Friday, April 29, 2016

Color Throwdown #390

Hi friends!  I have a card to share with you today using the wonderful colors for Color Throwdown #390 for this week.  I’m a sucker for navy and yellow together, so I had to jump all over this and make a card!


Here we go, using the beautiful Beautiful Blooms stamp set and matching Die-Namics from My Favorite Things

Color Throwdown #390

I stamped the flowers with Daffodil and Lemon Chiffon dye inks, added some leafy branches using After Midnight dye ink, and a few green leaves and stems using Sour Apple and Jellybean Green dye inks.  The birthday sentiment was stamped in After Midnight dye ink on a Daffodil card stock Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics, and I added a panel in the background that was cut from the Dots & Stripes Fresh Paper Pack, using Blueprints 15 Die-Namics.  I added a vellum circle behind the bouquet and some sequin embellishments.

Happy weekend, and thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Color Throwdown #389

My BFF's over at the Color Throwdown have another great challenge today that I couldn't pass up... LOVE me some pink and orange together, don't you?

Those sweet little flowers on the shoes really spoke to me, so I pulled out my LJD Scribble Roses stamp set from My Favorite Things and got to work!  I really loved the Valentine tag I made a few months ago using this stamp set, so that was also my inspiration for this card...

I stamped my roses and leaves in Versamark ink on watercolor card stock, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  And over the flowers and leaves I did a wash with dye inks in Orange Zest, Tangy Orange, Razzle Berry, Ripe Raspberry, Sour Apple and Jellybean Green.  I added some splatters with watered-down Steel Grey dye ink, and also some silver and pearlescent sprays.  For the sentiment I used the Doubly Amazing Die-Namics, cut with Steel Grey card stock, and the Amazing stamp set.

I'm also entering this card in the sketch challenge this week at Can You Case It?, and the Simplicity Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Have a happy Wednesday, and thank you for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Happy Anniversary-Stuck With You

My hubby and I are celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary today.  Since last year was a biggie, we're keeping it low-key this year.  We decided to give a gift to each other in the form of a donation to a co-worker of mine who is in need.  And for dinner tonight (he doesn't know this yet!) I'm bringing home Eggplant Parmesan from a really nice Italian restaurant near my workplace, and I'm hoping the weather will be nice enough that we can eat outside on the swing by the fire pit! 

Of course, I HAD to make a card for him and the new LLD Sweet Succulents and matching Die-Namics from My Favorite Things was a perfect choice.

As with our celebration today, I kept the card low-key.  The background was done with my Peerless watercolors, and I spattered it slightly with some Perfect Pearls, then added the cactus and sentiment.  I used the current Color Throwdown #388 again for my color choices, and I got inspiration for my design from this card by my BFF Barbara Anders and this card from Anna Kossakovskaya.  Sweet and simple, just like my hubby!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Color Throwdown #388

Hello friends!  I have a co-worker with a birthday tomorrow, so the sneak peek last night of the Color Throwdown #388 for today was just what I needed to get a card made for her!  The colors this week are yellow, green, blue and white, so here's what I came up with...

If you have to use white, what's better than a polar bear, amiright?  :)  So I grabbed my Birdie Brown Birthday Bears stamp set and matching Die-Namics, from My Favorite Things and got to work. The background was stamped with the BG Grid background with Versamark ink, and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Then I used Daffodil and Sour Apple dye inks to water color over the grid, and added some spatters of Perfect Pearls mixed with a little water.  Behind the bear I added a vellum tag that was die-cut with the Pierced Traditional Tags STAX Die-Namics, and the sentiment strip was die-cut using the Horizontal Stitched Strips Die-Namics.

I might slowly be feeling the stamping mojo coming back.... thanks to all of you have stuck with me through this slump!  :)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Color Throwdown #387

Hello everyone!  I'm squeaking in under the wire this week with a card I made for the current Color Throwdown #387 and the sketch #275 at My Favorite Things.  Here's what I came up with...

I inked up the fabulous new Beautiful Blooms stamps from My Favorite Things for my design, stamping the flowers in the CTD colors, and added a watercolor wash in the background using Summer Splash premium dye ink from MFT.  This card will go to my sweet neighbor who is celebrating a birthday today!

Thanks for stopping by today!  And MANY thanks to everyone who has helped me downsize over the past month by buying up my used stamps and supplies!  I appreciate it greatly, and hope you all are enjoying your "new" things!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Stamps for Sale

Hello everyone!  Well, guess what... I've got MORE stuff to sell!  I'm really doing some major cleaning out of things I'm not using.  So be sure to stop by my Stamps for Sale page and check it all out!


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Sale Page

Just a reminder, there are still some fun stamping items to be had at great prices over on my Stamps for Sale page!  The majority of items have been marked down to between $1.00 and $3.00 dollars.  In fact, with the exception of the Ranger Distress Ink pads, the remainder of my sale items comes to a total of $124.00.  If you want it all (again, except for the Ranger Distress Ink pads) you can have it for the rock-bottom price of $95 with FREE shipping!  Who wants to take advantage of this offer?  (Lordy.... I sound like a car salesman!  LOL)

*EDITED - 8 hours later, there have been plenty more stampers taking advantage of the low prices, so unfortunately there's no "package deal" still available, but still some great low prices!  However, if you are interested in what's left, feel free to make an offer!

Check it out soon, and thanks for stopping by today!