Monday, October 16, 2017

Hearts Come Home

The Hearts Come Home set and Hometown 
Greetings Edgelits Dies
(on page 34 of the Holiday Catalog) harken back to some
previous edgelits, that enabled creation of beautiful scenes.
The "old time" buildings are a lovely Christmas traditon.
It is also very simple to layer these buildings to make a
basic cards, shaker cards, candles and other creations.  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Moon Baby Stampin' Blends

Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity!
This news makes me really happy because I  LOVE to color.
Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.  These alcohol markers are
available to demonstrators, with customer release to be announced.
 I felt like this was a great image to use for trying out
these new Stampin' Blends.  Moon Baby, on page 106,
pegs the sweetness meter.  In this example, I used the
following colors:  Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, 
Pink Pirouette, Ivory, Color Lifter and Rich Razzleberry.
These alcohol markers blend well and allow you to 
coordinate the light and dark shade, or combine colors.
The Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad is recommended
when using these markers.   

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Night in Bethlehem in Oval

I will have to admit that I love Christmas cards.  They
express the faith of the creator, warm our hearts and
sparkle with anticipation.  As a child, I was always the
first one up on Christmas morning, not because I wanted
presents, but more so because I anticipated all the joy
that my family would share together.  I couldn't wait.

Night in Bethlehem, on page 26 of the Holiday catalog is
a set that warms my heart.  I love the coordinating 
Bethlehem Edgelits Dies that enable you to frame stamped
images, or create silhouettes. 

The stamped city is placed behind an oval cut out, with
the Cherry Cobbler layer run through the Pinewood Planks
(p 211) 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing
Folder.  I wanted to bring in a wood stable feeling.
I added the Gold Star and Pear Pizzazz ribbon to complete the 
Christmas feeling. 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Colorful Seasons Chair with Flowers

This is another Colorful Seasons (p 147) and coordinating
Seasonal Layers Thinlits (p 216) sample.  Although it
features flowers, I think that it might be an option for a guy.
I also incorporated my favorite Wood Textures DSP stack
on page 187.  These wood designs well with almost any
style or occasion.  I am amazed at the flexibility of this stack.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Stamp Off Bike Ride Circles

Susan, Buffy and I are having some great Challenge
fun today.  Stampin' Up! provides lots of tools and sets
to pull this off. 

 We are going to be going in circles today.  Actually,
that's not out of the ordinary for me!

 I love love love the Bike Ride set on page 20.
I think that I feel the wind blowing through my hair,
 when playing with this bundle.
The coordinating Build A Bike Framelits Dies (p 213)
really make it easy to assemble the bike in different ways.
Given that I am allergic to fussy cutting, that works for me.

I decided to use the wheel images to form a colorful
background.  In case you didn't notice, I used Lemon Lime
Twist (with Bermuda Bay), so I am adjusting to, and
actually enjoying this new In Color. 

The sentiment, which I like very much, comes
from the Sprinkles of Life on page 78.

Now please hop on over to visit Buffy and Susan,
to check out their interpretation of this challenge!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Watercolor Christmas Banner Card

I often check out the project kits, because the 
coordinating sets are really wonderful.  
Watercolor Christmas (p 34 of the Holiday catalog) is
one of those sets.  It is cute and flexible.  The other
advantage of this set is that the sentiments are BIG, and easy
to line up.  I like it when I can stamp quickly, without
worrying about getting the sentiment straight.

Details include Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake and 
Copper Foil paper.  The Stitched Shapes Framelits
and Layering Ovals Framelits (p 214) were used to frame
the sentiment. 

Here is more information on this kit.