Spring?!?!?!

So, is spring ever going to get here? Will we ever have more than one day of warm weather?!?!?

WHO IS TIRED OF THE COLD???

Tired of Cold

I recall a few years back that it snowed on May 10 (the day after my dad’s birthday). At the time he stated that it had been a LOOOOOOOONG time since it snowed the day after his birthday. I don’t EVER recall it snowing as late as May 15. We had flurries this past Saturday….and that was too much for me!

So, in an effort to force spring to come, I woke up this morning and created this little gem. Doesn’t it just SCREAM spring?!?!?

Spring Floral Thank You Single EDITED

I LOVE the little splashes of color on the background of the card and the colorful flowers just tie it all together.

Spring Floral Side by Side EDITED

You can put down as many splatters as you want — no two cards are alike!

Spring Floral Flat EDITED

I added a little sparkle by adding our rhinestones to the middle of the flowers.

~sigh~ I am happy now with my little SPLASH of spring!

 

You can choose to make this card (and more) at my card buffet on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. You can choose six cards to make for $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you are in need of (i.e. birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Thursday, May 19 so I am sure to have enough materials cut and ready for you to create!

Hope to see you on May 21! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

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#imbringingbirthdaysback Card Buffet (Part Two)

As I mentioned yesterday, I was going to share more of the creations that were made at my recent #imbringingbirthdaysback card buffet.

This card was inspired due to my wanting spring to come…and STAY! This weekend’s weather changed every five to ten minutes. I want warmth and sunshine to stick around a lot longer than that!

Ice Cream Social

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! YUMMY….

Florals with Glimmer Tape     Florals with Glimmer Tape Inside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOVE the dainty-ness of this Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (140557) from our Occasions Catalog. This along with the fragility of the Helping Me Grow (140764) flowers makes me wish for warmer weather as well. This card could be used as a lovely Mother’s Day card by changing up the sentiment.

Honeysuckle

One of Stampin’ Up!’s mottos is to CASE (Copy And Share Everything). The card above is one that I cased  from my 2nd up-line, Kelly. This card also utilizes the flowers from the stamp set Helping Me Grow (140764).

The simpleness of the sentiment of this “Just for You” card gives you a myriad of ways that this card could be used. It could be used as a birthday card, shower card, or even a wedding card.

The last card that my friends could choose to make was this fun beer mug. So many of my friends and family could get this card…SO APPROPRIATE! I LOVE the sentiment of “You look way better at this age than I thought you would!”. I think I know exactly who will be getting this card next, Curly! hehehehehehehe

My next card buffet is scheduled for Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. You can choose six cards to make for $15. 

Let me know if you have specific cards that you are in need of (i.e. birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy).

RSVP by Thursday, April 28 so I am sure to have enough materials cut and ready for you to create!

Hope to see you on April 30!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

 

#imbringingbirthdaysback Card Buffet

We had great fun creating birthday cards a few weeks ago. I had a sassy group of women join me in an effort to jump on the viral bandwagon of #imbringingbirthdaysback!

Here is the fun stamp (143573) that you can purchase to stamp your envelopes, etc.

Here are some of our creations from that event.

LOVE this pappa bear that has been fishing (139546) and he’s taking his catch home. “Wishing you a day full of sunshine and a lake full of fish — Happy Birthday”. If my dad were still with us, he would DEFINITELY be getting this card!

Worlds Greatest Guy          Worlds Greatest Guy Inside

I wound up embossing this bear with the Stampin’ Emboss Powder in Early Espresso. The “World’s Greatest Guy” is stamped using the Tuxedo Black Momento Ink. LOVE this ink and use it often!

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Our next card to be showcased is my personal favorite stamp from Sale-A-Bration — “Put Your Party Pants On”. This time, I made some ADORABLE britches using the Punch Label Washi (138296). I added some washi tape to the tops of the pants and stamped the inside with a simple “happy birthday” greeting. Fun, fun, FUN!!!

Put Your Party Pants On 2     Put Your Party Pants On 2 Inside

 

This card came back into the rotation–but I did get a better picture of it than what I had posted before. I LOVE the contrast with the black, grey, red foil and silver glimmer tape that was my second favorite Sale-A-Bration freebie!

Put Your Party Pants On

I LOVE the Balloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamp Set (140675) that coordinates with our Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609).

Put Your Party Pants On Inside

My next card just screams spring to me. I used the Big Shot Honeycomb (129378) for the background to make it look like chicken wire. I just inked up the raised edge of the embossing folder and closed it and just transferred the ink while running on the folder. SO CUTE!!

Happy Birthday Chick

The inside was plain, with the exception of the washi tape that I used on the very left-most edge. I thought that it looked like chicken feet and thought it added to the card. What do you think?

Happy Birthday Chick Inside

Next card buffet is scheduled for Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UW Oshkosh in Sage Hall, Room 3206. You can choose six cards to make for $15. 

RSVP by Thursday, April 28 so I am sure to have enough materials cut and ready for you to create!

Hope to see you on April 30!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp'nSass Watermark     CindyLou

Spring Has Sprung?!?!

Row 1 Spring

Oftentimes, I ask myself, “Why in the world do you live in Wisconsin?” Between the long winters, the BRUTAL cold temperatures of late and fighting a horrendous cold for a week, I am SOOOOOO ready for spring!

Row 2 Spring

Many people look to Punxsutawney Phil every Feb. 2 to predict the coming of spring. Some look to a date on a calendar. Others look to the sighting of their first robin to declare the first day of spring. The opening of two drive-ins is my sign that spring is coming. Ardy and Ed’s Drive In opened for their 67th season on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, and, rumor has it that The Well Drive-In will be opening this weekend.

Row 3 Spring

Maybe I can pretend it is spring?

Spring w-Daffodil RibbonSpring Tulip Inside

I LOVE this stamp set. The three-step Lotus Blossom photopolymer stamp set allows you to see through the stamps so that you can easily line everything up. The daffodil delight ribbon just makes this card scream spring.

Purple Flower 2Purple Flower Inside

Here is another card using the same stamp set. Behind the flower is Irresistibly Yours Designer Paper from our Sale-A-Bration catalog. This paper is free with a $50 purchase until March 31, 2015. The flower is tied off with matching ruffled ribbon. It felt as if the card above was missing something. Enhancing it with a piece of wysteria wonder cardstock makes it pop more, don’t you think?

Purple Flower Enhanced2

While playing with different ideas, this cool card came to mind. Awesome…until I realized that I did not have an envelope that fit. I grabbed my Envelope Punch Board and easily made my own. How cool is that?

Square Card w-Envelope

Again, this card kind of fizzled for me. Adding some “pizzaz” was in order.

Square Card EnhancedSquare Close-up

Making cards is about trial and error as these last two cards show. Isn’t it amazing what a piece of paper or a little embossing, dimensionals and ribbon does to bring your project to the next level? My rule of thumb is to just keep playing with your creations until they are “picture perfect”.

Interested in making cards? Let me know if you wish to join me at my next Card Buffet on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Leave a note in the comments section.