Friday, April 21, 2017

Wishing You, Just Add Ink #356

It's hard to see the copper effects on this one. But, the DSP on the edge is copper foil and the sentiment is copper embossing along with glimmer paper balloons.   It might show better if you click on it and bring it up bigger, I'm not sure.

I used Pink Pirouette for my face CS, and a 1" piece of the copper foil DSP on the edge, leaving just a bit of the pink peeking though. Simple and effective. I think anyone getting it will be very pleased.

I was thrilled to be the winning card of the week last week at JAI!  It's always fun if and when that happens, and it doesn't happen often.

I hope you all had a fabulous Easter weekend, and here we are ready for another one.  Of course I'm retired do everyday is a weekend day. LOL.

Happy weekend, and thanks for looking.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hope You are feeling special, GDP083

So, how can you not play along when the theme for the week is bling?  I love bling. Actually, I think I'm severely short of bling items, I'll have to do something about that.
When I started to think about what I could do, watercoloring came to mind, with either embossing over top or foil or glimmer paper.  Glimmer won out, and I had not used this large butterfly before, so figured it was about time!  I've used the rest of the butterflies often, just not this big guy, but I think he is just the right touch.

I added some sequins, just some retired ones laying around, but seems like there  are always some in the catalog lately, just some gold and silver would work great.
The sentiment came from  the Garden in Bloom stamp set.

Colors today are: Sweet Sugarplum, Peekabo Peach and Flirty Flamingo with a Whisper White base.
I used watercolor paper for my watercoloring face piece.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Saying goodbye to Flower Patch, Just Add Ink 355

Today I'm playing along with Just Add Ink, they have given us a sketch challenge this week, and I was totally blown away by the teams inspiration cards. Wow, so different but so fabulous.

I'm in the midst of putting away my retiring stamps and making room for my new ones.  Flower Patch is retiring, it's sure had a great run. I see it all over on all kinds of projects. If you have it, I know you love it, if not you might want to get it before it's all gone.  Anything retiring, is only available until the supply is gone.    I'm keeping this set, it's just too pretty and too versitile not to.

My colors today are: Whisper White, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo.   I used Timeless Textures for my little blotches of color, and Tin of Cards for my sentiment.
I stamped 3 of the leaves first then put my ribbon on and built from there. I put all my flowers together, cut a couple more leaves on white to tuck in then just started gluing it down little by little.

Have fun.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Thinking of You, GDP#082

I just purchased this set recently and have been dying to try it out.  Using the small background type stamps is a challenge for me.  I use the full sized ones all the time in many ways but these I usually am just scratching my head.    Really good news is that it will be in the new catalog also.

I hope you can easily see the tiny bit of Red foil I used. I just wanted a bit of pop and it shows really well in person, but I don't think there is a card out there that doesn't.

I used Perfect Plum and stamped that little tiny stamp on the left edge using VersaMark.   My card base is Plum also.  It's going to look like a lot of product was used,  and I'm sorry. But 2 different sets for the squares as well as the main stamped image and yet another set for the sentiment and a banner die cut for the sentiment shape as well.

So, here is the Sketch challenge, how did I do?  Come on over the check out the rest of the cards.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Stampin Up, Upline challenge

My upline challenged those of us who were not able to go to the latest SU party.  This is the time of year we get to see the new catalog ahead of customers.  And if you go, you have a lot of fun and come home with a catalog.  The rest of us are having to get by on photos posted of the fun, and on monday the online version of the catalog for now.

So yup, lots of us green this weekend.   My card is for a friend who helped my hubby with some work inside the motorhome, it looks great. So, no fufu as it's a guy card.

The ribbon and the little lace piece at the top are both retired, sorry. Color is Emerald Envy, an incolor.

Friday, April 7, 2017

A card for you. Just Add Ink challenge#354

I love this set!  It's been fun to get back to the items from the main catalog.  If you like this set but don't have it yet, you might want to place that order pretty soon while it's bundle priced. Assuming it carries over, it still will not be bundle priced in the new catalog.  Ditto for any of the bundles in the current catalogs.
There is just so many pieces to this, but stamps and dies, 3 different sizes of jars, plenty of flowers, a metal jar hanger and even a fish, along with several sentiments.

Here is this weeks challenge at Just Add Ink.  Be sure to check out the cards. some really great stuff and a wonderful team.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

FMS#282, Hello heart

Hello cards as well as thinking of you and Just for you cards are really nice to have on hand, they work for so many occasions.  Sometimes I just want to let someone I care about know I haven't forgotten them.

I almost did a floral on this with leaves sticking out, but then I came across my Sunshine Wishes dies.  I have always been intreged by the little butterfly, but hadn't used it. I think it works really cute here.

The Hello is from the Greetings die set, and sorry to say it is retired.  I would really like more greeting die sets.

We are on the downhill side for the 2016/2017 annual catalog, as well as the 2017 Occasions catalog, both retire May 31st.  Excitement is pretty high for the new catalog given the fabulous ones we have been getting so far the past couple years!    Pre order will start on May 2nd, and as soon as your demonstrator gets his/her order you will be able to get your new catalogs.   I place my order on the first day I can order just so I can get those catalogs into the hands of my  customers.

Here is the sketch for this weeks FMS, and take a peek at the teams cards as well.

Monday, April 3, 2017

GDP081, Just a simple Easter card

Happy Easter!  We are doing the Global Design Project this week.  It's a color challenge, White, Night of Navy and your choice.  Since I wanted to do Easter I decided on yellow, and I love the Easter saying in Suite Sayings.
My ribbon, Stitched ribbon, is retired in white, but there are still 4 colors to choose from.  It's a great ribbon as the size works for a lot of projects and it's very easy to work with.

And those really little eggs? They die cut all at the same time in a set of 5. I love that, it's so much work to die cut lots of tiny things. 

Go on over to GDP and see what the team did.