Friday, August 18, 2017

Die-Cut Daisy

I think this card is pretty similar to one I posted a month or two ago, but I'm just using up some more "card parts." This daisy was cut with a die when I was in Des Moines in June. My how time flies!! The die cuts the window, the daisy with stem and grasses, and also an extra daisy for popping up on top. I did the coloring with my sparkly Spectrum Noir markers. I added some blue patterned paper underneath and also some scoring with my Scor Buddy. I used a black enamel dot for the flower center. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. This card is going to an on-line friend who should have already received it. Happy Birthday, Gloria!

The die is from Poppystamps/Memory Box - called Floral Stem Collage.

The stamps/die set that I used for yesterday's card is from Hero Arts/Sizzix and is called "Frames with Sprigs." Here is a link to it on eBay in case you want to see what it looks like.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Happy Anniversary, Kris! (And My Stamping Room)


This is the card I made for stamping group friend, Kris. Happy Anniversary to you and Ron! I made the second card first, but decided, even though I liked it, that it needed "a little bit more." So I made this top one.

The flower stamp and die are from a Hero Arts/Sizzix set that I've had for quite a while. I colored it with markers, spritzed with water, and stamped on ivory cardstock. I mounted them on foam squares. The sentiment is an old one from PSX, stamped on the same ivory cardstock. I matted with a matching purple. The card base is ivory, also, with a layer of kids watercolor cardstock on the bottom. to the left is the one without the purple matting. Just a bit too plain.

My stamping room is done!!! We went out of town overnight Tuesday night and came back Wednesday, but I still finished putting it back together late Wednesday afternoon. I'm so excited about it! :) I have posts scheduled already for the next few days, but soon I will push them back a day and show you pictures of my completed room. I love it! There are some things that I need to "purge" but for now I just put everything back. I was going to reorganize, but I liked it the way it was.

Edited to add: The Sizzix/Hero Arts set that I used for the flowers is called "Frames with Sprigs." Here is a link to it on eBay in case you want to see what the set looks like.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simple Thinking of You

I stamped this "Thinking of you" sentiment last week while working on another card. It was the wrong size for that card and I, of course, couldn't throw it away:) It was stamped in my favorite brown - Soft Suede. (The stamp and ink are both from Stampin' Up! and likely both retired.) The flowered paper is from a matstack from The Paper Studio and the bottom layer of patterned cardstock is from an old matstack by Recollections. I do believe that is my last sheet from that stack - possibly the only matstack I have even come close to using up!! (Actually, now that I think of it, I think I may have one more sheet.)

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My Stamping Room

We've only lived in this house for four and a half years, and we painted my stamping room right away. I do like the color, but with the teak furniture (old dining room table and old hutch bottom), everything was too much the same color. (I used a flash for this picture, and the room looks more rose-colored than it actually is.) So, I bit the bullet and moved everything out on Sunday so that I could paint it! This is what things looked like while I was waiting for Jim to help me move out the big furniture.
This is what our family room looks like! How did all of that stuff actually fit into my room - and how will I get it back in?!? :)



Ready for painting! I'm anxious for it to be done. I'm sure it will need two coats. Hopefully it will go back together as quickly as it got emptied, but I don't really think that's possible:)

I had this ready to post, but we actually got it painted yesterday, too! First we did have to remove the table and the desk with the computer. I was hoping to not have to move them, but it was fine. Here are a couple pictures of it painted. And it actually was done well with only one coat of paint!


Now today I will remove the tape, replace the outlet covers, etc., vacuum and start moving stuff back in. I'm so excited ... and amazed that it went so quickly!

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Die-Cut Thanks


When I was in Des Moines in June, I used a friend's die to cut these two pieces. So pretty, I think! For this first one, I had cut the piece with ivory cardstock, and then I matted with some Recollections dotted cardstock and mounted on the card base.

For this second one, I had used the die on patterned paper. I added it to an ivory base. I had lost the little triangle for the "A", so I added a matching gem.

Edited to add: This die is from Simon Says Stamp. You can find it here.

Also (with encouragement from Darnell) I am entering these cards into the Inkspirational challenge, which is "Wave."

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