Thursday, July 31, 2014

Flower Patch

Happy Thursday!
I know it has been almost a week since my last post but my shower gift is still not done!  I only have tonight and tomorrow night to finish so there will most likely not be any stamping getting done tonight either.  The card I am sharing today is a Stamp Camp project from a few weeks ago.  This was the first time I used my Flower Patch stamp set and the Flower Fair Framelits Dies and I love the way it turned out!  I am typically not much of a flower girl but I think this set will see a lot more ink! 
Do you have a favorite color that is your "go to"?  Whether I am shopping for clothing or sitting down to make a card the first color I gravitate towards is always coral.  I am loving the new Calypso Coral Seam Binding.  It makes beautiful bows and the color is so vibrant and happy.  What is your "go to" color? 
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Mojo Monday Friday

Happy Friday! 

I have been working on a baby shower gift so not much stamping has been getting done this week.  I have been busy crocheting as the shower is next weekend and I still have a long way to go.  I was trying to work on it last night when this happened...
It's pretty hard to crochet when the resident fur ball decides to crawl in your bag and take a nap on top of your yarn.  Not wanting to disturb, (as I knew he had an exhausting day), I put my project on hold and headed to my craft room.  I was finally able to finish the card I had started earlier in the week for this week's Mojo Monday sketch. Here's my card:
And here's this week's sketch:

Do you ever participate in on-line challenges?  It is a great way to get your mojo going especially when you have none.  For me, the final outcome very seldom ends up looking like the sketch but this one is pretty close.  I did not like the ribbon (or in this case the twine) going all the way across the top of the seemed to cut the card in half for me.  I opted for a tiny bow instead. Why don't you play along? 
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

More Perfect Peacocks

My first glance a the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog just a few short months ago had me stopping in my tracks when I hit page 170.  This beautiful peacock was the first image that jumped off the pages at me and I knew he would be the first thing on my first order.  Combine him with our new Blendability markers and it's a win/win.  The following card is one of the projects we did this past weekend at my Perfect Peacock class:
The peacock was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed on Whisper White card stock.  (I cut the peacock's image with my Silhouette but more on that later) I very seldom use non Stampin' Up! products and never for a class but I found this blue background paper at my local big box store and it screamed peacocks to me.  I then stamped and embossed the image a second time on the same printed paper as the background and snipped out his tail. 
I absolutely love the variation the printed paper provided.  The body and flowers came together very quickly with the help of my blendabilities.  He was then popped up with stampin' dimensionals on the oval framelits  background.    
An envelope liner out of the same matching paper was the finishing touch.  I'm not sure who the lucky person is that will find him in their mail box..I may have a hard time parting with this one! 
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