Sunday, July 1, 2018

We Create Celebrations Blog Hop

When I think about celebrations, especially this time of year I think about the 4th of July and also in the state of Utah we celebrate the 24th of July when the Mormon Pioneers came to settle this beautiful valley.  July is just one big party in Utah.  There are lots of parades and community activities going on all the time.

My card is along that theme of parades and the 4th of July.  Who remembers decorating their bikes to ride in the parade?  Streamers of crepe paper weaved in and out of bicycle spokes  sparkly handle bars, balloons and... TAFFY that was thrown from the floats.  Such a fun time.  

This is the inside...

And who doesn't like salt water taffy, which is made right here Salt Lake City.  The Bear Lake Raspberry flavor is my favorite!!! Accompanied with your favorite soft drink.  Sounds like a good treat to me.

Stamp Sets - Bike Ride, Thoughtful Banners, One for all, Stitched all Around
Ink - Real Red, Memento Black, Blueberry Bushel, Incolor 2018-2020 markers
Paper, Real Red, Night of Navy, Silver Glitter DSP, 
Extras - Balloon Punch, Stitched labels framelits, Build a Bike dies,  gold thread, Subtle EF
Hop on over to Kims to see what she has created.


Friday, June 1, 2018

We Create Masculine Cards Blog Hop

My husband and I just returned from a trip to the Oregon Coast.   What is it about the ocean that provides such a respite from the daily cares and tasks that we seem to let consume us.   This shot was taken early morning at Cannon Beach.  Oliver (the dog) and I had some great walks.  

Image result for jam packed tillamook ice cream cone We also had Tillmook ice cream almost everyday.  What can I say, it was only 2.88 at the grocery store for a quart.  And - I was on vacation.  One of my favorites turned out to be Jam Packed Sugar Cookie.  The ice cream was a plum jam swirl with chunks of sugar cookie.  SOOO tasty.

Masculine cards are always a challenge to me.  Usually I like to find funny sayings or sarcastic humor to create cards for the guys in my family.  That being said, Stampin UP has great stamps, but I never seem to connect with my style for manly cards. This is my attempt...although my Dad has passed from this life, we sure did enjoy his BBQ.

My goal was to not create a boring card - same old same old.  What can you really do with an apron???  And...have it be original and funs.  The Apron set and coordinating dies are sooo cute and provide a way to do masculine and feminine cards.  Lets see if my creation translates to not boring but fun.

Stamps - Aprons of Love and coordinating die
Sunburst EF
I added black stitiching down the white stip, but didn't like it so I covered it with some Silver cord for embellishment. Silver foil paper was used for the grill tools.

Hop on over to Jeanna's and check out her creations.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

We Create Blog Hop - Feminine Cards

Feminine type cards are some of the easiest for me - although there is a bit of tomboy in me...I am a girly girl through and through.  
I chose to use Falling Flowers with their coordinating dies May Flowers.
The card is a gatefold which can be achieved by scoring at 2.75 on each side
I embossed the flaps using the Oh My Stars embossing folder
I then stamped in versamark and used white embossing flower and heat embossed several of the images from the stamp set.
I colored them in with a blender pen using Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Dapper Denim.  
I popped some of the images up with dimensionals and created the layout.
The sentiment is from Eastern Beauty stamped in Dapper Denim
I used leftovers to accent the inside.  I love being able to tie in the outside with a sentiment and images inside.

Pop on over to Lynnz  crafters to see what great project she has for you.


Sunday, April 1, 2018

We Create Blog Hop - Signs of Spring

Happy Easter Everyone.
Hop on over to Kims to see what wonderful things she has created.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

We Create Blog Hop on the Waterfront

March!  We have made it through the worst of winter. (hopefully)  The little crocus are popping up despite the recent snow storms.  A sure sign that spring is coming.  In like a lion with the snowstorm this weekend.  We are supposed to get up to 8 in.

I am playing with the waterfront set that is in the Occasions Catalog.  If you don't have this set... go get it.  It works for masculine, sympathy, thanks, frienship.  It is not frufru but just a classic stamp set.  I would put this right up there with lovely as a tree.

This card was designed for a super good friend of mine.  Needed reminding how much he is appreciated.  I love how easy it is to lay out and fix errors.

The next card with the same stamp set, different color combo has created an entirely different scene.  I consulted my island guru - my husband who spend 2 years in the micronesia islands for color tips and layout.

Hop on over to Kim's site to see what creations she has come up with.


Monday, January 1, 2018

We Create Blog Hop

This week has been so busy...I almost wish I had taken the time off of work, to relax and enjoy the holidays.  Bu we all know when you take time off of work that you have to play catch up when you get back.  I did take a little time to play with my paper and stamps.  I had a friend whose mother passed away this week and a niece with a birthday.
The first card I did was with a sympathy card in mind.  I used the tutorial shown by Jackie Bultje.  You ink the embossing folder  with soft suede, accent it with night of navy and stamped the tree from Lovely as a tree in garden green.  You then run he birch tree embossing folder through the big shot.  This is the result.  Everyone you do is slightly different.

The second card uses a stencil and the emobssing paste.  I glittered it and let it dry. And yes, as careful and I can be, I will have glitter hanging around in time for the new years party.   I popped up the cupcake with the banner die tht comes as a companion to the stamp set.  I love how the dies cut perfectly around each image.

Hop on over to Jeanna's blog and check out her creations.


Friday, December 1, 2017

December We Create Blog Hop

Do you ever feel like you constantly operate in crisis mode because you can't keep up.  Time does not seem to slow down for anyone.  EXCEPT on Friday afternoon from 2-3 pm when you are stuck at work and anxious for the weekend.  My Thanksgiving weekend was fabulous and now I am playing catch up with the addition of my yearly seasonal cold shared with my by none other than my sweet hubby.   Once again I find myself racing to finish my blogpost.

Stampin Up has so many great holdiay stamps, papers and embellishments it was hard to choose.

I have seen this ornament all over the internet and had to give it a try.  I am going to use these as embellishments on my gift bags for Christmas.  The receiver can turn around and use it as a tree ornament.  Here is the link I used for the instructions Carrie Rhoades Woven Star

Another stamp set I had to play with was a new one from the occasions catalog called Smitten Mittens.  Yes I was smitten
The sentiment and the holly came from the Hang your Stocking set.
Hop on over to Jeanna's and see what creations she has made.