Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Sweetest Thing with Doily Builder

Oh my!   We are approaching the end of the Occasions
catalog season and I will be so sorry to see these products go.
Sweetest Thing, with the Jar of Sweets Framelits Dies
(on page 15) pair wonderfully well with the Doily Builder
Thinlits Dies on page 47.  The candy jar looks great against
a little doily detail!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Doily Builder with Wood Textures DSP

I am in a state of mourning over some of the current
product that will be retiring at the end of May.  Doily Builder
on Occasions page 47 is one of those products.  I simply
love these doilies and how intricate they are.
The Wood Textures DSP is also retiring and I can't 
imagine loss of a DSP that looks good with almost
any set or theme.  The sentiment comes from 
Butterfly Gala (Occasions page 35), which will carry over
into the 2019-20 catalog.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Happy Easter

Friday, April 19, 2019

Stamp Off OSW Challenge

Welcome to another Stamp Off challenge, with
Buffy, Susan and I.  Today, we are doing a OSW
(One Sheet Wonder) challenge.

A OSW is a pattern for cutting (DSP) paper, so that you can create a number of different cards.   It is sort of a sketch challenge, where the creator has to figure out how to fit each panel on a card front.  Thank you Susan for designing this OSW pattern!

For my OSW, I used the retiring Wood Textures DSP
(page 191) and designed 4 cards.  

I used the leaves from Painted Harvest (p 139) on each
card, and the retiring In Color Tranquil Tide card bases.

Using a OSW makes for quick cards, as the
patterned paper often dictates your background layer.

Thank you for stopping by!   Please check out
the OSW cards created by Susan and Buffy

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Retiring Seize the Day

If you've seen the recent Stampin' Up! retirement list,
then you know that Seize the Day is one of the sets
that is retiring.  I really like this set, because of the 
Distinctive Stamp feature, and the outdoor images.
Having grown up in Wisconsin, the images really remind
me of home.   I also appreciate the whimsical look of
the font used with this set.  

This card features the retiring Brights DSP pack
and some SAB Botanical Butterfly paper.  It is 
a simple card, but combining different DSP helps
to elevate the look.  I feel that yellows, paired with black
are always a good combination!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Varied Vases with Rectangle Stitched Dies

I tend to have a hard time throwing interesting bits
of paper away, so when I cut some stitched rectangles 
(Occasions page 28) out of this
Brights DSP pack (page 191), I couldn't throw it away.
A month later, when playing around with
Varied Vases on page 45, a plan came together!
I decided that the openings looked like shelves and a
slot for a greeting.  Anyway, that was my take
on this scrap!