Thursday, July 6, 2017

Happy Birthday Friday

Hello Friends. Today is Frida Kahlo's birthday! She was born on July 6, 1907. She is an amazing artist and was well ahead of her time.  In her honor I created a birthday card, using the technique for a pop-up with alphabet dies. Took me a while to get this technique down and I love the way it turned out.  Can't wait to do it again.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have an awesome day.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Lemon Zest

Happy Tuesday Stampers!  Hope your week is going well. Playing along with another fun blog challenge this week, this time, the Match the Sketch challenge. Another fun bundle from the new Stampin' Up! catalog is the Lemon Zest bundle, which comes with a coordinating punch. It comes in wood-mount or clear mount. The sentiments are so cute!  Plus, I love lemons and limes, I put both in just about everything! Any how, make sure you check the creations from the Designers over at Match the Sketch, lots of inspiration.

My color combinations are Lemon Lime Twist, Island Indigo, and Melon Mambo. Nice bold colors, hence why I decided to keep my card simple and let the colors pop out. Cool tip, the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits perfectly cuts out the round shape and gives it a nice detail. I stamped the limes onto Shimmery White card stock. The white banner is from the June Paper Pumpkin 2017 kit. The Melom Mambo DSP is from the retire Pop of Pink DSP collection.  Somehow I've used up all my Melom Mambo card stock, it is one of my favorite colors. Anyhow, can't wait to keep inking up this stamp set, got lots of ideas for it. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope the rest of your week goes well! Until next time! 

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Watts Up!

Hello Stampers! Hope your weekend is going well. It's only the second of July, but I'm catching up sharing with you all my excitement for the new Stampin' Up! Catalog. So many new amazing stamp sets and accessories. One of thew new sets I like is called Watts of Occasions, so cute and many possibilities. It's available in wood and clear mount.

I came across the Paper Craft Crew Challenge and I really like their challenges.  Two of their sketches really inspired me to create and ink up the Watts of Occasions stamp set. While I didn't link up my creations to their blog in time, a great sketch always inspires. I've been practicing my watercoloring and this stamp set is great for that. 

Base of my card is Rose Red card stock, layered with Basic Black and Whisper White. I inked up the background stamp from You've Got This in Powder Pink, a new InColor. The oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits is cut out in Fresh Fig, another new InColor. I colored in the light bulb in Powder Pink and Berry Burst and on top of it, with some Wink of Stella Glitter Brush in clear. The Love sentiment is from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. Love it when different accessories and stamp sets can be combined for a unique creation. 

Great sketches right! The second sketch also inspired me to create using the Watts of Occasions set. 

The base of this card is Crushed Curry cardstock, layered with Basic Black and Whisper White. Used the same stamp sets with these cards. Colors are Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight. Used a few retired items, the Melon Mambo DSP and the washi tape. 

 The base of this card is Flirty Flamingo and also layer with Basic Black and Whisper White. Colors are Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Fresh Fig.

I'll be creating other samples with this stamp set and sharing them with you. Hope you like them. Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you have a great Sunday. 

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Creative Crew Projects

Hello Friends! Hope your summer is going well. Happy July 1st, which means we have new projects to share with you over at Splitcoaststampers as part of the Creative Crew. The theme this month is summer. Come check it out and play along with us. Challenges include a sketch challenge, a color challenge, photo inspiration, technique challenge, and a step it up challenge. The cool thing, there's no deadline to play along.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a great weekend.

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