Monday, March 11, 2019

This Puns For You Card Challenge

This has has been such a FUN PUN challenge from Scrap ‘N Stamp...

I didn’t even realize how many stamp sets I had with comical pun sentiments in them... 
Definitely going to revisit this challenge and make a few more cards.  In the meantime, here is my submission...
I did copy this from Pinterest and am so grateful for so many talented people out there that share their ideas with those of us who struggle with cognitive issues... thank you! 

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used

Cardstock: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette 
Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Versamark, Archival Black
Embossing Powder: White, Clear
Twine: Linen, Crisp Cantaloupe 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

As You See It Challenge #194 - Simple Is As Simple Does

Here’s my take on the Simple Is As Simple Does challenge... 

It simply amazes me at what a few layers of cardstock can add to a card. Contrasting colours just make this cupcake pop.. pretty SIMPLE 😆

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used:
  • Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set
  • Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder & Whisper White Cardstocks
  • Pop of Pink Specialty DSP
  • Cupcake Bottom: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake & Soft Suede Inks
  • Cupcake Top: Grapefruit Grove, Flirty Flamingo & Watermelon Wonder Inks

Happy Birthday To A Coffee Person

I knew she absolutely loved this Stampin’ Up! Coffee Café stamp set and so I wanted to give it a bit of a feminine look 👀 

Well ... it just so happens that SU happened to have this card on their blog for ideas... but what do you do when you don’t have all the supplies required, “You Improvise”.

So I used the SU Stripes TIEF, Versamark and some clear embossing powder to give the striped paper... oh ya! 

I also used a generic Coffee Bean embossing folder for the white cardstock to add a little more texture...

All that to say my DIL loved the card 💕 along with a Starbucks gift card.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

  • Coffee Café Bundle
  • Berry Burst, Whisper White, Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Vellum
  • Tempting Turquoise Ribbon
  • Linen Twine
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Versamark
  • Berry Burst & Pool Party Ink Pad
  • Clear & White Embossing Powder
Other Supplies:

    • Coffee Bean Embossing Folder

    Friday, January 25, 2019

    A Little Splash of Colour

    I’ve been waiting to get my hands on these sets.... Stampin’ Ups! Floral Frames and Butterfly Gala.
    They are both so delicate and full of beauty just add a splash of colour... 

    This design was totally cased from Pinterest.... 
    Due to health issues card making has become a therapy for me and I’m so grateful for the many talented designers out there that share their beautiful cards, without them I’d probably be lost...

    Stampin’ Supplies Used
    • Floral Frames Bundle
    • Butterfly Gala Bundle
    • Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
    • Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set - sentiment 
    • Whisper White Thick & Regular Cardstock
    • Daffodil Delight & Basic Black Ink
    • Daffodil Delight & Pool Party Markers
    • Wink of Stella
    • Black Thread
    Other Supplies Used
    • Neat & Tangled Sequin Mix

    As You See It Challenge #192 - Metallics


    Back to playing along with As You See It Challenge ... and I love Metallics! Although, this card has subtle amounts of the Stampin’ Up! Copper Foil Sheets and the 1/4” Copper Trim added, sometimes less is more 😉

    Here’s my take on this challenge... totally hijacked this design from Pinterest.... 😝

    Card Inside

    Stampin” Up! Supply List
    • Seaside Textures Bundle
    • Sky is The Limit Stamp Set - sentiment
    • Natural White, Soft Sky & Sahara Sand Cardstock  
    • Copper Foil Sheet
    • Soft Sky Ink
    • Early Espresso Ink
    • Clear Stampin’ Embossing Powder
    • Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals

    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    As You See It Challenge #186 - Flag Me Down

    This weeks challenge is all about “flags”....  here is an excerpt from the challenge blog defining the challenge....

     “But for our purposes, a flag is a narrow piece of paper with a notch or slant cut at one end. Add them to your project as the sketch indicates!“

    This one is going to be a bit more of a challenge for me as I’m away from home with no craft supplies.... so I will have to get very resourceful in creating this card!

    I did have to go out and purchase some Tombow glue, black and white card stock and some black ink. Then I searched through my mom’s junk drawers and found a ruler, pencil, scissors, an eraser and I even found some white crochet cotton ... things are looking up 😝
    Definitely had a challenge on my hands...  As I continued to search I found this one lonely Stampi’ Up! Stamp that I used for the sentiment. I’m not even sure what set it came from. 

    So here’s my take on the challenge... I created three larger flags to help add more interest to the card, and to incorporate the larger sentiment from the only stamp I had... 

    Supplies Used:

    Monday, October 1, 2018

    Birthday Card For A Grand

    On September 29, 2015 my very first grandchild was born, a beautiful baby girl named “Earth Oso”. So hard to believe she has already turned three years old. 

    Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
    Stamp Sets - We Must Celebrate & Hardwood
    Framelits - Ovals & Squares
    Inks - Smoky Slate
    Cardstock - Whisper White, Pink Pirouette & Smoky Slate Cardstock

    Markers - Spectrum Noir
    Ink - Momento Tuxedo Black

    As You See It Challenge #185 - Coolness

    This weeks Challenge is all about “coolness” .... 
    Using Stampin’ Ups! Dapper Denim, Bermuda Bay & Lemon Lime Twist. 

    So here’s my take on the “Coolness Challenge “.  My first thought when seeing the above colours was the tropics 🐠 , especially now that the weather is cooing off. 

    So I pulled out the inks and began to swipe the colours across the WC paper using a baby wipe. I then misted the colours with water to give a more organic look. To speed things along I used my SU heat gun to dry the WC paper. I’m not the most patient person when it comes to watching things dry 😝
    Using a set of Tonic rectangular layering Dies I cut out a base. Then using the tropical leaf stamp and  versamark, I stamped the leaf randomly on the base. Working quickly I spread on the WOW white embossing powder and heat embossed it and voila... I did allow the base to cool before die cutting a frame. 
    I used foam tape to pop up and offset the inside of the frame adding even more dimension to the card. 
     Then using a scrap piece of WC paper and Bermuda Bay ink I inked the paper well, misted and heat dried. Then using the SU Botanical Builder palm branch die I cut out two branches to embellish the card. Next onto the sentiment. I used black ink and a sentiment from the SU So Many Shells stamp set and another of the Tonic rectangular layering Dies to cut out. I wrapped SU linen thread around the top of the sentiment. I really,Ive to add texture and dimension to cards I make. 
    The rest is just basic stamping and gluing. 

    Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used:
    Inks - Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist & Black
    Sentiment Stamp - So Many Shells
    Framelit Dies - Botanical Builder
    Linen Thread

    Other Supplies Used:
    Tonic Mixed Edge Rectangle Layering Basic Die Set
    WOW Fine Detail Embossing Powder
    Water Colour Paper
    MFT Tropical Flowers stamp set

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    As You See It Challenge #184 - Back To Basics

    Back To Basics we go...

    What a great challenge for this “over thinker” 😝

    Here’s what we can use:
    - Paper
    - Stamps
    - Ink
    - Ribbon, just a touch
    - Scissors
    - Paper Trimmer

    I even decided to make my own background with the Concord & 9th Plaid stamp.... Stampin Up now has this background stamp too, the possibilities are endless with this baby ...

    Definitely had to do some fussy cutting with scissors, I find this part very relaxing as I concentrate on moving the paper around the stamped image and keeping the scissors stationary.  Then lightly inking the edges gives you a nicely defined and finished look.

    Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used:
    Cardstock- Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate
    Ink - Rose Red, Old Olive
    Stamp Set - Healing Hugs

    Concord & 9th
    - Plaid Background

    Sunday, September 2, 2018

    As You See It Challenge #183

    Apparently, I’ve deleted my last post with all the lovely comments... like duh 🙄 what the heck did I do?  Anyways, I will try this again and hopefully will get better at posting!

    It’s definitely been a while since I participated in a challenge and I’m feeling a little rusty...

    So here goes...

    Stampin’ Up Products Used:
    Cardstock - Whisper White, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
    Ink - Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
    Stamp Sets - So Many Shells, By The Seashore, Beautiful Beach

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    2018 . . . Under Construction

    I hope to have some new projects for your viewing pleasure very soon. . . 

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014

    One Word 2014

    One Word 365 - JOY

    For 2014 I kept feeling the Lord impress upon me this bible verse taken from Psalms 30:5
    "For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning." NASB

    My sincere desire is to walk in a lifetime of freedom, God's favour, peace and JOY. So I choose to face each and every day with an attitude of gratitude and a shout of joy, whether I feel like it or not!