Colorful Smiles

I am so glad I decided to get the Color Theory Suite on pages 146-147 of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. The colors and designs evoke a colorful calmness. So what better way to send a little Thank You note than with a relaxing drink and a lounge chair? Hunter selected Berry Burst and I decided to add a touch of Crushed Curry pop of Basic Black and I think it’s a lovely color combo! The new Mini Dimensionals are awesome – I used one little one on each drink to pop it up. So nice to not have to cut a regular size Dimensional into smaller pieces!

Berry Burst Crushed Curry Basic Black
Colorful Smiles
Stamp Set:  Colorful Seasons
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Whisper White Notecards
Designer Series Paper: Color Theory Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

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Sweet Elegant Twist of Watercolor Wings

I am beside myself with happiness over the new Embossing Paste!  It is so easy to use and a little bit goes a long way! I used about 1 Tablespoon of paste mixed with 2 drops of Lemon Lime Twist Classic Ink Refill and was able to create 10 card fronts! I was struggling to figure out what colors I wanted to use, so I consulted a handy website called My Create Ink to randomly select my color combination using the Color Lab. It’s an awesome, free site that you can browse color combinations or select one, two, or three colors and let it generate additional colors. I selected Elegant Eggplant and let it come up with combinations for me to choose from. It’s super fun!  http://colorlab.mycreateink.com/
Elegant Eggplant, Sweet Sugarplum, Lemon Lime Twist
Sweet Elegant Twist of Wings

Stamp Set:  Watercolor Wings
Cardstock:  Elegant Eggplant, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Lemon Lime Twist, Sweet Sugarplum
Lovelies:  Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon, Embossing Paste
Tools:  Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Silicone Craft Sheet, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Coffee Talk – I’m Verklempt!

How many of you are old enough to remember Coffee Talk with Linda Richmond on Saturday Night Live?  (Did you read that in her voice?) That is all I can think about with this super fun Coffee Break Suite on pages 30-31 of the new Annual Catalog. I’m not even a coffee drinker and as soon as I saw this suite, I was verklempt!

Coffee Talk

Stamp Set:  Coffee Café
Cardstock:  Garden Green, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Coffee Break
Ink:  Early Espresso, Garden Green, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Corrugated Elements, Linen Thread
Tools:  1/8” Handheld Punch, Coffee Cups Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Annual Catalog Cover

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To My Amazing Son

I had a wonderful time visiting my son this past Memorial weekend. He left the base and stayed with his sister and me at our hotel. It was a much needed vacation for all of us and it went by way too fast. I love to sneak a card into his suitcase any time he visits and I completely forgot to make him a card before his sister and I hit the road for the 14 hour trip. I know he’ll still appreciate it, though. By the time this blog post is published, he should have already received it.

To My Amazing Son

I made a fun Z-fold card and decided to rough up the edges a little.  Even though I have lots of awesome new products, these work together quite nicely for a classic masculine card.

To My Amazing Son Open

Stamp Sets: Guy Greetings, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch

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Annual Catalog Cover

2017-2018 Annual Catalog

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Celebrating the new Catalog with a Rooster Party!

The new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog is now LIVE! I am super excited to share a card that features the new Wood Words stamp set and coordinating Wood Crate Framelits. They can be purchased as a bundle to save you 10%!

Rooster Party

Stamp Set:  Wood Words
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Wood Textures Stack
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party
Lovelies:  Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Wood Crate Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Annual Catalog Cover

2017-2018 Annual Catalog

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Fresh Watercolor Birthday

I’m part of a swapping group called #imbringingbirthdaysback and I needed to make a card to send to one of the participants in Canada. Since it’s out of the country, it’s best to try and stay away from bulky cards. I decided to make a watercolor background and stamp the flower from Artistically Asian right onto it. It’s so far out of my comfort zone since I am all about dimension and layers. I wish I could merge these two cards into one – I love the bolder watercolor background, but like the look of the other one with the Copper Trim wrapped around 3 times. I stepped it up with a few random In Color Enamel Shapes and some Wink of Stella on the flower. I also decided to heat emboss the sentiment with Copper Embossing Powder on the lower right corner, but it’s difficult to see in the picture.  Can you spot the new products?  I’m super excited about all the new goodies!  I also love this color combo of Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig, and Copper. I think I’ll be using this combo again!

Fresh Watercolor Birthday

Stamp Sets:  Artistically Asian, Happy Birthday Gorgeous (NEW!)
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig (NEW!)
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig (NEW!), VersaMark
Lovelies:  Copper Trim (NEW!), Copper Embossing Powder, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Aqua Painters, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

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Best Birds Quartet

A friend of mine is hosting a fundraiser and I offered to donate a set of hand-made cards for the silent auction. I adore the Best Birds bundle and had my stamp club make the same card last week. I actually CASE’d (Copy And Share Everything) myself from back in December (you can see that post here). Instead of using Shimmer White Cardstock for the birds like I did back in December, I used Watercolor paper. I also decided to change up the color scheme and go with softer colors. One of my clubbies mentioned adding Wink of Stella to the wings, so that’s what I did with this set…gives it that shimmery extra accent that works beautifully with the bird. Thanks, Linda!

Best Birds Quartet

Stamp Sets:  Best Birds, Rose Wonder
Cardstock:  Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Ink:  Crushed Curry (marker), Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Wisteria Wonder, Staz-On Jet Black
Lovelies:  Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Aqua Painters, Birds & Blooms Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Base Plate

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