Thursday, August 28, 2014

Much Appreciated - Part Two

The sentiment on this card is from the Stampin' Up! set called "Much Appreciated." I have one card left using this set.

The poppies were stamped at our Group Gathering in June and I already had them watercolored and ready to use. All I did was add the sentiment and mount the panel on foam squares.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Much Appreciated - Part One

The sentiment on this card is from the Stampin' Up! set called "Much Appreciated." I guess this is actually Part Two, since I already used one of the four stamps in this set on another card.

I used a die cut that I cut at our Group Gathering in June. I'm sorry, but I'm not sure who it's made by. I sponged gray ink over it and mounted it on foam squares. I already had the background paper on my table with a circle die-cut out of it, waiting to be used.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Festive Four

These cards were all made using stamps from the Stampin' Up! set called "Festive Four." I also used Inkadinkado sentiment stamps for all of them. (Edited to add: Actually, the "Happy Holidays" is from Stampin' Up!) The backgrounds were all done using a Tim Holtz stencil (thanks, Kris) and a sponge and ink. The images were all colored with Copics and mounted on foam squares. I think that's all there is to them!

I'm making good progress on my quest to use all of my Stampin' up! sets. Hope you're not getting too bored - there is a long way to go!


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Monday, August 25, 2014

More Tags - Little Holiday Wishes

One picture of the tags I made with the set called "Little Holiday Wishes." "Little" is the key word here! I just couldn't imagine making 9 - 12 cards using the tiny (but cute!) stamps in the set, so I made more Christmas tags. I used Kraft cardstock and markers. For the snowman, I used a white Tim Holtz marker. The other white dots were made with a gel pen. Only four months until Christmas!

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Itty Bitty Borders - and Sky Diving??

Here are the four cards I made with the retired Stampin' Up! set called "Itty Bitty Borders." I also used sentiment stamps from a couple other sets in my current stack of ten sets. They are all the same layout. I stamped each border stamp three times across the strip.

For this first card, I used the holly and berry stamp, colored with Copics and matted with red. The sentiment is from the set called "Small Script."
A thank you card using the lady bug border stamp. Again, I colored with a Copic marker. I punched the "THANKS" with a Martha Stewart border punch.
 A thank you card using the leaves stamp and colored with Copics. The sentiment is from the SU! set called "Much Appreciated."
The flower stamp, colored with Copics and matted with green. The sentiment is from the "Small Script" set.

UPDATED TO ADD: Our skydiving was canceled for today due to the weather. I guess there was storm coming in and there were too many wind gusts. We'll have to reschedule. Trying to work this out with the five of us could be a little challenging, but I'll keep you posted. 

This morning I will be doing something I have wanted to do for a while - sky diving! My sister (who did this last August in Georgia with our sister-in-law) forwarded me information about a Groupon for sky diving. Unbeknownst to me, she had also forwarded it to our dad. When he said he was in (at age 89!), I really had no choice but to say that I was in, too! Today is the day. I'll let you know how it goes. My sister's son and a friend of hers will be jumping, too. And we WILL be doing tandem dives - not jumping on our own.


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