Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy Stampers Holiday Catalog 2014 Blog Hop...and Blog Candy too!

The Holiday Catalog goes live today!  So hop along with the Happy Stampers Holiday Catalog Blog Hop.  There is sure to be lots of Holiday inspiration.  I've chosen a Thanksgiving theme for my first card today.  The first one above was my first use of Washi Tape.  I wonder why it took me so long.  It was just the right touch.  I've used the Fall Fest Stamp set along with the matching Fun Fall Framelits Dies, and the gorgeous Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape.

My next card share today is a little off the stamping path for me!  But I couldn't resist - I just love those shoes!  I've used the Tee Hee Hee stamp set and the Motley Monsters DSP.  I hope you like my cards.

And now for the Blog Candy.......please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my cards today.  I'll choose a random recipient to win some Early Espresso Embossing Powder and a package of Essentials Wooden Elements (32 pieces). I will announce the winner on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.

(Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but I am only able to ship the blog candy items to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.)

You may have arrived here from "Stamping With Kristi"  If not you can visit her blog by clicking on the "back" arrow below. 

Hop on forward to visit "Stamping With Sandi"

And here's the list of all the super talented Happy Stampers blogging today.  Click on the name to take you there.

Amy Koenders
Marian Anderson
Trude Thoman
Kristi Gray
Denise Melia    You are here!
Sandi MacIver
Heather Van Looy

Thanks for visiting today.  Enjoy the hop and don't forget to leave me a comment!


Monday, August 11, 2014

You Mean the World to Me!

I made this card for my son's birthday.  Hard to believe he turned 47!!! last month.  Yikes, these kids grow up so  The photo above also shows the inside panel before I adhered and wrote all the mushy stuff.  I saw this card on Pinterest and thought it would make a great card for him.  The sentiment on the front of the card is from a retired SU set called Word Play.  The globe is from the fabulous Traveler set!  Love that set.  And the inside sentiment is from On Your Birthday (ret).  He doesn't live close to me so this card had to go in the mail.  No extra postage required. 

Thanks for visiting today.  Happy Stamping!


Friday, August 8, 2014

By the Tide

This is another card we made at our weekly stamping day.  Mr. Lobster was heat embossed with Calypso Coral embossing powder.  The sea grass was stamped three times with Coastal Cabana, stamping off after each impression.  Mr. Lobster was stamped over the center sea grass image.  Linen thread and a button I colored with my new Blendability marker finished off the card. I added two tiny pearls to the center of the button.


Stamps:  By the Tide
CS:  Whisper White
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Versa Mark
Other:  Linen thread, Designer Very Vintage Button colored with Coastal Cabana Blendie, Calypso Coral embossing powder, Basic Pearls

Thanks for visiting today.  Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Wetlands Work of Art!

I saw this card on Pinterest for inspiration.  This is my take on it.  The Work of Art and the Wetlands stamp sets are two of my favorite Stampin Up stamp sets.  The possibilities are endless!  This is the card we made last week.  My friends Nancy from Nanny's Pansy Patch and Martha who visits her family here in PA every summer come over here once a week during the summer months for some stamping fun.  If you notice there is a little "Gorgeous Grunge" on this card too.  Can't tell you how much I love that set!  Martha plans to make multiples of this card to earn money for charity. She suggested using a sea shell in place of the button.  Great idea!  And now thanks to Martha, Nancy and I have some sea shells to use in the future.  This card is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.


Stamps:  Wetlands, Work of Art, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Marina Mist, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso
CS:  Wh. White, Marina Mist, Baked Brown Sugar
Other:  Linen Thread, Neutrals Collection Button

Have a great day and Happy Stamping!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Traveler Meets the World

I knew the minute I saw the Traveler stamp set I had to have it!  The images have a vintage feel and would make great retirement cards or "Bon Voyage" cards as I've done here.  I also plan to use the Traveler set to scrapbook some of my own vacation trips!   This card is pretty straight forward.  It's 5 1/4" sq.  The main technique is masking.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  I hope you like it too.


Stamps:  Traveler, World Map, Life's Adventure (SU Hostess set 2014/15)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Lost Lagoon
Other:  Circle Framelits (for the mask), Candy Dots, Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits,
Ribbon: Natural Chevron Ribbon, Lost Lagoon Stiched Satin Ribbon

Thanks for stopping in today!