Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Christmas in July #1!

Hello!  If you missed last Saturday's post,  be sure to scroll down to see it because I showed you 16 Christmas cards I made last week!  Unlike today's post and the ones every day this week, are cards that I made in December of 2016, just a few days before I left Gary.  I wasn't able to show you because I didn't have access to my computer for a couple of months.  And then I decided I would wait until July to show you.  Get to it girl ... July is almost over!  Enjoy!

As you can see, there are two color variations of the same card.  I have always liked this fun little set of stamps from Inky Antics.

See you tomorrow for another Christmas in July card!
Happy Stamping!


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Christmas in July x 16!

Hello!  Next week, I will be showing some of the cards that I made last December that I haven't shown show you.  I thought July would be a good time to get caught up on those!  But today's cards are not from last year.  This group I made this week!  Yep, I did!  You see at the scrapbook show, I picked up some Echo Park 6 x 6 pads at a pretty good price and thought you know what, I think I will use them to create some cards.  I will be ahead of the crazy Christmas season rush and I might even sell a few.  One half of the pad made these 16 cards ... enjoy!

 These are complete cards and by that I mean I added a matching colored panel and a white panel with a sentiment stamped on each.  If you are interested, in kits, email me. 

Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Level Up!

Hello!  I realized a little while ago that I hadn't set up a post for today.  The day is not over, so I do have a card for you today.  I made this one for a girl I worked with briefly (the job I had a couple of months ago).  She was turning 21 and was a big video gamer so I found a pattern for a cool controller.  She liked it and it made for a fun and unique card.  Enjoy!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sunflower Love!

Hello!  Today's card is one that I actually made into kits for a friend to send out for Mother's Day.  You see that is kinda a new side business for me.  I have friends that seem to like me to create a card but instead of making it, I give them all the pieces, just like a mini class kit.  That way when they put the card together, they can say they made it themselves, which they did but they don't have to spend the time to design it, gather and match papers, stamp images, etc.  I help them out and I make a little, which right now with still not finding a job, every dollar helps!  This card came out great!  Enjoy!

On this card I did the "out of the box" technique where the stamped image goes over the die cut.  Pretty easy to do and is a great idea when the image is just a little too large for the die cut you are wanting to use. 

See you tomorrow for another card.
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New Address Card!

Hello!  I am continuing with cards and projects that I made early in the year but I haven't shared on my blog.  Today's card I made to send to family and friends announcing my new address.  A good friend got me a stamp that perfectly fits my situation and I knew I wanted to add to my card but I also wanted to do a more typical type address card, so I decided to do a non fold-over and add the sentiment to the backside along with my new address info.  I love how it came out.  Enjoy!

Perfect quote, right?  The mailbox is a Lawn Fawn set of dies and the little letters is from a matching stamp set.  Love!

See you tomorrow!
Happy Stamping!


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Praying for You Cards Week 8!

Hello!  Today I have the last set of praying for you cards to show you.  I had a little trouble in getting the lady to pay me for the card sets I was sending each week and then out of the blue, I get an email stating that someone in their church is a crafter and that she would be letting her make the cards and that she would no longer need my services.  I have mixed feelings because I did feel like this was a little money coming in and since I still haven't found a job, any little bit helps.  But, then with her not paying as promptly as I would have liked and the fact is that 8 cards every week is a little bit difficult to get done along with other projects, like classes. I guess it is okay. It is what it is.  Anyway, here are the cards for week 8.  I did a horizontal version of one I did in week one where you die cut two layers at the same time with a stitched border die creating an interesting card effect. And the best part is that you get two cards done basically with just one cut.  See the cards below.   Enjoy!


I also made a couple of other cards without cutting the panels at the same time.  This was harder because the lines didn't always match exactly.  Here are those...


I love how all of these cards came out.  All 8 sets are great cards especially for sympathy as you really do need something more simple for this occasion.  So, if you are in need of sympathy card ideas, you will know where to find to them! 

I still have lots of cards to catch you up on.  Thanks for your patience!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Praying for You Cards Week 7!

Hello!  I am back with another set of praying for you cards I made for a church in Fort Worth.  This one was so simple but it still has some interest because of different papers I used.  Enjoy!

Group Photo!
Okay, I have one more set of cards to show you, so I guess I will set that up for tomorrow.  That way, next week, I can go on to other cards that I haven't shown you yet.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Praying For You Cards Week 6!

Hello!  All week and some last week, I have been showing you sets of praying for you cards I made for a church in Fort Worth.  This set is another one that I copied from myself, so again this design you might have seen from me before.  But still so pretty.  Enjoy!

The Group

I have two more sets to show you.  So one tomorrow and one on Sunday! 
See you then!
Happy Stamping!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Praying For You Cards Week 5!

Hello!  Every day this week has been all about sets of praying for you cards that I made for a church in Fort Worth.  Today's set is so simple and an easy trick makes each perfect.  I will give you the scoop on the trick to make the card after I show you the cards.  I made most of the cards with a pretty paper, obviously to be sent to a female,  and then a couple of designs more masculine.  Enjoy!

Group Photo
Okay, here is the trick ...cut the designer paper at 4" x 4" and cut a diagonal slash and adhere to your card panel leaving space to add a sentiment!  Easy Peasy!

See you tomorrow for the next set.
Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Praying for You Cards Week 4!

Hello!  I am in the middle of showing you 7 weeks of praying for you cards that I made for a church in Fort Worth,  This was one of the weeks that I thought, okay what could I do this time?  Easiest is copy your own design!  So, that is exactly what I did!  So, somewhere in the past, you have seen a similar card from me.  But, it doesn't make today's cards any less nice.  It is really a great design.  Simple, but with interest.  Enjoy!

I think this is the week that I started thinking I had better make some that could be sent to men.  So, I think I made 3 each of the top two and 2 of the bottom one.  Sometimes when I am making multiples, the amount I make of each depends on how much paper I have so I am sure that is why a second feminine card got made. 
See you tomorrow for the next set.
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Praying For You Cards Week3!

Hello!  I am back with another set of cards that I made for the church job.  Once I came up with the card design, I decided to keep it interesting and do them in different colors.  You can see that in the second photo.  This is a really simple design but I added a step when I decided to use some vellum to emboss the sentiment on.  The set came out nice.  Enjoy!


See you tomorrow for another set of praying for you cards!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Cake Pull Ups x 3!

Hello!  Since I did a post yesterday with my class samples and I mentioned to you that the card with the pull up cake I have done several times but I had not shown them to you, I decided it would be a good post for today.  I have three cards to show you basically the same except each uses different papers.  All three are made with the cake interactive die set from My Favorite Things.  The die cut pieces create a card that is a one tiered cake but when the tab is pulled, another cake tier appears!  Love the concept.  Love the cards, hope you do too!  Enjoy!


Next week I want to show you more sets of cards I made for the church "job".  See you then!

Happy Stamping!

P.S. I want to make note that yesterday I changed my class dates to different days so if you missed that part, make sure you see yesterday's revised post!

Friday, July 7, 2017

July Class Share! (Dates Changed!)

Hello!  Okay, you can see I failed to do blog posts for several days now.  It seems when I didn't have posts written and  ready to go ahead of time, I just didn't do any.  I will be correcting that today, as I still have several groups of praying for you cards to show you.  I found out last week that they no longer need cards from me, so that is $100 less coming in right now.  Bummer, since I am still looking for a job. At least I still have my teaching gig!  And today, I am sharing with you my next class cards.  I love classes that have a theme.  This one ... CAKE!  Class title... Got Cake?  Love it!  The cards came out great.  I hope you like them.  Enjoy!

First card is called a revolving door card.  I wanted to use a stamp set from Art Gone Wild that had 3 images with sentiments that went with them.  So, I went looking for ideas.  I was going to create the card just like the one I saw on Pinterest where the door would revolve around to three different sections for the set of images I wanted to use.  But, I soon found out that at least one of the images was too large for the "pie" section.  So, switch to plan B.  Now, my revolving door shows two sets of images and the third is on the inside of the card.  Here the photos ...

Next, is a card called a Z Fold Variation.  The variation is that the card is done vertically instead of the usual way.  Love this one and all those cupcakes ...

Closer Up
And last but not least, is a card using the cake dies from My Favorite Things.  A tab is pulled and it a second cake layer is revealed!  I have made a bunch of these cards for me and friends, but because I am so behind on my blog posts, you haven't seem them!  I had not taught it yet, and with a cake theme, so perfect!

Here are the class details in case you are interested in coming to class or would like a kit.  Just call the store at 972-923-3151. 

Got Cake?  Wednesday,July 26th 11:00 a.m. and Saturday, July 29th 2:30 p.m. $28
In this class, you will create three fun and unique cards with a "cake" theme, perfect for that special person!  First card features a revolving door where only two images are shown at one time.  The second card is special not only for the cupcakes you will create but the card itself is a variation of a Z fold.  And the third card uses dies that with just a pull, allows you to see a second layer of cake.  Please bring adhesive to include a quicky glue pen or other glue for small pieces, 3M Foam tape, and small pop up dots, detailed scissors, and your preferred coloring medium. (Copics I used: Card 1: YR02, RV11, YG93, RV14, Y08, BG11, BG32, R35 Card 3: R21, RV29, BG57, Y38, G82, Y15.)

Happy Stamping!

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