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A Pocketful of Sunshine with Daisy Delight

I finally got the opportunity to create with the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set and framelits.  I love how you can create a pocket and decorate it.  I die cut the card from Night of Navy, stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  The card I created was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge of So Saffron, Always Artichoke and Night of Navy.  I’m also loving the Daisy Delight bundle.  I love how the punch coordinates with the daisy stamp to create these beautiful daisies.  I used them to decorate the pocket.  I also added the leaves from the Rose Wonder and Flourish Thinlets.

The centers of the flowers were heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  For more sparkle I colored the petals of the daisies with clear Wink of Stella.  The background is glossy  paper sponged with Always Artichoke.

Stampin Up Pockeful of Sunshine and Daisy Delight

Head over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from the design team.

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A Pocketful of Sunshine with Daisy Delight Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  A Pocketful of Sunshine, Daisy Delight

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Glossy White, Always Artichoke, Night of Navy, Gold foil

Ink: So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Versamark

Accessories:  Daisy punch, Rose Wonder thinlits, Flourish thinlits, Pocket framelits, 3/4 punch circle, gold embossing powder, Banner Triple punch, gold sequins, sponge dauber

 

 

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Life is a Beautiful Thing with Colorful Seasons

I love creating with the Colorful Seasons Bundle .  The bundle is so versatile especially when paired with the Color Theory Cardstock pack.  The card I created was inspired by Hand  Stamped Sentiments Inspiration challenge.  Fall is on it’s way and the images in the challenge inspired me to create a card with the beautiful colors of Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral.

The gradient background is out of the Color Theory Cardstock pack.  I stamped the leaf image all over the gradient background with white StayzOn.  The leaf images are very subtle.  I also stamped the leaves with VersaMark and heat embossed with Copper embossing powder. The leaves were die cut using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  I stamped the sentiment  VersaMark on watercolor paper then heat embossed with clear embossing powder and sponged Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral to create a gradient effect.  I also die cut the small leaf on watercolor paper and sponged with Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral to match the gradient effect of the sentiment background.

Stampin Up Colorful Seasons cardI finished the card with basic rhinestones to give it some sparkle.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments for more inspiration from the design team.

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Life is a Beautiful Thing with Colorful Seasons Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Colorful Seasons

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Color Theory DSP

Ink: Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Versamark

Accessories:  Basic rhinestones, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Copper Emboss Powder

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Daisy Delight Birthday Card

The card I created this week was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration challenge and new product from the Stampin’ Up catalog.  I’m so in love with the Daisy Delight Bundle!  I created this birthday card using the new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and the Daisy Delight Bundle.  I stamped the daisies with Daffodil Delight ink on Daffodil Delight card stock.  For the centers I inked with Versamark a strip of Daffodil Delight and heat embossed with retired Early Espresso embossing powder mixed with retired Iridescent Embossing Powder then punched with 1/2″ circle punch.  The leaves were die cut using the retired Little Leaves Sizzlits and leaves from the Flourish and Rose Garden Thinlets.  The sentiment is from the the Rose Garden stamp set with the end die cut with the Duo Banner Punch.

Stampin Up Daisy Delgiht birthday cardBe inspired by the challenge photo at Hand Stamped Sentiments and by the projects from the design team.

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Daisy Delight Birthday Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Daisy Delight, Rose Wonder

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Wood Textures DSP

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Daisy punch, Flourish Thinlets, Rose Garden Thinlets, retired Little Leaves Sizzlet, Duo Banner Punch, 1/2″cirlce punch, 1/4″ Copper Trim ribbon, retired Early Espresso Embossing Powder, retired Iridescent Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

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It’s a birthday fiesta!

I love the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Fiesta bundle!  It’s perfect for this time of year.  Since I live in San Antonio, Fiesta is a big deal.  For 10 days in April, the whole city celebrates with all kinds of events and parades.  Inspired by the city’s festivities and the sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments, I created this card for a dear friend who’s birthday is in April.  It’s a fun sketch created by Angela McKay. 

Stampin Up birthday fiesta cardWith the bundle it’s easy to create all the elements on this card.  I love the ‘papel picado’ banner.  So easy to create.  I die cut the banner in Whisper White then stamped each banner with bright colors.  To create the light color background on the banner I stamped off then stamped the detail of the banner with the stamp fully inked.  To make my card shine, I used clear Wink of Stella all over the ‘Tempting Turquoise’ background and added sequins in Bermuda Bay and gold and basic rhinestones.  I love how it turned out.

To see more inspiration for this challenge go to Hand Stamped Sentiments.  You have until noon Monday, May 1st, 2017 to submit your creation.

Birthday Fiesta card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer stamp set

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Emerald Envy, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer set, Fiesta Time Framelits Dies, Clear Wink of Stella, Bermuda Bay Sequins, Gold Sequins

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Just a Note to LIFT your Spirits

I was inspired to create this card by the ‘Lift me Up’ bundle and the color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments of Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate.

Using the ‘Lift me Up’ bundle which includes the ‘Lift me up’ stamp set and ‘Up and Away’ thinlits dies was so easy to create the beautiful die cut hot air balloon and clouds with this set.

Although the color challenge was to use Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate, I used Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride to create an hombre effect on the balloon.

Stampin Up Lift me Up hot air balloon cardDifficult to see but I used Clear Wink of Stella on the hot air balloon.  I also used basic rhinestones on  the balloon for extra shine.   Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration and take the color challenge.

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Lift your Spirits card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25 W

Stamp Sets:  Lift me Up

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride

Ink:  Pool Party, Smoky Slate

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Up and Away Thinlits, Clear Wink of Stella, retired 3/8 inch ruffled Calypso Coral ribbon.

 

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Acorny Thank You

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a sketch challenge.  I created my card with the Acorny stamp set and coordinating punch.  I love this stamp set and with the punch it makes it so easy to create cute little acorns.  I wanted for the acorns to stand out so I put them on a layer which I embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Embossing folder.

Stampin up Acorny Thank you card

Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us how this sketch inspires you.

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Acorny Thank You Card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  Acorny Thank You stamp set

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheet

Ink:  Mossy Green, Blackberry Bliss, Delightful Dijon, Tangelo Twist, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Acorn Builder Punch, Punch Corner Project Life, Bitty Banners Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Textured Folder, Gold Cording Trim, Into The Woods Designer Series Paper

2013 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.  Thank you to all my subscribers for your visits!

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 62,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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