Monday, August 25, 2014

August PTI Blog Hop

After being so busy with SAF over the weekend, I almost forgot about the blog hop today!  I'm glad that Nichole chose the clean and simple look to do, as I put this together this morning before work!

I used Maile's technique from last Friday and I loved it!  I  embossed the splat smile, and then I backed my cut out with Tropical Teal bitty dot paper. I used the larger dot paper for my envelope. I topped off the card with a couple of gold sequins, and I was done.  Less then 15 minutes to make!

Hope you all enjoy the hop today!  I can't wait to see what every has done...

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SAF 2014 Time after Time

Well...I went back to some of my earliest posts on SCS to find this winner..

Don't you love the brown carpet?  It was tricky for me figuring out how to put a card into a gallery in 2008.  So here's the shameful truth...I still have some of that paper.  Can we say I'm a saver instead of a hoarder?  So I used some it for my redo, updated version!

What I love most about my card is all the wonderful die cuts that are available to us now!  I rarely use a punch anymore.  I have also found a love of buttons on my cards.  I chose to use a real one instead of the button dies with a little piece of cream cotton cording.  

Wow, what a difference a few years can make!  Thank you for this awesome challenge, a great way to end our journey through time!

SAF 2014 The 80s with Lexi Daly

Boy I remember Trapper Keepers!  Got lots of them for my kids.  How cute to figure out making one into a card!  I was going along fine, until I messed up the embossing. No more larger cardstock for a do over, so I'll have to try this again later.  I know my kids would love a card styled like this.

My cardstock was from coordinations, I think that's why the EP grabbed it so much.  Oh well...I will try again!

SAF 2014 the 1960's with Erin Lincoln

Yes, I grew up in the 60s and early 70s. I remember red carpet in my parents home, and who can forget colored appliances of Gold, Avocado, and Bronze.  Truly a fun era for me to revisit!  Did anyone else keep thinking of the Jetson's while they were making Erin's cards?  Love, Love, love it!

I used Limeaide Ice for the insert, and flipped my card sideways.  It was fun figuring out where to place the inlay pieces, and putting on a little bling.  This may go to my little brother for his birthday this year.  Nifty technique!

SAF 2014 the 1940's with Betsy Veldmen

How cool are the patterns that Betsy created for us!  And the little flowers reminded me of the paper flowers my grandmother taught me how to make, way back when!  I made them, but haven't put them to use yet.  Maybe a pin, or on another card...

I chose to make my background just like Betsy's. I loved her colors!  I can't wait to play around a little more with these cool stamps!

I added a flower and leaves that we're die cut my card.  Plus, they covered up a Pure Poppy finger smudge...!

SAF 2014 The 1920's with Heather Nichols

Love the bling and glitter of the era, and Heather's stamps and dies made it easy to create!

I used a little strip of ribbon for the first technique, and put my card on Fine Linen.  I ran out of rhinestones, but I still think it looked okay.  I love the fun spray stamp the is above the bling!

I had some dark gray pearls for this second one that was covered in glitter too.  Love the paper with these fans!  I used the little fan stamp on the sentiment too.

SAF 2014 the Regency Era with Melissa Phillips

I loved trying out the antique embossed frame that Melissa taught!  So elegant and just perfect for Mellisa's style!

Again I used some of the pretty papers from the collection, and added a little scalloped edge down the side.  The pink blush seam binding worked well and didn't distract from my frame.

SAF 2014 Explore the Renaissance with Nicole Heady

We had fun playing with Velvet and Wax in this era!  I stared out simple, making my Thank you card like Nicole's.  So easy with the preprinted paper!  It was fun to make that wax imprint, a little scary using my acrylic stamps!  It was the same with the Verlvet and iron, but I was pretty careful not to melt them...

I chose Kraft and Smokey Shadow to go with the Burgandy Velvet.  And just using clear embossing for the sentiment gave it another elegant touch.

Really cool stuff!

SAF 2014 Ancient Rome with Lizzie Jones

Our second challenge brought a new to me, use of embossing paste.  I had messy fun with this one, and made two cards.  I think I like the second one best, but they were both fun!

I ended up trimming the flower out, because I wanted to show more if the pretty red and aqua paper!

I used Round Repeats on Fine Linen paper with Ocean Tides ink.  Then, after embossing, used Chai Tea Dye ink over the panel.  The Mat Stack 1, is also stamped with Modern Wood Mats. 

SAF 2014 Challenge 1 Morning Timer

For our first card, we were challenged to make a card in 20 minutes or less using a color pallette and sketch recipe!  Seeing I was a little late (busy picking up donuts...) I had even less time!  So I grabbed my Filled what Joy set, and got stamping.

 My colors were Soft Stone, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Limeaide Ice and Fresh Snow.  The sketch is the fourth one down, found here....

I'm not usually clean and simple, but it sure was fun and I beat the timer!

2014 Stamp-a-Faire

 Well I haven't had a chance to post any of the projects yet, but here in Lexington, we had a fantastic day of Stamping, Food and Friendship!

Thank you Amanda (aka Mandabean) for hosting!

Until next year....Happy Stamping All!


Friday, August 22, 2014

Birthdays for my Granddaughters!

I know, long time no blogging!  But I've been making lots a cards, so that's a good thing, right?

These two are for my sweet granddaughters that both have birthdays next week. One will be 5 and the other 9. The cousins often celebrate together, as they live fairly close to one another.  Had to get this little ballerina to make their cards this year!

This first one is for Brooklyn, that had her first ballet recital in a pretty yellow tutu last month!

This one is for Addison. Even though she's a little older, you can always do girly stuff with purple, shimmer and velvet, right?

Gearing up for Stamp a Faire tomorrow! There will be four of us for year four!  Hope you'll join in the fun!

Toodles ~ Luanne

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Butterflies X 2!

I just had to try out Danielle's technique with my new butterfly dies...and with some of my favorite colors!

I just love teal and purple together!  And I was able to cut the dies right on the stripe, which really made it cool!  The only stamping here was with the Tiny Tags set.  The bodies were made with enamel dots that came with the fun papers.

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Color Play and Make it Monday...

This morning I put together a card for this week's Make it Monday.  Love, love, love the card Danielle made, and I'd like to try this out more.  I used Frilly Flowers and this month's Color Play (Berry Sorbet, Hibiscus Burst, Limeade Ice and Tropical Teal).

I really love how the Limeaide Ice looks on the Tropical Teal!

Thanks for lookin....!


Thursday, August 7, 2014

New Butterfly Dies!

I just got my new butterfly dies from Papertrey Ink, and couldn't wait to cut one!  Yes, there will many more, but I added this one quickly to a card base I had made a while back and hadn't used yet. It was also used for a challenge on Splitcoaststampers. 

The papers are from Vintage Summer, and it is a double sided pack, so it's a perfect match!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

From Blah to Wow Cute

When we were in France in May, we picked up each of our girls (5 of them!) scarves I Nice. We're sending them with birthday cards and $$.

I had Heather's all set to go to the Post Office this morning, and thought...this needs a Tag!  So, ten minutes before I left for work, I whipped this up!  It definitely took this plain wrapped gift up a notch!

Just gives it a wow cute factor!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

For Marcus

This card will be for my son in law.  I wanted to make a shaker card, yet keep it masculine.  I stared by using this weeks Make it Minday challenge.  I tried to emboss the pattern, but it was a bit much.  So them I went with some Fresh Snow ink, which almost gave a chalkboard feel.

I used some flat white sequins for the inside, and added three navy buttons on the bottom.  Hope he likes it!