Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Thinking of You!

The old and the new.....I went looking for a bold flower to put in this new jar, and it took me to my retired a favorite old hostess set from last catalog! Maybe you have it? :-)

"Jar of Love" is a wonderful new stamp set that I just got around to stamping with! Can't wait to try out all the other sizes of jars and pieces to this set. As you all have probably noticed, I have a hard time sticking to just one set when creating. :-)
 I start with a pile of stamp sets and then see where they take me. :-)

I used the chalk board paper too....better late than never! :-)

The 'rosette' was done using the lace ribbon and just twisting and wrapping it around on itself. Pretty easy!

The background was made using the Hardwood background stamp and then embossing with the brick embossing folder. 

Jar of Love # 141587

Brick embossing folder #138288

Hardwood stamp set # 133035

Made of Wonderful

'Tuscan Vineyard' is one of my favorite stamp sets out of the new catalog! I keep getting drawn to it, so I hope I don't bore you with all the card designs using this set! :-)

This card was fun to develop pulling so many colors together. All the great die cuts that Stampin' Up offer make it so much fun....and easier! :-)

Soft Sky, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White were the focus colors for this design. The scenic image was colored using blender pens. Remember to use Stazon ink when stamping your image if you are going to color with your inks/blender pens.,,,it prevents the black ink from running as you apply the color to your paper. I used my Whisper White paper, so don't feel like you have to use watercolor paper when coloring with blender pens. :-)

This was another card I taught at a was great to see how differently the ladies colored their scenes....even with everyone using the same colors!! That's the neatest part for me, to see how everyone individualizes their own card! :-)

Hope this gives you some new ideas for your own creations!

Tuscan Vineyard stamp set #141902

Petal Burst embossing folder #141493

Layering Ovals die cuts #141706

Cupcake Cutouts die cuts #141474
(used to create the 'loops' on the card)

Blender pens (3pack) #102845

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Baked with Love!

Cupcakes = Yum!!
Don't you agree?! :-) Stampin' Up hit a home run with this stamp set! 'Sweet Cupcake' is a 3 step stamping set that allows you to have fun with color......and of course I had to try out another combination with this set! I grabbed a bunch of yellows and decided to pair it with purple.
This was a fun card taught at my recent workshop....had a great group of ladies!! :-)
Hope you enjoy!

Daffodil Delight
Crushed Curry
Delightful Dijon

Elegant Eggplant
Crumb Cake
Whisper White

Don't forget to use your stamps to create your own patterns for your own designer paper! :-)

Sweet Cupcake #141498
Or bundle with the matching die cuts #142232

Banner Framelits #132173