Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lovely Inside and Out Sweet Sugarplum

"Lovely Inside and Out". This is such a fun stamp set to create background papers with! This stamp makes me think of those dried straw flowers you see at the craft stores. But they are much better because these ones don't make a mess on the floor! LOL!

I was inspired by a color combination that I saw on TGIFChallenges blog ( way back at the beginning of February. I created this card to participate in the challenge but never quite got it finished on time. It has been sitting on my desk for several weeks, so I decided that I could still share it with you even though I did not join in the challenge.

Take a look:

All supplies are from Stampin' Up!:
Stamp set: Lovely Inside & Out
Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Lovely Words Thinlits Dies, Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Classic Label Punch, Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals 

Hope you all have a "Lovely" day, and thanks for stopping by,

Friday, March 9, 2018

Magical Day Mermaid Card

I have a friend where I work who is having a rough go of things right now, so I wanted to give her a card to try help cheer her up. I hope it helped.

Take a look:
All supplies are from Stampin' Up!:
Stamp sets: Magical Day, Hello Color
Stamp Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White Thick, Regular Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Magical Mates Framelits Dies, 
Flourish Thinlits Dies, Starburst Punch,
 Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers: Bermuda Bay Dark, Bermuda Bay Light, Pumpkin Pie Dark, Pumpkin Pie Light, Pink Pirouette Light, 
Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper, Mini Sequin Trim Silver, Dimensionals

I hope this card makes you happy too. I know it does me. Love that little mermaid!

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, February 23, 2018

Happy Birthday to Me!

I had a birthday the other day, and in my husband's cute way, he said, "Do you have a birthday card that I could use?" Well, of course, I had many cards...some of them were even birthday cards! But I had an idea in my head that I wanted to make. And I get to keep this card, because my husband will write something lovely inside it that will be just for me. That is the best thing about making cards. Not the beautiful or funny images that might be on the front, but the love that is inside, that comes from the heart of the person that gives it.

That being said, here is MY birthday card:

 All supplies are from Stampin' Up!:
Stamp set: Hello Color
Card stock: Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, Thick Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Happy Birthday Thinlits; Stitched Shapes Framelits; Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers: Pool Party Light, Pool Party Dark, Old Olive Light, Crumb Cake Light; 
Iridescent Sequin Assortment; Dimensionals

Even though my birthday has come and gone, I can't wait to read what my husband writes in my card. It will be epic!

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Party Panda Thank You Card

This will be short and sweet! I have a friend, and I needed to let her know that I appreciated what she did for me, so I made her a thank you card. Take a look:

All Supplies are from Stampin' Up!: 
Stamp sets: Party Pandas (Sale-a-bration set), Lovely Inside & Out
Inks: Archival Basic Black
Card stock: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin Write markers: Real Red, and Smoky Slate, Big Shot, Lovely Words Thinlits Dies, Linen Thread, Dimensionals 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloween Paper Pumpkin Card

Halloween is upon us! I made some cute cards to give to some friends, using a couple of the past Paper Pumpkin kits. Hope everyone has a fun day, and a not-to-spooky evening! Happy Halloween everyone!

I love doing a z-fold card. First you fold it in half, then fold the top half back on itself, in half again. I don't think the Paper Pumpkin kits I used are still available, and neither is the Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper, but that's okay. It's still cute!
 All supplies used are from Stampin' Up!:
Stamps: Paper Pumpkin: Sept. 2014 - Boo-tiful Bags, and Sept. 2015 - Wickedly Sweet Treat
Inks: Archival Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Cardstock Vellum
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper

Again, I hope everyone has a happy Halloween, and thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Remarkable You Sweater Weather #TGIFC130

Sweater weather! That is what we have been having here lately. Dark mornings on the way to work. Frost on the grass in the morning. Leaves turning all shades of red and orange and yellow. It is beautiful, but, I must admit, I am not a fan of the cold weather. But it does encourage me to stay inside and craft more!

Over on TGIF Challenges blog, the challenge this week is a theme challenge called "Sweater Weather" and it is #TGIFC130. Here is my entry:

 All supplies are from Stampin' Up!:
Stamp sets: Remarkable You, Basket of Wishes
Inks: Archival Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist, Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock: Whisper White Thick, Card Stock Vellum, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 
Aqua Brush, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

The leaves on some of the trees around here turn a beautiful shade of gold, and some of them have tinges of pale green and orange, and this was the look I was trying to go for when I watercolored those leaves. They definitely have that Fall/Autumn look to them I think. And if you couldn't tell, this card has a Z-fold on it, with that Cable Knit embossing folder used on the front half-flap.

Here is the Challenge Graphic from over on TGIF Challenges blog:

Thanks so much for visiting my little blog today. I hope you like my card, and I hope you come back soon!


Friday, September 15, 2017

Remarkable You Friendship card

I love to color. Whether it is with colored pencils, watercolors, or blender pens, just put a pen, pencil, or paintbrush in my hand and I am a happy camper! The card that I am showing you today, I used a blender pen and a puddle of ink in my inkpad lids to bring some lovely color to a beautiful Magnolia blossom. The stamp set that it comes from is called "Remarkable You" and it has some wonderful images for coloring. This one I used a kind of sketchy design to color it in, because my blender pen was not the most "moist". (It might be time to get some new ones! LOL!)

Take a look at my card:

All supplies are from Stampin' Up!:
Stamp sets: Remarkable You, and Watercolor Wings (greeting)
Ink Pads: Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Early Espresso, Lemon-Lime Twist
Card stock: Powder Pink, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Flourish Thinlits Dies, Blender Pens, Classic Label Punch, Dimensionals

A close-up:

Do you like to color? Let me know. Maybe I can do more coloring and watercoloring to show here.

Thanks for stopping by,