Friday, July 22, 2016

TGIF #65

I couldn't help but be totally literal with the latest TGIF theme challenge.  I think one of my absolute favorite "go to" box die is the Cutie Pie Thinlets.  I love the size and the dimension and how easy it whips up.  I also seem to keep gravitating to pink!  What's that all about?  I am not a huge fan of pink in fact I would most never wear anything pink--but I do like Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo.

This slice of cake is created with a piece of Affectionately Yours DSP and the whip cream top is made with layers of Delicate Doilies.  I love the tag which is stamped and detail cut with the Birthday  Fiesta Photopolymer Bundle.  Then I used the Oval Layering Framelits to get a clean cut with a perfect scallop layer.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

HSS #242 Color Goof

I goofed up the latest color challenge hosted by Hand Stamped Sentiments!  It was suppose to be Very Vanilla and I used Whisper White, Shimmer White, and Shimmer Silver.  I also totally blew off the Cherry Cobbler and used Red Glimmer.  Oh well!  I didn't mean to, but I typically work from memory on challenges and I thought red, white and blue.  Boy was I wrong this time.

While I didn't get the colors just right, this card is a BEAUTY!!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Monday Montage #73

Howdy Hoppers!  For the latest Monday Montage I am sharing my Flourish Thinlets and Banners For You Card.  I am loving the lightly sponged ombre background of this card!  It's so soft and eye appealing and I can't believe how easy it was to create.
To make my background I cut a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  Then I gently inked up a Sponge Brayer with Bermuda Bay Classic Ink and rolled out the color on my card stock.  I added lots of color to the bottom of the paper and eased up and barely put down any ink on the top.  It's an easy ombre effect in no time at all.  By the way the Sponge Brayers come (2) handles and (4) foam rollers to a pack for $8.00 US.  A fabulous tool to have in your stash of supplies.
Have a super day and enjoy browsing through our Monday Montage Blog Hop.
To Julie
to Dara

Friday, July 8, 2016

TGIF #63

Hello and happy day to you all and those who are visiting from the TGIF Challenge site.  Of all the challenge types out there, sketches are my most favorite.  This sketch is a great one with loads of possibilities.  For my spin on the sketch I decided to open up my brand new Touches of Texture Stamp set.  Wow!  What a super cool and totally amazing set of images.  There are small textural images, natural floral and insect graphics, along with backgrounds.  There is even a background stamp of clustered letters--it's so cool.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Creation Station Serene Scenery

Can you believe it's July?  Time goes so quick, but the great thing about the start of a new month is that it's time for a Creation Station Blog Hop.  I love this Hop.  I am so blown away by the team of designers and tickled pink to be amongst them.  For this month's 'Gifts of the Garden' Hop I have a trio of simple Serene Scenery cards tucked in a gusseted envelope.
The Serene Scenery DSP Stack is so totally AWESOME!  One side of every page is a photograph of guess what?  Scenery!  The opposite side is pattern print of the same color as the photo side.  It's the perfect match.  
To decorate my little gift I used scraps from my three cards.  I punched the leftover pieces with a 1" Circle Punch and stitched them together to make a garland trim to wrap around a belly band for the envelope box.  Then I added a Metallic Doily and a cute banner.  The banner was so easy to make thanks to the (have to have it) Banners for You Bundle.
Check out these simple 4 1/4" square beauties!  Each has a square piece of Serene Scenery DSP, a white heat embossed "live laugh love" greeting, a coordinating Bakers Twine shoestring bow, and a Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper frame.  I cut the Glittery frames using the Layering Squares Framelits.

My plan for these cards is to tuck a gift card inside each one and let the recipient go out and truly live it up, laugh out loud, and love like crazy!
My wish is for you all to have a great weekend and for those here in America, Happy Fourth of July!  Now get ready for one of my most favorite stampers ever--Dena Rekow :0)

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