Beautiful Mandala

Hello folks!  Hope you’re week is off to a good start.  My, has it cooled off, eh?!  Sitting at a bonfire over the weekend was cold.

 

I’ve been having a lot of fun stamping over the last couple of weeks.  This set was enjoyable to make, and will be a nice addition to the package of cards that I am making for a friend for Christmas. I plan to make coordinating envelopes for all 30 cards that I am including into my gift set.

Beautiful Mandala looks so pretty heat embossed.  It’s as delicate as a doily.

The details for each card is listed below, so that you can recreate your own cards.

Card 1

Distress Oxides:  Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron were blended on background

Stamped using SU Pretty Peacock and white embossing powder.

 

Card 2

Distress Oxides:  Twisted Citron and Picked Raspberry were blended on background.

Stamped using SU Melon Mambo and white embossing powder.

 

Card 3

Distress Oxides:  Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet.

Stamped using SU Gorgeous Grape and white embossing powder.

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Posted on : Sep 22 2020
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Hello

Hello folks!  Have you been enjoying the cooler temperatures this week?  Ahhh, so nice.  Living in Southern Ontario, one isn’t used to such a dry, hot summer.  This beautiful summer was a write-off with having to wear my boot cast for 8 weeks.  The cast is now off and I’m going to be starting physiotherapy soon.  No more tripping in pot holes for me!  LOL.

I really like circle stamps, and Modern Circles set of 9, is a fun one to stamp with.  There are so many possibilities.  I encourage you to click on Modern Circles set of 9, to see all the samples from the Design Team.  This set has been popular with us because it is so versatile and can be used for any occasion. Paired with the Circles, is “Hello” from Five Fab Phrases set of 10.  Once again, I encourage you to click on the Five Fab Phrases to see more examples of how the phrases have been used.

Have a great rest of your week!  Thanks for stopping by.

 

 


Posted on : Sep 17 2020
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Dueling Darlings – A Roaring Good Time

 

It’s the 15th of the month and time for another duel between the Divas and Dazzlers.  This month Heather is hosting the Diva’s and I am hosting the Dazzlers.  It’s so much fun.

This month we have an extra special treat for you.  Stamps, from CC Designs, has a stamp set for men of the twenties, and a stamp set of women of the twenties.  Heather and I thought it would be fun if I placed a 20’s man in my kit and she place a 20’s lady in her kit.

The 1920s in the United States, called “roaring” because of the exuberant, freewheeling popular culture of the decade. The Roaring Twenties was a time when many people defied Prohibition, indulged in new styles of dancing and dressing, and rejected many traditional moral standards

Let’s see what the rest of the team did:

 

Dazzlers:

Terry S
Darlene
Jeanette

Beth (me)
Shelly
Terry L
Tracie
Debby B

Divas

Kelly
Barb
Carol
Judy
Heather
LJ
Suzy
Tami


Posted on : Sep 15 2020
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A Heart Without Dreams

Stamp:  Heart Without Dreams

Hi there!  Here in Southern Ontario, we are enjoying nice cool temperatures this week.  Quite the change from last week, but we’ve been told to expect the weather to get warmer again next week.  I hope everyone enjoyed Labour Day weekend.  Al worked this weekend, so I spent a lot of time in my stamp room getting creative.  Can you believe I’m working on Christmas cards?  Those will be posted next month.  Let’s enjoy summer a little longer.

I got to spend time with my daughter and granddaughter over the weekend.  I don’t get to see them much because they live 8 hours away.  Miss Charlotte is three years old, and I was so surprised to see a recent video of her riding her bicycle for the first time without training weeks.  She isn’t 3 1/2 yet.  Go Charlotte!!

 

Now onto my card.  I cut a piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ white cardstock twice.  One is for my background and one is for stamping/embossing.  Next, I cut my stamp into two pieces, so I could stamp my feathers out.  Gasp, cutting apart stamps?  Is that even legal?  I used to think that stamps should never be cut, but now I realize that stamps can be used in a number of ways if they are cut.

Using Pretty Peacock and Dusty Durango inks, I stamped the feather in a variety of directions.  I heat embossed one feather with gold embossing powder.  Next, I trimmed the decorated cardstock to 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  A mat was added using Cinnamon Cider.    The sentiment was stamped out in Dusty Durango.

Have a great week!


Posted on : Sep 08 2020
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Technique Junkies September New Release and Sale

 

Boo!  Now that I have your attention let me tell you about the spooky details of Technique Junkies’ new release.  As always, newly released stamps are 15% off and if you use my code TJ10Beth, an additional 10% off will be applied, for a total of 25% off.  I have two cards to share with you, so please scroll down for a spooktasticular card.

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My card a A2 size (4 1/2″ x 5 1/4″).  I cut a 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of white cardstock and sponged SU Daffodil Delight onto the centre of the card, then sponged with Dusty Durango.  Edges were distressed and black ink was sponged on.  Using Little Checkerboard, I stamped it out on  3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ Cajun Craze cardstock.  Little Checkerboard was stamped out only once so it has the appearance of being distressed.  No clean lines here–LOL.    Finally, I glued all the pieces together, tilted the Little Checkerboard and added black sequins, orange and white twine, and a button.

Stamps

Witch Switch

Little Checkerboard

 

My card is an A2 size, as above.  Using a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock, I sponged on SU Daffodil Delight, Pumpking Pie and Gorgeous Grape in a sweeping back-and-forth motion.  When I was happy with the amount of colour, I lightly wisped some of the colour upwards into the previous colour for a nice blended look.  Next, I took a piece of sponge and using  black VersaFine, I sponged around the entire card.  Where the colour changes took place, I added black ink horizontally.  Wicked Halloween was stamped out, using my Misti, along the very top.  Jack-o-Lantern Border was stamped 2 1/2″ from the top of the card.  To keep with the silhouette feel from the Jack-Lantern Border, I die cut the fence and grass in black cardstock.

Stamps

Jack-o-Lantern Border

Wicked Halloween

 

Be sure to check out the list below for some sweet inspiration from our Design Team!

Beth Norman-Roberts – me

 


Posted on : Sep 01 2020
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Best Wishes

As many of you know, I was in a boot cast for my broken ankle.  Can you believe that I nearly fell in a pot hole again, wearing my boot cast?  Gosh, I have to be so careful.  Judy Jackson, from the Technique Junkies DT sent me this get well card.  I love TJ’s nautical stamps.

Aimeslee Winans sent me a Get Well card.  She has become a friend through blogging.  The one thing I love about blogging is the friendships that one makes.

Thank you for stopping by.


Posted on : Aug 29 2020
Posted under cards |

Slimline Card with a Twist

 

Stamps:

Gnomies Forever, Set of 11

Fairy Garden, Set of 10

 


Posted on : Aug 25 2020
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Mystery Stamping Hour with The Serene Stamper

Hello fellow stampers!

Recently, Tina Zinck, of the Serene Stamper, had a mystery stamping hour.  I really enjoyed myself.  We all shared our cards and it was so much fun to see what everyone’s card looked like.  Silly me, I totally forgot to colour my image to coordinate with the paper.  Naughty me.

A co-worker is retiring at work, so I made a card that all of the co-workers can sign.

Hope your weekend is off to a great start!

SU Stamp:  On To Adventure

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Posted on : Aug 22 2020
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DDD – Dueling Darlings Turns 10

 

Yes, you heard right.  Dueling darlings turns 10 this year.  It’s been two years since I joined the dueling divas and dazzlers.  To mix things up our hostesses for August, Kelly and Jeanette, and the founders of the group, have decided to randomly place players on the same, or different teams.  Even Kelly, who sent out my package, didn’t know who was on what dueling team.  I remained on the Dazzler side and have TICKET #509794 to be entered into a contest.

Some of us participated in on-line behind-the-scenes games and contests this month.

I was overwhelmed by this month’s kit.  There was so much to use that I am going to make a second POP-UP BOX card.  I coloured my cute image with Copic and pencil crayons and adding a little bit of bling onto the celebration cake.   Doesn’t it just look yummy?

I had balloon dies and cut out four balloons with the paper from the kit, and embellished with ribbon.

Because I live in Canada and Kelly had to send through Customs (most of us know how slow customs is since COVID), I only had three days to create a card.  Working full time, it gave me a small amount of creativity time.  I want to add more dies to this box and will repost when I do.

 

I hope you like what I came up with.  I encourage you to see what the other ladies did with their kits.  Thanks for stopping by.

Kelly
Barb
Carol
Judy
Heather
LJ
Suzy
Tami
Terry S
Darlene
Jeanette
Beth
Shelly
Terry L
Tracie
Debby B

Posted on : Aug 15 2020
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Love makes our friends a little dearer

 

Today I created a fast card using Circular Vines and Love, Faith and Peace, Set of 10.  What I love about this stamp set is that you can arrange the sentiments in so many different ways.  First, I picked the word Love and paired it with makes our friends a little dearer.  These are two different stamps, so interchanging the sentiment with the large word can make many possible sentiments.  With 10 stamps to work with, there are many possibilities.

Taking direction from my friend Heidi, of My Little Stamping Blog, I changed things up a bit by using stamps instead of stencil.

For my card, I tore computer paper, layed it over the background, then stamped Circular Vines over top in Old Olive.  Then using blending brushes, I lightly sponged along the edges of the torn paper.  Next, I stamped out two stamps from Five Fab Phrases, Set of 10.

Finished things off with sequins.  Who doesn’t love a little sparkle in their life?

Have a great day!


Posted on : Aug 11 2020
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