Monday, September 1, 2014

Koala for Our Little Sweetie

On Tuesday, our sweet little granddaughter is having out-patient surgery.  Needless to say, at 19 months old, we never thought this would be something she had to go through.  So I used the Friday Mashup Challenge #175 and the Fab Friday Challenge #49 to let her know she is on our minds and in our hearts.

At the Beginning:  Pistachio Pudding card stock is the base.  Attached a piece of Lullaby designer paper to Whisper White card stock.  Added retired Baked Brown Sugar ribbon and two pieces of Sweet Sadie Washi Tape.  Layer was attached to the card.
Shaker Layer:  Image from the Kind Koala stamp was stamped on Watercolor Paper with Black StazOn ink.  (Before mounting the stamp to the block, I cut it to
separate the sentiments from the image.  I think it will be more versatile that way).  Blender Pens were used with Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding ink pads to color the bear.  One part of the sentiment was stamped using Coastal Cabana ink and the YOU was first colored with markers and then stamped on the image layer.  For good placement, I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  This was cut out with one of the Ovals Framelits.  The frame was cut out of Pistachio Pudding card stock with the same framelit and the next smaller size.  I also used the larger framelit to cut out the Window SheetIn Color Sequins were used as the shakers.  There is a good tutorial for making a shaker card on Dawn Olchefske's blog here.  I attached the shaker with Glue Dots.
The Finishing Touch:  To finish if off, I added a double bow of Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine.

Please keep my granddaughter in your prayers for a successful surgery on Tuesday.  Thank you.  I hope you visit again.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Set:  Kind Koala (#134360)
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Pad (#131174); Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin' Pad (#131176); Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin' Pad (#131177); Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad (#131297); Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (#101406); 2014-2016 In Color Markers (#133654)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Pistachio Pudding Card Stock (#131294); Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Watercolor Paper (#122959); Lullaby Designer Series Paper (#133695); Window Sheets (#114323)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (#129381); Stamp-a-ma-jig (#101049); Blender Pens (#102845); Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658)
The Finsihing Touches:  Sweet Sadie Washi Tape (#133690); 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment (#135631); Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine (#135638); Shaker Frames (#124155); Glue Dots (#103683); Baked Brown Sugar 3/8 Ruffle Stretch trim (retired)   

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wish Big ... For a Cupcake?

Good evening.  Today I have a birthday card that I am submitting to three challenges:  The Paper Players Challenge #209, Pals Paper Arts Challenge #216 and the Seize the Birthday Challenge.

Card Base:  Daffodil Delight card stock.  Attached two pieces of Sweet Taffy designer paper to Temping Turquoise card stock.  Attached Rich Razzleberry ribbon and added it to the card front.
Image Layer:  Heat embossed the sentiment from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set on Whisper White card stock with Versamark and Tempting Turquoise embossing powder.  I then matted it with Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive card stocks.  Stamped the cupcake and candle from theW Sweet Stuff stamp set
on Whisper White card stock with Memento ink.  I colored them using the Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.  After cutting them out, they were added to the sentiment layer.  This layer was attached to the card with DimensionalsCrystal Effects was added to the candle flame and the top part of the cup cake.
The Finishing Touch:  I then added a bunch of the
Brights Candy Dots.
I hope you like today's cheery birthday card.  Stop by again.  Enjoy your evening.

Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Sets:  Sweet Stuff (w-#134153/c-#134156); A Dozen Thoughts (w-#131056/c-#131059)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight Blendabilities (#130998); Old Olive Blendabilities (#130999); Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities (#131003); VersaMark (#102283); Memento Ink Pad (#132708)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Daffodil Delight Card Stock (#119683); Tempting Turquoise Card Stock (#102067); Old Olive Card Stock (#100702); Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper (#133693)
Tools:  Heat Tool (#129053); Paper Snips (#1035790; Color Lifter (#129369)
The Finishing Touches:  Brights Candy Dots (#130931); Crystal Effects (#101055); Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Cotton Ribbon (#134564); Glue Dots (#103683); Stampin' Dimensionals 9#104430); Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Emboss Powder (retired)

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Winner Is.....

Hi all.  The name pulled out of the hat was:  Christina

I've notified her and will be sending the items out today.

Thank you to those who left comments.  I appreciate you taking the time to comment or send an e-mail.  Hopefully, I'll be doing this at the end of the year.  Enjoy your day.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Simple Thank You

Just a quick post today.  I wanted to share a little thank you gift for someone at church.  I made a post it note holder (the 3" x 3" size), a 3" x 3" card, and a little open top box to hold them.  The stamp set used on the card is a current hostess stamp set called I Like You and colored with markers.  This was a fun, quick little thank you.

Today is the last day to take a chance on some holiday blog candy here.  Thanks again for stopping by.  See you soon.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Celebrate Baby

Happy weekend.  Today I have a baby card for you.  I used two challenges for my inspiration.  The first is the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #149.  The other is the Fab Friday Challenge #48 - make a baby card to celebrate one of the design team members who just had a baby boy.  I don't need one at the moment, but I'll be glad I have it when the need presents itself.

Base:  Coastal Cabana card stock.  Attached a piece of Lullaby designer paper to Hello Honey card stock and added it to the card front.
Ribbon Layers:  To each of two pieces of Pistachio Pudding card stock I added two lengths of Baked Brown Sugar ribbon, straight edges together.  Over that I added Hello Honey ribbon and attached both layers to the card.
Image/Sentiment:  The sentiment from the Celebrate Baby stamp set was stamped on Whisper White card 
stock with Baked Brown Sugar ink and the layer matted with Hello Honey card stock.  I stamped the mobile from the same stamp set on Whisper White with Pistachio Pudding ink and fussy cut out the top.  I popped it up on the card with Dimensionals.  For the stars I used the In Color Sequins.  The   Baked Brown Sugar marker was used to draw the strings.  I stamped the part of the mobile with the moon on Whisper White with Hello Honey ink, cut it out and attached it with a piece of Dimensional.  Dimensionals were also used to add the layer to the card.
The Finishing Touch:  Pearls were added to the center of the stars, along the scallops of the mobile top, and as a hanger for the mobile.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.  As a reminder, I have blog candy waiting to be claimed (see this post here).  Leave a comment by Sunday, August 17, 4:00 pm on posts between Thursday and Sunday or drop me an e-mail.  Please remember to include your e-mail so I can reach you if you win.  Enjoy the weekend.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Blog Candy for a Fourth Anniversary

Today I am celebrating my four year blogoversary.  How about some Christmas in August blog candy.  Items include:

Warmth & Wonder clear mount stamp set
(a few stamps were used but there is no staining)
Holiday DSP - 25 pieces cut 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Holiday Frame embossing folder
Stitched Felt Handmade Holidays embellishments
Pretty Presents Designer Tags
Holiday post-it note holder
(all items are retired)

If you'd like a chance to receive an early Christmas present, leave a comment (along with your e-mail) on this post or any post between today and Sunday, August 17 at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to all who stop by and especially those who take a moment to comment; it is truly appreciated.  Have a great day.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

It's Kinda Eclectic

Happy Wednesday all.  Today's card is based on two challenges:  Fab Friday #47 (sketch) and CAS on Sunday #39 - butterfly.

Card Base:  Night of Navy card stock.
White Layer:  Naturals Ivory card stock.  I stamped the big sun-like image from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set using Daffodil Delight ink and added it to the card front.
Leaves:  The leaves from the same set were inked with Pear Pizzazz, the edges rolled on Mossy Meadow ink and then stamped on Naturals White card stock.  I fussy cut the leaves and then added Crystal Effects for a wet, glossy look.  Glue Dots were used to attach them to the card.
Butterfly:  I inked up the butterfly from the stamp set with Calypso Coral and rolled the edges in Night of Navy ink.  It was stamped on Naturals White card stock and punched out with the Elegant Butterfly punch.  After creasing it in the center, I attached it to the card with a DimensionalPearls colored with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities were added in the center.
The Finishing Touch:  White Baker's Twine was tied through a retired brights button that was attached using Glue Dots.

I'm still trying to get back in a regular groove but I've been working on other things that take me away from the cards.  Also, tomorrow is my four-year blogoversary so keep an eye out for some blog candy.  See you soon.

Stampin' Up! Products Used