Monday, February 19, 2018

Butterfly Basics Fly Home

This card layout is identical to the one that I 
posted last Wednesday.  Working with the Petal Passion DSP
makes it so easy to create a focal image and get the 
card put together very quickly.  This black and white DSP
makes it easy to coordinate with any color scheme,
by coloring portions in with pencils or markers.

I love this sentiment from Buttefly Basics (annual p 149),
which works perfectly with the little butterfly from
from Flying Home (Occasions p 41).   Both the butterfly
and plant leaves were colored with Stampin' Blends.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Swan Lake Special Fold

Recently, my friend Buffy used the Swan Lake set,
(annual p 142), which reminded me that this is a really
beautiful set, sitting neglected on my shelf.

It works really well on a special fold
card, where the different images can be
distributed across the project.  Simple, sweet, done.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Party Panda on Petal Passion (say that 3x fast!)

I haven't posted many projects with the Party Pandas
(SAB p 13), but they are a wonderful, FREE
Sale-A-Bration set, that you can get FREE with a
$50 merchandise purchase.  They are cute as can be,
and can be colored with pencils, blends or your inks.
In this example, I added a layer of the Petal Passion
Designer Series Paper (Occasions p 23), because the 
black and white leafy pattern goes well with this focal image.
I have been leaving the sentiments off cards lately,
so that I can use them for birthday, or congrats, or 
whatever, when the time comes to mail them out.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Flying Home on Wood Textures Strips

Happy Monday!!  I'm back to birds.
I  REALLY do get a lot of mileage out of the Flying Home set
on page 41 of the Occasions catalog.  The birds and 
Stampin' Blends are a match made in crafting heaven.
The images provide cues for getting your color
contrasts just right.  The Bird Banter sentiments 
(Occasions p 42) do double duty with Flying Home, 
giving you lots of birdie goodness.
 When you're done coloring,  just layer
the images on to some Wood Textures DSP to coordinate
that rustic look with that nature image.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Stamp Off Blooming Heart Valentine

Welcome to our first February Stamp Off Challenge.
Buffy, Susan and I are "Loving it"!

Hopefully you are ready for Valentine's Day, 
with a lovely (hand made) card for your sweetie.

For my project, I picked up my neglected Bloomin' Heart
Thinlits die (Annual p 215) and a piece of Dazzling
Diamonds Glimmer Paper (p 194). 

The Glimmer paper
heart is so pretty, that I added a couple of layers under
the sentiment, to make it stand out.
And OF COURSE, I included layers of the
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack,
to make it feel like the heart was attached to a tree.

It was lovely having you, and I know that you will
enjoy the love that Susan and Buffy will share with you!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Butterfly Basics with Stampin' Blends

This is a quick project, using the Butterfly Basics set
on page 149.  I colored it with the Stampin' Blends,
which make this kind of project easy to complete!
The Color Theory DSP pack always comes in
handy, when you want to perk up a card.