Saturday, August 18, 2012

Off to the County Fair

THIS IS A FIRST FOR ME. Today I entered some of my projects in the Lake County Fair. Who would have ever thought.

In the past I have dabbled in many different hobbies, but I was never able to finish anything.  Rubber stamping has been such a great discovery for me. To think I just started stamping a few years ago.

I went for the gusto and submitted the maximum number of entries in the Division called Rubber Stamping Art.

Last night I stayed up late finishing Entry #1. This was my first attempt at making a "hanging picture".  Usually I just make cards.  But I figured I could put something together using odds and ends of materials I had on hand and this is what I came up with.

Apologies for the pictures. I took them in the car en route to the fairgrounds. I was trying not to miss the 6pm deadline.
ENTRY #1 RUBBER STAMP ART:  Paper, framed ready for hanging

 I used a retired hostess stamp set, along with current stamps and DSP. I will list all the material I used later when I have time...after posting these pictures, I have to catch up on some much neglected housework.

 I used lots of the the new In-Color Summer Startburst.
I'm really starting to like this color. 
It's unexpectedly rich and sophisticated.

 Ah, yes. Many moments left for stamping!

I entered a total of 8 projects. Several were projects I completed during the past year.

I noticed that my stamping has progressed as I've come into my own style of doing things. That's pretty exciting to see.

But I still have so much more to learn! I don't want to get stuck in a rut or routine. There are just too many great things to make, techniques to explore, materials to play around with, etc. The skies the limit!

Here are my other entries.
ENTRY #2 RUBBER STAMP ART:  Paper, framed ready for hanging
ENTRY #7 RUBBER STAMP ART: Any other Rubber Stamp Art
ENTRY #8 RUBBER STAMP ART: Any other Rubber Stamp Art
(I entered a left over candle from a set I made at Convention)
Here's my box of goodies ready to deliver to the fair.
I made it on time! Next year I'm going to enter even more stuff!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pals August Blog Hop - Holiday Catalog


Glad you could join us for some holiday crafting with the Stampin' Pretty Pals! You've probably hopped over from Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner.  I'm stop number 21 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Stampin' Up! projects featuring the new Holiday Catalog! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track

My holiday card uses the Candle Light Product Suite which includes the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies and Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper. The sentiment is stamped using Greetings of the Season.

I love the colors. They're just so festive and lively together.

I love, love, love these products.
I can't wait to make more projects with them!

Here's a list of supplies.   Feel free to email me if you would like instructions for making this card.

Priced to save you 15%! Purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies together.
$49.95 Wood-Mount Bundle (129949)
$42.95 Clear-Mount Bundle (129950)
Stamp Sets:  
Ornament Keepsakes, (Wood-Mount 128048, Clear-Mount 128051)
Greetings of the Season (Wood-Mount 128030, Clear-Mount 128033)
Card stock Early Espresso card stock (119686), Summer Starfruit (126839) and Whisper White (100730)
Designer Series Paper: Candlelight Christmas (126901)
Real Red (126949), Summer Starfruit (126991), Gumball Green (126861) and Early Espresso (126974)

Framelits Dies (127816), 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (126846)

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Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Maggie Matta at Maggie Made Cards, stop number 22 on the Pals Holiday Catalog Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Lynn Hoyt at Cattail Designs
  2. Shannon Jaramillo at
  3. Debbie Pierce at Stampin Sunshine
  4. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full
  5. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  6. Cathy King at chattycathycardcreations
  7. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  8. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog 
  9. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts 
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty
  11. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  12. Diane Roberts at Scoreatfourandaquarter
  13. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at stamppaperscissors
  14. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  15. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  16. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  17. Naki Rager at My Stampin' Blog
  18. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  19. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  20. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikkis Creative Corner
  21. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  22. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  23. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
  24. Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole
  25. Bobbi Mangas at My Therapy
  26. Angie Blake at Angies Musings
  27. Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
  28. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  29. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  30. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A set of thank you cards

I was playing with my paper and punches last night and came up with a few little cards.  I might make some more just for the fun of it.

 They are all 3 x 3 cards

 I just love the colors
A little late summer fun!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Have some cake and don't gain a pound

The Stampin' Up! Make a Cake stamp set really fun to play with because there are just so many different ways to make your cake!. I'd call this cake Primrose delight with Raspberry filling! Yum!!

Stamp set: Make a Cake pg 44, (Wood-Mount 126740 - $14.95, Clear-Mount 126742 – 11.95), Itty Bitty Banners pg 134 (Wood-Mount 126255 - $15.95, Clear-Mount 126257 – $11.95)
Card Stock:  Primrose Petals (126841), Raspberry Ripple (126842) and Whisper White (100730)
Designer Series Paper: Patio Party (126916)
Ink: Raspberry Ripple (126859)
Extra Touches: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335)
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Here's my friend Cheryl with her granddaughter making birthday cards last night. Aren't they sweet?


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