Watercooler Challenge WCC20

Today is another day for the Watercooler Card Challenge.  This time Buffy made an awesome card sketch for all of us to follow.  Here it is:


Here is my card:

Project Life

I decided to use Project Life to make my card.  Even though I am not a scrapbooker, I love using Project Life to make cards.  The Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collections uses a lot of my favorite colors such as Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry (among others).  I made this card entirely from Project Life and there is no stamping on it at all.

If you would like to see the other cards made with this challenge click HERE.  There are some awesome cards on there!

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Project Life & Bravo

Project Life, BravoI love the Project Life Accessory Kits that Stampin’ Up! offers because they have a lot of cards and accessories you can use for your scrapbooking projects as well as for making cards.  Each card is double sided so you have a lot to choose from.  I took one of the cards from the Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection, cut it down a little bit to fit on the cardstock and just stamped a couple of sentiments from the Bravo Photopolymer Stamp Set.  The little heart in the corner is also from the Project Life Card Collection.  The whole card took me about 3 minutes to make.  It can’t be much easier than that!

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Bravo For Project Life

Bravo, PLxSU

As you know, Stampin’ Up! is now carrying Project Life.  Project Life is a great way to scrapbook, especially for those who don’t have time.  They have pre-made cards, stickers, and stamps so it makes it really easy to put together a scrapbook page.  I am not a scrapbooker but I love to use Project Life to make cards.  All I did for this one, is Stamp the “hip-hip hooray!”, “you did it!” (both of which are from the stamp set called Bravo) and the stars on a piece of Project Life cardstock, add a couple of arrows and attached it to cardstock.  It was very easy and quick to do.  You can’t make a card much easier than that!

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Oh Happy Day

Starburst Sayings

I know the Holiday Catalog has arrived and a lot of people are posting pictures of cards using the sets in that catalog (including me) but I thought I would take a break and share a birthday card I made using a stamp set from the Annual Catalog called Starburst Sayings.  This stamp set has a matching set of Framelits too so there is no cutting out with scissors.  The arrows on this card were punched out using a new punch called What’s Up.  It has two arrow shapes in one punch.  The Bermuda Bay Cardstock I used is from the Project Life Everyday Adventure Card Collection.

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Endless Birthday Wishes Is Back!

Endless Birthday Wishes

The Photopolymer Stamp set called Endless Wishes is now available to order again.  When it first appeared it flew out the door like hotcakes.  It has been a couple of months now and Stampin’ Up! once again has it in stock.  This makes me very happy because I love this set.  By the way, I have a sneak peek for you.  Do you remember the set called Endless Wishes?  It was a Christmas Photopolymer stamp set that lasted about a week before it sold out.  I have some great news.  Endless Wishes is in the Holiday Catalog that comes out September 1st!

I also used the Project Life Framelits called Cards & Labels to make this card.  Even if you are not into scrapbooking or Project Life, you would still love these Framelits.

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Flower Patch For Freshly Made Sketches

Flower Patch

Whenever I need a little inspiration I try to either find a card sketch, color combination or challenge that I like.  This time I used this week’s Freshly Made Sketches card challenge.  Here is what it looks like:

FMS+Final+145-001I used the new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Flower Patch.  I stamped the largest flower in Bermuda Bay and cut it with the matching Framelits called Flower Fair. Then I stamped it again in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie and cut out the smaller sections of the flowers by hand and put them together using Dimensionals.  The little flag shape at the bottom is a new Big Shot Die called Party Pennants and the sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes.  That is a stamp set that is not in the catalog but is available for purchase.  If you click on the tab at the top of my blog that says “Merchandise Not In The Catalog” you will see a few other items that are not in the catalog but are available to purchase.

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Project Life Point & Click

Point & Click, Fabulous Four, PLxSU

I know I have said this a million times, but the best part of the Stampin’ Up! Photopolymer Stamps is that you can see exactly where you are placing it.  It is clear so once you ink up the stamp it enables you to see the placement better.  Therefore, it wasn’t hard to line up the arrow heads for this card.  I used the Project Life stamp set called Point & Click.  The sentiment is from Fabulous Four.  I used some of the new 2014/2016 In Colors to make this card (Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss!  I love these colors!

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Oh My Goodies & Project Life

Oh My Goodies, PLxSU

Thirty one years ago I married Rob.  Wow it is hard to believe how time has flown.  I know people say that all the time but honestly it is true.  Together we have three wonderful boys (who are now men) and one daughter in law, all of whom we are very proud of.  It has been a great 31 years and I would do it all over again if given the chance.  I did make Rob a card but I decided not to post it today.  Sometimes I just have to keep things between the two of us.

Today’s card is made with a new stamp set called Oh My Goodies.  I know.  It is a very weird name and a very weird sentiment but I love it anyway.  There are four stamps in this set that go with the Deco Labels Framelits.  The stamp I used is one of my favorite from the set.

The background is one of the cards from the Project Life Everyday Adventure Collection.  I have used quite a number of these cards as backgrounds and I particularly love this set because of the bright colors.  Everyone know Bermuda Bay with either Daffodil Delight or in this case, Crushed Curry, is one of my favorite combinations.  All you need to do is look at my blog header to realize this!

Happy Anniversary, Onion.  I love you the most!

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Little Letters Thinlits

Little Letters Thinlits

As soon as I saw a card using this technique with the Little Letters Thinlits Dies and I knew I had to order them.  I honestly can not remember the web site where I found this idea so if it was your web site, please let me know and I will give you credit for it.  If you look closely the letters are attached to the card base.  Here is a close up picture so you can hopefully see this better.

Little Letters Thinlits Dies

Can you see how the base of the letters are attached?  Here is a quick tutorial on how I did it.

First, you line up the letters you want to use on a straight line.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper to do this.


Then I placed a piece of painter’s tape to keep the letters in place.  I do recommend putting the painter’s tape to a piece of clothing first to take some of the stickiness out so it doesn’t stick to your cardstock.


Then you take a piece of 5.5 x 4.25 piece of cardstock (Always Artichoke) and just slip it underneath the letters so only a little bit is on top of the cardstock.


Add a second piece of painter’s tape to hold it in place lining up the tape exactly to the top of the piece of cardstock.  This holds the letters in place as well as giving you something to line up your Big Shot plates with.


Lay the letters with the Always Artichoke cardstock over a piece of 5.5 x 8.5 piece of cardstock (Bermuda Bay) so that the ends of both pieces of cardstock match perfectly and put it on your Big Shot Multipurpose Platform and one Big Shot Plate.


Lay the second Big Shot Plate (I know mine look awful but they work fine!) and line it up to the top of the painter’s tape without actually placing it on the painter’s tape at all.


Then you run it through your Big Shot and all the letters will be cut out except the little portion that was not under the plate.  When you turn it over you can see where most of the letters cut through except where you did not have a plate on top of.

DSC02239Now just make a score line and fold the card without folding over the letters.


Cut your cardstock to the desired length of card and decorate.  I used one of the cards from the Project Life Everyday Adventure Card Collection, the new punch called What’s Up and the stamp sets called And Many More.

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Happy Birthday Zachary!

Project LifeToday is my youngest son, Zachary’s, birthday.  He is 27.  I am not sure where the time went because it did not seem that long ago that he was just a baby.  Let me tell you, he was the hardest baby of the three.  It really wasn’t his fault.  We didn’t realize until he was 9 months old that he was allergic to milk products.  Once we figured that out, he became his disposition improved greatly!

I made this card using the Project Life Everyday Adventure Card Collection and Accessory Pack.  These products make really nice cards in about 3 minutes!  The hardest part was lining up the sentiment (using the stamp set Four You).

Happy Birthday Zachary!  You are an amazing young man and I am so proud of you!

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