Saturday, January 20, 2018

Stray Ducklings Swap - Party Pandas Fun Fold

Welcome to another Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle. 
This month we are blogging from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. 

I opted to use the Sale-A-Bration freebie, Party Pandas for my card today. 
I am part of a Stampin' Up! demo group on Facebook. Jo Anne Hewins came up with this cool idea to use strips of our Color Theory paper as bamboo. You can find her card HERE.  I CASEd her bamboo idea and ran with my own fun fold card. 

I just love the sentiments in the Petal Palette suite and this one was perfect for my card. 

The card folds flat for mailing. 

I hope you've enjoyed my card today. Please waddle along the list to our next blog participant, 

Mary H  

PANDA FUN FOLD SUPPLIES (Click on any product to go to my store)
Cardstock BaseOld Olive 4 ¼ x 11 Scored @ 2 ¾ & 5 ½
Strips – Old Olive ¾ x 11 (2) Scored @ 2 ¾ & 5 ½ and ¾ x 3 ¼ scored at ¼ from each end & embossed with the Layered Leaves TIEF
Panels (layers) Old Olive 4 x 2 ½  & 4 x 5 ¼ embossed with the Layered Leaves TIEF
                            Sweet Soiree 4 x 2 ½ 
Pandas are stamped with Party Pandas (which you can earn FREE with a $50 order!) 
Bamboo is 3/8” strips of Color Theory DSP
Balloons are stamped and cut out of Sweet Soiree & Tutti Frutti DSP
Sentiment is from Petal Palette & stamped on a Stitched Shapes oval in Whisper White

Friday, January 19, 2018

Pig Pen Card

Woot! Woot! 
I have a fancy fun-fold card for you today. I entered a challenge from my Upline, Linda Bauwin. She always gets my creative juices going because she offers free product as a prize. 
Who doesn't like to win free stuff???!!!

I knew from the moment I saw this barn door bundle that I was going to HAVE to have it 😉
It's right up my alley. But, what's a barn without farm animals? Thankfully we have the cute This Little Piggy set to fill it up! 

I just love that roof made with the Home Sweet Home die cuts & the Sale-A-Bration freebie, Bubbles & Fizz DSP. 

I knew I had to add straw to the barn/pig pen and what good is straw without a cute little piggy to roll around in it?

Yea, I had WAY too much fun with this! 

The piggies were heat embossed then watercolored with ink and an aqua painter. 
(all products are linked at the bottom of this post for your ordering convenience) 

I used an accordian-type fold to get the pen to kind of pop up when opened. 

And here it is folded flat for mailing. It was a squeeze to get it into our standard A2 envelope, 
But it went. 

I hope you all have a wonderfully fabulous weekend filled with your favorite activities! 

I'll be back late Saturday night/Early Sunday morning for a Blog Waddle (hop) with my Stray Ducklings friends. 

Until then, 
Happy Stamping!  

Base- Crumb Cake 4¼ x 11 Scored at ¾, 1 3/8, 2 & 2 ¾ from each end. Added a panel of 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 wood textures DSP to the center
Roof Base- Daffodil Delight 2 ¾ x 5 ½ Scored @ 7/8 & 2 on the short side
Shingles- Bubbles & Fizz DSP (FREE with a $50 order!)  cut with the Home Sweet Home Thinlits
Door Crumb Cake & Wood textures DSP 5 ½ x 4 ¼ cut & stamped with the Barn Door Bundle & layered with Foam Strips in between them. I used #8 washers (8) and mini dimensionals for the sliders.
Straw Strip inside is just a 1 x 5¼ strip of DaffodilDelight that I snipped with my paper snips and added a strip of  ½” Woodtextures DSP.
Piggies are stamped with This Little Piggy in black ink and embossed with Clear Stampin’ EmbossPowder on Watercolor Paper, then water colored using Powdered Pink & Sahara Sand ink and the aqua painter.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

♪♫ Sale-A-Brate Good Times C'mon! ♫♪

Yep, it's that time of year. Let's all get with Stampin' Up! (& Kool & the Gang ) and Sale-A-Brate!!!

There's a party goin' on right here!
It may not last throughout the year
But it's here till March 31st and you really don't wanna miss out! 

For every $50 USD you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for their free items.
Let’s break it down:
  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.
This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!

Please contact me for details! 
Happy Stamping! 

Monday, January 15, 2018


Happy Monday! 

It's a snowy one here in North Central Illinois. I think we've gotten almost 4 inches since last night and it's suppose to continue till noon while temperatures start to plummet. 
Yay us! NOT! But it is pretty. 

Oh well, I guess I'll just have to have a crafting day - Shucky darn! 😉😜

I'm a bit late with this card. It started out on my drafting table while the acorn DSP was still current. Unfortunately, it got left behind because of having to focus on Christmas cards. 
All the other product is current. I just love it, so I had to post it anyway. 

This card is CASEd from the internet. I only changed a couple of things. 
 Unfortunately, when I tried to find the original artist, Pinterest gave me the run-around. If it's yours, please send me the link to your original post and I'll be glad to update this blog entry. 

That's it for today. Thank you for popping in! 
I would love to hear from you. If you're reading this, please holler. 

Until next time, 
Happy Stamping! 

Cardstock: Sahara Sand & Wild Wasabi
DSP: Painted Autumn (retired) 
Punch: Leaf

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Another Personalized Travel Mug

Happy Sunday everyone! 

I can finally share this :)  Some of you know that I have the World's Greatest Barefoot Trimmer that trims my horse's feet. My animals LOVE her. Seriously. ALL of the animals, not just the horses. 
She has a gift. 
And I don't tell her often enough how much I appreciate her. 
Yep, I'm a slacker. 😕

But, this Christmas, I decided to get my butt in gear and make her something personalized. 
(Duh, why didn't take the time to do that sooner?!) 

Anyhow, I don't know anyone else as passionate as Ida Hammer about making sure a horse is comfortable in their own feet. 

We are very blessed to have her as a trimmer and a friend. 
Thank you Ida! 

Monday, January 8, 2018

In The Trees

Happy Monday! 

I've been a bit lax in posting this new year! 😔
I will try to get better. I promise. It seems there's always something in the way. 

Anyhow, today I wanted to share a card I made with the new set, In The Trees. 
I love how the cute items to hang between the trees. 
How fun is that?! 

I used my Stampin' Write markers to color it, but a friend of mine used her Stampin' Blends. Both were pretty, but I must admit, I think I liked the smoothness of the Blends best. 

This card was quick, simple and actually relaxing because of the coloring. 

C'mon, don't you wanna channel your inner child and color with me?! 

Until next time, 

Stamp set: In the Trees
Extras: Stampin' Write or Stampin' Blend markers

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Gift Ideas

I think it's safe to post these now, LOL!
I just wanted to share the gifts I was commissioned to create.

I love making these lights. If you see anything you're interested, please contact me to make one for you! :)