Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Halloween Bits 'n Pieces

Over the last couple of weeks, I have accumulated quite a few Halloween pieces~~die cut, punched, fussy cut and Cricut cut.  So after giving a few away over the weekend, I decided to use the remaining Halloween items for today's card.   The tree was cut on my Cricut Explore.  The jack-o-lanterns were fussy cut from the Spooky Night DSP.  The cat was punched from the same DSP pack.  The bats are from Amuse thinlets.  The Pumpkin Pie and Lemon Lime Twist frames were cut using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rectangles framelits.  Finally, the white background was also cut using a framelit, but I am not sure which company it is from.  All in all, not too bad for using bits 'n pieces to create today's Halloween card.  Have a great day!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Love Eclipse Card

I had to try another Eclipse card.  The "Eclipse" is the outline left when you raise the letters and the lines of the darker cardstock show thru.  But unless you turn the card a little sideways, you do not really see that fine outline. I wanted to see if using  the thin strips of  adhesive foam would let more of the dark outline show more.  I started with beautiful paper from Momenta (never heard of Momenta, but they do have a website) and then used Berry Burst for the contrasting cardstock.  When the card was finished, I added some sparkle with the Stampin' Up rhinestones.  I do not see a difference between using the thin strips of adhesive foam versus cutting dimensionals.  That being said, it was easier to run the thin strips along the letters rather than cutting the dimensionnals to fit and adding those along the letters.  Have a great day!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Three Pumpkins

Since I am having friends over this weekend, it was time  to clean my scraproom.  As usual, I didn't get around to the cleaning.  But I did create today's card!  At first I was going to just use the larger two pumpkins from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  One more would look better, but it needed to be smaller.  A Simon Says stitched pumpkin was the perfect size.  The little tag is from Stampin' Up's Wood Crate Framelit set and the sentiment is from the coordinating Wood Words stamp set. After die cutting the pumpkins in three different colors, I sponged them all with Tangerine Tango ink.  The background paper is from the DCWV Luxury Stack which was purchased a while ago.    Have a great weekend!  

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Eclipse Technique

Recently, I have been seeing examples of "Eclipse" cards.  So, I decided to try my hand at it.  First you stamp images on the white top layer and then using the Large Letters dies, you die cut the word you want to use.  I thought "Fall" would be good as the four letters fit nicely on the top layer.  The Eggplant leaves are from the Gently Falling set. The little Pear Pizazz leaves are from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  After adhering the white layer on the dark cardstock layer, you then pop up the letters and place them in the negative spaces.  All in all, the card turned out okay, but next time I will use lighter colors on my images so the dark outline shows up better on all the letters.  Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Fall Birthday Card

Fall is a very pretty time of the year.  So for the next couple of weeks you will probably be seeing a lot of leaves and Halloween cards!  When I purchased the Seasonal Layers Thinlets and the coordinating Colorful Seasons stamp set, it was all about the Adirondack chair die and the beach chair stamp.  But now it is all about the leaf stamps and thinlets.  Stamped leaves, die cut leaves, layered leaves, I am making good use of both stamps and thinlets.  Today's card is quite simple.  The solid Cajun Craze leaves were stamped off once before stamping on the card.  The veins of the leaves were stamped directly with Cajun Craze ink.  The solid Crushed Curry was stamped off once and then a die cut of the leaf shape and veins was adhered over that image.  The white background was embossed using the Pinewood Planks folder. The sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set.  And, of course, I had to use sequins to fill in some of the white space.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Witch Way Is The Candy?

Today's card is by my friend, Cherie.  It is just adorable.  Cherie created this card using a stamp set and coordinating dies from My Favorite Things.  The set is a Birdie Brown set, Which Way Is The Candy.  Remember the cards and candy cakes I made using the cute little mermaids?  She designed that set, too.  Birdie Brown is an illustrator and on the My Favorite Things Design Team.  Her little people and critters are all sooo cute.  And then you have the card maker who uses the cute little people, animals and other images to make a really cute shaker card!  Have a great day!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Cute Medieval Birds

Sydney wanted to make something special for her and her baby cousin's room at Grandmum and Papa's house.  When she was here a couple of weeks ago, I showed her a little bird dressed in a witch hat that I had made with the Cricut.  She liked it very much so we looked at the cartridge on line which included the little blue witch image, 3 Birds on Parade.  Well, it was the perfect cartridge.  (Sydney and Ayden's daddies like things having to do with medieval times.)  There was a little bird king, bird wizard, bird princess and a bird knight.  I told her she could think about if she wanted those birds and let me know.  Sydney called and asked if I could make a picture of the birds.  Out came my Cricut Explore.  I brought the four birds to the mat and made them the size that would fit in a 10 x 10 frame.  And just before I was going to cut all the pieces, I remembered reading that I could flatten the images on the mat, print them and then the Cricut would cut them!  Worked perfectly!  The only thing I will say is that I wish I had a white frame.  But with the black checked paper and black outline on each bird, the black is good, too.   Have a great day!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Seasonal Layers

Happy Friday!   Today's card was created using the Seasonal Layers Thinlets and the small leaf stamp from the Colorful Seasons stamp set. I used a color combination I very rarely have used, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar (retired) and Very Vanilla.  Versamark ink was used on the little leaf stamp to create the background.  The large leave was die cut using Soft Suede for the solid layer and Baked Brown Sugar for the leaf with the vines.  I even had some retired Soft Suede ribbon. The card needed a little something more, so I used the copper metallic thread behind the Square layered pieces.  There is no sentiment as of now.  Depending on what this card is used for, just the inside sentiment  might be enough so that there will be no need for a sentiment on the card front.  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Embossed Daisies

Today's card is one of the easiest card I have made.  A while back I purchased a Darice embossing folder.  It has been on my counter for a while now.  When I was cleaning up my scraproom a bit, I came across it.  After embossing the daisies, I colored the center of each with a yellow Spectrum Noir marker.  The sentiment is from the Just Rite stamp set. Large Fancy Sentiments.  Layered on black with a yellow card base, the card is clean and simple.  Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fall Pumpkins

When I get something new to play with, I have to try it right away.  The pumpkins, vines and leaves are a set of dies from Elizabeth Craft Design.  The dies for the pumpkins and leaves emboss as they cut. The pumpkins were die cut using Tangerine Tango cardstock and the leaves and vines using Old Olive.  As I sponged the pieces, the embossed areas really brought out the dimension of the pumpkins and leaves.  I adhered the pieces to a Very Vanilla oval which is adhered to a pattern paper that was close in color to Old Olive.  I have a beautiful pad of  pattern paper and the design/color used for this Fall card was perfect.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lemon Lime Twist

Stampin' Up's Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon has been calling my name since I first saw it.  When it arrived, I knew it would be perfect for a Halloween card.  The Cricut was on the counter so I cut out the pumpkin image using Lemon Lime Twist, Tangerine Tango and Black cardstock.  The sentiment is from the retired Good Greetings stamp set.  Not sure how often I will use Lemon Lime Twist, but I ended up ordering the stamp pad, too!  Have a great day!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Wedding Shower

Today's wedding shower card was made for our friends, Nikki and Nick.  The embossed layer is actually Pink Pirouette but it surely doesn't look it.  The flowers were made using the Heartfelt Creations Dogwood stamp set and dies.  I used my Cricut to write the sentiment on white cardstock  I should have left a little more space between the lines~~next time!  I used an oval framelit to cut it out, adhered it to the Pink Pirouette layer and then arranged the flowers and leaves.  I put the card in one of Stampin' Up's clear envelopes and attached it to the gift.  Without taking the card out of the envelope, Nikki saw the card and knew it was from me and Jen!  Have a great day! 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Little Pumpkin Pizza Box

Stampin' Up's mini pizza boxes are darn cute.  I decorated today's box using pumpkin paper from a Martha Stewart  pad of paper I purchased at Michael's a couple of years ago.  I cut the paper and adhered it to the box.  There was such a stark difference between the white box and black paper, that I decided to sponge the white edges using Tangerine Tango ink.  I stamped the sentiment on Tangerine Tango cardstock and then ran it thru the Big Shot using one of the Layering Circle framelits.  The box was wrapped in black tulle.  Before adding the scallop circle, I sponged the circle with black ink.  Halloween twine and sequins complete the box.   Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

It's Your Day

Today's beautiful card was created by my friend, Nancy.   This type of card is known as a Joy Fold card.   Nancy used the retired and pretty Designer Series Paper, Floral Boutique, together with the currently available stamp set, Floral Phrases.  (The inside sentiment is not Stampin' Up.)  The navy and white color combination is striking.  This card is truly much prettier in person. There are directions for making a Joy Fold card on Splitcoaststampers.com under Tutorials and then Joy Fold Card.  Thank you for sharing, Nancy.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dogwood Flowers

When I was at the Scrapbook Expo a couple of weeks ago, the Heartfelt Creations booth caught my attention.  Heartfelt was demonstrating how easy it was to make flowers using their stamps and dies.  I purchased their flower tool kit and the Dogwood stamp and die sets. I recently decided to try my hand at the flowers!  I watched a video and made my first flower~~oops!  Looked nothing like the video showed.  I watched a couple more videos. So I played more and made more flowers. My biggest problem is making the little stamens for the middle of the flowers.  Those need a lot more practice compared to the flowers!   The Elegant Eggplant card has two of the better flowers, including stamens.  I will keep trying.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

That Halloween Cat!

I hope everyone enjoyed the Labor Day weekend! We certainly couldn't have had better weather even with the clouds on Monday. 

I spent some time down in my scrap room.  One of the items I made was today's Halloween card.  I used the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper and the cat punch~~both in the Holiday catalog. The cat was punched from a page of DSP that consists of orange and black cats which fit the punch perfectly.  I also punched three cats out of cardstock and layered them under the printed cat.  After sponging a white circle with Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight ink, I punched a cat out of the circle.   The punched and layered cat was then placed in that negative space to give the cat a little dimension.  The sentiment is from a retired set that I use very often.  Have a great day!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Happy Bird-day!

Today's card was created by my friend, Dawn.  You all know that I like cute bird cards and this card is right up there with really cute bird cards!  Dawn used Elizabeth Craft Design's Bird-day Party stamp set and dies.  When Dawn was here I stamped and cut a few of those birds.  Now I need to get to work and color and create with them!  Have a great Labor Day weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Fall Leaf

Today's card is most definitely clean and simple!  The leaf is from the Colorful Season stamp set. After stamping the vein layer of the leaf, I inked the solid leaf using Crushed Curry ink, sponging the edges using a sponge dauber and Tangerine Tango ink directly on the inked stamp before stamping on the card.. The leaf does have a die to match in the Seasonal Layers Thinlets set.  I did not use it as I wanted to make a card that truly was simple.  I like the stamp set and there are many great images in the set.  The thinlets set includes that cute Adirondack chair, leaves, snowflakes and more.  This stamp set and dies purchase was another smart purchase!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Pretty Daisies

When friends were here last week, Kathy Z made a side step card using Stampin' Up's Delightful Daisy DSP and Night of Navy cardstock.  The coordinating daisy punch seemed a little too big, so Kathy fussy cut daisies from the paper for her card.  It turned out to be very pretty.  Using Kathy's idea, I looked to see what daisies were in the Cricut Design Space and there were a few.  I chose two for today's card, making them different sizes.  I have the choice of adding a piece of white cardstock on the inside or on the back for a handwritten note or stamped message.   Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Happy Thoughts

Today's card screams Fall!  The Cajun Craze layer was created using my Cricut Explore. It is an image in Design Studio.  I sized it at 5" x 3-3/4".  The sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh and fits nicely in the oval space.  The card was very pretty just like that but I felt the card needed an embellishment or two!  So I die cut stitched leaves from Lawn Fawn.  Have a great day!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Detailed Florist Thinlets

Last week a few of us got together and we shared stamping stuff.  I do not own the Detailed Florist Thinlets in the Annual Catalog, but I was able to use Kathy Z's set.  It is an extremely beautiful thinlets set as you can see from today's card.  I still have another diecut piece from the thinlets in Night of Navy cardstock that will be used on another card in the future.  Have a great day!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Happy 65th!

Yesterday was my friend's 65th birthday and this is the card I made for her.  I used the Sizzix side-step framelit set to create the base for the card.  I then used the Sizzix Triplets Cupcakes die set for the cupcake and cherry.  The "happy birthday" was from another Sizzix framelit~~the name I do not remember.  (Thank you, Sheryl, for lending me your awesome die collection!)  The "65" was die cut using Stampin' Up's Large Number framelits and red glitter paper.  I will say that I am coming very close to purchasing this die set!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Little Evie

Sydney has a new little bird.  Her name is Everly or Evie, for short.  She is a Lineolated Parakeet, one of the quietest and calmest of the parrot family.  Evie is a bit bigger than Nipper and she is a beautiful blue.  Matt and I went to meet her on Monday and she is so darn cute.  I know that she and Syd will become good friends for each other.  So I made today's card to welcome Evie to the family. The sentiment on the card was written on the Cricut Explore.  The bird was an image I purchased from Cricut.  I thought the bird was cute before Evie came along.  Once Evie was here, I had a good reason to purchase the image.  It is now in my Design Space and I will have it to use over and over again.   Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Side Step Card

I was all ready to purchase this Sizzix Side-Step card framelit set when my friend says. "Don't buy that!  Sheryl has it."   So I put it back on the rack and used Sheryl's side step framelits to create today's card.   I have made these in the past (long ago) and they were a lot of work.  The framelits were great to use.  I cut the card base using one framelit.  I then used my favorite DSP, Whole Lot of Lovely, for the top layer which also is a framelit.  There are framelits to create the pieces that fit on the "steps".  I could have used flower dies included in the side-step set, but I wanted them to look more like the flowers on the DSP.   So I used the Botanical Builder framelits from Stampin' Up for the flowers.  I sponged some Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock with Tangerine Tango ink before cutting the flowers.  I just might purchase the framelit set anyway now that I have played with it!   Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sizzix Stand Up Card

I had a great day at the Scrapbook Expo on Friday.  There was so much to see and purchase that I had to keep thinking about if I would really use something or not.  One of the items I purchased was the Stand Up Framelit set by Sizzix.  I used the set to create today's card.  Peekaboo Peach DSP and cardstock were used for the card and the pieces to decorate the card.  I paired up the Peekaboo Peach with Flirty Flamingo for the embellishments.  There are actually a total of 22 dies to this set and I probably used only four of them!  You will see the other dies on future cards.  For now, I was just in a hurry to try out the stand-up base.  Have a great day!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Halloween Pizza Box

Happy Monday!  I ordered some of the new little pizza boxes which are in the Holiday mini.  I knew I could do something with them~~just not sure what.  I thought one of the haunted houses I cut out on the Explore (posted on a card last week) would be cute.  So I sponged the edges of the pizza box, put the little house together and glued it to the top of the pizza box.  I added a few bats, a "boo" and tied it up with black twine.  The box measures approximately 3-1/2" square.  I am looking forward to seeing how others use the pizza boxes.  They are adorable and I am sure there are/will be many ideas on Pinterest soon!  Have a great day and remember it is "Eclipse Day"! 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cute Haunted House

I have been having fun getting reacquainted with my Cricut Explore.  Today's card is another project I created with the help of my Explore.  This particular house cuts in three layers/colors and is pieced together.  (It is very easy to line up and put together.)  The "boo" was also cut on the Cricut.  I did not use Stampin' Up cardstock as even with the multiple settings on the Cricut, things seem to cut cleaner using a less heavy cardstock.   That being said,  I do use Stampin' Up cardstock for card bases.  Also, I still only use solid core cardstock when using my Cricut.  I do not like the white edges that can be seen if it is not solid core, nor do I want to sponge everything I cut out to hide the white core. 

Tomorrow I will be out of the house early, so there will be no Friday post.  I will be window shopping at the Scrapbook Expo!  Hopefully, next week I will be posting projects created with great finds at the Expo.  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

When You're Feeling Down

I haven't created a card using Bella and Friends for quite some time.  As I was thinking about a Stampin' Up card to create, Bellla jumped off the shelf.  I sponged the background layer using Bermuda Bay ink.  When I was happy with the background, I used a little cloud shape and Marina Mist ink to lightly sponge little puffs of clouds.  After stamping, coloring and adhering Bella to the card and the layers, I wanted to do one more thing~~add a border on the Bermuda Bay cardstock.  The scoreboard is great for creating a design and adding a little texture to your project.  As a reminder, just be sure you have the cardstock face down so that  whatever you "score" is embossed and not debossed.  The final touch is the little Nuvo Crystal Drops.  I have played with them before and the dots turned out perfect.  Next time I will make the dots bigger.  Have  a great day!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wood Words Border

I used a color combination of Lost Lagoon and Old Olive on today's card.  I initially was going for a Fall color combination, but somehow I ended up with these colors.  I guess I just can't get into Autumn yet!  Anyway, I used the flower stamp from the Wood Words stamp set to create the border on the left side in Olive Green.  I added Lost Lagoon ribbon (retired) and layered that on layers of Lost Lagoon, Old Olive and the white card base.  The sentiment is from the retired Wetlands set and the punches used are also retired.  Basically, everything on this card is no longer available with the exception of the Wood Words stamp set and Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock!  Have a great day!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Black Cat Treats

This treat box idea is in the Holiday catalog.  I used orange Jelly Belly beans to fill the clear tiny treat boxes that are in Stampin' Up's Annual Catalog.  After adhering the punched cat to the box, I wrapped the box with Halloween twine I had in my collection.  This box is 2" square and took quite a few Jelly Bellies to fill it.  So I decided to try and resize the cat using my Cricut to fit 1" boxes I have from Clear Bags.  I uploaded a punched cat to my Design Space and made a variety of sizes of cats.  I chose the size that fit the smaller box.  The eyes were added using a Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen.  Cute idea and when Halloween candy is on the shelves, I will be making more of these.  Maybe orange cats with black jelly beans?  Have a great day!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Crate of Flowers

Today is the last day of Jar of Love week.  I got the idea for today's card from Pinterest, of course!  The wood crate is the front
section of Stampin' Up's Wood Crate framelit.  I used one of the patterns in the Wood Textures DSP stack to make the crate. After stamping it with the "Market Fresh" stamp, the front of the crate was adhered to the cardstock.  I had stamped and die cut a bunch of flowers and played for quite some time deciding how to arrange everything.  Today's card is the finished product.  Have a great day and weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Jar of Love Day 4

Today's card was quite easy to create.  I stamped the flowers in Pumpkin Pie and then Tangerine Tango (stamping off once).  I stamped the leaves directly on the white cardstock in Old Olive ink and only had to die cut three flowers.  Wanting something a little different for today's card, a square card would different.  The background paper is from the retired Fruit Stand DSP collection.  There are no sequins on the card, but I am missing a little bling.  Maybe a rhinestone or two will be added!  The card is 5-1/4" square and it will require extra postage if mailed.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Sending Love

Here is another Jar of Love card.  (By the end of the week you will either want this set or you will be done with it~~LOL!) I truly am enjoying the stamp set   For today's card I used the Sunshine Wishes framelits heart and "love".   After deciding that the card base would be Watermelon Wonder, I stamped and cut out the items that would be that color.  I then just played with colors to make the heart wreath colorful.  Somehow I worked Perfect Plum into the mix and even made the wreath Perfect Plum.  This is a pretty card and I will be sending this one to my mother-in-law.  Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Shaker Jar of Flowers

I think this will be "Jar of Love" week on my blog.   I am spending way too much time in my scrap room playing with the stamp set and dies.  For this card, I used an acetate sheet and sequins to create a shaker jar.  The framelit set has a die to cut out the center of the jar which makes it quite easy to create the shaker.  And then the strips of foam now available thru Stampin' Up makes it much easier to be sure all the sequins will stay in the jar.  The colors for today's card are Rose Red and Island Indigo.  Have a great day!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Jar of Flowers

I have looked at the Jar of Love stamp set for a long time.  I really didn't need it and then I happened to look it up on Pinterest.  There were so many cards created with the Jar of Love stamp set and framelits, I finally gave in and ordered them.  I started playing with the stamps as soon as they arrived beginning with using different ink pads to two-step stamp the flowers.  I ended up making flowers using Melon Mambo, Peekaboo Peach and for a little change of color, Tempting Turquoise.  When all the flowers were stamped and die cut, I started putting the card together.  I think it turned out very pretty (But I wish I had  a little baby's breath to add here and there!)  I spent a lot of time on this card and it was well worth the time!  Have a great day!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Spooky Cat

Yesterday I received the few new items I ordered from the new Holiday Catalog.  I used the new Spooky Night DSP and the cat punch for today's card.  I did not order the coordinating stamp set as I knew I could punch a cat from one of the DSP patterns in the Spooky Night DSP collection.  I used the Layering Square framelits to frame the cat and the spider (the retired Howl-o-ween stamp set).  The sentiment is also from a retired set, Good Greetings.  Cute paper and a very cute punch!  And there are more cute things and pretty things in the Holiday catalog.  If you are a client of mine, I ordered a copy of the Holiday catalog to be mailed to you from Stampin' Up.  Have a great day and weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Tickled Pink

I created today's card using Stampin' Up's Fabulous Flamingo stamp set and the retired Botanical Builders Framelits.  After stamping the flamingo with Pink Pirouette ink on Pink Pirouette cardstock, I adhered that to a Regal Rose card base.  Some palm fronds, sequins and a sentiment from the same stamp set completed the card.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Orange You Sweet

I decided to see if the Cricut pens I purchased a few years ago still worked. I only tried the black one, but it did work.  I wanted to use the Cricut to add a sentiment to a card I created.  I used a piece of pattern paper from the Whole Lot of Lovely paper collection and fussy-cut some of the fruit.  After fussy-cutting the fruit, I wrote "You're A Peach" on a piece of cardstock using the writing feature on the Cricut.  Then I looked at the fruit and decided these aren't peaches, they are oranges.  So I changed the writing to "Orange You Sweet".  Before adhering the sentiment to the card, I asked John what he thought the fruit was~~peaches or oranges?  He agreed with me that they were oranges.  So I now have a cute thank you card when needed.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Fab Flowers

Today's card was created using Lawn Fawn's Fab Flower stamp set and coordinating dies.  The flowers are all two-step stamps.  Having the colors of ink that Stampin' Up offers made it quite easy to decide which colors to use together.  I stamped all the leaves directly onto the white cardstock even though there are coordinating dies.  I will save die cutting leaves for when I make a box card similar to those on Pinterest created using this stamp set. 

Today I was able to place a demonstrator order for items from the new Holiday catalog.  There were a couple of things that caught my attention, so I am in a hurry to get those~~like the Halloween DSP and the coordinating cat punch~~so cute!  There is a large selection of Christmas items in the catalog.  I just can't get into all of the Christmas things yet.  I am still in summer mode!  Have a great day!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Cricut Lacey Card

I have been getting reacquainted with my Cricut Explore the past few days.  I made today's card with the Lacey Card design, using only one layer of the card.  After the design was cut out, I adhered it to a Pool Party card base.  I could have made the entire card on the Explore, but using my own card base was just as easy.  The sentiment is from the Pretty Pink Posh stamp set, Thoughtful Greetings.  I then added a little pearl to the flower space that was left in the design and added that flower to the inside of the card. This is an elegant clean and simple card.  Have a great day!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Flower Box Card

Since I completed everything that I had  to do down in my scrap room (except the cleaning of it), I decided to play with Lawn Fawn's Scallop Box  Card Pop Up die.  The flowers were stamped and punched using Stampin' Up's Flower Shop stamp set and the coordinating Pansy Punch.  The leaves were punched from the Bird Builder Punch,  And then I decided to play with my Cricut Explore, so I made the little bird for practice!  He was cute enough to rate the front of the card box!  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Baby Pages

In addition to creating the candy birthday cakes during the past
couple of weeks, I was also making a baby scrapbook for my brother and sister-in-law's granddaughter.  When I was asked to do it, my first thought was. "I have not scrapbooked in years"!  But I took out my Cricut Expression and got to work.  (Actually, I thought about using my Cricut Explore but then thought I would waste too much time trying to figure it out again!)  I am posting the first and last pages and one of the pages in between.  The pages aren't as bright as they appear here.  But the book is already on its way to Arizona so I cannot retake the photos.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

In My Thoughts

I used my new favorite DSP, Whole Lot of Lovely, on today's card.  I wish I could buy just a couple of the patterns separately as I really, really like the pattern on today's card.  The orange against the black is so striking.  The DSP was cut and layered on to a Pool Party backing before being adhered to the black card base.  I am also using one of my favorite die sets, Stitched Shapes.  The sentiment is from a My Paper Pumpkin set from a while back.  The inside is lined with Pool Party for the sentiment and a little handwritten note.  Have a great day and find yourself  a little stampin' time!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Little Mermaids

Sydney chose the dolphin cake! Her birthday card is a shaker card created with  MFT's BB Mermazing stamp set and dies.  The mermaid and sea creatures were all colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I used Stampin' Up's Seaside embossing folder for the background layer, perfect for an under the sea scene.  This, too, is just adorable!

And the last mermaid card or cake (for now) was created using the same stamp set and Zig Real Color Brush watercolor pens.  Again, the Seaside embossing folder was used for the background layer.  Watercolor paper was used for the smaller layer, the mermaid and the fish. The Zig Real Color pens are easy to use and can be used in a variety of ways.  There are a number of videos on line to learn more about how to use these pens.  I used a happy color combination for the mermaid and it turned into another very cute card.  Have a great day!