Friday, August 5, 2016

Stamp Off Sunshine Sayings Textures

Greetings, from your Stamp Off team, consisting of
Susan, Buffy and myself.  We love bringing you a Friday
slice of Stampin' Up! creativity.
Today, we are presenting a Textures Challenge.
This is an opportunity to pull out those sponges, Textured
Embossing Folders and tools that maximize texture
on your project.
 I am a fan of the Sunshine Sayings set on page 97,
with coordinating Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies (p 194),
specifically because of the degree of texture that can 
be achieved, using both stamps and thinlits.  I did "cheat" and use the Timeless Textures set on page 120 to add still more texture to this card.  I clear embossed the flowers from Sunshine Sayings, and then did some sponging.  By the time I was done stamping and sponging everything, my fingers were an inky mess, but I was satisfied with the card textures.
I used my very favorite color combination; Very Vanilla, 
Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder
(all In-Colors).  I added a layer of Very Vanilla
behind the sponged "love" die cut, to create a bit more
texture before mounting it on a piece of 5/8" Burlap Ribbon.
This is still a nice, "flat" card that will go through the
postal system with little difficulty.
Now that you've seen my offering, please hop on over
to check out what Buffy and Susan have done with
this Stamp Off textures challenge!  

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Holiday Mini Sneak Peak Santa

Upcoming product from the Holiday Mini!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Shooting Star Bumble Bee Slider

I was reluctant to get the Shooting Star Bundle on page 91
 because I was not drawn to all of the images.
However, my Dad always called his kids "honeybees",
so that was a real plus.    Also, I liked the idea of a quick 
and easy way to make spinner/slider cards and 
the Sliding Star Framelits on page 192
gives you the option of 2 versions.

As I often do, I used the Flirty Flamingo-Peekaboo Peach
color combo.  After making a couple of spinner cards,
I really love this Bundle and the fun that it offers.
It's never been so easy to make spinner cards, 

The video below gives you a little more information
on how this product works.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August Thoughtful Branches

Birthday Fiesta Cactus with Sunshine Sayings

Yes, again back to the Birthday Fiesta set on page 11.
Those cactus, with a few flowers blooming, are such an iconic
reminder of my family out west.  For this example, I paired 
Cucumber Crush with Soft Suede.  I added the sentiment and
framelit from the Sunshine Sayings and Sunshine Wishes
Bundle on page 97.  This bundle has turned out to be extremely
cheery and flexible.  I love it!

I added some background mountains and grass, using the 
In the Meadow set on page 129.  This set can be used in
combination with so many offerings from this catalog!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Flourish Thinlits Happy Birthday

The Flourish Thinlits on page 194 are absolutely delightful,
and you can tell by how often I use these dies.
This is a really easy card, with some spattering from
Timeless Textures (p 120) and sentiment from Sunshine Sayings
on page 97.  I added some Gold Metalic Thread from 
page 178.   The colors used include Flirty Flamingo,
Old Olive and Soft Suede. 

This is the same card, different color scheme.