Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Sheepy Birthday

Today I have a card using this cute Sale-A-Bration stamp set, combined with the Fusion sketch, and their inspiration photo a little bit. Instead of a full rainbow I did yellow, green, blue and purple. Because I have a birthday girl whose favorite color is purple! 

Stamps: Counting Sheep
Ink: Memento Black, Pear Pizazz, Gorgeous Grape
Paper: So Saffron, Basic White, Pear Pizazz, Balmy Blue card stocks
Accessories: Gorgeous Grape sheer ribbon, Dimensionals

This second round of Sale-A-Bration seems shorter than usual, so don't miss your chance for this cute stamp set! FREE with any $50 order (before tax & shipping). Let me know if you need help placing an order! 

Monday, August 23, 2021

Thinking of You

Happy Monday!
Today's card quickly became one of my favorites! I used the latest As You See It challenge for this one. I chose a stamp with grass, I used the only current embossing folder I have (I have got to change that!), I used a bit of gingham ribbon and twine, and some Crumb Cake to give a nature-y feel to the card. And I had someone in mind for it to go off to this morning!  

Stamps: Beautiful Moments, Inspired Thoughts
Ink: Memento Black, Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron Marker
Stampin' Blends: Light Melon Mambo, Bronze, Dark Petal Pink
Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Basic White card stocks
Accessories: Gingham Ribbon, Linen Thread, Bark embossing folder, Dimensionals, Big Shot

Send out a card this week! Really, really! 

Friday, August 20, 2021

Old Scrapping Supplies!

Happy Friday!
Today I have a scrapbook layout that I made with my scrapping friend Cheryl's 100th sketch. If you're a scrapper, you'll want to check it out!! I love Cheryl's sketches and I've used many of them. 

Everything on this page is long retired, but it is all Stampin' Up! stuff. I keep almost all my retired product and use it almost exclusively for scrapping. The DP says copyright 2006, the brads and ribbon are old enough to have the blue swirly label. The stamps, paper daisies and Candy Dots have the green floral label, haha. The ink I used to stamp the banner is current! That's it! haha! But it all made a really nice couple of pages for my daughter! 

Stamps: Skinny Mini Alphabet
Ink: Pacific Point
Paper: Whisper White, Spring Showers DP
Accessories: Paper Daisies, Brights Candy Dots, Subtles Brads, Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals, Pennant Punch
Journaling Font: The Serif Hand Black

Here's a couple close ups for you... 

and an even closer-up!

Thursday, August 19, 2021

A Tip!

Happy Thursday!
This feels like a good day to share a little tip I've been using a lot lately.

I feel like I've used a lot of dies in my projects recently. Some of them are tricky to fit back on the cardboard sheet... I like the sheet because I can quickly see exactly what dies are included that I have to choose from. So I've been tracing around the die shapes with a pencil, so I can easily put them back and make it all fit! Like this: 

While we're discussing storing dies, this is what I do. I slide the die sheet to the back of the envelope, with all the dies showing.
(And I usually have a toothpick in there too, to push out the little tiny bits... altho we do sell a handy little brush tip on page 153 that probably works better) 

And then the front of the packaging faces the flap of the envelope. That way I can see it's actual name, and the flap doesn't catch on any of the dies. 
At the moment, I store my dies in the same bin as my stamp sets, next to the one it bundles with. That may change when I get a craft room in the next few months, but for now that's what works for me.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Flowers or weeds?

I think that depends on your age, haha....
Today I have a card using a dandelion image I didn't expect to use, haha, but here's my second time! (my mom bought the set) This will be a birthday card for someone who loooves dandelions. I used the soft color combo from Global Design Project, and the theme from SUO Challenges, which is "plant life". I think the dandelions turned out awfully pretty! 

Stamps: Garden Wishes
Ink: Pale Papaya, Pear Pizazz
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue
Accessories: Pale Papaya Woven Ribbon

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

CAS Lighthouse

Today's is a card that worked better in my head than in reality... but sometimes that's okay because other people like stuff I don't necessarily like, haha! Additionally, I had a struggle getting a picture of the card! Our skies are full of smoke from wildfires in neighboring states, which creates a yellowy-orangy light on everything, and it's a lot darker outside than usual. This was the best of many, and it's still wonky... 

This time I used the color combo from the CAS Colours & Sketches blog, along with the sketch from the Fusion Challenge. I thought the colors worked nicely with the sketch to make a sea and a sky.... I just need some kind of wave stamp.... lol! 

Stamps: Sailing Home, Inspired Thoughts
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy
Paper: Basic White, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, In Good Taste DP
Accessories: Smooth Sailing Dies, White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Big Shot (retired)

What are you making this week? And who will you send it to? 

Monday, August 16, 2021

Autumn Trees

This is the first card I've made all month long! Aaaahhhh! But I love how it turned out so okay. haha... I used the color inspiration from Just Add Ink which is a gorgeous autumnal palette, and autumn is my favorite so there you go. 
It was really a very simple card to make. I tapped the D block on my Bermuda Bay ink pad til I felt it was fully inked. Then I sprayed a bit of water at it, and let it drip a bit, then stamped it right on the Vanilla card stock. The tree and leaves are die cut, the word strip is stamped, that's all! 

Stamps: Inspired Thoughts
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze
Paper: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso card stocks
Accessories: Inspiring Canopy dies, D Block, Big Shot (retired)

Sunday, August 1, 2021

We Create Blog Hop: School Daze

And it's already August! Another month means another blog hop and appropriately our theme this month is our interpretation of "School Daze". It is time to dive back in to school here!!

When I thought of our theme and looked over my stamp sets, this one jumped out to me with the song "Mary Had a Little Lamb", haha, so I went with it!
My card for you today uses the latest Freshly Made Sketch, along with another pattern in this gorgeous Beauty of the Earth DP (still on sale HERE through tomorrow), annd this cute new stamp that you can earn FREE starting Aug 3rd from round two of Sale-A-Bration!

Stamps: Counting Sheep
Ink: Memento Black, Old Olive, Cinnamon Cider marker, Bumblebee marker
Paper: Bumblebee, Old Olive & Basic White card stock, Beauty Of the Earth DP
Accessories: Dimensionals

Now hop along to Libby's blog by clicking the box below, and see what she's created to inspire you today. And then hop along through and let us know what you think! 
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