Saturday, May 31, 2014

Wood Tones

This was shared with me and wanted to share with all of you. This is a great resource for making the Hardwood stamp look like any kind of wood you'd like.

Thanks to Jess at http://thepapercaper.com.au/2014/05/13/i-heart-hardwood/ for all of these combinations.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Blendabilities Trials

Today I want to share a few 'practices' that I did with the Blendabilities. I LOVE THEM, but...there is a learning curve. The biggest thing I've learned so far is that they take just a light touch.
These were my first trials. Using the Cherry Cobbler (bottom) and Rich Razzleberry (top) collections. Not bad, but...not exactly what I expected. Definitely need to practice!
These were done after a few practices. I have used Rich Razzleberry, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight. Once I purchase the Pumpkin Pie and the Skin Tones, I will attempt something other than florals. I really think these are my favorite new 'toys' from the new catalog! Hope you like them, too.

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Card Share

Today I want to share a couple of cards that I've made over the past couple of weeks.
This card is for my son & daughter-in-law for their anniversary. I used the secret garden set and framelits for the flowers and leaves. I white embossed the flowers on vellum (colored on the reverse with Coastal Cabana), then used Old Olive and Irridescent Ice for the leaves (also on vellum). The card base is some linen card stock that I had used for their invitations, then a layer of Coastal Cabana embossed with Pretty Print. The wide brown ribbon is from my stash as are the large rhinestones that I colored with my Blendabilities. The corners of the Vanilla panel are sponged with Early Espresso & Coastal Cabana ink.

This card is for a friend who is recovering from surgery. I thought it was so bright and cheery that it would help her mend. I used Island Indigo card stock, the DSP is from Gingham Garden and the elements are from Kind & Cozy. Colors are Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz.

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Graduation

Today, I want to share a graduation card that I made with my e-cutter.  A friend's daughter is graduating this weekend and I wanted to do those 'all the rage' card in a box. I used my e-cutter to cut the card (so much easier than measuring, cutting and scoring). I then added the components from the file (the year, the grad cap and the diploma) to the middle. The Happy Graduation panel uses Teeny Tiny Wishes, the word window and modern label punches. The two side panels are a grad cap stamp from my stash.
The above picture is the back of the card (where I wrote my message). The stamp is from Oval All and I used the scallop oval punch. The designer paper is from the Watercolor collection. I hope she likes it. Have you tried these 'card in a box' cards? They are addicting!

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

May cards

Today I want to share a couple of cards I made for May. My favorite niece and her husband are celebrating their first anniversary this month, so I made this card:
The colors of their wedding were black, white and lavender. The silver piece is the silver foil paper cut with the Windows Framelits and run through the Dots embossing folder. On top of that is the Lattice Die (retiring), also run through the embossing folder. The flowers and leaves are from the Secret Garden set & framelits (retiring...and I just got it!). Hope they like it!
My niece's new hubby is having a birthday this month. I saw a card like this on the web somewhere and thought it would be appropriate as he's a contractor. Since I took the picture, I added some duct tape to the corners of the sign that says Happy Birthday. I hope he likes it. The tools are not SU!, nor is the verse, but all the paper is SU!. Hope he likes it.


This card is for my step father who is turning....you guessed it 95! He can't see as well as he used to, so I hope you can enjoy the sentiments and feel the love behind this! I did it on MDS because I didn't have the stamp sets that would make the sentiment big enough for him to be able to see.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

BLENDABILITIES - LOVE 'EM!!


I haven't made a complete project with the Blendabilities, as yet - life has gotten in the way. But, I did find this How To video that I found entertaining and informational. I hope you do, too. It is from Demo Deb Valder (stampladee.com). She also has one her blog about using the Blendabilities on Vellum. Go and check it out.

Happy Stamping and let me know what you think.




Saturday, May 3, 2014

Funny for you today!

Saw this posted on FB and thought I'd share it with you. Is that how you feel? I know this is all me!


Friday, May 2, 2014

2014-2015 Catalog

Hi all...today I am going to share the 'cover' of the new catalog. That's all I can do online. If you'd like to have one in your hands, comment on this post and I'll get one to you as soon as my 'real' ones arrive.
Doesn't it look yummy! As a demo, I have seen it online (one of the perks of joining the SU! family) and I think it's the best layout I've seen in a long time! And, there are 252 pages!!!!

Here's a 'sneak peek' at one of the new items available in the catalog. Yep, decorative clothes pins. Those are the new In Colors.

And, here's a 'sneaky peek' at a cardstock comparison of the new In Colors with current core colors. I think I like ALL of them, this time. And, that's saying something, since I'm not an 'orange' person. In case you can't read the names: (top to bottom) Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss & Lost Lagoon.