Wednesday, January 17, 2018

BSU Challenge 011718

Hello stampers,
     The BSU challenge of the week is a color combo of Sweet Sugarplum, Smoky Slate, Basic Black & White.
     I started the card using Smoky Slate Card Stock as the base, followed by a layer of Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock that I had stamped with the lace stamp from the Southern Serenade Stamp Set using Smoky Slate Ink. For the stamped image, I used the above set again to stamp the flowers in Memento Black Ink, then coloring in the image using the Sweet Sugarplum & Smoky Slate Marvelous Markers, before adding it to a layer of Basic Black Card Stock.

     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.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Panda Birthday

Hello stampers,
     Today I have another birthday card for you using another SAB set. I just love bears of any kind & thought these were so cute to not order them. I wasn't sure exactly where I would go with this card but I like the end result & hope you do as well.
     I started with a Whisper White Card Stock base & also used it for the stamped image. I stamped one of the pandas from the SAB Party Pandas Stamp Set using Memento Black Ink. coloring in the balloon with the Light Cherry Cobbler Blends. Next, I masked the panda & then stamped the cloud from the Sunshine & Rainbows Stamp Set in Soft Sky Ink that had been stamped off once. The sentiment is also from the Party Pandas Stamp Set & was stamped using Memento Black Ink. I layered the stamped piece on Cherry Cobbler Card Stock before adhering it to the card base.Really a simple card to make!
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All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

BSU011017

Hello stampers,
     I hope everyone has had a great start to the New Year. My hubby went back to work & my mom went home last week, so I'm catching up with stamping & putting all my new sets together. Today's BSU challenge is theme based & we decided to go with Birthdays. Who doesn't need birthday cards? Have you made any stamping resolutions this year? I'm going to try once more to get cards out for everyones birthdays this year that I have on my calendar, so we'll see how it goes.
     For my card I decided to use the new SAB set called Heartfelt Blooms. At some point a card came into view either through social media or someone's blog of this set with almost a sepia look to it. I decided I was going to try my hand at recreating it, but instead since I couldn't find it I made it my own. I started with a Daffodil Delight Card Stock base, which I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink. Next, I used Whisper White Card Stock to stamp the flower image in Soft Suede Ink. But instead of leaving it as is, I took my Light Daffodil Delight, Light Old Olive, Light Pink Pirouette & Light Pumpkin Pie Blends & colored in the image, before attaching it to a Soft Suede Card Stock layer & attaching it to the card. I don't know if it is the Soft Suede Ink but I do like how the softness of the blends makes this card look.
     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.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy Pawlidays

Hello stampers,
     Today's card uses both Stampin' Up! & My Favorite Things stamp sets. I made these cards for some of my animal loving friends.
     I started the card with Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. For the stamped layer, I used Whisper White Card Stock. The sentiment was made using my computer using Cherry Cobbler RGB code. The cat, mouse, ball, tree skirt (actually a bed) & dog I stamped using Memento Black InkMFT BB Cool Cat & BB Lucky Dog Stamp Sets, then colored them in using Light Gray, Light Crumb Cake, Light Pink Pirouette, Dark Cherry CobblerBlends & Luscious Lime Marvelous Marker. I also used the MFT BB Beast Friends Stamp Set to stamp the hat & color it with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Blends. The hat, mouse & ball were cut out using the coordinating dies from the above sets & were adhered to the card using Tombow Glue Dots.
     I hope to see you in the New Year! Be safe & warm if you are in an area like me that has been in the teens. BRR! Happy 2018!


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All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Season Like Christmas

Hello stampers,
     For today's card, I used the Season Like Christmas Stamp Set. I started with Whisper White Card Stock followed by a layer of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. For the stamped image, I used Whisper White Card Stock to stamp the trees using Pear Pizazz, Garden Green & Early Espresso Ink. Stamping the middle tree, then stamping the left, then right tree before I reinked. For the middle tree, I added the Christmas ornaments using Cherry Cobbler Ink & the star using Crushed Curry Ink. The sentiment is from the Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set.
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All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.