Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Jesse - Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever - Goodbye My Friend

No card today. It was one of those "no mojo" days, but there is a video about a dog. I know. But if you are a dog lover like I am, it might be worth a look.

Today I was looking through videos on Tolling Retrievers. My son, Joel, who lives in Maine, will be getting his puppy on April 4th. He is a Duck hunter and this dog is just the right fit.  They mimic foxes along the shore to attract the ducks. Amazing!  If you get a chance, look up some information on the Nova Scotia Tolling Retrievers. I'm sure you will be just as amazed as I was.

I ran across this video on YouTube and just wanted to share it. This is a tribute to a beloved dog that belonged to a handicapped young man. Such a beautiful dog and sweet, special young man. 

Thanks for stopping by and putting up with my off track post.


Monday, February 24, 2014

Masculine Birthday Card/ MOJO334

Sorry for getting this up late today for you
 East Coast people, but it's been a busy Monday!

I decided this morning to use the MOJO334 sketch and we were asked to do a long and skinny card. Mine was cut at 3.5x11 and scored at 5.5".

I decided to showcase the new paper I just received from Stampin' Up!, High Tide DSP 132992.

All I can say, LOVE IT! It is so colorful and such sweet images on the paper. As always, I will probably make several cards this week using it.

Paper: High Tides DSP 132992

Calypso Coral CS, Summer Starfruit CS,
 Pacific Point CS, Whisper White CS

Stamp: Just Sayin' 133203

Ink: Pacific Point  126951
*I used a Stampin' marker to ink up the stamp*

Decorative Dots EF 
Free with SAB order of $50

Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack
Free with SAB order of $50 

Word Bubbles Framelits dies 132968

*Holiday Collection (retired)
Small Star die

Circle Card - Thinlits 133480
Star die

Envelope Liners Framelits 132172

Tombow Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

I hope you have a great evening and can 
do something CRAFTY!


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used on this card you can

Friday, February 21, 2014

So Sorry and MOJO 333

I mentioned the other day that
 I needed to make a Sympathy card.

One of my husbands fellow engineers at work lost both his father-in-law and brother on the same day. Such a sad thing for the family.

Using the MOJO333 sketch made it simple to get my, well, mojo going and hopefully a card that 
will bless them and know we care.

SU Products Used

Paper: Watercolor Wonder DSP 133924
Smoky Slate CS, Whisper White CS
Crisp Cantaloupe CS

Stamps: Simple Stems 133101
So Sorry 126527
Blessings from Heaven 123052
( used on inside of card)

Ink: Tangerine Tango 126946 

Embossing Folders 
Scallops 132971
Decorative Dots 133520 - FREE with
a $50 order during SAB

2 1/2" Circle 120906
Bird Builder punch 117191
Secret Garden dies 129372

Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack 126187
Paper-Piercing Tool 126189
Stampin Pierce Mat 126199

Silver 1/8" Ribbon 132137
Frosted Finishes Embellishments 132150 

Well, that's about it for today.  I'm off to my Bible Study and then do some errands.

Have a blessed day and stay CRAFTY!

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Pop-Up Box Card

Here is the project I promised to post yesterday on my Business FB page.
The cute little 3D,  Pop-Up Box Card. Such a fun card to make and give.

This particular card is one of a few floating around on the internet. I first saw it on Splitcoaststampers, but that one was very large.  The one I created was from instructions that  Linda over on Stamping School gave. This one will fit nicely into an A2 envelope when flattened.

Here is the card-box closed and ready to be put into an envelope. The picture to the right is of the remaining two panels. I added some dots to give it a "doodle" look using the Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen 105021. Splitcoaststampers is having a  special challenge using doodling on a card.  I'm afraid this is about as close to doodling I will ever be getting!

Just a few closeups of the front and side. I used dimensional just on the die cut tulips and Four Frames Stamp 123442. I stamped that in Pear Pizzazz ink and used a phrase from Petite Pairs 122497 inked with StazOn Jet Black ink.

The butterflies are from the Papillon Potpourri 132058 with the matching Itty Bitty Butterfly punch 129406 with 
Basic Pearl Jewels added to the center.

The tulips are from TE Tiptoe Through the Tulips die and were cut using 
Coastal Cabana CS, Daffodil Delight CS, and Midnight Muse CS. 
I used Pear Pizzazz for the stems with leaves and Old Olive CS for the grass. The grass is was cut using a Cricut cartridge.

In retrospect, the next time I will attach the stems and die cut tulips to a piece of florist wire like Linda did.  It will not only give it more stability, but I will be able to achieve more variety with staggering heights. 

Although, this took me some time to choose papers, dies, colors and assemble, I know I will be trying my hand at another one. I have few ideas floating around in my head. Now that can be a dangerous thing. More time in my Studio, oh NO!

Well, I'm off to do my Bible Study, wash, and some housework. Then I'll be heading to my Studio to work on a Sympathy card.

Have a wonderful and CRAFTY day! 


Monday, February 17, 2014

Bee Thank You

I card I finished today using the Dynamic Duo color inspiration 
and the Freshly Made sketch challenge.

Unfortunately, I dragged my feet today, and wasn't able to link
 this up to the Freshly Made sketch site. 

SU Products Used 

Papers: Daffodil Delight CS, Basic Black CS, Whisper White CS

Stamp: A Round Array 129090
Lots of Thanks 129690
Collage Curios - Retired (bee image)

Ink: StazOn Jet Black ink 101406

Embossing Folder  Honeycomb  129378

 Subtle Buttons  130030 (So Saffron)

Whisper White Bakers Twine 124262

7/8" Scallop Circle 129404
Banner Punch - SAB 2014

SU retired Polka Dot Black Ribbon 

That's about it for today. Stay CRAFTY!

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Thank You!

Friday, February 14, 2014

See ya later...

I think this might be a loose interpretation on Jen's sketch #138. {smile}
 Sorry, Jen. It is a great sketch, though.

I was originally going to use Gorgeous Grunge stamp, but I just
 didn't like the way it was looking. My next idea was using just 
strips of paper. Nope, not liking that either.

I also do not own even one roll of Washi Tape! 
Hard to believe, but true. It has never appealed to me.

 I went back  and forth with the paper I decided on. 
It did have diagonal stripes, so I just went with it.

Stampin' Up! Products Used

Retro Fresh DSP 132993 
Coastal Cabana CS, Baked Brown Sugar CS
Very Vanilla CS, Tangerine Tango CS
Stamp: See Ya Later - FREE with a $50 order

1 3/8"Circle punch 119860
Hearts a Flutter ( small heart) 130159 
 Circle Card Thinlits Die (small heart/chevron pcs.) 133480 
Basic Metal Buttons 133319 
Linen Thread 104199 
Paper Piercing Tool 126189
Paper Piercing Pack - Essentials 126187 

Have a blessed weekend and stay CRAFTY!

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I would love to be your demonstrator!
Jut click here to order. 


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Love You So

Retro Sketch Challenge  #101
I decided to play along with the Retro Sketch 101 challenge 
this week.  I had been wanting to create a card 
with the Quatrefancy Specialty paper for several weeks, 
and this sketch just "spoke" that to me.

 I incorporated not only the paper, but matching embossing folder , 
stamp and punch. I don't know about you, but I love when I can do that!

Stampin' Up! Products Used

Papers: Qu atrefancy Speciality 130141
Strawberry Slush CS, Whisper White CS, Coastal Cabana CS

Stamps: Mosaic Madness 130249
Geometrical 133161 

Mosaic - Punch 131267

Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder 129984

Basic Metal Buttons 133319

Envelope Liners - framelits 132172

Have a great and CRAFTY day!
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

MOJO 332 Cards

I was originally going to create just one card, but decided since I didn't
post yesterday that I would do two for the MOJO332 challenge.

 Stampin' Up! Supply List
Papers: Watercolor Wonder DSP 132994
Smokey Slate CS, Whisper White CS, Island Indigo CS
Tangerine Tango, Gumball Green CS

Ink: Island Indigo126986
Tangerine Tango 126946

Stamps: Fabulous Phrases 120501
Simple Stems  133101
Flower Shop 130942

Polka Dot EF - non-SU

Regal Buttons - 130029

Pansy Punch 130698

Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246

Frosted Finishes Embellishments 132150

Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon 109070
Pool Party ribbon - retired

Well, that's about it for today.  I'm off to finish up my soup for dinner tonight!

Have a wonderful evening and stay CRAFTY!

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Weekly Deals Feb 11-17

Here are the weekly deals for the week of Feb. 11-17

Heere is one of the products that I feel is a real bargain this week.
 Tasteful Trim Bigz Die
Over a $10 savings!

You will need the Extended Cutting Pads #113748 - $19.95

**So be sure to order those if you are planning on purchasing this great die.

Tasteful Trim Bigz Die
Price: $42.95 / $32.21 Feb 11-17  
Never be without the perfect trim for fabric and paper projects again! Our Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die allows you to create custom edges and borders with any kind of material any time you need it. Includes scallops, rick rack, and pinking designs--you've got a fantastic variety of classic options for all your projects.

* Bigz XL Die
* 6"x 13-3/4"
* Use with Extended Cutting Pads
* Trim and border shapes for accenting your fabric and other paper crafting projects
* Designed for use with fabric, paper, card stock, and more

This is a sample of the Tasteful Trim Bigz Die
when run through the Big Shot

All of the products featured this week can be ordered

Have fun shopping and I'll be back later today with
a card project I'm working on!


Friday, February 7, 2014

I mentioned yesterday that I was working on another card using 
the Circle Card Thinlits die.
Well, here it is. I wanted a cheerful card to send to a friend in Scottsdale who just broke her wrist. She has a few months of recovery and I thought this
 Watercolor Wonder DSP 132994, was the perfect paper to use.

Stampin' Up! Supply List

Paper: Dafffodil Delight CS, Island Indigo CS, 
Whisper White CS
Watercolor Wonder DSP 132994

Stamps: Simple Stems 133101
Fabulous Phrases 120501
Thoughts and Prayers 127805

Ink: Gumball Green  126861,  Island Indigo 126986

Envelope Liners Framelits dies 132172 

Itty Bitty Punch Pack 118309

2 1/2"Circle Punch 120906

Pearls Basic Jewels 119247

Perfect Polka Dots EF 117335

**On the card I posted yesterday I failed to mention I used the Stripes EF 123128 and the Envelope Liners Framelits die**

The supplies used here can be purchased from me by clicking here.

Have a GREAT weekend and stay CRAFTY!


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Boy's Happy Birthday Card

Today  I finished  up a birthday card that I made for my grandson.

I have been trying to find ways to use the Circle Card Thinlits die so
 I would get more "miles" out of it. I think this is only the second 
card I've made using this handy, QUICK TOOL. Sad, but true.
BUT, I am working on another today and will have that posted tomorrow. 

Stampin' Up! Supply List

      Circle Card Thinlits Die  133480

Paper: Birthday Basics DSP 130145 
Whisper White CS, Bermuda Bay CS, 
Gumball Green CS, Summer Starfruit CS

Ink:  Bermuda Bay 131171
StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad 101406

Stamps:  Paper Pumpkin  - Bicycle
Remembering Your Birthday 131350

2 1/2" Circle punch 120906
Circles #2 Originals 114526
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack 118309

Banner Punch - free item from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog
Candy Dots
Paper Piercer 126189
Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755

Of course , any of the above items can be ordered by
clicking here which will take you to my online store.

Have a wonderful evening and I hope you have a chance tobe


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I Remembered...

Here is a card that I made last Thursday, but I have just 
been able to put up today. I needed I quick belated Birthday card and was glad I had just bought this set.

Remembering Your Birthday stamp 131350

Who doesn't needs belated sentiments occasionally, even though we make cards on a fairly regular basis. This set even has a cute sentiment for inside the card. If you haven't looked at this set, take a peek in the  AC , page 16.

Stampin' Up! Supply List

Stamps: Remembering Your Birthday 131350 
Simple Stems 133101

Ink: Island Indigo  126986
Crushed Curry  131173

Paper: Watercolor Wonder DSP 132994
 Island Indigo CS, Whisper White CS,  Crushed Curry CS

Chevron EF 127749

Secret Garden die 129372

Banners Framelits dies 132173

Regals Candy Dots 130932

As always, if you would like any of the above SU products used for this project, just click here to go directly to my online store.

I pray you have a wonderful day and do something CRAFTY!


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