Saturday, May 02, 2015

In My Thoughts

Good morning!

I have a pile of dishes calling to me, so I decided to make a card first to work myself up to the housework part of the day. : )

I used the colors from Color Throwdown and the sketch from Your Next Stamp.  My image is from Flourishes (discontinued) and my sentiment is from the JustRite set Caring Thoughts Sentiments.  I used paper from two Gina K Designs paper packs and Gina K Warm Cocoa ink for my sentiment.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

{Stamp Simply} Butterfly Thanks

Hi everyone!

I'm always on the look out for fun ways to use patterned paper on my cards, and the other day I ran across THIS card on Pinterest.  I loved the look and thought it would be perfect with some of my Simple Stories ! Am paper.

First I cut a piece of lightweight white cardstock into a square a little larger than the Labels One die I was going to use.  Then I attached strips of patterned paper to the square.  After I made the cut with my Labels One die, I cut my panel into three pieces, following the lines of the paper.  Then I embossed my white section and arranged the three pieces on my card front.  The two patterned paper pieces are popped up with 3D foam, but the white piece is flat against the card so I could pop up my butterfly instead.

To brighten up my card I added some enamel dots, a seam binding bow tied with a little bit of linen thread, and a sentiment from the JustRite Buttercup set, stamped on a little flag from the Spellbinders Petite Pennants Die set.

Here's my Stamp Simply Shopping List...

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Have an Ice Day

Hi everyone!  

I had "stamp for fun" on my list today, and I had this sweet Sugar Pea Designs set sitting on my desk looking longingly at the ink, so I decided to play along with the Sugar Pea Sketch Challenge. : )

I used some deep jewel toned patterned paper from Gina K's Season's Greetings pack along with Christmas Pine cardstock.  The image is stamped on Gina K's layering weight white cardstock in Memento Black ink and colored with Spectrum Noir markers and pencils.  I used a stitched circle die from MFT to cut out my main image, then matted it with Spellbinders Circle and Petite Scalloped Circle Dies.  I added some dots to the penguin's hat with a gel pen, and then stamped a sentiment on a Spellbinders label and tied it on with some twine.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

{Stamp Simply} Confidence

Good morning, friends!

I have a card to share today that uses papers from Simple Stories Enchanted collection.  Aren't they soft and pretty?  I stamped a Verve Plain Jane onto a Tear Drop Circle diecut and embellished it with some of the matching enamel dots.  So sweet!  I love this plaid ribbon, too.  It comes in all sorts of colors, but the lavender looked especially "enchanting" with this paper! : ) 

I was inspired by the Viva La Verve sketch for my layout.  It's definitely not the same... but it's close! : )

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  My Stamp Simply shopping list is below!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

{Curtain Call Challenge} Taste and See

Hi everyone!

Just dropping by with a card for the current Curtain Call challenge!

I've had the urge to pull out some of my "old favorite" stamps lately, so I'm playing along with the daily challenges on SplitCoast and using stamps that are feeling neglected. : )  This sweet cupcake is one of my very favorites to color and it always looks whimsically elegant.  I combined it with a Verve Plain Jane to make a sweet and simple notecard.

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