Saturday, May 20, 2017

More stamps please!


Margery stamped this sentiment for me on a sticker and I did really laugh and laugh.  Took berry blast base. Stamped the girl from Pure Innocence from MFT called Pucker Up. It is a lemonade stand that I took out the pitcher and glass.  Stamped the sign, scissors, marker and card from Totally Tess (retired Stampin'Up) to make her a stamper! I'm going to have to see if I can change her expression.....

Friday, May 19, 2017

Crafting forever with friends


When I saw this sentiment from the new Stampin Up catalog I though it perfect for this stamp from MFT Pure innocence. Base it the new Berry Blast. Stap the image in Memento black and color in with berry and lime as shown.  The label bracket punch (retired) in berry blast behind the sentiment punched with 1 3/8 inch circle punch fits perfect- mounted with dimensionals over a strip of Washi.  Super simple card for any of my friends.......

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Fairy Garden


I am sad to see Botanical Garden retire.  It was so useful for all the flowers that came with it and loved the diecuts.  The F4A377 challenge on splitcoast was "what's in your garden?"
With work and home life so hectic, I don't feel like there is much time to play.  I was supposed to be doing some catch-up work today but decided to give myself a break and browse splitcoast and found the challenge and thought I would try it and this is what came up.  Strangely I feel more serene and happy now.
The basecard is Wisteria Wonder with a layer of pink pirouette - stamped with some stems on the bottom in old olive .  Stamped the fairies and sentiment in memento tuxedo black and colored
it in with variety of colors; real red, old olive, wisteria, pink pirouette and flesh colored alcohol marker.  Punched the sentiment with Pretty Label punch and added a layer of wisteria behind it.
 Die cut a bunch of different colored flowers, the middle black stamen is from the sale-a-bration set Avant Gardens.  the wings of the fairies have glitter on them although hard to see a bit.
Litle pearls in the center of the flowers - some popped with dimensionals.

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Horse Frontier birthday with wooden crate for Gabrielle

My sister's stepdaughter had birthday and is an avid rider. When I got the wooden crate die and one of the panels looked like it could be a wall in the barn so I thought I would use it.  The base card is variation on the one I use for pop up box card.
Take a 4 1/2 x 11 inch Cherry Cobbler CS here and score it at 1/2", 2 1/2", 5 3/4", 7 3/4" (here from the left).  Score 1 3/4 " across from the bottom.  Cut away the top part except for the last panel which will become the back of the barn to decorate.
THis is what it looks like from the top.  I took a 3x3 sheet of DSP from the same wood pack - the one that looks like white washed wood.  Decorated it with birthday diecuts colored in with melon mambo, tangerin tango, daffodil delight, wisteria wonder and pool party markers.  (not sure on the make of the dies though, sorry)

The horse is from the Horse Frontier set from eons ago fussy cut and attached using a 4 3/4 strip scored 1/2 inch on both sides and attached as shown.  The pocket behind the horse if for the little $$ I slip in.
Attach the little horseshoe from the same set colored  with smoky slate on the front.

The pile of hay and the water trough is from MFT the Whole Herd set mounted with dimensionals.
you can flatten it one direction or another to mail it.  The horse is so realistic- I hope Gabs loves it!



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Circuitboard Thank you


I had gotten lots of stampsets with game ideas on them because all my kids are always on the computer or DS or something game related. But when he needed a card to send, Tyler told me he did not want any cards with game ideas on them and he chose this simple circuit board design as his signature. Actually I like it too.  The circuitboard stamp is from CTMH.  Thank you from A-muse Essential Sentiments set.
I used Smooch Gold Lame to add a little sheen of gold on the contact points.  A clean and simple card- my favorite kind.  I think next time I will put the circuitboard on a green color square to make it even more circuit board like.....

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

My Recollections Mermaid


I can't help myself.  Every time I see a mermaid stamp I have to have it.  This mermaid was one I found at Michaels from Recollections.  It even came with a matching die for the body and tail separate. It is such a tight die that there is no white halo around it which I absolutely LOVE!  I had this card in my head and been collecting this and that for it. Basecard is Emerald Envy.  A layer of Pool Party on top stenciled with TCW Mini Kelp Forest with Pool Party inkpad and sponge dauber.  The ornate oval die I bought at a used stampsale - it's from Simply Refined- Home together flourish frame die.  Bought it for $8 and I thought it looked undersea-like with all the waves in it.  The seaweed and the little shells die are from  Taylored Expressions and the turtles are from Memorybox. I used Pearl Paper for the turtles and curry and pink pirouette and coral for the shells.  I used shimmer paper for the tail part and chocolate chip for the body and inked the body with retired alcohol ink in flesh.  the sequins and pearl are from Stampin' Up Sprinkles embellishments  and I used Clear Wink of Stella on the hair and tail to add a shimmer (although hard to see).   It is such a pretty little card.  Stampin' Up has a new mermaid stampset so you know I will have to get it.....