Subscribe to
Posts
Comments

~*~*~

Welcome to Release Week!  This release revolves around the Fruit of the Spirit.  Three wonderful sets that have many uses!  And the colorist in me is just giddy!

Ok, let’s start with a card…..

I’m in love love love with the fruit images, but the sentiments are so spot on, too!

 

For this card I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Fruit

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Fruit of the Spirit

Prima 6 x 6 – Fruit Paradise
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium white cardstock –
Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
Simple Stories DIY Christmas enamel dots

1/4″ Silk Ribbon – Olive
1/4″ ScorTape
Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares
Bow Easy
Other:
Copic Markers

~*~*~

As you may know, Bible Journaling is big.  I do a little here and there, but I’m a Bible purist and have no desire to cover scripture.  I do like the idea of tip ins and staying within the area provided.

For the journal page, I stamped the fruit of the spirit sentiment stamp several times and added the fruit on top.

~*~*~

And I didn’t stop there!  I always need bookmarks, so I whipped one up here:

Bible journaling & Bookmark

I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Fruit 

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Fruit of the Spirit

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium white cardstock
Baker’s Twine – blueberry/white
1/4″ ScorTape
Tim Holtz Inks

– broken china
– carved pumpkin
– candied apple
– cracked pistachio
– crushed olive
– mustard seed

Other:
Vanilla Cardstock
Copic Markers
Laminator

~*~*~

~*~*~

~*~*~

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Oh, yes we did!  Christmas cards in September.  It has been in the upper 90s this holiday weekend, so much irony.

Each year I make a Christmas card in non-traditional colors.  I’ve been doing this for over 10 years, so I struggled to find a color for this year’s card.  Green is a traditional color, but this AQUA.  I like it!

We have some exciting things coming next week!  Make sure you check back next Monday… right here 🙂

~*~*~

So, this one is super simple.  I’m getting much better at the quick cards.

~*~*~

A closer look….

For this card, I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Jesus
Kaisercraft 6.5 x 6.5 – Let It Snow

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White Cardstock

Spellbinders – Create a Flake

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Evergreen Bough

Baker’s Twine – celery

Melissa Frances – white pearls

1/4″ ScorTape
Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

Bow Easy

Other:
Cool Pool cardstock

~*~*~

~*~*~

Remember to join in next week for something special!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Grateful Heart~

Right now, I can definitely say I have a grateful heart.  I woke up Friday morning with my entire left side of my face swollen and red.  I did the ice/heat thing for the better part of the day and it just got worse.  Ended up in the Urgent Care on Saturday morning.  Now I’m on antibiotics and just now starting to feel human again.

The bad part was that I had not started my card for this post.  I ended up in the studio at 1am on Sunday struggling to get this done while my left eye was nearly swollen closed.  But I managed!

~*~*~

I generally struggle with mostly white cards, but I’m liking this with it’s dimension.

~*~*~

I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Harvest
Authentique 8 x 8 – Gratious
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium white cardstock

Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Give Thanks
Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Harvest

Baker’s Twine – brown/white

1/4″ ScorTape

Thermoweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

Glossy Accents
other:
Copic markers
Crystal drops

~*~*~

~*~*~

Thanks for stopping by!

~Hello, Sweet Friend~

I have something different to share with you today.  Let’s back up a bit.  My 5 yr old granddaughter loves unicorns and mermaids.  Of course!  What little girl doesn’t, right?

So I went on an exhausting search (hello Pinterest!) looking for a way to create a unicorn using my Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  And wouldn’t you know, the new cluster stamps are perfect!

But, wouldn’t you know… I had to brush off my drawing skills (barely a skill) and draw the horn (which I cut out), the ears and the eyes.

~*~*~

***EDIT to add:  I meant to touch on the items that were hand drawn.  I thin the eyes and ears are pretty self-explanatory.  For the horn, I drew a cone-like shape that is approximately 1″ wide and comes to a point at the top.  The horn is approximately 3″ long.  I added the stripes and colored it with gold gel pen and some glitter glue.

I added a little glitter glue to the center flower and the horn

~*~*~

~*~*~

I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Summer Roses

Craft Consortium – Watercolors

Bazzill Gold Mirrored cardstock

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium white cardstock

Memento Tuxedo black dye ink

Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Floral Cluster & Sprigs

1/4″ ScorTape

Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

other:
Sharpie
Gold metallic pen
Copic markers

~*~*~

Thanks for stopping by!

~Harvest~

I love plaid.  Any color, any pattern (i.e. Tartan plaid), single color, multi-color… I love plaid.  I recently received a quite large stash of new papers and there is plaid everywhere!  I’m a happy girl.

So we’re going to ease into fall/Halloween/thanksgiving themed cards.  I promise to hold off at least a month for Christmas cards… teehee.

This week we’re going to celebrate the harvest.  Where I live, there is quite a bit of agriculture to the East and snowy mountain tops to the West… so, lots of inspiration!

~*~*~

 

Now that’s some scrumptious plaid!

~*~*~

A little closeup shot


~*~*~

A little decor for the inside…

~*~*~

I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Welcome Fall

– Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Welcome Fall Pumpkin

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Autumn Blessings

– Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Autumn Blessings Wheat BundleStamp

Simply Clear Stamps – Harvest

Stamp Simple Steel Dies – Harvest
Echo Park – My Fav Fall

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium white cardstock

Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink

Spellbinders – Pierced Ovals1/4″ ScorTape

Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

other:
Memento Potter’s Clay
Memento Toffee Crunch

~*~*~

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Monday!  I’m going to keep saying that until it becomes true.  I generally struggle on Mondays as that’s when hubby goes back to work and I know I’ll be facing the week alone.  I sometimes get physically ill thinking about it.

This new pad of paper (Forward with Faith) from Echo Park is a new favorite.  Lots of coordinating papers in my favorite colors!

This was one of those cards where I created all the elements and then struggled to put them together to my liking.  I gave it to God.  I took a deep breath and just let it be.

~*~*~

~*~*~

I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Thinking of you Rose
Bundle:
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Coffee or Tea
Bundle:
Echo Park – 6×6 – Forward with Faith
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White Cardstock

Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Rose

Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Coffee or Tea
Spellbinders – Pierced circles

Spellbinders – Scalloped Circles

Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink

1/4″ ScorTape

Thermoweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

other:
Copic markers
Tonic nuvo drops

~*~*~

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Is it me, or are the days flying by like a UFO?  Not just the days, but the years, too.  We celebrated my #1 son’s 36th birthday this weekend.  I find it impossible to acknowledge that I have a 36 yr old.  I’m only 37!  Well, that’s how I feel (mentally), anyway.

It has been incredibly hot and humid (unusually so for Colorado), these past couple weeks.  Normally I would lock myself in my AC’d apartment, but we’ve had more outdoor activities than usual.  The heat sucks my energy dry in short order.  I can’t wait for Autumn!

This week’s card is good for either “Thinking of You” or a sympathy card.

~*~*~

I’m totally in love with the Kaisercraft Greenhouse paper pad.  It has the prettiest succulents and so soft colors.

~*~*~

~*~*~

I used:

 Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Give Thanks
Kaisercraft 6.5 x 6.5 – Greenhouse
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium white cardstock –
Vellum
Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
Spellbinders – Les Papillions
Spellbinders – pierced rectangles
Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Hearts
Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Floral Clusters
Enamel dots
1/4″ ScorTape
Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares –

~*~*~

~*~*~

Thanks for stopping by!

~Sunflower Season~

 

Happy Monday!  Is that even a thing?

It was certainly a great weekend for us!  We had our granddaughter, Kaleo, with us.  An 18 month old definitely requires the full attention of TWO adults.  This kid is a one girl show.  I have a sore face from smiling so much!

Since it was a spur of the moment babysitting gig, I didn’t get my card done until Sunday afternoon.  I had to go super simple, but I’m liking it anyway!

~*~*~

My panels (creamy yellow, chocolate, and rust) are stamped and embossed together then cut apart to create a triptych type card.

~*~*~

I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Sunflower Season

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Farmhouse All Occ Greetings

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium white cardstock –

Melissa Frances – white pearls

Memento Tuxedo Black

Versamark –

White embossing powder –

1/4″ ScorTape

Thermoweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

other:
asst colored cardstock

~*~*~

~*~*~

Thanks for stopping by!

A couple of days ago, one of the postings on the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store’s facebook page was a shaker card I made awhile back.  I have made maybe 5 shaker cards in the 15+ years that I’ve been paper crafting.  I took it as a challenge!

My hubby has been on vacation (staycation actually) for the better part of the last two weeks.  I stayed out of my studio most of that time so I could spend time with him.  When I sat down at my desk a couple days ago, I drew a great big blank.  Then I picked up my coffee….

~*~*~

I am in LOVE with the woodgrain paper.  And did I mention that the card smells sooooooo good!

~*~*~

~*~*~

I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – A Cup of Java
Echo Park 6 x 6 – Coffee
Craft Consortium Wood Textures 12×12
Memento Rich Cocoa
Stamp Simply Steel Dies – A Cup of Java
My Mind’s Eye – Record it! Charmed

Adhesives:
1/4″ ScorTape1/8″ ScorTapeThermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

Other:
Vanilla cardstock
Acetate
Coffee grounds

~*~*~

~*~*~

Thanks for stopping by!

~Little Note~

This will be the last of the cluster cards for awhile.  I’ve just had so much fun using them and I’ve barely scratched the surface of what type of card they will make.  By far the most versatile stamps I’ve ever used.

I’ve been sick these past few days.  Fortunately I have a very attentive husband.  He’s been fishing in the early mornings and doing the shopping and cleaning in the afternoons.  He’s been cooking, too!  I feel like I’m perking up, so it will be my turn to make him know how appreciative I am!

This was one of those times where I picked out my paper and then matched my flowers to the paper.  The flowers in this picture look way more orange than they really are.

~*~*~

I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Floral Cluster – Spring Pansies
Kaisercraft 6.5 x 6.5 – Rosabella
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Smooth white cardstock
Memento Tuxedo black dye ink
Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Floral Cluster & Sprigs
Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Fishtail Sentiment Banner dies
Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Standard circles
Simple Stories – Enamel Dots
1/4″ ScorTape
Thermoweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

other:
Star Dust Stickles
Copics: R00, R01, R11, R20
Spectrum: IG1, IG2, IG4

~*~*~

Thanks for stopping by!

~*~*~

« Prev - Next »

Blog hosted by Splitcoaststampers Privacy Policy Cookie Policy