Sunday, December 29, 2013

Make it Monday - square frames repeat

This afternoon I spent some time stamping, using some of newer stamps and revisiting an older set too. I pulled out my Boutique Borders - congrats, to use the contemporary frame image to make a frame.  Then I used the older set, Frilly Flowers, to make some flowers to go around it. Background  basic polka dots and script sentiments were used as well  I love how it came together with the red, black and Kraft colors!  


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Make it Monday A la carte

So happy to have an opportunity to try out Dannielle's Modern Whimsy style. I was unable to play the week she posted it and it looked like so much fun.  It was so out of my element, but I think I met the challenge with this card.

I've used  bunch of scraps, but also did some stamping using Embroidered Blooms. The colors are Sweet Blush, melon Berry and Berry Sorbet.  It was all done in a panel of Soft Stone print and attached to a Soft Stone card base. 

Thanks Dannielle, for stretching my creativity!

The Power of Coffee!

I made this fun cheery card on Christmas Day. Can I just say again how much I love the colors of these papers???

It was super fast to make with the new Latte Cups die. Some Copic coloring and a few enamel dots to finish it. 

Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping!


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop

I had a great time making cards this afternoon.  We celebrated over the weekend with my children, and so we were pretty low key today. It was wonderful. I had a lot of new things to try out, so I made quite a few!

This first card features the Scentimentals set.  I am an avid coffee drinker, so I used that image with my brown/string choices.  I love Red and Kraft together, and the cute little cup worked perfectly in red.

Next up, is a card using the new Solid Stitches & Swirls.  I can't tell you how much I love playing with this set!  Trying out different color combinations is so much fun!  For this card, I used a Kraft base, and one of the new stitching dies.  (note - do your embossing BEFORE you stitch with string.  Don't ask me how I know this, but heat will burn string......)

I do love the look of this on Kraft, but my last card uses the same set, stamped on Rustic Cream.  I went with yellow and golds for a completely different look...

So these are just three of the cards I made.  I still have new things to stamp and play with!  Merry Christmas for me. :-)

I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas as well!  

Monday, December 23, 2013

Playing with Solid Stitches & Swirls

Today I have a card to share that I made playing with my new Solid Stitches and Swirls set.  I know I'm going to really enjoy having the solid images!  I've also used the new banner die and stamps.  

The colors are Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet and Fine Linen.  This past weekend was spent celebrating Christmas with my children and grandchildren.  It was SO much fun!  We had a slumber party at my oldest son's home on Saturday night, including watching a movie in his media room in our PJ's with popcorn!  We attended a Saturday night Christmas service at his church and then had pizza.  It was so fun to see the kids open their gifts, and I was really excited to receive a package filled with almost my whole wish list of stamps! I know what I'll be doing on Christmas Day....!  Hope you all are ready and have a blessed time with your family and friends!  

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Make it Monday in Vellum

Today I took some time to do something besides Christmas crafting.  I've not played Make it Monday for a while, so after watching Melissa's tutorial I headed for my craft table.  I pulled out Ruby Rose, Turning a New Leaf, and the new Inside Out Well Wishes set.  I love how she added a little print behind the Vellum panel, it added so much interest.  I found some of the details were lost in the embossing of the blooms, but it still looked okay.


The inside has a cancer sentiment for a friend...  Thanks for stopping by today!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Two Feet Deep = so much fun!

This is the second card I made to send friends this year.  I just love this fun set, and I hope to make some winter birthday cards after Christmas using it.  Using Autumn Prints to make the background was fun too.

I snuck an envelope for you to see too. I used the 2013 Christmas Tags for them. 

Today I started wrapping gifts.  I sat down and made some quick "To You From Me" tags for them.  So easy with that set.  I bought it last year and hadn't inked it up yet!  Hopefully the wrapping will be done tomorrow, and I can play with last months release (before ordering this month...☺)

Have a blessed week!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Cards done and mailed!

I know I've been gone for a while. Just the business of the Holiday Season. But my cards are finished and in the mail!  My hubby took them to the post office for me, and they were all stamped but the nice lady at the counter said "oh those won't go through with out an extra 20 cents on them".  Mind you. I left off buttons and bows this year, so I'm not so sure of her assessment.  But I'm happy the are on their way. ;)

Here is a close up of my first card... 

I'll be back tomorrow with the other one. This set was just so much fun to work with I had two designs!