Grandma's Stamping Corner

Saturday, July 5, 2014

4th of July VCMP! Operation Home

Here are 2 cards I did for the challenge to make a card with 2 banners and at least one circle.
This first one I used all MFT stamps and dies and some Lilly Bean Paper I have in my stash.

OOPS! I guess I am only going to show 1 card, I did not take a picture of the 2nd card since it is getting dark.

Here is a card I did for this challenge which is to use at least 3 different textures on your card. I actually did 5 textures.  The sentiment was from Sending Love, Lawn Fawn set.
Well that is it for today, now I am off to check out what everyone else is doing and to leave some love along the way.
Thank you for looking and have a Blessed day!

4th of July VCMP! Operation Write Home Wings Challenge

For this challenge we were challenged to make Things with Wings. Normally the first thing that came to my mind was butterflies- I love butterflies!! But I decided to pull out my neglected Lawn Fawn Stamp Sets to see what I could make. I had several options but decided on the You are My Sunshine set. I really love how this card came out- it makes me smile to think that one of our Hero's will send this home and make someones day.

Thank yo for looking and have a Blessed Day!

4th of July VCMP/Operation Write Home Colored Background Challenge

The second challenge was to make a colored background. I had fun using my gelatos and distress inks to make these two cards. The first one I used Gelatos and water to make the colorful background. I love these orange and pink together. A fun and simple card! I stamp is from MFT.

The second card I used several distress inks on water color paper. I put the inks on my craft mat, spritzed with water and then ran my paper over it. Love the effect it makes. I then dry embossed with a new Elizabeth craft folder called Spring Leaves. I die cut  a Memory Box butterfly out of black paper and vellum. I stamped the MFT sentiment on velum and  heat embossed.

Thank you for looking and have a blessed day!

4th of July VCMP/ Operation Write Home Noon Challenge

I am having sooooo much fun with the Operation Write Home 4th of July VCMP!  A whole weekend of card making, just what I needed to get my creative juices flowing.   The first challenge  was to make a red, white and blue birthday day- I made one masculine and one feminine.
The first one i use my new SU stamp set Flower Patch and the matching dies and for the sentiment I used SU So Very Happy. I love how this came out

 For this second card I used several different manufactures stamps, The swishes are MFT Abstract Art and the Happy Birthday is from a set I bought at an arts and craft garage sale- I think it is a Close to My Heart set. I think it still needs something but not sure what.

That is is for this challenge - coming up is the colored background challenge.

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!

Monday, June 23, 2014

I'm back with some new projects using my new StampinUp stamps!

I finally found time to play with all my new goodies from StampinUp and play in a few challenges. I think I will make it in time  for the PPA208 Sketch Challenge.
Please excuse my pictures, I left my good camera at work and had to use my cell phone to take the pictures. It does not take the best pictures, the cards actually look better in person.

This is the 1st card that I made for the challenge. I used the owl and little circles from the So Very Happy set. I used Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss ink and card stock.

My second card is my favorite, it looks so much better in person. I used the new Flower Patch stamp set from SU. I used my new favorite embossing folder by Elizabeth Craft Designs called Curly Leaves, it is hard to see it in this photo. I will be posting a card where you can really see what the embossing looks like. I stamped the vine on a strip of paper and then stamped on a separate piece of card stock the flowers and hand cut them out and attached to the vine.  The sentiment is on a white banner, which is adhered behind the vine. I hate that you can not see the detail on this card, I am hoping to retake with my camera and repost.
 The 3rd card is a close favorite.  Again I used a the So Very Happy stamp set, I am really liking this set. Again, this card looks better in person, the color is softer.

Thank you for looking and have a Blessed Day!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals March Blog Hop. This month we are excited to kick-off Spring with our creative projects. We hope enjoy these creations and we hope Spring finds your soon!
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.
My first attempt at a blog hop! I am so excited! My favorite spring colors are light blue, yellow and purple so I went with that for my inspiration fro these cards.This first one is my husbands favorite!

In keeping with my goal for the year to make 2 cards using the same stamp, I created this one and just changed the colors.

Stamps: Stampin' Up Hardwood, Express Yourself, Happy Watercolor
Paper: Stampin'Up Whisper White, Marina Mist
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Marina Mist, So Saffron, Tim Hotz Distress Stormy Sky
Liquid Pearls, Copics and Spectrum Noir, Cuttlebug folder.

The next stop is  Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.
  1. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  2. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  3. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  4. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  5. Martie Pollard at Crafty Bandit
  6. Goldie Shaul at Punch and Stamp with Goldie
  7. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper 
  9. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  11. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  12. Christine Winslow at Grandma's Stamping Corner
  13. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell's Life
  15. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  16. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  17. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  18. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  19. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  20. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  21. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  22. Amy Lazzell at Just A Thought...Cards by Amy
  23. Maria Flores at Maria's Sandbox
  24. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  25. Christie Crosby at Stampin' Creativity
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  29. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  30. Nicole Watt  at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  31. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Virginia's View Challenge

Here is a new challenge site, the first challenge is watercoloring! The site is Virginia's View Challenge

I made this quick  watercolor card for the challenge. It is not a real elaborate watercoloring but I was looking for something simple and this fit the bill perfectly!

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Simply Sketched
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Pens: Stampin' Up - Coastal Cabana,  Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding and a smidgen of a yellow ink.
Paper: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar and Gina K White
Cuttlebug Folder: Birds and Swirls

Off to make another watercolor card!
Thank you for looking! 
Have a Blessed Day!