Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Delightful

Happy Wednesday!

It's a gloomy rainy morning here but the sun should be coming out a little later. A little rain is good for all my flowers and garden!

I have a few cards to share with you that I've created this past week.

This first one is for today's SC649. My run as a sample maker on SCS is coming to an end this month. I've thoroughly enjoyed my time on SCS and it got me out of my stamping slump.
Here I've used some of the new SU! goodies from the new catty. I'm in love with this Delightful Daisy DSP. The daisy from Daisy Delight was stamped twice with Daffodil Delight and punched using a new SU! punch. Isn't that new Faceted Gem perfect for the middle of the flower?! The Happy Birthday sentiment came from the Big on Birthdays set.
Stamps: Daisy Delight,  Big on Birthdays
Paper: White, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Delightful Daisy DSP
Ink: Daffodil Delight, White Craft Ink
Accessories: SU Daisy Punch, Clear Faceted Gems, Sewing, White EP, Dimensionals
This next one is mostly SU! I love that spots and dots embossing folder that I picked up at a craft store years ago and can't stop using it! LOL! The layout came from last week's Freshly Made Sketch and the colours from last week's Colour Throwdown. Also was the Paper Player Theme Challenge of Birthdays last week.
Stamps: Balloon Celebration, Big on Birthdays
Paper: White, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Black, Cameo Coral, Barely Banana, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Spots and Dots embossing folder, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Twine, Dimensionals
This one used the same Freshly Made Sketch but the colours were inspired by the Paper Players Challenge this week. Isn't that new Lemon Lime Twist colour fun?!
Stamps: Lovely Inside & Out, Butterfly Dreams
Paper: White, Pool Party
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Versamark
Accessories: Glassy Glaze Enamel, Reverse Confetti Dies, Dimensionals, Lovely Words Thinlits

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

More Birthday cards...

Good day!

I've had some cards posted in my SCS gallery for sometime but keep forgetting to post here. Sorry!

Here are a few that I've created over the last couple of weeks.
This was for last week's SCS sketch. I added glassy glaze enamel to the balloons for some added pop!
Stamps: Balloon Adventures
Paper: White, Dapper Denim, Pear Pizzazz, DSP
Ink: Dapper Denim, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark
Accessories: Balloon Popup Thinlits, Glassy Glaze Enamel, Dimensionals, SU Balloon Bouquet Punch
This is for the sketch today on SCS. This one has some shimmer using Wink of Stella. That stuff is so cool!
Stamps: SU
Paper: Calypso Coral, White, Delightful Daisy DSP
Ink: Calypso Coral
Accessories: SU Butterfly dies, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals

This is a hostess set in the new SU! catty. Those little balloons are awesome!
Stamps: Dare to Dream
Paper: White, Sweet Sugarplum
Ink: Black, Wild Wasabi, Sweet Sugarplum, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Spots and dots embossing folder, Corner Chomper, SU Layering Squares, Dimensionals
This one was created using last week's Colour Throwdown colours and the Freshly Made Sketch. I was lucky enough to find some gold paper in my stash. I believe it was from Papertrey.
Stamps: Rose Garden
Paper: White, Gold, Pink Pirouette, Night of Navy
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: MFT dies, Reverse Confetti Dies, Mat pack and Paper Piercer, Dimesionals

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mish Mash

Summer weather is here and it's been nice to spend so much time outside. Seems the only time I hit the craft room these days are when it rains. Today it's supposed to do just that. I have quite a bit to do once I get in there too. 

Here is a mish mash of cards I've created the past couple of weeks.
Details on each card listed below.

This is from today's Splitcoast sketch #646.
Stamps: Balloon Celebrations
Paper: White, Black, Soft Sky, Taken with Teal, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Temp Turquoise, Taken with Teal, Black, Versa mark
Accessories: SU balloon punch, sewing, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Glassy Glaze Enamel, Dimensionals
This one is from a Colour Throwdown #441 and a Freshly Made Sketch #286.
Stamps: Watercolor Wings, Fresh Fruit, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, White
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pale Plum, Soft Sky
Accessories: Bold Butterfly Framelits, Dimensionals
This one is from a Freshly Made Sketch #287.
Stamps: Colourful Seasons
Paper: Watercolour paper, white, Old olive, Colour Theory DSP
Ink: Kraft, Choc Chip, Lemon Lime Twist, Tangerine, Real Red, Pool Party
Accessories: Sponges, Dimensionals
This one is from last week's Splitcoast Sketch #645.
Stamps: Colourful Seasons
Paper: Berry Burst, Old Olive, White, Colour Theory DSP
Ink: Berry Burst
Accessories: MFT rose die, MFT leaf die, Rhinestone Basics, Dimensionals
This one is from a Freshly Made Sketch #288 as well as the Paper Players Colour Challenge #344 as well as the SC Ways To Use It #636(metal and hardware).
Stamps: Flower Patch, Daisy Delight
Paper: White, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Silver Brads, Dies, Dimensionals

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Enjoy the Journey

Happy Hump Day!

Half way through the week and I have the day off! What could be better!?!

I just placed a SU! order last night for some of the upcoming releases next month. Can't wait to get them. Loving some of the new In Colours this year :)

Today I'm sharing my samples for the last two SCS sketches.

The sketch from today uses a fun Reverse Confetti stamp and die.
Love the fun waves in the sketch that Cathy designed. This is from SC643
Stamps: My World, Mini Chicken Wire
Paper: Black, Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Barely Banana
Ink: Black
Accessories: Reverse Confetti Dies, Sewing, Dimensionals
This one is from last week's SC642 where I used the fun SU! set and matching DSP.
Stamps: Cool Treats
Paper: Pool Party, White, DSP
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Peach Parfait
Accessories: MFT tag, Twine, Sewing, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Not sure about this one

Hi!

Have you ever created a card that you just were not sure about. Whether it be the stamps, the layout or the overall look of the card?

That's me on this card.
It was one of my samples for last week's sketch on SCS. Although I had a lot of comments and was favourited several times I just wasn't feeling it.
I love colour and that might be the issues.
Stamps: Lighthouse
Paper: Cream, Black, DSP
Ink: Black, Barely Banana
Moving onto this card. My second sample for the same sketch.
I love love love colour and anything rainbow! 
This card makes me happy.
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams, Balloon Builders
Paper: Real Red, White, Barely Banana, DSP
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder, Black
Accessories: Reverse Confetti Butterfly Dies, Sewing, Dimensionals

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Flowers

Happy Hello!

Spring and warm temperatures are keeping us busy outside these days. Having a new puppy keeps us hopping too....lol

I've got a couple of cards to share today that I created last week for some challenges.

This first one was the SCS #640 sketch. I found this Splendid Sunflower stamp and die from MFT in a tote on my craft room floor. No idea how it ended up there but I was pleasantly surprised to find it! 
Stamps: Splendid Sunflower
Paper: White, Early Espresso, Barely Banana
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
Accessories: MFT Sunflower Die, MFT Tag die, Sewing, Grommet, Twine, Dimensionals

This next card was created for the Freshly Made Sketch #283 and the Colour Throwdown #438.
I believe this stamp was a free one from PTI years ago called Botanical Blooms.
Stamps: PTI
Paper: White 
Ink: Cameo Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Black
Accessories: Felt, MFT fence die, MFT Banner dies, Mat pack and paper piercer, Dimensionals

Friday, April 7, 2017

Happy Weekend!

Happy weekend! Yeah!

I always look forward to having a weekend off and only wish the local Farmer's Market was open already. Soon. 

Since I've had a little extra time lately I've found myself downstairs doing a little more stamping. Always fun!

Here are a few cards I created. Info will be listed below as always.
The first card was created for this week's SCS sketch.
Stamps: Sheltering Tree, Reverse Confetti Butterfly Dreams
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, White
Ink: Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Sewing, Dimensionals, Reverse Confetti Butterfly Dies

This next two used the Freshly Made Sketch 281and also the Colour Throwdown 436 from last week.
Stamps: MFT
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, White, Soft Sky, PTI yellow
Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Botanical Blooms Die, Circle Die, Dimensonals

Stamps: Sweet Cupcake
Paper: White, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, PTI Yellow
Ink: Soft Sky, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Cupcake Cutouts, Circle Dies, Dimensionals

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Crafting time!

ahhhh it feels good to be on vacation this week.

Getting so much done!

I have managed to start a new blanket and made a few cards as well as getting a new puppy :)
Meet Chevy!
He's a Golden Retriever/Bermese Mountain X

Luckily puppies sleep a LOT and I've been able to craft.
I created this card for the Paper Players Sketch and also the SCS colour challenge.
The background was stamped in Versamark and clear embossed using the Happy Birthday sentiment. A quick colour was of Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie was done on some watercolour paper and then I die cut using the dragonflies.
Stamps: Big on Birthdays
Paper: White, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Circle die, Sewing, Clear EP, Dimensionals

This one was created for the SCS sketch this week.
I'm in love with the cupcake image. So yummy!
Stamps: Sweet Cupcake
Paper: Smoky Slate, White, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flaming, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Sewing, Mat pack and paper piercer, Dimensionals, Cupcake Cutouts Thinlits

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

My crocheted blankets

Hello!

I had a few emails and a couple of comments from my last post asking about my blankets.
They aren't perfect and I only taught myself how to crochet in February.

It's definitely something I can just sit down and do in the evenings while watching tv.

This is my first one. Which turned out to be quite large. All done in half double crochet.

My next one I just randomly changed colours and is double crocheted. Not quite as wide as my first.

My last one was done super quick. I have it draped over my legs here. 

Thanks for looking! 
I'll be back tomorrow with my SCS sketch card :)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Hope Your Birthday is Sprinkled with Everything Great

Hi!

Since I took up a new hobby(crocheting) I am finding it harder and harder to find a balance between stamping and making blankets lol

I'm still stamping but last week was out of town for work and didn't have a chance to post my SCS sketch card.

Here I've used some new to me goodies.
The fun Cool Treats stamp set and matching dies.
Stamps: Cool Treats
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, White, Watermelon Wonder, Tasty Treats DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Versamark
Accessories: Frozen Treats Framelits, Sewing, Dimensionals, Clear EP

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Have a Lovely Birthday

Hello!

This week I went bold with my birthday card for the SC636.

I can remember a time I couldn't create a card without pattern paper and now I rarely reach for it.
Partly because I don't have as much access to paper here. No scrapbook stores :(

I do have a new SU! order due in on Thursday and there is some paper coming! Yeah!
Can't wait to get busy this weekend.

Anyway, here is my card created as a sample for SCS.
I used my favourite Reverse Confetti butterflies and dies!
Stamps: Reverse Confetti, MFT
Paper: White, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Black
Accessories: Sewing, White Brads, Paper Piercer, Reverse Confetti Butterfly Dies, Dimensionals

Monday, March 6, 2017

Happy Birthday FMS277

Hello 😄

Since I still had trees on my mind I decided to pull out this SU! set to create a quick CAS card for the Freshly Made Sketch #277.

As I've said before, I'm making a birthday card for all my employees this year(which is well over 200). Sometimes it means a quick and simple card as time isn't always on our side these days.

This sketch was perfect for it!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Out on a Limb

Happy Wednesday!!!

Today I'm sharing my card that was created for the Splitcoast Sketch #634.
It was a fantastic sketch that allowed me to pull out an old favourite from MFT.

Out on a Limb and matching die was a go to fave of mine several years ago.
So many possibilities with the circles or leaves. 
I'll have to create another card shortly using the leaves.



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Happy Birthday

Happy happy Wednesday!

I'm off today so it makes it extra happy 😊

I'm hoping to get some stamping done this morning then get busy working on a blanket I'm crocheting.

Here are a few cards I created lately.
This one was for last week's SCS sketch.
Stamps: Reverse Confetti
Paper: Soft Sky, White, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Reverse Confetti Dies, Dimensionals, Waterbrush
This one is for this current week's sketch that is live today!

Stamps: Big on Birthdays
Paper: White, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Temp Turquoise, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Temp Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Black
Accessories: SU Balloon punch, MFT banner die, Sugarpea Designs circle dies, Sewing, Twine, Dimensionals
This one was made for a Colour Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketch Challenge.

Stamps: Special Reason
Paper: White, Temp Turquoise, Black
Ink: White Craft, Temp Turquoise, Tangelo Twist, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Stylish Stems Framelits, Paper piercer, Embossing Folder, Perfect Accents, Copics, Dimensionals

This one was created for the Colour Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketch last week.

Stamps: Special Reason
Paper: White, Crumb Cake, Choc Chip, Mint Macaron
Ink: Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Stylish Stems Framelits, Dies, Dimensionals

Friday, February 17, 2017

Back in the saddle!

Hello!

I'm back. Sorry!
I'll definitely be posting at least once a week now.
I was asked to join the Splitcoast sketch crew for the next several months so I'll have a card to share each Wednesday!
Plus this year I'm making a birthday card for every colleague at work. With over 220 people in the store that's a LOT of crafting time for me. We are two months in and I've made several already! It's a fabulous feeling to give and to see their faces that something unique was made for them :)

Here are a few from this year. Details below each card.
Stamps: Reverse Confetti
Paper: White, Soft Sky
Ink: So Saffron, Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories: Reverse Confetti Butterfly Dies, Sewing, Dimensionals
Keywords: Reverse Confetti
Stamps: Reverse Confetti
Paper: Sweet Sugarplum, White, Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding
Ink: Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding, Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories: Reverse Confetti Dies
Stamps: Special Reason from SU
Paper: Black, White, So Saffron, Marina Mist
Ink: Black, So Saffron, Marina Mist
Accessories: Stylish Stems Framelits, Sewing, Dimensionals
Stamps: High Tide from SU
Paper: White, Black, Marina Mist
Ink: Black, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Dimensionals
Stamps: Special Reason from SU
Paper: White, Black, Pool Party
Ink: Pool Party, black, Vellum
Accessories: Stylish Stems Framelits, Taylored Expressions Quatrefoil Cutting plate, Circle Die, Dimensionals, Sponges

Thanks for stopping by!