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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Doggy Doggy Where's Your Bone

That is a game I have played with the kids for years.  It is kindda like duck duck goose.  You just play with a dog bone instead. 

So today's card is another sneak peak at items from the holiday catalog.  I am loving so many things in that catalog.  My customers on Wednesday were very excited about it too.  I used the new thinlit that is for making a house.  Instead of making it into a box house I just used the front piece to put on this card front.  I took the idea right from the instruction sheet for the thinlit.  Adding the dog bowl and bone.  The banner I wrote on my dog's name Velvet.  Velvet has never gone in her dog house.  The dog house is now my safe spot for my favorite UPS boxes!  Keeps my SU boxes safe and dry.  Works for me.

The ribbon is beautiful.  It is real red.  After I made this card I thought it almost looks like I rolled out the red carpet for Velvet.  Well this red ribbon is going to be a go to ribbon for holiday cards for me.  The DSP is from the holiday catalog too.  It is in the same package as the gingerbread card I made and showed you earlier this past week.  So far that is my favorite DSP in the holiday catalog. 

I hope you like this card and it inspires you to be creative.  I am now off to a fundraiser for Little and Big Sisters.  They do a great fashion show.  The girls and their big sisters go to a thrift store and get an outfit to model.  It is so fun.  I will be one of the vendors there.  It is so great to be a part of a great fundraiser.  This has been one of my favorites.  Have a great day.  Share what you do.  Janice

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Elephant Card

For those of you that know me well I love elephants.  My living room has a huge elephant in it.  You cannot miss it.  My husband found it a number of years ago for me.  I love it.  My cats at times love to sit on it's back. 

Well today's card is made with the elephant from the hostess set Love You Lots.  You can get this set by hosting a party.  Contact me and we can set up a fun card party and you can earn this stamp set.  It is easy and more importantly fun.  Or place an order of $150 and you can get this stamp set with your stamping rewards.  So go over and click on the Stampin' Up logo and it will take you directly to the SU website to place an order.

 
With this card I wanted to use the stamp set Playful Background (page 121 main catalog).  I love when SU has fun background stamp sets.  It makes it fun to make my own background paper.  This card I used it in the corners.  It added a little fun to the card don't you agree?
 
I used Dapper Denim and Flirty Flamingo as my colors.  Of course I also love the matching Flirty Flamingo ribbon.  I think this card could be a missing you, birthday, forgetful, baby card, etc.  Don't forget me.  I have a card class that you will enjoy attending.  Next one is Saturday, August 27th at 9am.  This is my doubles card class.  Contact me to reserve your spot.  Janice


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fun fold

I was busy stamping most of the weekend and forgot to stop and blog.  So sorry.  I hope I can inspire you with this card today.  This is a card I made by a request from Penny Giese who is in my hostess club.  She loves the different folds.  So this is what I came up with.



The stamp set is from the new Holiday Catalog.  Because I am a demonstrator I can order a month early.  These gingerbread men were a must have for me.  Working with children most of my life I always love the story of the gingerbread men during the holidays. 

Well the DSP is also from the Holiday catalog.  The washi tape at the bottom of the saying on the front is also from the Holiday catalog. 

 
So this is the inside of the card.  As you can see the card is folded in fourths.  The gingerbread men are attached to the inside piece so that they can be seen with the card open and closed.  I of course had to add another gingerbread man on the inside with a greeting.  Notice the front gingerbread men I colored them like you would with frosting.  On the gingerbread man on the inside I left it to look like the frosting was white and added a red bow tie.  Yup you gotta know that this gingerbread guy has a punch to make it easy to cut him out.  And he has a bow tie in the punch and other circles for eyes and buttons.  Now aint he cute?  And to make it even more a must have SU came up with lots of other things that fit in this punch.  Wait til you see them.  Wait have you not gotten a holiday catalog from me?  Well you better stop by because I have them ready at my house. 
 
Wednesday, August 17th I will have hostess club and a card class going on so stop by between noon and 4 to pick up your holiday catalog (and see what you are missing by not being part of hostess club or attending the card class).  I can't wait to show you more great ideas with the new holiday catalog.
Janice



Thursday, August 11, 2016

Touches of Texture

I have found a stamp set that I did not think I needed.  Well this stamp set has been a go to stamp set for me lately.  I think it is because I love the textures for backgrounds and added fun.  You can find this stamp set on page 141 of the main catalog.  Now don't be fooled like I was by looking at it quickly in the catalog.  It is definitely a stamp set you can easily look past while looking at the catalog.  Stop and really look at the stamps.  I love the one on the top of the page.  I used that on the inside of the card.  The bumble bee is one of the best bumble bees I have seen in a stamp set.  The dragonfly too!!!!  Ok so it is another flower stamp set you say.  Well look further.  The background stamps are awesome.  The flowers that are outlined are easy to color in if you desire.  The other flower can be stamped on to make it have color.  Now that is easy peasy.  So here is my card I made.
I used Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder as my colors.  Do you notice the Daffodil Delight spots in the background.  That just made it all come together.  I did that first and then stamped the flowers and bee.  You cannot see it in this picture but I added Wink of Stella to the wings of the bee and on the flowers.  Love that little bit of sparkle.

As I said earlier I used that long stamp on the inside.  It just added enough without being overbearing on the inside of the card.  I also used my favorite words from Cottage Greetings.  I love this phrase "Wishing you Ridiculous Amounts of Happiness".  I do wish that for so many people. 

I hope you liked this card.  Feel free to CASE it.  I am honored when people CASE my cards.  Enjoy a stamping day every once in a while.  Janice

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Washi Tape



Here is another idea for a card I got from Mary Fish.  She used the Night of Navy in her card.  I chose to use the washi tape called Pop of Pink.  I love this washi tape.  I added the Melon Mambo butterfly to bring out the fun pink.  I will be using this card in my doubles card class later this month.  Saturday, August 27th.  The doubles card class is a fun class to do quick and easy cards.  Contact me to sign up for this class.  Janice