Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sending Sunshine - Another Way to Use Your Sponge Brayers

Hello friends!

Have you had more than enough of the dark days of winter yet?  Here is the perfect card to lift your spirits, whether you are creating it or receiving it!

These colors make me smile!  Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay & Lemon-Lime Twist.  The flamingo, leaves and pineapple are from the stamp set Pop of Paradise, an oldie but a goodie! The words are from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set and matching thinlits.  The card base is Thick Whisper White, the mat is Basic Black 4" x 5-1/4", and the card front is 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".

Check out the beautiful fade on the Sunshine die-cut:

This lovely ombre effect was created with my sponge brayers simply by rolling some Calypso Coral ink directly from my inkpad onto Flirty Flamingo cardstock before die-cutting the "sunshine".

To get two colors on the pineapple, I inked the bottom of the stamp on my Lemon Lime Twist ink pad then colored the top with my Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write marker.  A little bit of the Lemon Lime was on the top of the pineapple so it created a nice blend between the two colors when I stamped it.  "Sending" & "& Hugs" was stamped in Versamark on a 1/2" strip of Basic Black cardstock then sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set.  I used a black Stampin' Write marker on the flamingo's beak.  The blingy sequins are self-adhesive!!!  I love these things - no more fighting with glue dots on the back of sequins.  I'm hoping these are so popular that Stampin' Up makes them in more colors in the future!

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Sending Sunshine & Hugs to you,

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Color Inspiration

Hi Friends,

It's been a while since I've shared anything...I hope you are doing well in the new year!  For most of us, the doldrums of winter have set in.  A white Christmas is one thing, but after December 25, who needs it?  My latest project will have you thinking Spring!  What do you think of these colors?

Often times people ask me how I choose colors on my projects.  I find color inspiration most often when I'm shopping!  I might see a throw pillow, or an upholstered chair with colors that spark my creativity.  For this particular card, I was trying to emulate the colors in my bed quilt.

I think I came pretty close here.  My colors are Pool Party, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Lemon-Lime Twist and Whisper White.  The stamp set is Oh, So Eclectic (one of my faves!) with the matching Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  The "thank you" is part of the One Big Meaning stamp set.

A little gold glimmer paper gives my card it's bling.  The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink because I wanted it just a big darker than Soft Suede.  The bottom layer of the Pool Party flower is actually stamped in Soft Sky for more contrast with the Pool Party die-cut.

These are on the way to all my customers who ordered from me last month.  You are the best!

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Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, December 10, 2017

SURPRISE! (Don't worry, it's a good one!)

Hi Friends,

Wondering what the big surprise is?  One more chance for FREE SHIPPING before Christmas!  How awesome is that?  A big thumbs-up to Stampin' Up for this.  Here are the details, it's pretty simple:

1)  Free Shipping for 24 hours only - 12:00 a.m. Monday, December 11 till 11:59 p.m.  MT
2)  No minimum purchase - all orders qualify for free shipping

Don't forget about the Year-End Sales Event going on through January 2 - get extra savings by combining free shipping with already discounted products!  Go to my website and click on "Year End Sales Event" to see what's being discontinued and /or discounted.

Appreciation for You

I've spent the weekend celebrating my birthday and what a great time it's been!  I want to shout out a big Thank You to everyone who sent wishes via text, emails, instant messages, phone calls, and cards.  With so many ways to communicate, receiving a card that a friend took the time to make is amazing to me.  I want to share some that were sent to me this year--

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!


Monday, December 4, 2017

Oh So Eclectic Meets Foil Frenzy

Oh Hello Friends!

Don't you love the colors on this card?  Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party on a neutral Crumb Cake base.

The stamps and dies are from one of my favorite bundles, Oh So Eclectic.  The zig-zag patterned DSP is part of the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The large Stitched Shape Circle is offset and trimmed even with the right edge of the card front for extra interest.


The colors in the Iridescent Sequin Assortment coordinate beautifully with this card!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to visit my website to see all the discounted and retiring products from the Holiday Catalog!