Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Holiday Inspiration

I was so inspired by my friend Dawn and some of her projects at the retreat last weekend, that I came home and started crafting in earnest!

In a full size wood mount case I put 6 cards...2 each of 3 designs (including envelopes). The space on the right is for some Hershey nuggets. I used it as a drawing gift at my Shoebox Swap.

I then took a clear mount case and filled it with tags! There are 6 of the 3 X 3s and 6 of the long tags. These I'm going to try to sell at a local boutique.

 Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time...Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Uniquely Yours Retreat

 Well, I think I have sufficiently recovered from the Uniquely Yours Retreat at the Palouse Divide Lodge to tell you a little about it. It was sponsored by my friend, Dawn and it was FABULOUS! Great job, Dawn! She is planning another one in early Spring and I am planning to attend. I was working on Christmas cards and got the fronts all finished, but still need to finish the insides.

Such a great weekend and we didn't have to cook! We were provided a beautiful breakfast and dinner each day of the retreat! Lunch was on our own, but everyone brought snacks to share with the group, so I don't think anyone missed 'lunch'.

The sign in the front of the Lodge

The front door

Dawn and Lisa crafting away

Some of the ladies crafting

More ladies crafting

Some of Dawn's beautiful creations

The Lodge at night

Accordian Screen Card

As promised, this is my first attempt at making one of these new cards that are all over the web. I want to thank Dawn Oleschefske for the wonderful video tutorial that you can find on her blog.
The base of the card is basic black, the mats are Melon Mambo. The images on the panels are from the retired set Elements of Style. They are stamped in Mossy Meadow. The flowers are Melon Mambo and I think Pretty in Pink (it was a scrap), punched from Petite Petals and the retired Itty Bitty Punch Pack. The centers are colored rhinestones from my stash. The top is punched with the retired Scalloped Eyelet border punch. These are so much fun and so easy to make that I'm sure there will be more my future! Thanks again Dawn for the tutorial!

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time...Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mambo Birthdays

Hi Everyone. I was working in my stamp room and saw this sheet of Melon Mambo card stock. Since I had a couple of birthday cards to make...this is what I came up with.
 The base of this card is Naturals White. I much prefer it when using White as my base. Whisper White is my go to for layers, but doesn't seem to hold up to having layers added to it. The DSP layer is from the Sweet Taffy. I also used the White Organza ribbon. Behind the Sweet Taffy is that Melon Mambo card stock. The image is stamped on a layer that I die cut from the Deco Layers. Not sure where I got the image, but it's retired. The image layer is adhered with dimensionals. Used pearls for the centers of the flowers (they are colored with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities).
This is the other half of that Melon Mambo card stock. The white layer is embossed with the new Filigree embossing folder from the Holiday catalog. The image is a non-SU! image that was stamped in Memento Ink then colored with Melon Mambo Blendabilities (as were the pearls), I then used Wink of Stella for the 'glitz'. The image was then fussy cut and mounted on the black piece with dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by today. Tomorrow I will show you my first attempt at those 'screen cards' that are all the rage now. Until next time...Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Weekend Retreat

I am scheduled to attend a weekend Craft Retreat starting Thurs., but I've been trying to fight off a cold since Friday. Not sure whether I'm winning or the cold is. But, if I do attend this retreat...look for some pictures of all the fun we'll be having next week!

A friend of mine is sponsoring this retreat in the mountains. This is the Palouse Divide Lodge, where we will be. Fortunately there is no snow on the ground now! Looking forward to a great time with about 20 other people just crafting away in the quiet of the mountains!


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

You're Wonderful

This is the newest release to the Photopolymer Stamp line from SU!.
I can see lots of possibilities with this set. By far my favorite, I think. To order this set go here. Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time...Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 1, 2014

August Shoebox Samples

Can you believe it's September already? I can't. I hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend!

These are the cards we made at our August Shoebox Swap. Because of the holiday and some late summer colds, attendance wasn't a large as usual, but we still had a great time!

Designed by Jay-Dee

Designed by Mary Lou

Designed by Sue
The card that I designed can be found in this post. We won't be meeting in September, but rather waiting a week and doing Cards for a Cause on World CardMaking Day, October 4. For details on this event, go to this post. If you'd like to join us, go to my SU! site and RSVP to the event.

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time....Happy Stamping!