Monday, February 20, 2017

So in Love Just For You

The So in Love set on page 52 of the Occasions Catalog
is a beautiful, sophisticated set.  The font is a beautiful script,
with sentiments that can be used for many situations.

In this example, I stamped a background on 
Pink Pirouette cardstock and added Blushing Bride
Glimmer Paper.  The sentiment was cut out with the
Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Stamp Off Beautiful You Color Challenge

Hello and happy Friday!  Susan, Buffy and I are
locked and loaded for another Stamp Off Challenge!
 This week, we are doing a color challenge, offered by
Susan.  She picks such wonderful color combinations!!
You saw a "preview" card for this challenge yesterday,
when I used the same colors with the Cool Treats set.

I know that I use the Beautiful You set, on page 24 of the Occasions Mini, a lot.  I can't help it!  I love this set.  I wanted to watercolor
these beautiful color suggestions.   I used a layer of
the 2016-18 In Color Designer Series Paper,
Gold Sequin Trim (p 178) and 5/8 inch Burlap Ribbon
to embellish this card.
For the focal image, I stamped the girl in Island Indigo,
then water colored the dress with Pool Party.  
Next, I then masked all but the
dress and stamped it with Awesomely Artistic on page 144
creating the dress pattern.   Finally, I outlined the image
with Smoky Slate.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Now please check out
the challenge samples offered by Buffy and Susan!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cool Treats with Frozen Treats Dies

Tomorrow is our weekly Stamp Off Challenge.
I always make a couple cards and then try to decide
which to use for the challenge.
Friday's challenge is a color challenge (check in
Friday to see which colors) and this is my "runner up"
card.  I totally enjoy the Cool Treats set on page 33
of the Occasions Mini.  It helps that they have a
coordinating set of Framelit Dies (Frozen Treats).
This is a very nostalgic product bundle for me, because
as kids, we loved things like push-ups and ice cream bars.
The two step stamped images make very realistic
looking ice cream products!

Sooo, please stop back tomorrow to see my Stamp Off
Challenge card with Buffy and Susan.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines

Just a quick love note.  Happy Valentines Day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sealed with Love

As valentines approaches, I guess that I had better post
a couple appropriate cards!  This is another card that I made while
having a "play date" with stamping friends. 
 I'm not really a "heart" person,
so I guess that I am a little like my mother.  Sentimental...
but only to a point.   This card was made with the Sealed
with Love set and coordinating Love Notes Framelits
Dies on pages 14-15 of the Occasions Mini.  I do like
the fact that you have lots of hearts and arrows to play with.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Stamp Off Sealed with Love Notes

It's another day on Stamp Off Island.
Island occupants include Buffy, Susan and Jackie,
surviving on paper, stamps and ink!
Today's challenge is kind of obvious.  It's a Love/Heart You
event, just in time for Valentines day.  
It doesn't have to be a lovey/dovey card,
just one that expresses love.  We could use more
of that nowadays! 
 I enjoy stamping dates with several friends,
including the amazing Mary Brown (aka stampercamper). 
I made this card during one of our play dates.   It even
looks a bit like a "Mary card"!  Must have been
the atmosphere.
The products that I used,
the Sealed with Love set and coordinating Love Notes
Framelits Dies,  are found on pages 14-15 of 
the Occasions catalog.  I like the texture of the "grilled" heart,
that works so well as a backdrop. The DSP comes from the 
Neutrals Designer Series Paper stack on page 174
of the regular catalog.
I hope that you enjoyed this corner of the Stamp Off Island,
and invite you to continue the tour with
Susan and Buffy.