Friday, July 31, 2015

Woodgrain Background!

Here is another card I did with this waxed paper technique. I love how the woodgrain turned out on it.
Hopefully you dont look too close at the waterspot in the middle of it. The other two spots and the ones in the lower right corner are the white accent dots from Stampin Up. I love them.
This background was brayered with Crumb Cake ink. I used the Wild About Flowers stamp set. That is such a fun set to work with. I love how the flowers are two steps so you dont have to color the stamps with markers.
Remember today is the last day to get the July specials! They are listed on the sidebar.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Here is some more of the technique I was working on last weekend. I meant to do this earlier this week but I have been having the stampers version of tennis elbow so I have been off the computer and stamping for a few days. I stamped all day sunday and hardly slept sunday night because of it.
Sucks to be getting old doesnt it!!!
So I thought I saved the video on pinterest for this technique but couldnt find it. Have any of you ever watched any videos on U-tube from Frenchie Stamps? I think thats her name. She has great videos and that is where I found this.
You run a piece of wax paper and run it thru your favorite machine and emboss it with whatever embossing folder you want to use. It should be an embossing folder that the whole folder emboss's.
Not one that is maybe only a frame or a corner design. Then you sandwich it between two pieces of glossy cardstock and with the glossy sides facing in and put it between a sandwich of tinfoil and iron it. You will get two different designs because it will be the positive and negative images of your embossing folder. Then you brayer whatever color ink you want over the top and then rub it with a paper towel or cloth to get the ink off the wax. Its just doing a resist technique but its really fun.
I used the Decorative Dots and Woodgrain Embossing folders.
I used the Decorative Dots because I was hoping for a bubbly effect for water. I wanted to make a couple of masculine cards.
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I used Marina Mist ink for the dots and the woodgrain I used Tip Top Taupe and Crumb Cake. I liked the Crumb Cake the best. But I think it makes for a great masculine background.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, July 27, 2015

My Stamp Room!

My stamping table! Room for two. More if I bring in another table!
This is also where I keep alot of things I need in the little bins!

This is another view of my table. You can see in the right corner where my buddy sits. This is Sam! He keeps me company. He has a nice little pink blanket to sit on that matches my room!

I have my Ikea drawers to the left of me with cutters, papers, glitters, embossing stuff, catalogues, and my cutting machines.
My cutting plates are in the top drawer. Even my computer is pink and matches my room!
My little drawer unit on the right is from home depot. It has scissors, acrylic blocks, all kinds of stuff you always need!

This is my cube unit from Ikea on top of my chester drawer until also from Ikea.
This holds most of my stamps. I have a few wood stamps left but most of them now are photopolymer. I love the
photopolymer stamps. It also holds ribbons, embellishments, embossing folders. All kinds of stuff.
You can see Stella to the right of it and my glass shelving unit. It holds some knick knacks.

This picture again shows my cubes and drawers but also you can see the cd hold on the left and barely the one on the right. These hold alot of unmounted stamps, dies and a few knickknacks To the right of that I have two of the 6 drawer Ikea units stack on top of each other. These hold all of my cardstock and some other goodies. My inks are
on top in two stampin ink holders.
My stamp room was all clean for about an hour!!! So I decided to take some pictures. I had bought a new lamp and brought in some flowers so thought it was a perfect time for pictures.
I had two ott lamps on the table which I didnt like. So I got rid of them. My new lamp has a bulb that will shine on the table and one that goes up so that was good. And it matched my other lamp so that was good also. For some reason I seem to require more light than other people. I have a light in the kitchen on behind me alot too. But part of that is because it also has a fan that I have on alot during this hot weather.
I love my little room. Especially in the summer. I try to put some colorful plants on the patio so I can see them while I am stamping. I have also put a hummingbird feeder out there to try to attract hummingbirds and the colorful flowers should also along with butterflies. I do have a butterfly bush right around the corner too.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sweet Sketch Sunday #278

This card is for last weeks sketch on Sweet Sketch Sunday . Their sketches dont close, just the challenge does. So I am going to go ahead and post this to their sketch.
I found a new background technique that I love. Its very nice and easy to do. I hate when I love a technique and its very complicated, time consuming and messy. This one is none of those things.
I have used Marina Mist and glossy white cardstock. Marina Mist, Mossy Meadow and back stazon inks. I have added a martha stewart doily and used the Decorative Dots embossing folder and Lots of Labels framelits. The stamp sets are Wild about Flowers and Sassy Salutations.
I will show more on the background technique later!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!
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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Work Of Art in Pink!

I made some pink cards with the Work of Art  stamp  set. I used Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Rose Red inks. I have layered it with Pink Pirouette cardstock. The greeting is also from Work of Art.
I used kind of a little technique I found online. You stamp the colors first and then the stamps over them. Then you can fill in empty spots with smaller stamps.
I also used Flower Shoppe, and Butterfly Basics Stamp sets.
Happy Stamping Stamper Gyrl!

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Work of Art!

I was playing around with the Work of Art stamp set this week. Its fun to work with.
For this card I used Work Of Art, Lovely Amazing You and Wild about Flowers. I really like the Wild About Flowers set also and will be doing more with it!
My greeting got a little bit lost in the chevron stripes but I think you can still read it pretty good.
The colors are all the new in colors. I used Watermelon wonder, Delightful Dijon, and Tip Top Taupe. The ribbon is actually Calypso Coral but I love this ribbin and I think it tones down the Watermelon Wonder just a little bit.
I layered this card with Tip Top Taupe and Whisper White cardstock!
Happy Stamping
Stamper Gyrl!
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! For July Sketch Challenge!

Butterfly Designs

Here is the winner for our sketch challenge this month!
Click on the name at the bottom of the picture to get to her blog for some great ideas!
I love the white and black flowers on this project.
Thank you for joining our sketch challenge this month.
Congratulations to Butterfly Designs for winning!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tags For You!

I have a friend that asked me to make a few tags for her, I had some left over Stampendous flowers left from my pop up cards and had made one for her on a gift.
So I made a few.
I used the lawn fawn stitched rectangle dies. (Not sure of the official name). I used some various sentiments. One didnt come out as good in the picture as I would have liked but its a new Stampin Up set called Remembering Your Birthday and my favorite sentiment says "Today calls for Something Pink with Sprinkles on Top!" I love that.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Stampin Ups Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack!

Remember there still are only a few days left of the weekly challenge!
Come join us and make a card with this sketch.
You can link up with us at Stampergyrls sketch challenge (here).

Also see below for the Weekly Deals and clearance rack!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Casing "Its a Stamp Thing"

I cased this card from Its A Stamp Thing. If you want some stampin up inspiration you will have to check out her blog. She has some adorable projects.
I had to borrow the You've got This stamp set from my sis. I didnt have the other stamp set from the original card so my flowers are different and so is my hello. But it was a fun card to make.
I colored the flowers with copic markers. The hello is from Hello You Thinlits. I added some silver sequins.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!
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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Free Card Set with Purchase Of Celebrate Today!

Here are all four cards I made with the Celebrate Today stamp set and Balloon Framelits dies.
Remember if you place an order from me you with get this card set free with purchase!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!
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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Another Sketch 102 Card

I made this card using my sketch also. I made my balloons with the little oval punch. Used some twine for the strings and made bows with the ribbon die from the Balloon thinlit dies. Also I flipped the sketch and turned it sideways. I used the Cherry on Top Dsp and Bermuda Bay cardstock along with whisper white!
For the greeting I used Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched it out with the word window and washi label punch.
Remember the challenge is still going thru the 22nd!
Happy Stamping
Stamper Gyrl!
Sketch 102
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Friday, July 17, 2015

Celebrate Today!

I choose my colors for todays cards using Cupcake Inspirations Challenge! The colors were berry, rose and goldenrod. I used Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, and Hello Honey! My DSP is English Gardens. I used Melon Mambo Stitched Ribbon. I love these ribbons. They are so pretty and come in great colors. My stamp set is my featured stamp of the month, Celebrate Today. If you purchase this stamp set from me you will recieve a 4 pack of cards made with this set. This is exclusive to me and not a stampin up special!
I have stamped the greeting and the basket for the hot air balloon in Soft Suede ink. Also I have added some White Perfect Accents.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Featured Stamp of the Month!

This is the second card I made for sketch challenge #102. We still have most of the week left for you to come and play with us for the challenge!
I am not sure if mentioned yesterday, I think I did! If you purchase the Celebrate Today set this month you will get a 4 pack of cards made with this set free with your purchase. Just hop on over to the sidebar to get to my online store.
If you arent able to download your project for the challenge just leave a comment with a photo attached and I will do it for you!
The winner will be picked next wednesday the 22nd!
For my card today I was using my sketch and the challenge from The Curtain Call Challenge!
I was trying to emboss and realized my Versamark pad was dry so I didnt get a good image. So while it was hot I was putting more embossing powder on the image to emboss it again and got a little extra powder where it wasnt supposed to be. So if you think wow she doesnt emboss very well that is why!
I used the Celebrate Today Stamp set and matching dies. Also English Garden DSP (my favorite dsp!).
The ribbon is Blushing Bride cotton ribbon. I really like this ribbon. I have it in several colors already. I am a fan of the thinner ribbon. Especially when tying bows!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

2nd StamperGyrl Challenge #102

Sketch Challenge #102
My Card w/ Sketch

Its time for our monthly challenge here!! I have great a sketch for everyone and hope that you will join along with your sketch.
We would like for it to be with stampin up products but it doesnt have to be any entries are welcome!
For my card I have used SU Celebrate Today stamp set! My papers again are from the Cherry On Top DSP. I am still using that paper pack. I have made so many cards with it for just being a 6 x 6 paper pack.
I have layered it with Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White. I stamped the balloons with Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party. I added some twine for the strings and cute the bows and balloons with the Balloon Framelits die set. The greeting is also from the Celebrate Today set and punched out in Watermelon Wonder with the Washi Tape Punch.
Please join us for our challenge. Challenge ends next wednesday the 22nd!
You can link your challenge to the little blue frog below!
If you are unable to link up with the cute little blue frog you can email me your entry and I would be happy to link it up for you!
Happy Stamping!
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Weekly Deals, Clearance Rack and StamperGyrl only Specials!

Here are the weekly deals and clearance rack from Stampin Up!
Also remember I still have my own specials going on. See side bar for specials!
Just give me a shout if you would like to order or need a catalogue shipped to you!

Happy Stamping!

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Mini Treat Bag!

These cute little treat bags are made with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits die. I took a piece of white cardstock and wrapped some of the new In-color ribbons around it for the gift on the inside.
To make these cute little bags, I used the English Gardens dsps. The For You die comes with the mini treat bag die. It comes with 12 dies altogether. The tag that the For You is on is also one of the dies.
These little bags are quick and fun to make. I ran about three sheets thru my Side Kick at once so that made it even quicker. You can put lots of fun stuff in there for fun little gifts or even make a card to slide in there. They would also be great for gift cards or everyones favorite CASH!!
I added some flowers with the Petite Petals stamp set and punch.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl
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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Egans Gardens Revisited!

Two Colors on this one!

The little green leaves in front are my original begonias!

Two different kinds of flowers!
I havent been stamping much for the last few days. I have been busy with yard work and buying flowers. There is a great Nursery north of Salem that I used to go to when I lived there. I went back for the first time is 20 years this weekend.
We were looking for sunflowers for the in-laws yard and decided to go here.
It is called Egans Gardens. They have the most gorgeous flowers I have ever seen and such a great variety. They had Begonias in colors I had never seen them in before. The pictures dont due them justice. The top one is two colors, yellow and a peachy color. They are huge and so beautiful!
They had greenhouses in the back that I dont think we were supposed to go into. I think they were the ones to keep the extra stock in. One greenhouse had all these different flowers but in mostly the same colors. They were so awesome.
I just love flowers so this was a great treat for me to go there. I bought three flats of flowers. I sent my husband a text of them with a picture and told him I was just picking up a few flowers.
But of course when I got them home and planted it didnt seem like so many and I just wanted to go back and get some more. ( I am stopping there on the way to Salem tomorrow just for a few!!)
The bottom picture has two different kinds of flowers the ones one the right will grow into a bush and attact Hummingbird. The ones on the left are Rock Roses I think and they have three different color flowers on them. They are so awesome!!
I will be back tomorrow with a craft project!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sketch and Stamp #112

This was a fun card I made using the Beautiful Bunch stamp set. For the Greeting I used one of the greetings from the Six Sided Sampler Set. My paper is the Pretty Petals Dsp pack and my inks are Calypso Coral and Old Olive. I also embossed the Very Vanilla Cardstock after stamping it with the Chevron Embossing Folder. I added some rhinestones to the little flowers. The flower was punched out with the Fun Flower punch and the petite petals punch. They both go perfect with this stamp set!

My card is made using the sketch from Sketch and Stamp Challenge #112 . Its always more fun in my opinion to make a card using a sketch. If I know what papers and stamps I want to use a sketch guides me on how to use them.
Remember place a Stampin Up order with me this month. I have all kinds of specials going on!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Non SU Butterfly Card!

I found this card on pinterest here about a year ago. I finally decided to make it. I had bought all the stuff and hadnt used any of it. I added a ribbon and changed the greeting but otherwise it is pretty much the same as the original.
The die is from memory box. It is so delicate and pretty. The embossing folder is from Darice.
My greeting and the oval punches, also the ribbon are all stampin up.
The pink cardstock is an even prettier pink in real life. It is a Gina K Designs cardstock called BubbleGum Pink. She has some really nice cardstock!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack!

Look at all the great deals going on right now! If you would like to place on order, hop on over to my online store and get it shipped directly to your house! Check out my own (no stampin ups) specials and hostess code here!

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!
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Monday, July 6, 2015

Laugh and Laugh!!!(2nd Post today!)

Author Unknown

I found this when I was browsing around the internet today and just had to share with everyone.
How many of you have thought this to yourself or friends and family?? I know that I have said it and then did the laughing!!!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!!!

Watercolor Wings!

I'm not sure of the name of this style of card but I like it for a change anyway.
I used another one of my Watercolor Wings Butterflies I made a while back. I still have a cupful of them. I had purchased a pretty teacup at a antique store and it is sitting by my desk so I filled it full of butterflies.
I am using my favorite color combo with the same papers as my last card. I really like these papers and the colors. I might have to try yellow with it tho. I like yellow and black also.

I used one of Stampin Ups new embossing folders on this card. Wow, is it big!! Doesnt fit in my cuttlebug, so I had to use my Big Kick machine!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Just For You!

Pink, black and white are my favorite color combinations. So when I saw a card on pinterest with these papers and stamp set I had to get them and make a card.
I love the look of the patterned paper with this. I used Everyday Chic dsp, Birthday Blossoms and Floral Wings stamp sets. Washi tape punch, circle punch, scallop circle punch and melon mambo ink and paper. The greeting is from the Floral Wings stamp set. It is a hostess gift. So if you would like to have a workshop or place a qualifying order on your own you can get this set for free!!
The white dots are White Perfect Accents. I have never used them before but really like them. You could color them to whatever color you would like!!

Pop on over to my online store and you can order all the products for this great card and have it in just a few days!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Hostess Code and Incentives!

Happy July Everyone!

We have a new hostess code for July when ordering online. It is D6CA3EBV. Please use this code when ordering. If you are placing a $150 order or larger do not use any hostess code as you will be the hostess and will recieve all the hostess rewards for yourself!!!!

This months incentives are:

Order Sprinkles Of Life Stamp set and recieve bundle of Sprinkles of Life cards.
They will be sent to you by me, not stampin up so they will come separate from your order.

Place order of $30 or more and recieve free stampin up paper sampler. This also will come directly from me to you so it will not come in your order.

Place $50 order and recieve paper sampler w/ribbon. This also will come directly from me separate from your order!

I know I may already have mentioned this but these specials are from me and not Stampin Up so this is the only place your will recieve these specials.

You can place your stampin up orders by clicking here !

Our sketch challenge this month will be starting on Wednesday July 21st and going thru Wednesday July 28th!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

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