Monday, November 7, 2016

WPlus9 A New Day Birthday

I adore this WPlus9 bird! Finally inked it up and it is amazing. So much detail, and it was easy to color. The coloring possibilities are endless. I chose to keep the colors subtle and simple. The image was fussy cut. Needed to also use the exacto knife, but it was worth the effort. It was also a bit harder to fussy cut because it was stamped on watercolor paper. The WPlus9 Lattice Frame die is one of my top faves!

This card is for my mom's 89th birthday. The Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets added just the right touch!

Stamps: WPlus9 A New Day, WPlus9 Very Vintage Florals (sentiment)
Dies: WPlus9 Lattice Frame
Ink: Versafine (onyx black), Zig Clean Color markers
Embellies: Pretty Pink Posh 4mm clear droplets, Diamond Glaze on berries & eye

So nice of you to stop by, please come again!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Saying Goodbye to Sammie

Samantha (Sammie) Jo crossed the rainbow bridge recently. she was the sweetest little poodle. She belonged to our sweet neighbors, and I loved our little visits. For some reason she would go crazy when I went over. Nothing like a fur baby to make you feel so welcome and loved!

The Concord & 9th Perfectly Penned stamp set came just in time for me to personalize this card. I grabbed some scratch paper and did my first attempt with some trepidation. All of those little letters! Jennifer McGuire's video made it look so easy, and wow, it was! It only took one practice try before I felt ready to go for it. The design of the letters is genius! The start of each letter is thick enough and forgiving when you hook up the previous letter's tail. I will be using this set a lot!

Stamps: Concord & 9th Perfectly Penned, Sweet Stamp Shop Condolences (inside- font was a great match)
Dies: Lifestyle Crafts (heart), Paper Smooches Paw Print
Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up! Happy Heart
Ribbon: SEI

I like to think Sammie is having lots of treats, and keeping Frankie company.

Thank you for stopping by, come back often!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fall Mug

Had so much fun making this CAS card. Dies and fussy cutting, my faves!

The MFT Out on a Limb die for the leaves is flipped, cradling the awesome Create A Smile mug. Scalloped impression around the edge is from Avery Elle Scalloped frames, which makes the impression only. Added the fabulous Paper Smooches Stitched Flourishes 2 above the mug.

Mahalo for stopping by!

Sit For A Spell!

It's time for the Fall Coffee Lover's Bloghop! We had a great time with family from Hawaii, and now it's time to create some coffee/tea/cocoa cards. Can't wait to see all of the creations, always so wonderful and inspiring!

I found these delightful Great Impressions stamps at a recent crafty garage sale (thank you Amy Tsuruta and friends)! I tweaked a Pretty Pink Posh Halloween sequin mix so the green would match the lime green in the papers. Sit for a spell and have some brew!

Mahalo for the visit; happy hopping!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Camping Friends Gown

What? A camping gown? I had some fun playing with the Pretty Pink Posh Camping Friends stamp set! For some reason, I saw a gown when I cut out the tent. It's always a good thing to be able to stretch your stamps!

The tent flaps are the skirt overlay. I stamped the tent, then fussy cut just inside the lines to eliminate the black outline. Embossed after cutting. Cut a heart and attached it to the tent poles, trimmed some of the poles that stuck out. Used a 1/8" white ribbon on the waist. Fun, right?

Stamps: Pretty Pink Posh Camping Friends

Dies: Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Ovals, Pretty Pink Posh Camping Friends (tent), Lawn Fawn Hearts
Embellies: Pretty Pink Posh new 3mm sparkling clear sequins, 1/8" white ribbon, silver embossing powder

Delighted you stopped by!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Baby Girl Giraffe

I am so excited to share this card with you today! Combining stamps and dies from different companies is so much fun. I combined the Avery Elle Burst and MFT Jumbo Peek-A-Boo Circle Window dies and love it!

Oh my gosh, I want to use this combo on more cards. It seemed perfect for a shaker using Pretty Pink Posh sequins. Isn't the giraffe from Wplus9 adorable? I also made some of these cards in blue.

Stamps: Wplus9 Party Animal (giraffe), Avery Elle Storybook (sentiment)
Dies: Avery Elle Burst, MFT Jumbo Peek-A-Boo Circle Window, MFT Blueprints 20 (banner)

So nice of you to visit!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

MFT Polynesian Paradise

 Aloha! It's summer in Seattle and the nice weather inspired a tropical card:

Played with this MFT stamp set Polynesian Paradise I have had for a while and am wondering why I waited so long! It stamps beautifully, is fun to color, and is super cute. The dies sped up the process, yay!

So here's a close up since the first pic doesn't show the Shimmer Spritz over the watercolored background. The fun sparkling clear Pretty Pink Posh sequins gave just a touch of bling.

Stamps: My Favorite Things BB Polynesian Paradise, Stampin' Up! Express Yourself (sentiment)
Dies: Die-namics BB Polynesian Paradise, Die-namics Stitched Circle Frames, Papertrey Rounded Labels 

Just hopped the MFT new release. Oh my gosh, the Beary Special Birthday is so adorable.

Mahalo for coming by!