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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Sassy Stampers - July 2022 - Christmas in July!

Yesterday was Sassy Stampers stamp camp - Christmas in July! Here's the card the campers made at my table:
This was a fun and easy card to make. The card base is Evening Evergreen with a layer of Real Red and then a piece of dsp from the Painted Christmas dsp pack. I cut one of the dies from the Holly Berry Dies in Real Red and added a sentiment in Basic White die cut from the same die set with a sentiment stamped in Evening Evergreen from the Leaves of Holly stamp set. Fun, fun, fun! The campers all seemed to enjoy making the card and a grand time was had by all.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Crazy Card Chics - June 2022

It's that time again - time for another card kit camp with the gals from Crazy 
Card Chics. Here is my card:
This was a fun card to make. The card base is Granny Apple Green with a layer to Daffodil Delight. Layered on that is a piece of dsp from the Awash in Beauty pack of papers. The dsp is embossed using the Pretty Flowers embossing folder. The background layer on the sentiment is punched using the new Lasting Label punch. The sentiment is computer generated and the campers will have a choice of Happy Birthday, Get Well Soon, Thinking of You and Thank You. The inside is computer generated and just has a bunch of flowers on it with room to put your own thoughts. I hope the campers like it!

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Monday, June 13, 2022

Stamp Camp North - June 2022

Well Stamp Camp North has come and gone and I haven't shared my card yet. So, here it is:
This is a direct case from a card I found on the internet here. I have a bunch of this retired dsp (Expressions in Ink) and also a ton of the Just Jade cardstock that has also been retired. I decided it was time to use some of it up! I fell in love with her design and decided to use this card as my card for the campers to create. The "hello" sentiment is from the Biggest Wish stamp set and the campers could put anything they wanted on the inside. This card layout could be altered to fit any kind of cardstock or dsp. 

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

New Catalog Card Swap

With the arrival of the new Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up! there is (naturally) a card swap organized by our own Cathy Hansen. Here is my entry for this fun swap:
I was influenced by a card I saw on the web (by Bobbie Erb Matthews) and made just a few modifications. The card base and embossed layer (Pretty Flowers) are Basic White. The paper is Hues of Happiness designer series paper and the sentiment is from Lovely You. I layered the dsp pieces on Basic Black as well as the sentiment and added some Matte Black dots. The flower and leaf are die cut from the Hues of Happiness dsp. 

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Sassy Stampers - June 4, 2022

It's coming around again, the Sassy Stampers stamp camp in Longmont, Colorado. This month is our crafters garage sale with lots and lots of retired merchandise and craft supplies for sale. Here is what the ladies will be making at my table this month:
I am totally in love with the new Hues of Happiness dsp and the Happiness Abounds stamp set! The card is a gatefold card and the card base is Gorgeous Grape. The dsp panels are from the Hues of Happiness dsp and the circles were cut using the Layering Circles dies. The stamps are from the Happiness Abounds stamp set and the gems are from the Glossy Dots Assortment. I hope the campers love this as much as I do! Here are the details about this camp:
Be sure to get signed up early!

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Crazy Card Chics - May 2022

It's nearly time for another card kit camp! There is still time to sign up to get these wonderful kits and I will put the information below. Here's my card:
The stamp is from Unity and is called Every Day Be Happy. Fun stamp! I used Basic Black, Basic White and Poppy Parade card stock and Pattern Party dsp. Sentiment layers were cut using Layering Squares dies. Fun and easy card! Here's the information on this camp:
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Monday, May 9, 2022

Oops - Changed my Mind!

I decided to bump this up a notch and will be doing this card instead:
I am so in love with this paper! Lots and lots of possibilities here since I have a bit of a stash of it! Campers can choose a selection of options for the inside.

Again, here's the information on this fun camp (and this month we're having a sale!):

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Mother's Day!

To all the mothers out there:
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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Stamp Camp North - May 2022

Stamp Camp North in May will be an awesome camp. First, we have our semi-annual craft sale starting at 9:00 (believe me you don't want to miss this) and then camp will follow at 10:00. Here is the card the campers will make at my table:
I absolutely love the dsp in the Waves of Inspiration pack. Although not carrying over to the new annual catalog, I managed to snag some packs and hope to use them over the next few months to create some great cards! This card has a Pacific Point card base with a layer of white emossed with the Painted Texture embossing folder. There is a strip of the Waves of Inspiration dsp topped by a die cut from the Scalloped Contours dies stamped using stamps from the Waves of Inspiration stamp set in Pacific Point ink. I wrapped some thread and added some gems from the suite  and called it done! The inside is stamped using Balmy Blue in and uses the wave stamp from Waves of Inspiration and a sentiment.

Here is some information about this awesome camp:
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Monday, April 25, 2022

Sassy Stampers - May 2022

Here is the card the campers will be making at my table:
I am in love with the Oceanfront set and was so happy to see that it is carrying over to the new annual catalog. I used Basic White and Coastal Cabana for my card stock colors and stamped in Coastal Cabana (sky), Bermuda Bay (water) and Crumb Cake (sand). The sentiment and grasses are stamped in Mossy Meadow. Campers will have a choice of Happy Birthday or Happy Father's Day for the inside. The birds are die cut in Basic Black and are from the Waves of Inspiration dies. I will also have this card I made to illustrate how versatile the stamp set is:
Card stock colors are the same but I used a mask and blending brushes to add the color (Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green and Crumb Cake) and then stamped the grasses and sentiment in Mossy Meadow. The birds are from the Let's Set Sail stamp set and are stamped in Basic Gray. This is such a fun set and presents so many possibilities! Here is the information about this fun camp:
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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Waves of Inspiration

SU  recently introduced a new collection of products. There is a great package of paper that unfortunately will retire on May 2. I made these cards using some of that lovely dsp:

These are called joy fold cards and I am loving this technique. The bottom one features a die from this suite of products that I am in love with! Luckily, the die and the stamp set will carry over to the new Annual Catalog and I am thrilled. Colors used are Pacific Point, Granny Apple Green and I also used the DSP and the aqua-colored foil that is also being retired. The top card uses the Label Me Lovely punch and the bottom card uses the retired Pretty Label punch. I used some of the sold out gems from this suite on the top card as well. This is a gorgeous set of products and I wish more of them had carried over. Oh well, I have a stash!

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Crazy Card Chicks - April 2022

Here is my card for this month's Crazy Card Chicks virtual stamp camp:
I used a piece of Basic Black for the card base with a layer of Gorgeous Grape topped with a stamped piece of Simply Marbelous dsp. The stamp is called In the Meadow from Technique Junkies. Every month I look forward to seeing the month's offering from TJ - always a fun experience. The sentiment was computer generated and die cut with a die from the Stitched Rectangles set. The inside was also layered on a piece of Gorgeous Grape and was computer generated as well. We are looking for a place to hold in-person camp but haven't found an affordable option just yet.

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Stamp Camp North - April 2022

It's time for our monthly Stamp Camp North gathering of creative stampers! Here are the card choices for the campers who will visit my table:


The card utilizes that gorgeous paper pack I used in my last post - 
Expressions in Ink. I just love this paper pack! The card base is white with layers of the dsp along with a layer of Basic Black. The sentiment is computer generated and cut using a die from the Stitched Rectangles dies. While the beautiful dsp will be retiring, at least the dies will hang around for another year! I also added some Champagne Rhinestones for just a little more bling! The inspiration for this card came from Jennifer Cotton (The Stamp Therapist). She is a wonderful stamper from Texas, USA and I would encourage you to visit her blog and get inspired!

Here's the information about this camp:
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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Just Playing

I've been making a bunch of cards lately that are not really for anyone in particular, just general stash cards. Here are a couple using some of the beautiful Expressions in Ink designer series paper:

I just love this paper and am so sad that it is retiring. Luckily, I have a stash!

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Friday, March 25, 2022

Sassy Stampers - April 2022

The Sassy Stampers stamp camp is coming up next weekend. Here is the card the campers will be making at my table:
This camp is always so much fun and I am really looking forward to the opportunity to play with paper with these fun campers! I wanted to use up some of my Misty Moonlight card stock. It's such a pretty color and I have enjoyed using it for the last 2 years. Sorry to see it go! The dsp on the inside flap is from the Pattern Party pack and the dsp on the outside is from the Heart & Home pack. The doily is from the Heart & Home doily pack and the sentiment on the outside is from Sentimental Swirls. The sentiment on the inside is from Biggest Wish. Both of these are very fun sets to play with. I colored some pearls with the Dark Misty Moonlight Stampin' Blend and added them to the sentiment. This type of card is called a Joy Fold and it was really fun to make.

Here is the information on this camp and, as always, if you have questions just leave me a comment.
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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Playing with New Horizons DSP part 2

Here are a couple more cards I made using the wonderful New Horizons DSP pack from Stampin' Up!

Both cards are on Basic White card bases with a layer of Night of Navy with the DSP on top of that. I can't stress enough how wonderful this 6x6 DSP pack of paper is. It's just gorgeous and so far I have only used two of the great patterns in the pack!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Single Layer Fun

I have seen so many fun cards made with this set that I had to pull it out and play with it a bit. This is Wildflower Path by Stampin' Up! I had this sentiment on my desk and decided to make a single layer card using that sentiment and the stamp set:
This was a bit time consuming, but I think it came out very nice. Single layer cards are always fun and they are so easy to mail! I think if I make more I may simplify it just a bit and try to be a bit more precise in my stamping, but for a first try I am happy.

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Friday, March 11, 2022

Playing with New Horizons DSP part 1

I am having great fun playing with the New Horizons dsp pack from Stampin' Up!

Both cards are on Evening Evergreen card bases with a Calypso Coral layer and then the dsp. On the top one I used a gold butterfly die cut that was sitting on my desk along with a Simon Says stamp. The bottom one uses the wonderful Amazing Thanks Dies with the layer under being Pale Papaya and the top layer being Evening Evergreen. The dsp pack is 6x6 and contains several gorgeous patterns that really lend themselves to creating wonderful cards.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

More Artfully Layered Experiments

I made a couple of cards for the card stash using the Artfully Layered stamp set:

I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest by Tanya Rees. She is a very talented stamper and I love her work! Her blog is HERE should you be in the market for some great inspiration!

I sponged on Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green using my blending brushes and then stamped the leaf from the stamp set in black. I used the little dots stamp from Friendly Hello and added a sentiment. These will go in my card stash to send out to friends and family when the occasion calls for it. I am really going to try to be better at sending out cards!

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