Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Summer Lemonade ~ HSS317, PP446, FF0036

Hello stampers!  Today's card comes by way of Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch for the month of June.  My card was helped along with inspiration from The Paper Players Summer Beverage challenge, and Festive Friday 4th of July or Summer challenge.  I think nothing says summer more than a nice, ice cold glass of fresh lemonade!  
I started my card off by sponging Pineapple Punch onto my die cut glass.  I masked the rim, leaving it white.  I added the cute little ice cubes fussy cut from embossed white vellum.  I love the striped straw as well, stamped in Poppy Parade.  And then I couldn't resist using the cute little die cut tag stamped with "hi" and tied on with some silver twist bakers twine.  
The DSP is some old, old Poppy Parade from way back when it was an In Color.  The black and white piece is from Tropical Escape.  
Pretty much everything I used on this card is now retired except the Pineapple Punch cardstock!
#festivefridaychallenge, #FF0036, 4th of July, Summer

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Coffee Cafe, Happy Hour, Something to Say
Ink: Pineapple Punch, Poppy Parade, Memento 
Paper: Pineapple Punch, White, Poppy Parade DSP, Tropical Escape DSP, Vellum
Accessories: Silver twist bakers twine, Coffee Cups framelits, White EP

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Yellow Free Bird ~ CCMC565, FabFri165, SUOC225

Hello there stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary's latest color challenge featuring Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, and Daffodil Delight.  I was excited to us Free As A Bird from the new Annual Catalog.  I stamped it on watercolor paper and watercolored with my aqua painter and ink pads.  It was so fun!  I cut the scene out using the fabulous new Stitched Nested Labels die and for that reason I'm sharing my card to the Stampin Up Only Challenge 225-die cutting.  I used the fun sketch from Fab Friday 165 to help me create my card as well.

If you look really, really close at the photo below you can see that I sprayed the die cut panel with shimmer spray after it was all watercolored.  I just love the way this looks!  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Free As A Bird
Ink: Stazon, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow
Paper: White, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight, Watercolor, Gingham DSP
Accessories: Linen Thread, Shimmer Spray, Basket Weave EF

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Happy Place Happy Couple ~ CCMC564, CTCC231

Hi stampers!  Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary's new sketch challenge.  I'm playing along with Casing The Catty as well.  The challenge there was to case anything in the retiring catalog, so I chose the Waterfront card on page 148.  I tried to use similar colors but used a different layout of course!

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Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Miami Vice Palms ~ HSS316, Fusion Rainbow Birds, PP444

Hey Stampers!  It's time for another challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments.....a photo inspiration challenge!  
I decided to go with the palm trees in the left bottom corner as my jumping off point.  I also used the inspiration and sketch from Fusion Card Challenge - Rainbow birds.  And lastly, I took the Summer Vacation theme from The Paper Players #444.
Who remembers the 80's and the bright pastels of Miami Vice?  That's exactly what these palm trees reminded me of once my card was complete.  I even used a retired embossing folder called Tiny Triangles.  The triangles reminded me of the 80's as well.  I grew up in the 80's so I'm really loving the nostalgia I'm getting from this fun card! 
The skinny sentiment strip is stamped with a sentiment from Home To Roost and is popped up with dimensionals.  I feel like the sentiment font could go a little 80's as well...perfect for the Miami Vice palm trees! 

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Waterfront, Home to Roost
Ink: Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White, Flirty Flamingo, Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Tiny Triangles EF, Iridescent Sequins

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Berry Bright Butterfly ~ CCMC563, GDP191, SIP200, TSOT410

Hello stampers!  Today's card is my design team card for Create with Connie and Mary using the bright combo of Berry Burst, Pumpkin Pie and Bermuda Bay.  I also used the butterfly inspiration from Global Design Project, the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday, and I'm also entering Stamp Ink Papers designer's choice challenge.  I love this big, bold butterfly and have so much fun coloring it in each time!  

I embossed the butter fly in white on watercolor paper, watercolored with my ink pads and aqua painter, and fussy cut it out.  I layered it on a circle of Berry Burst, and then on a pearlized doily....I actually used the the opposite side, the plain white side.  
I love the polka dot DSP from the color family packs and used the Bermuda Bay here.  The Berry Burst card base seemed a little too much, so I toned it down with a piece of vellum.  Vellum can be tricky to work with since you can see adhesive through it.  I added a little bit of white thread to help keep the top and bottom tacked down, since I couldn't use adhesive on those parts!  Lastly, I added in some iridescent sequins to tie in the Pumpkin Pie accents on the butterfly.

Here's a list of my supplies......
Stamps: Beautiful Day, Needle and Thread
Ink: Berry Burst, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, Craft White
Paper: Brights DSP, Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Vellum, Watercolor
Accessories: Perlized Doilies, iridescent sequins, white thread

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

CAS Needlepoint Flowers ~ CCMC562, CC&S322, PP442, TGIFC212

Hi there stampers!  Today's card is for our new sketch challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary...it's a fun one that could go in so many directions!  
I love to gain inspiration from other places as well, so as I was looking for a color combination to use I came across CAS Colours & Sketches color challenge #322 using Pumpkin Pie, Coastal Cabana, and Daffodil Delight.  After I had made my card and was writing down the colors for my blog I realized I used Bermuda Bay instead of Coastal Cabana!  Oopsie!  I may have to play along with this one again, using the right colors this time!
I'm also entering my card into the Paper Players clean and simple plant challenge and TGIF paper flowers challenge.  I think my card fits nicely into them both!
My card also features the Needle and Thread stamp set, Needlepoint Elements Thinlits, and Gingham Gala DSP.

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Bright Flowers ~ HSS315, TGIFC212, PP442

Hey there stampers!  Today's card was created for Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge #315 using Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, and Melon Mambo.  To help me along with my design team card, I used the inspiration of paper flowers from TGIF Challenges #212, and The Paper Players clean and simple plants challenge #442.  

I used Shimmer White cardstock and swiped on some Coastal Cabana with my aqua painter.  After that dried I ran it through the big shot with my Subtle TIEF.  I stamped the flowers and leaves from a retired set called Birthday Blossoms with Stazon ink and watercolored the challenge colors on them.  Next, I fussy cut it all out and arranged it on the background.  The sentiment, also from Birthday Blossoms, was embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock and cut out in a rectangle. 
Lastly, I added some Wink of Stella to the centers of the flowers.

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Birthday Blossoms
Paper: Shimmer White, Black, Melon Mambo
Ink: Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Stazon Black, Versamark
Accessories: White EP, Wink of Stella, Subtle TIEF