50th Anniversary

Hi!  Today I am sharing a card I made for neighbors who are celebrating their 50th anniversary today.

Anniversary, Number of Years, Blooming Heart, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I used both the Large Numbers and Blooming Heart dies for the front of the card.  The numbers are die cut from Gold Foil sheets while the heart is die cut from Basic Black card stock.  The sentiment is from the Number of Years stamp set and is embossed in Gold Embossing Powder.  I used the new Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon and Gold Bakers Twine (retired) for the bow.  I had planned on using the Gold Thread in the current catalog, but found  I didn’t have any – going on my list!

I hope they like the card!

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A Few Balloons

Hi! Today I am playing along with the sketch challenge over at Global Design Project – #GDP098.

Balloons, Birthday, Balloon Celebrations, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #GDP098

I have to admit, this one stumped me for a bit.  I had my banners, but didn’t know what to do with them after that.  I tried the bee’s nest and bees from A Little Wild – but didn’t like how that looked.   I thought about flowers – but it seems like that is the typical fall back, so didn’t want to go there.   Then it dawned on me – balloons for a birthday!  And, there you have it.  The banners are from the Delightful Daisy DSP pack as well as the Eastern Palace DSP pack.  The balloons and sentiment are from the Balloon Celebration set.  The balloons are stamped in So Saffron and Crushed Curry.  The sentiment is stamped in Black Archival ink.  My layers are Whisper White and Pool Party.  The base is Thick Whisper White card stock.   Once the creative juices kicked in, a relative quick and simple card.

What do you turn to when your mojo has taken a vacation?

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Buzzing By

Hi!  Today I have a quick but so sweet card to share with you today.

I don’t often pull off Clean and Simple cards – but I just loved how he turned out.  This little guy is from the A Little Wild set – great for little ones as well as big ones.  I used Watercolor Pencils – Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight to color the images.   The Designer Series Paper strip is from the Delightful Daisy pack.  My sentiment is from the Eastern Beauty set – I just love the font – and is stamped in Old Olive.

What do you think?  Would this card put a smile on your face if it arrived in the mail?  Yes?  Then leave a comment below and I’ll email you for your address and make one of these cuties to send you!

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On A Hill

Hi!  Thank you so much to all of you who have left comments on my recent posts!  I so appreciate it!!

Today I have another card featuring the Lovely As A Tree set – a must have for every stamper!

Lovely as a Tree, Sheltering Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes, SU! Stampin' Up!, Sympathy

This is done on Watercolor paper.  I used the “grass” swish from Sheltering Tree inked in Early Espresso for my ground and then stamped the trees in Basic Black Archival.   I used an Aqua Painter and Garden Green ink to color the trees and Pool Party to color the sky.   The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

It felt great to pull out some of the current “older” sets to play with – since the focus has been primarily on the new sets in the catalog.

What set in your stash hasn’t seen ink in a while?

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A Little Sparkle – Team Stamp It! Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome to the Team Stamp It! Christmas in July Blog Hop!!  So excited to be hopping with you today!  I just love how this turned out and it is so easy to do!

Lovely As A Tree, LaaT, Star of Light, SU!, Stampin' Up!, Embossing Paste, Glitter, Christmas

Let me show you a close up of the tree – and then explain what I did:

Lovely As A Tree, LaaT, SU!, Stampin' Up!, Christmas, Embossing Paste, Glitter

Do you see all that sparkle?  I added Dazzling Diamond Glitter to the Embossing Paste and then swiped it over my stamped image!  IRL it looks like it is snowing!  With just a thin layer of Embossing Paste, the glitter sticks and looks so pretty!

As you probably guessed, I used Lovely As A Tree for my image.  I colored the tree with Garden Green and the trunk with Chocolate Chip.  Once it dried, I covered the entire layer with the mixture of Dazzling Diamonds and Embossing Paste.  The paste dried in no time!

I layered the image on Basic Black.  I tied silver thread around the top and then layered the panel on a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Be Merry DSP pack.  That was then layered on Silver Foil and finally onto a Garden Green base.

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink on a scrap of Whisper White then die cut with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  This was popped into a banner of Garden Green using the same die.  Lastly, a scrap of SIlver Foil was used again with the same die, cut in half and adhered to the back.

I’d love to know what you think of this card.  I’ll be making some of these for my cards this year as I am just so happy with how it looks!

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If Life Gives You Lemons

Hi! How are you today?  I am doing pretty good – it is a gorgeous day!  I have a summery card for you today inspired by Brigitte Keiling.

Lemon Zest, Summer, SU!, Stampin' Up!, Cards, DIY

I loved her colors and layout so had to make my own version.  Doesn’t this just bring a smile to your face?

I did add Clear Wink of Stella to the lemons so they have that sparkle you see when you cut into one.  Here is a better view:

The colors are Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight.  The leaves are stamped in Wild Wasabi.   I had created a mask to sponge my background – makes it very easy for mass production.  I made these cards to put into orders from a recent workshop.

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  I forgot to take a picture of the inside – but I did add a layer of Whisper White card stock, stamped the sentiment “Squeeze it for all it’s worth” and added the other half of the cut lemon to the inside bottom left corner.

What do you think?  Ready for an icy cold glass of lemonade?  I sure am!

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Nine Lives

Hi!  Today I am playing along with the Color Challenge over at Global Design Project #GDP097

Pretty Kitty, SU! Stampin' Up!, #GDP097

The colors for the challenge are Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi and Crumb Cake.  I hadn’t played with my Pretty Kitty set in a while and thought it fit the challenge perfectly.

I stamped my image in Basic Black Archival ink and die cut with the Layering Ovals.  The mat behind is Berry Burst cut with the coordinating Stitched Framelits.

To get the different shades of flowers and butterfly, I used a blender pen to pick up my Berry Burst ink and colored as I went until the color was all out of the pen – this allowed for lighter and lighter shades so I could stay with the three colors.  I did use Versa Mark ink to stamp the background butterflies on the Crumb Cake base.  The butterflies are from Sharing Sweet Thoughts – this year’s Ronald McDonald House Charities set.

A little strip of Designer Series Paper from the Color Theory pack as well as some linen thread finishes off the card.

What would you do with these three colors?

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Oh, Hello Friend

Hi!  Today I have a card featuring this month’s Stamp Set of the Month!

Oh So Eclectic, SSOTM, SU!, Stampin' Up!

I just love the Oh So Eclectic Bundle!  It is very versatile and the coordinating dies can be used with so many other sets as well.  For today’s card, I featured both the stamp set and the dies.  I just love the die cut from the cardstock – makes it so easy to pop a color behind and give the card dimension.

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Did You See This?

Hi!  Today I have a card featuring the Number of Year’s Stamp Set!  Thanks so much to Esther Howard for this great idea!

Number of Years, SU!, Stampin' Up!

When looking at the set, I wouldn’t have thought to make a card without using a number.   The colors are Pear Pizzazz and Berry Burst.  I stamped the leaves twice without reinking in between to get a more dimensional look to the card.  This card could be used for any occasion and will be one of the cards we make at the August class.  Very quick and easy to reproduce if you are looking for a design.

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Remarkable You

Hi!  How are you doing?  It has been a busy week for me – traveling the South East looking at colleges with my daughter.   It has been fun!  I hope you are getting time this summer to spend with your loved ones.

Today, I have another card made with the embossing paste I showcased last week.

Remarkable You, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Masks, SU!, Stampin' Up!

For this card, I used the Pattern Party Decorative masks and tinted my Embossing Paste with Pear Pizzazz ink.  You only need a drop or two from the re-inker.    I mixed the ink and paste together on my silicone mat – easy to clean when I am done and would allow me to mix a few colors at once should I want – might have to try that next time.

The flower and sentiment are from the Remarkable You set.  I used the Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Pear Pizzazz markers to color the flower then fussy cut it out.  The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  The triple banner punch was used to cut the ends.

The base layer is Berry Burst – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  The Basic Black layer is 4 x 5 1/4″.  The Whisper White panel is 3 3/4 x 5″.

I did use dimensionals on the back of the flower and Snail adhesive on the stem to attach it to the card.

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