Monday, October 24, 2016

Pull yourself together!

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by
When I have ideas for a card, generally I have an idea of who it will be for.   I need to definitely get better at mailing cards, but when I had the idea for this card... I just knew it would be going to one of my girlfriends.  I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up on her desk at work.. She has an amazing sense of humor.
I started with the Sizzix Elegant Stand ups for my base.  These give such a gorgeous base (and I may have many of Stephanie's dies).  I also cut the strip along the bottom while cutting the base.  I later added pearls along that strip to dress it up.
I then took the stamp Pour Yourself a Drink from So Suzy Stamps and heat embossed in Brutus Monroe gold.  Added some foam dots to raise the panel and a few flat back pearls.
Finally, I tied a bow and glued it down.. and a gorgeous stand up card is the end product.
This card is entered into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Link
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Be careful what you wish for....

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About a month ago, Suzy from So Suzy Stamps asked if I'd be interested in being a Snark Ambassador... and I said YES!  Through out the months I'll be making cards to show Snarky stamps from her line.  You can check out her line of Snarky here 
I started to make my card and quickly that turned into 2 cards in different colors and shapes. 
I started off stamping the Spray stamps in random pattern and colors.  I came up with two combo of colors that I just love.  I used all So Suzy Ink Bites for my cards. 
My first card, I knew what I wanted in my head.  I used a 5.5 x 5.5 card base and cut a panel from white card stock.  I then took the inside out circle die from My Favorite things and centered to cut.  I stamped my sentiment and placed foam tape on the back of my panel to make it pop.
My 2nd card was pretty basic.  I loved the sentiment and wanted a different color card.  I used the inside out rectangle die from My Favorite things and foam tape to pop that up.  It was a super simple and quick card.

So Suzy Stamps products used:
Spray (regular and Mini:  here
Be Careful What you wish for:  here
Ink Bites:  here
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Monday, October 17, 2016

17th of the Month blog hop reminder

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Today is the 17th of the month and that brings a reminder for YOU to do a self breast check or schedule your mammogram if needed.   Don't stop there... remind a friend or family member to do the same!
Michele the owner of Cas-ual Fridays Stamps started this blog hop as a reminder to all women.  Today as you read this.. she goes for her year ONE appointment after fighting breast cancer.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers today!
This is a blog hop for ALL to participate in.  Hop along with us and you have a chance to win the ENTIRE new Cas-ual Fridays release!  Comments must be made by 12:00am EST on October 19th, 2016 to qualify.
It would be absolutely incredible if YOU could participate in the monthly bog hop as a card maker!  All you need to use is ONE Cas-ual Fridays Stamp or die to participate.  Please join the Facebook group for more info
 The more we get to participate, the more people we reach.. the more lives we can save by early detection!
Thank you for hoping along.  If you should get lost along the way, please refer back to the Cas-ual Fridays Stamps blog .  Your next stop on the hop if the talented Kelly Griglione
Here is the card I created for this month. I was wanting to do a different, but simple kind of card and I had done a collar fold card in the past and it turned out cute.  So this style is a collar fold card. 
I used Dream Then Do stamp set for my card. 
Here is my card to remind a friend "You've got This"
Your next stop is Kelly!  Thanks so much for stopping by and remind a friend to do a self check as well!

Kara Stainbrook  ---- You are here
Kelly Griglione  ----- Next stop on the hop