty Bitty Punches (retiring), Oval Scallop Punch, Oval Punch, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!
Marsha

If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!

"And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved" Acts 4:12

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Pretty gum wrapper

Hi Everyone! What lovely weather we are finally having! Hope you get a chance to get out and enjoy some of it!
 
Today, I have for you a pretty gum wrapper. Sometimes we just want to "thank" someone, and we just need something small. Why not gum!? And you all know that gum wrappers are not the prettiest thing around! (I would have showed you the gum, but it was all finished! lol) These are so easy to make. They wouldn't take long at all.

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This wrapper was made to fit Pur Gum. You can certainly choose whichever gum you like the best. I have found that every gum company has a different size package.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Paper: DSP, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade

Ink: Real Red, Coastal Cabana

Stamp Set: Work of Art

Accessories: Gum package of your choice, Starburst Framelits, Ribbon, Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!
Marsha

If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!

"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12, NKJV).



Friday, May 23, 2014

Little book

Hi Everyone! Today, I have for you a cute little book. You can put photos in it - for a brag book, as a scratch pad - for notes or doodles, etc. I left it blank inside for you to decide what type of book it would be.

This is the cover with a belly band holding it closed. You could use ribbon instead, if you wanted.
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This is it open, as you can see the pages are a zigzag fold. Once you fill these pages they can be taken out and you can replace them. The pages are not stuck to the book frame.

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Top view. 14 pages waiting for a creative mind! The book measures 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, 3/4 of an inch thick. Perfect size for your purse! It would make lovely gift.

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Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Everyday DSP (retired), Very Vanilla, Real Red, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie
 
Inks: Real Red, Old Olive
 
Stamps: Simple Stems (retired)
 
Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Sticky Strip, Large Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Small Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone, Dimensional

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!
Marsha

If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!

"And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.” (Matthew 5:41, NKJV)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Envelope Photo Album

Hi everyone! Today, I have for you an envelope photo album. I made it using the Envelope Punch Board. Here are the instructions that I followed, however I changed the size and a few other things (what else is new!). Her album is 6x6 and mine is made using the measurements for a 4x4 card on the Envelope Punch Board.
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This is what the inside looks like. Each of those pages are a pocket for you to store small things in. I used the 1 inch circle punch to help open the pockets. There are 4 pockets in total. I did not embellish the inside because I am not sure if I am going to keep it or give it away.
 
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This is the top view so that you can see, it really looks like a book.

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Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Paper: Whisper White, plain printer paper for the envelopes (which are covered by the DSP), Coastal Cabana, DSP

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Black Stazon

Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Work of Art

Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Punch, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, 1 inch Circle punch

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!
Marsha

If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!

But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint
(Isaiah 40:31, NKJV).


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MOJO346

 
Hi Everyone! Did you all have a great long weekend? It was so nice to spend time with the family!
 
Today, I have for you a MOJO346 card. I haven't played along for some time. The inspiration for the colours came from Stampin' Up!. They put together these colour combinations to really challenge you. I really liked these colours and when I saw the sketch from MOJO, it was a match made in heaven... okay, at my craft table really!
 
Here's the sketch:
 
And here is my card:
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It doesn't have to be exact, just your interpretation of it. I really like following the sketches, because it makes you really think!
 
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
 
Ink: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
 
Stamp Sets: Bugs and Kisses (retired), Happy Everything (retired)
 
Accessories: Chevron Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Brads, Circle Punch, Starburst Framelits, Dimensionals
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
 If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:11
 
 
 
 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Matchbook Treat!

Hi Everyone! Today, I have a Matchbook that has a treat hidden inside! So cute! I am trying to come up with different little ideas to give to my customers, or even new people that I meet.

It took me a few tries to get the measurements just right. And, you might notice that I also tried to line up the slanted lines (that took a few tries, too!).



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I secured the "peppermint pattie" with glue dots. I didn't want it falling out.
 
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As you can see it isn't that bulky at all.
 
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Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Crumb Cake, DSP, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Real Red
 
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red
 
Stamps: Best of Butterflies (Limited time), Fabulous Phrases
 
Accessories: Stapler, Butterfly Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Glue Dots, Pearls, Scallop Punch, Circle Punches
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!
 
 
 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pillow boxes

Hi Everyone! Today, I have for you Pillow boxes! And you don't even need a template to make this. They are so simple to make. The two that I made are both from the same size paper. I know hard to believe because they look so different.
 
The paper is the "Fresh Prints" DSP stack. They are just folded on opposite ends. The one in Real Red, could certainly have been for Valentine's Day! You could put goodies in them, jewelry, etc. Small stuff! Just another unique way to wrap and send a little gift.
 
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Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Whisper White, Fresh Print DSP
 
Ink: Real Red, Craft white, Coastal Cabana
 
Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, For you, Fabulous Phrases, Work of Art
 
Accessories: Ribbon, Pearls, Button, Itty Bitty Shape Punches, Tag, Dimensional, something circular (to cut the end of the pillow box), scoring tool, Pansy Punch
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
 If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!


Friday, May 16, 2014

Best Wishes

Hi Everyone! Today I have for you a wedding card. Well, at least that's what it looks like to me! These flowers remind me of little spring flowers, almost like "forget me nots". I really like the elegant feel of this card.
 
The card base is Very Vanilla. I used the Stripes Embossing folder, then the smallest Deco Label Framelits, to cut out the shape. I used a really old stamp set that just has greetings (I don't even know the name of it!). I stamped 9 Petite Petals in Night of Navy and punched them out using the matching punch. (One of the amazing things about Stampin' Up! is that everything coordinates!). Then 3 small flowers using the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch. I adhered everything using Glue Dots. Of course it wasn't complete until I added the Pearls!

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Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Paper: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy

Ink: Night of Navy

Stamp Sets: Petite Petals, greeting (retired)

Accessories: Stripes Embossing Folder (retiring), Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Glue Dots, Pearls, Deco Label Framelit

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!
Marsha

If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!

This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. Romans 3:22

Thursday, May 15, 2014

M&M boxes!

Hi Everyone! A couple of weeks ago, I got a package of "Jelly Belly" jelly beans. They were yummy! I have a sweet tooth, in case you didn't know! (Actually sweet teeth!) Anyway, they came in this really cool package. As you know, I just had to recreate it! It took some time, but I did it! This one is about half the size of the "Jelly Belly" one. I would say about the same size or a little bigger than a "Nerds" box. The original size just seemed too big for what I wanted it for. I think they turned out perfectly!
 
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For this one, I wanted a really relaxed looking bow, for it to drape down the sides.

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That little lip, is like a locking mechanism. It holds the lid on tight.
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Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Crumb Cake, Everyday DSP (retiring), Whisper White, DSP (sale-a-bration)
 
Accessories: Petite Petals Punch, Clear Acetate, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Ribbons, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!
Marsha

If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8, NKJV

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sunsets!

Hi Everyone! Spring is here! The trees have buds, and the tulips and daffodils are up! So exciting! It means that summer is around the corner, and that means cottage time, which means Sunsets! (we live in the city, so we don't get to see very many sunsets from here). What in the world does that have to do with stamping, well let me tell you!
 
I recreated a sunset using the 'Work of Art and Wetlands" stamp sets. (Oh, I can wait to go to the cottage!). I used Whisper White as my card base, layered with Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, then Whisper White to stamp on. Lately, most of my cards have had multiple layers!
 
First I stamped the 'sky' in Pumpkin Pie (stamped off once), then the 'sun' in So Saffron, followed by the 'water' in Marina Mist, and the 'sand' in Baked Brown Sugar. For the greeting and the birds, I used Black Stazon. I then tied Baker's Twine, 3 times around, with the knot at the front.
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For this card, I changed the 'sand' colour to crumb cake. I think I like it better. Which one do you like better?

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Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron
 
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake or Baked Brown Sugar, Black Stazon
 
Stamp Sets: Wetlands, Work of Art, Express Yourself (retiring)
 
Accessories: White Baker's Twine
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
 If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!
 
And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.  Hebrews 11:6

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Itty Bitty Flowers!

Hi Everyone! Okay, this is the last card that I have for you that I made for my good friend. I completely CASEd this one too! At least I can admit it right!? And I used the same colours that they did! They did such a great job! I did change some things about it. I used a different Embossing folder, (not sure if the one I saw even used an embossing folder), and I added the little ribbon on the side. Other than that they are the same. I love that the little flowers from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (say that 3 times fast!) fits perfectly with this stamp set.
 
I used Whisper White as my card base, then layered with Old Olive (embossed with the Perfectly Polka Dots Embossing folder), Night of Navy, then Whisper White to stamp on.
 
The stamp set is "Thoughts and Prayers". I stamped with beautiful leaves in Old Olive and the greeting in Night of Navy. I Punched out the little flowers in Daffodil Delight, attaching them with Glue Dots. To finish it off I put Rhinestones in the centers of the flowers. Hope you like it as much as I do!
 
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Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
 
Ink: Old Olive, Night of Navy
 
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
 
Accessories: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (retiring), Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Dimensionals
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
 If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!
 
 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Monday, May 12, 2014

Thinking of You

Hi Everyone! This is another one that I made for my good friend. I completely CASEd this design. I thought it was just so beautiful! You could use it for a Wedding Card, Bridal Shower, Birthday, Thank You, etc! You can literally pick any colour combination that you choose!
 
The card base is Whisper White, layered with Crumb Cake, then another layer of Whisper White to stamp on. I punched out the flowers using the Petite Petals Punch, then I sponged the edges of the flowers to give them colour. The back ground is stamped using Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. The center of the flowers are punched out using the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (retiring). The ribbon is Crumb Cake, and the greeting is also stamped in Crumb Cake. I used the smallest pearls for the centers of the flowers.

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Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
 
Ink: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight
 
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Express Yourself (retiring)
 
Accessories: Crumb Cake Ribbon, Glue Dots, Pearls, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack (retiring)
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
 If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!
 
 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Thinking of You!

Hi Everyone! A couple of weeks ago a good friend ordered 5 "Sympathy" cards and 3 "Thinking of You" cards. So, for the next couple of days I am going to show you some of the cards I made for her.
 
This one has a Very Vanilla card base, layered with Early Espresso, then Very Vanilla to stamp on. I started with Baked Brown Sugar ink first, then Marina Mist, and finally Old Olive. I did stamp off once to get the lighter look. The Tree is stamped in Early Espresso, along with the greeting on the 7/8 cotton ribbon. I then tied an Early Espresso ribbon around the cotton to pull it all together. The ribbon is attached with glue dots.
 
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Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Marina Mist, Old Olive

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Work of Art, (greeting is from a retired set)

Accessories: 7/8 Cotton Ribbon, Early Espresso Ribbon, Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!
Marsha

If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!

"Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth." Proverbs 27:1
 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Note card box

Hi Everyone! Today I have for you a note card box with note cards. I have wanted to make one for some time (what else is new!). I think they are so lovely! I finally figured out how to make it. This one holds 4x4 cards with matching envelopes. You could make it to fit regular size cards as well. I started to make one (that holds 4 1/4 x 5 1/2) , but haven't prettied it up yet.
 
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These are the note cards that I made to go inside. I made two that say "Happy Birthday", one "Get Well", and one "Thank You". The envelopes are under the cards, I made them all white.

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Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Regal Rose, DSP, Whisper White, Old Olive
 
Ink: Regal Rose
 
Stamp Sets: Express Yourself (retiring), Flower Shop, Work of Art, Gorgeous Grunge
 
Accessories: Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack (retiring), Sticky Strip, Ribbon, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Circle Framelits, Starburst Framelits
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
 If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!
 
I know that all God does will last forever, there is no adding to it or taking from it. God works so that people will be in awe of Him. Ecclesiastes 3:14

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Love and Sympathy

Hi Everyone! Today I have a "Love and Sympathy" card for you. This is one of the ones that I made for my friends order. It's clean and simple yet very elegant at the same time.

I used Very Vanilla as my card base, which I embossed with the Stripes Embossing Folder (which is retiring!). Then I used a framelit (from another company, shhh!) in the shape of a  large label with Marina Mist cardstock. Next I coloured my stamp with Old Olive for the stems and leaves, and Marina Mist for the flower. Stamped it on Very Vanilla, and I added the greeting with Black Stazon. Then I cut it out using the Deco Labels Collection Framelits. Wrapped my Marina Mist ribbon around it and adhered everything with Dimensionals. I also added little pearls.

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Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Very Vanilla, Marina Mist
 
Ink: Black Stazon, Marina Mist, Old Olive
 
Stamps: Love and Sympathy
 
Accessories: Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Pearls, Stripes Embossing Folder
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
 If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!
 
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Chocolate chip and pistachio pudding

Hi everyone! Chocolate chip and pistachio pudding, sounds yummy doesn't it? I'm not talking about food, but about the colours that I used for this card. I would have never put them together until I saw another card with them. I knew I had to try it too! I can't remember what stamp sets they used, I just remember the colours.
 
I used Whisper White cardstock as the base of the card, then layered it with Chocolate Chip and Pistachio Pudding, then I put one more layer of Whisper White to stamp on. I really like the way this has turned out.
 
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Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Pistachio Pudding

Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Gorgeous Grunge, Work of Art

Accessories: Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!
Marsha

If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Tic Tac Toe

Hi everyone! How is the day or night treating everyone? Since I was down and out last week, I have been crafting up a storm for you (okay, actually me!). So be sure to check back everyday for something new!

About a year ago, I made my daughter a travel size Tic Tac Toe. I had of course seen it on Pinterest first. I thought what a great idea! We don't travel a lot, but when we do, it is no less than a 3 hour drive. So, I thought this would be perfect!

However, finding the right container proved to be a little more challenging. Then one day, I was over at my up-line's house for a meeting, and low and behold she had just the right container. Unfortunately, Stampin' Up! doesn't sell them anymore, but I am sure if you do a search you should be able to find them.

It is so simple to make: stamp your images on Whisper White cardstock, 5 of each colour. Punch out the images using 1 1/4 Circle Punch. Then punch out 5 Melon Mambo circles using the 1 1/4 Circle Punch, then 5 of Pacific Point (or the colours that you choose). Assemble the circles together, matching the colours. You will need a hot glue gun to attach the circles to the magnets. Now all you need to do is make 4 strips for the game board. Attach them using Sticky Strip. Voila!

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Isn't it cute!?  I did not decorate the outside because it would get completely ruined. We just shove it in a bag and go. However, if I were to give it as I gift, I would certainly make the outside container fancy! I should have taken a photo of it closed so you can see how thin it is. Oops!
 
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
 
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Basic Black
 
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point
 
Stamp Set: All in the Family (retired)
 
Accessories: 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Sticky Strip, Hot Glue Gun, Magnets, Metal Container (closes with a lid)
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marsha
 
If you liked any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online for Stampin’ Up! products directly through me by clicking the ‘shopping cart' button on the right. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team I’d would love to hear from you!
Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. Psalm 55:22