Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Stylish Christmas

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Hope your week is going well!

Today is the last day of my Christmas in July series!
My last pack of cards is made with fairly new stamps, ink & paper.
You will notice it as soon as you see it....

Stylish Christmas!!

I think this one was my most loved stamp set last Christmas!
I just love those pretty poinsettia flowers and how whimsical they are!
My paper is from the retired pack of Under the Mistletoe. 
I have used up almost the entire package of it!
I loved every single print in it! 

Card Details:

Stamps: Stylish Christmas (retired)
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Balmy Blue
Cardstock: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Under the Mistletoe DSP (retired)
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

These were very fun to make and I know my customer loves poinsettia's on her holiday cards!
I think she is really going to love the different variety I have for her this year!

I'm sad that today ends my Christmas in July cards but I promise to continue using & sharing more of these beautiful older stamp sets and the cards I create with them!
I hope I have inspired you to pull out those older stamps and create something new with them!
I found this to be so enjoyable!

My thoughts today....

Yep, road construction is everywhere!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Reindeer Print

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

A late start to my day as I am dealing with a headache that just does not want to quit!
It's probably a mix between the heat & air conditioning that is doing it.
My sinuses drive me crazy with the ac on but when it gets in the 90's you cannot do without it!

Today I have another pack of holiday cards to share for my Christmas in July series.
One more day of sharing them and I hope you have been enjoying them!
Today's pack uses a set called Reindeer Print that came out in the Stampin Up Holiday Mini Catalog in 2005.
It was my friend Deb's set that I borrowed. I'm pretty sure she still has it!
I do not have a picture of the stamp set to share as I borrowed it along time ago and embossed these images and put them in a box that I keep stamped images in.

Not the best pictures because of the Silver Foil Paper.
They are much prettier in real life!

Card Details:

Stamps: Reindeer Print (retired), More Merry Messages (retired)
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Silver Foil Paper, Whisper White, Year of Cheer Specialty Paper (retired)
Accessories: Oval Layering Framelits, Heat Gun, Silver Embossing Powder, Silver Metallic Enamel Dots (retired), Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Have you made any Christmas cards yet?
I still am working on more that I will continue to share down the road.
Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the last set for my Christmas in July series!
I hope I have inspired you to pull out your older stamps, ink & paper and get crafty!
It's a great way to get a jump start on the busiest holiday of the year!

My thoughts today....

I'll be hiding in my craft room working on some upcoming cards for my Stamp Day w Friends!
It's the only way to beat the heat!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Happy Birthday Greetings

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Today I have a card to share using an old stamp from 2003 called Happy Birthday Greetings.

This card is a little challenge between Mary Anne Kelemen & I.
I made a card recently with the retired Holiday Print background stamp from 2002 and she commented on it saying she had this Happy Birthday Greetings stamp so I challenged her to dust it off and make a card with it!

Here is my card....

First thing I did was ink up the entire image in Coastal Cabana and stamp on my Whisper White layer. Then I cleaned it off and inked up just the little section of words in Versamark and heat embossed it with Winter White Embossing Powder on a scrap of Coastal Cabana. I wanted that sentiment to stand out!

Card Details:

Stamps: Happy Birthday Greetings (retired), Birthday Cheer (retired)
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Versamark
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, How Sweet It Is DSP (retired)
Accessories: Square Layering Framelits, Pineapple Punch Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Mini Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

My Melon Mambo card base was stamped with a confetti stamp from the recently retired Birthday Cheer set and I added a 1 1/2 inch strip of How Sweet It Is DSP . I wanted something with a pop of color and this particular print worked well for it!

I have enjoyed breathing new life into this old stamp.
I have so many older stamps that I hope I can bring to life again in the future!
I hope you liked this one!

Check out Mary Anne's blog at Lakeside Stamping!
I can't wait to see what she has created with her old stamp!

My thoughts today....

Today I am going to need a huge cup of coffee!
Been wide awake since 3 am when Bailee woke me to go potty.
Guess something was not agreeing with her.
I'm going to need a nap by noon time! LOL

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Winter Foliage

Good Morning & Happy Sunday!

I hope your all having a nice weekend!

Yesterday my friends came over to make some cards for Stamp Day w Friends.
We had such a fun time!!
I will share the cards we made later this week!

Today I have another pack of cards for my Christmas in July series using a really old set called Winter Foliage.
Here is a picture of the set....

My friend Deb had this set years ago and at that time I used the poinsettia stamp from it and stamped it with a Kaleidacolor Ink Pad.

This is the one I used.
I stamped it over an entire 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of Whisper White cardstock.
Actually I used 3 sheets.
Years later I found them in a box that I keep stamped images in.
I decided to cut them up and turn them into cards!

I diecut the 2 layers with the Stitched Rectangle Framelits and before I adhered all the layers together I took my Night of Navy Stampin Write Marker and splattered ink from the brush end onto my panel that has the poinsettia's on. Once it was dried I glued it all together and added my sentiment and some rhinestones for sparkle.
I know the colors aren't really Christmas colors but I do like these!

Card Details:

Stamps: Winter Foliage (retired), PSX Sentiment
Ink: Night of Navy, Night of Navy Stampin Write Marker, Kaleidacolor Creole Spice Pad
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This stamp set came out in the Stampin Up Holiday Mini Catalog in 2002.
I may try to find another set to do more with it eventually. We'll see!

My thoughts today.....

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Dino Days Gift Bags

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Today I have a quick post to share then i'm off to get ready for my Stamp Day w Friends this morning! It has been a few months since I have seen them so it will be nice to catch up and make some cards! 
So, I promised you yesterday that I would share the gift bags I made for them!
Check them out!!!

For these I pulled out the Dinoroar Suite!
Such a fun set, too!
This set can be used for boys and girls since the Dino Days DSP has some pink sheets in it!
You can always stamp a blue or pink dinosaur!
It comes with a couple of cute sentiments as well!

Card Details:

Stamps: Dino Days
Ink: Pretty Peacock, Mango Melody, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Cardstock: Pretty Peacock, Mango Melody, Whisper White, Dino Days DSP
Accessories: Dino Dies, Delightful Day Tag Topper Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Pretty Peacock Linen Ribbon, Pretty Peacock Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

So glad I had these made up ahead of time.
I had a friend call me last minute yesterday and she came over to buy some cards!
I sent her on her way with an adorable bag full of cards!
The girls & my customers love these bags and I enjoy making them!

My thoughts today....

Can't wait!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Great Greetings

Hello & Happy Friday, Everyone!

The last few days the weather has been absolutely gorgeous and I especially love sleeping with the windows open!
My hubby is off today!
He's got a few things on his "to do" list that needs his attention and I will be getting my table ready downstairs for my Stamp Day w Friends tomorrow!
I'm looking forward to seeing them since it's been awhile!
I have 5 card kits all ready for them and wait until I show you the bags I decorated for them!
Stay tuned, that will come tomorrow!

So, today I have another set of cards to share for the Christmas in July series!
This has been so fun and I have enjoyed reading all the wonderful comments from my blog viewers about the old stamps, ink & paper!
It definitely has made them smile as much as it has me!
Thank you for all those kind comments!

This is the set I used for today's Christmas cards.
It was already out when I got into stamping in 2001 and retired that same year!

This paper, All Is Bright is from last years Holiday Mini Catalog 2018.
I had these scraps in my pack of this particular paper from Christmas projects from last year.
I just trimmed them up to fit my card and Viola! 
My card was born! 
Of course, I added this beautiful sentiment (love the font) and the pretty gold bow!

Card Details:

Stamps: Great Greetings (retired)
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Whisper White, All Is Bright DSP (retired)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Gold Foil Ribbon (retired), Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Easy peasy!
Hope you like!

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Holiday Print

Hello & Happy Thursday!

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather we are having!
I keep saying I wish it would stay this way the rest of the summer!

Today I have another pack of Christmas cards to share for my Christmas in July series.
I pulled out all the oldies but goodies from way back when I started stamping.
This set uses a background stamp called Holiday Print.

It is like new since I don't think I hardly used it.....sad, I know!
I decided to do something simple with it and just allow the stamp to shine without anything being added.

I did tone on tone on these using Balmy Blue.'I added a piece of Balmy Blue Organza Ribbon from SaleABration this year and a Snowflake Trinket that was part of the Snow Is Glistening Promotion last November. I don't think nothing else is needed on them.

Card Details:

Stamps: Holiday Print (retired)
Ink: Balmy Blue
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Balmy Blue
Accessories: Balmy Blue Organza Ribbon (retired SaleABration 2019), Snowflake Trinket (retired) Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

This background stamp came out in the Stampin Up Annual Catalog in 2003-2004 issue.
I hope you like them!

My thoughts today....

Thanks for visiting & have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Retro Rubber Challenge #115

Hello again!

I'm back with a quick card that I made for the Retro Rubber Challenge #115.
This week they have a pretty color challenge for us!

I pulled out an oldie but goodie for this one!
Upsy Daisy was out in 2008 and was very well loved in my collection over the years!
I was happy to use it again today!

Everything on this card is retired.....even the DSP!
I had these strips already cut so I added them to a piece of cardstock and trimmed it down.
I stamped my daisy image in Daffodil Delight and my sentiment in Granny Apple Green.
The colors I used are:
Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green & Highland Heather.

Card Details:

Stamps: Upsy Daisy (retired)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White, retired DSP strips
Accessories: Oval Layering Framelits, Highland Heather Organza Ribbon (retired SAB), Rhinestones, Mini Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

It's very colorful don't you think?
Check out the Retro Rubber Challenge and play along!


Snowman Merry Christmas

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

What a nice day on tap!
It was glorious having my windows open to sleep last night!
If only summer would stay like this!

Today I have another pack of cards that I made for the Christmas in July series.
These are also made with the retired set called Thanks Snow Much.

This snowman is one of my favorites and very easy to color.
I paired him up with some retired Holiday Lounge DSP.
This paper has my favorite color in it, Taken With Teal.

Card Details:

Stamps: Thanks Snow Much (retired), Hero Arts (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Black, Taken With Teal, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Taken With Teal, Whisper White, Holiday Lounge DSP (retired)
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Amuse Stitched Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I hope you like!
I love these blasts from the past and happy to be giving them a fresh new look!

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Thanks Snow Much

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Sorry for the late update today!
Yesterday we had storms blow thru which were not bad here where I live but where Shawn works now, they got hit pretty hard! Just as he was leaving to come home it started and they lost power to the plant. They called the electric company which gave them an estimated time of repair....12 midnight on July 23! So, since they had no power they sent all employees home and canceled work.
He finally got the call around 6:45 this evening to go in. Power was restored.
Now they have to go thru each machine one by one to make sure there was no damage done before they can do the start up process. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it goes smoothly!

And also we finally got rid of that dreaded heatwave that was hanging around!
I am looking forward to sleeping with the windows open the next few nights! WooHoo!
I hate the air conditioning but sometimes it's just an absolute must!

So, while the house is quiet I thought i'd hop on here tonight and share another pack of Christmas cards I made for the Christmas in July series!
I know your probably tired of seeing all these old sets but hang in there with me a few more days!

This set uses the retired set from 2000 called Thanks Snow Much.
I do not own this set but my friend Deb does and she allowed me to borrow it a few weeks ago.
Thanks Deb!!!

My DSP comes from a retired pack called Merry Moments.
I have almost a full pack of it and was thrilled to use it with my adorable snowman!
The string of lights the snowman is holding was colored with my Stampin Blends and then I added a bit of Crystal Effects to make the shiny! I always forget I have that kind of stuff that can make the image stand out a bit more.
The sentiment comes from the retired Christmas Pines set.

Card Details:

Stamps: Thanks Snow Much (retired), Christmas Pines (retired- sentiment)
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Stampin Blends
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Merry Moments DSP (retired)
Accessories: Circle Layering Framelits, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

These were SO fun to make!
Everyone keeps telling me that I should have enough cards come Christmas time but these cards are not for myself. I will most likely sell these.
My customer usually gets about 15 packs if not more!
So glad I started early on these!

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by!