Wednesday, May 8, 2019

April Paper Pumpkin Plus!

Mother's Day is this Sunday- are your cards made?? Mine were not so I hurried and put some together today! The April Paper Pumpkin kit was absolutely beautiful and I think just right for Mother's Day cards.

However, I first used the kit for an anniversary card for my parents! They recently celebrated 40 years of marriage and I thought this was perfect- even if the picture isn't! This is one of the pre-designs, other than I sponged on some pink where the flower was going to be. The yellow and green are printed on the DP sheet!
Then today I made up the second design, almost exactly. There are three designs, but I really love the print so I might change things up and not cover quite so much.
Then, I decided to make my own creations using the stamp set. That is one of my favorite parts of these kits! First I used the latest Mojo Monday sketch combined with the color challenge from Inky Friends. I liked the rich Mossy Meadow with these pretty flowers! The Mint Macaron is harder to see- I added a little 'watercoloring' with an aquapainter and the ink pad, in between the stamping.
Stamps: April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Sentimental Rose
Ink: Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow, Mint Macaron
Paper: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow card stocks, April 2019 Paper Pumpkin
Accessories: Metallic Sequins, Glue Dots, Take Your Pick Tool

This final card is a really lousy picture, but we keep have huge thunderstorms that come and go all day long so I took pics while there was some sun, and this will just have to do. This time I used the latest Freshly Made Sketch and the colors from the latest TGIF challenge!
Stamps: April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Sentimental Rose
Ink: Petal Pink, Crumb Cake and Pool Party
Paper: Petal Pink, Whisper White card stocks
Accessories: Dimensionals

What do you think? Get your Mother's Day cards made soon too! And remember, you can send Mother's Day cards to any mother you know, even mother figures like aunts or helpful neighbors!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

We Create In Color 2018-2020 Blog Hop

It doesn't make sense how quickly the years have started flying by, but here we are at May of 2019 already, and while that is crazy to me, that means a fun and inspiring blog hop for you!
This month our Blog Hop is focusing on the 2018-2020 In Colors that are sticking around! I wanted to play with a set that is retiring at the end of the month (well, June 3) that I loved as soon as I saw it, and haven't got to play with yet! 

It has been a while since I bought a hostess-only stamp set, but this was one of those that I really had to have. Are you familiar with the idea of the "shoemaker's children having to go barefoot"? That totally applies at my house. I used to be great about sticking little notes in my kids' lunch boxes for the holidays or just when they needed an extra hug, but it has been quite some time since I did that... like years. And this set was PERFECT for the kinds of notes my kids need now. 

My projects today definitely qualify as #simplestamping. I only got out the one stamp set, the 2018-2020 In Color markers, 2018-2020 In Color card stock pack, Whisper White card stock and Memento black ink. That's it! But, with these shades, these cards are still happy and cute and get the motivational thought across, haha! 

The sunshine stamp...

the growing stamp...

and the believe stamp! 

And all of them lined up together! Do you have a favorite? 

I think these will be a nice surprise over these last few weeks of school, don't you? These cards are 4x4 size, with a 3x3 panel of Whisper White, which are great for lunch boxes, by the way. 

Now hop on over to Cheryl's blog to see what she's created for you! Then keep hopping around til you get back to me- it isn't a long hop, but it will be full of these same happy colors and a lot of great inspiration! And let us know what you think of our work! 
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