Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Birthday Week - Happy Week

This week at the office is Birthday Week... at least for some people.  Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday are all days that someone at the office is having a birthday.  This card is for Monday's Birthday - Joey.  Monday is his flex day, so he wasn't in, so we'll celebrate today.  I'm stopping for donuts on the way in.  One of yesterday's cards was for our Sunday Birthday - Nora.

The happiest birthday though is on Friday... it's MINE.  I love having a birthday around Memorial Day - it works nicely into a four day weekend.  This girl is taking off Friday and Monday is the holiday, so fun, fun, fun!

Want to celebrate with me?  Place an online order of $50.00 or more (before shipping and tax) anytime between now and May 31st using hostess code - UNM61HPV and I'll send you a present! 

Today's card recipe:
Night of Navy - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Smoky Slate - 5 1/4" x 4
True Gentleman DSP - 5" x 3 3/4"
Night of Navy - 4" x 3 1/2"
True Gentleman DSP - 3 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Garden Green scrap - Happy Birthday Die

Inside - Very Vanilla - 5 1/4" x 4"
Stamps - Five For All (retiring May 31st - don't miss it!)
Ink - Night of Navy

This is a fun stamp set full of fun sentiments for those special birthdays.  This is a perfect one for today!

Thank you for looking in.

~ Donna

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Garden Impressions With Sliding Door

I couldn't resist making more of these layered cards.  Look how many pretty combinations in just these three cards.  The Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper is full of so many color choices that you can come up with multiple combinations for each sheet.

Stamps Used:  
Five For All (retiring- grab it soon for those fun sentiments)
Detailed With Love (available June 1, 2018)
Ink:  Night of Navy and Pacific Point

This first card uses a base of Melon Mambo.  I popped up the small layer with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Which was good because I forgot to wrap the ribbon around it.  I was able to slip the ribbon under and around to tie into a bow.

Add a strip of scrap DSP inside.  5 1/4" x 1"

 Crushed Curry Base:

Garden Green Base:  

Thank you for stopping in today.  It's Monday!  Ugh, but has to be better than last Thursday and Friday!

~ Donna

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Varied Vases Sneak Peek

This probably isn't a sneak peek at all as I know a lot of other Demo's have shown this already.  I'm just a bit behind, but I've had so much fun playing with the Share What You Love Early Release.

Here is a nice and simple card that is really easy to make.

Sahara Sand - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Coastal Cabana - 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White - 5" x 3 3/4"

Stamps: Varied Vases
Ink: Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron

Begin by stamping the shelf and sentiment.  Stamp the vase outline on a scrap of Whisper White with Sahara Sand.  Stamp the inside of the vase with Sahara Sand, stamped off once.  Then punch the vase out with Varied Vases Punch.  It will be a bundle, so be sure to bundle and save!

Before stamping the flowers, punch out the vase using a post it note - be sure to get some of the sticky part of the post it in the shape of the vase.  Place it on the shelf, but down just a smidge instead of just ON the shelf.

Stamp your flowers, remove the post it and adhere the vase from the Whisper White with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I colored in the flowers with my clear Wink of Stella.

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

~ Donna

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sliding Door Layering

Several versions of this card are out there, so I can't really say who this would be CASEing because they're all the same end result.

Here is mine.

Stamps:  Detailed With Love (available June 1st)
Ink:  Melon Mambo

Call Me Clover (In Color - 2018-2020) - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper - 5 1/4" x 4" (available June 1st)

  • Center rectangle die from Sliding Door Framelits onto the Garden Impressions DSP and cut with the Big Shot.  Use the magnetic plate to keep it in place.

Call Me Clover - 3 5/8" x 2 1/2"
Whisper White scrap for sentiment
Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4" (inside)

Punch the sentiment with the Tailored Tag and pop up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Decorate with Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (Early Release Bundle - available now)

Inside use a piece of scrap from the Garden Impressions DSP to spruce up the Whisper White.

Thank you for looking in today.  

~ Donna

Friday, May 18, 2018

Puddles, Plumbers and Panic...

Home ownership can really be pain in the backside.

Wednesday night the drain from the washing machine backed up, all over the laundry room.  Thankfully it stayed in that room, but what a disaster.  When the plumber arrived, looked it all over and called his supervisor, they decided the pipes were too small, old and possibly fragile to try to send their probe or camera in without it getting stuck.  We have a laundry sink right next to the washer, so we hooked the drain hose to the sink and we were all set! Yay.... NOT.

Ran the load through that was in process when the drain backed up and it was still okay.  Then I started another load with a couple of sheets and pillow cases.  We were watching t.v. and heard something that didn't sound right.  I was afraid to look, I mean really afraid to look.

There, on the floor... water.  

We have NO idea where the water is coming from.  It has to be the hose from the washer, maybe being moved around so much, I just don't know.  We'll look at it more later.  

That being said, I didn't get anything made to share with you, hopefully I'll be able to get something to share for Saturday.

Happy Friday??  

~ Donna

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pet Sympathies are so hard to make.  Even harder when for a family member.  My sister-in-law had to put her Beagle, Freckles down on Tuesday.  She was a sweet girl and will be dearly missed.

Whisper White Thick cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Petal Passion DSP - 5 1/2" x 1 3/4"
Whisper White scrap for sentiment - cut with Layering Ovals
Basic Black for Scallop from Layering Ovals

Stamps:  Heartfelt Sympathy and Sorry for Everything
Ink:   Memento Black

Don't forget some love for the envelope too!

Thank you for looking in today!

~ Donna

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