Eastern Palace Birthday

A dear friend of mine Andrea is celebrating her Birthday today. I decided I wanted to use a new set of stamps and inks that were just released to demonstrators this month. The set  is called Eastern Palace. The new ink colors were also release to us and gave me a chance to make Andrea a pretty unique card. I used Fresh fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist ink colors to create this card.

Happy Birthday Andrea! I hope this year brings you good health and tons of Happiness!

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I’m entering this card in the HLS Anything Goes with Dies Challenge and the Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

 

 

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Heartfelt Thanks

Happy April to everyone! Hope your enjoying the Beautiful Spring Weather.  I decided this month to make something a little clean and simple. I started off with a stencil that I had purchased from Stamplorations called Rows of Hearts. I took a piece of SU Whisper White card stock and laid my stencil down and started sponging with SU crumb cake ink  and then I decided to add another layer with the SU Baked Brown Sugar ink. After I achieved my desired effect. I applied by stenciled layer to a piece of Baked Brown Sugar card stock and then to my Whisper White Card base.

For my sentiment,  I cut out one 2″ circle in Whisper White and then added my Sentiment which is from Happy Little Stampers stamp set called Simply Said. I stamped my sentiment in my versa mark and then added SU Copper embossing powder to it. After heat setting it, I then went on a search for a Heart die that I thought would match what I was looking for. I found my Simon Says Stamp Simply sketched heart die. I used Baked Brown Sugar card stock for my heart. I popped my stitched circle with the sentiment and the heart die with stampin dimensionals to pop them up.

Let me know how much you like to use stencils and what is your favorite one in the comment sections below.

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Uniquely Stamped

I just became a member over at StampNation and the first challenge that I have decided to participate in is called Uniquely Stamped. You are suppose to use a stamp in a different way than what it’s intended for. So for this challenge after several attempts to figure out what I wanted to do I came up with the card below.

I started out by picking my color scheme. I knew I wanted to use Tip Top Taupe and Red. I then used a Catherine Pooler stencil called Mod Squared for my background. After trying different stamp sets and different layouts I decided to use a stamp from my SU Seaside Shore stamp set. I used the sea weed to make my flames behind my sentiment. (SU Bunch of Blossoms stamp set) I colored my flames in with my Zig Carmine Red. I also added a few sequins and added a couple of strokes of my clear Wink of Stella to give some of the flames a little sparkle.

Hope you all have a Wonderful week! Let me know what you think about my take on the uniquely stamped challenge in the comment section below.

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Grateful

I don’t know about you but sometimes I don’t tell my friends how grateful I am to have them in my life. I think sometimes we just assume that they realize that we are grateful for them but why not take the time and let them know every once in a while. For this card, I decided to use the Freshly Made Sketch 281 to come up with my design.

I started out by finding a background piece of DSP paper and then added to it. I’ve used the Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series paper for both of my backgrounds. (behind my sentiment and the actual background) I then decided to use 3 of the colors in the paper for my banners. I’ve used Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and black. I added a little bling by adding 3 rhinestones to the banner.

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Seaside Shore

Welcome back to the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge for the month of March. Be sure to play along with us as you have a chance to win a $15 Gift certificate. Can’t wait to see what all of you come up with.

For this month, I chose to use the Stampin Up! Seaside Shore Stamp set and the Shooting Stars Framelits Dies. I have to admit this is my first time making a card like this but I found it very easy to make. I know there appears to be quite a bit of stamping and coloring but overall the card doesn’t take to long to make. In fact, I made 9 of them for swap groups that I’m in.

To make this card I did the following:

  1. Started with my A2 size card base
  2. Cut out a piece of Black card stock 4″ X 5.25″
  3. Cut my Pool party card stock 3.75 X 5″
  4. Stamped my Bubbles (to make my background in Soft Sky)
  5. Stamped my sea weed with Momento Black
  6. Colored in my sea wood with Pool Party & mint macaroon (on the tips)
  7. Use my Circle slider frame lit to cut out the center and then stamped my sea weed and colored them
  8. I then used a piece of whisper white card stock to stamp my sentiment, fish, anchor, sea shell and star fish
  9. I then fussy cut each one out
  10. I used stampin dimensionals behind my bubble background layer in the corners and the center of my circle
  11. I used a circle punch (the size approx of a penny) to make the slider that would take the fish around the circle frame lit. I put a dimensional in between the two circles and one below the fish.
  12. I then applied the layers ( anchor, seashell, sentiment and starfish ) to my card. I did use stampin dimensionals for everything except the anchor.
  13. Lastly, I used my wink of stella to add a little bling to make images.
  14. For the inside of the card, I used my piece that was cut out to go around my sentiment and stamped sea weed at the bottom of my card. I added another fish to swim inside as well.

Please leave me a comment as I love to hear from all of you. Have a Wonderful week!

I’m entering this also in the following:

Love to Craft Challenge Blog LTCCB #8 – March Anything Goes!

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog LTSCB #95 – Anything Goes!

The Paper Players:PP334 

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Gobble ’til you Wobble

It’s November and turkey time! Well this turkey may not think so, but we all know that when Thanksgiving comes most people have turkey on the table.   For this month’s creation for Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Design Team, I have decided to make a card using some new products that I’ve received.  I’ve listed them down below for you.

Be sure to join in the fun and submit your creations using Dies for your chance to win a Gift Certificate from Happy Little Stampers.

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Products used:

If Turkeys Could Talk Stamp & Die by Taylored Expressions

Barn, Fence, Grass and Hills Dies by My Favorite Things

Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Black, Olive, Bashful Blue by Stampin Up!

Markers by Stampin Up

 

Jar of Thanks

It’s that time again, another Wonderful Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies. For this month, I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Jar of Love Stamp set and dies. I started off by choosing my color scheme. I went with Mint Macaroon and Watermelon Wonder. I started off by using a stencil for background. I sponged it with both of the colors (Mint Macaroon/ Watermelon Wonder) and then started adding my layers. I stamped the jar and (3) flowers then added my sentiment (Thanks). After stamping, I then used my jar and flowers dies to cut them out. Once finished with this portion,  I carefully figured out where my jar would be and started stamping the branches.  I added dimensionals to the back of the jar to make it pop up and then added the pearls to the flower centers. I also, cut a piece of Watermelon Wonder ribbon for the bow on top of the jar.

 

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Be sure to pop in over at Happy Little Stampers and play along with us for your chance to  win a $15 gift certificate.

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