Friday, July 12, 2019

Magnolia Lane Stamp Off Challenge

Today is our Stamp Off Challenge!
Susan, Buffy and I do a little blog hop every other
Friday.  Today, our challenge is to use two different
Designer Series Papers (DSP) together on a card.

This challenge was a no-brainer for me.  The Magnolia
Lane DSP on page 165 is perfect for showcasing several
sheets on the same project.  This DSP also makes it quick
work to create an elegant card.

Most of my elements for this card came from the Magnolia
Lane suite, including the DSP, stamped sentiment and leaves.
The layer with the sentiment was cut out with a die from
the Smooth Sailing dies on page 195.  This die is extremely
useful because of it's shape and size.  Love it!

I thank you for stopping by, and know that you will
love the challenge cards presented by Buffy and Susan!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Inspiring Iris on Gingham

I am trying to buy a variety of sets, so was excited to
stamp with my friends Jo and Mary, because I could try
out some of their sets.  Inspiring Iris (p 111) is a set that I
have looked at numerous times, but wasn't sure that I 
had to have.  After playing with it, I'm kind of moving
in the direction of "I NEED this set!

For this card, I stamped the flower outline with Poppy Parade,
the flower interior in Flirty Flamingo and stems in Pear Pizzazz.
I added a layer of Gingham from the Subtles 6x6 
Designer Series Paper (page 163 and 168) and a bit of
Linen Thread (page 173) to finish it off.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Back on Your Feet with

If you ask any crafter, most will say that they are creatively
inspired when they get new "rubbah".  It is a blast to pull
out a new stamp set and see what you can make out of it.
Often, I start with a really simple layout like this one
using a strip of DSP and coordinate the image colors
back to the DSP.

In this example, I used the Back on Your Feet stamp set on 
page 83.   I colored it with Stampin' Blends, found
on page 179 (Night of Navy,
Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow).  
The Designer Series used to color coordinate
this card is See A Silhouette on page 166.  I love the
colors and unique patterns of this DSP.

I needed this project, for a family member who
had a surgical procedure, followed by a complication.
I wish him the very best and hope that he is finally
on a road to full recovery!