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

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sparkly Daisy

Here is a card I made for two challenges, a color challenge at Color Throwdown and a sketch challenge at Mojo Monday.  

I made the focal element by die cutting the daisy tag and gluing it to a piece of Stampin' Up's Window Sheet. I turned the piece over and colored the back side with Sharpies.  A generous layer of Crystal Effects was spread over the back side and Dazzling Diamonds glitter was sprinkled over top.  A piece of tissue paper was put on top of the glitter and on top of that a piece of white cardstock.  When all of the layers dried I carefully trimmed away the excess Window Sheet, tissue and cardstock using the tag edge as my guide.  

I love the bright, happy colors and the gorgeous sparkle!

STAMPS: That's the Tag
INK: Basic Gray, Sharpie markers
PAPER: Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White, Vellum, Window Sheets
OTHER: Timeless Tags Thinlits, Petal Burst EF, Gina Marie Candy Stripe die, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding

Friday, March 24, 2017

Orchids for Emmy

Dropping in to show you a card I made for my mother-in-law, Emmy. She is the best MIL, a great role model and she is wonderful with orchids! 

I used the sketch at Fusion Card Challenge found HERE.  The sentiment was stamped on the colored orchid and then die cut out of the panel. I made five more diecuts with plain white cardstock and stacked the diecut before putting back into place. 

STAMPS: Clearly Besotted Thinking of You, Jillibean Soup Prayers
INK: SU Basic Black, Polychromos color pencils
PAPER: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, SU Strawbery Slush, SU Basic Black
OTHER: Jillibean Soup Paryers die, Spellbinders Cirlces and Diamonds EF

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Just Add Orchids

Here is a card I created for the Just Add Ink sketch challenge found HERE.  This is my first time coloring with the Zig Real Color Brush Pens and WOW! They really lay out a lot of vibrant color!  Theses orchids turned out much brighter than I was going for so I left the rest of the card mostly neutral. I tried to color my white taffeta ribbon with the Zig brush pens but the color was not very even so I used my Copic markers to match. 



STAMPS: Clearly Besotted Thinking of You, SU You've Got This
INK: Staz On Black, Versamark, Zig Clean Color Brush markers
PAPER: Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Irresistibly Yours DSP, DSP Patterned paper in Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray
OTHER: 3/8" White Taffeta ribbon colored with Copic markers, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Stampin' Up Tasty Trucks

Here is a card I am submitting to the Stampin' Up Only Challenges blog. The challenge is to simply use an item from this year's Sale-a-bration catalog so I made this card with the Tasty Treats stamp set. I love the different treats you can add to the truck window!  I've shown two close-up variations below.  




   The ice cream cones looked funny to me floating in the air so drew a stand to hold the cones.  Then the "cone stand" looked strange to me so I added glue from the Fine Tip Glue pen and smeared in some Pool Party ink with a toothpick.  That was a bit of a fussy detail but the added detail allowed to me sleep that night!

STAMPS: Tasty Trucks
INK: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Peek-boo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake
PAPER: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Tasty Treats DSP
OTHER: Fine Tip Glue Pen, Pool Party Thick Bakers Twine