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Monday, February 29, 2016

Mountain Lake

The Goal: Last year I was really bad about sending birthday cards. I didn't even have the excuse of not having any cards (except for the males in the family). This year, my goal is to send cards to all of my family members. So far, I have been doing pretty well. I even managed to make, and give, cards to a couple of my co-workers.

The Planning Process: My first step was to get a personal planner (the paper kind). Then I filled it with everyone's birthdays. I've decided to begin making cards on the last weekend, for the following month. The last step was to include a reminder to mail cards a week before the special day.

Execution: Make the right card for each birthday! This month I got to use one of my new stamp sets for the mountains in the background.

Supplies:
Stamps - In the Meadow (140754) Wonderland (140365)
Ink - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Mossy Meadow, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky
Card Stock - Mossy Meadow, Whisper White

Sunday, February 28, 2016

For You

This stamp set has possibilities!  . . . On your special day . . .   Because you're awesome . . .   Because you're so nice. For this first one, I got my inspiration from a card I found at Magical Scrapworld.

Supplies:
Stamps - Botanicals for You (141237)
Ink - Delightful Dijon, Lost Lagoon, Watermelon Wonder, StazOn Jet Black
Card Stock - Delightful Dejon, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Accessories - Pearls

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Plum Perfect Thank You

I used the SU! Blender Pens to color the flowers. It was very relaxing just sitting a color/painting after a long week.
Supplies:
Stamps - Helping Me Grow (140764)
Ink - Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi
Card Stock - Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Awesome Friend

One of the new stamp sets I just received is Awesomely Artistic. There are so many elements, I can make several cards that look nothing alike. This is just the beginning!
Supplies:
Stamps - Awesomely Artistic (139950)
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Tip Top Taupe
Card Stock - Bermuda Bay, Delightful Dijon, Whisper White
Accessories - Brick Wall Embossing Folder (138288)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

By The Tide

I was inspired by a creation by another Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I really liked the way she framed the images.
Supplies:
Stamps - By the Tide (129120), Hardwood (133035)
Ink - Lost Lagoon, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Accessories - Burlap Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Details, Linen Thread

Monday, February 15, 2016

Bermuda Butterflies

After cleaning and reorganizing my craft room, I decided to reintroduce myself to my stamps. I realize there are several I haven't used in a while. Today I played with Butterfly Basics. I used daubers with Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate, and lightly brushed around the Brick Wall to create a bit more depth.
Supplies:
Stamps - Butterfly Basics (137154)
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Old Olive
Card Stock - Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories - 3/4" Circle (119873) and Bitty Butterfly (129406) punches, Brick Wall Embossing Folder (138288), Rhinestones



Sunday, February 14, 2016

Burlap and Bloom

With the Botanical Builder Thinlits, this card was very easy to make. A few turns of the Big Shot and voila, I have the makings of a card. To give it a little extra depth I just added the little piece of burlap.
Supplies:
Stamps - none
Ink - Cajun Craze
Card Stock - Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP - Botanical Gardens (140583)
Accessories - 3/16" brad, Botanical Builder Thinlits (140624), Burlap Ribbon (132140)

Saturday, February 13, 2016

A Simple Thank you

It's not yet spring, but I decided it was time to do a little cleaning in my craft room. It's been way too long. There's still a bit more to do, but I got far enough along that I rewarded myself by making a card.

After a day of cleaning, I decided on just a simple card. I think this one fit the bill!
Supplies:
Stamps - Among the Branches (139823), Rose Wonder (140697)
Ink - Blackberry Bliss, Cucumber Crush
Card Stock - Cucumber Crush, Whisper White
Accessories - Rose Garden Thinlits (140619), Woodland Texture (139673)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lake View #4

My apologies. I had intended to post this yesterday, but life just got in the way. So, with no further adieu, here is the fourth and final card in this series.

Supplies:
Stamps: Winter Wishes (139745), Wonderland (140365)
Ink - Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky,
Card Stock - Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
Accessories - Dazzling Details, Hearth & Home Framelit (139666)

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lake View #3

How about skiing? It takes a bit more skill than the snowshoes (especially on these old things), but you can head down the hill more quickly. For this card, you can only see the lake, or possibly the sky. I imagine the skis are just waiting for the first snowfall.
Supplies:
Stamps: Winter Wishes (139745), Wonderland (140365)
Ink - Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sky
Card Stock - Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
Framelit - Hearth & Home (139666)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Lake View #2

Below is my second installment in my Lake View series. For the previous card, I stamped the trees in the foreground and cut around them with an X-acto knife, then slipped the window frame behind them. For this card, I stamped the pieces in the foreground on a separate piece of card stock, cut them out, then placed them on top. To create the snow on the mountain peaks, I used Dazzling Details.

Supplies:
Stamps: Winter Wishes (139745), Wonderland (140365)
Ink - Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky,
Card Stock - Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
Accessories - Dazzling Details, Hearth & Home Framelit (139666)

Friday, February 5, 2016

Lake View #1

I am making a series of four cards for a friend. I love using the window frame to create a look outside. Each view will be a little different, and the foreground will be obviously different.

I hope you enjoy the series over the next few days!
Supplies:
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree (128655), Winter Wishes (139745), Wonderland (140365)
Ink - Early Espresso (marker), Marina Mist, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sky, Soft Suede
Card Stock - Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
Framelit - Hearth & Home (139666)
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