Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Springtime Impressions Framelits

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Phew, yesterday was a downright horrible weather day!
Just to pop outside the humidity took your breathe away! Blah!
I tried to hibernate inside but I had to go out and chase my dogs in every so often. 
They are always chasing a chipmunk around our yard that we have named "Chippy". 
They can smell him under the flower boxes and behind the grill on the back porch.
I hope to God they never catch him!!!

Anyways, today it is a bit better...not as hot. 
We had some rain this morning which has cooled it down.
I am trying to give my AC a break today and keeping the house closed up with just the fan on.

I have a card to share today that I made the other week with my friends.
This one uses the Springtime Impressions Framelits which I love this entire bundle!

The DSP is from the Garden Impressions paper pad. 
Another one of my fav's! 

Card Details:

Stamps: Perennial Birthday
Ink: Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Whisper White, Garden Impressions DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits,  Springtime Impressions Framelits, Rhinestones, Mini Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Although I did not add any rhinestones to my butterfly, Emily did on hers and it looked amazing!
Oh, and Mango Melody is a new color this year and is in the Brights color family.
So pretty!

My thoughts today....

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Cake Soiree HB

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a great weekend!
It was absolutely lovely here with nice warm weather! 
After 7 weekends in a row of cool rainy weather...this past weekend was MUCH welcomed! 
Yesterday & today we are under a heat advisory. Temps are to soar close to 100 degrees.
While I am not a fan of the heat & humidity, I am happy for the sunshine!

Today I have a quick card to share using the Cake Soiree stamp set.
This set also uses the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit that was available in the now retired Occasions Mini Catalog.

The embellishment kit has alot of little things to add to the card. Some punch out images which can making a card go very quickly! There is velvet ribbon, tassles, washi tape and small clothes pins. On my card today I just added a punched out image with 2 Dimensionals.  

Card Details:

Stamps: Cake Soiree
Ink: Calypso Coral
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP (retired)
Accessories: Cake Soiree Embellishment Kit (retired), Whisper White Cotton Ribbon, Glue Dot, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

A quick & simple card thanks to the help of the embellishment kit!

My thoughts today...

Mine is going to be housework...blah!

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Beautiful Day, Indeed

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Hope your all having a nice weekend so far!
Our weather here in south central PA has been gorgeous!
Last evening we got the bikes out for a 2nd evening. I love it when the weather is nice and we can get out and ride. It just soothes the soul! 
Today is to be a busy day but hopefully we will again be able to squeeze another bike ride in!

I have a card to share today that we made a week ago at my stamp get together.
This was probably hands down my most favorite card!

That big ole butterfly is from the Beautiful Day stamp set.
It was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. 
Do you see the shine from the embossing?

Card Details:

Stamps: Beautiful Day
Ink: Versamark, Calypso Coral
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Gold Foil Paper, Whisper White, Painted w/ Love DSP (retired)
Accessories: Washi Label Punch (retired), Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Gold Ribbon, Gold Metallic Enamel Dot, Glue Dot, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

In the set there are some round spots that remind me of flowers. 
We stamped those in Versamark for a lighter look on the cardbase just for interest.
Emily said this was her favorite card from our Saturday get together!
Each time we get together she picks one that is her favorite and I have to totally agree on this one!
Hope you like it too!

My thoughts today...

It sure is!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Sheltering Tree

Hello & Happy Friday!

Yesterday we had some really beautiful weather!
Hubby got in from work earlier than usual and we took the bikes out for a ride!
It's been awhile but it felt great! 

So today I have a quick card for you!
I used Sheltering Tree on my card....

Can you tell I had my bike on my mind when I made this?? LOL
I believe it's been well over a month since we had the bikes out. 
Between Shawn's work schedule and our rainy weekend weather it just hasn't happened.

On this card I used lots of the new color, Shaded Spruce. I am loving this new green!
The Crumb Cake panel was run thru my Big Shot with the Pinewood Planks EF. It's one of those very thick folders but it makes your cardstock really stand out and adds lots of texture!

Card Details:

Stamps: Sheltering Tree
Ink: Shaded Spruce, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Shaded Spruce, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Pinewood Planks 3-D EF, Shaded Spruce Metallic Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I am hoping we can get several bikes rides in this weekend since they are calling for it to be a nice  weekend! 
Great weather to celebrate Father's Day weekend! WooHoo!

My thoughts today....

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Lilypad Lake

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Yesterday I spent the afternoon at my stamp table just playing around with new stuff.
I got out my Lilypad Lake Bundle and whipped up a quick card.

I used the Seaside EF to create the background using some new Balmy Blue cardstock.
Isn't that color blue pretty??
I diecut the sailboats, sun and the grass from the Lakeside Framelits and put my card together.
My sailboats are colored with Stampin Blends but the blue is Copic Markers.

Card Details:

Stamps: Lilypad Lake, Itty Bitty Greetings
Ink: Memento Black, Balmy Blue, Stampin Blends & Copic Markers
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Lakeside Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

I can see this set making some amazing masculine cards!

My thoughts today....


That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Rose Wonder

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Hope your week is going great so far!

Today I have a card to share that my friends made on Saturday at our get together.
I always try to make a sympathy card so they have it when they need one.
This card uses the Rose Wonder Bundle.

Card Details:

Stamps: Rose Wonder (retired)
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Whisper White, English Garden DSP (retired)
Accessories: Rose Wonder Framelits (retired), Blushing Bride Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

Z Fold cards are one of my favorite style of cards to make.
Do you have a favorite?

My thoughts today.....

That is all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Daisy Delight

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

A nice day is on tap! 
This morning it's a bit chilly out but they say we are going to get up to the mid 70's later on! 

Today I am expecting my first order from the new catalog!
It has a few stamp sets in it with some supplies that we were not able to order on our pre-orders. The one set that caught my eye was called Healing Hugs. It's a new line of stamps called Distinktive and that means the stamps are more detailed, almost a 3D affect. I'm anxious for that to come!

So today, I am sharing a card we made at our stamp get together last weekend using the Daisy Delight set. I had this card created before the Delightfully Daisy DSP retired. I ordered 2 packs of it in the last year so I would like to continue using it up!

The paper really makes the whole card stand out and then with the Daisy on top it just makes it look a bit more realistic. Daisy Delight has carried over to the new catalog and is one fantastic set!
My sentiment comes from the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set.

Card Details:

Stamps: Daisy Delight, Happy Birthday, Gorgeous (sentiment)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White, Delightful Daisy DSP (retired)
Accessories: Daisy Punch, Lots of Labels Framelits (retired), 1/2 Circle Punch, Old Olive Glittered Enamel Dot, Dimensional, Tombow Liquid Glue

This card will definitely bring a smile to someone's face even if it's a rainy day!
The colors just make me happy!

My thoughts today....

Thanks for stopping by & make it a wonderful day!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Bubbles Over

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!
Yesterday it rained, today it is still raining. It is almost dark out this morning.
I'm sure the gardens and flowers are loving the rain though.

Today I have a card to show that we made on Saturday.
I used the Bubbles Over stamp set with matching framelits.
It was in the Occasions Mini Catalog and then carried over into the new catalog! Yeah!

This card has an inside pocket to hold a gift card or you could slip in a couple of dollars for a birthday gift! If you take notice on the 2nd picture which is a close up of the bottles themselves, they have little sweat beads on them. They are Clear Enamel Dots that were available during the Occasions catalog and they are shaped like tear drops! What a cool feature! Sadly, they retired and I have a ton of them in my stash.

Card Details:

Stamps: Bubble Over, Picture Perfect Birthday (HB Sentiment on front)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Silver Foil Paper, Bubbles & Fizz DSP (retired)
Accessories: Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, 1 1/2 & 3/4 Circle Punches, Classic Label Punch, Clear Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

This card was a big hit with the girls but alot of little pieces to build it.
In the end it was worth it and we all had fun!

My thoughts today....

It'd be the perfect morning to share your umbrella!

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Gift Bags

Hello & Happy Sunday!
Yesterday was a very hot & humid day. It really felt like summer!
My ac was cranked on since Friday afternoon so it stayed cool inside but outside it was blah!
While I am glad for the warmer weather....I am not a fan of the humidity. Double blah!

So, yesterday my friends came over for a stamp get together.
We try to get together once a month to make cards.
I enjoy it so much!
Earlier this week I picked up some gift bags at the Dollar Tree, 3 for $1. Can't beat that!
I decorated them and put a tag on each so they would have something to take their cards home in.

Aren't they pretty?
The paper on the bag comes from the Garden Impressions DSP pack. 
I layered some Shaded Spruce under it which I have come to really LIKE! 
For the tag I used the roses from the Abstract Impressions stamp set. I used Melon Mambo and did some stamping off on the under layers and full strength for the more detailed stamp on top. My little dots came from the Painted Harvest set. The sentiment comes from the Southern Serenade stamp set. I tied some retired Thick Melon Mambo on my tag and attached it to my bags with Dimensionals. I forgot to mention that I punched the top of my tag with the retired Ornate Tag Topper Punch which is also retired.

Project Details:

Stamps: Abstract Impressions, Painted Harvest, Southern Serenade
Ink: Melon Mambo, Shaded Spruce, Petal Pink
Cardstock: Shaded Spruce, Whisper White, Garden Impressions DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Thick Melon Mambo Twine, Melon Mambo Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

I was so happy with these that I think I will try to decorate all my bags from now on....that is IF I have time. The girls loved them and all of the cards they made. I guess now it's time to start designing for our next get together which will probably be after July 4th! Can't wait!

My thoughts today....

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & make it a terrific day!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Abstract Impressions

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Hope your all having a great weekend so far!
This morning is my stamp get together with friends and i'm pretty excited to share some new things and some cool cards with them! I stamped each of them a gift bag that they can use to take their goodies home in. I may start to do this for each get together and for my card orders as well. It's a great way to use up DSP! I will share the gift bags tomorrow so make sure you stop back!

Today I have a cute card made with some very pretty colors of summer, Bermuda Bay & and the lovely Coastal Cabana that has come back to our color palette. I also used my very loved Abstract Impressions stamp set and did a bit of tearing.

I also threw some Granny Apple Green into the mix which goes beautifully with Bermuda Bay & Coastal Cabana! I stamped out my roses which is a 3 step process then added my leaves. Once that was done I did some tearing on an angle. I wanted to leave just enough room that I could fit my sentiment on the front. I added a Bermuda Bay 1/8 Taffeta Bow that was in my stash and some clear rhinestones for some bling! I always forget about tearing. It's such an easy technique that gives your cards texture.

Card Details:

Stamps: Abstract Impressions
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Accessories: Rhinestones, Bermuda Bay 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dot, Tombow Liquid Glue

I hope you like this card!
I have been enjoying this Abstract Impressions set very much as i'm sure you can tell.
It's one of the best bundles in the new catalog!

My thoughts today.....

That is all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Perennial Birthday

Hello & Happy Friday!

The weekend is here and the weather today is to be nice!
The rest of the weekend, not so much.

Busy day on tap here so I am going to make this quick.
Today I used a 3rd color from the new In Colors called Lovely Lipstick.
It's quite pretty but i'm not sure I captured it too well in my photo's.

I think Lovely Lipstick is a mix between Real Red and Melon Mambo.
Again, this Garden Impressions DSP does not list Lovely Lipstick as one of the colors that is in this pack of paper but it matches quite well with it. I used a piece of scrap DSP that was leftover from another project and this sheet is so pretty! The flowers are on one side, the So Saffron print is on the other. 

Card Details:

Stamps: Perennial Birthday
Ink: Lovely Lipstick
Cardstock: Lovely Lipstick, So Saffron, Whisper White, Garden Impressions DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circle Layering Framelits, Rhinestones, Lovely Lipstick Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

The lighty stamped dots on the cardstock side were stamped in Versamark and that stamp is also from the Perennial Birthday set.
With this pack of DSP I like to let the paper do all the work because it has such pretty prints and as i'm finding out....alot of it goes beautifully with the new In Colors!

So, what do you think of Lovely Lipstick?
It's another great choice for an In Color...in my opinion!

My thoughts today....

I don't know about the dancing part but YEAH....so happy it's Friday!

Thanks for stopping by & make it a great day!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Enjoy Life

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Hope your week is flying by!
I don't know about you but I can't wait for the weekend to get here.
Shawn has been working some crazy hours this week and he's been so stressed out.
I'm ready for him to have a few days off to unwind and just relax.
They are calling for more showers over the weekend so maybe we can get out for a much needed walk. Our poor bikes must think we've forgot about them. Hopefully soon this rainy weather will give way to more sunshine filled weekends so we can take the bikes out.

So, yesterday I made a card with the one new In Color, Grapefruit Grove.
I like it but it's not my favorite.
Today I have a card made using Blueberry Bushel.
Now that's an awesome color blue!

This DSP comes from the Garden Impressions pack,
Night of Navy is the only blue color listed that is in this package of paper but as you can see above, there is definitely Blueberry Bushel in this pack too!
The sentiment comes from the Enjoy Life stamp set and it is also stamped in Blueberry Bushel.

Card Details:

Stamps: Enjoy Life
Ink: Blueberry Bushel
Cardstock: Blueberry Bushel, Whisper White, Garden Impressions DSP
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Oval Layering Framelits, Blueberry Bushel Ribbon, Glue Dot, Tombow Liquid Glue

So what do you think of this new In Color?
It's a pretty blue, isn't it?
This card was pretty quick to put together because everything coordinates and that's what I love about Stampin  Up! 

My thoughts today...

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Enjoy Life & Petal Palette

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

A late update today!
I went to my stamp table this morning and just got lost in creating so that is why the late update.

In the new catalog there is a new stamp set from a million dollar achiever called Enjoy Life.
I liked all the great sayings in it and there is also a bike in it too! Right up my alley!
I had no idea what I was going to make and just started grabbing stuff.
This is my outcome....

I started this card with pulling out some new In Color DSP and it just went from there. I grabbed a Basic Black card base and thought it looked good with it. My saying comes from the Enjoy Life set and my flowers and Basic Black branch is from the Petal Palette Bundle. In the end it turned out pretty nicely!

Card Details:

Stamps: Enjoy Life, Petal Palette
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Grapefruit Grove
Cardstock: Basic Black, Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White, In Color DSP 
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Square Layering Framelits, Petals & More Framelits, Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

So what do you think?
Does the Grapefruit Grove look good with Basic Black?
Tomorrow I will pull out another In Color and play with it! The NEW In Colors are SO pretty!

My thoughts today....

It's almost bedtime!

Thanks for stopping by & I will catch you tomorrow!
Sweet dreams!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Flannel Shirt Card

Good Morning & Happy Tuesday!

Hope your all having a great week so far!

It's a sunny morning here but rain is to move in this afternoon and I think after that we are in for sunshine the rest of the week! Yipppeee!

I was up half the night with back pain as it started yesterday.
It will definitely be a restful day with an ice pack! Ughh!

I am so excited to share with you a card I made last week from a Debbie Henderson class on making a pocket card for the men in our lives. This one I have been so happy to learn how to make!
We used the Pocket Framelits for this.

I had this sheet of plaid paper in my stash for along time. I recently used it for a card class with my friends and when I seen Debbie's class for this I used up what was left of it. The buttons were from my stash and the smallest I had. This one will most likely get sent to my Dad for Father's Day. I always remember him wearing flannel shirts in the winter. 

Card Details:

Stamps: Hero Arts sentiment
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Hot Off The Press Paper
Accessories: Pocket Framelits, Sponge, Buttons, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue

Using the Pocket Framelits made this card easy to create!

My thoughts today...

I'd be lost without my friends!

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!