Tuesday, July 16, 2019

On To Adventure!

Welcome to my 2nd addition of Collection at the Corner!
This collection is featuring the On to Adventure stamp set.  
I love these quirky little people!!
Maybe because the stamp set kind of covers several of my interest, I have just started taking Yoga!
While I am old and have never been flexible in my life - it has helped me with balance and strength. So these next two cards bid homage to my Yoga instructor and good friend, Kim!
 I used the Make a Difference stamp set to spell out Namaste, this set is not the easiest to work with but I found that with a little practice you begin to figure out how to line the letters up.  At first it is a bit intimidating, but it did get easier as I worked with it.
I doubled up two of the square shaped stitched dies to cut the Gorgeous Grape frame.   
The greenery and the flowers are cut with the Bouquet Bunch Dies.   Sorry to say that the ribbon I used on this one was from the Saleabration Catalog and is now retired.



This one is pretty basic - just thought the three ladies lined up were cute enough with out a bunch of other stuff.  
 Namaste is cut out with the new Hand-Lettered Prose Dies, I am finding these to be a staple now, just like the stitched rectangles and shapes dies- I use those over and over again.



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Another interest of mine is golf, I golf 2 or three times a week.  But let me preface that with - on a small (short) course that is only three doors down from my house!  I am far from being pro!!
But I do know a lot of golfers and knew that this stamp would be well used.
The first time I saw the back of that beautiful Perennial Essence Paper, I thought of grass - I know it is hard to use the back side of that beautiful paper - but how many times do you end up with paper you haven't used?  Don't be afraid to use it!! Think of it as the masculine side of the paper!
I added some more grass to the bottom using the new Wiggly Bugs Dies, just layering a bit of here and there of Old Olive and Mossy Meadow card stock. 
I added stripes to the golf shirt  - I colored it first with the Stampin' Blends, then used the Stamp and Write marker for the stripes and collar.
The sentiment is from the Best Catch stamp set.  I used a punch that is from the Christmas Traditions Punch Box- This is on the Clearance Rack right now for $18.00 - well worth it- the stamps that come with it are fabulous.  I used these for a lot of my Christmas cards.  
Unfortunately the only embellishments I had on hand for the corners of the sentiment are retired - but they could be easily swapped out for others.

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Now, who doesn't love a good vacation?!?!
We met some wonderful people on our last vacation and want to stay in touch with them,  I thought this would be the perfect card!

I loved coloring these two!!  I striped her dress using light and dark  Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends. The sky was fun to do - I only own the Dark Balmy Blue right now - so that was all done with just the one marker - love the different shading you can do with these markers.
The stripe Designer Series paper is from the Bird Ballad DSP pack, this is another example of how some might hesitate to cut up the pretty birds on the other side, but I see me using this side more, it is so fun and versatile
The coral polka dot is no longer in the Subtle DSP pack, but there are other designs that will work well.
The sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral, punched with the Classic Label Punch.  The twine I used is from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit. ( which will be my next Collection at the Corner!)

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Come Sail Away Collection on the Corner

Welcome to my first Collection on the Corner!  
Today I am featuring nautical themed cards using the Come Sail Away Memories and More pack.
When I work on my cards, I rarely make one at a time.  I always have so many ideas in my head that I tend to be all over the place working on several different cards at once with in the same stamp set or paper series.  So, I have decided to post a small collection of cards using the same the same theme to give you lots of ideas on how to use your Stampin' Up! products.
 The Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack (you can click this link or find it on page 171 in your catalog) which is a fabulous pack of double sided cards, laser cuts and stickers with patterns and images all made to coordinate with the Come Sail Away Suite. Although you can make many great cards with this pack and some card stock!  I did use some extra's to embellish my cards and several of those things are not from the Come Sail Away Suite.  So take a look and see what you like here!

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This first one is my favorite with the ripped edges of the Sahara Sand cardstock that was run through the Corrugated Embossing Folder.
The ships wheel and Congrats is from the Sailing Home Bundle.  I used the Under the Sea Dies for the net looking piece that adds some more texture.

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You Made My Day was one of the pre-printed cards in the Memories and More pack.
I cut the actual hexagon shape out of the preprinted card and raised that up with some dimensionals.
I ended up using the Arts and Crafts dies (the largest snap) for the two dark brown round washer type pieces - it was just the right size I was looking for  - then I used a small diameter paper punch to punch the hole in the middle to bring the braided linen through.

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 I liked the ripped edges so much in the first card - I decided to do it again with this one!
The two printed papers in the background as well as this lighthouse, plus the little compass sticker on the ships wheel are all from the Memories & More Pack.  I used White Stampin' Emboss Powder on the navy classic label for the  Happy Birthday sentiment (from At Home with You - now retired)

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The "Ahoy There" spoke to me when I saw it one of the small preprinted cards - so I fussy cut it out and used it as the focal point on this card.
This is on a Black cardstock base, both of the striped papers where in the Memories & More pack. I stamped out the compass base and the two sailboats from the Sailing Home Bundle with black ink. I used a scrap of silver foil paper for the compass needle and an old (retired) black rhinestone. The two little tabs of Flax Ribbon just add a bit of texture to the card.

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This last card was the most work but fun work!
I used watercolor paper and an aqua painter to lightly paint my sky and water.
I stamped the birds and light house  from the Sailing Home Bundle- so I did have to put a bit more effort into this one! Two of the background papers are from the Memories & More pack, but the small striped paper on the bottom is from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.

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I hope you got some ideas from my cards.  I still have a lot more of the Memories & More Cards
left from the pack, I barely made a dent in it!!  Don't be afraid to cut them up and use the pieces and parts of each card. It also comes with some beautiful laser cut pieces that I didn't even use yet!
This pack is chalked full of goodies to use as you wish! 

So if you liked my first Collection on the Corner - come on back - I will be doing more collections using different products in this format in the future.

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator that you work with - I would love to be your coach!  You can shop 24/7 by clicking the little store front on my side bar, that will take you to my Stampin' Up! store. 

Now is the perfect time to shop because of the July promotion, Bonus Days!
For each $50 you spend in July you will receive a $5 rebate to shop with in August.



 Please use the hostess code that is posted at the top of the side bar.  If you spend more than $35.00 before shipping and tax - I will send you a 6X6 inch sample selection of some of the new Designer Series Papers, including Mosaic Mood and Perennial  Essence - be sure to  use my hostess code.  I will be happy to include the New 2019-20 Creativity is Calling Catalog. 


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Watermelon Delivery

I am delivering a summer time favorite at this watermelon themed table.
This is just what we need on these hot, humid summer days.

I bought these adorable watermelon plates along with the plaid chargers at the Ragon House Warehouse  sale earlier this spring.
Somehow a polka dot plate bought last year on clearance from Hobby Lobby got slipped in there just to add a little more fun.
I had no intentions of buying any cups for this table, but I walked into HomeGoods with a $10 rebate coupon and there were these plastic watermelon tumblers just marked down for their summer clearance, in my cart they went!!
This whole theme came together with inspiration from a new stamp and die set from Stampin' Up!
The new Ride with Me set includes this adorable little  3D pick up truck. In this case, my little truck is carrying a load of watermelon gummies!
These little trucks are super simple to make with the die cut and super fun to personalized each little truck.  Doreen just joined my team as a new demonstrator! I can imagine using these for a little boy's birthday party, pumpkins for Halloween and of course an evergreen tree for Christmas.
Truck loads of watermelon is what every summer gathering needs!!
I hope you are enjoying your summer!!


Sources:
Tablecloth - HomeGoods last year
Rattan Chargers & Napkin Rings - Pier 1 several years ago
Red Plaid Chargers and Watermelon Plates - Ragon House Warehouse Sale
Red Polka dot plates - last year on clearance at Hobby Lobby
Red Check napkins - Pier 1 several years ago
Striped Napkins - Target a couple weeks ago
Cups - HomeGoods last week
Flatware - Ikea several years ago
Truck - HomeGoods two years ago
Truck favors - Stampin' Up!
Watermelon Salt & Pepper Shakers - Walnut Creek Cheese





Monday, June 24, 2019

You Always Deliver

I am sharing a card made with the You Always Deliver stamp set, this would be a great stamp set for anyone who has is small business where they are shipping our orders and want to include a little something special for your customer along with their purchases!
When I attended the Stampin' Up! Ohio Business Gathering in Columbus the other day and made these special cards for the ladies on our Buckeye Inklings Team by combining the You Always Deliver set and the Grandma's House stamp set.  This would work for Etsy shop owners, Avon ladies,
Thirty-One bags, Chalk Couture - you get the idea!
I don't know about you, but I love it when the UPS truck stops at my house!


Here is my recipe:
Crumb Cake cardstock base  8 1/2" X 5 1/2"  scored at 4 1/4" and folded in half.
Soft Suede -  5 1/4" X 4" mat layer 
Daffodil Delight  - 5" X 3 3/4" mat layer
Whisper White - Stamped layer - 4 5/8" X 3 5/8"

I stamped the delivery man, the sunshine sentiment and the house with Memento Black ink using my Stamparatus, then colored the scene using Stamping Blends.  I stamped the little dotted circular stamp in the now retired set of Balloon Celebration to make the sun over the word sunshine.
I stamped the packages on Crumb Cake paper and fussy cut those out and adhered it in the delivery man's hands with some Dimensionals.
Then cut a piece of the gingham Crumb Cake DSP with my stitched rectangles die, 
sized 3/4" X 2  1/2", I punched a Classic Label out of Daffodil Delight and stamped the sentiment with Soft Suede ink, I adhered the label on the gingham with Dimensionals as well.
I topped it all off with a little double bow tied with Linen Thread and adhered it to the corner with a glue dot.
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I hope the UPS truck stops at your house today with something good!
If you want it to stop at your house with some fabulous Stampin' Up! Supplies you can start shopping right here on my web site!  

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator that you work with - I would love to be your coach!  You can shop 24/7 by clicking the little store front on my side bar, that will take you to my Stampin' Up! store. 
 Please use the hostess code that is posted at the top of the side bar.  If you spend more than $35.00 before shipping and tax - I will send you a 6X6 inch sample selection of some of the new Designer Series Papers, including Mosaic Mood and Perennial  Essence - be sure to  use my hostess code.  I will be happy to include the New 2019-20 Creativity is Calling Catalog. 

Monday, June 17, 2019

Patriotic Tablescape

Welcome to my red, white and blue tablescape for the 4th of July!
I put this table together for the wonderful Chloe Crabtree of Celebrate and Decorate's Patriotic Tablescape Blog Hop that starts today!!!  
There will be 4 or 5 new patriotic tables each day, all week long.  These wonderful table stylists will  give you all the inspiration you need for celebrating Independence Day this summer! 
Please join us by checking out all of the links at the end of this post.  They will be updated daily, so you will want to check back each day for more fun.


There are a lot of plaids and stripes in this one!
I blame Target for that!!!
I went into Target for some birthday gifts for my little grandson who was celebrating his third birthday this week.  I am not sure how it happened, but I came out with a whole bag full of red, white and blue stuff!!
It started with that darn dollar spot and those cute little stars and stripes bowls.
and of course the plaid pennant banner and plaid crock.
Then the problem grew when I got over to the Magnolia Home section and found these striped plates,  compounded by the fact that there were matching napkins!!
 I had the sparklers, flags, and candles but decided to make some tags for the bundle.  I used two new Stampin' Up! sets for these tags - Praiseworthy Prose for the definition of celebrate and  Family Party - for the 4th and the stars.  The stripes on this tag and the napkin rings were made with Incredible Like You.

I have a love/hate relationship with fireworks!  I love all that they stand for and cry at every parade when the American Flag goes by  - but I have a sensitivity to the bright flashes of light in a fireworks show.  I have found that if I wear sunglasses while the fireworks are going off it helps.  Yep, I am that strange lady wearing her sunglasses at night so I can watch fireworks!!
Here are all the links to the Patriotic Hop happening this week:

Monday

Corner of Plaid and Paisley Red Cottage Chronicles a casa di Bianca Bluesky at Home

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday


Which one will be your favorite???
We have had a tremendous amount of rain so far this summer, I feel like I should be building an ark.
So hopefully it will clear out for our big 4th of July Celebration here at our little lake.
We have a lot of company for that whole week, so all of these red, white and blue purchases will be used over and over as we entertain.

Have a fun and safe celebration!!!
Wear your sunscreen and in my case, your sunglasses!!

Enjoy!


Sources:
Tablecloth - Target - several months ago
Galvanized Chargers - Joanne Fabrics several years ago
Red Check Chargers - Ragon House Outlet Sale in the spring
Star Plates - Marshalls several years ago
Striped Salad Plates - Target last week
Wicker stand - Swiss Country Lawn and Garden, Sugar Creek OH  several years ago
Plaid napkins - SteinMart several years ago
Striped napkins, and stars and stripes bowls - Target last week
Blue mugs and Red Polka Dot Glasses - Walnut Creek Cheese - many years ago
Salt and Pepper shakers - Target dollar spot about 3 years ago


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Over the Moon - Cow Card

I am udderly thrilled to share my card from the new Over the Moon stamp set.
These adorable cow images caught my eye right away when we received our new 2019-2020 catalog.
My card is:
9 1/2" X 4 1/4" Basic Black card stock - scored at 4"
3 3/4" X 3 3/4" - Cow prints stamped on Whisper White
3 1/4" X 3 3/4" Whisper White on inside of card for sentiment
2" X 3 3/4" Check DSP - for the right side 
3 1/2" Scalloped oval - in Basic Black card stock
3 1/4" Stitched oval - in Whisper White with stamped image

I immediate thought we needed some cow print paper, then when I saw several people on Pinterest do this cow print paper I knew what I wanted to do with this stamp. I don't know who did it first to give credit, but they used the Love What You Do stamp set to make the black ink spots.
I just randomly stamped those two little ink blobs on Whisper White cardstock to make my own cow print paper.  Unfortunately the black check paper is retired DSP from the Botanical Butterfly DSP pack.   But you could easily make a black check with the Buffalo Check background stamp found on page 156, the check will be a bit larger.

I used Stampin' Blends to color in my cow and grass.
I placed the bow with a glue dot as I did - to help keep the card flap closed, tucking it under the bow tails.


I hope you enjoyed my version of Over the Moon!  

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If you don't already have a Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator that you work with - I would love to be your coach!  You can shop 24/7 by clicking the little store front  on my side bar.  Please use the hostess code that is posted at the top of the side bar.  If you spend more than $35.00 before shipping and tax - I will send you a 6X6 inch sample selection of some of the new Designer Series Papers, including Mosaic Mood and Perennial  Essence when you use my hostess code.  I will be happy to include the New 2019-20 Creativity is Calling Catalog. 






Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Above the Clouds

I am back! with some uplifting cards made from Above the Clouds,  a new stamp and punch set from Stampin' Up! 
This set is available as a bundle with stamp set and the punch in the new 2019-2020 Catalog.  If you don't have a copy of the new catalog yet and want to browse through it - just click the catalog on my side bar to the right and a PDF file of the catalog should pop up!  Enjoy all the new goodies!!!

The We Rise by Lifting Others card uses all current products.
I embossed the clouds onto Pacific Point cardstock, the balloons are colored with Stampin' Blends markers.   Here is a list of products that I used:
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The second card was made with a few items that are now retired.
This includes the clouds from the Umbrella Weather Framlits Dies and the striped designers series paper.
I hope you enjoyed these ideas on how to use the Above the Clouds Bundle.

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator that you work with - I would love to be your coach!  You can shop 24/7 by clicking the little store front  on my side bar.  Please use the hostess code that is posted at the top of the side bar.  If you spend more than $35.00 before shipping and tax - I will send you a 6X6 inch sample selection of some of the new Designer Series Papers, including Mosaic Mood and Perennial  Essence when you use my hostess code.  I will be happy to include the New 2019-20 Creativity is Calling Catalog.