Monday, February 27, 2017

Flower Shop Birthday

Hello stampers,
     Sorry I've been really busy & haven't done too much in the ways of stamping lately. To top that off I started getting sick last week, so trying to fight that off as well. BOO! I hate being sick especially when the weather has been almost spring like with 50's-60's weather. It's been a rather good winter here in NY if I do say so myself, although that means the animal rescues will have an early kitten season, I'm already hearing a few rescues have taken in mommas with babies. Hoping we can stay under the radar for a bit.
      Anyway, enough about my every day life you came here to see the card. We started with a Whisper White Card Stock base. Next, we took a layer of Crumb Cake Card Stock & stamped the flower bunch stamp from the Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set using Crumb Cake Ink on the bottom & then stamped the birthday sentiment using Memento Black Ink. We then took a piece of the retired Strawberry Slush 3/8" Stretched Ruffle Ribbon & put it just below the middle of the card. For the flowers we used the big flower from this set & the small flower from the Petite Petals Stamp Set punched them out using the Pansy Punch & the Petite Petals Punch after watercoloring them with Aqua Painters using Strawberry Slush Ink & So Saffron Ink.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

BSU022217

Hello stampers,
     This week for the BSU Challenge we are focusing on the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set. I love dragonflies & was so happy to see this set in the Occasions catalog.
     For this card, I started with a 1/4 sheet of Basic Black Card Stock as the base, then used Whisper White Card Stock as the foldable part of the card. A strip of Melon Mambo Card Stock was placed in the center with a strip of Inside The Lines DSP which was colored in using various Marvelous Markers. The sentiment from the set was then stamped at the bottom using Memento Black Ink. Lastly, the group of dragonflies was cut out using Basic Black Card Stock, the Big Shot & the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.

     Don't forget to head on over to Carol's blog HERE and then to Stace's blog HERE. To see what both did for this week's challenge. I'm sure both will be fantastic. Hope you try this challenge out too! We have a new Facebook group if you want to join us and show us what you came up with HERE.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

BSU020817

Hello stampers,
     Here is a card for last week's BSU Challenge which was to use the technique of water-coloring. I've never been a fan of this especially when I have to fill in or color a piece. This was a simple way to do water-coloring. Watercolor pencils were used for this using a purple, red/pink, orange & yellow to make little rectangles of color then we went over with Aquapainters to blend the colors together. Next we took a scrap of Whisper White Card Stock ran it through the Big Shot to cut out one of the dies from the Flourish Thinlets. Tombow Multi Glue was used to put it in it's place & then retired Brights Regal Dots were added to the die cut in various places.

     Don't forget to head on over to Carol's blog HERE and then to Stace's blog HERE. To see what both did for this week's challenge. I'm sure both will be fantastic. Hope you try this challenge out too! We have a new Facebook group if you want to join us and show us what you came up with HERE.

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All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

BSU020117

Hello stampers,
     Oh my it's been a while since I last posted. I'm catching up with last week's BSU challenge, which was theme based & we chose to do Valentine's Day/ Love.
     I started with a Blushing Bride Card Stock base, then followed by a layer of Whisper White Card Stock that I stamped using the SAB set Delicate Details in Real Red Ink. I like that you can make a background using all 5 stamps at once using the background block. Next, I stamped the heart from Bloomin' Love in Blushing Bride Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock, followed by the sentiment in the same set in Real Red Ink. Now, I'm usually good at lining back up the stamp if a section doesn't stamp off all the way, but not with this time, but I like the effect it made so I kept it. This was then backed by a layer of Real Red Card Stock then Blushing Bride Card Stock placed at an angle to finish the card off.
     Don't forget to head on over to Carol's blog HERE and then to Stace's blog HERE. To see what both did for this week's challenge. I'm sure both will be fantastic. Hope you try this challenge out too! We have a new Facebook group if you want to join us and show us what you came up with HERE.

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All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

BSU012517

Hello stampers,
     Happy Wednesday, y'all! Today's BSU challenge was a theme & we chose to use anything in the new Occasions Catalog.
     I decided to use the Oh So Succulent Stamp Set. I started with a layer of Whisper White Card Stock, then used the biggest background flower stamping it with Sweet Sugarplum Ink in all four corner, followed by the outline flower stamp with Rich Razzleberry Ink. Next, I took the background leaf or as I like to call it grass stamp, stamped it off once with Old Olive Ink then full ink for the outline stamp. I stamped one of the sentiments from the set in Rich Razzleberry Ink & the banners with Sweet Sugarplum Ink. To finish the card, I backed the Whisper White Card Stock with Real Razzleberry Card Stock, followed by Old Olive Card Stock & finished it with a Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock base. I really have to work with this set & see what other ideas I can come up with I was at a loss when I started the card.

     Don't forget to head on over to Carol's blog HERE and then to Stace's blog HERE. To see what both did for this week's challenge. I'm sure both will be fantastic. Hope you try this challenge out too! We have a new Facebook group if you want to join us and show us what you came up with HERE.

~Thanks for stopping by!
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.