Perfect Measure

I needed to make a couple cards this evening and knew I wanted to use Perfect Mix from the Occasions Catalog. Instead of standing in front of my cardstock for hours, I decided to let Hunter choose my color palette…and she picked a fun one!

Daffodil Olive Wisteria

This stamp set is absolutely adorable – I love puns! The countdown is on – just one month left to grab this set before it’s gone gone gone! Don’t be sad that you let it get away from you!

Perfect Measure

Stamp Set:  Perfect Mix
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink:  Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder
Lovelies:  Metallic Enamel Shapes, Silver Metallic Thread
Tools:  Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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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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Proud of My Best Guy Ever

I had a wonderful 10 days with my son. It went by way too fast. I’m so proud of all his hard work with Nuclear training with the NAVY and the man he has become. I made this card and slipped it into his suitcase for him to find when he got back to his base. Mission Accomplished!

Proud of My Best Guy Ever

Stamp Sets: Suite Sentiments, Chalk Lines (retired)
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Whisper White Notecards
Ink: Real Red
Lovelies: Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools: Banners Framelits, Tags & Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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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…

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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

 

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

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High Tide Compilation

I just love the High Tide set in the Occasions catalog. It’s perfect for masculine cards…and we all know masculine cards are the most difficult! I just love sponging and the background of the sand, water and sky are perfect for showcasing the sponging technique.  As you can see from the photo, I cut my round stamping sponges into fourths and staple a little handle on top using the coordinating color of cardstock. As a resident of Southwest Michigan, just a few miles from beautiful Lake Michigan, I can tell you right now that this is definitely going to be one of my go-to sets!

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Stamp Set:  High Tide
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools:  Stamping Sponges

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Softly Falling, Beautiful You

Today we take a dramatic turn from the last two whimsical posts. There are some people I know that are going through trying times right now with physical pain. One of them is my little Hunter Bunter. She’s dealing with a knee injury that happened during a soccer game.  She had looked through the Occasions catalog when I first received it and she really liked the Beautiful You set. It has sweet sentiments and lovely brush artwork. When she saw there were new Watercolor Pencils that included her favorite colors Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie, she insisted we needed them. My little enabler! I am glad that I bought them. The texture of the pencils is smooth and perfect with the Blender Pens.  I wanted a subtle background and the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder seemed like a good fit, as it appears to be tiny raindrops falling. And with that, I hope a card will help cheer my Huntley up, if only for a moment.

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Stamp Set:  Beautiful You
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Ink:  Staz-On Jet Black
Lovelies:  Pearls Basic Jewels, 5/8” Organza Ribbon
Tools:  Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Sweet Popsicle Thread Wrapping Technique

I am absolutely in LOVE with the Cool Treats suite on pages 32 & 33 of the new Occasions Catalog – the ice cream colors are so happy and fun! Good enough to eat! The Wink of Stella puts the “pop” in “popsicle” and the Thread Wrapping Technique makes this card unique!

Stamp Set:  Cool Treats
Cardstock:  Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Tasty Treats Specialty
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder
Lovelies:  Silver Metallic Thread, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes, Brights Enamel Shapes, Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape, Clear Wink of Stella
Tools:  Frozen Treats Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot

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