Saturday, April 20, 2019

Happy Easter

Friday, April 19, 2019

Stamp Off OSW Challenge

Welcome to another Stamp Off challenge, with
Buffy, Susan and I.  Today, we are doing a OSW
(One Sheet Wonder) challenge.

A OSW is a pattern for cutting (DSP) paper, so that you can create a number of different cards.   It is sort of a sketch challenge, where the creator has to figure out how to fit each panel on a card front.  Thank you Susan for designing this OSW pattern!

For my OSW, I used the retiring Wood Textures DSP
(page 191) and designed 4 cards.  

I used the leaves from Painted Harvest (p 139) on each
card, and the retiring In Color Tranquil Tide card bases.

Using a OSW makes for quick cards, as the
patterned paper often dictates your background layer.

Thank you for stopping by!   Please check out
the OSW cards created by Susan and Buffy

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Retiring Seize the Day

If you've seen the recent Stampin' Up! retirement list,
then you know that Seize the Day is one of the sets
that is retiring.  I really like this set, because of the 
Distinctive Stamp feature, and the outdoor images.
Having grown up in Wisconsin, the images really remind
me of home.   I also appreciate the whimsical look of
the font used with this set.  

This card features the retiring Brights DSP pack
and some SAB Botanical Butterfly paper.  It is 
a simple card, but combining different DSP helps
to elevate the look.  I feel that yellows, paired with black
are always a good combination!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Varied Vases with Rectangle Stitched Dies

I tend to have a hard time throwing interesting bits
of paper away, so when I cut some stitched rectangles 
(Occasions page 28) out of this
Brights DSP pack (page 191), I couldn't throw it away.
A month later, when playing around with
Varied Vases on page 45, a plan came together!
I decided that the openings looked like shelves and a
slot for a greeting.  Anyway, that was my take
on this scrap!