Monday, August 21, 2017

Sneak Peek, Santa Paws, 2017 Holiday catty, PP358


Yes, my first order went for lots of fun images that need to be colored. I'm ok with coloring, however my reasoning is just that I love the fun images so very much!  How can one not like Santa Paws?
This is the larges of the images in the stamp set, but especially if you love dogs and cats like I do, and they are so daggon cute, what's a person to do?

I have to admit, my photo taking didn't show the best part, the gold embossing, it is just hard to make embossing shine in photos.  The pretty gold star also isn't showing well.  But I think I have an idea to improve the lighting so hopefully soon I'll be able to show those aspects better.

Love, love, love the Merry Music DSP, both white and black in the holiday songs plus some neat designs on the back sides. 
If you love these stamps, but you really don't like to color, you could just emboss in gold or? and dress up the card in other ways.  They would still be cute.
My colors for this:  Real red, Peekaboo Peach, Tranquil Tide, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake.
I gold embossed, then used my blender pen and ink pads to color in the images.

I'm playing with the Paper Players this week. Here is the challenge and link for the site. I know you will want to check on everyone else's cards, the team's card are fantastic.

Thanks for coming by to look. so, what are your thoughts on this stamp set?


Sunday, August 20, 2017

SU Holiday catalog Sneak Peek, Christmas card, Mistletoe Friends, Fab Friday 119


This will be my first time posting to Fab Friday, I love finding great new challenges. They can really get your brain started when making a card.

This image is from Mistletoe Friends, cute, cute, cute new stamp set in the Holiday catalog for 2017. Peaking out from the right edge is one of the  new snowflake doilies, they come in a package with silver and gold both.  If you've spent time here, you know I adore doilies! These are fabulous.

My colors today are: Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Smoky Slate and Rich Razzleberry.
Click here to check out the challenge and see all the fabulous cards done by the team.


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sneak peek SU Holiday catalog, JAI#373



This is one of the more minor sets in the new Holiday catalog, but when you start playing you find out just how much fun it can be.  Lots of dies in the thinlits set and that's always a big bonus.

This weeks challenge is:

Stencils are hot right now, if you haven't tried them out, you really should. They are inexpensive and a big wow.    I've left the sentiment off for now, as I am always seeming to find myself in a place where I need something and by golly, I haven't any with a sentiment that will work.  Fall sets can be used for so many different occasions.

Colors for this card are:  Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Tranquil Tide and Pumpkin Pie.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Deck the halls, sneak peek at Holiday 2017

I actually made this as a second card for class. Just to show off more of what this set could do. The card we actually made was very different. But  there is just so much one can do with Carols of Christmas, I really thought they needed to see more. I'll post the other card another time. Some of the pieces in the set are good all year long, like the frame, it's beautiful and it's one piece that even doing 2 cards, we didn't use just yet.

Just a few more days until customers can order from this new Holiday catalog, I know you all are going to love it.   The Silver cord package also comes with the same thing in red, they were must haves for me.

I hope you enjoyed.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Peek at 2017Holiday stamp set, Just Add Ink 372


Some little known info about me, I was born and raised in CA, I've lived a lot of other places since I've been an adult, but when we (hubby and I) retired, we got out. We now live in AZ, and as much as we miss the ocean within a couple hour drive, life is good here. It's a wonderful state to live in.

But since one of my favorite songs is George Straight, Ocean Front Property, right from the start I did what I could to make my front patio into a beachy area.  Later on, I did the same with one of my bathrooms.  And now, I'm working on my living room.
So, this set in the new Holiday catalog, is right up my alley and I had to have it first thing.  It's called, Beachy Little Christmas.

This scene would be so neat in my back yard, maybe I could paint the dirt blue? Sigh..... Ok, will just have to be content to make Christmas cards with it.
Here is the color challenge for this week from Just Add Ink:
Just click on the link to check out the other cards, including the gorgeous selection from the team.

So, these plus a bit of Crumb Cake are my colors for this.   I used my aqua painter and my blender pen.  The blender pen defined some of the smaller spaces like the top of the roof.  One of my Aqua Painters has alcohol in it. I used it at times like this, I wanted to stamp in dye ink, in this case the Tranquit Tide, but I didn't want to smear it all over.   For the sand and water I just used one with water in it.  And it's all on Watercolor paper.  I really do hope you enjoy!


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

FMS challenge #300, Giving Thanks for you card


Freshly Made Sketches is on their 300th challenge this week, how great is that?  I love playing along with them, and the team cards are always fantastic. Check it out HERE.
And here is this weeks sketch:
To start with my embossing was done with a new folder in the new Holiday catalog.   As a demo, I'm in preorder month this month, but you will be able to purchase from this catalog in Sept 2017. You are going to LOVE IT! The SU catalogs keep getting better and better.
So my embossing folder on the is from a set called Quilted Christmas, what a fun set this is. And it is a set that will take you all year long, which makes it a super buy.

My colors today are Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White.
I stamped my flower on vellum using my archive black, then colored on the back side and cut around it.  I placed it over a white doily, layered over the 2 papers that make up the sketch.   The ribbon I used is one of our incolors, Sweet sugarplum, but is retired with new ones taking it's place.

The two dsp pieces are cut from my Petal garden stack. and the sentiment is on the Label me Pretty punch.  I then added in a few metallic sequins.




Saturday, August 5, 2017

Grown With Love, thinking of you card, Just Add Ink 371


Today I am playing along with Just Add Ink, here is the challenge and the Link to see the rest of the cards.
I have my own kitty Littlebit in the wagon. He was my favorite of all the cats I have had and that has been many.   I lost him to cancer a short time ago and I have to admit I still shed tears when I think about him too much.    This little stamp looks just like him.  He didn't have a pet bird, but I liked the idea.

The two major sets here are Grown with Love, (my favorite in the new A/C!) and Sitting here, that is the one with the porch type swing.

The grass is a piece of watercolor paper, wet down and using my aqua painter, I spread Garden Green from my ink pad, I pulled up some of the grass pieces and stamped in the rest.   I pulled the dirt stamp from Sheltered Tree.

Sorry to say, the candy dots are retired. I was so sorry to see them go, I really loved them. I used 2 on the wheels and 2 on the sentiment.  You could just punch out real red circles and add those on.

My colors today are: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Pool party, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Real Red, Garden Green.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Love you, Freshly Made Sketches #299


I haven't been posting as many cards lately as I usually do, but we have had a lot going on here at home, plus I'm trying to get my oldest daughters birthday gifts made.

But how cute is this sketch from FMS this week? You really should go take a look at what the team has done, I was blown away this week. So wonderful and each so different.

I used my Color Theory DSP stack in Berry Burst and Daffodil Delight for my edges. There are 3 several different  ways of doing the color in this stack, all of them are fun to use, the ones I used are graduated color down the sheet.
The rest of my colors are Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.