Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Stamps of Life New Release

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It time for The Stamps of Life new releases for February (these are the "extra set releases).  I'm sharing cards I made with the upliftingwords2hear set.

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Quick little note about this last card and the flowers on it.  I used Mod Podge Extreme Glitter on the flowers (by Prima).  I don't know about you but I have A LOT of the paper flowers by various companies.  So I'm always pondering how I can change to achieve a different look.  One of my favorite methods is using Mod Podge glitter formula.  I keep a brush and cup of water on my desk just to apply Mod Podge.

Try it sometime, I think you will be pleased with the results....and we can all use a little "sparkle" in our lives.  :)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

cat2stamp February Stamps of Life Release

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The first of the month always means the new club stamp set at The Stamps of Life. February's is called cat2stamp. I'm showing you three of the cards I did with this set but make sure you check out the SOL gallery to see more fun ideas.

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This is Super Bowl Sunday! Hope your favorite team wins! :) Thanks for stopping by and make sure to visit again. I have some surprises headed this way. ;)

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Stamps of Life October Release

The October release for The Stamps of Life is cute, cute, cute. I LOVE it. :) In case you can't tell, I had a lot of fun creating my samples for this one. It is called snowman2build.  photo SOLOctobersnowman2buildFour.jpg  photo SOLOctobersnowman2buildTwo.jpg  photo SOLOctobersnowman2buildThree.jpg  photo SOLOctobersnowman2buildOne.jpg Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a fun Wednesday planned and happy October 1st! :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge Card

 photo ACertainDarknessStarsCard.jpg I'm playing the Papertake Weekly Challenge today with their sketch #92. I had a new roll of ribbon I found on a trip to Michael's which I designed the colors on the card around. The stamps on the card are by Unity Stamp Company. All the stars (except the tiny ones) are Sizzix Framelit dies plus the circle die too. The tiny stars are the punch outs from a very old corner punch (and I don't know the company which made it...punch is not labeled). I used a ColorBox Nautical ink pad by Clearsnap. I use this ink pad a lot since it is truly good navy. :) Thanks for stopping by. I can't believe it is nearly August 1st. This summer has flown by! It won't be long now before my youngest moves to college. I'm so excited for her (not so much for me---putting another through college----yep, I'll be broke for four years--ha-ha). :) It's been a LONG time since it was just the hubby and I living in our home....so I guess we have fallen into the empty nest catagory. I don't know if I should be laughing or crying....I think it will be a little of each. :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hello Card

 photo RunwayInspiredChallengePhoto2.jpg  photo HelloCardRunwayInspiredChallenge.jpg My "hello" card was done for the Runway Inspired Challenge #63. I had to put my "thinking" cap on for this one. I finally decided to do backgrounds with Staedtler Watercolor Crayons and some markers to mimic the designs in the dress. The stamps are by Unity Stamp Company. I colored the raw wood embellishments with markers and then one coat of glitter Mod Podge. Fun card....thanks Runway Inspired for the challenge. :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Stamps of Life July Stamp Set

 photo SOLJulyClubSetTwo.jpg  photo SOLJulyClubSetThree.jpg  photo SOLJulyClubSetFour.jpg  photo SOLJulyClubSetOne.jpg It's July and time for a new stamp set from The Stamps of Life. This one is "berry sweet"!!! :) It is called strawberries2love and super fun to stamp with. Be sure to check out all the great samples by the design team here. Hope your summer is off to a good start. My youngest daughter and I made a "road trip" to Dallas a couple of weeks ago. We were visiting with my oldest daughter and went to see "Mamma Mia" (the traveling Broadway version). Was supposed to see Paul McCartney but he had to reschedule his concert for October (so I guess I'll be making that long drive again). Starting to look for things for my daughter's college dorm room in August (sniff, sniff) where she will be attending Mississippi State University. I already miss her!!! :) This "mom" stuff is soooooo hard. :) Stay cool (only in air conditioning in Alabama) and visit again soon.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Paris Card

 photo RunwayInspiredChallengePhoto.jpg It's been awhile since I've had time to do any challenge blogs but found a "little" time to play yesterday. :) My Paris card is for Runway Inspired #61.  photo RunwayInspiredChallengeCard.jpg This was a FUN card to do. I tried to stay "true" to the photo inspiration from Runway Inspired's challenge. The stamps are by Darcie's, LLC which I heat embossed with black embossing powder for extra sharpness. The Eiffel Tower die is by Sizzix. The cardstock is by Diecuts With A View. The summer is off and running. Lots of heat and afternoon thunderstorms which makes for staying in the air conditioning a nice thing indeed. My youngest graduated from high school last week (valedictorian of her class....WOOT, WOOT). :) I'm trying to spend as much time with her as possible before she leaves for college in August (sniff, sniff). I'm beginning to think this "mom" stuff is hard. Wink. We have a fun road trip to Dallas planned soon where I have tickets to see Paul McCartney plus the musical Mamma Mia. Visit again soon, stay safe and cool this summer.