Monday, July 24, 2017

Pocketful of Sunshine Pocket

Pocketful of Sunshine (p 64), with the coordinating
Pocket Framelits (p 214) is a fun, vibrant bundle.
It can be used on a card front, or formed into a pocket
for gift giving.  It is a great masculine option, too.

In this example, I used the Color Theory DSP pack (p 187)
with Dapper Denim card stock.  They make a great
combination.  I added the flower from the Flourishing Thinlits
set on page 216.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Stamp Off Butterfly Basics Sympathy

Hey Friends.  Thank you for joining Buffy, Susan and I
for another Stamp Off Challenge.  We enjoy your visits
(and comments)!
This week, we are doing a sketch challenge created by
Susan.  Thank you Susan, for sharing such a great sketch!
 Given my "mature age", I often need sympathy cards.
Sometimes, it is challenging to make one in the moment,
so I like to have some on hand.  I used Butterfly Basics,
on page 149, and cut out the image with the indispensible
Stitched Shapes Framelits on page 214.  
The Wood Textures DSP Stack layer (p 187) was attached
to the Old Olive card base and then run through the 
Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing folder (p 210).
I used the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases (p 24), 
which is a wonderful set for a variety of Occasions,
including sympathy.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you will
check out what Susan and Buffy did with this challenge.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Message in a Bottle Mermaid

Message in a Bottle, on page 52 is one of my favorite new
catalog sets.  It works for kids and adults, Valentines or
Birthdays.  It's pretty darn cute.

I layered the mermaid in a bottle (cut out with Stitched Shapes 
Framelits dies) on to a strip of Lemon Lime Twist c/s, 
and then Color Theory DSP Stack (p 187) layer.
It's a card that makes me smile.   

Monday, July 17, 2017

Text Ya Later

The Text Ya Later, on page 61 is smart and modern.  It is
the perfect set to use with those millennials, who keep their
heads buried in their cell phones.  It offers many sentiments,
so that you can fashion unique vollies of messages.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Stamp Off Watts of Occasions

We're back, same day, same channel!  Susan, Buffy
and I love bringing you our Stamp Off Challenge every Friday.
Today we are bringing you a color challenge.  Now
Buffy and Susan know that this color combo is a BIG
challenge for me.   I have used Lemon Lime Twist
on a limited basis, because it feels very bright, to me.
 I did a couple of things to increase my comfort level.
I used a clean and simple (CAS) format, including the very
simplistic outline from Watts of Occasions, on page 63.
The lightbulb was colored with the "swish" image from
Work of Art on page 151.  All 3 colors were stamped,
although the Pool Party was somewhat obscured.
The Lemon Lime Twist is toned down when paired
with darker colors, so the Bermuda Bay and Basic Black
layers helped a great deal.  I added 3/8 " Bermuda Bay
Chevron ribbon, with a loop of Basic Black Solid Baker's
Twine (both on page 199).  After all that, I found that
the Lemon Lime Twist is a fun color!
Now please hop on over to check out what Buffy
and Susan did with this challenge.  They are not as
"challenged" with this color combination, so
I look forward to seeing their delightful offerings. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

You're Delightful Hostess Set

This is another hostess set, You're Delightful, on page 223.
As I mentioned in the previous post, the hostess sets are
"delightful".  The big sentiment components makes for a 
quick and easy card.  The background layer for this card
comes from the Color Theory Designer Series
Paper Stack on page 187.