Thursday, February 26, 2015

Stampin Up, Pals Paper Arts Challenge 241

What fun this card was to make up! I haven't used this stamp set in so very long and it's perfect for this card. I also haven't used my Lost Lagoon in a very long time, and I LOVE this color.

I used two stamps on this, one is the Something Lacy background stamp, done in Smoky slate over the same color paper, I stamped off on paper first and it still came out pretty dark. 
Then the Tea Party stamp set.  And finished off with the Lost Lagoon 3/8" stitched satin ribbon.

I hope you like it and it inspires your own card.  Come and play along with the Pals on the PPA challenge site.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

It's for You! Mojo Monday challenge 386

It may be tuesday, but it's Mojo Monday for me!  This was fun! I love a challenge when I'm happy with the outcome and I am with this one.

It's tall and skinny week, but I just did a reg A2 card the long way. Cut your CS down the length at 4 1/4".  You get the same size as cutting the other way at 5 1/2", but it opens at the bottom.

I used my Striped, Scallop die cut for the 2nd or 3rd time. This is a new die cut in the main catalog out last June, I love it, it's so elegant.

Colors this week are Whisper White, Gold Foil, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana.  That last one just always makes me think of Barry Manilow.  I have been a big fan for a long long time. Yes, I'm old. LOL.

Look below for the products I used on this. BTW, if you love these colors, they are only part of the 5 incolors from last year. They will be gone as of  the end of May when the new catalog comes out and a new set will come in.   So, if you like them, order soon.  There is a great buy in the catalog, you would pay $29.75 for all 5 of the ink pads, but if you order the Cardstock and ink pad set, you will get the 5 ink pads and 4 sheets of all 5 colors for the total of $29.95! 

Best bargain in the catalog I think. Be sure to get the ink refills too before the catalog retires.

And, don't forget, right now, until March 31st you can choose 1 item from the SAB mini for every $50 you spend in other product, so now is a great time to get those items you have been waiting for.

Also, SU has come up with some brand new items to add to the free ones during SAB sale time. Those will be available on March 1. I'll be updating you on those in a day or two.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

You make me smile. PPA challenge 240

Better late then never. Still struggling with some problems that do not allow me to set at my desk and stamp, I sure love to play with techniques when I can and I have not been able to do that much.

But I am loving this. I used the Hardware background stamp with White Craft ink (it's pigment) on Marina Mist CS.   In my mind  I could see all the pretty green stems and colored flower climbing up that blue fence. I'd love to have one in my yard just like this. Not sure hubby would be all that happy. LOL.

I ended up using 3 stamp sets on this to get the look I wanted, but if you want to use mine for inspiration just check over what you have and substitute.

To look at the sets, or download catalogs, purchase, or just see what's new, click on any of the images below and you will be taken to my store.

Come on over to the PPA  challenge and post your own card. Never know who the team will pick and it's a lot of fun.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Wishes Your way..... Class project

Today was my monthly class, we always have a great time and today was no different. My class fell in love with this paper!  It's one of the free selections for SAB, where you get to choose one item from the SAB mini catalog for each $50 you spend.  

See the pink stripe on the side? That is one of the patterns in the paper, however, it has no color until you color it.   Besides this stripe, there are pretty florals and leaves and a couple others. It's double cool as you can use any color ink pad or Blendie to color it.   After coloring, just wipe over it with a soft cloth or soft paper towel to take off excess ink.

For my stamp set, I choose Butterfly Basics, such a fun set with lots of great elements. The flower was stamped in black memento ink and colored in using Blendibilities.

Colors are Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Black, Strawberry Slush, and old Olive Blendies.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Pals Paper Arts 239, Crazy About You

This is the classic me. I started with one stamp in mind and ended up with a totally different way to go. I just never know where my brain will lead me. .

For some reason I just have not grabbed this stamp set at all yet, and it's such a great one. Tons of sentiments that you can mix and match and 3 darling graphics.

This is actually a very simple card, One stamp set, ok, 2 stamp sets if you count the background.  3 colors. Here are the three colors.

Just click on the colors to go to the PPA challenge, just look around or how about joining us?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Celebrate with Cake

Yup, it's wed and I'm just posting my Mojo Monday card.  But we have had a busy time. I had not seen any of my 3 daughters in 3 yrs and they all decided to have a get together and share a suite in Las Vegas.  They got several days together and they spent sat night and sunday with the old folks.
We missed them so much we drove into Vegas on monday and spent it with them.

Coolest thing. I don't know if you watch Counting cars or any of the History channel programs, but we went over to The Counts place.  Apparently they had a shoot monday, but most were already gone. But Ryan was still there in Horny Mikes bus, but left shortly after we got there.  We did a cool walk through the business and Danny's car collection, including the cars they have done on the show.

It was a super day, made better as I am finally getting able to walk some.

Now for the card.  I used a SAB stamp set and a SAB ribbon set, both free until March 31st anytime you spend $50 on a purchase from any current catalog. 1 set per $50 purchase.  To check it all out, there will be links on all of the products used here, just click the link to be taken to my store and see what's available.

The stamp set, Big Day, is a lot of fun to play with. You can use as is, do as I did and use a permanet black ink and color in with markers. For the new Blendies, use the Momento black then color in. Or use embossing powder for an even different look.

I used, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, and Hello Honey along with Whisper White.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great day.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Stampin Up, PPA 238, A color challenge

Todays card is a special one. I am sending this one to a good friend in another state who I miss a lot. She and I stamped together for years before I moved away, and she has been struggling with living with her husband knowing that any day could be his last for well over a year now.

I think some fun mail in her mailbox is in order, I know I sure do miss her.

I used watercolor paper for my tree, I inked up the stamp and give it just one quick spritz with the mister with water. I also used the Window collection Framelits to frame my tree.
So, here are our colors this week. Come, join in, you'll be amazed at how addicting it can be and how much fun. I decided this needed to be a square card, so I needed to make myself an envelop to send it in.  I think this one works, I didn't have  a sheet of DSP that was just right, so, I added my pink to this one with my blendie pen.

Here is a photo of the card with the  envelop.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Stampin Up, Mojo Monday 383

Happy Mojo monday to you all.
Today we have Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Basic gray and Whisper White.

The background, isn't that sweet? Is from the Adventure Bound DSP stack. If you are looking for a masculine look paper it's in here.  And they are card sized, love that.

Some of todays items are in the Occasions catalog and the SAB mini, remember, those are free items. You can choose one set for each $50 you spend from the annual catalog and/or the Occasions mini.

Also, if you spend $150 you not only get to choose 3 items from the SAB, but you still get Host credits.  For a $150 order that would be another $25 to spend in either of the two current catalogs, including host sets which are special priced.

This offer ends the end of March, so if you are interested just click on any of the items pictured below and you'll be taken to my store where you can browse and/or order or download any catalog you don't have.  Or contact me to get a catalog.