Thursday, June 8, 2017

OSAT Blog Hop – All About Men

Well it looks like June jumped up on us quickly.  It's June 8 already, can you believe it?  I want the summer to go super slow. I want to soak in every minute of it.  The beginning of June always means the start of birthday season for our family.  We start with our oldest daughter's on June 2, and then birthdays run through July for all, but a couple of us.  Frank's birthday was yesterday and my projects for this month's hop are right up his ally.  Our wonderful Wood Textures DSP is going to get a workout in our family.  Frank cuts lots of wood year round that heats our home, our hot water and even our swimming pool.  He loves to cut wood so it's all good.  My daddy is a wood crafter and my one BIL is in the process of building them new cupboards and a new kitchen so as you can imagine this paper will be nice for those masculine cards. 

I will admit that when I saw the hop title for the month I wasn't too excited.  I'm not the best at masculine cards.  I like to add embellishments, ribbon, glitter and those things are not really "manly" so I wasn't sure what I'd do.  The only manly stamp sets I have just retired and I haven't bought anything to replace them so I turned to the Wood Textures DSP and I think it fit the bill.

This card is pretty simple, but that's what I think manly cards should be.  They usually don't want all the fluff and lets face it they are  usually hoping for money inside or a gift certificate.  The black squares are 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" and the DSP is 2-1/2" x 2-1/2".  To still use some bling I used the White Perfect Accents and colored them black with a Sharpie marker. I then wrapped some linen thread around the top square.  The Happy Birthday is popped up with Dimensionals. 

Then what to do for a 3D project???  I know,  I haven't used the Gift Bag Punch board in awhile so I turned to that.  I used a sheet of Basic Black cardstock cut 4-1/4" x 10 and scored on the small lines per the directions.  I put my bag together with Fast Fuse and then added pieces of the Wood DSP to the front and back.  I added Copper Metallic Thread behind the words that are popped up with Dimensionals.  I used a 3" x 6" Gusseted Cello Bag and filled with caramels and tied it off using the 5/8" burlap ribbon that I cut in two down the middle.  Once it was tied I fringed out the threads.  I think this will make a great gift ensemble for anyone of the men in our family.

Please follow along to the next blog hosted by the wonderfully talented Jeanna Bohanon.  I'm sure she will have something to amaze us.

OSAT Bloggers
Melissa Davies
Jennifer Hill
Claudia Perry
Kelly Acheson
Lori Mueller
Pam Staples
Maria Willis
Sue Plote
Renee Ondrajka YOU ARE HERE!
Jeanna Bohanon -
Rick D. Adkins
Marisa Gunn
Dena Rekow
Jessie Holton
Justin Krieger
Andrea Tracy-Tucker
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

OSAT May Clean and Simple Blog Hop

Hey there!  It's that time again for the OSAT blog hop.  This month's theme is clean and simple.  I knew what I wanted to make, but wasn't sure what stamp set I'd use.  Well lo and behold my new catalog preorder came a day earlier than was scheduled so I had to use my new goodies.  I hope you like my projects.

I've always liked the idea of making a border by hand and that was the first card I knew I wanted to make.  Then I got the idea that maybe I should make a set of clean and simple cards, so that is what I did and made a quick and easy holder for them as my 3D project.  I'm sorry I won't be able to link to any of the products because they won't be for sale until the debut of the new catalog on June1.  All products or than the butterfly embossing folder and the envelope punch board (holder) are sneak peek items.

The new SU In Colors are beautiful and there are some great new products coming so please stay tuned.  Click on the next button below and you will be taken to the wonderful blog of Wynne Grob

Blessings and enjoy the hop!

This month's hoppers

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Eastern Elegance

Hi there my stamping friends!  As of yesterday, the new Eastern Elegance Suite of products are available for order. This suite is beautiful and has so many possibilities.  I'll be sharing a few cards with you today and I also want to tell you about my class coming up on May 16.  In this class you will be making projects using this beautiful suite of products and also learn some of the great possibilities that this suite has.  Here is the info for the class and it will also be posted on my Facebook page.

Class...........Eastern Elegance
Place...........My home
When..........May 16
Time...........6:15 pm
What to bring........adhesive, scissors, bone folder
A light supper will be served as well.
Cost............ $20
Please RSVP by May 12.  It is very important that I have a good count on how many are attending.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to hearing from my local gals who will be attending.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New Suite of Products Coming May 1

Hi friends!  I wanted to take the time to share with you this morning that SU! has a new suite of products making their debut on May 1-31.  I know you are going to love them.  There is so much that can be done with these new products.  These are products that will appear in the new catalog on June 1, but from May 1-31 you will be able to purchase these as a bundle and save.  They will not be in a bundle come June 1.  Watch this short video and then let me know that you are interested in attending my Eastern Elegance class in May.  I will be giving more class details in the next couple of days.  Meanwhile, enjoy the video and get ready for some awesome fun come May.  I promise you wont' be disappointed.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

OSAT April Flower Power Blog Hop

Welcome to the OSAT April blog hop.  Our theme this month is Flower Power.  I decided to use my favorite set Oh So Succulent.  This set is unfortunately on the Stampin'Up! retirement list.  I'm so sad.  I love this stamp set and the matching framelits.  This will for sure stay in my private collection even though I can't demo it past May.  If you haven't gotten this set be sure to do so before they are gone for good.

Now onto my projects. I chose to use various images from the stamp set to make my own background paper for my card. This is always a fun technique.  You can take a full sheet of cardstock and stamp till your heart's content or until you think it looks just right.  Yeah, sometimes you can go a little overboard if you don't stop yourself.  LOL!  I like to pick it up after I've stamped a few images just to see what it looks like.  I chose our current in colors for this project.  I have them listed on the bottom of this post.  I went for a very simple design and layout.  Sometimes I see such awesome works of art when it comes to cards, but realistically I think when people need to mass produce cards or only have a limited time to stamp they want some quick, simple, cute ideas and I think this card fits the bill.

For my 3D project I actually started out with some flowers that I had previously die cut awhile ago.  I started layering them and before I glued them down I took my Wink of Stella pen and went to town on them.  If you haven't guessed by now I'm a shiny girl.  I like sparkles.  After that I started to glue them down.  Once they were glued down I realized it needed something in the middle so I pulled out the Falling in Love embellishments and added one to the middle.  Then it was like ok, I have a flower, whatever shall I do with it and then I spied a package of 4" gold paperclips I had picked up with the intention of making something with them. I hot glued the flower to the paperclip and on the back to cover up the glue I used a 1-3/4" circle.  I then glue on the loops of the 1/4" very vanilla satin ribbon and added another circle to finish it off.  I didn't photograph the back so if you'd like to see that please let me know and I can post a pic of the back.  This will make a great bookmark or you can use it as a regular paper clip to keep organized in a pretty way.

I seem to always have a hard time photographing the Wink of Stella, but I think this time it turned out pretty good.

Well thanks folks for hopping along with the OSAT blog hoppers.  I hope you've enjoyed the hop.  You can click on the next button to go to Jennifer Hills blog


Here is the complete set of bloggers this month.
  1. Renee Ondrajka You Are Here
  2. Supplies Used


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