Friday, April 20, 2018

Stamp Off Waterfront Challenge

Welcome to another Stamp Off Challenge.
Buffy, Susan and I are busy reviewing the
retiring list and getting ready for a new annual catalog!

One of the sets that we all love, is the Waterfront
set on page 48 of the Occasions catalog.
There are so many options for this set, we couldn't
wait to get started!

For this challenge, I used one retired SAB item,
that will be appearing in the new annual catalog, 
the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies!  I'm so glad that this 
set of dies carried over!   The main color used for this
project is the retiring Emerald Envy.  This In Color offers
such a great backdrop for the Waterfront focal image.

The focal image was die cut with the Stitched Shapes
Framelits (annual p 214) and layered on to a scalloped
shape from the Layering Circles Framelits (p 214).  
Running these images off the edge of the card stock
tends to (hopefully) add more interest.

Now please pop on over to Buffy and Susan's 
blogs to check out their Waterfront projects.
These wonderful artists do not disappoint!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Color Me Happy with Bird Banter Sentiment

This birdie, from Color Me Happy is just so darn cute
and fun to color with the Stampin' Blends.  It also
coordinates exceedingly well with the sentiments from
Bird Banter (Occasions p 42).   All of the bird sets coordinate
spectacularly well with the Petal Passion DSP.  It is wonderful
to have DSP that works well with elegant images,
as well as birds!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Giant Bike Ride with Seasonal Layers Card

Periodically, I make an extra large card for church,
so that everyone in the congregation has room to sign it.
It's hard to tell from this picture, but this card is 10x10 inches,
with multiple 8x10 inch whisper white pages inside,
for people to write messages.

I used a combination of sets and dies, placed on a piece of
retired DSP.  I love the fact that we have products that
coordinate, to produce lovely scenes.  
This card includes:
Lift Me Up (p 58)  with Up and Away Thinlits (p 216)
Bike Ride (p 20) with Build a Bike Framelits (p 213)
Colorful Seasons (p 147) with Seasonal Layers Thinlits (p 216)

The sign in the bicycle basket is also retired.