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Wheelbarrow Fun!

>> Saturday, May 19, 2018


It has been a crazy week here in Connecticut and once again it's all due to the weather!  We had a severe storm hit our area on Tuesday evening that knocked down hundreds of trees and left many of us without electricity.  Driving has become a real challenge with many roads either closed or partially blocked by trees.  And we were the lucky ones since there were actual tornado's not too far away!  But through it all, stamping goes on :)

My card today uses our new Flower Wheelbarrow - without the flowers.  I started by stamping both the Flower Wheelbarrow and Wags the dog on separate pieces of card stock, coloring and fussy cutting both.  My background was sponged with blue on top and green on the bottom and then I used our Easy Grass Background and some additional green ink.  Once I had that all put together, I stamped our Sit, Stay Greeting, the first 2 sections on separate pieces of card stock that I fussy cut into clouds and the last section directly on my card. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Grad Adventure

>> Friday, May 18, 2018

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! I don't know about your area, but down here, the graduations start about now & continue until about the 1st week of June. It always seems so early, but I guess it's because they start school here about the 2nd week of August. At this rate, there won't even be a summer vacation anymore. My little piggy grad looks really happy to be through with all that. 
After I stamped, colored & fussy cut the grad pig, I stamped the Graduation Bg leaving a blank space toward the top for the greeting. I had the black frame lying around so on it went along w/ a few sequins. 

Here's a look at the inside and below it are the Copics I used.
 Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper: Staples 110# white, black 
ink:  Memento tuxedo black, (angel pink also used on the inside)
accessories: Copics markers, Misti, Lil' Inker stitched rectangles dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, square dies, sequins


Get Well Soon

>> Thursday, May 17, 2018

Good morning!

I thought I'd do a couple of Get Well cards today
Seems like people get colds this time of year with the weather changing 
back and forth, or for some other odd reason, who knows!
Anyway, I've been wanting to use these corner dies for a while
and these cards seemed the perfect time.

DRS stamps for this card: One Line Get Well 1097E and 

I stamped the wheelbarrow on the white card and on another piece
of card stock as well.  Colored and cut out cutting off any small details
as it is also on the card base.  I popped up my fussy cut wheelbarrow over
the stamped image on the card.

DRS stamps for this card: Bird Feeder 534H and One Line Get Well 1097E

I did this card the very same way as the first, popping up my colored image on top of the stamped image on the card.
I used a die set from Memory Box for the corners on
both these cards.

Hope you like these two cards, I had fun making them!
Thanks for visiting today!


Adventures Await!

>> Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Adventure.  Something we all probably crave.  When I was younger I did some pretty adventurous things like hiking, camping, and being on a hot air balloon team entering races across the Southwest.  I also had a job that was 100% travel in my 20s.  Today, I am happy with a trip to Hobby Lobby or Michaels. 

Today, I have several cards to show you using the new Let the Adventure Begin Greeting.

This card also uses the Dogwood Branch image.  I did the background using ink smooshing (swipe ink on aluminum foil, splash on water, and dip in your paper), and the tree rings and foliage are Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies.

This card uses the Silhouette Palm Tree Line image.  The background is a water color wash and I tore the bottom to look a bit like a beach.

This card uses the Cowboy Silhouette image.  I did a water color wsh for the background and then folded the paper several times and distressed the folds with white craft ink and distress ink in Tea Stain.  A brad and some raffia finished it off.  

Hope your week is full of your kind of adventure!



Flower Power

>> Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hi Everyone,

I admit I'm pretty bad about cleaning up after I stamp; I usually push my scraps and extras into a pile and deal with it at some later time.  It was from those scraps that this card was born.  I came across the negative part from some die cut flowers.  They were made for embellishment on another project, but before tossing them, I decided to use them as a stencil and create a floral thank you card. 

I chose some pastel ink colors and simply sponged the flowers in a random pattern.  I used the
Deco Thank You Greeting in the corner and embellished a few of the centers with some gems.

It was so easy and fun!  I think I may keep these and any other scraps in a little baggie for future stencil projects.

Here's another graduation card I made using the A New Beginning Greeting.  Choosing to play off the word time in the sentiment, I dry embossed the background using a clock themed folder, and added 3 of the Brush Mortarboards that were stamped and fussy cut.

After it was assembled, the greeting looked a bit sparse, so I inked up one of the tiny grad caps from the Graduation Background stamp and added it to the corner.  

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!



>> Monday, May 14, 2018

Happy Monday! Today I have a fairly quick and easy card to share with you that uses one of the newest greetings, Let the Adventure begin (615E). I really like the font and size of this greeting.

The new greeting (615E) was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink onto the blue panel. Next I die cut the kraft CS to look like a path and added some speckles with the Splatter Background image using Memento Cocoa ink. This piece was also stamped with the cute Sally snail image so the little antenna would show up and I wouldn't have to try and fussy cut them!! The green panel was stamped with the easy grass background using Memento Bamboo ink. Everything is layered onto the blue panel and then attached to a white card base. The snail was stamped onto white paper, colored with Copics, fussy cut and glued into place.

Here's a look at the inside. The Go Confidently greeting was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink.

Thanks for stopping by today.



Go Hog Wild Grad!

>> Saturday, May 12, 2018


Why is it that whenever I have the perfect card, I have no one to give it to?  That is my dilemma with our new Graduation Stamps.  What's cuter than a piggy in a grad cap holding a diploma with the message to "go hog wild"???

I started my card by stamping our new Go Hog Wild greeting over and over again (thank you misti!) on a piece of white card stock using black ink.  I layered it on bright yellow and mounted it on a folded red card.  For my focal images they were simply stamped (and colored if necessary), tapped on the edges of a black stamp pad, layered with red and mounted.  Quick and simple!  I could have easily made several of these in multiple school colors, instead it goes into the file with the hope that I'll remember it next time I need a graduation card :)

Thanks for stopping by!


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