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May 3, 2022

Fusion Color Palette - Blue Butterflies and NBUS#38

 Welcome!  Join me today for my interpretation of the Fusion Color Palette Challenge - Blue Butterflies and

Here is the inspiration sketch and photo for the Fusion challenge.

Here is the card I created:  I used both the sketch and the inspiration photo.

Lots of new, never used before stuff on this card.
The sentiment (just a note to say) and the die cute Hello are both new and from: Hero Arts Hello Stamp/Cut set.
The wonky circle die is from Sizzix - Mixed Media Motifs
The pattern paper is from: The paper studio along with the dark teal and light teal card stock.
The butterfly (not exactly new although it's the first time I used that particular butterfly from the set. ) Hero Arts - New Day butterflies.

Non - new stuff, Herringbone Embossing folder - Cuttlebug by Provo Craft (they are no longer in business)
Fishtail Die - mststamps.com
Night of Navy card stock - SU
Granny Apple Green card stock - SU
Basic White card stock - SU
Prisma Colored Pencils
Night of Navy Ink - SU & Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Gamsol, Foam Tape

Apr 29, 2022

A few cards...and NBUS

 Well here I am (finally) posting something stamping related.  It's just been hard to find time anymore to spend in my craft room although I have a ton of new stuff I need to work with and share.
So last month I was invited to attend a stamping day at a friends church.  They meet once a month and make a couple of cards and just have fun visiting and stamping.  The first two cards here today are the one's we made at the meeting.

 This first card uses and adorable set called, Berry Special.  It has a matching die set as well.  If interested you can purchase it HERE
We also used a cloud stencil and Stampin Blend markers (SU) to color.  The sparkle doesn't show up great but we used a Wink of Stella marker on the cards and added some little adhesive gems.
Next she had us pick from an kit from SU Paper Pumpkin called, Lots of Pun.

 Finally for my last card...
I'm sharing with NBUS#37  since the stamp set/die are both new.  The sketch was from Freshly Made Sketches #530  - Sadly I didn't get the card finished in time to meet the challenge deadline and then I also ran out of time to mail it off so now someone will get this card next Easter!

 The card uses the March Spellbinders Small Stamp/Die of the month set,  Spring Gnomes.  I used Granny Apple Green card stock for the card base,  The little Gnome girl was colored with Prisma Color pencils and blended with Gamsol.  I used a piece of patterned paper from a kit that was given to me as a gift.  The strip of orange is Pumpkin Pie cs.  -  I added a baker's twine bow and mounted the images with foam tape.  Easy, peasey card.
That's it for today.  I hope I can share something again real soon.

Mar 27, 2022

Color Throwdown #685 and NBUS #36

 Well after a long month of being absent from the stamping world I'm back!
Before I get to the cards I want to say that last week I got to meet one of my blogging/stamping friends.  Her name is Terri and she blogs at: Time 4 Kards  - She lives about 45-50 minutes away and drove over to hand deliver my birthday card and treated me to coffee and a muffin at one of the local coffee shops.  It was so much fun meeting her.  She brought her grandson along, he is 9 and such a nice friendly, polite boy.  I had a blast visiting with both of them and we can't wait to meet up again.  You can see the card she gave me HERE.

So my cards today are going into the current Color Throwdown#686 and NBUS#36

First up for the Color Throwdown:  What a fun spring color combo this was.

In fact I liked it so much that I used it for both my cards!

Card #1
I joined the Spellbinders Embossing Folder of the Month club along with Small Stamp set & die of the Month club back in January.  I have yet to use my January stamps but decided to use the February stuff for these cards.
For this card I started with a card base of Pumpkin Pie.  Next I embossed a piece of Crumb Cake card stock with the Sketched Floral embossing folder.  I layered that (using the debossed side) on top of a piece of Granny Apple green card stock and tied a small piece of orange bakers twine around it.  
I stamped the typewriter, flower and sentiment panel with Memento Tuxedo black ink and used the matching dies to cut them out.  The typewrite and flower were colored with Prisma colored pencils blended with Gamsol.  I stamped the two leaves with Granny Apple Green ink on Granny apple green cs and used the matching dies to cut them out.

The green panel was mounted with foam tape along with the typewriter and flower.  The leaves were glued down.  I added green and orange enamel dots and some glitter on the flower to complete the card.

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For this next card I used the same colors and stamps/dies but chose a more CAS style for the card.
So for this one I used a Granny Apple Green card base, and Embossed piece of Pumpkin Pie cs with a small strip of Black cs that was distressed.  The typewriter was stamped with Crumb cake ink and cut out with the matching die. The sentiment was also stamped with Memento Tuxedo black in as was a different flower from the stamp set and the cute little heart.  Both were mounted with foam tape and glitter was again added to the flower.  The flower was colored again with pencils.
So there you have it, two fun but different cards using the same color scheme and stamp/die sets.  - I hope the people receiving these cards enjoy them as much as I did making them.
It felt good to be back stamping again and I hope to do more next week but it's a busy week so I may not get around to it until the following week.

Feb 16, 2022

Cupcake Card

Hi,  Remember Me?  - I know it's been awhile.  I'm still around but have just not been inspired lately to stamp much.  Anyway I do have a card to share today.
I made this for a friends birthday recently and planned to use it for one of the challenges but missed the deadline.
Anyway here are the details:
Card Base: Early Espresso (looks black in the photo but it's a dark brown)
Next layer is Basic white.  I added a strip of colored designer paper (source unknown) and a punched border of the espresso card stock.
The cupcake was stamped on white card stock and colored with watercolor pencils.  I added a red button for the cherry.  I fussy cut the cupcake and mounted it on a circle of white cs layered on top of a circle of Real Red cs. and mounted with foam tape.
The cupcake stamp is from: Hero Arts and the sentiment stamp (stamped in Real Red ink) is from, Annette Allen Watkins (it's a very old stamp I've had forever).
That's pretty much it for this card.  I hope to get back into stamping again soon.  I've got a bunch of new stuff I need to start using!
Thanks for stopping by.


Jan 10, 2022

Fusion Card Challenge - It's a New Year


Welcome!  -  Today I'm sharing a card I created for the new Fusion challenge. - It's a New Year.
For this challenge you can either use just the sketch or the inspiration photo or both.
For my card this time I just went with the inspiration photo.  I really liked all the gold sparkle and the bokeh.  Here is what I created:

 I went CAS with this card and also made my very first Christmas card for this year, (getting a head start!)
Card Base is Basic White.  Next I added a layer of Brushed Gold card stock (retired SU and my very last scrap of it, boo hoo).
On top of the gold layer I added a piece of white designer card stock that has gold/silver glitter pieces in it.
I used some punched poinsettias (Waffle Flower cover die
Using the gold/white designer paper from Paper Studio that I purchased at WalMart.  To the center of those flowers I used my new, Gold Luxe Nuvo Dream Drops.
I embossed the sentiment (D. Hunter) with Bold Gold embossing powder (SU) on Basic White cs and mounted it with foam tape over the sparkly paper.
I really like how sparkly it turned out but boy is it hard to get a decent picture of the sparkle. 
Thank you for stopping by & have a nice day.

Jan 7, 2022

Paper Players#572 & Color Throwdown#674

 Today my card is doing double duty.
The Paper Players theme was, Make 2022 Sparkle and the Color Throwdown was: Black, Gold and White.

Here is the card I created for these challenges:

 Details: Card Base, Basic Black, layered with a piece of white/gold shimmer paper (The Paper Studio).  I also used SU Gold paper for the border and the rectangle die.
I added a strip of Basic White card stock as well as the scalloped gold piece.
The New Year stamp (retired SU) was stamped with Gold Fire Opal embossing powder (Embossing Arts) on black card stock.  I added 3 black sprinkles (Annabelle Stamps - no longer in business).  I mounted the rectangle with foam tape.
This card is very sparkly in real life.  It's just hard to get a good picture of all that sparkle.

Jan 6, 2022

Christmas Past

Happy 2022 - Welcome,  I hope you are enjoying the New Year so far. It's been a "snowy" one for our area (much to my dismay) but so far I haven't been depressed about it.

So today I'm sharing a couple of cards that I just did not have the time to post before Christmas arrived.

Both cards use the same stamp set: Gifts of Joy (2005 - SU)

Card No. 1 - This card has a "retro" feel to it.
I stamped the Santa image with Real Red ink on Basic White cs and fussy cut him out.  The Card base is Real Red layered with Crumbcake.  The designer paper is a very old DCWV holiday stack.
I used Mint Macaron card stock and a Martha Stewart punch.
The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Bold Tidings  stamp set.  I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo ink and used Circle Dies to cut it out.  I also added some tiny light green gems and mounted the Santa image with foam tape.

 Card No. 2 - For this card I went with more of a sparkly/festive look.

Card Base was, Mossy Meadow layered with Cherry Cobble and a piece of designer paper that I have no clue where it came from.  I also added a small strip of pear pizzazz.  The Santa was stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink and fussy cut.  The sentiment was stamped with Mossy Meadow ink and mounted with circle dies.  I added some green sequins to the card as well and some clear sparkly glitter to Santa. (hard to see in the photo but it was very sparkly). 

I hope you have enjoyed both of these fun holiday cards.