Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Grateful Bunch Bundle and Save

 Hey Stampers!  I didn't fall off the edge of the Earth.  I've had a challenging 4 weeks with my Father-in-law having a bad fall that ultimately resulting in his passing.  We are now putting back together our daily routines and hoping to move forward with the new normal.

I am sharing a card I did in my March Sketch class.  It features the Grateful Bunch Stamp Set and the Blossom Bunch Punch that are bundled at a discount until May 31 with a 15% savings.  I did this card in neutrals and used the absolutly gorgeous Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper and Sahara Sand and Basic Black Paper and inks.  The Saharah Sand Lace Trim adds such a vintage feel and the Basic Rhinestones are perfect to accent the flowers.  The Designer Series Paper will be retiring the end of May so I recomend adding a pack to your stach before it is all gone.  This pattern is rather simple however there are some others in the pack I just adore see one of them here on this tea cup.
 Because the stamp set is Photopolymer it is rather easy to add this stamped image of lace to the upper edge of the inside card panel below.  I love that we are paying so much attention these days to the insides of our cards!  Thanks for stopping in to learn about my card I hope you found a little inspiration and if you need to purchase some supplies to make your own project please feel free to use the links below to access my online store! 

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Blogging Friends Blog Hop- Favorite Stamp Set

 My Favorite stamp set is the theme of the Blog Hop for April- well that is a tough one.  So I narrowed it down to my favorite stamp set from the Spring Occasions Book.  I'm sharing a few cards today for the hop- First two are using freezer paper -I cut the rose out from freezer paper and ironed it on to Very Vanilla.  Sponged around the rose to color the base and then peeled the rose die cut off the card stock gently.  I then ironed that same die cut now all covered in ink to a Whisper White base.  Wallah- two cards one rose.  

Die cut sponged around and removed

Die cut sponged on first card then removed and ironed on here
Here is another- completely different style of same set

Please continue on the hop and check out Mary's Blog next and all the others listed below.

Anne- You are here!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

 Happy Easter everyone out there in this crazy world.  No matter what your beliefs or state of heart Easter is a reminder of renewal -of making new again- If new years didn't do it for you and lent was a bust-Easter is a time to just begin again.  No promises not resolutions just new starts.  I hope you that is reading this has a wonderful Easter and a renewed energy this Spring.  It's a tough time to feel light and alive in you heart with politics and terrorism and fear.  To borrow a quote from Sister Pat at GMA High School in her Easter letter.  "Today Jesus’ resurrection takes our fears, our worries, our hurts and sadness and puts them all into perspective. He rose so that He could say to each one of us what he said to the Good Thief: You will be with me in Paradise!"
   So no matter where you are today- you can have rewards with a renewed heart!  Happy Easter- Happy Spring!  May the God of all Bless you!

Monday, March 21, 2016

3-D Flower Easel Card

This card was for my February Hostess Club.  I love to find new ways to use our dies and I love to take old ideas that were hard to do and add my own cheater spin to them.  This card was inspired by all those card that people punch an hole in the card and then add a flap that then folds over a punched image usually a circle.  Here is one I did for Easter with  a bunny- I suppose mine is a little fancier then some but this is the idea that grew into this card.

I made a full set of directions for the 3-D flower easel card on tams- if you click the TAMS link next to the supplies list below it will take you to the website the PDF is made on and you can print or save it from there.  I hope you enjoy making this project and if you need to purchase any of the supplies and would like to do it through me just click on the links for the products below.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hello Spring Card Botanical Gardens Suite by Stampin' Up!

 I'd like to share the first card from my March Sketch Class.  This card was a little bit of a departure from the literal sketch.  I love the rich colors of this collection.  the black's sharp contrast to the pastel Mint and the bright Hello Honey then the mopey Cajun Craze.  These flowers are really fun and detailed I love that there are so my options in how to layer them.
  The choices of leaves are really cool and unusual, I love the one that is fern like it cut really nice and releases easily if you use wax paper between the die and the card stock.
    If you need to purchase on of the supplies and would like to do it through me the link are at the bottom of the page.  Please opt in for demonstrator contact so that I can thank you and send you the Hostess Club Tutorial for this month.
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