Dream Theme Blog Hop - Easter

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Both my desktop and laptop computers went on the fritz within a week of each other. I just got them back from the repair shop just in the nick of time! It's Dream Theme Blog Hop time.

Welcome from Amy's blog!

Today we are sharing Easter creations! I have a card that involves a bit of fussy cutting using the SAB Avant-Garden stamp set and the beautiful Blooms & Bliss DSP. The piece of DSP I used reminds me so much of the cherry blossoms that fill many of our streets here in Victoria. Just this last Monday I noticed that a few of the streets were beginning to show that wonderful sign of Spring! I decided to create an A7 sized card this time (5 x 7) so that I could get a lot of lowers on the card.

It was an after thought to add the "Happy Easter" border which explains why it is upside down. I would have spaced everything better had I done is before adding the flowers. At least to me it looks upside down. In the photo below, you can see all the flowers and leaves I fussy cut after stamping, and arranged on the card. I decided that I did not want a monochromatic card and included yellow and blue flowers to the colour scheme. Colours associated with Spring colours.

In the side view below, you can see that I popped up the matted white rectangle as well as some of the flowers and the "Happy Easter" banner.

On the inside, I added my usual corner stamping. Since it is a larger card, there is plenty of space for it.

The next blog post to see is that of the very talented Jennifer!



Be sure to leave these talented ladies some love.

Teneale Williams (Australia)
Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
Tracy May (UK)
Amy Koenders (USA)
Sabrina Radeck (Canada) That's me!
Jennifer Pauli (Germany)

Hoping our hop has given you some inspiration for creating your Easter projects!

Happy creating!

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - Daily Encouragement/Reminder

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Welcome form Mi Ran's blog! Hope you are enjoying the creative ideas we are sharing with you today.

Our theme for today's post is to create something that can be framed. I wasn't originally going to make a sampler, but as I was going through my stash, I came across the gorgeous Project Life "Hello Lovely" set of cards and accessories. Then as I was going through the cards my mind said, 'OK, there are too many items I want to use on this project. Might as well make another sampler.' I hope that you all don't mind. I chose the lighter colours to go with my home, and set out to make something to encourage me and remind me of things to work on.

You can see that everything is popped up with dimensionals. I used an old wall plaque purchased at a thrift store, and the 12 x 12 just fit on top of the image (well, actually it hangs over the edge about 1/32" all the way around).

The accessory package for this set, has some black alpha stickers and gold foil stickers. Obviously I used the gold, to put on the sampler some of the things that I need reminding of, and encouragement for. Being a religious person, praying in the morning when I get up, and at night before going to bed, is something that helps me in many ways. Unfortunately, as a very busy person it is something that I often forget, or put off. Since this makes my life better when I do it on a regular basis, it is important to me. I thought I would use this sampler as a reminder. Study, refers to reading and studying the scriptures on a daily basis, and Act, refers to acting on the things I learn and know are right. (you can see that I ran out of 'T's and had to great one with two 'I's.

Sometimes when we go through challenges, we need to be reminded that life really is beautiful. I fussy cut a few flowers from another card and popped them up in the lower left of the card.

And I added more fussy cutting here, with the banner as a reminder to think Happy Thoughts.

"Keep the faith" is something that we all need to be reminded of, and this doesn't have to be religious faith, but faith in ourselves, in what we are doing, etc., and not give up hope.

I love to fussy cut, so it wasn't an overwhelming thing to cut out this wreath out of one of the cards. This is the center of the sampler, and refers to all the reminders on the sampler...do do them everyday.

These are just some decorative elements for the sampler, and I love how they look.

As I was taking the photos for the post, I realized that these colours not only go in my home, but in parts of my eldest daughter's home as well. So now, do I keep it for myself, or give it as a gift to here, because I know she too wants to work on these things as well. Maybe I can find another plaque or frame and create a second one!

The next photo shows the plaque hanging on my wall.

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Here is a list of everyone participating in today's Blog Hop.

Mi Ran
Sabrina - that's me...

I hope you have been inspired by the creations we have shared with you today, and that you are inspired to create your own item to frame.

Happy Creating!

Birthday Wishes From Friends

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Yesterday was my birthday, and I received some wonderful hand made Stampin' Up cards from friends that I would like to share with you.

These came together; a box of Hershey Nuggets created with the Balloon Pop-Up thinlits in the Occasions Catalogue, and the ever popular Hey Chick stamp set from Sale-A-Brations.

Here is just the card...

...and here is the box of chocolates (one is missing already, lol).

Next, is this pretty card. I always love the Petite Petals and punch on a card!

You'll have to forgive me as I do not recognize this embossing folder or stamp set, but I love this card. The photo does not do the card justice.

I thank everyone that send me little gifts and all the cards, it really made my day! And all the Facebook greetings were wonderful too.

Hope you are all having fun creating, too. Remember to check in on Saturday for the Seashore Stampers Blog Hop!

Hugs to everyone!

The First One I Made...

Friday, February 17, 2017

Just a couple of days ago, I posted a lovely wedding card for the Global Dream Theme Blog Hop. I did not tell you that the card I posted was actually the second card I made for the Hop. After encouragement from friends, I'm also sharing with the the first card I made but wasn't happy with. After the comments of friends, I am starting to see that this card isn't terrible like I thought it was.

Just as you saw the used of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper on the card posted, I used it here as well as a mat for the lovely lacy paper from the "Falling in Love" collection. I heat embossed the "Floral Phrases" stamp and sentiment over the DSP. I also used Dazzling Details (which sadly is no longer available) over the heat embossed floral stamp (which you can't really see in this photo).

The inside, just like in the one posted, I kept very simple by just stamping the sentiments and matting it. Hope that you like it.

Happy stamping everyone!

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