Monday, June 18, 2018

Missing In Action

Well, I'm not really missing, I know exactly where I am... working overtime at the office.  'Tis the Election Season in Arizona preparing for the August Primary.


So don't give up on me, I'll be back with more new things to share, just as soon as I can get home at a decent hour and make something.


If you haven't already signed up to receive my posts in your inbox, you should do that and then you will see when a new post is made.


I recently discovered that I wasn't receiving my notices, so I signed up again.  I like to know they are going out.  When I did, I now find that my notices are coming in at the same time that I signed up when before they came in at the moment they posted.


Technology, right? 


So, hang in there... I'll be back as soon as I can keep my eyes open long enough to create something fun!


~ Donna


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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Thank You Big Time

Have you seen the new Animal Outing set in the new Annual Catalog?  There are some really fun stamps in this set and I can't wait to play with them some more.

For today, we're going to do the Rhino with his little Birdie friend.


Recipe:
Tranquil Tide - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper - 5 1/4" x 4"
Tranquil Tide - 5 1/4" x 1 3/4"

Whisper White - for stamping and die cutting (approximately 3" x 3" and 1 1/2" x 1 1/2")
Stampin' Blends - Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake



Thank you for looking in today!  Have a great weekend!

~ Donna


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Friday, June 15, 2018

Casing the Catty with Vases

Isn't it great that our catalog has so many great examples of cards and projects?  It is especially nice when my brain can't come up with an idea! 

So today, I'm going to CASE a card from page 45 in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog.  Today's card was designed using the Varied Vases Bundle.  This bundle contains 34 Photopolymer stamps and a punch for three vases, one flower and a leaf.  I love punches!

My Recipe:
Pineapple Punch (cardstock, not a punch!) 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Grapefruit Grove - 3 3/8" x 3"
Whisper White - 3 1/4" x 2 7/8"
Whisper White scraps for stamping and punching
Embossing Folder - Petal Burst

Stamps - Varied Vases
Ink - Blackberry Bliss, Lemon Lime Twist, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink

Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon - criss-crossed behind the Grapefruit Grove
Faceted Dots


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

~ Donna

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Paper Piecing Vases

How about some Paper Piecing?  You know, the first time I saw that on someone's blog, I thought it said Paper Piercing - you know, like poking holes in something.  I couldn't for the life of me see any holes poked anywhere, so I read it more carefully and realized it was PIECING...  ha ha ha!  Have you ever done that?  So embarrassing... and yet, here I am sharing it with you! 


The Varied Vases Bundle is so much fun to use and the possibilities are endless.  Today I stamped the vases onto the base piece of paper and then added the flowers and leaves.  To get your vases nice and straight - line them up on your grid paper - stamp side down.


This way you can simply place your clear block over the stamps and they are ready to ink up and stamp.


Recipe:
Whisper White Thick - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Lovely Lipstick - 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White - 5" x 3 3/4"

Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper - stamped and punched with Varied Vases


Stamps:  Varied Vases
Ink: Memento Black
Stampin' Blends: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Calypso Coral


Thank you for looking in today.  Happy Hump Day!

~ Donna


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