I’ve discovered a crafter truism. There’s nothing better than a whole bunch of new toys to play with. And, there’s nothing worse than a whole bunch of new toys to play with! I have so many goodies – and more coming! – that I want to play with, it’s just really hard narrowing it down. But I managed to pick…three….for today’s card. The main player is the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, with some Touches of Texture thrown in. And some Brushwork Alphabet to round out the line-up. All mixed with a little Playful Palette DSP. Take a look-see:
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Good morning – it’s time for another installment of the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop series. This time around, we’re all doing projects made with products from the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. That’s left it pretty wide open – so there’s no telling what surprises await you on this hop. Be sure to check out all the blogs, okay? 🙂
I got a big ole box of new catalog goodies today! Shoulda taken a picture I guess – that’s what all the good demonstrators do! – but I was just ripping into it like a kid at Christmas!! So much fun! I finally made myself stick all the embossing folders and framelits in their Stamp-N-Storage totes and the stamp sets into their “shelves”….and get busy! I used the new Mixed Borders stamp set and the Petal Burst TIEF for this cute and quick Thank You note. Take a look-see:
I started with a Crumb Cake Note Card and Envelope, just cuz it’s so easy! My blue accents are all Dapper Denim, so I cut a Dapper Denim mat and another piece of Crumb Cake. I ran that piece thru the Big Shot in the new Petal Burst TIEF. Then I went ahead and SNAILd it to the Dapper Denim mat. Continue reading
Well – it’s happened again. Monday! I hope that you all had a great weekend and are ready and refreshed for the week to come. If not – take heart, there’s only 4 days left. This one doesn’t count. It’s already started – you’re up – hopefully you’ve had your coffee – you may even already be at work. So…it’s practically over!
Before I get to my card – which is one we made yesterday at Amy’s quarterly meeting – I thought you guys might like to see our latest new addition to the menagerie. You might remember that we were adopted by a goose. His name is Duck Duck. Goose. Yesterday, when we were taking him his evening crack (-ed corn) and the trimmed ends of a mess of green beans, I took his picture. A few, actually. He’s gotten pretty bold – he motors right up to the bank of the pond while we’re still there. Here he is.
He’s quite handsome, yes? And a little mouthy. He’s got some definite ideas about dinner time and he’s not at all adverse to sharing them. That second picture – looks pretty imperious, doesn’t he?
So. The card. This one was shared by Sue Prather. She’s awfully talented – and this card shows it! It’s a fun fold card, using the new Floral Boutique DSP and a pretty sentiment from the Birthday Blooms stamp set. Take a look-see:
To make this card, we started with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Pink Pirouette card stock, that’s scored and folded at 2 1/4″ and 6 1/2″ on the long side. We used a retired punch for the circle, but I’m going to tell you how to do it with the oh-so-cool new Layering Circles Framelits. Using a 2 5/8″ straight-sided circle Framelit, cut a hole in the card base, lining up the center of the framelit with the 2 1/4″ score line – and cheating it towards the side, as you can see in the picture. While you’ve got that Framelit out, cut another circle of Pink Pirouette card stock. Continue reading
Good morning, y’all! If you’ve come over from Amy Koender’s blog – welcome! If you’re one of my regulars – welcome back! 🙂
Today’s card is another shutter card – I made it to share with our Amy’s Inkin’ Krew meeting later today. About 7 of us will gather round, eat some good food from Panera Bread and have a little business meeting. Then three of us will share a project and we’ll all put them together. Jari Francis, Sue Prather and I will be “card-making-in-public”. Which I sincerely hope won’t be like doing math in public! 😉
I’ve made a few shutter cards for you – and I’m going to be revising my tutorial. I think I’ve found a little easier way to get the inside sentiment installed – I’ll share that in this post and then update the Tutorial. Stand-by for that, okay?
This one today uses the beautiful new Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper and a new stamp set called Better Together. Take a look-see:
I started by making a Basic Black gate card base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and score and fold at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″. Then I cut two pieces of the Floral Boutique paper and matted each of them on a piece of Night of Navy (it’s hard to see – but there really is a navy blue mat!). I SNAILd them both to the front gate panels of the card. Continue reading
Happy Saturday – I hope that you’re getting ready for a fun weekend! We’re busily cutting and winding and sorting beautiful new designer papers and ribbon and twine and various fun embellishments to fill my Catalog Shares. I say “we” because…well….
Please ignore my messy kitchen, okay? The housekeeper has the decade off! The point of the pictures is that my wonderful husband helped me cut paper and wind twine! He needed to be the paper cutter cuz when I cut it – well, it wasn’t quite right….please check his laser focus on getting the measurements exactly right! 😉 But I did do the twine cutting – or we’d still be doing it – while he measured it to a nano-meter!! Just in case NASA were to call and need exactly, precisely, 3 yards of Melon Mambo Thick Baker’s Twine.
One just never knows, does one?
And yet – even with his help…we’ve still got a lot to cut and wind! I’m still behind. How is that possible, does anyone know? I sure don’t!
But, I did have some time to make a card for y’all. This is a request-card. A couple weeks ago, I made a Get Well card for my friend to give. She wanted a card with a little white dog on it – but I didn’t have that stamp set yet. So we decided on a two-parter. The first card – you can see it here – was a pretty, vintage-y card using the Basket For You Host stamp set. This one uses Sitting Here – she’d asked for the swing – and the new Bella & Friends for the little dog image. And I pulled some images and sentiments from the new Flourishing Phrases, too. Take a look-see:
I started by stamping a Dapper Denim card stock panel with the large flourish image in Flourishing Phrases, in Dapper Denim ink, and lightly sponged the edges in Dapper Denim. That became my card front. For the Very Vanilla art panel, I used masking to create my vignette. So I stamped the cat image from Sitting Here in Soft Suede, then covered him with a mask that I’d made from a sticky note (just stamp the image on a sticky note and fussy cut it). Over that I stamped the Sitting Here basket of flowers in Always Artichoke. Then I covered that with a sticky note mask as well. Finally, I stamped the swing image in Crumb Cake ink. Continue reading
Hey, again – this is my second post for today – if you want to see my Vertical Greetings card that I shared first thing this morning, here’s a link right to it!
This is a one-day-only sale on Paper Pumpkin! For new subscribers only, folks who sign up for a subscription will get their first kit for only $5!! Continue reading
Good morning, y’all, on this day before the weekend!!
I’ve been packaging up retired goodies and cutting and dividing paper for Catalog Shares and making cards! And making my garden grow!!
“Making” is probably too strong a word, falsely implying some level of gardening skill….hovering while it does its thing is probably more accurate!! Looking forward to garden-fresh tomatoes and the most beautiful green chiles for chile rellenos you’ve ever seen! Continue reading
Hey y’all – this is my second post of the day. If you’re looking for the card I shared today, check it out here!
I’m going to try to downsize some of the many stamps, punches, embossing folders, Thinlits, Framelits, ribbons and even paper that I’ve got that are now retired! I don’t like posting projects I’ve made with products you can’t get anymore – just doesn’t seem fair or fittin’ – so, when SU! puts a product out to pasture….I try not to use it anymore! Which means I’ve got a lot of fun things that need to go down the road – to make way for the ridiculous number of new goodies I fully intend to have coming in!! In fact – some of those new pretties will be here this afternoon… 😉
Some things are harder to part with than others – let me tell you! Envelope Liner Framelits. 2 1/2″ Punch. Sigh…
But I’m going to do it – or I’m going to have to add on to my house. That seems kind of extreme! Continue reading