Tuesday, August 14, 2018

So Many Smiles, #jai421

A simple little card today for Just add ink # 421.  My colors are: Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam and Flirty Flamingo.   Sorry to say the ribbon is retired.  I'm working on getting ribbon, but it's slow. Anyone have a few hundred to loan me? LOL.

With the pretty DSP, you don't need anything fancy going on, it speaks for itself.   I personally love really soft colors in our paper, and this is one of them, Soft Sea Foam.    It's hard to tell, but the background of the DSP is also Soft Sea Foam.

I'm playing along today with JAI#421.  Check out the rest of the projects.

I hope you enjoyed.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sneak Peek, Stampin Up, 2018 Holiday Catalog. #TGIF172

I can't help myself, I just had to at least one more card with this new set, Dashing Deer.  I'm in love.
I found the perfect challenge to use for this. Click here to check out the challenge.

This also features the new Corrigated embossing folder, and the Joyous Noel DSP.  So many pretty patterns I had a very hard time choosing.

The new catalog goes live Sept 3rd I believe.   Then you can all purchase these goodies.   Dashing Deer comes bundled with Detailed Deer Thinlits. 
I used the brand new Merry Merlot ink and paper here.  I just knew it was going to be great for Christmas.  Plus Whisper White, Crumb cake and Soft Suede. 
I hope you enjoyed and got some inspiration.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Festive Friday #0014, Sneak Peek SU holiday catalog 2018

Did someone say Rhinestones?    I do love rhinestones!  I got my first pre order from the new Holiday catalog on tue, but due to hubby having had a heart attack this is my first play with all my new goodies.  (Yes, he is fine, he had 2 stents put in and is home).

I copied this from the catalog, I think it's the most gorgeous card ever.  I made a few changes, but not too much.  The one in the catalog is done in Gold and it's stunning! But I do like to do my own thing, so thought I'd at least try to make it a little different.   There are still a couple other differences, but you'll probably have to look hard to find them.

TIP:  Did you know you can emboss in any color you have ink for?  With the new stamp positioners, this is super easy.  Simply stamp first using your Versamark pad, then with your color pad, and put your clear embossing powder on.   Heat and it's done.   I did it here in Real red. 

The red rhinestones  are so pretty, and it fits in with the Festive Friday theme.
Check it out here.

I have been waiting a long time for a set like Dashing Deer to come out now that we have all the great dies, so it was a first get and a must have item.  And, I'm keeping it forever. LOL. 

Simple colors today, Real red and Whisper White, the new Swirls and Curls embossing folder, Versa mark ink pad, clear and red rhinestones and of course the Dashing Deer Bundle.

I hope I've given you some inspiration, well, me and the catalog.  Thanks for stopping by, and come on over and join in the challenge.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Stampin Up, Paper Players #404, Funny birthday card

Paper Players this week wanted a funny card.  How many of you have stamps to do that?  Most of us don't have many if any.  I had to dig into my non SU stash.   The die is an old one that has retired. But I love all those old dies, especially the framelits like this.  I always have a size I need.  
It's not fancy, but I think it suites the funny theme, that's why I  bought it. 

Here is the challenge:

I used  my Blends alcohol marker to color this in.   There are a lot of colors here, Pink Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, daffodil delight, gray and for the skin tone I used Powder Pink.   I used the ink pad and aqua pen for that part, put a little ink into the lid and then pulled a bit out using a good amount of water to bring the brightness down.   It works pretty good.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Fab Friday #143, Delightfully Detailed

I'm having some fun with new colors.  Blushing Bride is a carry over, but the rest are new, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather and the sentiment is done in Gorgeous Grape.
The DSP strips are from Tropical Escape 6x6 DSP stack.  This has turned out to be so usable, with so many differnt themes.  
The leaves sticking out are from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut DSP. I simply sniped a couple of the lines of leaves out of the frame.

Love, love, love the new Subtle embossing folder.  It's 6x6 so you can turn the direction either way. I love it with ink brayered on the folder before running the CS through.
You can just ink up the folder, put the CS inside and just press in with your fingers a bit and come away with some really interesting looks.

So, here is the challenge:

You can find it HERE

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I've given you a bit of inspiration today.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

All occasion card using Freshly Made Sketches #348 challenge

As someone who rarely uses DSP, I seem to have gone over board lately.  But the paper this year is so gorgeous!  I took a piece out of the Garden Impressions 6x6 DSP stack and cut my four pieces after finding a square from my framelits that would work for my size.  After cutting, I laid them out and figured out just how big a piece I needed to go under them.  I usually cut a little larger then I think I need, just in case I'm wrong. Yeah, I'm wrong a lot. LOL.  So, then I can trim down to the actual size if it turns out different.  Little tip there.  I am NOT good at lining things up, and I am sure not a math brain, that's my hubby.
So, here is the challenge.
Pretty simple, I love that as it lets me be more creative. Go here to join in or see what everyone else is doing.

So, I used Berry Burts for my card base and under my floral design, the paper is actually Melon Mambo, but I liked the Berry contrast, it's just a bit darker instead of the brighter Melon.
The little sentiment die comes from the Stitched Label Dies, which goes with the Stitched All Around stamp set. You could easily just use the dies for many cards. They are just gorgeous. 
We are seeing a lot of small sentiment framelits on many of the die sets, I really like that idea, they are all different sizes, shapes and designs.

The sentiment comes from the new Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  I'm sorry to say the ribbon is retired. Too bad actually, it's so pretty and usable. 

There is a new promotion that just started, we didn't actually know about it until the last min, but it's a great one.  For every $50 you spend on product in Aug, you will get a code in your email for $5 to shop in Sept.   Do not loose those, you can't get them back.  And sept starts customer ordering for the new Holiday catalog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Sent with Love, Festive Friday #0013

State Fair or TURQUOISE?  I'm in!  Turquoise is not my favorite color, probably my 3rd fav. Unless it's the real Turquoise stone as in jewelry.   And I am fortunate enough to live just 8mi from the one and only Kingman turquoise mine store.  All the rest have run out and have shut down.   That is another little hobby of mine, jewelry. Mostly I make earrings because that is the only jewelry besides my wedding ring that I wear pretty much every day.    If you ever get to Kingman AZ, let me know, I'll tell you right where it is.

Anyway, my fav turquoise was Tempting turquoise, but it's retired, so we are going with Bermuda Bay, we also have Coastal Cabana back and a lighter shade, Pool Party still.  I'm sorry to tell you that the ribbon I used as well as the silver and white DSP are both retired.  You can replace the ribbon with the 1/4" mini striped ribbon in bermuda bay, it's really pretty. #146939.  It also comes in Gorgeous Grape and Poppy, can't wait to get my hands on those.

So, we are playing as you can see, with Festive Friday.  This challenge has a bit of a twist. You sign in and when you post and when you win, you get points that accumulate for prizes.  How cool is that?
Here is the challege:

I hope you'll play along. Who knows, you might find something neat in the prizes.

The borders I used are from a die set. They do NOT have a matching stamp set, so you'll have to look in the catalog in the die section in the back to find them. I.LOVE.THEM.  3 Gorgeous dies.  I used the Multipurposes adhisive sheets on the backs, then cut them out.   Put a bit of glue on the back of the DSP top and bottom and glued them down, then pulled off the liner sheet and just stuck the whole thing down.

I hope I've given you some inspiration.   And THANK YOU Jen for the instructions for getting my notificatins back.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Special Day, Freshly Made Sketches #347

I have in general, never been one that was in love with most patterned paper.  But I have to say, the current DSP is outstanding.  Gorgeous, so usable and with in inclusion of the current gorgeous die cuts, it makes for a fabulous card.  So, as much as I usually don't cover my card with DSP, I am having some fun doing that right now.

This paper is from the Garden Impressions 6x6 DSP stack.  The other side is a gorgeous floral.
I followed a sketch challenge today from Freshly Made Sketches, #fms347.  Check it out.

Lots of great inspiration over there.

Colors today are Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, and Lovely Lipstick, my pearls were colored using the light Lovely Lipstick Blendie pen.

If you have any questions, be aware that Blogger is no longer even sending me an email when there is a comment, but I check as often as I can, so you can ask, but you'll have to come back to get the answer as I also don't have access to your email from this platform.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Stampin Up, Happy Birthday card. GDP148

Is not this DSP absolutely gorgeous???!  There are more colors.  It's called Petal Promenade.  This can be one of your choices for free on the buy 3 get 1 free sale.  But hurry, it's over at the end of this month, July 2018.
I love how the Stitched Label dies work so well with it. Both are so elegant.  Birthdays, weddings, anniversarys.  And so easy.

I haven't played with GDP for quite a while, this week we are cas'ing the designer.   Taking inspiration from the card Connie Collins made.  My inspiration was the DSP and the layers.

I had been looking for an excuse to use the Stitched Label Dies, and this was just perfect.  My Colors are:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate. 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you got a bit of inspiration from my card as well. Just click on any image to be taken to my store.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Abstract Impressions die fun, #jai418

Loving this set.  More and more we are getting lots of great dies that are not just to go around a stamp. In this set, Abstract Impressions, this flower die and a big Butterfly die are what you get, along with a single small flower die.    I cut this from white, then used a round brush to brush on color where I wanted it, it's not perfect, but it's not suppose to be. The sentiment is from the stamp set and the pearls are colored with my light Seafoam Green Blendy pen.

Colors for this challenge are here:
You can find it here:

Lately I'm thinking that Stamping is no longer the correct word for what we are doing. Sometimes a stamp doesn't even touch the page.  Here I only used the sentiment, the rest are dies and pearls and often gorgeous paper.   What do you think? Do we need a new name?

Thanks so much for stopping by.  To check out anything here in my store, just click on any of the images below.