Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Slowly getting back into stamping

Well... It's been a long time coming. I had to sell as much of my stamp stuff as I could. We live in a 2 bedroom house and the spare bedroom was my stamp room, but we needed to turn it back into a bedroom.  That means two things, one... I've lost my stamping space, and two...  we needed the money to do it.  

But, by the grace of God, I have a very good stamping friend that invites me to her house to stamp and let me use her cardstock.  I still have a TON of 12x12 background paper, so I take that for us to use, so that I'm not feeling like I am taking advantage of her.  Karen C., thank you so very much.  You are such a blessing and a friend.  

I still have quite a few stamp sets, but no cardstock, markers, etc...  So I grabbed 3 huge bags of stamp sets I knew she didn't have and we had a ton of fun.  Here are the cards we made at her house.   

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

More Thank You Cards

I was able to get into my stamp room and CASE this card.  I just received this new Stampin' Up! set called Mosaic Madness.  LOVE IT!!!  Love how the stamp set, embossing folder and punches coordinate.  

I have been going through quite a few thank you cards since Rich and I are now the chairpersons for the clubhouse at the beach.  Whenever we have an event, which is every month, sometimes biweekly, I send thank you cards to the volunteers for their time.  They are truly wonderful people and the thank you card is the least I can do.

I cased it from .  Thank you for the idea. Love it!!!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Finally Stampin'

FINALLY!!! Getting some stamping time back into my home.

I sure do miss it.  These two I made for a reason.

This one is from Stampin' Up!'s Sprinkled Expressions set. I made it for my young friend, Samantha.  She is a lifeguard at our Berlin, MD place.  She made the Beach Patrol for Ocean City for next year.

This one I made for Taylor, my other lifeguard, young friend.  She broke her elbow playing volleyball. Bless her heart.  Set is by Our Craft Lounge.

I'm thinking of you guys and miss you both!!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Stamping While Husband Snoozes

Fun! Fun! Fun!  I was watching tv with my hubby, and glanced over to him to see his eyes shut.  So I snuck into my stamping area and made a bunch of Thank You cards.  They can be for anything really, Thank you for being a friend, thank you for being generous, for a gift, just because.  

I love these bright colors.  The flowers is a retired Stampin' Up! set, and all of the greetings are from a Fiskars Thank you set.  Love them!!!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sorry this isn't the best picture.  I had to take it with my cell phone.  

Yesterday was a very wet day.  Torrential rains from Tropical Storm/Cyclone Andrea visited us along with winds and rain.  The dogs slept the day away, so I made 8 of these cards.  I can not take credit for them. I saw them on Pinterest and cased it. I changed the color and ribbon to use what I have, but it's pretty well cased.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Unmounting stamping wheels

Stampers!!! I unmounted my stamping wheels and put them on foam cling. Now I can stamp them straight, and color them in with my markers. 

FYI, you can fit 8 standard wheels in the SU DVD cases, (4 on each side),  and 4 jumbo wheels in one case, (2 on each side).

I couldn't figure out how to stamp them, SU doesn't make a block large enough for them. I tried diagonal on the large background block. Eehh... but my demo, April Prachniak, suggested the extended plate from the Big Kick/Shot.  How ingenious!!! April, Thank you for resolving my dilemma!!!!  

(PS) to unmount them from the wheel, all you need to do is take an exacto knife and break the seam.  Then they peel right off of the wheel.  I kid you not, our little stamping friend, Morgan, who is going to be 3 years old next month, helped peel them from the wheels. She had a blast!!!

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Rainy Day Stamping

Hello stampers!!!  Well, it has been raining all day here in good ol' Dundalk, Maryland.  What's the best way to pass the time when it's raining??? S T A M P !!!! 

Both of these cards I "cased" from Pinterest.  For those that do not know what "case" means, it is "Cope and Steal Everything". HAHAHAHHA!!!  The great thing with stamping, you can see a card you like and adjust it to what stamps or colors you have.  

The greeting in this set is from a CTMH set;

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