Thursday, June 30, 2016

Becky's Birthday Card

It's birthday month at work, and three of my co-workers have birthdays all in a row. First up is Becky. She is turning the big 40, and one thing she absolutely loves is the beach. Ah ha ... my creative juices started to flow and I knew exactly what I wanted on the card I was going to make, so I sat down and went to town

I purchased a cute beach chair from Impression Obsession, and have the new weather together stamp set and matching framelit from Stampin' Up, so I had everything I needed.

Here's the card I created for Becky:


Cardstock:  sahara sand, island indigo, whisper white
Ink:  so saffron, daffodil delight, real red, sahara sand, marina mist, island indigo, pacific point, memento black, old olive, melon mambo
Stamp Sets:  swirly bird, wetlands, weather together
Accessories:  Impression Obsession chair and flip flop dies, umbrella weather framelit, basic rhinestone, wink of stella

I like the way the card came out. The chair, umbrella, and the sun just pop off the page. I'll most likely attempt to make another beach card using the chair and flip flops again ... the ideas keep coming.

Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you like the card!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Watermelon, My Sweet Friend?

Welcome back to our Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop this week. It's a light week, as there are only 4 of us, but never-the-less, we have created our cards for your pleasure.

Let's start by looking at the inspiration we used this week to create our cards. As you see, the photograph looks yummy, so of course, that's why I made the card I did.

Now here are the related Stampin' Up colors from above:

I thought the photograph reminds us of Summer time, and all the delicious fruits and vegetables that are abundant at this time of year. Can you guess what I was thinking? Well, wait no longer. Here it is:

Cardstock:  mint macaron, whisper white, watermelon wonder, crumb cake, pear pizzazz, real red
Ink:  mint macaron, crumb cake
Stamp Sets:  live, love, grow; hardwood
Accessories:  mint macaron lace ribbon, layering ovals framelits, basic rhinestones

I thought the touch of mint macaron lace ribbon added just the right touch to the napkins on the table. I was going to use ribbon, but I just couldn't find one that suited.

Now that you've had a peek at my creation, I hope you'll hop on over to see what Joni came up with. And if you arrived here directly from my blog, please hop on back one and check out Robbie's blog. She's at the beginning of our blog hop.

Thanks for stopping by again to check out our treasures for you this week. Do keep on coming back ... we love it and you!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Jar of Love

This week's challenge had me thinking a bit. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do and then I came up with an idea, and with that, out it went. I decided I wanted to use something current vs. what I was originally thinking, so I thought the "jar of love" stamp set and matching framelits would work just perfect for my card today.

Since I love a lot of color, it was a bit difficult to only stick to the colors in the challenge, but lo and behold, that's what I did.

I found a cute picture on Pinterest that was done by Michelle Last and basically CASED the card, replacing it with the colors from the challenge. I also added a little lace to my picture vs. the jute thread .. just for a bit of interest.

Below is the picture and color palette we had to work with this week. I finally figured out how to upload the pictures into my blog - as every time I open my email, it automatically opens the attachment for pictures. I'm getting better at it every day.

You see, there are a number of colors we were to use, but I wish there was a pop of something else. But .. that's why it's called a challenge ... and so be it.

Here is the card I made for you using the colors. I have to admit, I do love it.

Cardstock:  whisper white
Ink:  sahara sand, marina mist, soft sky, wisteria wonder, elegant eggplant, pear pizzazz
Stamp Sets:  jar of love; teeny tiny wishes
Accessories:  every day jars framelits, vellum, candy dots, basic pearls, sahara sand 7/8" lace trim

I hope you like what I've created for you this week. Don't forget to check out Amanda's blog, and then hop on over to see Joni's creation too. I can't wait to check them out too.

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Waiting for Daddy

This is a card I created for my husband, Tom, for Father's Day. Since we're boaters, and he also sails hobie cats, I thought it fitting to create a card with a nautical theme .. although I'm running out of ideas now.

I decided to make this card using inspiration from Jackie Topa's card I found on Pinterest. Since we have a kitty that is grey, and she just so happens to love my husband, I thought I would create a card with a grey kitty in it, and I actually love the way this turned out.

Here she is, waiting for daddy:

I used the "by the shore" dip for the wallpaper background, as well as the water in the background. The hearth and home framelit was used to make the window. I also used the new swirly bird stamp set and matching framelit to make the sailboat and sun. So cute.... I don't know if you can see it very well in the picture, but I also used the copper thread around the antique brad on the banner. For kitty, I used the tiny balloon and circle punches, and hand cut out the ears (ohhh so tiny), and used a piece from the swirly bird framelit to make the tail. I love it!

Well, that's it for today ... stop back again to check me out, and don't forget our Wednesday blog hops. They're always fun.

Have a blessed day!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day - Let's Have a Picnic

Happy Father's Day to all the father's out there. It's a beautiful, sunny day, and a great day for a picnic.

Here in Spring City, it's a bit hot today - it's going up to 90 degrees. WOW, that's a big hot and sticky for me. I don't mind hot, but when the humidity starts to set in, that's when I head for the air conditioning.

Today is Father's Day, and my sister and I are taking my father out to lunch at a favorite place he likes. I'll be leaving in a about an hour to pick her up and head out to collect dad and sit down for a nice lunch.

I thought I would make dad's father's day card with the picnic theme in mind. He loves picnics, and when my siblings and husband are around, I'll have a picnic for him. I know he'll enjoy it.

Here is the card I've created for my father today, in honor of his special day. I hope you like it. I viewed a few pictures on Pinterest to come up with a version all my own. Check it out ...

I took my crinkling tool to make the ripples in the chips so they looked like real chips. The lemonade is made with vellum and I took a dauber and my so saffron stamping pad and created the lemonade in the glass, then added a piece of dip for the straw. I had an old piece of birthday dip around that fit just perfectly as a picnic table cover .. it couldn't have turned out any better.

I'd love to see all of your Father's Day cards ... I'll be checking Pinterest and all the posts I subscribe to just to see what you've created.

Have a fun day!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Cottage by the Lake

I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this week's color challenge, so I thought about the picture and wanted to try something close to the picture. Then I decided not to, but perhaps a little bit like the picture.

I wasn't really that fond of the color scheme, but after I completed my card, I thought the colors worked well together.

You are here now, and if you've arrived here from Amanda's blog, she had a treat for you this week. It's always fun hopping from site to site, seeing what the next person made with the inspiration we were given. So don't forget to hop on over to Joni's blog next and check hers out too.I am having a little difficulty attaching the photograph and color palette into my blog this week that we used for inspiration. While it is a nice photo, quiet, serene, it is just the ticket for a relaxing evening by the water.  So let's just take a peek at what I've created for you ...

I used the stamp sets Sitting Here and Happy Home for this card. I used the hearth and home window framelit for my picture again ... love windows ... and I made the curtain using victorian lace ribbon for just that touch it needed.

Hope you like it, and I'm sorry I won't be blogging next week. I'm traveling to northwestern Pennsylvania tomorrow and I'll be gone for a week.

I'll make sure to catch up with some other posts though. Stay tuned.

Thanks for always stopping by and visiting our blog sites. We totally appreciate it.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Ginger's 40th Birthday Card

Yes, another birthday! This time, it's my manager, Ginger. She turns 40 on June 3, and as I mentioned in one of my earlier blogs, I try and think of what the person likes, and then make the card based on that.

In this case, Ginger loves shoes! Yep, shoes. She'll stop at nothing for a new pair of shoes. So I put my thinking cap on and wondered what I would do for this card. Then I decided to do a search on pinterest for shoe cards, and I found a pattern over at Stamping T and that's all I needed. I had to trace and cut out the shoe, but it worked perfectly.

Here's the card I made:

I used tangelo twist for the heel and platform and embossed them with clear embossing powder. You see, Ginger's favorite color is orange. Her engagement ring is orange. So I added a little bow for interest, and the shoe is made from some very old, flocked, card stock I had lying around. I took the "Fabulous" from the one in a million stamp set, and topped it off with the 40. Too cute, don't you think? The card is 5-1/2 x 6 because I wanted to make sure the shoe would fit on the card and I'd have enough room for the sentiment.

I hope you like it as much as I do. I can't wait until Ginger sees it.

See you tomorrow.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Aileen & Josh's 8 Year Anniversary Card

Our daughter, Aileen, and her husband Josh, have been married 8 years June 1. I can't believe it's been that long already. They live in Brooklyn, and Aileen is an RN at NY Methodist Hospital, and Josh is co-owner of Southside Coffee, a quaint breakfast and lunch shop right around the corner from where they live.

Life is busy for the two, so we don't get to see much of them. But of course, you know I could never forget their anniversary. Here is the card I made for them, which I slightly altered slightly from craft-e-place's blog.

It's a simple card, but it looks really nice in person. I embossed the flowers in gold embossing powder, then colored in the flowers and leaves with the old blendabilities we had, which are no longer available.

Well, back again for making more cards. Love Love Love.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Basket of Flowers

I can't believe the Memorial Holiday weekend is over already. Of course, all day, I was a bit off, thinking it was Monday. When I realized it was Tuesday and I hadn't made my creation for the blog hop, I jumped into action.

Usually, I know what I want to make, but this time, I didn't have a clue. So what did I do? I just took piece after piece and made something for you this week.

Let's check out the inspiration this week, shall we?

Now this is what I created for you ...

Card stock/Paper:  mint macaron, very vanilla, basic gray, calypso coral, sheer perfction vellum
Ink:  mint macaron, soft suede, wisteria wonder, calypso coral
Stamp Sets:  (hostess) basket for you; timeless textures
Accessories: brick wall embossing folder, hearth & home framelits

I didn't put a sentiment on the card because I felt it didn't need one. The card can be used for whatever you wish.

Well, we're very slim this week. It's only Robbie and I. So if you started here, please hop on over to Robbie's blog and check out her design for you. Next week, we'll be sure to have more participants.

Thanks for stopping by!