Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Build A Birthday~~Cake

Using another new set today, Build A Birthday.  It is a photopolymer set consisting of 8 stamps.  The set includes the birthday sentiment on the card and 7 element stamps with which to make and "decorate" a birthday cake.  Today I am showing the birthday cake I made using the cake stand and three rectangles.  The candle on top is from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set as it fit perfectly on top of the cake  The bow and stars are from the Mini Treat Bag framelit set.  I really wish I had the Brights Sequins Assortment in my hands as those stars would be perfect on this card!! Soon~~I will be putting in the first new cattie order on June 2nd and those will be on the order for sure.  Have a great day!

Monday, May 25, 2015

A Day To Remember. . .

. . .our very best!  As you are out and about today, please take a moment to remember those who fought for our freedom and died for it.  When I read the stories that are online and in newspapers this Memorial Day weekend, I can't help but be thankful to them and their families who sacrificed for me and my family.  And as I am out and about and I see the men and women wearing their caps and shirts signifying they were or are in the military, I will be thanking them.  Have a nice day and be safe. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fussy Cut Just Because

Today's card is another created using the new You've Got This stamp set.  After stamping the flower, I colored it in using my Copic markers.  Once it was cut out, which took a little time, I wondered what to do with it.  It didn't really match Elegant Eggplant nor Blackberry Bliss as I thought it would.  So I inked up the background stamp from the same set with Soft Sky and stamped off once before stamping on the white cardstock.  I repeated this a few times to cover a majority of the card front and then adhered the flower.  I could have used any of the sentiments from You've Got This, but I really like the "just because" from A Dozen Thoughts.  The card needs a little something else, but for now you see another way to use the flower from this stamp set.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Black & White

I have many favorite colors and color combinations, but one color combination I like in just about anything is black and white.  So when I heard that there are pretty new patterns in the Designer Series stacks for each color family, I decided it was okay to use up what I have left of the current Neutrals DSP Stack.  Of course, since I was covering Hershey Bars, I should have used Chocolate Chip or Early Espresso, but the black and white won.  The label on the candy bar is from the new  You're So Sweet stamp set which includes cute little sayings for treat bags and cards, too.  I embellished the tag using the new Watermelon Wonder cardstock for the little flowers and Cucumber Crush for the leaves.  And the best thing about the black and white color combo?  Just about any color you put with it works.  On another topic the saying I included struck me as being cute and made me laugh!  We all know how that happens!  So have a great day and procraftinate! 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cherry On Top Birthday Cards

I am in need of birthday cards, so I decided to use paper from the new Cherry On Top DSP stack and a stamp from and old stamp set, Another Great Year.   The cards are quite simple, but colorful and cheerful.  One thing I really like about the Cherry On Top stack is that it combines old colors with new and the colors blend beautifully.  The card with the sequins has a card base of the new Cucumber Crush.  The card with the balloon has a Bermuda Bay card base.  The Cherry On top DSP stack is 6 x 6 and after cutting down the paper for the card fronts, I used part of the remaining sections to decorate the inside of the cards and their envelopes. Cherry On Top is a definite must have from the new annual catalog.  Actually, there are a few must haves.  Have a great day!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Paper Pumpkin

My Paper Pumpkin is the monthly kit offered by Stampin' Up.  I have not been a monthly subscriber until recently and that is because I was seeing so many cute kits.  June's Paper Pumpkin arrived on Saturday so I put together a bag and card that you can create using everything supplied in the kit.  It includes 4 gift bags and 6 birthday cards.  The bags are cute, the cards are quick and easy to put together and the kit even includes yellow tissue for the bag and envelopes, too.  You never know what will be in the kit~~sometimes cards, sometimes home d├ęcor item~~you have to like surprises.   Right now SU is offering 50% off the first two months.  After that, the monthly cost goes back to $19.95 plus tax.  If this is something you are interested in, just go to www.mypaperpumpkin.com
and check it out.  And if you order My Paper Pumpkin be sure to add the special promo code SAVE50 for the 50% off deal.  This offer ends June 10th.  Have a great day!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Tickled Pink

Taking a break from Sprinkles of Life to post a card I created using a new stamp set and coordinating dies from My Favorite Things.  A dear friend of mine saw a card on a Jennifer McGuire video and had the sets  sent to me.  What is really ironic is I saw the same video and ordered the Tickled Pink stamp set and dies for my daughter as a birthday gift.  When the envelope from MFT arrived I was thinking, "Wow!  That was quick!"  Out of the envelope comes a typed note that Regina asked MFT to include in the package. (How nice of My Favorite Things to take the time to add the note!) Oh my, this was not my order!  Needless to say, I had to play with the flamingos and stamp set.  All the pieces of the flamingo are dies, nothing stamped.  The stamp set has a variety of sayings and the one on today's card is just one of many.  I added the sun from a WPlus9 die set to have pink and sunshine to go with the sentiment! Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!