Bonanza Buddies Fun Fold Card

Hello All!

Better late than never is what I say.  With only a few days left in this month, it looks like I am going to meet my goal of this year’s commitment to post something every month.  Only 10 more months to go! 🙂

The card I am sharing today is not all my idea.  I borrowed the fun fold for this card from Connie Stewart, another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  The decorating on this one is all me though, so I can at least take credit for that part.  We made this card at my monthly Cards & Coffee this past Saturday, and my BFF, Carol, told me I should share it here.  To be honest I was at a loss as to what I SHOULD share, so she helped me by making that suggestion.

I think this stamp set is totally adorable, and I can’t wait to make more with it.  It’s perfect for little kids.

In the video I question the pronunciation of the word “ruched” for the ribbon.  Well, I checked and it is pronounced [rooshed].  I don’t remember if I ever pronounced it correctly.  🙂  As I said, wrinkled works for me.  LOL!

 

I hope you enjoy the video and the card.

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beauty Abounds Watercolor Technique

Hello Peeps!

It has been quite a while since I was last here.  Sorry about that.  I’ve been really busy doing life!  🙂  But today I have a video for you on a pretty simple watercolor technique that anybody should be able to do and I mean anybody because if I can pull it off…anyone can.  Actually we did this technique at my April card club on Saturday and NO ONE’S  turned out bad!  Each piece was unique in its own way and ALL were very beautiful!  The ink colors I used in the watercolor are retiring along with the Berry Burst and Powder Pink Paper.  The watercolor paper is retiring as well, but Stampin’ Up! is not getting rid of it entirely.  They are bringing out another version.  If you still have questions after you watch the video, let me know.

A few items you will need when watercoloring that are not listed in any of the supply lists are a clip board, blue painters tape, paper towel,  and small trays to hold your ink.  I used the tops to embellishment container.  I always save the container when I’ve used up an embellishment.  They have come in handy for a multitude of uses.

I am also sharing photos of the other three cards we made at club along with their supply lists.  If you have questions on those you can email me about them as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vibrant Vases Card

Supply List for Vibrant Vases Card

 

Half Full Card

I got the inspiration for this card from the Annual Catalog.  Please note the Berry Burst card stock is about to retire along with the Half Full stamp set.  So, if you want either one of these you need to order soon (before June 1).

Half Full Card Supply List

 

Beauty Abounds Bokeh Birthday

Please note the Lemon Lime Twist card stock and ink along with the stamp set Amazing Life are on the soon to be retiring list, so if you are interested in either you need to order soon (before June 1).  #simplestamping

Bokeh Birthday Card Supply List

 

 

So I hope you enjoyed your visit here today!  Until next time!

Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cool Treats Birthday Shaker

Hello Everyone!

It has been awhile since I’ve been here.  I am just now getting back to normal after the holidays.  I sincerely hope all of you had a wonderful time over the holidays with your friends and family.

December was a busy month for us, as I am sure it was for all of you.  It was an extra special December as my daughter graduated from nursing school on the 17th of December. She already has an undergraduate degree, but decided to change careers a few years ago.  She completed a very accelerated one-year nursing program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver which she started last January.  There were many times when she called and said, “I think I’m gonna move over to a more traditional program.”  And I replied, “No, you won’t.  It will be over before you know it and if you switch now you know you will be disappointed.”  I am sure it was tough…I went through an accelerated teaching program when I was in school…I’m sure her program was even more difficult.  But she did it!  She finished it!  She graduated Magna Cum Laude…along with many of the others in her class.  I guess you need to be a very smart over achievers to get through a tough program like that!  She sure doesn’t take after me where that is concerned!  But we are proud of her.  We always have been and always will be. Here she is.  The graduate!

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She is spending her days studying to pass her state exam which she takes in a few weeks, and then she will be moving right into her first nursing job at a hospital in Denver.  It never ceases to amaze me how she gets jobs before she is even finished with school.  It happened after she graduated 10 years ago, and it has happened again.  But that is a good thing, I guess.

Enough talking about my child, and time to share one of the things I’ve been working on since the new Occasions Catalog has debuted.  I just love this stamp set.  I think EVERYONE should have it.  And I LOVE the colors of the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.  My eyes always move toward brighter colors and this paper is just that.   And the Sprinkles Embellishments look yummy! Everything in the Cool Treats Suite make me feel happy and looks good enough to eat.

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For the window on the front of this card, I used the second largest scallop circle from the circle framelits.

Hope your visit here was enjoyable.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

Josie2

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All About Everything…April Paper Pumpkin

It has been quite a while, but I am finally back.  Life has been really busy here.  Since returning from On Stage, we’ve had some work done on our home…a bathroom remodel actually.  The remodel took about a week and another week to get it painted and put back together.  Of course yesterday was Mother’s Day and my children, husband and I spent the day in Denver visiting with my daughter.  It was a really nice time.  Hubby and son returned to town yesterday evening, but I spent the night with her so we could have a little more mother/daughter time.

I’ve done some stamping in the last few weeks, but not as much as I would have liked.  I’ve needed a few birthday cards because I am participating in the challenge to bring birthdays back.  #imbringingbirthdaysback  This card is one I made to send to Stampin’ Up!’s Shannon West.  I liked it so much, I made a few more along with a video.  I’d originally planned another card set video with another box for this month, but life has been hectic.  So, this video is a quick one.  I used the bonus stamp set we got in April’s Paper Pumpkin, All About Everything and a stamp set that will be coming out in the new Annual Catalog that will be available on June 1.  It is called Love & Affection. I really like this set, and it is too bad that you can’t order it separately…the Paper Pumpkin bonus set that is.  But if enough people ask, maybe Stampin’ Up! will make it available.  Purely speculation here.   🙂  Here’s the card.  I hope you like it.

All About Everything April 2016 Paper Pumpkin Bonus

If you want to download the pdf tutorial for this project click here.

And the video tutorial is next.  I hope you enjoy it!

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

Josie2