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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A Little Old, A Little New & A Little Carry-Through

My club order arrived today and I always put a little thank you card in with each order. I thought it would be fun to make little 3” x 3” square cards and have a little old (Watermelon Wonder Cardstock & Ink, Tasty Treats Specialty DSP), a little new (Wood Words Stamp Set, Wood Crate Framelits), and a little carry-through (Whisper White Bakers Twine, Pear Pizzazz Ink). I crack myself up with my rhyme! These 6 adorable cards only took 20 minutes to make and I can’t stop smiling when I look at those stinkin’ cute little strawberries I added to the envelopes, too!

Old New and Carry Through

Stamp Sets:  Wood Words, Cool Treats
Cardstock:  Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Tasty Treats Specialty
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Whisper White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Wood Crate Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Base Plate

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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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Anchor Greetings

I apologize for the length of time since my last upload. Things have been chaotic around here, to say the least. Life marches on, however, and the clock was ticking down to get my swap cards out. I knew I wanted to participate in the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. It’s the first time I planned to contribute…the perfect challenge to join in on. It’s the WWC116 – Kath’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge. Unfortunately, the challenge closed yesterday evening. That’s ok, though, because sometimes we just need a little nudging to get our creative juices flowing, right?  So here’s my “Color Challenge” to inspire you:Dapper Garden MarinaSometimes the hardest part of putting a card together is just deciding on colors. I went with a few of my favorites…blues and green. Once I picked my colors, the rest of the card came together quite quickly. It was nice being able to just stamp for an hour.  The die used to cut out the sentiment is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits collection. It is a perfect fit – with just enough room for an enamel shape! Between the enamel shape and the Burlap Ribbon, they are spot-on embellishments for a masculine card. And I love the finishing touch of adding the anchor to the envelopes, too!

Anchor Greeting

Stamp Set:  Guy Greetings
Cardstock:  Dapper Denim, Garden Green, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Garden Green, Marina Mist
Lovelies:  5/8” Burlap Ribbon, Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Seaside Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

P.S. All the items used will be carrying over into the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!

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Tip Top Touches of Thanks

Tick Tock…Tick Tock…the countdown is on! We’ll be saying goodbye to the 2015-2017 In Colors in two short months, so to remind everyone of how beautiful this collection is, today’s cards feature 3 of them – Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe.  I felt an organic card would work best with these colors and I’ve been holding onto this set called Touches of Texture for the perfect time. So happy I bought this set! I wonder if it will make it into the new catalog?  The font of the sentiments in Rose Wonder is perfect for this style. And always pay attention to the little details – I used a sponge dauber to add Mint Macaron ink to the Very Vanilla Lace Doilies. Love it!

Tip Top Touches of Thanks

Stamp Sets:  Touches of Texture, Rose Wonder
Cardstock:  Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe
Lovelies:  Lace Doilies, Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Sponge Dauber

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Glimmer of Sweet Sugarplum

I wanted the thank you cards for my club ladies to feature the awesome glimmer paper from the Sale-a-Bration (SAB) second release. I also thought it would be nice to feature one of the SAB stamp sets. Avant Garden was one of the sets that I had skimmed over, thinking “Do I really need another flower stamp?”. But after Hunter looked through the brochure, that was her first choice. So…as a good parent, I simply had to get it, right?  The cards I made are a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) from Kylie Bertucci’s blog. She is so talented!  You can see her post here:  http://www.craftykylie.com/2017/02/kylies-international-highlights-winners.html

glimmer-of-sweet-sugarplum

Stamp Sets:  Avant Garden (SAB), Swan Lake (Occasions)
Cardstock:  Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White Notecards
Specialty Paper:  Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (SAB)
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Versamark
Lovelies:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, White Embossing Powder
Tools:  Bow Builder Punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

occasions-cover     occasions-2017

sab     sab_2017_us

sab-2nd-release-screen-shot     sab_2017_2nd-release_us

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Wisteria Weather and Reminiscing

We’ve been getting hit with so much rain today, that I thought it would be the perfect time to use my Weather Together set with the matching dies. I just love thunderstorms. I remember when the children were itty bitties and scared of the thunder. I would take them outside onto the porch, all of them trying to sit on my lap, and we’d sit there in silence together…watching the lightning and listening to thunder. Bittersweet memories…

wisteria-weather-reminiscing-jla

Stamp Sets: Weather Together, Avant Garden (Sale-a-Bration)
Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: A Little Foxy Stack
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder
Lovelies: Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools: Umbrella Weather Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

 

occasions-cover     occasions-2017

sab     sab_2017_us

Here’s the link to the Sale-a-Bration second release:     sab_2017_2nd-release_us

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