Wednesday, May 24, 2017

FMS sketch challege #289, With Sympathy

I'm the person who sends out cards to those needing them for a group I'm in.  Since many of our members are up there in age, most of those are sympathy cards, so I try to have a couple on hand.

It's not my favorite kind of card to make, but I do take some pride in sending my hand made cards each and every time.

I think this stamp set is a forever one.  I sure do not intend to get rid of it ever.  It's Sheltering Tree, it's been in the catalog for quite a while now and yes, it's in the new one as well. The little blobs can be leaves or flowers or just about whatever you would like them to be. I've seen them used in very unexpected ways, and I bet you have too.  This was just another way to give the card some charactor.  I simple stamped the tree twice,  cut out one of them using the stitched framelit and layered it in top of first a slightly larger piece of Berry Burst then onto the card front over the tree on there.

The sky is our watercolor pencils, I used the side of the tip and then went over gently with my Blender pen, since I didn't use watercolor paper I had to be careful and not make it too wet.

So here is todays challenge: You can find it here.

Todays colors are Berry Burst (new incolor), Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and a Bermuda Bay pencil. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge #360, Here for you

Today's sketch Challenge from Just Add Ink sent me looking for something old.  This set, Weather Together is in the current catalog ending May 31st, and also coming over to the new annual catalog starting June 1, 2017.

I sure haven't used it much, but there are just so many to play with it got shoved to the side. It's a fun little set with it's own thinlits and some sweet little sentiments.  I've bent the sentiment to a curve for this, one of the perks using Photopolymer stamps.

The little daisies are in the new Daisy Delight stamp set, just the right size for my umbrella.  I cut a 2nd umbrella piece from white to give my DSP more body.

Colors today, Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach and Pool Party.
Here is the sketch and click here for the link to check out the rest of the projects.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Happy Birthday class card

This card was used for my class last week.  It is very simple, and was a lot of fun to make.  My class had a really good time with it.  The set is called Happy Birthday Gorgeous and the big Happy Birthday on the card is the Die that comes with the bundle, available June 1, 2017.
The balloons in this set are punched out with the balloon punch that is current.

I used the little swirlys in the set as the string for the balloons and stamped them around just for effect.
Colors are Tranquil Tide, Peekaboo Peach, and Flirty Flamingo.   Tranquil Tide is a brand new incolor that is in the new annual catalog June 1.
After die cutting the Happy Birthday from white, I sponged on the 3 colors, I think it turned out very festive.   Colors can be changed to make this a masculine card without a problem.

I hope you enjoyed and got some inspiration. I know you are going to enjoy the new catalog!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Celebrate_Paper Players color challenge#344

It's Mothers day today. I live too far to have been with my girls today, but they have all checked in this weekend, sent gifts and called and texted.  So, I'm good. Instead I decided to play with the Paper Players today. What a fun color challenge. Bright, bold colors, the red threw me, but I think I pulled it off.

I used Swirly Bird stamps and Swirly Scribbles dies, and could have just stuck with that set, but I am in love with the cute little 2 stamp roses in the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set from the new Annual catalog so I used them.  So simple, no coloring required.  I simply stamped off after inking up the background until it was light enough then stamped on my paper.  Then inked up the top stamp and stamped that on top.

I used watercolor paper, watercolored the background, but sponged the die cuts, and used my trimmer with the rotary adaptor and wavy blade for the edges.  I'm sorry to say that adaptor is retired, but sometimes that tiny edge is just the thing.

So, here is the color challenge, click on the text to go see what everyone has done. 

I hope your Mother's day was everything you could ask for.

Friday, May 12, 2017

New product peek, Just Add Ink challenge #359

Todays card is a peek at one of the most popular sets in the new 2017/2018 annual catalog as far as I can tell.  It's a beautiful set of stamps and punch and the DSP that goes with, well, it's just stunning. I have never order a second set of the same DSP, but I am going to with this one.  
It's called the Daisy Delight bundle, and the DSP is Delightful Daisy.

In mine I have stamped and embossed white on white, then used my Aqua pen and stamp pad to color in the leaves. I liked the more varied, natural look to my flower.  Below you see the colored CS stamped and embossed and can see the difference.
The faceted gem is the perfect center, it comes in this gold color and clear. 

Colors are: Wisteria Wonder and Whisper white.  Super simple card but a stunner.   I used the For you sentiment as this way I can put anything pretty much inside.  

This weeks Just Add Ink is a Inspiration challenge. Here is the challenge inspiration and link to see the rest of the projects.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Playing Tic Tac Toe with the Paper Players 342

Sounds like fun, right?  I love options, and this one gives that. Check it out and see for yourself.

I guess I added an extra, but I think that's ok.
The background is an old retired one that I love and didn't get to use nearly enough when it was current.  It was called Something Lacy.   Pink Piroutte on Pink Piroutte.  Other colors are:
Whisper White, Rose Red and Emerald Envy.

The doilies that I used are leaving the end of May.  I like them the best of any we have had, I'm going to miss using them, but may sneak one in from time to time.
So, here is the rest of the story, or card, as the case may be.

Friday, April 28, 2017

One more Birthday card, Just Add Ink #357

I have lots of birthdays this time of year.  Hubby, Me, grandsons, a brother who passed away at age 30, how do you send a card?  Such a long time ago, but I always think about him this time of year.

I think I need the Motorbike set for him, he loved them and was the mechanic for his group for all the motorcycles.
This one is a bit feminine for him however, I do tend to love those kinds of cards.  I'm afraid I was pulling down sets all over the place for this card, it's just like that sometimes.  I even got out the Papillion Potpourri set.  It's been in the catalog for a long time, mine is old enough it's still in the old style case. I need to get it out more, such a pretty set, but :( the bitty butterfly punch used here is retiring.   I'm keeping mine, along with this set and the bold butterfly dies and the Butterflies thinlits.

Anyway, Just Add Ink had a color challenge this week. Some great colors! Go here to check it out.

I have to admit, Sahara Sand is my least favorite color in the SU line up.  I do have a pack of the CS, just so in case I need it, but I've never gotten the ink. Sometimes I think I should, but more interesting things come up to purchase. Don't tell on me though.

I wish I could give you sizes for all of my layers, but I am an eyeballer.   My card base is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", open at the bottom.  and from there I just started cutting pieces and trimming until the fit the way I liked.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Happy Birthday Wreath, FMS285

It's Spring moving on into summer here in AZ, how is it by you? I've seen friends in MT and ID who got snow this morning. Yuck!  But then I'm not really looking forward to the 100  + temps either.
So when it comes, I'll be right here in the AC house making cards.

Here is this weeks sketch, go here to see what the team and others have done.

This wreath die set has seen 3 different stamp sets, I have loved them all and I hate that it's all leaving. This set of stamps and the dies will be retiring May 31st.   There is just so much you can do with them.   The little bird on the other hand, will be carrying over along with his bigger brother and the rest of the stamp/die set.

My colors are Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz, and Whisper White.  I simply embossed the wreath in white and sponged on the two colors, it makes quick work of coloring, but it is really pretty if you take the time to color it in also.   The embossing folder is also leaving. It was in the Occasions catalog leaving us at the same time as the Annual catty, May 31st.

Thanks for stopping by.  And if you want any of this retiring stuff, you'll have to check quick, they tell us it's going fast.