Friday, October 20, 2017

Stamp Off Woodland Folder with Seasonal Layers Thinlits

Check us out, it's another Stamp Off Challenge!
We have all kinds of good things happening,
so Buffy, Susan and I are glad that you are here.

Today, our challenge is all about using your favorite
Textured Impressions Embossing folder.
These folders are found on pages 210-11 in the annual
catalog, plus others scattered throughout the Holiday catalog.

This was a difficult challenge because I LOVE the
SU Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  ALL of them.
I just kind of picked one that called to me in the moment.

This card looked very different in my head, but that is
sometimes the way it goes.  I wanted to place a stamped
image behind the trees from the Woodland Textured Impressions
Embossing Folder, but it did not turn out as I pictured.
On to plan "B"!

Instead, I took leaves from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits
Dies on page 216 and placed them behind the stamped
sentiment from Painted Harvest (Holiday catalog p 49).
Leaves with the Woodland folder were a natural fit.
Besides, the leaves are falling outside, so raking
season has begun.  

Thank you for checking out our challenge.  Now please
click on over to find out which Textured Impressions
Embossing Folders Susan and Buffy selected this week.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Happy Painted Harvest

The Painted Harvest set is a real utilitarian product, in that
it can be used as a focal image or background.  In this example,
it is kind of both.

First, I used the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing
Folder on page 211, to create the "Happy" impression.
Then I simply stamped the sunflowers over top.  

I added a bit of Pear Pizzazz Ribbon and Curry Baker's 
Twine and that is pretty much it!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Hearts Come Home

The Hearts Come Home set and Hometown 
Greetings Edgelits Dies
(on page 34 of the Holiday Catalog) harken back to some
previous edgelits, that enabled creation of beautiful scenes.
The "old time" buildings are a lovely Christmas traditon.
It is also very simple to layer these buildings to make a
basic cards, shaker cards, candles and other creations.  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Moon Baby Stampin' Blends

Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity!
This news makes me really happy because I  LOVE to color.
Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.  These alcohol markers are
available to demonstrators, with customer release to be announced.
 I felt like this was a great image to use for trying out
these new Stampin' Blends.  Moon Baby, on page 106,
pegs the sweetness meter.  In this example, I used the
following colors:  Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, 
Pink Pirouette, Ivory, Color Lifter and Rich Razzleberry.
These alcohol markers blend well and allow you to 
coordinate the light and dark shade, or combine colors.
The Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad is recommended
when using these markers.   

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Night in Bethlehem in Oval

I will have to admit that I love Christmas cards.  They
express the faith of the creator, warm our hearts and
sparkle with anticipation.  As a child, I was always the
first one up on Christmas morning, not because I wanted
presents, but more so because I anticipated all the joy
that my family would share together.  I couldn't wait.

Night in Bethlehem, on page 26 of the Holiday catalog is
a set that warms my heart.  I love the coordinating 
Bethlehem Edgelits Dies that enable you to frame stamped
images, or create silhouettes. 

The stamped city is placed behind an oval cut out, with
the Cherry Cobbler layer run through the Pinewood Planks
(p 211) 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing
Folder.  I wanted to bring in a wood stable feeling.
I added the Gold Star and Pear Pizzazz ribbon to complete the 
Christmas feeling. 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Colorful Seasons Chair with Flowers

This is another Colorful Seasons (p 147) and coordinating
Seasonal Layers Thinlits (p 216) sample.  Although it
features flowers, I think that it might be an option for a guy.
I also incorporated my favorite Wood Textures DSP stack
on page 187.  These wood designs well with almost any
style or occasion.  I am amazed at the flexibility of this stack.