Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #16 - Day 3 - Dolphin Set

Do you know what day it is? Come on, you know what day it is! Have you seen that GEICO commercial with the camel? I think that commercial is hilarious! So, you all know what today is, right? It's HUMP day! Bwahaha!  Ok, moving on to my project. Today I'm featuring the Dolphin set. The set comes with two dolphins, but I stamped one of them twice so I would have three of them. I don't know if it's an Asian thing or a local thing, but whenever I make something, I need to use an odd number of items. So like, I wouldn't be able to only put two dolphins on my card. I had to use three. My bling is also in threes, as well as the stars on the bottom right of the card. Hmm, maybe it's just me. ANYWAY ... as soon as I saw these cute guys, I knew that I was gonna make a side step card. Guess who taught me how to make this card? The one and only Jenny, of Sister Stamps! This was years ago, but she came over to my house one weekend and she did a make and take for me and some of my friends. Remember that Jenny? That was a lot of fun, huh? ANYWAY ... geez, lots of rambling today ... here's my card:

I added a strip of blue paper between the front and back panels so that the card wouldn't fall flat.

And, I actually used an old Fiskars border punch to make the waves that the dolphin is jumping from. Can you see it?

I had so much fun making this card and watching the scene come together. I think this is my favorite project from this Release. Now, be sure to head on over to the rest of the DT blogs and check out their creations, ok?

Guest DT Kerry:
Sister Stamps:

Finally, this is your last chance to win some stamps from Release #16. So, if you want to be the lucky winner of the Dolphin set, be sure you watch and comment on my video here.

I want to thank Jenny for asking me to help her on a regular basis for her new releases. That means a lot to me Jenny! Thank you! Before I get mushy, I'll sign off.  Until next time, take care!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #16 - Day 2 - Turtle Set

Welcome back to day two of the Sister Stamps Release #16! Today's project uses the Turtle set. These three little guys are so so cute! I decided to make a set of 3x3 note cards. Again, super simple cards, not a whole bunch of embellishments. The one thing I forgot when making these kinds of simple cards, was that you really need to be careful when stamping, if you're not adding layers, or extra embellies on it. Believe it or not, I got the placement of the images and the sentiments on the very first try! Whew! I also didn't mess up my coloring so I didn't need to remake the cards. The only embellishing I did was I used Glossy Accents on their shells. Other than that, I just stamped and colored them. So easy!


Since I had so much fun with my WRMK Envelope Punch Board, I decided to make some envelopes for these cards as well. The paper isn't exactly vellum, but I'm not sure what it is. I got it from my gf years ago and I'm finally using some of it. I like that you can see the design through the paper again, just like yesterday's card. Something a little different than your normal card set.

I'm really happy with the way these cute little cards turned out! What do you think? I wonder who I'm gonna give them to? Hmmm ... anyway, while I think about that, be sure to check out the DT blogs for some fabulous projects:

Guest DT Kerry:
Sister Stamps:

If you didn't already know, Sister Stamps will be giving away their stamp sets from Release #16 to some lucky winners who watch and comment on my YouTube videos! To watch my Turtle Set video, you can check it out here. Don't forget to comment on the video - YOU might be the lucky winner of this stamp set!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow for the last set of adorable sea creatures in this Release!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #16 - Day 1 - Octopus Set

Welcome to Sister Stamps Release #16!  This release is all about sea creatures!  And even though you might think sea creatures are ugly or not very cute, I think you're gonna love THESE!  My first project is using the Octopus Set.  Although the Octopus is the main character, he brought along his friends Starfish and Pufferfish.  What I decided to do with them is make a 4x6 Project Life card for Jenny.  She recently told me that she was gonna start doing PL so I thought making her a PL card with these cuties would be a good idea.  At first I thought of putting some words on the card, like "Under the Sea", or "A Day at the Beach", but then decided not to, since I wasn't sure what she might want to use the card for.  I hope she likes it!

I've been having fun with my WRMK Envelope Punch Board so when I give Jenny this card, I'll put it in this vellum envelope I made.  I thought it was neat because you can see the design of the card through the envelope.

Please be sure to stop by the other DT blogs for more inspiring projects!

Guest DT Kerry:
Sister Stamps:

Also, Sister Stamps will be giving away their stamp sets from Release #16 to some lucky winners who watch and comment on my YouTube video here.  It might be YOU!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow! 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Birthday card for a sweet friend

Happy Monday everyone!  Just wanted to share a birthday card I made for a sweet friend.  I used "Mariko" who is from the Sister Stamps line.  The patterned papers are from the G45 Secret Garden and Le Romantique collections.  The HB sentiment is a laser cut from Island Scrapbooking in Hilo.


I hope my friend likes her birthday card.  I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you all have a great week and until next time, take care.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Yumi & Fumi Handmade - 1st Birthday Blog Hop!

Guess what time it is!  It's time to celebrate the 1st Birthday of Yumi & Fumi Handmade ("Y&FH")!  So Happy Birthday Yumi & Fumi!  Renate and Leanne have been in this business for a year now (officially) and I would like to wish them continued success in everything they do! 

To celebrate, Y&FH decided to have a Birthday Hop!  If you've been hopping along, you should have come here from Lisa T.'s blog.  If you stopped here by chance, please go back to the beginning of the hop, here.  Renate and Leanne will be giving away some FAB prizes, but in order to win, you must comment on each hopper's blog.  If you get lost along the way, the full list of hoppers will be available at the Y&FH blog here.  So, for this hop, we were to create something using the inspiration photo below:

I'm very happy with the way my card turned out.  I personally would not have chosen to work with these colors, but once I got started, I couldn't stop!  The colors are so vibrant and happy and it made me feel good just looking at the inspiration photo.  So although I was a little hesitant to work with these colors, I now have a new color combo I will definitely be working with again!  I hope you'll feel happy looking at my card below:

There she is, Yumi Peace Sign.  She is very special to me because I won her in one of the first Y&FH's giveaways!  On to the deets of the card ... It's kind of hard to see all the layers in the picture, but believe me, there are quite a few.  The card base was made out of kraft cardstock, then layered with a bright orange piece of thick CS I had in my stash.  I used papers from the Prima Annalee stack and layered them on more "stash" papers.  I used my Nesties to cut out the white circle and the pink scallop circle, colored Yumi with my Copics, cut her out, and popped her up on the circles.  The flowers and leaves were from my stash, along with the flower sticker, flat-back pearls and the white flower trim under the banner.  I used the Epiphany Crafts Pennant 25 punch to make the banner pieces and stamped "HI" using a super old alpha set I had in my stash (yes, I have lots of stuff in my "stash").

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to leave a comment and wish Y&FH a happy birthday!  You might be the winner of some goodies!  Next up on the hop is Shar and you can visit her blog here

Happy 1st Birthday Yumi & Fumi Handmade and here's wishing you many more to come!  Until next time, take care!