Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veteran Thanks

Here is my card to thank all the Veterans in my family for serving our great country. I found a card that used the word 'Soldier' with the same message.... I felt that the message can definitely be used for our Veterans too!
Here is the card, from Peggy Marsh, that inspired me to create mine. Thanks Peggy!

I created by focal piece with My Memories Suite digital software. I used the 'Regency' font for the word 'Veteran' and the 'Bradley Hand ITC' font for the message. The Star is from the 'Devoted USA Mini Kit' from ADBD. With the star, I changed the opacity to 40%, so that you can see the message more clearly.

For the background, I just used a 5x3.75" piece of red cardstock and adhered 1" strips of Whisper White and inch and 3 inches down horizontally.

Thanks for stopping by for a closer look! AND.... for all Veterans' out there --- Thank YOU for YOUR service!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite digital software
Embellishments - Devoted USA Mini Kit (Star) from ADBD
Font - Regency and Bradley Hand ITC (black)

Paper - Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White

Noteworthy Flourish

When I saw Carolyn King's yellow card... I fell in love with the simple layout. I chose to use Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum and Pear Pizzazz on my card.

I used the Flourish Thinlits to create the border and flower. Once I die-cut the Fig flower, I adhered it to a piece of Sugarplum and then cut around the flower with scissors.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Flourishing Phrases
Ink - Pear Pizzazz
Paper - Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum, Sweet Sugarplum DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Die Brush, Flourish Thinlits, Basic Rhinestones

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Peaceful Dreams

When I saw the card on the right (from a rubber stamp store called Alte New)... I wanted to try and create a card with the stamp sets (from Stampin' Up!) that I already had on hand. I used colors that were very close to those on the card as well.... Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green and Whisper White.

I used the AquaPainter to color in the leaves with Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green. I adhered the leaves and flower to the card using glue dots. Oh... and I did cut out the flower and leaves using paper snips.

Thanks so much for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Peaceful Petals
Ink - Staz-on, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green
Paper - Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories - AquaPainter, scissors (paper snips)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Colorful Garden

Ahhh... my favorite time of year is when the leaves start changing colors! What a beautiful sight! I wanted to incorporate the changing colors within my card for my Uncle so chose Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry along with Early Espresso as my color palette.

I used the scattered dots from the 'Avant Garden' stamp set to give it a grunge look.

Thanks for looking!

Stamp Sets - Colorful Season, Avant Garden
Ink - Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze
Paper - Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Magnetic Plate, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, glue dots

Big Birthday Blast


I saw Marilyn's card on Pinterest, and I just had to create one for myself. I did change it up a bit to make it my own, but thought I'd give credit to Marilyn.... as it was from her inspiration that I made my card. Thanks Marilyn!

I used the colors Lemon Lime Twist and Dapper Denim along with Whisper White.

The stamp sets I used are Banner Blast (retired) and Big on Birthdays.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Banner Blast, Big on Birthdays
Ink - Memento, Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim
Paper - Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim, Whisper White
Accessories - Banners Framelits, Basic Black Thick Twine, Punch

Friday, October 27, 2017

Painted Seasons

Now, I can't take credit for this lovely creation. I saw Lisa Curcio's card on Pinterest, I had to create one for myself. I changed mine to a 'Get Well' card for my brother-in-law who just had vocal chord surgery.

Thanks Lisa for your lovely inspiration!
Here's her card:

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Colorful Seasons, And Many More
Ink - Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
Paper - Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Painted Autumn DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, glue dots, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon

Sea Wonder

My niece is tomboy and loves animals, so I knew that I couldn't give her a card that was too girly/frilly. With her love of animals.... I chose the jellyfish, as it's one of my favs! I added a bow to make the card less masculine.

Thanks for taking a peek.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - From Land to Sea, Rose Wonder
Ink - Smoky Slate, Marina Mist
Paper - Smoky Slate, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Marina Mist DSP
Accessories - AquaPainter, Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon

Friday, October 20, 2017

Flourishing Banners

My husband's parents are celebrating there 61 wedding anniversary! WOW! Such a wonderful happy marriage! Congratulations to them!

I decided to pair the Flourish Thinlits along with the 'Banners for You' stamp set and their coordinating framelits.

I added the Basic Pearls on the circles of the Flourish Thinlits to make it more elegant than it was without them.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Banners for You
Ink - Basic Gray
Paper - Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Die Brush, Flourish Thinlits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Basic Pearls, Glue Dots

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Kitty Courage

The loss of a pet, especially one who has been around a long time, is like losing a family member to some. Creating a pet sympathy card is sometimes hard to achieve, but I believe I succeeded with this card.

I combined the 'Pretty Kitty' stamp set along with the 'Ribbon of Courage' stamp set sentiment. I also used the 'Layered Leaves' DTIEF (Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder) for the background.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Pretty Kitty, Ribbon of Courage
Ink - Memento
Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black, Whisper White Thick
Accessories - Big Shot, Layered Leaves DTIEF, Brights Enamel Shapes (Red), Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon, scissors, Circles Collection Framelits

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 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

Thanks for stopping by!

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
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