Saturday, May 25, 2019

Need A Favor...

I need some people to please click through the FSJ/Spellbinders affiliate link and let me know if it takes you to the Spellbinders website.  Please let me know in the comments.
Thanks! (And no purchases required.)

Stampin Carol

Hello Summer Cards

Did you know that if you purchase 2 of the 3 Hello Summer Project kits that you get 4 card kits with directions?  You will also get the direct link to a YouTube video of Kim giving step by step instructions for the cards!

Here are the gorgeous cards you can make with the Starry Night kit:

And, from what I was told, the directions will explain the background techniques!  Aren't they gorgeous!!!

Then there is the Splash Zone kit... oh my gosh, how fun!  The most adorable mermaids!  I love how they are a bit more realistic looking (at least to me).

And you have the option to purchase the Wet and Wild kit which works with BOTH of the above!

Plus with it you have more to play with! All 3 kits are discounted 20% from the retail price.

Don't miss out!  Get yours ordered today!

Stampin Carol

Friday, May 24, 2019

A Shaker Butterfly

Tomorrow is our monthly SALSA group meeting (Stampers At Large Stamping Away) and I usually take part in the mystery item swap.  We received a package of large yellow gems and I hemmed and hawed and thought and thought.  I figure most will used the gems as flower centers and I was wanting to do something else.  So....  here's what I made!

It's a shaker card!  But I should have used something besides a butterfly shape. I pretty much outlined it with 2 layers of foam tape as the gems are so big!

I hope this card is lots different than what will be swapped. I may take part in the theme swap which is "Look Who's Watching" as I have a card with an owl with wiggle eyes that I can use.

I still have about 5 or 6 of these large yellow gems.  What should I do with them?

Stampin Carol

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Truckin' Along

Yesterday I made my FB Live video (also on YouTube) using a favorite die set that I got last Oct. It's the Large Die of the Month for October called Trucking Through The Seasons and it has sold out a couple times!  I also used a new die set that I just got in as an accessory called So Many Sentiments.

Isn't this a hoot!  I only used dies to make this card, no rubber stamps!  I'm finding that I tend to do that.  I used Spellbinders Die D-Lites Potted Cacti Etched Dies and FSJ's My Sunshine and Spring Build-A-Scene die sets also.

Cacti is very popular here in southern AZ and sometimes you'll see some in the back of landscaping trucks as it's very low maintenance and hardy for our high heat and arid conditions.

I used only scraps to make this card other than the folded card base and blue background.  That's one thing I like about most dies.  Do you use many dies?

Stampin Carol

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Happy 10th Anniversary, WOYWW!!

Happy 10th Anniversary!

Can you imagine a blog hop lasting for 10 years!!  Yes, What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday is 10!!  What an accomplishment! And many in this group are exchanging ATCs in celebration!  And next month there is going to be a weekend crop (but it is in England where most of this group lives).
Julia of the Stamping Ground started this and I bet she's in awe that it's still going. I do remember when I joined in about 7 years ago that there was well over 130 desks listed to check.  Now we're at about 30 - 35.

Here's my desk yesterday afternoon.

My desk has just been cleaned up after making my class kits for Friday. There are 4 coming and 1 who wants a kit as she's recovering from surgery.  I even have my samples done for my June class!  The kits are in the clear plastic containers on my glass mat. I have a project in progress just in front of my ink rack.  It's a card using a "mystery" item for our stamp club swap on Saturday. I'm making a shaker card with the large yellow flattened gems.  I'll be sharing it later.

I also got a fun die in  recently from Fun Stampers Journey.  It makes scalloped pinwheels so I made 3 for now using paper straws.

Since I tightened the paper brad they won't spin but I want to use them for decor anyway. I bet the hardest part making these were curling the sections so they would be nice and round then running the brad through them. I even squished an end of the straw then punched a hole for the brads.

Hope you head over to the Stamping Ground and check out desks.  I bet there may be some ATCs to view, too!

Stampin Carol

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Hello Summer!

Just got off a live video with FSJ's general manager about the upcoming Summer launch June 22!!

You may have to click on the photo to see the 3 new Project Kits available (as supplies last).  And if you head over to their blog, click HERE, you can see the cool cards and samples from the new collection!

And, if you are interested in ordering, click HERE for the Splash Zone kit, HERE for the Starry Night, and HERE for the Wet & Wild add on kit!

I'll have more info soon as to the time of the fun YouTube party!

Stampin Carol


It did take me a while to finish the card kits from the launch of the Easy Breezy Spring collection and I really want to share these cards with you.  They are so FUN!!!

So I'll warn you... this post is photo heavy!  For the new collection click on the link above.  I will not be giving you individual product links below. BUT I will share the directions for these 3 cards at the end.

I didn't follow the directions very close in making this cute little girl walking in the rain but I love how my background turned out.

I'm loving this new embossing folder,  Sunshine and Rainbows, and the cool embellishments, Rainbow Bling Rhinestones! I used a variety of PanPastels to color the embossed piece.  In fact I just ordered some new brushes on Amazon called "Life Changing Blending Brushes" by Picket Fence.  I've been eyeballing them for some time.

And the last card....

I love the Breezy Pinwheel but I have to admit... you really need to curl the panels with your crease tool or something to make them look good.  You can see the fold lines in my picture.  Since then I've done better.  And you've seen a recent post where I used the cool Always Smile die.

Here are the postcards I received with my kits.  Just click on them to see the individual supplies and assembly directions.

And you can purchase any of these items just by clicking on the Easy Breezy Spring collection here or click through my FSJ/SB affiliate link in the sidebar.

Stampin Carol