Sunday, May 5, 2013

BASIC PROGRESS

It's been a couple weeks since I've updated you all on my progress working through the Stampin' Up! online class, The Basics.

Thus, I will present to you my next four projects in the series.

project 21

This project is quite adorable in its simplicity. The edgy background texture is created in quite an innovative way. Something I would never have thought of on my own. So, thank you, Stampin' Up! team for introducing me to this cool technique!

project 22
This is one of those cards you hear so much about: The photo just doesn't do it justice -- it is much more beautiful in "real life". In fact, I loved the looks of this card and its technique so much that the attendees at my April Stamp-In created this for one of their projects. 

The Bitty Banners Framelits make for quick and easy work to create a banner for your sentiment. Love it!

project 23
Ah! How cute is this guy and his little fluttery friend?! Although the stamp set has been retired, the darling duo was perfect for the focal point of this card. So I couldn't resist.

In the sample, the focal point was a photograph. I made mine a little more whimsical by framing our critters with two of the oval Framelits.


And by adding drawn-on stitching to a few of the hexagons made it seem even a little more quilt-like and homey. Bitty Banners Framelits and the matching stamp set, Itty Bitty Banners, came to the rescue once again.

project 24
I know I've said this before, but I think I can honestly say this was my favorite project of all those presented in The Basics. The nest of eggs is actually stamped and colored on Vellum Card Stock. How elegant!


I think I'm in love.

If you would like to have fun yourself with Stampin' Up!'s online class, The Basics, you can order it right here: The Basics. It's such an entrancing experience to not only learn new techniques or brush up on old ones, but to put a different twist on the basic instructions to make it completely your own!

Smiles.













32 comments:

  1. I LOVE project 23 three!! everything is adorable but that one has me grinning :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad I made you grin! :>)

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  2. Your cards are fabulous! You are right handmade items always look best in person, my fav is the the last one with the bird nest.

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  3. Linda
    Love your kitty cat card!! I'm visiting you today from Sugar Bee. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesdays and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

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    1. Thanks, Virginia! I have been linking up to your Brag About It Link Up Party! Thanks for having me! :>)

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  4. You are so talented - I really like the the birds nest, great job! Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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    1. Thanks, Robin! I love your kind words. :>)

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  5. You make stunning cards! Very creative :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

    Linda
    With A Blast

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    1. Linda, you are truly a sweetheart! Thank you so much! :>)

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  6. Beautiful cards! I too am loving the bird's nest. But all of them are amazing!!

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    1. Aw, Michele -- what a NICE thing to say! Thank you. :>)

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  7. This looks great...thanks for sharing! This would be perfect to link-up to my new series - "Create It Thursday." It's live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-1.html

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    1. Thanks, Leslie! And I have started linking up. Thanks for having me! :>)

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  8. Beautiful cards - I especially like the nest one!

    Thanks so much for linking up at the Creative HomeAcre Hop. Hope to see you again this Sunday!

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    1. Thank you so much. Yes, I am very fond of the nest also. :>)

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  9. Pretty projects - thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!

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  10. It looks like you've been making progress! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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    1. Yes, I've been having so much fun! :>)

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  11. Super cute project! Love the nest!Thanks so much for sharing. Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Ana. I visited your blog and found it to be delightful! :>)

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  12. Thanks for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Join us at 8:00PM tonight for this weeks party.
    Debi and Charly
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  13. Linda, those are great cards, but I especially loved the last two!! That background motif of the patchwork hexagons or whatever they are is amazing! I love that quilty/patchwork look and the sewing thread!! Cute kitty too. And that gorgeous lace circle! With the white on white the nest and eggs are so focalized that they just pop!! Great jobs!!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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  14. I especially love the last one.Thanks for sharing & linking up at DearCreatives.com Theresa

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    1. Thanks, Theresa, for the nice comment and for letting me link up! :>)

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  15. These are so cute!

    Come party with APIMP!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/tgif-link-party-3.html

    Hugs, Cathy

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! And I have begun to link up. Thank you for the invite! :>)

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