Wednesday, June 21, 2017

DSC#236 Butterfly Basics

Hello!  This week's challenge was a color combo that I would have never put together on my own, I guess it works though. I can't wait to see what my fellow STARS came up with.

I haven't used the Butterfly Basics stamp set in a long time and thought it was past time to dust it off! I used my Blender Pen and ink pads to color in the flower.  The larger butterfly was cut out using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies and the little one was cut out using a retired punch (it pays to hang on to those!). Both butterflies are mounted with a Dimensional. I love the ferns in this stamp set!

Stamp Set:  Butterfly Basics
Paper:  Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive, Calypso Coral
Big Shot:  Butterflies Thinlits

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today! Hope you enjoyed this week's blog hop.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wood Words

Hello!  As soon as I saw the Wood Textures Suite in the new annual catalog I knew I had to have it. I absolutely love the little crate!!!!  (Anything you can put candy in is going to go on my wish list!!) The Wood Textures DSP is beautiful too.  Here's my first project.

Look how perfectly Ghirardelli chocolates fit in it!!!!  I really wanted to stamp on the side of the crate, but forgot to do it until after I glued it all together. I was in a hurry and since this was for my uncle I didn't want to take the chance of ruining it, so I left it alone. I love the little tag framelit and the stamps that fit on it.

Here's a closeup of the front of the crate. I'm sure I will get a lot of use out of this suite, there are already a ton of great ideas using it on the internet.

Stamp Set: Wood Words
Paper:  Basic Black, Wood Textures DSP
Ink:  Basic Black, Whisper White
Big Shot: Wood Crate Framelits Dies

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day

Hello!  Just as I promised, here are two cards I made for Father's Day using the Nailed It stamp set and Build It Framelits.
I like everything about this card, it's not real fancy, but I like it!  I used the Watercolor Pencils to color in the tools. This one is for my stepdad.

Here's the front of my husband's card.

The pockets on the inside can hold money or gift cards. I used a 10 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of cardstock and scored the long side at 3" and 7". Scraps were used to make the pockets and I used Liquid Glue on three sides to attach them. All of the edges were sponged with Basic Gray ink. A Whisper White piece of cardstock was attached behind the hammer panel for my greeting and a note.

That's it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

DSC#235 Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Hello! I love this week's challenge, it gave me a chance to use some new DSP and ribbon. The DSP in the new annual catalog is beautiful, one pack is as pretty as the next! I love all the rich colors in the one I chose (Whole Lot of Lovely DSP) to use today. Aptly named!

I stamped the flower/leaf images onto cardstock and then cut them out by hand. Isn't the Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon pretty? It is so soft and easy to work with.

Stamp Set:  Happy Birthday Goreous
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Ribbon:  Crushed Curry 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed this week's blog hop.

Friday, June 9, 2017

High Tide

Hello!  Today's card was made using the High Tide stamp set.

Over the years my family and I have visited many lighthouses and when ever I use this set it reminds me of all those great vacations. Just by looking at this card I can hear the waves coming ashore and the seagulls squawking! 

Stamp Set:  High Tide
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink:  Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Basic Black

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'm supposed to be getting my SU! order today filled with new products and hopefully I can find some time to stamp! Enjoy your weekend.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Nailed It Card

Hello!  Well, I not even sure if I ever posted a card made with the now retired Nailed It stamp set yet. So, here's a birthday card I made this afternoon. I really wish they would have carried this suite over into the new catalog - it's perfect for guy cards and I just didn't get to use it enough yet!!!

First, I stamped the card base using the Hardwood stamp.  Then, I cut the ruler, the nut, and the bolt out using the Build It Framelits Dies, my Big shot, and a Silver Foil Sheet. The other tools were stamped onto Whisper White cardstock, colored in using a Blender Pen and Watercolor Pencils, and then cut out the same way as the other pieces. I used liquid glue to adhere each piece to the card base. You'll be seeing more of this set again, I'm using it for my Father's Day cards too!

Stamp Set:  Nailed It, Hardwood
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Silver Foil
Ink:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Big Shot:  Build It Framelits Dies
Extras:  Water Color Pencils, Blender Pen

That's it for today.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

DSC#233 Frozen Treats

Hi!  Doesn't this week's challenge just make you want a popsicle? I could have done a lot with this challenge, but quite frankly it's been a little crazy around here so I just copied the photo!

I chose to make another 3" x 3" note card this week.  First, I colored a piece of Shimmery White cardstock with an Aqua Painter and some ink pads (no, I wasn't trying to make them this they just came out that way). Next, when it was dry I cut out the popsicles using my Big Shot and the Frozen Treats Framelits Dies. Last, I glued them onto my little card and added a piece of Melon Mambo 1/8" Stitched Ribbon. I left the inside blank for now since I'm not sure what I am going to be using this for. I love the way the colors pop on the black cardstock.

Ink: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Real Red
Paper:  Sahar Sand, Shimmery White
Big Shot: Frozen Treats Framelits

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed this week's blog hop!!!

DSC#236 Butterfly Basics

Hello!  This week's challenge was a color combo that I would have never put together on my own, I guess it works though. I can'...