Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Busy Tuesday... Today's Another Day

No fun projects for you to see today... I suppose I could have shared carpet cleaning pictures but ... ewwww....  

Tuesday was spent running hubby to the doctor for a follow up on a knee x-ray - nothing seriously wrong, but probably some arthritis issues that make the knee snap, crackle and pop and then hurt!

After that adventure we had lunch and then home to clean my craft room carpet.  What a disaster, but it does look so much better!

I found glitter, teensy tiny punched pieces of paper and well, you get the idea!  Hopefully I'll have a new project to post for you tomorrow.

Ohhhh...and my day started with my Pre-Ordering select items from the soon-to-be released 2016-2017 Annual Catalog!  Just wait until you see it!  

If you want me to send one to you, please let me know, as long as you don't already have a Demonstrator - I'd love to take care of all your Stampin' Up! needs!

Thank you for looking in today!  Happy Star Wars Day!


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Build a Birthday With Washi

This is a quick little card using Cherry on Top Washi Tape.  I'm doing a workshop in the mail to a group from Southern Arizona and since I can't make it down there this time, I'm making up the kits and sending them down.  With full instructions, of course!  They'll have the stamps and inks so once the kits arrive, they can put them together as a group.

I just love the bright colors in this stack.  So pretty and colorful!

Whisper White Thick Cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Bermuda Bay - 5 1/4" x 4"
Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper (retiring) 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Bermuda Bay - 4 3/8" x 3 3/8"
Whisper White - 4 1/4" x 3 1/4"

Stamps - Build a Birthday
Ink - Watermelon Wonder, Memento Black

Cherry On Top Washi Tape (retiring)

Thank you for looking in today.  Taking hubby to the doctor this morning with some knee issues.  Say a little prayer the doctor can give him some relief from the pain.

Happy Thoughts!   ~ Donna

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Mother's Day Tea Dispenser

This is what I made for my Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day next weekend.  I hope she likes it!  I've been wanting to make one of these for a while, then when we got the A Nice Cuppa and Cups & Kettle Framelits, I knew this was the time!

I used Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Papers because I know she loves these colors and the flowers.  

While there are several versions for the patterns for this box, I used the one found on Splitcoast Stampers HERE and then used my own ideas for decorating.  I had to trim a couple of pieces of the DSP, so either I didn't follow the measurements correctly, or there is a small error.  Either way, just be sure to lay out your pieces before you adhere any of them.  The instructions also say to do that, so they are good instructions to follow! 

On the bottom I added another piece of matching DSP with my stamp on the bottom.

Now we just have to fill it will a tea that she likes.  That will be hubby's assignment, figure out what tea goes inside!  

Thank you for stopping by today.  Don't forget Mother's Day is just a few days away!  ~ Donna


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

One more graduation card for the same student, except this time the card will be from me.  I was looking at my punches and thought the Confetti Stars Border would be perfect.

This card was so fast and simple.

Base - Basic Black -  8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4"
Real Red - 5 1/4" x 1 1/2" (to go behind the punched out stars)
Real Red  1/4" Cotton Ribbon (retiring)- 7"

Stamps:  Bravo (retiring)
Ink:  Memento Black

Graduation Cap:  Confetti Stars Punch, 1" square punch, tassel from Balloon Framelits and Silver Foil Sheets, White Perfect Accents.

This really looks much better in person.  You'll just have to trust me on this!  

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

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

This is a First

Ok, so this part isn't a first... but what comes below the wreath definitely is.  

I'll have to admit, I didn't much care for this when I first saw it, but putting it together was really quite fun, fast and easy.  I assembled it while watching The Amazing Race.  Do you watch that?  Who are you rooting for?  I know the team I'm pulling for, but I won't tell (just yet).

Below you will see the wreath and a card I made from the leftovers.  I'd seen this on Stampin' Up! and from others who have shared this idea.  I have to admit, being from Arizona and the desert, this really appealed to me.  These little petals make the perfect Prickly Pear Cactus.

Now, for the FIRST.  Since I joined Stampin' Up! in 2010, I haven't used anything but SU products.  But this fabulous cactus called for an old stamp I bought in the beginning of my cardmaking days.  I just couldn't resist putting it with my Arizona Sunset and Cactus.

Somewhere, I also have the word "Arizona" and it should have been with my "Greetings from" but it wasn't there!  When I find it, I'll add it to the front of this.  

To make the background I simply took my Aqua Brush and ink smooshed onto the lid of the Calypso Coral ink pad.  Then just swished the ink onto the card to look like one of our Arizona sunsets.  We have such beautiful sunsets here.  Irresistible!

Thank you for looking in today.  It's going to be a busy day, but I'm looking forward to it.  With any luck we'll have some sprinkles from the sky.  We only have one more day for April Showers or we'll have no May Flowers!

Happy Saturday!       ~ Donna

Friday, April 29, 2016

Way To Go!

This could be another Graduation Card, or just a "Way to Go!" for any other accomplishment.  Either way, I wanted to use my Bravo stamp set before it's time to send it on to the Retirement Rack.  I have a couple of versions.  This first one was actually my 2nd attempt and I like it much better.  Let me know what you think.

Night of Navy cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack - 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Whisper White - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"

Bravo (retiring)
Balloon Celebration

Ink: Crushed Curry, Hello Honey (retiring), Night of Navy

Card #2 Measurements
Base - same as always
Night of Navy - 5 1/4" x 4"
DSP - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Night of Navy - 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
Whisper White - 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"

Add some balloons inside to decorate too!  Thank you for looking in today.  I'm so happy it's FRIDAY!   ~ Donna

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