Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Birthday Cake For You!

Hello!  Still working on my post to show you my baby book.  I don't think it is going to load here so now I am trying to upload to you tube.  I took about 60 photos of the book, but I think you might rather look at a 5 min. video instead.  Give me a few more days to get that one done.  In the mean time, I need to do a little catch-up on cards that I made but you haven't seen.  The first one, today's card, is pretty simple.  But, it's the rule, I make it, I blog it!  Enjoy!


The cake is from Verve stamps and the paper is Echo Park.  Hope you like it!  Simple but nice.

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Saturday's Sketch Share (On Sunday!)

Hello!  This last week was quite a busy. First it was my teaching week, so I had prepping and two classes to teach.  Then my bestie's mom (my friend Donna, her mom is Edie if you would like to say a prayer) went to the hospital with spinal issues and has gone down hill since, so even though I haven't been where she is, I have been worrying.  On a good note, my niece's baby shower was yesterday.  She loved her baby book I made.  I took tons of photos before I gave it to her.  I also made a video, however, I am having trouble getting it from cell phone to this blog, so give me a couple of days to try to figure it out, if not it will be a crazy post with photos galore!  I promise to get it for you this week!  Okay, let's get to yesterday's share.  I will show you my card, Debbie's card and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!

My Card
 
Debbie's Card
 
The Sketch
Shhh... don't tell Debbie that it was a "tall and skinny" sketch!  LOL!  Doesn't matter, and it gives you an shows you that this sketch works for both sizes!  It is hard to tell in the photo, but Donna's apple has a bunch of clear glaze on it so it looks good enough to eat!  This sketch is pretty simple, but I like it, don't you?

See you soon!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

No Tricks, Just Treats!

Hello!  Below, you will find the post that will be on The Crafty Scrapper's blog today.  With my love of containers, like baskets and boxes, I love creating little boxes.  So, with Halloween coming up, I thought it would be fun to give a couple of quick ideas for treat boxes.  Enjoy!


Hello, Tina here to share a couple of simple treat boxes and a how-to with you.
 
 

Here is a side view...


The box part is a 6 x 6 inch square, scored at 2 1/2' and 3 1/2".
Turn and score 1" on each side.  Then you just make 2 cuts on both sides.
Fold it up and it is a box. 
 
Here is a visual...
 
To complete the box, I simply added two strips of cardstock to the font and the back, and decorated them!  Don't you love that cool witch die from Little B?
 
My second box uses the same box base but this time I made the box smaller than the decoration.
 

Here is a s side view!

 

The smaller box is a 5 inch square, scored at 2" and 3", turned, scored, and cut the same way.
 
Using this simple box design, you can create all kinds of treat boxes!
Trick or Treat!
 
I am teaching this week but I do have a couple of cards for you, so soon I will get them on here for you to see. 
Happy Stamping!
Tina


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Saturday Sketch Share (On Sunday)!

Hello!  I left the house early yesterday to go to a brunch honoring Gold Star Mothers which are mothers who have lost their children in combat.  I met ladies from the Blue Star Mothers group I belong to.  It was very nice.  Since I was up in Dallas, I took advantage of it by then going to visit a friend.  When I got back home, I totally forgot about the share.  Here it is now.  I will show you my card, Debbie's card and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!

My Card
 
Debbie's Card
 
The Sketch

I am teaching my next card class this week and knowing that they are fall and Halloween cards and that holiday cards are soon to follow, I wanted to do another summer card!  I like how both cards came out.  And I like the sketch, how about you?

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Friday, September 16, 2016

Have a Bloomin Good Day!

Hello!  Today I have a card I made with left over pieces from an old card kit.  You see, I was in need of making some cards for an order I got from my friend at church and figured it would make the process faster if some items were already die cut or stamped.  I did add another piece of DP and a yellow cardstock panel.   I will show you the card I made first and then also the kit card.  Enjoy!

 
 

New Creation
Card Kit 2014
What a great idea!  Love how it came out.  Don't you?

I have a couple more cards that I made to show you, so hopefully I will get them on here for you soon.  Tomorrow I will be back with the weekly share between Debbie and I.

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  I am back today with another sketch between Debbie and I.  Let's get right to it.  I will show you my card first, then Debbie's and then the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!

My Card
 
 
Debbie's Card
The Sketch
When I saw the sketch, I thought of that triple layer stamping technique where you adhere three panels together with removable tape, stamp all three at the same time (I used one background stamp but you could also use smaller stamps too).  Then you add coordinating colored panels between the circles which will cover up the parts that didn't get inked in the stamping.  This sketch was a good one to see two different interpretations of the same sketch.  I love the flowers that Debbie used and also I think it is cool that I put my sentiment in the smallest circle and she put hers in the largest.  We both really liked this sketch, how about you?

See you soon!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Friday, September 9, 2016

September Class Share!

Hello!  My class samples are done!  Yipee!  It is a great thing that I have some ladies that plan on coming to class even before I get my card samples created, for the months like this where my class is less than 2 weeks away!  This month is always the hardest transition, as it seems crazy to think about fall and Halloween cards when it is still HOT!  But, this girl has gotta do it!  I have two Halloween cards and one Fall card, all three I love!  Let me show you ... enjoy!

The last two months of classes, there has been two versions of a Double Z Fold card.  This time I have another but this one has a surprise pop up inside, kinda of a "card in a box"!  Here is the front and what you see when it is closed ...



And then it opens and SURPRISE ....



The cards I saw made like this had a crate of strawberries or a fence with trees, but it was my idea to do the leaf edge of ground.  I love this card!  So adorable! 

Next, is a Twisted Easel Card with a Glow!  Here is what the card looks like closed ...


 
 And then it twists open ...



To make the card even more fun, you can include the tea light and give the Haunted House a "glow"!  The next version is a close up so you can see what I mean ...
 

And one more photo, to show you the placement of the tea light ...



The third card is called a Corner Fold and I opted to make it simple with some fun Halloween dies.  It is a card that looks like it would be hard to make, but it is easy peasy!  Here is the front ...


 
 And here it is opened ...


I really love how all three cards came out.  I hope you do too!  If you interested in either coming to class or would like a kit, call the store at 972-923-3151.  Here are the class details ...Do NOTE that this month only I will be teaching on a Friday night instead of a Saturday.  My niece is having her baby shower that day and since I spent so much time on her baby book, I don't want to miss it.

Halloween & Fall Creations 2016 - Wed. Sept. 21st 11:00 a.m. and Friday Sept. 23rd 7 p.m. 
Come make three cards for the Autumn season.  First up, is an adorable fall card with another version of a double Z-fold, this one with a surprise pop up inside.  Next, is a diagonal fold card with a great Halloween haunted house die.  Adding a tea light (included in class) will make the haunted house glow!  And the third card is a corner fold with some fun Halloween dies.  Please bring adhesive to include pop up dots, 1/8" scor-tape, detailed scissors, and your preferred coloring medium.  All other supplies provided.  (Copics I used: E55, R81, YR04/YR16/YR18, G21, YR24, E37, C7, Y26, YR14, R29, R27, E31, E37).

I will be back sometime tomorrow for the Saturday sketch share!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

 
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