April 19, 2013

BLOGGING THE BASICS

I must admit that as I proceeded deeper into the Stampin' Up! online course, The Basics, I enjoyed the projects more and more.

While (re)learning the basics is essential and fun, especially for the novice stamper, as well as for those who need to be reminded of all the cool things you can accomplish with just the basics in materials and knowledge, digging a little more into the possibilities is increasingly challenging and lots more delightful!

By this point in the course, I have taken liberty after liberty in my interpretations of the projects presented. I definitely remain faithful to the techniques and ideas being taught, but I have been making the projects more and more my own.

In other words, I am enjoying myself tremendously!

project 17

This project introduced (to me anyway) a new way of dressing up those already cool embossed pieces you make in the Big Shot. Love the look!

project 18

I so fell in love with the looks of this card, I decided to revamp the complexity of it and had it as one of the four projects my attendees did at the April Stamp-In. Since making this one as part of The Basics course, I have reproduced it several more times. Don't you love the freshness of it??

project 19

This project was so much fun to create! As you can see from the photo in the foreground (one of the instruction pages from The Basics), I made quite a few changes when it came to making mine. Don't you just love the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits in your Big Shot?? Crisp and clean.

project 20

My take on this project features both heat embossing and dry embossing. Two of my very favorite things to do! 

Ah, partaking of this course presented by Stampin' Up! is proving to be great fun and very therapeutic.

Satisfied
Smiles




34 comments:

  1. I love the green and blue one with the butterfly. Beautiful:)

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  2. I love all the cards. This looks like it was a great lesson for you. Although I haven't seen a bad card.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Christina. You're a doll. :>)

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  3. So glad you're enjoying it and thanks for linking up your crafty loveliness :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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    1. Thanks, Sarah, for letting me link up {my crafty loveliness}. :>)

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  4. As always great cards. I really like the green one with little butterflies. Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party! See you next week.

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia. You are always so kind. :>)

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  5. I love the green card. It's so pretty. Popping in from DIY Dreamer : )

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  6. Hello,
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful card at my Papercrafting Hop today. I glad you visited and hope you will visit again soon. Don't forget Friday Sew Crafty Angel and Cuddlebug Cuties are hosting a Recipe Swap Hop. Come on over.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Angel! Thanks also for letting me share at your Hop. :>)

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  7. Embossing is such a lovely art and I love your cards, but more so that you love making them ! Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-)

    Linda
    With A Blast

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    1. Linda, I totally agree about embossing being a lovely art. Thanks for letting me link up! :>)

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  8. Isn't it FUN to go back to the basics sometime to get those creative juices flowing....you do very nice work
    stopping by from Angel's Paper Crafting Tuesday Linky Party
    Carolyn @ iamthecraftylady.com

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    1. Thank you, Carolyn! I am having just such a blast with this series. :>)

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  9. so pretty!! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up to the Tasteful Tuesday party @Nap-TimeCreations.com. Make sure to follow my blog via bloglovin, GFC or facebook so you don't miss out on my features posts... it could be YOU :o)
    Emily

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  10. Such great cards! I might have to explore this course, it looks like so much fun.

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! If you need any advice or help, let me know! :>)

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  11. I love the follow your heart card, but they are all pretty!! Thanks for sharing @ Inspiration Spotlight @ DearCreatives.com Hope to see you again soon!

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    1. Thanks, Theresa. Your kind words mean so much to me. :>)

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  12. Hey there, stopping by from the Blog Hop! Just wanted to let you know I am now following you via GFC! I hope you'll get the chance to visit me :o) You can find me here:

    Blog url
    http://www.croppedstories.blogspot.com

    Bloglovin'
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3718883

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    1. Thanks so much for following me! Your little Alivia is gorgeous! :>)

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  13. What pretty cards. The course you are taking sure seems to have a lot of information and fun! I love the celebrate card.
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

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    1. Thanks, KC. It is filled with a lot of information, both old (a review) and new! It's great! :>)

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  14. Pretty! Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    Hope to see you again today. :)
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/04/the-creative-homeacre13.html

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  15. Those are so cute Linda! I especially love the doily one....wonder why? You've done a lovely job making them, and I am always so excited to see what you've created!
    Thanks so much for sharing them with us!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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    1. Thanks, Doni! As always you are so sweet! :>)

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  16. Your creativity is expanding every week. Your techniques may be simple enough for many to follow but your design eye has definitely developed and advanced.
    p

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