Thursday, December 31, 2015
I used the set Cozy Christmas, in fact, I acquired this set for this little cottage surrounded by pines. I stamped in Night of Navy and then starting at the top right corner, began sponging the dark sky, with the ink becoming lighter and lighter as I moved to the opposite corner of my Christmas Eve scene. Once I had achieved the sky I desired I added the sparkly stars using Silver Dazzling Details and then layered my image onto Night of Navy card stock and then onto my Whisper White card. I surrounded my sentiment with sparkling rhinestones to finish off the vision in my mind.
Here's to hoping your Christmas and the week following has been magical and filled with memories. I am finding it astounding that we are on the verge of a new year, however, I wish you all the best as this upcoming time unfolds for all of you. Resolutions, or no, 2016...here we come!!!!!! Happy New Year's Eve:)
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Monday, December 28, 2015
Naturally, I had to make her Christmas card from these things;) I added the little bowler and the sentiment using the Black and Red Glimmer Papers available. I put in the snow for dimension using the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and of course I had to use the Woodlands embossing folder in the background. I added the vellum for a "foggy" effect. I am going to have lots of fun using this set and the framelits in many ways. I can totally see birthday cards, thinking of you cards, etc. on the horizon:) Have a great Monday!!--Tammie
Thursday, December 24, 2015
I hope your holidays are filled with joy, happiness and love. I wish our world could enjoy the same.
One day it will come, I have faith. Let's all stand together as a united world. We can have, and must have, our differences. It's what sets us apart, makes us unique. But let's all respect and admire each other for that, for our beauty in being who we are.
Happy Holidays and Peace Be With You!!
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
My photo is lacking in quality and I apologize, but if it was better, you could see that the print is actually heat embossed, making this a beautiful addition to my holiday cards. I love simplicity, and it's even better when it makes that step up to Simplistically Elegant.
Enjoy your day and I'll see you soon.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
I've been a little preoccupied with our new family member. Her name is "Tag" and she is a corker!! She's our new puppy, born on 9/11/2015. Her given name, by Needy Paws rescuers, is Bretagne, after one of the rescue dogs involved in the rescues of the 911 attacks in New York, and given her nature we have liberally dubbed her Tag, as she willingly tags after us all day long. She is simply adorable, so if my posts are coming sporadically, forgive me, but family is VERY important!!
My card above is my bling of all bling cards. It's definitely over the top and I love it!! It has glimmer, lace, glitter, shine and texture. Can't ask for more than that! I think my mama will love it when she opens it on her birthday;)
So, here is our little Tag. Isn't she adorable?! I hope to move to my creative space today to get those Christmas cards designed and made. Wish me luck! Have a great Monday, wherever you are stamping!--Tammie
Sunday, November 29, 2015
One of the most important ways to show appreciation for something someone has done for you is to send a simple thank you. What better way to make that "Thank You" even more special than by sending a hand-stamped card? The bottom card I see as an elegant event thanks, and of course, with the holly embossing around the edge of the top card, I was thinking Christmas thanks. So if you need some simple, yet personal cards to make and send, consider something like this!
Have fun, avoid stress like the plague and enjoy your holiday!
Friday, November 27, 2015
I layered the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper strips using the Dimensionals on the lower one.
I couldn't find the right "Merry Christmas" stamp, although I know I had plenty of options with all of my stamps on the shelf, but none of them were saying, "pick me, pick me".
So I cut the merry from one of our past framelits, masked off the happy from our stamp set, 'Oh, What Fun' in the Holiday Catalog and that was just the ticket!!
I hope wherever you are, on this Black Friday that you're staying warm, dry and most of all...happy:)
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
I found this scare crow and the memories just starting flooding back like wild.
I did not come up with this idea, but I definitely enjoyed making it every step of the way. Thank you to the demonstrator from years gone by for your creativity and imagination. I wish I knew who you were because you deserve all the credit for this one!
I love it when punches can be repurposed, like the bird punch, using the wings for the eyes, and the large oval for the mouth. Oh, and how about the hearts for the crows feet and the circle for the beaks.
I love sponging to add dimension and texture and there is a LOT of that on this card! The background was made using the crimper we used to sell. Sure wish we had that tool in the catalog still. Sponging with Whisper White Craft Ink gave that piece of blue cardstock the look of an old tin building.
Looking at this card and enjoying it like it was a new creation again just makes my heart smile. I'm definitely going to have to get more "artsy" again. So much fun!!!!
I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and all your holiday wishes and dreams come true!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
I was so fortunate to get to listen to Bonnie Farley give a presentation at my first CenterStage Event. I love her to the moon and back and will always search her out to hear her "lectures".
|Swaps made by other demonstrators that were on the board at OnStage Local in San Diego, CA. Simply gorgeous!!!|
Monday, November 23, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Ahhh, after a fun-filled, yet hectic weekend at our first Onstage Local event Jan and I were able to sit and create some cards for our new and dear Stampin' Sista, Chockie Simons.
I have to say, I completely enjoyed Center Stage with Bonnie Farley. I met some great gals, had some yummy food and learned several things I will bring into my business.
I loved the way Stampin Up! introduced new tools to us and then gave us the opportunity to "play" with those cool tools!
I will soon be able to share all of this with you😆 Stay tuned for some incredible stampin' magic!
Til then, create away😊
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
Friday, November 6, 2015
These are my "book to look" creations for this time around. I found the ideas on Pinterest and went from there. I love the black glimmer paper as well as all of the other options we have!
I've put prize notes on the bottom of these cute little Curvy Keepsake boxes that can be peeled off so the recipient can use these boxes for "whatever" they want.
To make the snowman hats I used my circle framelit (2 3/4") to cut the black Glimmer Paper and then punched out the center of the circle with the Word Window Punch. I cut 2 pieces of Black Card Stock (for each snowman) that was 2 1/2" X 2" and scored up 1/2" from the bottom--this was how I attached the brim to the "stovepipe" portion of the hat. Then I rounded the top corners and glued the sides and top together with multipurpose adhesive. You'll want to avoid gluing the "whole" top as you need a place for the box handle to slide into the hat so it will sit on the snowman's head. Finally I embellished with a red glimmer paper heart and 1/8" red striped ribbon. The circles and the heart are punched using the Owl Builder Punch and I freehanded the carrot nose. I added the eyelashes with the black Stampin' Write Marker and the eye reflections with the Chalk Marker.
Looking forward to sharing this craft with some newbies!!
More pix to follow after the event today;)
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Don't you just love the bundle in the Holiday Catalog, which includes the stamp set, Snow Place, and the framelits, Snow Friends? So adorable and I know the most perfect project my granddaughter, Madeleine, and I are going to make;)
I want to give a special thanks to Tana McLaird who has graciously offered to lend her home for this event. Tana is a Premier Jewelry Consultant and I'm looking forward to working with her to make this a successful event. I'll also be joined by consultants from Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Cabi, A Wreath for Every Door, Young Living, Rodan + Fields, and more. YOU SHOULD COME AND CHECK US OUT!!
The address is: 361 Mission Bay Court in Wildwood, MO.
I also want to say thank you to Dawn Griffith, a Stampin' Up! demonstrator whom I have admired for quite some time, who was generous in sharing the instructions for these cute little scarecrow Curvy Keepsake Boxes.
I'll be back in the next day or so to share more of my creations. Until then, have a wonderful evening and I'll see you soon!
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Veterans from WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam were welcomed home from a day full of activities that started in the wee hours of the morning with their flight to Washington, DC to take part in a celebration of their service to our country and ended with a show of admiration and love as these women and men returned home to the St. Louis area.
This past week I was honored with a request to write a letter to Rich Cotter, a veteran of the United States Navy, who served in Vietnam.
To all of our service men and women worldwide, I thank you for your time, your service and your sacrifice, for without doing what you do and have done, I would not be doing what I do.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
As you know from reading previous posts on my blog, stamping is one of the ways I find peace in my life.
As a result of that, bringing stamping to others is very rewarding for me. Helping people learn that life is about "the moment" and not about "getting to the moment" is an ongoing goal of mine.
I remember the past and living day to day, making sure the girls had what they needed, that my husband had what he needed and that all was well. I think I got so caught up in moving forward that I often forgot to enjoy those precious moments that are there but for a brief time. So easy to do...
This past weekend I had my Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack and we had a glorious time! Every time a group of stampers gets together great memories are made, conversations are had, and things are accomplished.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Hurry...this sale only lasts a few days!!!!
...and they say Monday's are no fun;)
Friday, October 16, 2015
I will continue bringing my craft to the surrounding communities of St. Louis. So much to share and time to do it!!
Time(?), you say...
Yes, time...We all make time for the things that are important to us.
I love what I do...
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
...and have you had the opportunity to use the Curvy Corner Trio Punch in the Holiday Catalog (pg 18)? So easy and adds such elegance!
Bling is one of my favorite things when making cards or any other paper craft. Glimmer and rhinestones are just the right addition, with that in mind!!
Have fun creating your cards today using these items. They'll quickly become your favorites, too...I have no doubt;)
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
What do you think, Christmas...or...baby...?
With all the supplies at your fingertips (or waiting to be ordered;), you can make either.
Have fun designing, imagining and creating.