Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Retired List 2016


It is that time of year again, when we say goodbye to some great products.

You can view the PDF Here.

If you wish to view them in the Online Store you can here.  

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Karen

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Field of Flowers


I know, I am a little late in the game playing with the SAB Field of Flowers Stamp Set but I wanted to make a few cards with this set before I pack it away.  I know you can't get this set anymore but this card is for my customers that have the set and want some samples.  When I was done with this card, I had to giggle because I started out wanting to make a simple one layer card.  Well one layer led to another layer and before you knew it I had these cards. 
I started with a layer of Sahara Sand Paper and stamped the flowers images using the Versa Mark Ink and heat set with White Embossing Powder.  I used my Stampin Write Markers (Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, and So Saffron to color the flowers.    I used the Curvy Corner Trio Punch to round the edges of the Sahara Sand piece of paper. 

The 1st card uses Soft Sky Ribbon and Layer of Soft Sky Cardstock.  The 2nd card uses the Blushing Bride Ribbon and Layer of Blushing Bride Cardstock.  I like the softness of this card with the Soft Subtles, White Embossing and Sahara Sand Cardstock.   



Thanks for stopping by and letting me know what you think. 

Thanks,
Karen







Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Stand Up White Christmas Card Video


I made a video for this card for a card class I had in February.  I thought since it has been my most viewed post, I would make this card available to everyone.  

The video can be viewed https://youtu.be/blvB9Dl15CY





If you have any question please, let me know.  
Thanks,
Karen

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Serene Silhouette Sympathy Card



I wanted to make a Non Gender Sympathy Card so I pulled out the Serene Silhouettes stamp set for some help. I could not resit using the Hardwood Stamp Set for the background and the Timeless Textures Stamp Set for the water and grass area.  

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Karen










Monday, February 29, 2016

Going Global Father's Day Cards


Here are two Father's Day/Masculine cards I made using the Going Places DSP, Going Global Stamp Set and Timeless Textures Stamp Set.  The ribbon is some retired ribbon but is was the right color and size.  

Thanks for stopping by and letting me know what you think!
Karen


Birthday Blooms Mother's Day



I fell in love with the Flower in the Birthday Bloom Stamp Set.  I wanted to make a Mother's Day / Birthday Card with this set.  I could not make up my mind on the colors, so I used 3 different combos.  Combo 1:  Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Whisper White.  Combo 2: Blushing Bride, Calyso Coral, Mint Macaroon, Sahara Sand, Whisper White.  Combo 3: Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, Whisper White.  The inside of the cards are below.   I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut out these blooms.


   

Thanks for stopping by and letting me know what you think!
Karen

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Timeless Texture meets Picture Perfect


The other day I came across a card done by Anna Smith.  I loved how she made a beach scene with the new Timeless Texture Stamp Set. So I decided to sit down and create a beach card using the Timeless Texture, Wetlands, and Picture Perfect.  I have been wanting to use the Starfish from the picture perfect stamp set for some time.  
The Sand and Water was easy to creating using the Timeless Texture.  I sponged the sky using So Saffron and Soft Sky Ink.    


Thanks for stopping by and letting me know what you think!
Karen

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bringing Birthdays Back!


Not sure if you have seen this but Sharon West a Stampin' Up! Trainer at the Home Office started #Imbringingbirhtdaysback campaign and I thought it was a great idea.  This started on the Social Media but I am not a big user of the social media world.  I know I should but I just don't.

I decided I would change it around for my customers, and send them a handmade Birthday Card.  So for my Customers if you send me an email ( stampinbythebay@gmail.com )with your birthday (just the month and date), and mailing address if I don't have it already, I will send you a handmade Birthday card in the mail on or around your birthday.

Thanks again for stopping by!
Karen

January's Thank you Cards


I am a little late posting these but these were my Thank You cards for January's Orders.  Last Year I started to send out thank you cards to my customers when they place an order.  I have been trying to send out the same card but somethings I send out cards, I already have made.  I add a little insert that says:
Thank you so much for your recent order.
Here is a gift for you!
Regift and recycle
Send this card to a friend!

That way the customers get the joy of receiving one of my handmade cards but can reuse them. These cards were cased from the sample in the SAB catalog.  I used the SAB What I love Stamp Set, I fell in love with this set and really wanted to use the White Embossing Powder and the monochrome look.  I used Soft Sky and Mint Macaroon.  I started stamping a piece of cardstock with the Versa Mark and coated with White Embossing Powder.  I had to use my blender pen and ink pad to color inside the leaves.  I am not sure why but this stamp set does not have the inside stamp to color the leaves. I stamped all of them the same way and just rotated the paper for a landscape and portrait card.  I rounded the corners of the bottom of the one.  It was fun to change them around a little.  I did touch them up using the Wink of Stellar on the flowers which does not show up in the pictures.  I loved the way these turned out and hope you do too.  

Warning:  So if you place an order through my online store, make sure you DON'T select the option for NO CONTACT from your demonstrator,   If you do, I will not have your mailing address so I can not mail you a Thank you card and a annual Christmas Card.  

Thanks for stopping by and letting me know what you think!
Karen


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

In The Meadow


Here's another card I made using the In the Meadow stamp set without the deer.  It was hard for me not to put the deer on the card but I did it.  The DSP paper on the bottom half of the card is from the Going Places DSP Stack.  

Thanks for stopping by and letting me know what you think!
Karen