Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette and Springtime Foils

Since yesterday was the beginning of spring, I thought I'd make a spring card and enter it in Global Design Project's sketch challenge #GDP130
and Try it on Tuesday Mood Board - The Call of Spring


I just loved the colors on the board and I love birds and flowers. My card for you today has both.

My card base is Dapper Denim with a mat of Lemon Lime Twist. I used another mat of  Springtime Foils colored with my Blends. The bird is from Petal Palette, stamped in Basic Black, and cut out with a circle from the Stitched Shape Framelits. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  It is cut out with the Classic Label Punch. My little scalloped part under the sentiment is  a retired punch but you could use the new Ticket Tear Border Punch. My "ribbon" is Dapper Denim baker's twine

If you have any questions on how to make this, please let me know in the comment section and include your email address.

Thank you for visiting and I'll see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Stampin' Up! So Many Shells and High Tide

My card today is a technique called "retiform". My colors are Dapper Denim and Marina Mist. I took a long piece of cardstock and placed it many ways, each time sponging heavily on the edge and more lightly in the open space. I sponged with Marina Mist and stamped with Dapper Denim. Then I placed Post It Notes to block off each section and stamped an image from the So Many Shells and High Tide Stamp sets wherever one fit. You just repeat the process until it looks the way you want! I will have an upcoming post that shows a second way to do this technique.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you tomorrow! Carpe diem!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Stampin' Up! Waterfront

This is the second time I have inked up this set. I want to thank Julie Johnston for her inspiration. You can view her card here and here's my card...

I used the Wood Textures DSP and the Waterfront Stamp Set to create this card. 


Soft Suede card base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Wood Textures DSP: 5 1/4" x 4"
Thick Very Vanilla cardstock front mat: 5 1/4" x 4"
Very Vanilla inside mat: 5 1/4" x 4"

I cut out the maple leaf with the Leaflets Framelits Dies. I layed that on the Thick VV mat and then lined up my stamps using my Stamparatus (available to customers June 1).

I stamped the mountain in Soft Suede, the pines in Always Artichoke and the water in Pacific Point. I filled in the lake using my Pacific Point watercolor pencil and blender pen. I sponged the sky with Pool Party.

Stampin' Up! has a wonderful product called Foam Adhesive Strips. I put those all around the back of the maple leaf opening and adhered it to the art panel. Then I adhered that to the card base.

The inside is pretty straight forward...

The sentiments are stamped in Soft Suede and the trees in Always Artichoke.

Thank you for stopping by. If you would like to purchase any of these products, I can help you! See you tomorrow.

Products Used:
Blender Pens
Big Shot

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage

My cards today are made for a Cystic Fibrosis silent auction in Maine coming up in May. They have come so far in their research and I and my extended family are thankful. 

I CASE'd B.J. Peters card, which you can see here. She has wonderful directions for you so I won't repeat them. She also had a link for ribbon colors associated with a cause. I'm including it here

My first one is done in Fresh Fig. I thought this was close enough to burgundy and there are many causes and meanings for it. The one that is nearest and dearest to my heart is neck cancer. That's where my husband's cancer started almost 5 years ago and spread to his lungs, liver and bones. He is still fighting the good fight!

This next card is done in Lemon Lime Twist and represents the cause for our daughter, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Tranquil Tide is close to Jade or Teal and our good friend lost his battle with liver cancer. He died the day my husband received his first chemo treatment. It's a day burned into our memories. 

Pink is so well known and that too has hit our family.
My sister is a breast cancer survivor.

I am grateful that someone thought of different colored ribbons to commemorate victims and survivors of these dreaded diseases. Thank you, Patty Bennett, for designing this stamp set. It is one of my favorites and it will never retire in my collection!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. If I can help you with any supplies, just contact me here.

Products used:

Heat Tool
Big Shot

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Stampin' Up1 Sunshine and Rainbows

I'm lucky I'm still sane after making this card...but maybe I'm not...

I never make a card that fits inside a business envelope, but I created it for a very difficult challenge at As You See It Challenge #181 - Pieces of the Sky

As I mentioned, this is a wide card (9 1/4" x 3 7/8"), it has one word for the sentiment (Teeny Tiny Wishes), it's a shaker card so the stars are my confetti and the rainbow from Sunshine & Rainbows speaks for itself! My inspiration for the layout came from Fab Friday 133

There were so many things that went wrong with this card but I persisted in making it. This is only my second shaker card but it was like I had never made one before. 

I'm going to tell you what went wrong and you can skip this part if you want. I wish I could have skipped it! 
  • ink on my finger which made a splotch on one of the clouds
  • too much glue on sequin stars I placed around the rainbow
  • cut wrong size window sheet
  • die cut wrong size top panel
  • star confetti stuck to sequin stars
  • dropped window sheet on panel and couldn't unglue it...I was becoming unglued, however!
  • Soft Sky sponge apparently had been used for Soft Suede so the edge turned out a putrid green
  • stamped the sentiment "for your shower" and glued it to the shaker panel
  • realized that the challenge was "one word" 
  • re-did the banner with just "shower" and added an "s" to the end...ask me how many times I tried before, on second, thought don't
I added three Glitter & Clear Epoxy shapes (rain drops) in addition to stamped rain drops and that's the end of the front...and almost the end of me!!

For the inside, I printed out the sentiment on my computer and die cut it the same as the front. I colored the Springtime Foils DSP with Stampin' Write Markers and wish I had used my Blends, but I wanted lighter shades of the rainbow. Another hot mess!

I think this card might find it's way to the circular file but maybe not. It certainly was a lesson in what not to do!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Stampin' Up! Stitched Shapes Framelits

Today's card is one we made at Carole's yesterday for our card group. 

I believe my card is CAS (clean and simple) for the The Card Concept 88 ChallengeIf not, I hope the Card Concept DT will let me know.

and I'm also playing at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge for March

She spoils us rotten! She had the green paper already dry embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF and she had the stitched frames cut out. All we had to do was layer the frames, heat emboss the flower and put the card front together. I used my light Old Olive Blend to color in the flower and I sponged the edge of the square with Old Olive. The paper she used had a sheen to it so it wasn't SU paper. The little "thank you" was probably from Elizabeth Crafts or Starform. 

Thanks for stopping by. I don't usually post this later but I was working on one card all afternoon. You'll see it tomorrow if you come by for a visit. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Stampin' Up! Happy Wishes Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y''s Thursday again...and you know what that means. Yes, we are going hopping with a great group of crafters. This week's challenge is a sketch and here it is...
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Today's card uses a technique I've never posted before. It's called polished stone. There are several tutorials for it on You Tube. I'm also using the Happy Wishes stamp set, which is exclusive to Sale-A-Bration. Learn more by clicking on the tab above. On with the card...

My card base is Fresh Fig with a mat of Lemon Lime Twist. 

Now for the polished stone mat...I used Glossy White Card Stock, Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist reinkers. It is so simple to do. You just dampen a cotton ball with alcohol, add 3 or 4 drops of each color inker on the cotton ball and pounce it all over the glossy card stock. Then you take a clean cotton ball and pounce it all over to clean up any major wet spots. Let it dry and then adhere it to the other mat.

I cut a piece of Fresh Fig 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon and used glue dots to adhere it to the polished stone mat. 

Using the 2" circle punch, I cut a piece of Fresh Fig. Using the 1 3/8" scallop punch, I cut a piece of Lemon Lime Twist. I used my Fresh Fig Stampin' Write Marker to make little dots around the scallop. 

To get the sentiment lined up, I used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig and stamped Happy Birthday in Fresh Fig. I adhered the scallop circle to the Fresh Fig Circle with Dimensionals. I then added 3 Lemon Lime Twist Glitter Dots and the card front was done.

For the inside, I adhered a Lemon Lime Twist mat to the card base. I stamped a piece of Whisper White with Fresh Fig using two stamps from Happy Wishes. I sponged the edges with Fresh Fig and adhered that to the Lemon Lime Twist.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my card. I also hope you will continue on reading about all the other wonderful projects our team created. The "next" button will take you to Julie Johnston so you can check out her beautiful project

or you can click on each name below to go directly to that post for today. Thanks for hopping with us.