Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sweet Moments

Two challenges today. First the Dynamic Duos colors #99 of Black, Razzleberry with an option of gold, and the second sketch from Just Add Ink.
All supplies are Stampin' Up! Brushed Gold, Basic Black cardstock and razzleberry retired dp and ribbon,, Happy Day stamp set and old filigree decorative brad. Tulip Frame folder and scalloped edge border punch also used.


I had some vintage embossed onion skin writing paper that I used for the front of this card, it is so delicately textured and pretty. Stamped the smile sentiment from Happy Day and used the punched Flower Shop blooms that were embossed in white on vellum and colored with markers on the reverse side. Whisper White card base. Almost all Stampin' Up! except for the stationery. Layout is from a previous Sketchbook Saturday challenge.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Have a Happy Easter

I wish you all a very happy and blessed Easter this weekend.
All supplies are Stampin' Up! except for sentiment (some retired). Crosses of Hope stamp set.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Petite Petals

I love the Petite Petals stamp set and punch, it is so easy to work with. The first card is a very simple one where I used the flower stamp repeatedly in Espresso ink for the background. Apothecary Art and framelits dies for the sentiment with espresso baker's twine.
The second uses the Hexagon die with Summer Starfruit and SAB designer paper and Petite Petals.
The third stamp was a Goodwill find that I had to have since this is my favorite Psalm. Whisper White cardstock with Framed Tulips embossing folder and baker's twine (non SU).

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Friends Never Fade

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Hardwood background stamp in Baked Brown Sugar and Espresso ink, Friends Never Fade for sentiment, Petite Petals and coordinating punch, leaves Sizzlits die for greenery.
 We spent a wonderful week on Oahu, best vacation ever! We stayed in Waikiki Beach half of the time and the other half on the North Shore. Visited Pearl Harbor, somewhere I have always wanted to go and pay my respects. Hiked to the top of Diamond Head for a beautiful view of the island (picture above). Ate way too much but did so much walking it almost balanced out. You may be seeing some tropical inspired cards coming up since I am still feeling the aloha spirit!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New box for OWH

I just started a new box for April to go to the troops at Operation Write Home's card drive. Here are a few using various Stampin' Up! supplies.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring Cleaning!

WAY overdue in my stamp room clean-up. I would have posted some before pictures but I was too embarrassed. Yes, it was that bad. I still have a way to go but I did get my window shelf neatened up a bit. I removed all of my SU markers from their plastic cases and put them in a silverware organizer, Copics are in a wine rack. Punches organized by most used status, buttons and doo-dads will go into glass jars, picket fence planter will hold my completed cards.
I worked on sorting all of my designer paper pieces and scraps of cardstock this past week and have made quite a lot of progress.