Friday, September 8, 2017

Hello Fall

I know it's not officially Fall but the weather here has been fall-like!  This is my favorite season of all because of the weather and that football season is back!  I am sorry that I have not been posting on my blog. I spent 2 weeks in Brazil with my husband and then when we returned my husband retired!  We took a trip to visit family in Ohio and to go to a Buckeye game!  It is an exciting time and I'm hoping to get back in the stamp room again soon.  Thanks for sticking with me!  

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Girlfriends Laughing

This stamp set just made me smile.  Two friends having a good laugh, nothing better huh?  



Products Used:  

Card stock:  White & Black scraps, PTI Berry Sorbet, Amuse Studio Bermuda
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Stitched Circles, Circle Dies, Embossing Folders  Quickutz Polka Dots & Cuttlebug Musical Flourish, Copic Markers, Fun Foam 
Monday, August 21, 2017

Watercolor Wishes

I took this kit with me to Brazil and I had fun putting all the cards together.  It is called Watercolor Wishes from Stampin' UP.  The kit came with everything I needed to make 20 cards!  I did change a few things - like using more birthday sentiments on the cards and I didn't care for the butterfly wood veneers so I didn't use those.  Overall it was a great kit!



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thank You's

We spent a couple of weeks in Brazil and my husband needed thank you cards.  These were clean and simple and were just perfect for him.  I haven't spent any time stamping since we returned from our trip but I'm hoping to be back to creating very soon!  

Products Used:  

Stamps:  Altenew Halftone Circles, Hero Arts Spring Hello by Lia
Card stock:  Amuse Studio Sugar & Grass
Ink:  Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey, Onyx Versafine
Other:  Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Takin' a Break!

I won't be posting anything for the next couple of weeks!  Don't worry I'll be back!  

Monday, July 31, 2017

Birthday Dots!

This is a total CASE card from one of my favorite card designers - Laura Fadora.  I tried to replicate her fun card after watching her video.  I really enjoy her sense of humor while she's creating cards!  My water splatters got a little out of control?!  

Products Used:  

Stamps:  Simon Says Thoughtful Messages
Card Stock:  Simon Says Card base, Canson XL Watercolor   
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Versamark, Distress Inks Candied Apple, Spice Marmelade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet
Other:  Circle Die to create a mask for ink blending, Sequins, 3D adhesive

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Perfect Couple!

A quick anniversary card for today!

Products Used:  

Stamps:  Perfect Couple (Stampin' Up)  
Card stock:  Black & White Notecard in stash, Sugar, Black scrap
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  MFT Stitched Square Scallop Frames
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Do More Of What Makes You Happy!

Woo Hoo, look at me I used another wood stamp today!  Susan, do you recognize this stamp?  I saw that they were using it at Impress a few weeks ago and it is pretty cute don't you think?  I used the Amuse Studio Brushstrokes stamp set for the background and then stamped with Onyx Versafine ink. I also added a few Nuvo drops this time!  


Friday, July 28, 2017

Birthday Cards

I pulled out this wood stamp to make a few birthday cards.  I picked this stamp up at Hobby Lobby a few years ago - they  might still have it since they don't change things up too often!  It's a fun stamp with lots of good sentiments for celebrating a birthday!  

For the blue/green card I used Brushstrokes by Amuse Studio for the background.  On the pink/yellow card I created my own background using Distress Oxide inks.  I stamped with Onyx Versafine ink.  

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Banner Sentiments!


Did you see the new paper tapes from Amuse Studio?  The paper tape is perfect for all your papercrafting projects and your planner too!  

Amuse Studio Products Used:  www.amusestudio.com

Stamps:  Banner Sentiments
Card stock:  Shell A2 Card base, Seattle
Ink:  Blush, Lime, Seattle
Other:  Paper Tape, Be Brave Die Set

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Shimmer!

I have a variety of Wink of Stella shimmer pens so I decided to use them for coloring my project.
I love how this card turned out.  I stamped all the images from the Altenew Striped Florals with Onyx Versafine ink and used clear embossing powder.  I colored the images with different Wink of Stella brushes.  It is so bright and shimmery and pretty!    
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Canson XL

I really like using this Canson XL Watercolor paper.  It is 140# and you have the option of using the smooth side or the more textured side.  This card stock is a nice weight if you are watercoloring or ink blending.  It is also inexpensive.  I bought this tablet at Wal-Mart for around $6.00.  I also saw it at Michael's on sale for $8.00 but Wal-Mart's everyday price is $5.97.  Great deal!  I decided to cut the entire 30 sheets into two sizes - one size fits the front of an A2 card 4 ¼" x 5 ½" and the other size is 4" x 5 ¼" which leaves a nice ¼" border on the front of an A2 card.  Of course depending on what technique you decide to use you could cut it down further to fit your project.   I'm thinking the "scraps" could be useful for die cutting.  

Monday, July 24, 2017

Summer Blooms

The new Amuse Studio Summer Blooms stamp set is so pretty embossed in white.  For this first card I created a random background with flowers and leaves from the set.  I used the pinking edge die from the Tag Bundle die set and then used Fun Foam to mount it to the card front.  The Happy Anniversary banner is from the new Banner Sentiments set.  

This card has a similar look only I kept the stamping to one side and along the bottom.  Clean and simple right?  I used a greeting from the Banner Sentiments set.  

All Amuse Studio Products Used:   www.amusestudio.com

Stamps:  Summer Blooms, Banner Sentiments
Card stock:  Sugar, Seattle
Ink:  Versamark, Onyx Versafine
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Tag Bundle Die Set, Be Brave Die Set, White Pearls, Fun Foam

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Summer Blooms Thank You!

I love how this floral card turned out - after I stamped and die cut all the flowers & leaves, it was fun to arrange them on the card.  The new Amuse Studio Summer Blooms set has lots of great floral and leaf images.  

Amuse Studio Products Used:   www.amusestudio.com

Stamps:  Summer Blooms
Card stock:  Sugar A2 Card base, Grass Stripe, Shell, Lemon Whip, Melon, Grass
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Blush, Seattle, Papaya, Melon
Other:  Circle Stitched Dies Two, Summer Blooms Die Set, White Signo Pen

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hello..Friend..Enjoy

Another clean and simple card for you today!~

Amuse Studio Products Used:   www.amusestudio.com

Stamps:  Summer Blooms, Banner Sentiments, Welcome to the Neighborhood
Card stock:  Blueberry A2 Cardbase, Sugar
Ink:  Lime, Blueberry