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.