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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Birthday to a Friend

This is the card I made for a friend of ours. Since it's for a guy, I wanted to keep it simple.
Supplies: Stamp - retired Happy Birthday single stamp (don't remember the name); Paper - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Print Poetry DSP; Ink - Midnight Muse; Accessories - Night of Navy brads, Natural Trim ribbon, Apothecary Accents framelits

Monday, May 27, 2013

An Enchanting Day

I didn't have to go to work today, and the weather wasn't conducive for playing outside, so I decided to do what I could to use up some of my retired DSP. I enjoyed playing with different layouts and coming up with different ideas.

All of the cards have Everyday Enchantment DSP. The additional cardstock used is Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, and Very Vanilla.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Over the Wall

I love the look of ivy draping over a wall. I've tried to create that idea using the stamps from Pocket Silhouettes. I created the wall with my Simply Scored, alternating the vertical lines on each row.

Supplies: Stamps - Pocket Silhouettes (ret.); Paper - Crisp Canteloupe, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Print Poetry DSP; Ink - Crisp Canteloupe, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush; Accessories - Gumball Green Satin Stitched ribbon

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Secret Garden

Have you ever been so busy you don't have time to play with your stamps? Of course, then it's all I can think about. Then, when I have an opportunity to sit and play . . . NOTHING! I have new stamps, new colors, and just can't figure out where to start.

If you ever are in a creative block, there are plenty of places to get inspiration. One way is to cruise around other paper-crafting blogs; another is to visit Pinterest. Of course, for me, Pinterest seems to create more delays, because I see cards and food and crochet patterns and garden ideas. . . you get the idea. So, another great place for inspiration is to check out some of the challenge sites. This week I pulled my inspiration from Color Throwdown.

Supplies: Stamps - A Round Array, Label Love, Secret Garden; Paper - Daffodil Delight, Temping Turquoise, Whisper White; Ink - Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise; Accessories - 3/16" Daffodil Delight brads, Artisan Label punch, Lucky Limeade Ruffled ribbon

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mad for Flowers

I've been on vacation for just over a week, and have been itching to create. I previously made a card similar to this one, but have since sent it to a special someone. Therefore, I wanted to have something similar available. Since it does take a bit of time (due to heat embossing on the vellum jar and cutting flowers and leaves), I like to have a spare, just in case.
Supplies: Stamps - A Round Array, Mosaic Madness, Papaya Collage, Perfectly Preserved; Paper - Pistachio Pudding, Vellum, Whisper White; Ink - Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Strawberry Slush, Summer Starfruit; Accessories - Clear Embossing Powder, Scallop Trim Punch

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Love You Elements of Style

This is my tribute to the retiring Elements of Style stamp set. This was one of my very first sets.
Supplies: Stamps - Elements of Style, Itty Bitty Banners; Paper - Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White; Ink - Basic Black, Raspberry Ripple; Punch - 1" Square; Framelits - Bitty Banners; Jewels - Rhinestones
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