Friday, February 22, 2019

Celebrate Paper Pumpkin's Birthday With Me!


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About the March Kit and FREE stamp set
We don’t want to give away too much, but here’s a little bit about the March kit you can look forward to! 

Because it’s our birthday, we decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!
  • The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
  • Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
  • This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
  • The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

Order Now and redeem the code you receive in your email by 3-10-19 to receive the March kit!

February Workshop Thank You

It occured to me I haven't shared this months thank you notes for our February workshop.  Clean and very simple and oh so pretty with the fabulous Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets that until recently were part of Sale-a-Bration.  Sadly, they are all gone and we still have a month to go!

Thankfully, there are some lovely 2nd Release Sale-a-bration items you can see HERE.

In the meantime, here are the instructions for this one that really can be made with any foil sheets or if you were lucky enough to obtain some of the freebies!


Recipe:
Whisper White Thick card stock 3" x 6", scored and folded at 3"
Basic Black - Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies
Grapefruit Grove - Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies


I used our Multipurpose Adhesive sheets to make them easy to place on the card and on top of each other.  The four smaller butterflies were cut away from the main butterfly which you can use later.


Sentiment comes from Thankful Thoughts.


This paper is just so pretty as they reflect so much color!


Thank you for looking in today!  Happy Friday!

~ Donna

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thank You Grammy

Nike wanted to make a nice thank you for his "Grammy" for helping him get his surgery.  So here is what "we" made.


Recipe:
Daffodil Delight - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Basic Black - 4" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White - 3 3/4" x 5" (embossed with Tufted folder)
Basic Black - 2 1/4" x 3"
Whisper White - 2" x 2 3/4"
Gingham Gala - 1 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Botanical Butterfly DSP - colored with Stampin' Blends

Stamps - Detailed with Love and Happy Tail
Ink - Memento Black


Inside - Nike! 

Thank you for looking in today.  Happy Hump Day!

~ Donna (and Nike)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Happy Birthday Billy - and Nike Update

Monday night I went out to dinner with my oldest son Billy and his wife Danielle for his 37th birthday!  We had a great dinner at Otro Cafe in Phoenix.  We went there last year for my birthday as well.  I always let Billy pick the restaurants because he always has a nice variety of really good places to eat.

The bottom part of this card is cased from Mary Fish using the Well Said Bundle.  I love how the cut out birthday looks.  Thanks Mary for the great idea!



Recipe:
  • Whisper White thick card stock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
  • Night of Navy striped paper from Neutrals 6 x 6 designer series paper - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Whisper White thick card stock - 4 1/4" x 3" 
  • Crushed Curry for behind the Whisper White "birthday"
  • Crushed Curry for cutting the gears from Garage Gears Thinlits Dies



Stamps:
Well Said - Bundled with Thinlits Dies
Hello Cupcake - inside sentiment

Ink:  Memento Black - You could also use Night of Navy


To create the diagonal cut mark the small piece of Whisper White Thick at 1 3/8" on the left side and 2 1/2" on the right side.  Line up the two marks on your Stampin' Up! Trimmer and cut.




Run the piece of Whisper White through the Big Shot using the Magnetic Platform and the "birthday" die from Well Written Framelits.  Keep all the little pieces - you will need them to form the word properly.

There are a couple of ways to put the letters down.  One is to adhere the word birthday down with little dabs of Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then add in the little bits using the Take Your Pick Tool to pick them up and dab a bit of glue and adhere to the negative space.  That's what I did with the card that I made.


I wanted to try another way to do this, so I ran the birthday die through the Big Shot, but this time I added the piece of card stock to a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet first, then ran it through the Big Shot.

I took the Piercing Tool from the Take Your Pick Tool and removed the little adhesive backing piece from the "negative space bits", but left them in the die itself.  Then place your piece of color paper behind (I used melon mambo for this test) then place the die, with the letters still inside over the cut out.



Take your Piercing tool and gently push down the bits that will fill the negative space.  Gently lift up to make sure you got them all.  I missed one at first, they are so small.  Next, remove the rest of the adhesive backing piece from behind the lettering and carefully line it up over the bits and gently press it down when you are SURE it is in the right position. 


Save the "birthday" cut out to use elsewhere on another project.



Nike Update:

Nike had his bandage and pain patch removed today.  He was like a new dog when he came out without the bandage. He was so happy and wiggly!  He's clear to walk on it, but we can't let him run, though I don't think he would just yet, he's still pretty slow and he can't lick it.  So far so good.  

He still has he pain meds to take and an antibiotic to finish, but we're on the road to healing.  Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for this fuzzy little guy. 



The sun is a bit bright outside!

Here he is snuggled up with Dad.


Happy Tuesday!

~ Donna


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Monday, February 18, 2019

Just Fur You

Quick post as my computer is acting sluggish.

Today we go to the Vet for a follow up and bandage change for Nike, so I wanted to make a little something for those who help take care of him.

These are leftovers from the January Paper Pumpkin kit along with Happy Tails Bundle and Thoughtful Thanks.


I stamped the dog with Crushed Curry onto Crumb Cake, gave him a Call Me Clover collar, even though Nike wears a harness (it's still green) and filled the treat packs with Hershey Kisses and Dove Candies.

Thank you for looking in and for all the well wishes and thoughts for Nike.  

Happy Monday!  (and it is, because it is a holiday - no work!  Yayyy!)  Happy President's Day!

~ Donna

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Climbing Roses

Roses, such beautiful flowers and such an important part of my life in more ways than the flowers we love.  If you are a regular follower of my blog, you'll know that a little less than a year ago I was contacted by an Aunt I never knew about, the sister to my birth Mother.  Exciting times for sure.  

There are so many coincidences about my adopted life and my birth Mom, but one of the favorites is the name Rose.  My Mom that I was raised by and cherish with all my heart had the middle name of Rose.  My middle name is Ann after another Aunt I had growing up.  If I'd had a little girl (I had two charming boys instead - one who is celebrating his 37th birthday today!), I had planned to have her be Roseann.  My birth Mother... get this... is named Rosanne.  How great is that?

So, when I saw this stamp set in the Occasions Catalog, I knew I would be loving it and wishing I could send a card to each of my Moms.  I think of both of them, every day, so how perfect is this sentiment?



Recipe:
Lovely Lipstick - 4 1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 5 1/2"
Whisper White - 4" x 5 1/4" - run through the Subtle Folder (both directions)
All My Love Designer Series Paper - 4" x 1 1/2"
Whisper White for sentiment, roses and trellis


Stamps:  Climbing Roses (Bundle)
Ink:  VersaMark, Lovely Lipstick, Mint Macaron
Gold Embossing Powder

I stamped the roses with VersaMark and then added Gold Embossing Powder and set it with my Heat Gun.  I did the same with the sentiment.  I stamped a small rose and leaf also to color and put inside the card.

Using the Blender Pen I colored the roses with Lovely Lipstick and Mint Macaron for the leaves.  



Look closely at the Whisper White.  I embossed the Whisper White layer with the Subtle Embossing Folder then turned it and embossed it again so the lines go both ways.



I colored the Rhinestones with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends.  Look how pretty they shine in the light.  You could use Lovely Lipstick instead, of course, but my Cherry Cobbler was within reach.


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

~ Donna


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