It’s A Party! CTS#29

Hello Again!

My Second Post for Today!

I couldn’t pass up this Sketch Challenge from

CAS(E) this Sketch #266


Here is my Card!


Here is the inside of my Card!



And you know…I have to make a matching envelope!


The Stock and Measures:

unless noted, all items are from Stampin’Up!


Bermuda Bay- card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ score @ 4 1/4″, fold in half on the score

Whisper White- inside panel 4″ X 5 1/4″, and a piece to stamp the balloons on

Basic Black- for the word “celebrate”

Ink Pads:

Memento Tuxedo Black- to stamp the balloons for coloring, for inside sentiment

Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads:

Bermuda Bay- balloons

Berry Burst- balloons

Lemon Lime Twist- balloons


Picture Perfect Party- front panel and slanted piece, inside strip


Big Shot-die cutting machine

Celebrate You Thinlits- “celebrate”


White Gel Pen- to draw the reflecting light lines on the balloons


Here is my Card again!


Do you ever buy something that you really like and then you set it aside?

I did that with this DSP stack…This DSP has real photos (like the bottom balloons)

and it has printed paper (like the confetti look). I fell in love when I saw it in the

Catalog, I HAD to have it…then I put it in the 6″ X 6″ storage container and I forgot

all about it! When I saw this Sketch Challenge, right away I wanted to do balloons.

I was trying to decide the background and I pulled the container down and flipped

through all the sheet of DSP, and these 2 patterns were my decision for the Card!

I wouldn’t describe it as hoarding, because I will use it, and then try to use it all up!

I don’t know…maybe getting the fever for the New Catalog Peek I will be able to

peruse tomorrow! Trying to use up my stash before I order the NEW Stuff!

We shall see how restrained I will be…I do have to say, I did good restraining on the

Occasions Catalog…I resisted quite a bit! Maybe I was saving for the New Catalog!!!

We shall see!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Party Feelings to you ALL!

Rainy Day Love for Inspired By…

Hello Everyone!

Welcome Back for a peek at Today’s Card!

Today’s Card is for an Inspiration Challenge…

Appropriately named ‘Inspired By…’

Here is the Challenge!

Inspired By...rainy day coziness

I was inspired with all the blues in the picture!


Here is my take on the Inspiration…


I stamped in Night of Navy Ink and then quickly coated with

Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed…I wanted to be able

to water-color and not worry about the ink running!


Here is a close up of the card front…to show the raindrops AND the

Wink of Stella on the Swan, her babies, the water, the flowers…



Here is the inside of my Card!


I also heat embossed Clear Embossing Powder over the Night of Navy Ink!

I also added a few ‘raindrops’ to the inside too!


Here is my Card with its stamped to match envelope!



Stock and Measures: unless noted, all items are from Stampin’Up!


Marina Mist-card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″, folded in half on the fold

Pacific Point-front mat 4″ X 5 1/4″

Whisper White-front panel, 3 3/4″ X 5″

-inside panel, 4″ X 5 1/4″

Stamp Set:

Swan Lake-all stamping

Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads: I squeezed the pads to put ink on the inside lid. I used an Aqua Painter Pen, filled with Alcohol, and picked up the inks and watercolored the Card front, the inside, and the envelope dragonfly

Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist

Night of Navy-all stamping before applying Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and Heat Embossing all the stamping on Card and on the envelope!


Heat Tool-all heat embossing


Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes-all the raindrops on front and inside card


Here is my Card again!


I am warmed with the ‘coziness’ of my Card!

As I type this (Saturday) it is raining here!

I picked a great day to make this Card!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Coziness to you ALL!

A Green With Envy Card Swap!

Many of our Demonstrators are heading to various sites around the World for an ‘Onstage’ Event, celebrating the release of the new Catalog, coming out in June!

It is also time to reward the Top Demonstrators and Team Leaders!

As Demonstrators we get the Catalogs early, so we can order supplies and new items, to give us time to work with them, to make samples, to show the customers, how the stamp sets work on cards and if they are part of a ‘Suite’, how it all gets pulled together!

I will not be attending any of these events. I will not have my hands on a Catalog, until I place an order when the pre-ordering begins. I will have access to a PDF catalog, till I place my first order for items/stock! The Catalog release to the public is set for the very beginning of June. You will be able to order then…

So a wonderful Lady/Demonstrator came up with a ‘Green With Envy’ (since those included will not be attending any of the Events) Card Swap…we have to use GREEN on the Card…I did receive some Cards with no green, so I may be wrong, but it seems many others also used different shades of green…so I am guessing they may have thought it was just an ‘green with envy’ swap…I don’t know…I may be wrong! But anyway, I made up 12 Cards (we ended up having 2 groups of 20) I was in the first group of 10. I sent 11 Cards to one person…she keeps one for the Ronald McDonald House near her! And divides the Cards by the 10 people in the group…I got one of mine back…and I received cards from 9 other card makers! What a great thing for my stash!

I went through my Cards and took pictures of them all…those that weren’t finished!

I stamped the insides!

Here are the Cards!


This is the Card I made!


Here is the inside of my Card!


This Card is from Alexandra Jones!


I finished the inside…it was blank…now its ready for sending!


This one is from Veronica Meyer



I finished the inside of this one too!

This one is from Elisa Saucier


I stamped the inside!


This one is from Carla Turchetti


I didn’t stamp this yet…but you can just barely see the clear heat embossing in a triangle pattern behind the little rose inside here…the pattern of the heat embossing matches the impression embossing on the front panel on the card!


This Card is from Deb Chestnut


Again, I finished the inside!


This Card is from Mary Hanson


I sort of CASEd this Card on Yesterday’s Blog Post. I turned the Card 90 degrees

and I didn’t use the butterfly element, but I used a banner instead!


I stamped the inside and put a mat behind it for more color inside!

This Card is from Janice Rose


The little bear is a tag! I had to show the inside of the tag Janice stamped!


I did stamp the inside of the card!



This Card is from Bev Snyder


I stamped in a Sympathy Sentiment.


This last Card is from Ruth Petsel


As lovely as this is…I am going to use this one soon!

So I added a Greeting!


I added a mat and another layer to the card’s inside for strength

and stamped the inside sentiment.


I was very happy to receive all these lovely Cards from other Demonstrators

That is what we Demonstrators do, we share!

And as Demonstrators we share what we love with you all!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Sharing to you ALL!

Sweet Soiree’ for CAS266 and TSOT361!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome Back for a peek at Today’s Card!

Today’s Card is for 2 Challenges…A Color and A Sketch Challenge!

Here are the Challenges!


First the Color Challenge!

CC&S 266


The second…The Sketch Challenge!

TSOT 361-Thinking of you


Here is my Card Combination of the two Challenges!


The Greeting is stamped in Rich Razzleberry…the three colors are

in the floral swatch of the Sweet Soiree’ Specialty DSP!

The Stampin’ Ink Color and the Rich Razzleberry mat on the Greeting banner,

the silver striped Old Olive on the bottom of the Card,

 and the Calypso Coral Ribbon, reflect the 3 Colors, of the Challenge, to my Card!


The Inside of my Card!


I used a strip of the Sweet Soiree’ Specialty DSP for the inside of my Card!

I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry!


My Card with its stamped to match Envelope!


I stamped the little flower in Rich Razzleberry and then used the

Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker and the Old Olive Stampin’ Blend

to color in the flower…brought the 3 colors of the challenge to the envelope too!


Stock and Measures:


Old Olive-card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″, folded in half on the score

Silver Foil Sheet-mat for front DSP panels, 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″, mat 1 2/3″ X 4 1/8″

Rich Razzleberry-2″ X 3″ scrap for punching out with label punch for label mat

Whisper White-2″ X 3″ piece for stamping and punching out with label punch, inside panel 4″ X 5 1/4″


Sweet Soiree’ Specialty DSP-2 front pieces, 3″ X 4″ and then layered together to make front panel

-inside strip 3/4″ X 5 1/4″

-banner strip, 1 1/2″ X 3 3/4″

Stamp Sets:

Southern Serenade-greeting, little flower on envelope

Special Celebrations-inside sentiment

Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad:

Rich Razzleberry-greeting, inside sentiment, outline of little flower on the envelope

Stampin’ Blend:

Light Old Olive-leaves on little flower on envelope

Stampin’ Write Marker:

Calypso Coral-flower petals on the envelope


Banner Triple Punch-to flag the banner and it’s mat

Everyday Label Punch-greeting label and mat

( cut the mat in half long ways and adhere, offset, to the back of the label)


Here is my Card again!


From these pictures…the bottom of the banner looks like Vellum instead

of Silver Foil Paper…the top of the banner shows that it is Silver!


I am trying to use up all my DSP before the New Catalog comes out in June!

Although it is April…it will come quick!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Best Wishes to you ALL!

Bleaching Technique!

Last night was my Card Class!

We did the bleaching Technique that I showed on 2 Cards

about a week ago…

Here are the Cards we made!



Sad to say…only 1 person showed up for the class! I believe I need

to send out that reminder e-mail…we are getting older!!!!

But it was fun and I enjoyed showing the technique…

Next Class…we will be making a Mother’s Day Card…if our Mother’s

are in heaven…we do have daughters, daughter-in-laws, sisters, sister-in-laws,

Aunts and good friends…any of the above would love to receive a beautiful

handmade card from you!

Until the next Post…Many Blessings to you ALL!