5/26/2017

You've Got This CTD444

The minute I saw this challenge, I knew I'd be playing! This new In Color, Lemon Lime Twist is making me play along! Green anything isn't usually my thing but I REALLY like this one!!

Here is my card


based on this challenge. Color Throwdown 444


Lemon Lime Twist is a lighter shade than the sketch image, but I think it will be OK! Really a quick and easy card because of the stamp set, You've Got This! I've done a few cards before with it, and it doesn't get much easier!  Card base is Lemon Lime Twist, accent layer of Basic Gray. Card background Shimmery White. the background image is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist, flower over that, and saying bottom right in Basic Gray. Ribbon is Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today!


5/24/2017

Daisy Thank You!

I was getting catalogs ready to mail out today and thought to myself, I should send a card with these. A few minutes later I was browsing a Demo group on Facebook and found the perfect inspiration. Hint: need to make several cards quick?? Use DSP!! (Designer Series Paper!!)

Oops! Seems I used a ribbon that is retired! Not sure how I missed that. Actually, I may have "missed" it last year when I purged items. Sorry. I know my recipients won't care but I really try hard to use only current stuff! Guess I haven't gotten to the step where I check that everything in my "current" area is in the new catalog!!

OK. Back to the cards. Using DSP will give you some variety! See the two samples below!!



Basic elements are the same. Paper gives variation!

Stamp set is Daisy Delight. Card base is Daffodil Delight. Old Olive accent layer, Whisper White background with DSP, a sheet from Daisy Delight, layered over. 'Thank You' was stamped at the bottom right corner of the Whisper White in Old Olive. The flowers were punched from sheets of Daffodil Delight. Centers from Old Olive. I stamped the center image in Old Olive on the Old Olive Centers and the stem image in Daffodil Delight on the Daffodil punched flowers. Plain just seemed way too plain! The ribbon is Crushed Curry in color, seems like it might be Seam Binding from a previous catalog. The "flower center" was attached to one flower, then that flower was attached to the second. The whole flower item is attached to the card with a Stampin' Dimensional.

Love it! Thanks for stopping by!! Contact me if any questions!!


5/22/2017

Daisy Delight FMS288 CAS223

Woohoo, another card!! You probably shouldn't get used to daily posts, but I am hoping to be more regular!! I've enjoyed my time in the stamp room this weekend and trying my hand at creating again!! This one combines two challenges that I found while browsing Saturday morning. One was a sketch challenge, the other a color. Perfect combination.

Here is my card


based on this sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches


and this color challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches


Daisy Delights is a new set in the upcoming Annual Catalog that we Demonstrators could preorder. The card base is Rich Razzleberry, with a Sahara Sand accent layer and Very Vanilla background. I split the Very Vanilla to give the "line" like in the sketch. I stamped the "thank you" on the bottom and a background combination on the top. The large daisy in Rich Razzleberry, centers of Sahara Sand, small daisy in Sweet Sugarplum, triple small daisy in Sahara Sand, sponged edges of Sahara Sand and background filler sponging with Sweet Sugarplum. Across the strip I placed a 1/2" Very Vanilla Lace Trim ribbon. Finally, a large daisy was stamped on a separate piece of Very Vanilla, punched with the coordinating punch and attached with a Stampin' Dimensional just above the ribbon. A Metal Rimmed Pearl is in the center.

Thanks for stopping by!! Not sure how my week is going to go, but I hope to be back!! Product details are below!!




5/21/2017

Blooms & Wishes CTD443

Perfect timing for me last night when this challenge popped up on my Facebook feed. I've mostly not been stamping lately, but the last few days had found time to review my catalogs and sort my room a little so it can be functional. I've been loving the new In Color Lemon Lime Twist and it was the perfect color to try!

Here is my card


based on this challenge from Color Throwdown


What a fun challenge! Great spring colors!  As I mentioned above, I used the new Lemon Lime Twist and added Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight. The set is Blooms & Wishes. I did a large flower in Lemon Lime, then another in Daffodil. The smaller in Turquoise and then the same color centers on each large flower. The "splatter" image is from Touches of Texture and was the perfect fill. In the large flower centers are some Brights Enamel Shapes in Daffodil and Turquoise. And finally, a new ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist! My ribbon skills have gone missing! Had to settle for the "cheater bow" and even that took many tries.

Thanks for stopping by! Detail product listing below.




5/20/2017

Checking in! & SU! Update!!

Hello all!! Once again it has been way too long since you've heard from me! The good news is that I am giving the stamping again thing a shot this weekend! We had lots of driving time (me riding!) the last two days so I managed to get my catalog marked with all the retiring items. Then last night after getting home, I cleared a path into my room and sorted out the retired items!!! Yeah!!

Now, I still have a long was to go as far as sorting and purging, but it feels like I can create!! Planning to spend a good part of this rainy day in my room!!

OK on to Stampin' Up! Updates.


First, the retiring lists are out. Always a bit depressing, but let me soften that by saying I've seen the new catalog and the new colors and there is lots of fun stuff!!

This retiring products list contains items from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs. Products will no longer be available after May 31, 2017.
See the list now
PDF US l CA
EXCEL US l CA

Note: Stamp sets are produced by Stampin' Up! and will continue to be until May 22. After that, all on the list become while supplies last.  **Tools and accessories are while supplies last from the issue of the list. Some items are already gone.

If you are ordering online and it won't let you add the item you can assume it is gone. I have access to a list of discontinued items if you'd like me to check!


Second, I have the NEW Catalogs! Let me know if you need one!! I missed having Stampin' Up! mail any, so I will do it if you just ask! If you're local, we'll figure out a way to meet!

I'm hoping to get something created today and shared later in the week! I can't show you products yet, but I can show you creations!! ;)


Third, Paper Pumpkin is offering 25% off your first three months for new subscribers between May 11 and June 10. Jump start your creativity with this fun kit that arrives in your mail box monthly!!
Click here and use the promo code STARTHERE.

Have a GREAT Weekend all! Contact me if you have any questions!