Friday, May 26, 2017

New Catalog Inspirations, Part 2

For today's catalog inspiration, I went to the Delightful Daisy Suite.  I used some of the DSP and some of the Daisy Delight stamp set.  Any time you decide to use a card from the catalog for your inspiration, it's a bit of a challenge because there's no list of products they used or measurements for some of the elements on the card.  It probably took me longer than designing my own, but I really liked this card and wanted to make it.  I'm glad I did.
I changed it a bit from the catalog photo --- partly because I couldn't yet order some of the products they showed and partly just by choice.
Notice the DSP on the entire front of the card.  It is not one solid color.  It's made to look like a watercolor wash, with varying intensities of color.  I really like how it turned out.
SECRET MESSAGE:
If you live in the area, you can stop by and pick up your copy of our new catalog.  Call first so we don't disturb the baby's nap, please.

June Events:
June 12 / Scraps and Prayers / All Occasions Cards / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Make some beautiful cards to add to your stash to send to special friends and/or family.  Sign up early to save your spot.  My Saturday Stampers classes have been filling up really early.  Your payment holds your spot.

June 17 / Saturday Stampers /  Mixed Media Patriotic Project / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 
REGISTRATION CLOSED.

June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

New Catalog Inspirations, Part 1

I love when Stampin' Up! adds such gorgeous ideas for cards and projects to their catalog.  I've found inspiration from several examples in our new catalog.  The catalog goes live in a week now, so I hope you go ahead and get your copy now, so you can be studying it.  Today's card is actually using a stamp set that carried over to the new catalog.  I love the way they showed it.  Here's my take on it.
My color story:
- Pool Party
- Lemon Lime Twist
- Dapper Denim
I love this color story!  If you take a look at the 'labels' at the end of today's post, you will see that I used a lot of products.  This makes it easy to create a really nice design and a card that you'll love when it's all finished.
 SECRET MESSAGE:
If you live in the area, you can stop by and pick up your copy of our new catalog.  Call first so we don't disturb the baby's nap, please.

June Events:
June 12 / Scraps and Prayers / All Occasions Cards / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Make some beautiful cards to add to your stash to send to special friends and/or family.  Sign up early to save your spot.  My Saturday Stampers classes have been filling up really early.  Your payment holds your spot.

June 17 / Saturday Stampers /  Mixed Media Patriotic Project / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 
REGISTRATION CLOSED.

June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Eastern Palace Meets the New In Colors

I have been having so much fun working with the Eastern Palace Suite.  There are endless ways you can use it, limited only by your imagination.  Today, I'll share how I used some of the thinlits and the stamp set with all of our new In Colors.  Enjoy! 

Here are all 5 of my cards -- one for each new In Color.
Lemon Lime Twist
Berry Burst
Powder Pink
Fresh Fig
Tranquil Tide
Have you decided yet which new In Color is your favorite?
SECRET MESSAGE:
If you live in the area, you can stop by and pick up your copy of our new catalog.  Call first so we don't disturb the baby's nap, please.

June Events:
June 12 / Scraps and Prayers / All Occasions Cards / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Make some beautiful cards to add to your stash to send to special friends and/or family.  Sign up early to save your spot.  My Saturday Stampers classes have been filling up really early.  Your payment holds your spot.

June 17 / Saturday Stampers /  Mixed Media Patriotic Project / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 
REGISTRATION CLOSED.

June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


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- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Let's start the week with some hugs!

How about some hugs today?  This was a super fun card to create.  I used all 5 In Colors, with Lemon Lime Twist as my card base.  The most fun part of all was the 'hugs' feature.  I'll share more on that later.
You may notice a variation of shades in the colors of the stamped images.  This is because I spritzed each time before I stamped the inked up stamp.  (Ink first and then spritz.)  It just adds to the texture and to the fun.
I am loving using our new Glitter Enamel Dots.  They add so much to a card design.
It's been a challenge lately to get my photos because it's been really windy here.  I moved to the back of our wrap-around porch where I was more protected from the wind.
I'll have more soon about these fun framelits.  They are a ton of fun and super easy to use.
SECRET MESSAGE:
If you live in the area, you can stop by and pick up your copy of our new catalog.  Call first so we don't disturb the baby's nap, please.

June Events:
June 12 / Scraps and Prayers / All Occasions Cards / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Make some beautiful cards to add to your stash to send to special friends and/or family.  Sign up early to save your spot.  My Saturday Stampers classes have been filling up really early.  Your payment holds your spot.

June 17 / Saturday Stampers /  Mixed Media Patriotic Project / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 
REGISTRATION CLOSED.

June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

5 New In Colors All In One Card

Even with all the wonderful new and old ways to add coloring to a project, one of my favorite techniques is still using an ink pad and my Aqua Painter.  It's quick, it's easy and it's fun.  Make a puddle of ink in the lid of your ink pad.  Add a few drops of water, if needed.  Pick up your Aqua Painter and let the fun begin.  I used all 5 of our new In Colors for this card.  
I added a few speckles from Awesomely Artistic and a greeting from Best Birds.  When coloring with the inks and Aqua Painter, you can lighten or darken the shades of colors depending on how much water you use.  I was using Whisper White CS, rather than Shimmery White or watercolor paper, so I couldn't use too much water or go over the same spot too long, or I would break down the fibers in the CS.
Did you notice the new Glitter Enamel Dots?  I am in love with them!  They come in varying sizes AND varying shades of Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Berry Burst and Old Olive.  Love!!!
SECRET MESSAGE:
If you live in the area, you can stop by and pick up your copy of our new catalog.  Call first so we don't disturb the baby's nap, please.

June Events:
June 12 / Scraps and Prayers / All Occasions Cards / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Make some beautiful cards to add to your stash to send to special friends and/or family.

June 17 / Saturday Stampers /  Mixed Media Patriotic Project / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 
REGISTRATION CLOSED.

June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


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Friday, May 19, 2017

My In Colors Display ... Which color is your favorite?

Let me introduce you to our five glorious new In Colors.  I love them!  I'm still trying to decide which one is my favorite.  All my guests at my Open House in June will be trying to guess which one is my favorite, so I have until then to decide.  I won't tell though, until after the party.
My display shows off quite a few new products - all for our new In Colors:
- inks (used to watercolor the die cut piece)
- ribbons (tied in bows)
- card stock (CS) punched into daisies with our new Daisy punch
- Faceted Gems (I used the clear - for daisy centers.)
- Designer Series Paper (DSP) - Fresh Florals

In case you haven't been introduced personally, here are all the color names.  Pardon the slightly wonky photo.  I must have not held the camera straight enough when I took the photo of the frame hanging on my studio wall.  Aren't these colors just beautiful? 
SECRET MESSAGE:
If you live in the area, you can stop by and pick up your copy of our new catalog.  Call first so we don't disturb the baby's nap, please.

AND MORE CREATIVE FUN ... UP NEXT: 
May 20 / Saturday Stampers / Eastern Palace Suite Projects / 3 cards + a layout / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 
REGISTRATION CLOSED.

June Events:
June 12 / Scraps and Prayers / All Occasions Cards / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Make some beautiful cards to add to your stash to send to special friends and/or family.

June 17 / Saturday Stampers /  Mixed Media Patriotic Project / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 
REGISTRATION CLOSED.

June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


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Thursday, May 18, 2017

OK ... The Last of my Daisy Projects ... for now ...

Let's wrap up my daisy projects with several little bottles from my collection.

Coming up ... I'll be sharing some fun cards I created using goodies from our upcoming new catalog.  Be sure to come back to check it out.

If you hadn't been thinking about the new catalog, I'll bet your are now!  You won't have long to wait. 
SECRET MESSAGE:
If you live in the area, you can stop by and pick up your copy of our new catalog.  Call first so we don't disturb the baby's nap, please.

AND MORE CREATIVE FUN ... UP NEXT: 
May 20 / Saturday Stampers / Eastern Palace Suite Projects / 3 cards + a layout / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 
REGISTRATION CLOSED.

June Events:
June 12 / Scraps and Prayers / All Occasions Cards / 5:30-7:30 / $15.00 / Make some beautiful cards to add to your stash to send to special friends and/or family.

June 17 / Saturday Stampers /  Mixed Media Patriotic Project / 1:00-4:00 / $20.00 
REGISTRATION CLOSED.

June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 
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