Monday, March 27, 2017

Leaf Wonder

 

I got inspiration for my card from Mary Brown. Thanks Mary!

As you can see I changed a few things from Mary's card to mine to make it my own!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Rose Wonder
Ink - Mint Macaron
Paper - Whisper White (thick), Tip Top Taupe, Perfectly Artistic DSP, Mint Macaron
Accessories - Big Shot, Rose Garden Thinlits, dimensionals

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sublime Sorbet


It's been a while since I participated in a blog sketch challenge, so I thought to give this one from Freshly Made Sketches a try. (FMS274).  You can find their blog here along with all the cards created with this sketch here:

Thanks Freshly Made Sketches for your inspirational sketch! Even though I chose to switch my card to landscape instead of keeping it portrait.

My sister-in-law has an RV where she has been traveling with her kids to see the 50 states. I thought the Sublime stamp set would be perfect for her. I paired the stamp set with a retired SU Designer Series Paper (DSP) -- Sweet Sorbet. 

I used an AquaPainter to color in the RV using colors within the DSP that I used.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - You're Sublime
Ink - Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand, Memento
Paper - Pool Party, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP
Accessories - Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, AquaPainter

Falling Details

The Falling in Love DSP (Designer Series Paper) is really pretty with the bokeh effect on a few of the papers. Pair it with the So Detailed Thinlits... and I believe you have a winner!

I used Sweet Sugarplum and Very Vanilla cardstock to match the paper.

Even though the card (I think) is elegant enough, I chose to add pearls to the ribbon to enhance the beauty of it.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - So In Love
Ink - Sweet Sugarplum
Paper - Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla, Falling In Love DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, So Detailed Thinlits, Precision Plate, Die Brush, Basic Pearls, Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lovely Details

What a beautifully detailed piece to add to cards. I'm speaking of the 'So Detailed' thinlits. See how I just added the thinlit and it just finishes off the card.... no need to add anything more.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - So In Love
Ink - Soft Suede
Paper - Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist
Accessories - Big Shot, So Detailed Thinlits, Precision Plate, Die Brush

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tualatin River Greenway

 


While Mike's parents were visiting us in Tualatin Oregon, we spent a few days walking along the Tualatin River Greenway. It was such a lovely walking trail with many places to relax and just sit along the river as well as along the trail. What was cool about it, was that it was an interpretive trail showcasing the end of the last Ice Age. 

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite software
Background - Autumn Blessings Mini - leaves (SyrenaE)
Embellishments - Blessed Be Pink -vine corner (MyMem); Seam Binding (Stampin'Up!); Ode to Springtime Mini - flower (OvrThFnc); A Mother's Love - flower (OvrThFnc)
Punch - Square (white)
Font - Cooper Black and CK Honey (Green)

Naval Air Station Museum

 

When we took Mike's parents to Tillamook Oregon, we stopped at the Naval Air Station Museum. It was cool to walk around Hangar B and to visualize what it was used for back in WWII (holding the navy blimps). Today, it houses around 20 aircrafts... one is the Erickson - Aero Spacelines Mini Guppy...which we were able to go into. Mike's Dad saw an army jeep that he drove during his days in the Army.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite software
Background - Be Proud (RvMcSou)
Embellishments - Made in America - spray of stars (kbs48)
Punch - Star (white); Square (white)
Font - Cambria (blue)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tillamook Cheese Factory



In May 2016, we took Mike's parents to Tillamook Oregon to see the Cheese Factory and the Naval Air Station Museum. Here are the pages on the Cheese Factory.... where we got to take a tour of the factory, eat samples of cheese and then have lunch. For lunch, we had Grilled Cheese sandwiches with fries and Mac N Cheese. We topped the trip off with some wonderful ice cream! Yum!

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite software
Background - Like Sunshine (mhtdesigns)
Embellishments - Sweet Shop - ice cream cones (Stampin' Up!)
Stamps -  Happy Together - line (Stampin' Up!); All Time Fav - spoon and spatula (Stampin' Up!)
Font - Calisto (blue)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Bandon Oregon2016

 

 

Continuing with our 2016 photobook here with our trip to Bandon Oregon in March 2016. We spent the weekend at the coast checking out the lighthouses along our route, going the the wildlife park and celebrating my birthday at a nice restaurant by the ocean. It was wonderful even though it rained a bit. The motel that we stayed at was right on the coast, and our room had a fantastic view of the ocean and a short walk down to the beach.  It was fantastic!

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite software

Background - Dog Days of Summer (Stina)
Embellishments - Summer Vacation -rope fence (LinJane); Blossoming Beauty Double Flowers (MyMem)
Punch - Flag (yellow, white and blue)
Text - Boulder (white); Vivaldi (blue)

LongBeach Aquarium

 

Well, let's just say I've been procrastinating a lot lately. A few weeks ago, I decided to start working on our 2016 photobook -- of places we have visited or things we have done in 2016. So, with that said, with these pages, I've scrapbooked our Long Beach California trip in January 2016.We went to the Aquarium of the Pacific with Mike's sister and her family along with Mike's parents. The kids enjoyed touching the sting rays. My favorite is the jellyfish... along with the raccoon butterflyfish!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite software

Background - Down By The Seashore (MyMem)
Embellishments - Round Button (Stampin' Up!); Summer Vacation - blue rope (LinJane); Blog Train About 2016 - Starfish (LouiseL); Down By The Seashore- stingray and starfish (MyMem); To The Beach - Octopus (KJDdsgn)
Text - Engravers MT and Segoe Print(dark blue)

Monday, February 27, 2017

Bloom Together

 

When I saw Krista Prattin's Artisan Card I just knew I had to create one of my own. I am wondering how she created her background with the stamp though.... mine looks too wide. I chose to use different colors for my card to make it my own.  Thanks Krista for your inspiration!

I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to try and get the background stamping even. The stamp is stamped twice wide and 5x down to create the background piece.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Botanical Blooms, Better Together
Ink - Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride
Paper - Whisper White (thick), Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
Accessories - Botanical Builder Framelits, Big Shot, Basic Pearls, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Cherry Blossoms

When I saw the leaves stamp in the Falling Flowers stamp set... I felt they would work great as branches of a tree. With the addition of the flowers in that same stamp set ----I've turned it into a Cherry Blossom tree!

Cherry Blossoms remind me of the the coming spring and everything being in bloom....as well as thoughts of love. So I felt it perfect for a Valentine's Day card for my hubby!
I love him so very much!

I embossed the leaves in white, as well as the sentiment. I added the blossoms with glue dots.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Falling Flowers, Flourishing Phrases
Ink - Versamark, Pink Pirouette
Paper - Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, May Flowers Framelits, glue dots, White Emboss Powder, Heat Tool

Monday, February 13, 2017

Paisley Wonder

I wanted to use the supplies I had to create a birthday card for my Aunt. She will be turning 70! I didn't want to showcase her age... but I felt that the Paisley Petals DSP (Designer Series Paper --  retired) fit the occasion.

I cut out a portion of the DSP for the flower on the frame. I used dimensionals to make the flower pop up from the frame.

I paired the DSP with the Rose Wonder stamp 'Happy Birthday' -- It was a great fit.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Rose Wonder
Ink - Marina Mist
Paper - Marina Mist, Whisper White, Paisley Petals DSP
Accessories - scissors, dimensionals

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Yearly Banner

The 'Time of Year' stamp set is a great set for masculine cards (in my opinion). Not too mushy with the sentiments and hardly any flowers.

This one is for my brother-in-law.

Thanks for taking a look.


Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Time of Year
Ink - Memento, Smoky Slate
Paper - Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Botanical Gardens DSP
Accessories - Bunch of Banners Framelits, Big Shot, dimensionals, Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon

Botanical Scribbles


I saw Sharon Burkert's card on Pinterest, and fell in love with the colors. Now as I did not have the specific background paper that she had... I used DSP from the 'It's My Party' for my card. The sentiment is a stamp from the Birthday Banners set. I just used portions of the stamp to place the 'birthday' underneath the 'happy' (as the stamp is all on one line).

Here is Sharon's card:

Thanks so much for your inspiration!

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Birthday Banners
Ink - Memento
Paper - Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, It's My Party DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Botanical Builder Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Swirly Scribbles, Basic Pearls, glue dots

Monday, February 6, 2017

Paisley Birthday

I have to say, using Designer Series Paper makes quick work with creating a lovely card. Here, I used a portion of the Paisley Petals DSP and paired it with the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.

With a touch of ribbon detail....the card is complete!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Birthday Blossoms
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Paisley Petals DSP
Accessories - Early Espresso Stitched Ribbon

Swirly Thoughts

This thank you card uses the Swirly Bird stamp set, the matching Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, and the Thankful Thoughts stamp set.

The biggest flower swirl I had to cut using scissors, but all the rest of the flowers and leaves have a corresponding thinlit.

Thanks for taking the time for a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Swirly Bird, Thankful Thoughts
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Memento
Paper - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, glue dots, scissors, Die Brush

Monday, January 23, 2017

Minnie 1

Turning 1 is such a wonderful birthday to celebrate! I chose a Disney Minnie theme for my card to her.
I used the envelope punch board to create the bow. I cut a strip of Melon Mambo at 1"  and then punched the curves to create the bow.

Have a wonderful day!

Supplies Used:
Paper - Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Melon Mambo DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Envelope Punch Board, Large Numbers Framelits, dimensionals, glue dots, Circles Collection Framelits

Birthday Tree

It's a very snowy day here in Cleveland Ohio... I so want to be on the beach soaking up the sun! So, what better way to boost my spirits then to create a beach scene with my Stampin' Supplies!

I see so many opportunities to use the Totally Tree stamp set. I hope to use it through all the seasons this year!

Tip: When using a dark color as I did for the tree leaves (garden green)... I always stamp on a scrap piece of paper prior to stamping on the tree. This way, you will still be able to see the lovely detail of the leaves under the green color.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Totally Trees, Birthday Banners
Ink - Garden Green, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Whisper White

Flower Birthday Years












I get many of my card inspirations from online, and this layout/design was one of them. Thanks to ZoeR on Splitcoaststampers website... I loosely used your design to create my own with the tools I had. Thanks ZoeR!

Here is her card:

I used Sweet Sugarplum and white for my card as my niece likes purple and blue!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Number of Years, Falling Flowers, Birthday Blossoms
Ink - Sweet Sugarplum
Paper - Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Large Number Framelits, May Flowers Framelits, dimensionals

Monday, January 16, 2017

Robot

Pairing the Houndstooth TIEF (Texture Impressions Embossing Folder) with the Silver Foil Sheets creates a great metal-looking background for this card with my robot stamp from the 'Boys Will Be Boys' stamp set!

I used the AquaPainter with Smoky Slate ink to color in my robot.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Boys Will Be Boys
Ink - Memento, Smoky Slate
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Silver Foil Sheets, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Houndstooth TIEF, AquaPainter

Detailed Banners

I saw a few cards on Pinterest where they used the Detailed Floral Thinlits and paper-pieced different colors within the die-cut piece. All I can say is... wow! that takes a lot of patience and a delicate hand! I ruined my first attempt with the tiny pieces inside the flowers. So... I decided to paper-piece behind the die-cut, so I didn't need to deal with very tiny pieces.

I chose these soft but bright colors to brighten up the deary days of winter. I sure hope my Aunt (and GodMom) loves it!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Birthday Banners
Ink - Peekaboo Peach
Paper - Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Die Brush, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, glue dots, dimensionals

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Snappy Day

This is a get-well card for my cousin who was involved in a hit-n-run and she broke her back. She is an amazing lovely lady... where one would be feeling sorry for herself, here she is making jokes and making the most of this awful situation. She is an inspiration to us all. She was fitted for a brace for her back, and she has lovingly referred to it as her lobster brace (it's not red, but white). So, in the same vein as a lobster.... I chose to send her a crab for her get-well card!
May she continue to recover quickly!

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - You're Sublime
Ink - Real Red, Memento
Paper - Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red DSP
Accessories - Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Floral Phrases

The Detailed Floral Thinlits, Flourishing Phrases stamp set and the Stitched Ribbon. Beautiful!  I am experiencing a bit of trouble with getting the pieces out after running the thinlits through my Big Shot. Maybe I just need a shim (extra piece of paper in my sandwich before running it through the Big Shot). =)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set - Flourishing Phrases
Ink - Smoky Slate
Paper - Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Die Brush, Precision Plate, Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon, Rhinestone, glue dot

Snow Place Buddies


I'm in LOVE with the Snow Place stamp set... it offers so many options. Also, pairing it with the Snow Friends Framelits makes creating cards a breeze. 
Now, I do have to say that I copied Mary Fish's card... with a little tweek. Thanks so much for your inspiration Mary! I can see many possibilities using this set. Here is Mary's card:

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Snow Place
Ink - Memento, Cherry Cobbler
Paper - Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Snow Friends Framelits, glue dots, Banners Framelits


MeltingMan



I've seen so many melting snowmen on Pinterest using the 'Sprinkles of Life' cloud stamp ... I just had to create one of my own. Now I did copy Melissa Davies' card, but tweeked it to make it my own. Thanks so much for your inspiration! Here is Melissa's card:

The way the sentiment came out was a mistake, but I think it made the card that much more appropriate, as it looks like it's fading/melting, like the snowman. The look was achieved by using the Basic Black marker on the stamp (so I could only get the words "Snow Way!")... I guess I should have stamped it on scrap paper and re-ink. As I said... I think it's perfect for the card.

Supplies Used:Stamp Sets - Sprinkles of Life, Snow Place
Ink - Smoky Slate, Memento, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Paper - Whisper White (thick), Brushed Silver
Accessories - Big Shot, Snow Friends Framelits, Tree Builder Punch, dimensionals, glue dots


Snow Friend


Starting to create some Christmas cards for this year. I knew I wanted to use the Snow Place stamp set, but wasn't sure what to place in the background. Well, I remembered that I purchased the 'This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)... so I found one that worked well with my snowman.
It's really fun putting all the Snow Place items together with the Snow Friends Framelits... so easy to cut out!
Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Snow Place
Ink - Memento, Garden Green Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie
Paper - Whisper White (thick), Cherry Cobbler, This Christmas Specialty
Accessories - Big Shot, Snow Friends Framelits

Elegant Wreaths


I've used the Wondrous Wreath before using traditional colors for Christmas (green and red) and Fall (orange, yellow), so I wanted to create some classy wreaths with white and gold.  I saw Cat Craig's card on Pinterest and thought I'd dress mine up a bit using the gold foil paper.  Here's Cat's card:

As you can see I made a few changes from Cat's card, but kept the general layout the same.  Thanks so much Cat for your inspiration!

Thanks for taking a peek!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Wondrous Wreath
Ink - Versamark
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Gold Foil
Accessories - Big Shot, Wonderful Wreath, Gold Emboss Powder, White Emboss Powder, Heat Tool

Monday, December 26, 2016

Silver and Gold Stars

 


Creating more Christmas cards for the season. I used the Star of Light stamp set and the coordinating Starlight thinlits. I love the versatility of this stamp set too... although, you can't see it here, as I used the same stamps and thinlits on both cards. The stamp set has many Christmas messages to choose from as well as different star stamps too. I hope to create a few more cards using the other stamps, so check back with my blog soon.

On the Gold Star card, I used Gold Foil paper and Very Vanilla cardstock with Gold Emboss Powder. On the Silver Star card, I used Silver Foil paper and Night of Navy cardstock with Silver Emboss Powder.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Star of Light
Ink - Versamark
Paper - Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Sheets, Night of Navy, Silver Foil Sheets
Accessories - Big Shot, Starlight thinlits, Heat Tool, Gold Emboss Powder, Silver Emboss Powder, rhinestones, pearls, dimensionals

Pretty Christmas


Creating some more Christmas cards... this time using the Christmas Pines stamp set and the coordinating Pretty Pines Thinlits. I also used This Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) on both of these cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Christmas Pines
Ink - Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, This Christmas DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Die Brush, glue dots, dimensionals, Basic Pearls

Star Banner

I decided to copy one of the layouts on the cover of the Holiday Catalog 2016.... making it my own with different papers and sentiment stamps. Great layout!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Good Greetings, Birthday Banners
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Paper - Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, This Christmas DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Stars Framelits, dimensionals

Better Friends

Such a cute reindeer! The Foxy Friends stamp set offers many different animals to create with it... I knew I had to make a reindeer card for Christmas for my nephew.

I think the Candy Cane Lane DSP worked perfectly with this stamp too!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Foxy Friends, Better Together
Ink - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Memento, Early Espresso
Paper - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Banners Framelits, Fox Builder Punch, Linen Thread, glue dot

Pine Accents


So many cards to make for Christmas.... it's so easy to create different cards for people when you have some beautiful inspiration on Pinterest.  I was excited when I saw Elizabeth Price's card, and thought I could do something similar with the framelits and papers that I had.  Thanks Elizabeth for your inspiration!  Here is her card for reference:

See.... different yet very similar to mine!  I used 2 different Designer Series Paper on my card... one from Candy Cane Lane and the other from This Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by for a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Christmas Pines
Ink - Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP, This Christmas DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Die Brush, Precision Plate, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Sprinkled Trees

It's really kinda amazing how this card evolved from what I had originally planned when I first started took this stamp set out.

My original color choice was to use gray/white with a touch of red for the bird. Instead I ended up using black/vanilla with the touch of red...not really traditional Christmas colors, but I believe the end result is pretty amazing!

I wanted to utilize the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper...and the colors on this particular sheet was black and vanilla. So, I adjusted my thinking and I'm so happy I did!

Thanks for checking!



Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Sprinkles of Life, Totally Trees, Christmas Pines
Ink - Versamark, Memento
Paper - Very Vanilla, Basic Black, This Christmas Specialty DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Stars Framelits, scissors, dimensionals, Tree Builder Punch, White Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Black Solid Baker's Twine
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