Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I see a trend - Another bookmark/tag for the Divas!

I just LOVED this weeks colour combo of Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Wild Wasabi. It sounded so much like Spring...and then it snowed...again...*sigh*

I can't believe that it's March 18th and there's STILL all that snow on the ground - ARGH!!

Perhaps this will brighten up that dreariness outside:


My favourite part is that big fat Wisteria Wonder Chevron Ribbon at the top. :)

I used my markers to colour in the stems (Wild Wasabi) and the flowers (a blend of Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum) and then stamped them on the Very Vanilla Cardstock. I then stamped the flowers several more times and fussy cut them to add some dimension to the top most flower.

If you're coming to class on April 5th, this is one of the items we'll be creating!

What do you think?

STAMPS: Blessed Easter
INK: None, I used Markers
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Dies, Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Utah Divas Flowers!

I won't bore you to tears with another diatribe on my dislike of Summer Starfruit...instead, I'll just show you what I created:


I decided on a bookmark for this week and I used one of the stamp sets from the Occasions Catalogue called Blessed Easter.

I used the direct to rubber technique with markers, blending the Gumball Green and Garden Green for the stems and adding Summer Starfruit to the flowers.

It's my mom's birthday today, so I think I'll send it to her! She's an "old school" reader, like me - preferring books to a kindle/e-reader. This bookmark would be just perfect!


What do you think?

STAMPS: Blessed Easter
INK: No actual ink pads were used in the creation of this bookmark :)
PAPERS: Very Vanilla and Gumball Green Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Markers, Ribbon, Linen Thread

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Retro Tag

This week at Retro Sketches, the sketch is actually a tag! I don't make that many tags (unless you count the insanity at Christmas), so I thought I'd give it a shot. You could absolutely put this onto a card as the focal point too.

Check it out:


It's still Crumb Cake/Real Red/Coastal Cabana week and I just love the way this tag turned out! You won't want to give it to just anybody, of course, with all those pearls on there...you have to be sure all your hard work will be appreciated!

I started off with Crumb Cake Base (2" wide) which I punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper. Then I added layers of Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper and stamped some images from Lacy and Lovely which I hand cut before adding to the tag.

The sentiment from Lots of Thanks was stamped in Real Red Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and notched before being added as the top layer.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Lacy and Lovely, Lots of Thanks
INK: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana
PAPERS: Whisper White and Crumb Cake Cardstock; Fresh Prints DSP
ACCESSORIES: Scalloped Tag Topper, Ribbon, Marker, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paper Crafts Crew - Red, White and Blue!

In keeping with our colour theme for the week, I used Real Red, Crumb Cake and Coastal Cabana one again. I must admit that I really do like it (and would probably use it even if it wasn't the UDI colour combination).

I started off with the idea of using all the images in the Lots of Thanks Stamp Set, but didn't like the way it was turning out, so I changed my mind and used the "a thousand thanks" sentiment and then added hearts from the Make a Cake Stamp Set. I just love, love, LOVE the way it turned out!


My card base is 5 ½" square and the Crumb Cake layer is 5 ¼". I didn't measure the other pieces, but they are 5 ¼" wide. :)

The images on the Whisper White cardstock were stamped freehand, but if you don't think you can get them on there fairly straight, then you might want to use your Stamp-a-majig.

You can check out what the rest of the crew has been up to HERE.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Lots of Thanks, Make a Cake
INK: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana
PAPERS: Real Red, Whisper White and Crumb Cake Cardstock; Fresh Prints DSP Stack
ACCESSORIES: Punch, Ribbon, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Diva Birthday!

Good morning!! First off...scroll down. I cheated a little bit and posted the MOJO Monday today (Tuesday), but back dated it so it actually appeared on a Monday - LOL!

Today's colours were SO much fun! You'll see them again this week...pretty much every day in fact. I create in batches and tend to use the colours that I have out. Since I usually start with the Utah Divas Colour Inspiration, that's usually what I have out. :)

My card started off with a Crumb Cake Base which I scored and folded to create a 3 ½" x 5" base. Since we now carry Crumb Cake Note Sized Envelopes, this will coordinate perfectly!


I added a layer of Real Red Cardstock and then punched out several flags from the Fresh Prints Paper Stack and added them to the front of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

My card was inspired by one Shelli did at Leadership during her Main Stage stamping presentation.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: Real Red
PAPERS: Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Real Red Cardstock; Fresh Prints DSP
ACCESSORIES: Bakers Twine, Punch, Stampin' Dimenstionals

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Merry MOJO Monday - Christmas Collectibles

Fresh Prints for Christmas? You bet!! There's Real Red and Crumb Cake in the stack and those are two great Christmas Colours! Check in out:


The Mojo Monday Card the week was tall and skinny. Since I created a 5 ½" square card for Wednesday, I decided to use the left over 3" x 11" piece of Real Red Cardstock. I LOVE the way it turned out! Of course, thanks to our Envelope Punch Board, I'll have NO trouble creating a custom envy.

To the Real Red base, I added a layer of Whisper White and then some strips from the Fresh Prints DSP Stack. I opted for the Christmas Collectibles stamps this week and stamped my image in Real Red Cardstock. I added it to the card front with a circle cut from the Circle Framelits.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Christmas Collectibles (still available!)
INK: Real Red
PAPERS: Real Red, Crumb Cake and Whisper White Cardstock; Fresh Prints DSP Stack
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Framelits, Linen Thread, Marker, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!



Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Paper Crafts Crew - Just Because

I just love today's card! Sorry it's late!


I went with a monochromatic look and had fun with Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral. These two colours together just make me happy! So does that sentiment from A Dozen Thoughts. It just looks so delicate with the little flowers, don't you think?

I started off with a base of Crisp Cantaloupe cut to 5" x 10" and scored it at 5" to create a square card. From there, I added layers of Designer Series Paper from Venetian Romance, This and That and the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper.

My sentiment was stamped using Crisp Cantaloupe and I cut it out using the Oval Thinlits and my Big Shot. I punched out the flowers from the same DSP and added candy dots to the centres.

Since my card is late, it likely won't be on the team site, but you can check out what the rest of the crew has been up to HERE.

What do you think?

STAMPS: A Dozen Thoughts
INK: Crisp Cantaloupe
PAPERS: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral Cardstock; DSP from Birthday Basics, This and That and Venetian Romance
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Thinlits, Ribbon, Punch, Candy Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!