Wednesday, May 24, 2017

DSC#232 Custom Tee

Hello!  When I first saw this week's color challenge I grabbed some flower stamp sets to work with. Then I thought I should take a look at what was retiring from the Occasions Catalog and came across the Custom Tee stamp set. I'm still not sure what I think of this card, but it's what I ended up with!

I used some of the smaller stamps to decorate the t-shirts and to make the boarders. I purposely left the sentiment off - sometimes I like to have cards partially done to grab when I'm in a hurry, and all I have to do is add the sentiment. Too bad this set is retiring, I had big plans for it and never ended up making any of the cards. Not the first time that has happened though!

Stamp Set:  Custom Tee
Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Crushed Curry

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Things are settling down around here so I hope I am able to start stamping again soon. 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Bella & Friends 3 x 3

Hello!  Just a quick post today. My dog Lucy has a friend who had a birthday the other day so I made him a quick little card and we took it over to him with a tasty treat!

Since I was setting up for my garage sale I had to keep it simple, plus, you know, he's a dog! LOL  I used the Bella & Friends stamp set (by the way, my Lucy looks a lot like Bella) and the new Watercolor Pencils to make this little 3" x 3" card.

That's it for today...told you it would be quick!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

DSC#231 Oh So Succulent

Hello!  We have another nice sketch challenge this week.  I decided I better use some of my Succulent Garden DSP and the Oh So Succulent stamp set before they both retire at the end of this month. 

The card was a little plain so I made another of the Sweet Sugar Plum flowers and mounted it with some Dimensionals. In hind sight, I could have added some other embellishments, but you know me...clean and simple!

Stamp Set: Oh So Succulent
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Succulent Garden DSP
Ink: Sweet Sugar Plum, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe

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

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DSC#230 Retiring Sets

Hello!  I loved the idea of this week's challenge so much that I chose to use not one, but 4 retiring stamp sets!  

The front of my card was made using the Flower Patch and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets. I'm really going to miss Gorgeous Grunge, it's such a nice set to have to add some background to your project.

On the inside I used the Flower Patch set again, but also used Cottage Greetings for the sentiment.  Cottage Greetings is a set I didn't use much, but boy does it have some nice sentiments.

Last, but not least, I used the Better than Email stamp set on the back of my card.  After all that work you gotta let people know you hand stamped it!

Stamp Sets:  Flower Patch, Gorgeous Grunge, Cottage Greetings, Better than Email
Paper:  Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise
Big Shot: Stitched Shapes Framelits

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

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

DSC#229 Cool Treats

Hello.  Nothing screams Cool Treats like this week's challenge!  I was happy to use this suite again, it's so very cheerful.

Look at this...I used some Washi Tape and DSP!!!!!  I love everything about the ice cream cone, the colors and the texture.  Have to admit though that those little sprinkles were a bit of a pain! LOL

I even made a popsicle for the inside of the card!

Stamp Set: Cool Treats
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Peekaboo Peach
Big Shot:  Stitched Frames, Frozen Treats

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

I wanted to mention that we have recently listed our house for sale, so I have been super busy with that, and haven't had much time at all to stamp. I am hoping to continue to participate in the blog hops, but I may not post on any other day. Hopefully things will settle down soon and I can get back to stamping!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

DSC#228 Special Reason

Hi! What a great color challenge we have for today!  I love this bright, cheerful combo. I've seen quite a few of these types of cards and decided to give it a shot. I love the window and I left plenty of room to hide my signature and a short note behind the front panel.

I've been neglecting my Special Reason stamp set and before you know it, it will be retired, so I decided to use it today.  I stamped the leaves and flowers and then cut them out with the coordinating Stylish Stems Framelits Dies. I love matching stamps and dies, it makes things so much easier. This card could be stepped up a bit, but you all know by now that I am a clean and simple girl, so it was just fine for me.  I really wish they were keeping this set, not only are the flowers pretty, but it has some nice sentiments too. Oh, well...they can't keep them all. ;)

Stamp Set:  Special Reason
Paper:  Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pacific Point
Big Shot:  Stylish Stems Framelits

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed this week's blog.

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!

DSC#232 Custom Tee

Hello!  When I first saw this week's color challenge I grabbed some flower stamp sets to work with. Then I thought I should take a ...