Friday, September 19, 2014

Same Stamp Set, So Many Cards and More!

Sometimes a stamp set is just so versatile and fun that you are just drawn to use it again and again.  My family and friends have many birthdays in September, so my card making was on overdrive.  I had seen so many wonderful ideas on Pinterest with this stamp set, I just had to get to using it!

First I'm going to show you my cards and my totally awesome banners that I made for two of my nieces.  Emily turned 10 at the end of August, and my sweet little Brooke will be seven this weekend!

Emily's card
And the inside (I put something similar for each card inside, but I forgot to take photos, but you get the idea).

And here is her matching banner!

I did use the retired letter dies, but the new one in the Stampin' Up! catalog would work just fine.  Here is my set for Brooke:
Same, yet different, yes?
And her banner:

Here's a close up, this stamp set is just so amazing, you can do so much with it!!
Here are the cards I did for the adult women with September birthdays:

Anyhoo, lots of fun!  Let me know what you think and if you have any questions/need more details.  And of course if you need to order some of our awesome Stampin' Up! supplies.
Stay Crafty!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #154

Short and quick today.  I wanted to share my card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I made this cute little card to send to my niece (OK, really her parents) for her very first birthday.  I just love birthdays, how special they make kids feel is so awesome.

The card features Hello Honey and Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and inks.  The stamp sets are Sketched Birthday and Zoo Review.


Here is the sketch I based the card on:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Scary Fun, Remarkables Blog Hop

I'm sure it might be so terribly commercial, but I love the change of seasons.  I like going to the store and seeing all the cute Halloween and Fall things this time of year.  I try not to buy very much, especially that the last few years I haven't even put decorative things out!!  However, I did come home from Khol's last week with three Halloween hand towels, and they're washed and waiting another week or so to appear in the bathroom.  And I did handle a bag of candy corn, but I had to put it back!  I only allow myself to buy ONE bag at the beginning of October and when it's gone, it's gone!

Okay, I'm sure you came here to see my scary fun projects!  All my cards feature the Holiday Home stamp set and the matching framelits--buy the bundle and save 15%, woohoo! I originally bought this set thinking of Christmas cards and because the tall house looks like the house we're having built. But, can you say "Fall Fest stamp set on backorder?" So I dove on in after a few laps around Pinterest!

And WOW! and I am pretty happy with what came out! The colors for all the cards are: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant,Early Expresso, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray.

I call this one the Halloween Sampler Card. I just love all the little bits of iconic Halloween images.  Especially that teeny tiny spider!

Here's the Spooky House Card.  Isn't it cool how I punched out the moon so you can get the yellow from the whole piece of card stock behind?
And just in case you're not into Scary Fun, here is a sweet little card featuring a fall tree and falling leaves.  The greeting is from the Good Greetings Hostess Set (FREE with a $300 workshop).
Well, I certainly hoped that you enjoyed your visit here at the crafty yogi!  For more inspiration, click the links below.

 For Maria's blog, click here!

Nancy Amato -

Missy Bolinger - www.creativeblessingsbymissy/

Tamra Davis -

Connie Deibler-

Anne Matasci -

Audra Monk -

Maria Pane -

Andi Potler -

Michele Reynolds -

Pam Staples -

Janet Wakeland