Tuesday, July 22, 2014

By The Seashore

Today's most important message is "Happy Birthday, Sydney"!  We truly are blessed with a beautiful granddaughter.  The stamp set I used for today's cards, By The Seashore, is one I have not purchased as I have other seashell stamps. But it keeps calling my name each time I flip thru the catalog.  So, I borrowed Jen's set and created these two cards~~one colorful, one monochromatic.  I used watercolor paper on the colorful version as I wanted to aqua paint a little "sand" as a background for the shells.  I also stamped the shells on watercolor paper before cutting them out.  The sentiment is from Blooming With Kindness. On the monochromatic version, I again stamped the shells on watercolor paper, all in Crumb Cake.  The sentiment on this one is from Wetlands, one of my favorite sets. The little pearls add a touch of elegance.  As you can see, I added a touch of Gorgeous Grunge to each card, too.  Not sure which I prefer and still on the fence as to purchasing or not.  Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Open Sea Circle Thinlet

I keep looking at the Typeset Designer Series Paper and wanting to use it.  But then, I am not quite sure how to use it.  Well, Saturday I pulled out the Circle Thinlet card die and thought the map pattern of the DSP and the ship in the Open Sea set would work well together.  And as you can see, they did!  I used one of the sentiments from Really Good Greetings on the inside~~spacing it so it is under the "circle".  Since the card base is black, I added another Vanilla panel on the back side so a message can be written.  After playing with this paper for a little while today,  I am thinking that this Typeset Designer Paper will make some nice vintage-looking cards.  I will work on that idea.  Have a great day!

Friday, July 18, 2014

So Sweet of You

Happy Friday!  Today's card is in one of my favorite color combinations~~red, black and white.  Of course this card would be just as cute in Melon Mambo and black or Daffodil Delight and black.  The stamped images are from the hostess set Hello There.  The font is cute and the little flowers and stems are so sweet!  As a matter of fact, the sentiment is going to be used on a set of thank you cards I will be creating to match the Baby Shower invites I posted earlier this week.  On another note, SU's annual convention is going on right now.  We are getting sneak peeks of the new Holiday Mini.  There are some cute things in it, but one thing I am excited about is that the Endless Wishes set that sold out so quickly last Christmas is actually in the Holiday Mini.  In addition to new Halloween Thanksgiving and Christmas stamps, there is pretty new ribbon, new framelits and so much more.  I will be able to order on August 1st, so shortly thereafter you will be getting sneak peeks right here!!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pretty Grunge

Last night I went down to my scrap room with the express purpose of making pretty cards using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I think they are very pretty~~and easy, too! I first decided where I wanted the "grunge"; i.e., which corner of the card or the center.  On the white cardstock I first stamped the  thin lines and stamped over that with other images from Gorgeous Grunge. I even added a little strip of Washi Tape on the Coastal Cabana card.  The stamped image on this card is from the hostess set Hello There, punched and layered on various size circles and adhered with dimensionals.  The Strawberry Slush card does not have any Washi Tape on it, but rather the leaves punched from the Build A Bird punch.  The flower is from Flower Shop, adhered using dimensionals and the sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts. I added the little sequins on the Coastal Cabana card and you could do the same with the Strawberry Slush.  (Have I mentioned how much I like the In Color Sequins?) As a matter of fact,I might just do that!  Hope you have a great day! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Blooming w/Kindness & Butterflies

The pretty butterflies on today's cards are from the Kinda Eclectic set and the flower from Blooming With Kindness.  The colors are not showing up this morning, but one card is Crumb Cake and the other is Blackberry Bliss.  I temporarily adhered a 1-3/4" strip of white cardstock on the white layer and then stamped the flower image.  I then layered the flower strip on a strip of coordinating cardstock that is 2" x 4". Before adhering to the card front using dimensionals, I stamped a sentiment.  The "warmest wishes" sentiment is from the Blooming With Kindness set and the "everything will be ok" is from the Really Good Greetings set.   Blooming with Kindness is a very elegant stamp set and the butterflies are the perfect complement.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Baby Shower Invite

The other day I was asked if I would be interested in making baby shower invites for a friend and I could not refuse.  The only information I had was that the parents are expecting a little girl.  So I went to their baby registry to see if there was a color scheme or an item I could use as my inspiration.  Sure enough there is a cute  Happi Tree wall d├ęcor set (pictured on the left).  With the help of my Explore and Design Space and SU's My Digital Software, I created this cute little invite rough draft. The colors (which are not showing up as they look) are Melon Mambo, Soft Sky and Daffodil Delight.  I got the go ahead, so yesterday I cut and put together 40 little birds. This will be a fun project to work on.  Everything about it is happy!    It is a little chilly here this morning, so stay warm!!  (Is it mid July?)  Have a great day.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hello My friend

While visiting m friend, Cherie, the other day, she mentioned that she liked cards that had little tags on them.  She showed me examples of some things she acquired, and yes, the little tags added a whole lot.  So when I was creating today's card, I was determined it would include a "tag".  After deciding on a color combination of Night of Navy and Sahara Sand, I added texture by using the new Tiny Triangles embossing folder.  I then used a combination of stamps that would add texture~~the retired Canvas background stamp and two images from Gorgeous Grunge.  The butterflies are from Papillion Potpourri; Hello is from the Four You set and finally the tag!  The sentiment is one of four in the Four You set and fits perfectly on the Artisan Label punch.  The card is definitely much nicer than it is showing up in photos, but you get the idea~~little tags add a lot of punch!!  Have a great day!