Friday, September 20, 2013

Honeycomb Hello

Been a couple of days - had such a busy, busy week for some reason.  And I still have tomorrow with the Home Tour here (get to see almost 20 old homes in their glory ... and Sunday is a trip up to Gaylord.  

Here is today's card - hope you like it ....
I love using all of our Embossing Folders - they just add just the right amount of detail to a plain card. This card uses the Honeycomb folder, Daffodil Delight c/s (sorry it looks dark, had bad lighting).  I added a Whisper White oval cut with the Ovals Collection Framelits that I stamped with Daffodil Delight and Basic Black using a couple stamps in the "Oh Hello" stamp set.  The yellow 'ribbon' is the Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape and I used a retired black polka dot ribbon.  I also added a few rhinestones and one of my favorite toys to play with, the Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds and Clay - instead of coloring the clay, I used a black marker on the white buttons.  So simple .... 

Hope you have a great weekend - will post again as soon as I can.  God Bless, Sassy Stamper Shirley

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Chalk Talk in Midnight Muse and Gumball Green

Today brought the beginning of the NASCAR Chase Race ... and is now in a rain delay. Hopefully they will get it in tonight so the teams can go back home .... but time will tell.  So for now I am kinda watching for updates while I take care of some other things.  Just in case you don't know, I live, breathe and love NASCAR ...

My card today once again uses the Chalk Talk stamp set and Framelits - along with our Honeycomb Embossing Folder for the background.  I added Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, and used Midnight Muse, Gumball Green and Whisper White cardstock.  For a bit of emphasis, I stamped the word "something" by itself in Midnight Muse ink, cut it out and attached over the same word on the larger image.  Also for emphasis, and just because I really, really like to do this, I embossed the green tag with Clear Embossing Powder and Versamark. I used one of the stamps from Creative Elements Stamp Set for the little green image on the blue tag.
i hope you enjoy viewing my cards - I sure have a lot of fun creating them.  Today I made several Step Cards - watch for them on my blog in a day or two.  Now I want to get one of them ready to mail to my sister in law in Alaska for her birthday!!  Take care and God Bless, Sassy Stamper Shirley

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Chalk Talk - Grateful there's you

It is Tuesday ... and it's over 90 degrees and humid - yes, in September - in Michigan. So I am staying inside with my air going.  I cleaned out my refrigerator (tomorrow is garbage day) and 3 cabinets so far.  Feels good to get some things taken care of.  Talk about expired dates on food!  Well, it's gone.

Today I am showing a card done in two colors and just a bit different. That's another aspect of cardmaking that makes it fun for me - personalizing my cards for the people I make them for or even to relay my mood for that particular day.  I suppose most rubber stampers do the same thing.

This card uses our Chalk Talk stamp set - I chose to use Whisper White cardstock with Gumball Green and Pistachio Pudding for the first and Midnight Muse and Marina Mist for the second.  I made another using Primrose Petals but I sent it to someone.  I love, love, love our In Colors!! Wonder which ones will eventually make it into our regular families of colors ......

Accessories I used include:  Gumball Green and Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearl Jewels along with, of course, my Mr. Big Shot and Chalk Talk FrameLits and my Large Oval Punch.  Hey, as much as I do love my Big Shot, my punches do not sit there unused - no way!  once again, I did not add a regular sentiment stamp, but I do like the saying on the punched piece - I know I sure have lots of people that I am grateful for here in this world.  

Have a great day, stay cool and be creative whenever you have the chance - makes me feel good!  

God Bless, Sassy Stamper Shirley

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Wisteria Wonder Creative Elements

September is here!! but I still love flowers all year long so .....

Hey, hey, hey ... I'm back!  I have a couple new friends who seem to love my cards so I have been creating more these days - funny how even a seasoned senior such as me likes and needs to hear words of affirmation sometimes!  Hopefully I will be more faithful about posting cards here - show me some love and encourage me, ok??!!  lol

Today I was reading some emails and saw the Red Hot Challenge and thought I would give it a try today so here is my card for this challenge - simple but effective, I think.  It was fun, and I think I may go back and do some of the other challenges and see what I come up with. Now if only I could find an easy way to resize my photos - I downloaded a couple programs but guess this sinus headache is messing with my understanding gene today.


I layered Whisper White on Wisteria Wonder cardstock, used my Creative Elements stamp set, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, and the Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay and Molds ... such fun (last night I made about 150 buttons and blossoms for future use).  I colored the clay flowers just by rolling and pressing lightly into my Wisteria Wonder Ink Pad - you can also use the markers - I did not want them fully colored for this card so just lightly colored these.  I stamped the flower 3 times, embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and cut out to be able to layer them but not sure if you can see the depth in the pix.  I also used my Paper Piercing Tool for the scallop circle.  I will most likely add a sentiment when I am ready to use this card but left it empty for the challenge.  So easy to do and fun, fun, fun!  

Be sure to leave me a note to pump up my ego a bit --- some days I need that more than others!  

Hope you like this card - now who shall I send it to?   

Have a great day and may God Bless you and your family, Shirley

Friday, June 21, 2013

Hi everyone ... I am enjoying a few days in Albuqurque, NM ... beautiful weather, great and friendly people - altho' the weather in Michigan is great too.  I just needed a break from ''stuff' and to see how the lack of humidity affects my sinuses.

It's time for our June VC Rocks Blog Hop ... I made a card especially for this hop before I took a trip and forgot to take a picture of it.  So I am going to post a couple cards that fit this month's theme using one or more of these SU products - "Big Shot, Punches and/or Simply Scored".  I honestly cannot remember when I last made a card not using my Mr. Big Shot - fun, fun, fun, and just like I knew would happen, I MUST have every accessory SU makes for it - so far, I have almost succeeded.

I must admit that I copied (C.A.S.E.D) these cards - everyone has such wonderful ideas and sometimes I am so in love by what I find that I don''t change a thing the first time I make it - then I get creative, changing colors, embellishments, saying, etc.  I do try to always use current products so you can purchase them for your own use if you like.

Here's my first card - it was made and sent to a friend who went shopping with me (neither of us found the dress we were looking for ... lol.  Sorry for the picture looking 'rounded' - just the way it came out from my angle.
I used the following Stampin' Up! supplies:  Basic Black and Very Vanilla cardstock, Modern Medley DSP, Basic Black stamp pad, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Big Shot, Dress Up Framelit, Perfext Polka Dot EF, Oval Framelit, Bitty Banners Framelit, Candy Dot (Neutral), Crochet Trim

This card was made for a swap I was in among mostly local friends - again, I CASED it, this time from my upline's blog: I made a couple extras and sent this one to a friend who bought a butterfly bush when we were shopping at the garden center - I should have bought one too since my bush from last year died.

I just love cards made using only black, white, vanilla, gray - The following Stampin' Up! supplies were used for this card:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray cardstock, Perfectly Penned Stamp Set, Basic Black stamp pad, Big Shot, Framed Tulips EF, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Pearl Basic Jewels

As you can imagine, this card would be beautiful using all of our SU colors - just find your favorites, I just felt like using these neutral colors (wow, I just noticed I used Neutral colors for both cards - that's not like me for sure!!)  Next month will be brights - and maybe even before our blog hop if I remember to post some samples I make.  

I hope you enjoyed viewing these cards - I sure have fun being creative, just wish I would be better about putting all my supplies back where they belong so my stamp room didn't look so messy most of the time.  Oh well, it hasn't happened yet so I don't expect to change too much.  lol 

Have a most excellent day and enjoy our blog hop.  God Bless you and yours today and always

Friday, May 17, 2013

Yippee, VC Rocks is back for the Summer.  I really miss it during the Winter because I tend to forget I have a blog and don't post at all - so this group is good for me!  Plus, I really miss my friends here as we all get busy with life when our group is closed.

Welcome to our 2013 VC Rocks Blog Hop for May.  I didn't have the opportunity to post for our "warm-up" hop in April due to being ill, but I'm back ......

Our theme this month is Hostess Gifts.  Although I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I really don't do workshops but rather invite a few people to my home every so often to have fun creating with my new toys.  So I don't really give hostess gifts but do enjoy making projects to give as gifts and for other purposes.  Let's face it, my "basically lazyness" is in effect for my stamping too ... and as you know, for me anyway, it's hard to do much when you're basically lazy ....

Anyway, what I am posting for May is a little project I made for a friend who was hosting a bridal shower for her daughter-in-law.  I made about 60 of these delightful purses for a bridal shower and she put candy in  each one.  They were so much fun to make!!  And you know how much I love using my Mr. Big Shot!!!


I used the Petite Purse Bigz Die with my Big Shot along with the following supplies: cardstock: Primrose Petals and the retiring Lucky Limeade;  the Designer Paper is Sunshine and Sprinkles in our current Mini Catalog which is available until May 31st.  I punched out 4 flower shapes with the Itty Bitty Shapes punch. I added pearls from our Pearl Basic Jewels in the center of each flower.  As you can see, the Designer Paper has umbrellas in numerous colors and the reason I used the cardstock I did is because it is the bride-to-be's fave colors, so that was easy.  In fact, the entire project was so easy to make and really didn't take too long either.  These purses are small but will hold many different items - they are great for birthdays too!  And kids love them 

I hope you enjoy these little purses - they measure about 3" wide, 2" high (plus handle) and 1 3/8" deep. Be sure to go back to our VC Rocks website to see what's next for you to peruse - we have so many talented gals in our group and I am excited to see what they create this month.  So be sure to check to see what's up next for your enjoymment.  

Have fun being creative in whatever way you enjoy most.  
God Bless, Sassy Shirley