Tuesday, May 24, 2016

World's Best Dad is My Dad!

Yes you heard it right.  The world's best dad is MY dad!  He is the cutest dude ever.  He's kind, he's always respectful of others, he plays a mean piano, he is one of those quietly funny guys, he's a handy fixer tinkerer kind of man, he truly believes quantity is quality, and he loves my mom, myself, and my family without end.  He is Lynn Salisbury!!!

When I saw the theme challenge at TGIF I knew I had to share this father's day card.  A card featuring the World Traveler TIEF, the Going Global stamp set, and a piece of the Going Places DSP.
To start this card I preinked my World Traveler TIEF with Pool Party ink and then ran a piece of Pool Party card stock through the Big Shot.  Next I rubbed Crumb Cake ink on the continents using a Sponge Dauber.  To achieve the splatter effect I gathered ink in the lid of my Early Espresso pad with an Aqua Painter and flicked it all over.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape

The time is right now for a sketch challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments and this is a spunky fun one.  For my spin on the sketch I pulled out something old, something new, something borrowed, and nothing blue.

To perfectly cut the Silver Glimmer Paper photo frame and the Peakaboo Peach arrow I used the retired On Film Framelits.  Setting the stage and theme of my card I slapped strips of my recently acquired Playful Palette Washi Tape directly onto a Whisper White card base.  Another new product used to create this card is the Oh Happy Day Card Kit.  I didn't use any of the consumable suppliesform the kit, just a couple of the stamps.  Now you're wondering what I borrowed?  I borrowed a tip from my super smart stampin' friend, Dena Rekow, and made a pokey scallop circle to back the focal greeting.
To make the pokey scallop circle:
1.  Punch out a 1 3/4" Scallop Circle from DSP or card stock.
2.  Attach the punched circle to a Post It Note.
3.  Reinsert the punched scallop circle into the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch in an offset position and repunch.  To align in the offset position carefully line up the valley of each scallop directly over the mountain of the scallops.
4. Remove leftover piece of Post It Note and your done!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Washi Power

I have a couple washi tape cards to share for this Monday Montage blog hop.  Both cards have the Affectionately Yours Washi Tape and the Layering Love stamp images.  The first card is quick and simple and super cute in person.  I love the Cucumber Crush Linen Thread that gives is a finishing touch.

My second card uses washi tape in a bit different way.  I first put the tape on white card stock and then cut the balloon and banners out using pieces from the Balloon Framelits.
to dara
to julie

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


This card is everything soft, everything springy, everything sweet that says so much, and everything sparkly to bring out the Smokey Slate.  For the color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are blending a fabulous trio of Stampin' Up! custom colors; Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and Smokey Slate.

To make this card light and fresh the only card stock I have used is a base of Whisper White Thick and the lighter weight Whisper White for the banner greeting.  I stamped the entire card front with the leaf image from All About Everything set using Pool Party ink.  The images on the banner are also from the All About Everything set.  The stamp set is SUPER awesome!  It came as a gift from Stampin' Up! in April's Paper Pumpkin Kit and it is chuck full of greatness.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Monday Montage

Welcome stamp friends!  It's Monday Montage blog hop time and this go around I am sharing a more masculine themed card.  It's free of doilies, glitter, pearls, Wink of Stella, or rhinestones.  However, I could not resist twine.  I pulled apart the It's My Party two-toned Melon Mambo bakers twine to just use the black pieces.  Then I tied the twine in a no knot bow and stapled it on.  When I finished the card the long tails looked kind of like a Foo Man Choo moustache--I thought good it's still masculine.

The DSP is Going Places and the stamp image is from the Going Global set.
From Dara
to Julie

Creation Station Going Global

I love the first Sunday of the month!  It's the day the Creation Station gets to stamp and share our blog hop.  This month's theme is all about men, all things masculine be it for birthdays, graduations, fathers day, or anything dude like.

Are you ever stumped for what to get for some of the men/boys in your life?  I am.  But, I have a great idea.  I thought it would be fun to make a ten piece cake using the Cutie Pie Framelits.

For my cake all the black designer series papers are from the Going Global Paper Stack.  Don't they blend so awesomely?  They are totally perfect for guy stampin' stuff.  The greeting image is from the Sweet Stack set and are stamped with Delightful Dijon, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, and Basic Black on Very Vanilla.
The Cutie Pie Framelit set has so many workable pieces.  To make the candles I cut two pieces for each, glued them together, flaired the bottoms out, and adhered them to a 7/8" scallop circle.  This way they easily stand up on the cake.  The top of each banner is embellished with a Gold Glimmer scallop which is also cut from a piece from the Cutie Pie set.
To bring the entire cake together and give it a great finishing look I made a band to go around the outer edge.  I cut several 1" wide strips of Gold Glimmer paper long enough to wrap the entire cake.  I scored the strip every 2 7/8" to make a perfect fit.  The last touch was to add a simple tie of Pool Party Glitter Ribbon.  At first a had a foofy bow and added twine and sequins, but I took it all off to keep it more guy like.
Thanks for stopping by today.  If you click on to the next you will be arriving at the most talented Cindy Schsuster's blog.  I am absolutely positive she is sharing something fabulous.  If you go back I am sure Kathy Kartak has a true treat to share.
to kathy
to cindy

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

More Mint Macaron

A couple of days ago I shared a Mint Macaron themed card and I am again today spotlighting the yummy soft shade.  I started with a 12" x 12" piece of DSP and scored it at 3", 2.5", 3", and 2.5".  Then I trimmed off a 1/2" and turned the paper 90 degrees and scored at 2.5".  I clipped along the bottom scorelines to create the tabs needed to form the box bag.

The scrumptious ribbon is the NEW 5/8" Striped Ribbon in Mint Macaron.  Hanging from the bow is a 2" wide tag which I embellished hand painted watercolor Botanical Builder flowers.  The sweet greeting is also NEW.  It comes from a set called Layering Love.  I will share more from this set later ;0)