Yippee Skippee Stars

I love the sketch this week over at CAS(E) this Sketch, so I really wanted to play along and I made a card just for fun.

I still have some of the Sale-a-Bration dsp that I need to use up, and I love the pretty pinkish patterned sheet in the Best Year Ever package.  So that is what I pulled out to start my card.

Yippee Skippee StarsI added a Silver Glimmer Paper star cut out with one of the Stars Framelits Dies and some Calypso Coral stars punched out with the star punch in the Itty Bitty Punch Pack.  I also punched out some circles — one from vellum card stock and one from the Typeset dsp.  I looped some white sewing thread in a crazy pattern, and added some rhinestones and sequins.  The sentiment is from the Yippee-Skippee! stamp set.

Yippee Skippee Stars Close UpEnjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!


Watercolor Rainbow — FMS177

We have another great sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Our super talented friend from New Zealand, Karren Johnson, is our hostess this week.  Look at what she has for us:

I’ve been itching to do a little watercoloring lately, so I thought I’d try something different for me.  I made a watercolor resist background.  I embossed some watercolor paper with white Stampin’ Emboss Powder using a cool stamp from the Boutique Borders stamp set.  I love how easy it is to line up this stamp set and add row upon row with the photopolymer stamps — no Stamp-a-ma-jig needed.

Rainbow of WatercolorsI used a paintbrush and a set of watercolor paints to color the background.  Even though I chose most of the brightest colors in the set, this card turned out so soft and muted once it dried.  This is a different look for me, but I kinda like it.

The sentiment is from a Sale-a-Bration set called Simply Wonderful.

Rainbow of Watercolors Close UpWe’d love to have you join us in this challenge.  You can check out what the design team made over at the Freshly Made Sketches site for some inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

You Brighten My Day

You Brighten My DayI’m ready for a bright day — a bright, Spring day!  How about you?  Well, since I can’t have that quite yet, I’ll have to settle for some bright, happy colors on a card.

I’ve used a fun Sale-a-Bration set, You Brighten My Day, for this card.  I made a little tag with Crushed Curry card stock and stamped some Gorgeous Grunge splatters.

I used a fun stamp set that I got not too long ago but hadn’t used yet, Borderettes, to stamp the little line of semi-circles at the bottom of the card.  I’m looking forward to using this set more — I love all of the different patterns.  The dsp is from Birthday Bash and All Abloom.

You Brighten My Day Close UpI hope you have a bright day!  Thanks for stopping by!

You Made My Day — FMS175

It’s Wednesday.  At least, I think it is.  We’ve had snow days the past two days and with everybody at home these extra days after the weekend, I’ve lost track of what day it is.

Even though we’ve had snow days, we haven’t had any snow — just lots of sleet and ice. But the forecast for today is snow.  We haven’t really had winter weather all winter, but in one week — bam!  Hopefully this will be it and we can go back to normal next week.

We have a great sketch for you this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our lovely and talented Canadian friend, Jen Brum, is our hostess this week.  And she has a versatile, fabulous sketch.

I’ve been making an effort to ink up any unused stamp sets on my shelf lately.  One that hadn’t yet seen ink was the Best Day Ever stamp set, which is one of the Sale-a-Bration offerings.

You Made My Spring DayI love how easy it is to build your own images with this set.  These winter days we’ve been having inspired me to use some pretty Spring colors — Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, and Daffodil Delight.

you Made My Spring Day Close UpWe hope you’ll join us and play along with the sketch this week!  We love to see what you create.  You can check out what the rest of the design team made over at the Freshly Made Sketches site for some inspiration.  They always inspire me!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Big Day Birthday Tags — Monday Montage #37

Monday Montage Banner -- OctoberWelcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We have ten stampers who are sharing their latest creations with you, and all you have to do is click on the links at the bottom of each post to see all of them.

It seems like February is birthday month around here.  There are a couple in our house and several others among family and friends.  One thing I am always making at the last minute is tags for birthday presents.  Usually minutes before we are leaving for a birthday party, I am trying to put one together before we head out the door.

I love the Big Day stamp set, which is one of the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets.  I thought it would be perfect to make some cute birthday tags.   I sat down to make one, and while I was at it, I thought I should make a few while I had the supplies out on my desk so that I’ll be ready for the next time I need one.

Birthday Tags Group

I pulled out my Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities to color the images.  I also used little scraps of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.   Here’s a closer look at each one:

Birthday Tag 4
Birthday Tag 2

Birthday Tag 3

Birthday Tag 1

Since I made some extras, I thought it would be nice to have something in which to store them, so I decorated one of the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes.

Birthday Tag Box

You’re ready to venture over to Breelin Renwick’s blog to see her amazing creations.  She is always inspiring and makes such beautiful things.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can hop on over to Wendy Weixler’s blog and ooh and aah over her fabulous work.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all ten blogs.

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Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Celebrate with Cake

Celebrate with CakeEven though February is a short month, I need a lot of birthday cards so I decided I’d better start stocking up.

I pulled out a fun Sale-a-Bration set, Big Day, and got to work.  I started by spreading some embossing paste (non SU!) over the Dots Decorative Mask.  While that was drying, I stamped the images on a Project Life Grid Card and colored them with some Blendabilities.

Celebrate with Cake Close upI hope you’ve recovered from the Super Bowl last night.  That was a pretty crazy finish, wasn’t it?

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sale-a-Bration House

Saleabration HouseHere’s a super simple card for you today.  When I saw this cute little house in the You Brighten My Day stamp set, which is available for free during Sale-a-Bration, I may have squealed with delight.  I love how it coordinates with one of the arrows in the What’s Up punch.

Saleabration House close upI stamped it three times — twice directly on the card base using Island Indigo and Hello Honey ink.  The third time I stamped on Strawberry Slush card stock with Versamark ink and embossed with white Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I punched out the Strawberry Slush house and popped it up with a dimensional.

I added a little strip of dsp from the Back to Black dsp collection and stamped the sentiment from Simply Wonderful, another Sale-a-Bration set.

This was really quick and simple, but I like how it turned out.

Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!