1 Aug 2015

Hip Hip Hooray!

Holy cow - this week's colours at The Color Throwdown threw me for a loop...... but perseverance is my middle name (not really - it's Joan)  so I kept at it and came up with a celebratory creation!

I used Papertrey Ink colours - Summer Sunrise, Royal Velvet and Limeade Ice, along with their stamps - Hooray!, Birthday Style Die Collection and the Good Times die.

I die cut the "celebrate" with the delicious Luxe Gold Adhesive sheets - oh my word - what a gorgeous pure gold - yummy!

I added some pretty sparkly gold gumdrops from Your Next Stamps along with the sparkly bows from my stash!  - I love a handy go-to sparkle!!

24 Jul 2015

Masculine Thank You

I realize the title of my post might be redundant……not many men send thank you cards but sometimes they might receive one - for something or other…..anyway the hole that I am digging brings me to my creation for today Hah!

I am linking up to this month's Reverse Confetti Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) and this week's Color Throwdown - both fabulous is their own right-- naturally!

I used a ton 'o Reverse Confetti product for these beautiful colours - it was really a no-brainer!

I trimmed and layered up two of the fun Quick Card Panels -Weather or Dot (And Stripes) along with Pina Colada  and stamped a couple of the sequins from Roundabout.

I stamped the thank you sentiment from Roundabout and die cut with the Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts.  This particular circle die leaves a bit more of a white border but I am A-ok with that!

I stapled a couple of little flags cut from Stitched Flag Trio Confetti Cuts - one of my favouritist of all time!! The little button tied with green twine added a little something - masculine for sure and not too frilly!

22 Jul 2015

So very bee-you-tiful!

Good Sunny Morning in Ontario!  This week's Sweet Sunday Sketch was beckoning me to play - and since I really wanted to use my Reverse Confetti stamp set called The Buzz I went to work (play)

I love the big sentiment and the cute little bees, so this set was perfect for this sketch!

I decided to keep all of that white space - (although it drives me crazy!) so that I could highlight the bees and sentiment.

I stamped and coloured the cute little bee with my copic markers and then die cut him with The Buzz Confetti Cuts.  I diecut the sun from the Sun 'n Clouds Confetti Cuts and also used two of the flags from the Stitched Flag Trio Confetti Cuts - I LOVE these dies!

I tucked the little flags in where they should go and then decided that twine and baubles would be just perfect to finish my sketch  Give that sketch a try - it's a cute one!!!

13 Jul 2015

Just Because

Today I have combined *smooshing (a Laura Bassen favorite of mine) - and the Peony Cover Plate from Papertrey Ink for this week's Color Throwdown.

I used Shabby Shutters distressed ink along with Papertrey Ink Melon Berry and Hibiscus Burst re-inkers and combined them onto my non-stick craft sheet and spritzed the whole schmozzle with water.

I used plain white card stock - basically because my water-colour paper is somewhere beneath the hordes of paper on my desk - to lay on top of the watercolours and it worked terrifically!

I paid specific attention to the placement of the colours so that I could use the Peony Cover Plate on top - which I did- hah!

I added the sentiment - from the Papertrey Ink Scripted stamp set - onto white card stock and popped it up.  Some beautiful gems finished it off!

Woohoo! - now to link up to The Color Throwdown!

4 Jul 2015

My Guiding Light

This week's Color Throwdown has some pretty colours that really caught my eye -again.... so I played along!

I love the new Guiding Lights stamp set from Papertrey Ink, so naturally I had to use it - an orange lighthouse and everything!  I've really started to love orange again - yay!

Just a short post today - lots to do and places to go!

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