Monday, June 18, 2018

Nailed Love

When I noticed Chantal's card (on the right), I just knew I had to create a few for myself for the Father's in my life! Thanks Chantal for your inspiration!

As you can see... I changed it up just a tad to make it my own, but the layout is the same.

Happy Father's Day to all!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Nailed It, Amazing You, Apron of Love
Ink - Memento, Sahara Sand
Paper - Balmy Blue, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Magnetic Plate, Build It Framelits, scissors, glue dots, dimensionals

Friday, June 15, 2018

Numeral Phrases

One of my nieces is graduating this year from High School. Congrats to her!

I usually incorporate the school colors into the cards that I make for graduation. Hers are blue and white. I added the yellow to make it more feminine.

I used several different stamp sets to achieve this look. The background dots are from 'Avant Garden', the sentiment is from 'Floral Phrases', the numbers are from 'Number of Years', and the tassel is from 'Celebrate Today'.

Thanks for dropping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Number of Years, Avant Garden, Floral Phrases, Celebrate Today
Ink - Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch
Paper - Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Balloon Framelits, Large Number Framelits, glue dots, dimensionals



Monday, June 11, 2018

Mango Blooms

Trying out some of my new colors from Stampin' Up!. This is Mango Melody. I felt it was a very cheerful color.... perfect for a 'Thinking of You' card.

It took several tries before I got a good image of this stamp. As the ink pad was new and loaded with ink... I had to scrap some of the ink to the side of the ink pad in order to get a good stamped image.

A simple and easy card to make... just using one stamp set!

Enjoy your day!

Supplies Used:
Stamp set - Heartfelt Blooms
Ink - Mango Melody, Memento
Paper - Mango Melody, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon

More Lovely Wood

I was inspired by Quinn DeCamera's card (on the left) with her 'Lovely As A Tree' tree stamp inside the Leaflet Framelits. Beautiful! Thanks Quinn for designing it!

I sponged Early Espresso around the leaf to make it stand out on top of the other die-cut leaf.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Lovely As A Tree, Heartfelt Blooms, Vintage Leaves
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Wood Textures DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Leaflets Framelits, glue dots, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, sponge dauber


Saturday, June 9, 2018

Heartfelt Ribbon

It's that time again where we participated in the PurpleStride Cleveland 2018. This is a walk/run to raise funds to help find a cure, raise awareness and support for those with Pancreatic Cancer.

The 'Ribbon of Courage' stamp set was perfect for this occasion. Also, since I wanted to thank all those that generously gave to this worthy cause... I added the 'Thank You' sentiment from the 'Heartfelt Blooms' stamp set.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Ribbon of Courage, Heartfelt Blooms
Ink - Gorgeous Grape
Paper - Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Accessories - Big Shot, Magnetic Plate, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Layered Leaves DTIEF, glue dots, dimensionals


Friday, June 8, 2018

Springtime Serenade

Have you tried the Springtime Foil Specialty Papers from Stampin' Up! yet? Oh wow! What an elegant card it creates! AND..... this one is so easy to do!

I used Thick Whisper White cardstock as my base. Then adhered a 4x4.25 piece of Springtime Foil Specialty paper to the bottom. Then, from a scrap piece -- I cut out a flower with scissors. I added a few dimensionals to the back of the flower to make it 'pop'.

I used the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment from the 'Southern Serenade' stamp set. Then finished my card with Shimmer Ribbon.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Southern Serenade
Ink - Memento
Paper - Thick Whisper White, Springtime Foil Specialty Paper
Accessories - scissors, dimensionals, Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Passion Bouquet

My niece, Tori, is a talented artist. She completed this cute little plaque with flowers and posted on her Instagram site. I was inspired by the flowers and the black, so I tried to incorporate those colors in the card I made for her birthday.

Here is a picture of the plaque that I got inspiration from:
Isn't it cute! Well, I'm sure she will love my card!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Beautiful Bouquet
Ink - Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Memento
Paper - Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Basic Black, Petal Passion DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, glue dots, Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Beautiful Apron

Oh, now this is a cute stamp set with it's coordinating framelits. The Apron of Love stamp set and it's coordinating framelits - Apron Builder it such a good set for both men and women. It has baking items, grill items and hair-styling items! Cool huh!

This particular card is for my Uncle.... so I chose the grilling items to go with the apron. Now, the sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Apron of Love, Beautiful Bouquet
Ink - Memento
Paper - Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Merry Little Christmas DSP, Basic Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Apron Builder, glue dots.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Amazing Garden

I was inspired by Narelle Farrugia's card (on the right). I changed the colors to make it my own, but the design is all Narelle's! Thanks Narelle!

I used the Wood Textures DSP along with the Color Theory DSP for the background. The leaves are from the Petals & More Thinlits.  I "colored" in the flower petals with dark Daffodil Delight from the Stampin' Blends. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Amazing You, Rose Wonder
Ink - Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Blends)
Paper - Early Espresso, Whisper White, Color Theory DSP, Wood Textures DSP, Crushed Curry
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Die Brush, scissors, Petals & More Thinlits, Rose Garden thinlits, glue dots

Monday, May 21, 2018

Perfect Picture

What a cute set to make cute cards! I made this one for my nephew. I can see many different options with this set too! I'll have to play later on with this set (Picture Perfect Birthday).

I used the colors Lemon Lime Twist and Dapper Denim for a masculine feel. After I stamped the kazoo (is that what you call it).... I cut it out using scissors.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Picture Perfect Birthday
Ink - Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim
Paper - Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim, Whisper White
Accessories - scissors

Monday, May 14, 2018

Palette of Celebration

I totally got the inspiration for my Mother's Day cards from LeeAnn Greff (on the right)! Thanks so much LeeAnn! I obviously changed a few things, but the general design is all LeeAnn. What beautiful cards!

I used my Stampin' Blends to color the flowers: for the leaves on all of them, I used Old Olive (both light and dark). For the blue card - light Pool Party and light Night of Navy; for the purple card - dark Pink Pirouette and dark Rich Razzleberry; for the yellow - light and dark Daffodil Delight; and finally for the orange card - light and dark Calypso Coral.

I used Petal Passion DSP (Designer Series Paper) for the accent behind the floral spray.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Petal Palette, Something to Celebrate
Ink - Memento, Stampin Blends (Old Olive, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry)
Paper - Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Petal Passion DSP, Basic Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Die Brush, Petals & More Thinlits, dimensionals, Whisper White Organza Ribbon


Waterfront Picture

Wow! This stamp set is very versatile and goes with so many other sets too! I'm talking about the 'Waterfront' stamp set! Today, I made a cabin in the woods with a river scene. How cool is this set!
I used the ground cover stamp several times - overlapping to cover the white cardstock. I did the same for the river.

Thanks for checking in!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Waterfront, Picture Perfect Birthday
Ink - Crumb Cake, Pool Party, So Saffron, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories - Early Espresso Stitched Ribbon


Burger Apron

My nephew had been working at Burger King for several years. He recently acquired a new job as a Teaching Assistant at Cleveland State University.  So... we wanted to congratulate him and thought it would be funny to include a Burger King gift card within the card.

As you can see.... I used the colors of Burger King (and the gift card) to create my card. I used the 'Apron of Love' and 'Petal Palette' stamp sets.

Thanks for dropping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Apron of Love, Petal Palette
Ink - Real Red, Memento
Paper - Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Apron Builder Framelits


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Waterfront Lake

I really like how this card came together.  I wanted to use the lily pads and dragonfly stamps from the 'Swan Lake' set and pair it with the "water" stamp from 'Waterfront' set.

I colored the images in with my Stampin' Blends markers. Finally, I finished off the piece with the sentiment from the 'Better Together' set.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Swan Lake, Waterfront, Better Together
Ink - Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Stampin' Blends (Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Bronze)
Paper - Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Whisper White


Petal Bouquet

Have I said that this stamp set (Petal Palette) was my new favorite? Well, it truly is! I've seen a few cards that used the layered technique, so I figured I's play with it myself using this stamp set. WOW! What an impact this has!

To do this technique, cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock: one 5"x 3.75" and one 3.5" x 2.25. Using a small adhesive on the back of the smaller piece, adhere it the bigger piece (centered). Now, stamp the two floral sprays on each corner... don't worry that it doesn't ink close to the edge of the two pieces (this will be covered up by the black mat you see in the photo). I would suggest coloring your two pieces before you take them apart...this way it'll be easier to see what needs to be colored and what stays white. Now, mat each piece on Basic Black cardstock... and then adhere them together. Piece of Cake!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Petal Palette, Beautiful Bouquet
Ink - Memento, Stampin' Blends (Daffodil Delight, Old Olive)
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White

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