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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The inside of the card:IMG_7731

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

 

 

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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Vintage Leaves

I just love the beauty of fall leaves. For this card, I decided to use a wonderful stamp set called Vintage Leaves. I’ve seen many cards made with it but wanted to do something a little different. I stamped the 2 large leaves on each corner with Chocolate Chip, then added the lighter leaves with Crumb Cake and finally the two smaller leaves with Soft Suede. After stamping the leaves, I added my Happy Birthday Sentiment in the middle of the images. Once put together I thought to myself, I’d love to add dimension to this card so I stamped the 2 leaves in the corner and fussy cut around them to add them to the front of my card. I just love the way the leaves look on this card. I’m looking forward to the fall season and cooler weather that comes with it (hopefully, lol)

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I’m entering this card into Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Anything Goes. Please leave me  a comment. I love to hear from other crafters.

Products used:

Stampin Up Vintage Leaves Stamp Set

Stampin Dimensionals

Inks: SU Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White

 

Happy Bird Day!

Today is my Mom’s Birthday and she loves Flamingos! I just recently bought Pop of Paradise  from Stampin’ Up! with the Flamingo in it and knew that I was going to create a Birthday card for her. I looked at different examples of what others did out online but couldn’t find anything that I liked so I decided to create a little scenery for the card. I’ve decided to enter this into the challenge over at Stamping Sensations. This month is feature a creature.

For this card, I started out by stamping my flamingo and fussy cutting him out. I then used the Seaside Embossing Folder by Stampin’ Up to make my waves. For the sun, I used a spellbinders set to cut out the shape and stamped the sun. I didn’t like how it looked for the middle of the sun so I cut out the sentiment from a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set and used my 1″ circle punch to cut it out. To make it blend in a bit I blended my Daffodil delight ink around the sun. I then decided I wanted a palm tree so I used a stampscapes stamp Frond to make the tree. The base of the tree was made from a wood grain embossing folder. I added some white gel to give the waves a little more pop. The background of my card is sponged with marina mist.

Happy Birthday Mom!

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Sunshine

Everyone could use a little Sunshine!   Have you ever had one of those weeks where it just feels like you don’t know if your going to see the Beautiful sun. Well this week was one of those weeks. Not that the sun wasn’t shining outside because it was, it  just felt like the rain was always coming down. I had two friends that last loved ones this  week and my heart just felt so heavy for them and still does.

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I hope that the sun shines down on all of you this Week!

 

I have entered this card in the Freshly Made Sketches 242 Sketch Challenge.

A Little Mixed Media

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After receiving an email from a blog that I subscribe too, I discovered several tag challenges. For this tag, I’m participating in two different ones.

The tag I have created is a Mixed Media tag. I used a Tim Holtz stencil and white embossing paste to make my background. I then added a few spots of gold stickles. I then stamped and punched out my poinsettia. After laying the poinsettia atop of the base I decided that I needed a sentiment so I stamped my sentiment and then punched the right side of it to add more character.

Once the layout was completed I then added my bow and tag ribbon to it. I hope this tag gives you inspiration. Have a Wonderful week!

Please be sure and visit the following two sites that I’m participating in their mixed media challenge.

http://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/2015/11/hls-november-mixed-media-challenge.html

Christmas Wishes

I was inspired to make this card this week after seeing a project done by Ingrid Blackburn. She used a holly stencil and made several beautiful cards with it. I decided to use a holly stencil  as well and used silver embossing paste for my background. I then cut the piece into thirds to apply to my Stampin’ Up! Real Red card stock. I placed the 3 pieces on my Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstock. I then decided to cut a tag to add my Santa (DSP Stampin’ Up!). Before adding him I used a piece of silver cording to add some depth to him. Lastly, I added my Christmas Wishes (Stampin’ Up! Ornamental Pine Stamp Set) Sentiment.

If you’ve never tried using Embossing paste, I suggest you do so. It’s so much fun!!!  and Beautiful when completed.

Christmas wishes

 

Im entering this into the Muse:Christmasvisions 21 and Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge September 2015. If you’ve never been to either of the sites check them out. They have wonderful challenges each month.