Sunday, December 17, 2017

December Blog Waddle - 3D Items

Welcome to the December edition of the Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle. What the heck is that, you ask? The Stray Ducklings are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators here in central Illinois who participate in all kinds of fun paper crafting activities. And, since we're ducklings, we blog "waddle" vs. blog "hop".  😜

Aaaaanyhow, as they say, on with the show! 

I saw an idea similar to this on a demonstrator group in Facebook during Halloween. I fell in love immediately, but had never seen the Oreo eggs before - until I visited my local Dollar General. There they were at the checkout. It was fate I tell ya! LOL

I had to add some snow for effect (and bling of course - ohhhhh shiny!) 

Assembling the little houses from the Home Sweet Home diecuts is so much fun! I have a lot more ideas, now I just need more time! 

The next duckling on our list of waddlers is Lori H or you can waddle along the list 

                                 Kim B<-----You are here :) 
     Debbie K
   Nancy L
         Bonnie A    

DSP: Be Merry
Thinlits: Home Sweet Home

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Light Glass Blocks for Christmas

The orders have really come in this year for the lighted glass blocks. 
Today I'd like to share some of the specialty blocks I made most recently. 

I sincerely hope the recipients thoroughly enjoy their gifts. 
A little birdie told me that Santa delivered this one yesterday 😉

I have more to share that are not horse-related but am being very cautious as I don't want to ruin anyone's surprises. 

I hope you all are having as much fun prepping for Christmas as I am! 

Happy Crafting! 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas Fold

Happy Monday! *Grumble, Grumble* LOL! 

Hopefully this cute Christmas card will make your Monday feel a bit better! 

We made this card at a recent Stray Ducklings Stamp Fair. 

It was designed by Bonnie Alexander. My class participants saw it and asked to make it at our next class. I happily obliged 😉

It is quick and easy - a little paper trimming, some DSP, minimal stamping, add ribbon and viola! Done!

CardstockReal RedGarden Green
Stamps: Merry Mistletoe
DSPBe Merry

Friday, December 8, 2017

Baby cards

Hello there! 

I got a request a while back from one of my class participants to make a baby card. She didn't know the gender of the baby, so I made three variations of the same card using the same stamp set and the same DSP (Designer Series Paper) Pack. 

How cute and fun is that li'l spinner elephant?! It just makes me smile :) 

And for the unknown baby's gender

The Whole Lot of Lovely DSP stack was perfect for these cards! 

And that's all the cuteness I can muster up at the moment. 
I hope you have a wonderfully splendiforous day! 
Happy Stamping! 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Bear Spinner Card

Good morning! :) 

Today's card is a fun one. We made this card in class a few weeks ago. 
It was a huge hit! I have a couple variations coming up in future blog posts. 

Isn't that li'l bear just the cutest?! I love the beehive and bees too
(As long as they're on paper and not real, LOL!)

Quick & Simple for today's blog post. 
Happy Stamping! 

Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Whisper White
DSPWhole Lot of Lovely 
Stamps & Diecuts: A Little Wild BundleLayering Circle Framelits
Other: Watercolor pencils

Monday, December 4, 2017

♪♫ Deck the halls with boughs of Holly. Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la ♫♪

Yep, that's what I was singing when I was making this card. Be glad you weren't in the room. 
I was last in line when God gave out singing voices! LOL! 

This was my first attempt at a book-fold card. Let's just say it was a real learning curve!!! I'm hoping that the next time I try it, it'll get better! LOL


That's it for today. Keeping it quick. I hope you enjoy your Monday and you don't have to work too hard! 

Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

♪♫ Silver & Gold, Silver & Gold ♫♪

Kinda reminds me of a song from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! 
Yes, I'm a kid at heart. No, I'm not ashamed of it. 😉 
Aren't they pretty?!  I just love this card! It was designed by my fellow Stray Duckling, Mary Heinzman. The one on the right is her original card. The one on the left is the one we made at class a couple weeks ago. I didn't have the Watercolor Christmas stamp set yet so I improvised with Carols of Christmas.

I just think this card is so elegant! I hope you like it too!
Have a wonderful day! 🎄

Embossing Folder: Softly Falling