Friday, September 30, 2016

Blooms and Wishes

If you like flowers and need a quick card this one is very easy to pull together. Stamping off/Second generation ink is the key.
The largest flower is the focal point with some smaller images surrounding it. I stamped the center of the flower twice as well as the smaller flowers and leaves. It is an old trick to create depth. I love this stamp set but have to admit I am puzzled as to why there is no center stamp for the flowers - meaning the little blank circle is always there. Yes, a pearl or rhinestone can be added but sometimes I just want a flat card with no embellishments. 

I am also loving the new In Colors. 

All supplies are Stampin' Up! and can be found here in my Online Store.

Stamps: Blooms & Wishes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo
Ink:  Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hanging onto Summer

It is the first day of Autumn here in the States but I am not ready to let go of Summer. I even wore my white sandals the other day and could hear my mother's voice in my head, "you should never wear white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day". I don't think that holds true anymore - not that I care. 

I chose the colors of my card based off the flowers growing in the planter on my deck. They have been showing off all summer but never more so than now. It is because of them that I haven't purchased any pots of mums yet. I don't need them! 
My card was stamped with the flowers from Penned & Painted and sentiment from Blooms & Wishes. I added the speckles with the Timeless Texture stamp set. My previous blog post showed this same stamp set with the outline only. I did the coloring. If you don't like to color, this set has the solid stamp and detail stamp as well so you can create a monochromatic combination or change it up with different inks. 

I used 2 of the new In Colors again and these really go well together. They are listed in supplies below.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! and can be found in my Online Store

Stamps: Penned and Painted, Blooms and Wishes, Timeless Texture
Card Stock: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black

Don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack. There are some Photopolymer Stamp Sets that were recently added.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Finally! Thank you and a card.

Where to begin?! You may have noticed - and I know many of you did - that I haven't posted since May. Yikes! 

Thank you for the emails asking my whereabouts and for your concern. It was all very very humbling to know that my creativity was missed - not to mention the concern expressed over my personal well being. 

I am well. My family is well. I didn't really mean to take so much time off from blogging but the summer got a hold on me and wouldn't let go. Plus I was a little burnt out. By not stamping and/or blogging I was able to pursue some other creative endeavors and oh my it has been fun. And it was just what I needed! 

I finally added some ink and stamped some cards. I only have a few of the new stamps from the large Annual catalog so I thought it was about time I test them out. They are very simplistic cards - nothing like I usually do so hopefully you can overlook that. I also wanted to try out the 5 new In Colors. So here is one card that I made.

It is a 4.25" square card and uses only the outline stamps from the Penned and Painted stamp set. "For You" is from a different set. I wanted to create a quick and easy card so I just stamped the outline images and did a quick wash with the new Peekaboo Peach ink and my aqua painter. I will post another card that I made with the outline images and the solid images. It is a nice versatile set in that way. 

All supplies are Stampin' Up! except where noted.
My Online Store is found here.

Stamps: Penned and Painted, Blooms and Wishes
Paper: Watercolor paper - Strathmore 300 series
Card Stock: Peekaboo Peach, a new In Color
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Peekaboo Peach, Old Olive
Other: Aquapainter

Clearance Rack - new items this week. All can be found here.
Special Offer Sale Items. This week only. Found here.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

White Embossed Blossoms

The month of May is winding down, June is almost here! This means you only have a few more days to order from the Retiring lists and from the Occasions catalog. 

The Retiring Lists are here.
The Occasions catalog can be seen here.
The Clearance Rack is found here.

After all of the posts I have done featuring retiring stamp sets and products, I thought I would throw in a card that I made with a current set - Birthday Blossoms. There is nothing on it that is retiring!
Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms stamp set. Pink flower on kraft background. handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp

The small, white, embossed flowers are what gives this card that wow factor. 
Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms stamp set. Pink flower on kraft background. handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp

All supplies are Stampin' Up! and can be found in my Online Store

Stamps: Birthday Blossoms
Paper: Blushing Bride from Subtles Collection
Card Stock: Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Versamark, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
Other: White Embossing Powder, sponge dauber, dimensional, Pansy Punch

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I will be doing some planting, edging and weeding now that my dog seems to be feeling better. 

About that dog…. We still don't know what is wrong but she has recurring diarrhea, vomiting clear liquid at night only, and general depression. She never stops eating though. Her blood work indicated that her cortisol level is low, indicative of Addison's Disease. Her ultrasound showed small adrenal glands, also another indication. But when given the test for Addison's Disease she passed with flying colors. Go figure. So she is on a probiotic and high fiber diet and will get tested in another month for Addison's. Anyone have any experience with this disease in dogs? She is a 6 3/4 year old spayed female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and for now is back to her normal self. Key word being "for now". 

Monday, May 23, 2016

A Picture Perfect Blue Rose

Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect stamp set. Blue rose. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
I made this weeks ago but haven't got around to posting it. Life has been busy around here with a sick dog and 2 kids home this week. One bad, one good. Events, not kids. Haha.
Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect stamp set. Blue rose. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
I stamped the background with the large image from Gorgeous Grunge and Marina Mist ink (stamped off first). I love how the blue shows through the leaves that I stamped directly to the card stock. 

I played around with the sentiment and how to add one. I ended up embossing it in white on black which is very trendy right now. I don't know how I feel about this trend because the black is such a contrast to the other colors. 

Fortunately Picture Perfect and Gorgeous Grunge will be around another year! But the striped paper from Pretty Petals paper stack is not.

Reminder: You only have until May 31st to order from the Retiring List.
                  To view the list, click here.

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