Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Toasty Celebration

Welcome back to our blog hop this week.  Our challenge this week is the pink / burgundy family and I had to think a bit before I made my creation.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, but then an idea struck me and I went with it.  It's not something that I thought would look good, but it's not too bad.

The photograph we used for inspiration is pretty, and the color pallet follows.  Check it out.

So now that you've seen the color pallet and photo, here's what I did with the color combination...

Paper:  whisper white
Ink:  blackberry bliss, rose red, melon mambo, blushing bride, pink pirouette
Stamp Sets:  making spirits bright; work of art
Accessories:  blackberry bliss ribbon, stars EF, in color sequins embellishments

If you've hopped on over here from Carol's blog, bravo.  I'm sure you weren't disappointed.  And now you can hop on over to Joni's blog to see what she has in store for you.  Love, Love, Love the hop, don't you?

Thanks for taking the time for stopping by, and please do come back!  

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Winter Joy

I am loving the new holiday home stamp set.  There is so much you can do with it, and I made this cute card for my swap at our team meeting this weekend.  I saw a beautiful card with this layout (slightly different) over at Joninina Andaya's blog and I was awe-struck when I saw it.  I wanted to make one like it, but I try not to CASE the entire card, so I added my own touch and colors to my card.

Let me know what you think ....

Paper:  whisper white
Ink:  memento black, garden green, soft sky; blendabilities:  cherry cobbler, smoky slate, daffodil delight
Stamp Sets:  holiday home, festival of trees, wonderous wreath
Accessories:  wonderful wreath framelits, homemade holiday framelits, decorative label framelits, Christmas tree punch, glitter, white marker

I love the way the card has the cut out in the center, and the house is stamped on the inside and cut out for the front of the card.  I drizzled some snow on the rooftop, and under the glitter, I used the white marker to lighten it a bit so it looked like snow.  

Hope you like it.  I'm having a lot of fun with the new stamp sets ... you will definitely see more.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Grateful For You Harvest

Today is my birthday, and of course, I didn't make myself a birthday card, but I did make this beautiful Fall harvest card using my favorite colors right now.  My mother's birthday is today as well, and although she is not with us anymore, I think of her so much.  The special bond of having the same birthday and her being my mother is so dear to me, I can't express how I feel.  So this card is for her too.

This card is using the new "2014-16 in colors" from Stampin' Up and they are just so rich.  At first, I wasn't sure if I liked them and how I would make something using all of them together, but that quickly faded because I've been using them like crazy.  I love every season, and I'm so fortunate to live in Pennsylvania where the seasons change and they inspire me to make fun, new stuff.

I call this card "Grateful For You Harvest" because I am grateful for you, your encouragement, and viewing my blog, along with the sweet comments you leave for me.  That just keeps me going to see what I can make next.  I just love to stamp, and I'm so glad I've made this part of my life because it's my passion.

I'm heading out to dinner with my husband and son, as I enjoy spending time with them.  Our daughter and husband live in Brooklyn, and unfortunately, we don't see them much, but when we do , it warms my heart to have us all together again.  Time flies and your children grow and leave the nest, but thank goodness they don't forget about you and come back to spend time with you.  That's one of my favorite things of all.

Anyway, here's the card I made and decided to post on my birthday.  I hope you love it as much as I do.  It looks so rich with the colors, and I could stare at it all day.

Paper:  blackberry bliss, very vanilla, tangelo twist, lost lagoon
Ink:  blackberry bliss, tangelo twist, mossy meadow, hello honey, lost lagoon, soft suede
Stamp Sets:  fall fest, gorgeous grunge, petite petals, for all things
Accessories:  for fall framelits, petite flower punch, itty bitty accent punch, itty bitty punch, basic pearls

Well, happy birthday to me and my mom, and I'll see you back here tomorrow with another card I made.

Ciao for now!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thoughts at Christmas

I saw this really pretty card made out of the fancy foil vellum sheets over at "Stamping Scene", and I wanted to try making one similar, so I pulled out my cardstock and vellum sheets and started creating.  I ended up adding  the silver foil paper as a layer on mine because I thought it gave it just the right touch.  It turned out pretty nice, and I'm pleased with it.  Let me know what you think.

Paper:  whisper white, fancy foil silver vellum, silver foil, hello honey
Ink:  mossy meadow, old olive, tangelo twist, cherry cobbler, silver metallic
Stamp Sets:  fall fest, flower patch, endless wishes
Accessories:  bird punch, for fall framelits, itty bitty punch

So there you have it ... Christmas at its best.  

See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Fall Splendor

Looking at the picture for this week, the vegetables just pop off the page, so I wanted to so something like the photo, but didn't have any vegetable stamps.  So I pulled the colors out and thought a bit and came up with a design in my head, but then quickly changed it and I'm happy with it.

I like using the photographs for inspiration, as it's just not random colors you're looking at and trying to figure out how they go together, but having the photograph sends your thoughts to places beyond what you may have come up with without the visual.

Anyway, I'm rambling on, and I know you want to see what I've made for this week, don't you?  First, let me ask ... did you stop by everyone else's blog to see what they've made, or are you just starting here?  If so, don't forget to go back to Carol's blog, and follow backward, or hop on forward to Joni's blog and keep on hopping.

Here's the photograph we used for this week's creation...

The colors are so rich, and it's not hard for me to figure something out using those.  Here's what I made, using the photograph as my guide and inspiration.  It's not quite Fall in full bloom, but the start of Fall, and the end of Summer.

Paper:  garden green, whisper white
Ink:  crisp cantaloupe, tangerine tango, rose red, elegant eggplant, garden green, pear pizzazz
Stamp Sets:  wonderous wreath, petite petals, pictogram punches, fall fest
Accessories:  woodgrain EF, petite petals punch, wonderful wreath framelits, fun fall framelits,  itty bitty accent punch, brights candy dot, basic pearls

I thought the candy dot in the middle of the ribbon gave it just the right look, as it felt like it was missing something without it.  I used garden green and pear pizzazz for the wreath, and dotted it with tangerine tango dots from the wonderous wreath set.  Sooooo cute.

Thanks for stopping by, and I sure hope you've been inspired by what we've created for you this week.  Keep on Stampin'!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hello Fall Fest

This card was made from pieces I had cut out from another card I made and I didn't want to waste it.  I thought I should make another Fall card since that's what the pieces and embossing reminded me of.

Here's what I came up with:

Paper:  very vanilla, hello honey, blackberry bliss
Ink:  hello honey, tangelo twist, mossy meadow, blackberry bliss
Stamp Set:  fall fest, for all things
Accessories:  fun fall framelits, beautifully baroque EF

Now, back to my craft studio ... I've got more creativity left before I fade away.  Stay tuned!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Joy of the Season

Can't get enough of the stamp sets in the holiday catalog.  I've been making cards like crazy, and the creative juices just keep on flowing.  I love days like that.  I can create and create and never waiver on designs.  Then there are other days, I sit and ponder what I want to make, and then when I find the right stamp set, I go through trial and error just to figure out a design around the stamp set.  I don't like those days, I must say.

For this card, I used the wonderous wreath stamp set.  I love, love, love it.  It's just so elegant, and it's versatile too.

Paper:  whisper white, gold
Ink:  wild wasabi, mossy meadow, cherry cobbler, daffodil delight
Stamp Set:  wonderous wreath
Accessories:  wonderful wreath framelits filigree frame EF

Hope you like it ... I think the wreath just pops off the card stock, don't you?

Check me out tomorrow to see what else I made.  Oh la la.