Thursday, February 22, 2018

Stampin' Up! Amazing You

I don't know how a week can go by so fast. It's Thursday again and time for Amy's Happy Inkin' blog hop. Today is a color challenge...Berry Burst, Flirty Flamingo and Silver.
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My week has been filled with doctor appointments for my husband so I needed to make a quick and easy card. 

My card base is Flirty Flamingo cardstock. I used Silver Glimmer paper to cut out the Happy Birthday Thinlits die and adhered it with liquid glue. This is my favorite way of using a sentiment. It is so easy and quick. As You Like It Favorite Way challenge.
Using the Amazing You stamp set, exclusive to Sale-A-Bration, I stamped the two flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White and cut it to fit the space at the bottom. I used my Flirty Flamingo and Berry Burst Stampin' Write Markers and a Blender Pen to color the flowers. I adhered it to the card base with liquid glue. I took three White Perfect Accents, colored them silver and adhered them to break up the white space.

For the inside, I used sentiments from the same stamp set and stamped them in Berry Burst and Flirty Flamingo inks. I stamped a third flower, colored it in Berry Burst, fussy cut it and adhered it to the mat with Dimensionals.

If you have any questions about the measurements or anything, let me know. 

Hope you have time to visit the other blogs. For your ease in traveling, here's our team with whom you can hop:

Just click on a name and go immediately there. If you click on the "next blog" button, it will take you to Amy Koenders. Thank you for taking time to check out all the wonderful cards.

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Blender Pens
Big Shot

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Another Card in a Box

Today is another trip to the doctor for my husband as a follow up to a 3 hr. treatment he had yesterday. Good thing we both have Kindles and like to read!

I also have to get ready to have our card making group here tomorrow so I am just showing you a card we created at card group last week. The hostess didn't know either. I have no idea what products were used...all I know is I LOVE the DSP!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll come back tomorrow for Amy's Inkin' Krew Thursday Blog Hop.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Stampin' Up! Juggling Party Panda

I can't juggle but my panda can! Over at CASOLOGY Week 288 they have a pun challenge. My pun is on the inside of my card.
I also think he (or she) looks quite "Cuddly" and hopefully Crazy For CAS - #3 Cuddly will think so too.

There...I've made my first St. Patrick's Day card of the year and I've already given it away to Regina, one of the barkeeps, at the Celtic Ray. Yesterday was the Ray's 21st anniversary and was that place packed! Kevin and Max, the owners, had bands from 11 a.m. to close 2 a.m. I had made this card just before we went. The Ray is as close to an authentic Irish pub as you can get. Their beers are all imported so don't even try to order a Bud Light...dilly dilly.

I love this panda. Don't you love the way he is juggling the shamrocks? I punched those out of an Irish DSP pack from Authentique. The sentiment on the front is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and it's stamped in Garden Green. The panda is one from the Party Panda Sale-A-Bration set. Click on the tab above to learn more about that promotion. It ends March 31.

I printed the inside verse on my computer and found a piece of clip art to add to the bottom.


Basic Black Card Base - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
DSP mat - 4" x 5 1/4"
Garden Green Mat - 3 3/4" x 5"
Basic Black Mat - 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
Very Vanilla Art Panel - 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Very Vanilla inside mat - 4" x 5 1/4"

Thanks for visiting today and may the luck of the Irish be with you.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams and Epic Celebration

is the recipe for my card today


Cardstock: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
DSP: Petal Passion and Pick a Pattern
Stamp Sets: Dragonfly Dreams, Epic Celebration and
   April 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Ink: Real Red
Dies: Layering Circles


Card Base:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (scored and folded at 4 1/4")
Mats: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" and 5 1/4" x 4" (two)
DSP Banners:  2" x 3" and 2" x 4"
Circle: 1 1/2"

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Stampin' Up! Petal Garden

I'm entering today's card in the challenge at Dragonfly Dreams - Flowers. I CASEd a card of my friend, and fellow demonstrator, LeAnne. You can see her card here. She, like me, feels most of the paper in this pack is a bit overwhelming. However, when I did what she did, I thought I ended up with a pretty card.
I cut a piece of the Petal Garden DSP down to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and adhered it to my Whisper White card base. 

I cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock (4 1/4" x 2 1/2") and a piece of Old Olive (4" x 2 1/4") for mats. I cut another piece of the DSP (3 3/4" x 2") and adhered it to the Old Olive mat. Then I ran that through the Big Shot using the die from the Sale-A-Bration Celebrate You Thinlits, saving the center of the "o". (These dies will carry over to the Annual Catalog to be released June 1, 2018.) 

I glued a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper ( 1 1/2" x 2) to the back, wrapped a piece of white satin ribbon around the left side and made a faux bow. I stamped the word "thank" from the Work of Art stamp set in Tranquil Tide above the "you". Then I adhered that to the Rich Razzleberry mat with Dimensionals. I then adhered that to the card front with liquid glue.

I haven't decided what to do with the inside so if anyone has suggestions, I'd love to read your comment.

Oh, and for my readers...the cards in my "Cards For Sale" tab at the top of this post are on sale!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed Sunday!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Stampin' Up! Epic Celebration

is why I stamped this particular sentiment on the inside of my card. I don't usually post the inside of my card first, but I wanted to save the best for last!
The sentiment is from Epic Celebration, which is a stamp set exclusive to Sale-A-Bration. It's stamped in Tranquil Tide and lightly sponged with the same ink. 

Here's the front...

I just love this card front. It was created with inks and bottle caps on watercolor paper. Yes, bottle caps...why? Well, because of Shopping Our Stash #341 - You Stamped With What?? 

I was inspired by Maria Rodriguez, a member of the Design Team. She recommended watching this video of Jay Lee and his watercoloring techniques. The video is way cool and he paints with his son by his side. So, I used a wine bottle cap, a Coca Cola cap, a water bottle cap and the cap from a Moroccan oil bottle. My inks are Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight.

The sequins were added because of the challenge at Double D. You had to use more than one sequin and I used 5. I stamped the "hello" from the Fruit Basket stamp set inside the bubbles with LLT, TT and BB (you can find the matching names above!).

I edged the watercolor paper with my Tranquil Tide Stampin' Write Marker. I adhered it to a piece of DSP from Delightful Daisy using Dimensionals to raise it up.

This technique is so much fun. I know Jay Lee used some other type of medium but my Stampin' Up! ink pads worked fine for me. 

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you tomorrow.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Stampin' Up! Another Large Number!

So next week another person in his nineties, becomes a year older. I made this card for him...

The top portion of the card is retired Farmer's Market DSP. The fruit peeking through the circles is from the new Fruit Basket set, which you can get as a bundle with punches or separately. You will see pics of the products at the end of my post.

The fruits are a two-step stamp. The strawberries are stamped in Cherry Cobbler and the pear is stamped in Pear Pizazz. The card base is "bs62-cream", which is already scored and the circles punched. I bought it at the Owl and Pussycat store in Ft. Myers so I have no idea who her supplier was. BUT, you could easily make the base your own by using the 1 1/4" punch here and Very Vanilla cardstock.

For the inside, I die cut the numbers using the Large Number Framelits and Red Glimmer paper and stamped "YEAR" in Cherry Cobbler. I used my Stampin' Write Marker to color just that word from one of the sentiments from the Number of Years stamp set. 

I printed my own sentiment from my computer and adhered it to the bottom with some little apples in Red Glimmer paper. My friend punched those out for me so I have no idea what company made the punch but the apples are so darn cute.

I'm entering my card in the Watercooler Wednesday WWC157 - Heidi's "All About Occasions" Challenge. It is quite an occasion when you reach your 90's. My mother lived to be 93 and I'm well on my way!

Thank you for stopping by and if you have any questions about measurements or anything, just leave me a note.

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