Sunday, February 5, 2017

Hey Chick

One of the perks of attending On Stage last November was I got a sneak peak at the Sale-a-bration catalog.  The Hey Chick stood out as a "yes, please."  However, I thought one phrase was left out, so today I made my own.  Take a look-


I mean how can you have that image with out that saying?!?!  If you have noticed, the Labeler Alphabet set hasn't been shelved in quite some time.  I always have believed alphabet sets give me the best bang for my buck!-especially as a scrapbooker. 

I water colored with Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, and Tip Top Taupe.  I went to to add a scalloped circle to the vocal point when my Big Shot bit the dust.  (insert sad face. I've had it for 7 years and between my projects, and the girls' school projects it has served its time. rip) So what to do now?  I saw my in-color doilies on my desk-another reason why I have a big desk and like to have things at my finger tips.  I cut it down a bit and it was perfect.

I'll also fill you in on another secret.  I smudged in the corner.  I didn't want to reink the saying so I added a few blotches with the Grunge set.

Be sure to get in on this adorable set!  It's only available until March 31st. Ask me how you can earn it for FREE.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

DSC #216:My Kind of Colors

Hello!  I'm on a roll with this blogging thing.  As a member of the DOstamper Stars, I love these challenges but I find myself using a sketch or color after the fact.  This week is a color challenges and these are by far the easiest for me.  Take a look at this color combo:

DSC#216

 Real Red combined with Soft Sky or Pool Party is one of my favorite combos!  I'm still enjoying playing with some puns for Valentines.  Here's what I came up with:


When I saw the Nailed It set I knew it would be mine.  With a handy husband, I knew this set would get a good workout. He actually came in my craft studio when I was creating this card and thought I should stamp the "nut" instead of the screw and change the saying to "you drive me nuts."

I ended up watercoloring with ink because I couldn't get the pencil as dark as I wanted it.  A Soft Sky heart enamel was just the right finishing touch.  I love, love those enamels!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

"pun"ny valentines

These cards are so "not me." I have girls. They were never into dinosaurs. I only have the No Bones About It set because of scrapping Science Museum field trips and The Field Museum. Well valentines are are over in the box stores and I saw some adorable ones using puns.  It got me thinking what sets did I have in order to create my own. I created these four cards today--





So. Darn. Cute, if I may say. Again, I love how versatile our products are!  The Smoky Slate heart DSP is from the A Little Foxy 6 X 6 paper back. The Labeler Alphabet stamp set allowed me to create all of these fun sayings.  I did happen to use retired Slate twine in the top card, I didn't see the R on the side of my spool, but you could switch in Cucumber, White or Natural twine.

I have some more ideas for non-traditional Valentine cards.  Make sure you stop back!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dust Bunnies



Wow. It's been some time. A full time day gig does that I guess. Well I attended Onstage in Madison, WI last November and I wrote down "display stamper" under my goals. Well, I finished my projects and only now noticed it was a Friday cut off and Sunday...but the link is open so here goes. I love each one of them!
 I love the versatility of Stampin' Up products--your would never know this was Holiday paper and Halloween twine.
 I have a paper crafting crush on SU Artisan Sharron Lane.  This a play off her color blocking.
One of the best parts of attending Onstage is seeing the Catalog before everyone else!  I knew this set was going on my wish list.  I simply used my grid paper and lined up the stamps then pressed my block on them.  Instant background.  This also uses the new Watercolor Pencils. LOVE!


I love scrap booking.  Its really how I fell into SU products.  I wanted everything to coordinate.  Another item on my instant wish list was the Tasty Treats DSP.  I loved the colors.  Here I used it to create a background with the Big Letters.  She walked in and said I spent way too much time on this...but I don't believe so.  I love when they look through their books!
I sound like a broken record...these egg cartons.  I knew they would be mine!  I spritzed them using our reinkers and rubbing alcohol.  Such great coverage.  My kiddos are 10 and 13...the Easter bunny days are over but they still love some chocolate and a Starbucks gift card, and these are the perfect size!

My kiddos loathe when I make their friends a birthday card.  They really think I'm going to go to Target and buy one.  Nope.  Not happening.  However, lately these little Mini Treat bags have been their go to.  Create a belly band, washi a gift card in, and done! 

thanks for looking.  -Bobbie



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

HSS-182 with Guest

I made this week's Hand Stamped Sentiments card a month ago because I grabbed the wrong sketch AND I had a little help!  My oldest daughter needed a birthday card for a friend and she helped me work on this one.  Here's the sketch:



Here is OUR work:

It's been a horrible winter!  Can you tell it was snowing out and we did--tried--an indoor photo?

She wanted the sentiment crooked!  The stamper in me tries not to look at it!  :)

She chose Rose Red and Midnight Muse as her colors.  The doily we inked up with Muse ink and sprinkled and heat set some dazzling diamonds.  We added in the gray so she could write her birthday message in the inside.

Be sure to go and check out the rest of the crew's work!  And play with us, remember you have 2 weeks!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

HSS-CC181

AH!  I'm back.  I wasn't under the weather, then I made a card with the wrong sketch last time.  I think you'll see it in 2 weeks!  Until then, I have the latest color challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  ....it was a tough one!


Colors I don't particularly call my favorites.  Together.  What to do?  I kept it simple and since I'm always short on birthday cards, here's what I came up with:

It's not perfect....it's home made!  I didn't quite get my embossing heated properly and I may have found this out by putting my thumb in those areas.  Oh, well.  Looks distressed. 

Like I said, quite simple with these bold colors!

I'd love to see what you can come up with! Be sure to link up with us!!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Snaggletooth

I dislike like teeth, not all teeth, just really loose, need to come out teeth.  This is the subject of this week's layout:


 
 

While editing this photo, I realized I forgot to put button I took out onto the vertical squares.  It just hasn't been my week.

I'd love to see what you can do with Melissa's sketch:



Be sure to head over to Simple Sketches and check out the rest of the design team's layouts.