Sunday, April 19, 2015

Brickyard Birthday

Time for a couple more Masculine Birthday Cards made from Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack.

It was fun doing the white emboss on this one because I didn't have to worry about a stray splotch of emboss sticking to the card.  Normally I'd be using my Embossing Buddy to get a nice clean emboss, but this time since I used Gorgeous Grunge splatter, I had nothing to hide!  Yay!

There are two versions here.  One with a smaller white border and one with a larger white border.  I can't decide which one I like best.  Do you have a favorite?  Post a comment and let me know.

Inside both cards are the same:


Base - Cajun Craze - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4"
Whisper White 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" (narrow mat) and 5 1/4" x 4" (widder mat)
Adventure Bound DSP - 5" x 3 7/8" (both cards)
Whisper White 4 5/8" x 3 3/8" (narrow mat) and  4 3/4" x 3 1/2" (wide mat)
Adventure Bound DSP (bricks) 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"

Inside Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4"

Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge and Big Day (from this year's Sale-a-bration)

Thank you for looking in today.  Have a Blessed Sunday!

~ Donna

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

First of all I want to thank all of my customers who quickly placed an order on Friday as soon as the Butterfly Thinlits and Stamps became available!  I greatly appreciate you!  

Spread the word - the special offer from Stampin' Up! when ordering the Butterflies will continue until April 30th but don't wait too long to order the Bundle so the extra Sale a Bration freebies are available.  If you just want the Thinlits, you won't have to worry about running out of Sale-a-Bration freebies, but why wait? Besides, you can get them for 15% OFF!  I'd hate for them to run out and be on back-order again!!  Click HERE for more details.

On to today's cards:

Just a couple of cute Thank You cards for today's post.  I wanted to see how the Daffodil Delight would look using my Doodling Technique. 

I think I like it!  It's bright and cheery!  Of course, these are just small 3" x 3" sized cards, but they hold a great big thank you to the people who will be receiving them!

For full details and to see the first edition of this card, click HERE and you'll be taken to the Do You Doodle? posting.

Thank you for looking in today.  Happy Saturday!

~ Donna

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Butterflies Have Landed!

This is my 2nd post today - but I just had to share the good news!!!

 After a (very) long migration, the Butterflies Thinlits Dies have landed in our warehouse and are now available for purchase!

Remember, you can take advantage of two special offers through April 30:

1.  Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount--just $21.20!  or

2.  Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles (wood mount, clear mount or photopolyner) at a 15 percent discount and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

SHOP NOW!!!  Let's get this butterfly party started!


Simple Masculine Sympathy Card

Just a really quick card tonight using the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack (137780).

This was so simple, it should be illegal (thank goodness it's not!).

Begin with a base that matches the DSP you wish to use.  In this case I chose Wild Wasabi and cut it at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored it at 4 1/4".

Cut the DSP to 5 1/4" x 4" - for this one I trimmed from the bottom and the right hand side so I didn't cut off any of the great sun coming through the trees.

Wrap a piece of ribbon around the DSP and adhere to the back with tape or your favorite adhesive.  Attach a sentiment using any punch or die cut that fits your sentiment.  Attach with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Attach to the card base, then attach a piece of Whisper White (or other light color for inside) cut to 5 1/4" x 4".


For this card I used Thoughts and Prayers for the inside and outside stamps.  One of my very favorite Sympathy sets.

Thank you for looking in today.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

~ Donna

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Oh Baby Onesie

As I was looking through my stamps and dies, I realized it had been a long time since I had this set out to play.  

Here's what I came up with:

Under the cut out, I attached a piece of DSP about a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square and then popped up the Whisper White with Stampin' Dimensionals.

When you put your Dimensionals on the back, be sure to place some around the cutout so it will stand up nicely around the edges and not sag onto the card.

Don't forget to use the piece that you cut out - how about inside your card to add a little extra fun!

Thank you for looking in today.  

~ Donna

Do You Doodle?

Do you doodle?  I doodle all the time, especially when I'm on the phone.  How about adding some doodle to your stamping?  I spotted this idea by Connie Stewart and instantly knew I had to try it.

I recently heard about Zentangle and looked it up, but just couldn't get into the tight patterns and process, but when I saw this and Connie calling it ZenDoodle, I loved it.  Thanks Connie!

I decided to go with more traditional colors than Connie and I'm really pleased with how they turned out.  The possibilities are endless.  You can do as much or as little as you want and it's doodling, so it doesn't have to be perfect - as you'll notice from one of my leaves below where I drew the line much bigger than the leaf.  Still looks great!


Stamp Set:  Crazy About You
Base - Blushing Bride - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Mat - Basic Black - 4 1/4" x 3" (wider mat); 4 1/8" x 2 7/8" (smaller mat)
Whisper White - 4" x 2 3/4"

1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon - Wild Wasabi

Here you can see the image before I doodled and after the doodle.  What a change, right?

Set yourself free and do a doodle!

Thank you for looking in today.  Let me know what you think.  I love to read your comments and I promise I'll reply back, so be sure to click the box "notify me" and you'll see when a reply is posted.

~ Donna

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Weekly Deals - April 14 through 20, 2015

Good Morning!  This is my 2nd post today so I can share the Weekly Deals with you.

Check out the Mother's Day set!  Can you believe it, a Mother's Day Set ON SALE before Mother's Day (and it is from the Occasions Catalog, so it's a new this year set)!  Wooo Hoo!

Weekly Deals << Click there to shop my store!

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies Item # 135851
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Labels Collection Framelits Die Item # 125598
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Pansy Punch Item # 130698
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Striped Scallop Thinlits Die Item # 133734
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Something Borrowed Embellishments Item # 137855
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$8.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.71 CAN

Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets Item # 137788
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$11.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$8.96 CAN

Mother's Love Photopolymer Stamp Set Item # 137170
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN

Handheld Stapler Item # 139083
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$9.38 CAN

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I'm totally addicted to rubber stamps and making cards. When I first started scrapbooking, I said, "Oh I'll never buy stamps..." Oh boy was I ever wrong there!! And now here I am, enjoying the fun of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and the collection just grows and grows!!!