Thursday, May 25, 2017

National Wine Day & Ways To Use It

Happy Thursday!  Did you know that it is National Wine Day?  The folks on Splitcoaststampers are offering up a challenge to celebrate.  Lisa is asking crafters to use wine, grapes or vineyards on their project.  You can play along here.  

My card features an old set called Watercolor Garden.  It's one of those sets that is just so great that you can't ever part with it.  Let this card be exhibit A!  I don't know where else that I might have found grapes in my stash...but this worked!  I made a clean and simple card...because I love them.  I found the perfect Verve sentiment to go along with it!

Don't forget!  On the Scor-Pal blog, we have a feature called Pinspired.  My teammate, Lois, did her take and tutorial on the gorgeous Double Zig Zag card!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Watercolor Garden, Bloom & Grow (Verve); Paper: Whisper White; Ink: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Tuxedo Black; Accessories: corner chomper, thin black taffeta, glue dot, sponge dauber, Sakura clear star gel pen.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Everything On Earth

Hello crafty friends!  It's Wednesday and we are halfway to the weekend.  Whew, this time of year is always crazy for me.  I thought I would just take a little time and share a card I made this past weekend.  I had a blast putting this one together with my fun new dies and paper.
This card features a sentiment from the Flourishes digital set called Heartfelt Words.  The sentiment clearly calls for the use of the globe die.  The fact that I got to sponge it all was just a bonus!  I think this would be a perfect anniversary or anytime "love" card.  It's fun to give and flattering to receive!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Heartfelt Words (Flourishes, lc);  Paper: Whisper White, Black Licorice, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Real Red, DCWV dp; Ink: Pacific Point, River Rock, Riding Hood Red; Accessories: Sissix Heart Framelits, Sissix The Journey die, linen thread, Scor-tape, Stampin' dimensionals.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Clean and Simple and Luscious

I played along with the current CAS challenge to make a card that represents a memory.  Since I just hosted a birthday party for my daughter, I am recalling my own birthday parties.  I mostly had family parties when I was a child.  I had my first friend party when I was about 9 years old and my mother made me a fabulous cake.  I still remember the frosting to this day.
It had a gorgeous swirled frosting of about 4 or 5 different pastels.  Those pastels are represented in the plaid paper of my card.  The cake on my card represents the cake that she made.  I can't actually remember what flavor it was.  The frosting was the strongest part of that memory!

Thanks for looking and have a fabulous day!

Details - Stamps: Luscious Layers digital (Flourishes); Paper: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, DCWV Sweet matstack; Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities, Spellbinders Curved Borders, Copic Markers, Sakura clear star gel pen, Recollections rhinestones, square punch, stampin' dimensionals, Scor-tape.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Friends of Flourishes and Embossing

Hello and Happy Saturday! My teammate, Vickie, chose the theme of this week's Friends of Flourishes challenge. This week, we are all using embossing on our cards. Be on the lookout for some new Flourishes images that you are really going to love!
Oh boy!  Look at this amazing cake on a beautiful pedestal!  Yesterday was my daughter's birthday and I can't say that my cupcakes looked anything like this.  However, the 11-year old girls that I was entertaining had zero complaints.  After cupcakes, they ran straight back outside to play until dark!  I re-sized this image and printed it out on vellum.  Next, I flipped it over and colored it on the back of the vellum.  Finally, I chose a card design to showcase that amazing cake.
Lauren Pope illustrated this darling set called Luscious Layers!  It's currently available as a digital set in the Flourishes store. I adore it and can't wait to do some more work with it! Now it's time to visit the Friends of Flourishes and see what type of embossing they have done: Davi,GloriaKrenShirleyToni and Vickie.

Thanks for stopping by!  

Details - Stamps: Luscious Layers (Flourishes, lc); Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Vellum; Ink: Pretty in Pink, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Basic Gray, Yo Yo Yellow, Melon Mambo and Real Red; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, glue dots, pearls, Argyle embossing folder.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Using Hardware or Metal Accents

This Thursday brings the Ways To Use It challenge.  Sabrina is hostessing and has chosen a hardware or metal accent theme.  I resurrected some Basic Gray Urban Prairie brads from deep within my stash for this card. I matched them up to some poppy colored ink and some fun washi tape.

I recently acquired this fun Verve Stamps set.  I used a couple of sentiments and three images from it.  It's going to be a great and versatile set. I also tried some flat photography.  I like it but don't love my background.  I'll have to work on that.

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Take Note (Verve); Paper: Whisper White; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Poppy Parade; Accessories: Basic Gray Urban Prairie brads, washi tape, Linen & Canvas impression plate, stampin' dimensionals, paper snips.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Halfway Through Scor-Pal's May More Than One Score Challenge

Hi again!  We are halfway through the month of May and this month's Favorite Colors themed More Than One Score challenge.  Be sure to check out the Scor-Pal blog, so that you can see Patti's fabulous treat box.  She will have her tutorial posted today!  Follow her tutorial to create a project fitting this month's theme or create your own interactive project.
I originally shared this on the Scor-Pal blog here.  I have the tutorial here on my blog as well.  As I find with most 3D projects, it looks more complicated that it really is.  For my next project, the longest part of the process was picking out the papers to use together.  Scoring, trimming and taping was the easiest part!
This little treat box was made for the mother of a co-worker of mine who just had surgery.  She has a long road to recovery in front of her.  She is a birthday buddy with my daughter and their birthday is this Friday. I'll ask my co-worker what to fill the little box with and then add a little note.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will give this month's challenge a try.

Details - Stamp: Linen (SU), Itty Bitty Backgrounds (SU), Each Day (Verve); Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, DCWV Rose Gold, DCWV dp; Ink: Pretty in Pink, Cosmic Copper; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, 1/8" circle punch, small copper brads, stampin' dimensionals, Rounded Rectangle die (Verve), Rounded Scallop Frame die (Verve), Heart Quartet die (Verve); scallop edge punch,paper snips, copper washi tape.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

And A Happy Mother's Day Was Had

 I'm posting late this Mother's Day as I was celebrating with my own mother today.  Then, well you know, a mother's job is never finished so I had to start the laundry and begin to get things ready for the week ahead.
I played along with yesterday's Inspiration Challenge for this card.  I chose this product on Etsy as my inspiration piece. I used a Flourishes, lc image called A Mother's Hug for my card.  At first I stamped this image in black, but it just looked too stark to me.  I stamped it again with Vintage Photo ink and I was off to the races.  I grabbed some more distress inks and colored the rest of the image.  This led to sponging and more sponging.  Finally, I had a complete card.
A big Thank You to my mom and to all the other hard working moms out there.  I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day. Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps:A Mother's Hug (Flourishes, lc); Paper: Watercolor Paper, Soft Suede, 7 Gypsies Victoria dp; Ink: Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, Crushed Olive, Dried Marigold, Spun Sugar, Antique Linen; Accessories: Aqua painter, stampin' sponge, Victoria crochet trim, Rosey photo corners, stampin' dimensionals.