Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Birthday + Balloons

Hi All!

I have another super cute card for ya!  Who doesn't love birthdays + balloons?  A friend of mine is in love with this set and I wanted to have a card to share at my June workshop.  The set has tons of options, so deciding on one to share with everyone was quite a feat.  But, I saw this design by Linda Callahan and just had to recreate.

The balloons are embossed in White Powder on Vellum. There are two different sizes: bigger on top of the bunch and smaller on the bottom.  They can be punched out with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch.  I wanted a festive print for the background and found this one in the Stacked with Love DSP stack.

Item #: 140675 Balloon Celebration $26.00

Item #: 140609 Balloon Bouquet Punch $18.00

I love this card!  It's so fun & festive!  This set is so versatile and can be used for so many different types of celebration, that it's a must for your collection.  If you'd like to add it to yours, click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner or pop me an email.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Balloon Celebration
Paper: Calypso Coral & Whisper White Thick Cardstock; Stacked with Love DSP; Vellum Paper
Ink: Versamark & Jet Black Stazon
Accessories: Balloon Bouquet Punch, White Embossing Powder; Heat Tool, Sequin Assortment, Crystal Effects, Pop Dots/Dimensionals and Fine Tip Glue Pen

Just for You

Hi All,

Hope you had a great 4th of July weekend! Ours was busy, but spent with family and friends, so that's always time well spent. Now...on to a nice short work week :)

Today, I have a botanical themed card for you.  The print is from the Serene Scenery DSP stack in the new catalog.  I normally don't use large prints like these on cards...but, if you have a large stamp image, they make for a quick and easy card.

I trimmed the leaf print down and used the larger piece as the focal image and the smaller reverse polka dot side for the left panel.  I then embossed the sentiment in black.  I created a border using the Spiral Border Punch and added some Olive Green Organza Ribbon.

There is just something so refreshing about this card.  Maybe because we're bringing the outdoors indoors?  This pack has other great prints as well: more greeny grass hues, beachy blues, and neutral yellows and tans.  They are definitely serene.

Item #: 141642 Serene Scenery DSP Stack $10.00

You won't regret adding this paper to your collection.  Aside from the photographic type prints, there are plenty of abstract prints to coordinate with or use on their own. If you'd like to place an order, click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner or pop me an email.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Botanicals for You
Papers: Whisper White Thick Cardstock; Serene Scenery DSP Stack
Inks: N/A
Accessories: Spiral Border Punch, Old Olive Striped Organdy Ribbon and Black Embossing Powder

Friday, July 1, 2016

Wild About Flowers

Hi All,

Happy 3-Day Weekend!  Hopefully you have fun plans to enjoy an evening of fireworks. Not sure if we'll head out or not.  With our triple digit temps here in AZ...it makes for quite a warm night.

I kicked off the long weekend with a workshop Thursday night.  Our first card used a stamp set that had been around for quite some time called Wild About Flowers.  It's funny how a stamp set can be in multiple catalogs and it takes that one design to get you hooked.  These were the cards that did it for me.

I loved this design.  It was very reminiscent of a garden.  I kept Hardwood for the background, but created a 'white wash' on Crumb Cake using Craft Whisper White ink.  The flower stems are in Cucumber Crush and the flowers are in Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry, Peach Parfait and Strawberry Slush.  They are perfect together.  I loved the pop of purple, so I added a strip of Moonlight DSP.

This stamp set is great in that it offers you three different flower options with stems and buds.  I chose this flower design, as I love poppies and these look very similar.

Item #: 138728 Wild About Flowers $21.00

The background used the Hardwood stamp.

Item #: 133035 Hardwood $15.00
This set is a great addition to any collection.  If you'd like to add it to yours, click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner or pop me an email.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Wild About Flowers, Hardwood and Sincere Salutations
Paper: Crumb Cake Cardstock; Moonlight DSP
Inks: Cucumber Crush, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry, Peach Parfait and Strawberry Slush Classic Pads; Whisper White Craft Pad; Black Stazon
Accessory: Linen Thread