Thursday, September 14, 2017

Throwback Thursdays

Welcome to my Throwback Thursdays.  I'm excited to bring these ideas to you so that you may gather ideas on retired Stampin' Up! products.  Almost Amethyst is one of my all time favorite Stampin' Up! colors.  And, yes, when it retired I made sure I had plenty on hand.  

The base of this card and designer paper is Almost Amethyst.  

Using the Painted Petals Clear Mount Stamp Set, which I won at a Stampin' Up! demonstrator only event, I stamped the stems with Olive Green.  The flowers were on the same stamp.  Wanting a different effect I cut the stamp in two. Using Almost Amethyst Classic Ink I stamped it off once, doing this 5 times to the top of the stems.  With the other part of the flower stamp I simply inked it with Almost Amethyst and stamped over the lighter version. 

The Happy Birthday stamp is from Perfectly Penned using Basic Black Ink.  

Until Next Time 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Manly Mondays - Happy Birthday

I was in need of a Manly Birthday Card recently and it gave me enough encouragement to get back to posting Manly Mondays.  Ideas came flooding and I thought I would start with this rather simple card. 

When I fist saw the new In-Color Lemon Lime Twist I thought WOW that is bright!!  I tend to shy away from bright colors.  Once I saw it paired up with Basic Black I liked it. Which is how this idea came to be.  

The base is Lemon Lime Twist.  On a piece of Basic Black, the Happy Birthday Thinlit was die cut at an angle.  Added 3 rhinestones in the corner, who says men don't like bling, and punched a balloon in the corner.  Quick card and really easy to assemble. 

Hope this gave you an idea to use this color combination. 

Until next time! 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Sale-A-Bration Birthday Card

I thought it was about time to crack open a Sale-A-Bration set - Botanicals for You. 

Started with Soft Sky layered with Taken with Teal and Perfectly Artistic DSP.  Ink used was Basic Gray Archival.  All around the "just for you" I traced with a Sakura Gel Pen - Stardust Clear.  In real life it real gives it a "wow" effect. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mother's Day Challenge for Paper Garden

I was approached a few weeks ago from Paper Garden to enter a Mother's Day Challenge.  What an honor!!  I was sent some very gorgeous paper to work with.  Please vote for me here.  Please be sure to submit under "vote for your fav" to click on Designed With YOU in Mind.  All votes will be truly appreciated.  Below is my entry and the details.

Paper:  Essie Pearlized White and Stardream Kunzite from Paper Garden 
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes from Stampin' Up and Timeless Amour from Heartfelt Creations
Ink: Stampin' Up Archival Basic Gray
Die: Spellbinders Filegree Vase 
Other: the flowers are from a dollar store that I felt really match the beautiful Stardream Kinzite
Thank you for the opportunity. 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Birthday Card

Hello Blogland.  My it's been a long time since I have posted anything on my little blog.  Thanks to those of you who have stuck it out with me.  It's been a rough year but now moving forward to better things.  My niece recently celebrated her 9th birthday and I wanted to make something a little special for her.  So I referred to my "motivation book".  Below is what I came up with.  It's not my original design.  An old post from someone (hanging head in shame) I did not have to foresight to keep the name.  Only kept the picture. I modernized it a bit.

I used the colors Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Sahara Sand. The skirt was made with velum using the large scallop punch. 

The 5 x 5 card was made with the envelope punch board (soooooo easy).  Added her name and a flourish. 

Well that's it for now, getting a few things ready for a market this coming Saturday. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spring is in the Air

I've been working on some cards for upcoming market.  This is one of them.  

The base is Very Vanilla followed by a layer of Very Vanilla.  Then, I cut a piece of Chocolate Chip Co'Ordination paper and ran it through the Big Shot using the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder which was lightly sanded.  

The Typeset Designer Paper was daubed around the edges with Kiwi Kiss.  This is a color I rarely use and I am quite happy with the color combination.  The dress was cut using the Dress Up Framelits with the Bella Rosa Designer Paper. I wrapped that up with Stampin' Up Ribbon Originals from my stash and made a flower using the simply pressed clay with the blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Mold.  Once the flower was dry I daubed that with Kiwi Kiss to give it a little texture. 

Hope you've enjoyed viewing this card. 

Until next time! 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Random Act Of Kindness

This year I decided that I would do 1 Random Act of Kindness (RAK) every single month.  I won't necessarily seek someone out, it will just happen when I think it should.  Here's the story for January. 
I've been on Facebook quite a bit as of late.  I'm in a few local chat groups.  Earlier this month a Mom posts about her child being robbed in the bathroom of a mall.  No fears, the child was not hurt.  The little one left her purse behind and when she realized it 2 minutes later the Mom and daughter go back to bathroom to discover that the purse was there but all that was inside had been taken. 
From the written post is was obvious that the Mom was not seeking monetary compensation or anything of the like.  Her frustration and sadness for her child just leapt off the screen.  I asked her to send her address as I wanted to do something for her precious little one who happened to be at the mall spending the gift cards that she had received as gifts on others.  That in itself was inspiring. 
I haven't made a card for anyone under the age of 20 in so very long I wasn't sure where to begin.  I keep a binder that I call "punch art" and came across a giraffe and the card below took flight.

I used quite a few Stampin' Up punches and the fringe scissors for the mane.  The background you see on the Daffodil Delight cardstock is a retired background stamp called Leopard.  I stamped it  several times before I layered it with Early Espresso and patterned paper from my stash.  To me it looks like the spots on a giraffe. 
I can happily tell you that the little girl loves it and her Mom tells me that she was carefully inspecting it so that she could copy it.  Best. Compliment. Ever.
Make it a real special day today and make someone smile.
Until next time!