Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Workdesk Wednesday and A ReDo

Hey Y'all!  That's how I start my videos.  It's kinda like my catch phrase. Today I am prepping to make my video and show you my desk!  I have to say, I just finished today's prep and started another card we'll be making in my August "Under the Sea" class.  I try to have all my samples ready 1 month ahead to show at a class. So, next Friday, the 26th I'll be showing the "Under the Sea" cards.  But today I'm giving you the opportunity to see my desk in whatever shape it was in yesterday afternoon. And I'm linking up with many others at Julia's Stamping Ground blog! Head on over there and check out all the fun!

Ok, my desk. I did tell you I was just barely starting another project.

My card pieces for today's video is right in front of my ink rack. There is also the ink pad and sequins. But on my glass mat is a piece that I stamped and embossed!  Off to the right is my Platinum 6 with 3 orange plates and a couple small clear ones and you can see the embossing folder under the plates.  Off to the left is the stamp I used and a mini catalog.

What is cool is that my embossing folder matches my stamp! I think the gals in my class will like that!  All those swirls are raised!

Then yesterday I posted about a project.  I made my card using Spellbinders July Large Die of the Month. After the card was made and photoed I watched the video on using it.  Oops. I had NO idea what that "bump" was behind the bike seat.  So I had to fix it.

Here's the link to my post but I do have affiliate links.  I love the new look!

Please now head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and join in the the tour of desks!  There's not only desks but frequently projects and fun life pictures!

Stampin Carol

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Just Cruisin' Down The Trail

I spent some time Saturday playing the new July Large Die Set of the Month, 3D Fun Time Cruiser.  I didn't try it 3D for the first time using it as I wanted to get a feel for it.  I have to admit it was a bit of a challenge!

There are great projects on the the link above and I did check them out.  I hope to make the 3D version next.

I think for a first time it turned out pretty good.  There is a spot of glue here and there where my tiny piece moved or I dropped it in the wrong spot.  I did wonder what that "bump" was behind the seat. After checking the video (after my card was done) I found it is needed for the 3D version. I should have cut it off when making a card. Proves we should check the directions occasionally! 😁  I am planning on adding some flowers or something to cover the bump so will share later what I do.

I used other die sets to help make my scene. The grass is from the Sweet Home Accents Die Set and the clouds from Cloud Dreams. I used mostly scraps for my die cuts!  Nice not to cut a big piece of card stock!  My tweezers were a great help as was my QuickStik for picking up and placing such small pieces.

I think the basket of flowers turned out really good.What do you think?

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Stampin Carol

Monday, July 15, 2019

Summer Surprise Bundle!

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Flip Flop Love

I decided to use a die that was given to me by a very good friend, Angie, after we got home from a Scrapbook Expo in Mesa, AZ last March. I love my Crocs and you rarely find me not in them until about October or November and back in them in March.  I wear out a pair a year. So Angie bought me this die because of that.

This is a very detailed die and I had to shim it with a piece of card stock across the middle and ran it through my Platinum 6 forward and back.

And my card. I used a piece of card stock that I colored way back using FSJ's Liquid Colors and some Cool Pool Silk. I had to use my Bloom Tool to poke out a few little pieces that stuck in the paper. I used an old corner punch that I've had for YEARS then wound FSJ Whip Cream Thread around the card.

Here you can see some of the detail of the die and the coloring.  Some of my Summer Play Sparkles came off their adhesive so I did have to use some glue dots.  I adhered my Hello on a piece of Lemon Drop card stock and cut it out.

Here's a closer look at the corner notch. I've heard it called a Southwest Corner or a Notched Corner. I looked on Blitsy but didn't find it or the Flip Flop die on their site. I couldn't even tell you what vendor booth Angie got the Flip Flop die at!

But I think this card is great for an early summer event. How would you use it?

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Stampin Carol

Friday, July 12, 2019

Aquarium Life

Yesterday I got my new July Stamp of the Month, Age of Aquarium.  Many years ago our son had a small aquarium and I enjoyed going with him to the pet store and buying fun stuff for that aquarium. We mostly had neon tetras but occasionally got some fish that cost a little bit more.  So when I seen this set I was excited! You can still subscribe to this and get it but if there are any left over it will be available after Aug. 10.
I also purchased the Aquarium Box die set but did not use it (but I do have it!).  So here's my card..

I used a piece of glossy card stock from my stash and, using a folded baby butt wipe, swiped 3 colors of Liquid Color across it before die cutting. I did not use any sentiment on this but I will on the card inside when I get ready to send this out.

I used 2 colors of ink on each stamped item. I love that look!

How do you like the turtle?

And the blue fish??  Isn't it just cool?  The pink fish came out ok but my Bubble Gum ink looks more peachy. I stamped it twice in the Bubble Gum then added the Watermelon Fusion then the Bubble Gum again. I didn't take a close up of it as all that stamping, even using my MISTI, the fish is a bit fuzzy.

I have to admit I had to do a LOT of fussy (detail) cutting! This was not a fast card! But, I think it was worth it, don't you?

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Stampin Carol