Friday, January 19, 2018

Just for Fun!

This morning's post was written last night. Almost 5 hours yesterday we were without power so I was not able to get on the internet to check for challenges but when I got home from our card group meeting, I got right on it! Here's what I found...

The technique is dry embossing the designer paper, using a template to fussy cut all the pieces!

Snarky and Cute...that's my card...'nuff said...

We used a template to trace the card base, bra and panties. Then we fussy cut them, which is not as easy using a Big Shot and dies! We used an embossing folder that pretty much matched the designer paper and ran the bra and panties through the Big Shot. We could add any embellishments we wanted so I did a red heart for the front and a black satin ribbon for the backI have no idea where our group hostess got this idea from so I can't give credit to anyone but isn't it fun? and the sentiment is so snarky! Victoria Secret has nothing on us!

Thanks for looking and I hope you'll come back to visit tomorrow. 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Stampin' Up! Balloon Celebration

Today I picked an unusual theme for one of my challenges. I am not a tea drinker unless I am deathly ill but I wanted to practice coloring. Here's my finished product...

I chose to use my dark and light blue Pool Party Blends and Crumb Cake Blends to enter the challenge at Color Throwdown #476...light blue, kraft and white.

The design of my card was inspired by the sketch at Atlantic Hearts.

I used a kraft card base with a kraft corrugated mat. I took my DSP and cut it into three equal pieces, tied a piece of linen thread around the top in a bow and added my banner sentiment with a heart.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed my card.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Stampin' Up! Amazing You

Woo Hoo! I found challenges where I could use one of my favorite color combos, plus an easy sketch, and yet another for a theme. Take a look see...
For the color combo, I chose the first Tic Tac Toe challenge that Try Stampin' On Tuesday has offered. 

I chose the top line across: black, die cut, pink

For my sketch, I am linking my card to SIP Challenge 133 – Sketch!

The theme is from Shopping Our Stash #337 - Getting Sentimental. The sentiment had to be the focal point of the card.

My card base is Powder Pink. The strip was cut from the Petal Passion DSP and I sponged it with Powder Pink. I cut out a rose from that same package of DSP, using a die from the Stitched Shape Framelits. Then I sponged it and the edge with Powder Pink. I colored the rose with my Light and Dark Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends and adhered it to where it looked like the stem was part of it.

With my Big Shot, I die cut the sentiment in Basic Black cardstock three times. I glued all three together and adhered it to the card front. The "celebrate" die is exclusive to the Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can find info on that if you'd like by clicking on the tab at the top.

I wanted to keep the card clean and simple but it still looked a little bleak so I added one tiny black rhinestone. Card front done!

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from another Sale-A-Bration item, the Amazing You stamp set. Before I stamped it, I sponged the Whisper White mat with Powder Pink and stamped the ray of sunshine as well. Once I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black, I adhered the piece to a black mat, which in turn was adhered to the card base.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have some time to visit the above challenges.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Stampin' Up! Heartland

I'm staying true to form today with my three challenges:

Sketch: Cathy came up with a wonderful design  #SC679 for my inspiration...

Theme: I think Amy came up with the Always Fun Challenge 41 - Down on the Farm

Color: Caz came up with this color challenge that pleased me to no end! Make My Monday Challenge # 62 Blue and White

My card...

Don't you just love this little boy and the geese? It's from Heartland (see product list below). I colored his skin with the Ivory Stampin' Blend. His bib overalls I colored with Stampin' Write Dapper Denim marker and then smudged it with a Blender pen. I cut the focal point out with one of the Stitched Shape Framelits. Once I had my card front put together, I adhered the square with Stampin' Dimensionals.

My card base is Whisper White. Then I adhered a mat of Tranquil Tide (a bluish green card stock). My next mat was created with the Shaving Cream technique using a Whisper White piece of card stock and Night of Navy ink. To that, I adhered a piece of Dapper Denim and a piece of True Gentlemen DSP. (All measurements are below.)

For the inside of my card, I stamped the tractor and pup, using the Heartland set, in Basic Gray. I lightly colored the tractor with my Pacific Point Watercolor pencil and the pup with the Daffodil Delight pencil. The sentiment is from the Fruit Basket stamp set, stamped in Dapper Denim. 

Then I added a piece of DSP to the bottom...don't ask why...okay, I'll tell you...I had smudges of Lemon Lime Twist on the bottom of the mat! Apparently, I got carried away with my card from yesterday! (I cut my mats ahead of time and just have them laying on my work area!) That's a bad habit that has to go!

Oh, and let me tell you I had a scare with my watercolor pencils today. Yesterday was garbage day and I emptied the basket that sits next to my pencils, neutral markers and glues that are in a hat box on a step stool. (You really have to see the set up!) When I did, there was a loud plunk but I attributed it to my son tossing in his used up deodorant. (His bedroom is my craft room.) I was not about to become a dumpster diver; so, when I went to use my pencils, they weren't there...I was ready to place an order or wish I had chosen to be a diver! BUT I got on my hands and knees to take a look see and the pencils had slid onto the floor on the left, not the right where the wastebasket is. While I was on my knees, I praised the Lord for what was lost was found!

Thanks again for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed my card.


Whisper White Card Base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Tranquil Tide Mat: 5 1/4" x 4"
Shaving Cream Mat: 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Dapper Denim Mat: 5 1/8" x 2 1/8"
DSP: 5 1/8" x 1 3/4"
Whisper White Inside Mat: 5 1/4" x 4"
DSP Strip: 4 1/4" x 3/4"

Products Used:

Blender Pens

Monday, January 15, 2018

Stampin' Up! Bird Banter

Good morning Peeps! (see what I did there!)

I'm linking my card today to these three challenges:

1. Alphabet Challenge - "U" - The theme of "U"se something 3 times was chosen by Julie.

2. Jaydee helped me pick my colors: PP376 - A Color Challenge from Jaydee

3. SSC 170 - New Year, New Sketch, designed by Lisa.

I used the Bird Banter stamp set to stamp 3 different birds in 3 different colors. The color challenge allowed a 4th color so I used my "Flesh" Stampin' Blend to color the cockatoo and beaks. I know a cockatoo has a black beak, but this cockatoo is not real

I didn't have enough space to be able to cut squares for my birds so I used my Aqua Painter and 3 inks to create the illusion of squares. I colored the birds with a Blender Pen and the 3 inks. The parakeet got a little lost in the scheme of things and the macaw was not as colorful as I would have liked but it worked for the challenge. You have not seen the last of this stamp set!

The sentiments are stamped with the same set. I hand cut the 3 banners on the front and stuck them together with glue dots. I guess I get carried away when I hear the word "three" can't see them, but I used 3 glue

This was a fun card for me because I love Lemon Lime Twist. Have I ever told you that before? AND I love birds. We have had many parakeets and one cockatiel. Our son-in-love has had a cockatoo and currently has a macaw.

Thank you for stopping by and I'm so thankful that there are more than 3 types of birds in real life!!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms

This was my first attempt at using the Heartfelt Blooms stamp. It is only available through Sale-A-Bration - free with qualified order (click on the "Sale-A-Bration Info" tab above for those details).

This is a new line of stamps from Stampin’ Up! called DistINKtive stamps that give the look of a photograph with a stamp! The SU artists arranged a bouquet and photographed it to create the image. The manufacturing facility took the image and turned it  into cool! There are many videos that show you how to use this stamp, one by Stampin' Up! being found here.

My card base is Blackberry Bliss (retired). I used my Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin' Blends to add color to the flower which was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on a mat of Whisper White. The sentiment from that set is stamped in Old Olive. I stamped a heart from Heart Happiness in Old Olive on an Old Olive scrap. Then I cut it out with a die from Sweet & Sassy Framelits.

I will be practicing more with this stamp using different colors for the base and possible applying the ink with a brayer. Stay tuned!

Thank you for visiting today.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Stampin' Up! Little Letters

Alas and alack, I am back to using retired items...I tried, peeps...I really tried. But, I hope you like my card anyway!

My card base is Soft Suede. I cut the letters out of DSP from This Christmas (retired) with the Little Letters dies (retired). I then cut the same letters out of a piece of Whisper White and laid the music DSP into the open letters, once the Whisper White panel had been adhered to the base. I wrapped a piece of linen thread around the card front and tied a bow.

My inspiration came from these three challenges:


Thanks for stopping by today!