Ship in a Bottle

Friday, February 23, 2018
Continuing with my fussy-cut pieces
This card uses the Clipper Ship and Anchor from the much loved (but retired) THE OPEN SEA
I cut 2 jars out from the JAR OF LOVE Stamp Set and Dies.  One in Whisper White and one is stamped onto a WINDOW SHEET with BASIC BLACK ARCHIVAL INK. I sponged some MARINA MIST INK onto the Whisper White jar, then added the ship, then using 4 MINI GLUE DOTS I put the WINDOW SHEET Jar over top.  The Background is stamped with Crumb Cake and the world stamp is Marina Mist.  The little anchor is popped up using the MINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS.
This card was inspired by    and what I changed up was the shape and style of the card, making it more basic.
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Christi

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Beautiful Butterfly

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Going clockwise with these pieces:
What I love about this card is the Die Cut Butterfly from the Butterfly Thinlits Dies in vellum overtop the stamped butterfly. So many great textures/elements on this card that was inspired by Karollina Michna on the Demonstrator Planning Place FB page. 
I started out by spritzing my Basic Black card base with a mixture of Rubbing alcohol and Champagne Shimmer Mist (retired) but you could also use some Wink of Stella with Rubbing Alcohol for basically the same effect.
Second, I Heat embossed the greeting using VERSAMARK ink and WHISPER WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER after I swiped the base with an EMBOSSING BUDDY
Then I attached some SILVER MINI SEQUIN TRIM to the back side of my butterfly before adhering it to my card. I did cheat a bit and I used a super sticky glue strip to hold this onto my card. It works like glue dots, but it is approximately 1" long by 3/16". I found this product at our local Craft Store.  The VELLUM Butterfly is attached with MINI GLUE DOTS and the RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELS hide the glue dots and give it some more glam!!
The butterfly stamp is from the BEAUTIFUL DAY Stamp Set. I heat embossed it with BLACK EMBOSSING POWDER onto SHIMMERY WHITE Card Stock and Watercolored in with my AQUA PAINTER.
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Celebrate You

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Do you remember this pile of fussy-cut pieces?
Thought it was time to show you what I did with these stamped pieces
This card uses both the flowers (from AMAZING YOU Stamp Set) and the leaves (from PETAL PALETTE Stamp Set). Inspired by Narelle Farrugia on the Demonstrator Planning Place FB page, I really love the earthy touch that the WOOD TEXTURES Designer Paper adds to this card.
Colors: Bermuda Bay and Whisper White
I used the new STAMPIN' BLENDS for the flower centers.
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So Jealous

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Today my friend leaves on vacation for Hawaii! Man, am I jealous!!
Dale and I were able to spend a 15 day vacation in Hawaii for our 25th wedding anniversary, but that was 16 years ago!!
Sue and her hubby get to go nearly every other year - it really is her happy spot and a chance for her to really relax.
So I guess I am not jealous, but very happy for her. I hope that they have a wonderful time.
I thought I would make her a card wishing her well on the trip and the WATERFRONT Stamp Set is perfect for such a time as this.
This card was inspired by Jackie Bolhuis (I don't think she is relation as my mother in law was a Bolhuis and we live very near to Jackie)
What I changed up:
I chose to emboss the front of the card base using the SOFTLY FALLING Embossing Folder
Colors used: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Pool Party and Whisper White Card Stock
Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Tranquil Tide Inks
Have a wonderful time, Sue, you will be missed!!
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Team Swap Cards

Monday, February 19, 2018
Before I show you the wonderful cards that our team shared in our Occasions Catalog/SAB Brochure Swap I wanted to show you the Second Release Sale a bration Items.


And here is a video showing you the BLOSSOMING BASKET BUNDLE. Pretty sweet, am I right?!! And remember if you are getting this in your email just click on the header and it will direct you to my blog where you can watch the video. Or click HERE
Now, on to our Card Swap...
For our February meeting we joined in on an Occasions Catalog/Sale a bration card swap.
Rules: super easy - just make a full card for each of the ladies that signed up to participate.  Must use something from either the Occasions Catalog or Sale a bration Brochure. All products used must be Stampin' Up!
 Chris' Card using BARN DOOR
 Inez' Card using BIRD BANTER
 Dawn's Card using PARTY PANDAS
 LuAnn's Card using SURE DO LOVE YOU Stamp Set
 Sue's Card using LOTS OF LAVENDAR
 Shirley's Card using WATERFRONT Stamp Set
Carla's Card using HEARTFELT BLOOMS
 My Card using EPIC CELEBRATIONS Stamp Set
Janelle's Card using CHARMING CAFE' Stamp Set
 Donna's card using PETAL PALETTE Stamp Set and Dies
I just love and appreciate this group of talented ladies!! You all did such a wonderful job!!
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Sentimental Sunday

Sunday, February 18, 2018
Valentine's Day has always been special since it is also my hubby's birthday.
Dale only worked half of the day so that we could spend the afternoon together.
After running some "errands" we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at a new restaurant. 
This restaurant is managed by a guy at our church and although they do not normally take reservations, he was so kind to set something up for us for Dale's special day.  I guess it pays to work for the church!!
This is the card that I made for him for his birthday
Story behind this card is that Dale loves bridges. Not sure where he acquired his love for them, but he is fascinated by them so whenever we see a bridge, no matter how big or small, we all cry out "BRIDGE!"
This card was made using the WHEREVER YOU GO Stamp Set and was inspired by Kimberly VanDiepen
And this is the card that I made for him for Valentines Day.
I got the idea from one of the gals in my downline who made this card for her hubby. Chris used the MAGICAL DAY Stamp Set for her card.
Great job Chris!!
I had cut out the Dragon and Knight several years ago using my friends Cricut machine during one of our all-day scrapbook events. It has been sitting here all this time planning to use it for a "Knight in Shining Armor" scrapbook page, but I was encouraged to make it into a card first after I saw Chris' cute card.
Chances are I will probably pull the card apart and use it on a scrapbook page, but at the last minute I put the card together. Since the characters are fairly large (remember I was going to use it for a scrapbook page), I had to make the card a 5x7 card - much larger than I normally make.
Dale really IS my "knight in shining armor" because of how well he takes care of me. Considering I had 4 surgeries last year, 1 in 2016 and 1 in 2018 already, he sure has had to pick up the slack. He daily helps me with my stretches so that my back can get strengthened.  In fact, I cannot even remember when I had to vacuum or mop our floors.  Honey, you sure are the BEST!! Thanks for sticking with  me for over 40 years!
We also spent some time with Mom and Dad - so sweet to see their love that has endured through 71 1/2 years
I never make birthday cakes because our family really aren't cake people. Thankfully my sweet friend, Sue, brought over some yummy Dutch Banket. I guess you can put a candle in any treat!
Can you see Lucy trying to grab some treat!
And here we are! Loving strong for 40 1/2 years!!
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Valentines From Friends

Saturday, February 17, 2018
I just love getting "Happy Mail" don't you!?
These are the cards that I received this year for Valentines Day
This one is from Sandy who is a member of the JUST A PINCH RECIPE CLUB.  These are also the darling recipe cards that she sent for January/February. I just love this edge die cut.
This card is from Rita. Rita is also a part of the JUST A PINCH RECIPE CLUB. And Yes, I will be your Valentine!!
This thoughtful card is from a lady that I met through church. She no longer can attend because she is home bound, but she so thoughtfully sends me cards for the holidays and my birthday. We stay connected because I send her the church bulletin every week and the newsletter once a month. I'm thankful that she still wants to stay connected to the church body.
This last card just arrived yesterday and is from my new friend, Christi.  Christi started up our recipe club of 8 ladies.  We are spread across the US, but are quickly forging friendships through facebook and our recipe club. Christi added another yummy recipe for ur collection, Apple Sausage Dressing. YUM!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!
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