Life is Beautiful!

Happy Thursday all! Looks foggy damp and dreary outside and it's still very dark at 7:30 am. Fall is fast becoming Winter! Here is the second card I created Tuesday night. Great color combo from my friends over at The Color Throwdown

And their color challenge. Kraft, Cream and Cranberry.

Stampin' Up! Colors used are Crumb Cake, Merry Merlot and Very Vanilla. But I used a Shimmery Vanilla (non SU!) so it is very soft and pretty! Accent layer of Merry Merlot and card base of Crumb Cake. Tree was stamped on the Vanilla with Crumb Cake. I did the shadow at the bottom and dots on the tree with Crumb Cake stamped off once so it's very light. I then went over the tree again with the sparkle image in Merry Merlot. Saying in Merlot on a separate piece of Vanilla accented by Merry Merlot attached with dimensionals over gold edged Vanilla ribbon. Gold gems for accent on the tree and under the saying. 

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154871 Life is Beautiful * 120953 Crumb Cake Cardstock * 101650 Very Vanilla Cardstock * 146979 Merry Merlot Cardstock * 147112 Merry Merlot Classic Ink * 147116 Crumb Cake Classic Ink * 152392 Paper Trimmer * 152478 Gilded Gems * 144146 Gold Edge Vanilla Ribbon * 118491 Clear Block Bundle * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals


Hello Fall!

Hey all, hope you are all doing well! Busy here still, but hopefully slowing down with the cold weather that is coming soon! Took myself to the stamp room tonight - it's been far too long! Wasn't really intending to create anything but I came out with two cards in a short time :) Yeah me!!

Here is the first, inspired by the Maple trees in my front yard. They've been slow to turn, but honestly have so many colors right now! All the way from green to bright red and many in between!

Life is Beautiful! So much inspiration everywhere right now with the Fall colors!! I tried to space out the colors on these leaves and not muddy the colors. Tree is Cinnamon Cider. I did a "background" with the dots image in Crumb Cake, and then did leaves in Bumble Bee, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red. Hello in Real Red and the birdhouse in Cinnamon Cider. Background cardstock is a Shimmery Vanilla, accent of Cinnamon Cider and base of Bumble Bee. Ribbon also in Bumble Bee. Many different looks from one stamp set!! This was my first use of the leaves and I like how it came out!

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154871 Life is Beautiful set * 153078 Cinnamon Cider Cardstock * 153077 Bumble Bee Cardstock * 101650 Very Vanilla Cardstock * 153114 Cinnamon Cider Classic Ink * 147116 Crumb Cake Classic Ink * 147090 Old Olive Classic Ink * 153116 Bumble Bee Classic Ink * 147086 Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink * 147084 Real Red Classic Ink * 153622 Bumble Bee In Color Ribbon * 103683 Mini Glue Dots * 152392 Paper Trimmer


Hello Beautiful!

Howdy all! Happy Saturday and Happy World Card Making Day! Hope you find time today to create! Me, probably not as we have football. But I do have a card to share so that is a start!

I found an inspiring color challenge recently and made another Life is Beautiful card with it. Here is the card

And the color challenge. It was over at CAS Colors and Sketches earlier in September.

Pretty simple! Card base is Cherry Cobler, accent layer is Cinnamon Cider. Background is Very Vanilla. Tree is Cinnamon, lots of leaves in Mango Melody, over stamped leaves in Cherry. Birdhouse in Cinnamon and hello in Cherry. Gold gem accents. Easy peasy!

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154874 Life is Beautiful * 119685 Cherry Cobler Cardstock * 153078 Cinnamon Cider Cardstock * 101650 Very Vanilla Cardstock * 147083 Cherry Cobbler Classic Pad * 147093 Mango Melody Classic Pad * 153114 Cinnamon Cider Classic Pad * 152478 Gilded Gems


Plaid Leaves!

Morning all! Happy Fall! I made it to the stamp room yesterday! Yeah me!! Broke out a new bundle (set and dies) and used my new Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine. So far, so good :) Oh, and some DSP - one that is on special!!

Here is the first card.

I've seen similar online and had this in mind when I ordered the Love of Leaves Bundle (155195 $47.50). The Plaid Tidings 6x6 stack (153527) is a perfect match! Colors here are Cajun Craze, Pretty Peacock and Whisper White. The DSP has those plus a few more! I die cut the Whisper White top layer with the largest Rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles Die set (151820 $35) and then cut a second time with the large leaf near the center. I attached a slightly smaller piece of the DSP to the back of the Whisper White and layered the card together. Saying in Cajun Craze lower left with a few Blue Gems (153547 $8).

And, because I knew a different piece of DSP would completely change the card I made another!

Melon Mambo and Mango Melody with Whisper White and Gold gems. Love them both, but this one pops! Didn't expect to like it so much!

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155195 Love of Leaves Bundle * 153452 Love of Leaves * 153567 Stitched Leaves * 149653 Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine * 153527 Plaid Tidings 6x6 DSP * 119684 Cajun Craze Cardstock * 150880 Pretty Peacock Cardstock * 100730 Whisper White Cardstock * 115320 Melon Mambo Cardstock * 146989 Melon Mambo Cardstock * 147085 Cajun Craze Classic Pad * 147051 Melon Mambo Classic Pad * 1524787 Gilded Gems * 153547 Blue Gems



Wow, the year is zipping by despite all the crazy!!

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Hint: the shopping page should have a "sale" section that features all these as well!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to create something soon to share.

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