Sharing What I Love for TSOT364

Hello Everyone!

I had a day of laundry last Thursday and was able to make 2 Cards!!!

Yesterday’s Post and Today’s Post!

 

This is a Sketch Challenge for

Try Stamping on Tuesday TSOT #364

 

Here is the Challenge!

TSOT 364 Optional Theme-Butterflies

 

Here is my Card!

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Here is a Close Up of the butterflies…I wanted to show the pearls!

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Here is the inside of my Card!

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Sharing What I Love! A neat card of encouragement!

 

Here is the Card with the stamped to match envelope!

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Stock and Measures:

Cardstock:

Rich Razzleberry-card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″ folded in half on the score

-1 1/4″ punched scalloped squares

Old Olive-strip across the front, 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″

-1″ punched squares

Whisper White-inside panel. 4″ X 5 1/4″

-3/4″ squares cut out, for the stamped butterflies

 

DSP:

Share What You Love Specialty DSP-front vertical strip, 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

Stamp Sets:

Hanging Garden-the butterflies (used only one of them from a stamp that had 2)

Special Celebrations-inside greeting/sentiment

Ink Pads:

Stazon Black-butterflies on front

Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad: Rich Razzleberry, greeting/inside sentiment, butterflies on envelope

Stampin’ Write Markers:

So Saffron-color butterflies on front and on envelope

Crumb Cake-body of butterflies

Tools:

1″ Square Punch-Old Olive squares

1 1/4″ Scallop Punch-Rich Razzleberry squares

Accessories:

Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon-across the front of the card

Share What You Love Artisan Pearls-one on each butterfly body

 

Here is my Card again!

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I stamped the envelope butterflies in Rich Razzleberry

I then colored in with So Saffron, it bled a little…

note to self…stamp in the Stazon next time!

The New Suite “Share What You Love” will be available in the new Catalog!

I have given a few sneak peeks of the coming suite!

It will be in the NEW Catalog coming soon!!!

As I get to make more Cards…I will premier this suite to you ALL!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Love Shared to you ALL!

It’s Not Easy Being Green…for SSC177

 

It sometimes hard for people to get into the color green. I have siblings, not in love with the color at all! Myself…I LOVE GREEN!

My home is white, off-white, and green and red! At Christmas it is easy to decorate! I really don’t require a lot of stuff! Just pops of red and gold everywhere!

 

Today’s Color Challenge from Sunday Stamps Challenge SSC177

The focus seemed green. It also challenges with Navy Blue, Beige and Creamy colors too!

Here is the Challenge!

 

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I really like this color combination!

(and those parfait cups look yummy too!)

 

Here is my Card!

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The Card base is Tranquil Tide.

The mat is Night of Navy.

The stamped panel is Whisper White.

The bird is color blended with Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand

Stampin’ Write Markers.

 

Here is the stamped inside of my Card!

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I stamped the inside sentiment in Night of Navy.

 

And I HAD to stamp an envelope to match!

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I used my blender pen, to blend the colors in

the leaves and the berries and berry flowers.

I DID the same on the envelope!

 

Here is the list of Stock and Measures:

Cardstock:

Tranquil Tide-card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″ folded in half on the fold

Night of Navy-front mat, 4″ x 5 1/4″

Whisper White-front panel-3 3/4″ x 5″

-inside panel, 4″ x 5 1/4″

Stamp Sets:

Four You-retired, greeting

An Open Heart-retired, berry sprig, bird

Perennial Birthday-inside sentiment

Ink Pads:

Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad, Night of Navy-greeting, inside sentiment

Memento Tuxedo Black Stamp Pad-berry sprig, bird

Stampin’ Write Markers:

So Saffron-bird’s beak

Sahara Sand-bird, sprig’s stems

Crumb Cake-bird

Garden Green-leaves

Night of Navy-berries and flowers

Stampin’ Blender Pen-leaves, berries, bird

Accessories:

Pastel Colored Pearls-from Michael’s Recollections, for the Cream Color!

 

Here is my Card again!

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And as Kermit sang…

It isn’t easy being green, or purple, of orange, or pink…

Until the next Post…Blessings and Rainbow Colors to you ALL!

MIA and Itching to Get Back to Normal!

Hello Stampers!

I have been MIA for awhile…I drove over to WV to visit my Dad…while there, Dad had a heart attack and had a stent placed, inside another stent. They also checked the back side of his heart with an Endoscopy and said his valves looked pretty good. Pretty good for an 85-year-old man, is good! If he were 20, pretty good would be bad. So the day Dad was discharged from the hospital, I drove back home to NC.  I was supposed to return on Monday the 16th, instead, I drove on the 18th. It has been non-stop busy for me since I got back! I have been in the Craft Room to clean and that is about it!

Stampin’Up! will be having a BIG Color Revamp this year with the New Catalog that goes live early June! I packed up all my discontinued paper, ink pads, markers, ribbons, etc.,. to send to my niece up in RI. I also had to print and label the cardstock slots with the new colors that will be debuting! So excited! Many Colors are coming back as permanent in our color collections! Remember Poppy Parade, Coastal Cabana, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow? They are coming back! Also New In-Colors and new Colors for the collections! Very Exciting to see these, but a lot of work to prepare for them!

I also had to help prep for the Plant Sale our Garden Club held last Saturday…a lot of work to label and price and then transport all the plants to the sale tables…then I manned the Herb & Vegetable table…the sale was a great success and we were all beat!

 I am the Chair-person for the Garden Club’s Bus Trip this year. I had to run around and get prices for items we need for the trip and then decide which to use. I held a meeting today with my Volunteers and we assigned the little jobs to do that day of the Trip. We also set a date for the Bag & Tag of the goodies we will be passing out to all the Garden Club Members going! I have a good friend coming into town the day before…she gets to go! I was praying a seat would be open for her, today she was added and paid for! I called her to let her know and she was over the Moon! So, that will be the beginning of her visit with me that week! I will probably have a few days to play in the Craft Room…I hope so, never mind creating, I have to get everything ready for my Stampin’ Class too! Hopefully I will be able to make some cards for the Challenges out there! Stay Tuned!

Thank you for hanging in there with me!

I will try real hard to get some done to share with you!

Until the next Post…Blessings to you ALL!

Sweet Wishes for TGIFC#154

Hello!

Welcome Back!

Thank you for peeking in for today’s Card!

Today’s Card is for a Color Challenge!

for TGIFC #154

TGIFC 154

What a beautiful combo of color!

 

Here is my Card!

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The cake plate and bow are cut from the Champagne Foil Sheet!

To me, it has a pinkish hue to it and I thought it was a good way to help bring the

‘bling’ to a very celebratory Card! That ‘foil-like’ Washi Tape was from my stash!

 

Here is my Card’s inside!

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I didn’t stamp too much…I want to keep as much ‘white’ space for a personal note!

 

Here is my Card with its matching envelope!

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For a little ‘pop’ of sparkle…Rhinestones!

 

The Stock and Measures:

Cardstock:

Crumb Cake-base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″ folded in half on the score

Whisper White-for the greeting banner, for the cake

-inside panel, 4″ X 5 1/4″

Flirty Flamingo-inside mat 4″ X 5 1/4″, banner 1/2″ X 3 1/8″

Peekaboo Peach-inside mat 3 3/4″ X 5″, banner 1/2″ X 3 1/4″

Champagne Foil Sheet-cake plate and bow

Stamp Set:

Cake Soirée-all stamping

Classic Stampin’ Ink:

Flirty Flamingo-greeting, inside sentiment

Sweet Sugarplum-inside flowers

Memento Tuxedo Black-cake for coloring

Stampin’ Write Markers: to color the flowers on the cake, and to color the flower for the envelope

Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo

Tools:

Big Shot-die cutting machine

Sweet Cake Framelits-cake, cake plate, and bow

Banner Triple Punch-to flag the ends of the banners

Accessories:

Jewels Basic Rhinestones-3 on Card front

Washi Tape-Foil-from my stash

 

Here is my Card again!

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Cute! I am pleased with this Card!

Another for the stash!

On Another note…

This is my last posting this week.

I will be away till the rest of this week…returning Monday!

I am driving over to WV to visit my Dad before he goes up to RI for 6 mos.

This is the last Post till I get back!

I have a couple of Challenges that I can join after I return home.

Until the next Post…Blessings and Sweet Wishes to you ALL!

It’s Your Day…FabFri134 and SSINKCS51

Hello!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Today’s Card is for 2 challenges…

 

A Color Challenge from

FabFri#134

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what I found hard in this color challenge…

…how to incorporate the pink!

 

 

And the Sketch Challenge from

SSINKSC#51

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Here is my take on combining the two!

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The ‘pink’ solved! I dyed the Silver Edged Whisper White Ribbon

with the Powder Pink Ink and I used alcohol so it would dry faster!

Attached with a Mini Glue Dot!   Done and Done!

 

Here is the inside of the Card…this can be used for either a Birthday or Father’s Day!

 

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I used another piece of the DSP and glued it to the envelope flap…Truly Tailored!

 

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I am so glad I have a Dad and Brothers that wouldn’t think twice about a ‘pink’ bow!

 

The Stock and Measures:

Cardstock:

Soft Sky-base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″, folded in half on the score

Night of Navy-front mats, 3 1/8″ X 4 1/2″, (2) 1 5/8″ X 4 1/8″, inside mat 3 3/4″ X 5″

Whisper White-inside panel, 3 1/2″ X 4 3/4″

Very Vanilla-oval greeting

So Saffron-scallop oval mat

DSP:

True Gentleman-3 pcs. on the front, 3″ X 4″, (2) 1 1/2″ X 4″, envelope flap-2 1/2″ X 6″ trim to fit the flap after gluing to flap

Stamp Set:

Truly Tailored-greeting, inside sentiment

Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads:

Night of Navy-greeting, inside sentiment

Powder Pink-used to dye the ribbon

Tools:

Big Shot-die cutting machine

Layering Ovals Framelits-scallop oval mat

Stitched Shapes Framelits-greeting oval

Accessories:

Metallic Edge Ribbon in Whisper White-dyed with a mix of alcohol and Powder Pink Classic Stampin’ Ink

 

Here is my Card again!

 

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Thank you for peeking in Today!

Are you lucky enough to have males in your family that don’t worry

about wearing or receiving something Pink?

Let me know!

Until the next Post…Blessings and “Pink” love to you ALL!

It’s A Party! CTS#29

Hello Again!

My Second Post for Today!

I couldn’t pass up this Sketch Challenge from

CAS(E) this Sketch #266

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Here is my Card!

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Here is the inside of my Card!

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And you know…I have to make a matching envelope!

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The Stock and Measures:

unless noted, all items are from Stampin’Up!

Cardstock:

Bermuda Bay- card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ score @ 4 1/4″, fold in half on the score

Whisper White- inside panel 4″ X 5 1/4″, and a piece to stamp the balloons on

Basic Black- for the word “celebrate”

Ink Pads:

Memento Tuxedo Black- to stamp the balloons for coloring, for inside sentiment

Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads:

Bermuda Bay- balloons

Berry Burst- balloons

Lemon Lime Twist- balloons

DSP:

Picture Perfect Party- front panel and slanted piece, inside strip

Tools:

Big Shot-die cutting machine

Celebrate You Thinlits- “celebrate”

Accessories:

White Gel Pen- to draw the reflecting light lines on the balloons

 

Here is my Card again!

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Do you ever buy something that you really like and then you set it aside?

I did that with this DSP stack…This DSP has real photos (like the bottom balloons)

and it has printed paper (like the confetti look). I fell in love when I saw it in the

Catalog, I HAD to have it…then I put it in the 6″ X 6″ storage container and I forgot

all about it! When I saw this Sketch Challenge, right away I wanted to do balloons.

I was trying to decide the background and I pulled the container down and flipped

through all the sheet of DSP, and these 2 patterns were my decision for the Card!

I wouldn’t describe it as hoarding, because I will use it, and then try to use it all up!

I don’t know…maybe getting the fever for the New Catalog Peek I will be able to

peruse tomorrow! Trying to use up my stash before I order the NEW Stuff!

We shall see how restrained I will be…I do have to say, I did good restraining on the

Occasions Catalog…I resisted quite a bit! Maybe I was saving for the New Catalog!!!

We shall see!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Party Feelings to you ALL!

Rainy Day Love for Inspired By…

Hello Everyone!

Welcome Back for a peek at Today’s Card!

Today’s Card is for an Inspiration Challenge…

Appropriately named ‘Inspired By…’

Here is the Challenge!

Inspired By...rainy day coziness

I was inspired with all the blues in the picture!

 

Here is my take on the Inspiration…

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I stamped in Night of Navy Ink and then quickly coated with

Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed…I wanted to be able

to water-color and not worry about the ink running!

 

Here is a close up of the card front…to show the raindrops AND the

Wink of Stella on the Swan, her babies, the water, the flowers…

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Here is the inside of my Card!

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I also heat embossed Clear Embossing Powder over the Night of Navy Ink!

I also added a few ‘raindrops’ to the inside too!

 

Here is my Card with its stamped to match envelope!

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Stock and Measures: unless noted, all items are from Stampin’Up!

Cardstock:

Marina Mist-card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″, folded in half on the fold

Pacific Point-front mat 4″ X 5 1/4″

Whisper White-front panel, 3 3/4″ X 5″

-inside panel, 4″ X 5 1/4″

Stamp Set:

Swan Lake-all stamping

Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads: I squeezed the pads to put ink on the inside lid. I used an Aqua Painter Pen, filled with Alcohol, and picked up the inks and watercolored the Card front, the inside, and the envelope dragonfly

Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist

Night of Navy-all stamping before applying Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and Heat Embossing all the stamping on Card and on the envelope!

Tools:

Heat Tool-all heat embossing

Accessories:

Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes-all the raindrops on front and inside card

 

Here is my Card again!

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I am warmed with the ‘coziness’ of my Card!

As I type this (Saturday) it is raining here!

I picked a great day to make this Card!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Coziness to you ALL!