Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Inspired By: Hugs and Butterflies

I love both the Inspired By photo and the sketch.  So I was flipping through my stash for a wreath and saw this butterfly wreath.  The Inspired By wreath is all flowers, but these butterflies called my name.  So I was inspired by the wreath and I kind of used the colors although my green isn't as minty and there isn't as much of it. The sketch inspired me to put the sentiment in the middle although I offset mine a bit so the extra little butterfly stood out.

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I also didn't use a "mother" theme - however, this is destined for my mother-in-law as I have been sending weekly cards.  She is an extreme people-person and the isolation has been tough on her.  She's out more now since she has both vaccines, but not like she used to be.  I hope this cheerful butterfly wreath brightens her day.

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Thanks so Inspired By for the inspiration to pull out this wreath, for the colors and for the sketch!

SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: Reverse Confetti Butterfly Wreath

Dies: Reverse Confetti Butterfly Wreath dies and Along the Dotted Lines Cover Panel, Paper Rose Hugs Layered

Other: Caribbean Sea Doodadz

Monday, May 10, 2021

The Color Throwdown: Adulting is Hard

I had not used the wonderful retro-look set from Stampin' Up - Nothing's Better Than.  I need something fun to send to my sons as they go into finals week and the colors at The Color Throwdown had the perfect masculine/retro look.

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(Forgive me for the tiny bit of green, but it just needed a lime!)

My oldest son is almost at the end of his long college career with his focus being on things like Physics and Applied Math so his finals week is just darned hard. My youngest is a sophomore and doesn't have particularly hard classes.  But he did just have a multiple hour surgery to repair a shattered thumb on his writing hand (a lacrosse goalie injury) - so having a timed essay as a final is not going to go well.  The poor guy is also recovering from a  major reaction to his second vaccination so he definitely wants this semester to be done.

This card will go to my oldest.  He's all about the coffee or tea.  And he really prefers what he terms "girly" drinks. He and his friends laugh about the fact that they go to bars and think they have to be macho with their drinks when they really want the fruity frou-frou drinks!!  

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These are such fun stamps - they are fun to work and they are so fun on cards!  

Thank you to The Color Throwdown for the inspiration!

SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: Stampin' Up Nothing's Better Than

Dies: Stampin' Up Love You More Than, Rectangle Stitched Framelits

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake

Ink: Stampin' Up Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Crumb Cake

Other: Stampin' Up Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder

Saturday, May 8, 2021

To Email Subscribers

The standard email service used by my Google blog is being shut down.  I have transferred to a different service.  Today you may get emails from both services.  If not, check your spam to see if the new service got sent there.  The content is the same - it's just a different method of getting it to you!

This isn't something I've done before - it used to be almost automatic - so expect some fine-tuning as we go. For instance, I'm not currently thrilled with the image quality and am researching.  Just hang in there - I'll get it eventually!!

I'm sorry for any inconvenience. 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Poppystamps: Chin Up, You Goat This!

 I'm on the Poppystamps blog today using the charming Whittle Goat sending lots of words of encouragement.

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This was such a fun card to make.  Those little guys have the sweetest expressions and they looked at me and made me smile the whole time I was making the card!!  I cut ten different word balloons and I spent some very happy time trying different sentiments and rearranging until I got the right flow. 

There are more pictures and many more details on the Poppystamps blog - check this card out here!

SUPPLY LIST
Stamps: Poppystamps Whittle Wild Animals Sentiments and Whittle Love
Dies: Poppystamps Whittle Goat and Word Balloons
Paper: Memory Box Garden Folly 6x6 pad
Other: Poppystamps Bold Fairy Jewels

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: Pig Time

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Amy and here’s what I did with it!

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I'm not sure what got into me with this card.  I started with the idea of a critter instead of the leaf element. Then somehow the square became a barn! The barn is a giant die set that makes a full-size easel pop up card - it's absolutely charming.  But that didn't fit the sketch, so I just cut the top part down through the window - then I trimmed the edges so that I have a mini barn.  It's just the right size for my "Whittle Pig"!

The sentiment is actually a long sentiment.  I trimmed it very close so I could also cut it right down the middle.

I must have enjoyed making this. I very rarely make a card with no idea to whom I will send it but I have absolutely no plans for this one.  My 21- and 25-year old sons would die if they happened to open a card like this in front of their friends.  My nieces are girly teenagers - a pig really doesn't work. But I enjoyed every minute of making this - mostly because the pig made me smile every time I looked at it - so it will go in my stash and hopefully come out someday. 

I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: Poppystamps Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments

Dies: Poppystamps Whittle Pig, Whittle Sun, Little Bits of Turf and Country Barn Pop Up Easel set (just the top), Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles

Paper: Memory Box Berry Red, Lush Green and Earth Neutral Cardstock Collections

Other: Wooden heart

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Card Concept: Happy Mother's Day

There’s a new inspiration challenge at The Card Concept and the theme is Happy Mother's Day.

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That tablescape is gorgeous!  Sadly, my family is lucky if we even eat at the table!!  Although we definitely do for holidays and family events.  I have seasonal placemats, salt and pepper shakers and I even have trios of wine bottles with little sparkly LED lights in them - and I trade those out for bottles with seasonal labels or colors!

My Clean and Layered card took inspiration from the flower colors but what really caught my eye was the drama of the rich blue. The blue on my card is a different blue, but without the inspiration I would never have thought to pair that blue with the softly colored flowers.  I LOVE the contrast!

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The dies are Craft a Flower: Cosmos from Altenew.  Aren't they amazing?  Altenew has so many layering flower dies and I've mostly avoided going totally broke on them - but the Cosmos found their way into my stash.  I love their graceful shapes.  There are two different shaped flowers although it's a little hard to tell on my card since my layering covered up most of the difference. 

I hope to see you playing along with us at The Card Concept - I look forward to seeing how you are inspired!

SUPPLY LIST
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Simply Stamped - Zinnias (stamp)
Dies: Altenew Craft a Flower: Cosmos Layering die
Other: Stampin' Up Brick & Mortar

Freshly Made Sketches: Lovely Birdies

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Narelle and here’s what I did with it!
 
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I love those sweet little birdies from Catherine Pooler with the patterns on their chest and wings. When I saw there was a branch in the set, I knew they would work with the sketch!  The circle then turned into kind of a sun.  I knew I wanted something unique for the sentiment so I used The Ton's Easy Expressions which have unique shapes.

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I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: Catherine Pooler Lovely Birdies, The Ton Easy Expressions

Dies: Catherine Pooler Lovely Birdies, The Ton Easy Expressions, Stampin' Up Layering Circles Framelits dies, Reverse Confetti Along the Dotted Lines

Paper: Taylored Expressions Pineapple and Sprinkles, Doodlebug Designs Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints 6x6

Ink: Taylored Expressions Salt Water Taffy, Sprinkles, Granny Apple Green

Other: Pretty Pink Posh Starry Sky Jewels Mix

Friday, April 23, 2021

Color Throwdown and As You See It: Butterfly Birthday

 I just picked up Stampin' Up's Butterfly Beauty dies - they are retiring and on sale.  I don't know why I waited so long.  The main die that I'm using on this card is stunning and there are many, many other smaller butterflies.  It's a great set.

The colors at The Color Throwdown were definitely butterfly-ish!  Not so much the colors in their graphic, but they list the colors as red, orange, yellow and kraft so perfect for my classic butterfly. I brushed red ink, a few oranges and yellows in a circular pattern, then cut the background butterflies.  I topped it with white. I knew I was going to put it on kraft, but needed a little something extra.  I was looking for inspiration - browsing my stash and browsing various challenges. When I saw the sketch at As You See It, inspiration struck and I used an embossing folder to give me a border.  Thanks to both challenges for the inspiration!!

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Because the butterfly was two layers, I thought it was sturdy enough to pop with dimensional adhesive around the edges and middle.  I like the way butterflies kind of float! The sentiment is popped with a bit thicker adhesive so lots of dimension on this card!

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SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: Stampin' Up Four You (sentiment)

Dies: Stampin' Up Butterfly Beauty, The Greetery Sentiment Suite: Basics

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Mango Melody, Crumb Cake

Ink: Stampin' Up Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight

Other: Taylroed Expressions Garden Party Embossing Folder, Pretty Pink Posh Glossy Black gems

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: Slimline Birthday

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Karren and here’s what I did with it! 

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I do enjoy making slimlines.  It's a different thought process but its such a unique look when it's done. I settled pretty quickly on the sentiment die with a bright pattern behind it. The sentiment die is cut twice and the deep blue is offset slightly under the white to give it a shadow.

The rest of the card took me a bit longer. I tried for quite a while to add a second patterned paper for the bottom stripe. I gave up on that briefly while I figured out what to do to fill in the top part of the card.  I saw the balloons and the light bulb came on - they worked at the top and the bottom!

The kraft panel is cut with Trinity Stamps Slimline Modern Embossed Frame Panels.  That might be my most used slimline die and it's just a giant rectangle.  I love the finished edges.  I'm not sure a recipient would even notice but to me it's a clean and elegant finished look.  For some reason, I don't have the  same type of regular card-sized dies in my stash.  I'm going to have to go shopping!

I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches. 

SUPPLY LIST

Dies: Concord & 9th Perfect Pairings Birthday Dies, Tiny Type Tagalong dies (the balloon), Trinity Stamps Slimline Modern Embossed Frame Panels

Paper: Stampin' Up Artistry in Bloom, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana

Other: Miscellaneous Enamel dots

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Poppystamps: A Newt Day

 I'm on the Poppystamps blog today using dies from their brand new release that includes 37 dies and 2 stamp sets (and gems!)  The release is called Whittle Wonders and includes so many new categories of whittles - including sealife and farm animals and even an avocado plus so much more!  I've used the Whittle Cactus, the Whittle Lizard (which I'm calling a Newt because I love that new sentiment), and the Whittle Sunshine.

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There are more pictures and more details on the Poppystamps blog.

SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: Poppystamps Whittle Wild Animal Sentiments

Dies: Poppystamps Whittle Cactus Trio, Lizard and Sunshine

Paper: Memory Box Cardstock in Lush Green, Sunny Orange, Fresh Aqua

Other: Memory Box Waves 3D Embossing Folder

Monday, April 19, 2021

Stampin' Up Copic Marker Matches

I have updated the Copic Color Match chart the new 2021-2023 In Colors from Stampin' Up.  Click the image to download or print the chart or on a desktop (or desktop view on mobile) it is always on the sidebar.  If you print it on the cardstock that you use for cards, you can color in the squares and have an easy reference each time you color an image!


All the newer greens including Mint Macaron in the main colors, Just Jade last year and this year's Soft Succulent have gotten very hard to match.  There is definitely not a single color that matches well and I don't even love the blended matches.  They are from a color family that Copic just doesn't do.  Personally, I'm going to be adding those Stampin' Blends to my collection.

I am not affiliated with Stampin' Up in any way.  I do these charts for my personal use.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: Celebrating You

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by C├ęcile and here’s what I did with it!

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I have two different posts up today and in both posts I had a problem with my cards and solved it the same way.  The problem - my idea for the card just didn't fit on a standard card front. In this case, I cut the rainbow of butterflies but they just got lost on a standard-sized card.  So I changed it to a mini-slim!  It's 3 1/2 by 6.  The slightly narrower card meant my butterflies didn't get lost.  I just had to fill in the vertical size so I picked a pretty floral and added borders!

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I was thrilled to find a die in my stash with multiple different butterflies of the same approximate size.  Some of them had pierced detail so I was equally thrilled to find a banner for my sentiment with pierced.  So when I decided I needed something instead of plain white in the background - but it couldn't have much detail - lo and behold, I just got the Altenew Cross Stitch background which gave me the same pierced look.  It was a happy day!

I hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: The Greetery Sentiment Suite Birthdays

Dies: Penny Black Flights of Fancy, Altenew Cross Stitch, The Greetery Sentiment Suites Basics 

The Card Concept: Brighter Days

There’s a new inspiration challenge at The Card Concept and the theme is Loads of Lavender.  Happily, I had a lavender stamp in my not-yet-used stash and here it is!

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My Clean and Simple card was inspired by the lavender and also by the woodgrain, the gingham ribbon and the general classic country look.

I have two posts up today and both cards for the posts had the same issue.  The image I wanted to use just didn't quite fill a full card front.  So I solved it for both cards by creating a mini-slim.  It's 3 1/2 x 6 and the narrow front was just right size for the image and sentiment.  The extra length gave me the space to add some woodgrain and some stitched accents.

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This sentiment just seemed right for right now.  The people that I've sent cards to for the last year are finally getting vaccinated and spending a bit more time outside of their homes.  It's definitely not all normal so I will keep sending cards - but there are definitely "brighter days ahead"!

I hope to see you playing along with us this week at The Card Concept.

SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: Ink to Paper Brighter Days

Ink: Taylored Expressions Lavender Glaze, Stampin' Up Highland Heather and Mint Macaron

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Highland Heather

Dies: Ink to Paper Brighter Days, My Favorite Things Homespun Stitch Lines

Other: Stampin' Up Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Trinity Stamps Rainbow Reflection Rhinestone Mix

NOTE: Taylored Expressions carries envelopes for this size card

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Poppystamps: Feline Good

In my area of the country, we recently had a record-setting blizzard - but then we had record-setting heat!  My indoor cats were thrilled with the open windows and ran from room to room watching birds and squirrels. They spent quite a bit of time at the front door watching the birds on the porch light until I realized I should shoo the birds away before they decided it was a good place for a nest (although my cats would have loved it!)

I was inspired by their antics and I'm up on the Poppystamps blog with full details and more pictures of the card that I created.

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SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: Poppystamps Whittle Love

Dies: Poppystamps Grand Madison Window, Swaying Birch, Whittle Cat, Chirping Birds, Colwell Label Set, Fern and Daisy Pop Up Easel Set

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Poppystamps: Sending Rainbows

Today I have a card on the Poppystamps blog. The current challenge at Poppystamps is Sending Rainbows and I was inspired to use a rainbow of colors along with the Poppystamps Lattice Plate.

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This was a fun card to put together. I used strips of the new Memory Box cardstock that comes in three shades of every color to cut three or four squares of the rainbow colors. If you look closely you'll see that I used at least a couple of shades of each color.  Then I adhered the lattice to my card front and started piecing in the colorful squares! There are many more pictures and details of how this card came together on the Poppystamps blog. Check it out - then play along with rainbows!

SUPPLY LIST

Dies: Poppystamps Lattice Plate, Luscious Script Hugs, Intricate Cut Butterflies

Paper: Memory Box cardstock collections in Ocean Blue (the lavender), Fresh Aqua, Lush Green, Sunny Orange (the orange and yellow), Berry Red; Memory Box Springtime Bouquet Stripes and Dots

Freshly Made Sketches: Butterflies and Rainbows

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Brum and here’s what I did with it!
 
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I have a basket of not-yet-used dies, then I have all of my other dies in neatly organized binders on magnetic sheets, but then there's the messy pile of dies that I have used but not yet put into the organized binders. I decided to get that done this week.  It was amazing, partly because my craft room looks fresher and cleaner - but also because I saw many long forgotten dies that I just had to use.  Today's card uses a couple of those - the rainbow and the butterflies. 

I popped the middle strip of the rainbow with a double layer of foam tape, then the next two on a single layer.  Happily this gave me a fun way to do the sentiment - it's one of the pre-printed Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips and if fit just perfectly from the edge to the yellow stripe.

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This was a fun card to make and I'm still sending cards and "smiles" to many people so it will definitely get used.  I hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

SUPPLY LIST

Dies: Papertrey Ink Rainbow Stripes, Memory Box Devyn Butterfly Trio

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana

Other: Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Thinking of You, various gems to match the rainbow

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Christ is Risen!!

 Easter Blessings of Love and Hope

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Colors from Hand Stamped Sentiments


SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Faith

Dies: Simon Says Stamp Outline Floral Cross, Studio Katia Easter Script die, Waffle Flower Lacy Stitch Layers

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Highland Heather, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Gorgeous Grape

Other: Pretty Pink Posh Buttercream Gems


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Card Concept: Bunny Hugs

 It's time for a new challenge at The Card Concept.  It's called Celebrate Easter and is a charming display of rabbits, carrots and storage jars!

I was obviously inspired by the bunnies and carrots but also by the tall lettering and the container shapes on my Clean and Layered card.  I love how it all came together!

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I was very excited about this one because it gave me an excuse to buy a die set that I had my eye on.  I thought it would be perfect for my son's cards for Easter. They are 21 and 25 so not cutesy but not serious.  I had talked myself out of it partly because I have other choices already in my stash and I wasn't even sure I'd send cards.  My youngest son complains that he has to walk all the way across campus to get my cards (realize he's at a smaller school of only 2,500 students so not a big campus) and it seems to always be blizzarding or pouring rain (he's probably right there - it's on the border of Iowa and Illinois near the Mississippi River and it can get insanely cold).  It's not worth sending him a card unless there are gift cards or other goodies tucked into it.  My oldest is busy trying to figure out how to finally graduate and what to do next in life.  My cards don't get much of a reaction - but this one's going to him.  He really needs hugs!

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I hope to see you playing along with us this week at The Card Concept!

SUPPLY LIST

Dies: Sizzix/Tim Holtz Carrot Bunny, Simon Says Stamp Curved Edge, Concord & 9th Tall Type Alphabet

Paper: Memory Box Madras Plaid Coral and Green, Taylored Expressions cardstock: Candy Corn, Sweet Potato Pie, Granny Smith, Peapod, Sweet Basil and Raspberry Sorbet, Bazzill Natural Stone

Ink: Taylored Expressions Granny Smith (in the background)

Freshly Made Sketches: Alleluia

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by me and here’s what I did with it!

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I have to admit - the idea for the card was in my head when I drew the sketch! Not all of the details, but the idea of a larger flower wrapping around a sentiment panel.  I have a number of these gorgeous stamp/stencil combinations and I am in love with them.  It's such an easy and forgiving way to add color.  You don't get multiple layers in and have a stamp mess things up (or user error) and leave patches unstamped.  You can just keep brushing color until you are happy.  

I needed one more Easter card so I went with a fresh pink color scheme.  Then I decided the bold "alleluia" was just right but didn't fit entirely in the small rectangle in the sketch.  So I let the rectangle go under the flower (because then you'd never know the sentiment didn't fit!)

When I decided to use a frame instead of a solid rectangle, I was a bit stuck on my vertical stripe.  But I recently got this polka dot tulle ribbon and decided it would be a nice accent through the frame without being distracting.

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I am so excited to see what you create with this sketch.  The design team's and our player's creativity never ceases to amaze me.  I am in awe of all of the unique and absolutely amazing creations.  Have fun!

SUPPLY LIST
Stamps: Pinkfresh Choose Hope - including the die and the Layering Stencil
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Frames, Alleluia Word & Shadow
Cardstock: Taylored Expressions Guava
Ink: In layering order - Taylored Expressions Pink Champagne, Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo, Taylored Expressions Guava. Stampin' Up Pear Pizzaza, Old Olive
Other: Studio Katia Peridot Crystals, Stampin' Up Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon

Monday, March 29, 2021

Just Add Ink: Easter Wreath

I didn't want to miss the current challenge at Just Add Ink. The image is the prettiest Easter wreath I've seen and with Stampin' Up's Wreath Builder dies retiring - how could I not play along? Clearly I wasn't just "inspired" - I pretty much duplicated that wreath!!

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I cut a rainbow of eggs.  Then because I liked the texture of the eggs in the inspiration photo, I used the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder on them.  I started with one of the the wreaths from the die set, but I also cut a second wreath and clipped a number of the leaves to fill it in.

I didn't use a pink background but I'm wishing I would have. It added a nice warmth to the wreath in the photo. I did add some woodgrain to the white and at least edged it with some pink cardstock.

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The pearls were to add some elegance.  They are older Stampin' Up and I've colored them with Copics to match the cardstock they are on.

Thanks to Just Add Ink for the inspiration!!

SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: Stampin' Up Arrange a Wreath (just the sentiment)

Dies: Stampin' Up Wreath Builder dies, Stitched Labels

Cardstock: Stampin' Up So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Apricot Appeal, Seaside Spray, Marina Mist, Blushing Bride, Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Rich Razzleberry. Wreath in Just Jade.

Ink: Just Jade

Other: Stampin' Up Tasteful Textile and Pinewood Planks embossing folders

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Poppystamps: A Butterfly Hello

I am on the Poppystamps blog today with this clean & simple card made extra special with the beautiful background, the fun font of the sentiment and the detail on those butterflies!

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I love background dies that give detail but still look clean and simple.  These Pinpoint Half Rings can work for so many types of cards - they could be fun (think fish), sweet (think rainbows), or elegant as it is a classic design.

I was inspired by the "cardmaker's postage stamps". (Did you know there's a US postage stamp specifically for square or for lumpy, bumpy cards!)  The first one included a butterfly and now there's a new one with a different butterfly. So I pulled out the Postage Square die and sponged a little bit of blue in the center so the butterfly popped!

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Check out the Poppystamps for more pictures and more details.

SUPPLY LIST

Dies: Poppystamps Pinpoint Half Ring Plate, Intricate Cut Butterflies and Hello Poe Script, Memory Box (Open Studio) Postage Square Layers

Paper: Memory Box Sunny Orange Collection

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: Oval of Flowers

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Timko and here’s what I did with it!
 
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Easter snuck up on me this year so I definitely knew I would go in that direction. I took a few left turns on this card. I started out with three crosses silhouetted at the base and the stripes that are on my current card (minus the green) was the sunrise behind it.  The card had amazing potential but #1 I ripped the silhouette I had already die cut and #2 the cross die has totally disappeared. I went through everything in my trash can - no die.  It's possible the cat walked away with it.  It's also possible it got tucked in between other things I had out and years from now I'll pull something out and there it will be! But for today, I had to switch directions.

I have this oval of flowers that seemed very much like an egg.  I added the green strip and the grass and a scalloped frame - and I think I like it better than where I started!!

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I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: Memory Box Springtime Typewriter Sentiments

Dies: Simon Says Stamp Oval of Flowers, Frames

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, Taylored Expressions Cupcake

Other: Stampin' Up Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Studio Katia Gold Foil Pearls