Monday, June 26, 2017

Stampin' Up Beautiful Bouquet

I haven't taken much time to stamp this summer but I had to make time to create a card for a special person.  Growing up, Aunt Beulah lived next door to me.  We will be celebrating her 90th birthday this weekend and we've been asked to share out favorite memories of Beulah.  One of my many memories is of summertime and my sweet aunt tending to all of the flowers bordering her house and fenceline.  For some reason I specifically remember the Portulaca flowers that she always grew.  I don't have a Portulaca stamp (shocking!)  but I do have this new stamp set from Stampin' Up called Beautiful Bouquet.  I followed a past sketch from Mojo Monday which, I'm sad to say, is not longer holding challenges.  













STAMPS: Beautiful Bouquet, Marbled
PAPER: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Powder Pink
INK: Berry Burst, Watermelon Wonder, Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink
OTHER: Bouquet Bunch, Layered Leaves Dynamic EF, White Organza ribbon, Gina Marie Designs Stained Glass Border Oval die 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stampin' Up From the Herd

Just a quick post to show a card I made for the sketch challenge at TGIF Challenges found HERE.  I used a stamp set, From the Herd, that I bought from Stampin' Up in January 2015 so this card also works for the challenge at Retro Rubber found HERE











STAMPS: From the Herd, Endless Birthday Wishes
PAPER: Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Fresh Fig, Neenah Solar White
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Fig, Copic Markers
OTHER: Wood Crate Framelits, Fresh Fig ribbon

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Water Lillies Thanks

I made this card following the "case the designer" challenge at Global Design Project found HERE.  I "cased" Michelle's layout and had intended to make mine clean and simple but I have a hard time keeping white space white!  This card was made with the same stamp set as my previous post but this time I just did the multi layering stamps, no color pencils. 




STAMPS: Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lillies, SU So Very Much
PAPER: SU Lucky Limeade, SU Rose Red, SU Whisper White
INK: Stampin' Up- Rose Red, Hero Arts- Soft Pink, Bubble Gum and Red Royal, Altenew- Bamboo, Parrot and Olive, Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio
OTHER: SU Layering Squares Framelits, Little B Handwritten dies, Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles



Friday, April 28, 2017

Happy Birthday Water Lilly

This card was created for the sketch challenge at The Paper Players found HERE. I have finally inked up a Hero Arts stamp set I got several months ago and I tried out a new technique.  These stamps are multi layering stamps but I only used two layers of stamps.  I stamped with two light pink colors and used those colors to get a sense of the outline and shading of the water lilly.  Then I colored in the flower with color pencils.....time consuming but fun! The Lilly pads were just stamped and the water streaks were created swiping my ink pad using a direct to paper technique. 







STAMPS: Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lillies, SU Big on Birthdays, SU Bring on the Cake
PAPER: SU Lucky Limeade, SU Rose Red, SU Whisper White
INK: Stampin' Up- Rose Red, Hero Arts- Soft Pink and Bubble Gum, Altenew- Bamboo, Parrot and Olive, Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio
OTHER: SU Layering Squares Framelits, Lawn Fawn Sentiment Banner



Friday, April 7, 2017

Stampin' Up Umbrella Weather

Just a slight variation on yesterday's card. I made this one for the challenge at SUO Challenges found HERE.   The challenge is to create a card using an April theme and to use only Stampin' Up products. 



STAMPS: Weather Together, You've Got This
INK: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, Smokey Slate
PAPER: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Calypso Coral, A Little Foxy DSP
OTHER: Umbrella Weather Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Calypso Coral Ribbon

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Wishing You Brighter Days


I used inspiration from two challenges for this card.  The sketch is from Try Stampin' On Tuesday blog found HERE. The color inspiration was found at Hand Stamped Sentiments blog HERE.  Thank goodness for the creative people who come up with the sketches and color combos.  Without those imaginative people I would just sit at my desk, stare at my craft supplies and eat chips.  








STAMPS: Weather Together, You've Got This
INK: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Smokey Slate
PAPER: Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, A Little Foxy DSP
OTHER: Umbrella Weather Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles, Calypso Coral Ribbon

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Stampin' Up Stylish Stems

Here at is a card I will be offering at my next card class that was completely inspired by the challenge at TGIF Challenges found HERE.  



The challenge was to choose a designer's card to CASE and I choose this card from Carolynn Sanders.  



I used the card layout and I love her colors and took inspiration from that.  




STAMPS: Number of Years, misc thank you stamp
INK: Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana
PAPER: Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper, Afternoon Picnic DSP
OTHER: Large Letters Framelits, Stylish Stems Framelits, Square Lattice EF, Spellbinders Circles and Diamonds EF, Gina Marie Stained Glass Border Ovals