Friday, January 30, 2015

Garden Party in Pink

Happy Friday! I totally forgot about this card that I made back in early fall I think. Crazy!
I used the Garden Party stamp set for the flowers, greenery, and border. If you use markers like I did on the roses, you can get the pink roses and green leaves. The large So Saffron flower was stamped, cut out and adhered with dimensionals. Tiny Basic Pearls fill the centers of the little blue flowers. 

The embossed border around the edge was done with the retired Framed Tulips embossing folder. I love that folder and really wish Stampin' Up! would make  other embossing folders with just the frame. It adds so much to a card (in my opinion). 

Garden Party is one of those stamp sets in the Annual Catalog that flies under the radar. I didn't even notice it until I had gone through the catalog a few times. Of course I love anything floral/garden/nature so I bought it. It's small images are great for clean and simple cards. It's also perfect for little gift cards and tags. Did you know that Garden Party stamp set coordinates with the Flower Pot designer paper? The colors in the paper don't necessarily appeal to everyone but it has beautiful patterns. Click here if you would like to see a card I made with the Flower Pot colors and paper. 

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Forgot to add the Hey You stamp set is where the Happy Birthday sentiment is from. Another one of those sets that is easy to overlook. 

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Moon Lake CCMC340


I have a wonderful masculine color challenge for you, compliments of Create with Connie and Mary challenge blog!

I thought these colors would be perfect with the new Moon Lake stamp set. 
Both of these images and sentiment are part of the same stamp set. I stamped the boat image with Basic Gray and added some splatters with Gorgeous Grunge. Then I added some designer paper from the Adventure Bound paper pack. 

The goose was stamped with Black Stazon and then I used an Oval Framelit to cut it out. To color the image, I used markers and ink. The reeds are colored with a Sahara Sand marker. The water is ink and a little water. And I added a light wash of Sahara Sand over the goose's body. My final step was to sponge the edges of the oval with Sahara Sand ink. The panels on the base of the card are sponged with Basic Gray ink.

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Stamps: Moon Lake, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Adventure Bound pack
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Lost Lagoon, Basic Gray
Ink: Sahara Sand, Lost Lagoon, Basic Gray, Black Stazon
Other: Oval Framelits, Big Shot, dimensionals, sponge, Candy Dots

So now it is your turn! We love to see what you create.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Thanks to the Contractor


With all of the excitement over Storm Juno, I forgot to mention this week's Weekly Deals and wow, what great deals they are!
The Textured Boutique Machine is on sale! This machine is smaller than the Big Shot and is used for embossing only. So if you have no interest in die cutting but love embossing folders, this may be the deal for you! And to sweeten the deal, select embossing folders are on sale as well! 
Click here to view the deals and their details. 


Yesterday I showed you a card that I made using Guy Greetings.Today's card uses the same set only I mailed it to our contractor as a thank you.
The card base is white with a piece of the realistic wood paper from Adventure Bound paper stack. I can't say it enough how much I love that paper. The brick paper is another piece from this group of papers. 

Our house is white with a red door so I used the house image from the Sale-a-bration stamp set, You Brighten My Day and added some "siding" and a red door. It needed to be layered onto something other than the paper background so I added a small piece of Burlap ribbon behind it. That added some nice texture to the card. The tools were stamped and then punched with the Note Tag punch. Rather than just slap it onto the card front, I attached it with a mini brad. 

Once again, I used the "righty tighty, lefty loosy" for my card. I was adding batteries to the lantern last night and I had to say that out loud as I was trying to figure out which way to turn the bottom. David asked me if I realize how many times I say that in a week. Why no I don't dear, how many times? Lol. Apparently quite a few. 

Our contractor went over and above with our renovation and "A Thousand Thanks" about covered my appreciation! Or it could be "A Thousand Thanks", I'm glad it's over!

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Stamps: Lots of Thanks, Guy Greetings, You Brighten My Day (Sale-a-bration)
Paper: Adventure Bound paper stack
Card Stock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Ink: Black Memento, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, Smoky Slate Blendabilities
Other: Note Tag Punch, Mini Brad, Burlap ribbon

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Guy Greetings

I wrote and scheduled this post early because I wasn't sure if the internet would be working.  We are in the path of Snow Storm Juno and chances are we will lose power and internet. We stocked up on food (people, dog, cat), books, and batteries, filled the car with gas, and charged our phones. 

 Let's talk stamping. We had some work done on the inside of our house and I always like to send a thank you. If you haven't seen the new Guy Greetings stamp set in the Occasions catalog, it is worth checking out! It comes in Wood mount, Clear mount, or Photopolymer. 

I kept this card clean and simple. First I added ink "loosely" to the Hardwood background stamp set and stamped my Naturals Ivory card front. Then I added some Epic Day wash tape across the front. Repeating "righty-righty, lefty-loosey" is the only way I can ever remember which way to go when unscrewing something so I love that it is included with this set!

The stamped image was colored with the lightest Smoky Slate Blendabilities marker. I layered it onto Basic Gray card stock. I don't remember the name of the Washi Tape that I used on the corners. I thought it was current but it must be retired. Sorry about that.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Garden Party


I have another card that I made months ago but never posted. Better late than never right? I thought today would be a good day to show a card with a butterfly and flower since a whopper of a snow storm is headed up the East coast.
I used the spiral punch to create a notebook look and even did some paper piercing to make it look perforated like an actual notebook. I pulled the colors from the Sweet Taffy designer series paper: Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive. I know Tempting Turquoise is not a popular color anymore but I have always loved it. 

To make the card, I stamped the border and flowers with the Garden Party stamp set. Like Tempting Turquoise, it isn't a very popular stamp set but I love the small images. The butterfly is from Papillon Potpourri

I didn't add a sentiment and I can't remember why. Probably because there wasn't a place for one? 

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Stamps: Garden Party, Papillon Potpourri
Paper: Sweet Taffy designer paper
Card Stock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Old Olive Blendabilities
Other: Paper Piercer, Spiral Punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by. If you are in the path of Storm Juno, stay safe!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Four Feathers still current


Today's card is one that I made months ago using a CAS(e) This Sketch challenge sketch. At that time I was going to link it up to their blog but it is a little too late for that now. It has been sitting in the "draft posts" all this time. I have quite a few like that.
The feathers are die cut, as is the panel down the front. You can see it in the picture below.
I am so happy that Four Feathers stamp set and the Feathers framelit are still current. I really like this set a lot. 

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Stamps: Four feathers, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Flowerpot series
Card Stock: Hello Honey, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate chip, Tangerine Tango, 
Other: feathers framelit, gold sequins, linen thread, Bitty Banners frame lit, Big Shot

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sheltering Tree and house on a hill


I thought this card would be very appropriate for today's post because we are getting snow today which means it is a great day to stamp!
I combined 2 stamp sets for my card: Sheltering Tree and the house from You Brighten My Day, a Sale-a-bration stamp. This is one of those happy mistakes because I poured embossing powder on the card front without zapping the tree with my heat gun first. So some of the white embossing powder clung to the tree and swing but I love the look - like snow is clinging to the tree!

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Stamps: Sheltering Tree (Occasions Mini catalog), You Brighten My Day (Sale-a-bration)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Sky
Ink: Whisper White, Black Memento, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, Smoky Slate Blendabilities, Soft Sky Blendabilities
Other: Whisper White embossing powder, What's Up Punch

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Simply Wonderful Treat Jar

Hello my friends,

I have a simple treat container to show you today. 
About a month ago I went to a baby shower and this jar, minus my embellishments, was the shower favor. I liked the smallness of the jar so I repurposed it for a treat jar of my own. I noticed that the challenge at the SUO challenge blog is dots, dots, and more dots so I let that determine the paper I used.

The top of my jar is a scalloped circle layered with some Rose Red polka dot paper. I then stamped the sentiment from the Sale-a-bration set, Simply Wonderful and punched it with the Sweetheart punch.  It needed a little something so I added a tiny flower with a pearl in its center. It's kind of hard to see but there are 2 flowers layered together.I

The star of this treat jar, as far as I'm concerned, is the bow on the front. The new Bow Builder Punch is so much fun to use, whether it is a card, bag, or jar! I used the same Rose Red polka dot paper for the tag and the band around the jar lid. The little tag on the front is also stamped with a sentiment from Simply Wonderful and coordinates with the lid. This little treat jar was so easy to decorate and it took very little time to do so.

 I filled the jar with Valentine peanut M & M's and plan on giving it to a special friend!

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