Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cherry Blossom Thank You

Hello stampers,
     Here is another card I made at one of Kerri's classes.
     So this card reminds me of the cherry blossom trees (aka Sakura) I saw while stationed with my hubby in Okinawa. We started with a Whisper White Card Stock base. Next, we used a layer of Pink Pirouette Card Stock & Early Espresso Card Stock. For the stamped piece, we used the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set, stamped the truck in Early Espresso Ink & the leaves in Pink Pirouette Ink & Melon Mambo Ink (several times to add dimension). The sentiment comes from the Flourshing Phrases Stamp Set stamped in Early Espresso Ink. Lastly, we used retired Melon Mambo 1/8" Ribbon.
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Birthday Balloons

Hello stampers,
     Today's card is a birthday card I made at Kerri's last class.
     We started with a Whisper White Card Stock base. For the next layer, we used the retired Irresistibly Yours DSP & sponged over it using Flirty Flamingo Ink. For the stamped layer, I stamped the worded balloon string & the sentiment from the Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. I randomly stamped off once the smaller balloon background in Sweet Sugarplum Ink & Peach Peekaboo Ink then added the confetti looking stamp full force over those colors & doodled by hand the balloon strings using the Black Stampin' Write Marker. Lastly, I stamped off once the bigger balloon using Flirty Flamingo Ink then using full force the same color for the confetti looking stamp. I then punched it out using the Balloon Bouquet Punch & adhered it to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

BSU031517

Hello stampers,
     Finally got a chance to sit down & do this week's BSU challenge which was all about the color combo of Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Peakaboo Peach & Pear Pizazz. After the last 2 weeks, we've had of Mother Nature wreaking havoc on us I wanted to think springtime instead of all the snow in my yard.
     I started the card with a layer of Whisper White Cardstock, which I stamped the small flower in the Special Reason Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog in Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo & Peekaboo Peach Ink, then the small leaf in Pear Pizazz Ink. This was layered onto another layer of Peekaboo Peach Cardstock followed by Flirty Flamingo Cardstock for the base. I then took a spare piece of Whisper White Cardstock & fussy cut it into a banner on one end. Next, I die cut the bee from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets & the sentiment from the retired Greetings Thinlets using Daffodil Delight Card Stock. I like how simple this card looks & how easy it was to do!
     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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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Butterfly Thanks

Hello stampers,
     So last week Mother Nature hit us with hurricane type wind gusts & now she decided we needed a nor'easter to bring us snow since she hadn't given us much this season. Of which I am not complaining about, but a possible foot or more in 48 hours is just a bit much for this CA girl. I'm really hoping the weather guys have it wrong & we only get a few inches, but I have no intention of leaving the house until Wednesday at the earliest. And I really feel sorry for those up in the northeast cuz it looks like it will hit them a bit harder.
     For today's card, we made a card that uses a favorite color combo from my childhood it's just missing a good burgundy color to go with it. Whisper White Card Stock was used as the base of the card, where we used 2 stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set, the thicker splotches were stamped using Smoky Slate Ink, the smaller splotches & the sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set were stamped with Basic Gray Ink. We then used scraps of Basic Gray & Blushing Bride Card Stock to punch out flowers using the Petite Petals Punch. Blushing Bride Card Stock was then used to die cut the butterfly using Butterfly Thinlets & the Big Shot. Before attaching the butterfly to the card Silver Metallic Thread was put on the card using Mini Glue Dots then using those same dots to attach the butterfly. To finish off the card we placed Basic Rhinestones on the flowers & butterfly.
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

BSU030817

Hello stampers,
     WOW! I thought yesterday I was either back in Japan or down south with how heavy the wind gusts were in my neck of the woods. Lots of damage in the area, with down power poles & trees, so the city workers were very busy last night & I'm sure this morning as well trying to get power restored & trees out of the roads.
     So this week's BSU challenge was a technique & we chose Direct to Paper (DTP for short). For my card, I chose to use the Beautiful You Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog. I stamped one of the ladies  & sentiment onto Whisper White Card Stock in Basic Gray Ink, then paper pieced the dress & hat using the Blooms & Bliss DSP. This piece was then layered with Blushing Bride & Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock. Next, I took a layer of Whisper White Card Stock & swiped it with Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum & Rich Razzleberry Ink Pads, this was then followed by a Rich Razzleberry base.

     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.