I don’t know if you have noticed or not, but lately I have been doing a lot of cards that are quick and easy. There is a reason for that. I was actually going on vacation for a couple of weeks so I had to make 15 cards and write 15 blog posts before I left. We flew to our destination so I couldn’t bring stamping things without Rob being unhappy with a $100 baggage charge for an extra suitcase! Whew! It has been kind of crazy but I think I did ok with this task.
So, here is another quick and easy card to make when you are in a hurry (or having to make enough cards in a couple of days to keep this blog going). I used the stamp set called Sunshine Sayings for the flowers and leaves. The ‘Happy” is from Crazy About You (which is one of the few stamp sets that comes in your choice of wood mount, clear mount or Photopolymer!) and the banner is from Time Of Year.
Well, thanks for being so patient with me by putting up with so many easy cards. At least I hope I showed you that making cards doesn’t have to be elaborate or time consuming.
Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is a sketch challenge by Jackie (apparently I get that part wrong a lot so I can’t really promise it is Jackie’s but I think it is). It could also be a layout challenge because it is called Pile It On. In any case, here is the challenge.
Here is my card:
I used a few stamp sets for this card. One is called Swirly Bird (the bird), on is called Time Of Year, which is a hostess set in the Annual Catalog (Birthday) and the happy came from Crazy About You. I used a couple of different Big Shot Dies too. The wreath is from Swirly Scribbles and I cut the banner out using Bunch Of Banners.
As a side note, Buffy, Jackie and I are on our way to go to Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage. Buffy and I are both going to the one in New Jersey but unfortunately, Jackie is going to Phoenix. I can’t wait. We will get an early peek at the 2017 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs and have a fun filled day with other demonstrators from the area. If you are interested in more information and becoming a demonstrator, just send me an email. I will be glad to answer any questions you have. One of my newest downline, Char, is also going! It should be a lot of fun.
Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made. I am sure we will be wowed!
Am I the only one who thinks Fridays come pretty quickly lately? It just seems like it was last Friday a couple of days ago. That is a good thing in some ways because Friday is the day Buffy, Jackie and I have our Stamp Off Challenges!
Today’s challenge is a Take It Or Leave It Challenge. This is where we are given a few items to use and we can use them or not. In other words, it is pretty much a do whatever you want challenge!
For once, I actually used everything on the list! I know. Don’t fall over in shock. I am getting better at following directions!
I used the stamp set called Wondrous Wreath. It is an older stamp set that is in the Annual Catalog but it is still a favorite. This stamp set has a matching set of Framelits called Wonderful Wreath. The banner is a stamp from a Hostess Set called Time of Year. I used the new Real Red Glitter Stampin Emboss Powder. It works just like regular embossing powder only it is sparkly. I know it is hard to see in the picture but it really is sparkly! It also comes in Emerald Envy. The Baker’s Twine also has a sparkly red thread running through it so they went well together.
Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made for this challenge. I am sure we will all be delighted!
Last week I went to South Carolina to visit my mother (who is 91!). My two sisters also came so we had a little reunion. I had a great time except, I have to tell you, I have decided that Southerners are crazy! I am sorry but they just have to be. I don’t know how they live in that hot, humid weather. I thought I was going to melt every time I went outside. Walking to the car, made me break out in a sweat. Inside the car was like a sauna. Holy cow! It was hot!
What does that have to do with this card? Not a thing!
I made this card using a couple of different stamp sets. The “Happy” was stamped using the Brushwork Alphabet. It is a very pretty font and you can make any word you would like. The “birthday” is from a hostess set called Time Of The Year. You can only buy this set with a qualifying $150 order. The good news is if you place a $150 order before the end of July you can get $15 in free merchandise now and then get three $5.00 coupons to use during the month of August for Bonus Days!