(920) 498-1112 mbfish1950@att.net

Wedding Wishes

Hi Stampers,

Today there is beautiful sunshine even though it’s still chilly.  I always feel better with the sunshine.  As some of you know I have rheumatoid arthritis.  I receive infusions every six weeks and take one medication daily.  Well one of the infusion nurses is eloping some time in February.  He won’t say when just that it will be in February. Yesterday I made his wedding card.  My next infusion is February 21 and he’ll be back from vacation and should be married by then.

I started with a base card of Blushing Bride,what else right?  I used the Striped Scallops embossing folder and Shimmer White CS to create the top layer.  Using a die from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits I cut out two hearts one in Shimmer White and the other Blushing Bride CS.  I snipped the white heart at the top and intertwined it with the pink heart.  I added a Blushing Bride border of hearts also using a die from the Be Mine set.  I added a few retired glitter enamel dots in white and pale pink.  I know he and his new bride will appreciate the card.  When you go in for treatments as often as us “lucky” people with RA your nurses become like family.  In the next few days I will show you a baby card I am making for the other infusion nurse who just had her third baby.  I hope you enjoy the card as much as I did creating it.  Remember I am always available for questions or comments and if you’d like to place an order or join my team give a shout out.  I’ll be listening.  Thank you for spending some of your precious time taking a peek.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

A Bit of This and A Bit of That

Hi My Stamping Friends,

I had an awesome class yesterday.  I swear the gals that are a part of my group are getting better every day.  I forgot a few supplies and had to run home which is roughly five blocks from where I hold my classes.  I told them to color their butterflies and behave while I was gone.  They did that and more.  I love my group.

Right now I’m watching the Super Bowl.  Can’t believe the defense.  So far a couple of cute commercials.  I like the M&M one best as of now.  It’s almost half time.  I was able to put together a sweet little card.  I had a bunch of pieces laying around after prepping for yesterday’s class so I put them together like this.  I started with a base card of Pool Party CS.  I had a scrap of DSP which I think was from the Holiday Catalog.  This is the inside panel.  I had a piece of leftover Layered Leaves embossed Whisper White CS which I added to the front of the card.  I stamped the greeting from the Hello Cupcake stamp set (available in the Sale-a-bration flyer with a $50 purchase) with Pool Party ink.  This was stamped on Whisper White CS punch with the Everyday Label punch.  I added a few pearls as embellishments.  Not bad for bits and pieces.  Take a look.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Climbing Roses

Hi Stamping Friends,

I am really trying to focus on different looks and techniques.  I CASE’d today’s card from Kelly Acheson.  She is a very creative, exciting fellow demonstrator.  She also has a sense of humor hard to beat.

The base card is actually Vellum.  Now let me tell you one thing about Vellum.  Stampin’ Up!’s vellum is thicker than others I have used in the past.  I’m not sure how other vellum would work as a base card.  I used Whisper White craft ink to stamp the image on the front of the card.  The image is from the Climbing Roses stamp set.  On the inside of the card is a small card of Basic Black CS.  On a smaller piece of Whisper White CS I stamped the same image from the Climbing Roses stamp set and used Calypso Coral Stampin Blends to color the image and attached it to the Basic Black CS.  The wow factor happens when the card which is muted with the vellum opens to the bright image when the card is opened.  Take a look and let me know what you think.

Thank you as always for taking time to stop by.  I truly appreciate you.

 

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Something Other Than a Card

Hi Stamping Friends,

At the end of last week I took a class to create a mosaic bird house.  I thought I would share with you the results.  Some of the people who took the class are the same people who attend my stamping classes.  I jokingly asked them how they were made to pay attention to the instructor and quietly follow his directions.  My classes tend to be happily noisy and some times I try to whistle to get their attention.  You get the drift.  Maybe it helped with the instructor being a guy.  Stamping isn’t the only craft that interests me.  In fact I don’t think I’ve yet to find a craft I don’t want to tackle.

The shutters on our bungalow style home are bright turquoise.  I painted the roof and base of the birdhouse the same color as our shutters.  The next step was caulking.  We used silicone caulk which takes 24 hours to dry.  We spread the caulk over an entire side then worked with an assortment of stones and glass that were provided.  The lady who sat across from me said she is not crafty and “can’t do anything”.  I reminded her the Titanic was built by professionals and the Ark was built by amateurs.  Remember which one sank ?  Her bird house turned out beautiful.  Never be afraid to try something new.  So here is my end result.  My next one will be much more ornate now that I have the hang of it.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Diorama

Hi Stampers, This card I am sharing today is so easy but has it’s own bang.  It is a diorama card.   I started with Lemon-Lime Twist CS.  On an inside panel I stamped the tea cup image from the Tea Together stamp set with Memento Black ink.  I outlined the cup with Granny Apple Green Stamp n Blends and used various shades of pinks to color the flowers.  I used the Layered Leaves embossing folder to enhance the cardstock.  It needed a pop.   The fold of the card is simple but makes the card.  A few score lines and folds and there you go.  I used the framelit die from the layering circles set to cut a two and one half inch circle in the center of the front panel and the Tea Time framelits set of dies to cut out the flower.  The possibilities for this card are endless.  The really nice part is this card folds down to a regular A2 card size and fits into a regular sized envelope for standard postage. Thank you for spending a few minutes with me.  I know everyone has a busy life these days and I appreciate any time you take to check out my shares.  If you have questions or would like to place an order please feel free to contact me.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB