Friday, April 17, 2015

Conserving Paper!

Here is another card I cased from Simply Simple Stamping. It is using Blackberry Bliss cardstock and ink. Also some black ink. The stamp sets used with this card are Gorgeous Grunge, Feel Goods, and Everything Eleanor.
I love the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. It looks so artsy but it works great with a lot of things.
I also punched out some little flowers with a marvy flower punch and added some gold glitter glue.
This card is a little different. The actual opening is on the front and then it is attached to a quarter sheet of Blackberry Bliss cardstock. So the opening is on top not the normal opening. If you are trying to conserve paper this is a really good way to do it.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

My Friend!

Here is another card I cased from Simply Simple Stamping. This one is very pretty. The raindrops are
filled in with Glossy Accents and then filled in with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
The image is stamped on glossy cardstock and then sponged in with yellow for the sun and blue for the sky. I used a crayon around the hello and image that I didnt want the sponging ink to stick too and then when you are done sponging you wipe off the crayon and buff your card at the same time.
The cheaper the crayons the better, because they have more wax in them. I believe I used marina mist and daffodil delight cardstock.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cupcake Shop!

This was a really fun card to make. I love how it looks like a little bakery shop.
I used the stampin up Create A cupcake stamp set and punch. I have had them forever and I think only used them once before.
I found someone that has great tutorial on you tube. Her name is Connie Stewart and she has a great blog and great videos. I spent a whole day watching them and found tons of things I wanted to case.
You can find her here . I cased this card from her. I showed it to my husband and he saided it needed something so I changed it up a little. I added the brown strips in the awning to give it some contrast and the cupcake tops instead of stamping them, I punched them out of Pink Pirouette and then stamped the sprinkles and then ran them thru the cuttlebug with the swirls embossing folder to make them look more like frosting with texture.
Check out Connies Videos! They are awesome!!!!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Freshly Made Princess!

I made Princess at Freshly Made Sketches!
You can check it out here!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Stamps Of Life!

This was a fun card to make. All of the stamps and dies I used for this card were designed by Stephanie Bernard. She is the owner of The Stamps Of Life and also designs for Sizzix.
For this card I used the stamps and dies from the Bicycle2stamp and the card base is made from a sizzix step up card die. It comes with 21 dies and the flowers on this card were all from it.
The bicycle was fun to do. The "hello" is also from the bicycle2 stamp die set.
I made the "hello" with two different papers. The upper one I feel shows up the most. I felt the lower one kind of blended in too much and it is a little hard to read.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

I made these cards for a couple of challenges. The first challenge is birthday at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge. I used a set from Simon Says/Mama Elephant called Summer Garden.
It has fun flowers and sentiments. I used a Happy Birthday from Endless Creations for the challenge and then the thinking of you from the set for the other two cards.
I am playing around with distress markers and watercoloring. I had watched a few tutorials on this and not having great success so looks like I will have to go thru and watch them again.
The brighter card, I colored on the watercolor paper directly with the markers and then used my watercolor brush to pull the colors out. The other two cards I did a combination of pulling ink off my acrylic block and putting some ink directly on the image. I stamped and embossed these with Wow! Silver Pearl Embossing Powder!
The second challenge is a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches .
Happy Easter to everyone and happy stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Cased from Inking Idaho!

I cased this card from Inking Idaho . She does some of the cutest projects. She is a great Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love to see what she does every day.
I changed my card just a little from hers. This card uses the Kinda Electic set. It is a fun set to work with. I love the big sunny stamp. Also the two butterfly stamps in the set match with the butterfly punches, so that is always fun also.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Its All About the Paper!

I had something totally different in mind for this card. But when I pulled out this package of SU ds paper I found this sheet and knew I couldnt go with my original idea. This sheet cut down perfectly into six pieces to show this bottles with the ship in them. So I was able to make 6 cards with one piece. I wanted as much as the paper to show as possible. So I embossed the sentiment in white on this die cut from a SU die Then I cut out the little anchor from some basic gray paper and used some twine to attach it to the card.
Very basic card but nice also. I thought I should make some semi masculine thinking of you cards.
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Simon Says!

So as I mentioned yesterday I am making cards for Taylored Expressions Share Comfort and Share Joy program. They want thinking of you cards. So I have been working on all thinking of you cards.
So far I have 40 cards to send them. I think you have until May 9th to send them in so I will be making more before I do send them in.
This one I used Simon Says stamps that were in their February(I think) stamp of the month kit. I like the flowers in this set. The sentiment is from stampin up. So far I have been able to find a different thinking of you stamp for every card set I have made. You dont realize how many you have until you start looking for them.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Dots and Stripes!

This is a fun little card I made for two challenges this week. The first one is Dots and Stripes at the cupcake inspiration challenge . I used the sketch from monday mojo challenge . I had fun making this card. The stamps are from WPlus 9. The papers are from Taylored Expressions.Also the pretty shimmery ribbon is from Taylored Expressions!
At Taylored Expressions, they are asking for card donations. I am working on making a bunch of cards for them. You can find the info Care Joy Program to find out how to donate.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Ready For Easter!

Here is my dining room table all ready for Easter. I have my easter baskets I made and then I have a beaded basket I picked up at Safeway with some grass and glittered Easter eggs.
We are going to use our smoker we got last fall and maybe try some brisket in it. We will have Kati and Dan for dinner and have a nice little Easter. We will see what the weather decides to do!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter Baskets!

I love these little bunny baskets. I found them on pinterest. I used the Stampin Up Berry Basket dies to make these. I had a little help from my kitties also. Sam was eating my grass for the baskets and Keke tried to run off with my cotton balls for the tails.
I used some really pretty stampin up ds papers for the trim and used Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky and Rose Red on three different baskets. I didnt show the soft sky basket here tho.
I am going to be giving these to a few people for Easter. I filled the baskets with some grass and Easter candy!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ellens Essentials!

Here is a card I made with a new line of stamps and dies from Ellen Hutsons store called Ellen Essentials. I love the flowers and dies. I found this card here an pinterest and decided to case it. But the original was done with dies for the flowers and I stamped my instead. I started using the dies but I thought I was out of black paper and couldnt make anymore, (I realized later I did have about 3 slices left!). I stamped the flowers in black and then the center in Melon Mambo. The "You" is also in Melon Mambo and the rest in black. The little strip across the bottom is from the little ds paper book from stampin up.
I stamped the three little dots that also came in the stamp set in Melon Mambo and added some little black dots to the center of the flowers and randomly on the card with Ranger Enamel Accents.
The line from Ellens Essentials is very nice. I purchased the flower set with matching dies plus the shadow dies and a very nice word set. The dies come with a magnetic sheet to keep them on and both the stamps and the dies come in a really cool reusable envelope with a nice flap so nothing falls out!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Home Projects!



Here is a project I have started now that I have extra time! I spent about 3 hours yesterday on my hands and knees with a toothbrush cleaning grout. I did one complete bathroom and the kitchen. I used baking soda and hydro perxiode to clean it.
It makes a big difference. Our kitchen and dining room are all one room, I have the whole kitchen area done and a little of the dining room so you can really see the difference. Looks like new!!
Now I just have to complete the dining room, do the other bathroom and the laundry room!
Happy Stamping?
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Fun With Brandy!

are two cards I made while watching a video from brandys video . I was just watching it as I made the cards. As you can see in the first picture, someone was watching me while I was doing it.
On Brandys card she used a paper crimper to do her background and then rubbed a black Memento ink pad over it. I no longer have a crimper so I used two different embossing folders. Both of these folders are from Stampin Up. The large dots and the stripes. I couldnt decide which one I liked best so I used both.
I think I like the polka dots the best. But you know me, I love polka dots. I used Melon Mambo ink on the pink flower and tempting turquoise on the blue flower. For the sentiment I used the new Best Day Ever stamp set that is in the Sale A Bration catty. The flowers are stamped with the Petal Potpourri set and then punched out with the Medallion punch. These are a bundle in the spring occasions catty.
These cards were really fun to make. I think they are very cheery and happy and would work for many occasions.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!