Saturday, December 21, 2013

Cards for Those We Love

Today we celebrated our youngest's 15th birthday.  So this morning I made a card just for him.  I love this new stamp set called Life in the Forest.  We live in the woods and see many of the animals in the set (no hedgehogs, but my goodness they're cute!).  I used the weekly sketch by Freshly Made Sketches to inspire me.  I hope you are inspired to create for those you love.


Here's the sketch...


Saturday, December 7, 2013

RemArkables Blog Tour, December 8

Happy December everyone!  I hope all things crafty are going your way and the things that aren't getting done, it's OK.

This month The RemArkables blog tour is not Christmassey (for me at least)!  I am featuring the Stampin' Up! set: Spread the Joy (which to me sounds Christmassey! Go figure!).  This set was designed by some one in the corporate office and it's has a very homemade kind of feel.

I made two cards, a birthday card for my niece's 18th birthday and then my very first sunburst card.


This card just seemed fitting for a special birthday.  And if you are thinking, I don't have that DSP, you'd be right (unless your're a SU demonstrator) as it's brand spankin' new in our upcoming Occasions Catalog.  It's called Retro Fresh!  So fresh, so sweet.


This cute little card features the new Watercolor Wonder DSP.  I'm going to give basic directions on how to make a sunburst card, but really, just google it, there are tons of videos out there on how to make it.  Maybe I'll join the video making people soon...hmmm...

You need 4 patterns of DSP (I just used 2 papers, front and back).  
Cut your pieces 1 1/2 by 4.  Then cut those pieces into triangles with your trimmer.  
You'll mount them on a piece of scrap sized 5 by 2 3/4 that is covered with adhesive from our gluestick.  
Mark the center and start there.  
Make sure your triangles cover all the scrap, some will hang off the top, bottoms, and sides.  
Then you'll trim it down all pretty like and use it any way you want!

So that's all for today, continue to spread the joy!
For your next idea, see what Maria made by clicking here:


To look at more ideas, click on the awesome demonstrators blogs below:
Nancy Amato           http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com
Melissa Bolinger      http://www.stampinup.net/blog/2089191
Susan Carlson         http://stampinmomoffour.blogspot.com
Tamra Davis               http://www.theCardLadies.com
Crystal Kondo           http://www.card-ed.com
Deb Lehigh               http://thestampinhut.typepad.com
Anne Matasci            http://www.MauiStamper.wordpress.com
Audra Monk              http://thecraftyyogi.blogspot.com
Maria Pane               http://www.stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.com
Robin Merriman       http://www.trinitydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Andi Potler                http://www.absolutekreations.com
Michele Reynolds     http://www.inspirationink.typepad.com
Pam Staples             http://www.sunnygirlscraps.com
Janet Wakeland        http://www.remarkablycreated.com