Thursday, July 31, 2014

Watercolor Thank You

Hello I'm back again with another card using Hello Darling. I knew this set would get me motivated again. I also used the Handcarved background again as well. And then I used the new Watercolor Thank You stamp. This is just a single stamp to buy but it's so worth it. I love the font of this. I again did some embossing with the Hello Darling set. This time I used the outline flower image and embossed that twice on Crumb Cake cardstock with white embossing powder. I then colored in the flowers with Blackberry Bliss (LOVE!), Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding and Hello Honey markers. The background was stamped in Crumb Cake and the Thank You sentiment was stamped in Coastal Cabana. To finish off the card I added Blackberry Bliss ribbon and gold sequins. I think this card would look great in other color options. I may try another color option or try out some of my other new goodies that I received the other day. Since I'm just sitting here waiting and waiting for this baby I might as well try to get some cards made. Of course there is stuff around the house to do but who wants to do that! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Watercolor Thank You, Handcarved Background, Hello Darling
Ink: Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Versamark
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Deco Label framelit die, Blackberry Bliss ribbon, Gold sequin trim, white embossing powder, markers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hello Darling!

Hello Darling! Today I played along with the color challenge at Splitcoast stampers. Yesterday's color challenge was Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Calypso Coral. Since I had just gotten some new goodies yesterday I figured I would play along. I was trying to resist getting a flower set from the new catalog but I kept seeing cute things done with Hello Darling that I couldn't pass it up. And now of course I love it. I think flower sets always get me back into the swing of stamping because now I want to make a bunch of cards with this set. I loved how today's card turned out. I loosely cased this card from Connie Collins. I liked the idea of embossing the flower image on top of patterned paper. Instead of using DSP like Connie did, I stamped the Handcarved background stamp onto Pool Party cardstock to make my own DSP. The handcarved background stamp is a fun new stamp too. Then I stamped the flower image with White craft ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. It looks so pretty! I will probably recreate this card in another color scheme. The "Hello darling" was stamped in Bermuda Bay. In the top corner of the sentiment I colored and cut out another one of the flower images from the set. I colored the flowers with Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding and Daffodil Delight. Then I added Calypso Coral bakers twine and a button. I also cut out a couple of leaves from that flower image and adhered them behind the button.

I hope you liked today's card and will play along with the challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.

Stamps: Hello Darling, Handcarved Background
Ink: Bermuda Bay, White craft, Pool Party
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Accessories: Calypso Coral baker's twine, Markers, White embossing powder, Very Vintage buttons

Monday, July 21, 2014

July Paper Pumpkin

Happy Monday! I know I have yet to share the couple of things that I did with the June Paper Pumpkin kit but I really wanted to share what I did with the July kit. I just got it and had to play with it right away. I am loving have some of this extra time to get some stamping in. I know that any day now that will change with baby #2 arriving but I am taking advantage while I can. So this month's kit comes with cute little boxes, ribbon to tie up the boxes and then supplies to make 6 cards. It uses the new Blackberry Bliss in color which I absolutely love!!

So I first put the box together and added the fun little tag to it. Then I made one of the cards which took me about 5 minutes to do while I was sitting at my kitchen table. So easy! Then I wanted to make a card using a few other supplies. Actually the only additional item I used on the 2nd card was the Chalk Talk framelit dies. But you could easily make your own tag without using this die. I did cut up one of the boxes for this tag.

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Thanks for stopping by. I may have another card or two this week with July's kit so stay tuned.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches 145

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a card I made using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I haven't played along with these challenges before but I had some time today and I liked this one so I decided to give it a whirl. Check out the Freshly Made Sketches site for other sketches they have. I need to start using these sketches more to kick up my mojo.

I rotated my card from the sketch but that's the fun in it. You can use these sketches as any kind of inspiration. I decided I wanted to use one of the pinwheels from the June Paper Pumpkin kit. I have yet to show you what I did with the June kit but here is a fun alternative project with the pinwheels. (I actually used most of the other pinwheels for my son's 2nd birthday party - I'll write a post on that soon). So I trimmed the pinwheel so it was a little smaller to fit on the card. The base of the card is one of the new in colors - Hello Honey. I'm still getting used to the new colors but this one seems pretty nice. So far my favorite is Blackberry Bliss. The designer paper used on this card is from the Moonlight Designer Series paper stack. I really like a lot of the papers in this stack. The 2 banner pieces are from this collection as well. In the bottom corner I stamped Happy Birthday from the new set "And Many More". This is just a great little versatile set. I'm sure I will be using this a lot. Included in the paper pumpkin kit was Basic Gray baker's twine which I looped around the center of the pinwheel a few times. Then I finished it off with 2 gold sequins I had laying on my desk. I hope you enjoyed today's card and will give this sketch a try.

Stamps: And Many More
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Hello Honey, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack, June Paper Pumpkin
Accessories: June Paper Pumpkin (Baker's twine, brad), Gold sequin trim

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pleasant Poppies Hello

Hello! I have a card to share with you today using some new goodies. I used the new Honeycomb Hello bundle set with the Pleasant Poppies set. The hexagon hive die is really super cute. I can't wait to use it again. I used the die on Coastal Cabana cardstock and then I stamped one of the images from Honeycomb Hello into some of the empty spaces. I stamped the Poppy image on watercolor paper in Smokey Slate and colored it in with various markers (Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo and Strawberry Slush). Then I used my watercolor pen to blend the colors together. The cute little hello sentiment is also from the Honeycomb Hello set. I also added some Real Red cotton ribbon. This ribbon is so nice and ties so well. The final touch is the adorable sequins! You can put them on just about any card!!

This is a short post today as I need to get working on getting ready for this new baby. We basically have nothing ready and this baby could be here at any time. I haven't been feeling good the past few days so I've just been in super lazy mode. So today I hope I can get a move on something and I hope to squeeze in some time to make a couple of cards too. We shall see.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Honeycomb Hello, Pleasant Poppies
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Smokey Slate, Black
Paper: Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana, Watercolor
Accessories: Real Red cotton ribbon, Hexagon Hive Thinlits die, Sequins, Strawberry Slush marker, Pretty in Pink marker, Melon Mambo marker, Aquapainter

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sweet Stuff

Hello! I have some a card to share today with some new products on it! I finally got around to playing with some new things from the catalog. I tried to get some stamp sets this time that were a little out of the box for me. I usually stick with flower sets. :) But I saw this little ballerina girl and thought she was so cute. Plus, now that I'm having a girl and we have more kid parties to go to, I figured I would get some use out of this set. I stamped the little girl several times. Once on the oval cardstock and then 2 other times. In the second photo you can kind of see that her tutu was cut out separately and popped up on dimensionals. I used a mixture of copic and Stampin' Up markers to color her in. I haven't gotten the Blendabilities yet but I'm sure they would work great for this image. I also added some glitter to her little outfit. The Blushing Bride background was embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder. Behind the oval I added 2 lace doilies (I love these!). For the finishing touch I added Wisteria Wonder seam binding ribbon and some new sequins in the in colors. I have a feeling you will be seeing a LOT of these sequins. They are just too cute!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Sweet Stuff
Ink: Smokey Slate
Paper: Smokey Slate, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: Decorative Dots embossing folder, Copic markers, Stampin' Up markers, Sequins, Oval Framelit dies, Tea Lace paper doilies, Dazzling Diamonds