Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Watercolor Fun

This past Monday I had a card to create for a monthly swap I participate in with my adopted Stampin' Up! upline's team.  I don't know about you, but the creative block seems to creep up all too often, and Monday was one of those days.

When that happens, I go to my "go-to" spot which happens to be card sketch challenges.  One of the ones I absolutely love, is Mojo Monday.

Here is the sketch from earlier in June that I was inspired by:

And, here is the swap card that I made using it:

You'll notice that I turned the sketch around.  I used the new hostess set, Love You Lots from the SU! 2016-17 Catalog.  It's absolutely adorable; all the images!  Makes you want to host a party now, doesn't it?

I watercolored the image using watercolor paper, and Aquapainters.  The little heart is one of the new Enamel Shapes, here in 2016-17 In-Colors.  It added just the right "pop" that I felt this card needed.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy stamping!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Playing with Paper Pumpkin

I received my Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail just a couple days ago.  And, though I'll admit I'm not real keen on banners, I'm loving this kit.  That's of course because I'm making other things with it!  I absolutely LOVE the confetti, the washi tape and the colors.

Here is one of the cards that I've made:

I also used one of the stamps from the March Paper Pumpkin kit, the little graduation hats.  I didn't use the confetti that came with the June kit because I wanted a more neutral color scheme, so I used some of the Metallic Sequins that you can find in the 2016-17 Catalog.  I also used some of the new Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine.

The idea for the shaker card came after cutting the star from the card base.  I decided to cut the star again using the next smaller star and using it as the focal point and shaker.  Hope you like it too!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Loving the Jars of Love

I finally had some time to sit and play with new stamps today, and have been enjoying listening to worship music at the same time.  Good times!

There are many new sets that I've been wanting to stamp with, but the new Jars of Love bundle (stamp set with coordinating framelits set) has been the one that's been on the top of the list.  Here's what I came up with today.

The designer paper that I used in the background is from the new stack called Serene Scenery and this particular page just seems to say summer to me.  It's a simple card, but I like it!  Hope you do too.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy stamping!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Flash Sale for Paper Pumpkin!

Get ready for a flash sale! Starting at 5:00 PM (MT) on Thursday, get your first Paper Pumpkin kit for only $5 USD. Don’t miss this one!