Monday, July 31, 2017

Birthday Candles


I saw the card on the right on Pinterest and pinned it to one of the boards I have "Cards I Like". Now, I've had this pinned for quite a long time... and usually I pin cards to use as inspiration for my own. Yet with this card... I didn't have a candle stamp. So... I created my own candles for this card. I think I did pretty good!

I paired my candles with the sentiment from 'Big On Birthdays' stamp set.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Big On Birthdays
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black (marker)
Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Accessories - ruler, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon

Friday, July 28, 2017

Botanical Adventures


I found CMK7471's card on the Splitcoaststampers website, and liked the layout a lot. Using the stamps that I had, I created one for myself.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Balloon Adventures
Ink - Memento
Paper - Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Botanical Gardens DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Circles Collection Framelits, Banners Framelits

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Better You

When I saw Jason Loucks' card with the Strawberry Slush, Black and White it was stunning... so I felt that I could re-create the card using the stamps and sentiments that I had. Thanks Jason for your wonderful card and inspiration.

I used the 'Better Together' sentiment and the 'Remarkable You' leaves stamps and stamped them with Versamark, then heat embossed with White Emboss Powder on the black cardstock. I then White Embossed the flower on Strawberry Slush cardstock and cut it out with scissors. Using dimensionals, I adhered it to the black cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Better Together, Remarkable You
Ink - Versamark
Paper - Strawberry Slush, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Heat Tool, White Emboss Powder, dimensionals, scissors

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Balloon Occasion

Creating these balloons are a breeze with the Balloon Bouquet Punch along with the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits! Now, placing the strings for those balloons and the banner took a bit more attention to detail, but it went relatively quickly.

I used the color combo of Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Basic Black and Whisper White. Very masculine.... which is good as this is for my brother-in-law.

Thanks for stopping!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Any Occasion, Balloon Adventures
Ink - Memento, Dapper Denim
Paper - Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories- Big Shot, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, Balloon Bouquet

Monday, July 17, 2017

Nailed Birthdays

This set is such a wonderful set to use for my Dad.  He LOVES to work with tools, and he is handy to have around to fix things around the house, car, etc. I love my Dad!

I first stamped (with Staz-on Black ink) the tools on the silver foil and die-cut those out. I then stamped the same tools on Delightful Dijon and die-cut those out. Using scissors, I carefully cut the handles out of the Dijon and adhered them to the silver foil.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Big on Birthdays, Nailed It
Ink - Black Staz-on, Basic Gray
Paper- Delightful Dijon, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Silver Foil
Accessories - Big Shot, Build It Framelits, Die Brush, scissors

Sublime Thoughts

My sister-in-law loves frogs! Well, she loves animals as she owns and maintains a farm in California. She breeds and boards horse and miniature horses as well as miniature chickens too.  She amazes me with all the work she needs to complete during the course of her days on the farm.

So, I felt this frog stamp... from the 'You're Sublime' set was perfect for her. I added the 'You Are' from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. The flowers are from the 'Pictogram Punches' stamp set.

Thanks for hopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - You're Sublime, Thoughtful Banners, Pictogram Punches
Ink - Cucumber Crush, Peekaboo Peach, Memento
Paper - Cucumber Crush, Peakaboo Peach DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Circles Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Itty Bitty Accents Punch

Friday, July 14, 2017

Fall Garden

As you can see I received inspiration from Dawn Olchefske's card.  Using her layout and design, and with the supplies I had... I created something similar. Thanks Dawn for your inspiration!

I die-cut the sunflowers within the white cardstock and adhered positive and negative pieces back together on Daffodil cardstock. The Navy looks black, but I can assure you it's Navy cardstock.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Falling Flowers, Avant Garden
Ink - Soft Suede, Night of Navy
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Night of Navy DSP, Soft Suede
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, May Flowers Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits

Letter Blast

Playing around with the Birthday Blast stamp set... I thought I'd use just a portion of the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment and pair it with the Little Letters Thinlits. It sort of still looks like the stamp, but was able to use the 'Perfectly Artistic' DSP behind the letters creating a cool effect.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Birthday Blast
Ink - Memento
Paper - Soft Suede, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Magnetic Plate, Little Letters Thinlits, Star Blast Edgelits 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Avant Meadow


I saw Robin Armbrecht's card on Pinterest... I knew I wanted to create one for myself. I made mine into a birthday card for my Uncle.  I used sponge daubers with Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Night of Navy to achieve the background that I wanted.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - In The Meadow, Avant Garden
Ink - Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Memento
Paper - Marina Mist, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Sponge daubers, masking with scraps of paper

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Star Blast

Here's a special birthday card for my wonderful husband. I love you more today than when we first said 'I Do'. Hope your day is spectacular and the next year of your life fabulous!
Love you Honey!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Birthday Blast
Ink - Memento
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Star Blast Edgelits, Die Brush

Adventure Blast

My nephew loves the Seahawks, so I thought I'd incorporate their colors into this card for him.

I used the 'Balloon Adventures' and 'Birthday Blast' stamp sets... along with the coordinating Star Blast Edgelits.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Birthday Blast, Balloon Adventure
Ink - Cucumber Crush, Dapper Denim
Paper - Cucumber Crush, Dapper Denim, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Star Blast Edgelits, Die Brush

Dog Sympathy

I have made similar cards with this design of a dog's paw print. Since this was needed for two households, I wanted to make them a bit different. I used different ribbon and stamps on each.

Their furry friend will definitely be missed. May Dux be happily enjoying heaven with other furry friends!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Better Together, Flourishing Phrases
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Accessories - Full Heart Punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Early Espresso Stitched Ribbon
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