Lots of This and That

Power of TwoI sat down to make a card using up some odds and ends I had around my desk, and this is what I ended up with.  Sometimes it’s just fun to play around with different things and mix and match.

I knew that I definitely wanted to use these wooden people figures on my card (from a My Paper Pumpkin kit), so that was my starting point.  I thought they’d go well with this sentiment from Yippee Skippee.  Then I added some dsp from the I Am Me pack (love this stuff), and some washi tape from the Retro Fresh line.

Power of Two Close UpAnd then I went crazy with a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  Very fun!

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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You're Amazing Subway StyleI pulled out an old favorite stamp set today, You’re Amazing.  It’s been a while since I’ve used it and I love this set.  At this time of year I start feeling a little sentimental.  Stampin’ Up! will release its retiring list next week, and those stamps on the list will never be available again.  Now I don’t know what sets will be on it yet, but those sets that have been around for a while and I don’t see getting used much anymore always make me a little anxious.  This is one that I hope isn’t on the list.  I may not use it much anymore, but I still love it.

I used my markers (Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Summer Starfruit) to color the stamp.  I then cut it out with one of the Apothecary Accents dies.  Since I didn’t quite allow enough room on one side of the sentiment for the die when I stamped it, I cut off a little bit on one of the sides.  So I took my paper snips and rounded it out a bit and did the same on the other side.  I like the look it gave it!  I then sponged a little Crumb Cake ink on the edges.

you're amazing subway style close upI used some of the dsp patterns from the Soho Subway package.  I added some Linen Thread and Island Indigo Baker’s Twine to make a bow, and then placed one of the Crisp Cantaloupe Boutique Details and some Crisp Cantaloupe ruffled ribbon on top.  I just love that color, don’t you?

Enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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The Easter Bunny — FMS132

Easter is almost here (finally — it seems so late this year) and we have another great sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  While the two (Easter and the sketch) don’t necessarily go together, I chose to make an Easter card with the sketch.  Jen Brum is our talented hostess this week.  She has such a gift for CAS cards and has made a fabulous sketch for us this week.

I pulled out my Life in the Forest stamp set, which has not seen much ink.  It has a cute little bunny in it so I thought it would be perfect for an Easter card.

Easter BunnyI die cut the film strip from a Silver Foil Sheet using the On Film Framelits dies.  All of the dsp is from the Watercolor Wonder dsp pack.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I have a big ball of crochet thread, and I cut off a long string and just randomly looped it around and placed the focal image over it.  My daughter thinks it looks messy, but I think it’s kinda fun.

Easter Bunny Close UpWe hope you’ll join us and make your own card for the challenge.  If you do, please link it up in the gallery so we can see what you’ve made.  We always enjoy looking through the gallery.  You can check out what the rest of the design team made at the Freshly Made Sketches site.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Hey There Speech Bubble

Hey There Speech BubbleThe speech bubbles in the Just Sayin’ stamp set are so fun.  And they have coordinating framelits, which is even more fun!  I used a color combination of Pacific Point, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie, and So Saffron.  Bright and cheery!

Hey There Speech Bubble Close UpI added some fun gold accents — the Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Baker’s Twine, and a Gold Mini Metallic Clothespin.  I also added a strip of the Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon.

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Gold Dahlia — Monday Montage #17

Monday Montage Banner -- OctoberWelcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We have ten fabulous posts for you to view, and all you have to do is click on the arrows at the bottom of each post to work your way through the hop.

I have a simple card for you today.  I love the Regarding Dahlias stamp set!  I stamped and embossed it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder three times, and then used my paper snips to cut out three different layers.  I popped each layer up with dimensionals.

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I added some Gold Baker’s Twine and Gold Sequin Trim around the sentiment.  All of the elements are placed on some Strawberry Slush DSP stack paper and a Gold Foil Sheet.  I love the Strawberry Slush paired with gold.

Gold Dahlia Close UpYou’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s awesome blog and find some creative inspiration.  If you’d rather work your way backwards, you can go view Wendy Weixler’s inspiring creation.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all ten blogs.

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Oh, Happy Day!

I love the Starburst Sayings stamp set.  But I have to say that I always break out into song(s) when I use this set.  I shared before how the “Hello, my name is” stamp in this set makes me start singing a song by Matthew West with that title (you can read about that in this post).  The stamp I used today makes me start singing the song, “Oh, Happy Day,” by Tim Hughes.  You can hear that song here.  So catchy!  And so happy!  There’s even another stamp in this set, “Celebrate,” that makes me want to sing another song, but I’ll save that for another day.  :)

Oh, Happy DayI wanted to use up some leftover My Paper Pumpkin supplies from last month’s kit.  That’s where the gold glittered dots and the watercolored card stock came from.  I used the Chevron Border punch on the watercolored card stock, popped that layer up with dimensionals, and put a layer of the Gold Foil Sheets underneath.  I also added a little bit of Cherry Cobbler card stock underneath one of the chevrons.

Oh, Happy Day Close UpI attached a little strip of Cherry Cobbler dsp with one of the cute Mini Metallic Clothespins and added some Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine.  After adding the focal image/sentiment, I made myself stop.

Well, I’ll be working on our taxes today.  Yuck!  Nothing like waiting until the last minute.  Hopefully your Saturday will be more fun.  Thanks for stopping by!



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A Pink Baby Elephant

Girly Baby ElephantI adore the little elephant in the Zoo Babies stamp set!  I don’t know why, but in my mind that little cutie has always been a boy.  So today, I decided that I needed to make the elephant a female baby elephant.  And I think she looks adorable in pink.  :)

I used some of my Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape and a little strip of Blushing Bride dsp to add a little color.  And I stamped the Alpha wheel with Calypso Coral ink on the card base.  I really need to remember to use my wheels more.  I have some that I really love.

Girly Baby Elephant - close up

The scallop circle comes from the Perfect Pennants Bigz Die.  I love how it works with the 2-1/2″ Circle punch.

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