Thursday, May 28, 2020

Seriously The Best Blends Rainbow...

I saw a card today created by the FABULOUS Melody Hyde (over at @hammondandpenny) that had a rainbow made with Blends Markers.  Well I LOVED it and decided I better make a Blends rainbow card also!  😃 So off to my craft room I went!


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Highland Heather, Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold
Inks:  Coastal Cabana, VersaMark, Blends: Light Lovely Lipstick, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Granny Apple Green, Dark Pool Party, Light Highland Heather
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Gold Foil Paper, Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Seriously the Best
Tools: Pretty Label Punch, Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Aqua Painter
AccessoriesIridescent Sequin Assortment, Whisper White Baker's Twine, White Stampin' Emboss Powder

I need to go back and try it again, but I really do love a good rainbow! 

Love the texture additions with embossing, distressing, and splatter!


These "clouds" are done with the Pretty Label Punch.  I just looked at my punches to find something that looked like a cloud and say that.  Thought it works pretty well!  I'm going to miss this when it retires!  I am also going to totally miss this stamp set...it is called Seriously the Best and it truly lives up to its name! 


Added a little gold to the side of the rainbow as my nod to "gold at the end of a rainbow."  This was a fun card to make!  You should give it a try!  Just pick your Blends colors, swipe some color on, and squeal with glee!  😀

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Fancy Friday Colors!

Have you been following along with the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team this month on social media?  If not...check it out on Instagram and Facebook!  We have been posting fun & fancy color combo projects all month!  Today I am sharing the card I made!


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Colors: Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose, Gray Granite, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Inks:  Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Gray Granite
Cardstock/Papers:  Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Gray Granite, Vellum, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Sailing Home
Tools: Smooth Sailing Dies, Aqua Painter
AccessoriesWoven Threads Sequin Assortment, Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine

I always love playing with Stampin' Up!'s fun & fresh In Colors.  I realized I haven't used them as much lately, so I figured it was time to change that!  So for today's card, I challenged myself to use Seaside Spray & Rococo Rose.  Then I just mixed in a few neutrals.  Love this nautical card!

I always love a fun watercolor wash...and that was where I brought in the Rococo Rose color...


Love the layers & details of this card...like the distressed edges.  Just drag your Paper Snips across the edges of your cardstock, use your Bone Folder to curl a corner and break up the cardstock fibers, and then separate the layers of the cardstock.


I hope you enjoy this card!  Let me know please if you have any questions!  What Fancy Colors are you playing around with?!  I would LOVE to see!




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Monday, May 18, 2020

Timeless Tropical Stripe...

I MISS THE BEACH!  Since I can't get there (I am actually supposed to be in Hawaii right now.  😭😭😭)...I have to make a tropical card to bring some tropics to me.  Hee.  So thank you Timeless Tropical Bundle! 


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White, Gold
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede, Coastal Cabana
Cardstock/Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Shimmery White, Gold Foil Sheets
Stamps: Timeless Tropical
Tools: In the Tropics Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder
AccessoriesWoven Threads Sequin Assortment, Linen Thread
 
I honestly would go back and fix a bunch of things.  But I was finishing this up at dinner making time, so I hurried to finish to go do some cooking!  My fave part though is the watercolored stripe background...


It was SO easy to make!  Just get some Coastal Cabana ink on an Aqua Painter, and paint some quick stripes onto Shimmery White cardstock.  Hard to tell in photo, but it is so shimmery in real life...


I used the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set and the In the Tropics Dies for the majority of this card.  The Stitched Rectangle Dies & Subtle Embossing Folder were also used for some added texture. And I love these little white flowers:


Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoy and come back and visit again!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Friday, May 8, 2020

Seaside Notions Sketch...TGIF Challenge 263!

It's Friday!  Time for a challenge with TGIF Challenges!  Who is ready?!  I know I am!  It's a fun sketch that will really help get your creative juices flowing!  Soooo...I am going to share the card I made with the sketch first.  THEN...just hop on over to our challenge blog and post the card you made for the challenge!  I can't wait to see what you make!  💖

So, as promised, here is the card I made!  I love this stamp set, Seaside Notions, SOOOO much.  I thought it was a fun one to use for the sketch...because who else misses the ocean?!  I really am "thinking of you," my dear ocean beauty.  😀



SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Mango Melody, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Petal Pink, Mango Melody, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Basic Black, Vellum, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Brights Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Seaside Notions
Tools: Subtle Embossing Folder, High Seas Embossing Folder, Under the Sea Dies, Smooth Sailing Dies, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
AccessoriesWhisper White Solid Baker's Twine, Iridescent Sequin Assortment
 
This was the fun sketch I started with...

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I think this sketch is such a fun one that you could use a million different ways!   

Here are a few more pictures of the card:


Love those sand dollars!  I embossed a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock with the Subtle Embossing Folder.  Then when I cut out the sand dollars from the same colored cardstock, and just adhered it over the embossed card piece, it makes a subtle "pop" that I love.  😊


These shimmer in real life, because I colored over them with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  So trust me...they sparkle.  Hee.  LOVE all those layers! 😍


More of those amazing sand dollars!  And sequins....always sequins!  💖

I hope you enjoyed!  Again...head on over to the TGIF Challenge blog and play along with us!   Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  I would love to help!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Stampin' Fancy Friday...With Fun Folds!!!

Do you follow the Stampin' Fancy Friday Team on Facebook and/or Instagram?!  I hope so!  😁  If not...go do it!  Hee.  I am on the Design Team and every month we have a challenge.  And all month long, we post our teams projects to inspire you!  And this month...it is all about a Fancy Fold!  I used the fun Timeless Tulips Bundle...a fun stamp set AND coordinating punch!  😍


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Firty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Daffordil Delight, Pool Party, Gray Granite, Whisper White
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Gray Granite, Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Timeless Tulips
Tools: Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Detailed Bands Dies, Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, Tulip Builder Punch
AccessoriesWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment

I love the "fancy fold" of this card!  The whole focal point is a flap!



I just scored and folded the right side of the Nested Stitch Label Die, and adhered it to the inside of the card.  Then adhered that strip of Designer Series Paper over it to make it all neat and tidy.  😀

Here is what it looks like when you open the card:



I love the detail on this whole flap too...that beautiful swirly piece in the background is from the Detailed Bands Dies.  😍  Swoon!


What do you think?!  Do you like making Fancy Fold cards?!  Would love to see what you make!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Satisfaction Guaranteed With Topical Chic!!!!

I can't get enough of the Tropical Chic Stamp Set and Tropical Dies!  (Maybe because I really wish I could go somewhere tropical right now!!!)  So when the #30daycardmakingchallenge LAST DAY'S challenge is all about doing something we want to do...well OF COURSE I grabbed that stuff!  😀  I am SO EXCITED to share this card today!!!


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Petal Pink, Basic Black, Gold
Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Basic Black, Perennial Essence Vellum, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Gold Foil Paper
Stamps: Tropical Chic
Tools: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tropical Dies, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Sponge Daubers (to ink up stamps)
AccessoriesWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine, Iridescent Sequin Assortment

Look at all that layered tropical goodness...put together in such a fun and unique way!  I am excited to share the "story" behind this card, because there is one!  Hee.  I did something with this card that I have been wanting to do for a long time.  (So I love how that fits the challenge too so well!)


Do you have "crafting greats" that you admire so much?!  People where EVERYTHING you see of there's, you just swoon over?!  Well I do too!!!  And for this card...I CASE'd TWO of them!  I have received 2 cards that I just LOVE and wanted to recreate.  So for this challenge...I combined them both to make this one!  Here are those cards:


Aren't they both just SO stunning?!?!  LOVE LOVE LOVE!  The one on the left is made by Lauren Alarid, aka Crafty Little Peach.  The one on the right is made by Melody Hyde, aka Hammond and Penny Cards.  So I am SO HAPPY that I finally took the time to copy these geniuses!

I just love that "window" with the layered goodness underneath...


I watercolored the background ayer with Coastal Cabana.  Then I sponged the tropcial leaves with Shaded Spruce & Granny Apple Green inks before stamping onto Shimmery White cardstock.  Then die-cut like crazy (also did some die-cuts with Vellum, Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, and Gold Foil) and layer it all together!

The background of the card, I embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder.  In real life, it helps the whole thing pop just a bit more:


And one last shot of this gorgeous layered-ness:


Total Swoon over this!  😍😍😍

Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you have LOVED doing this challenge as much as I have.  And if you haven't started yet...it is never too late!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!!!

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Bold Tropical...

Almost the last day of #30daycardmakingchallenge!!  Can't believe it!  So sad!  I hope you have either had fun participating and/or have enjoyed seeing the fun creations made because of the challenge! 

Today is all about being BOLD! So I went straight to the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper!


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party
Inks:  Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum, Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Timeless Tropical
Tools: Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Tropical Dies, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
AccessoriesWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine

Super bold, right?! 😍  What do you think?!

I love the fun tropical elements also.  Before I die-cut the leaves... I watercolored some color (in Grapefruit Grove & Daffodil Delight) to Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  I liked the softer color of these colors that you can get from watercoloring.  💕


I also love this little gold scallop touch...


I hope you enjoy this card and it helps make your day feel a little more bold!  😀  Please let me know if you have any more questions!  Would love to help! Thank you for visiting!!!

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Hey Girl, Hey...It's A Magnolia Day!

If you could make a card for your best girl friend...what would you do?!  Well now you have the chance!  Because that is the challenge for today's #30daycardmakingchallenge!  I needed to make a girly card for this challenge...because why not?!  😀


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold
Inks:  Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark, BLENDS: Basic Black Dark
Cardstock/Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Shimmery White, Coastal Cabana, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Good Morning Magnolia
Tools: Coastal Weave Embossing Folder, Magnolia Memory Dies, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
AccessoriesWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine

I love the bright colors and glam on this card.  The little gold scallop is so cute too! 


And those black stripes...how cute are they?!  Are you looking for the Designer Series Paper that I used?!  Well...you can stop looking!  Because I just drew them onto Whisper White with my Basic Blacks Blends Marker.  It was super easy and I LOVE how it looks!

And if you have followed me at all, you know I love a good embossed greeting. 😀 So I love this one on Coastal Cabana cardstock. 


And OF COURSE ... I love a good watercolored flower!  And this magnolia has me all  😍😍😍 ! 


Isn't this a fun challenge?!  I LOVE IT! 


I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help you with anything! 

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Watercolored Thank You for TGIF 261...

Are you ready for another TGIF Challenge?!  Yay!  Because we have one for you today!  Are you ready to use your die-cuts?! 


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Champagne Foil Sheets
Stamps: NONE!
Tools: Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder, Thank You Die, Lovely Flowers Dies, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
AccessoriesWhisper White Solid Baker's Twine, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots
 
Because that is the challenge this week! Grab those die-cuts and get crafting!  😁


I love the watercolored background on this card...


And those cute little flowers:

And this cute little scallop:
 

What are you going to make this week?!  Let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help you with any papercrafting needs that you have! 

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Seriously The Best Blends Rainbow...

I saw a card today created by the FABULOUS Melody Hyde (over at @hammondandpenny) that had a rainbow made with Blends Markers.  Well I LOVED...