Wednesday, August 15, 2018

DSC#293 Cauldron Bubble

Hello! For this week's challenge I am featuring the new colors Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green. As soon as I saw these two I immediately thought of Halloween. Imagine my glee when I saw they were two of the colors in the new Toil & Trouble Suite that is in the 2018 Holiday Catalog coming out September 5th! Here's a sneak preview...

My first project with this suite was this 8" x 8" shadow box sampler. All of the images cut out with the Cauldron Framelits Dies are from the coordinating Toil & Trouble DSP except for the two ghosts and the frog, these three were stamped and colored using the new Watercolor Pencils Assessment 2. Look at the pretty ribbon on the top left, it's called Glittered Organdy Ribbon. I love the Black Foil Paper that I used for the web in the upper right corner. Everything in this suite is fabulous! 

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

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

DSC#292 Flourishing Phrases

Hello! This week's challenge made me think of cookies and I was originally going to use the Cookie-Cutter Christmas set and make a Christmas card. Then I was inspired by my fabulous upline, Dawn Olchefske, to make a card using the colors in the oven mitt. I'm pretty excited at how cute this card turned out! 

I fussy cut out the flowers and leaves from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and mounted them on a black layer. I wish you could see the black cardstock, I tried and tried to take photos but they wouldn't  turn out. I used the new Subtle Embossing Folder and I have to say it is gorgeous! It's adds just the perfect amount of texture. The edges of my card were stamped with the Around the Corner stamp set.  This set is so cool, I definitely need to use it more often.

Stamp Sets: Flourishing Phrases, Around the Corner
Ink: Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Jet Black StazOn
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black 

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Animal Outing Pizza Boxes

Hello! I needed a couple of gift card holders for baby gifts and here's what I came up with.

First I spritzed Mini Pizza Boxes (144645) with Pool Party ink and rubbing alcohol using a Stampin' Spritzer (126185). Then I decorated them using the Animal Outing stamp set (146600), Animal Friends Thinlits Dies (146823), and the Animal Expedition DSP (146902). I loved the Leaf Ribbon (146905), it is so soft and easy to work with.

Not sure which design I like better. Both of them were colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.

I even added a little decoration to the inside!

That's it for today, thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

DSC#291 Abstract Impressions

Hello! I think these new showCASE challenges are becoming my favorite! I used the Abstract Impressions stamp set to make my card today.

I love everything about this turned out much better than I was hoping it would! I started with one of the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards in Blackberry Bliss. I used Blackberry Bliss and Shaded Spruce inks to stamp the flowers, leaves and sentiment. The ribbon is Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet, but doesn't it look great on this card? The Banner Triple punch was used to make the sentiment layer. Check out the envelope...I remembered to stamp on it too!!! 

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Butterfly Wreath

Hello! I thought it was about time to take off the red, white and blue stars from my grapevine wreath and replace them with butterflies. I've seen so many flying around the pond by our condo that it gave me the idea that our front door could use some.

I used the butterfly from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies and three sheets from the Garden Impressions 6" x 6" DSP pack along with their coordinating colors - Calypso Coral, Mango Melody and Shaded Spruce to make them.

Here's a close up - much easier to see the colors! I adhered the two layers together with a small Dimensional and attached them to the wreath with a glue dot. The idea to make them in two layers came from the annual's full of fabulous ideas.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

DSC# 290 Color Challenge

Hello! Look at these nice, bright colors we have to work with this week. Did you know they can be found in the Animal Expedition DSP? I decided to make two cards this week to show how the DSP can be used in two different ways.

Here's the first one. The DSP is from the Animal pack and I decided to use the Abstract Impressions stamp set. Take a look at the border on the Pool Party layer. I did that using the Bouncing Baby Framelits Dies. Isn't it cool?? The stamping ink colors are Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist. It's hard to tell, but I mounted the Whisper White layers with Dimensionals, it really makes them pop!

Here's the second card. This time I used a Pool Party 3" x 3" card base with the same DSP. The leaves were cut out of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies. Guess what???? The Rhino was cut out of the DSP with the Thinlits also. How cool is that? So, I didn't do any stamping on this card at all. I think it is stinkin' cute!!!

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

DSC#289 Sweet Baby

Hello! This sketch worked out perfect for me to show you the Twinkle Twinkle DSP that I used to make this baby card. Don't forget that a nice variety of DSP is on sale this month, buy 3 packs get one free.

The card base is Soft Sea Foam and the blanket is Pool Party. I used Stampin' Blends to color the baby and the sentiment was stamped with Gray Granite.

Thanks for joining us this week!

DSC#293 Cauldron Bubble

Hello! For this week's challenge I am featuring the new colors Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green. As soon as I saw these two I ...