Hello! TGIF!!! (almost)
Wowza! What a crazy week this has been for me! I haven’t worked out once no matter what great intentions I had! I am short on sleep, water intake, and my house is a bit of a disaster! BUT, I have blogged this week! Crazy, crazy!
This is the last of the newest cards from this past weekend that I made. I trust I will be able to get some more done this weekend before my In-Laws come for a visit next Tuesday. Our son is in a 6th grade Musical called “Grunch” next week and they are driving from Canada to see it! Should be a fun time! Will be getting house in order, planning meals, and make cards or scrap pages this weekend!
So, on to the card!
This one started as a sketch challenge for another new blog that I found. It’s called Try Stampin’ On Tuesday. Cool name, right?! Anyway, here is the sketch…
And her is my card…
I used the Playful Palette Designer Paper Stack that I have been working with lately! Still have not braved the super-duper crazy patterns, but I will.
The card base is Very Vanilla and I adhered the Playful Palette paper over the complete front of the cardstock and then edged it with the Emerald Envy dauber. I used a strip of Sweet Sugarplum across the bottom part of the card and stamped it with a line of hearts from the Sealed with Love stamp set out of the current Occasions catalog. The Hello Love and the decorative swirl above it are also from that stamp set and stamped in the Sweet Sugarplum as well. Then it is backed with the Emerald Envy cardstock. The tag is from a Paper Pumpkin kit and was a left over. The Emerald Envy swirl is an innard of one of the swirls from cards shown here from the Swirly Scribbles Framelit set.
This was a fast card to put together and I really like how it turned out. Like I have said before, this paper stack is really a challenge for me and I am glad that I am using it to show others that it really does make some pretty cards! Oh, and I did give this card to my 2 special Loves of my Life! Hubby and son!
Enjoy your weekend! I trust you have fun things planned with family and friends besides crafting!
Challenges this card is entered into:
Materials used to make this card:
Hello and Happy Tuesday!
I finally had a chance to play with my Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies! WooHoo!! I saw this card on Pinterest from Closet Stampin’ with Jayme Ziemer. I can’t seem to find the picture of the card because it was from way back in May of last year. Found it on the challenge site, just not on hers. I saw the card through a challenge group she participates in called Try Stampin’ On Tuesday and thought it was a perfect jump-start for me to get a feel for this thinlet set! I have been pinning all kinds of cute cards for this set and really hadn’t jumped in yet. This was my first attempt.
I did end up altering colors a little bit and used a different sentiment as well. I also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits. LOVE< LOVE< LOVE those framelits for sentiments!!! As I look back at these cards…I am being critical here…I see that lighter colors on the pink background paper were not the best way to go! I was attempting to conserve paper and sometimes that makes me do too many of one color/size and not enough of the other. I just really dislike wasting paper! I really need to challenge myself to use up all my dang scraps that I refuse to throw away! Haha!
Back to the cards…the sentiment was from a Paper Pumpkin box and was part of the free Everything anniversary set last March. That’s a great one I should play with more, too!
Overall, I have some very nice Birthday Cards to send out and am happy for the inspiration to use that Swirly Scribbles set!
So, what do you think? Be honest! I can take it! I already was critical myself, so you can make suggestions as well!
Happy stampin’ and crafting! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!
PS. I will be checking out the challenges on Try Stampin’ On Tuesday! They look fun! Stayed tuned to see what they inspire!
Materials used for these cards can be purchased HERE or
Finally had a day at home alone! Feeling fully recovered and truly in the mood to craft! Plus, I need Birthday Cards! Almost out! Yikes! That is not a good thing! Going to order some of the Sale-A-Bration birthday themed items today! WooHoo! There is some seriously cool stuff in the Occasions catalog for Birthdays! You can check it out Here.
But, before I do that, I wanted to show you a Thank You card that I did a tad differently than the last one in this style. I think I may like this one better! One of my favorite techniques is to do the “stamping off”, where you ink the stamp one time and then stamp it 2 or 3 times. In this case, I stamped it 2 times, with 2 different colors. I used the new In Colors from Stampin’ Up!- Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum. The swish is from the stamp set Work of Art. Card base is the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 and scored at 5 1/2 to fold top down style. I used the 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper stack for the worded paper behind my sentiment. I also ran the sentiment through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling embossing folder. I just like how it came together! What do you think?
Now I am off to make Birthday cards with the Swirly Scribbles thinlits that I got from the Year-End closeout and haven’t gotten to use yet! I am so excited! I’ll post them as soon as I get them made!!
Materials used to make this card can be found Here, they include:
- Work of Art clear stamp set
- Dapper Denim and Sugarplum Ink pads
- 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper
- Sweet Sugarplum cardstock
- Big Shot
- Softly Falling embossing folder
Enjoy your Tuesday!
WooHoo! My favorite time of year has begun!! Sale-A-Bration! Here are some product samples from Stampin’ Up! to show you the variety of items they have for sale these next 3 months! Amazing stuff and some of it is so darned cute! Can’t wait to get my hands on it! Benn so busy with the holidays and school and such, that I am behind!
If you order $50 worth of product you get an item Free out of a special catalog! We all love Free, right?!?! You can check it out HERE! There is also the new Occasions catalog that many of these products came from!
Thanks for checking it all out! Enjoy!
Click on the picture and it will take you straight to the website. Hurry, items are going fast!
Tomorrow is the last day to get these ON SALE items! Don’t miss out! Click on the picture and order yours today!
Last night I finally opened up my Glamper Greetings stamp set from the Winter Occasions catalog…and it happens to be on sale right now for the Online Extravaganza! The Playful Palette patterned paper I used will be on sale Nov. 28th Only for 24 hours…
I used the Emerald Envy cardstock for my base, a piece of the Playful Palette paper and Very Vanilla for this card. I chose to make a fall scene since Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Isn’t the pie in the window so cute?!
I also did some coloring for only the second time ever. I used my Blender Pen and really like how easy it was to use! That could become a new friend of mine when I have stamps that need some color added! I also masked the camper so I could put the trees behind it! I am beginning to think that if I use this many steps, I should learn to remember to take pictures along the way…I am such a newbie to this blogging stuff.
So, I am on a creative roll and very happy for it! I will keep crafting and keep sharing! Let me know what you think! Even if you don’t like it or have ways to improve it! I’m open.
Enjoy your day! Happy crafting!
Challenges this card has been entered into:
Melonheadz Friends – Harvest Blessing Challenge
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Challenge #225 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft – Challenge #32 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge – Challenge #305 – Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room – HIMCR #276 – Show Thanks