Tuesday, July 25, 2017

after I finish laughing....

I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog again today.... love these gals and seriously... I could be the one talking :)

I stamped the Riley and Company sentiment then just free hand cut a speech bubble around it.

More details on the CLC blog.

Monday, July 24, 2017

...from our home to yours

I'm on a roll with my Christmas cards :)

I decided to go clean and simple today. I used a die from Concord & 9th and paired it with a sentiment from Altenew.

Simple and easy, sometimes those are good :)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Christmas in July :)

While I still had these Stampin' UP! supplies out on the desk I decided to create a couple more Christmas cards.   Once again... these papers, stamps and dies will be available August 1 :)

First up , I created this one.  Simple and easy.  I used a snow drift die from MFT for the 'hills' and the peace die is from PTI.
Of course, a couple of staples :)

Next up, I was inspired by the Paper Players sketch, although I did sway a bit.

And yes, I did emboss again, and used ribbon... both of which have not been techniques I have done a lot of the past few years.  

I am getting excited as in just a few short days, hubby and I leave on our vacation.... Mediterranean cruise!  Can't wait!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Peace on Earth

When I saw the sketch at Fab Friday... I knew I was going to use some of my new goodies!  The papers, stamps and die will be available from SU! on August 1st!

I love the look of white on black cardstock so I embossed the sentiment.... it has been awhile since I did that too!  I created the background on the white cardstock using the Playful Backgrounds.

I die cut the trees from white cardstock, added adhesive then sprinkled with glitter.  They are then mounted on foam squares.  

Here is the sketch: 

Friday, July 21, 2017

No worries....

I knew immediately when I saw the TGIF challenge, which papers I wanted to use... this is making me really excited for our cruise... just 5 more days until we leave!

I used the No Worries collection by CTMH, don't you think it suits the theme perfectly?!

I just layered different parts of the pattern paper, then added some stickers from the collection.  I didn't think it was complete without a drink so I used a sentiment and drink from the Beverage Bar set by SU! Finally a die cut sentiment from PTI. 

Playing along with: 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Any cat lovers out there?

Hi everyone, where are my cat lovers?  I purchased the wooden Pretty Kitty stamp set from SU! as I thought my grand daughter just may like to play with them... of course, I had to give them a go :)

When I saw the Fusion challenge, I was drawn to the letters.... so I created a couple of different cards based on the inspiration photo.

First up, a clean and simple one.  See that ribbon?  When did I last use ribbon?!  LOL  I stamped the kitty that was in the flower pot and then just cut him out as I thought he would be cute holding and envelope.  The envelope die is a retired SU! one.

The background label is from the Label Me Pretty bundle set.  I can see me using this set a lot. 

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Then I decided to be more 'me' and have a go at some pattern paper ;)  I used the Pick a Pattern paper and played.  The background die and pocket die are both from MFT (I think).  
Once again, just stamped the kitties on cardstock and cut out. 

Playing along with: 

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