|The view of the Lake from my Window! :(|
Saturday, April 21, 2018
I just returned from a fantastic weekend up in Lake Geneva, WI. The weather was horrible, but that made for a great weekend to stay in and make cards. Here are some of my creations. You'll also notice the last few include new stamp sets and new DSP. A little sneak peak of new catalog items.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
In the need of some Anniversary and Wedding cards. I think this fits the bill. I've been anxious to use some new products that were just delivered, this week. I ordered Petal Passion memories and More card pack. This was on back order for awhile. I actually forgot the reason I ordered it, but I love it. I also placed an order to get items from the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog. I received the Blossoming Basket Stamp set, and Basket Weave folder set for free.
I'm using this design in The Global Design Project this week. Steffi Helmschrott is the guest designer and she created a beautiful card. I took inspiration from the Business size card and was inspired by some of the other samples using the basketweave folder.
What I did: Stamps and Products: Petal passion Memories and more card pack (SU! 2018 Sale-A-Bration) Sentiment: So In Love (SU!) Cardstock & Paper: Whisper White(SU!) cut 8 x 8 1/2 scored at 4, Dark grey 3.75 x 8.25 adhering it to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals 2 x 5.25 strip of Velum, (SU!)
Ink: Momento- Tuxedo Black Basic Black ink(SU!) Mini Dimensionals (SU!) Snail Adhesive(SU!) Tear & Tape (SU!) Simply Scored (SU!) Scissor snips, Triple Banner Punch (SU!), Stitched Framelits (SU!)
Monday, March 5, 2018
I am so excited to try out the new Stampin' Up! Stamparatus. I pre-ordered mine just received it. I have loved my Misti- but since seeing this amazing tool's potential, I am looking forward to having this on my Stampin' Counter from now on. Available in the New Stampin' Up! Catalog- coming soon!
Sunday, March 4, 2018
What I did: Stamps and Products: Feathery Friends(SU! 2018 Hostess Special)
Cardstock & Paper: Basic Black(SU!) cut 11x 4 1/4 scored 5 1/5, Crushed Curry 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, adhering it to the card base, and 5 x 3 3/4 Whisper White cardstock(SU!)
Stampin' Blends (SU!): Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, and Old Olive Snail Adhesive(SU!) Tear & Tape (SU!) Simply Scored (SU!)
Sunday, February 25, 2018
|GDP # 126|
Pistachio and Broken China.
Here is the sketch that Inspired this pretty card:
Before I made this card I took out several pieces of paper and applied Tim Holtz Distressed inks with sponge daubers and flicked with water. The papers did curl a little as they dried, so I put them between some copy paper and ran through my Sizzix machine. For some of the cards I stamped using Versa-mark and white embossing powder, first. For the floral cards, I used the white embossing powder technique for the flowers before putting the Tim Holtz inks. After the paper dried and I flattened it, I stamped the sentiment using Versa-mark and white embossing powder.
|Dried out papers with just the ink|
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Posting for two challenges this week. This week GDP was a color challenge using the color palette below. This week's Muse by Tracy has so many beautiful colors. I tried and just don't have those in my stash. More to order. However, I took inspiration from the heart, and the Valentine-like theme and created a simple Anniversary card. The colors look more pink than they show in real life. Dark and light reds were used on Black cardstock. The Thinly dies were from Sizzix called Celebrate. Thank you Jennifer (my wonderful SIL).
|Muse challenge #253|
Kerstin Kreis from Germany is the New member of the team and came up with this color combo.
Once I pulled out these colors I wanted to make a few cards.
What I did: Stamps and Products: A Little Wild (SU! ) Sentiment: Vertical Greetings(SU!) Cardstock & Paper: Whisper White(SU!) cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, Dapper Denim 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, adhering it to the card base with Tear tape. Whisper White and Melon Mambo scrap for the banner (SU!) Medium stitched framelit Whisper White cardstock(SU!)
Ink: Momento- Tuxedo Black (SU!), Melon Mambo (SU!) Stampin' Blends (SU!): Daffodil Delight Light and Dark
Brights Enamel Shapes
I cur the starburst out with my Cricut
Mini Dimensionals (SU!) Snail Adhesive(SU!) Tear & Tape (SU!) Simply Scored (SU!) Scissor snips
It's been hard for me to scrap this week. We lost a very important member of out family. Our lab, Aurora. She was only 3 years old. I haven't been much in the mood to be creative. Aurora died unexpectedly this week. She was a 3 year old lab who was full of love and just the sweetest thing you've ever seen. We don't know what happened- we may never know. A few mornings ago, we let her outside with our other dog, my husband called them both in for breakfast a few minutes later and Aurora never came in. She was on the ground, not responding. We rushed her to emergency and she was gone. NO explanation! We have had many dogs through the years and lucky to have all of them live full lives. W have always been sad about the passing of a pet. However, this has been different. This has been many days of tears, pain, and sorrow for our family. I missed a few challenges this week because I just 'wasn't in the mood'. This weekend I pulled myself together and spent a few hours in my craft room.
This is for Aurora: