Saturday, July 26, 2014

How Are You?

The third stamp from Stampin' Up!'s Bitty Bouquets. I colored the image with Copics, added the sentiment (from Papertrey Ink), matted with black and mounted on foam squares. The background was stamped with a Darice stamp and distress ink, and also matted with black.

Here is a picture of the stamps I plan on using. If When I finish these, I have other wood-mounted stamps to use, and then my clear ones and unmounted rubber.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas Poinsettias

Continuing on my very-recently-begun quest to use all of my Stampin' Up! sets:) I realized that I won't have time to make four or five cards every day (duh! LOL!) so I will post one at a time until I have quite a stack and then I'll start posting multiples.

The poinsettia stamp on today's card is from Bitty Bouquets. I colored the image with Copics. The die cut was one I did last month, and I'm assuming it's from Memory Box, although I'm not sure. I mounted it on foam squares. The sentiment is another long-retired SU! stamp.

Some day soon I'll share a picture of the stamps I have plans to use. Also, so you understand why I'm using so many small images, this is the reason: I have my sets arranged by size and then alphabetically. So, the ones I'll be working on for a while are all the small sets. I think I have about 200 sets altogether, so it will take some time.

And yes, Leslie - you are certainly welcome to play!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

It Has Begun!

For years I have wanted to start to use all of my Stampin' Up! stamps. I have sets that I have never used. Well, yesterday I started on the project! It will take me a LONG time and the sets are all retired. I will be using other stamps in between, but my plan is to take one stack at a time (about nine or ten sets) and leave them on my table until I have used them all and then get the next stack. I think it will be fun. 

These first cards use two sets. One set is shadow stamps and is called "Alpha Shadows." I used each of the four shapes on these four cards. Three of them also use a set called "Birthday Best." Each of the image panels is mounted on foam squares. I paper-pieced the cupcake and frosting on this first card. The candle has Stickles on the flame.
 I colored the flower and added a gem for the center.
I colored the balloon and matted with green.
This last card uses the last shadow stamp, and also the first of four using "Bitty Bouquets." The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I'll probably include this card when I do the rest of the "Bitty Bouquet" stamps, too. I paper-pieced the vase and colored the flowers with Copics.

I hope you will enjoy my project. I think that I will!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Just a simple "hello" card for today. More card parts:)

I embossed this piece soon after receiving my second order of Darice folders, but it had just been sitting on my desk until last night. Before embossing, I brayered sage green ink on it. I trimmed it down to fit the bottom part of the card. I added the ribbon across the top. Then I was trying out different die-cut sentiments and went with "hello." I believe it's from Memory Box. I cut it last month at our Group Gathering, so I'm not sure. I wasn't sure how I was going to get the sentiment to stick to the ribbon, so I used my Xyron.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cityscape Birthday

I had all evening for creating last night, and I just had no mojo! Oh well, that happens. Hopefully I'll feel like creating again soon AND have some time!

I dug though my stack of pieces from our Group Gathering and came up with this card. The cityscape was stamped with Versamark and then embossing powder was added to one section at a time. I think the embossing powder was a distress powder, but I'm really not sure at all. And I'm sorry to say that I don't know who made the stamp. (Edited to add: The stamp is by Art Impressions. Thanks, Sheri!) The sentiment is a die cut from Memory Box, I believe. I matted with black. I think this will make a fine "guy card."

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