Saturday, April 22, 2017

Oh So Succulent Shadow Box

Hello!  Since Easter is over I decided it would be a good idea to change my shadow box. When I saw the Succulent Garden Suite in the Occasions Catalog it was one that didn't do much for me, so I didn't order it. Then of course (this happens a lot!!) I started seeing all the beautiful things that SU! demonstrators were making with it, so I caved and bought it even though I know that it will not be in the new annual catalog. So, if you like my project, and want to make your own, you only have until May 31, 2017 to order it.
Here it is...I'm pretty excited with how this turned out. The Crumb Cake base measures 8" x 8". I did a little stamping on it using the Oh So Succulent and Timeless Textures stamp sets.  I cut some 1/8" strips of Crumb cake cardstock and crinkled them up and glued them onto the backs of the succulents before gluing them onto the base.

Here's a close up of the succulents.  The top one was made with Rich Razzleberry cardstock and I sponged the edges with Garden Green and White ink. The bottom left was cut out of Wild Wasabi cardstock. I sponged all of the pieces with the same color ink all over and then sponged the edges with Rich Razzleberry and White ink. The bottom right was cut out of Garden Green cardstock and sponged all over in the same ink and then I also sponged the edges with Rich Razzleberry and White ink.  I used my bone folder to curl up the edges before gluing it together.

Here it is framed. I have it displayed in my foyer and every time I pass it it cheers me up. This was one of those projects that turned out a well as I hoped it would. When I have some time I think a wreath would be fun to make too.

Stamp Sets: Oh So Succulent, Timeless Textures
Paper: Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Rich Razzleberry
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Rich Razzleberry, White
Big Shot:  Succulent Framelits Dies

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

DSC# 227 Cool Treats

Hello!  I was pretty excited about this sketch...forced me to use some of the DSP I've been hoarding again!!! 

I made this card for my "sweet, and very cool" niece Amanda! Thought she might like a little ice cream on her birthday. The Tasty Treats DSP and Frozen Treats  Framelits Dies did almost all the work - not much stamping on this one.  You can't see much of it, but I love the cone - I used two of the dies to make it. If you like these products they are all on sale right now, and believe me the possibilities are endless with this suite.

Stamp Set:  Crazy about You
Paper:  Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Chocolate
            Chip, Tasty Treats DSP
Ink: Pool Party
Big Shot: Frozen Treats Framelits Dies

Thanks for much for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed our blog hop!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April's Paper Pumpkin

Hello!  Yesterday I got April's Paper Pumpkin and this morning I made a few cards using the kit.  This one was designed by Stampin' Up! CEO Sara Douglas and I have to say she did a great job!

This was my favorite design of the three.  The card peaking out on the right has a paper flower instead of one of the acrylic ones that came with the kit. I know I am mailing this card and thought it would be difficult with the thick flower embellishment.  This kit was all about water coloring.  The watercolor paper came already embossed (the shiny part) which made this so easy. We got four watercolor pencils and a nice brush too!

I like all the layers on this card - not something I normally do a lot of, so it was a nice change for me. When I was done I thought to myself that I really need to use some of my DSP I've been hoarding and make more cards with layers! LOL - wish me luck with that!!!

I'm not a big fan of hearts and for the life of me I could not get the watercoloring exactly how I wanted it (you know, like the sample in the kit!!!) so this card is my least favorite, but it's still nice.  I did make this card for someone special and I think she will like it.

That's it for today. This was a really fun kit and I bet we'll see a lot of wonderful alternatives around the web.  Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Last Easter Projects

Hello!  I thought I would share the rest of my Easter projects today.  I made a couple of cards and got a couple more Mini Egg Cartons made too.

I used the Basket Bunch stamp set and the coordinating Basket Builder Framelits Dies to make these two cards. I just can't get enough of this cute bunny! The card base is Marina Mist and the grass is Cucumber Crush.

Here's the first egg carton.  I used a Stampin' Spritzer filled with Marina Mist ink and rubbing alcohol to color this one. That sentiment is pretty funny!  Hallow chocolate is just no fun!!  LOL

This one was spritzed with Melon Mambo ink and rubbing alcohol. Love, love, love this basket and the little eggs!

That's it for today.  I wish you all a Happy Easter.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Retiring List

Hello. It's always a little sad when Stampin' Up! posts their retiring product list. Quite a few of my favorite stamp sets are on there this year.  Although, on the flip side, I did get a peak at the new catalog and they have so many wonderful new stamp sets (and Framelits) that I wasn't sad for long! LOL

Also, many items are on sale! You might want to check out the list and see if that set you've been thinking about getting is on there. Here's the Stampin' Up! Retiring List. Don't wait too long, some items are only available while supplies last.

Have fun shopping.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

DSC#226 Basket Bunch

Hi. Boy, there were a lot of choices for this week's challenge, but since it's Easter time I thought I would use the Basket Bunch Bundle. What a fun set to work with. Those of you who follow me know how much I like making candy holders, so that's what I made this week.

I love repurposing containers. This happens to be a small chip dip container.  It was perfect for holding a bag of malted milk eggs!  Isn't this little bunny cute?

I stamped the grass onto a strip of Cucumber Crush cardstock, with the same color ink, and attached it to the container with Fast Fuse Adhesive. The rest of the images were stamped and colored in with a Blender Pen dabbed onto my ink pads and then cut out with my Big Shot and framelits.

Stamp Set:  Basket Bunch
Paper:  Cucumber Crush, Whisper White
Ink:  Cucumber Crush, Jet Black Stazon, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Big Shot: Basket Builder Framelits Dies

I hope you enjoyed this week's blog hop. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

PP Easter Card

Hello!  Today I am sharing another card (and envelope) I made using the March Paper Pumpkin kit.

I thought this turned out pretty cute.  I cut a couple of the mini note cards up and used them for layering under my stamped layer.  The Baker's Twine was used to make a small bow.  I thought the back of the envelope turned out cute too.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!

Oh So Succulent Shadow Box

Hello!  Since Easter is over I decided it would be a good idea to change my shadow box. When I saw the Succulent Garden Suite in the Occasio...