Soft & Pretty Doily

Hiya Stampers,

YAY! Three posts within a few days is a record for me, lol. Trying to get better at blogging, it’s always been a struggle for me to balance life and blogging more πŸ˜‰

Today’s card is for the color challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. Here’s the soft and pretty colors they gave us to work with:

cc732_e35abf1255359198354b3dde1a140b40b7194d94Here’s what I came up with:

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I inked up part of the flower stamp in Early Espresso and the top part in Powder Pink for easy masking. I am a lazy stamper, lol

Here’s a close up:

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I love this beautiful stamp set and thinlit bundle, but I chose the sentiment from the Butterfly Gala stamp set….it was a bit easier to use the punch. Looks like the dies are not available right now, just proof if you like something…..get it while the gettin’s good πŸ™‚

Here’s another view:

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I splattered some of the pink ink all over the card as an after thought and it did smear the brown ink a tad on the sentiment, but not bad enough to redo it, hehehehe….told you I was a lazy stamper, lol πŸ˜‰

Well, thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blessed day ❀

 

Cactus Flower

Hiya stampin’ friends!

Today’s card is for the fun color combo challenge over at Global Design Project. Here’s the colors they gave us:

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Here’s a close up:

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This stamp set is the cutest!!!!! So much fun to create your own desert cactus!!!

Here’s another view:

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I did use some retired embellishments to finish this card off…..but aside from that the card is pretty simple with just stamping! πŸ˜‰

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a very blessed night ❀

 

 

Birdie Card

Hiya Stampers!

Today’s card is a super simple stampin’ card. Stampin’ Up! is doing a #simplestamping challenge and this month’s theme is Valenetine’s Day.

I am also including this in another challenge. Over at Global Design Project they gave us this image to CASE:

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I used the same stamp set as she did:

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I used two stamp sets for my card with one layer. Here’s another view:

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As you can see, this card is really simple….just stamping! I stamped off on the branches a couple of times here and there, but that’s it, easy peasy! πŸ˜‰

Well, thank you so much for stopping by, have a very blessed week ahead ❀

Cupcake Card

Hey Bleeps (blog peeps)!

Today’s card is for two challenges. The first challenge is for the Global Design Project. Here’s the fun theme they gave us for inspiration.

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Here’s my take on it:

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I used some fun new products from the Sale-a-bration catty from Stampin’ Up!

Here’s a close up:

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The other challenge is from SplitCoast Stampers. Here’s the color challenge they gave us:

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I used two stamp sets, one stamp comes from the Forever Lovely….the small cluster of hearts behind the sentiment. Here’s another view of my card:

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You can earn this Hello Cupcake stamp set for FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase!!!! Contact me for the hostess code for this month if you are interested.

A Challenging Card

Hiya Stampers!

I hope you had a blessed Christmas!!!! We did πŸ˜‰

The title to this card is exactly how I feel about it, lol! It was a challenge from start to finish and took three days to complete, don’t let the simpleness of it’s looks fool you, lol! It’s for two challenges. The first challenge is a fun color combo challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. Here’s the colors they gave us to work with:

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I originally stamped onto WW and embossed the image thinking I would use Blends…..but I decided to use watercoloring instead. That’s one reason it was a challenging card, but it’s my fault for not restamping onto watercolor paper to make the job of coloring a bit easier….here’s what I came up with:

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The next challenge was over at Global Design Project. Here’s the fun sketch they gave us for inspiration:

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This stamp set has a matching framelit set that goes with it. After stamping and coloring I went to diecut it…..that’s where the other challenge came into play. I didn’t use washi tape to help make sure it didn’t shift during cutting which I usually do and you guessed it, it shifted! So, I had to fussy cut some areas and chop off some of the leaves cause they had holes in them, lol! Again, my fault…..it’s not like I don’t know these things, ugh!!!!!

Here’s a close up:

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I almost threw this away and started over, I was just so frustrated…..we all have those crafting fails. But in the end, nobody would ever know…..so never give up, you never know how the end result will be πŸ˜‰

Here’s another view:

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I used white on white, so you might not be able to see the sketch as is that way, so I dry embossed the white panel and added the lattice die cut to help differentiate it from the white base. I also wasn’t for sure if the ribbon would be Okay to replace the strip in the original sketch but after looking at some of the other samples, I decided to give it a go.

Well, thank you so much for stopping by and have a safe and happy new year!!!! ❀

 

Global Design Project #169

Hiya Stampers!

Long time no post πŸ˜‰ Sorry…life gets in the way, you know how the holidays can be…..

So anyhoo, today’s card is for the Global Design Project. They gave us a fun color combo:

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Here’s my take on it:

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I used some new goodies from 2019 Occasions Catalog.

Here’s a close up:

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I used some retired Pool Party Baker’s Twine from my stash. Here’s another view:

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Well, thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day ❀

 

Blueberry Christmas Tree

Hiya Stampers!

Long time no post, lol πŸ˜‰

Sorry, life gets in the way sometimes of my crafting fun. Cest-la-vie :0

Today’s card is for the color challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers! Here’s the fun color combo they gave us:

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Here’s my take on it:

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I did use some retired Cherry Cobbler ribbon, love it! I added the dessert option which was to add sparkle to your project. I added Wink of Stella splatters and Shimmery White embossing paste.

Here’s a close up:

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I also added two pearl decorative pins in the ribbon from my stash to finish it off. I added dimensions under each pop out tree branch……on this angle that I took this particular pic you can see it peeking out, but you don’t see them otherwise πŸ˜‰

Here’s another view:

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I just noticed that you can see the splatter on the ribbon too, lol! I actually had to do two coats of the shimmery white paste for good coverage, it made it super thickΒ  and dimensional. I used the Thinlits from the now retired Blended Seasons bundle. I thought it really made a difference in the way the card turned out.

Anyways, thanks for stopping by and have a blessed weekend ❀