Friday, January 17, 2014

Work Seminar at Disneyland!


Last weekend we had a seminar for work. It was at Disneyland. I was so nervous for so many reasons but it turned out really good.
One on CEO's or something like that from Disney was the main speaker and he was great!
Had a great time at Disney also. The bottom picture is a few of the girls I was hanging out with from other offices. It was a fun time!
Gotta do some stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Tissue Paper!

This card got its crinkly look by using tissue paper. You stamp your image and greeting on the tissue paper, crinkle it up and then glue it to your card stock.
There is a full tutorial on U-tube under brandys cards.
I used SU Field Flowers and decided to do some sympathy cards and used this little greeting. Also from SU but I cant remember the name!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Pretty Rhinestones!

So I showed these flowers earlier in the week. Here is the finished product. I used the stem from SU's Field Flowers and also the greeting. The Greeting is a little hard to read but when you are looking at the card IRL it shows up alot better.
This card is actually my own design. I havent done one of those for awhile!!
I love these rhinestones and I was able to get 6 cards out of the three packages with these two left over.
I know, I know, I can hear everyone saying "how are you going to send that, thats going to cost extra"
But you know what! I figure if the person you are sending it to is special which I think they would be to send a card like this then they are worth a few extra cents.
I also would send this in a little box I just got for cards so it wouldnt get squished and the rhinestones broken!

Happy Stamping!
Stampergyrl!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Punch Happy!

 
 
I recieved a card like this for my birthday last week. It was paper pierced around the flower but I tried 4 different times and each time it was too close in one spot and wrinkled so I gave up.
I cased the card, so I cant give credit to the original person that made it.
I used the blossoms, pansy and butterfly punch. Also the Flower shop set for the flower, Blooming with Kindness for the sentiment and Papillion PotPourri for the butterfly.
The butterfly is glittered and the pink polka dot paper is glitter paper so it is glittered already.
There are those pretty flowers again, I did an awesome card with them also so stayed tuned for that!
Happy Stamping!
StamperGyrl!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Flying Butterfly!


This is another card I found at Brandyscards.com. I love the way the butterfly swings. I added another element to the card I saw on someone elses blog awhile ago but cant remember where.
The butterfly is stamped on watercolor paper and then I used re inkers and a aquabrush to color it. After that I added glossy accents to the whole butterfly and glitter on top while it was still wet.
It swings when the card moves with a butterfly on each side that is attached with fishing line so you cant hardly see what is holding it there.
I couldnt decide if I wanted to color the flowers on the piece that butterfly was attached to but decided not to because I didnt want to it to take away from the butterfly.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Back to the Basics!


I have really gotten back to the basics with this card. I have been tired of coloring for awhile but recently have found a ton of great SU demonstrator blogs and U-tube videos and samples on pinterest so I have really stepped back a bit from the really involved cards with lots of coloring and flowers and all of that. I have probably mentioned Brandys cards . She has the most awesome videos. This card I found one of her videos with a black and white card she did I loved but then I went and looked at the other cards. She did a black and white challenge. I found a different card and then I ended up wtih this card that was a little different then either one of the cards I was looking at. She did do a cool video also with a card box to go with it I may have to try to make.
I used the Delicate Doilies set (I think its called.) and stamped the top half of a white card base with my favorite black ink. Then the bottom half is a black strip ran thru the cuttlebug with an embossing folder. I then put some black and white polka dot ribbon and then one of my sincere salutations greetings (love that set) and stamped it in one of the frames from Four Frames set and used foam tape to attach it to the card. Just to give it some sparkle I added a few rhinestones to the centers of the large doilies but I dont think you can see it in these photos. I did matching envelopes also.
 
Those pretty flowers in the front are ones I found at Michaels today in their $1 bins but actually their $1 bins are now $1.50 bins. but you get about 12 of these flowers for that price and as you can see they are a nice size. I am thinking of a cool card for them. So we will see how that turns out.
 
So no designer papers for this card. Just black and white card stock some ribbon stamps, embossing folder and one color of ink.
I think these cards would be pretty in any color.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Stamp and Create Magnolia Challenge Winter Fun!

We are having an additional challenge this month for Team B at Stamp and Create w/Magnolia this month. It is Winter fun!. I have used this Tilda with snowflakes. Not sure if that is the real name of it but I think she is very festive.
I have also used the sketch challenge from sketch wednesday . I had these papers I hadnt used yet and wanted to use them. I think they are very festive.
I hope every one has a Merry Christmas!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Last Minute Christmas Card!

I needed just a few more christmas card and had some papers I hadnt used yet. I really like the papers and didnt want to cover most of it up, so I went for a simple card.
The tree is a free die I got last month with a magazine. The embossing folder across the top came with the same magazine this month. It is a magazine put out by a UK company.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pink Victorian!

Here is our tree this year. It is the 2nd year we have gone with a flocked tree. This year I found these pink with white embossed ornaments at Michaels and fell in love with them. You can barely see them if you look hard enough! We also have silver beads and the lights. Those are the only ornaments on the tree. I wrapped a few presents to put under the tree but we need to vacuum around it before we put the presents there!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Gifts!


Every year my hubby asks me to make something for some of his coworkers to thank them for all the help they give him throughout the year. Its hard to come up with something new every year.
When I saw these little cups I thought it would be perfect. He bought starbucks gift cards and there is one sitting in the back of each container.
I found these at Inking Idaho .  Well, first I bought a couple of them individually at the bazaar I was at last weekend. Then saw these in the two pack containers. I have found some great ideas from Inking Idaho . She is also where I bought the tutorial for all the purses I make.
For this project I bought the litte cups, lids and stir sticks online. Then I used some retired SU designer papers for the cups with Crumb Cake cardstock.
I added some candy to the inside of the cups.
They are really fun to make!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Winter Fun w/ Stamp and Create with Magnolias!

I almost forgot this today. I have been really sick all week and it totally slipped my mind. But here it is.
It is Winter Fun at Stamp and Create w/Magnolias . So I choose to use Snowy again. I think he is sooo cute and fun. I have used some of the SU snowflake papers and ribbons. Some shiny silver paper and the floral oval spellbinders die. He is glittered up a little. I also found these fun white glitter swirly brads that reminded me of snow falling. (Which we are supposed to get some today I think!!)

I have also used the sketch at Sunday Sketch and stamp for the layout of my card.

If you need some great stamping supplies for a great deal or some wonderful Magnolia stamps you HAVE to go visit Stamp and Create store . They are awesome to work with, have great prices and wonderful customer service.

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Leftover Turkey!

Kati and Dan brought us this turkey for thanksgiving. Its a live flower. Not sure but I think it is a chrysanthmum. I thought it was really cute!!! We will see how long this leftover turkey lasts!!
We dont have tons of leftovers because the kids took some and the hubby took a bunch to his parents since they didnt feel up to coming all the way here.
Happy Belated Thanksgiving!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Bloomin With KIndness!

 




I love this card set. It was so much fun. I cased it also. I found this on Pinterest also. I changed it up a bit also.
All the products for this card are stampin up except for the ribbon.
This is the Bloomin With Kindness set. It comes with 4 or so sentiments. The scalloped edge die and the embossed part along the bottom are stampin up also.
I used Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana for the colors.
Stampsnsmiles is where I cased this card from. She had a whole tutorial on this card and a couple of other ideas to go with it. I changed the colors and a few other things. I purchased her tutorial on in just for fun. I couldnt find the exact spot where I found it. But if you click on the link and browse around you should be able to find it pretty easy.
I am really loving using the matching dies, punches and stamp sets from stampin up lately.
Happy Stamping and also HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Flower Shop Day 2!

Heres another card done with the flower shop stamp set and matching punch with the Gingham Garden DS papers. Except the yellow gingham is some OLD Close To My Heart papers I pulled out of the back room to match.
I loves all of these supplies together. I cased this card off of pinterest also.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Flower Shop Day One!

I discovered The Flower Shop SU stamp set and punch and also the Six Sided Sampler set and punch also. I went crazy making cards with them for two whole days. I also recently had to have Mosaic Madness set and punch. I havent had time to play with those yet tho. I have been finding different cards to case. This is one of the them. I have also used the Gingham Gardens DS papers on the cards two. This card is done in Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Island Indigo. I love these colors together and so much fun with these items. For the centers of the cards I used the new Candy Dots that have come out. You can put them in the center of SU special brads but I went with putting them right on my flowers. They have sticky backs on them and just pluck them off their papers and onto your project. Easy Peasy and so much fun.
I also used some other SU items for the first time. The embossing across the top of the gingham paper and the scallop die across the bottom.
If you havent checked out these items you should pull out your SU catty and make a christmas list.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!