Friday, June 14, 2019

TGIF 216 To A Wild Rose Sketch Challenge

TGIF!!! I am a bit late to the party... But Summer Break is kicking my rear! The kids and I FINALLY went to the pool on Thursday... It was refreshing, they really don't need me there but with everything with Josh, it is just better that I be there for now. 

This week with TGIF Challenges Mercedes has whipped up a really great sketch and we ALL know that a sketch is really left up to interpretation! 

I have inked up the "To A Wild Rose" stamp set on numerous occasions... But have yet to complete a card with it. I decided to flip the sketch and make a Landscape style card with it. Let me show you what I have made today!

This shabby chic card started with the flower. I made this beautiful flower using two of the stamps from the To A Wild Rose stamp set. I first inked up the solid like image with Flirty Flamingo ink and stamped it off to get a lighter color. Next I used the stamp set with more texture, again I inked up with Flirty Flamingo but I did not stamp off this time. There is a stamp in the set that has the outline but I chose to not use it. I did stamp the center with Crumb Cake. I was so excited when this set had coordinating dies to die cut the flower! The leaves are also from this bundle. Again I decided to stamp off my Old Olive ink first then stamped the line type stamp at full strength. The die actually cuts the leaves as a cluster, I chose to fussy cut one off and use it in another spot. A nice wood banner from the Pressed Petals DSP was just the right touch over my Crumb Cake background from the Gallery Grunge stamp set. A touch of the Scallop Lace Trim and a Copper Heat Embossed sentiment was just the right touch!

Thank You so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to see what you create with this amazing sketch!

Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad

Thursday, June 13, 2019

OSAT Something Old, Something New Blog Hop

Happy Thursday! Can you believe it is already the second Thursday in June!? The kids and I are finally going to break down and go to the pool today. The bickering is strong and I know that the pool will wear them out! 

Today I am hopping with the One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop Team... The theme is Something Old, Something New. I know in your head that you are saying "Something Borrowed, Something Blue." Although, this is not the idea of this months hop when I created the schedule. Today we are featuring NEW stamps or products with products that have carried over! I took the opportunity to showcase the Over The Moon stamp set! Let me show you what I have made!

I must say that yesterday morning when I started on this (I work well under pressure), these projects came together so easily! I started by stamping the cow from the Over The Moon stamp set twice, when doing this make sure you stamp them with enough room to be die cut and punched. I colored both of these flower holding cuties the same using Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Gray Granite, and So Saffron Stampin' Blends. Once I had these colored to my liking, I added a bit of "grass" around and then used the large label die.

I layered this die cut over 1.5" x 5" piece of the Pressed Petals DSP, of course I used the burlap! This was adhered onto a Whisper White piece of card stock that I stamped using the All Wired Up in Granny Apple Green ink. Before adhering this to the Poppy Parade mat, I added a cute little strip of So Saffron that was die cut with cross stitch like die from the Stitched Labels Dies. A double strand of Linen Thread was just the right touch. 

So here is my second Cow! Punched with the Starburst Punch and layered onto a 2 1/4" Circle of So Saffron! This cute little treat holder holds some "Mini Cow Tales" candy! I fit two neatly in this easy little treat holder! 

This treat holder was so easy to make. It's 2" x 10 1/4" of Poppy Parade Card Stock. I scored at 5", 5 1/4", 5 1/2". Once this was scored, the second score line will be a mountain and the others valleys. I added a strip of Tear N Tape for the candy to stick to on the back side. The tops were punched with the Detailed Tag Topper Punch. A bit of Flax Ribbon and a Linen Thread bow to close it up. A nice 1 7/8" x 4" strip of DSP fits nicely on the outside of this.

Thank You so much for stopping by on the hop today! I can't wait for you to see what all of my friends have whipped up for you! You can click along the hop by using the link list below!
Happy Thursday!

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Friday, June 7, 2019

TGIF Challenges 215 A Modern Heart

I would normally say Happy Friday, but this week has been a doozy! Troy both got news about family members passing away around the same time. One of them being my dads brother Uncle Bob. Many of you know that I like to shop at Cheeky's. Well when you shop there, you end up in a group with other women who are just addicted to the brand! I have created a few friendships, but lost one on Wednesday. My friend Julie passed away... So this week can go to the wayside! On a lighter note, I get to go see Garth Brooks tomorrow... and well, Garth can make anything better!

Today TGIF Challenges has a fun and summery color challenge! I took full advantage of my Annual Catalog order coming yesterday and inked a BRAND NEW stamp set called Modern Heart! Let me show you what I have come up with!

I can't lie! I was SUPER excited about this stamp set! It is a fun abstract set that I am sure will get over looked by many! It really wasn't my week to participate but once I looked at the colors I knew exactly what I was going to do. First, I stamped the Pool Party wash type stamp on the background, I actually stamped it off first to acquire the look I was going for. I then stamped the heart in Night of Navy. This is accented with a few Granny Apple Green hearts. It still needed SOMETHING! So I decided to die cut with the Rectangle Stitched Dies and water down some Liquid Multipurpose and add some Stampin' Emboss Silver splatters. I have added a picture below so that you can see the splatters

Next I added some Night of Navy using the wash type stamp and heat embossed the sentiment on the bottom right hand corner. A bit of Whisper White Bakers Twine and Woven Thread Sequin Assortment and this card was complete with the mat of Granny Apple Green and card base of Pool Party!

I can't wait to see what you all create using this color combo! I have provided a full product list below!

Here is the host code! You will need when your order is below $150!

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