Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A sweet note from my niece

Even though I rarely get to see her, I happen to know that my 9 year old niece loves crafty things. So during our visit with them, after school, on a couple of days we made some cards.  I pulled out my most recent Paper Pumpkin sets, showed her the videos on them and set her loose with the supplies.  She had so much fun and made her own adaptions to the projects.

I completely failed to take a picture of her with her creations. 

Yesterday when she stopped by after school she handed me a note and said I should open it when she wasn't there.  It makes me smile and I wanted to share this with you!

I decided to give her a subscription to Paper Pumpkin and she cannot wait!  I also ordered her a few other basic supplies.  While I will not be there to see her face light up when she gets the supplies I know she will love them.

Thanks for letting me share this with you.  I hope you take some time to share your creativity and make someone smile!

Don't forget that the new Stampin' Up! Catalog was just released.  I would love to be your source for the great Stampin' Up! supplies that I love and use.  You can shop 24/7 from my online store. Be sure to use my June host code, B67N93B7!for orders of less than $150


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

You are the Greatest Dad Card

Traveling in an RV poses frustrations for me when it comes to card making.  Little or no WiFi, small space,  I don't get to completely choose the time I can create and for this one the lighting wasn't great.  I see that my greeting is a little wonky, but it is what it is and I have a feeling my dad will not notice.  So with that...

I got to play with some stamp sets from the just released 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog.

I started by stamping the woodgrain in the new set Gallery Grunge in Soft Suede, stamping off once so I was using a "second generation" image.  On top of that I stamped the larger circle from the new set Swirly Frames in Early Espresso ink, stamping it twice again without reinking.  

I don't have all my stamps with me and didn't have the straight forward "happy father's day" stamp I might have chosen so I grabbed another new set, Tropical Chic.  It seemed like an unlikely set to use for Father's Day, but it worked!  Luckily I have in my supplies a favorite returning set, Labeler Alphabet to add the word "Dad".  I have two of the Labeler Alphabet set which makes it easier when I need multiple letters at once.

The greeting is stamped using Early Espresso, the word "Dad" is on a strip of Very Vanilla and popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals

I added some more second generation stamping using the little line image from yet another new set, Artisan Textures. Then finished it off with some copper sequins from the Metallic Sequin Assortment and some loops of my favorite Copper Metallic Thread

My card base and top layer are Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock and there is a layer of Early Espresso between those layers. I hope my Dad will like it and won't notice the wonky greeting.

I would love to be your source for the great Stampin' Up! supplies that I love and use.  You can shop 24/7 from my online store. Be sure to use my June host code, B67N93B7!

Thanks for looking and happy stampin!