Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New Stamps Set and Die Set

November is here. That means a new stamp set and die set from The Stamps Of Life.
tictactoe2play stamp set
And you can NOT have the stamps without the matching dies
Can you say WOOP WOOP!!!
Got mine in the mail today and this is my first easel card
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Great Yard Sale Finds

This past weekend, my baby and I spent the morning riding around looking for a good Yard Sale. Who doesn't love a good find??? I know I do. This is what I found.
Stampin' Up Itty Bitty Buds stamps
Stampin' Up Fresh Cuts stamps
Stampin' Up Summer by the Sea stamps
And a Creative Memories Personal Paper Trimmer
All 4 items were brand NEW and it was only $12 for ALL of it. I am so happy with myself.
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October Fun!!!

It is almost the end of October and I have been having a BLAST with my new Die Hard Club stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life. They are called snowman2build
and the snowman dies
Here are a few cards, tags, and orniments I have done in the past 2 1/2 weeks.
First up, an orniment and a gift tag. 
Flipped for fun. 
What about a drop in snowman???
Look close at this one. Look at the snowman's tie.
It is the butterfly body from Stephanie Barnard's Sizzix butterfly Triplits set. My 11 year old son was looking at the Christmas light card I did last month and told me it also looked like a tie. So I just had to make it into a tie.
For this one...
I cut his body and flattened him down to make him look like he is looking up in the sky.
This one was done using Stampin' Up Sizzix Big Shot Framelits Labels Collection to do the card and writers block.
And no stamp set is safe from being changed by me. With the snowman, I turned it into a stack of pumpkins.
I ran the paper through my Big Shot and only cut half the snowman then trimmed the rest of the unwanted paper off.
Here is one that isn't done yet.
The last card I have to show in this post, has been the most fun. I couldn't stop laughing the whole time I was making it.
I hope you have enjoyed my crazyness as much as I have. Time to go work on more.
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Been Busy In The Craft Room

Here are just some birthday cards I have put together in the past few days.
With a few strips of colorful papers and a heart punch makes cute candles. I have seen a few different cards done like this before, so I thought I would try it. Glad I did.
The next card was done using the ornaments4Christmas Club die set from to make a stand up card. Yes, the balloons were done with an ornament die.
The balloon strings were done with the spiral die from Sizzix Triplits Butterfly die set.
I have seen a few Lego cards, so I wanted to try it, too, but I don't have any small circle dies or punches. So, for this card...
it took some thinking, long and hard thinking. What I ended up with was some small circle cut outs provided by a die that you wouldn't expect.
Tim Holtz On The Edge Steampunk die, the circle in the middle of the gear to the left. 
That's the one. It was just the right size. With these circles, I found the best sizes for the Legos were 3/4in. x 3/4in. and 3/4in. x 1 3/4in.
Inking around the edges made the circles pop just right.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Butterfly Body As What???

Christmas lights!!!
Yes, I used the body of a butterfly from Sizzix Triplits Butterfly set to make Christmas light and made a very easy card.
The stamp in the middle was from The Stamps Of Life ornaments4Christmas stamp set.
I used a scrapbook marker to freehand the strand for the lights and went crazy with it. Turned out better than I thought it would.
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Christmas Card #1


For this card,
I used The Stamps Of Life ornaments4Christmas
and the ornament dies
with some papers and inks I already had in my craft room.
First, I cut white card stock into a 2 1/2x12 in strip and used my score board to score the strip ever 1 5/8in. Then, I accordion folded along the score lines. This gave me way more than I needed, so, I cut the strip to where there was only 3 folds making it 4 layers of paper.
With the largest ornament die, I lined it up on the folded card stock where it looked centered. 
This is where tape comes in good.
Ran it through my WONDERFUL BigShot and got this...
Opps, I stamped one before I took the photo.
I also cut a single ornament to use as a mask to cover the red one and make it look like it is in the front and stamped one on each side in yellow then blue then the black outlines.
I also covered the blue one before I stamped the green one then the black outline.
I cut the tops out of Recollections foul paper...
and it gave me this...
Can you see how the foil paper took on the look of the release holes? LOVE IT!

So, the red ornament has no top because I trimmed the top off and filled it in with black ink because I wanted it to be on it's side. For this, I cut out another ornament and stamped it in red with the black outline and put Zots on the back of it. I also added the tops with Zots.
Very tiny Zots.
Before adding the red ornament, I backed the ornaments with some white card stock and matted it in black.
This is where I found out the yellow ornament was going to be on it's side because when I trimmed it to fit, the top was cut off.

The next thing I did was spend about 20 minutes trying to find what paper I wanted to use. That has always been the time sucker for me. I found some green textured paper for the background and some shinny red paper to make a ribbon strip 1/4in. wide. I took an extra 2in. folded it in half, fish taled it, and added it with a brad.
Time for the sentiment. 
Isn't that cute? I masked the and sign and put it on the other side of joy
and used the snow flake stamp to do the background only to find it was too big for the card face.
So, I did again, trimmed it, matted it in black,
and put Christmas Wishes on the inside of the card.
Now, time for the red ornament.
Now, the card is DONE!!!
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Snow Flake or Ferris Wheel

Yes...I say both.

I am talking about my new stamp set, ornaments4Christmas by The Stamps Of Life.
This is the snow flake I am talking about. When I first saw it, I thought it looked like a ferris wheel.
Can you see it?
What about now???
It was fun and easy. First, I used the back of the stamp to stamp in blue.
(The back of the stamp can also be a gear...sweet)
Then, I cleaned it, turned it over, lined it up, and stamped it in red.
Now comes the marker and the "Not so know how" drawing...LOL
I think it is just too cute.

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