Wednesday, March 21, 2018

DSC#294 Flying Home

Hello! What a fun challenge we have for you this week. Who doesn't love "critters"?? I chose to use the Flying Home stamp set to make this week's card.

Isn't this momma bird and her babies adorable? I like the way it looks like they are looking at the butterfly flying overhead! Stampin' Blends were used to color the images. The branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies worked out perfectly for the background.

Stamp Set: Flying Home
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Ink: Pool Party, Stampin' Blends
Big Shot: Seasonal Layer Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Sure hope you enjoyed today's blog hop! Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Cake Soiree

Hello! Today I am sharing a Birthday card I made for one of my cousins. 

As you can see I stamped the cake on Whisper White cardstock and colored it with my Stampin' Blends. The cake plate is cut out of Smokey Slate cardstock and all the leaves were cut out of Old Olive. I cut an oval shape out of the Elegant Eggplant card base and attached a piece of Calypso Coral to the back of the front panel.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

DSC#273 True Gentleman

Wow! When I saw this week's challenge I shook with excitement because the True Gentleman Suite is perfect for this one, and I have all the products! Yippee!

I chose to use a Chocolate Chip card base and then I cut pieces of the True Gentleman DSP using the Tailored Tag Punch to glue on. The Banner Triple Punch was used to make the sentiment banner.

Here's a peak at the inside. I kept the entire card clean and simple since it's for a guy. I think it turned out just a little classy too.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed this week's blog hop!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Succulent Wreath

Hello! I've been struggling on what to put on my grapevine wreath and finally came up with an idea today. One of my favorite retired items is the Succulent Framelits Dies. I decided to use the 2016-2018 In Colors that will be retiring in June along with the Framelits to decorate the wreath. Gotta say, I'm pleased as punch on how this turned out!

   Here's the entire wreath. I just noticed that I always seem to decorate the lower left hand side, not sure why that is. Maybe next time I will try to remember to do something a little different. lol

Here's the closeup. I did stamp the Peekaboo Peach cardstock with the coordinating Oh So Succulent stamp set. The rest of the succulents have been sponged with daubers and the same color ink. I cut a few thin strips of the Emerald Envy paper for some fillers.

That's it for today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. We have a beautiful sunny day here in southeastern Wisconsin.

Friday, March 9, 2018

True Gentleman Box

Hello! It was my son's birthday the other day and all he wanted were gift cards. I had so much fun using the Lots to Love Box along with the products from the True Gentleman Suite  making something to put them in. Even though the box was displayed with Valentine products, it really is very versatile.

Is this not cool? I love how it turned out and it held the gift cards perfectly. He was quite pleased too, so... a double bonus!!! lol

Stamp Set: Truly Tailored
Paper:  Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla, True Gentleman DSP
Ink: Tranquil Tide, Crushed Curry
Punch: Tailored Tag
Ribbon: Night of Navy 3/8" Corduroy Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

DSC#272 Sweet Treats

Hello! As you can see we have a color challenge today. These colors are in the Tutti-frutti 6'"x 6" DSP which can be found in the 2018 Occasions Catalog. I didn't have any of this cute paper, but my upline, Dawn Olchefske, came to the rescue and sent me some. Thanks, Dawn!!!

For the first card I used the Cool Treats stamp set. I love this ice cream cone, I used the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add a little sparkle. It turned out nice since the Bermuda Bay ribbon I used from the Sale-A-Bration catalog has some sparkle in it too. Don't you love the DSP?!

On this card I used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set, along with two more pieces of the DSP. The cupcake was cut by hand, but the strawberry was cut using one of the dies from the Frozen Treats Framelits.

Stamp Sets: Sprinkles of Life, Cool Treats
Paper: Whisper  White, Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach, Real Red, Tutti-frutti DSP
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Peekaboo Peach
Big Shot: Frozen Treats Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed our blog hop.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Lots of Lavender

Hello! I had an extra 8" x8" shadow box frame laying around and decided to the Lots of Lavender stamp set to make something to put inside it. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.

I used Nighy of Navy cardstock for the 8" x 8" base and Fresh Fig for the mat. I stamped the image twice on a 5" x 5" piece of Whisper White cardstock leaving some empty space in the center. The third image was stamped onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut out by hand. I stamped the outline image in Basic Black ink. Next, I used Fresh Fig ink on the stamp that colors in the flowers. The bow was stamped with Night of Navy ink. The leaves are stamped in Garden Green. Last, the stems were stamped in Chocolate Chip ink. The center flower was mounted with Dimensionals. It looks very nice in the black frame, I tried taking a photo so you could see, however, I just could not get rid of the glare, so I'm omitting it from my post. Ug!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today, I truly appreciate it! Have a wonderful weekend.

DSC#294 Flying Home

Hello! What a fun challenge we have for you this week. Who doesn't love "critters"?? I chose to use the Flying Home stam...