Monday, March 30, 2020

Witty-Cisms with Gang's All Meer

As I've said in the past, sometimes you get an idea,
and you just have to get it out of your head.  It doesn't
mean that it is a good idea, but it feels good to exorcise 
it from your brain!

This card is a mash-up of Witty-cisms (Jan-June 2020) 
and The Gang's All Mere SAB set.  I added the hat from
Best Catch (page 150) in the annual catalog.  I figured that
a cactus would benefit from googly eyes and a good hat!

Please have a great Monday!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Best Catch and Beautiful Bouquet

I'm always happy to use product from the annual catalog,
because there are some excellent bundles.  Best Catch
(page 150) with the Catch of the Day dies (page 191), is a
great (masculine) bundle.  I love coloring that fish with
Stampin' Blends.  In this example, I created a background
by sponging Coastal Cabana and then stamping the vine
from Beautiful Bouquet.  I spattered a bit of water on the
background to give it a more watery appearance.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Inspiring Iris

I often make blank cards, because they leave things
open-ended when I need to quickly grab a card.
Inspiring Iris, on page 111, is a great set for a card
fitting a variety of situations.  In this case, I sponged
Granny Apple Green on the card base that had been
run through the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder.
For the focal image, I layer in the Iris over sponged
ink, silver foil and Polka Dot Tulle.

Monday, March 23, 2020

#loveitchopit with Good Morning Magnolia

Kylie Bertucci has come up with a wonderful,
#loveitchopit strip technique that is presented Here.
It makes use of scraps, and is very forgiving in terms of 
gluing the strips of Cardstock or DSP down.
In this example, I used Granny Smith Green, Calypso Coral,
Poppy Parade, Blackberry Bliss and Peaceful Poppies
DSP (Jan-June 2020 page 25).  The sentiment comes from the 
Good Morning Magnolia Stamp set (annual page 38) and was
cut out with the Stitched Rectangles dies on page 196.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Stamp Off Grace's Gateway Dies

Greetings creative friends.  Susan, Buffy and I
are back for another challenge.  
This week is all about "The Color Purple!"  

I have been posting cards with the the Grace's 
Gateway Dies (Jan-June 2020 catalog) and different
background DSP.  In this example,  I paired the Peaceful
Poppies (page 25) with these delightful dies.  I picked a 
segment with a lot of purple, and just a pop of Poppy!
I really like using the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing
Folder to perk up cards.   Highlighting the pattern with some
VersaMark helps the card pop.  Finally, the sentiment from 
the Honey Bee set was cut 
out with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies on page 20.

Now that you've checked out my purple project, 
please click on to enjoy Buffy and Susan's
wonderful cards.  I'd also like to wish my dear friends, Buffy, Susan and all of our "visitors" health and peace of mind,
 as we move through this challenging time.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

On the Adventure with Sending You Thoughts

Given the challenges we face right now, I had to
get out the "On to Adventure" set on page 28 of the
annual catalog.  The images always make me smile.
I paired this magical lady with a sentiment from 
"Sending You Thoughts" (SAB page 11).  This
set has the perfect amount of sarcasm.