Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Blooming Flowers

Have you made your Spring and Easter  Cards?   The cards below, can be used for just about any occasion throughout spring.
The first card is from the stamp set 'Field Flowers'.  I used the tissue paper technique for the base of the flower.  This is a fun, quick and effective method.  The colors used in the card are from the 'In Color' group which will be retired this June.  I will miss this group, so I plan to make as many cards as possible using these colors.


In the card above I used the 'Blooming with Kindness' stamp set.  It is very versatile for many different occasions having  five good sentiments.  I plan to keep this stamp set in my collection of stamps; however, the Easter Blessings is not one of the five sentiments.  It is a single stamp you can find in the Stampin Up spring catalog, ' Making A difference For 25 Years'.

                               Same stamp set just different colors.  I am not sure which colors I like best.

The card below is like the card I made at pre-convention this last summer.  I love how the card fans out and can be used on a desk at work or anywhere on a counter for a decoration. The flowers are stamped from the 'Mixed Bunch' stamp set, and punched out with the 'Blossom' punch.

                                                                      a side view                                                        
                                                                      a top view
The last card below is a card I made for a swap at convention last summer.  The white and red flowers are embossed.  The stamp set is called 'Summer Silhouettes.


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Have a great day,

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Spring is in the air.....




Look at a new stamp set from the new Stampin Up 2013-2014 catalog.  Great news, you can buy it now!  Yes, you can buy a bundle which includes the stamp set 'A Round Array' (in clear mount only) and the coordinating 7/8" scallop punch, or you can buy just the stamp set, if you already have the punch. To order the bundle, the cost is $23.95 (133899) a savings of 15%.  To order the stamp set alone the cost is $14.95 (129090).  If you prefer the wood-mount, I am sorry you will have to wait for the new catalog to be out in June to order this stamp set.  
I hope you are excited about this opportunity and will order your set now to enjoy a new fresh stamp set.

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I hope you are having a great week-end.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday should be a special day.   When I think of yellow, I think of sunshine and warmth.  I made this cheerful birthday card using the color, So Saffron from Stampin Up.

To make this card you need the following items:
Ink= So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad (126957), Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad (126972), Staz-On Jet Black Ink Pad (101406)
Card Stock =  So Saffron) (105118, Whisper White (100730)
Stamp Sets= Bordering on Romance (125480 w  125482 c),  Beautiful Birthday (125562 w only)
Stampin' Around' Wheel = Daydream (126939 jumbo)
Folder = Adorning Accents Folders (125601).  You will need the Big Shot to use this item.
Framelits = Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003).  You will need the Big Shot to use this item.
Ribbon = Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon
Artist Tool =Aqua Painter (103954) Stamping Sponges (101610), Stampin' Around Handle
Embellishments = Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
Big Shot = Die-Cutting Machine (113439)

The Big Shot machine is used 2 times for 2 different products in this card.  The machine is well worth the investment to create your ideas in using many different paper products, and 50 other materials, such as fabric.
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It rained here in the Northwest today, but I didn't mind because I know spring is around the corner.  Spring brings new growth and with that, the sunshine will appear.  Happy sunny days are ahead.
Hope you have a good day.  See you tomorrow!
Happy Stamping,

Friday, March 8, 2013

Love and Sympathy

Sometimes we have to express our Love when there is sorrow around us. What better way than sending a card?   
These cards can let people know we are thinking of them.

 Thinking of others with a heart of Love.

I made this card at a demonstrator's meeting. It was designed by Sherry Nye.
I love the soft colors and peaceful feeling of the card:


It is difficult when our friends and loved ones must deal with sad times, but it is comforting to know that sending a little note of love can add a bit of sunshine during their time of need.

Warm Regards,

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Getting Ready to Celebrate Spring

Ears to You, is a Stampin Up single stamp you can buy til March 31.  Since Easter is in March, I thought I would offer a class for my stampers to use this stamp.  The stamp will be included in the March 8th class fee.   This is just one card sample of what we will be making.  Please check my class schedule and send me an e-mail to reserve you space.

                               The picture below a Spring Card that can be used for any occasion.

                                                       A little peek inside the card above:

                                          I used the Stippled Blossoms stamp set for the above card.

                 In the two cards below, I used one of my favorite techniques in stamping-- embossing.

       The Hello Doily stamp (above) and  the beautiful Swallowtail stamp (below) are embossed in white. 

That is all for now.  Back to making cards for my classes.  I hope you have time to stamp today.
See you soon.  Olivia

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

'Everybunny', Happy Easter!

A Happy Easter to 'Everybunny'!  This card is for my grandsons for Easter.  Yes, I will make 3 of these, since I have three grandsons.  They enjoy anything they can ride on, so I think they will like this card.  Happiness in the fast lane!  I used the 'Everybunny' and 'Need to Speed' stamp sets from StampinUp.        


Easter is in a couple of weeks.  If you are like me, I get busy and seem to forget dates.  I hope this card will give you an idea for your cards.
Have Fun Stamping,

Monday, March 4, 2013

Good Morning Little Bunny!

Good Morning!!!

I love this bunny and had to share it with you.  It looks like he is peeking out of the garden to say, "Hi."  I will be sending this card to my granddaughter for Easter.  Now for my grandsons' cards, I need a bunny......maybe in a car!!  Check back tomorrow to see their cards..
Hope you have a Super Monday.

Happy Stamping, Olivia