Monday, March 18, 2019

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons

Welcome to my Makeover March Madness Monday. I won't have many more days to say that! Can you believe we are over half way through March?

Today I am CASEing another team member's card, Jaimie Babarczy. Here is her card...



and here is mine....


My colors were determined by the challenge at Just Us Girls Color Week #479

Jaimie has done a video for this card so, once again, I will not reinvent the wheel...unless you prefer that I do, then let me know!

My card base is Tranquil Tide (a form of Teal) and my mats are from the Tranquil Textures DSP. I liked that it had a little purple in it. 

The Adirondack chair (where Jaimie and I are from) is Rich Razzleberry and die cut with the Seasonal Layers Framelits. My flowers and sentiment are stamped in Pineapple Punch, which is quite bright. Wakes you up on a Monday, eh?

This fancy fold is unusual so I hope the recipient will realize how it opens!


The birthday sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry. I guess you could call this an inside-out card. I will be creating another card using a fold similar to this sometime  this week, hopefully.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my card and Jaimie's inspiration for it.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Stampin' Up! Botanical Bliss

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm wearin' the green and I'm back with my favorite stamp and die set (for this month anyway!) I'm playing again at Allsorts Week 511 Challenge - Favorite Stamp/Image or Die and at Dragonfly Journeys Challenge 136 - Green Goodness. My color shades came from the As You See it Challenge #196 - Celtic Forests



Yesterday I used the rose die and today I'm using the bird die, vine stamp and sentiment stamp.




My card base is Soft Suede. I stamped the vines in Granny Apple Green (first and second generation) on a Very Vanilla mat. 

The mat of Shaded Spruce is embossed with the Layering Leaves DTIEF. 

I colored the die cut piece with light and dark Soft Suede Blends and light and dark Shaded Spruce. I stamped more vines in Granny Apple Green and did some sponging too. 

The sentiment piece is a hand cut banner adhered with Dimensionals (as is the die cut piece).

Thank you for stopping by today and remember tomorrow is Makeover Madness so I hope you'll return.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Stampin' Up! Botanical Bliss

It's a rainy day here in southwest Florida so that must mean it's time to get busy in the craft room. Here's what I made for you and a new challenge at Creations in Pink today. I have never played here before but if you love pink, it's the place to visit!



This is a card we made at Meg's for our Thursday card group. To me it's CAS (clean and simple) so I'll play at Happy Little Stampers. Their theme is "Special Day".

We started out with a Powder Pink card base. We used vellum and the Petal Burst TIEF to place a mat over the front. We cut the tag with a die from the Botanical Bliss Bundle, stamped the sentiment from the matching stamp set and  tied a faux bow around it. That panel was adhered to the card front with Dimensionals.

I didn't have this bundle and I LOVED it! So, at our Inkin' Krew quarterly meeting, I was able to gain it through Amy's generous prize patrol! It has become my favorite die and stamp set! Did you catch that All Sorts Challenge Week 511

Easy peasy and quick! Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, March 15, 2019

Stampin' Up! Animal Outing

Oh, peeps, I had sooooooo much fun with this card. I sent it to my daughter who loves giraffes and sloths. When she was little, I ordered a book about a giraffe for her. The author said the name of the giraffe would be personalized so I asked to have it named "Irrek". Kerri loved to read that book and she still has it!

Here's my card for you today...



The Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper has done most of the work...both on the outside and the inside!


My inspiration came from Jan Brown and Lynn Dunn. You can find both of them on You Tube.

I'm going to do something a little different today. I'm going to start with the inside of the card. You will need a piece of Whisper White card stock that is 5" x 8", scored and folded at 4". Adhere it to a card base that is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored and folded at 4 1/4".

You will also need a piece of DSP 1 1/2" x 8 1/2". (Now, if you have chopped all your DSP into 6" x 6", you've got a problem...lol. (Those who participate in #loveitchopit, know exactly what I'm talking about!) 

Take the DSP piece and score it at 2 1/8", 4 1/4", and 6 3/8". Fold the lines and burnish...do a valley fold, mountain fold, and valley fold. Put Tear and Tape on both ends of the DSP and adhere it to the inside.

I used more of the DSP to cut out my giraffes and frogs on branches with the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies. (On that paper, there are images that are mirror images ... you just have to look for them ... kind of like you are on a safari!) I adhered them to the 3D strip with glue dots and liquid glue. The sentiment is from the Animal Outing stamp set.

Because this is another kinetic card, I'm entering for the second time in 613 Avenue Create #219.

Now, let's look at the front again...


Cut one pattern of DSP 4" x 5 1/4" and a different one  4" x 2" and adhere them to the front of your card base. Make a bow and adhere it with a glue dot. I used Lemon Lime Twist Ombre. I used the Layering Oval Framelits Dies to cut a scalloped Granny Apple Green oval and a Whisper White plain oval. I stamped a sentiment from Colorful Seasons in Crumb Cake, which is the same color as the card base.

Did you see the little joey (a young kangaroo to the Aussies) peeking over the sentiment? He's saying "hello" to the Design Team at Just Add Ink Challenge #448 Just Add J


I'm playing again at Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe 
and I've chosen to go straight across the middle with the ribbon for my embellishment, the nature speaks for itself, and layers of patterned paper and sentiment mats.

I hope you enjoyed my card today...my daughter enjoyed receiving it. 

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette for



Welcome to our weekly blog hop. This week we have a sketch challenge...


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This was a real challenge for me. I had made one card for it back on March 5 but had to redo because one particular item was no longer available. One of the requirements of our Thursday challenges is to use all current product.

The difficult part on today's card was...well...let me show you...


Everything just seemed to be a little slightly off (me especially)...too many flowers, no wire thread (velvet ribbon instead), shape is not positioned right and it seems too busy to me. Oh, well, it is what it is. I hope the team members and my viewers will be forgiving!

My card base is Mossy Meadow card stock with a mat of Share What You Love DSP. The sentiment piece is from the Stitched Labels Framelits. The solid portion is Rich Razzleberry. I outlined the inside of the die with a pencil on Whisper White and fussy cut it. I used a sentiment from Petal Palette and stamped it in Mossy Meadow ink.

Then I stuck the burlap ribbon and velvet ribbon to the back of the sentiment panel with Dimensionals and adhered it to the card front.

For the inside, I used sentiments from the Wonderful Romance set and the Beautiful Bouquet set stamped in Mossy Meadow. I stamped the image from Wonderful Romance, third generation. It is a very juicy ink pad and I had it all over me and the mat so I had to sponge the ink all over the mat! I do like that it cut down on the brightness.


I'm happy to put this card to bed! Trust me, I needed a nap after this one!!

Thanks for stopping by. Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Julie Johnston, with an undoubtedly wonderful card, or you can click on the blue links below to get to all the other beauties.



Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Stampin' Up! Weather Together

When the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog comes out and is followed up with the Sale-A-Bration promotion, we stampers tend to neglect the sets gathering dust on the shelf...agree? Well, today's card was needed for a bridal shower and out came old faithful to the rescue! The stamp set is retired but the dies are on clearance. 

Because the theme of this card is "Ladies/Girls", I am entering it into The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge. The layout resembles the sketch at Inspire.Create.Challenge 038

https://inspirecreatechallenges.blogspot.com/2019/03/inspirecreatechallenge-038-sketch.html
so I am playing there as well.


My card base is Highland Heather. The DSP mats are from the Botanical Butterfly collection, which is an SAB promotion (free with purchase of $50). I can't believe that paper is still available!. The promotion ends March 31 so if it appeals to you, it's best to order now!

The squares consist of Gorgeous Grape (bottom) cut with a scalloped die from Layering Squares Thinlits. The next squares are from the same set but are cut in Highland Heather and Whisper White.

The umbrella is stamped in Basic Gray and colored with my Highland Heather Blends. The "For You" is from the Beautiful Bouquet set.

For the inside...


Uh, huh...it's a gift card holder! The sentiments are from the Weather Together stamp set. The heart was a left over cut out from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.

This card was very easy to make because I followed the instructions by The Paper Pixie. So you know me, no reinventing the wheel. Check out the video link for measurements and how to's.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll be back tomorrow for the Happy Inkin' Krew Thursday Blog Hop. I will miss you if you don't show up!

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