Friday, August 29, 2014

Halloween House Silhouettes

I have been totally enjoying and making good use of the Holiday Home stamp set and Homemade Holiday framelits.  I am not big into decorating the house for Halloween and today's card kind of reflects the Halloween embellishments I have in my house~~few! I simply diecut the houses using black cardstock and adhered them to  retired DSP layered on black cardstock.  The glitter strip is actually glitter tape from CTMH~~easy embellishment! The sentiment is from the Good Greetings stamp set, which you can earn by placing a $300 workshop or personal order.  But, the Holiday Home stamp set does include a Happy Halloween stamp which will also fit on the Modern Label punch.  I am looking at the card right now and it needs a little something~~a couple little bats!  They will fly onto the card before I send it!  Can you believe that this weekend marks the end of summer?  I can't! Summer went by way too fast.  Keep safe while you enjoy this Labor Day weekend. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Blackberry Summer Silhouette

As much as I don't want summer to go, I can feel a little Fall in the air.  Today's card was made using the Summer Silhouettes stamp set and the pretty Blackberry Bliss cardstock and ink, which to me is a perfect Fall color.  I thought about adding Blackberry Bliss ribbon, but sometimes, less is more.  The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts.  These are two sets which could go a long way in making gift sets of greeting cards for family and friends.  Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

All Is Calm DSP

Today's card was creating using a Lost Lagoon card base and a pattern from the All Is Calm DSP collection in the Holiday Mini which goes live on August 28th!  The paper is very pretty with the colors being Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Whisper White.  The collection even includes 2 foil-embossed patterns.  The stars were punched and/or die-cut, the sentiment is from the Endless Birthday Wishes set and then there is the bow!  Once again I used my new Amuse mini bow die with my Stampin' Up Soft Sky DSP.  How cute it looks on this card.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

White Embossed

I was flipping through photos of cards on the internet and there were a few that were simply embossed using white embossing powder.  So, out came my embossing powder and heat gun.  I used a section of the Pleasant Poppies stamp and a sentiment from Blooming With Kindness for the Real Red card. After stamping the images using Versamark and heat setting the white embossing powder, I added a piece of the white cotton ribbon to finish off the card.  For the Halloween card I used a number of stamp sets~~Holiday HomeGood Greetings and the retired Googly Ghouls.  This card was finished off with our Black Baker's Twine.  Both cards have white liners for future writing or stamping of sentiments.  Have a great day!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Happy Monday

So we went to the Scrapbook Expo on Friday and had a very nice time.  We got sucked into this
glitter and glue demonstration.  It is the finest glitter made and is applied after you stamp an image using glue.  You let the glue set for a minute or so and then apply it with your fingertip rubbing it into the glue.  Syd and I came home after the expo and went downstairs to play with our glitter~~nothing like at the demonstration we saw.  Saturday, I had a few ladies over and playing with the glitter was a biggie.  Everyone got the hang of it and I am sure many cards will be created using glitter.  I love glitter, but not the mess associated with it.  I will stick to Dazzling Details, Wink of Stella and my other glitter pens.  I did get some pretty paper and these cute bow dies from Amuse Studios. The larger bow measures 3-1/4" from tip to tip; small measures 2".  And then here the bows are layered together.  Unfortunately, I creased the little bow before I adhered it to the larger bow. But you get the idea of how cute a card or little package would be when embellished with the bows. Have a great day and keep cool!  

Friday, August 22, 2014

For All Things

Today's card was created using the new For All Things stamp set in the Holiday Mini.  I used the  new In Color, Mossy Meadow for the card base and teamed that up with Elegant Eggplant.  The bouquet of leaves were inked using a Mossy Meadow marker and the bows carefully inked using the Elegant Eggplant marker.  This is a very pretty stamp set that includes a total of eight stamps, the images having a more watercolor/canvas texture look to them.  You will be seeing many Fall/Thanksgiving cards showcasing this stamp set, both on my blog and on Pinterest, too.  This morning I am off to the Scrapbook Expo.  If I find anything exciting, I will be sure to let you know on Monday!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sand, Surf & Stampin' Up, too!

I have heard that some of you did receive the Holiday Mini I had mailed to your homes and I am happy to hear that.  But Regina's way of letting me know she received her copy at her new home in Florida has to be shared!!  The mail arrived, the kids came home from school and off they went to the beach!   Regina, you are living the life you imagined!  As for the rest of my current customers, you might not be at the beach, but you will still enjoy your copy of the Holiday Mini!