Sunday, July 23, 2017

Thank You Card

Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends!
Today is Spotlight Sunday ....... And I have a card I created using product from the new 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog.  This card uses several new products from that catalog ........ So let me jump right in with my card share for today.........
This pretty thank you card uses the Delightful Daisy Suite product line.
I started out by adding a panel of the new 'Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper' directly to my Whisper White base card.
Next, I created a pretty center panel using Calypso Coral and Whisper White cardstock.  My sentiment was stamped from the 'Daisy Delight' set using Calypso Coral ink.
And for two added finishes for my sentiment panel ....... I added two embossed lines to the top and bottom Whisper White panel ....... And then added three small Calypso Coral Enamel Shapes below my stamped Thank You.
That was all it took to put this pretty Thank You card together.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share an upgraded version of this very card with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

June Paper Pumpkin Kit

Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Paper Pumpkin Saturday ........... And today I want to share the June Paper Pumpkin kit with you.  I created both of these projects the way the kit was intended to be made and I think they are both just DARLING PROJECTS.  Let me share those projects with you now.....
The June Paper Pumpkin kit is one of those kits that I just couldn't stop playing with.  It had lots of color and fun elements in it ....... And each project just screamed FUN IN THE SUN!  The two projects that this kit made were a fun watermelon bag and a coordinating 'Hooray' card.  Let me share close-up details on both of those projects.....
The watermelon bag is ADORABLE ......
And a great size too!
You can see the bag itself has a watermelon look ....... And the sides of the bag are gusseted ....... So your larger gifts can fit nicely inside the bag.
This kit had all the pieces you needed to make this FUN & FESTIVE banner flag and tag.  And the topper is the darling little clothespins that are included in the kit.
And this is the coordinating card that goes along with the bag.
The fun detail that Stampin' UP! put into creating this card is just SPOT-ON!
I'm thinking this would be the perfect hostess gift to take to  my next summer party.  By making up 4-addtional notecards and dropping them inside the watermelon gift bag ........ I'll have the perfect gift to give to the hostess of the party.
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Spot Light Sunday card with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friends Friday Share

Happy Friday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Friends Friday.  On Friday's, I have the honor of spot-lighting some of the fabulous cards that I received from Friends ....... Fellow Demonstrators ........ and Family.  Each of these card creations are works of art........and today I have two more birthday cards and a special get well gift from my sweet friend Lynn in Michigan.  Let me share those pretty cards from my VERY TALENTED FRIENDS........
This first set of notecards was made by my sweet friend Lynn in Michigan.  She made me these GORGEOUS thank you cards up ......... so I had a stash of cards to use for all those sweet things my friends did for me during my knee replacement.  NOW HOW SWEET IS THAT!
And if the gorgeous cards above weren't enough ...... Lynn also made me these OVER THE TOP cactus thank you cards.  Again ...... to use up when I needed a quick thank you card during my knee replacement.  TO SAY I AM BLESSED TO HAVE A FRIEND LIKE LYNN IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT (Thank You Lynn).
Check out this FUN shaker birthday card that my friend Pam made for me.
And I finish up today with this OVER THE TOP slider card that my good friend Sandra made for me.
The MAGIC happens when you pull the tab and the butterfly slides out with some pretty amazing coloring done to him.  LOVE LOVE LOVE this card Sandra!
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Paper Pumpkin Saturday creation with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!
 
 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Eastern Medallion Tags

Happy Thursday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Tag Thursday.  Today, I will feature a tag I created and show you how easy it is to use minimal supplies to create a SUPER PRETTY THANKS TAG.  Now that you have the details for this weeks Tag Thursday ....... Let's jump right in with my tag share for today.......
Since I had all the supplies out from yesterday's Wine Down Wednesday card, I thought it would be fun to create a few Eastern Palace thank you tags.
I used the 'Eastern Medallions Thinlits' dies to create the focal point for each of my tags.  I selected Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist for each medallion.
And across the bottom of each tag ........ I added a couple panels of the 'Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper'.  Then for one last detail ....... I added one of the new 'Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers' across the top DSP panel.  That little touch just took my tag over the top in my book!
To finish my tags off .......
I added a Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon (now retired) and finished my tag off with a pretty gold bow.
 So there you have it friends........
Do you have a favorite????
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share some Friends Friday creations with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Enjoy Today Card

Happy Wednesday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Wine-Down Wednesday.  My middle of the week card feature for today will hopefully offer you some inspiration and provide you with some motivation to keep you moving through your busy week.  Let's jump right in with my card share for today........
This little card is just the perfect layout when you are wanting to make a whole stash of cards.
I started out by using the new Lemon Lime Twist cardstock for my base card.  I then layered a small panel of Whisper White and on top of that........I added a layer of the new 'Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper'.
The "Enjoy Today" sentiment from the new 'Eastern Beauty' stamp set was perfect for the Whisper White banner flag I created.
And then I went a little WILD as I created just the perfect medallion from the new 'Eastern Medallions Thinlits'.
After I had my medallion completed ...... I grabbed my 'Layering Circles Framelits' and added a Whisper White scallop circle for my medallion to sit upon.  I think this was the perfect touch to complete my beautiful medallion!
 Couldn't be happier with the way this card turned out......
And since I wouldn't stop at making one card .......
I'm making a pretty gift box to store all my finished cards in.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow with a Tag Thursday creation to share with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Post It Note Holder

Happy Tuesday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is 3-D Tuesday.  That means today I have a fun little 3-D project to share with you.  This project is SUPER FUN to create and the product is featured in the 2017-20178 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog.  Let's jump right in with my project share for today.......
These little Post-It-Note Holders are SIMPLY PERFECT to have on your crafting desk ........ For all those times you need to make a quick little note.
You can decorate the back as cute as the front.......
But I decided to leave mine just plain!
This project was shared by Jeanie at www.juststampin.com on August 30, 2016.  I changed up the project up a wee-bit.......Cuz I had a box of these little golfer pencils and thought they would be the perfect size to fit into my holder (which they were).
I started my holder out by creating the holder with both the Kraft cardstock and a piece of the Eastern Palace DSP.  Here are the measurements I used:
My Kraft cardstock or DSP piece measured 5-3/4" x 12". 
I scored on the short side across the top at 1/2, 1", 4-3/4" and 5-1/4".  Then on the long side across the top at 2, 2-1/2, 6, 9-1/2, 10-1/2 and 11-1/2.
As you can see from the Eastern Palace DSP sample ........ I wrapped some pretty gold ribbon around the front and tied it up into a pretty little knot.
For the Kraft cardstock holder ...... I used the 'Birthday Memories DSP' to decorate the front panels.  I used the 'Eastern Medallions' Thinlits to decorate the front of this holder.
 I'm totally IN LOVE with this project
And hope you have an opportunity to make one of these!
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Wine Down Wednesday card creation with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your

Monday, July 17, 2017

Friends Forever Upgrade

Happy Monday My Blogger Friends!
Today is Mix It UP! Monday and I have an upgraded version of the card I shared with you yesterday.  I used the exact same product that was used to create yesterday's card ....... but added a couple additional products (found in both the 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog) to bring this card up to the next stamping level.
Here is yesterday's Spot Light Sunday card on the LEFT.....
And today's Mix-It-UP! Monday card on the RIGHT......
For today's card I made the slightest upgrade.....
But obtained a real WOW FACTOR upgrade.
I began this card by stamping my friends forever sentiment in the upper left hand corner of my Whisper White base card.  Right below the stamped sentiment, I added three 'Brights Enamel Shapes' using the heart shapes.
I added a panel of 'Pick a Pattern DSP' to the right had edge of my base card and then started adding the stamped and matted roosters to that panel.
The three roosters were stamped from the 'Wood Works' set onto 1-1/4" Whisper White circles.......
And then for the next layer........I used the 1-1/2" circle punch and punched out three Crushed Curry circles.  And the final layer used a 1-3/4" circle punch with Real Red cardstock.
That was all it took to upgrade today's card......
Which one is your favorite????
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a 3-D Tuesday creation with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream! 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Friends Forever Card

Happy Sunday My Blogger Friends!
Today is Spotlight Sunday ....... And I have a card I created using product from the 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog.  This card uses several new products from that catalog ........ So let me jump right in with my card share for today.........
What friend wouldn't love to receive this darling little card!
I started out by using the 'Eastern Beauty' stamp set to stamp my friends forever sentiment with Real Red ink in the lower left hand corner of my Whisper White base card.
Next I grabbed the 'Wood Words' stamp set and stamped the rooster image three times with Real Red ink onto 1-1/4" Whisper White circles.  All that was left to do was matt each stamped rooster onto a 1-1/2" Real Red circle and arrange the three images onto the front of my card.
So there you have it friends.......
The perfect card to give to that perfect friend.....

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share an upgraded version of this very card with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!