Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Valentine cards part 2, Sending Love


My #2 card with this set, I had such a great time today playing.   My base card is Real Red, I layered that with a 2"wide piece of the DSP at the right hand side of the card. I did leave a small amount of the edge of the red CS showing on all sides, the Length is 5 1/4".

then I cut my piece of white about 3 1/2" wide and cut using the long die in the set. Then I stamped over the white with this cute little stamp, added a piece of white with the sentiment layered over a piece of red save width, but showing a tiny bit of color top and bottom.  Cut my little heart and used it to "hold in place".
Hope you enjoy this, my second card.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Be my valentine, part 1


Wow, I took a look at Pinterest today and I see why it's loaded with cards from this set! It's soooo much fun to play with. So many ideas running through my head.   I got 3 cards done today, all red and white, but there are a couple other colors I am dieing to try out with it, they will have to come later.

My first one using the Sending Love DSP stack, (6x6").  Actually all 3 of these use that stack. I also got into the gold glimmer paper, just too much fun!  I love these heart dies!  The one with the raised edges I couldn't figure out until I actually tried it, too cool.

I started with Real read CS for my base card, cutting it down lengthwise at 4 1/4", then scored at 5 1/2".  Put my white CS on sized at 4 1/8"x 5 1/2", so just a bit of the sides showed from the red base.

Then I cut a small piece of the DSP about 1 1/8"wide by the length. Added the tiny piece of glimmer paper butted up to the DSP.  I used my Aqua pen very carefully and lightly picking up a bit of red from my ink pad.  Whisper White does not take water will, you could use Watercolor paper if you prefer.When it dried I cut and added my hearts and the little sentiment at the bottom.

Remember, right now if you place a $50 order you choose a gift from the SAB brochure for free, and you can do that for each $50 you spend.  Spend $150 and also get host credit on top of that. Lots of free stuff right now.

Be on the lookout for the other 2 cards, coming up soon.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Happy Birthday, CFC challenge #164


This is the first time for this challenge for me. I was in the mood for a challenge today and went to hunt one up.
I have 2 girls with birthdays on the same day 4 yrs apart, they both LOVE purple, so purple it is. Rich Razzleberry for this one.

I have not used the set before, I think I got it just as the Holiday catalog was coming out and after that it was holiday all the way.   It's a fun bundle. For this card, I didn't use the die set, but I do love how the some dies match stamp set and you actually get extra die pieces that are totally different.  It gives you so many ways to use the set.  and this set, Falling Flowers, is just like that.

I'm trying out the new watercolor pencils here, there is a set of 13 pencils in this set of SU colors.
I did a scribble with the pencil before embossing the Happy Birthday, then afterward I ran over the color a bit with an Aqua Brush. 
Here is the Cas-ual Friday challenge site.


Monday, January 2, 2017

A Birthday card for GDP068


This week at Global Design Project they have a CASe the designer.  I was taken with the color scheme.    And I needed a card for a grandson.  I am regretting a couple of stamp sets I didn't get right now. I could really have used one of them.  My grandson is quite the all around guy, into computers, and classic cars and recently got himself a motorcycle. 

But he will have to make do with balloons.  But I think it looks good. Clean and masculine.  I love the banner stamp and die sets, they sure add a lot to a simple card.  My favorite banner stamps are this set, Birthday banners. I love the stitched look to the lines.

I decided on Island Indigo for my blue, I've been using Night of Navy a lot recently and have left my poor Island Indigo all alone and unused.  Then I remembered I had this corrugated paper left over that has retired and it seemed just perfect! 

Colors this time are: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Basic Black.
Come on over and see what the team did, they always do an awesome job.



Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 first card of the year


I think I'm finally recovering from Christmas. I haven't sat at my stamp desk in quite a while. I have just been burned out some and I did have my girls come and spend some time with us.  But I am ready to move on. 

This is for the husband of a friend who passed.   I made it using a brand new set called High Tide. It's in the new Occasions catalog for 2017.   Ordering for that catalog and the SAB catalog starts Jan 4, 2017.   For each $50 you spend in any active catalog, you can choose something from the SAB one for free.   This will end March 31st. 

This was  very quick and simple. It kind of made itself.  Can't you just see yourself standing on the sand, watching the sea and birds? It makes me feel calm. 

The sentiment if from Suite Seasons, in the Holiday catalog. 
Happy New Year.   I think it's going to be a good one.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

One last Christmas Card

For a special person.

Brrrrr, it may be AZ but it is cold today. Although temp is 50 and the sun is shinning, the north wind is blowing very cold air.

So, I decided a special person needed a special card and I made one last card.  There comes a time when my brain just tells me that it has done enough Christmas card, I am officially done.  But I love this.  What you cannot see very well is the design in the red strip.  It's DSP, then has the gold twine wrapped once.

Are your cards done?


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

GDP066, A Birthday card



Yes, it's been several days since I've posted.  I've been doing what most of you are too, finishing up my Christmas, getting things done and mailed.  Right in the middle of all that I have a birthday to do. One of my grandsons turns 17 on the 16th of Dec, so made this one for him.

I used a new DSP stack that I fell in love with. It's so different, very usable for any age and a bit grungy, but not a lot. You can add to that if you want more. I inked the edges of tha paper with Crumb cake a bit to add some in.  The DSP stack is in the Occasions Catalog with a start date of Jan 4, 2017. Be sure and check it out and select your free items from the SAB brocure.  You will get to choose 1 item from that little catalog for each $50 you purchase from any of the current catalogs.

I have the hardest time with masculine cards and my grands are all up where that is necessary, no more cutesy cards for them.

I hope you enjoyed and I gave you a bit of inspiration. That is always my aim.




Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Noel, A Christmas Card for the MojoMonday#477 Challenge


Another day, another challenge card.  I think I still need a few more cards too.  Anyway, this was a neat sketch, but one of those I had to really think about. If you put two things together to make one card face, they really need to compliment each other.

I have been looking for an excuse to use this DSP, Fancy Frost.  It is pre embossed paper all in white that you can use as is or color.  It's a great use for the new soft brayers.  However, mine were in transit so I just sponged on the color by hand.

My colors are Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Tempting Turquoise.   I know, TT is a very strong color, but if you use a light hand it can look like this.  Surprised me too.  I did some googling for alt Christmas colors, and it seems like at least for this year, the Bone, turquoise and white combo is very in.   I don't have bone, I have Very Vanilla, but that is not bone, I choose to go more to the brown with Crumb Cake. Brown and blues do very well together.

I cut one piece from my Fancy Frost design the size I needed it and then cut for the sketch. It is not down the middle, but slightly off set from the middle. Here is the sketch so you can see.
So here you can see the offset of the sketch.   I used my sentiment as the piece across the bottom and rimmed the front using gold foil.

I hope this has given you just a bit of inspiration, that would make me very happy.  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.



Monday, December 5, 2016

Bright and Beautiful Season, A Christmas Card



Christmas is getting so close! I'm on my finishing for my gifts and cards. Hope to have it all gone soon. Meanwhile I still need a few more Christmas cards.  One with the Merry Monday challenge.
So, here is this weeks inspiration piece. And the Challenge is to put candy canes on your card.
That took some thought and in the end I did something simple, but I believe, beautiful.

I used a piece of Candy Cane Lane DSP over top of Real Red with Real Red twine wrapped around.  The sentiment is from last years Embellished Ornament set, still in the Annual catalog though. It's one of my favorites, and 3 rhinestones for bling.

I put my sentiment down first, usually I do that last, but I wanted to see how much room I had before I cut my DSP and card stock.  My red bottom layer is 1 3/4" and my DSP is 1 1/2".



Friday, December 2, 2016

Playing with Holly Happiness




I've been playing with this pretty little set and it's punch lately.  I'm working on finishing up the rest of my cards so I can get them sent.  Today I made 2 with the same set, similiar cards, but I love this one the best. I think because it has more contrast. I also love the  double stitched framelit.

On both cards I embossed and softely sponged on a bit of Garden Green on the holly leaves.  My other color here is Rich Razzleberry.   I stamped the bow using Rich Razzleberry onto the same color CS and punched it out.  I added a rhinestone for sparkle.
Here is the second card.

I used Sweet Sugarplum on this one.  It is the same color as Rich Razzleberry, just a much lighter shade. They actually look great together.  I used the Layered framelits for my larger oval on this and did the same sponging. The Merry is from the Christmas Greetings Thinlit dies, and then I used just the Christmas from Banners for Christmas.

I hope you enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by.