Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Cuckoo For You

Hi stampers!  Happy Tuesday!  Today I'm sharing a card with a bundle in the new catalog that gave me ALL THE FEELS when I laid eyes on it.  It's the Cuckoo for You Bundle and it's super cute, fun, and even interactive.  I didn't use the moveable pieces this time but that'll be coming.  SU has a great instructional video on their YouTube channel if you want to see it in action and see that it's not complicated at all!

Anyway, when I saw this in the catalog it immediately reminded me that my Grandma Bingamon had a little cuckoo clock on the wall and I used to LOVE helping her wind it up.  I'd stand on the arm of the love seat and use the little key and then get the little lady on the swing going (it was one of those that had the lady on the swing, google it if you don't know what I'm talking about).  Anyway, I had kind of forgotten about that and I wish I knew were the clock was!  It was one of my favorite things about going to her house!

I didn't do a true cuckoo clock but I was in a time crunch this weekend so I just did one little pinecone instead of two plus the pendulum.  That's the great thing about stamping, creative liberties! ;-)

I did emboss my clock in white and color it in for a more whitewashed effect.  The clocks are usually pretty brightly colored but again, creative liberty ;-)

I used our Watercolor Pencils to color and then stamped a few accents with Early Espresso when it was thoroughly dry.  I don't love the way it turned out but I invested too much time in it to not use it :-)  The next one will be a bit brighter!

Happy stamping!

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Masculine Monday

Hi stampers!  Happy Monday!  I've got to get this card sent off.  An Instagram "influencer" from my hometown is doing a card drive for a sweet older gentleman she met at our mall (he likes to listen to the piano player in Von Maur, as do I, do you have Von Maur?  I really miss it here...anyway....) and kind of adopted as a grandpa.  I think that's super sweet and I love that it's in my hometown!

So I sat down the other day to make him a card and here is what I came up with...

I sort of used one of the cards in the catalog as my inspiration but then put my own twist on it, too.  I love that the DSP while a nautical theme, totally doesn't have to be used with anything nautical.

I did some sponging and distressing of the edges on the two panels as well as all across the corrugated one.  My main image is watercolored on Shimmery White Cardstock.  Make sure to let it dry completely before you stamp the pine leaves on!  I also let it dry before I added some drips and splatters.

I don't have a lot of time to link my supplies but I'll try to come back tonight and edit them!

Now to get this IN the mail...that's the hardest part for me, ha!

Happy stamping!

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Fab Friday 168

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday!  It's time for Fab Friday again and we have a BRIGHT challenge for you today!

I dug out a returning set that I hadn't used in a while and think it's perfect for these colors!  And I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of gingham BUT I think it looks super sweet right here!  I also rarely use Pacific Point but again, today I'm a big fan!

I tried cutting the sentiment apart only to realize part of it had to be at an angle but I think it works anyway! I used my Stampin' Write Markers for the multi colored image and then used a Blender Pen on all of them to fill them in with a little color.  If you don't have all of the ink pads, the markers and Blender Pens are a great way to add color!

Make sure to check out what the rest of the team did and join us with these summery colors!

Happy stamping!

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Stampin' Through The Catalog

Hi stampers!  Happy Thursday! I'm excited to be joining the Stampin' Through the Catalog Challenge this week, FINALLY!  They are going through the new sets in the catalog one at at time and this is the first time I've had the set and been home to stamp!  And this is one of my most favorite sets in the catalog!  It's so cute!

Ian has three grandmas so I had to get this one! I also got it for the cute little house and trees as it will make great welcome cards for our neighborhood.  I've been making some cards up for welcome baskets some neighbors are putting together!

I'm making them pretty simple because of mass production but I thought I'd do a stepped up one for today!  Not that this is really a stepped up card BUT when you're making 20 at a time, I'm pretty much stamping on a notecard and calling it a day ;-)  This one took some time with coloring and I cut out the house and popped it up.

I think the gingham looks super sweet with this set!  I'm also really liking Rococo Rose more than I thought and especially with Seaside Spray!

If you haven't checked out Stampin' Through The Catalog on FB or Insta, you really should, it's so fun!

Happy stamping!

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