Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Sit With Me

I am so excited. I am using a new stamp set from Stampin' Up that will be available starting June 2. But I wanted to use it in this week's blog hop, and I'm glad I did. 

The colors in this week's challenge are so pretty, and they look good together. I love flowers, but wanted to do something a bit different this round, so that's why I selected this stamp set called "Sitting Here". I love it ...

Let's take a peek at the challenge photo and color palette we used for inspiration first. I'm sure you'll agree, the colors are nice.

Now do you see what I mean? And we even get to use one of the newer colors, mint macaron. Oh la la.

Ready to see my card? I'm ready to show it to you ....... drum roll please!

Doesn't the card make you just want to sit on the swing and relax? I know I do.

I learned how to make the pillows look 3D. They look so cool in person. I hope you like my card as much as I do.

If you've arrived here from Amanda's blog, then you had to love what she's created. Now it's time to hop on over to Joni's blog and check out what she made with the color palette we had to work with. I love to see what everyone makes. 

Thanks for stopping by .. it makes my heart sing!

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Kissed with Flowers

Welcome to the Blog Hop, Coloring Down the Lines on this very Wednesday. Were you waiting patiently for this day to come? I know I always get excited when I have to create my card for the blog, and the fun is always figuring out what to create.

At first, I wasn't sure what I wanted to make with the colors we had to work with. Somehow, nothing spoke to me right away, but then I knew what I wanted to make and then sat down and created it.

Here's what I'm talking about ... below is the color palette and photograph we used for this week's challenge. What do you think of when you see it?

Don't you think the picture is very colorful? I sure do, and I knew I wanted to make something not as busy, but then again, this is what I ended up creating...

Cardstock: whisper white, sahara sand
Ink: bermuda bay, soft sky, pink pirourette, rose red, sahara sand, hello honey
Stamp Set: freebee from paper pumpkin; teeny tiny wishes
Accessories: basic pearls

There you have it! Sign, sealed, delivered. Now, make sure you hop on over to Joni's blog and check out her color creation. If you haven't arrived here from Amanda's blog, just hop on back one and check out her blog. 

Well, that's it for today. Check my blog out again for some more of my creations. 

See you soon!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Happy Birthday to My Sister, Linda

My sister's birthday is on cinco de mayo, a very festive day! The new catalog has a stamp set that I thought would work great, but I haven't received my pre-order box yet, so I had to make a different card. Of course, I love the card I made, and I got my inspiration from several cards on Pinterest. Here's my version of them:

You know, when I was making the card, I could not find the stamp set that goes with the thinlits. I still, to this day, cannot find it. I have no idea what I did with it, and I keep all my stamp sets in my drawers in my craft room, so I'm very puzzled by its disappearance. I sure hope it turns up soon.

Never-the-less, I could still create this card without it, as the thinlits worked just great. I love the colors I used on the card - tip top taupe, blushing bride, rose red, always artichoke, and old olive. I also used sahara sand 7/8" lace ribbon and topped the flowers with basic pearls.

Love the card ... hope you do too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Help Me Grow

Happy Wednesday. I can't believe the week is half over already. It feels like the week has just begun. Oh well, we're closer to the weekend, and that is something to be happy about.

This week's blog hop's colors are soft and muted. I decided to make something simple, and it was a quick card too.

Let's check out the color palette and photograph and see what we had to work with this week.

I wish I could duplicate the colors in the photograph, as I love hydrangeas, and the picture is so delicate and pretty. I'll have to practice to see if I can get it just right, but in the meantime, here's my card for you this week:

The stamp sets I used for my card are work of art, timeless textures, and help me grow. The flowers have mint macaron, marina mist, and sahara sand. I finished the card off with sahara sand 7/8 " lace trim ribbon. 

You most likely arrived here from Amanda's blog, and I hope you enjoyed what she made for you this week. Joni was very busy as well making her card, and don't forget to stop by to see Lizzy and Robbie's cards too. We're a short hop this week, but always full of surprises.

Have a wonderful hump day.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Alex's Birthday Card

Alex is my co-worker and team mate at work, and she also celebrated her birthday on May 1. I wanted to make a different style of card for Alex than I did Chris, so I sat down and came up with a design I liked. I like balloons, and they always seem to celebrate birthdays to me, so that's what I decided to use for her card.

Take a peek ...

Just a simple card, with a cute pop of color with the balloons. I used wink of stella for a touch on the balloons, and it made it just the way I wanted it.

Stay tuned for more creations. My computer is very slow again, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed it doesn't go again. Don't need that ...

Ciao for now.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Chris' Birthday Card

I have two co-workers that share the same birthday of May 1. So I made them each a card and had the entire department sign it.

The nice thing about birthdays is that everyone loves receiving my cards, and I love making them. I cased Chris' card from one I saw on Stampin Connection. I just changed the colors up, but there was something about the card that I really liked.

Here's the card I made for her:

I used watermelon wonder, cucumber crush, and delightful dijon for this card. As I always say, it's prettier in person than in the picture .. and sure wish I could capture the card as it looks. Maybe someday ..

Hope you like it.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Flowering Fields

It's blog hop Wednesday again. YIPPIE. Another card I can create.

I love the colors for the challenge this week. They are soft, and pastel like. I had a lot of ideas of how I was going to put my card together, but ended up with something a bit different.

Here is the photograph and color pallet for this week:

I just love the photo ... I may end of making something different later on using these colors, but for now, this is what I came up with:

Cardstock:  very vanilla, pear pizzazz, pink pirouette, so saffron, wisteria wonder
Ink:  pink pirouette, so saffron, wisteria wonder, pear pizzazz
Stamp Sets:  flowering fields (ret), cottage greetings, timeless textures
Accessories:  petite petals punch, itty bitty accents punch, basic pearls, wink of stella

I blended the pink pirouette and wisteria wonder for the sky just to give it a little interest. The timeless textures was used for the grassy foreground, and the rest is stamping.

If you arrived here from Amanda's blog, don't forget to click on over to see Joni's creation. You'll love all the great creations and ideas.

Thanks for stopping by.