Category Archives: Make it Mine Monday

Make it Mine Monday: Oh, So Succulent

Oh, So Succulent.0317Make it Mine Monday!  Today’s card is CASEd from the very talented Kimberly Van Diepen.  As you can see by comparing the two cards I didn’t change much at all.  I basically just left off the sentiment and switched up the linen thread for gold metallic thread (which is hard to see on the picture of my card).

Even though the cards look similar I used a different technique on the colored flowers.  Kimberly used the Rock ‘n Roll technique.  She first stamped the solid flower in So Saffron ink and then gently rolled the edges of the stamp in Mint Macaron ink.

IMG_5179I had a bit of trouble with that technique….I couldn’t get the soft look on the flowers that Kimberly had so I came up with a different plan.  I first inked up my solid flower stamp in So Saffron ink and then I took my sponge dauber, inked it up in Bermuda Bay ink and ever so lightly dabbed a bit of color on the ends of the solid flower stamp before stamping on the paper.  I really liked the way my flowers turned out and will definitely be trying this technique again.

So, I did survive Pastor DJ’s last Sunday with us at our church yesterday.  There were plenty of 17362864_10210400151153438_781859241223334724_ntears shed but he put a light spin on things so there were a few chuckles too.  He didn’t wear the cowboy hat during the entire service but he did wear the vest the whole time.  Gotta love him!  🙂  God speed DJ and Happy Trails!

Have a great day everyone!  Take care and Happy Stamping!


Make it Mine Monday: Sweet Delicate Details Card

Delicate Detail.0117Ah, so sweet.  That’s what this color combination says to me.  It’s soft and relaxing.  The lace from the Sale-a-bration stamp set Delicate Details makes it sweet too.

Here again I stuck close to the original card keeping the basic layout.  When I was making my card I tried all of the different designs on the same piece of card stock like the original but I just couldn’t get it to look right.  That’s when I decided to stick with one pattern.  Not only did I stick to one pattern of lace but I decided to take my card a step further and I embossed it!  I really like the look of the embossed lace, don’t you?

Once I had that piece taken care of it was on to the 2250deb76fd346f8c49868b4d597ba84label.  I could have just copied Brenda’s label because I do like it but I wanted something a little simpler.  I opted to go with the little label and sentiments from the Rose Wonder stamp set.  If you have used this stamp set and coordinating framelits you my be wondering how I got two different sizes of the labels.  Well…I cheated.  The Blushing Bride label is the size of the framelit.  I stamped my label and sentiment and then simply cut the stamped label out with scissors right next to the stamped image.   Pretty clever, huh?  Not really, but it was a simple way to get the same shaped border.  🙂

Have you played with the Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine yet?  You should.  It’s so pretty and soft to touch.

As I mentioned before, the Delicate Details is a Sale-a-bration item.  It’s one of the items you can choose for free when you place a $50 order.  Have you placed your Sale-a-bration order yet?

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Make it Mine Monday: Sealed With Love Notes

Sealed With Love.1It’s Monday!  Make it Mine Monday!  Woo Hoo!

It’s also time to start thinking about Valentines.  Yep, Valentines.  These cute little 3 x 3 notes are my take on the ones we made at Stampin’ Up!’s November On Stage event.  You can see the ones that Stampin’ Up! designed in the second picture.

The first thing I changed on my little cards Sealed With Love.2was to get rid of the color green.  I’m sorry….Valentines aren’t green.  Save the green for St. Patrick’s Day!  Ha!

Stampin’ Up! used the Sending Love Designer Series Paper for the bases of the cards but I used Thick Whisper White card stock on all of mine.  On the first and third cards I just cut a 3 x 3 piece of designer paper and adhered it to the front of the card.

On the card in the upper right it’s hard to tell from the picture but I colored the wooden Sending Love embellishment red by rubbing the Real Red ink on it with a Sponge Dauber.  Did you know that you could do that?  Yep.  Just make sure to heat set it so the ink dries before you handle it.

Don’t you love the little envelopes in the center cards?  They’re made from the Sending Love Glassine Sheets and the Love Notes Framelits.

Can you see how easy it is to start with something and just change it up a bit to make it your own?  I hope you’re enjoying my Make it Mine Mondays.  Let me know what you think.  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Make it Mine Monday: Vintage Leaves

vintage-leaves-1-1016-2Here’s a new weekly post for you.  Join me on Mondays to find out how a take someone else’s card and make it my own.

Today’s card is one we’ll be making in classes this week.  I usually don’t like to use the Big Shot in a Card Buffet but I couldn’t resist with this card.  I’m not sure what it is about this card but I really, really like it.  It could be the color combination, the bold leaf or maybe just the overall design.  Whatever the reason, this is the card I came up with after seeing the second card here in this post.

Looking at this second card you can see where I got stampin-up-vintage-leaves-gorgeous-grunge-mm-001-791x1024started.  I took the design and pretty much and left it as is.  It looks like I widened the focal piece  but other than that the card design is the same.

The next thing I did was change the color.  I’m weird but when I’m designing and know I want to use ribbon that’s where I start.  I look at all of my ribbons and pick something that will work with the design in my head.  On the original card I didn’t want to use the gold ribbon with the Tip Top Taupe ink so I used the Basic Black Baker’s Twine and Archival Basic Black Ink.    I also changed the color of the card itself from Mint Macaron to Pool Party.  Once I did that my card was born!  🙂

Can you see how easy it is to start with someone else’s card and make it your own?  With this card I basically just changed the colors and you can see what a difference that can make.  Join me again next Monday for another installment of Make it Mine!

Have  a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!