Friday, March 13, 2015

Best Advice: Live in the sunshine

My best advice today?  You got it live in the sunshine!  The card I have for you today is based on a Splitcoaststampers Card Sketch Challenge (not sure which one, sorry.)  I chose a larger size card A6 (4-1/2" X 6-1/4") which is quickly becoming a new favorite size.  For the stamps I picked Beautiful Bunch and the retired Pursuit of Happiness.  I dipped into the older Designer Series Paper for Bella Birds and Beau Chateau.  I paired the dsp with Old Olive.  I stamped the flowers in Perfect Plum and Marina Mist.  I sponged with Old Olive and to top it off I added a little Old Olive Satin ribbon.  I hope you enjoy!

As always thanks for looking and yes HE stamps!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

In the shelter of a tree

The card I have for you today is a Z Fold Card.  This type of card is certainly not new and is trending with quite a few appearing on Pinterest as of late.  I chose to use the Painted Blooms DSP which has a nice selection of colors.  I accented the DSP with Daffodil Dash and Blushing Bride card stock.  The stamp set is one of my personal favorites Sheltering Tree, this is a photopolymer stamp set and offers a truly detailed stamped image.  For the background I took a large acrylic block and colored it with a variety of watercolor markers (in this case all shades of blue), misted it heavily with water and then stamped the block on the image.  I'm pleased with the effect I think it turned out wonderfully.  I encourage you to give this technique a try - you'll be pleased with the results.

 As always thanks for looking and yes HE stamps!

Unopened Z-Card

Opened Z-Card

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Pals Blog Hop: Spring has Sprung

Welcome to the March Pals Blog Hop where we are celebrating spring. This month we are featuring spring related projects for Mother’s Day, Easter or any other occasion that celebrates winter coming to an end.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin' on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

My project for today's hop is based on a design by Amy K. and includes the Flower Pot Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog and is paired with Night of Navy, Garden Green and Lost Lagoon card stock.   Embellishments are found through the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder and the fun and whimsical Bow Builder Punch.  The sentiment was built using several punches including the Large Oval, Curly Label and the Modern Label.  The sentiment was from the Petite Pairs clear mount stamp set.

I dressed up the inside of the card with some Whisper White and Lost Lagoon card stock.  A small rectangle of Flower Pot Designer Series Paper brought cohesion to the entire card.

After I finished the card I began to wonder just how spring like Night of Navy was and decided to give the card another go.  This second version would contain more traditional spring colors.

Everything on my second version of the card would remain true to the original with the exception of a lighter design of the Flower Pot Designer Series Paper and the inclusion of Blushing Bride card stock.

The next stop is Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery on the Pals Blog Hop.  Thanks for visiting and I hope that you saw something that inspires you to shake off the winter blues and create a little spring in your life!

As always, thanks for looking and yes HE stamps!

  1. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  2. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  3. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  4. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  5. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  6. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  7. Amy Whelan at Amy's Inklings
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  9. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  10. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  11. Natalie Bradley at Soiree by Natalie Bradley
  12. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb...
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  17. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  18. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  19. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  20. Karen Hallam at Karen's Blog
  21. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  24. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  25. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  26. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  27. Benjaman Turner at He Stamps
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  29. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  30. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  31. September Gray at
  32. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  33. Becky Volpp at
  34. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom

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