Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Holiday Home

I broke out the holiday house stamp set and now I can't seem to put it down.  I wanted to make a winter scene, so I pulled out the stamps I wanted to use and put them on a piece of card stock, laying out the design, then took out my stamp pads and this is what I ended up with...

I like the way it turned out, and it looks like the winter scene I was envisioning.  Hope you like it too.

Ciao for now!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy 21st Birthday, Rachel

My niece, Rachel, turns 21 on September 4.  My sister had a party for her over the Labor Day Holiday, and of course, I had to make her a card.  I sat down to make the card and just couldn't come up with a design I liked.  Then I found one that I liked, so I made it using different designer series paper, and I like the way it turned out.  Unfortunately, I didn't save the original picture and can't remember who the person was that I got my inspiration from.  If I find it later, I surely will let you know who it was.

In the meantime, here's the card I made for Rachel:

I used retired sale-a-bration paper for the present, along with some retired "pool party" ribbon.  Rachel liked the card ... and that always makes me smile.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

There's a New Nurse in the Family

Our daughter graduated for nursing school, Long Island University, and now holds a BSN.  Tom and I are so proud of her for all her hard work and dedication.  We're heading to New York to celebrate with her and her husband, and it's supposed to be a beautiful day, so we're looking forward to it.

I made two cards for her:  one, a pretty floral card congratulating her, and another one, which has an owl nurse on the front.  I couldn't resist.  Want to see them ... sure you do.  Here they are:

And now for the nurse card:

That's all for now ... stay turned for some more cards from the holiday catalog.  I'm having a great time with those.

Ciao for now.

Friday, August 29, 2014

For All Things, Fall Fest

I thought I would try something with a Fall flair this time.  I love pumpkins, so I tried a couple different designs and came up with this one.  I'm not super happy with it - but it's what I had in mind.  Maybe the next one will capture it just a bit better.  I don't know ... but for now, here's my pumpkins, just in time for Fall.

Paper:  very vanilla, mossy meadow
Ink:  baked brown sugar, soft sky. bermuda bay, blackberry bliss, mossy meadow, hello honey, tangerine twist
Stamp Sets:  for all things, fall fest

I have some ideas for some other cards I want to make, so stay tuned.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

By The Tide Thank You

My husband is the Commodore of his Hobie Cat Club and he asked me to make him a thank you card for a team mate that helped him with their regatta weekend.  I asked him if he wanted a nautical card, or a thank you that was generic.  He said he didn't have anything in mind, and left it up to me to come up with something.

I pondered about whether or not to make a card with a sailboat on it, but then thought it might look a bit masculine.  I didn't want to make something that looked too much like the seashore either, and lo and behold, I found a card that Dina Kowal of Impression Obsession made and I fell in love with it.  So, I CASED it, but changed it up a bit and I absolutely love it.  Here's the card I made.

Paper:  very vanilla
Ink:  baked brown sugar, crisp cantaloupe, coastal cabana, bermuda bay
Stamp Set:  by the tide, teeny tiny wishes
Accessories:  beautifully baroque EF,  labels collection framelits, simply scored scoring tool, dazzling diamonds glitter, vanilla shear ribbon (non SU)

Well, what do you think?  I'm happy with the outcome, and I sure do hope that Tom's team mate likes it too.

Ciao for now.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Flower Patch

Welcome back to our weekly blog hop.  This week's challenge's color pallet leans more toward nautical, in my mind, but since last week I used a nautical theme, I didn't want to use one this week.

So, I took the colors and put them together and this is what I finally ended up going with.  I love flowers, and I particularly love the Flower Patch stamp set and framelits, so what better way to use it than in this week's creation.  I hope you enjoy our blog hops, and if you haven't visited Carol's blog yet, please click back to see what she made for you this week.  And Joni, well, skip ahead to see her card.  You won't be disappointed.

Here is the photograph we used for our inspiration.  Don't you think it leans toward nautical?  Yes, it was a dead giveaway with the life saving ring, right?

This is how I used the color combination in my card.  I'm not in love with it, but it turned out ok.  Hope you like it.

Paper:  night of navy, crisp cantaloupe, whisper white
Ink:  soft sky, marina mist, pacific point, night of navy, real red, crisp cantaloupe
Stamp Sets:  flower patch, gorgeous grunge
Accessories:  flower flair framelits, basic rhinestones

Please stop by next week and see what our color challenge will be.  It's always a surprise.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How About a White Christmas?

I don't know if you are even thinking of a White Christmas now or not, but wouldn't it be nice if it did snow for Christmas this year?  Now having that said, I'm sure you're not looking forward to another Winter like we had last year .... TOO MUCH of the white stuff, and COLD!

I bought this stamp set from the new Stampin' Up Holiday  Catalog 2014 and just love it.  So I had to make a card using it, and I wanted to share it with you.  I know, I shouldn't be teasing you with all the sneak peeks, but it's so hard not to.  As soon as my boxes came with all my goodies, you know I just had to dig right in.

Hope you like it ...

I also used the Festival of Trees stamp set too for the tree in the front.  I embossed the garland in silver and used dazzling details in cherry cobbler for the balls on the tree.  Love, Love, Love.

See you tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by.