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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Botanical Blooms in Blue

Now that the weather has cooled off (temps in the 90's is just TOO warm!), I can sit comfortably upstairs at my computer and think cards.

I just love this set! I didn’t get it when I wrote up my initial order for the SAB sets this past winter, but after I found so many pretty cards using this set, I added an extra $50 worth of stuff to my order so I could get this one too!

I came across this card here and just had to make it! I used a different sentiment and lace border punch, but otherwise, I couldn’t find anything else to change. I suppose I could have changed the blue, but the color is so soft and pretty!
Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Washington Apple DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Word Window Punch, Corner Rounder, White Taffeta Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Monday, June 15, 2009

Cheep Talk

The Retro Fresh style is somewhat outside of my comfort zone but I fell in love with this little Cheep Talk birdie so just had to have the set! The Trendy Trees came later.

The card base is Pumpkin Pie. Washington Apple designer paper is matted on to the card base. The branch is stamped on to Whisper White in Glorious Green ink. The bird is stamped with Real Red and then the ink is rubbed off the beak and legs and the proper colors of markers are used. The bird’s body is stamped again on a scrap and cut out. It is attached to the body with a dimensional. A sponge dauber is used to dab Bashful Blue ink around the edge of the bird panel. This is attached to the card with dimensionals. Paper flowers and a brad balance out the design. I couldn't get over how well this turned out!

Here's the recipe:
Stamp Set: Cheep Talk, Really Retro
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Washington Apple Designer Series paper
Ink: Real Red, Glorious Green, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie markers
Accessories: Paper flowers, yellow brad, dimensionals

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Trendy Trees

I know that the new catalog will be coming out next month but this set has not been retired so I'm proceeding with the posts of the cards that I made for a group of SU! demonstrators.

I found the card here

The card base is Whisper White. I used strips from the Good Morning Sunshine paper to make a "quilt" effect on the lower portion of the card. I stamped the trees in Summer Sun and Kiwi Kiss ink on Whisper White and punched out using my large oval punch. I attached them to Kiwi Kiss ovals punched out using my Wide Oval punch from Marvy. These were attached to the card with dimensionals, overlapping the edge of the Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain ribbon (which looks WAY wrong in this picture but that’s the way it photographs and I took the picture more than once) which covers up the top edge of the printed paper strips. The sentiment was stamped on Kiwi Kiss card stock and punched out using the large oval punch. It was attached with dimensionals.

Here’s the recipe:
Stamps: Trendy Trees
Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss , Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series paper
Ink: Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon, large oval punch, wide oval punch by Marvy.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Back For A While

Just wanted to let you folks know that I'm back for a while and will be posting cards again soon. It's been so long since I actually posted anything that I've forgotten where I left off.

We've been trying to get things taken care of here after being gone for so much time. We're all doing OK, it gets a bit easier every day. We'll be with Mom again next week, mid week and my brother and family and sister and her husband will be there too. It would have been Mom and Dad's 60th wedding anniversary on the 19th.

Thanks for checking in!

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