Thursday, March 17, 2022

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!   I just got a box of goodies from Stampin' Up! and wanted to create something for St. Patrick's with my new things.   So of course I was drawn to the Rainbow of Happiness.   I just love the rainbow in this set.  I have a previous rainbow set from Stampin' Up! but I found I had a harder time lining it up for a rainbow.   This was a lot easier from the get go.   The rainbow was made with following green shades:  Soft Succulent, Lemon Lime Twist, Call Me Clover and Granny Apple Green.    The four leaf clovers come from a retired set called Pinch Proof.    The heat embossed sentiments came from the Rainbow of Happiness set.   The cloud was fussy cut from the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP.    The title was made with the Handlettered Prose die, Brutus Monroe Bold Alphabet and the Celebrate You die.   The strip of DSP, I couldn't tell where it was from but it was part of my craft stash and it worked perfectly.    

Hope everyone had a great St. Patrick's Day!


Thursday, February 3, 2022

Valentines for the Gamer

My nephew, the gamer, needed a Valentine.    My stamp collection for the gamers is a slim, I think I may be doing some shopping soon!    Well at least I have a need, but do I really?   LOL.   

I decided Super Mario and Princess Peach needed to be on his Valentine's.   They came from the Kindred Stamps Video Game Brothers.     The big heart came from the Heartfelt stamp set.    The little hearts can be found in the Sweet Conversations stamp set.  

I corner rounded the edges to give it a little something and punched a hole with my little circle punch so he can put in a pencil to give to his classmates.   

Here is my gamer at his gaming desk at Christmas, so excited.

Valentines for Basketball Star

So I was honored when my niece was asked if she wanted store bought Valentines or if she wanted me to make them, she said she wanted me to make them.    So I put on my thinking cap trying to think of something that would be cool enough for a fourth grader who is not your typical girly girl.    

She is a sports girl, soccer, basketball, you name it.   Since most of her friends signed up to be play basketball and they just finished the season, I decided to go with basketball versus soccer, plus it didn't hurt that it had a great sentiment that I can use with the Valentine!    Peace Love Slam Dunk.   How great is that.     

People ask why we hold on to stamp sets, designer paper, this is why!!   It is like having the right shoes and outfit for the occasion for going out in your closet.    The peace sign comes from the Recollections Feelin' Groovy set.    The heart is from the Peachy Keen set.   The peace and love sentiments come from the Peace Love & Cupcakes set.    The basketball and Slam Dunk come from the Slam Dunk set.   Happy Valentine's is from the Sweet Conversations set in the Occasions Mini.   

Thank God for the Stamparatus it was a God send in putting this card together.  I was like a printing press!!     The colors that were used were Terracotta Tile and Flirty Flamingo.   A piece of black card stock completes the card.

Here is my basketball star jumping to make her shot and making it in!!! 


Valentine Gift Card Holder

I wanted to give my niece a little something for Valentine's Day so what does any teenage girl need, more cash to buy!   So here is a gift card holder I made with the retired gift card holder die we had.    The designer series paper was Sweet Talk set.   I made a belly bad to keep the holder closed.    The sentiment and hearts come from the Sweet Conversations set. 


Gamer Birthday Cards

So this time of year, I have three birthdays for pre-teen and teenage boys.   What do they all have in common, the gaming devices so here is my card for the three of them.     The colors I used was Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green.   Thank God for my Stamparatus it made lining up the Happy super easy.    The video game console came from The Ink Road Stamps Boy Mom set.    Strips of card stock complete the card. 


Another Amazing Silhouette Card.

I decided this time to do a monochromatic silhouette card this time with the Amazing Silhouette stamp set.    It gave me a chance to use some products that I haven't used yet like the leaf paper in the Pattern Party pack, the Silver Foil and the Stitched Leaves die.    The image was stamped on the Heart & Home DSP.    The sentiment comes from the Blessings of Home set.    The finishing touches were baker's twine, a button, metallic pearls and sequins. 


Amazing Silhouettes

So I am always up for a challenge and the Amazing Silhouettes stamp set did that for me.   The silhouette stamp sets have always been a challenge for me.   I did get the set as a door prize for the OnStage@Home event so I decided to challenge myself.   I stamped the imaged in Crushed Curry from the set.   Added a sentiment from the Color & Contour stamp set.   I found a piece of black card stock leftover and decided the diagonal gave it a little more pizzazz.    Then DSP came from the Pattern Party and True Love sets.   Baker's Twine and black matte dots complete the card.

Sunshine & Rainbows

What is there not to like with Sunshine & Rainbows especially when they are for free.   Yes, Free!   It is Sale-a-bration time so you can get this adorable Sunshine & Rainbows DSP for free.    I fussy cut some images, added a sentiment from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set and some twine and placed it on a Stitched So Sweetly die cut.   Easy peasy card!  


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Holiday Joy

So here is this year's gift tags.   One thing I have learned over the years, use your supplies.   Don't be afraid to use a whole sheet of designer series paper.  So here is the Peaceful Prints designer series paper.   I earned two packs of it this year during Sale-a-bration so I had no problem using the paper to it's fullest for my gift tags.    The little penguin was punched out of the Penguin Playmates DSP.   I stamped the little hat when I when I adhered the little guy to the tag.    The hat and tree come from the Penguin Place stamp set.   The to and from are from the Delivering Cheer stamp set.   Joy was heat embossed and comes from the Peace & Joy set.    I hope you enjoyed the gift tags and are inspired to create your own this year.    Hope everyone has a great Holidays!!! 


Thursday, December 9, 2021

Beautiful Day for Love

I have to admit this beautiful card was created a few weeks ago but then Thanksgiving came and then holiday shopping, creating and decorating started and it never got posted.   So here is my Love card made with Blessing of Home suite.    The Flowers of Home die, the Heart & Home DSP and the beautiful Blessing of Home sentiments.    I did a little masking and the Love comes from the retired Forever & Alwasys set.     Some Resin hearts, strips of card stock and baker's twine complete the card. 


Christmas Cards

The last four cards for today were a lot of fun to create and made me smile when I was done.   

The first one has to be one of my favorites.   I used the holly border punch.   I really wanted to think of a create way to use the punch and decided to make it a neutral background when it was paired up with the Painted Christmas DSP and crumb cake DSP.   I was super excited I finally got to play with my Tim Holtz splatter brush and Picket Fence Distress Paint.   Such a fun background and so easy to do.   Just dip the brush in the bit of paint and then take the brush and just pull the bristles from left to right.  Viola instant splatter!!   So cool.   Next came the tree from the retired Santa's Sleigh dies.    The sentiment was stamped from the Merriest Moments set as well as the foliage and berries.   Baker's twine and Classic Matte Dots complete the card.

Next comes my penguin friend from Penguin Place DSP fussy cut.   The trees were also fussy cut but from the Peaceful Place DSP.    The snow background also comes from the Penguin Place DSP.    The snow drift is from the Penguin Place stamp set.    The sentiment is from Stitched with Cheer.   The Warm Hugs circle comes from the Warm Hugs stamp set.   The snowflake is from the Merry Cafe set.    Baker's twine completes the card.   Loving the Fresh Freesia and the Basic Grey color combination.

I had to have the Giving Gifts die, most importantly I needed Santa's sleigh.     Since I had to have I had to make a card with that beautiful die.   I couldn't let a year go by again and not come up with a card.    The tag was die cut from the Bonanza dies.    Then the sentiment was stamped from the Christmas to Remember set.   Holly from the Merriest Moments.    DSP came from Painted Christmas and Peaceful Prints.   Strip of card stock and baker's twine complete the card. 

So the last card for today was two friends fussy cut from Penguin Playmates DSP.   Tree and gifts were stamped from the Penguin Place stamp set and fussy cut as well.   The sentiment comes from the Christmas to Remember set.    Strips of Penguin Playmates and Baker's twine complete the card. 


Gingham and Holly Christmas

There is something about red and black gingham and holly that makes my heart smile when it comes to Christmas.    These are one of my favorite cards.    

The first is my little penguin friends fussy cut from the Penguin Playmates DSP.    An oval was cut i the Peaceful Prints DSP.    The snow drift, snowflakes and sentiments come from the Penguin Place stamp set.    The finishing touch was baker's twine and a strip of black card stock. 

So I purchased the Ranger Letter It Christmas set a long time ago and I have to say it has been sitting and not being used for a long time.   I decided to pull out the set and paired up the falalala from the set with may your holidays be bright from the Mama Elephant Reindeer set.   The little penguin was stamped and assembled from the Penguin Place stamp set.   Black and red gingham came from the Peaceful Prints stamp set.  Baker's twine, Resin Hearts and strips of black card stock complete the card. 

The next two cards make me smile. I first started with the complex version adding the button.   Even though I loved it, I wanted to find a way so that way it didn't require more postage.    So the second design was created.    Both cards were stamped with the Delivering Cheer stamp set.   I have to say I love the different variations of the card I have seen on Pinterest.   I love that you can easily make it into a birthday card with presents.     The image was stamped, colored in with Stampin' Blends and fussy cut.   The DSP comes from Painted Christmas.   The 'Tis the Season sentiment comes from the Christmas to Remember.    Strips of card stock and baker's twine complete the cards. 


Christmas Cards

I have been a busy elf getting through my Christmas Cards this year.   I have made more designs this year than in a long time.  I had the time to play and God knows I have more than my share of beautiful products to draw inspiration from.    So here are four cards with a neutral palate.  Some more simplier to duplicate than others.  

The first card I was inspired by the pinecones in the Painted Christmas DSP.    I fussy cut them and paired them up from the foliage and backgrounds from the Merriest Moments stamp set.   I also fussy cut some pinecones to add to the foliage.    The sentiment was heat embossed from the Merriest Moments set.    Linen thread and some strips of Peaceful Prints was the finishing touches to the card.

I love the grey and white imagery from the Peaceful Place DSP.   I die cut the cabin from the DSP with the Stitched Shapes die.    The sentiment was heat embossed from the Whimsical Trees stamp set.    Baker's twine completes the card. 

Here is another neutral Christmas card.    This time I went with Crumb Cake being the neutral palate.    The tree was die cut from the Christmas Tree die.    The sentiment was heat embossed from the Whimsical Trees stamp set.    Strips of Peaceful Prints was color blocked on the card.    Baker's twine and matte dots complete the card.  

Inspiration again came from the pinecones from the Painted Christmas DSP.    The foliage added to the design from the Merriest Moment.    This time the sentiment came from the Christmas to Remember.   The background DSP is from Peaceful Prints.    The die cut is from Scalloped Contours.    Strips of Early Espresso and Metallic Peals complete the card. 


Saturday, November 13, 2021

Polar Bear Fun!

My last card of the day was my polar bear card.   I have to say he is by far my favorite.   Every time I put him on a card, it instantly becomes one of my favorites!   He comes from the Penguin Playmates DSP and of course he was fussy cut.  The tree comes from the Whimsy & Wonder DSP and was die cut with the Christmas Trees die.   The sentiments come from the Warm Hugs stamp set.  The snowflake came from the Dove of Hope stamp set.   The DSP comes from the Peaceful Place and Penguin Playmates.    The finishing touch was baker's twine.   I have to say the color combination won me over.   How great is Night of Navy, Soft Sea Foam and Basic Gray together!

I was inspired by the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge, but changed it up a little bit. 


Candy Cane Greetings

You know as soon this week's Inspired By challenge I knew red stripes were going to be done.   They make me think of Candy Canes.   I pulled out the Warm Hugs stamp set for the challenge.   I used my circle punch and Stitched Shapes die to cut the images out.  The mugs were fussy cut.  The sentiment comes from the Christmas to Remember stamp set.