Thursday, May 28, 2015

Guy Greetings CCMC357

Today's sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary incorporates 2 of my favorite things: round corners and a square card! But as always, you don't have to make your card square if you don't want too.
Father's day is right around the corner so I thought I would use the sketch to create a masculine card for such a day. Stampin' Up! Guy Greetings stamp set with Adventure Bound paper. Handmade Father's Day card in neutral tones.
You can't go wrong with the Guy Greetings and the Adventure Bound paper stack! I really love those masculine patterns and colors in this paper. However, one of the banners on my card is the 5/8" Natural Chevron Ribbon. It coordinates really well with the neutral tones of the overall card.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! The card measure 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"

Stamps: Guy Greetings
Paper: Adventure Bound paper stack (available through June 2)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: 5/8" Chevron Ribbon, circle punches, dimensional, corner rounder

To see what the rest of the design team created, and to play along, just head over to Create with Connie and Mary challenge blog. Can't wait to see what you make with this fabulous sketch!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Moon Lake in Tip Top Taupe

I kind of got sidetracked with things other than my blog. Beautiful May days will do  that to me. I have been enjoying flowers, birds, and nature in real life!

I still enjoy flowers, birds, and nature in the stamping realm too, and am really going to miss Moon Lake stamp set when the Occasions catalog ends, June 2nd. Unfortunately it didn't make it into the new annual Catalog which begins June 2nd. Lots going on June 2nd!

This monochromatic card was made with the new In Color, Tip Top Taupe. I really love this color as it is not a pure brown because it has a gray tint to it. It reminds me of a darker version of the paint I have on the walls in my house. 

The little bit of lace is also a new product available June 2nd. It comes in each of the new In Colors and it is very soft and pliable and really lovely. I added it to this card as a way to feminize it andI really think it could make through the mail without extra postage too. Yay!

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Some can be purchased now, some June 2nd. 

Stamps: Moon Lake (order through June 2), Gorgeous Grunge, Hardwood background
Card Stock: Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe (available June 2)
Ink: Tip Top Taupe (available June 2)
Other: sponge, linen thread, Lace (available June 2)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ticks and Delightful Dijon

I am at my wit's end with ticks! 

I have a fenced in yard (1/4 acre) that borders a woods and every time that Cuffy (our dog) runs around the yard, she gets one or more ticks. Today I even found one on me. Yuck. I really don't want to use topical flea and tick treatment, but I will if I have to. So my friends. Do you have any suggestions for natural treatments/preventatives for dogs? Or yards? I am ready to get chickens! 

Ok, enough of gross stuff like ticks. 

Continuing on with my parade of the new In Colors, today's card is all about the color Delightful Dijon. It reminds me of More Mustard but way prettier. Just like Dijon mustard tastes way better than regular mustard!
Stampin' Up! Choose Happiness stamp set. Monochromatic card made with Delightful Dijon, an In Color 2015-2017. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp.
I really had fun with this card, mainly because the Choose Happiness stamp set has so many different images. Therefore, it is easy to create a monochromatic collage type card. 

All supplies are Stampin' Up! and can be ordered from my Online Store.

Stamps: Choose Happiness
Card Stock: Whisper White, Delightful Dijon
Ink: Delightful Dijon

In case you missed my card with Cucumber Crush, click Here. 

And I am serious about suggestions for my tick dilemma!
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