Saturday, January 23, 2016

Bloomin' Heart Die in Perfect Plum

I hesitate to use the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit Die because
I think it is so popular that people might get tired of samples. 
It's just hard not to crank out another sample
 every now and again!
I don't use Perfect Plum much and I'm not sure why.
It's a pretty color and goes well with Crumb Cake and
Pink Pirouette.  Timeless Textures is just a spectacular
option for adding interest to a card, so you can't 
go wrong there!
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

January Wacky Watercooler Mini Hop #2
Welcome to the second Wacky Watercooler hop this month!   
We're starting January 2016 off with a bang.  There is just
so much "stampin goodness" in the new Occasions and 
SAB Minis, that we had lots of projects to show off!
If you're following the blog circuit,
then you've likely arrived from Marsha's site.
I bet that you enjoyed her lovely projects.

If you missed them, then hop on back for a look.

 My first project uses the very sweet A Nice Cuppa set with
coordinating Cups and Kettle Framelit Dies, 
on page 34-35 of the Occasions Mini. For the table, 
I inked up the Hardwood 
stamp on page 128 with Soft Suede ink and stamped it on the 
same color paper.  The legs were cut out with Handpicked
Framelits on page 174.  The Mint Macaron 1" Dotted Lace Trim
made a nice little table runner.  The Pink Pirouette card base
was embossed with the Elegant Dots Folder on page 174.

My second card used stamps from Timeless Textures
and In the Meadow (p 28 of the Occasions Mini).
Can you see where I've used the Timeless Textures????
First, I sponged Hello Honey and Only Olive ink on a 
WW Lots of Layer card stock piece.  Then, I spritzed water
on the stamp from the Timeless Textures.  I wiped the edges
of the stamp to minimize huge drips, and then stamped it
on the sponged layer.  I repeated until I had little dots (and a few big drips) of water over my layer and let them dry.  
My goal was to mimic the dots on the back of the fawn. 
Finally, I stamped the image from In the Meadow.

I also inked up my Boho Chic embossing folder before
sending that layer through the Big Shot.

I thank you for checking out my samples. 
Now please hop on over to see Kath's wonderful
projects.  We're so happy to have so many talented artists!

You can also head back to the main Wacky Watercooler hop page
in case you might have missed an artist.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WWC51 CAS Star Challenge

Thank you for stopping by

Today we are featuring Bev's WWC51 CAS Star Challenge.
Stampin' Up! offers numerous star related products, 
so there are lots of options.

I realize that this card has some extra layers, but I figured my nephew will appreciate the many colors, so I went with a more layered approach.
From the beginning, I wanted to use the "leftover Hooray" letters from the Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies (on page 7 of the Occasions Mini) for his accomplishment. They fit perfectly on a star created with the Stars Framelits on page 173.  I backed the Tangelo Twist star with one in Basic Black to really make it pop.  The stars on the WW c/s layer were 
applied with the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks 
and Sponge Daubers.  The "congratulations" sentiment
comes from the Big News set on page 100.
Please check out the projects offered by the 
 Watercooler Wednesday artists.
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Monday, January 18, 2016

Picture Perfect In the Meadow

The In the Meadow set (page 28 of the Occasions Mini)
really appeals to me.  Individual images
can be used alone, or in combination to create scenes.
You can color a little, or a lot, so it is not an intimidating set.
The outcome is usually a very soothing feeling.