Tuesday, June 25, 2019

An Encouraging Mermaid

Today I have a card from you that is inspired from two challenges; a sketch at the Paper Players and a color challenge over at Color Throwdown.  

Love the sketch, its simple and oh my goodness, those colors are so pretty!  Here is my card:

I did an awful lot here and I had so much fun doing it.  The mermaid is from the stamp set Magical Mermaid and she is stamped on vellum with Stazon and colored with Stampin' Write Markers.  I used Mint Macaron, Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo.  Then for the tri-colored background I used the Bokeh Dots stamp set and got out my Stampuratus.  I used the hinge method where you ink up your stamp, stamp, clean, re-ink then move the plate down.  Its SO easy!  I used Mint Macaron, Balmy Blue and Highland Heather.  Its a mermaid so I had to used some silver glimmer paper underneath,  The card base is Balmy Blue with a layer embossed with the High Seas embossing folder.  I dug up the sentiment from a retired stamp set, because it was so perfect.  I finished it off with some sequins and a coral vellum piece from the most recent Paper Pumpkin.  Here is the inside:  

I just used the mermaid silhouette and the sentiment from Magical Mermaid to finish off my encouraging card.  

Thanks for visiting!    

Saturday, June 22, 2019

A Floral Thank You

I am back with another card to share with you.  Check it out:

This uses some old and new products from Stampin' Up!  The most obvious is that gorgeous floral paper from the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.  I matted that on some Blackberry Bliss and used the Delicate Lace Dies on some Champagne Foil for that final layer.  The card base is Petal Pink.  I used the some of the Magnolia Memory Dies to create the flower and leaves and finished it off with some of the Woven Threads sequins.  

The sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set which is an oldie but goodie!  I used some Blackberry Bliss ink for that one.  Blackberry Bliss is definitely my favorite of the Regal Colors.  Here what I did with the inside of the card:

I just stamped another sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set along with some flowers in the corners.  

This card was inspired by the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  

Friday, June 21, 2019

Just Add Ink to New Wonders

Well hello there world!  I am back again, hoping to find more time to create and share my creations with the world. I thought I would start with a few online challenges.

Here is today's creation:

I found a great sketch over at Just Add Ink.  Here it is:

I started with a Blackberry Bliss card base and mounted some of the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper on some Balmy Blue.  I made that paper even prettier by coating it with Frost White Shimmer Paint applied with a sponge dauber.   

I used the adorable hostess set, New Wonders that I borrowed from a friend and colored her in with various Stampin' Blends (Light Call Me Clover, Light, Balmy Blue, Dark Blackberry Bliss, Light Petal Pink) and covered her in Wink of Stella for her sparkly look.  Of course I cut her out with the Stitched Shapes Dies, my absolute favorite dies!  I added some iridescent sequins for some more sparkle.  Here is a close up:  

Here is a look inside:


There is another image from the New Wonders stamp set all colored in with Stampin' Blends.  I also used a sliver of the same DSP on the side.   Here is a closer look at my little fairy:

Thanks so much for checking out my project today!  I hope to be back soon with more creations!  

Friday, June 30, 2017

My Favorite New Ribbon and Fond Farewell

Today over at SSI the designers are sharing their favorite new accessory from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  For me it has to be the Finely Woven Ribbon in the 2017-2019 In Colors.  I have a few projects showcasing each one of these fabulous colors and a different way to use the ribbon.  Some are projects you have seen before.  Up first is a card from my open house:

Here I just took the Berry Burst Finely Woven ribbon and used it to break up the pattern of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.  I didn't tie a bow or anything, just kept it simple.  Also, how fabulous is this color combo?  I also used an awesome new bundle, Label Me Pretty which has a great new punch!  I added a bit of shine with half of a silver metallic doily.  

You have already seen this card, but here is the same ribbon in the Fresh Fig color where I just tied a simple knot.  

I had already shared this card as well, but wanted to show it off again!  How pretty is this bow?  

Now how about some projects that aren't card?  I gave away little goodie bags at my open house and used a lot of this fun ribbon!  Here is my bookmark:

This was simple, just cut a two inch piece of card stock and use the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  The punch already makes a space to thread your ribbon through.  I paired Fresh Pig with lemon Lime Twist here and didn't really fuss too much with ribbon.  The flower stamp is from the Blooms and Wishes set.    

Finally here is a little tea bag holder made with my favorite tool, the Envelope Punch Board!

The Fresh Florals DSP is definitely one of my favorite and it worked great to make a little envelope for a tea bag.  I also used some other favorite new products, listed below.  

Finally I have to finish off this post with a Fond Farewell to the fabulous ladies over at Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration!  I have truly enjoyed creating with you, but it is time for me to step down off the team to spend more time with my family and working on my stampin' business!  I hope to create along with your challenges and wish everyone the best.  Head over to SSI right now to see the other designers favorite accessories.  

Friday, June 23, 2017

Naturally Eclectic DSP

The new Designer Series Paper in the 2017-2018 catalog is so wonderful!  It was hard for me to pick a favorite for Friday Favorites.  But I did, the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper:
Just look at all those beautiful colors and patterns!  I made a few cards to share with you today:

There isn't much stamping on this card because the paper is SO PRETTY!   I started with a Soft Sky card base and added a Peekaboo Peach layer under the DSP.  I used the Eclectic Layers thinlit dies to create the Night of Navy die cut.  The die only cuts the insides out so I fussy cut around it.  I used the Layering Circles and Stitched Shapes dies for my sentiment and some of the Berry Burst Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon.  


This card showcases the gems in the Designer Series Paper.  And instead of the Oh So Eclectic stamp set, I used the You're Priceless stamp set because it does coordinate with the Eclectic Layers Dies.  I used a Night of Navy card base with a Soft Sky background.  I balanced the gem paper with some Lemon Lime Twist stamped with my sentiment.  For the actual gem, I sponged some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper with Lemon Lime Twist and ran it through the Big Shot.  Then I cut the outline in Lemon Lime Twist and glued the sparkly pieces on.  So fun!

For this card you can really see all the colors in this DSP and the beautiful water color effect.  I used a Emerald Envy card base and added the chevron print over top.  On Whisper White I stamped the leaves twice without reinking to get two shades of Emerald Envy.  Then I added my flower which was stamped in Peekaboo Peach with a Berry Burst die cut over top.  I did some background stamping with Soft Sky and added the sentiment in Berry Burst.  I added a strip of the copper trim and some rhinestones for some sparkle.    

It is clear that I love this paper!  To see some of the other favorite Designer Series Paper from the gals on the Design Team, head back to SSI.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

Happy Birthday Gorgeous is a great bundle because of all the birthday sentiments and that fabulous thinlit.  Although this set was available to pre-order, I was a little late to falling n love with it.  But now I am so glad I did!  Check out this card I made with a color combo that had been in my head waiting to be used:

I just LOVE Lemon Lime Twist and thought it would pair nicely with Island Indigo.  I cut out my Happy Birthday from some Island Indigo and layered it over some of the Lemon Lime Twist Fresh Florals DSP.  I then made a small bouquet of balloons.  Now if you are wondering where I got the Island Indigo Glimmer Paper, I MADE it!  You can use the Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and add any color you like with reinker and spritzer or a sponge and ink pad (which is what I did).  I made sure to use a white sparkly balloon too!  Did you see how I dotted the "i" in Birthday?  Love the enamel shapes so much!  Here is the inside of the card:

Ok, here is a confession.  I didn't stamp my sentiment in the middle. So I added a strip of Lemon Lime Twist with some of the Blues washi tape (this one happens to be Island Indigo of course!).  I love all the fabulous color coordination that Stampin' Up! does for us.  

For more Birthday cards, head over to SSI!


Monday, June 19, 2017

Tickled PInk

I just got back from a week in Hilton Head with my family.  It was a wonderful vacation but I really did miss my stamp room.  Fortunately, I had a chance to create something when I got back for the INKspiration challenge over at SSI.  Check it out:


Cute right?  I love that flamingo and that chair so those were my key pieces to create my card:

I am using so many new goodies in this card; 2 new stamp sets, one new in color, new designer series paper, a new die, a new punch, and a new accessory!  My colors here are Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo and Crumb Cake (with a little Black Memento Ink).  I used the Burlap background stamp for some tone on tine stamping.  Of course my flamingo and the sentiment come from the Fabulous Flamingo set.  I decided to cut out a Lemon Lime Twist Adirondack chair for a fun punch of color.  I also had a scrap of the Lemon Lime Twist Fresh Florals DSP punched with the Pretty Label Punch.  Did you spot the Flirty Flamingo Glitter Acrylic Arrow?  Here is a peek inside:   

I just stamped some leaves with out reinking to get the different shades of Lemon Lime Twist and stamped the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo.

This card was so fun to make!  Can you create a project based on the image?  Head over to SSI for more ideas and upload yours!