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InKing Blog Hop, September Morn, and #GDP156

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “September Morn,” a Neil Diamond classic from the late ’70’s. As you can guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by the beauty of Autumn – September is when the air becomes crisp and the leaves start to fall. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Here’s my card and coordinating envelope.

First,

I love Neil Diamond.  I’ve seen him in concert and it was great.  So, I am happy that my first blog post, since we packed up our house two months ago, features one of his songs for the theme. 

Second,

Thank heavens the GDP#156 challenge was a real inspiration for this card and challenge.   I’d been struggling with a fall card, partially because I wanted to organize my new “blue room” (craft room) before I really ordered everything I wanted from the holiday catalog.  The other reason for my struggle is that I live in Central Florida and it’s difficult to think about fall cards when it is still 95-100 degrees each day.  This isn’t a complaint, it’s a fact of Florida weather.  

Third,

Many thanks to my upline, Brian King, for offering DSP paper shares from the holiday catalog.  Saved me this month!  On to my card and my interpretation of the GDP#156 challenge!  

Here’s the challenge card:

When I recieved my happy mail, in the form of my paper share, I found that I really, really like my share paper samples!  I had to pick a sentiment from non-holiday stamps which I already owned.  Therefore, I picked one from the Rooted in Nature stamp set.  It even feels like fall to me, but maybe it’s just me. 

Once I had the sentiment, I was able to pick the DSP I wanted to use, and both patterns are from the Country Lane DSP.  I just love the cotton bolls, and Crushed Curry is definitely a fall color.  TheEarly Espresso background pattern is also from Country Lane DSP, and really makes the cotton bolls pop.  The wood look really gives dimension to the background without overwhelming the card. 

I added the mats of Crushed Curry and Early Espresso and thought I needed a little something, something.  Enter the Crumb Cake Nature’s Twine for the wrapping around the card and then the bow.  Since I am bow challenged, I actually wrapped the twine and tied a knot.  I gathered one side of the twine together so it would look authentic, and tied another knot.  Then, I tied a bow and glued it down onto the knots.

Thank you for stopping by today. 

I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Brian King from stampwithbrian.com. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

 

 

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  3. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  10. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  11. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

InKing Royalty Blog Hop ~ I Can’t Wait for Christmas

Welcome to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop for July!

This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “I Don’t Want to Wait ’til Christmas.” We are half-way through the year, so there’s no better time to start thinking about the joy of Christmas. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

What to Do When You Have Next to Nothing Current for Christmas?

I tend to be more of a non-traditional Christmas colors person.  The blues and silvers for Christmas make me happy. Last year’s Old Olive, Whisper White, and Basic Black Christmas DSP made my heart sing!  Therefore, when I first saw the Under the Mistletoe DSP in the 2018 – 2019 annual catalog, I didn’t think I needed to order it right away.  

The InKing Royalty Blog Hop, with the theme of “I Can’t Wait Until Christmas” rolled around in my head for about a week.  Mind you, we have sold our house and close this Friday.  We don’t close on the house we are buying until August 9, which just happens to be my second day of school with my new students.   We have some options as to where to stay for the 20 days between closings, but there are other events happening during that time as well.   Stress abounds around here right now, and then I started wondering what I could do for a Christmas card while in the middle of packing up the house  Since my paper share DSP is the only (!!) current Christmas product I have, I needed to be inventive. 

Then I realized that the Poppy Parade and Shaded Spruce colors are fabulous and don’t feel like traditional Christmas colors.   Score!  Next, I needed to figure out what to do with just the DSP.  Enter the eclipse card, but I wanted to put a twist on the original design.

The Results

Here are the cards I made for this Blog Hop using the Under the Mistletoe DSP:

               

These cards were both made from the same piece of the DSP.  I just love these colors and patterns, and am anxious to get my DSP sale order including this paper!   

A note about the logistics of this pair of cards:  it was necessary to crop NOEL out of both sides of the DSP.  It would not work to just crop the letters out and flip them over.  Lining up the letters using the Large Letters Framelits is the most difficult part of this card.   When I was done, I had the elements for two cards, and putting it all together is the easy part.

Every time I look at the polka dot card I feel like I am missing something underneath “NOEL”.  I will have to figure out what I can add to the front of the card.  I’ve got a few ideas I am considering, but don’t think I will make a decision before the blog hop starts.

Take It Up a Notch

I knew I needed to add some extra elements to the card using current products.   First, I grabbed the Faceted Dots and used the small black ones to embellish some of the stars on the bells.  I still needed something, so next I grabbed my fine tip glue and put a small dot on each of the small trios of blue dots.  For the polka dot card, I put small dots of glue on random large and small Poppy Parade dots.

Here’s a close-up of the faceted dots and the small trios of blue dots:

Eclipse Card Tips 

If you’ve never made an eclipse card before, let me share some tips I’ve learned along the way.

It is much, much easier to line the letters up using a metal ruler on the Big Shot magnetic plate.   

This ruler has a cork underside, which allowed me to use the cork as a stopping point for my letters.                       

I only used one layer of strips of foam tape, which I cut down to size.  If you are not using a coordinating paper for the letters, it helps to use two layers of foam tape.  A word to the wise:  don’t try this with dimensionals.  Take my word on this, it will save yourself time and frustration if you use foam tape,

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Robby Hamilton at Miss Hammie Crafts. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

​Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  12. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  13. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

Have a Peachy Day!

 

Petal Promenade for Fab Friday and the Library Challenge

Many Thanks to the Librarian!

Before I jump into my blog for these two challenges, let me say how honored I was to be chosen as one of the Librarian’s Choices for The Library Challenge # 9 with a Where the Wild Things Are theme.  You can see my z-fold card I created here.    I didn’t even know I was chosen until I went in to make sure I didn’t miss the deadline for the current challenge. While I enjoy participating in challenges, I’ve missed more deadlines by just a few hours for a variety of challenges.  Can you imagine my surprise?!? 

Current Challenges

Fab Friday 114 sketch challenge for this week is simple, which I love.  However, when combined with the Library Challenge # 10, it becomes very elegant.  I chose to use the cover of  the Rose Garden, written by Susanna Kearsley,  as my inspiration.  The gorgeous photographic Petal Promenade DSP is perfect, and I am very thankful for the DSP share in which I participated for this paper.  More about DSP shares later.

Here’s my card:

Here are the posts for the challenges:

         

Petal Promenade is Beautiful!

When I first saw the DSP options in the 2018 – 2019 catalog, not all of them Wow’d me, including Petal Promenade.  Therefore, I did what I always do when there are new DSP sets:  participate in a paper share with my upline, Brian King.  A paper share includes patterns from each of the DSP 12 x 12 (cut to 6 x 12) and 6 x 6 stacks.  The shares allow me to hold in my hot little hands to see if I want to order ALL of it.  This set of papers is gorgeous!!!!  I didn’t think I would order it, but now it tops my list for the Buy 3, Get 1 Free shopping list.  

Blushing Bride cardstock provides the bottom base, and I also used the Wood Textures DSP for the middle mat.  I punched out the circle to go under the Share What You Love doille for some contrast.  This suite also provided, the pearlized enamel dots, the metal flower, and the sentiment.   After choosing my DSP from Wood Textures, I decided on Soft Suede ink.  I thought the Whisper White label needed a little something – something.  Therefore, I chose a flower stamp and stamped it off in Blushing Bride.  The retired Crumb Cake ribbon seemed to fit this card, and the Fab Friday challenge, perfectly.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I greatly appreciate your visits, and would love to hear from you, so please feel free to leave a comment.

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

 

 

 

Sweet Varied Vases for the Milestone ctd500

500 Challenges!  WOW!

Color Throwdown is celebrating their 500 (!!) challenge this week.  500. weekly. challenges.  A huge accomplishment therefore, many, many congrats are in order.  

The color combo for this week got it’s inspiration from a fireworks display:  navy blue, blush, gold, and white.  I used Night of Navy, Blushing Bride, and gold accents in the form of ribbon, thread, and Wink of Stella.  I’m not really a gold person and making this card convinced me that I need to at least have more gold embellishments.  

Here’s my sweet card:

 

Here’s the ctd500 challenge link:

 

Varied Vases is such a sweet stamp set,  and the coordinating punch makes it very easy to use individual pieces.   Million dollar sales demo, Mary Fish ( in whose third level I happily belong), designed the set, including her signature tulip.  I used Night of Navy and white Tutti Frutti  DSP, also retired, to punch out the vases.  Night of Navy,  Blushing Bride, and Whisper White paper, inks or Stamping Write markers were the only colors used, which I think adds to the sweetness.  

My Need for Gold is Evident

I really thought I at least had gold faceted gems.  Wrong.  Therefore, I have had to resort to just touches of gold.  The ribbon used across the separation between the Night of Navy and Blushing Bride cardstock for the base of the card.  The gold thread, also retired, forms a sweet little square knot on the two smaller vases.  Wink of Stella, also retired, highlights the stems and flower centers.   

Clear Wink of Stella usually is difficult to see in pictures, but the gold one photographs much easier.  Here’s a close-up of the Wink of Stella and gold thread touches:

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

#GDP145 is completed and it feels pretty good

Global Design Project Challenge # 145

This week’s color challenge contains the trio of Grapefruit Grove, Fresh Fig, and Mint Macaron.  Until this very second, I thought my card matched what I finally figured out in my head.   Now, I am pretty bummed because I just realized I used Rich Razzleberry.  UGH!  I don’t know if I should go ahead and post it anyway or make another one using the correct colors.  Decisions, decisions.

Anyway, when I first saw the colors I thought that it was an interesting combination, to say the least.  But then again, I usually react that way to their combinations.  It truly is a challenge, but it widens my color world, so it’s all good.  Admit it, you wouldn’t have put these three colors together if not for a challenge. But look how gorgeous they are together.

A Couple of Firsts

First, I couldn’t stand knowing/thinking that I used the wrong color so I just finished another card for this challenge.  In the original I actually used half Fresh Fig and half Rich Razzleberry.   There are a couple of differences, and I will post my original card at the end of this blog post.

The original couple of firsts mentioned in the subheading refers to the first time I used two new stamp sets:  the Bokeh Dots clear mount set and the Calligraphy Essentials set.  Both are fabulous, but there are some tips I’d like to share regarding each set. 

I’ve been participating in a couple of threads with demos on facebook regarding the Bokeh dots stamp.  I have tried some of the tips and have found that the best results are achieved when the ink is rolled on the stamp using a brayer.  I have a rubber brayer and it worked fabulously!  Without the brayer, I was getting blotches instead of dots.  Evidently, the stars stamp in this set doesn’t have an issue with ink.   

For the Calligraphy Essentials, which really goes with the current lettering trend, I found the coloring really needs a light hand for the ink.  I also practiced coloring in the letters a few times on my grid paper before coloring on the Bokeh Dots.  I used the Fresh Fig Stamping Write Marker, but have also seen cards where the Blends were used.

Here’s the second card I created:

Here’s the challenge post:

The Elements

I used the DSP from Share What You Love, which I love, love, love.  There are so many different colors leading to seemingly endless combinations.  Some of the papers almost able to be printed on Shiny Whisper White cardstock because they have a beautiful shine.   For this card, I chose the words in this on point font in Grapefruit Grove and Basic Black.  Just a little side not about the DSP.  While I was working on the first card I found the word “florida” included in the various other words.  I just kind of thought that was interesting since I live in Florida.  Oh well.

I mounted the DSP on Fresh Fig cardstock and used the retired Fresh Fig ribbon as well.  Since I am completely square knot challenged right now, I used a tip I saw somewhere; if it’s your idea, please let me know so I can give you credit.  I’m including three photos to illustrate this tip.  

First, tie your ribbon around a TomBow liquid glue container.  When you slide the ribbon off, you have a loop, which you cut in half.  Now you have your square knot, and then just play with it until you get what knot you wanted.  Easy Peasy.  Also, does the word “florida” pop out at you in the third picture.  

For this card, I cropped two circles using the Stitched Shape framelits.  Here’s one of the differences from the first card because I used an inner circle of Mint Macaron.  You’ll see there’s no inner circle on the original card.

Stitching in the Ditch

One of my favorite things to do with the crops shapes from the Stitched Shapes framelits is to color in the ditch.  I usually use the same marker as the color of cardstock.  If I am coloring the ditch on DSP, I pull a coordinating color.  I also used the Mint Macaron Stamping Write Marker to outline the sentiment piece, including the corners punched with the trio punch.  After I added three Share What You Love Mint Macaron pearls, I popped the sentiment up on mini-dimensionals. 

While the first card was definitely an evolution, I knew what I was doing for the second.  Well, except for cutting the DSP in the landscape instead of portrait orientation.  

Here’s my first card:

Thanks so much for stopping by my little piece of the internet blog world.  I completely enjoy hearing your thoughts and comments, so please feel free to leave one.

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

 

Animal Outing for CTS#278

CAS(E) This Sketch #278

This week’s challenge is super simple, but took me a couple of days to figure out what I was going to do.  I knew I wanted to use Animal Outing DSP and finally decided exactly what I would do.  As with the vast majority of sketch challenges with which I play along, I look at the sketch just a couple of times and then let it roll around in my head until I get an idea.  

Here’s my card:

Here’s the CTS#278 sketch that inspired my card:

The trio of adorable animals and the sentiment banner were taken directly from the sketch.   The sentiment, from the Animal Outing stamp set, was the perfect size for my banner.  I stamped the sentiment, trimmed the length, and punched the banner, albiet non-symmetrical.

Kangaroo, Iguana, and Sloth ~ Oh My!

All three of the animals came from one sheet of DSP.  This whole stack is absolutely adorable, and I had a difficult time deciding which three to use.  In the end, it came down to which ones I could get out of a piece of DSP smaller than a 6 x 6 inch square.   The animal print DSP is on the reverse side of the animals, and I thought it would calm down the Berry Burst in the mat and the strip of DSP (also from Animal Expedition) going down the front.  In order to try to further calm down the DSP patterns, I matted the Berry Burst on Pool Party, also taken from the DSP colors. 

After cropping out the squares using the Stitched Shapes framelits, I used the Soft Suede Stamping Write marker to color in the stitches in the ditches.  Then I thought that trying to mat these squares would be just too much for this sketch.  Therefore, I used a tip I picked up from Mary Deatherage, of Stamps-n-Lingers, during one of her weekly FB live videos.  I’d always outlined the borders of paper by tap, tap, tapping it in the ink pad.  Mary uses the broad tip of the markers to outline the borders.  Winner! 

Here’s a close-up of the kangaroo faux stitching in the ditch and the colored borders:

The colored borders really add dimension without adding another layer.  I love this tip and have used it quite often since I saw it.

Dimensionals, Mini and Regular

These little pieces of dimensional happiness were the finishing touch to the card.  I popped the sentiment on mini-dimensionals and tucked it under the sloth.  Regular dimensionals provided the lift needed on all three animal squares.  While I know the sloth needed to be upside down, I first placed it right side up.  I realized my mistake and very, very carefully pulled up on the square, reapplied a couple of dimensionals, and then placed it down correctly.  Yeah, me.

The simplicity of this sketch inspired my layers and mats.  I wanted something to ground the animal squares, which is why I added the DSP strip. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope you are inspired to play along with this challenge.

Have a Peachy day!

Sue 

 

Share What You Love for GDP#144

Global Design Project # 144

This week’s challenge is a CAS(E) the Designer challenge, which includes a variety of options for CAS(E)-ing.  While I could have CASE’d the card layout, used it as inspiration, pulled from the DSP, etc.  I chose to sort of follow the layout, used the same DSP stack, the SWYL stamp set, and incorporated the doile.  

The Share What You Love DSP is full of fabulous colors, gorgeous paper options, and all kinds of included accessories.   I’ve already used this suite for a few cards, and thoroughly enjoy cutting the DSP up.   I used Tranquil Tide for the base layer, So Saffron for the middle layer, and a piece of Berry Burst embossed using the Layered Leaves TIEF..  

Here’s my card:

Here’s the GDP challenge card:

My Take on the Challenge

In addition to using the SWYL DSP, I also used one of the sentiments from the Love What You Do coordinating stamp set.  The scripted fonts for all of these greetings are very versatile.  I put the sentiment in the same spot as the challenge card.  I started with a square piece of scrap Whisper White and used the trio punch to crop the corners.  Since didn’t want a plain white background,  I used So Saffron and one of the SWYL flower stamps.  I stamped the flowers in full strength and then again without re-inking to give the background dimension.  The sentiment was then stamped in Berry Burst.  

There were already so many layers on this card, I didn’t want to add yet another one under the DSP strip.  Therefore, I used the Tranquil Tide Stamping Write marker to outine the border of the paper.  Mary from Stamps-n-Lingers shared this trick on one of her Sunday night FB lives, and I have happily used it quite often.  

I cut the doile in half before adhering it to the back of the strip of DSP, and then popped it up on mini-dimensionals.  Dimensionals also provided dimension  for the sentiment element.

I really struggled with the ribbon, mainly because I am bow-challenged.   Retired Berry Burst ribbon provided the bottom layer, and the current Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon.  Bow challenged and layered ribbon:  always a fun combination.  Therefore I cheated and adhered the two layers together with glue dots and placed a flat layer on the card.  Amazingly, I tied a square knot and wound up with the tulled on top.  In order to hide the cheat, I used a small piece of Linen Thread to cinch the base ribbon and adhered the square knot using glue dots.  Happiness abounds.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you are inspired to play along with the Global Design Project challenges, which are posted every Monday.  

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

 

Yet Another Two-fer for FabFriday 140 and CTS#277

Fab Friday 140

Fab Friday bi-weekly challenges are always fun.  The current challenge is to use all five new In-Colors 2018 – 2020.   Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, and Pineapple Punch are all brightly saturated and pure colors.  At first I wasn’t sold on these new colors.   However, since I now have them in my hot little hands, I am in love with them.  The DSP is so much fun and is reminiscent of the In-Color DSP stacks of the past.  LOVE!

CAS(E) This Sketch #277

This weekly challenge always provides an interesting sketch from which inspiration can be drawn.  Sketch # 277 is very clean and simple with just a sentiment and one horizontal element below the sentiment.  Even though both of these challenges were rolling through my head for a few days, I did not necessarily try combine the two.  Since I wanted my Fab Friday card to be clean while incorporating the 5 colors, I figured out that I wanted to use the “celebrate” die.  That’s when I matched up the two challenges, which allowed me to use all the colors but still have a somewhat clean layout.  I hope you will see the CAS(E) inspiration in my card.

The Result

Here’s my card:

Here are the challenge links:

     

The first thing I figured out was the pattern for the “celebrate” die cut.  It was relatively easy to accomplish this look.  I cropped it out of three of the In-Color DSP papers, stacked them on top of each other, and cut the letters apart.  This allowed me to line up the letters exactly no matter the color.  It also left me with letter for two additional cards.  <Happy Dance>  

In order to be able to line up all the letters again, I knew I would need a complete base on which to place the letters.  Therefore, I cropped out the sentiment from Basic Black cardstock.  I also used Basic Black as one of the mat layers to ground and unify all of the five other colors.  Even though the blue “YOU” part of the sentiment is all one piece, I also layered it on top of a black base.  Another product that allowed this piecing process to be relatively easy was my Xyron Sticker Maker.  When using this sticker maker, I use the wrong end of the SU piercing tool to rub, rub, rub before taking off the cover layer of the Xyron sandwich.

Don’t even ask about the black base layer because I cropped both pieces of the sentiment out of it.  Ugly part won’t show because with everything else layered on it.

In order to incorporate the horizontal element I simply used a knotted piece of Lovely Lipstick ribbon.  

Thank you for visiting my blog  I greatly appreciate each view.

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

 

 

 

Animal Outing for GDP # 143 & Take Two Clean and Simple Sketches

Animal Outing Fun

When I first saw this product suite, I was sold!  I ordered the whole suite on my last order and finally had time to play with it today.  The theme challenge for Global Design Project # 143 is Love it, Live It, Share It.  Well, I love this suite and will be sharing cards from it often.

Earlier this week, I stumbled across the Take Two Clean and Simple Sketch Challenge.  I thought the sketch layout would work with the Animal Outing suite, so I combined both challenges.

Here’s my card:

Here are the challenge sketches:

          

Have to Love a Challenge Sketch 

When I am able to combine a theme challenge with a sketch challenge, I am a happy crafter.  

I used the Smoky Slate light and dark Blendabilities to color in this adorable rhino.  While I knew I wanted some sort of color on the tusk, I didn’t want it to be Smoky Slate.  I first colored in the tusk with the dark Blendability, and then realized my mistake.  Therefore, I pulled out the Color Lifter Blendability and just kept un-coloring (is that even a word?) throughout the whole card making process.  The cute bird is colored with Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist Stamping Write markers, highlighting the colors in the DSP.

This Animal Expedition DSP pattern choice was made because I definitely wanted a bold contrast with the Whisper White base.  I trimmed a piece of the DSP for the strip on the left side of the card.  There is a border on the sketch, so I placed the DSP on a Smoky Slate background.  

Accent Colors

I pulled the Lemon Lime Twist color out of the DSP, and used it for the Stitched Sketch die cut and the base of the card.  The Whisper White background was necessary for the clean look, but I didn’t want a plain white background.  Therefore, I embossed it with the Leaf TIEF, which really creates a deep embossed image.

I really think the Stitched Shapes need some dimension, so I used the Lemon Lime Twist marker to “stitch” in the ditch.  This simple stitching adds this finishing touch, so I do it very, very often with these dies.

The sentiment was actually an after-thought because I realized after getting the rhino and the DSP strip on the white background that I had forgotten a sentiment.  I had that exact piece of DSP left from my first cut, so I turned it over and stamped the sentiment on the lighter side.  The sentiment is  popped up on dimensionals, and I used the clear Wink of Stella to highlight just the letters.

Final Touches

Finding a balance on this card proved challenging.  After adding the leaf ribbon, I decided that the card needed something else.  I pulled out the Faceted Dots from the Share What You Love suite and started putting them on the sentiment, then in the upper right corner, then the large one on the bottom left.  I might have gone overboard with the dots when trying to balance out the card.

My card layout matches the sketch challenge.  I covered the GDP theme challenge by using what I love in the Animal Outing suite, and the sharing part from the Share What You Love pre-order.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I appreciate your comments, so please feel free to leave one.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

InkKing Royalty Blog Hop for Fab Friday 139

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Here Comes the Sun.” As you can guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by the joy of the summer sun. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Here Comes the Sun for FabFriday 139

My DH’s (dear husband) favorite color has always been yellow because of the sunshine of sunny Southern California.  He grew up and lived in the LA/Orange County area for more than 50 years.  Now we live in sunny (read: humid) Central Florida.  

Therefore, the new In-Color Pineapple Punch was the first color for which I reached.  Of course, there has to be a sun represented on the card, and I achieved that by using the Layering Circles die set, the Stitched Shapes die set, and a Share What You Love doile.  The scallops on the largest circle and the doile were my main homages to the sun. 

Here’s my card:

I did change the orientation from the sketch, however the inspiration from the sketch is definitely there.

Here’s the Fab Friday 139 sketch:

Varied Vases Bundle

The Varied Vases bundle, designed by million dollar sale demo Mary Fish (in whose third level I am) is so much fun and very versatile.  Hint:  before trying to line the stamps up to try to get it to match the punch, it is much easier to first punch the vases on a scrap sheet of cardstock.  Then you can lay the stamps into the punched areas and stamp with confidence knowing your results will line up with the punch.  

The sentiment is also from this bundle, and it fit perfectly on the Petals and More thinlet banner.  Next, I cropped a Blueberry Bushel frame for under the sentiment banner and punched the vases using Blueberry Bushel from the In-Color DSP stack.  I just love this blue because it is so clear and pure, as are the rest of the 2018 – 2020 In Colors.  That’s the main reason that I chose Call Me Clover for the background embossed with the Petal Burst folder.   The Pineapple Punch Stamping Write marker was used to simply color the stamped flowers.  I really wanted the colors to be the focus of this card, and I think I accomplished that goal.

Thank you for hopping with us today!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hopPam Morris from Tap, Tap, Stamp. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

​Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  4. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  5. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Sandra Cornejo at Madly Crafting
  12. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  15. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  16. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  17. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping

Where the Wild Things Are for Library Challenge # 9

Where the Wild Things Are

There are times I will click, read and click again, repeat, repeat, repeat…… you get the idea.  Somehow I wound up finding a new challenge, The Library Challenge seems perfect for me.  I’ve always loved the library, and have many happy memories of childhood Saturdays at the East Islip Library on Long Island.  I still love libraries, and when I taught elementary school I had a pretty extensive library of my own from which the kids could borrow books.  Now that I am teaching high school, my library is mostly non-fiction, but it is a classroom library and I still love going to the library.  

This challenge’s theme is based on Maurice Sendak’s beloved book, and I went immediately to the A Little Wild stamp set.  I knew I wanted to use all three of these adorable animals, so I needed a card larger than an A2 size.   I decided on a Z-fold card, and then pulled out the Garden Impressions DSP.  If you haven’t gotten this DSP yet, you need to do so quickly!  Gorgeous colors and patterns.  Bold and vibrant, with some subtle patterns as well.  

My Card

There were so many elements that went into making this card, and my desk mess was proof of the evolving card process.   

Here’s multiple views of my card:

 

 

I used SU Blendabilities for the coloring, and this was the first time I was happy with the result.  I don’t have an orange blendability, so I used the SU Stamping Write Pumpkin Pie marker to outline all the fur locks on the lion’s mane.   Then  I used the Daffodil Delight blends on the whole lion..

When I picked this fabulous DSP from Garden Impressions, my colors became Pacific Point, Shaded Spruce (LOVE!!), Soft Sea Foam, and Whisper White.  I used the DSP for the first and last folds of the card.   Whisper White is in the middle for a little note.  The Pacific Point banner was embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder.  I included circles cropped with the Stitched Shapes thinlets. I  stamped the back fold circle with “To:, From:” because the area for the note in the middle was kind of small.  

The leaves were stamped using the Petal Punch and the stamps from the Painted Harvest stamp set.  I used Soft Sea Foam cardstock, then stamped the fill stamp in the same ink.  I finished with Shaded Spruce for the detailed leaf stamp.  

Pretty Pleased

I love Maurice Sendak’s book, and this theme was fun.  I hope I did justice to the book, while adding a playful twist.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope you’ll leave a comment, especially if you are a library lover.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Little Miss Sass’ second birthday for FMS341

Miss Sass is turning 2!

Miss Sass is my great-niece and she’s turning 2!  I’ve already done the baby shower for my pregnant niece.  Last summer I did the vast majority of Little Miss Sass’ first birthday party.   Both parties, the decorations, and the themed snacks, were a big hit.  I’ve been working with my niece for a number of horse-themed 2nd birthday party ideas since Miss Sass is a HUGE horse lover.  My sister has 5 horses who love Miss Sass as much as she loves them.  

This card for Freshly Made Sketches 341 was my sample for the thank you cards after the party.  My niece loved them, and the Melon Mambo boots match Miss Sass’.  Melon Mambo, and other pinks, are the party colors.  Fun!

Here’s my card:

Here’s the sketch for Freshly Made Sketches 341:

FMS is the Perfect Sketch for this card

When I knew I  needed to have a card with the boots and also a sentiment, I remembered this week’s sketch.  Impeccable, and lucky, timing!  I used the Country Living stamp set for the boots then colored them with the Melon Mambo, Basic Black, and Petal Pink (top inside of boots) Stamping Write markers.  A quick layer of Wink of Stella clear and the coloring was done.  

The longest part of this card was trying to figure out what shape would be best for both the boots and the sentiment.  I tried all kinds of sizes of circles, and then started with squares.  Happiness followed when I was able to match the boots’ dimensions with a square from the Stitched Shapes die set.  I pulled out the Melon Mambo marker again to outline the stitched ditch.  

The All Things Thanks stamp set provided the sentiment, and it is perfect for this card.  I know the sketch calls for the sentiment in the middle of the card, but I needed an element on the bottom left side.   I cropped the sentiment using the Layering Squares framelits.

Garden Impressions DSP boasts a gorgeous set of patterns in this 6 x 6 stack, and it provided the perfect center banner.  The card needed something else in the middle, so I pulled out the retired Melon Mambo ribbon, which was leftover from Miss Sass’ baby shower. 

Hint of Layers

The banner, boots, and sentiment needed a mat, but I didn’t want to put an actual mat underneath each piece.  Therefore, I outined these elements with Melon Mambo ink and I achieved the look of a mat without actually creating one.

My final decision was to use the Decorative Dots embossing folder for the Whisper White layer.  I really think these dots create a playful element to the card.

One down, 19 to go

I’ve got 2 months to make 19 more of these.  However, we are moving in a month and 4 days.  These will be done before we move, as will as many decorations as possible.  

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

PP #397 Color Challenge meets #GPD142 sketch

I Love Two-fers

When I am able to marry a color challenge with a sketch challenge, all kinds of happy things happen.   This Paper Players #397 color challenge of Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist, and Crumb Cake (other neutrals are also ok) has been rolling around in my head for a few days.  I’d thought of doing thin stripes of the Coral and Lemon, but it wasn’t working.  

I sat down today with the marble background stamp and pulled out the Stamparatus my card idea suddenly became clear.  Since I was able to place both pieces of Whisper White cardstock in the exact same place on the grid, I was easily able to match up the stamp pattern on the Calypso Coral and Lemon Lime Twist stripes. 

Sounds confusing, but it really wasn’t.  Here’s my card:

 

Here are the challenge sketches:

For this card, I took the sketch as it was with no rotation of flipping.

Matching the Pattern

I first cut both stamped images into one inch strips.  Since each piece was stamped in the exact same place (thank you, Stamparatus), I was able to match up the patterns so it looks more like double time stamping.  

I wanted a clean outline border on each stripe before I put it down on the Soft Suede.  Therefore, I used my Stamping Write markers to lightly color the ends of the Whisper White.  

I’ve enlarged and cropped a portion of the card to show the sublty of the outline of the stripes.  It also shows how I used the Soft Suede marker to outline the scalloped oval cut from Crumb Cake.  

Easier Than It Looks

While the two colored stripes may look difficult to line up, the Stamparatus was the key to getting both colors on exactly the same spots.

I’d love to hear what you think, or even see a picture if you try to CAS(E) this card.

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

 

Combination of Color Throwdown #496 & CAS(E) This Sketch Retro

 
Have to Love a Two-fer!

Color Throwdown #496 is one of my favorite color combinations with black, aqua, and white.  CAS(E) This Sketch #275 is a Retro sketch from CTS#3.   I put both of these challenges together, and used on of my current fav stamp sets, Petal Pallette, and also the Sheet Music background stamp.  Petal Pallette, Swirly Bird, and Stitched Shapes die sets were also used.  WOW!  When I type everything I used, it appears that the card would be a hot mess, but I think it is actually pretty clean.

Here’s my card:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All These Parts Working Together

I had the basic card in my head, and knew I would turn to Petal Pallette yet again.  I just love that bird, the sentiments, the label die, all of it.  The rest evolved.

Pool Party is a soft color, and I wanted that to contrast with the black.   The CTS sketch called for a vertical banner on the left, but I wanted something with more movement.  Therefore, I turned to Swirly Birds die set.  I thought I needed more white space so I ran the die through the Big Shot again and used the white negative space on the left border.  I cropped out the Basic Black and Whisper White circles using the Stitched Shapes dies, and also cropped the bird. 

When I started to layer everything together, I realized the Pool Party base needed something and that’s when I decided to pull out my Sheet Music background stamp.  I used Pool Party and stamped it off once for a very subtle background.  The bird really needed to stand out, so I Bermuda Bay Stamping Write marker so it would still be aqua, but a deeper shade.  Then I decided that the white circle was just too white and blank.  I pulled out the leaves stamp from Petal Pallatte, used Pool Party stamped off once for another subtle element.  The pieces just need to be put together using dimensionals, Tombow liquid glue, a ribbon, and two Bermuda Bay enamel shapes.

Challenge Sketches

Here’s the CTS challenge:

I hope you can see the inspiration of the sketch in my card.   My circle wasn’t cropped out of the banner, but the inspiration was there.

Here’s the CTD challenge post:

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I enjoy reading comments, so please feel free to leave one.

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

True Gentleman for FMS339

True Gentleman

My DH was with me when I picked up my freshly spiral bound catalog, complete with plastic front and back covers.  Since I was driving, he started looking through the catalog and commented while looking for sets to create masculine cards.   He challenged me to make a completely masculine card.  The retired True Gentleman DSP fit the bill.  I love this paper!

Freshly Made Sketches 339

Sometime this past week, which was exam week and the last week of school, I vaguely remembered seeing this sketch.  However, I had to go back and find the challenge, which was the inspiration for this card.  

Here’s my card:

OCD moment:  Is it just me, or does everyone have to have even numbers for the dimensions of the enlarged photo?

Here’s the challenge sketch:

What I love about the Freshly Made Sketches challenge is the clean and simple sketch posted each week.  I enjoy creating cards with lots of white space, and, once again, this challenge delivers loads of inspiration.

It’s all about the DSP and the colors!

I loved this DSP as soon as it came out in the Holiday catalog this past year.  The combination of the Tranquil Tide, Dapper Denim, Night of Navy, and Very Vanilla is classic.  For this card, I used the bold plaid print combined with the subtle stripes with accents of Very Vanilla.  The angled cuts have a thin border of Night of Navy.  The card itself is Very Vanilla, and the base is Tranquil Tide. 

I used the Truly Tailored companion stamp set for the simple greeting.  Originally, this is where I stopped, took the post picture and realized the card needed a bit of something.  When I pulled out my Night of Navy enamel shapes and found I only had hearts (not for a masculine card), two stars and one circle,  Never fear, the Rule of Threes could still be implemented using the stars and circle.  After I added the enamel shapes, I squinted at my card to check for balance, and decided I was done.

 

Twist and Pop Graduation Cards for Two Special Grads

It’s been a while……

While I have been creating cards, my DH and I have been frantically working to get our house ready to go on the market, which happened on Thursday.  It’s also the end of the school year, which means grading, grading, grading.   In the meantime, I needed to create graduation cards for my niece and nephew, as well as her bf and his gf (another blog entry is coming).  All 4 are done and were delivered today at the joint graduation party.

Is mine the only one that does this?

That was my niece’s comment.  She kept popping her card up and down and loved it.  However, she would rather have not had to share the design with her cousin, but she was ok with that.

Here’s the front and inside of the two cards:

 

My niece’s school colors are orange and black.  The new In Color of Grapefruit Grove and Basic Black fit her card perfectly.  My nephew’s school colors are blue and gold, so I used the new In Color Blueberry Bushel and Crushed Curry.  For both cards, the 6 x 6 In Color DSP stack was a perfect match, of course.   I used a retired SU graduation set for the sentiments and panels.  Pick-a-pattern made an appearance on the Grapefruit Grove card, as did the shiny Basic Black ribbon and the new Grapefruit Grove bakers twine.  My nephew’s card has a piece of the burlap ribbon, with a layer of the retired Crushed Curry ribbon tied off with the thin jute twine.

My niece kept opening and closing her card and was quite impressed with the whole popping mechanism.  On the other hand, my nephew reacted just as I thought he would – oh, wow, nice.  

Credit Where Credit is Due

I first saw this on the fb live by Mary Deatherage from Stamps-n-Lingers.  While this card looks very complicated, Mary has it thoroughly broken down and I was able to follow along while making my nephew’s card.  When I made my niece’s card, I was able to do everything without looking at the video until I got to the measurements for the mechanism and adding the book.  I remembered how to fold the mechanism, but was iffy on the measurements.  This truly is much easier than it looks.  One thing I can add though, the cardstock for the mechanism is 2.5 inches by 8.5 inches.  That’s important.  

Case This Sketch #273

Before I made my niece’s card, I saw the CTS #273 sketch and knew it would work perfectly for the card I was going to create.  I did make some minor adjustments based on the sketch, and I think it turned out peachy perfect.

Here’s the sketch:

I Gotta Feeling …….

I Gotta Feeling Blog Hop
InKing Royalty May Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop! We are grinning from ear-to-ear with excitement over all the amazing, new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog – and you’re going to love what we are sharing today. Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects that offer sneak peeks at new products from the upcoming catalog, while also using some of the current products. What fun!  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

There are a number of gorgeous DSP packs in the new 2018 – 2019 catalog, from which I’ve already pre-ordered a number of sets. There are still a number of DSP options as well as fabulous suites that I MUST have.  My card this month is using just one of the beautiful patterns from the Tranquil Textures  DSP pack.  The colors are a mixture of current and new colors with Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Balmy Blue, Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Night of Navy, and Crumb Cake.  For my card, I focused on the Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig, which I really wanted to emphasize.  

Here’s my card:

Gorgeous Colors, Gorgeous DSP

Isn’t this color combination and DSP pattern fabulous?  LOVE!  There is a thin mat of Tranquil Tide right under the DSP, which is layered on Fresh Fig.  I’d trimmed my papers incorrectly, but am pretty please with the final mat of Whisper White.  I pulled the Fresh Fig for the Nature’s Twine (NEW!), and the larger Stitched Shapes circle, as well as the ink for the stamp.  I think the darker cardstock colors really pull out the colors in the DSP.

Fonts and dies!

There is such a variety of fonts and stamps available in the new catalog, and this sentiment is from the new Love What You Do photopolymer stamp set.  I can’t wait to place another order (pre-order??) to get more of these new fonts!  

I did use the Stitched Shapes circle dies.  I used the Tranquil Tide Stamping Write marker to outline the “stitch” marks in the ditch.  I’ve been doing that quite frequently, mainly because I like the accented stitches.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jennifer Spiller on Westside Paper Creations .  There’salways lots of inspiration to be found in this group and today’s hop is another example of fabulous ideas. – So, sit back, relax with your favorite beverage, and then spend some time following this hop.

If you get stuck, please use the list below as a guide.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  11. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts

Myths and Magic for Fab Friday #135

If it’s possible to completely love a bundle and DSP…..

This would be one of my favs.  Myths and Magic DSP, the Magical Day stamp set, and the Magical Mates thinlets.  LOVE!  I’ve used it for a number of challenge cards, and this Fab Friday entry is yet another one.  The images are so much fun to color and coordinate with the fabulous DSP.  I am thankful that, even though this set is retiring, I will be using it for my community service card club at the high school where I teach.  So,much.fun!!

Here’s my card:

Here’s the challenge sketch:

Creative Liberties

The base of my card is Tranquil Tide with Lemon Lime Twist on top of it.   Then there is a layer of the Bermuda Bay glitter paper from the SAB catalog.  It was at this point that the card really started to evolve.  I tried a number of different pieces of DSP for the top base piece and the rectangle piece on top of the banner as well.  Good news is that, after I cut out all my tries, I have a number of pieces ready to go for another card.  I finally decided on the cloud DSP.  I thought it is much more subtle than other patterns and also adds interest.  

If at first you don’t succeed, try, and try again and again and again.

After all my tries, I knew I couldn’t try to add another piece of paper on top of the banner, which is the Old Olive Glitter Paper from the same stack as the Bermuda Bay.  I knew I wanted to use the dragon I colored, and also knew the sentiment I wanted to use.  After discarding more choices,  I finally decided on the two ovals in place of the layer on top of the banner.  The Stitched Shapes thinlits cropped the ovals.  Then I used the Tranquil Tide marker to outline the ditch of the stitches in the white oval. The Myths and Magic thinlets make cropping the dragon a snap.

The Tranquil Tide oval was adhered directly to the DSP while mini-dimensionals popped up the dragon.  I stamped the sentiment directly on the oval (which would have been a lot easier to stamp before I cropped), and that oval is popped up using regular dimensionals.   Mini-dimensionals popped up the banner and the dragon.  After I got everything dry fit, I thought the top of the banner HAD to have something small on it, so I grabbed the thinnest Bermuda Bay ribbon I had and tied a small knot.  Next step was to adhere all the pieces on the card.

Bling and More

After squinting to look at the card (another nickel goes in the mail for Brian King), I knew two things:  1.)  something definitely had to go on the top left corner, and 2.) the dragon  looked blah next to all the glitter paper.   I grabbed the Tutti-Fruitti adhesive backed sequins in Lemon Lime Twist for the top left corner.  I thought I had them on straight until I looked at the close-up of the card.  Then I added a few layers of the clear Wink of Stella to the dragon.  It’s so difficult to get the Wink of Stella to show on a picture, but it’s there, I promise.

I enjoy reading your comments, so please feel free to leave one. 

Have a Peachy Day!

 

 

 

Under the wire for WWYS # 164 but not for CTS # 268

Just in Time!

When I uploaded the link for What Will You Stamp # 164 I had 3 minutes before the collection closed.  I hadn’t even written this blog post; I just created the post, titled it, added the photo, and posted it on the challenge.  When I checked the link, I had 1 hour and one minute to create this card.  Now I can write the post.  Mission accomplished.

WWYS # 164 is to use the Petal Palette stamp set.  I love this set! The Petal Pair embossing folders arrived in my last order, so using the vine one was perfect.  This little bird is beautiful!  I’ve colored it in a variety of colors, and I’ve even done the reverse stamping technique for one of the birds, but I’ve been enjoying the Basic Black, Whisper White, and Bermuda Bay color combination lately.   I cropped the delicate vine with the Petals and More Thinlets, as wll as the banner and filigree behind the banners.   I had to cut two black banners in order to create the mat for the white banner.  In order to get the white banner totally surrounded, I needed to cut one black banner horizontally and one vertically.

Here’s my card:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case This Sketch # 268

This clean and simple layout from CTS is perfect for this stamp/thinlet/embossing folder trio.  I wanted the Bermuda Bay pieces to shine and pop on the card, but needed a panel for this challenge.   The Petal Pair embossing folder fit the bill.  I added the leaf stalks, the banners for the sentiment, and the little bird.  The leaf stalks were adhered using my Fine Tip Glue Pen (can you even imagine putting mini dimensionals on the back of that??), and mini and standard dimensionals on the banners and the bird.  

Challenge blocks

     

Your comments are greatly appreciated, so please feel free to leave a comment.

Have a Peachy Day!!

Sue

“Let the Good Times Roll” for April’s InKing Royalty blog hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! This year’s hops are themed around some of our favorite songs. Today’s hop is pulls inspiration from B.B. King’s song “Let the Good Times Roll.” How fun is that?! We’ve created projects that either feature images with wheels (cards, wagons, bikes) or celebrate good times. We are excited to share our projects with you. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Let the Good Times Roll

“Let the Good Times Roll” means something different to almost everyone.  What I thought of almost immediately was the Wood Crate Framelits as a wagon, and I knew I wanted to fill it with flowers (although I’ve seen cards on Pinterest with a wagon of Bella puppies ~ adorable!).  Enter the Beautiful Bouquet bundle.  I chose the colors based on a color challenge, using So Saffron, Pool Party, and Old Olive.  The base is Old Olive, as are the cropped leaf pieces. 

 Wood Crate Framelits 

I tried a couple of different backgrounds, and finally decided on the Basketweave TIEF.  If you haven’t already purchased this folder, you need to treat yourself and do it.  I also used the Woodplank embossing folder for the wagon, which was cropped in Crumb Cake.  After I embossed it, I lightly daubed Crumb Cake ink over the embossed parts to enhance the wood look of my wagon.  

The wheels were stamped using the circle in the Wood Words stamp set.  I punched the wheels out with a circle punch, which I also did for the white centers hoping to make the wheels look like actual tires.  The distressed stamp makes the wheel look more realistic, at least I think so.  After adding a strip of the embossed and daubed Crumb Cake for the handle and a piece of another wheel for the handle, the wagon portion was done.

Here’s my card:

 

Beautiful Bouquet

Both flower stamps and the framelits are from this gorgeous bundle.  However, no matter how much I played around with the six flowers, I couldn’t get the overflowing appearance I wanted.  Back to the framelits for inspiration, in which I found in the mini-flower framelit.  I decided I really wanted these to look like black-eyed Susans, which I’ve always loved.  I needed to crop three of these sets of flowers in So Saffron, daubed them with So Saffron, then added the black rhinestones from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  When I finish the rest of my set of these lovely little jewels I am going to have to figure out something else to use.

Flower arranging

I took my time to play around with the arrangement of the flowers.  Many mini and regular dimensionals were added on the backs in order to really be able to play around with a dry fit.  Glue dots seemed to be the easiest way to adhere the black-eyed Susans to the wagon.  After I stuck down the dimensionals I knew something else was needed, so I cropped a bunch of stems and leaves and played around again.  Glue dots were also usedto adhere the stems behind the flowers.  I really wish I would make these decisions before I adhere everything down.  However, sometimes I just don’t know what I might need to add.

Final Element is the Sentiment

The birthday greeting was chosen because it fit.  My focus was the wagon full of flowers, so this banner was was cropped to fit.  Then, I used the Old Olive Stamping Write marker to outline the banner.  Card completed – check!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations.

. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

 

Thank you for hopping along with us. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

If you get stuck in the blog hop, the following guide will help you.

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  9. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  10. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  11. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  15. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  16. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  17. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp