Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The Card Concept: Anchors Aweigh


Anchors Aweigh is the theme for the new Card Concept Challenge.

Crisp red white and blue! And a fun nautical themed card, or you could go
4th of July, or ships or beauty or stripes... oh so many options!

You see that striped pillow on the couch, 2nd from the left? That inspired my Clean and
Layered card. I pieced the background with strips of cardstock, to mimic the stripes on
the pillow.

The anchor is from PTI's Ahoy, copper embossed several times, and the circles are from
the Greetery (white) and Poppystamps (blue).

And the sweet little tag 'anchored' to the anchor is also from the Ahoy stamp set.

Don't forget to add our inspiration photo to your post to be eligible to win!
Can't wait to see what inspired you in our photo! 

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Thank You, Altenew!


It's a happy day when a stamp company gifts you with a special stamp, with your name
in the set! 

Included in my Atenew order this month, was a sweet stamp set, with my name!
Seems Altenew is celebrating 7 years of producing the absolute best in card making,
and they are blessing their customers with a personalized gift! 

The small set is packed with 'wow', calling for a 2 step process for both flower and leaves.
I created a background, before adding my thank you (Best Sentiments) in one of the windows, 
and fussy cut a few bolder blooms popped up.

The solid leaves are from Rose Flurries 3D Die set. 

A big 'Thank You', Altenew! And looking forward to more of your fabulousness
in years to come!

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Card Concept: Garden Pleasures


Garden Pleasures is the theme for our newest card challenge at the Card Concept.

I was inspired by the flowers and pewter color, and the patina of aging metal.

Play along for 2 weeks and be sure to include out challenge photo on your post!

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, May 7, 2021

Market Basket Birthday Card


A warm spring day with nothing pressing, and a delivery of the Greetery's newest.
Just couldn't wait to play with all the new goodies!

Oh, that basket! Fell in love during the release, and couldn't wait to play.

The die set gives you a choice of 3 sizes, this is the largest. I've done this treatment
several times before to simulate copper patina. Simply cut the basket from blue
green, or aqua cardstock (PTI's Hawaiian Shores), and randomly pat the die cut 
with an embossing pad. Sprinkle with copper embossing powder (Wow superfine),
and the result is aged copper patina. I gave my basket a paper lining of vellum, sort of 
mutes the stamped background.

The Tulips Botanicals allow you to color anyway you like, or simply die cut from 
colored cardstock. So many choices! Can't wait to try watercolors. Or maybe

Did you get the basket die? It sold out quickly, but the Greetery's great at
restocking. Wishing to spend the weekend with more stamps, but they'll have
to wait. Mother's Day and family and barbecue and swimming... all planned 
for this special weekend.

Happy Mother's Day!

Fond of Foliage Background Stamp, Market Basket Sentiment Stamps,
Botanicuts Tulips, Market Baskets Dies

Ranger Oxide Inks
Wow Embossing powder

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Delightful Digits

Greetings my card making friends!
Enjoying all the new goodies from the Greetery, and started with the Delightful
Digits Die. 

The release is a celebration of stamps and dies that play delightfully well each other
and I love how it works well with their previous sets too.

I had in mind a card for celebrating a 2nd year milestone. I'll bet you can guess who it's for!

The detailing on the hand is amazing! You get to add nail polish and jewelry!

Just had to add an a stamped envelope to match the card! Love that sheer sleeve!

Delightful Digits is, well, delightful! 
I'll post later with several other color combos I played with.

The Greetery

Delightful Digits die, Bold Numbers die, Holding Hands stamp and die sets,
Flower Market Bouquet,  Crimped Circles die.

Ranger Distress Oxide Inks, Altenew Inks, PTI inks

Monday, May 3, 2021

Good Monday Morning all! I'm up on the Poppystamps blog today, with this easel

Pop Up Easel Barn set comes ready to decorate or just leave plain. The pieces 
are so cute all by themselves.

My card has several of the new Whittle Critters, all available in the shop.


Sunday, May 2, 2021

Concord and 9th Love Card


Hello friends! I recently got some of C9's newest, and among the stamps and dies was
this floral from the Painted Peony set.

I am always in need of Birthday cards, and LOVE the sweet little script of 'Sending love'
added to the corner. Inside, the birthday sentiment can be personalized.

I die cut several of the peony, and stamped it with 3 coordinating colors, using Altenew Inks.
Visualizing colors together always helps!

The top bloom is the only die cut flower, the 2 side blooms are stamped onto the card front.

The lacy edging is part of their new release as well.

 Hope you're having a good weekend, with lots of time to create wonderful