Thursday, March 22, 2018

Fond Memories

Hi stampers!  I can't seem to get my blog posts ready in the evening anymore.  I put Ian down, have a snack, and wake up sometime later on the couch and stumble to bed lol!  Anyway I have a super simple card today.

I really love this hanging basket set.  I'm not sure if I told you before, but my next door neighbors growing up, had tons of hanging baskets on their porch and basically lived out there all summer long.  This set totally makes me think of them.  They were in a way, an adoptive set of grandparents.

For this card, I colored with my Blends on Very Vanilla.  Just a little note about the Blends, unfortunately they are currently unorderable.  I guess they were massively popular and the manufacturer hasn't been able to keep up.  I'll let you know when the status changes as they really are great.  And this would look totally cute watercolored, too so don't be too distraught ;-)  I'm not going to add them to the supply list but I used crumb cake, old olive, rich razzleberry, and pumpkin pie.

I realized I hadn't used the Petal Pair Embossing Folders so they were just the right simple touch for this card!  I used this one "upside down" if you will and I think it's perfect!

Be on the lookout for a few changes here on the blog soon!  I'm excited!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bunny Two-fer

Hi stampers!  I've got an Easter two-fer...get it?  Bunnies have big teeth...we often refer to teeth as  LOL!  Anyway, I can't believe Easter is almost here!  I thought I better get some cards made, especially since I just got this set and mainly for this CUTE little bunny rabbit!

I was playing around with watercolor wash backgrounds over the weekend and thought they would be great for Easter.  I made these with my silicone craft mat and reinkers.  Just add some water, a few drops of ink, and squish your paper down.  For the green one, I just placed it down carefully and for the pink one, I did that and then moved it and swiped it around a little.

For this card, I used Teeny Tiny Wishes (it's been around for-ev-er so don't forget about it) to randomly stamp on the background. I liked it so much I decided it didn't even need a "real" sentiment!  For this bunny, I stamped and embossed him on regular whisper white and used my colored pencils and a blender pen to color him.  If you have the Lots of Happy Card Kit, you have a lemon lime twist colored pencil!!!!  I think smokey slate and lemon lime look fabulous together, especially for Easter!  Remember, sometimes simple is good so you can make a really cool card with only two colors!

For my pink card, I waited until my background was dry (same for above card before stamping, too) and used my sweet sugarplum and flirty flamingo markers to splatter.  I  had watercolored it with powder pink and flirty flamingo.And can I say how much I love powder pink, sweet sugar plum, and soft suede together????  For this bunny, I embossed him or her with soft suede ink on watercolor paper and watercolored.  It's hard to see in the photo, but I added some lace trim and tiny pearls as well.  A couple of bits of washi tape finish it off!  I love that this one is mailable, too!

You better get used to seeing these banners because I just got them and I CANNOT stop using them and I'm not sorry!  I think I got all my supplies listed.  It was a LOT!

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Easter Catalog Case

Hi stampers!  I have a really simple card I cased out of the Occasions Catalog over the weekend.  I was super excited to use my stamparatus for the one!  Why, you ask?  I'll explain in just a minute!  I totally messed this one up though.  The banner should be powder pink but I used flirty flamingo.  Maybe I'll make another.  To compensate, I added the powder pink as a mat which the one in the catalog doesn't have.

I wanted to use my stamparatus because big, solid stamps like this are often hard to ink well.  With the SAR(that's how I'm abbreviating it lol) you can stamp multiple times to get good coverage!  I inked up with pool party and then I came in with a dauber and used Bermuda Bay around the edge.
I'll try to come back a bit later today and add supplies, I'm running out of time! Clearly, I did not use the tool for the flowers as the one up there is WAAAAY off.  Whoops :-)

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Fab Friday 133

Hi stampers!  Happy Friday!  Does anyone else LIVE for Friday and the weekend???

I flipped the base, but other than that, it's pretty true to the sketch.  I had limited time to stamp so I had to keep it simple!

I have really got to use this suite a lot more, it's SO cute!  I just love the fun colors.  And I love that glimmer paper but man, does it shed quite a bit!  You can see some of it sticking to the lemon lime base.  EEK!

And this embossing folder does not seem to get the attention and love it deserves!  It's Fabulous!  Did you know that it's one of the thick folders?  So, it embosses really deeply and just looks so fun!

Anyway, if you see me with sparkles all over,  you'll know why ;-)  Make sure to check out what the rest of my amazing team did and play along with us!

Happy stamping!

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