Saturday, August 12, 2017

Butterfly Basics

Happy Saturday Stampin' Buddies!

Lately I have been wondering how these types of cards were made...I had seen quite a few on Pinterest and several other card making blogs, etc. I thought it might be terribly complicated.

Not really! I did a little research and found out that this is called The Retiform Technique. I watched a  you tube video a few times and then tried it on my own!

What do you think? It is not a new technique, but with newer stamps and inks, I just LOVE how these turned out! I used one of my favorite in-colors Flirty Flamingo and Pink Pirouette for the shading. I had a few friends over yesterday and we got pretty inky playing and trying differing ways to arrange the elements!

Would you like to get Pretty Inky with some ladies? I am having a class on Saturday, August 19th at my home here in Phoenix, AZ. Send me an email and I will send you an invitation.

Well...have to go and get ready for this afternoon's adventure takes me Wine Tasting to a new venue with a fellow wine buddy! You see, I have buddies from different walks of Life...isn't that wonderful! I always believe that one can never have too many friends!

Happy Stampin'!

~ Linda

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Christmas Wreath

How many of my fellow paper crafting, rubber stamping buddies begin Christmas preparations this early? Me! Me! Me!

LOL! A little group of us gals enjoy getting together almost every week and we each take turns to come up with a project to work on at our gatherings.

This absolutely Beautiful wreath was designed by Dreaming Tree and my dear friends...Liz and Debbie joyously cut on their Cricut to create this project!

My contribution is the background gold foil designer paper and the various little gold bling dots and of course, one of my favorite embellishments, the Fleur de Lis. that I am eagerly awaiting my Stampin' Up! pre-order from the All New and up-coming, spectacular Holiday Catalog, which goes live for everyone on September 1st...not patiently, mind I am a tap-tap-tapping on my keyboard...oops! I just saw the mail truck go by...later y'all!!!

Happy Stampin'!

~ Linda

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Baby Shower

Time for a baby shower card! I am so pleased as to how this card turned out! My sweet manicurist is expecting a baby boy in the month of September. When I visited her for my last appointment, I asked if she was registered with any of the local baby stores and she happily invited me to her baby shower!

It has been too many years since I attended a baby shower. I am thinking that it was probably my daughter-in-laws when she was expecting my twin granddaughters, about nine years ago! Wow!

Well, it was so much fun looking at baby items. Things sure have changed and evolved over the years. The theme is elephants, as you might have guessed. I found a cute little toy to add to the gift, an elephant pull toy of some sort :)

And so yesterday, I sat down and came up the the card above. I printed out the little elephant and went with some happy, vibrant colors. And I thought, wouldn't it be nice to add balloons. And just by coincidence, I punched out five of them and then I thought his name will be Isaac and that is five letters, so I pulled out some silver letter stickers...and there you have it!

It is always a good day to stamp here in I hope you enjoyed today's little share.

Happy Stampin"!

~ Linda

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