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Hi! I am a "middle aged" wife of over 40 years, mother to 2, mother-in-law to 2, and grandmother to 4. I love hanging out with these people!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2 - Day 10

I was a bit delayed in making this card, because I was destined to organize!  It seemed everywhere I looked in my craft room, something needed to be done/fixed/organized!  If you know me, you know that is probably not what people see - but I assure you - it was necessary!  So here is my card:

The set is a stamp/die set from MFT, it has so many possibilities!  The water bubbles are covering a stamp/embossing/stickles fiasco!  They are also part of the die and there are great shapes!  

When I pull into the area that I live in, there are 3 fountains as part of the golf course.  For some reason they have been running pea soup green this summer!  Yuk!  And this reminded me that water bubbling up from a pond or lake can be green!  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps - Day 8

Yup - I am still a day behind - but I am off to watch today's videos while eating breakfast in bed!  Two cheese sticks and a bunch of grapes!  YUM!  I struggle with the transfer of the stamps I have compared to what is used in the class.  Not always - but the last two days have been that way for me.  I have looked through all of my stamps twice, and thought ---- what was I thinking.  But, I finally went with a new Stampin' Up set that uses shapes to create letters.  I wish I could remember the name!  A one layer card got away from me, when a nail print appeared magically at the very end!  So I have a popped sort of one layer card!!! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2 Day 7

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I am a day behind on my cards, so today I am posting Monday's card and, that was day 7.    I did not complete cards for Day 5 - Friday, Day 6 Saturday or Bonus Day - Sunday.  I think I will probably work on today's card/project or Day 8 later today, and keep moving forward. 

So - with that in mind..... here is my card.

Besides being a paper/stamp/embellishment hoarder, I have quite a stash of fabric and related supplies.  So, when I saw thread being in used in a few of the videos, I thought wowie zowie!!!!!!!  It would take a few lifetimes to use up all of my thread - but this is a start!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

ODBD August Challenge

I made this card for a class I am taking - Stretch Your Stamps 2.  The OWH requirements are so ingrained into my card making processes - that I made this card with that in mind!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2 - Day 4

I HAD to make this card!  It may be a day late - but the image in my head was so crystal clear, it came together right as planned!  Ok - 1 snag!  Have you ever used the wrong side of a letter stamp - yup!  Hence the tie!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2 - Day 3

I wish I could describe everything I did to create this card.  I wish I could remember!  It is 9:30 pm, tomorrow is back to school for my husband, and my vacation starts!!!!!!!  I must begin my celebration!  Seriously though, I used translucent embossing paste with a multi-sized star stencil. The stamp, "I thank my lucky stars for you" is from and Operation Write Home set by Hero Arts.  I also used the positive cut from Day 1's card, and a few sequins. 

My should have moment came when I saw the card in 175% size on my computer and I realized I should have distressed the word "Thanks" with a brown tone rather than a blue.  Ahhhhh......

It is still 106 degrees here, but all schools will be back in session by Monday - a bit hot on the playground perhaps????  I will miss having my husband around when I have to make my own ice tea and lunch!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps - Day 2

Truthfully --- I did not have as much fun making today's card.  Totally my doing!  I didn't use my regular -go to- card base and, I became impatient looking for a solution to my sentiment issue.  The method, gradient color, worked well.  I enjoyed that, did a few extra sheets of that method, and will use it again in the future.  Here is my card - sigh **** 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps Day 1

This class is gong to rock!!!!  Today's card was created using a MFT patterned triangle stamp using Versamark ink.  I used clear embossing powder on watercolor paper.  I used Stampin Up ink refills for color, placing a few dots on my Ranger craft sheet.  Using a watercolor pen, I mixed a bit of water and ink and began applying the ink to the un-embossed triangles.  After the area was colored, I applied a water wash to cover the embossed/patterned areas.  When that step was completed, I switched colors and moved on down to the next area.  I wish you could see the shiny areas!  I die cut the words our of the watercolor paper, and out of black paper, so they would be inlaid.  I added two striped of washed color as an accent on the bottom, a few embellishments, and 3 stars on the inside.  The inside of the envelope matches just enough to add interest.  I adore the way it turned out!  It took me hours, and I think it shows!