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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Vintage Leaves Watercolor

This is for my sister who has some health issues that she is struggling with right now.

I cased this card from fellow SU Demo Billie Moan at Rambling Rose Studio.  Where Billie lightly stamped the images to be translucent I stamped them with a much heavier hand which caused them to retain their pattern when watercolored.  Check out Billie's beautiful card here:

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Happiest Birthday to Shelli

This Birthday Card is for Shelli Gardner at Stampin' Up who celebrates her birthday this month. I used a mix of current and retired SU stamp sets for the background. The photo actually shows a second card I made trying to remember the first card's layout as I forgot to photograph the original card before I popped it in the mail. I am really happy with the way it turned out.

Stampin' Up:  Swirly Bird, Snuggles & Smooches, Flowering Fields, Love & Affection, Birthday Blooms stamp sets.

Pumpkin Spice Blessed

Pumpkin Spice Tea Bags for my Workshop attendees.  I am hoping that this spicy drink brings a fall like atmosphere to our next Workshop, since here on the central coast of California, it has been very hot and dry.

CTMH Autumn Wishes and Blessed Beyond Measure stamp sets.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Flamingo Paradise

This is for Split Coast Stampers card Sketch Challenge SC613 and CAS Clean and Simple CAS397 Pink Ribbon.

Stampin' Up Pop of Paradise flamingo in Melon Mambo ink, various Washi tapes used.  Whisper White and Melon Mambo card stock.

Pink Ice Skates

This is for the Split Coast Stampers Sketch Challenge  SC613


Stampin' Up Winter Memories (Retired); Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White and Basic Black card stock.  Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (Retired); Watercolor paper; Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Crumb Cake inks Silver Pen; Liquid Pearls in Petal Pink and Cotton Candy Stickles.

One of my most cherished memories is taking the Grands to ice skate at Union Square in San Francisco at Christmas time.  My beautiful snow angels had so much fun and provided us with wonderful times and albums full of smiling faces as they glided across the ice.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

You've Got Me

This is for the month of October to show support for Breast Cancer, and for the CAS397 (Clean And Simple) challenge over at Split Coast Stampers to use pink ribbon.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Indian Summer for National Card Making Day

Photos showing the process of making the background paper with the Stampin' Up Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and matching die set

With an 4" x 5 1/4" piece of card stock, die cut the leaves and flowers that you will be using as a template.  With a 12" x 10 1/2" piece of whisper white card stock, randomly stamp the leaf stamps in Archival Black ink leaving room to add some flowers

Using the template, lay it over each element and with sponge daubers move over the leaf cut areas around the edges with Delightful Dijon, then with Always Artichoke towards the middle.  Using Marina Mist go around the edges of the flowers, add a dab of Delightful Dijon to the centers.

Continue working around your paper.

Finished piece.  Cut finished piece into six 4" x 5 1/4" pieces.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Fall Card


Stampin' Up Blackberry Bliss, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White Card Stock,
Blackberry Bliss and Wisteria Wonder Ink, 
Flower Patch Stamp Set, matching Flower Fair Framelits dies and Suite Sayings Sentiments stamp set
Falling Leaves Darcie embossing folder
Miscellaneous Sequins

Hello Fall!

Hello Fall!


110# Recollections Vanilla Card Stock
Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip
Scraps from my stash
Stamp Sets:  Autumn Harvest and For All Things, both retired.
Sheer Ribbon and Gold Stickles

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Faux Leather Falling Leaves

Faux Leather look applied to Darice Falling Leaves embossing folder, hand stitched around the edges.  Card stock, Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie. Inks to match the card stock.  Stamp sets; Vintage Leaves, For All lThings.

Stampin' Up Penned & Painted

Order bags for late September stamped with Penned and Painted stamp set in Tangerine Tango,  Chocolate Chip and Old Olive.  Sentiment is from Hello a Sale-A-Bration set.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Stampin' Up Bunch of Blossoms

Bunch of Blossoms and Blossom Builder Punch

Stampin' Up has some Special Offers for the month of September.  Last week the Blossom Builder punch was one those offers at a great price.  

For each person who ordered the punch AND the matching stamp set "Bunch of Blossoms" (page 69),  I made these order delivery bags.  This stamp set is a three step watercolor look stamp set and the punch makes it so easy to punch out all of the parts.  Wink of Stella was applied to all of the pedals and leaves and Dazzling Diamonds to the little buds.

The background flourish is from the Falling Flowers stamp set (page 127).

Thanks for stopping by today to take a look.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Stampin' Up Greetings From Santa

Ho! Ho! Ho!  Greetings From Santa

One of my favorite dies in the Stampin' Up 2016 Holiday Catalog is the Detailed Santa, he is adorable.  Basic Black 5x5 base. Santa backed with sparkly red and white papers, face is a flesh paper from my stash.  I used white embossing powder for the Sentiment.  Love him.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Happy Fall Ya'll Make and Take

For my SU Holiday Catalog launch, this is one of my two make and take cards.  Not everyone participates in Halloween, so this little scarecrow from the Cookie Cutter Halloween is perfect.

Watercolor paper, Watercolors:
Dusty Durango
Crushed Curry
Old Olive
Dapper Denim
Pumpkin Pie
Sahara Sand

Papers are various fall pieces from my stash.  SU Top Note die and Window framelit.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Stampin' Up 2016 Holiday Catalog Items

Some of my Open House Catalog Reveal samples:

Halloween Treat Tags

Stampin' Up:
Whisper White Heavy Card Stock
Jar of Haunts and Jar of Love Stamp Sets
Marker Colors:  Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, River Rock. Real Red, Crushed Curry
Everyday Jars Thinlit dies

Christmas is Coming!

Stampin' Up:
Whisper White Heavy Card Stock
Christmas Magic Stamp Set
On Film Thinlit die

Marvy Snow Marker
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers