Friday, November 16, 2018

Stamp Off Country Home Thanksgiving

Welcome to another Stamp Off Challenge.
This week, Buffy, Susan and I are doing fall/Thanksgiving.
This is our last challenge before the Thanksgiving
holiday, so we wish our viewing audience a
wonderful time with turkey, friends and family!

I always enjoy the challenge of combining products, 
so this card features Country Home (Holiday p 43),
with the Everyday Jars Framelits and Jar of Love
Stamp set (pages 217 and 51).  I was going for kind of
a terrarium concept.  I wrapped the jar with some 
Silver Mini Sequin trim (p 201) to add sparkle.  

I love the foliage from
Country Home and enjoy trying to use it in different ways.
I did some masking after stamping the jar, and then colored the foliage with Stampin' Blends! (p 205)

Now please pop on over to see what Buffy and Susan have 
created, to get you into a Thanksgiving mood.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

All the Good Things with Stamparatus

I really do enjoy using the All the Good Things (p 151)
set with the Stamparatus (p 207).  It allows you to blend
colors with your markers, until you are happy with
the outcome.  In this example, the tree top combines
Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.  You just keep coloring
the rubber with your marker and stamping it.   
Since the stamp comes down in the
same location when you use the Stamparatus, you have
the opportunity to create highlighting and low lights,
by using contrasting colors of inks.  
For the pot,  I used Blackberry Bliss, with Basic Gray.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Signs of Santa

This card features the Signs of Santa set,
with coordinating Santa's Signpost Framelits Dies
on page 19 of the Holiday Mini.  It's such a cute set,
with all of the elves and signs!

This suite also has Santa's Workshop Specialty
DSP, so that you can cut out additional images.
Lastly, the Santa's Workshops Enamel Shapes can
also be found on page 19 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Bouquet Bunch Framelits with New Colors

Well, I finally seem to be over the effects of last week's
stomach flu.  Do yourself a favor and stock up on 
electrolyte drinks.  If you get the flu, you will be too
sick to go out for them, and you will be in desperate
need of hydration.  Your main need will be to rehydrate,
trust me.   That is my public service
announcement for today!

I continue to find excuses to pull out my Bouquet Bunch
Framelits on page 216.  It is just such a great product
for creating a quick WOW card.   I also wanted to play
with some of the new colors, so this card features 
Gray Granite, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape,
and Soft Sea Foam.  I really liked how dramatic
these colors looked together.
I ran the background layer through the Subtle 
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (p 223)
to make this card even more dramatic.  
I hope that you enjoy.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Spirited Snowmen Colored with Stampin' Blends!

I haven't posted many Christmas cards, because I hate to
jump the gun, before we've even celebrated Thanksgiving.
However, I like to squeak one in periodically.

This image and sentiment come from the Spirited Snowmen
set on page 38 of the Holiday mini.  This is a darling set, 
especially for those of us who love a cute snowman.
I colored this snowman with Stampin' Blends 
and embossed the card base with the 
Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions 
Embossing folder (p 43).

Monday, November 5, 2018

Swirly Scribbles with Country Home

This is a Swirly Scribbles Thinlit (page 220), with
some 5/8" ribbon (page 200) layered behind the heart.
The sentiment was taken from Country Home,
on page 43 of the Holiday Mini.