Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Eastern Palace

I am in love with this set! I have spent all day playing with it and can't believe how much fun it is! When I first saw it I didn't think it was my "style" so I wasn't going to buy it. Then I thought I would stretch myself and go outside of my box. Boy, am I glad I did!

I just wanted to share a couple of my creations with you. The first one is my Christmas card that I wanted to do off the idea I had here.I switched out the swirly bird die cut for the flourish one. The leaf is from that set too.


The next few are just my playing around with the paper, stamps, and die cuts.




They are having a special on this in May. It's a great deal! You get 3 of the new in colors too. And I must say that I didn't think I would like the lemon lime twist as much as I do! Here is the first bundle you can get.


This is the second one which includes the die cuts.



Both are a great deal. I mean, who doesn't like getting free stuff! Hope you enjoyed looking at my cards as much as I did making them.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Eastern Palace meets Swirly Scribbles

I just started playing with the new suite from SU, Eastern Palace. I'm so excited they will be doing an early release on this! That means it will be available in May for everyone.

I have seen some really good ideas already posted for this set. I can't wait to try some of them and get into the designer paper. But I thought I would post a couple of pictures of cards I have made that have a little different take on the set.



In this one I used the die cut from the swirly bird set for the wavy lines. Then I die cut the flower and inked it with versamark. I rubbed off some of the embossing powder because I wanted some of the white to show through. I haven't stamped a sentiment on it yet because I'm not sure what I need. It would make a good wedding or sympathy card. Can't you picture it in red for Christmas!



This one I had to make because when I first looked at the die cut I saw sunflowers! You have to snip it out because the die doesn't cut it all out, but it's not hard. I ran the centers through the softly falling embossing folder for the seeds.

This is going to be such a versatile set! So excited to play some more. Thanks for stopping by to look!

Monday, December 26, 2016

New Stuff!

I'm finally getting around to playing with new stuff from the Occasions Catalog after having it sit in a box calling my name to come and play! Such great stuff! I kept looking at everything and couldn't decide which one to start with. I made a trip over to Splitcoaststampers to see what the challenges were for today. I combined the 2 challenges and came up with this card.



I love the new Designer Series Paper Falling in Love. It is so soft and muted. I thought it made a perfect background for the lantern technique. I sponged some Peekaboo Peach on the lantern and popped it up for dimension. The stamp is from the Oh So Succulent set. Added some linen thread and was done. It looks better in real life!

Thanks for stopping by to look!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Christmas One Sheet Wonder

I decided to do a Christmas One Sheet Wonder at the suggestion of a friend, and I couldn't resist using the candy cane lane paper from SU!. And how can you not love the cookie cutter bundle. It is so adorable! I can't wait to play with it some more.



Now this picture is not as artistic as the last one because my daughter took the other photo. I don't have her talent so you just get my normal photography skills for this one.


I started out using that cute gingerbread man. It's hard to tell in the photo on the right, but I used the red glitter embossing powder. Fun!


I did 2 more with him, even taking a bite out of his leg! My first thought was to do all of them with the gingerbread but I wanted to try something else.


I used the sweet home set for these two. 


There are so many great stamp sets and paper that could be used for this technique. Here are a few others.


Thanks for stopping by and looking!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

One Sheet Wonder

I have always wanted to try  a one sheet wonder set and finally found time to actually do it! Life continues to be busy. My hubby sliced the nerves and tendons in his wrist a couple weeks ago, so there have been ER trips and Dr. visits, plus a hubby home who can't do anything! But I managed to squeeze out some time.

The layout I decided on is here. There are so many out there but this one looked pretty simple. My first one used some old DSP so I could see if I liked it or not. I did, so I tried it using the Floral Boutique DSP from Stampin Up! Here is what I came up with.


I just love the navy and white! I used lots of die cuts too. Very fun and a quick way to get a lot of cards!





Thanks for stopping by and looking!


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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Thoughtful Branches

Whew! What a stressful, emotional few weeks I have had. I moved my youngest daughter to the Chicago area, my middle daughter had appendicitis, we had to finish up an apartment we were renting, start on a house we are flipping, and were in a large craft fair in the middle of all this. I think my life is a little too busy! I am looking forward to a little slower place.

One of the fun crafty things in the middle of all this busyness is the release of a new stamp set available only in the month of August from Stampin Up! It is called Thoughtful Branches and I have been having such a good time playing with it!



Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers, so I was excited to make this. There is a way to make it with the die cut too. That is on my list of things to try.


Here is a summer card.


My winter one. Still have to make the spring and fall.


You can even make coral with it! This is such a versatile set! I think I will be using it a lot. 

Thanks for stopping and looking!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Fox Punch Again

I finally got to play with my punch, making people again. I haven't even made a fox yet! I was using the SU! set Picture Perfect when I noticed the sentiment "Our hearts decide who is family" and thought I would try to make a "family" portrait. Hope you like my take on it.



Their faces come from an old SU set called paper dolls. I bought it for my girls when they were little. I had it out for a sale when I remembered it had faces in it and hurried and pulled it out. Just goes to show, you can NEVER get rid of old stamps! You might need them some day!

I did make another one too.


 I used the top of the acorn punch for her shirt and the sweet collar was also from the paper doll set. I don't think I will be getting rid of those stamps for awhile!

Thanks for stopping by!