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!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Butterfly Basics Card 2!

Here is another card made with the same stamps as yesterdays card. SU's Butterfly Basics. This is a great set. I used Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant. I cased the card from a video done with Shelly Gardner from Stampin Up. It was fun to watch her stamp and interact with Dawn Griffiths who also is a stampin up demonstrator. I really enjoyed watching the video.
Speaking of watching the video, its probably a good thing I usually stamp by myself most of the time.
I love to have my music playing and a stamping video going at the same time. Lots of noise but I love it. If I am casing a card like this card or Brandys card yesterday, I play the video over and over while I am stamping. It is very inspiring for me and keeps me going.
The butterfly thinlits die was also used on this card. It was fun to make.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Butterfly Basics!

I found this card at brandys cards and just loved it so I decided to case it. (One of these days I will get back into making my own designs)!. This card is used from the Occasions catalogue from Stampin Up. It is called Butterfly Basics and has cool matching dies.
It was really fun to make since it was almost all just stamping. There is only one layer to this card even on the inside. Its very hard for me to do a one layer card but I managed to make myself do it for this card. Also I am usually not into collagey cards but this set just makes you want to do collage cards. I wouldnt really know how to come up with a collage card on my own so I am glad there are others out there that do it so well!

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Another Cased Pinterest Card!

I cased this card from Pinterest. It is like a matchbook. I changed all the papers and stamps from what was used. I used Melon Mambo cardstock from SU and their painted petals ds papers. I also used some new stamps that have been sitting on my desk from Altenew. It is a large butterfly set.
I added some white gel pen to the butterflies and some rhinestones. The ribbon is also Su ribbon that I think was from Sale A Bration one year maybe?!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bloom With Kindness!

This is a new stamp from the stampin up spring catty. There are some really fun things in there and the sale a bration catty. The last about 5 years I havent liked any of the sale a bration freebies. But this year I think I like almost all of them!
I cased this card from Pinterest and changed it just a little. The paper is from SU and I used some SU washi tape and some thin ribbon I have had forever. The newspaper the flowers are wrapped in are stamped a second time and cut out and foam mounted with ribbon tied around the center.
I colored the flowers with blendabilities (which have been discontinued due to issues with the products) and with some Chameleon markers.

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Great Impressions!

This is a Great Impressions card I cased from their site. It added ribbon and changed the ds papers since I didnt have what they used. I also changed the sentiment. On the inside it says happy Easter.
I think this little bunny is so adorable. He is added onto the card with foam dimensionals.
I added rhinestones to the flowers on the card and on the stamped image.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Deconstructed SKetch #192

This is an anniversary card for my hubby. Our anniversary is this weekend. A big 29 years! Next year we are hoping to do something really special. This year no plans at all.
I made this card for the sketch . I used a stamp set from Taylored Expressions called A Perfect Pair Burgers & Fries. It was fun to color. I did color it with copic markers.
I always find it hard to make a masculine card because there just isnt enough fun colors to use. You cant use pink or flowers or fun embellishments. But it has to be done right???

I somehow didnt notice until I put the image on the card that it is a little crooked. Its hard to tell when your are stamping it because the stand a little crooked anyway.
Oh well, it was all done when I noticed so here it is!!

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Hello Everyone!
I know I havent posted in along time. I have been busy with other things the last few months.
But as of yesterday I am temporarily retired. Yesterday was my last day of work at my job of 19 years. I am hoping to be able to take the summer (at least) off work. That has been my dream for years.
I made this card a week or so ago for a challenge but my computer wouldnt let me load the picture.
Not sure what is up with that. So I am working on my laptop instead (not my favorite place to work!).
It is letting me load pictures, Go figure!!

I thought this card is bright and sunny for the spring that is just around the corner. Although, here in the beautiful Willamette Valley we have been having spring for quite awhile now.I cant believe the gorgeous weather we have been having.

The deets for this card are: Stamps from Gina K designs stamp TV kit  Birthday Blessings and Happy Birthday to You! I just love Gina K and her stamp TV kits. I used a martha stewart punch and the yellow ds paper if from Gina K called Delicate Essentials. I just love her papers. I used some Gina K ribbon from a previous stamp TV kit. I colered it with copic markers and added some sequins.

Now that I am temporarily retired I am hoping to be more active on my blog and participate in some challenges.

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl