Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Stray Ducklings Calendar of Cards - March

Our March Calendar of Cards entry was designed by Kelly Irish. Kelly used the Cool Treats stamp set along with Tasty Treats DSP

Annnnnndddd.....This cute card has a bonus - it's a gift card holder!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Stray Ducklings Calendar of Cards - February

February's Calendar of Cards submission was made by Sheryl Diemer. You can visit Sheryl's blog HERE. Sheryl used the Sealed with Love stamp set and the new lace doilies. She embellished the card front with the Happy Heart Textured Impressions folder

There are only 10 more days until the biggest sale of the year has ended until January2018. Certain SAB items are already out of stock. If there's an item you've been pondering, get it before it's gone.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Stray Ducklings Calendar of Cards - January

A couple of Saturdays ago, our local group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators held a Calendar of Cards event in Peoria. Participants made a card for each month of the year and a bag to carry them in. This card was designed by our fearless leader, Mama Duck, Lori :) You can visit her blog HERE.

Lori used the Birthday Banners stamp set to create this card. I just love the sentiment she chose. :)

Stay tuned. I'll bring you the other projects over the next few days. 

Just  a reminder, Sale-A-Bration only has 10 days left. Don't miss this opportunity to get a FREE item for every $50 you spend! Contact me for details.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Chicken Coop

Happy St. Patty's Day! I have a fun card for you today :) 

I saw this idea over at France Martin's blog. She made an adorable chicken coop. I just knew I wanted to make one too, but add my spin to it. So, I started with her idea and inevitably, it ended up in a project of me re-screening (is that a word?!) our patio door. Yep, you read that right. I needed screen material for the card I wanted to do. Our screen door was a mess (yea, that's what happens when you have lots of animals) so, in Frenchie's words, "Viola!" repaired screen and had enough material leftover for a cute card as a bonus! 😉

I used an Urban Underground Embellishment for the door handle and used the Labeler Alphabet stamps for the sign.
Unfortunately the Hey Chick stamp set will be ending along with Sale-A-Bration in 2 weeks. 😞😞 Don't miss your opportunity to get yours free with a $50 purchase before March 31st!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mojo Monday 487

Today is another Mojo Monday card. I used the Stamp Set Easter Message for this one and water-colored it using our Aqua Painter. I used Designer Series Paper from the Succulent Garden pack and used the palm stamp from the set to make the background DSP. 

The card base is Calypso Coral with Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron. The flower was punch out using the Petite Petals punch and accented with a White Perfect Accent.

Here's the sketch we were assigned over at Mojo Monday. You can visit the blog HERE.

I hope you've enjoyed today's entry. Please come back and see me soon. :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Contest Card

***Warning*** This post is graphic heavy. 

I entered a Product Challenge through my upline, Linda Bauwin. The challenge was to make any creative fold card and her card class would pick the winner. There would be 3 winners who would earn free product. She had 17 entries!

I knew I wanted to make a scene of some sort and what better scene than camping???

There were several layers to my card. I wanted to make the hot air balloons appear to be floating mid-air

I used the Lift Me Up bundle out of the Occasions Catalog for the hot air balloons.

The scenery was courtesy of the Always an Adventure bundle. I just love how all the scenery pieces meld in this fold. The bear at the base of the mountains is a cute touch too. Of course I wouldn't want a bear hanging out where I camp, but for this card's sake, I kinda like him 😉

I added "snow" to the mountain tops too by sprinkling some tombow glue with dazzling diamonds. I wish you could see this card in person. It's so much fun!!! :) 



All of this and it still folds flat into one of our standard A2 envelopes.

And the best part???? I won the challenge and $75 in free product! How cool is that?!
I love how Linda encourages us to expand our horizons! 😁😁😁

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tools, tools & more tools!

I'm still diggin' the Nailed It bundle. Pair it with the Foil Sheets and you've got quite a masterpiece going on- especially for that special guy in your life. 

I love how the foil makes these tools really stand out! 

I added a strip of foil that I embossed with the Hexagon Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF) to add even more dimension to the card. The base is Delightful Dijon. The nails & screws are stamped in Basic Gray and Delightful Dijon. The screw driver head is Early Espresso. All the tools/nuts/bolts were die cut using the matching framelits. 

I love this bundle and I would love to be your demonstrator. Please contact me at if I can be of any assistance to you. :)