Wednesday, January 17, 2018

DSC#265 Sure Do Love You

Hi! Boy, I was so excited for this week's challenge. Now, I have to disclose that I swore I was not going to buy any Valentine stamps this year, I have so many already, but then I saw these stinkin' cute boxes made with the Sure Do Love You bundle and I was hooked! I cannot stop making them!!!!

Here are two of them. Now the one on the right is the original size. You can only make 1 out of a piece of 12 x 12 DSP (although you have leftover paper for something else). I was looking at the leftover DSP and the framelit and realized that I could make a shorter box, like the one on the left. Actually you can make all kinds of shorter lengths! How cool is that? This is so versatile. Aren't these cute? The full size box measures 4-7/8" x 3" x 5/8". You could put any size/type window in the box and decorate these anyway you like. I think I will get a lot of use out of these dies. I was thinking that these would make great wedding or shower favors too. 

Stamp Set: Sure Do Love You
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink
Paper: Whisper White, Painted with Love Specialty DSP, Window Sheets
Big Shot: Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies

Thanks so much for stopping by. Let me know if you would like to order this set, add a little something extra and you will earn a free Sale-A-Bration item too! Extra fun!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Truly Tailored & Nailed It

Hello! Today I am sharing two of the cards that we made at my stamp class yesterday.
This first one used the products from the True Gentleman Suite on pages 44-45 of the 2018 Occasions Catalog. I love this DSP!
This is a double Z fold card, I guess you would call it. Isn't it fun? I saw a card on Pinterest made by Debbie Henderson and emailed her for the directions. She kindly shared the link she got it from, which was here. We all loved the cards we made yesterday and I'm sure the recipients will too. At least I hope so! lol

Stamp Set: Truly Tailored
Ink: Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip
Paper: True Gentleman DSP, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Punch: Tailored Tag

This second card was made using the retired Nailed It stamp set and the coordinating framelits. However, the tools were colored in with the current Stampin' Blends and the cardstock and 3D Embossing folder can also be found in the current annual catalog, so I wanted to share it too.

Stamp Set: Nailed It
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper: Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Thick Cardstock, Wood Texture DSP
Stampin' Blends

We made one more which I will share later this week. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

DSC#264 Mini Cards

Hello! This week's challenge was a fun one, I loved that we got to chose one of the colors. I chose Flirty Flamingo, mostly because it's a bright, fun color and I haven't used it in a long time. 

The first card I made is 3" x 3". I stamped my image onto the 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" Whisper White cardstock in Basic Black ink and then colored it using a Sponge Dauber. I've been seeing a lot of this technique lately and decided to give it a try. It was fun and this would work even better with larger flowers/stamps. I know it doesn't look like much, but this is really cute in person and I will definitely try this technique again. 

The second card measures 3" x 3 1/2". One of the best things about making your own card is that you can choose whatever size you want to make it. This is one of the new stamp sets in the 2018 Occasions catalog called Sure Do Love You. It comes with coordinating Framelits which I used to cut  out the hearts and then mounted them with Dimensionals.

Here's a side view. This was fun to make too!

Stamp Set: Wood Words
Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo
Extras: Sponge Dauber

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed the blog hop.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Flourishing Congrats

Hello! I pulled out a stamp set I haven't used in awhile, Flourishing Phrases, to make this engagement card for some of my son's friends who are getting married. I had to laugh when Kyle told me his male friend said, "Boy, this is nice, it must have been expensive!" to which he replied, "What are you talking about, she made it!" LOL I guess he was even more impressed when he heard that! Young men, you gotta love 'em! 

I stamped the image onto Whisper White Thick Cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored it in with Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends. My Big Shot, Precision Platform Plate, and the coordinating Flourish Thinlits Dies were used to cut out the flower and leaves. Check it out...I even used some Pearl Basic Jewels to spruce it up a bit! 

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

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Good Things Jar

Hello!I thought it was time to give our "Good Things Jar" an updated look. What's a "Good Things Jar"? It is a large canning jar that holds little pieces of paper where we write good things that happen in our lives. Each year on Dec. 31st we read all of the pieces of paper. Sometimes there are big things that happen written on them, but mostly it's for little things that have made us happy. I combined a lot of Stampin' Up! product to make this one and I absolutely love it!

Here it is! The jar is kept on a shelf in our den, which just so happens to be decorated with bird art and in the colors that are in the True Gentleman DSP. So, as you can see I used two of the DSP patterns to make a band to wrap around the jar. The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the birds are from the Swirly Bird stamp set. I used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies to cut out the Chocolate Chip nest piece. Also, I used two beautiful ribbons, Night of Navy Corduroy and Copper Trim. The sentiment piece was cut out using the Tailored Tag punch.

Here's a close up of the jar band. This jar, as well as the notes inside, really do make me smile! I must say, it looks lovely sitting on my shelf too!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope I have inspired you to use your supplies for something fun.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

DSC#263 Truly Tailored

Hello! I love this sketch challenge for today. It is so simple, but I love how my card turned out!

The products used for this card can be found on page 45 of the 2018 Occasions Catalog. This ribbon, Night of Navy 3/8" Corduroy, is so soft and beautiful. Gotta love the True Gentleman DSP, the colors are wonderful and the patterns are fun. We have a new punch called Tailored Tag Punch, don't you love the shape? Of course, the Truly Tailored stamp set coordinates with the punch, or should I say the punch coordinates with the stamp set? lol

Here's the stamp set and a few of the DSP patterns. Pretty awesome, huh? I'm going to love making "guy" cards with this suite.

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

Thanks so much for joining our blog hop today. Hope you got some stamping ideas for your next project!

It's Sale-A-bration Time!

Hello! Yep, it's my favorite time of the year, Sale-A-Bration. I have added the new Occasions catalog link to my left side bar, along with the Sale-A-Bration catalog, just click on the image and enjoy. Both are awesome this year.

What's my favorite? Well, I have to say that the True Gentlemen Suite on pages 44-45 of the Occasions catalog is one of them. The DSP is great, not only for masculine cards, but I have made a 3D item  for my stamp room which I will share soon. The corduroy Ribbon is beautiful, so soft and full of texture. One other thing I've been having fun with is the Bubble Over Bundle. It just so happens that one of the Sale-A-Bration items is a pack of DSP the coordinates with this bundle. The bright and cheery colors are bound to make anyone happy to receive a card made with it!

If you have any questions or would like to place an order just let me know. Happy stamping!

DSC#265 Sure Do Love You

Hi! Boy, I was so excited for this week's challenge. Now, I have to disclose that I swore I was not going to buy any Valentine stam...