Saturday, May 12, 2018

A Mother's Love Knows No Boundaries

Good morning everyone.  Today's post is going to be short, but sweet. 

Tomorrow is Mother's Day and I wanted to recognize everyone who has taken the time to nurture and love children. You may be a special aunt, a grandmother, an older sister, a special friend, a teacher, or a Mom. 

Thank you for taking the time to be loving, kind and generous with yourself. 

You are amazing and have changed the life of someone forever! 

Happy Mother's Day to all of you. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  See you next week. 

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Play Along With Card Sketch 26

Good morning crafters.  The weekend is almost here.  Yippee!  Our weekend actually begins tonight.  My hubby's four day work week gives us a 3 day weekend all the time.  However the 10 hour work days (usually turn into 12 hours) are long and tiring.

 Today I am sharing another Glitter Queens card sketch.  These sketches are awesome and easy to adjust to make the card your own.  Dawn's card is here.

The new Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) used in this project is so pretty.  It was hard to chose which design to use for my card.  All the flower colors are pearlized.  It was hard to capture this element in a picture. I don't think it shows up well.

The Share What You Love suite of products was created with demonstrators in mind. It is full of awesome products.  It's available through the end of May in three awesome bundles which you will find here.  Each bundle includes free gifts.

Individual Share What You Love products will be availabe in the new cataglog on June 1, 2018.


The sentiment was die cut from my stash. A stamped sentiment would be a nice alternative.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend. See you soon.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

March Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Happy Tuesday friends.  My blog posts have been a little inconsistent the past two weeks because I have a pinched nerve that has reduced my mobility.  The good news is, I am getting better every day.  Hopefully the worst is behind me and I will be back in full swing this week.

Today I am sharing a pretty Mother's Day Card I created with March's Paper Pumpkin Kit, May Good Things Grow. The flower bouquet is a georgous die cut from the kit that I folded over to the back side of  standard A2 card made from Fresh Fig cardstock.

I inked all around the edges of the die cut with Fresh Fig ink to create a shadow all around the flowers.  I added faceted gems (from my stash), ribbon and a sentiment from the kit.  Easy, quick card.

Hope all of you Moms have a great Mother's Day!

Thanks for stoppin by today.  See you soon.

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye

Welcome everyone to Glitter Queens Blog Hop! Wow, it's hard to believe another month has ended and May's first Friday is here.  Time is flying by since I retired from the University of Cincinnati. I can't figure out how I ever had time to work.  Retiring was a bitter sweet life change for me this year.  It was sad to say goodbye to all my colleagues but so exciting to start my next journey in life.  

Speaking of things retired, today's blog hop is all about Stampin'UP!'s retiring products. It 's so hard to say goodbye to some of our favorites as they step aside to make way for new products.  

One of my favorite stamp sets this past year is Layering Love that I am sharing today. This set has a special place in my heart.  I just love the sentiments .  

This  purple and orange color combo (retiring colors)  is one of my favorites.  

I tried very hard to capture the glitter from Wink of Stella that is all over the card.  It really sparkles in strong light.  I applied clear embossing powder twice to give the sentiment more dimension.  

Card bases 5½ x 4¼
First mat is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 
Second mat is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
Third mat is 3¾ x 5 
The background stamp was inked,  stamped off once and then stamped on the third mat.

The next two cards design is the same and highlights another favorite stamp set of mine, Thoughts and Prayers.  The first card uses Night of Navy and the second, Emerald Envy (retiring color).  

I used Emerald Envy a lot this year.  My daughter Andrea and I made 75 thank you cards in Emerald Envy for her best friends wedding which, of course, coordinated with the bride's colors.  I will share the card in an upcoming blog post.                               

Card bases 5½ x 4¼
First layer mat is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 
Second layer mat is 4 x 5 ¼  (embossed using reverse side)
Third layer is 4 5/8 x 3 3/8
Fourth layer is 3¼ x 4½

It's Stampin'UP's 30th anniversary and you will find new colors, new stamps and awesome accessories in this year's catalog coming to your mailbox soon! 

Don't forget to hop along to all the Glitter Queens blog posts.  You don't want to miss a thing this month.

We love and encourage your comments and questions.  They make our blog hop so much more engaging and fun.   

Next up is Davette Strange Miller.  Here is a list of all the Glitter Queens in this month's hop:

See you next month for "Highlighting The New Catty".
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