Friday, March 31, 2017

Stamp Off Color Challenge with SAB Paper

Happy Stamp Off Challenge day.
Buffy, Susan and I have a good one for you! 
This is a beautiful color challenge.  The only difficulty
is the fact that the Night of Navy color looks
black on a computer screen.  Sadly, cards often look
very different (better) in person.  Part of the issue
may be that I do not have a special set-up for
picture taking.  That involves a light box,
which takes up space!
 I took the easy way out on this one!  I used the
FREE Sale-A-Bration Carried Away DSP pack on page 7.
This pack incorporates all of the colors for this challenge.

My sentiment comes from the Balloon Adventures
set on page 5 of the Occasions Catalog.  I used markers
to color the birthday message, which was then cut out
with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and then layered
on to a Tip Top Taupe Layering Circles Framelits scallop.
I love the opportunity to layer stitched and scalloped
elements.  The bow comes from the Pretty Pines
Thinlits Dies, which currently has carried over from
the Holiday catalog.

It's time to click on over to see what Buffy and
Susan have created for this challenge.  I know that
you will thoroughly enjoy their creativity!!



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Open Me Already Balloon Adventures

I use the Balloon Adventures set, with coordinating
Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies a lot (p 5 of the 
Occasions catalog)!  It makes for quick cards for
men, women and kids.  
In this example, I used the die designed for the
inside of cards, and positioned portions on the 
card front.  I layered balloon designs over top.
The box was run through the Hexagons Dynamic
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on page 47.
I used the Banner Triple Punch on page 186
to create the banner end.   Quick, easy production
of a card for birthdays or special events! 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Stylish Stems Sympathy

The Stylish Stamps Framelits Dies on page 42 of the
Occasions catalog are a brilliant set, that enable both
positive and negative images.  It is a joy to employ different
color combinations and DSP to see what you
can come up with!
The sentiment comes from the Flourishing Phrases
set on page 49 of the annual catalog.  The DSP
layer can be found on page 174, in the In-Color
Designer Series Paper Stack.