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Friday, February 7, 2014

Warmest Birthday Wishes

I found this card on Pinterest and fell in love with the design, and was inspired to create my own. The torn masking seems to add to a watercolor effect.
Supplies:
Stamps - Blooming with Kindness, Flowering Flourishes
Paper - Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink - Crushed Curry, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green
Embellishments - Rhinestones

Thursday, February 6, 2014

R is for Retire

This is one of my dreams of how I hope some days of retirement will look. I still have a few years to go, but I can still dream. Right? Okay, I might have gotten a little carried away with the butterflies, but hey, it's my dream.
Supplies:
Stamps - Occasions Alphabet, Papillon Potpourri, Summer Silhouettes
Card Stock - Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise, Wisteria Wonder
DSP - Gingham Garden
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Wisteria Wonder
Punches - Bitty Butterfly, Decorative Label, Eyelet Border, Oval, Square

Find more ideas at SplitCoastStampers February Creative Crew Challenges

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Mosaic Medley

This is a "No Brainer" card for the SplitCoastStampers Creative Crew Stampin' Up! Demonstrators' February Challenge. Just looking at it, it does look like a simple, "no brainer" design, and I'm really happy with the results. So why did I struggle putting it together?

If I were to re-create this card, it would be a no brainer, because I can now see all the elements. The struggle comes from pulling the elements together, not the actual layout. When I struggle with elements, I don't actually glue anything down immediately. For this card, the final pieces that pulled the design together were the "framing" of the elements (the Very Vanilla under the Basic Black, the Basic Black under the Cherry Cobber, and the Cherry Cobbler ribbon under the Crumb Cake ribbon). Yep, those were the elements I needed to pull it all together.
Supplies:
Stamps - Mosaic Madness
Card Stock - Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
DSP - Modern Medley
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake ribbon; Mosaic punch; Adorning Accents embossing folder; Rhinestones

Find more ideas at SplitCoastStampers February Creative Crew Challenges

Monday, February 3, 2014

Springtime Blossom

This is this week's card for Operation Write Home's sketch challenge. It took a bit of time fussy cutting the flower and leaves, but well worth the effort.
Supplies:
Stamps - Stippled Blossoms
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Very Vanilla
DSP - Springtime Vintage (ret.)
Ink - Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Rose Red
Accessories - Fancy Fan embossing folder, Pearls

Pursuit of Happiness

We all need a reminder, occasionally, to just stop and be happy with what we have.
Supplies:
Stamps - Flower Shop, Pursuit of Happiness
Card Stock - Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
DSP - Watercolor Wonder
Ink - Tangerine Tango
Accessories - Deco Label Framelits, Designer brads, Pansy punch, Tangerine Tango satin ribbon

Find more ideas at SplitCoastStampers February Creative Crew Challenges

Sunday, February 2, 2014

God Is Love

I had so much fun making these. Did you know that February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day? So, I made these little treat holders for my church pastor to give to the children of our church (two days after Valentines Day and one day before RAK Day!). Thanks to this month's Demo Challenge at SplitCoastStampers, I am aware of Random Acts of Kindness Day.

Now that you know that RAK Day is the 17th, what ideas are popping into your mind?
Supplies:
Stamps - Floral Fillers (ret.), Trust God
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White
DSP - Fresh Prints (SAB)
Punches - 3/16" Circle (non-SU!), Scallop Oval, Small Heart
Framelit - Hearts a Flutter
Sizzlits Bigz - Mini Milk Carton

Find more ideas at SplitCoastStampers February Creative Crew Challenges

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Afternoon Florets

This is just a fun card I made for no particular reason. I used my Silhouette to cut out the flowers, which I had transferred from MDS.
Supplies:
Stamps - Fabulous Florets
Card Stock - Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP - Afternoon Picnic
Ink - Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive

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