Sunday, June 30, 2013

Verses Rubber Stamp

Long time no blog! As many of you know I had surgery this past week. I have been dealing with a problem no one doctor could agree on for the past 2 plus years! Then I finally became so sick last month that after to going to another specialist he found the problem. So hopefully this surgery will have corrected the situation. But enough of doctor talk! LOL!!!

I was so fortunate to be picked to be on the design team for Verse Rubber Stamp Company but being so sick I've really fallen behind in my card making.

I do have one card today and plan on posting more cards using there stamps later on this week. I hope you will enjoy this. I used an image stamp from La Blanche Stamps carried by Create & Craft. The sentiment I used is my absolute favorite! I used all natural colors and some really cool natural embellishments from the skeleton leaves to some pine cones from my yard. Enjoy!




Take care and have a wonderful week. I wish you time to be creative but most of all time to stamp!

Till my next post...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Gift Bag Fun



Hello everyone!

I had a few requests to show how to put this cute gift bag together. It's a bit different than the way I showed everyone at Red Letter Journals. Through trial and error this seemed to work the best way for me. I didn't realize but the shot of the way the one tabs were cut wasn't on screen clearly. I'm so sorry for that. The tabs should be cut horizontally NOT vertically. I also forgot to say use a bit of glue on the inside tabs so they lay flat. 

I hope this helps. And please remember you can still pause the video anytime to make sure you can see what I've done. I was trying not to take too long(but it does seem a bit rushed!) If you have any other questions please feel free to ask!

Take care and I wish you time to create but most of all time to STAMP!

Till my next post...

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday Stamping With Shirley

Hello Everyone and Happy Mother's Day!


It seems like forever since my last post. I wanted to do just a quick share today of a few pictures of my Mom and the card I made her this year. Hope you will enjoy them.  The first Picture is of my Mom in September 1955 and the 2 smaller pictures one where she is holding me and the other she is standing holding my brother David next to my sister Mary, that's me in the foreground in blue shorts.



Over the years I've made her quite a few cards but I really liked this one. I took a class at Archiver's with my good friends Amy Day, Joe Morgan and Betty Scott. We learned this color technique in class. The image stamp is from Northwoods Rubber Stamps and the sentiment is from the Stampin Up set Teeny Tiny Wishes. I wish the pictures would do it justice. Mom loved the card and her gift we got her this year. All my siblings and I went in and got her a tree for her front yard. Now to get it planted this week! 




Take care my dear blog followers. I wish you time to be creative but most of all time to STAMP!

Till my next post...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Vacation TIme!

Hi Everyone!

I meant to post last Saturday that I was taking vacation time this week. I'll be back next Wednesday. I hope anyone who is local will get a chance to go to Artiscape in Dublin, Ohio this coming weekend. It's one of my favorite mixed media shows of the year! I'll be sure to post pictures of the event when I get back next week!

Have a great week!

Till my next post...

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Stamping With Shirley & A Shamless Plug For Our Class

Hello my dear blog friends,

Today was the monthly card exchange at Red Letter Journals in Grove City, Ohio. The theme for the month was music. I ended up with a clean and simple design using just a background stamp and sentiment. A pop of red cardstock, ribbon and gems really made the card! I hope you like it. All supplies were from Stampin Up except the gems(unknown) and I used Memento Black Ink.








Since I was at the store I wanted to take a few pictures and decided to do a quick (and yes shameless) ad for an upcoming class I have the privilege of co-teaching with Betty Scott of Create & Craft. It's on Saturday April 27 from 11AM to 2PM.

Here are the pictures of the projects and a very quick video. I was trying to hurry and misspoke in a few places but I meant to say was we would be drawing prizes through out the class not contest! ugh!!! But, I'm sure you'll get the gist. hehe



And here is the link to the video! Enjoy!


http://youtu.be/bl4sKjMiHhY

Till my next post...

Friday, March 29, 2013

Finally! Create & Craft Class Schedules for Stampaway

I was so excited to see the class schedules for Create & Craft for Stampaway! I am taking the Fairy Bottle Class for sure! It's going to be so FUN! I'm thinking of taking the Animal Spirit card class too. All Joe's classes look great this year. I saw the books first hand and they blew me away! Decisions , decisions! LOL!

The classes are through August 7-9 and the All day convention is Saturday the 10th, 2013.

Hope you check out some of the fun classes they are offering. Maybe I'll see you there! (What about it Paula??? Will you be taking any of these???)

http://www.createncraft.com/stampaway

Till my next post...

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Stamping With Shirley

What a weekend it has been! Memories Expo was in Columbus, Ohio on Friday and Saturday. I had so much fun helping Betty Scott of Create & Craft do her Iris Folding Card Class. Then my sister and I took Joe Rotella's No Sew Quilted Frame Class. Now before you say "Hey that's not stamping!" Joe showed us that we can use our scrapbooking papers, gilding ,stamps and so much more to do these kits. We didn't have enough time to finish them in class but we learned how to do the project including the frame which is the hardest part. I finished this frame at home in less than 40 minutes! Can't wait to finish the other kits I bought! So here is a quick picture of my finished hummingbird and two of the many kits he offered. I think he may be doing this class at Red Letter Journals in Grove City, Ohio later this year. There is a really fun variety of kits. I can see using Stampin Up's Fabrics along with their matching stamps and cardstocks for perfect gifts!



I did want to leave you with a quick look back at my first card of the year made with a stamp from Verses Rubber Stamp along with a link to the video where I made the card. Enjoy! I will have more cards using their stamps this week. So keep an eye out for a fun post and blog candy to come! 

 http://simplystampinwithshirl.blogspot.com/2013/01/exciting-newsverses-rubber-stamps.html

Take care and have a wonderful day! It's snowing every so lightly here today. The perfect day for a cup of tea and some rubber stamping!

Till my next post...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Loved This!

Verses Rubber Stamp Company Verses Rubber Stamp Company 5669 Creek Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(p) 513-793-4558
(f) 513-793-4601
versesrubberstamps@fuse.net
www.versesrubberstamps.com
March 22, 2013
The calendar says it's Spring but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature here in Cincinnati!

This card from design team member, Suzanne Czo
sek, has us dreaming of wamer weather.
Stamp used on the card is QQ1203E- Salt of the Ocean.



Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunday Stamping With Shirley

Happy St Patrick's Day to you all from my hubby and me!



Today I have just a quick post to show you a stair step card I received for St Patrick's Day. Isn't it wonderful! I love making cards with different folds. And this is one of my favorites! This card was made by my good friend and workout buddy Amy Day. You did a great job!


And I'd love to leave you with a cute treat cone made with Stampin Up's petal cone die. Here is a link to a video to see how it was made.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tI4dXaDsQXk  
I added the button to the bow and liked the added little touch. The papers are from Red Letter Journals in Grove City Ohio. The buttons from Michaels and the ribbon is from Stampin Up. I hope you'll check out some of her videos. She is one of my favorite Stampin Up Demonstrators! Love her style and how she explains things.


I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend and have a week filled with chances to be creative but most of all time to stamp! Take care.

Till my next post...



Sunday, March 3, 2013

Drawing For Blog Candy Winner

Hello Everyone,


It's been a long week and I want to say how sorry I am that I was unable to post last Sunday. This Sunday I wanted to at least post the blog winner from last blog candy. I guess better late than never as the saying goes. I've haven't been up to par this week. I will post this week as soon as I'm doing a bit better.


I went to a crop yesterday(Saturday) where all the proceeds went to the cancer Society. It was nice to get out. And a big thank you to my sister for coming to get me and doing the driving! And a big thank you to my friend Susan Day for helping me with the drawing!!!


As you can see from the picture I put all the names for the drawing and then video taped the drawing.


Enjoy the video and congratulations Nancy!