Under My Umbrella Best Dressed

Happy Monday Everyone ~ I played with a new set and new designer series paper with my Under My Umbrella Best Dressed creation.

I am headed to Maryland today.   My sister is not doing well and I need to get up there.  I am hoping traffic is not bad and that it will be an easy ride.  Be thinking of me today as I make the 6 hour drive.

I played with a new set and new designer series paper for today’s creations.  I saw this sketch on CAS Colours & Sketches and knew I wanted to use it for this card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I needed a small image for the strip of stars across the top so I found them in the Under My Umbrella stamp set.  I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used Highland Heather, Pear Pizzazz, and Petal Pink markers to color them in.  I then fussy cut them out.  I used the pink dot paper from the Best Dressed designer series paper and cut it at 3 3/4″ x 3″.  I added it to the bottom of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Whisper White.  This panel was added to a Petal Pink card base.  The flowers were then added across the top of the designer series paper using glue dots.  To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings using Highland Heather in the upper right hand corner.  Here is the completed Under My Umbrella Best Dressed creation.

This card is so sweet. It is easy to do with a little fussy cutting of the flower clusters. See all the details for the Under My Umbrella Best Dressed creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The sweet little flower clusters make the perfect edge for a cute Under My Umbrella Best Dressed card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set has some great sentiments.  This one is an All Occasion idea with a fun cut out.  This feminine card uses the same sentiment as today’s card.  This fun tropical card uses one of the other sentiments in the set.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  The weather is supposed to be nice the next few days.  I hope you take some time to go outside and enjoy the great sunshine.  Have a Marvelous Monday and did you like the little flower clutsters on my Under My Umbrella Best Dressed creation?

 

 

 

Sale-a-bration Lovely Lily Pad in 10 Minutes

Hello Stampers ~ I used a lot of free products with my Sale-a-bration Lovely Lily Pad in 10 Minutes creation today.

I managed to get a few cards made yesterday.  I am probably going to go back to Maryland this week and I am working on having some cards to post.  I many not have the videos as it is hard to try and get them made as well as my cards.  I should have a better idea later today depending on how my sister does.  She could still use prayers as she has a long way to go.

I decided to play with some of my Sale-a-bration products for today’s card.  I recently got the Lily Pad dies, Lovely Lily Pad stamps, and the Lily Impressions designer series paper.  I thought it would be fun to play with them for today’s card.  I began with a sketch idea from Try Stampin’ – or not – on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought this would be a fun sketch for today’s card.  Here is the video showing how I created my Sale-a-bration Lovely Lily Pad in 10 Minutes.

 

 

 

So you can see the coloring on that lily, here is a photo of the card.

Which Sale-a-bration products are your favorite? Check out my Sale-a-bration Lovely Lily Pad in 10 Minutes creation which uses lots of free items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This image is fun to color. Check out the video showing how I colored the Sale-a-bration Lovely Lily Pad in 10 Minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lily Impressions designer series paper is fun to play with.  I used this paper in this card that uses a retired stamp set for a fun card.  The Pretty Peacock ink is great for lots of different cards like this fun teapot card.  That color is also great for the White Wash technique like this Beautiful Day stamp set.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I will be watching the Super Bowl tonight.  I have some snacks and can’t wait to see the commercials.  Have a Sensational Sunday and what did you think of the way I colored the flower on my Sale-a-bration Lovely Lily Pad in 10 Minutes creation?

 

 

 

#ShopYourCraftStash Serene Garden

Hello Everyone ~ Are you ready for another blast from the past with the #ShopYourCraftStash Serene Garden creation?

I ran a bunch of errands yesterday and mailed out my calendars to everyone.  Trying to keep busy while I wait on news about my sister.  I have everything I needed to do completed so tomorrow I can spend the day in my studio working on designing and creating.  I am working on designing some 8″ x 10″ collages that I am going to offer through the mail as some ladies asked me about it.  I did this when I was living in Maryland and we made 12″ x 12″  framed art but I thought I would mix it up a little by doing them 8″ x 10″ and have them fit in a shadow box frame.  That way we can add lots of little trinkets and bows  to them.

I went shopping in my stash again for today’s card.  I specifically went looking for something I could use my watercolor pencils on as I had not played with them in a while.  I had to have an open stamp that could be colored.  I decided to use the Serene Garden set.  I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo black ink.  I could not find my set of watercolor pencils that are current so I used the set I had from several years ago.  I chose a yellow, orange, and a green.  The dark green reminds me of Old Olive, the brighter green was similar to Granny Apple Green,  the orange looks like Calypso Coral, and the yellow was Pineapple Punch.  I colored all the images then used a blender pen to spread the color around.   Once the image was colored I added some of the 1/8″ Pineapple Punch grosgrain ribbon at the top and attached a bow.  I needed a sentiment so I went looking at my sets and found a great one in the retired Petite Pairs set.  I stamped it using Memento Tuxedo black ink.  The panel was then added to a Calypso Coral card base and the #ShopYourCraftStash Serene Garden creation was complete.

This colorful card has a tropical feel because of the colors. Who would you send this #ShopYourCraftStash Serene Garden creation to?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This cute little image is part of the set that made the pretty #ShopYourCraftStash Serene Garden card. Check out the card front.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like to see some other tropical colored cards?  Check out this one that pops because of the black.  This one uses the same Calypso Coral color for a fun card.  This one has the same colors as the card in today’s post!

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am hoping to get a lot accomplished today in my studio.  If I can get a bunch of cards made then I can make some videos tomorrow.  Have a Super Saturday and what do you think of the tropical colors on the #ShopYourCraftShash Serene Garden creation?

 

 

 

 

Umbrella Weather Friends

Hello Everyone ~ I have a fun Umbrella Weather Friends creation for you today.

Did you know one of favorite techniques to use is coloring with glycerin?  I love the look you get when you use glycerin with ink.  It eliminates the lines you get when you color an image with markers.  I don’t have the blends  so I needed a way to color that did not leave lines.  I saw another demonstrator use this method and decided to try it myself.  I love this technique and it is a great and inexpensive way to color images and avoid lines.

This will be a quick post as I have had a family emergency.  My Fast & Fabulous creation today uses a new bundle from the 2020 Occasions Catalog.  This is a fun set with some great sentiments.  Here is the video showing how I created my Umbrella Weather Friends card.

 

 

 

So you can see the details of my card here is the photo.

This card was so fun to make. The sentiment is perfect for a great friend. Check out the video for my Umbrella Weather Friends creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These images were used on the card front for the cutest friend card. The Umbrella Weather Friends card is the perfect card for a great friend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like to see some other friendship cards?  This one uses the same designer series paper that was used on today’s card.  The Pressed Petals washi tape makes great flowers like the one used on this friendship card.  A soft and pretty card is another idea for that special friend.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Love What You Do Idea

Hello Everyone ~ my Love What You Do Idea is perfect for any occasion.

I think something is wrong with my rechargeable vacuum.  I did not get the floors finished last night so I let it charge all night and this morning after my appointment I started on them to finish up.  I managed to use it about 15 minutes and died.  I plugged it back in and let it charge all day.  I checked on it several times to see if it was still charging.  I am hoping that I just did not plug it in correctly and that it was not fully charged again.  I will not be happy if there is problem with it and I have to replace the battery.  Time will tell.

One of the stamp sets I had tried to use for the One Sheet Wonder with a twist idea was the Love What You Do.  That one did not work out like I had hoped it would.  I decided to cut the sheet into 4 panels and do each panel separately.  Today’s card was one of those panels.  I used 2 of the sprigs from the stamp set to create a border in the middle of the panel.  The one sprig was stamped using Shaded Spruce and I also did some second generation stamping with it.  I figured out the approximate middle of the panel and stamped the sprig across the middle of the panel then rotated the card stock 180 degrees and stamped the same sprig across the middle again.  Using the second sprig from the set I stamped it across the middle using Pacific Point.  The panel was rotated 180 degrees and the sprig was stamped again.  The cluster of little flowers were stamped using Merry Merlot above the row of sprigs using first, second, and third generation stamping.  Panel was rotated and the same technique for stamping the cluster of flowers were used again.  This panel was then mounted onto a Shaded Spruce card base.  My sentiment was stamped using Shaded Spruce and mounted onto a piece of Shaded Spruce card stock.  Strips of Stampin’ Dimensionals were added to the back.  Using Linen thread loops were created and added to the back of the sentiment layer.  One set of loops were added on the left hand side of the layer and another set was added on the right hand side of the layer.  The layer was then added across the center of the card front.  To finish off the card some rhinestones were added to the sentiment panel.  Here is the completed Love What You Do Idea creation.

Sometimes you just start stamping and playing and before you know it you have fun card. The Love What You Do Idea is a result of just playing around with an idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This border makes a great banner across the center of a card. Check out the Love What You Do Idea to see how I used it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Love What You Do stamp set has some great images.  One of the images is a “blob” shape.  I sometimes struggle with using these shapes.  I used the shape for some water and the fish from Jar Of Love.  This idea uses some washi tape with the flower image for a quick card.  This set can even be used for a masculine card.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation