Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Seasons are a changin' here in the GREAT NW ~ one day Fall started and hasn't stopped!!!

The seasons are changin' here at Yappin bout Stampin'  

Keep coming back as I really lots to be Yappin' about Stampin' ~~~ good things ahead.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Cardinal a sign of winter and the holiday season...

At first, I by passed this set as a didn't see what I might due with it as the options seemed so limited, BUT a friend of mine wanted to use this set during our beach trip.   

So, I got the set and this what I came up with....to be honest I love how it turned out.

I had hoped she would like it and I think she did.

As I stated in a previous post, keep checking back here on my blog and will share with you soon where can find all the details/recipe for this cards.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Trying to get my holiday spirit on, but summer just keeps comes on coming :)

So I found my motivation by preparing for a girls trip to the beach that includes a bit of time for "playing cards: From Millan.NetYatta yatta!!!  

Let's start with the nearest Holiday, ok, not really a Holiday, but for children and the Candy companies and it is called:

  ~~~~ Halloween~~~~

Stamps: Freaky Friends, Retired Su! with the candy saying
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Old Olive and Whisper White
Ink: Memento Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real, Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake
Accessories: Paper Punch Pack, Word Bubbles Framelits, Bigz Die Ovals, and some stashed brads (from who knows where)

Stamps: Freaky Friends, very old Penny Black Alphabet
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Old Olive, Whisper W!hite, Retired Halloween DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real, Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake
Accessories: Paper Punch Pack, Word Bubbles Framelits, Bigz Die Ovals, and some stashed brads (from who knows where

Psst: by the way I love the left over candy and only hope some are my favs!!!

From Millan.Net

Still, sporadically, Yappin' about Stampin'

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

My vision for this card was so creatively crafted in my mind.....

It turned out nothing as I imagined and really not colorful enough for me.... but is very candy cane LOL!

Sets: Visions of Santa

Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Santa & Co. DSP

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Technique:  Paper Piecing

Enjoy.... ho, ho, ho!!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Partridge in a Pear Tree

Finally digging into all my goodies from my Holiday Catalog preorder.  Having a blast and some silliness too!

Stamps: Partridge and Pears

Paper: Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White CS. 
All is Calm DSP and Doily

Ink: Memento Black, SU! Markers, Old Olive, Pear Pizazz, Blackberry Bliss, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry

Accessories: Bigz Dies:Scallop/Lg. Circle, label punches and basic pearls, Versamark and Clear EP

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

You can now "PIN" my posts

I can't believe it I finally got a "pin button" to work on my pictures on each of my blog posts.

Just "hover" over the right top corner of the pic and click the same icon that looks like the one below when it appears:
I feel so techie!    

From Millan.Net

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Lovng this card

I had my Aunt ask me if had ever tried doing a Dragonfly card after I posted my butterfly card here.

I very rarely reach beyond Stampin' Up! for all my creative card making needs but I couldn't find a dragonfly in my archive of stamp sets or in a current available set that would work for my vision until I turned to the web and found this one from The Stamping Place.


I used the new SU! Blendablities and for the Dragonfly/foliage and the 2014-2015  SU! in-colors with blender pens to create my best version of stained glass for the background.  I was happy with the final result.
From Millan.Net

Oh, I forgot to mention the retired set Whimsical Words that I used for sentiment I used for this card.... I was exactly the sentiment I want to my Aunt and Uncle for the inspiration. 

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Bon Voyage ~~~

Bon Voyage

I can't believe that I am not going on this cruise (through the inside passage through Alaska to Canada) with my friend, soooo sad about itFrom Millan.Net, but just wasn't able to swing it with to many other obligations to family and work.  Yippee for her.  

I wanted to make a card to wish her safe and fun travels and this what I ended up with.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Remember my post titled Butterflies Abound???

Well, I was asked to make six (6) of them for a family member...

I made 12 greetings for the inside of the cards so she can use them for the occasion she chooses.

I really like how the turned but not so much my blurry pic :)

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

SOOO Excited... I got my pre-order...

From the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  I am so ready to get started on my Holiday cards.

Keep checking in to get a glimpse of the wonderful sets and accessories.

Check the new catalog on-line by clicking the catalog picture above.

Exciting stuffFrom Millan.Net  for sure.

More Yappin' bout stampin' soon.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

When I sat down to make this card, I was heart broken ...

that my dear friend and her family suffered a lose of their fur family member Otto.

This card was made for that special friend (who I miss dearly since she moved away.)   She and her family have been mourning the loss of their sweet dog and wish I could have been there to comfort her.
Otto had stayed with us a few times and was the perfect gentleman. He had a black spot on his tongue and  I was told many years ago that black spot was a sign a line of royalty in dogs which Otto was (just like my dog name Moose).
Although the image doesn't show the true Otto, I hope the color likeness is comfortinFrom Millan.Net

This was a card made from the heart for my dear friend.


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Monday, August 4, 2014

New In-color fun.....with Flutterblies :)

Having some major fun with all the new In-color inks, markers and coordinating card stock From Millan.Net.

These simple Clean and Simple cards would be great for any occasion.

See the dets below on the card stock, color and supplies you need to create this card.... so easy peasy when you get out all the components out and just dig in
 From Millan.Net.

More Yappin' bout Stampin' soon.


The new Holiday Catalog is out..... Yahoo!!!


There so many new and exciting things to help us stampers to kick start our holiday cards, gifts and get many gift wrapping options.

Just like on the  pic of the Holiday catalog to see the catalog on line.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Splatter Painted Peacock

As many of you may have read  ~~~  I am loving new Blendabilites alcohol markers and was really excited to try them out on this wonderful single stamp Perfect Peacock.

As I got to the last bit of coloring  this very intricate design one of the pens started "spitting" drops of ink on the paper.... argh.... what had I done wrong?   Did I put to much pressure that on the nib or did I hold it up right for too long so that ink welled in the nib and splattered when moved it away.... none of those options held up to may re-testing the pens.

So not really sure what the issue was but I went with the new "modern" concept and decided my frustration should be turned into something unexpected like the card below:

This card, in my opinion is too  crazy From Millan.Net busy with color. sequins and splatter but in the end I really liked how it turned out.  I hope you do to.

Simply Yappin' bout Stampin'

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Butterflies Abound

I love this time of year when I can be stopped in my tracks by the sight of a beautiful butterfly graceful flitting around within my sight.   I actually saw my first Monarch butterfly last week.  Seeing Monarchs any more seem to be such a rare a sight, nothing as rare was a multi-colored Swallowtail.  From Millan.Net

This stamp always intimated me a bit by its detailed design but I pulled it out and started coloring away.  I could use some more experience in the "fussy" cutting category!!!

I hope get an opportunity to have a Monarch butterfly within your sights soon!!!

Keep on Yappin' bout Stampin'

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Happy Double Nickel birthday (55) to my dearest, longest & best-est friend ever..... you know who you are!

I have been waiting quite a long time to post this card because I didn't want to spoil the surprise of a card in my friend's  mailbox.

Happy mail is always good, whether it is a hand made card, or store bought either way they trump the bills and the junk mail...

We have been friends through think and thin since we were teens... all of us gals know there is a different dynamic between our gal friends that doesn't diminish the love for our families....but actually it helps strengthen it!

Sappy ~ Yappin' bout Stampin'

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