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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Elements of a Collage

Through Pinterest, I discovered another blog - My Sandbox. I can't believe I am admitting this, but it took me almost all day to "almost" replicate her card. However, I like her card so much, I was determined to complete it. I would never have come up with this, because she used elements from several stamp sets, and managed to pull them all together.
Supplies: Stamps - Elements of Style, Papaya Collage, Perfectly Preserved, Tiny Tags; Paper - Vellum, Whisper White, Comfort Cafe DSP; Ink - Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit; Ribbon - Primrose Petals Stitched Satin; Embossing Powder - Clear

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Elegant Eleanor

I made this card based on a card I found at Add Ink And Stamp. Actually, I found it on Pinterest and decided to make something similar. The technique is very much like the Triple Time Stamping.
Supplies: Stamps - Elementary Elegance, Everything Eleanor; Paper - Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White; Ink - Gumball Green, Primrose Petal, Wisteria Wonder; Embellishments - Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details, Rhinestones

Monday, March 25, 2013

Flowers & Lattice

This is very similar to my Laughing Flowers card, but with different colors and a little more 3D.
Supplies: Stamps - Fabulous Florets; Paper - Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake Garden Green; Ink - Garden Green, Melon Mambo; Embellishment - Rose Red Seam Binding, Lattice BigZ, Stripes embossing folder, Pearls, Rhinestone

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Laughing Flowers

I found a card similar to this on the SU! demonstrator site. After very few changes, I created this one. Isn't it beautiful? Like looking through some garden lattice.
 Supplies: Stamps - Fabulous Florets; Paper - Bashful Blue, Gumball Green, Whisper White; Ink - Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple; Punch - Word Window; Embellishment - Raspberry Ripple Dahlia, Satin Stitched Gumball Green Ribbon, Lattice BigZ

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bison In Wilderness

As promised, here is the other birthday card for one of my nephews. This is one of those cards where I had something totally different in mind. After I trashed that idea (literally), I decided on this design. The best part about this one is, it sort of fell into place. It still isn't what I had envisioned, it's better! Love when that happens.

Country Birthday

A couple of male relatives have birthdays coming up. Here is one of the cards I made.
I'm hoping to have the second card completed and posted later today.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Large Lovely Tree

I just found out today a friend, who works with my husband, fell and broke his hip. He is doing fine, but I wanted to make a card large enough for all his friends and co-workers to sign. Instead of using the traditional 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 piece of card stock, I used a slightly larger 10 x 6-1/2 card stock. I've made a couple of other cards similar to this one, but since we live in the mountains, I just can't resist. I discovered the idea from Stamp Up Your Craft and still enjoy making it.

Supplies: Stamp - Lovely As A Tree; Paper - Always Artichoke, Early Espresso Core'dinations, Very Vanilla; Ink - Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder; Embossing Folder - Woodgrain; Ribbon - Natural Trim (really compliments the woodgrain.

Clean & Simple Flourish

This is a super easy, quick card to make. It would be perfect if you wanted to make a stack of cards for a friend or a class, or even a few challenges! This one is inspired by the color choices at Color Throwdown, and the CAS challenges at Addicted to Stamps and More, and Stampin' Royalty. I just love the way these soft colors work together.
Supplies: Stamp - Flowering Flourishes; Paper - Crumb Cake (1-3/4 x 3-1/2), So Saffron (4 x 5-1/4), Whisper White (1-1/2 x 3-1/4); Ink - Pool Party; Ribbon - Ruffled Calypso Coral

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Perfect Harvest

I've had this stamp set for a while now, but I've mostly used just the mason jar stamp as a flower vase. After all, that was the main reason I bought it. Today I decided I needed to branch out a bit, so I created this card. It was fun creating a card that is not my usual design style. I hope you enjoy it.
Supplies: Stamps - Perfectly Preserved; Paper - Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Orchard Harvest DSP; Ink - Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple; Framelits - Cannery Set; Ribbon - Lucky Limeade Organdy (ret.); Embossing Powder - Clear

Flying High

This week, Dynamic Duo chose Daffodil Delight and Garden Green as the duo of colors. Of course, my mind instantly went to "flowers." With names like Daffodil and Garden, my challenge was coming up with a design that was NOT flowers. Next step - look at my stamps for inspiration. Ah ha! Up, Up & Away. Then I had to put my idea onto paper. Sometimes what I have in mind works, and sometimes it doesn't. This time? It Worked!

Supplies: Stamps - Up, Up & Away; Paper - Whisper White, and Regals Collection and Beyond the Garden (ret.) DSPs; Ink - Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green; Embossing Folder - Cloudy Day

Friday, March 1, 2013

Lucky Eleanor

Another fun color combination from Color Throwdown. After deciding to use the Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla DSP from Print Poetry, everything else just fell in place.
Supplies: Stamps - Everything Eleanor; Paper - Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Print Poetry DSP; Ink - Crumb Cake (daubed on edges), Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, So Saffron; Punch - Dotted Scallop Ribbon; Jewels - Pearls
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