Thursday, June 25, 2015

Something to Dream

I needed a small 'thank you' card for my brother.  This card measures 3.5x 4.5.

I sometimes struggle creating masculine cards, but with this one -- I was pleasantly surprised.  I knew I wanted to use the 'World of Dreams' stamp set -- with it's leaves stamp, and when I paired it with the 'Sweet Dreams' washi tape.... it all came together quickly.  Gotta love washi tape... it just adds so much, but it's so easy to use.

I wanted to keep it simple, so I just used Lost Lagoon to ink the leaves and sentiment.

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Supplies Used
Stamp Set - World of Dreams, Something to Say
Ink - Lost Lagoon
Paper - Whisper White
Accessories - Washi Tape (Sweet Dreams)


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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Coast - DGPROG15JUN


The Splitcoaststampers website hosts a Progressive Scrapbook Challenge each month.  Each week several tasks are added, so that at the end of the month... you have a completed page.

Here are the links to each task on the Splitcoaststampers website:

I completed my page in my new My Memories Suite digital software to test it out.  The My Digital Studio (from Stampin' Up!) is no longer being supported, so I need to try other programs.  My Memories Suite is very similar to MDS... with a few differences, so it provides an almost seamless transition for those that love My Digital Studio.

I have noticed that you cannot crop stamps (or imprints, as they are called in MMS) as you could do in MDS.  I will need to contact My Memories Suite developers to see if this can be added to their software.

For this progressive challenge, I used photos from March 2015 when we took my brother to the coast to see the Pacific Ocean.  It was a bit chilly, but fun to walk and take photos on the beach.  There were many, many steps to go down (and then back up), but we did it! =)

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Supplies Used:
Stamp Brush Set - Anchors Away (wave - light blue - Stampin' Up!); Vintage Overlays (Brown - Stampin' Up!); Splatter (Brown - Stampin' Up!)
Punch - Square (Summer Vacation DSP - Lindsay Jane and brown); Tasteful Trim (Brown and Yellow)
Font - Beach (yellow); CK Teen (Brown)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sunflower Thanks

I created this thank you card to 1) Coordinate with the wedding invitations I created and 2) So that it could fit my invoice/bill.  The card measurements are 4x8.5.

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Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Flower Patch, Fabulous Four
Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon, Chocolate Chip
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry
Accessories - Dotted Lace Trim (Delightful Dijon), Flower Fair Framelits, Big Shot, Glue dots


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Pictogram Sayings

I wanted to use some new in-colors from the new Stampin' Up! catalog... here I'm using the new Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Pictogram Punches, Something to Say
Ink - Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Black Staz-on
Paper - Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Basic Black DSP
Accessories - Basic Rhinestones, glue dots, Itty Bitty Accents Punch


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Perfect Print Wishes

My nephew is turning 16!!!  I found inspiration -- where else? -- on Pinterest, of course! LOL! I saw Tanya Bells card and wanted to create one of my own. Thanks so much Tanya... I love your red card!
Here is her card:
Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Endless Birthday Wishes
Ink - Black Staz-on
Paper - Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Basic Black, Lost Lagoon DSP
Accessories - Lost Lagoon Satin Stitched Ribbon, Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Die, Stylish Stripes TIEF, Big Shot, Circle Punch



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Timeless Cat

I loved the idea of using DSP in alphabet punches. As I do not own alphabet punches or dies.... I tried to think of a way to make it happen.

LIGHTBULB!!!! I can use my digital software to do this!!!! duh! LOL!

I placed the Timeless Type letters 'Happy' on a page. Next, I spaced them evenly horizontally and made them even according to the bottom of each letter. They were too huge to begin with, so instead of sizing them individually.... I grouped them together, then sized it to the height I wanted them to be. Then, I ungrouped them and inserted striped DSP in each letter.

I added 'Father's Day' in a text box underneath in Bodoni font. BUT, I felt that it was missing something.  As this card was for my Father-in-law... I chose a kitty since he has a grey cat at home.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Punch - Timeless Type Alphabet (filled w/Night of Navy and Marina Mist DSP)
Stamp Brush Set - Cute Cats (Smoky Slate)
Font - Bodoni (Night of Navy)
Paper - Night of Navy, Smoky Slate and Whisper White

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Complimentary Nuts


I saw a similar card in Target, and thought this would be perfect for my Dad for Father's Day... as he enjoys eating nuts.
Here is the card I saw at Target:
I found a peanut clip art on the interent, and downloaded it to my computer. Then I opened up My Digital Studio to  add the word bubbles and text. After printing it on Whisper White cardstock, and adhering it to Black then Crumb cardstock.... I added the googly eyes! I drew in mouths with my Black stampin' write markers. So Adorable!

The inside of the card reads: "Thought you'd like some 'complimentary nuts' to celebrate Father's Day."

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Supplies Used:
Stamp Brush Set - Hello There (word bubble - Basic Black)
Font - Broach (Basic Black)
Paper - Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black
Accessories - Peanut clip art, googly eyes, two way glue

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Some Fair Blossom


As you may have guessed, I do find a lot of inspiration in other blogs and forums. This card was no different. I was so taken with LeAnne Pugliese's tulips -- the color and how she did her tulips... that I had to try this out for myself with the tools I had on hand.

I used one of the framelits within the Flower Fair set for my flower.  I took my card in a totally different direction with my layout on my card, but I want you to see her's, so you can see where I do get inspiration.  Thanks LeAnne!
Here is her card:

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Something to Say, Lotus Blossom
Ink - Old Olive, Tangelo Twist
Paper - Tangelo Twist, Old Olive, Whisper White, Tangelo Twist DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Flower Fair Framelits, sponge dauber, corner round punch, Old Olive Striped Organdy Ribbon, Whisper White Twine


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Stylish Grad



I find inspiration from many places and this card was no different.  I saw the card on the right and loved the saying.

I decided to design something in My Digital Studio around that saying.  I used the cap from 'Go Graduate Plus'.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Brush Set - Go Graduate Plus (cap - Sahara Sand)
Font - Jasmine and Informal (Basic Black)
Paper - Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Night of Navy
Accessories - Stylish Stripes TIEF, Big Shot, Apothecary Framelits, Basic Black Satin Ribbon



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2015 Grad

 

I saw this cute graduation card (the one on the right) on Pinterest... it's from Pamela Ho.  I wanted to use the colors of my nephew's school -- which are blue/white/black... but I see the photo doesn't really distinguish too well what's black and what's blue.

I designed most of this in My Digital Studio and printed it off on Whisper White cardstock. The caps are from the digital download 'Grad Party' and I cut them out with scissors and added a dimensional to the back to make every other one 'pop' off the card.

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Supplies Used:
Stamp Brush Set - Grad Party (caps - Night of Navy and Basic Black)
Font - AtlastGreeting (Night of Navy)
Punch - Square (filled w/ Basic Black for the lines through the date)
Paper - Night of Navy, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - scissors, dimensionals


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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Something to Design - HSSCC209

I created this card using the Color Challenge on the Hand Stamped Sentiments Blog (HSSCC209). You may view the challenge here:

I wouldn't have thought to place Mossy Meadow with Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral... as I think the green is not a "beachy" color as is the other two.  BUT... what do I know.... this color combo is fantastic together! (if I do say so myself)

For the leaves, I used the Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die. I snipped each leaf and then adhered it to a flower before placing it on the card face.

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Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Something to Say
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Paper - Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Designer Frames TIEF, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Basic Pearls, Corner Round Punch

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Rustic - VSBN15May


I created this page using the progressive challenge throughout the month of May (each week several tasks are given, so that at the end of the month... you have a completed page.  The progressive challenges are found on the SplitCoastStampers website.  You may view the steps in each of these links:

I love how this challenge asked us to only use two colors (along with a neutral color) to create our page.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Here is what I used on my page:
Background - Juntos DSP #1
Embellishments - Stitching (Chocolate Chip recolored to match the blue); Feast of Thanks (leaf recolored Midnight Muse); Baker's Twine (bow recolored Midnight Muse)
Stamp Brush Set - Bloomin' Marvelous (leaf - Mellow Moss)
Punch - Square (filled w/Juntos DSP#1 with a Midnight Muse mat, Juntos DSP #7, Midnight Muse DSP, Mellow Moss and Very Vanilla)
Font - Pickwick (Midnight Muse); Script MT Bold (Midnight Muse and Mellow Moss)

Monday, June 1, 2015

College Grad


I saw Dawn's (DawnsGreetingCards on Etsy website) lovely card (her's is on the right), and wanted to create something similar with what I had on hand.
I used My Digital Studio to print out the sentiment and cap. Then, I printed it on Whisper White cardstock.
I used the Labels Collection Framelits to cut the sentiment out and scissors to cut out the cap.

I created another one in red, as I was mistaken about the college colors (that would have been so embarrassing!). LOL
Here's the card:


Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Brush Set - Go Graduate Plus (cap - Night of Navy)
Font - Adorable and Aparajita (Night of Navy)
Paper - Night of Navy, Night of Navy DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Labels Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Corner Punch, scissors, White Satin Ribbon, dimesionals


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Endless Flowers

I've found A LOT of inspiration online, and this time was no different.  I saw Bonnie Schmitz' card and loved the simplicity in it's design.  I wanted to create something similar with the punches, stamps and DSP that I had on hand. Thanks so very much Bonnie!

Here is Bonnie Schmitz' lovely card:

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Endless Birthday Wishes
Paper - Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight DSP, Melon Mambo DSP, Pumpkin Pie DSP
Accessories - Flower Fair Framelits, Big Shot, Basic Pearls, glue dots, Square Punch (non- SU)


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