Stampin’ Up! Seriously Splatter


Hope you are having a good day! The other night I sat down and created a couple cards and it felt so good. It was nice to just relax and create a bit. I loved the color challenge from the Color Q. I am naturally drawn bright colors so this challenge was perfect. I started out with a layer of Whisper White and just kinda kept adding things. I added a couple flags in Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry. I stamped the diamonds from the set World Treasures in Bermuda Bay and added a Bermuda Bay button. I spritz the background with the various colors using the Spritzer Tool and also stamped the ink splatters using a previous My Paper Pumpkin kit stamp. To finish off the card I stamped the seriously stamp, also from a My Paper Pumpkin kit, and backed the layer on a piece of Rich Razzleberry. I think this would be a fun card for a teen or tween! Thanks for stopping by!

Seriously Splatter



Stampin’ Up! World Treasures


I had this awesome idea in my head for creating this pattern with the diamond-like stamp from the set World Treasures, but it did not quite turn out how I had wanted. Oh well! I used the colors from the color challenge at Sunday Stamps, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight (substituted for So Saffron). I backed the pattern on a piece of Calypso Coral and on a base of Rich Razzleberry and stamped the sentiment from the set Trendy Trees in White Craft ink. I added some Baker’s Twine and a button to complete the card. Thanks for stopping by!

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Stampin’ Up! Summer Starfruit & Pool Party


Well, I will be the first to admit it that when Summer Starfruit first debuted as a In Color, I did not like it at all. But then I got the Sale-A-Bration Sycamore Street DSP which has Summer Starfruit in it and I started using it a little more. Now, paired with the right colors…I love it! One of my favorite color combinations with Summer Starfruit it Pool Party and Crumb Cake and even a bit of Basic Gray. So for the card below, I used the sketch from Deconstructed Sketches. I embossed the Summer Starfruit arrow with the Striped embossing folder. The Pool Party DSP comes from the new Sent With Love Kit. I added a Crumb Cake button with a bit of Whisper White Baker’s Twine. For the three brads in the challenge sketch, I used the diamonds from the World Treasures stamp set because I felt the mirrored diamond DSP pattern. The Happy Birthday stamp is from the Made For You stamp set. Thanks for stopping by and if you have not gave Summer Starfruit a chance yet, do it!



Stampin’ UP! World Treasures


Today I created a card for the Fab Friday challenge. I started out with a base of Pool Party cardstock and added a layer of Basic Gray that I embossed with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder. I then used the Labels Collection Framelits and stamped the flower image from the set World Treasures. The sentiment “Happy thoughts make happy days” comes from the set Apple Blossoms. I stamped that in Basic Gray on a flagged piece of Crumb Cake. Thanks for stopping by!

Bold & Bright


I have another CAS (clean and simple) card today and I made it for the color challenge over at the Color Throwdown. Let me just say that I loooove bright colors, I hardly ever use pastels. So you would think that this challenge would be right up my alley, but the Pumpkin Pie in this color combination was throwing me for a loop. I just kept wanting to leave it out and put a neutral in its place, but it needed to be in there so this is what I came up with. I figured that using a lot of white would help balance out the bright colors and not make them contrast too much. I used the diamond looking stamp from the set World Treasures and finished it off with a sentiment from the set Made For You. Thanks for looking!

World Treasures

When I first saw the Retro Sketches challenge for this week, it did seem like a challenge for me. The sketch was very intimidating¬† because of all the layers and elements. But, that’s why I wanted to participate in challenges, to challenge myself. So I dove in and created the following card. I got the color combination from the Stampin’ Up! Color Coach (Melon Mambo, Basic Gray and Old Olive). Instead of adding another layer according to the sketch, I decided to score the base layer with my Simply Scored to give the feeling of a layer, but not actually having one. I used the flowers from the stamp set World Treasures which I originally bought because I fell in love with the peacock stamp in that set (not really sure what I will ever use a peacock stamp for…) but I love those flowers. Finished them off with some silver brads, a little Designer Series Paper and a bit of ribbon and called it a day! Thanks for stopping by!