Friday, August 14, 2020

*As Wonderful As You Are*

Once again, I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest... one I can't find again to share with you.  I can tell you that I think that person's card turned out better than mine did LOL!

I saw the card and instantly thought I should cut up some of the laser cut paper from Stampin' Up! that I have in my stash.  It was a little harder than I wanted it to be since the paper is so delicate and I honestly suck with a pair of scissors.
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb; Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi
*Paper:  Stampin' Up!
*Images:  Gina K Crazy Daisy
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Dies:  Spellbinders circle die; Studio Katia Fancy Die (interior)
*Embellishments:  Honey Bee Prism Gem

Thursday, August 13, 2020

*Foiled Birthday Wishes*

I love these foiled papers from Stampin' Up!  They are simply stunning on their own, but they also take colour wonderfully.  I've doing ink blending on them and for this one, I've used my Copics.
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb; Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Granny Apple Green
*Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up!
*Images:  Taylored Expressions Simple Strips
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne; Copics
*Dies: Taylored Expressions Simple Strips, Simple Strips Backer
*Tools:  Perfect Layers

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

*Another Year Full*

After a couple of cards in a row that I really loved, today you get one I'm just not 100% sure about.  It's OK, it's not awful... but it just doesn't make my heart sing.  Maybe it's just me... just not my "cup of tea" so to speak.  
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Hammermill 100lb Premium Color Copy Cover; Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo
*Images:  Tonic Studios Peony Bloom; Gina K Where Flowers Bloom
*Ink:  Gina K Amalgam; Gina K Passionate Pink; Copics (YG21, YG25)
*Tools:  Perfect Layers
*Embellishments:  black Kaiser Pearls

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

*Flower Line*

I really like the colours on this card, even if I can't think of any flowers that are green in nature.  
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
*Images:  Studio Katia Birthday Greetings
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne; Gina K Grass Green, Blue Lagoon
*Etc:  old flowers from Michael's; Honey Bee Prism Gems

Monday, August 10, 2020

*Sweet Birthday Wishes*

I love the card I am sharing with you today.  I can't explain what it is about this card, but looking at it makes me happy.  
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover 100lb
*Images:  Simon Says Stamp Summer Flowers; Gina K Where Flowers Bloom; MFT Bitty Birthday Wishes
*Ink:  Gina K Amalgam; Copics
*Dies:  MFT Stitched Rectangles 2; Simon Says Stamp Summer Flowers; Gina K Where Flowers Bloom

Sunday, August 09, 2020

*Awesome*

I can't believe how fast this summer is flying by...  make it stop, or at least slow it down a bit!  I am not looking forward to cooler weather and shorter daylight hours.

I saw a card that used a coverplate die as a portion of a card front and decided to play with what I had on hand to make my own.  I did some ink blending and die cutting and stamping for this card.  I kinda like it and I hope you do too!
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grape
*Dies:  unknown 

Saturday, August 08, 2020

*Lots of Flowers*

I am in love with this stamp set from Stampin' Up!  Such fun floral images with matching dies.  I paired the flower with some beautiful Gina K inks to create this card.
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb; Stampin' Up! Basic Black
*Images:  Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic; Taylored Expressions Simple Strips
*Dies:  Stampin' Up! Tropica; Taylored Expressions Simple Strips, Simple Strips Backer
*Etc:  Honey Bee gems; foam tape

Friday, August 07, 2020

*Celebrating Rainbow*

Ahhhh, another Friday.  Although Fridays don't mean a lot to me when I'm working as I work Wednesday thru Saturday.  And this is my first week back to my regular hours at work after having 8 months off and one month of working 2 days a week.  I'm missing the ability to let my inner lazy person shine, but I am happy to be back at the office and being busy again.  

I absolutely love this rainbow paper pack from My Favorite Things... I might have to buy another one.
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 100lb; Stampin' Up! Basic Black
*Patterned Paper:  MFT Over the Rainbow
*Images:  Taylored Expressions Simple Strips
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Dies:  Taylored Expressions Simple Strips, Simple Strips Backer
*Etc:  foam tape

Thursday, August 06, 2020

*Commencing Happy Dance*

Good afternoon all... please excuse the mess around here.  Blogger has changed its user interface for posting and I have no idea if I have set things up correctly.  I will admit I usually schedule some posts in advance, which I am doing with this one and I have no idea if it's going to publish when I want it to.  One area says I've got it set for Thursday, another area says it is Monday.

Sigh

I'm not computer illiterate.  In fact, I like to think I'm pretty good at most computer stuff.  But sometimes changes are made to interfaces (smart phones too) and it takes me a while to figure things out.  Not to mention I think that sometimes the changes make some things more difficult.  That's the case with this Blogger update.  

I don't like it.  

I could revert to the old Blogger interface however it's only going to be around for a few more weeks so what's the point?  I have to learn the new interface at some point.

Anyway... enough of my complaining LOL!  On to a quick and simple card.
You could create a card like this for any occasion, using any colour combination, or even patterned paper.  

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb; Stampin' Up! Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Smoky Slate
*Images:  MFT Anything But Basic
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Dies:  Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

*Lookin' Good*

I love the sentiment on the front of this card... it starts out with a beautiful complement, only to end with some snarkiness LOL!  That's kinda the way I roll...
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 100lb; Stampin' Up! Basic Black
*Images:  MFT Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings 2
*Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne; Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
*Dies:  Unknown coverplate
*Tools:  Perfect Layers; Life Changing Blender Brushes
*Embellishments:  Frosted Lace Stickles

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

*CASology#372*

Welcome to another month-long challenge with the team at CASology!  We are all about the clean and simple cards!  We will be back to challenges every two weeks in September, but for the summer we're taking a little easier and only doing one per month.
For this month, we want to see what you create using the cue of "ball"...  lots of ideas out there really, but not a lot I had stamps for LOL!  Balls, games, fancy dress (ballgown), having fun.... Please share your creations with us on the CASology Blog for your chance to win a prize from STAMPlorations!

I decided to play with a new stencil for this challenge... they are circles, not quite true "balls", but you get the idea.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 110lb, Stampin' Up! Highland Heather
*Images:  Taylored Expressions Simple Strips
*Ink:  Versafine Claire Nocturne; Catherine Pooler It's a Boy and Sweet Sixteen
*Dies:  Taylored Expressions Simple Strips and Simple Strips Backer
*Tools:  Paper Rose Bubbles Stencil; Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes
*Embellishments:  Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone
*Etc:  foam tape

Monday, August 03, 2020

*A Note To Make You Smile*

A while back, a creative friend of my suggested a different cardstock for when I'm playing with my Copics.  It's a little thinner than I like for a card base, but the Copics really do play nicely with this cardstock.  I'm not a great artist, I don't have patience for colouring, but I do enjoy a little blending from time to time.
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover 100lb; Stampin' Up! Magenta Madness, Highland Heather
*Images:  Wild Whisper May Your Day Be Happy; Taylored Expressions Simple Strips
*Ink: Copics; Gina K Amalgam
*Dies:  Taylored Expressions Simple Strips, Simple Strips Backer
*Tools:  Perfect Layers

Sunday, August 02, 2020

*AAA#171*

Happy Sunday everyone!  And welcome to another fun challenge with the team at AAACards!
Our sponsor for challenge #171 is Stamplorations!  If you play along and post a link to your card at AAACards, you'll have a chance to win a prize from them!

As always, the optional twist is optional....  but I (personally) like to try to follow it.  This one challenged me as I really don't have any stamps that are a beachy theme.  Instead, I found one that I thought looked a little like a beach umbrella, stole some sand from my hubby who was filling the cracks in the brick patio in the back yard and voila!  A beach card!
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 110lb
*Images:  Catherine Pooler Party Fans; MFT Rain or Shine
*Ink: Catherine Pooler Something Borrowed; Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Etc:  Sookwang double-sided tape; play sand

Saturday, August 01, 2020

*August??!!*

I honestly don't know where the last 10 months of my life have gone.  When faced with surgery and chemo, I guess it's a good thing that everything between October and May went by quickly.... but I sure to wish that summer would have slowed down a little bit instead of flying past me at the speed of light!  The warm weather and beautiful flowers will be gone before we know it.   I really should live some where that it's summer all the time :-)

A pretty simple card for you today using a Stampin' Up! punch and some pretty colours.
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 110lb; Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Lawn Fawn assorted colours
*Images:  Close To My Heart From Me To You
*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne
*Tools:  Scor-Buddy; Stampin' Up! punch; Perfect Layers
*Embellishments:  Stampin' Up!