Friday, July 20, 2018

Perfect Birthday

The 'Picnic for You' stamp set with it's coordinating 'Picnic Basket Builder' framelits provide so many different possibilities to create great cards.  Here's the first one I've created. Although, there are many individual pieces to die-cut... it's so worth the extra time it took to piece this card together. You can change anything to suit your needs!

I've paired this stamp set with the sentiment 'Happy Birthday' from the 'Picture Perfect Birthday' stamp set.

I used Pear Pizzazz for the grass; Merry Merlot for the wine in the glass, as well as, the napkin for the basket; Crumb Cake for the bread; Daffodil Delight for the cheese; Soft Suede for basket; and Chocolate Chip for the wine bottle and glasses.

Thanks so much for taking a closer look.

Supplies Used:
Stamp set - Picnic with You, Picture Perfect Birthday
Ink - Soft Suede, Merry Merlot, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Paper - Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Accessories - scissors, Big Shot, Picnic Basket Builder framelits


Big Reason

Wow! Its sometimes hard for me to come up with a lot of masculine cards all in one month. July is not an easy month for me as I have 9 masculine cards to create and 4 feminine cards. Its a huge birthday month for our family.

While looking at individual stamps within a set... you have to think outside the norm for the use of the set. I used just the leaf stamp within the 'Special Reason' stamp set and only two leaf die-cuts from the 'Stylish Stems' coordinating framelits.

The sentiment is from the 'Big On Birthdays' stamp set.
I am in awe with this card. Its simple yet very sophisticated! Not sure if its the colors I used or the layout, but I'm so happy how it came together.

Thanks for passing by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Special Reason, Big On Birthdays
Ink - Memento, Merry Merlot
Paper - Sahara Sand, Merry Merlot, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Stylish Stems Framelits, Layered Leaves DTIEF


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sublime Lake

I used several different stamp sets to achieve this card. The frog is from 'You're Sublime', the waterlilies and floral spray are from 'Swan Lake', the water is from 'Waterfront', and the sentiment is from 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous'.

I used a scrap piece of paper to mask the frog so I could position the waterlilies behind him and also to color in the water underneath.

Thanks for taking a look.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - You're Sublime, Swan Lake, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Waterfront
Ink - Memento, Soft Sky, Stampin' Blends (Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pool Party)
Paper - Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories - scrap piece of paper for masking



Southern Petal

I look for inspiration for my cards on many online websites. Sometimes, I copy the card exactly; sometimes, I only use just the layout; and sometimes, I copy the card, but change a few things to make it my own.

I used the layout of Mary Fish's card as inspiration for mine. Here is her card here:
Thanks Mary! You always create such lovely cards!

On my card I paired the 'Petal Palette' stamp set with the 'Southern Serenade' set. For the background, I used DSP from 'Petal Passion'

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Petal Palette, Southern Serenade
Ink - Memento, Peekaboo Peach, Old Olive
Paper - Whisper White (thick), Whisper White, Basic Black, Petal Passion DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Petals and More, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, glue dots


Big on Swirls

Such a cute and versatile stamp set! This is the 'Swirly Bird' stamp set... along with the sentiment from 'Big on Birthdays' stamp set.

I chose the colors red, white and blue for two reasons. One my "nephew" loves the Indians and his birthday is in July! What a great color combo to work with!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Swirly Bird, Big On Birthdays
Ink - Real Red, Blueberry Bushel, Memento
Paper - Real Red, Blueberry Bushel, Whisper White
Accessories - scissors, dimensionals


Friday, July 13, 2018

Pinewood Banner

I really liked the masculine feel to Christie's Creations card (bottom), so I decided to create one of my own using her general layout!  Thanks Christie!

I die-cut the banners from the 'Bunch of Banners' framelits. You can't see it from the card, but I cut the brown and yellow banners, so that I could a bit longer than the green ones.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Birthday Banners
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Painted Autumn DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Pinewood Planks DTIEF

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Waterfront Bouquet

I just LOVE this 'Waterfront' stamp set! Such beautiful cards can be created with it! When I saw Jenny Engelke's card (bottom).... I just had to try a sunset one for myself. I changed a few things to make the card my own.

I used a scrap piece of paper... and used the Deco Labels Framelit to create the frame for my sponging.

This card is for my hubby! Happy Birthday Hon! We both LOVE sunsets, so this card is perfect for him! (As he is so perfect for me!). HUGS!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Waterfront, Beautiful Bouquet, Birthday Banners
Ink - Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Paper - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories - scrap piece of paper, sponge daubers, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Linen Thread, Big Shot, Deco Labels Framelits


Painted Numbers

I wanted to create a card similar to Karen Coulter's (on the right). Such a great layout... and can be used with any numbered birthday and with many different colors too! Thanks Karen for your inspiration!

I suppose I could've made it easier on myself and do what Karen did and just allow the background to come through the die-cut piece. I put the chevron piece behind the die-cut, then matted it with Espresso and put that on top of the horizontal chevron piece in the background. Either way works!

Thanks for dropping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Number of Years
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Large Numbers Framelits

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Beautiful Petals


I found Debra Burgin's card online and thought it was so different from all the other samples made with the 'Petal Palette' stamp set. I wanted to create something similar, but wanted to make it my own too... so I changed many of the details. Thanks so much for your inspiration Debra!

The floral stamp is a tiny sprig which I stamped 5x in a vertical line. I colored them in with the Stampin' Blends.... I used the lighter versions except for the green (I used both).  The dotted panels on each side of the stamped image is Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon -- which is retired now, but I still have a few yards left.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Petal Palette, Beautiful Bouquet
Ink - Memento, Stampin' Blends (Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry)
Paper - Pineapple Punch, Whisper White
Accessories - scissors, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Big on Autumn

Such a simple yet handsomely done card (if I do say so myself! LOL!).

This card was so easy to create. I used two different Designer Series Papers from 'Painted Autumn' and paired it with Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.

The sentiment is from the 'Big On Birthdays' stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Big On Birthdays
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP

Monday, July 2, 2018

Gods Friend

I needed a few sympathy cards, and I just loved the one I created a while ago. I thought I'd change a few things on the card to refresh it and make it similar yet different too.

The focal panel is the same. I used my digital software (My Memories Suite) to print the word 'Sympathy' on it's side. The floral spray is from the Stamp set 'Friends 24/7' (SU)... which I had in my software. The words were taken from a stamp I had 'God's Blessing'... I just typed those words as text to make it more vertical.

After printed that out on Whisper White cardstock, I finished the card in the traditional way. I embossed the background with the Layered Leaves DTIEF (Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder).

Here is a photo of the other card I made a while ago:
As you can see... it's very similar.... I just changed a few things.

Thanks for taking a closer look.

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite digital software
Stamp Brush Set - Friends 24-7 (flower - gray)
Font - Bliss and Regency- black

Paper - Basic Black, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Accessories - Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon, Big Shot, Layered Leaves DTIEF, dimensionals

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Horse Sympathy

What a truly sad day. My sister-in-law's horse, Beau, passed away from a heart attack. Beau was 26 years old, and was an Arabian Stallion. Hugs to you Sister!

I didn't have any horse stamps, so I found this 'clip art' online for free. I used my digital software to create this card... then after printing it.... finished it the traditional way.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Brush Set - Horse, In Any Event
Ink - Basic Black
Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories - Brights Enamel Shapes (heart)

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Happy Waterfront

I have seen similar cards where the image is stamped over two layers of paper... and then the first paper is matted on top to make the image stand out! What a great idea with the 'Waterfront' stamp set!

I paired this stamp set with the sentiment from 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous'.

You cannot see it on the photo, but I did add "Wink of Stella" to part of the mountains to make them shimmer.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Waterfront, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink - So Saffron, Mossy Meadow, Gray Granite, Soft Sky
Paper - Gray Granite, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
Accessories - Wink of Stella (clear)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Balmy Bouquet


I was inspired by Connie Collins' layout (the card on the right)... such a pretty card! I used similar colors (Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green and Balmy Blue).

The I used two lengths of ribbon instead of her three.... I really like the look the White Organza Ribbon shows... looks like 4 lengths of ribbon instead of two!

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Beautiful Bouquet
Ink - Pineapple Punch, Chocolate Chip, Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue
Paper - Pineapple Punch, Balmy Blue, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Magnetic Plate, Bouquet Bunch, glue dots, Whisper White Organza Ribbon

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



Blogging tips