Thursday, February 14, 2019

Just for You Doily card, Paper Players #428



I am a huge fan of doilies.   So, this set, the Dear Doily bundle in the 2019 Occasions catalog was right up my alley.

A fairly simple card made for the Paper Players challenge here.
The simplicity allows the doilies to shine.  I love that the color challenge allows the Melon Mambo to pop beautifully.
I've used the new Rectangle stitched dies to add  to the effect.   The ribbon is long retired. It reminds me I really need to order more ribbon.

I added the smaller doily to a round die cut and popped it up with dimensionals.
I love the fonts and sentiments in this stamp set also. Such pretty fonts.  I added one to another round die cut.


Saturday, February 9, 2019

You are Loved, Just Add Ink #443



I have a brand new product to show off today.  This embossing folder is part of a 2nd group of new SAB items you can buy starting March 1st.  I LOVE this one, pretty much still drooling over it.  Some of the new embossing folders we are getting really don't need anything except to be embossed on white, but oh it is so much fun to play with them.

This card is for the Just Add Ink Challenge. See it HERE.
I choose coloring and sequins.

To start with I sponged on Lovely Lipstick, then sponged Soft Sea Foam onto the leaves.  I added a few sequins and that was it.  The frame is an SAB set of foils, it has both Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove.   I cut my frame to size for my base, then cut the center out using the Rectangle Stitched dies.   Now besides making a nice frame, I still have that center piece to use.

I cut a piece of vellum just over an inch wide and used my stamp positioner to stamp the sentiment  in black.  Be sure to set aside until dry, it can take some time. Or you can use your heat gun, but be careful that can warp the paper. To attach the vellum I put a glue dot under each sequin.
That is about it. A fairly simple card.   I hope you enjoy.



Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Climbing Roses, Birthday day, Global Design Project # 175







Birthday card for Daughter #2.   I have 2 daughters with the same birthday in Feb.  4 Years apart.
This is my first attempt using Climbing Roses, I kept looking at the set but didn't have any ideas that I really liked for it, until this one.     So, first I did it for the GDP#175 challenge, I love having a place to start and that was it for me today.  Check all the projects out here.

I used Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather.
To make the background was really easy.   I used the Marbled background stamp. I laid it face up and sponged some Highland Heather on it randomly.  Then I took my piece of Watercolor paper and lightly spritzed it with water and put it down on the stamp and ran my bone folder down it to get it all covered.     You may end up doing that more then once to get just the look you want.

I white embossed the larger flower image, then did a color wash.   It's easy and it's hard to go wrong.  I just use my ink pads and Aqua painter.  Brush the aqua painter across the top of the ink pad,  then squeezing a bit of water out at the same time, swirl it into the lid.
If you need it darker, just run the brush across the pad again, you can keep doing that to get just the amount of color you want. 

I did the leaves first. On this stamp most of them are around the edges so it was pretty easy.  Then anything else that wasn't a leaf got Gorgeous grape.  I did add a bit of darker color in spots.

I then cut out the small rose die that is in the die set, and used the aqua painter again to color it.  The ribbon is part of the pack of 5 from the 2019 SAB brochure, but is currently unavailable. Check with your demonstrator to have her let you know when it's available again, it is looking like it will be March.

I used the Petite Treats bundle for my sentiment. I added a few pearls just because and attached my top to my bottom.

If you have questions, please post in comments and that is how I will have to answer as well.


Saturday, January 26, 2019

It's that time of year for Birthdays cards, FMS#372


Happy weekend,  I hope you are having a good one, and if you are in parts of the world that are covered in snow and cold, stay in and stamp!  There is no better time or reason.

It's almost Feb, so time to get cards made for 2 of my daughters who's birthdays are in Feb.  I thought this sketch would make a good one. I hope you like it too.

Here is the Freshly Made Sketches, sketch, by my friend Linda, I try to always do the challenge when she is in charge.  Check out the challenge and the teams submissions HERE. 
It's a great sketch, wide open for you to be able to do your thing.  I had several thoughts in my head about ways to go about this, one being using an embossing folder across the card, but opted in favor of a piece of gorgeous DSP.  Every time I look though my DSP this one just stops me in my tracks, but this is the first time I actually pulled it out.  It's drop dead gorgeous.
It's from the All My Love DSP pack in the new Occasions catalog.   I combined it with an older set Flourish Thinlits, it's the thinlits that go with the Falling Flowers stamps. They are in the Annual catalog.

My colors today are: Lovely Lipstick, Crumb Cake, and Flirty Flamingo.
I cut my base from Crumb cake placing it in the long position on the trimmer and cutting in half at the 4 1/4" mark,  then I cut a piece of Flirty Flamingo at 4x 5 1/4".  I need added a piece of the DSP, 4"x 3". I added my piece of Lovely Lipstick ribbon attaching it around the back side and glued it down to my base card.

I first die cut my flower using Lovely Lipstick, adding  multi purpose adhesive on the back first, laying my die on the front of the card stock.   I took a piece of Crumb cake, took the backing off the back of my long flower and glued it down, then cut the panel to size, as close as I could to the die.

I used the Sentiment from Perennial Birthday and cut it out using the Petals & More die.   Then I added rhinestones on the flower and at the top of my card.

Thanks for stopping by.




Friday, January 25, 2019

Wonderful Romance, Festive Friday #0026



Happy Friday, hope you all have a nice weekend.  My weekend extends all week long, the benefit of being retired.
I'm doing the Festive Friday card challenge and I'm using another of the new Occasions catalog sets called Wonderful Romance bundle.

It's a gorgeous set with totally awesome dies, look at the edge die!    And the challenge can be either/or, or both.

I've been forgetting to use Crumb cake so today was the day.  I love Crumb cake, not so much the darker browns, not sure why, so I rarely use those at all. I really should make an effort to toss them in every so often.

So, todays colors are simply: Crumb cake, Whisper white and Merry Merlot.  I usually love coloring in this type of open stamp, I just really like them that way, however, for some reason this looked just perfect in my eyes for this card.
What do you think?
The crochet trim is retired, but there is a really pretty 1/2" lace trim in the A/C.  Item # 141672,  Page 200.


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Festive Friday #0025, Kitty card


I have been looking for an excuse to CASE (Copy and share everything) the cat card on page 16 of the Annual catty.   I just fell in love with it, what a great way to use this punch to make a more elegant card.    You'll find mine a bit different, as I don't seem to be able to do anything as an exact copy, nor do I really want to, I love putting my own touches on them.
This is for the Festive Friday challenge, if you haven't tried it, you might want to.  They always give 2 ideas that you can do either/or, or you can combine them into one card.




The challenge lasts 2 weeks, so you have plenty of time and you accumulate points for gifts.  How fun is that?    Go here   to check out the challenge.

I'm afraid that I used a slew of product on this, I just reached for what I needed, you can change yours anyway you want should you decide to try a copy of that card.

My colors are: Soft Seafoam, Pear Pizzazz, flirty Flamingo, Crumb cake.

I started by using one of the new Rectangle stitched dies for my layer, then just added as I went.  I used Brusho first to give some background texture, here I used the Moss green.
I sponged a bit of Crumb cake on the cat to add a bit of vintage flavor.
Thanks so much for checking this out today.




Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Lovely Day Teapot, Freebies from SAB


Usually I like to use challenges as a jumping off point to get my card going. But I just got my new Occasions and SAB shipment and I had an idea  running around in my head right away.
This is far and away my favorite tea set from SU!  The pot and the cup are just lovely and the sentiments are really nice and such a pretty font.

Colors first:  Whisper white, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow and Blushing Bride.
I stamped my teapot in black on the Floral Romance DSP.   The stamp set is for sale in the occasions, however, the die set is in the SAB, it takes a $100 order to choose this option, but really,  aren't you going to spend that much anyway and it makes for a much less expensive bundle.

I stamped, cut and colored in the flowers with blends, and cut the leaf from Mossy Meadow.  Added some random dotting around the pot and done.

Thanks for stopping by and checking what I've been up to.


Saturday, January 5, 2019

A Little Note, FMS#369


I know, my posts have been few and far between lately, but there has been so much going on here. My health, hubbies health, car health. LOL. I'm sensing a pattern here.  But today I sat down and  started thinking about the FMS sketch and ideas started popping up in my head so I had to sit down and do something about that.

Check out the challenge HERE.

I get so into making Christmas cards when the Holiday catalog comes out each year, that I forget about all the wonderful things in the  Annual catalog.  One was this gorgeous laser cut paper we got.  It's very delicate, and can be hard to pull out, but it's worth the effort! We do have a whole new set of it in the Occasions catalog as well and if it is possible, it's even prettier.
I also used this gorgeous DSP called Petal Promenade, while there are whole sheets of gorgeousness, there are also some different shapes to be had, like this wreath shape, and squares ect.  I cut the wreath shape out using one of the layering circle dies, it wasn't perfect, but I think it worked.

The ribbon is one of 5 in a set of different colors that are FREE, yup, it's in the SAB catalog and free with a $50 order from any current catalog if you choose it.

My colors are: Whisper White, Grapefruit Grove, Tranquil Tide, Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo.

The butterfly is in Butterfly Gala bundle and has a punch to go with. They are gorgeous and I love the sentiments as well, also the price is pretty good too.

Thanks for stopping by, if I can answer any questions just ask.