Wednesday, March 20, 2019

So Hoppy Together with Animal Outing

Ahhh, the frogs.  Specifically, So Hoppy Together on
page 13 of the SAB catalog.  I really do enjoy them
because they are very HAPPY images, and easy to color
with Stampin' Blends.  
The sentiment comes from Animal Outing,
on page 27 of the annual catalog.

I layered strips of Brights Designer Series Paper (p 191) 
and the lovely Gingham Gala DSP pack (Occasions p 35)
Every self respecting frog requires some bright colors.
Once both strips of DSP were adhered to a piece of Cardstock,
I ran that entire panel through the Subtle Textured
Impressions Embossing Folder.

I probably should have posted this card Monday,
since this card is extra green.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Gingham By the Bay

There are several SAB items that really call to me.
By the Bay (p 10) is one of them.  It is perfect for those
situations that call for a tender word.

In this example, I used Stampin' Blends to color the gulls,
which were layered on some Gingham Gala DSP
(Occasions page 35).   I added a bit of Organdy Ribbon
to pull the card together.  It is simple, but hopefully soothing.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Let it Ride Pines

This is a different approach to Let it Ride on Occasions
page 45.  I think that the pine trees are a great stand alone
item.  I paired the pines with the Gingham Gala DSP
on page 35.  The SAB Organdy Ribbon Combo pack
on page 7 completed the card.

Sadly, the Gingham Gala DSP is not available right now.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Dear Doily with Butterfly Gala

Looking at the images from Dear Doily (Occasions 2019 p 47),
I thought the circle punched doily images looked a lot
like an old doodling technique called zentangling.  
There is a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers HERE.

This is a very simple card, given my limited stamping supplies,
so I layered the circles on a strip of Wood Textures DSP
(page 191).  The sentiment from Butterfly Gala 
(Occasions page 35) was stamped in the corner.  
I colored some candy dots with Stampin' Blends!
in order to coordinate with the Coastal Cabana
card base.  I liked the fact that this ended up feeling
a bit "Southwest",  likely because 
of the patterns and color combination.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Dear Doily with Geared Up Garage

I never have enough condolence cards.  Often, I'm 
stymied by the fact that I need to come up with something
elegant, yet get it into the mail quickly.

That was the impetus behind this card.  I used the flower
from Dear Doily (Occasions 2019), the cloud from
Geared Up Garaged (Occasions 2019) and the 
spatter of dots from Timeless Textures (Annual Catalog).

This card was fast to stamp in Mint Macaron and Soft Suede,
 with a bit of Mint Macaron Baker's Twine added
as the finishing touch.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Stamp Off Tea Together with Celebrate You

Happy March, and welcome to another Stamp Off
Challenge with Susan, Buffy and I.
This week, the theme of our challenge is 
"Time to Start Drinking"!

I think that the Occasions Tea Together set, with coordinating
SAB Tea Time framelits dies, is a lovely combination.  
Those tea cups are just screaming to be colored with 
Stampin' Blends and hung on a shelf.
So that was the inspiration for this card!  

To dress this card up, I added a thinlit sentiment from Celebrate
You Thinlits on page 216.  The Blackberry Bliss layer
was run through the Big Shot Lace Dynamic Textured
Impressions Embossing Folder (Occasions page 11), 
because this worked back wonderfully to the tea cups.
As usual, I had to add a layer of Wood Textures DSP,
found on page 191, because it looks a bit like a shelf.

Now that you've seen what I'm drinking, please click
on over to check out Buffy and Susan's cards!!