Friday, November 20, 2015

Use Your Stash Blog Hop--Colors of Thanksgiving

Welcome!  You should have arrived from Anna's blog.

This month we are using up our fall colors.  I LOVE fall colors, so this is perfect.  I used several retired papers, as well as the brand new Sangria.

 This first one uses Huntington papers and Stickease and the stamp set You Mean the World to Me.

This one uses the new Sangria papers and Beyond Measure stamp.

The last two use papers from a few years ago, Dreamin'.

Sheila's blog is next on the list.  Happy Hopping!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Use Your Stash National Poet's Day


You should have arrived from Pricilla's blog.

This month we are celebrating poetry.  I decided to use a quote from one of my favorite poets, Maya Angelou.  It is so perfect for thank you cards.  I also have this beautiful quote up in my classroom.
If you can't read the card, it says, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

In true using up my stash form, I used up some of our old paper flowers, sparkles, and retiring Paper Fundamentals.  The shaped card was a little hard to photograph well. 
Time got away from me these last two weeks.  I wanted to create more cards for this theme, since I have lots of quote and poem stamps, but back to school is overwhelming.  We started Tuesday, so I've pretty much been living at the school!  Hopefully this weekend I'll be able to make a few more.
Next stop is Shirley's blog.  

Monday, July 20, 2015

Use Your Stash Red White and Blue

Welcome!  You should have arrived from Marie's blog. 

This month's theme was to use three colors on a project.  In keeping with the Use Your Stash idea, I pulled out some older papers and stamps for the challenge.

 Card #1 uses Surf's Up papers and Under the Sea stamps

 Card #2 Is a really old pack, Magnifique and the stamp set from the Avonlea card kit.  It's still one of my favorite thank you stamps.

Card #3 Uses Chalk it Up papers and Picture My Life card. These are from the current catalog and are available while supplies last. 

Card #4 Uses Heartstrings paper and Stickease also about to retire.

I hope you enjoyed the cards.  

From here, head to Pricilla's blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can go to Shirley's blog for the whole list.  

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Use Your Stash Blog hop--Water(color) Fun

Thanks for joining us on the Use Your Stash Blog Hop! If you are hopping along with us, you should be coming from Janet's blog

This month's theme was to color.  Love the look of coloring, but don't take the time to do it as often as I should.  It worked out perfectly that this month's Stamp of the Month, Ice Cream Dream, was an outline set.  I love the set and used this opportunity to color with my Copics and Shinhan markers. 

For these first two, I used the stamp set along with the SOTM. 

Colors: Pear, Sunset, and Star Spangled Blue (retired)

This one used Pixie, Glacier, and Thistle.

For the last two cards, I used the Paper Fundamentals papers in Whimsy palette.

Ice Cream Dream: 
I still haven't had a chance to make a card with the adorable dog or sundae. Soon!

It's just $17.95 or $5 with a $50 order.  To order, click here

The next stop is Wendy's blog.  

If you get lost along the way, you can view the full list on Paige's blog. 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Summer Fun

The boys and I were talking about making sure we didn't waste our summer, so we decided to make lists of what we wanted to do.  I was feeling creative, so I got out my art pens and colored pencils.  This was my result.  I may not have advanced art skills, but I do love to doodle.  Reminds me of the elaborate notes I used to create for my friends back in the days before email, social media, and texting ;)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Blossom Layouts

Blossom layouts from May Club.  We used Blossom papers, Stickease, and embellishments. I love the bright summer colors.  I'm sorry for the poor lighting.  It was storming when I took this, so natural light was not there.

I actually borrowed this layout from my uplink, Michelle Snyder.  She's awesome, and I just fell in love with the layout! 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Blossom Cards

These are a few cards I made using Blossom papers and Stickease, along with various stamp sets.