Wednesday, March 25, 2015

You're the (Balloon Bash) Bomb!

 So, every month, I TRY to find at least one card that uses our fantastic product in an "out of the box" way.  I saw a card made with the Balloon as a "bomb", so I decided that how cute that would be to get them another use for that awesome Balloon Bash bundle.  I was a little "crabobbled" after I had designed and cut for all of my card classes in March to find out that this beauty of a die set was on BACKORDER! So, imagine my sadness, when I had to tell everyone that this set wasn't orderable at the time( I believe it IS now, so if you are interested, contact me, I'm offering FREE shipping today and tommorrow ONLY!)
I chose the color scheme from my Color Cards(another must have)and decided I needed to switch up some colors that don't get as much love as they should, so Island Indigo, Calyspo Coral, Soft Sky and Crushed Curry are my choices for this card.
 I stamped out the dots from the Balloon Bash set in Soft Sky on Soft  Sky card stock.  I stamped out the teeny tiny stars in Crushed Curry and the words in Calyspo Coral and Island Indigo.  I sponged the edges of the "balloon" that  I cut out using Basic Black card stock with Whisper White ink. I used White Baker's Twine colored at the tip with the Crushed Curry marker for the fuse. I punched out Gold Glimmer Paper stars with the Itty bitty Star punch.
I think they liked this one alot and if I had been able to sell the bundle at the time, I think I could have sold at least 5...maybe now that they are back in stock, I will! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

For Peep's Sake II

 Here's another take on the stamp set that I posted yesterday.  For Peep's Sake is one of my favorite Easter stamp sets that Stampin' UP! has offered, ever! I'm not a huge "fan" of punch art, but I wanted to try my hand at it and I saw a bunny that I thought was doable and not too "intense" to do. I stamped out the Happy Easter in Pistachio Pudding ink onto Pistachio Pudding cardstock.
 I used the following punches: Wide Oval(face/head/chest), Large Oval and Word Window Punch(ears), Modern Label Punch(carrot), Owl Punch(heart-nose and "hands").  I drew on the eyes and whiskers with the PL Journaling Pen.
I used up some of my Tangerine Tango Twine to wrap around and fray out the ends. Hope you like it and thank you for stopping by.

Monday, March 23, 2015

For Peep's Sake

Well HELLO! Long time no blog...so very sorry.  It seems yet another month is flying by and thankfully we are into spring now so maybe I will feel like being "social" on here.
Before March totally gets away, I better get my cards from March card classes on here! I will start with my Easter cards so that I don't forget all together to show them before Easter is here and gone.
This first one is my favorite.  I adapted it from Allison O's card, I did it in all different colors and added several things from hers.  I started with Daffodil and layered it with Tempting Turqoise that I ran through the Big Shot using the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder.  I covered half of the bottom of that with Old Olive that I cut "grass" into with the Fringe Scissors.  I stamped out the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink onto a piece of Whisper White and flagged the bottom.
I colored the egg stamp with Melon Mambo and Old Olive Markers and stamped under the sentiment and then added some Crystal Effects to them to make them pop out.  
I stamped out the little chick in Daffodil Delight ink and punched it out with the 1 1/4" Circle punch and layered it onto a Melon Mambo Scallop Circle.  I finished it all off by stamping the "for peep's sake" in Momento Black.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Sheltering Tree

 Good Friday morning! Finally nice to see the temperatures here in the midwest ABOVE freezing and even more so this weekend and next week, we are supposed to see 50's and 60s! WHOOOT! I fell in love with the stamp set Sheltering Tree because it is one of the most versatile set in the Ocassions Mini as far as being able to use it for so many different color schemes, ocassions etc.
 I used the 2013-15 In Color group, since there are only a couple months left to enjoy them...:(
I have a really busy day today so my blog post is going to be short. I hope your day is fantastic and includes enjoying the sunshine!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Best Day Ever!

Here's the third card from February's class.  Talk about way behind...geesh!  I wanted to brighten up the colors for class since it's been, well, winter for so long that I needed something bright and cheery.  I started by layering Crushed Curry and a layer of Island Indigo, that I ran through Decorative Dots embossing folder, on top of a Whisper White card base.
I punched a border with the Hearts Border Punch into Real Red card stock and stuck it behind a banner of Whisper White that I cut using the Banners Framelits and stamped randomly the geometric shapes from the Best Day Ever stamp set (FREE during Salebration) in Crushed Curry, Real Red and Island Indigo inks. I added some Crushed Curry Baker's Twine around the "tag".  I used the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch and cut from Crushed Curry and followed up layers in Real Red and Island Indigo using the two next smaller circle punches.  I stamped out the sentiment in Whisper White ink and finished it off with Basic Rhinestones. Well, I'm off to Literacy Night at the Elementary school for Dr. Suess' Birthday.  Have a good Monday night everyone! Thanks for stopping in.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Yee Haw!

 Well the sun is shining today, that's a good thing for the last day of February! Gonna get out and get some shopping done before some more snow arrives here in the midwest.  But I thought I would post another card we did this month for card class.  I have had this stamp set for a long time, and it was inked once I think, and the Bootiful Occasions has been used a few times.   The Yeehaw stamp set is still available while supplies last, as it is not in the regular Idea Book and Catalog, but a Photopolymer that is available until supplies run out.
 I wanted to use up some ribbons that I have had sitting, so I did pretty good getting them down so I am not hoarding them when the new catalog comes out in June...lol
 Here is the boot, we fussy cut them out and layered them onto a piece of Real Red punched out with the Fancy Label Punch.
I punched out the middle of the circle image to give some more dimension and placed a piece of Gold Shimmer Paper underneath.  I need to get moving so I won't give the long list of details, since it's pretty much what you see is what you get.  If you do have any questions, please leave a comment and I will get back to you.
Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Big Day!

 Wow! I thought I'd NEVER get around to posting my February cards. When I went to take pictures of the them over a week ago, I had ran out of memory on my memory card and living away from local retailers that sell them, I had to wait until I got out to get one. I couldn't stand erasing the memory card to reuse it, as I have a fear that someday, when my computer crashes, it will be a day that I haven't downloaded them to my portable hard drive.  So, anywho....onto the card.  I have to say that this stamp set offering from Salebration was one of my FIRST choices.  I love the font and I love that it can be colored, paper pieced, or as on this card, just left without either.  I wanted to use the Best Year Ever DSP  and ribbon that is ALSO FREE during Salebration, so it made it very easy to come with an idea for a color scheme. And they are so fresh and yummy!
 I stamped out the sentiment onto white and used my Chalk Talk Framelits to cut it out.  I used my Stampin' Write markers in Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral to color in just a little bit of the tag.  I stamped out the cake in Chocolate Chip ink onto Sahara Sand card stock and left it uncolored and punched it out using the 1 3/4" circle punch and layered it onto a piece of Coastal Cabana card stock that I cut using the Starburst Framelit dies.
I stuck both the tag and the cake image onto a piece of Sahara Sand card stock that I ran partially through the ZigZag embossing folder, leaving the bottom portion un-embossed so I could stamp out the rest of the sentiment as seen below.
I added a strip of Gold Shimmer paper down over a small piece of the Best Year Ever DSP and then tied the bow from the Best Year Ever Accesory Pack ribbon to finish it all.
Come back soon to see the rest of February's cards ....