Thursday, February 23, 2017

Open Me Already!

Do you remember the old Kodak commercials at Christmas and the motto was "Open Me First!"?  It was brilliant because opening the camera first allowed you to take pictures of the rest of the gift exchange and holiday.

That was the first thing I thought of when I saw this sentiment.

So, earlier today *Wednesday* I asked my youngest son when he would like to get together for his birthday dinner and he decided tonight *Wednesday* would work well, so of course I agreed.

Next, get home from work fast and make his birthday card!  LOL  Here is what I made..  Kind of copied the card I made for my oldest son here.   Thank goodness for fast cutting!

Emerald Envy - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", folded and scored at 4 1/4"
Dapper Denim - 5 1/4" x 4"
Party Animal Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5" x 3 3/4"
Whisper White - 3 3/4" x 2"
Emerald Envy - 3 7/8" x 2 1/4"

Stamps - Balloon Adventure
Party Animal Embellishments

Inside I made a little pocket to slip the money into so it didn't just jump out of the card.

Thank you for looking in today.  Happy Friday Eve.... makes Friday seem a little closer!  :)

~ Donna

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Elegant Beautiful You

After making yesterday's Beautiful You posting, I found this in my inbox and just had to CASE it.  I changed one little thing, but the original card comes from Lynn Dunn.  Thank you Lynn for your inspiration!

Lynn used Silver Glimmer paper where I used the blue stripe and her measurements are a bit different.

Night of Navy - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (DSP) - 5 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Floral Boutique DSP (with the stripe) 5 1/4" x 1"
Whisper White - 3" x 2" - for stamped image
Whisper White - 3" x 3/4" - for sentiment, snip ends into a banner.  Add Rhinestones.
Attach half of a Lace Doily from the Occasions Catalog behind the Whisper White before adhering to the card.

Stamp the image onto the darker DSP with Basic Black or Black Memento Ink.  Carefully cut out the dress and hat with your paper snips.  I tried two ways, one inside the main lines so the extra lines show up in Navy outside the cut image and one outside the lines so all of the image is the "dress material".

Stamp the same image onto the Whisper White piece in Night of Navy.  Using liquid glue add the dress and the hat to the Whisper White image.  The liquid glue allows you to move it around a bit.

Thank you for looking in today!  Happy Wednesday!

~ Donna

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Beautiful You Floral Boutique

Can you believe that I've had this DSP for MONTHS and just opened it!  I've had so many great ideas from others and on my own that I've been wanting to do and simply hadn't managed to get to any of them.

Finally, here is one of the ideas I've been toying with.  I stamped the image on one of the more open designs in the paper pack and then fussy cut the dress hair and hat in once piece to adhere onto the stamped image on Whisper White.

So as not to waste paper by stamping the girl first on Whisper White, I die cut the circles from Stitched Shapes and then stamped onto the circle.  The smaller sentiments can be stamped first and then cut because you don't need so much room for them and can guess the space needed better.  Of course, you could cut them first, whatever is easiest for you.

Night of Navy - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4"
Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper - 5" x 3 3/4"

Largest Stitched Shapes Circle
Largest Layering Circles Scallop

Stamps - Beautiful You
Ink - Night of Navy

Here you can see a close up of what I cut out and glued down.

Thank you for looking in today.  Happy Tuesday!

~ Donna

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Hey Chick, Chick, Chick

I just couldn't resist making another Hey Chick card after putting my stamps away from last weekend.  Seeing the Hardwood Background stamp made me do it!

Simple card using some scraps up as well as making something fun.


Crumb Cake - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"

Real Red - 5 1/4" x 4"
Crumb Cake - 5" x 3 7/8" - inked with Soft Suede on the Hardwood Background

Whisper White scraps were used for the Chicks and the "hey chick".

Then Real Red cut 1/4 inch bigger on each end than the Whisper White Scraps.

I carefully colored the Real Red with with our Real Red Stampin' Write Marker and Pumpkin Pie for the beak and feet.

Simple and fun!  I just love these chickies, can you tell? 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Keeping It Inside the Lines

Finally I had some time to just color and play with my FREE Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-Bration booklet.  I've been wanting to for so long, but had to find a time when I could relax and color without being rushed.

What did I color with you ask?  Why, our Watercolor Pencils of course!  These things have been so popular they were on the out of stock list, but they are back again and you can get yours now too!

Since I stamped on regular cardstock, I used our Blender Pens and they smoothed the colors out beautifully.  I used the Momentum Black ink since I didn't need it to be waterproof.  If I were stamping and coloring with our Aqua Pen, I would have used our Archival Black or StazOn Black.

I tried two different measurements for the borders.  Tell me which one you like best.

Melon Mambo (below) and Calypso Coral (way above) 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Basic Black - 5" x 3 3/4" (mambo) and 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" (coral)
Whisper White - 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" (mambo) and 4 5/8" x 3 3/8" (coral)
Basic Black - 4" x 2 1/8" (mambo) and  3 7/8" x 1 7/8" (coral)
DSP - 3 3/4" x 1 7/8" (mambo) and  3 3/4" x 1 3/4" (coral)

Basically - one card is 1/4" inch bigger on 2 sides when measuring and the other is 1/8" bigger.

I used a sentiment from Bunch of Blossoms.

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

~ Donna