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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Thinking Of You and SSSC191

Good Morning,

Today's card is made using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #191 layout. Love this one too! Simple, but with two of my favorite elements, circles and banners.

I used an SU stamp set called Kind and Cozy. I stamped the gingham circle stamp with SU Pumpkin Pie ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out with circle Nesties. Then I stamped the sentiment with SU white craft ink and heat embossed it with SU white EP and cut it out with a smaller circle Nestie. Both of these layers are popped up with dimensionals onto a larger Pumpkin Pie circle.

I used SU markers to color directly onto the flower stamp from the set, then fussy cut it and placed it under the sentiment using a dimensional. After adding the banners, I added sequins to match the sketch.

The  patterned papers are from a large pad of KI Memories papers that a friend gave me for Christmas last year.

On the inside, I left mostly blank space to write a note.

Stamps: Kind and Cozy set by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie and Taken With Teal card stock and KI Memories patterned papers
Ink: SU Craft White, Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo markers
Other: SU white embossing powder, classic circle Nesties, Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX dies, Fiskars corner rounder punch, heat tool, the Big Shot, sequins and dimensionals

Have a great Tuesday and thanks,

Monday, August 26, 2013

i {heart} this!

Happy Monday,

Last night I had some late stamping time. I knew there was a new Paper Players challenge posted, so I decided to play along. Love the sketch by Nance. I pulled out two Reverse Confetti stamp sets, Arrows and Elements and Whole Lotta Dots to put this card together.

Using the large solid dots stamp, I first inked it in SU craft white ink and stamped it across the Crumb Cake card stock following the sketch. Then I inked it in SU Real Red ink and stamped over the white, slightly off to create the shadows.

I stamped some white card stock with the small dots stamp in Real Red then cut it out with the SU hearts die. The Real Red card stock was cut with the next size heart and the same as the white and popped up with dimensionals with the polka dot heart in the center.

The top of the card is pierced using the SU template and SU piercing tool.

Here's the inside. Very simple.

Stamps: Whole Lotta Dots set and Arrows and Elements set by Reverse Confetti
Paper: SU Crumb  Cake, Real Red and Whisper White card stock
Ink: SU Real Red, Craft White, Memento tuxedo black
Other: SU hearts dies, SU piercing tool and template, SU banner die, Avery Elle sequins, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

I hope your week  goes well. Thanks for looking in,

Sunday, August 18, 2013

S'more Fun For Everyone


Here's a fun card using the August Key Ingredients and Stamp of the Month set from Taylored Expressions. I've combined them with Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #114. I really had fun with all of these layers! My kind of sketch, LOL.

The camping trailer is paper pieced. The tent is covered with Stickles. All of the panels are stitched. I think I'll send this to my mom as she is headed to the northern California coast for a few weeks in their motor home. This will be perfect to let her know I'm thinking of her. (BTW- my idea of camping is at the Four Seasons)

Stamps: S'more Fun set by Taylored Expressions 
Paper: TE card stock and We R Memory Keepers Happy Campers patterned papers
Ink: SU Always Artichoke, Gumball Green, Tempting Turquoise, Cajun Craze, Copic C8 marker
Other: Die-Namics Fishtail Flags STAX die, sewing machine, August KI turquoise ribbon, Stickles, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Have a great week everyone. Thanks for looking in,

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Happy Holidays


A fun Saturday for me. Spent the morning shopping for some new outfits including shoes. Very happy with what I bought. Then headed to a friend's house for a little summer party in her back yard. Had a nice chat with friends that I hadn't seen in quite awhile, then home to have dinner out with the Mr. After coming home from dinner, I decided to do a quick card. Here's one for this week's Merry Monday sketch #70.

This one was really quick. I let these cute, cute papers from Bella Blvd take center stage and just added a small stamped greeting.

Stamps: Tag, You're It set by Taylored Expressions
Paper: SU Riding Hood Red and Regal Rose card stock and Bella Blvd Christmas Wishes patterned papers
Ink: SU Riding Hood Red
Other: classic oval Nesties, SU tag punch, SU red eyelet, Twinery pink baker's twine, the Big Shot and dimensionals

Thanks for looking in,

Friday, August 16, 2013

Happily Ever After

Good Friday afternoon,

TGIF! Do people use that term any longer? That's how I feel though. I had a long and busy work week with lots of driving. I had to make a trip from San Diego to north of Los Angeles twice, Monday and Wednesday. LA traffic is NOT fun!

Today I had an office day and finished up early afternoon. I need a wedding card for a co-worker and decided to make a quick one using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #190.

I love this simple shadow wedding stamp from Inkadinkado. Today I paired it with papers from Recollections called Habitat.

I rotated the sketch in order to accommodate the image. After cutting out the image with the Spellbinders die, I sponged the edges with antique linen distress ink. Before gluing down the flowered paper, I scrunched it up for a vintage look, then stitched around with some light tan thread.

Stamps: Inkadinkado single stamp
Paper: SU Crumb Cake, SU Perfect Plumb and TE Choice Buttercream card stocks and Recollections Habitat patterned papers
Ink: SU Perfect Plumb and Tim Holtz Distress antique linen ink
Other: Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles dies, Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX dies, sewing machine, Recollections flowers, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

I'm SO looking forward to the weekend. I'm sure you are too. Have a great one and thanks for looking in,


Sunday, August 11, 2013

For the Record, You Rock!

Hello and Happy Sunday all,

It's been a bit since my last post. We took another vacation at the end of July and were gone for 10 days. We went to spend a week "down the Cape" with our very good friends who live in Mass. They spend a week each summer with their kids on Cape Cod. We try to go with every other year. It's one of those relaxing vacations where we hang at the cottage, do puzzles, read, cook, play games, veg at the beach, and do some shopping. Always a wonderful, wonderful time.

This is the first weekend since our return, and I had some stamping time yesterday evening. I thought I'd make a card using Jen's August SFYTT and some of my Reverse Confetti stamps. I'm loving the design of Jen's stamp sets!

I used black craft ink to stamp the skulls and records, then embossed them with clear EP. I'm not sure if the ink is drying out or if I waited too long to put the EP on, but some of the records did't get good coverage. It didn't look too bad, so I elected to use the panel. It's a little hard to see in the photo, but I used Spica Glitter pens to color in the flowers and leaves on the skulls and the wings on the guitar. IRL it looks quite sparkly.

The lower panel is made with Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Flags STAX dies and the cross panels are made with Die-namics regular Fishtail Flags STAX dies. After putting all of the panels in place, I added a little extra sparkle with some sequins and a large crystal heart in the center of the guitar. I notice that the current Catered Crop Recipe Swap challenge is Sequins. This card will work for that challenge as well.

Stamps: Inner Rock Star set by Reverse Confetti
Paper: SU Very Vanilla and Soft Sky card stock and SU More Amore DSP
Ink: SU black craft ink, SU Raspberry Ripple ink, Spica Glitter pens: light blue, pink and silver, Copic BG11, R35, R37
Other: SU clear EP, Avery Elle sequins, Die-namics Jumbo and regular Fishtail Flags STAX dies, SU oval and scalloped oval punches, rhinestone heart, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

I hope your Sunday is fab. Thanks for looking in,