A Crazy Colored Thank You

Oh My Goodies

I have been trying to use different color combinations than my normal ones.  You know.  I need to get out of my comfort zone sometimes.  Normally I would never have put these two colors together (Tempting Turquoise and Elegant Eggplant).  I don’t think they look too bad if you want a very bright card!  The stamp set I used is called Oh My Goodies and matching the Deco Label Framelits.  To get the squiggle I traced it on a piece of light cardboard twice (once for the bottom and once for the top) and then cut it out very carefully.  I am not much of a fussy cutter (as they say) but I like the squiggle so I am going to keep that piece of cardboard for future use.

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Another Work Of Art

Work of Art

I needed a really quick birthday card this week so I decided to use the Work Of Art stamp set.  This is a new set from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  Well, I guess it is not all that new anymore since I have been using it since I went to the Catalog Premiere in April.  That is the best thing about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  You get to see things and own things before anyone else.  You all know I am not a patient person so I love getting things early!  The Holiday Catalog is coming out on September 1st and as a demonstrator, I was able to see a copy of it early.  Then on August 1st I can order from it!  I can’t wait!  You can be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator too!  Just click on my Join Now Button for more information.

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Flower Patch For Freshly Made Sketches

Flower Patch

Whenever I need a little inspiration I try to either find a card sketch, color combination or challenge that I like.  This time I used this week’s Freshly Made Sketches card challenge.  Here is what it looks like:

FMS+Final+145-001I used the new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Flower Patch.  I stamped the largest flower in Bermuda Bay and cut it with the matching Framelits called Flower Fair. Then I stamped it again in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie and cut out the smaller sections of the flowers by hand and put them together using Dimensionals.  The little flag shape at the bottom is a new Big Shot Die called Party Pennants and the sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes.  That is a stamp set that is not in the catalog but is available for purchase.  If you click on the tab at the top of my blog that says “Merchandise Not In The Catalog” you will see a few other items that are not in the catalog but are available to purchase.

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60th Wedding Anniversary Card

Metro Type, Flower Shop

Last week Rob and I were invited to a party to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of some friends.  Wow!  Sixty years!  That is even older than I am!   It was a really nice party that was held at a beautiful ranch near by.  It was a gorgeous place although the weather was not the best.

I made them this card using the Photopolymer Stamp Alphabet Stamps called Metro Type Alphabet.  As I have stated before, Photopolymer Stamps are the way to go when you really need to place a stamp perfectly.  Alphabet stamps are the perfect example.  The “6″ and the “0″ were very easy to line up because the stamps are clear so after inking them, you can see where to stamp.

Happy Anniversary Fran & Audrey!  You are both amazing!

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Corner Garden Birthday Card

Corner Garden

I made this card for Sandy, a friend, for her birthday.  Her birthday was a couple of days ago but I didn’t want to post it until I made sure she received the card.  She is one of my 13 subscribers (just kidding) so I know she would see it.

I used a new background stamp called Corner Garden.  This stamp is perfect to use the Stampin’ Up! alochol markers called Blendabilities.  I used the Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Blendabilities to color this card.  I am not the best colorer in the world, but I think it turned out ok.

Happy Birthday, Sandy.  I hope you had a terrific birthday!

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Project Life Point & Click

Point & Click, Fabulous Four, PLxSU

I know I have said this a million times, but the best part of the Stampin’ Up! Photopolymer Stamps is that you can see exactly where you are placing it.  It is clear so once you ink up the stamp it enables you to see the placement better.  Therefore, it wasn’t hard to line up the arrow heads for this card.  I used the Project Life stamp set called Point & Click.  The sentiment is from Fabulous Four.  I used some of the new 2014/2016 In Colors to make this card (Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss!  I love these colors!

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More Flower Patch

Flower Patch, Fabulous Four

Wow.  It has been a crazy mixed up July so far!  First I had both of my sisters and their husbands for 4 days and now my 89 year old Mom is visiting.  I think she has more energy then I do!  I hope I am at half that energetic when I am her age.

I made this birthday card using the Photopolymer Stamp Set called Flower Patch.  It has matching Framelits (called Flower Fair) but I didn’t use them for this particular card.  I used the new Beach House Washi Tape on the bottom and top of the card to give it a little more color.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Fabulous Four (which is quite fitting since it is a fabulous stamp set!).