Friday, December 2, 2016

Stamp Off Hey, Chick Double Z

Wow!!  I've been so busy, that it feels like weeks
since I've posted a Stamp Off Challenge with
Buffy and Susan.  Time sure does fold over on itself.
Today, our challenge is to make a Double Z Fun Fold card.
To prepare for this challenge, I went to 
SCS (Spitcoaststampers) for this tutorial.
 This is a sneak peak of a SAB/Sale-A-Bration set that
will be available FREE with purchase beginning January 4th.
It is called Hey, Chick and I love this set.  
It is smart AND sassy.
Stampin' Up! is making colored pencils available in
January, so this is a great FREE set to practice your
coloring skills on.  I colored this image with stamp pad ink
and an aqua painter.  I did use a blue Watercolor pencil
to outline the figure to make it stand out.
The ovals on this card were produced with the new
Stitched Framelits and the Layering Ovals Framelits
on page 193. They coordinate perfectly! I used the
Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on page
195 to add color (but not embossed texture) to the card panels.
The colors used for this card are Crumb Cake,
Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Watercolor paper.
Here is the inside of this card. I do have to apologize
as I did a different kind of Double Z fold.  Buffy and Susan
were on the same page.... I was not!

So now it is time to hop on over to see what 
Buffy and Susan have done with their Double Z Fold cards. 
I wouldn't be shocked if Susan used the Hey, Chick stamp set,
because we often experience unique mind melding moments.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Flourish Thinlits with Sliding Star Framelits.

Sorry I haven't posted regularly.  I have lots of cards
to post, just have been too busy!

This card uses two of my favorite products; the Flourish
Thinlits on page 194, and the Sliding Star Framelits
on page 192.  Both coordinate with lovely sets, but
 can also be easily used in conjunction with a variety
of products, as in this example.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Stamp Off Grateful In the Meadow

Welcome to our little Stamp Off challenge,
sponsored by Susan, Buffy and myself.
I hope that you had a happy Thanksgiving!

Today we are doing a card of gratitude.  Given that I
have so much to be grateful for, I love the idea of making
a Thank You card for a friend or family.

 For my card, I went with a fall theme, and started with the
In the Meadow set on page 129.  I used the colors from
the Warmth & Cheer DSP paper stack on page 13 of the
Holiday catalog.  A Watercolor paper oval, created with the new Stitched Framelits was perfect,
layered on top of a Garden Green oval cut out with the
Layering Ovals Framelits on page 193.  I love the result of layering
shapes from these two products.  I needed to add some
texture and did so using the Festive Textured Impressions
Embossing Folder on page 195.

The sentiment comes from the retired Good Greetings
from Stampin' Up!  That set is a keeper!

Now please hop on over to check out the cards
prepared by Susan and Buffy!!

 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2016

On Stage Swap Card

Several weeks ago, I took a trip to Arizona to visit my Mom.
Visiting my Mom is one of my favorite things.  Her home is
delightful and we are good "roomies".   We both enjoy visiting
the symphony, museums and healthy restaurants.  Additionally,
Mom has fruit trees in her back yard and if you hit the season
right, you can go out and pick fresh berries or oranges.
My other fav is the fresh pineapple from local stores.

While in Arizona, I also attended a Stampin' Up! event
called On Stage.  It was an event where the 2017 Occasions
Catalog and SAB Catalogs were shared.   
We had the joy of receiving a copy and
seeing product demonstrations.
 
When a demonstrator attends a Stampin' Up! event, 
we swap cards!!  While waiting in line for registration,
people scurry about, cards in hand, excited to get
new ideas!  

Above is the card that I swapped.  I used the Sunshine Wishes
Thinlits on page 194, the coordinating Sunshine Sayings
stamp set on page 97 and Seaside Texture Impressions
Embossing Folder on page 195.  

Needless to say, I got some great swaps and enjoyed
my On Stage event a great deal.  I will post a couple of
sneak peaks of upcoming product, but please check out
the majority of these samples, starting in January.
There are some really exciting sets and products coming
your way!!  
  

Sunday, November 20, 2016