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Spirited Snowmen meet Freshly Made Sketches

Freshly Made Sketches had a very unusual sketch this week. It got me inspired to ink up my new Spirited Snowmen stamp set.

Here is the sketch #358:

 Freshly Made Sketches #358

Here is my Loving Snowmen card:

freahly made sketches #358 stampin up ginny harrell

These dancing, skating, dreaming snowmen are darling. This set is a good winter set that does not have to be Christmas. I think this one would be perfect for a winter wedding anniversary. What do you think?

Tips for creating the Spirited Snowmen card:

  • Stamp wording and die cut your circle before you run the card stock through the embossing folder. Then you can use the circle for part of your inside sentiment.
  • Color with Stampin’ Up! Blends or Stampin’ Write Markers.
  • Use a very light coating of Tombow glue to fill in the snowmen and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds.
  • Once you get the image positioned you can glue it down.
  • Layer top piece using dimensionals to give it some dimension.

Do you see the new product I used on this card? Velveteen Cardstock!! It is so soft and smooth. You will be able to order is in November.  Put it on your Shopping List!

 Spirited Snowmen Stampin' Up Ginny Harrell

Now I can’t wait to try the ice-skating snowman.

Happy Stamping!

Ginny

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Follow Your Dreams for Freshly Made Sketches #350

Happy Monday Stampers! Today I am sharing a card I created for Freshly Made Sketches #350. I used Follow Your Dreams for this sketch. I absolutely love this stamp set…even though it is not my traditional flowery, pretty, sweet stamp set. I do tend to go for flowers or landscape sets but this one really has intrigued me for some reason.

Here is the Freshly Made Sketch:

FMS #350

Nice and simple!

Here is my card:

 

I layered several colors on the dream catcher and added some pearls for accent on the feathers.  Of course, I had to use some of my favorite colors on this Follow Your Dreams card: Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, and Soft Suede! A match made in heaven.

Follow Your Dreams

 

It is almost impossible to photograph glimmer and shine, but I used a new product that is in the upcoming Holiday Catalog – Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint. You may remember shimmer paint from a few years ago when we carried Frost White and Champagne. This paint is so yummy. Mix it with rubbing alcohol in a Spritzer and spray it on your project. It adds a subtle amount of shine without the issues glitter can cause. Love this look!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Ginny

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Little Mermaid for Freshly Made Sketches

I am participating in the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge today. This Little Mermaid is just the right size for this sketch. I have decided I like sketches more than color challenges. At least I think that is the case today. I bet I change my mind in a few days though.

FMS sketch#332 is such an easy, simple sketch. I love easy.

Here is the sketch:

 Freshly Made Sketches

Here is my card:

Freshly Made Sketches #Magical Day #Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog #Mermaid

 

I couldn’t resist adding a funny sentiment to the inside of mermaid card!

Freshly Made Sketches #Magical Day #Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog #Mermaid

I am so sad Magical Day stamp set is retiring. I have so enjoyed the tiny creatures and the fun sentiments. Whimsical images always make me smile. If you have any Harry Potter fans, Little Mermaid fans, or young people you craft for, then this stamp set is a must. Please note: Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until May 25; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last.

To create this card you need Magical Day Bundle, which includes the stamp set and framelits. You will also use Myths & Magic Designer Series Paper and Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Perennial Birthday, page 16 in the 2018 Occasions Catalog. I adore large sentiments.

Do you see the other retiring product on this card? Glitter Enamel Dots. Oh My! But they will be returning in new colors in June so that will work for me.  I just need to use these up.

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Stamping!

  Ginny

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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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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

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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Love You Still for Freshly Made Sketches #324

Freshly Made Sketches #324

Participating in a challenge is a good way to get your creative juices flowing. This sketch by Narelle Farrugia at Freshly Made Sketches is so clean and simple. I struggle with simple cards because I love embellishments.

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Love You Still

Love You Still has some lovely images and the sentiments are spot on for a wedding or anniversary card. I can even see these sentiments working well for a baby card. So sweet! 

My Card:

Created by Ginny Harrell using Love You Still by Stampin' Up! Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate-the-journey.com #stampn' up! #2018 Occasions Catalog

Spring Foil Designer Series Paper – Sale-a-bration

The Spring Foil Designer Series Paper is one of the new offerings during Sale-a-bration. This paper can be yours for free with a $50.00 purchase. It gave me the perfect inspiration for this card. Mixing gold, silver and copper is very trendy. You can mix and match the papers and ribbons for a special on-trend card.

Tips and Tricks:

Start with a Smoky Slate card base. Heat emboss the sentiment using Gold Embossing Powder on Very Vanilla cardstock. The flourishes are die cut using the Flourish Thinlits. Use wax paper when cutting detailed elements. The wax paper helps the cardstock pop right out of the thinlit. One quick swipe with the Big Shot Die Brush will get all the tiny chads out of the thinlit. Layer the Gold Foil, DSP, ribbon and focal elements to add dimension and texture. Your beautiful card is complete.

It is so good to be back creating and stamping! I sure did miss my crafty time. Holidays are always fun, but coming home is special also. Now, if the laundry fairy would visit it would be even better!

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy stamping!

 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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Magical Day for FMS#318

I hope everyone had a glorious Christmas Day. Now we get to continue the celebration with the 12 Days of Christmas. Not the song but the real 12 Days! If you have ever wondered about the 12 Days of Christmas you can read more here. The short version is this: The 12 days of Christmas is the period that in Christian theology marks the span between the birth of Christ and the coming of the Magi — the three wise men. It begins on December 25 (Christmas) and runs through January 6 (the Epiphany, sometimes also called Three Kings’ Day).

We are visiting family in Denver. It is always fun to see our Grands and enjoy family fun. Last night we played a new game called Werewolf. We weren’t very good at it!

 Today I have a card to share that uses a bundle from the new Occasions Catalog. It will be available starting January 3, 2018.

This stamp set is quickly becoming one of my favorites sets! It is a set I would not really have considered purchasing, but I won it at OnStage. It just goes to show you how most stamp sets can win you over once you start playing with them.

I used the sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches #318. I turned my card horizontal though. I love the large area of “white space” at the bottom of the card. It’s different from my usual style.

Thanks for stopping by today. If you are with family take time to slow down and enjoy!

Ginny

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