Wednesday, November 7, 2018

BSU110718

Hello stampers,
     I hope everyone is doing well today. For me, I've been in a stamping stump again & really haven't even made it to my desk all that much. But I did finally make a card for today's BSU challenge which was to make a card based on the theme of Thankful or Thanksgiving.
     For today's card, I pulled out my brayer something I haven't used in forever & made my own mixture of colors using Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie & Cherry Cobbler Inks. After loading up my brayer I went back & forth over a piece of Glossy Cardstock, until I achieved the look I wanted. Next, I stamped the trees from the Winter Woods Stamp Set using Soft Suede Ink, then added the sentiment from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set using Early Espresso Ink. I then set this aside & took out the Crushed Curry Cardstock layer, stamped the feather  & the pine cone from the Winter Woods Stamp Set using all but the Early Espresso Ink from above. Once I was finished, I added these 2 layers to a Pumpkin Pie Cardstock layer & then to the Cherry Cobbler Cardstock base.
Card Measurements


  • Cherry Cobbler base-5.5"x8.5"
  • Pumpkin Pie layer- 4"x5.25"
  • Crushed Curry layer-3.75"x5"
  • Glossy layer-3.25"x4.75"

  •      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, October 28, 2018

    Snowflake Showcase

    Hello stampers,
        Today's card is for another world-wide blog hop to showcase a new limited set called Snow Is Glistening that will be available Nov. 1-30. There are so many things that can be done with the set & the dies that come with it also coordinate with another set that will also be available during the same time called Happiness Surrounds, so stay tuned for more information. The links to the each blog are below this post. Have fun seeing what each person made with this set!
         For today's card, I started with a Balmy Blue Cardstock base followed by a layer of Whisper White Cardstock that I had stamped with all 3 of the snowflakes that come with the set using Balmy Blue Ink. For the main image, I stamped the snowflake tree using Balmy Blue Ink & then added the small snowflake from the set using Night Of Navy Ink as a tree topper, I then layered this onto Night Of Navy Cardstock before putting the card together.
    Card Measurements

  • Balmy Blue base- 5.5"x8.5"
  • Whisper White layer- 4.25"x5.25"
  • Night Of Navy layer- 3"x 4.25"
  • Whisper White layer- 2.75"x4"

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

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    BSU102418

    Hello stampers,
         Yesterday was a very busy day for me between vet visits with my cats & then taking in 2 more kittens since my last ones got adopted, so I'm a bit behind & finally have a little time to sit & blog about my card for today's challenge. Today's challenge is a sketch from Stace, it took me some time to figure out what I could do with it & this is what I came up with.
         I started with a Tranquil Tide Cardstock base followed by a layer of Whisper White where I stamped the sentiment from the Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set & the little holly (to match the DSP)paper from the Peaceful Poinsettia Stamp Set with Tranquil Tide Ink then colored the holly using Cherry Cobbler & Tranquil Tide Stampin' Write Markers. For the Cherry Cobbler, strip I stamped the border stamp from the Peaceful Poinsettia Stamp Set with Tranquil Tide Ink. Next, I used the 1 3/4" Circle Punch to cut out a circle with Sahara Sand Cardstock & the retired Banner Punch to cut out the small banner of Tranquil Tide Cardstock. On the circle I added another piece to the sentiment from the Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set using Tranquil Tide Ink. Before assembling, I added a strip of Joyous Noel DSP to the bottom of my Whisper White Cardstock. That's it for me an easy peasy card!
     Today's sketch, give it a try & share with us on our Facebook page!
    Card Measurements

  • Tranquil Tide base- 5.5"x8.5"
  • Whisper White layer 4"x5.25"
  • DSP- 2.5"x4"
  • Cherry cobbler strip- .5"x4"
  •      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, October 21, 2018

    Breast Cancer Blog Hop

    Hello stampers,
         Today I'm joining demonstrators from around the world to craft pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At the bottom of this post is a list of all demonstrators who are participating, please check out their blogs for some great ideas.
          I started off with a Whisper White Card Stock base followed by a layer of Whisper White Card Stock that I stamped with the Buffalo Check Background Stamp using Blushing Bride Ink then adding lines with both sides of the Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker & a ruler for a wonderful plaid background. Next, I took the large watercolor stamp in the Love What You Do Stamp Set & stamped it with Blushing Bride Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock, followed by the flowers also from the set stamped with Melon Mambo Ink. The sentiment is from the Varied Vases Stamp Set that also was stamped using Melon Mambo Ink before assembling the card.
    Card Measurements


  • Whisper White base- 5.5"x8.5"
  • Whisper White layer- 4.25"x5.25"
  • Melon Mambo layer- 3"x4"
  • Whisper White layer- 2.75" x3.75"

  • ~Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop!
    All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.



    Friday, October 19, 2018

    First Frost Birthday

    Hello stampers,
         Today's card was another card I made for a recent birthday that I couldn't share until now.  I just love the color combo of yellow & purple!
         For this card, I started with a So Saffron Cardstock base, followed by a layer of Highland Heather Cardstock. For the stamped piece I used Whisper White Cardstock, where I used the First Frost Stamp Set to stamp the big rose using Highland Heather Ink, the small rose using So Saffron Ink & the leaf using Granny Green Apple Ink. For the sentiment, I used the retired Birthday Blooms Stamp Set, stamping with Highland Heather Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock then with a scrap of So Saffron Cardstock I die cut them with the Big Shot & the Layering Oval Framelits before assembling the card together.
    Card Measurements


  • So Saffron base- 5.5" x 8.5"
  • Highland Heather layer- 4.25" x 5.25"
  • Whisper White layer- 4" x 5"

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