Thursday, July 31, 2014

Just Because


     Another new item I HAD to have as soon as I could order it was the Hearts & Stars Decorative Mask.  Oh my!  It was so much fun to use.


     Like usual, I saw a very similar card on Pinterest.  It have no idea who's card it was since there was no watermark or link back to a blog.  So if this reminds you of a card you made in Lost Lagoon, please let me know so I can give you credit.

     This was another card we made at my last Sampin' Nite class.  Everyone had fun inking up the stars.

     I love the elegance of black and silver.  The silver stars just pop on the black background.  It's super easy to get very carried away with inking the stars.  Definitely less is more here.

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Do you like to learn new techniques? Do you like to stamp with others? Are you looking for a fun evening out, learning new techniques and stamping with others? Why not come to my monthly Stampin' Nite class? I teach at least 1 new technique at every class. My classes are once a month, typically on the second Thursday evening of every month. Either check out my website, HERE, my blog, HERE, or my Facebook page, HERE. You can also email me for Stampin' Nite info (stampwithsandy@rcn.com). I'd love to have you attend my classes! 

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Watercolor Thank You


     When the new 2014-15 Idea Book and Catalog came out, the very first stamp sets I immediately purchased was Work of Art and Watercolor Thank You. I knew they would go perfectly together - just wasn't sure how I wanted to use them together, until now!


     I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest (man, do I live on Pinterest - well, it's what I can do each hour when I'm in my brace for 15 minutes).  I find SO many ideas there.  Check out my boards - I have over 300 boards and over 24,000 pins - WOW!!!

     Anyways, back to my card - it is super simple to create.  All the ladies who came to my Stampin' Nite this month enjoyed making this card. 

    When using the Dotty Angles stamp, I stamped off in order to make the dots not so dark.  I wanted the thank you greeting to stand out the most, so I used full ink on that stamp.

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Do you like to learn new techniques? Do you like to stamp with others? Are you looking for a fun evening out, learning new techniques and stamping with others? Why not come to my monthly Stampin' Nite class? I teach at least 1 new technique at every class. My classes are once a month, typically on the second Thursday evening of every month. Either check HERE out my website,, my blog, HERE, or my Facebook page, HERE. You can also email me for Stampin' Nite info (stampwithsandy@rcn.com). I'd love to have you attend my classes! 

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Holiday Nugget Treats


     Welcome to my version of Christmas in July!  Actually, somehow this post never posted in December.  I think I forgot to hit the post button.  So, instead of just deleting it, I've opted to post it in July, for those of you that like to get a jump on your holiday crafting.



     I made these really cute holiday nugget treats with my friend Stephanie last December.  She invited me over to her class to make them.  I'm so glad I went.  They are just perfect little gifts to pass out at school.

     The idea came from Heidi Boos.  She has a full tutorial on her blog.  They were so simple to make.  I made 10 in one sitting.


     Now, please note, that the DSP I used is now long since been retired, but that's not a problem, just use what you have.



RECIPE:

CARD STOCK:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Pool Party, DSP from the 2013 Holiday catalog - now retired

INKS:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, & Island Indigo

STAMPS:  Teeny Tiny Wishes

TOOLS:  Stampin' Trimmer, Sticky Strip, SNAIL Adhesive, Glue Dots, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Pool Party Ribbon, Sliver Ribbon 

NON-STAMPIN' UP! ITEMS:  Hershey's Nuggets & Pretzel cello bags


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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Work Of Art flag


Happy 4th of July!

Work of Art stamp set:
W-134111 $29.95
C-134114 $21.95
     I CASEd this card, exactly, from Sandi MacIver.  I'm so in love with this stamp set (Work of Art).  I can't stop using it!  Oh, the ideas are endless with this set!



     I love that Sandi took just simple shooshes and made them into a flag.  So simple, yet so stunning!

Such a fun card to help celebrate the holiday!

RECIPE

CARD STOCK:  Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, & Whisper White

INKS:  Night of Navy & Cherry Cobbler

STAMPS:  Work of Art

TOOLS:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (star), Dazzling Details, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig, & a Post-It note for masking

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Happy 4th!
   

Do you like to learn new techniques? Do you like to stamp with others? Are you looking for a fun evening out, learning new techniques and stamping with others? Why not come to my monthly Stampin' Nite class? I teach at least 1 new technique at every class. My classes are once a month, typically on the second Thursday evening of every month. Either check out my website, HERE, my blog, HERE, or my Facebook page, HERE. You can also email me for Stampin' Nite info (stampwithsandy@rcn.com). I'd love to have you attend my classes! 

Do you use Facebook? Yes? "Like" my page - it's FREE and you don't need me to accept you onto the page. I post a lot of things there - photos of my projects, Stampin' Up! sales and deals, all my Stampin' Nite and class dates & times, and so much more. Check it out HERE 

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Colored Bloom & personal update

     I wanted to take a moment, before I share today's card, and give you a personal update on my finger.  On New Year's Eve afternoon, I bumped my finger, and it fractured - pretty bad.  I went to see an orthopedist (who specializes in the hand) and found out there was a tumor in the bone (it made the bone so brittle, that is why it fractured from just a bump).  I ended up with a hard plastic splint for 9 weeks.  Then once the bone was basically healed, it was surgery to remove the tumor.  It took several more weeks for the break to heal (finally got the okay on May 30th), but the putty they put in the tumor's place is still not hardened and might not be for a year.  That aside, I've been in occupational therapy, at least 2x per week, since March 7th.  It's been painful, frustrating, and rewarding all at the same time.  After thousands of exercises, 2 different splints (worn for 15 min of every waking hour), hundreds of hours of therapy, and daily use of my hand - the finger STILL was not bending all the way, nor going straight.   Almost 2 weeks ago, when I last saw my doctor, he said that the scar tissue has fused the tendon to the bone, prohibiting the tendon from doing it's job - not allowing my finger to bend completely or stretch out straight.  So there is a reason for all my frustration.  This being the case, I am now having surgery to clean out all the scar tissue, thus freeing up the tendon to do it's job and, hopefully, give me movement back in my finger.  I'm having surgery today (probably as you read this).  I'm very nervous and stressed, but I know it's the next step.  I'm hoping therapy this time around isn't as long, but I'm also realistic and know, this WILL take time - and a lot of work.

WOW!  Time for some happy!


Gorgeous, isn't it?  I thought so!  I CASEd this card from Frenchie.  She just does the best cards!  The technique on the Blended Bloom is the emboss resist technique - colored in using sponge daubers.  This card looks like it's difficult, but it's really not.  We made this card in my Stampin' Nite class in June, and I have some beginner stampers who come.  Their cards looked like this one.  Easy!

RECIPE

CARD STOCK:  Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, & Whisper White

INKS:  Soft Suede, So Saffron, Pool Party, & Wisteria Wonder  

STAMPS:  Blended Bloom, Summer Silhouettes, & Four You

TOOLS:  Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Clear (or White) Embossing Powder, Sponger Daubers, Paper Snips, & Dimensionals

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Happy Wednesday!
   

Do you like to learn new techniques? Do you like to stamp with others? Are you looking for a fun evening out, learning new techniques and stamping with others? Why not come to my monthly Stampin' Nite class? I teach at least 1 new technique at every class. My classes are once a month, typically on the second Thursday evening of every month. Either check out my website, HERE, my blog, HERE, or my Facebook page, HERE. You can also email me for Stampin' Nite info (stampwithsandy@rcn.com). I'd love to have you attend my classes! 

Do you use Facebook? Yes? "Like" my page - it's FREE and you don't need me to accept you onto the page. I post a lot of things there - photos of my projects, Stampin' Up! sales and deals, all my Stampin' Nite and class dates & times, and so much more. Check it out HERE 

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