Sunday, August 28, 2016

Create CCMC421 Flourishing Phrases Sketch

Today I'm joining another Create with Connie & Mary challenge,
number CCMC421.  Their challenges always get me going and this sketch is very interesting!
As is often the case, I lean towards the Flourishing Phrases set
on page 49, with the coordinating Flourish Thinlits.
This new catalog bundle sure does get a lot of love
from card makers!  The Hardwood background was used
on the first layer, to add a little texture.
The colors used for this card include Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky,
Sweet Sugarplum and Dapper Denim.  I added a circle from
2016-18 Envelope Paper on page 176 and a bit of 
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (p 175) under the flowers.
Embellishments include the Enamel Shapes on page 177
and 3/8 inch Glitter Ribbon from page 37 of the 
upcoming Holiday catalog.  I LOVE this Glitter Ribbon,
because it really brightens a card, with minimal effort!!
It is sturdy enough to attach with a little tape runner,
so that you have a ribbon accent, without the bulk of a bow.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Jars of Love Stamp Off Challenge

 I welcome you to another Stamp Off Challenge, hosted
by Buffy, Susan and myself.   We love having you
look in on our challenges.

I think all three of us appreciate the Jar of Love product
bundle, featuring a photoplymer set with coordinating framelits,
as I am assuming that is what you will see today.

The Jar of Love set on page 75 allows for so many 
creative options, including numerous occasions.
It coordinates with the Everyday Jars Framelits on page 192.
Talk about a great bundle for gift giving or expressions
of love!
In this example, each jar is embossed with a different
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from page 195, 
including Festive, Softly Falling and Elegant Dots.
The jars are stamped with the
Hardwood stamp, to make it look like a tabletop.

Now please hop on over to see what Susan and Buffy
have "ajar" for you!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MPP Variations, Continued

As indicated, there is a My Paper Pumpkin special running 
this month.  If you have any questions about the special,
let me know.

Below are 2 more adapted versions of the MPP
kit released for August.

In this example, I divided the DSP diagnonally.

In this example, I gold embossed the leave images
on the background, rather than stamping with 
Early Espresso.
I hope you were inspired!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

August My Paper Pumpkin

It's time for the August My Paper Pumpkin from 
Stampin' Up!  This month is a card kit with gift card envelopes.  Above, I've created a variation on the card options in this kit.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Stamp Off DSP Rescue with Flourish Thinlits

Yippee.  I'm so glad that you have landed at my site,
to check out our Stamp Off challenge, hosted by
Buffy, Susan and myself.  We're happy to have you!
Our challenge today is "DSP to the Rescue".  I love 
Designer Series Paper because it perks up a card,
provides ideas for color combinations I would not 
think of, and adds texture to projects.  Stampin' Up! offers
lots of DSP choices, so you are in for a treat.

I saw this technique offered several years ago, but don't 
remember the exact name; perhaps "Torn Paper".
At any rate, that's what I did.  I took strips of the 
2016-18 In Color Envelope paper on page 176, tore it
into pieces and glued it to a piece of card stock.  This technique adds so much color and texture, that it's really fun. After the glue
had dried, I embossed the panel with clear embossing powder.
Then I created a pattern with elements from the Flourish
Thinlits on page 194, adhering them to a piece of Early Espresso
card stock.   The sentiment came from my fav resource for
words; the Sunshine Sayings set on page 97.  
 I added In Color Enamel Shapes to complete the look.
Thank you so much for checking out my Stamp Off project.
Now hop on over to see the WONDERFUL projects offered
by Susan and Buffy

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sprinkles of Life with Thoughtful Banners

I made this card a while back for a Stamp Off challenge
and then used a different project.  I am so glad that Stampin' Up!
continued the Sprinkles of Life set on page 106 with
coordinating punch in the 2016-17 catalog.  This is a wonderful

Speaking of wonderful bundles, the sentiment was created
with the Thoughtful Banners set on page 73, and the
coordinating Duet Banner Punch on page 186.  This is
another bundle that is so flexible for cards or scrapbooks.
 It enables really fast creation of banners that you can
mix and match to create a personalized message.

The card texture was created with the Festive
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on page 195.
This Embossing Folder works for so many occasions!  

Monday, August 15, 2016

Layered Flourishing Phrases Sympathy

Flourishing Phrases (p 49), with the coordinating Flourish Thinlit
dies is a spectacular combination, as you can tell from how
frequently I use them.  Great sentiments and stunning dies.
In this example, I paired these products with the Lovely Lace
Textured Embossing Folder on page 195.

The colors are Soft Sky, Flirty Flamingo and Basic Black.