Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette and Petal Passion

Yesterday I made this card for our Thursday Inkin' Blog Hop tomorrow...BUT it was a past sketch in which I was not a participant yet. After my triple time stamped card the other day, I am really wondering if I know what time it is or what the date is! Lots goin' on folks!! In any event, I hope you'll return tomorrow for the correct TIBH! It will be worth your while to hop along.

So, with all that said, here's the card I made in error...

Isn't that just the cutest little bird? It was a colorless kind of day for me yesterday as you can see. But it was cheered up by the challenge at Die Cutting Divas - Ch #358 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Grid. I chose to go down the left side.
Tuesday Throwdown #381 Black and White is also one of my entries.

My card base is Basic Black. The Whisper White panel is embossed with the Petal Burst TIEF. I cut two banners from the Petal Passion DSP using the Banner Triple Punch. My bird is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut out with the matching die set. You can view that Bundle here. I mounted the bird onto a circle from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies using Dimensionals. The sentiment and die cuts are from that same Bundle. I added black rhinestone jewels, which are retired.

For the inside, I kept it very simple...

The sentiment and dots are from the same stamp set. I didn't center my sentiment because I intend to write a thank you to the pastors, deacons and elders from our church who continually support my husband and me through our journey with cancer.

Thanks for stopping by and I really do hope you'll visit tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Unfortunately, I don't have too much time on my hands today. I won't go into it, but I did find a wee bit of time to finish the inside of this card. Hope it makes you smile.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Stampin' Up! Lots of Lavender

I love when Sundays roll around so I can play at PP382 - A Sketch Challenge from Sandy

I am thrilled with the Sunday Stamps challenge and you know why...

My card base is Whisper White, a piece of DSP from Fresh Florals, then a strip of Garden Green. I just used scraps that I had on my desk from the other day. I used the Lots of Lavender two-step stamp set (Sale-A-Bration) to create my focal piece. I stamped it in Always Artichoke, then with Versa Mark and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I colored in the bow and ribbons with my Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Marker. I raised it up with dimensionals.

This was a quick and easy card. I have no clue how I'm going to do the inside yet. It's very plain so I might just use it for a note card and make it in the other four 2017-2019 In Colors.

Thanks for stopping by.


Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
DSP: 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Strip: 4 1/4" x 1"
Focal Piece: 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Products Used:

Heat Tool

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Stampin' Up! Epic Celebration, Happy Wishes and Party Pandas

By the title of my post, you are probably expecting pandas on my card. Not today...just the Happy Birthday sentiment comes from the Party Pandas set. The inside sentiment comes from the Happy Wishes set. Put them together and what have you got? Bibbity, Bobbity, Boo! Yes, a card fit for Cinderella!!

If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know my favorite SU In Color this year is Lemon Lime Twist. Oh, my, yes it is...

So as not to totally offend the haters of Lemon Lime Twist, I threw in some Old Olive (smile). I made this card while the gals were working on their card kits Thursday. The extra paper was there and no one picked LLT (imagine that!) so I decided to go rogue. I used the Tailored Tag Punch that went with the card they were making, but used it in a different way. I did use the same Fresh Florals DSP.

The Whisper White panel was run through the Big Shot using the Garden Trellis TIEF. I cut my banners and adhered them to the middle. It looked too plain, so I added a LLT Bitty Bow.

While they were cleaning up, I took pics of some of their cards.



Sue M.


Sue L. made the same Tranquil Tide card as Meg's and she made a beautiful card with the "You" but she was going to do "Celebrate" rather than "Thank". I should have taken a picture of it anyway as it had gems on it. The DSP was from Naturally Eclectic and Fresh Florals.

I hope you enjoyed what we created on Thursday and hope you come back tomorrow.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Stampin' Up! Epic Celebration

Today's card is one I made for kits at our Thursday card group.

My card base is Berry Burst. The Whisper White mat is dry embossed with the Garden Trellis TIEF. I cut strips from the Fresh Florals DSP and, with Tombow, glued them to the embossed panel. Using glue dots, I adhered a length of Rich Razzleberry Cotton ribbon (retired) across the strips. I punched two Berry Burst tags from the Tailored Tag Punch and one tag in Whisper White after stamping the sentiment in Berry Burst using the Epic Celebration stamp set. I glued them together so that the Berry Burst made a mat for the sentiment. The "bling" is not SU.

Thank you for stopping by. I have listed the measurements and products used.


Card Base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
WW Mat: 5 1/4" x 4"
DSP Strips: 1" x 3 1/2"
Ribbon: 5"

Products Used:
Big Shot
Glue Dots

Friday, February 23, 2018

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion and Happy Wishes

For my card today, I decided not to have a sentiment on the outside. I also decided to be brave and try my hand again with the Blends and DSP that I could color. I'm happy with it...

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Real Red and Petal Passion DSP, Whisper White

Inks: Cherry Cobbler Light and Dark Blends, Calypso Coral Light and Dark Blends, Daffodil Delight Dark Blend, Old Olive Dark and Light Blends, Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Real Red Watercolor Pencils, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Cherry Cobbler Ink and Very Vanilla from a past Paper Pumpkin Kit

Stamp Set: Happy Wishes (Sale-A-Bration)

Other Accessories: See product list below

If I can help you order anything to make this card, just let me know.

Thanks for stopping by.

Product List:

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