Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala, Star of Light Meets Picture Perfect

I made a card using the colors from CAS Colours and Sketches today.

My card base is Pear Pizzazz. I stamped the butterflies on scrap white with Pear Pizzazz ink. I colored them in with Daffodil Delight Blends and a So Saffron marker and punched them out with the Butterfly Duet punch. The "star of light" is stamped in Pear Pizzazz. The sentiments are from Picture Perfect, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. My inspiration came from Janet Wakeland.

The inside is clean and simple as well. This card took all of ten minutes to make. I think that makes it CAS!

If you have any questions, just give me a shout out!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll return tomorrow for our Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Stampin' Up! Lily Pad Lake and Lakeside Framelits

Today is another new challenge day for me. I love finding new sites. 613 Avenue Create: Challenge #218 has an Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Use A Critter so the heron is a critter we see from our house every day.

I have also decided to play at Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge #408. They have a Random Act of Kindness challenge and you must use a die. This card uses two dies from the Lakeside Framelits Dies.

I couldn't resist playing at Cupcake Inspiration


I mean just look at the color scheme! Their challenge was to add a button from your stash and I'm thinking these Blackberry Bliss dots, a/k/a "buttons" qualify because Wendy, one of the DT, used something similar. I hope the Design Team feels the same way I

For the inside ...

I'm thinkin' this is quite feminine so it could be for a retirement, a promotion, a Florida Lottery win, or for a new baby. No matter what, it would be a RAK.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll come back Monday, February 25, when I will provide instructions, measurements and a CASE of this card.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs

Woo hoo! It's my third Monday in a row that I've CASE'd a teammate or an upline. I have two uplines...Mary (my immediate upline) and Amy, who is Mary's upline, thus mine too! I am so grateful to be a part of these two teams. Today I am CASEing Amy's beautiful card. Here's hers...

and here's mine...

My card stock, DSP, twine and ink are different shades of pink even though I mostly used the same color. Over at International Art & Soul they have a shades of color challenge. I think my leaves and butterfly qualify too!

Here are the instructions...the measurements are below with a partial listing of product used.
  • Stamp the rose and leaf images from the Healing Hugs stamp set in Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow inks on a piece Whisper White card stock.  
  • Adhere the stamped panel to a piece of Petal Pink card stock.
  • Adhere a strip of DSP from the Petal Promenade DSP to the left side of the Whisper White panel.  
  • Wrap a strand of Grapefruit Grove Nature’s Twine around the panel along the edge of the DSP and tie a bow.  
  • Adhere the layered panel to the front of your Petal Pink card base with Mini Dimensionals. 
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Healing Hugs photopolymer stamp set in Fresh Fig ink on a scrap of Whisper White then cut the scrap to 1 ½” x 2 3/8”. Adhere the sentiment to the card front with more Mini Dimensionals.
  • Punch the small butterfly with the Butterfly Duet Punch and color it with Light and Dark Mossy Meadow Blends. 
For the inside of the card...

  • Stamp the flower and leaf images from the Healing Hugs stamp set in Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow inks. Stamp the sentiment from the Healing Hugs stamp set in Fresh Fig ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock. Adhere to card base with Liquid Glue.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my card for today!

  • Petal Pink:   4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2"; 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″; 2″ x 2 2 1/2″ scrap piece; 4″ x 5 1/4″ inside panel
  • Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper Strip – 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ 
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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Stampin' Up! Vibrant Vases

...and now for the last card made at Dottie's last week...

My card displays flowers on the front as well as on the inside. 

The Vibrant Vases stamp set is new and can be found in the 2019 Occasions Catalog. Since it meets the criteria for the challenge at The Flower Challenge #29, I've decided to play there.

Having four cards made has helped me while my sister-in-law was visiting again. She has gone to the east coast for a week and we will miss her. I won't see her again til this summer when I head north for a month or two.

Check out Vibrant Vases on Pinterest...there are so many ideas for it. It's a very versatile set. Click on the photo below to see it up close and personal!

Thank you for stopping by.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Stampin' Up! Let it Ride

Heather Cooper's card was the inspiration for my card today. I think the card is fairly Clean And Simple, don't you? I'm playing at two new-to-me sites, Crafty Catz #449 ATG with Optional Twist of Keep It Simple  and Sweet Stampin' - Love Your Pet Challenge.

I don't own this stamp set yet, but I did win it from my upline, Mary, for a challenge recently so I plan to do more with Let it Ride. This is the next to last card we made at Dottie's last week.

My card base is Soft Suede with a mat of Garden Green. The trees are stamped with Garden Green ink. The horse is stamped in Soft Suede and colored in lightly with my Espresso watercolor pencil and Blender Pen. The burlap ribbon is wrapped around the art piece and mat and secured on the back. The sentiment is stamped with Crumb Cake and adhered with Dimensionals. 

For the inside, Dottie had the horse and "celebrate" on the panel already and we just had to add the rest of the stamping. I think this stamp is so much fun. It's a Penny Black stamp.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Stampin' Up Home to Roost

Danielle Bennenk inspired my card for today.

This is another card we made at Dottie's last week. The stamp set, Home to Roost, is free during the Sale-A-Bration promotion when you purchase $50 worth of Stampin' Up! product. There are two challenge sites this week that are using anything from Sale-A-Bration as inspiration for a card:


The rooster is stamped with Versa Mark and heat embossed with Black Emboss Powder. I colored him with my watercolor pencils and blender pen. I fussy cut him and placed him on my card front with Dimensionals.

The tall grass is stamped in Pear Pizzazz. I used my aqua painter to color the sky using Balmy Blue. The earth is done the same way using Crumb Cake.

The inside uses a non-SU for the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Stampin' Up! Tribute to Sasha

This is my second post today because our friends deconstructed the card I sent them for Sasha's crossing the Rainbow Bridge. First I will show you my card in case you missed it...

and here is Sasha...
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and here is what Kim did with my card...
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that is so special. I wish we had been able to have a paw print from Tini. We are still missing her, but Lord Chesterfield is keeping us amused!

Stampin' Up! Floral Frames for Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to our weekly blog hop. This week we have a sketch challenge...
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I brought out my Floral Frames Stamp Set and Foliage Frame Framelit Dies to create my card for it.

Over at The Paper Players PP428, Laurie has a color challenge.

So, you can see that my card base is Basic Gray, I have a mat of Melon Mambo and a mat of Smokey Slate.

My flowers are cut from the beautiful Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper.

The sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. It is cut out with a die from the Foliage Frame Framelits Dies and adhered with Mini Dimensionals.

I stamped the two flowers in Basic Gray on Melon Mambo and cut them out with dies from the same set. I adhered them with liquid glue.

The inside is unfinished as I don't what type of card I want it to be. You can leave suggestions in a comment if you have the time.

Speaking of time, I hope you’ll take a little time to hop thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the "Next" button to see what Julie’s been up to!

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