Friday, February 16, 2018

Stampin Up, Occasions set, Flying Home

I thought that today I'd just post one of the cards my class did yesterday.  It's from the new 2018 Occasions catalog. The set is called Flying Home.  There are 3 larage images in this set, all just as cute as they can be, plus some butterflies, birds and a bee.

The embossing folder seen is one of a set of 2 from the Petal Palette set. I simply sponged over it after I embossed at the bottom of the card.

I colored the image in mainly with the new Blends.  Added a piece of Lemon Lime Twist ribbon and a little sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.   The circles are from Layering circles Framelits.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Beautiful Birthday card and Just Add Ink #395

Now this was fun! I have had this marble background stamp for a long time, it was one of the first things I bought when the new Annual catalog came out, but I just never grabbed for it. Today was the day.  I'd also like to try using 3 colors on it and see how that comes out, looks a lot like the shaving cream technique, right?

So, I have 2 daughters who's birthdays are on the same day 4 years apart, and they are coming up, so this is one card down.  One to go.

The only colors I used are Pink Pirouette and Old Olive, I colored using the new blends markers, after embossing the Petal Palette set of flowers in white. Very hard to see to color in, but a very different look as well.  I used my multipurpose adhisive sheets for the corner designs and the large leaf set.  I also colored the pearls on the sentiment piece using the Blends marker.

I just could not resist using the little bird from Birds and Blooms dies.  I hope you all love this as much as I do.

To see all the other contributions at Just Add Ink, go here.
And here is this week challenge, it's an inspiration challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Valentines, SAB rewards and a new challenge

Let's see, where to start. Well, for one, there is a new challenge up. It's called Festive Friday, #festivefriday, and it's different.  Among other things you will be able to rack up points good for goodies.  This is the very first week, however it will be a 2 week challenge. Check it out HERE.

Now for the card. I used a brand new embossing folder that will be available starting Feb 16th as part of the free SAB goodies.   SU is adding a few new things for us.  The Hearts on this card are from an Occasions set called Heart Happiness.  It's one of 2 Valentine sets in the Occasions catalog, the other set can be purchased as a bundle.  I decided instead to buy this set AND the framelit set separate.

A couple of the framlits also work for stamps in this set.  And TIP HERE. Don't ever get rid of common shapes punches.  They have a way of showing up in new stamp sets.  I discovered that the Sweetheart punch that is retired works on a stamp in this set, AND one of the framelits in the retired Hearts collection set fits the large heart in here that is filled with flowers.

My colors today are Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral and Gold.
The strip of DSP across the card is from  Painted With Love, lots of gold, Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral. It's just gorgeous.

My sentiment if from Petal Palette stamp set, also in the Occasions catalog, stamped in Gold on vellum and cut out using a die from the Stitched Shapes set. Now you are going to ask me how I glued that vellum on.  It's really not too hard. I put glue dots under text, or as here up in that corner tucked under the edge of one of the hearts.   
I hope you enjoyed, and please do check out this challenge, I think it's going to really be fun.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

FMS321, A birthday card

Wow, it's been 10 days since I've posted on my blog. I do try not to let that long go by, but we have been really busy.  We spent a few days in Quartzsite for a rally of our FMCA group, then my girls all came to visit. Even my Texas girl flew in.    It was soooo nice to spend time with my girls!

So, I've had all these adorable sets here that I haven't had a chance to play with.  Today I'm playing along with Freshly Made Sketches. Such a simple, cute sketch to play with. So many things that can be done. I love sketches like that and I seem to enjoy FMS quite often.

The main set I'm using today is from the new 2018 Occasions catalog, the Petal Palette Bundle. Petal Palette stamps and the Petals and more Dies.   My colors today are: Blushing Bride, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, black and white.   I also used the scallop die from the Seasonal Layers Dies.

The sentiment is from Happy Wishes and the splotches are from Waterfront.    The ribbon is the new white organza 1/4".

I sponged on the powder pink then used the Blushing Bride to put on splatters, stamped leaves as well as die cutting some.
To check out the challenge and see what everyone else did, especially the team, go here.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

A fun new technique, and Fusion's 4th anniversary

Yes, my 2nd card for the Fusion challenge.  I came across this technique while searching for something else on youtube.  It's from Jennifer McGuire again, I just love her style.  This one uses your dies to stamp with. Actually, you emboss using it.  I had a terrible time with my die moving when I took it off after running it through the Big shot, but that is my fault. All my clear plates are so warped!    It seems like it's the Precision Plate that does it.  I really love my plate, so I've decided that I will order some new plates and just use the old ones only on the Precision plate, it's hard to do much of anything on those warped plates.

This time I think I got both the sketch and the photo in my card.  I love this, but I can see where I sure need some practice.

Here is the challenge.Go here to join in.

I used Tempting Turquoise, Dapper Denim and Whisper White.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Journey with a friend, FMS#319

What a fun little set this stamp set is! I couldn't wait to get it.  I also got the Brusho in the same order. How fun is this?!  All I did was just sprinkle a tiny bit of the Brusho powder on the paper and spritz with water, done.

I used the watercolor pencils for my coloring. Then very lightly went over them with the Blender pen. For such a small image, the Blender pen gave me more control then the Aqua painter would have.
The sentiment came from the Host set Cozy cottage and I stole a die from my Petal and more die set to cut out the sentiment.

My sketch came from Freshly Made Sketches.
It's hard to believe all the wonderful products that are out for stampers these days. The hard part is just waiting to get your hands on them.   Click Here to check out the challenge.