Sunday, December 4, 2011

Heaven Blessed!

I'm so happy that the Everyday Enchantment dsp has Riding Hood Red in it's color scheme -- I can renew my love affair with this wonderful color!  I have to also say that I'm loving the new label Framelits.  I made the outer Chocolate Chip frame layer by cutting out two of the same size as the RHR frame layer (which is overstamped with Canvas in Chocolate Chip).  I then cut apart the Chocolate Chip layers and adhered them around the outer edge, making the narrow frame that you see here.

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Stamps:  Heaven Blessed, Canvas

Paper:  Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment dsp

Ink:  Black, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Big Shot, label Framelits, Ticket-Corner punch, Modern Label punch, brads, sponges, Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Riding Hood Red pleated satin ribbon, Aquapainter, Dimensionals

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #232

Many thanks to the Operators at Stamping 411 for featuring my card in this weeks' Stampers Showcase!

This weeks' challenge over at Stamping 411 was to create something clean and simple  following Saturday Sketch Challenge #232.  Unfortunately for me, I have a real problem with CAS -- it doesn't seem right not to have something right in the middle of the card!  CAS is definitely not my friend.   Go over and check out the Operators challenge this week and see what you can come up with!

What you can't see:  The paper rose was made according to Melanie Schulenberg's fab video tutorial over her beautiful blog, Pockets of Inspiration.  The bottom edges of the top layer were cut using the new Edgelit.

What I should've done:  Put pearls at the top of each upward scoop of the Edgelit.  Maybe next time!

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Stamps:  Take it to Heart, Loving Thoughts

Paper:  Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment dsp

Ink:  Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Close to Cocoa, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, Calypso Coral

Accessories:  Big Shot, Edgelit, Ticket-Corner punch, Birds &Blossoms Sizzlit, Little Leaves Sizzlit, brads, sponges, Old Olive 5/8" satin ribbon, Aquapainter

Take it to Heart!

Tried a little something new with this card and all I can say is that I'm going to need more of this Riding Hood Red pleated satin ribbon --  it's fabulous!  I love the look of using it to create the back layer of the central image.  The depth and texture of the pleated satin ribbon is amazing.  Too bad that I'm going to have to wait to get more of the Riding Hood Red ribbon until after the preorder period!

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Stamps:  Take it to Heart, Tiny Tags

Paper:  Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, White, Attic Boutique dsp

Ink:  Black, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Riding Hood Red, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Always Artichoke

Accessories:  Big Shot, Heart Framelits, Ticket-Corner punch, Tiny Tag punch, Riding Hood Red pleated satin ribbon, Soft Suede polka-dot ribbon, Trinket Keys, white gel pen, linen thread, brads, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

Friday, December 2, 2011

Apothecary Art and Attic Boutique dsp!

This is my first card made with items from the new Mini!  I have to say that I love Apothecary Art, as well as the Attic Boutique dsp -- the colors are absolutely luscious!  Not to be overlooked is the pleated satin ribbon and the label Framelits.  SU has really outdone themselves this time!

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Stamps:  Apothecary Art

Paper:  Pool Party, Poppy Parade, White, Attic Boutique dsp

Ink:  Black, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Coral Calypso, Poppy Parade, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, River Rock, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke

Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Framelits, brads, Riding Hood Red pleated satin ribbon, Aquapainter, sponges, Dimensionals, Ticket-Corner punch

Rue Des Fleurs

The color combination in this is a lot more subdued than I wanted, but it's got a kind of antique look to it, IRL, and the colors are clearer.  I really wanted to use the Large Paper Doily Sizzlit, so I pretty much worked this around that element.

Things you may or may not see:  I used the new Pink Pirouette Smooch Spray on the umbrella image -- I really love the color!  The edge of the umbrella, as well as the Doily, have about 86,000 Pearl Jewels.  Again, something that is much prettier IRL!

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Stamps:  Rue Des Fleurs

Paper:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, White, Attic Boutique dsp

Ink:  Black, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa

Accessories:  Big Shot, Large Paper Doily Sizzlit, Pink Pirouette Smooch Spray, Pearl Jewels, brads,  Pink Pirouette pleated satin ribbon, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Adorned Holiday Blog Hop!

If you find yourself at The Shabby Stamper, then you must be following the PCS Adorned Holiday Blog Hop from Melanie Schulenberg's beautiful blog, Pockets of Inspiration!

The December Paper Crafters Sampler has three new Holiday templates.  These three templates are available for to all those who purchase the "Adorned Holiday" Sampler. You can find the Sampler here. 

The first of the templates is a darling little sled box, complete with a pull rope so that you could hang it off the tree! Underneath the sled portion is a cunning little box, just the right size to hold sweets, cookies or even crayons.  Mine is made out of Well Worn dsp and Riding Hood Red.  The holly leaves were stamped with Pines & Poinsettias out of Always Artichoke, and tucked around a long bow made from Riding Hood Red 3/8" taffeta ribbon.

The Limoges box looks difficult, but is actually very easy to put together.  I made mine out of Elegant Soiree dsp and decorated it with Not Quite Navy 5/8" taffeta ribbon, Early Espresso 1/4" taffeta ribbon, Pearl Jewels and Scallop Edge trim cut out of Early Espresso.  The paper rose at the top  is made out of Not Quite Navy using Melanie Schulenberg's fabulous video tutorial.   

Santa's sleigh is the perfect size to hold nuts, mints, little ornaments or any other thing that you'd like to tuck inside!  Mine is made out of Frostwood Lodge dsp and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  It's trimmed with Garden Green Scalloped Edge border and decorated with Pearl Jewels and a pretty double bow made from Cherry Cobbler seam binding.

Now onward to the next blog in the Hop, Vicki Burdick's gorgeous blog, It's a Stamp Thing!