Sunday, February 26, 2017

Birthday: Hello Sweet


This month's challenge was difficult for me.  I seldom use DSP, but this sketch seemed to need it.  Fortunately, I had a couple of sheets of paper that I was able to use.

Colors:
Calypso Coral
White

Stamps:
Happy birthday

Other:
Designer paper from my stash
Buttons
Punch - word window

Friday, February 17, 2017

Christmas: Ornamental Pine and a Santa Picture!




The four children with Santa are my grandchildren; the oldest is 12 years old and the youngest is 3 months.  Life is good.

The picture is attached by using a corner punch that makes a slot for the picture to slide into.  A great punch to have.

Colors:
Bravo Burgundy
Mossy Meadow
Early Espresso
White

Stamps:
Ornamental Pine
Star of Light

Other:
Corner punch

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine's: Sky is the Limit


Aaron made this card for her friend, Lee.  She experimented a bit by layering the "love" thinlet is both Cherry Cobbler with the Crumb Cake.  I like the look.

Colors:
Early Espresso
Crumb Cake
Cherry Cobbler
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
Sky is the Limit

Other:
Heart embossing folder (by Darice)
Heart punch
Stitched Shapes
Linen thread
Expressions thinlet dies
Plane die by Dies by Dave

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Birthday: Window Box in Oranges


Similar card, but I sponged the background colors.  I like the sponged look much better; it looks smoother.

Colors:
Early Espresso
Hello Honey
So Saffron
Tangerine Tango
Tangelo Twist
Pumpkin Pie

Stamps:
Mini Tags by Our Daily Bread Designs

Other
Window Box Thinlet dies
Mini Tags dies by Our Daily Bread Designs
Glitter washi tape
Baker's twine

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Birthday: Window Box in Pinks






Update:  After this was published, I took off two of the four little flowers on the top.

The Window Box thinlet dies are quite versatile.  This card uses the hexagonal floral die that could be used for the box for the negative cut.  I used stamps (Simple Shapes) to color the background, but I had to use markers and a blender pen to blend the colors.  I will try sponging the next card.

Colors:
Flirtly Flamingo
Regal Rose
Strawberry Slush
Melon Mambo
Rose Red
Black

Stamps:
Mini Tags from Our Daily Bread Designs
Simple Shapes


Other:
Window Box Thinlets
That's The Tag dies
Mini Tags dies from Our Daily Bread Designs
Punch (Three Flowers)
Pearls

Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine's Day Boxes





Patrick is in sixth grade this year, so this is the last year I will make his classroom  valentines.  However, Jakob is in kindergarten, so I get six more years making his classroom valentines! 😄

This year, Aaron bought boxes of Jolly Rancher chews.  We covered the box with scraps of designer paper, punched out the hearts, and stamped the heart on the front.  Easy as could be.  With 60 to make, Aaron liked the idea of simple.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Birthday: Paisleys & Posies





I found the paisley embossing folder at JoAnn's.  The card just flowed together after I knew what the base was.

Colors:
Bermuda Bay
Coastal Cabana
White

Stamps:
Paisleys & Posies
Avant Garden

Other:
Paisley embossing folder from Darice
Dies for Paisleys & Posies
Punches
Pearls

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sympathy: Embossed Sympathy with Wetland Birds





Colors:
Early Espresso
Soft Suede
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
Wetlands

Other:
Sympathy embossing folder (from Darice)
Corner punch
Pearls

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Christmas: Deck the Halls and Trim the Tree


I love the falling snow stamp.  The Merry Tags coordinated with the round punch to give the color.  Great coordinating set!

Colors: 
Garden Green
White

Stamps:
Merriest Wishes

Other:
Merry Tags Framelits
Corner punch
Round punch
Ribbon
Gold pearl

Friday, February 3, 2017

Sympathy: So Very Sorry with Butterfly


Colors:
Soft Sky
Crumb Cake
Pool Party
White

Stamps:
Irish Prayer background
Three Little Words
Gorgeous Grunge
Timeless Textures
It's A Celebration

Other:
Butterfly die
Shooting Star die
Tag punch

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sympathy: Kinda Eclectic Symmetric Leaves


Colors:
Garden Green
Crumb Cake
White
Black

Stamps:
Kinda Eclectic
Gorgeous Grunge

Other:
Punches
Embossing folder

Thank you with Embossed Thank Yous


My neighbor Scott has been taking care of my sidewalks.  When he snow blows his walks, he does mine also!  I made this for him and put a gift card for a great local restaurant.

Colors:
Early Espresso
Soft Suede
Very Vanilla

No Stamps

Other:
Embossing folder
Ribbon

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sympathy: Floral Punch and Embossed Flowers


Colors:
Soft Sky
Night of Navy

Stamps:
Flourishing Phrases

Other:
Embossing folders
Floral punch
Stitched Shapes
Stick on gems