Friday, March 13, 2015

WWYS Challenge

Hello!  It has been over a YEAR since I have posted anything on my blog. Life has just gotten away and time just doesn't always seem to be available to be able to post.  I have been crafting and making cards but never enough time to share.  I will TRY to post a little more often but no promises.

I do want to share a card that I have entered in a NEW challenge on a new blog called: What Will You Stamp? The challenge was to use the new SU! stamp set Best Day Ever that is FREE during Sell A Bration. I saw a card that Inkin' Idaho posted on her blog and presented at Leadership Conference for SU! that was so cute I knew I wanted make a card similar. I used her layout for my card and the same colors but different stamp set(s) and DSP.

 WWYS Challenge
I used Hello Honey for my cs base and the Black & White dsp is from the Stacked with Love dsp paper stack. The White and Yellow strip I made using White cs and Hello Honey ink and Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The flower from the stamp set Crazy About You is stamped twice, once in Hello Honey and once in Crushed Curry and I fussy cut it out and added a dimensional. The button is from the Sweet Dreams buttons.  The Best Day ever is stamped in Lost Lagoon on white cs and is placed on top of a piece of Lost Lagoon cs.

 WWYS challenge

I always like to finish the inside of my cards as well so I added a small scrap of the leftover dsp to the top of the white cs and continued the flower from the stamp set Crazy About You as well as a Happy Birthday greeting inside.

It feels good to sit down and post a card after 13 months being away!  I hope to be back soon and I hope you like my card!  Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad

Forty nine years ago today, my Mom and Dad got married in Pasadena, California. They had 4 children and are now retired and living here in Nebraska. I wanted to do something special for the two of them this year so I hosted a wonderful anniversary dinner for them at my home this past Sunday. We had beef tenderloin, baked potatoes, fresh corn, dinner rolls and for dessert a beautiful cake I purchased.

I made this card from a CASE I got off of pinterest. It was originally made by Chat at Me, My stamps and I. She makes wonderful cards!!

I changed out the sentiment but other than that I copied everything!

It was a good day spending it celebrating 59 years of marriage with my mom and dad. We brought out their wedding album and enjoyed looking at the photos. My husband and I have been married 34 years (35 in July). Time goes by fast!


Monday, February 10, 2014

A Different kind of Sympathy Card

When a member of your family passes away it is a very sad time in your life. Even when it is a pet. We have had several pets here on the Slagle farm and whenever we lose one it is heartbreaking. A neighbor's family dog passed away recently and I wanted to send them a note to let them know I care.

I made the paw using the SU! heart and oval punches. The inside was very simple. The sentiment of the front and inside is from the SU! So Sorry stamp set.
I took these photos before I discovered PicMonkey.
I have been busy making Valentine treats for friends and relatives. I will share them soon!
Also, I have really exciting news! I entered radio contest and WON!!!! I won 2 tickets (with a meet and greet) to The Band Perry and Easton Corbin and a nights stay at a hotel next to the concert arena! So excited - this is the biggest thing I have ever won! I will have pictures to share after I go!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Yay! For PicMonkey!

I belong to a wonderful group of SU! ladies/gentlemen called Luv2Stamp and it is led by the wonderful Patty Bennett. Patty is always keeping us up to date about important things and is always teaching us something new. I have learned so much from this group. One thing I recently learned was PicMonkey. It is a photo editing site that has FREE things for you to use to help with your blogs/business. Wow!! It is so easy to use and me being not too computer savvy, this is sooooo easy!!

This card that I made recently, I took a picture of it and put my watermark on it using PicMonkey!

Can you hear me singing with joy???? I am so happy that I don't have to stick my name stamp in front of the picture and it looks so professional!

This card is using retired colors but one can adjust it to use the newer in colors. I love how it turned out and I am thrilled with my new editing toy! I cacan't wait to play more with PicMonkey....when I have time....

Gail S.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Winter Birthday

I guess I am on a roll for making birthday cards! I actually started by making my daughter-in-law a birthday card. Her birthday was Sunday and then I didn't even take a photo of her card so I can't post it on here!  Oh well, I ended up making several more birthday cards that day (see the previous posts) and also came up with the wintery birthday card.

I love this stamp set & punch from SU! that feature the mittens.

I think they are so cute!! Sad to say, they have retired but I still enjoy using them.

Thanks for popping in today - I hope your week is going well. 

Gail S.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Wild Birthday card!

I found a cute card layout on Pinterest and decided to use it for a card.  I really do like the layout but the cardstock I used, I think is a little wild for my tastes!

It is bright and cheery - perfect for a birthday!

What do you think?  Please, let me know!

I had the day off work yesterday  (Martin Luther King Day) and spent it running around.  When I have a day off, I try to schedule lots of appointments that I can't otherwise get to. I went to one town 25 miles away from where I live, came home for a few minutes and then went to another town about 40 minutes away from us in the opposite direction! Whew! I was tired when I got home.  My next day off of work is Presidents Day in February....I plan on going to Colorado to see my granddaughter (weather permitting!!)

Gail S.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Another Challenge Card!

Well Peeps, yesterday in Nebraska was bee-u-tee-full but today it is windy and chilly. I have been able to get into my craft room and make some more cards (happy dance) and today I have one to share the I am linking up to another challenge. Techno stamper blog found HERE has a Monday Lunchtime sketch challenge #298. This is the challenge sketch:

And this is what I came up for this challenge:

I had the cardstock Baja Breeze out from another card that I made so I started with that. I also still have some retired DSP paper that I love and it fit perfect for this card. When you purchase SU! DSP packs....they last forever! You can make so many projects just from one package.

I have a small tip for you also! When card making, don't throw away scraps.  The white cardstock behind the solid Baja breeze cardstock is a scrap!

This is what I used! I had used this paper for two other projects.

I added a small pearl to the center of the flower and popped it up on dimensionals.

I hope this inspires you to try this sketch out and make a card today! 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Gail S.