Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Beautiful Bunch

I was not able to play along with yesterday's fun No-Iron technique challenge...so I used it with the color challenge for today on SplitCoastStampers!

So first I took a piece of crumbled wax paper and dipped it in the VersaMark ink.  The sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat set.  There you have your base panel.  Or making your own designed series paper.
The side was the Scallop Trim Edge Punch in Sahara Sand.  The flowers are stamped with Hello Honey ink on the same paper. All the flowers are punched out using Petite Petal and Fun Flower Punches.
The stem and little leaves are cut out with Flower Fair Framelits Die, then I sponged the color before removing the give it some depth.
Then put it together...hope you like it! 
And stay cool!


Monday, June 30, 2014

Santa's List

Barb Mann is the featured stamper today on SCS.

Her first upload ~ River Rock Santa was fun to case and giving me an early start on Christmas this year.

I used Cherry Cobbler, Silver Foil and White paper.  My Santa image is from "Santa's List".  The background is the Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder.  I colored Santa with Blendabilities.  The corners are punched out using the Ticket punch.

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This card is from the sketch challenge on Wednesday...

I went with Very Vanilla, Black and a enough red to really pop!  The dsp is "Modern Medley".

The stamps are from "Serene Silhouette" and "Really Good Greetings".

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This quick card is for the color challenge...Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Bloom with Hope

Another great featured stamper over at SplitCoastStampers.

I used Rich Razzleberry with Ovals Punch, Ovals Scallop Punch and Ovals Collections Framelits. 

My coloring is using the new Blendabilities.

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For the Color Challenge

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For the Sketch Challenge


Have a good Sunday!


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Itty Bitty Banners

Happy Father's Day!

The featured stamper for today on Splitcoaststampers is a fresh face.  She has some wonderful cards.

Her card Happy Birthday! was an easy and fun card to do.

My colors are Crushed Curry and Coastal Cabana.  The dsp is from the retired Eastern Elegance.

I also used Framelits Bitty Banners and Expressions Thinlits Dies.  Popped on some Pearls.

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My card for Tuesday's color challenge...

For this one I used Black, White, Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush and Bermuda Bay.  The framing was cut out using "On Film Framelits".

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For the Sketch Challenge

The stamping was done using "Tea Party" and cut out using Ovals Collection Framelits.

Pool Party, Early Expresso, Very Vanilla and Spice Cake dsp are the colors.

The embossing using the Arygle Textured Impression.  And the Angle Tag Topper for the tag.  With the addition of Linen Thread.

Have a wonderful Sunday!


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Papillon Potourri ~ Gorgeous Grunge ~ Sunburst Sayings

My card for today for the featured stamper over on SCS.

Her card ~  Birthday  ~ can be seen here. 

I changed the butterflies, colors, no dsp and no ribbon.

All the colors are Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Elegant Eggplant, Crisp Cantaloupe, Daffodil Delight & Wisteria Wonder.

My accessories are, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Jewel Pearls, Sunburst Framelits Die Set and Square Lattice Embossing Folder.

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I forgot to post this card...it's for my DIL's twin.  She got married and I wanted to send her congrats!

Sentiment looks crooked but it's not!

Have a great Sunday...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Regarding Dahlias

The colors for today gave me a bit of a problem.  They are So Saffron, Smoky Slate and Strawberry Slush.  After several attempts made this card for the challenge.

I also had dessert by using twine.  The background is called "Stylish Stripes" Embossing folder.

I used the corner round punch and added some rhinestone jewels.

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Here are a couple of other cards I made and did not get posted.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Blooming with Kindness ~ Lots of Thanks ~ Petite Petals

This card is for the sketch challenge from Wednesday over at Splitcoaststampers.

Inks  ~  Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding

Paper  ~  Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo, dsp Venetian Romance

Accessories  ~  Petite Petals Punch, Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Naturals Ribbon, Round Framelits Collection, Sponge Daubers

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blooming with Kindness ~ A dozen Thoughts ~ Papillon Potpourri

Love the colors for today...Crispy Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Garden Green.  Our dessert option is a sentiment on the front.  I prefer to leave it off until I decide how I will use the card, but like the effect this added.

The flower I stamped in the darker color and love this!

I stamped the butterfly on the card. The stamped it on a scrap.  Punched out the stamped image and an unstamped image for the layers. To give it real dimension.

My sentiment is stamped in vellum and I added some Jewel Pearls.

Thanks for looking...


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Gifts of Kindness

A delightful stamper was picked for today's featured stamper on SCS.  "Daisy-Mae" and I have chosen this card of hers to case  ~ LIM card ~ .  I changed the flower a bit, the colors a little and the images stamped are different.

Paper  ~  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz.
Stamp Sets  ~  Gifts of Kindness.
Accessories  ~  Sizzix Little Leaves, Spiral Flower Die, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cycle Celebration ~ Lacy & Lovely ~ Tea Party

Great sketch for today!

I used Very Vanilla and Soft Suede for my base colors.  The dsp is from "Spice Cake".

The front panel is cut out using Deco Labels Framelits, I also used an Oval Punch.  The little brads are "Vintage Trinkets".


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Flower Shop ~ Petite Petals ~ Bloom with Hope

I am really enjoying my time on the Color Challenge Team...

This week we are to use Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.  Our dessert is to use white embossing anywhere on the card.

As you can see I'm having dessert!!!  Probably don't need it.  I'm carrying around a few extra pounds I need to work off.  Too much sitting with the hubby.

I also used the Pansy Punch, Petite Punch, Ball Stylus, White Craft Ink, Stylish Stripes Embossing folder and White Embossing Powder.  The added touch of Jewel Pearls and ribbon (bow).

Thanks for looking and have a good day!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Dozen Thoughts ~ Six-Sided Sampler ~ Pedaling Past

Fun sketch, though it did give me pause for a bit.  The circle layer was overwhelming and I changed it to a rectangle bicycle instead of a (rather large) flower I had originally made.

My colors are Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla and Basic Gray.  The designer series paper is from the Birthday Basic collection.
I used several stamp sets, "A Dozen Thoughts", Six-Sided Sampler" and "Pedaling Past". 
The side panel area was made using the Hexagon Punch.
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I was chosen to be on the Color Challenge team for the month of May at Split Coast Stampers.  Fun! Fun!
My first week's card was to use Basic Black, Whisper White and Pool Party.  Dessert was to use stenciling...which I forgot to incorporate into my card! But I don't need dessert these days.

A fun and simple card.  My stamp is from the "Serene Silhouettes" set.

I got those perfect ovals using the Oval Framelits Collection.  Added some Jewel Pearls and a cute bow.


Monday, May 5, 2014

Perfect Blend

I played over on splitcoaststampers yesterday and made this card for my DIL.  She's a coffee lover!

I used the first upload by "Jeannie1862"  ~  Be Merry  ~

I changed the colors, the theme and left off a layer.


I used Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Early Express and dsp "This and That Epic".

My stamps are from Perfect Blend.  Used the Scalloped Tag Topper.

Added a ribbon.

Last Week I made the following for the color challenge.

And this one for the sketch challenge.
Thanks for stopping by...would love to know what you think!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Petite Petals ~ Papillon Potourri ~ Strippled Blossoms

"catluvr2" is the featured stamper today on SplitCoastStampers.  She has a wonderful gallery and uses a lot of dies.  And with lots of creativity.

Her first upload ~  Vellum flower & Butterfly can be seen here.

The colors and inks are Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Old Olive and Blushing Bride.  Vellum was used on the butterflies.
I used Framelits Window Frame, along with Petite Petals Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Punch, Corner Punch.  Jewel Pearls were also added.
My stamps are from Petite Petals, Papillon Potpourri and Stippled Blossoms.
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I have been so lacks in posting...here are some other cards!
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Thanks for stopping by...love to know what you think!  Have a great week!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fabulous Florets

The featured stamper today has a great gallery of delightful cards.  I went as usual to the first upload for the stamper...

Her card ~  Nature Walk For You  ~ can be seen here.

My take on her card.

I used the stamps from "Fabulous Florets" and stamped two images for the flower and fussy cut it for the top layer.

My colors are Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla and Old Olive.

The embossing in the background is from the Square Lattice.


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A few other cards I forgot to post (well really because I've been busy).


Have a good Sunday.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Serene Silhouettes ~ Gorgeous Grunge

I've been MIA for some time.  My husband had surgery, had a set back, ended up in the hospital for a total for 5 weeks.  He's doing better now, but has a very long road to recovery.  I am able now to get back to my favorite thing...inking up my fingers and playing with paper.

First up is this weeks Color Challenge.  A simple card.  I like it and hope you do too!

 These are unique colors to work with.  I used "Gorgeous Grunge" stamp set to ink up the top panel.  I then used the oval framelits to cut out the center portion.  I used the "Serene Silhouettes" the stamp the center tree silhouette.

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This is last weeks and I used the hexagon hive thinlits and the hexagon punch.  My stamps are from the "Six Sided Sampler".

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The sketch challenge had a simple layout.  Again I used the Oval Framelits. The Triangle punch was used for the end pieces.

The Stamps are from "Tea Party" and "Geometrical".

Thanks for stopping by and would love to hear what you think of my cards.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Tree

What a delightful gallery the featured stamper has for today!  Very classy.

Her first card uploaded was wonderful and very quick and easy.  New Baby Pram Check it out here!

My take on hers...

My colors are White and Pear Pizzazz.  The ribbon along the bottom is in Pear Pizzazz as well.

No stamping nor inks on this one.  The tree is cut using the big shot and a stencil I received in the mail from the UK.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Star ~ Occasional Quotes

Use newsprint/script/book pages, etc. that is the challenge today on SCS.

I love using it never think too...

A quick and easy card.  I stamped the image on Crumb Cake in Cherry Cobbler and cut it out.  Trim off a bit of the three points and layered on Very Vanilla with Cherry Cobbler card stock.

The sentiment is stamped on Crumb Cake in Cherry Cobbler, then cut out using the Framelits Labels Collection.  Added some Jewels.

Thanks for stopping by.

IO Round Ornaments

Here is yesterdays sketch challenge card...

And my take on it...

The card stock is Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and dsp Be of Good Cheer (retired).

Ink is Gumball Green and Crushed Curry.  I used a gold glitter pen and silver pen for the top.

The image is from Impression Obsession and called Round Ornament.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Backyard Basics

Unique colors for today...

Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight and Gold!

Took me most of the morning and this is my third attempt.  I was not having any luck today.  The first was embossing, the second was stamping on gold foil, it does not work!

Here's the final:

For dessert "fussy cut".  The first two I had planned to have some. But gave it up!

The Framelits are from the Backyard Basics and Apothecary sets.  The stamps are from the "Backyard Basics" as well.

I used gold foil for the frame. And added white and black.  And added some jewels in each corner of the framing.  I used Stampin Up! markers for the coloring on the stamped image in Woild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight.

Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think!