Tuesday, July 22, 2014

{TCP Summer Blog Hop} Good Morning, Sunshine!

Hello friends!

My Mom's memorial service was yesterday, and I really needed some stamping "therapy" this morning.  My poor blog has been sorely neglected this month!  I wanted to play along with both the Summer Blog Hop for The Cat's Pajamas, and the 1 year anniversary celebration over at The Curtain Call, plus I really wanted to make a card for one of the very special CNA's that worked with my Mom over the past six months.  My sweet CNA has red hair... hence my orange theme... and she always sang "You are my Sunshine" when she went to visit my Mom.  She told me yesterday that my Mom always sang along.  Mom had a beautiful voice. : )  During Mom's final week in the Hospice House she couldn't speak at all, and couldn't really communicate, but one day her CNA came to visit and leaned over and said "You are my sunshine!".  My Mom opened her eyes wide and turned her head and smiled.  It was precious. 

I used the new summer release set "Nature's Hello" from The Cat's Pajamas, coloring my image with Spectrum Noir markers.  I was inspired by the sunshine flooding the room in the Curtain Call picture,  and all the white space in the beautifully organized room.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps:  Nature's Hello (TCP); Dies:  Framed Up 2 (TCP), Stitched Circle (MFT), Stitched Rectangle (Lil Inker); Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Markers (Gina K), Embossing Folder (Paper Studio), Memento Black Ink 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

{Stamp Simply} So Thankful

Hello friends!

I have a Stamp Simply card to share with you today that uses the newly released JustRite set Stitched Sunflowers Vintage Labels Eight.  I really wanted to use some of my new Kaisercraft Pickled Pear Paper so I decided to go "untraditional" in my sunflower colors and simply shade them in cream to match the paper.  Because of the shabbiness of the paper, I wasn't even too particular to make sure the flower centers were completely inked.  I wanted it to have a vintage-y look... did I succeed?
I love flower sets because you don't have to stay true to life.  A cream sunflower works if it matches the paper, and it gives so much more versatility to a set that you would otherwise consider to be for autumn only.

Here are the Stamp Simply products that I used...

Monday, July 14, 2014

{Stamp Simply} Let it Snow

Christmas in July is in the air right now!  I've been watching Hallmark Christmas movies and I see that the ornaments just came out this weekend.  Each year just seems to go faster and faster, doesn't it?

Today's Stamp Simply card is more of a winter card than a Christmas card, and some of you may not share the sentiment, but I always look forward to the first snow.  It's so clean and fresh and new... but I really do hope we have a few more months before it comes!! LOL!

I colored the sweet snowman from JustRite's Applique Christmas Labels set and layered him with some papers from Prima's LadyBird line.  It's not a Christmas pad, per se, but the blues are perfect for a snow scene!  The crystals add some fun sparkle and the pretty blue silk ribbon pulls together the darker blue of the scarf.

Here's your Stamp Simply Shopping List!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

{Stamp Simply} Christmas in July

Hi everyone!  Sorry that it has been so quiet on my blog this last week.  My mom passed away on Monday night, so things are a little out of the normal here, and it might take a few weeks before I'm back to a normal posting schedule on my blog.

I do have an elegant card to share today using the JustRite Christmas Vintage Labels Seven set, the Tufted Vintage Labels Background Stamp and matching Vintage Labels Seven Dies.

I stamped the Tufted Vintage Labels background stamp onto a piece of red cardstock using red ink for a tone-on-tone look.  I stamped the curly-q frame in red ink onto white cardstock and then cut it out with the matching dies.  I inked up the little holly stamp with water-based markers and cut them out before adding them as embellishments to my frame, and then I used two different colors of green ink for a little variegation on the sentiment.  I popped the sentiment panel up over a piece of sheer ribbon and add a few rhinestones for sparkle.  Not too hard or time-consuming and fairly flat for mailing - a perfect combination!

Here are the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store products that I used on my card...

Monday, July 07, 2014

{Stamp Simply} You Color My World

Ooooo - look!  The fall sets are coming out!!  This sweet stitched pumpkin set from JustRite is SO fun to color!  I started with a sketch from the Viva La Verve blog and picked some Hello Sunshine papers that looked fall-ish, but more happy sunshine fall-ish than dark, deep fall-ish.  I wanted a homespun, whimsical feel, so I added some lace and pompom trim, and used a decorative edge scissors on my sentiment.  Remember those??? LOL  That was what we used before dies...  in the dark ages... :)

I colored my pumpkins with Spectrum Noir markers and added a little kraft tag and a few rhinestones as accessories.

Here's my supply list from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store...

Thanks for stopping by!