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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit VI

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Here is another result of the fun afternoon I spent with Carol B.  This one is also a CASE of a card we found on Pinterest (Thanks Colleen!).  We didn't change this one from stampinwithcandice.com  one bit. As I was posting her link, I discovered that she has a lot more ideas for this kit there as well.
 


Again, Carol B. was in charge of Watercoloring and she did a great job. My duties fall less in the creative vein and more in the constructive one.
 

Remember:
  • World Card Making Day Celebration: October 4, 2014 from 10: 00-5:00 (drop-in or stay all day). Just purchase a kit online and use the hostess code: EJ4CPUFY .
I’ll be featuring the Watercolor Winter Simply Created kit on page 37 of the Holiday Catalog (but you can bring any project by).  For the celebration, just show up and bring your projects, small tools and adhesives to Laura’s house.  There will be a drawing for hostess benefits so someone out there may earn $25 in free product or more! Please RSVP so I know how many places to set.

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what Carol B and I used:
Stamps: None
Paper: Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit ($24.95)
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay
Extras: All accessories were from the kit

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit V

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My stampin' buddy Carol B. stopped by for a bit on Sunday and we had fun creating.  We broke out the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit and hit Pinterest and came up with some cute cards that afternoon. The first is a direct CASE of Jenilee P's card on Pinterest.
 


Carol B. did some great watercoloring that looks fabulous.. I was in charge of splotches... which turned out splotchy. We loved the white MERRY's contrast with the Bermuda Bay strip. This came together very quickly. I believe we added Whisper White Baker's Twine. Other than that all paper & accessories were included in the kit.
 

Remember:
  • World Card Making Day Celebration: October 4, 2014 from 10: 00-5:00 (drop-in or stay all day). Just purchase a kit online and use the hostess code: EJ4CPUFY .
I’ll be featuring the Watercolor Winter Simply Created kit on page 37 of the Holiday Catalog (but you can bring any project by).  For the celebration, just show up and bring your projects, small tools and adhesives to Laura’s house.  There will be a drawing for hostess benefits so someone out there may earn $25 in free product or more! Please RSVP so I know how many places to set.

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what Carol B and I used:
Stamps: Watercolor Winter Too (photopolymer $11.95)
Paper: Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit ($24.95)
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Extras: Whisper White Baker's Twine, All other accessories were from the kit


 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Endless Wishes Black & Gold

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I had a fun stampin' session yesterday with my friend Carol B. She and I worked on some cards for our project board and projects for our displays at Extravaganza (coming October 18!). This card, however, I made just after she left, so I'm posting it here so she can get a good look at it and hopefully pass down her approval.
 


We saw three cards like this on Pinterest and liked them all and I have adapted it just a tiny bit.  I believe the original idea came from Dawn O. at DO stamping with Dawn last October. Dawn's sample is shown below. We also got inspiration from Krista at Stampin' Dolce and Rita at Rita's Creations.

Stampin' Up!  Endless Wishes Photopolymer, Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping, Christmas

We needed one more horizontal sample, so I rotated the design 90 degrees. I'm pretty happy with the result.
 

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: Endless Wishes (photopolymer $15.95)
Paper: Whisper White, Back to Black DSP
Ink: Gold Metallic Encore Pad, Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: Gold Basic Metal Buttons, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Linen Thread

 

 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Good Greetings For All Things

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As usual, when in a rush to get a card made for the ol' blog, I checked out some challenges for inspiration. I picked my colors from Pals Paper Arts and my layout from Retro Sketches.  I've also been encouraged by the SUO Challenges blog to embellish.
 


 
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I knew I wanted to use washi for one of my embellishments which makes crafting so easy. The autumn suite in the Holiday Catalog is just what I needed for this project. I basicall stuck to things I found on page 41 of that publication.
 

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: For All Things (wood $24.95; clear $17.95), Good Greetings (Free through 10/31 when you host a $300 party!)
Paper: Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry
Extras: Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape, Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Gold Basic Metal Buttons


 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Endless Wishes Flip Card

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Here's another Endless Wishes project for our Extravaganza project board. I pulled out the Label Card framelits to create this fun flip card.
 


My favorite parts of this card are actually the bright color scheme and that great little bow.  The cotton ribbon is fabulous for these tiny bows.
 

The problem with this flip card (without extending the flap) is that there isn't much space to write.  To solve that problem, I added a white panel for correspondence.
 

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: Endless Wishes (photopolymer $15.95)
Paper: Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red
Extras: Label Card Framelit, Real Red Cotton Ribbon
 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Kinda Eclectic & Sassy Salutations

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I’m headed out to coffee with a friend today. We’re celebrating her September 11 birthday (even though it is not the 11th any longer). I’ve made this card for her.
 

 
I got some inspiration from the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and the color palette from the gang over at ColourQ.



I've got two colors of butterfly and the each cast different colored shadows.  The Elegant Butterfly is in So Saffron with a Blackberry Bliss shadow and the Bitty one is in Blackberry Bliss with a Basic Gray Shadow.
 

For the sentiment banner, I tried buttons, brads and other options but finally opted for punched pieces of Blackberry Bliss paper. The punches are eyes from the Owl Builder punch. The washi tape at the bottom added a nice touch, I thought.
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Laura
 
Here’s what I used:
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic (wood $27.95; clear $19.95), Sassy Salutations (wood $23.95; clean $17.95)
Paper: Basic Gray, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Lullaby DSP
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, So Saffron
Extras: Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Pearls, Color Me Autumn Washi Tape
 


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Something to Say; Papillon Potpourri

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Here's another card I received in an August swap. This one comes from Wendy D. in Longview. I like the bright color scheme of this one. The theme for the swap was DSP. Wendy used her DSP in a wonderful way. I like how she just used a wide strip instead of the whole panel.
 


The other great thing about this card is that it is totally mailable. Those tiny brads don't seem to bother the postal machines. Decorations much bigger require extra postage.  FYI: I still think it is a great deal to get personal mail delivered quickly and efficiently for under 50 cents! 
 

 
Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what Wendy used:
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri (wood $18.95; clear $14.95), Something to Say (wood $29.95; $21.95)
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Sweet Taffy DSP
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry
Extras: Silver Mini Brads, Circle Punches
 


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It is Paper Pumpkin Day!

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Today (the 10th) is the last day that customers can subscribe in order to receive September's kit.  In celebration of Paper Pumpkin Day, I've created a card for the My Pumpkin Challenge blog. Their theme this month is "What makes you smile?"  I'll tell you, cards that are brightly colored make me smile. Projects that have clean lines make me smile (Thanks to the Mojo Monday challenge blog!). Another thing that makes me smile?  You guessed it, when I create something other than the original design that came with my monthly kit. It makes me smile because I feel creative and successful all at once.
 


 
Check out the other entries for the challenges at these sites. You've probably noticed that I rotated the Mojo Monday sketch 90 degrees.

 



This side view give a better view of the polka dot background. Behind the smile portion, I've left the Strawberry Slush paper flat.


In this close picture, you can see the texture on the Strawberry Slush, the Mossy Meadow ribbon and also that cute pink sequin that came with my August 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit.
 

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: none
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, "Seriously Amazing" August 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Ink: none
Extras: Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dot TIEF, "Seriously Amazing" August 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit
 

 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Happy Halloween from Loydean!

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My friend Loydean made this cute card for a swap that we participated in last month. Those that entered the swap each sent in 10 identical cards to our leader Sherron K. who then sent us back ten different cards. I was pleased to get a couple from people I know!
 


I like the simple style of this and that Loydean had the good vision to not center her pumpkins. They are great peeping around, but I'm not sure I could ever do that unless I copied someone else who did it first! 
 

I also like that the DSP is elevated a little so you get some shadows with those circles.

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what Loydean used:
Stamps: Fall Fest (photopolymer $15.95), Making Spirits Bright (wood $27.95; clear $19.95)
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack (Daffodil Delight?)
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Extras: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Circle Punch, Stylish Stripes TIEF


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