Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Happy Birthday to a Special Friend

Judy's grandson is turning 7 today.  Over the years he has become a special friend of mine.  I am not sure if he is a fan of Minions, but I thought THIS card was very cute and decided to make it for him.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Balloon Celebration, Sprinkles of Live
Ink - Pacific Point, Basic Black
Card Stock, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Basic Black
Other - Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Owl Builder Punch

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Happy 85th Birtthday Mum

Yesterday my mum celebrated her 85th birthday.  I knew I wanted to use the Large Numbers Framelits but wasn't sure what other elements to put on the card.  I headed over to Pinterest and found a card a liked very much and CASEd it.  The layout is identical, I just changed the colours and designer series paper.

Stampin Supplies
Stamps - Four You (retired)
Ink - Basic Black
Card Stock - Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Shimmery White, Gold Foil, Botanical Gardens DSP (retired), Botanical Gardens Vellum (retired)
Other - Large Numbers Framelits, Botanical Builders Framelits, Circle Framelits (retired), It's My Party Enamel Dots (retired), Banner Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Friday, June 24, 2016

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of June 20

This week's challenge was to create a card using two of the current Stampin' Up! InColours along with one other current colours.  I have only purchased the markers from the 2016-2018 InColours so I opted to use Cucumber Crush and Watermelon from the 2015-2017 collection along with Blushing Bride.

I had purchased a Paper Share from Sandi McIver so I have samples of all of the current Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers.  I used a piece from the Playful Palette DSP Stack.  

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Birthday Blooms
Ink - Basic Black
Card Stock - Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, 
                      Playful Palette DSP
Other - Swirly Bird Thinlits, Rose Garden Thinlits, Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue                         Dots

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day

This week (week of June 13) Crystal's challenge for the Inky Divas group was to create a Fun Fold or Slider Card with Father's Day for the theme.  I had seen and saved several different fun fold cards on Pinterest but was quite intrigued with THIS Z Fold card. 

I loved that it used the now retired The Open Sea stamp set.  I decided to pair it up with the Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper to create my card.

Here is the card closed

and here it is open.  

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - The Open Sea (retired); Thoughtful Banners
Ink - Early Espresso; Cherry Cobbler; Crumb Cake; Basic Black
Card Stock - Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy; Nautical Expedition DSP (retired)
Other - Duet Banner Punch; Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, June 13, 2016

Happy 10th Birthday Cadence

It's hard to believe that it has been 10 years since my niece's daughter was born - it seems like it was just yesterday.  I had seen the card Patty Bennett made for her son's birthday and decided I wanted to CASE it.  You can see Patty's card HERE.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Perfect Pennants, Party Wishes, Balloon Celebration
Ink - Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron
Card Stock - Melon Mambo, Whisper White, It's My Party DSP Stack
Other - Balloon Bouquet Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Large Numbers Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches - FMS 240

This week's challenge on the Freshly Made Sketches site reminded me of the "Triple Time Stamping" Technique.  It's been a long time since I tried the technique so I decided to give it a try.  I has seen THIS card on Pinterest and realised it fit the sketch perfectly.

You can see all of the design team samples as well as those posted by the participants by clicking HERE.

My card has one less layer but overall I think it fits the sketch pretty well.  I chose Pool Party ink and card stock thinking the Thick Baker's Twine I found in my stash was that colour as well.  I now realise that it is actually Coastal Cabana, but I think it looks good with the Pool Party.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Birthday Blooms, Thoughtful Banners
Ink - Pool Party
Card Stock - Whisper White, Pool Party
Other - Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine (retired)

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of June 6

This week Crystal posted a sketch challenge - see below.

The project had to be either a Thank You, Graduation or Birthday card.  We did not have to use the same shapes as on the sketch but the lower ones had to be a different shape than those in the upper corner.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do and took inspiration from the sketch but also from several cards I had seen on Pinterest and came up with this one:

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Tin of Cards, Kinda Eclectic, Petite Petals
Ink - Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight
Card Stock - Whisper White, Old Olive, It's My Party DSP (retired)
Other - It's My Party Enamel Dots (retired), Rhinestones, Bird Builder Punch (reired), Bitty Butterfly Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Simply Scored Board

Friday, June 10, 2016

Happy Birthday Sailor!

Yesterday Judy and I made another sweet card using the Swirly Birds stamp set.  Although neither of us is a fan of "fussy" cutting we stamped all of the elements for the boat and cut them out.  The larger of the two sails was curved with a bone folder and mounted to the card with two Stampin' Dimensionals stacked on top of each other.  The other sail and the boat were adhered with a single dimensional.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Stampin’ Supplies
Stamps – Swirly Birds, Thoughtful Banners
Ink – Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy
Card Stock – Whisper White, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Perfectly Artistic DSP (retired - SAB 2016)

Other – Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Tree Builder Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals