Detailed Dragonfly for FMS#331

I have a sweet friend who is going through some tough times, so I have been designing some cards of encouragement.

Today’s Dragonfly card is created based on a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #331.

Love a good sketch, don’t you?

 freshly made sketches #331 Dragonfly Dreams

This sketch has two bars on the side, a sentiment and a focal image.

I wanted to try the embossing paste again so that is what I used to create the bars. They are very subtle, but I think that fits the light airy look of the dragonfly. What do you think?

 Freashly Made Sketches $331 - Created-by-Ginny-Harrell-using-Dragonfly Dreams-by-Stampin'-Up!-Ginny-Harrell-@-Celebrate-the-journey.com #stampn' up! #2018 Occasions Catalog

Do you see my favorite colors again? They make a bright and cheery dragonfly and background.

Freshly Made Sketches Dragonfly Created-by-Ginny-Harrell-using-Dragonfly Dreams-by-Stampin'-Up!-Ginny-Harrell-@-Celebrate-the-journey.com #stampn' up! #2018 Occasions Catalog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you had a lovely weekend. We are still waiting on spring to make up her mind. It is hot, cold, warm and then it starts all over again. Crazy weather. But it is always warm and comfortable in my craft room so that is a good thing!

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy stamping!

  Ginny

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Sitting On Top Of The World

This sparkly bird makes me so happy. He looks like he is sitting on top of the world. Plus, this card uses some of my favorite colors. You will be seeing them a lot in the next few days. Hey, they were already on my desk, so it made sense to keep using them. Right?

top of the world card Created by Ginny Harrell using embossing paste by Stampin' Up! Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate-the-journey.com #stampn' up! #2018 Occasions Catalog

How to be On Top of the World in a few easy steps.

  1. Cut your top panel piece at 5 ¼” x 4”.
  2. Stamp sentiment using Bermuda Bay ink.
  3. Mix Shimmery White Embossing Paste with a few drops of Bermuda Bay ink.
  4. Spread the Bermuda Bay embossing paste over the Medallion image from Pattern Party Decorative Masks. (Use washi tape to hold the Decorative mask in place.)
  5. While this is drying cut the tiny bird from Birds & Blooms thinlits. I used Myths & Magic Glimmer paper.
  6. Mount the panel to card base. Attach the bird with a mini dimensional.

Now you are On Top of the World!

Have you tried the embossing paste? It is so much fun and really creates a wow card. Here is a close up. See the texture and shine. It is hard to photograph sparkles, but they are there – no lose glitter, just sparkles!

Top of the world card Created by Ginny Harrell using embossing paste by Stampin' Up! Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate-the-journey.com #stampn' up! #2018 Occasions Catalog

A few tips:

  • Use washi tape to hold the mask and cardstock in place while working on your card.
  • Wash the masks as soon as possible. If making multiple cards you can lay the mask on a wet paper towel to keep it from getting hard and crusty.
  • A dish scrubby will be your best friend when getting these masks clean.
  • Store your embossing paste in the container and put container in a plastic lunch bag. Store in a cool, dark place. This will keep your paste fresh and soft.

I hope you will give this fun new product a try.

  Ginny

For your shopping convenience I have listed the supplies for these projects at the bottom of this post.

 

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com  if you have any questions.

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Friends of SUBA Bring You Easter Inspiration

Welcome to the first Friends of SUBA Blog Hop highlighting Easter Inspiration. You may be wondering, what is Friends of SUBA? We are a group of demonstrators who are blessed to be friends (and students) of Simply Unique Business Angels. Simply Unique Business Angels are two demonstrators based in the UK who provide technical training for other SU demonstrators who are interested in improving their web presence and Facebook activity.

You may have arrived here from Leighsa Allport or just starting here with Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate the Journey. If you happen to get off track or lost just scroll down to the bottom and you will see the entire list of participants.

This past February we were in Paris and I knew the Angels were offering a workshop in Hook, England. I knew this was something I needed help with, so I just hopped on a plane and joined them. It was so helpful and fun. Both Louise and Pip were very patient with us and we all learned new skills. I highly recommend their training!

On to the projects. We are highlighting Easter Inspiration for you.

I have very few Easter themed stamp sets, but flowers are always good for Easter, so I pulled out some pretty paper and stamp sets and got busy.

Easter treats created by Ginny Harrell using stampin' up sullpies by Stampin' Up! Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate-the-journey.com #stampn' up! #Sale-a-bration #2018 Occasions Catalog

These sweet candy boxes are created with the Lots to Love Box Framelits Die. The tiny jelly beans box was much smaller than the framelits box. To make it fit the smaller box you just cut off about 1” of the box bottom before assembling. This is a great way to use up some of that DSP you have been hording! Punch out some daisies and add the center stamped with Happy Easter from Teeny Tiny wishes. Assemble with some ribbon and pop it in an Easter basket.

Easter cards in two pretty colors.

I love to send Easter cards to friends and family and these will be going out soon. Both cards use Springtime Foils DSP (free during Sale-a-bration).

Tips for creating two vibrant Easter cards:

Easter card created by Ginny Harrell using Springtime foils by Stampin' Up! Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate-the-journey.com #stampn' up! #Sale-a-bration #2018 Occasions Catalog

To create this pretty blue color, use the sponge roller and add layers of Pacific Point ink. After inking it up use a tissue to wipe off the excess ink. That will bring out the silver and gold colors of the DSP.

Easter card created by Ginny Harrell using Springtime foils by Stampin' Up! Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate-the-journey.com #stampn' up! #Sale-a-bration #2018 Occasions Catalog

To create the pink card, use Flirty Flamingo ink. Both cards use a combination of Gold and Silver Foil cardstock. Mixing metallics is very trendy!

I have included two extra photos, so you can see how the card is assembled. Leave me a message if you would like the measurements. I should have them typed up in a few days.

Easter card created by Ginny Harrell using Springtime foils by Stampin' Up! Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate-the-journey.com #stampn' up! #Sale-a-bration #2018 Occasions Catalog

Easter card created by Ginny Harrell using Springtime foils by Stampin' Up! Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate-the-journey.com #stampn' up! #Sale-a-bration #2018 Occasions Catalog

If you are interested in learning more about the SU Angels, you can click HERE.

Thanks for joining us today. Keep on hopping and enjoy all the Easter Inspiration.

 Ginny

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Carrie Bates @ The Inky Nook

Mikaela Titheridge @ The Crafty oINK Pen 

Gina Connor @ Emerald Kreations

Leighsa Allport @ Leighsa’s Loft

Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate the Journey

Di Richardson @ Dianne Richardson’s Craft

Sandra Roberts @ Stampnstudio

Deborah Carder @  DJC Creativiy

Caroline Thomas @ Craft With Caro 

For your shopping convenience I have listed the supplies for these projects at the bottom of this post.

 

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com  if you have any questions.

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Daisy Punch

$18.00