Monthly Archives: November 2013

Football Friday Nights and Sat Game Day

2013_11_29 DSCI0518 Football Friday nights are still happening in Ohio as the high school teams are competing for the state championships through next weekend.  But today is a Saturday college football  Big day in our house.  It is the  BIG football game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines.  Even though the game will not affect the outcome of the OSU’s outstanding season, the rivalry between these 2 teams is fierce.  To show the love of the football season (high school and college) I chose this card that Cammie made for an 11 year old boys birthday as today’s post.  Of course she brayered the background to resemble the grassy football field.  She added a football made from an altered oval and dressed up with the white gel pen. She added some much needed flames to ensure the spiral pass made it across the line.  Love this card and think it would be great for any football fan just by swapping out the team colors and the numbers.

GO Bucks!

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Tape It tree

2013_11_30IMG_3850 Thanksgiving is over and that means it is Black Friday and the Christmas season is upon us.  The only one of the 3 sisters that participates in Black Friday sales is our baby sister, Blair.  Cammie and I don’t get what all the excitement is about and we spend our day crafting or baking.

For today’s card I kept the color scheme to a basic red and green theme.  I stamped all the pieces of the Tape It #130715 stamp set in the Stampin Up annual catalog and then assembled my tree.  I adorned it with hearts cut from the Fashionable Hearts Embosslits #125596 and a pretty silver bow tied from the 1/8″ silver ribbon #132137 in the Stampin Up holiday catalog.


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Happy Thanksgiving

2013_11_28IMG_4044 Happy Thanksgiving!   I am so excited to unveil my Thanksgiving card because I “be-leaf” I did a fantastic job brayering and sponging all by myself!  I took the lessons from my sister, Cammie and brayered and have finally branched out on my own.  I added the woodgrain #128763 background stamp and then sponged to make it look like pieces of wood siding.  I used a piece of grossgrain ribbon and wrapped it with twine before adding the stamped sentiment from the Tags 4 You #131823 and punched with the coordinating label bracket punch# 132153.  I stamped the wonderful Magnificent Maple stamp #131868 in espresso directly on the woodgrain background.  I then brayed whisper white cardstock with reds and oranges and then stamped the maple leaf again and cut it out and popped it on top of the espresso leaf.  Wow I surprised myself with the finished card.  So I must say I am thankful for all the lessons that my sister / upline has taught me to bring me into the world of brayering.

The Tags 4 You and the Magnificent Maple are available in the Stampin Up holiday catalog. The Tags 4 You and the Bracket Label punch are available as one of Stampin Ups Bundle and Save options.  When purchased together (wood bundle #133593 and clear bundle #133294) you can save 15%.

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The envelope please

2013_11_27IMG_4037 I was inspired to make this card when I saw something similar on Pinterest.  I made each envelope from scrap DSP laying around on my work area and cut it into 1 7/8 ” squares and scored it at 1″ and 3/4″ on opposite sides.  Each envelope is sealed shut  with a coordinating heart except for the 1 I left open and but a message in for what I was thankful for.  Pretty cute eh?

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Celebrate MDS Download Day

2013_11_26mwwlife_2_2_2-0382013_11_26mwwlife_2_2_2-039 Woohoo! It is  My Digital Studio digital download day at Stampin Up. Be sure to check out the newest downloads for MDS available on the Stampin Up site. Today’s page is another 2 page spread from my mother in laws digital photo book.  This page is the tribute page that I did for her 3rd son.  I wanted to give it a look of digital washi tape so I created my own rectangles and filled them with various fun background DSP.  Super easy and fun to create.

Yes that is former astronaut and Ohio senator, John Glen in the bottom photo to the immediate left.  John Glen is a native Ohioan and is from New Concord Ohio and Brian’s kids all graduated from John Glen High School.

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Oh Washi Tree

2013_11_25IMG_3840Oh Washi Tree, Oh Washi Tree?  However green you are.  Today’s the 25th and just 30 days until Christmas so I am posting a Christmas card.  The card uses mostly old & retired products but is fun none the less.  The background paper is retired and the tree window was cut using the holiday dies from last season.  But underneath the tree I used some of the festive Christmas Season of Style Washi tape#132155 from the Stampin Up holiday catalog.  I topped the tree with a star punched out of the red glimmer paper #121790.  I added the sentiment from the Sweet Essentials #126457 stamp set.  This card was fun to make and easy enough to produce a stack for Christmas cards

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2fer Thanksgiving

2013_11_24DSCI0527Today’s post is a 2-fer of Cammie’s Thanksgiving / Fall cards.  Both of these cards are fantastic but the photo really does not do it justice. The cards are so different one has minimal stamping and 1 is heavy stamping.  The background paper for the  pumpkin card  is a piece of the beautiful sweater weather DSP from the Stampin Up holiday catalog.  The pumpkins were was  stamped with the Everything Eleanor #124164 and then punched with oval punches and then pieced together #132184.  She added hand cut stems and some leaves cut from the Little Leaves Sizzlits #114511.  The Give Thanks sentiment is from a retired set but is mounted on 2 Artisan punched pieces #130920.

The second card features the fabulous Magnificent Maple #131868 single stamp available in the Stampin Up holiday catalog.  Cammie used lots of inks and daubers to create a fabulous fall foliage card.

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Sunflower Thank You

2013_11_23DSCI0520Every time Cammie makes a card with the Sunflower #123608 stamp they get prettier and prettier but then again, I am a sucker for sunflowers. Cammie inked up the sunflower in daffodil and then daubered the other colors before stamping it.  She then daubered the blue background.  She added a Backyard Basics #129258 colored butterfy and hand cut it out.  The main panel was matted on black and then on the argyle textured#127750 cardstock with a small piece of daffodil striped ribbon folded and tucked between the layers.  Cammie used this as a thank-you but seriously it could be used for just about any occasion.

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Festive Flurries

2013_11_22IMG_3514Today you just might be seeing double. All products to make these cards was from the Stampin Up holiday catalog.  I made the same card but switched out the paper I decided to keep it simple and use the Winter Frost DSP paper stack #132183. I used the silver metallic ink #132142 to stamp the Festive Flurry snowflakes #131781 and then used the coordinating Festive Flurry framelit to cut the perfect snowflake and added a basic rhinestone.  The snowflakes were added to a textured white and pool party using the stylish striped folder #132174.  The 1/8″ silver ribbon #132137 completes this stylish card.

The festive flurries stamp set has 4 different sized stamps that coordinate with a framelit making layering a breeze and endless possibilities to make sure no 2 snowflakes are alike. The festive flurries stamp set and framelits are available as a bundle (wood #133284, clear 133285) and save 15%.

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Backyard Basics

2013_11_21DSCI0469You can never go wrong with Black and White and a splash of red! The Black and White paper is the Stampin Up Modern  Medley #126926.  This paper is a classic pattern and style with a little splash thrown in and is a must have in your stash kinda paper.  Cammie did a fantastic job showcasing the Backyard Basics  #129258 stamp set and coordinating framelits #129380 from the Stampin Up annual catalog.

The Backyard Basics Bundle saves you 15% when you purchase the Backyard Basics stampset and Framelits as a bundle (Wood #132729, Clear 132728).

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