Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Movin' Forward

Howdy-do, greetings, hi and good day ~ ~ ~

I do believe the bit of  bandaging I have done got of some of the bugs and cobwebs cleaned out, of this seriously neglected blog, I hope they are sufficient until I can get up to speed on upgrades and enhancements.

Enough of non-stampin' yappin'!!!

I wanted to share this card with you all, it is created out of several mistakes I had made and I was ready to 86 it, trash it, nix it.  In the end I liked how it turned out after it was all together.

Stamp Sets: SU Dragonfly Dreams and Wonderful you (sentiment)

Paper: Tim Holtz Water color paper, SU Pacific Point & Pumpkin Pie

Ink: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and Stazon Black

Embellishments and tools: SU watercolor pens and Ranger Acrylic colors

I am happy to be Yappin' about Stampin' with you all again!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hi There!

Just a fun card using the new Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Die from the SU! Occasions Catalog.  I love it and it coordinates with the Bloomin' Love Stamp set.

After running the die through my Big Shot I used the die cut as a stencil rather than using the die cut as an embellishment on my card.  

With some Calypso Coral daubed through the stencil on Whisper White card stock I created the center of the heart shape made with the retired Heart Thinlets. 

I also used the cut outs from the die to add the additional flowers and topped them off with some basic rhinestones.

Trying to get back into the swing of things and hope to  provide more details on my next cards, when I get all figured out again!!!
Smiley from Millan.Net

Just Yappin' about Stampin' again!


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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Smiley from Millan.Net Thank you to the many wonderful people who continue to "Like" my Stampins4you Facebook page. The number of FB "likes" has reached 95!!! For me, that is a big Smiley from Millan.Net! Especially since I haven't post for nearly 10 months.

I am absolutely amazed how quickly time has passed since my last post in March 2015! 

The last year has included so many emotional situations that have ranged from the ultimate sadness, frustrations, stress to the total love, joy, happiness of family and friends that lift me up everyday.

Moving on... Smiley from Millan.NetSeveral months ago I realized that I had lost my MOJO and creativity since I hadn't really been stamping.  When I went to make a card,  I would just start stamping and nothing jelled and what was on the paper was just tossed.

For the first time in years I didn't get all my Christmas cards made in time Smiley from Millan.Net,

To get motivated, I started searching the internet, looked deep into Split Coast Stampers galleries, blogs and started looking at new tools, companies products and techniques. 

I absolutely love what I have found!!! Distress inks for stamping/watercoloring and more water coloring with Brushos (still a little bit afraid of them), experimenting with Frisket. All the fresh and creative stamp company's designs.

I eagerly awaited for my Demo copy of the SU! Holiday Catalog..... loved Smiley from Millan.Net it! I know I overwhelmed myself with all the goodies. 

Super Great News Smiley from Millan.Net....  the new SU! Occasions and Sale-A-Bration (freebies for purchasing $50 in in products... no limit) brochures are active..... some wonderful items in both of them.  There is something for everyone's stamping genre.

Take a look by clicking on the brochure pics at the top left.  I am sure you will find something you just need to have!

Again, thank you all for your support.

Wishing you all the happiest for the New Year!!! 
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Glad to be Yappin' bout Stampin' again!

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The recipe for the cards above were made with these supplies:

Thank you card 1:

Stamps: Stampendous Poinsettia 
Inks:  Memento Black, Tim Holtz Distress inks
Paper: SU! Whispher White, retired Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler cards stock
Accessories: Frisket, water pens, paint brush and tooth brush for splattering inks/frisket and SU! gold wink of Stella

Thank you card 2:
Same as above except the card stock: Retired Certainly Celery and 
Blushing Bride

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Yes, yes, I have been stamping, have not created a card with the images I have been working on ~

Because, as I mentioned in my previous post with only together card, the SU! Blendability markers have been discontinued and I was caught up in the defect/quality issues.  

I had wanted to get many of the sets I purchased replaced, but  that is no longer a possibility Smiley from Millan.Net and as such I want to get the most out the markers while they are still viable.

I must say that SU! is working hard to make rectify this situation for customers and Demos.

But, I did get side tracked and made this wreath for my Grand-daughters room.   Her mom wanted something of her door and I this is a placeholder until she finds something that she likes better.

I like it if I do say so myself, but I might need a bow on the lower right hand bottom. 

Hope you like it as well !!!

Happy Stamping Smiley from Millan.Net
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Another Splitcoast Stampers inspired card

I worked through the tutorial after I found a stamp I thought would work, the SU! retired background stamp "From the Garden."

Unfortunately, my pictures don't show the raised areas as well as I would have liked, even in the largest pic mode for this blog.

am usually all about balance and after looking at the greeting I should have had someone-else's assistance Smiley from Millan.Net  to help me see that I needed to reverse the salutation with the embellishment and clean out my ears to get my equilibrium back... 

Stamps:  From the Garden, retired Background stamp and a retired sentiment stamp.

Paper: Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, and Hello Honey.

Inks: Memento Black, Mossy Meadow and the now discontinued Blendabilities

Accessories:  Scallop Oval and Large Oval punches.  Basic Rhinestones and Yellow Sharpie

Thanks for Yappin' bout Stampin' with me!!!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Just because..... I appreciate you!

Recently I commented "So right, it sure needs to happen more often!!!"  to this Facebook post ...

I meant what I said, but it bothered me that I hadn't put some type of action behind those written words.  So, when I sawthis tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. I decided give it a whirl Smiley from Millan.Netand make a simple card that would have, hopefully,  a WOW impact and put my words into action through my paper crafting.

So to all of you who have been or are in my life... This is my way of saying THANK YOU, YOU ARE TRULY APPRECIATED !!!
Smiley from Millan.Net

I experimented with many different colors and this is my favorite.

Stamp Sets:  Retired Simple Sayings II

Inks: Memento Black, Reinkers ~ Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry Strawberry Slush and pigment Whisper White Craft ink,

Paper: SU! Watercolor Paper, Black Berry Bliss, Non-SU! Canvas paper for the card (this paper is the bomb) !!!

Accessories:  Aqua Painters, Basic Rhinestones colored with a Yellow Sharpie, Tombow all purpose glue, Acetate, Bigz Die Circles 2, in-color sequins, sponger dauber and good ole' H2O.


I still have a few more color combinations I want to try and then complete all the cards.
  • As a side note:   I did not follow the tutorial exactly, because when I was filling in the circles  with the white pigment ink it was too thick.  I realized that my pad was very saturated and decided to only go around the edges of each circle.  It would have worked perfectly, per the tutorial, if I stamped off most of the ink off the dauber before filing in the circles. 
Just Yappin' bout Stampin'  ~~~ until next time.  

Smiley from Millan.Net

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Friday, February 27, 2015

HELLO, Red, Black and white are fabulous colors together and sooo elegant

This lovely card was made using the Something Lacy background stamp from the Occasions catalog.  In my minds-eye I saw many wonderfully colored flowers and was excited to get started.  I pulled all the colors out and began coloring but it was just to busy to me that day.

Decided to start over, looked at the flowers and saw little hearts through out the image....starting coloring those hearts and the card just came together!

 Smiley from Millan.Net

Stamps:  Lovely Lace background Stamp
Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink:  Memento Black and Real Red
Accessories: Versamark, Clear EP, Hello You Thinlits dies (Occasions catty) and Basic Rhinestones
My lesson, in this case, was not to push what I thought I wanted to create based on logic or standards,  but let myself explore, study and be attentive to how the image inspires you.
How is that for being too "artsy fartsy!"
Just Yappin' bout Stampin'  ~ until next time. Smiley from Millan.Net
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