Tag Archives: Sponging

Daisy Gift Bag

Today is the last day to order from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog.  Just in case there’s something you’ve put off purchasing, I wanted to give you a friendly reminder. Tonight, Stampin’ Up! will update their system to transition to the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog; therefore, you will not be able to order from 11:00 PM (PDT) tonight through tomorrow June 1 at 11:00 AM (PDT).  After 11:00 AM, go… Read More »

New In-Color Thank Yous

My daughter needs a lot of thank you cards!  So many of our friends and family have sent her nice graduation gifts.  Believe it or not, I actually ran out!!!  (I really didn’t think that was possible considering how many I make.) So, I decided to design a fairly simple card and make it out of each of the new 2016-2018 In-Colors.  I love playing with new colors.  Did you… Read More »

How To Sponge a Scene

A dear friend of ours recently lost his life partner.  He worked with me for many years in the Internal Audit Department of Washington Mutual Bank and then later became a client of my husbands.  Since then, he moved to Texas, but we’ve kept in touch over the years, and my husband still does his taxes every year.  We were so sad to learn that his partner had passed away.… Read More »

Picture Perfect Seashore

Today, I’m making another get well card for one of my brothers-in-law.  It hasn’t been a good month for two out of three of them:( I wanted to make a cheerful and heartfelt card.  So, I broke out two new stamp sets and went with a beach scene.  I was inspired by a card made by Michelle Zindorf (one of my favorite demonstrators/designers.)  She recently combined the Picture Perfect and… Read More »

Silent Night in Silver

For Technique Thursday this week, I have such a fun card to share using the Wonderland stamp set.  I realize that I’ve been using this stamp set a lot lately, buy I’m just in love with it!!!  The more I use it, the more ideas I get.  I got inspiration for this card while talking to my friend during Stamp Club last week.  She mentioned that she had seen a… Read More »

More Sponging With Stencils

For Technique Thursday this week, I have another example of sponging with a handmade stencil.  I wanted to make a card using the lighthouse from the From Land to Sea stamp set.  For inspiration, I found a great picture of a lighthouse that with a burst of light against the dark night sky, sitting on a foggy hill with dark rocks. I immediately thought of the sunburst stamp in Kinda… Read More »

Creating Your Own Stencils

For Technique Thursday this week, I’m going to tell you how to make the ripples in the pool of water on my card below.  I got the idea for this card from another demonstrator, Michelle Zindorf.  I was so inspired by the card she made that I decided to try a version of my own. To create this card, I used the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.  This set is so,… Read More »