Thursday, August 17, 2017

Stampin' Up! Daisy Punch

Halloween is my least favorite festive day and always has been. It was okay when I was little and dressed up to go to local neighbors. However, the teenage years were a nightmare with eggs, toilet paper, flat tires, shaving cream and soaping windows. That scared me more than witches, goblins and howling cats!

So, for my little 7 year old pen pal, I decided to make my card today for her because she likes to dress up and go to local neighbors' houses.

I do love the colors of black and orange together so Fusion Card Challenge fit the bill!
As you can see, I used both sides of their challenge.


My card base is Tangelo Twist, which is currently on sale in my Online Store. The Spooky Night DSP is from the upcoming September 1 Holiday Catalog. The flower was punched with the new Daisy Punch. The sentiment is from the Spooky Cat stamp set, which will be available to customers September 1.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons/Number of Years

Letters For You, and the retired Little Letters dies are the products I used today for my card.

It's the first time I have ever tried the Baby Wipe Technique and I was pleased with how it turned out. Our "baby" is turning 18 on August 25th...not our son, but our youngest grandchild. This is how he looked 18 years ago...
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17+ years later

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We love that boy to pieces and someday we hope to see him on Broadway! 

Back to my card...

My colors are Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Always Artichoke. The sentiment on the front is hand printed and everything else is stamping. I absolutely love the Baby Wipe Technique and will be doing more of it for sure!

Thanks for looking.




Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Thinlit

Tuesday Throwdown #356 is my challenge for today. It's "Anything Goes". I need lots of birthday cards this month and most are for males. I figured this one fits the bill. It's one we made at card group and again, it was a CASE B.J. Peters



The colors are Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Pool Party. The "Happy Birthday" is the new Happy Birthday Thinlits Die. The balloons were punched using the Balloon Bouquet Punch. The stamp set used is Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Tomorrow my husband goes for yet another surgery so it was nice to have this as a quick card to post.

If you are interested in great Stampin' Up! bargains, check this out Clearance Rack!!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Challenged!

Today I was able to enter some challenges...and one fit our situation perfectly
Always Fun Challenge #19 - Going in Circles. Since last Tuesday the oncologist's office has been trying to get my husband's port replacement scheduled for today or tomorrow. I won't get into it, but trust me, they've been going in circles and dragging us along for the ride. It still is not scheduled and chemo is supposed to be the day after tomorrow.

As You See It - Summer Salad - #156 is a color challenge so I used Elegant Eggplant, Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist.

Atlantic Hearts Challenge #225 is a sketch challenge.



The stamps I used came from the June 2016 Surprise Banner Paper Pumpkin kit. My card base was my second one. I accidentally used the first base to die cut the mat for the sentiment...ugh! I got brave with the "birthday" stamp because I only wanted the "birth" part so I cut it in half! The set already contained just the word "day". My upline promised that it would go back together perfectly and I trust her! I used a scrap of Lemon Lime Twist to follow the diagonal in the sketch and drew dots with an Elegant Eggplant SU marker to set if off. 

I needed a masculine birthday card, but the more I look at this, it reminds me of the Red Hat Club. What do you think?

Thanks for looking.




Sunday, August 13, 2017

No Challenge

Again, I am too tired to enter a challenge. I am dealing with Pinterest not letting me pin, Blogger not letting me put certain links on my sidebar and wondering if I should switch to Wordpress even though I've tried twice and had major fails, AND everything is smaller in size...have I fallen into a rabbit hole? Tomorrow is another day and this is my card for today. We made it at our card group on Thursday and I have no idea if it was CASE'd. If it was, I apologize for not knowing who to give the credit to...and that's a dangling preposition...woe is me!

Thanks for looking!



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Stampin' Up! Lemon Zest

Life has been giving us a lot of lemons the past three weeks and we have enough lemonade to set up a stand. This card, which is a CASE of Brandy Cox, is perfect for our situation. It is also perfect for Crafting with Dragonflies #87 Dry Embossing


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I stamped the lemon and punched it out using the Lemon Zest Bundle set. The top portion of the card was embossed with the Petal Burst TIEF. The colors I used were Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.

Today I got whacked on the head by a piece of wood...another lemon...and the bump on my head feels like a lemon. Care for a glass of lemonade?

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Stampin' Up! Number of Years

Friends in our community are celebrating 63 years of marriage this week. That deserves a card, don't you think? So, I made them this one.




I used this stamp set Number of Years. My colors are Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist. I used these colors because of HSS Color Challenge #270

The flowers were created using the retired Petite Petals stamp set and punch. The washi tape I used is baffling me. I think it's Stampin' Up! but I'm not sure. The scalloped border punch is retired.

My layout was inspired by the great sketch Dawn designed at Try Stampin' - or not - on Tuesday #334

The theme of my card fits the challenge at Global Design Project 099

This couple has been going through some rough times physically so I hope this card will bring a smile to their faces.

Thanks for looking!