Stampin Up! Saturday — Honey Bees

Hello to you!  I hope you are enjoying this weather.  Lucky for me, the marina is open so Al and I will be taking the boat out this weekend (can you believe last weekend was freezing cold?).  We are going to enjoy Chinese food with a glass of wine while watching the sunset.

I love the Stampn Up! set called Honey Bee.  I was sold on it after my Demo used it one of her classes.  At first I didn’t like anything from the recent mini, but once I played with this set, I was sold!  I’m usually a bright-colour girl, but I fell in love with this card on Pinterest.  I do love vintage cards, but I struggle with them.

So, tell me about your COVID weekend.  Ontario is still under stage 1.  What stage are you at?

Have a nice weekend.

PAPER:  Vanilla and Crumb Cake

INK: Crumb Cake and Smokey Slate

STAMPS:  Stampin Up! and Impression Obsession.

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Posted on : Jun 06 2020
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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers.

 

Supplies

  • Messages for Mom, SU stamp set
  • SU designer paper:  Lily Impressions
  • Ink:  Old Olive and Highland Heather

Have a nice day.  Thanks for visiting!


Posted on : May 10 2020
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Happy Birthday

Howdy folks!

This is one of my favourite cards that I made at a Stampn’ Up! card class, using Peaceful Moments bundle.  The designer paper is laid in a totally unique direction–cut into strips and layered in a random, and crooked, direction.

Supplies

  • Peaceful Moments Bundle
  • Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive
  • Designer Papers:  Peaceful Poppies and Golden Honey Specialty DP

Have a terrific weekend!


Posted on : Apr 25 2020
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Honey Bee

As a lover of Stampn’ Up! I attend a monthly card class, locally, with Mary Beth Phillips.  Recently, we made this adorable card using Honey Bee stamp and die set.  I just couldn’t resist this set once I used it, so it is now part of my permanent collection.

Have a fabulous weekend!


Posted on : Apr 18 2020
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CASE’n Myself

This year I am focusing on making cards that I am in need of:  sympathy, masculine, thank you and thinking of you.  Most of my cards seem to be birthday.

I have old Stampn’ Up! stamps on wood blocks that I just can’t part with.  Thoughts and Prayers is just one of those sets.

Here I mounted my sentiment on Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo and matted the card with Blackberry Bliss.  Funny story about this colour.  I thoroughly love this colour and ordered six packs when it was set to “retire” from the in-colours.  Well, wasn’t I surprised when it came out as a permanent colour in the next catalogue.

Using Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, and Old Olive, I coloured my stamp and “huffed” on it to add moisture so I could stamp it out with good results.

It isn’t unusual for me to make 8 cards at one time when I’m working on a design.  The hard work is coming up with a design and since I’m pulling out all the colours I need, it only makes sense to make multiples.

I decided to CASE an old card, from many years ago, that I see time and time again on Pinterest.  It’s wildly popular–LOL.  It just seems “old” to me.  Here is the card that I CASE’d.

Back in the day, most of my cards were 5″ x 5″, or larger, but since I’m sending out a large number of cards, I scale everything down to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ inches (A2).

I’d love to see you do a CASE using one of your older cards.  If you do, please leave me a message with your link, and I’d be happy to leave a comment.

Get Creative!


Posted on : Apr 11 2020
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – A little R&R

Hello folks!

 

Today’s card was made at one of my SU card classes.  I was thrilled to learn a great technique for splattering water over an image.  All we had to do was dip our hands into a glass of water and flick the water drops.  Cool, eh?!  Thanks Mary Beth.

Have a terrific weekend!


Posted on : Apr 09 2020
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Stampin’ Up Saturday – Sense of Time

Hello folks!

My goal is to make more sympathy and masculine cards this year.  This particular card is for a dear friend who celebrates his birthday in June.  I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of rushing to make a card at the last moment.

If you are a regular reader, you may have noticed that I like to make 3-D cards.  The tutorial I follow to make this easel card can be found on the following sites:

Photos:  Splitcoaststampers

Photos: Card making magic

Video: Splitcoaststampers

Video:  You Tube

 

PRODUCTS USED:

Cardstock:  Old Olive, Rust, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso

Ink:  Old Olive, Dusty Durango, Momento Brown

Embellishments:  Cogs and Wheels

Stamps:  SU Sense of Time, Mark’s Finest Papers

 


Posted on : Jan 11 2020
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Night in Bethlehem

Hello fellow stampers!  The Christmas season will soon be upon us, and I have started making my cards.  This year I am making 10 of each design.  Normally I make 50 of one design, but I have gorgeous Christmas dies and stamps that I want to use.  I’ve had this SU set for a couple of years and this is the first time I used it.  There are so many pretty cards out there using Stampin’ Ups! Night in Bethlehem stamps and dies.

All I can say is, oh my goodness, it’s already November.  That’s when I get in panic mode and put the push to make pretty paper purses to hold small gifts, but this year I’m going to try a new card/gift box holder.  If I’m successful, I will post it.  Now a dear friend, Patti Gilliam is the queen of all thinks folded.  You can visit Patti’s blog Cherish Each Precious Day.

Have a great weekend!


Posted on : Nov 09 2019
Posted under cards, Christmas, Stampin Up |

Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Tags

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  Well, in my house anyways.  Christmas shopping is done and now I’ve moved onto making my tags.  Believe it or not I spent 8 solid hours making my layered tags, using Stampn Ups Tags and Tidings stamp and die set.  As you can imagine, I was plum worn out after 8 straight hours and spent the rest of the day outside of my studio.

This is the first year I actually made my own tags, and completing 50 will do me for a couple of years.

Do you make your own tags?


Posted on : Oct 05 2019
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Stampn’ Up Saturday

Hello fellow stampers!  When my work schedule permits me to attend a Stampn’ Up card class with Mary Beth Phillips, I jump at the opportunity.  We always have fun in our little group filling the room with laughter and swapping of stories and maybe a little teasing here and there.

I enjoy our class because it gives us the opportunity to use products or stamps we might not otherwise use.

Today my girlfriend of 4y years (we went to school with each other in grade five through highschool and remaind friends) and her partner are coming over for a visit.  Al and I are going to take them to a winery and brewery and then go back to my place for a long night of chatter.

What plans do you have this weekend?

 


Posted on : Aug 24 2019
Posted under cards, Stampin Up, Sunflowers and Dragonflies |

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