Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 132 - Marsha's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Marsha is hosting this challenge! Masculine "Anything Goes".
I used the stamp set Country Livin' and Heartland for this challenge.  I used the Big Shot with Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Bunch of Banners Framelits,  Hearth and Home Thinlits. Cardstock used is Soft Suede and Early  Espresso as well as Watercolor Paper. Inks are Basic Gray and Dapper Denim. Coloring was done with Watercolor Pencils.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 131 - Kath's All About Birthdays Challenge


I'm the host for this challenge, I was happy that we decided to add a Birthday challenge to our line up.



This card was designed for my card buffet. I wanted to show how to make a beautiful background with the Glossy Cardstock. With Sponge Daubers I swirled ink starting right to left, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze, Spritzed with water.

Cardstock used is Blushing Bride, Basic Black and Glossy. I used the Happy Birthday Thinlit to cut the greeting out of Basic Black Cardstock

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I'm linking this card to suo challenges.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Corals of Christmas

Loni Spendlove created this card and shared it with me. I think this is one I'll CASE>

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Carols of Christmas

This is the first card I have made with the Carols of Christmas Bundle! I am sure there will be more to follow! 
The card is all Whisper White and Night of Navy and I love how it turned out.

This bundle will be in the upcoming Holiday catalog but is pre-released for customers to order this month!

Check back tomorrow and I will share a card that Loni Spendlove made with the bundle. I loaned her my bundle while she waited for hers to arrive and she gave me two of the cards she made and said I could share them on my blog.

This card is linked to http://joyofsetschallenge.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 130 - Gail's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge



Gail is hosting this challenge. There is an abundance of stamps in the StampinUP! catalog that work for this challenge, narrowing them down is the hard part.

This is a CASE of a card in the demonstrator quarterly magazine. I step it up and change all the colors, I used the same package of Fresh Florals DSP, just a different color and I used the same stamp set, Label Me Pretty. Label Me Pretty is bundled with the punch.

Cardstock used is Berry Burst and Whisper White, the DSP is also Berry Burst. I wrapped a piece of Organza Ribbon (from my stash) layered with a fold of Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon.

I stamped the Image from Label Me Pretty with Basic Gray Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, coloring it with ink and an Aqua Painter. Punched with the Pretty Label Punch and popped over the ribbon with Dimensionals.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS EARLY RELEASE!


Carols Of Christmas Clear-Mount Bundle 146037 Price$45.00


Carols Of Christmas Wood-Mount Bundle  146036 Price$52.00

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 129 - Libby's All About Christmas Challenge


Libby is hosting our Challenge this week!
It is All About Christmas.


I give around 100 or more Christmas cards each year, it helps if I start making them early so this is a perfect challenge to help me get some done.


I love the stamp set Star of Light! I wish the photo really showed how beautiful this card turned out.
I used Night of Navy Cardstock for the base with a layer of Whisper White Cardstock. I sponged a piece of Glossy White Cardstock with Dapper Denim, Night of Navy and Elegant Eggplant inks, after buffing and heat setting the inks I heat embossed the swirl and greeting with White Embossing Powder. I cut a piece of White Glimmer Paper with the Starlight Thinlits popping it up with thin strips of Dimensionals.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 128 - Heidi's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge



Heidi is hosting this weeks challenge, I love when we have a masculine, they are a little harder to do and we always seem to need cards for many different occasions. I left the sentiment off the front and then I will be able to add one to the inside when I have occasion to need a masculine card.
This is a fast and simple card and will be available in this week stamp classes. 

The base is Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock and the ovals are Early Espresso and Very Vanilla. I love the DSP it is one from Wood Textures DSP Stack, I love this stack of paper the colors in the woods are so rich!
The image is from Heartland Stamp Set stamped in Early Espresso Ink.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 127 - Judy's All About Birthdays Challenge



I CASEd card from our quarterly demonstrator magazine with a little tweaking for this card,


The Stamp set I used is Blooms & Wishes. I used Thick Whisper White Cardstock for the base layered with a piece of Peekaboo Peach Cardstock I stamped on the new Glossy White Cardstock, The colors seem a little more vibrant when stamped on Glossy.

Inks I used were Peekaboo Peach, Berry Burst, Melon Mambo, Marnia Mist, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and Wild Wasabi, lots of color!

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Eastern Beauty

Another card with Eastern Beauty and Eastern Medallions Thinlits.
The card base is Thick Whisper White Card Stock cut 11" x 4.25" folded in half.  The medallion was cut into the base with the Eastern Medallion Thinlits. Medallions were also cut from Gold Foil and Tranquil Tide Card Stock and layered on top of each other. The center is a 1/2" circle of Berry Burst Card Stock. The ink used are Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide. On the inside back panel is a Circle cut from Berry Burst CS with Layering Circle Framelits.

Friday, July 7, 2017

So Many Shell

I love sea shells! I started collecting them as a 3 year old living in Samoa. My collection includes shells from there, California and Florida. 
The card stock is Thick Whisper White and Whisper White, the corners were rounded with the Envelope Punch Board. The top layer is popped up with Dimensionals. The shells are from the set So Many Shells  some are fussy cut and popped up with Dimensionals. The sand is from Touches of Texture. Inks used are Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze, So Saffron(stamped off once), Sahara Sand, and Pear Pizzazz. I love the Greeting in the So Many Shells set, I love how they have both sayings for the front and for the inside.  

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 126 - Fiona's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge



Fiona is hosting this weeks challenge!
This is the card I made first but wasn't happy with it! I'm not sure why I made it landscape because when I tipped it to portrait, much better!
My card base is Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock with a layer of Whisper White ran through the Big Shot in the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle for this card. The sentiment and flowers are from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, cut with the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.

Cardstock used is Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Garden Green. The inks are Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette and Crushed Curry.

I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Circle Framelits as well.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Heartland

I really like the stamp set Heartland, I love the country images.
The card stock used is Thick Very Vanilla, Pool Party, and Shimmery White.  I stamped the barn image in the upper left corner of the Shimmery White CS with Basic Gray Ink. I love using Basic Gray for watercoloring so much I don't even pull black out any more. The tractor was stamped on a scrap piece of Shimmery White. I used Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen to color the images. The tractor was cut out with Layering Circle Framelits and popped up with Dimensionals

Friday, June 30, 2017

Birthday Blooms

Last week when I stamped and watercolored the Graceful Garden rose, I started this card.
I had to stop before I started with the white, when I came back to it the next day I decided I liked it as is. A customer saw this and asked for it to be added to the card buffet, so I did ;).
The card stock is Soft Suede and Whisper White. The image and greeting are both from Birthday Blooms and are stamped in Soft Suede ink. The watercoloring is done with Soft Suede ink.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 125 - Kath's Christmas Challenge

It was my turn to host a challenge and I chose a Christmas Challenge with an added twist,  non-traditional Christmas colors.
The colors I used are Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Melon Mambo and Lemon Lime Twist, almost traditional but still non-traditional.
I used all retired stamps for my card.
I stamped the poinsettia on Whisper White Cardstock with Basic Gray ink on a scrap of Whisper White I stamped the image twice and colored the image with Melon Mambo and Lemon Lime Twist. I fussy cut them out, cutting only the center petals from the second flower and popping it up on the first with Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment on another scrap with Lemon Lime Twist and cut it out with a banner Framelit, I sponged the edge of the banner lightly with Melon Mambo.



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Monday, June 26, 2017

Graceful Garden

The card on page 163 of the annual catalog, using Floral Statements, was the inspiration for this card. 

The card stock used is Soft Suede and Whisper White. The rose was stamped with Soft Suede ink and watercolored with Soft Suede and White ink (yes I forgot there is a white watercolor pencil, next time...). I rounded the corner using the Envelope Punch Board.  I will experiment so more white white watercoloring and see I come up with, this might show up in an upcoming Card Buffet.

Friday, June 23, 2017

This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy was one that was on the to of my list for my first order from the new catalog.


Stacking pigs is a fun way to use the set. This card will be one of the choices you can make in card buffets over the next two weeks.

Card stock used is Blushing Bride, Early Espresso and Thick Whisper White. The image is stamped on the Whisper White with Basic Gray ink and colored with Watercolor Pencils.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 124 - Fiona's Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Fiona hosted this week's challenge.

Masculine cards make me stretch myself.  I've had the stamp set Country Livin' since it came and I'm finally using it.  I thought the boot image would be great with the Faux Leather technique.


I heated tan fun foam with my heat gun until it started shrinking and was shiny, I pressed the stamp,  inked with Early Espresso ink, into the hot fun foam. It leaves a debossed image in the fun foam. I cut the fun foam and a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelits(the fun foam shrinks that much). 

The card base is Thick Whisper White and the layer is Pool Party sponged with Dapper Denim ink.
I used a thinlit from Eastern Medallions Thinlits and a Circle from Layering Circle Framelits to cut the Silver Foil and the same circle to cut Dapper Denim cardstock. I used a 1" strip of Wood Textures DSP as well as a coil of string I had on hand.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge123 - Marsha's "Fireworks" Theme Challenge

Marsha gave us a real challenge! Stampin' UP! doesn't have any firework stamps so I had to work with retired items to make this card.

The cardstock is Whisper White and Night of Navy. The firework is Red Glimmer Paper I used retired framelits from Botanical Builder (flower centers) and Thinlit from Timeless Tags.  The greeting is from retired Birthday Blast and heat embossed with Real Red glittery embossing powder. 

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Magical Mermaid

This is the second set that I watercolored from my new order.


The card base  is Thick Whisper White layered with Emerald Envy and Watercolor paper. I stamped the images with Basic Gray, I stamped the seaweed 4 times at various heights. The inks I used are Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral for the Mermaid. The seaweed is Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Wild Wasabi. The sand and shells are Crumb Cake Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze.

June's Hostess code is: X44GEKDZ 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 122 - Libby's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Libby is hosting a Feminine challenge this week!
Sadly the Botanical Blooms stamp set and the framelits just retired, sometimes I work ahead with our challenges so I made this card last month.

The cardstockI used is Whisper White and Melon Mambo for the card base and layers the flower are Berry Blast, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight. Basic Black and Crushed Curry.  The ink is Wild Wasabi and Garden Green for the leaves and Berry Blast for the Greeting from Stylized Birthday.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Climbing Orchids

One of the first stamps I wanted for this year's catalog was Climbing Orchids(143723), with the Orchid Builder Framelits(143747). Bundled(145334) you save 10%.


The card base is Thick Whisper White(140272). Layered Flirty Flamingo(141416) and Whisper White(100730) Cardstock. On the Whisper White Layer, I used Embossing Paste(141979) with the brick mask from Pattern Party Decorative Masks(144130). This was my first time using Embossing Paste and I love how easy it is to use and how nice of a background it makes.
I did use a scrap of  Lemon Lime Twist(144245) for the stem. The stem is the branch from Seasonal Layers Thinlits(143751).

I stamped Orchid petals with Flirty Flamingo Ink(141397) on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. The centers were stamped with So Saffron (126957) and Flirty Flamingo inks.  After cutting the images out I curled the edges of the petals putting each flower together with Mini Glue Dots(103683), I popped the images up with Dimensionals(104430).

I left it without a sentiment because I figured I could choose one for the inside when I was ready to give it someone.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Graceful Garden

My First order from the new Stampin' UP! catalog arrived yesterday. Hostesses in June when having a workshop that reaches $350 US get an additional $35 in benefits. I had to take advantage of that. Instead of spreading my spending over a few orders I did it all at once!

Here is the first card I made using Graceful Gardens(wood mount- 143846 and clear mount-143849). I'll share others as the weeks go on,
The card base is Thick Whisper White(140272) layered with Melon Mambo(115320) and Whisper White(100730) cardstocks. On the top layer, I stamped the lattice image with Pool Party(126982) ink. The sentiment is stamped with Basic Gray(140932)ink. I stamped the rose on Watercolor Paper(122959) with Basic Gray and color it with ink and Aqua Painter(103954). I used Melon Mambo(126948) and Garden Green(126973) ink.  After fussy cutting the rose, I popped it up with Dimensionals.

I have some practicing to do to get my watercoloring back to what it once was. I bought several sets to practice on :).

Hostess code for June is: X44GEKDZ

Thursday, June 1, 2017

King of the Grill!

While I wait for the new catalog to go live I decided to pull out a long retired stamp set.  King of the Grill makes a great Father's Day or birthday card.
I stamped the image on Shimmer White cardstock with Basic Gray ink and colored it with the Watercolor Pencils. The Designer Series Paper is Eastern Palace Specialty DSP.

My husband has his birthday as well as Father's Day this month! He may get this card. Then again he bought a Harley last night so maybe I better get One Wild Ride out and ink it up.
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