Thursday, January 18, 2018

High Tide


This is the first card I made using the new catalog set called High Tide. I really love how you can get such dimension out of the stamp set. Just keep adding stamps and it seems to come to life. I made this one for my husband of 37 years. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

PP376 - A Color Challenge from Jaydee


Today is a color challenge with the Paper Players. I have not played in a long while and I have to say, this is not my favorite color combo so I struggled to make a card. That being said, challenges do keep the brain going! I went to Stampin UP! for the idea in the new Occasions catalog. I pretty much cased a sample they made keeping mine simple like the one they made.


Supplies used:
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Lemon Lime Twist
DSP: The Gentlemen
Ink: Dapper Denim
Misc: Corduroy Ribbon, stampin" dimensionals

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

tgif sketch challenge 142

The Sketch

Today I am playing with another sketch challenge. I took inspiration from several folks using the new Waterfront stamp set from Stampin' Up! It is a beautiful stamp set and I love the ease of using it. I followed the sketch and this is what I came up with.  Thanks for dropping by!


Supplies Used:
Card stock: Island Indigo, Very Vanilla
DSP: Wood Textures 6x6
Inks: So Saffron, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Early Expresso, Pool Party
Misc: Dapper Denim Ruched ribbon


Monday, January 15, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #254


I am casing this sketch and I am dreaming of warmer weather as I stamp this card. At first I was just going to leave the branch bare but I had to add the pretty Powder Pink flowers. I saw a Cardinal in our back yard last week (rare for this part of TX) and I wanted to leave the impression of a red bird. 


Supplies Used:
Card stock: Soft Suede, Pool Party and Whisper White, Powder Pink
Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red and Powder Pink
Misc: Lace Doily, Linen Thread and dimensionals


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Thank You using Daisy Delight

I made this little card using the stamp set Daisy Delight and the DSP that matches the set called Delightful Daisy. Yes, I am trying to use more of my DSP rather than savoring and hoarding it until is is retired. I still have a long way to go!!! This was a different fold so that is gives a peek of the middle of the card and opens top and bottom. I love the punch for the daisy. It makes making daisies so simple and quick!



Supplies Used:

Card Stock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink:  Night of Navy
Punches: Daisy and 1/2" circle
Misc. : Stampin' Dimensionals


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Watercolor Wonder

I made this card using my new Watercolor Wings stamp set from Stampin' Up! of course. It has lots of layers and fun images to make butterflies. I love butterflies in their flying form but not as caterpillars. (Bad childhood experience). I used the colors I found on a challenge: Night of Navy, Fresh Fig and Island Indigo. It came out nicely but I will try different colors on my next go round with this stamp set.

Friday, January 12, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #253


This is the fun sketch I am choosing to play with today. I just love a good sketch. This one came from CAS(E) this Sketch and my friend Brian King from Atlanta (Hi Brian) is now a part of this team. We met at a card swap and he is so fun! 

My card uses the new set from the annual catalog, Magical Mermaid. It has love ocean images and I do love the ocean! I kept it simple like the sketch. My card is Pear Pizzaz and I layered it with Whisper White and Pool Party. I used my Black Stazon ink and then colored the mermaid tail with Lemon Lime Twist. I know it does not show up much but her whole tail is glittered with Dazzling Diamonds. 


Thursday, January 11, 2018

SUO Only Challenges 191

SUO Challenge 191: Brrr! Baby It’s Cold Outside!

Happy New Year! We’ve just finished with the 2017 Winter Holiday Season. But here in the Northern Hemisphere, winter has just started in earnest. Just ask all of those on the USA Mainland who are dealing with winter storms this week! Brrr! So whether your weather is just cool or freezingly cold – or even if you’re just reading about it from some warmer location – create a card or other paper-crafted project (oooh, think Scrapbook Page!) this time that features something that you think of when it’s really cold outside.

Last week in Dallas it was extremely cold for us. We never got above freezing for 3 whole days and the lakes were freezing at the edges. I saw this challenge and decided to make a cold tree. I used the Sheltering Tree stamp set with Whisper White and Marina Mist card stock. I also used Marina Mist ink, Real Red and Basic Black. I added some Dazzling Diamonds for the snow effect and the word Snow.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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STEP 1: CONTACT A DEMONSTRATOR
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Want a party at your place where you and your friends each make a card? Or maybe you’d rather put together a fun kit. Your demonstrator will walk you through the options and then create your party plan!
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Use postcards, social media, email, calls, or texts—invite your friends and tell them to get ready for a great time. Your demonstrator can help you figure out how to get the word out and what to say.
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Enjoy being with your friends and unwinding as you get creative and see your finished craft project. You and your friends will also get the chance to buy your favorite Stampin’ Up! products to keep the party going!
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Paper Players Punny Valentine Challenge


This one is right up my ally! I love satire and puns and often tease the kids I work with on a daily basis. I like to challenge them to think and figure things out. My card features the retired set Pun Intended. I really did not use it enough so I pulled it out and decided to go with the cute bee. I made my card 3x3 so it is perfect to slip in a lunch box or brief case. I used Whisper White and Daffodil Delight card stock with a tiny heart of the red glimmer paper. The only ink used was Black Staz On.