Thursday, September 18, 2014

{Stamp Simply} A Shield About Me

I have a whimsical card today that mixes fun paper from the Summer Breeze paper pad with some more elegant elements... roses, gold cord and sparkly sequins.  I am feeling especially grateful to the Lord right now, as we were waiting for some cancer test results for our little dog and they all came through negative.  What a relief!  

I layered three patterns of paper for my background, then stamped and diecut the sentiment.  I added ribbon and cord, then a couple of blue roses to pull out the blue of the flowers in the background.  I liked the pearls around the frame, and the sequins might not be necessary, but I was in a festive mood and they seemed to fit! :)

Here's my Stamp Simply shopping list...
Satin Edge Ribbon

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Monday, September 15, 2014

{TCP Sketch Challenge} Be Grateful

I'm sneaking under the wire this afternoon with a card for the sketch challenge over at The Cat's Pajamas.  I had every intention of making a card with the cute bunny in the bowl of ice cream, but I was drawn instead to the gorgeous Simple Blooms set.  I started by diecutting a notebook sheet, then I sponged the edges with GKD Sweet Corn, Honey Mustard and Warm Cocoa ink.  I stamped a spray of flowers in Warm Cocoa Ink and then I stamped the sentiment in Honey Mustard.  I wanted to highlight the words Be grateful - something I need to remind myself hourly (actually more often than that, but I don't think there is a word like minute-ly...) - so I stamped the sentiment again in Warm Cocoa ink, cut out Be grateful, and then used thin pop dots to attach it over the matching words.  I used an old - OLD - stamp from SU for the speckles.

The background is cut out with Spellbinders Pierced Rectangle Dies, and then embossed with a Paper Studio Woodgrain embossing folder.  I swiped a little ink over it to make the embossing stand out more.  The strip of Warm Cocoa cardstock is stamped with another of the flower stamps in the set.  I added some gold cord and a button to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps:  Simple Blooms (TCP), speckle stamp (SU)
Cardstock:  Ivory, Honey Mustard, Warm Cocoa (Gina K)
Ink:  Sweet Corn, Honey Mustard, Warm Cocoa (Gina K)
Accessories: Paper Studio Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Hobby Lobby), Spellbinders Pierced Rectangle Dies (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Gold Cord, Button (Gina K), 3x4 Notebook Die (MFT)

Friday, September 12, 2014

An Apple for You

Happy Friday, everyone!

The CASE Study Challenge had this picture up for us yesterday...

And it worked perfectly with these new stamps from my new Gina K Designs Stamp TV Kit... The Simple Things.

I was playing around with a tutorial for Stamp TV, using 3 pieces of patterned paper to make 5 cards, and this was one of the cards I made using patterned paper, stamps, burlap, cardstock and ribbon from this kit.   

Want a peek at the other cards??

So much fun!!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sunflower Songbird

I pulled out my Stitched Sunflower set to play with this afternoon and stamped the smaller sunflower twice on ivory cardstock and then once on brown.  I colored the sunflower(s) and leaves and then fussy cut the layers, which I put together using 3d Foam in different thicknesses.  Before I put my sunflower away I stamped a background on my brown cardstock, and then used the brown ink to stamp my greeting.  The pretty new Pierced Square dies by Spellbinders made a nice background for my focal image, and I added some color with a strip of paper from the Kaisercraft Pickled Pear pad.  The seam binding and bird paper clip finished it up!

Here's my Stamp Simply ingredient list...

Thanks so much for stopping by on this day of remembrance.



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mod Squad Challenge

Hi everyone!

I'm hostessing a fun and easy challenge over on the Mod Squad Blog today... I'd love for you to play along!