Friday, February 13, 2015

Another Thank You

Here's my new favorite way to use Dotty Angles!  The only thing better than confetti is confetti moving in two directions, and this offers endless color combinations.

Happy Friday!

Stamps: Dotty Angles, Another Thank You
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Whisper White

Friday, February 6, 2015

Thanks to Mail

Now that it's February, it's high time I send my thank you cards.  The {extreme} delay was because I didn't have any on hand, so I updated this card with some happy spring colors (wishful thinking!) and made many.  It's very quick and easy with Dotty Angles, which is a go-to stamp set for me.  Check back on Monday to see an entirely different look using the same stamps!

Happy Friday!

Stamps: Dotty Angles, Another Thank You
Ink: Smoky Slate, Cantaloupe Crisp, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana
Paper: Whisper White

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

More Hearts

Once I got started, it was quick and easy to put together some more Valentines with these great stamps from January's My Paper Pumpkin!  I used the Hearts & Stars decorative overlays again, and sponged in two colors--Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral--for a fun background, and then added the two heart stamps from My Paper Pumpkin in a random pattern.  The sentiment is also from My Paper Pumpkin, and the card is just that easy.  And happy!


Stamps: Filled With Love (Jan 2015 My Paper Pumpkin)
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Basic Gray, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Very Vanilla, Smoky Slate
Extras: Hearts & Stars decorative overlays

Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy February!

Time flies when you're having fun, and that's just what I've been doing for the past few months--holidays and secret crafting for gifts, travel to see family, plus lots of work has made me very busy!  But I'm back now, and have a cute Valentine to share to get you in the February spirit.

Huge props to the January Paper Pumpkin kit--it is just fantastic, and I love, love, LOVE the stamps that came with it!  Those stamps were my starting point for this card.  It turns out, my stamp collection is entirely devoid of hearts--it's a shape I never reach for, so I often go "nontraditional" when it comes time for lovey-dovey events.  But I do have the Hearts & Stars decorative masks, so I sponged in a cluster of hearts in the lower right-hand corner, then added the open heart and sentiment from Paper Pumpkin.

There are more Valentines where this came from, so stay tuned!

Stamps: Filled with Love (January 2015 Paper Pumpkin)
Ink: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Gray
Paper: Going Gray, Very Vanilla
Extras: Hearts & Stars decorative overlays

Friday, November 21, 2014

Home for the Holidays

This is the time of year when holiday travel looms, schedules overflow and stress levels are a little too high.  Which is a shame, since that makes it hard to enjoy the best thing--being home for the holidays, with family and friends whom you don't see enough.

I'm staring at a lot of travel and unusual schedules over the next month, but I can't wait.  Just like I couldn't wait to CASE this card when I saw it on Connie Babbert's blog.  It's just so perfect!  I love the glowing windows, the sparkly frame, and of course, the promise of Santa landing on the roof.

I had everything cut to make two of these at once...but then I couldn't stamp the sentiment straight--even though I tried twice and photopolymer is see through!--so I had to improvise.  I like this version as well, and was happy to use that script sentiment from Greetings of the Season.  In fact, I can't say which card I like more, so both are headed into my growing pile of cards to mail.  Another thing that makes this time of year hectic, but so much fun.

Cheers, and safe travels!

Stamps: Holiday Home, Greetings of the Season
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Garden Green
Paper: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, All is Calm DSP
Extras: Big Shot, Homemade Holiday frailest, dimensional

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Simple Snowflake Greetings

This week's sketch at Clean and Simple Stamping is just fantastic, and called for me to use more of my DSP.  Out came my All is Calm DSP, and the circles framelits to crop the snowflakes out of the foil sheet.  I also used my favorite retired sentiment, from Greetings of the Season.  And that's it!  Which is why I love Clean and Simple sketches--go check them out.


Stamps: Greetings of the Season
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Paper: Lost Lagoon, All is Calm DSP, Whisper White
Extras: Circles framelits, Big Shot, Corner Rounder punch

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Project Winter Card

I entirely forgot to post this yesterday, but it's even more appropriate today because baby, it's cold AND windy outside!  I love that song, and had fun assembling this card from some Project Life supplies.

Everyone has been buzzing about Stampin' Up! carrying Project Life, and it looks like a great way to scrapbook to me...except that I now do my scrapbooking exclusively with My Digital Studio.  So I haven't purchased any of the cards, and saw them in person for the first time when I was at my aunt/upline's Stampin' Loft.

Stampin' Up!'s Project Life cards are just lovely, and make holiday (or anytime) card making quick and easy.  I picked out this "baby it's cold outside" card, choose to pair it with Crumb Cake and Coastal Cabana, and quickly had a card to mail.

That said, I hope it's warmer where you are.

Stamps: Holiday Home
Ink: Silver Encore, Coastal Cabana blendabilities
Paper: Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Seasonal Snapshot Card Collection
Extras: Frosted Sequins