Saturday, October 7, 2017

Welcome Fall

Just a quick post to get this card in the challenge at SUO Challenges found HERE.  The challenge is titled Shape Up and we are to use punches and/or die cuts on our project.  I used this fun new stamp and die set from Stampin Up.  

STAMPS: At Home With You
INK:  Staz-On, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Island Indigo, Basic Gray
PAPER: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Wood Textures DSP
OTHER:  At Home Framelits, Pinewood Planks EF. 1/16" hole punch, linen thread

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

You've Got This? Not Really.

I love the inspiration picture at The Paper Players theme challenge this week. We are asked to create a card with the theme Autumn Floral and I knew right away I wanted to put the rustic wooden planter on my card. I had to fiddle a little while to get the angle right and then to get the wood grain going the "right" way. After staring at it for a good 20 mins I decided to draw the box outline and then, finally, I was happy with it. Let me tell you, filling the planter was not any easier!  So many options, flower stamps and looks!  Even now, after I've deemed the card complete, photographed and prepared it to post, I see I want to mess with the position of the flowers some more. SIGH, oh well. This card will be at my next card class so I will make another one myself and play around with it a bit more.  

The Paper Players Challenge can be found HERE.  I'm also entering this card in the challenge at TGIF Challenges found HERE. The challenge there is a Tic-Tac-Toe and my card is represented in the diagonal, Watercolor-Designer Series Paper-Metallics.  

STAMPS: You've Got This, Colorful Seasons, Petite Petals
INK: Staz-On, Cherry Cobbler, Fresh Fig, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green, Early Espresso
PAPER: Sahara Sand, Fresh Fig, Watercolor Paper, Wood Textures DSP, Copper Foil Sheets
OTHER: Seasonal Layers, Flourish Thinlits, Petite Petals Punch, Elegant Dots EF, So Saffron Stitched Ribbon, Black Micron Pen

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Freshly Painted Harvest

September has been very warm for us here in Geneva, IL but Fall is upon us and I'm behind in planning for my Fall/Halloween class next week!  This card was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches found HERE

STAMPS: Painted Harvest, Burlap, Big on Birthdays
INK: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
PAPER: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
OTHER: Layered Circles Framelits, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Tree Rings for Him

Masculine cards are so hard to make!!  No pink or purple, no bling or sparkle.  But, at least I found a reason to use this neat tree rings stamp from Stampin' Up.  MI'm entering this card in the challenge at Global Design Project found HERE

STAMPS: Tree Rings, Tin of Cards
INK: Versamark, Early Espresso
PAPER: Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, retired DSP-name?
OTHER: Copper EP, Copper Trim, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Espresso Candy Dots

STAMPS: Tree Rings, Tin of Cards, Vintage Leaves
INK: Versamark, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (stamped off)
PAPER: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Adventure Bound DSP
OTHER: Leaflet Framelits, Early Espresso EP, Early Espresso Cotton Ribbon

Friday, September 8, 2017

Tie Dye Blast From The Past

Here is a card for a fun challenge at SUO Challenges which can be found HERE.  The theme is Blast from the Past and that makes me think of tie dye....although tie dye seems to be past, present and future! 
 I used a coffee filter, twisted it and rubber banded it just like you would a t-shirt.  There are many instructions on the web but HERE is one example.  I then used an Aquapainter with three colors of reinkers, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo.  I saturated the coffee filter with the ink in three sections making sure the section overlap to create the secondary colors. I showed this to my 13 year old daughter this week and it looks like we will be buying some dies and a t-shirt this weekend:-)

STAMPS: Custom Tee, Big on Birthday, Crazy About You
INK: Basic Black, Versamark, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
PAPER: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, white coffee filter
OTHER: T-Shirt Builder Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlit, White EP, Metallic Enamel Shapes

I made a few more, less fussy, tie dye backgrounds to offer at my class this weekend.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Back To School Bike Ride

Here is a card that was inspired by two challenges. The first is a Back to School theme challenge from the Paper Players seen HERE.  My color inspiration was found at Stamps Ink Paper Challenges seen HERE.  
This is such a fun stamp set to play with!  I like the stamps that are designed to "color in" the line art stamps. They provide a different option to watercoloring or coloring with markers.  The stamp set and dies give several options for decorating the bike so I made a second card with a bit more going on!  


STAMPS: Bike Ride, Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron
PAPER: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Whisper White
OTHER: Build-a-Bike Framelits, Artisan Label, Garden Trellis EF, Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Stampin' Up You Move Me

Look at this fun card made with a new stamp and die set from Stampin' Up!  The static picture is not as exciting as the interactive part so I have included a video.  So fun!  I'm listing this card in the Splitcoast Stampers challenge - Spread Your Wings And Fly.  If you have never been to Splitcoast Stampers you have to check out this awesome stamping site by clicking HERE.  


STAMPS:You Move Me, Colorful Season, Honeycomb Hello
INK: Melon Mambo, Strawberry Slush, Blackberry Bliss
PAPER: Melon Mambo, Soft Sky, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Old Olive, Painted Blooms DSP
OTHER: Move Me Thinlits, Layering Squares Framelits, Seasonal Layers Framelits, Wood Crate Framelit, Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon

Monday, September 4, 2017

Pocketful of Daisy Delight

Inspiration for this card was found at Try Stampin On Tuesday found HERE.


STAMPS: Daisy Delight, Pocketful of Sunshine, Simply Sketched
INK: Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach, Night of Navy
PAPER: Pool Party, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Delightful Daisy DSP
OTHER: Daisy Punch, Pocket Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Petal Burst EF, Burlap Ribbon

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Stampin' Up Daisy Delight

Thank you to Global Design Project for the inspiration this week. Their sketch was exactly what I needed to jump start this card.  You can find Global Design Project challenge HERE

STAMPS: Daisy Delight, Jar of Love, Beautiful Bouquet
INK: Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Versamark
PAPER: Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Vellum cardstock
OTHER: Daisy Punch, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Calypso Coral Ombré Ribbon, Pattern Party Decorative Mask, Embossing Paste, White Embossing Powder, Everyday Jars Framelits, Bouquet Bunch Framelits

I think I might like it a bit better as a vertical card. On this card  I used a die from Impression Obession called Leafy Branch. 

I'll be back tomorrow with another Daisy Delight card. 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Hand Stamped Seahorse

I love his die from Hero Arts although it was not a very practical purchase!  This card was created for the challenge at Hand Stamped Challenges found HERE.  

STAMPS: Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse
INK: Stampin' Up- Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Baked Brown Sugar; Distress Inks- Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Evergreen Bough, Versamark
PAPER: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Watercolor Paper
OTHER: Hero Arts Reef Border Die, White Embossing Powder, twine, seashells

Monday, July 31, 2017

Stampin' Up Botanical Succulents

I have a few cards I want to share that I created for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge found HERE.  Well...I always forget that this challenge site asks for the designs to be "clean" and I have trouble accepting white space on my, this first card ( the one I am submitting) is the "cleanest" I have!

STAMPS: Crazy About You
INK: Calypso Coral 
PAPER: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Succulent Garden DSP 
OTHER: Botanical Builders dies, Happy Birthday Thinlit

STAMPS: Crazy About You
INK: Calypso Coral 
PAPER: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, 
Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macron Glimmer Paper, Succulent Garden DSP
OTHER: Botanical Builders dies, Happy Birthday Thinlit

STAMPS: Crazy About You
INK: Cajun Craze
PAPER: Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, Old Olive, Botanical Garden DSP
OTHER: Basic Black Candy Dot, Botanical Builders dies, Happy Birthday Thinlit

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Beautiful Day at Stamp Ink Paper

All of my summer traveling is complete and I hope I am heading into the lazy days of summer.  I am hoping to have more time to get into my stamping room again!  Here is a new card I am submitting to the Fabulous Flowers challenge at Stamp Ink Paper found HERE.  

STAMPS: Altenew Beautiful Day, SU Everyday Tags
INK: Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Fresh Fig, Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight
PAPER: Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
OTHER: SU Layering Squares Framelits, SU Cheerful Tags Thinlits, Altenew Beautiful Day dies, SU Elegant Dots EF, 5/8" Rich Razzleberry ribbon, Rich Razzleberry Candy Dot

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, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Powder Pink
INK: Berry Burst, Flirty Flamingo, 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