Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Blooming with Kindness - Wedding

Hi! It's going to be a hot one today. They are predicting 95 or so here in NJ! I like that I am home from work so I can spend some time in our little pool in the backyard today, haha! We have one of those 3 foot blowup pools. It's not the best thing but for days like this, it will be great!
For today's set of cards, I used the new Blooming with Kindness set. I went back and forth on this set but I just really really like that flower (of course!). And I just figured this set would be great to make a whole set of simple cards with different sentiments. I haven't tried that yet but so far, I love how these wedding cards came out. My brother had asked me to make a wedding card for him for a wedding he's going to this weekend. Then I have 2 destination weddings that are coming up in the next 2 weeks that unfortunately I can't attend but I thought it would be a good idea to get those cards ready to go. Because who knows when this little one is arriving. I suppose he could be here at any day now. Ahhh! Crazy! Back to the cards. I stamped the flower image on the 3 different colored cardstocks in white then I embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I die cut the silver glimmer paper with the Labels Collections Framelits dies. I stamped the flower image in the coordinating cardstock colors on the white piece. I added some Very Vanilla tafetta ribbon and the sentiment. I just printed the "Congratulations" on the computer and punched it out with the Modern Label punch. I also really like these 3 colors together so I think I may try them out together on just one card sometime.
Thanks for stopping by and stay cool!

Stamps: Blooming with Kindness
Paper: Pool Party, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Pool Party, So Saffron, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Labels Collections Framelits die, Modern Label punch, Very Vanilla tafetta ribbon

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pleasant Poppies

Hello! I have a quick post for you today. I decided to do the sketch challenge on splitcoast again today. The challenges at splitcoast definitely help you if you are in a creative funk. It helps to get the juices flowing! I used some new things on today's card. First up is the Pleasant Poppies background stamp. I stamped this is Black Stazon and then colored in the poppies with Primrose Petals (new) and Gumball Green (new). The butterflies are from the new Papillion Potpourri stamped in Pool Party. The larger butterfly is punched out with a new punch. I love the look of this butterfly punch. The smaller butterflies I just cut out my hand. I layered all of this on the Summer Smooches DSP and added a Gumball Green bow. I hope you like some of the new products!

Stamps: Papillion Potpourri, Pleasant Poppies
Paper: Crumb Cake, Summer Smooches DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Labels Collections Framelits dies, Gumball Green ribbon, Elegant Butterfly punch, Rhinestones

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Banner Birthday!

I am back with another post for you today. I like that I have a little time to get back into making some cards. I did another challenge on splitcoast today which was to focus on the use of banners on your card. I had seen this sketch somewhere with the banners like this so I thought it was perfect for today's card. This card was pretty quick to make and is a great way to use up some DSP scraps. This would look cute with any of the fabulous DSPs we have. Today I choose to use the Sweet Shop DSP. Unfortunately this isn't available anymore but there are definitely some great papers in the new catalog to chose from. I just cut 3 strips in various lengths and used the square punch to make the banner on the bottom. I stamped the popsicle from Mouthwatering in Calypso Coral and added some Dazzling Diamonds. I used a scrap piece of white for the sentiment and also used the square punch on the ends. And that's it, a quick and simple card! Tomorrow my new stuff comes so hopefully it comes early enough that I have time to play and get a card posted!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Mouthwatering, Friendly Phrases
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Sweet Shop DSP
Ink: Black, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Square punch, Brads, Dazzling Diamonds

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Cup of Thanks

Hello everyone! It's been a few weeks since I've last posted and they've been a busy few weeks. Between finishing up things at work before maternity leave and getting things together for my brother's wedding, there hasn't been much time for stamping. :( But I am now done with work for a few months and my brother's wedding was on June 1st. The wedding was very nice even though we had some very windy weather which forced the ceremony inside. But we all had a great time. Now that I am on maternity leave, I hope to have some time to get a few cards made before this baby gets here. Because once he's here, I'm sure my crafting time is going to be very limited/non existent for a little while. So for today's card, I used some of the new In Colors. My order of things from the new catalog should arrive on Friday so I can't wait to play with some new stuff. In the meantime, I tried out the new inks and they are so nice! I decided to use the sketch on splitcoast today to get my juices flowing since it's been a while. The colors used were Gumball Green (new), Summer Starfruit (new), Rasberry Ripple (new), Pool Party and Island Indigo (DSP). I brought out the Tea Shoppe set which I haven't used in a while and stamped the 3 tea cups in different colors. I cut them out and put them on dimensionals. Before I did that, I stamped the flower image in Summer Starfruit 3 times since the tea cups seemed a little lonely without anything on the background. Then I added the sentiment and some Pool Party ruffled ribbon to finish it off. I hope you play along with the challenge today at Splitcoast.

Stamps: Tea Shoppe
Ink: Pool Party, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Rasberry Ripple, Black
Paper: Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Sweet Shop DSP
Accessories: Pool Party ruffled ribbon, Pearls, Decorative Label punch