20 May 2015

You had me at Aloha!

I finally blogged - well yay me.

There is something about sitting down for more than 5 minutes (yes, I know) and writing up a blog post that has me stymied.  I can sit here for hours on Pinterest or Facebook or scouring through various stamp company sites - but BLOG?  Honestly blechhh...…..

However…..I really do like to do The Color Throwdown and this week - the colours were so pretty I couldn't not resist…so it is only fair to show you all my pretty production!…...and since I needed a starting point,  I combined it with this month's Sketch For You To Try from Reverse Confetti!

I brought out my Pineapples Aplenty stamp set and Confetti Cuts from Reverse Confetti and stamped away - using the unusual colour combo for my pineapples.

I stamped two of the pineapples with Dark Chocolate ink - and my MISTI (eeks!)…then I die cut them - look how even those pineapples are!!  The Confetti Cuts make it too easy - I even impress myself haha

The little flags at the top are die cut using the Stitched Flag Trio Confetti Cuts…I used a piece of the Quick Card Panels sheets for one of the flags and I just happened to have a piece yellow watercolored paper to use for the other flag.

I also used the Circle Garland Confetti Cuts for a bit more colour behind the pineapples……The little waves are from Doin' The Wave Confetti Cuts and I cut them with Dark Chocolate and Kraft card stock.

There is also a little square of pin dotted vellum behind the pineapples which - in real life- looks quite fine!

Thanks for visiting today and listening to my blog whining :)

4 May 2015

Happy May Birthday!

I finally got around to crafting - early this morning when hubs went out to farm…..'tis the season!

I absolutely LOVE the five dollar mini sentiment sets from Papertrey Ink - yes ma'am FIVE dollars!  The one I used today is the May Mini Stamp Set.

My card is for two challenges - the Deconstructed Sketch ands today's Clean and Simple challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.

The flowers are from Mum's the Word $15 - beautiful!  I don't think I have ever seen an aqua mum - so I had to do it…...

I 'm not a big circle card maker, so the Deconstructed Sketch was a great one to get me out of my rectangular rut.

The Clean and Simple Challenge rules were to use the letters in M-A-Y for your card -

M = May
A= Aqua
Y = Yellow

Simple - as in Clean and Simple -hah!

A few little cutie dots and some ribbon and it was done!  Thanks for looking!

28 Apr 2015

Yes Virginia - there are Blue Skies!!

I love this die set from Papertrey Ink Stamps - the Cover plate Blue Skies Die ($16) and the Cover Plate Blue Skies Rays Die ($10) in particular!

No stamping on this one - just all die cut elements - I am going to post this to Virginia's View Challenge - which is to show your layers!

There are 5 layers on this baby - from card base to "hello".

I used a Harvest Gold card base - which you can't see unfortunately….

…. and then the layers - I love the black and white plaid from the new paper pad at Papertrey Ink -Black and White All Over Patterned Paper.

Next is the Blue Skies die cut popped up onto the background- look at the gorgeous embossing! I die cut the Sun Rays from the Chicken Scratch Gingham Paper and then, of course, those gorgeous Super Swoosh dies - I used "hello" ;)

Those Super Swoosh dies are so cool!  The tails are soooo long so you can place the die cut anywhere and just trim off whichever end you wish - genius!

So go link up to Virginia's View Challenge - I'm sure you have used layers today!

27 Apr 2015

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop LATE

Good morning! I have a LATE Papertrey Ink Blog Hop post - We are pretty sure that our wi-fi has been hacked, so I am staying off of the internet to see when, where, why and whatever!

But today I really wanted to post my card, albeit late, so that you knew I hadn't fallen off of the face of the earth haha…so it's a quick post!

Papertrey Ink's inspirational photo was gorgeous - as usual - and begged for pinks and blues.

I used the new Flower Favorites stamp set and dies, along with various beautiful PTI inks.   I LOVE that Lupin with Wink of Stella!   I used Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky and Enchanted Evening inks and rocked and rolled the Lupin…..

The sentiment is from Book Club - it was perfect! and how about that teeny bumblebee - so cute!

And another photo, just because….

Thanks for indulging me today with my LATE post!

20 Apr 2015

Think Happy Thoughts!

Good Morning!  I have a Reverse Confetti sketch challenge card to show you today….

I am loving RC's Quick Card Panels - such a fast start to your creation.  I was able to stamp my sentiment - from Color Me Happy - directly onto the panel with good old dye ink.  Initially, this was a concern of mine - I was thinking I would have to use Staz-On ink and was slightly afraid that the ink would smudge - worry over - no smudging, no Staz-On and it stamps beautifully!

I layered the panel on top of a Geometric Confetti Cut die - I die cut brown, black and kraft card stock and put together an interesting layer by adhering it to a white piece of card stock.  I trimmed around the Geometric "rectangle" and had another panel to layer yay!

I stamped, coloured and die cut one of the sweet little lion's from Leaping Lions and popped him up onto the Quick Card Panel.

I layered everything together and tied it with some twine and a button to create my horizontal aspect of the sketch.

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