Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Avant Phrases


I needed some cheerful Get Well cards.... so when I saw Chris Slogar's cards on Pinterest, I just knew I could create something similar with it.  Thanks so much Chris for giving me the inspiration to sponge daub a darker color on the flowers to get a two-tone effect. Thanks for your inspiration too!

Now, with each flower, I inked the stamp in the lighter color. ie: Peekaboo Peach, Powder Pink, Daffodil Delight and Perfect Plum. I then took a sponge dauber (used a separate dauber for each color), and inked them in Pumpkin Pie, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry and Fresh Fig... then sponged it in the center of the flowers before stamping the image on the paper. I added the stamens in Basic Black and the stems and leaves in Pear Pizzazz.

Each has coordinating DSP and ribbons to make each stand out and be a bit different from the others.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Avant Garden, Flourishing Phrases
Ink - Peekaboo Peach, Powder Pink, Daffodil Delight, Perfect Plum,Pumpkin Pie, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry, Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz, Memento
Paper - Fresh Fig, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight DSP, Peekaboo Peach DSP, Perfect Plum DSP, Flirty Flamingo DSP
Accessories - Dimensionals, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon, Daffodil Delight Stitched Ribbon, Fresh Fig Finely Woven Ribbon

Friday, October 13, 2017

Fresh Detail

I saw a similar card using the 'Detailed Floral'  thinlits with a ribbon to close the card. Once you untie the ribbon, the card opens like a normal card.

I created this lovely card for my wonderful husband. We are celebrating 15 years of marriage! It seems like yesterday that we've said 'I Do'.  I love you honey!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Paper - Fresh Fig, Very Vanilla
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Fresh Fig Finely Woven Ribbon

Friday, October 6, 2017

Birthday Remarks

I paired the flower in the 'Remarkable You' stamp set along with the sentiment in the 'Birthday Banners' set in this card.

I also used the retired Brights DSP... I so miss these paper stacks from Stampin' Up! But... I have enough of it leftover that I can still utilize it on my cards for a while! =)

I added the heart from the Brights Enamel Shapes... very cute addition, if I do say so myself. Now I'm wondering why I didn't purchase these sooner. LOL!

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Remarkable You, Birthday Banners
Ink - Black Staz-on, Memento, Smoky Slate, Real Red
Paper - Basic Black, Real Red DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Brights Enamel Shapes (Real Red), AquaPainter

Adventurous You

Many times Designer Series Paper helps to add a bit more pizzazz or depth to cards....as it is with this card. Using a plain brown background would have been fine on this card, yet, using the Wood Textures DSP, adds a bit more meaning to the branch that I used as a focal piece in this instance.

I paired the leaves in the 'Remarkable You' stamp set with the sentiment from the 'Balloon Adventures' set.

I colored in the leaves with Crumb cake using the AquaPainter.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Remarkable You, Balloon Adventures
Ink - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Paper - Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Wood Textures DSP
Accessories - AquaPainter, scissors

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Siesta Key Album

My husband and I went on vacation to Siesta Key, Florida with my brother and his family. We rented a home for a week and had a fabulous time spending time with them. I created a photobook for my brother's family, as well as myself. It was created in My Memories Suite (my digital software program. I didn't print it through My Memories though.... as I had a Shutterfly coupon for half off the total cost of the books. The book came out beautifully! My brother's family was delighted to receive the album to highlight their trip too.

Here are the individual pages:













Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite
Background - Beige with Stampin Up! Overlay (Vintage Overlay) - sand
Embellishments - Beach Time - starfish (Dillie); Lemonade Stand - pearls (Stampin' Up!)
Shapes - Rectangle (filled w/End of Summer Teal paper)
Font - LD Shelly Print

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Flamingo Get Well

My cousin had surgery on her hip and is recovering at home for a few weeks. The brace that she was given, immobilizes her hip/leg so that it's in a bent position. She referred to it as a 'Flamingo Brace'. I wanted to create a card that had flamingos on it, but didn't have a flamingo stamp.  I did recall that I had some digital paper within my digital software that had flamingos. So, I created this card within My Memories Suite and printed it out on Whisper White cardstock... and finishing it up the traditional way.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite
Designer Series Paper - Pink Flamingo
Stamp Brush Set - Teeny Tiny Wishes (Blue)

Paper - Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories - Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon, Big Shot, Polka Dots TIEF, glue dot

Monday, September 25, 2017

Colorful Layers

My friend loves the color blue, so I knew I wanted to incorporate her favorite color within this card that I was creating for her birthday. I loved the cheerful colors of the color combo - Daffodil/Bermuda/Calypso too!

I had first stamped the flower image from the Colorful Seasons stamp set. I wasn't happy with the results... so I opted to just use the thinlits flower die from the coordinating thinlits 'Seasonal Layers' to create my flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Colorful Seasons
Ink - Calypso Coral
Paper - Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Seasonal Layers, Basic Pearls, glue dots

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Birthday Wings

I paired two different stamp sets for this card. 'Watercolor Wings' for the butterfly and 'Big On Birthdays' for the sentiment w/flowers.

The 'Watercolor Wings' stamp set is a triple-time stamp set, meaning that you have to stamp several layers to achieve the finished stamped image. For this card, I chose to use Daffodil Delight for the base of my butterfly. Then, with the wing edges, I used Pumpkin Pie ink. Finally for the last layer, I chose Memento ink to finish off my Monarch butterfly.  I used the Butterflies Thinlits to die-cut the butterfly to make it pop up from the panel.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Watercolor Wings, Big On Birthdays
Ink - Memento, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits, glue dots

Monday, September 18, 2017

Birthday Layers


I was again inspired by Natalie Lapakko's cards... this one utilizing the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper along with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits (leaf die-cut).
This card was easily created using a 3x3 inch piece of the Wood Textures DSP, and adhering the leaf die cut on top. The sentiment was from the "Birthday Banners" stamp set.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp set - Birthday Banners
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - Whisper White, Early Espresso, Wood Textures DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Precision Plate, Die Brush

Botanical Quotes


I totally fell in love with Chiaki Haverstick's lovely wedding card. I found it on Pinterest. I knew I had to create my own for my God-Daughter who is got married today! The white with gold foil is so stunning together.... perfect for a wedding card!

I used the sentiment from Occasional Quotes (a retired set). Although die-cutting each flower was a bit time-consuming.... once die-cut... it was easy to just glue-dot them on the panel.

Congratulations to Brooke and Steven!

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Occasional Quotes
Ink - Crumb Cake
Paper - Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, Gold Foil
Accessories- Big Shot, Botanical Builder Framelits, glue dots, Basic Pearls

Wedding Invitations - Sunflowers

I had the great pleasure of creating the wedding invitations for my Goddaughter, Brooke, and her fiance, Steven. Now husband and wife as of September 16, 2017! Congratulations Mr and Mrs Hall.

The outside pocket card is made from a single sheet of 8.5" x 11" Night of Navy cardstock. I cut the piece to 8.5" x 10". I then scored it at 5" down the center (the 10" side). I then cut the left side of the paper to 7" (out of the 8.5") and made the cut reach the score line. From there, I scored the flap to create the pocket. I used one glue dot to adhere it to the back.

I designed both the invitations and the response cards with my digital software - My Memories Suite.
The sunflowers are from Country Sunflowers (Mandog) and the fonts used are Engravers MT, Berhart, and Chancellor. I created 100 invitations.

After adhering each invitation to the pocket card, I placed the response card and an envelope in the pocket to the right. I purchased burlap cloth from Joann's to use to wrap the invitation closed (I used staples to stick the ends together... as well as stapling the sunflower back to the burlap. I then added the sunflower center on top to hide the staple.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite
Fonts - Engravers MT, Bernhart, Chancellor
Embellishments - Country Sunflowers (Mandog)
Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso
Accessories - Burlap, staples, glue dots, envelopes

Avant Flourish

This card is a little out of my comfort zone with it only being black and white for a birthday card. I'm more for color to celebrate a birthday, BUT.... I believe my niece will love the color choice as well as the design.

I used the 'Inside the Lines' DSP (Designer Series Paper) for the background. You could color this background... as it would give a 'pop' of color and create a whole different card. I chose to keep it just B/W.

The flower is from the 'Flourishing Phrases' stamp set, and YES.... I did use scissors to cut it out.

The sentiment is from the 'Avant Garden' stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Flourishing Phrases, Avant Garden
Ink - Memento
Paper - Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Inside the Lines DSP
Accessories - scissors, dimensionals

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Seasonal Colors

Ahhh...don't you just love the colors of Autumn! This is my favorite season! I love all those rich colors on the trees. And once they are on the ground.... I love noise of walking through them.

So, I decided to use fall colors for my card here.

I used the 'Wood Textures' DSP (Designer Series Paper) to create both the Adirondack chair and the branch for the flowers with the 'Seasonal Layers' thinlits.

The flowers were stamped with the 'Colorful Seasons' set and cut out using the corresponding thinlits.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Colorful Seasons
Ink - Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Paper - Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Die Brush, glue dots

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Totally Wonderful

I thought Fiona's card was so cute using DSP for the grass for a new home. I chose to use the flower design (Old Olive).

I stamped the tree (Totally Trees) with Chocolate Chip ink, then colored in the leaves with the AquaPainter in Old Olive. The Chocolate Chip did bleed some, but not enough that it looks bad. (Kinda wish I had memento ink in brown)

I cut the "grass" using the Circles Collection Framelits... the last circle has the scallops. I stamped the house in Memento ink and cut the piece out using scissors... I did the same with the tiny heart too!

I adhered the house to the grass with dimensionals to make the image pop-up.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - You Brighten My Day, Simply Wonderful, Totally Trees
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Memento, Old Olive
Paper - Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Scissors, dimensionals, Circles Collection Framelits, Big Shot

Limitless Day

I wanted to show you how a creation that you find on Pinterest spurs you to create your own card. I saw 'The Stampin Shed''s card on Pinterest, and knew that I could create one similar with the products that I own. Although, not an exact CASE (Copy and Share/Steal Everything)... I wanted to show how you can create your own card from what someone else creates! Thanks to The Stamping Shed for their wonderful creation!

I started with a 5''x 3.75'' piece of white cardstock, and cut the inside out 1" from the outside edge. I adhered the Real Red Brights DSP to the back of the white cardstock... then attached it to a piece of Basic Black cardstock... trimming it to create a mat.

I stamped the house and 'Yay' sentiment on cardstock and then used scissors to cut the images out. I attached the flag to the back of the frame using two-sided tape, but only on the edge, so it can be flowing free. The house is 'popped-up' using a dimensional.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - You Brighten My Day, Sky Is The Limit
Ink - Memento
Paper - Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red Brights DSP
Accessories - Scissors, dimensionals

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