Monday, January 8, 2018

Anniversary card for CAS(E) this Sketch #253

Playing along with CAS(E) this sketch this week in honor of Brian King! He just joined the design team, woo-hoooo!

Here's the sketch:

I was pretty true to the sketch, as Brian does so brilliantly.


In honor of this retro sketch, I selected retro Stampin' Up! retired but loved supplies.

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes (current)
Paper: Stampin' Up! Stacked With Love 4x6 pad (retired)
Misc: Stampin' Up! Classic Label punch (current), Stampin' Up! Happy Heart embossing folder (retired), Stampin' Up! Fashionable Hearts embosslits (retired)

Happy 39th Anniversary to my wonderful husband!


Friday, January 5, 2018

Lawn Fawn Let's Roll

Had so much fun making this card today!


So cute, don't you love Lawn Fawn? Shhh - this card is for my BIL who isn't on social media. He puts shoyu on everything, I'm serious! Used colored pencils from my stash from different companies (not Prismas) to color the shoyu bottle and sushi. Got my inner Sandy Allnock going and attempted to leave highlights. Yay, right? The tray is stamped on wood patterned paper. No dies, but I probably would have fussy cut the images for this card even if I did have dies for this set. Background paper is origami paper.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Let's Roll, Lawn Fawn Party Animal
Dies: Stampin' Up! Labels Collection 
Paper: origami paper
Embellies: Pretty Pink Posh Large Gold Star Confetti

Linking up for the first time to a Lawn Fawn challenge, the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 20 - Fun with Food! 

Happy you dropped by!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Vintage Leaves on Acetate

Happy New Year!

I just love the Vintage Leaves stamp set. This set can really be used year round, not just in the fall.




Used some wintery colors on this card, so cool! Played with some heat resistant acetate for the first time and I love it! Very handy to have a stamp press to stamp on a slippery surface like acetate. The leaf is embossed with silver.

This banner is fun to pop the center up:



Stamps: Stampin' Up Vintage Leaves, Stampin' Up Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Stampin' Up Smoky Slate, Versamark (for embossing)
Tools: Stampin' Up Vintage Leaflets framelits, SU Duet Banner punch
Papers: Stampin' Up Color Theory DSP, silver cardstock, whisper white cardstock

Wishing you a wonderful & creative 2018!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Inky Embossing Folder Birthday

Got a little inky making this card, but it was fun! Saw this technique on a video shared by Dayna Lum-Akana on Facebook, link here. Thank you for sharing fun techniques you find, Dayna!


Apply distress inks randomly on one side of your embossing folder, spritz, then run it through. I chose to ink up the debossed side. It's a "wow" when you pull it out of the folder, and every card it different. I like that you can spritz it more or less for degrees of distressed inkyness. I didn't want to hide the colors so went with a die cut "happy" and flagged "birthday".

Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop Happy Birthday (birthday)
Dies: MFT Happy Birthday (happy)
Inks: Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, & Broken China distress inks
Embossing Folder: Anna Griffin April Garden

Tickled you could join me today!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

InKing Royalty Blog Hop You Warm My Heart



Welcome to InKing Royalty's December Blog Hop! We have a fun Blog Hop theme today - Wrap it Up! The hop is filled with projects that are perfect for this time of year - everything from gift-packaging ideas to bundling up to stay warm. We are excited to share our creations with you today.  After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

What's warmer than a cable knit sweater. Even better, a cable knit sweater with a gift card bundled up inside!



It's been a while since I made a criss cross card. The hardest part is making the embossed (or patterned paper) panel insert. Can never get the angles right. I now cut the cardstock or patterned paper the same size as the base card, then cut on the diagonal and shave 1/8" or 1/4" off the diagonal side. The sentiment is from Sheltering Tree. I masked "heart" so I could pop up a heart in the center.



The pull-up tab is made from the Pretty Label punch.



Finally, I made a shallow pocket at the bottom and rounded the corners.

Stampin' Up! supplies:
   Stamps: Sheltering Tree
   Paper: Cherry Cobbler cardstock
   Misc: Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder, Pretty Label punch

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping . There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!






Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl    <---- You are here

Friday, December 8, 2017

Christmas Coffee Floral



Time for the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop! It is always great to see so many coffee, tea, and hot chocolate creations. This is an amazing group of crafters. Join us!


This is my first card, linked up at #119.


I was thrilled to win a free stamp set from The Ton from the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I selected Fresh Cut Dahlias. They are gorgeous! I experimented with inks I have and the three layering stamps for the dahlias. I used the base stamp and the 3rd stamp in two colors. The base and second layer of the leaves were stamped in the same color. It is incredible to see the layering appear like magic. The dies are on my wish list, even before all of the fussy cutting. No sentiment, felt like the "Christmas" wrapping around the coffee cup was good. Added a little bling to balance the card.

Stamps: The Ton Fresh Cut Dahlias
Dies: SU Coffee Cafe (cup), SU Labels Collection framelits
Inks: Altenew Cotton Candy, Altenew Coral Berry, SU Wild Wasabi
Paper: Fox River Co. Sandstone Sparkles, My Mind's Eye (patterned)
Embellies: pink rhinestones

Off to hop! Thanks for stopping by. Happy holidays!


Monday, November 27, 2017

Heartfelt Thanks

Hard to say how long this card took, but it was under 30 minutes for sure. I made 76 of these for mom's memorial. The MISTI came in handy! Was able to keep it one layer because I used 110lb cardstock that held up to the embossing. I love that when you open the card you see the debossing.




Stamps: Penny Black Heartfelt
Embossing Folder: SU Elegant Lines, SU Beautiful Wings embosslit, both retired

The current Shopping Our Stash challenge is Quick Thank You Card, made in less than 30 minutes. Now this is usually almost impossible for me. I used to participate in a few of Pretty Pink Posh's 10 minute card challenge and they almost killed me.

The founder of Shopping Our Stash was Leslie Hanna. I think about her a lot, but especially at this time of year. Miss you, Leslie!




Love when you stop by!