CASE the Designer for #GDP192

Botanical Buttlerfly DSP

I still get amazed with how beautiful this SAB DSP is for each and every pattern.   Since I knew I wanted to use this again, I let the paper guide today’s creation.  See my #GDP191 entry here, for whichI  just happened to earn an honorable mention.  I am truly honored!  

When I saw the following design for this week’s challenge, I knew I was going back to this wonderful DSP!  

Here’s the challenge card:

Here’s my card:

Do You See What I CAS’d?

First, the white background mat, although I used the Subtle TIEF to emboss the mat.  

Second, my sentiment is in the same position.

Third, I used the blue and yellow colors as inspiration for the DSP and mats.

Fourth, I used three pearls instead of the three enamel dots.  I know what you are thinking ~~ where did I get the Daffodil Delight colored pearls?  Those are the white SU pearls which I colored using the Stamping Blends.  That was more fun than I thought it would have been!  Try it, you’ll love changing the pearls to match your project.

Fifth, instead of the banner, I used a whole panel of the gorgeous butterfly DSP matted in Basic Black.  I really like the way the Basic Black makes the DSP pop right off the card.  

What I Used…..

The Botanical Butterfly DSP is the star, of course.  The colors on the card are Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala photopolymer stamp set. There are also dimensionals popping up the sentiment.  

All the elements of this card came together pretty quickly, and it was all because of the gorgeous DSP.  Slowly but surely I am working my way through the fantastic prints.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

Floating Frame Butterflies for #GDP191

I LOVE the Floating Frame Technique!

The first time I saw a floating frame tutorial on YouTube I thought that it looked pretty darn difficult.  Then I tried it with some stamped and cropped images, all on cardstock and found the process easier than I thought.  So, I tried it again with the butterflies for #GDP191, and I am so incredibly happy with the results, especially that two cards are created from each of the Press ‘n Seal start.

Here’s my card and the GDP challenge:

 

It Takes Patience

After punching out the butterflies from the DSP using the butterfly duo punch, I laid out the butterflies in a pattern I thought would work.  Since I used the duo punch, I had smalled butterflies which I used to fill in some too empty spaces.  Explaining the process would have been so much easier if I had taken photos of the process.  I guarantee there will be other floating frame cards in my future, and there will be photos of the process.  

I did find out that taking the Press ‘n Seal off DSP is a much more delicate process than cardstock, so my tip is to go slowly, very slowly, when pulling off the Press ‘n Seal.  

The following photo shows the dimension of the card, for which I purposely wanted the shadows to appear:

My second tip is to make sure you have loads of dimensionals and mini-demensionals on hand before beginning the card.  

The bottom mat for the card, and the smaller mat is Highland Heather, as is the sentiment.  Dandelion Wishes provided the sentiment.  

I thought the sentiment looked lonely on the white mat, so I used three of the smaller punched butterflies in the white space.  Even after adding the butterflies, I thought the card needed something else, so I used some of the retiring faceted dots from Share What You Love.

Next Time

I will take photos of the process.  It truly is easier than the results appear to be.  There are a number of YouTube videos, just search for either “floating frame technique” or “Press -n Seal technique”.  Try it!  You won’t be disappointed with the results.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

It’s All About Spring for InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around SPRING. Spring is a special time of year!   It’s fun to celebrate the beauty of nature and to get back outside during this transition of the seasons. 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.

Fun Fold Card with Happiness Blooms DSP

Last Friday I watched Connie Stewart’s video for a window card, and I was so taken with it I used it to make 20 Easter cards before Sunday morning.  Yes, it’s that simple, but it looks like it took a whole lot of time and work.  Super simple fun fold card is always a hit!  

Here’s my card for the blog hop:

     

Doesn’t this Happiness Blooms DSP pattern scream “Spring is Here”?  I paired it with the Bloom by Bloom photopolymer stamp set and Dandelion Wishes for the sentiment.

The Bloom by Bloom stamp set, DSP, and Happiness Blooms enamel dots were in the Ocassions catalog, but are still availabe.  The colors are fabulously bright and truly happy.  

Here’s the DSP picture from the catalog for your viewing pleasure:

colorful flower paper    Fun patterns, right?   I used two of the patterns for my card:  the flowers on the front and the dots as a mat on the inside.

Layers, Ribbon, and Dots

For the card base, I used Pineapple Punch cardstock.  Since I’d already picked the DSP floral pattern, I needed to get a mat layer between the cardstock and DSP.  I chose to use Lovely Lipstick, pulling from the centers of the little flowers.

In order to create the window, I used the Layering Squares Framelits.  Please watch Connie’s video for the simple directions.  Simple, truly simple, but awesome results!

By closing the window on just the Pineapple Punch base, I was able to figure out where I wanted to place the stamped flowers.  I wanted the flowers to be much lighter than the Lovely Lipstick sentiment I knew I wanted to use.

After I did all the stamping, I popped up DSP/cardstock layer on dimensionals.   This allowed me to add ribbon without bumps and lumps.  I also chose the Lovely Lipstick ribbon from the 2018-2019 annual catalog and tied it in a square knot.

I thought I was finished, but decided that I would add some of the Happiness Blooms enamel dots on the stamped flowers.  Look carefully and you can see the two colors of dots on the centers of the flowers.

Pretty Darn Pleased

The 20 Easter cards I made with this fun fold were a hit with my family on Sunday.  Here’s a quick look at one of those cards:

     

Knowing how easily this card can be created was part of the reason I chose it for the blog hop.  The other part is because it’s just so much fun to create.  Thank you, Connie Stewart!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers at Blueline Stamping. You don’t want to miss all the inspiration that can be found in this group!

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. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

Oops, I Did It Again

Bunny cards, lots of bunny cards

I’d made 20 Easter cards for my great nieces, ages 18 months and 2.5 years, to take to school and day care on Thursday.  So, so cute, and they would have been good for the CTS and Color Throwdown challenges.  

Here are just some of those cards since I’d already delivered some of them: 

      

and the inside:

The Gingham Gala DSP came in very, very handy for this card, as did the Best Bunny stamp and punch.  I did find out that it is much, much easier to stamp, then color all those bunny pieces before punching them out!  Just believe me here.

All Those Parts and Pieces

Any time I am doing a mass production of cards I do all the parts needed first.  For this card, that meant running cardstock through the Subtle TIEF in the Big Shot and then cutting down into strips.  Then I used the two largest ovals from the Stitched Shapes die set out of various colors of cardstock.  The mats for all these cards have ovals cropped out of them, but no one else knows once the gingham DSP covers them up.  The DSP was all cut down to 4 x 5.25 inches.  Next were 40 Pretty Label Punch pieces, since each card required two pieces.  I used the retired “Happy Easter” stamp for the front and the Best Bunny stamps for the inside.

In between all these pieces, I was stamping, coloring, and punching bunnies.  At one point, I just had piles of bunny pieces all over my grid paper on my desk.  

About halfway through these cards, I realized I hadn’t counted all the steps needed for each card.  However, by then I was too far into it and didn’t want to really know how much was left. 

The Two-fer Card

While I was working on all these, I just happened to check the challenges for the week.  I found out that, unknowingly I had nailed the CTS sketch for the week.  When I checked the Color Throwdown challenge, I knew that I could cover both challenges with one card.  Color Throwdown was orange, blue, and yellow.  BAM!  

Here’s that card:

Next, I Needed Another 20 Easter Cards for Me

But those cards will be shared on Wednesday, with another version, for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  It’s another fun fold card, but it’s one of the easiest I’ve even done.  Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

 

Best Route to CTS#316

My First Time for Best Route Suite

Once I saw my upline’s, Brian King, sketch for Case This Sketch #316, I knew I was playing along.  I needed a card to go into a goodie box for my nephew in college.  The Best Route Suite is perfect for a masculine card.  I the DSP and the Maps Etc. TIEF for the card.   

Here’s the challenge sketch:

Here’s my card:

What’s what

In order to be able to cut matching diagonal angles, I first embossed the Whisper White cardstock with the TIEF.   I then cut measured and cut my DSP diagonal, which gave me a guide to cut the embossed mat/background. 

In order to keep this card clean and simple, I trimmed both the DSP and the embossed cardstock so I could have a small separation between both pieces.  I really like the bold Blueberry Bushel peeking through the diagonal cuts.

The Rectangle Stitched framelits, one of my new favorites, provided the perfect sized cuts for the sentiment.  Previously, I have had some trouble getting clean cuts with these framelits, but I think I’ve figured out what I need to do.  When cropping, I ran the sandwich through the Big Shot going both ways.  Then, without removing the framelit from the cardstock, I rotated it 90 degrees and ran it back and forth again.  The result:  clean cuts and happy me.

Finishing Touches

I did pop the sentiment layers up on dimensionals giving the card some dimension in this clean and simple card.

I also used another DSP pattern to emphasize the envelope flap.  I’ve been doing that for the vast majority of cards lately and I often stamp on the front as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I’d love to know what you think ,so please feel free to leave a comment.

Have a Peachy day!  

Sue

 

 

Painted Seasons for FMS382

Painted Seasons

The Painted Seasons DSP was a limited time product during Sale-a-Bration.  However, I did not break into it until a week ago and now want to use it all up.  I am trying to be much better about using my DSP rather than hoarding it.  Sometimes I cut it up, sometimes I don’t.    I immediately thought of this DSP stack when I saw the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.  Personally, I think it is the perfect paper for it.  When I broke into  the DSP pack, I found a few papers which are going to be transformed into One-Sheet Wonders this weekend!

Here’s the FMS382 sketch:

As always, clean and simple rules with FMS.  

Here’s my card:

Color Choices Abound

This gorgeous pattern contains a multitude of colors, but I chose to highlight the Poppy Parade and Pumpkin Pie, with accents of Early Espresso.  All of the papers used were outlined using the Early Espresso Stamping Write Marker.  While the challenge had only one mat, I chose to use two.  I ran the Poppy Parade cardstock through the Big Shot using the Swirls and Curls TIEF just for a bit of dimension peeking out from the DSP.  

The sentiment is from Varied Vases and, poof, this card is an all-ocassion card.  I snipped one end into a banner, and tied the Poppy Parade ribbon onto the other end.  Ta-da.  Clean and Simple, and it matches the challenge.

Thank you for stopping by!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Under the Wire Once Again

Global Design Project and CAS on Friday # 154

Under the wire yet again for GDP#182, but I have time for CAS.  I completed this card earlier today, but needed to do lesson plans before I could do a blog post.  So, here I am on Sunday night, again, trying to get this card submitted.

Animal Expedition

I just love this bundle and I am praying it carries over into the new catalog in June.  Fingers are really crossed for this!  I started, and completed, a completely different card – different DSP, stamps, vellum, whole different card.

Somehow, and I have no clue how, I stumbled on the CAS on Friday challenge for a clean and simple baby card.   I needed a baby card, I really liked the GDP sketch, and I love this stamp set.  

Here are the challenge links:

          

Here’s my card:

The GDP inspiration is evident, at least I hope so.  My focal point is larger than the challenge, but the sentiment is under that adorable kangaroo and koala bear.  Have I said how much I love this Animal Expedition suite?!!  You can just see the giraffe and frog on the front of the envelope, and I did the same thing on the inside of the card.

I really think the sentiment, Welcome Little One, fits the kangaroo and koala perfectly.  I really took a chance on stamping these three stamps without the use of my Stamp-a-ma-Jig or Stamparatus, but I did.  Quite happily, it all worked out perfectly.  I doubt I would be able to get it all lined up again, though.  I used dimensions to pop up the sentiment on the Pretty Label Punch, and the kangaroo above it.

While I used Stamping Blends to color the kangaroo and koala, I knew they would bleed through the envelope and inside of the card.  Therefore, I used Stamping Write Markers for those adorable elements.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

 

 

Vibrant Vases for Freshly Made Sketches

This Should Have Been a Three-fer.

When I created this card, it was for the What Will You Stamp Challenge, WWYS#211  for the Vibrant Vases, and Freshly Made Sketches FMS380 provided the layout.  I missed the deadline for WWYS#211, but I am going to make the FMS380 deadline.  The color pallette was provided by Color Throwdown, ctd535.

Here are all the challenge banners:

          

Here’s my Vibrant Vases, Freshly Made Sketches, and What Will You Stamp card:

Flower Fun

I first stamped all the flowers in Basic Black, and then used the two-step stamps for the roses and the daisies in Daffodil Delight.  Coloring over the stamped Daffodil Delight ink with my Stamping Up Stamp Write markers allowed me to lightly shade the flowers.

I thoroughly enjoyed coloring these flowers with the Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Real Red Stamping Write Markers.  I didn’t dare try to use the Stamping Blends because the flowers were small and I didn’t want it to run.  Coloring relaxes me, and when the SU stamps provide beautiful images, how could I not love the coloring.

The sentiment is also from Vibrant Vases.  I used the Stitched Shapes small rectangle to crop the flowers, and the Rectangle Stitched dies for the sentiment.  All the squares and the sentiment got the popped-up treatment from some dimensionals.  Finally, I placed some of my current fave ribbon, the tulle polka dots, under my greeting and I was done.  

 

 

 

GDP#181 Redo

Second Time is the Charm, I think

Last night I kept thinking about the card I made for GDP#181, and decided it needed a redo.  Therefore, this morning I created a very similar card, but it’s much brighter.  This time, I only used the Daffodil Delight to watercolor the base. I used the same mats in Lemon Lime Twist and Grapefruit Grove, and ran them through the Big Shot using the Subtle TIEF. 

I’m going to go back to the GDP challenge, delete my original card and upload my new card.  

As a reminder, here’s the GDP challenge banner:

Here’s my new card:

Subtle, and Not So Subtle Changes

Another change is that I used the thinner, more delicate, butterfly thinlet die.That’s the subtle change.

Not-so-Subtle change is the sentiment on the front.  I chose to use the Picture Perfect Birthday photopolmer stamp set this time.  I had to use the Stamp-a-Ratus and a Stamping Write Marker in Lemon Lime Twist, to color and stamp just the “celebrate” part of the sentiment.  The Rectangle Stitched Framelits fit the sentiment perfectly, and I then used the marker to color the stitches in the ditch.

While the ribbon is in the same position, I chose to punch a hole in the sentiment strip and carefully threaded both ends through the hole and tied it off.  The sentiment is popped up on dimensionals, just like the first card.  

Just a Comparison

Finally, here are the two cards side by side.  Which one is your favorite?

      

 

Thanks for stopping by again for the GDP#181.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Foil Butterflies for the GDP#181 Color Challenge

Not at the Wire this Week for Global Design Challenge

It’s not Sunday evening yet, so I am ahead of myself for this week’s GDP#181 color challenge.  The color combination Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, and Lemon Lime Twist just screams “spring” to me, so I ran with it.

Here’s the GDP challenge banner:

Here’s my card:

Watercoloring and Grapefruit Grove Specialty Foil

I started with some SU watercolor paper to create the background and used all three challenge colors.  The background seems much more muted in the picture because the colors really stand out in person.  I started by sprtizing the whole piece and then swished Grapefruit Grove  diagonally across the paper.  Next I started adding both the Lemon Lime Twist (which I think looks prominent in this photo) and Daffodil Delight.  Of course, watercoloring means playing around with the inks until I was semi-happy with it.  Originally, I wanted the Grapefruit Grove to take center stage in the watercoloring but the ink colors decided that wasn’t going to happen.  

I thought the Daffodil Delight really got lost in the end result, so I used the bokeh dots from the Beauty Abounds bundle in the Ocassions catalog and stamped them randomly on the dry watercolor paper.  Mission accomplished.

Layering Pieces 

The Beauty Abounds bundle includes that gorgeous butterfly die, which I cropped from the Grapefruit Grove specialty foil paper from the Holiday catalog.  I chose the sentiment, from the Beautiful You stamp set, mainly because it fit in the space.  I really didn’t want to cover up the gorgeous butterflies at all.  Therefore, I popped the cropped one inch block from the Stitched Shapes framelits, which is another go-to item for me.

Since I didn’t want just plain cardstock for the mat layers, I ran both mats through the Big Shot using the Subtle TIEF.  This textured impression embossing folder has become one of my faves!!  After I finished the whole card, I decided it needed something else.   Therefore, I grabbed the Grapefruit Grove ribbon, which is FREE in the Sale-a-Bration catalog with a $50 order, and tied it at the far left of the card.

I hope the springtime colors inspire you just as much as me, or more.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Comments are always welcome and I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

 

So Hoppy for the Green Theme on the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around GREEN. We are excited to share our creations with you today – there’s a wonderful variety of styles and occasions celebrated in this hop! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

March = Irish = Green

It’s March, I’m Irish, so of course, the theme of green is perfect.  My first thought was that it was time to break out the frogs from So Hoppy Together cling stamp set.  After waiting for the corrdinating dies to arrive, they became unorderable.  Therefore, I really needed to demonstrate one way they can be used without fussy cutting.  This fun fold card really developed as I worked, and I enjoyed the process.  After watching Jan B’s W fold tutorial video and tweaked the size so my final project is 4.25 ” by 5.5″.  The learning curve on this turned out to be steep, but wouldn’t have been if I followed more of the directions on the tutorial.  

Oh, So Many Greens

Here’s the front and back of my card:

 

     

I used the Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Stamping Blends to color all the frogs on this card.  The dragonflies and cute little bugs were colored using Stamping Write Markers in Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce.  All of these markers coordinate with the Tropical Escape DSP, from which all the patterns came that I used in this card.  This DSP coordinate fabulously with the Frogs!  I tried to use really fun patterns, especially since the frogs are nothing by fun!  

The base of the card is Granny Apple Green, with a thin Basic Black mat under the DSP on both the front and back.  I really felt that something else needed to be added to the front of the card, so I used 3 of the smallest black faceted dots.   I used the Sale-a-Bration Granny Apple Green ribbon and the Dotted Tulle ribbon (LOVE!) layered and knotted on the front.   The sentiment on the back of the card is from the Vibrant Vases stamp set from the Ocassions catalog.

The inside of this card was a product of love and patience.  I could see what I the final card that wanted in my head, but it wasn’t easy.  You know when you get ink where you didn’t want it and have adhesive seep out of the layers all adds up to walking away for a bit and coming back.  That’s exactly what I did.  

Here’s three different views of the inside:

                                                                 

Inside, I took a chance on the busy DSP, but since the frog panels are clean, I think it works.  

Things I Learned:

I should have paid more attention to Jan B. when she explained about needing the ribbons to tie the card shut.  Since I didn’t follow her directions, I had to put the ribbon between the Basic Black 1.5″ x 11″ strip and the DSP.  Then I had to quickly move the ribbons’ positions to line up with the ribbon on the front.  The sentiment on the front and the inside are both from So Hoppy stamp set, while the back sentiment is from Vibrant Vases in the Ocassions  catalog, yet another wonderful stamp set!

It was very helpful to do all the cropping in the Big Shot as soon as I stamped the frogs, even before I colored them.  I used the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits (in the Ocassions catalog) and my very well loved Stitched Shapes framelits.  

When taking pictures of my card, I figured out that I need to practice using my iPad.  The first set didn’t come out well at all, so I went back to what I know, using my iPhone.  

Through the whole process, which took more than one night, I happily colored, relaxed, created, and enjoyed my time.  Isn’t that part of the reason we do what we do?  

Enjoy the Remainder of the Hop!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. You don’t want to miss all the inspiration found in this group!  

Have a Peachy day! 

Sue

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  6. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  11. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  12. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

Here I Am Again: right at the wire for GDP#178

Global Design Project #178

This week GDP is a sketch challenge, a clean and simple layout.  Sometimes those are the most difficult to create when I struggle with open space.  

Here’s the challenge sketch:

I haven’t looked at the challenge in a few days, but did check out the Fab Friday challenge, which is where I got the three colors of Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, and Petal Pink.   

Card Elements

First, here’s my card:

I knew I would struggle with the open space on this card, so I used the Crackled Paint background stamp.  I chose Smoky Slate and stamped it off before stamping on the Whisper White cardstock.  It is subtle, but does provide the pattern I wanted.

The Daisy Delight stamp set is the only one I used for this card, along with the coordinating daisy punch.  I also used the Leaf Sprig punch.

I used the Mossy Meadow for the base color, sentiment, leaf sprigs, and the center of the daisy.  For the center, I stamped off the solid full dot and then used the second stamp at full strength. 

Calypso Coral provided the ink for the daisy, and the background strip for the sentiment.  I stamped the daisy on Petal Pink cardstock in Calypso Coral as well.   I also bordered the Crackled Paint background with Calypso Coral ink, which kept me from needing another layer of cardstock.

Finally, I tied a bow using the Calypso Coral  Nature’s Twine.  Then, I popped up the base of the card using mini-dimensionals on the Mossy Meadow cardstock base.

 

Two Challenges, One Card

Have to Love a Two-fer!

Stamp, ink, Paper # 188 challenge is to use a favorite stamp set, ink, and paper.  Easy choice – Animal Expedition Suite, which I absolutely love.   Paper Players # 430 is a sketch challenge, and it really fit this suite.

Here are the challenge icons:

   

So much fun to create this card! Here it is:

How could you not love this suite?

The colors in this suite are just as wonderful as the stamp and die bundle.  The pattern on the background DSP includes Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party, which impacted the colors I featured on this card.  The Pool Party cardstock was run through the Big Shot using the Subtle TIEF.  Crossing my fingers and toes that this TIEF carries over!  A different patter of the DSP was layered on the cardstock.  I used a third DSP pattern for the horizontal strip of paper.  

Now, the fun and relaxing coloring part.  I stamped a rhino on a piece of Whisper White and  then used the Stitched Shapes square to crop it out.  As usual, I used a marker to enhance the stitches in the ditch, in this case I used Lemon Lime Twist.

Next, I stamped another rhino and cropped it using the Animal Outing thinlits.  I originally colored the rhino with the Basic Black light and dark blends.  I also colored the bird, but used Stamping Write markers along with the Lemon Lime Twist blends.  After adhering mini-dimensionals to the back of the rhino, I layered it directly on top of the originally stamped rhino.  Then I added the sentiment and had to just use my trimmer to get a size that would fit on the already layered card.  

Too Dark

After finishing the card, I let it sit overnight.  When I came back the following night, I decided I colored the rhino using the wrong blends.  So, I again stamped and cropped it and started coloring again but used the Basic Grey blends.  What a difference!  Then I carefully layered the new rhino directly over the too dark rhino.

Here’s a close-up of the dimension I achieved with the mini-dimensionals and the two layers of rhinos:

I especially like the shadows created by the popped up rhinos and am glad I stamped a rhino on the underlying mat.  

Finally, I used yet another DSP pattern to decorate the envelope flap.  For the front of the envelope, which you can’t see, I stamped the giraffe from this adorable stamp set.

Now, I am happy.

Thank you for stopping by today.  This two-fer was fun to create.

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

 

 

Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, and Granny Apple Green Who knew?

Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, and Granny Apple Green

Who knew? Without this challenge, I would never have put these three colors together. However, they really work together. The combination of these colors are fresh and bright.

Short and Sweet

Here’s the #GPD177 challenge icon:

Here’s my card:

      

I tend not to look at the design team members’ cards when I open the page.  In this case, I probably should have done so because their cards are awesomely sophisticated.  Mine, on the other hand, is quite whimsical.  

The mats for this card are Melon Mambo topped by Granny Apple Green.  I used the bokeh dot stamps from the Beauty Abounds cling stamp set in the Ocassions catalog.  Love bokeh! Using Whisper White as a base, I started with the Melon Mambo and the larger of the two stamps to cover the white.  Next, I used Coastal Cabana on the small bokeh stamp and interspersed it between the larger dots.   The Granny Apple Green dots are actually the white pearl basic jewels which I colored with the Dark Granny Apple Green blend marker.  

Finishing the Front

After creating my own DSP, I cut it into thirds, and used my Coastal Cabana marker to color the edges of each of the three pieces.  Popped all of them up on mini-dimensionals, and put them on the Granny Apple Green mat.  Then I decided to add the ribbon, and thankfully I was able to slip it between the dimensionals and tie if off in a square knot.  I used two sentiments from the Incredible You stamp set, also in the Ocassions catalog, and cropped them using the Stitched Shapes framelits and the Layering Oval framelits.

I then stamped the inside bokeh dots, and the envelope to match.  And, ta-da, I was done.

Bloom by Bloom Wiper Fold for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

InKing Royalty February Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around BIRTHDAY. It’s always special to celebrate the birthday of someone you love, so handmade birthday cards are always fun to share. 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.

I Didn’t Create This All in One Night

I knew I wanted to create a fun fold for this blog hop, and I found  a video tutorial  by Frances Martin for the wiper card.  So much fun!  I also found a diagram on Pinterest by Stamping with Belinda, which I tweaked just a 1/8 of an inch, so my finished card is 5.5 inches by 4.25 inches.   The number of pictures I took trying to explain the process would have made this post the length of a booklet, so please visit these two links as the directions are clear and concise.

I knew that the moving parts and the base would take some time since it’s the first time trying to create it.  Therefore, I created the front and back elements the first night and the moving base and parts was created the next night.  

Here are multiple shots of the card I created using the Bloom by Bloom DSP with the front first:

The Card Basic Elements

I used the Bloom by Bloom DSP for the background of both sides, and used a piece of vellum cardstock to tone down the DSP behind the  layered”Happy Birthday” sentiment.   In order to hold down the vellum, there is some liquid Tombow behind the sentiment, but that didn’t do anything for the corners.  Enter the Night of Navy enamel dots, which cover a glue dot holding the vellum down on the DSP.  

I layered the DSP on Mint Macaron, which I then layered on Coastal Coral.  The bases and moving parts are Call Me Clover.  

The next decisions I made all had to do with the stamp sets.  I have not recieved the Bloom by Bloom stamp set yet (I initially thought I wouldn’t need it if I had the DSP.  WRONG!) so I used the Incredible Like You photopolymer stamp set for the back greeting and flower/leaves.

Magic Happens When the Sides are Pulled Apart.

I usually run my cards past my husband (and his comments have become much more detailed and informed), and he had me pull the sides open and closed 3 or 4 times.  He loved the magic of the interaction.

Here are photos of the front and back after the card is pulled open:

       

I had to make another decision about a mini sentiment and flower stamp set.  I turned to the Varied Vases stamp set for the Birthday Wishes and flower stems.  Initially I thought I would cut the Birthday Wishes stamp in half to fit it on the little flap.  I tried, and even got the scissors positioned between the words, but couldn’t bring myself to cut it apart.  I decided to use the Call Me Clover Stamping Marker to color each word so I could stamp them separately.

Last, but Not Least

After all these layers, I thought for sure I would have a difficult time getting the card in the medium SU envelope.  I was pleasantly surprised when it fit in the envelope, and have pictures to proof it.  Mind you, this card is going to need extra postage, but it easily fit in the envelope.

     

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy.  There are some very talented people in this hop and you won’t want to miss any of them.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use the following line-up for a guide:

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  9. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  10. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  11. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  12. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  13. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  14. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

Love! One Word InKing Royalty January Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around LOVE. You’re certain to see some amazing ideas for Valentine’s Day in the hop, but there are other ways to honor love in the lineup, too. What fun! 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 front and inside, along withboth sides of the decorated envelope:

        

 

Lesson Learned

Just one of the many things I learned at OnStage/Orlando was to stop saying I am “just” a hobbyist demo.  I’m a demo with a fabulous hobby sounds so much better.  However, a hobbyist demo also means that I have to be very careful with how I choose my Stampin’ Up! products for purchasing.  My first priority is versatility and longevity.  Valentine’s Day stamps/bundles usually do not make it into my wish list, and the same goes fpr this year.  (If I still taught elementary school, I would have definitely purchased the Hey Love Cling Stamp Set!!)  

For this blog, I relied heavily on the DSP from Brian King’s DSP share.   The bold hearts in the various shades of Lovely Lipstick jumped out at me, especially for a card for my husband’s Valentine’s Day card.   While very happy and full of love, I used vellum to tone down the brightness of the Lovely Lipstick.  Score!   I needed to make sure the vibrant colors would pop, which caused me to use Basic Black cardstock to mat both the outside and inside panels.  

My next challenge required me to figure out how to adhere the vellum to the card stock.  I pulled out the epoxy hearts, again from an embellishment share from Brian King.  I used some of all three sizes of epoxy hearts and randomly spaced them out to sit on the DSP hearts, then placed tiny dots of Tombow Liquid Adhesive behind the hearts.  This trick allowed me to get the vellum attached without the adhesive showing through.  

Here’s a close-up of the epoxy hearts because they don’t really show up on the picture of the outside:

Two Stamp Sets, Two Die Sets

I’ve been pretty blocked creatively since Christmas.  However, once I picked out my DSP for this card, everything else seemed to fall into place. 

I pulled the Strong and Beautiful stamp set from the Occassions catalog, specifically for the “You are so Loved” sentiment for the inside.  The heart die and the cropped “love” is from the Celebrate You thinlit set.  Happiness abounded when my plan for the heart and sentiment on the inside actually worked out perfectly!  I cropped the “YOU” in Lovely Lipstick using the Celebrate you thinlit set.

Wood Words has the very textured heart stamp, which I used to stamp off Lovely Lipstick for the front of the envelope.  Then, I glued the same DSP onto the envelope flap, and then fussy cut it down.  

TA-DA!  Done!  Feels good to have created something of which I am proud!  Now, I feel I’m ready to take on some challenges.

Many Thanks!

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you feel inspired, please leave a comment. 

I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper. You don’t want to miss all the inspiration found within this group of demos!

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  12. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts

The Snowman for The Library Challenge, #22

The Library Challenge

I love to read, I love the library, and I love to create.  Therefore, when combined together, three of my favorite pasttimes mesh together.  The Snowman, by Raymond Briggs, is the inspiration for The Library Challenge # 22.   The inspiration can come from the cover, the story, or the title.  The sweetness of the cover and the title inspired me.

Here’s the book cover:

The 30 Best Christmas Books of All Time – The Mission – Medium

Santa’s Workshop DSP

I think I’ve finally learned my lesson; when I see a suite I absolutely love, I need to just get it all.  I can’t wait any more because I seem to miss out more times than not.  The Santa’s Workshop suite, and the speed at which it sold out, finally convinced me.   I purchased the stamp set, and had purchased a paper share for the holiday catalog DSP, so that’s what I had to use.  I’ve colored many an elf, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the rest of the stamps, which has been relaxing and fun, but having more DSP and the coordinating thinlets would have been so much better.

One pattern in this DSP pack is all about the snowmen.  Love it as each snowman in the repeating pattern is adorable and full of life, just like the cover of the book.   

Here’s my card:

 Since I was using the sentiment “Wishing you everything on your list….” I chose to have the snowman getting the present as my focal image.  This simple card came together quickly with just the DSP, sentiment, and the Poppy Parade ribbon, all of which is in the Suite.
Off to create some more cards

I don’t know about you, but I am still not finished with my Christmas cards.  It’s 12.22, and I am still making cards.  Last year I finished my cards by Thanksgiving, which was wonderful.  I am going to have to do a better job next year.

Thank you for stopping by.  I’d love to see what you created using this sweet DSP, so feel free to post a pic in the comment section.

I hope you all have a very happy holiday season.

Sue

 

Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbon for the December InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to the Final InKing Royalty Blog Hop for 2018!
(AKA Where in the World did 2018 Go??)

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s December Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.” As you can guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by beautiful paper and beautiful ribbons – how clever! 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. 

Christmas Break

As I’ve said, I am a teacher and, as of the date of this post, I am on Christmas break.  (YEAH!!)  Exams are done and graded, grades posted, and I am looking forward to just enjoying and relaxing.

Today’s card looks time-consuming and complicated , but it is super simple.  At the end of this post, you will find the easy step to create this diagonal gate fold.

Here’s my very fun fold card:

            Card and decorated envelope

                              

Pretty Paper

For the top flap, I used a piece of the Joyous Noel DSP.  This paper is gorgeous, and if you like non-traditional holiday colors, this paper is for you!  The bottom flap is a piece of Merry Merlot, which was run through the Big Shot in the Basketweave TIEF.   

The Snowfall Thinlets provided the die cut snowflake flourish.  This was the most time-consuming part of the whole card because I couldn’t make up my mind for the best paper to use.  After trying a couple of other options, I finally remembered the Glossy Whisper White cardstock.  The white flourish really pops off the Merlot basketweave.  Problem solved, shine added, all is well with the card.

Making Christmas Bright

The stamping for this card is all from one set, the photopolymer Making Christmas Bright stamp set.  It’s the first Christmas set I bought this year, and the last one I used.   I didn’t want just a plain circle for my sentiment, so I pulled the starred circle and stamped it in Tranquil Tide on Whisper White, cropped with one of the Layering Circles dies.  Merry Merlot seemed like the natural choice for the sentiment, and I think the stamp set’s font is just fabulous!  The mat for the sentiment is cropped with the Stitched Shapes circle.  I used dimensionals under the top half of the sentiment only.  If you put dimensionals on the whole circle, you will adhere the gates together and it won’t open.  

I didn’t want my sentiment on the inside to just be floating on the Whisper White, so I stamped another starred circle in Tranquil Tide.  Merry Merlot was used for the inside sentiment as well.  

I did want just a touch of a border of color around the top layers of DSP and cardstock, so I used a Merry Merlot Stamping Write Marker to edge the papers.

No Naked Envelopes

Mary Deatherage, from Stamps-n-Lingers, has a fb live every Sunday evening.  During the course of the months  I have watched her lives, I have gotten into the habit of creating a coordinating envelope for my cards.  This card is no different and I used a coordinating piece of DSP from Joyous Noel for the flap.  The starred border on the front is from the Making Spirits Bright stamp set.  Love.

Card Base Directions as promised

I found this fold on a binge of YouTube videos during which I just clicked and clicked and kept clicking. Therefore, I have no idea on which demo’s video I saw these super simple steps to the diagonal gate fold card.

First, score the 8.5 x 11 cardstock at the horizontal and vertical halfway points.  Next, you will need to remove the scoring blade from your paper trimmer to cut the diagonal corners cut from tip to tip.  Be very careful with this diagonal cut, from which you will be able to get two card bases.  Make sure to use a bone folder to really crease your diagonal gates.  Sweet and simple.  

Thank you for stopping by today. 

I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Brian King at stampwithbrian.com. You don’t want to miss all the inspiration in this group!  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sue

 

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

A Sweet Sign of Santa for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop!

This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “We are Family.” As you might guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by family – we have a wide variety of projects today! 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.

Live and Learn (at least I hope I did!)

If you are like me, there are times you think you will wait to order a specific product/bundle.  Then, when you go to place your order, the products are gone.  Just gone before you ordered.  Well, that’s exactly what happened with the Signs of Santa die set and DSP.  Just gone.

However, I had ordered the stamps, and I wanted to make a sweet Santa card with this set for each of my (2 year old and 1 year old) great-nieces.  It took me three times to get something with which I was happy,  but I had so much fun creating this card, and the coloring was extremely relaxing.

Here’s the outside and inside of my “We are Family” card for my great-nieces:

         

Signs of Santa

So.much.fun.  I hope this sweet Santa card inspires you to color your own images from this fabulously adorable set.  I used Real Red for Santa and Mrs. Claus, the ribbon, and the cardstock..  The greens are Shaded Spruce, including the mats) and Soft Sea Foam.

One of the elements that caused me to try, try, and try again was Swirly Scribbles “snow”.  Even though I wanted the snow to be Whisper White,  I also wanted it to stand out just enough to be seen.  When I finally decided to crop the Swirly Scribble from the Glossy White cardstock I was able to get the look I wanted for the snow.

I needed to figure out something that would keep the presents from floating on the snow.    Thankfully, I have a Stamp-a-ma-jig and used that for the ridge of the snow line under the presents.   I used my Basic Black Stamping Write marker to color just that ridge line on the pole stamp.  It was easy to line up the ridge using the Stamp-a-ma-Jig, 

Falling snow was a necessity, but I knew I couldn’t use the Sofly Falling embossing folder since I was coloring each stamp.  I fell back on to a technique I copied from my upline, Brian King (check out his post before you leave this hop!), and used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to place drops of glue simulating snow falling. 

Adding Bling!

Finally, I wanted some subtle bling on the card.  Therefore, I pulled out my Wink of Stella clear and gold pens.  Santa’s belt buckle was the only place where I used the gold Wink of Stella.  Layers of the clear Wink of Stella are on the trim and pom pom of Santa’s hat, the snow on the pole, and Mrs. Claus’ dress.  Wink of Stella is very difficult to photograph, but I hopebits of sparkle show up on the following photos:

       

Coloring is Relaxing

I hope you try to create your own cards using the wonderful stamp set, which is still available.  Santa LOVE!  I took my time, relaxed, and colored.  I think it turned out pretty cute.  What do you think?  Leave a comment letting me know why you enjoy coloring.  Can’t wait to hear your reasons!

Don’t forget to keep hopping!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Julie DiMatteo at http://thepaperpixie.com . You don’t want to miss all the inspiration that can be found in this group!

Thank you for hopping by my blog!

Sue

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

Monster Mash Blog Hop on the night grades are due

InKing Royalty October Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Monster Mash.” As you can guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with fun projects that are inspired by the spookiest night of the year – Halloween. 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.

Let’s start with my card, which is a little bit of Paper Pumpkin for September and the rest is from the Toil and Trouble suite:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toil and Trouble Suite Meets Paper Pumpkin

I used the “Boo!” greeting in silver foil from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  The September kit is full of fun products!   I layered the sticker on a Basic Black Every Day Label punch, which I outlined in the clear Wink of Stella (which has been getting a real workout this Halloween).

The DSP is from the fabulous Toil and Trouble suite.   Every pattern in that DSP stack is wonderful, and I challenge you to just go for it and cut.it.all.up.  Use it!  Halloween only comes once a year!   I chose the Pumpkin Pie and black cat pattern.  To make the band, I used two pieces of the border print found on the cauldrons pattern paper.  The border band is layered on black and I wrapped the black and silver Baker’s Twine around it 3 times.  After tying a simple knot, I tied some of the Black Glittered Organdy ribbon from the suite.  LOVE!  

When I finally decided to punch a black cat for the front, I knew the cat needed some dimension, so I added a knotted piece of the organdy ribbon.  I attached the ribbon to the cat using a couple of mini glue dots for added stability.

Layers!

It’s all about layers with this card.  The Pumpkin Pie cat paper is layered on Highland Heather, which is layered on Basic Black.  The ribbon and baker’s twine is layered on the band.  The cat is layered on the vellum, which is popped up on the DSP.

The next part was tricky:  trying to figure out how to adhere the vellum under the cat without having it show through, especially after using dimensionals on those elements.  I used a combination of Tombow liquid glue and dimensionals to pop up the vellum and the cat.  I carefully and purposefully placed the adhesives to fit under the cat and ribbon so it wouldn’t show.

No Naked Envelopes

Mary Deatherage, from Stamps-n-Lingers, always encourages those watching her FB live videos to do something with the envelope to make it inviting with a peek of what’s inside.  I used the same cat DSP for the envelope flap.  In order to minimize waste, a piece of DSP cropped down to 6″ by 2.75″ will fit perfectly on the SU envelope flap.  Bam, I have a finished card!

Back to my grading

Grades are due before I go to bed, and it’s already midnight.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Rachel Shedeed from BlueBonnet Stamping. 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. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

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:

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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