Thursday, June 19, 2014

Blended Bloom

This little 3 x 3 notecard was one of the Make and Takes at my New Catalog Open House. I wanted everyone to be able to try the new Blendability Markers so they had their choice to make one from a variety of colors. They are so fun to work with! The color choices were Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana, and Cherry Cobbler. They all had centers of Daffodil Delight

Stamp sets - Blended Bloom, Lots of Thanks
Cardstock - Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, and Blendability Markers (Rich Razzleberry, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, and Daffodil Delight)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Blooming with Kindness and Midnight Muse

I pulled out a lot of retired product to make my card for the nursing home last Friday. I used the Fine Print DSP and Midnight Muse ink, cardstock, and ribbon. I even grabbed an old punch that made the photo corner - that really confused the residents. They weren't sure why I put it on the card. Actually, I didn't have a good reason other than I liked the way it looked and it balanced the card!

Stamp sets - Blooming with Kindness, Wetlands
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse (retired), Fine Print DSP (retired)
Ink - Midnight Muse (retired)
Accessories - Big Shot, Banners Framelits, Photo Corner Punch (retired), Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon (retired), Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking outside the box, that's something I'm not very good at. But there are so many clever stampers out there that can look at a stamp set or craft item and use it very creatively. Well, that's what happened with the Work of Art stamp set. It makes a great sand and sea background for Wetlands. No water coloring or special paper needed. Maybe you have some sandpipers (the birds) from an old Stampin' Up! set - dig it out and use it.  I'm not a bird person, but I like the sandpipers (on paper, anyway!) The greetings in the Wetlands set are the bomb! I use just the greetings more than I do the images.

Stamp sets - Wetlands, Work of Art
Cardstock - Whisper White, Marina Mist
Ink - Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Large Oval punch,  Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Vivid Vases

I used the new Blendabilities on this card. I'm not real good at it yet, but I'm working on it.  I'm determined to make some pretty cards with that true, blended, "water colored look". Some colors of Blendabilities are already in the new catalog and they are releasing more in stages, but you can't order them quite yet. The expected date for customers to order will be late June, early July.

Stamp sets - Vivid Vases, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock - Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Blendabilities (Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive)
Accessories - Big Shot, Distressed Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, June 6, 2014

Summer Flowers

It's Friday and I went to the nursing home this morning.  Last week I did a black and white card so I thought I needed to get some summer colors into my card today. It was very well received - but then again, they like everything!!

Stamp sets - Flower Shop, Gorgeous Grunge, Small Script (retired)
Cardstock - Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding
Ink - Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Work of Art with Gold Vellum

Here's another Work of Art card that has the new Fancy Foil Designer Vellum in gold along with the new Metallic Baker's Twine in gold.  The foil and twine also come in silver.  Both are awesome!! Put them on your wish list!

Stamp sets - Work of Art
Cardstock - Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (gold)
Ink - Gold Metallic Encore, Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride
Accessories - Metallic Baker's Twine (gold), glue dots