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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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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Click on the Cover for the PDF!

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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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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