Friday, March 24, 2017

Stamp Off Nailed It Masculine Challenge

Welcome, Welcome!  I'm so glad you've joined
Buffy, Susan and myself for another Friday Challenge.
This week, we are doing a Masculine challenge.
The Occasions Catalog is absolutely packed with
masculine products, so I'm ticked with the options.

I've seen a number of on line samples, pairing the 
Nailed It bundle (including Build It Framelits Dies
on page 48 of the Occasions catalog) with texture sets from the main catalog.
In this example, I used Timeless Textures on page 120
and Gorgeous Grunge on page 123.  The background 
pattern comes from the Urban Underground Specialty
DSP on page 47 of the Occasions catalog.  This is a
great masculine paper pack!
I wanted to create this specific statement, so I pulled out
my Labeler Alphabet on page 156.  I like the two,
easy to use photopolymer fonts,
and having the ability to communicate "touching"
  sentiments to my relatives.

I appreciate your visit to my blog, and
know that you will enjoy the wonderful samples,
  offered by Buffy and Susan!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tasty Trucks Cupcakes

Just a couple more weeks before FREE SAB products
are gone for the year.  Tasty Trucks, on page 12, is a particular
favorite of mine, since food trucks are all the rage.
It is also great fun to color this truck, with the new
SU Watercolor pencils.
They are starting to advertise spring truck events
here in Ohio.  Now, we just need spring to get here! 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Hammer it Open!

I've been playing with the Nailed It set and coordinating
Build It Framelit Dies (p 48 of the Occasions Mini).  
Good stuff and lots of fun!
The tools are definitely a great option for masculine cards.
In this example, I paired this bundle with the Balloon
Adventures and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies on page 5.
This made for a quick card, that will work for a 
birthday or special occasion, including giving of
a gift card.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Stamp Off Going Green

As usual, time simply FLIES and we are enjoying
another Stamp Off challenge.  It's just shocking to
think that St Patrick's day is here.
In honor of the "holiday", our challenge
today is dedicated to the green!
 For me, green means Green Bay Packers.
When the men in the family have a birthday,
it often includes a GB Packer cake or theme.
My greens today were Mint Macaron and Emerald Envy.
I added a strip of "barber pole" from the very useful
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Pack on page 174.
The t-shirt, cut out with the T-Shirt Builder Framelits
Dies on page 30 of the Occasions catalog.  I love those 
products because they enable such versatility.
The Delightful Dijon layer was run through the Festive
Textured Impressions Embossing folder on page 195.
Now that you've seen my green, please click
over to check out Susan and Buffy's wonderful ideas!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hey Chick on a Barber Pole

If you guessed that there was another Hey, Chick 
(SAB page 17) card coming, you'd win that bet.
But then it's a pretty safe bet because I love this set.
I stamped the images and colored them with my
aqua painter.  The bits of grass come from the
In The Meadow set on page 129.
I used two different DSP (Designer Series Paper)
layers.  The first, barber pole layer, is from the 
Neutrals DSP pack on page 174.  The second is
the FREE SAB paper called Carried Away on
page 7.  These FREE Sale-A-Bration products are
only available as supplies last, or until March 31st.
I haven't decided who will receive this card yet,
so I stamped several sentiments for the inside
of the card.  When I mail it, I can decide which
to attach.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Something for Baby on Ovals

I used Something for Baby, on page 58, with the 
coordinating Baby's First Framelits Dies on page 192.
The DSP comes from the Festive Birthday pack on 
page173 of the annual catalog.
The sentiment comes from the FREE SAB 
Any Occasion set on page 14.

The white oval die is from the Stitched Shapes collection,
the Bermuda Bay from the Layering Ovals Framelits
on page 193.  Lastly, I used the Lucky Stars
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on page 195.