Sunday, January 19, 2020

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Bundle paired with Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP

Hello and Happy Sunday! It's game day in the Riddle Household.. Tennessee Titans are taking on the Kansas City Chiefs and we are ready to Titan Up!  So while I'm waiting for the game to start, I might as well as do a little crafting, right?

So I finally got the beautiful Forever Blossoms Bundle and I LOVE it!  The shading on the blossoms is so beautiful and makes the coloring so easy!  Do you know what else I love???  ... The Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP.  It is absolutely gorgeous!!!

This Specialty DSP is just so elegant as a backdrop for this beautiful blossom!  

I decided to use this as a birthday card because I'm always needing them!  Here's a quick peek at the inside....

Thanks so much for stopping by!   Blessings, Tina

Saturday, January 18, 2020

The Gangs All Meer Birthday Card

Hellooooo weekend!  I'm so happy for a lazy Saturday morning.  Jeff and I will be meeting my son, Wayne and his boys for his Birthday dinner later today!  I did some searching for Masculine cards on Pinterest this morning and after looking at quite a few of them, I decided I could come up with something on my own just as well.  I think if Wayne liked to fish, or golf, or hunt, it would be easier!  Ugh!  I looked through some of my newer stamp sets and decided to use the Gangs All Meer Stamp Set.  I guess cute little animals will work for any birthday!  

I stamped thse three adorable little images in a row using Versafine Black Ink because it's waterproof.  I used my ink pads and Aqua Painter to watercolor the picture in.  The ink colors used were Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Soft Suede, and Pool Party.  As you'll notice I cut my Happy Birthday to a Standup Friend sentiment into two pieces so I could just use the Happy Birthday.  I used a Black Stampin' Write Marker to connect the ground once the watercolor panel dried.  I backed it with a thin matt of Soft Suede Cardstock and then ran some twine around the bottom of the panel. I stamped the hate on a scrap of cardstock and fussy cut it to fit on the cute little Meercat's head.   I found some aztec-look retired DSP and used it for a background on my Soft Suede Cardbase.  I loved the way that it turned out.  

Now for the inside....

I kept the inside really simple by stamping the little cactus in the lower right corner.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and used my stampin' Blends to color it in.  This will leave me lots of room to write a personal message.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

PCC366 Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge with Stampin' Up! Free as a Bird

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  I've have been MIA with the Paper Craft Crew for a while now but I'm back and ready to dive in with a fun sketch challenge and the Free as a Bird stamp set from the Annual Catalog!  

I have to admit.. I really am a bird person.  Whenever my hubby and I go on vacation, I'm always taking pictures of birds.  My card idea started with a piece of Purple Posy Cardstock but I had to admit that I wasn't sure if there were many birds that were lavender or purple.  So... of course I googled purple birds and found out that there are! 

This little guy looked a lot like the little birds in the Free as a Bird stamp set so I went for it!

I used the floral and leaf images from the stamp set to make a background by stamping them with Versamark for a tone-on-tone look.  I used one of the Stampin' Up! Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut it into my background panel.  I layered that on a piece of Basic Black Cardstock and then adhered it to a Melon Mambo Cardstock.  I then stamped the birds on a branch image onto a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink and colored it with Zig Clean Color Markers.  The Bristol Smooth really allows the Zig Clean Color Markers to blend and it takes water really well.  Once the image was dry, I used one of the Stampin' Up! Stitched Nested Label Dies to cut it out.  *Currently The Stitched Nested Label Dies can be purchased with the Free as a Bird Stamp Set as a bundle! I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to the layered card base.  I stamped the "hello" sentiment from the set with Versamark Ink onto Basic Black cardstock and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.  I used Multipurpose adhesive to adhere the sentiment to the bird label die.  I added a Mini Dimensional to the left side that hung off of the label so support it.  Finally I added some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots that had been colored with a Melon Mambo Stampin' Blend and adhered them to the front of the card.  The Stampin' Blend alcohol markers dry so quickly that you can add them almost immediately to your card. 

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Honey Bee Bundle Stampin' Up! Again!

Hello and Happy Friyay!  Yep, it's Friday and it's pay day so it's definitely a Friyay!  
I have another card to share with the adorable Stampin' Up! Honey Bee Bundle! and Golden Honey Specialty DSP!  I hope you love it as much as I do!

Here's the outside of the card which came together soooo easily!  I have an 11" x 4 1/4" inch Basic Black Cardbase scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding card.  I added a panel of the gorgeous Golden Honey Specialty DSP (free during sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase!) that was cut with one of the stitched rectangle dies.  I stamped the honey bees on whisper white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored in the yellow with Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends!  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the honey bees and then added a little clear Wink of Stella to the winks for some shine.  I stamped the sentiment with more of the Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whsiper White Cardstock and cut it with one of the Stitched Nested Label Dies.  I used a scrap of more of the Golden Honey Special DSP (black and gold stripe) to cut the little gold stripe that I adhered to my card panel prior to adding the sentiment die cut with dimensionals.  I love how the gold looks layered under it!  Finally I added 3 gold glitter enamel dots and a scrap of Black and Gold Twine to finish off the outside of my card.

Here's a look at the inside of my card.  I stamped the sentiment onto a stitched rectangle Whisper White panel and adhered it to the middle of the inside.  I stamped the honey bee onto a scrap of Whisper White with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with my Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends as I did the other honey bees.  I added some clear Wink of Stella to the center under the sentiment with Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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Monday, December 30, 2019

New Honey Bee Bundle with Stampin' Up!

Hello and Happy Monday!  I wanted to take a minute to share a card I made this past weekend with the adorable new Honey Bee Bundle from Stampin' Up!  It is so super cute and fun to use!

Not only are the stamps and sentiments adorable, but that coordinating Golden Honey Specialty DSP that is available in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog is Ah-mazing!!!  I couldn't believe that it was free with just a $50 purchase!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings and Happy New Year!  Tina

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Stampin' Up! Country Club Suite, Club House Bundle!

Hello and Happy Sunday!  I hope you are having a fabulous day!  I've taken a couple of days to decompress after the Christmas Holidays.  My husband is working this weekend so I had a lot of time to make cards and it was sooo much fun since I had new products!  One of the best advantages of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is having the opportunity to preorder.  The new Occassions Catalog is so fun of fun products that you will love and will be available to non-demonstrators on January 3rd!  One of my favorite new suites is the Country Club Suite!  If you struggle with masculine cards, this is a great suite to get you started!  Both my hubby and my step-son love to golf so this suite will get used a LOT!  The Desginer Series Paper is awesome as is the coordinating set of twine! 

Here's my first card using the Country Club Suite...

The images are very easy to color because they have already done the shading for you!  Those are my favorite type of images!  I love the coordinating twine and love the fact that you can unravel the edges to give you a cool look!  Isn't the DSP so pretty in the background!

And for the inside, here's what I came up with....

I absolutely LOVE the sentiments in this set!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings to you for the new year!  Tina

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

SIP Challenge #207 - Holidays with Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid and Tiny Keepsakes

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are back into the swing of every day life again!  I was off work from Wednesday through Sunday and it was super hard to get up on Monday morning and back to work!  

This week over at Stamp, Ink, Paper we have a Holidays theme challenge.  I tried to make some card this year that were a little more clean and simple than what I normally make.  Here's what I came up with using the Perfectly Plaid Bundle and the Tiny Keepsakes Stamp Set.

I used the Tiny Keepsakes stamp set to stamp the little plaid background squares.  They were stamped in Real Red onto Whisper White and then cut out with the stitched squares from the Stitched Shape Dies.  I mounted them on a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" square card.  I stamped the tree from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Shaded Spruce and used the 2 step coordinating stamp to fill in the color of the leaves.  I punched it out with the coordinating punch.  I added some red metallic thread behind the trees with dimensionals and added it to the center of my card.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it into a small rectangle and added it to the bottom of the tree and then finished it off with three green sequins.  So simple but super cute and easy to make!  I've listed the supplies below if interested!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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