Friday, July 18, 2014

More Fun with Blendabilities!

Hi All,
I wanted to share some thank you cards I made last night using my Blendabilities. I had an idea about combining the different color families and wondering how many colors I could combine and still like the end product. Here is what I came up with:

 
The one on the right uses three groups: Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight, all medium shades. The one on the left uses the dark and medium shades of the Cherry Cobbler and the medium shade of the Pumpkin Pie markers with a Daffodil Delight center. I like them both but really love the warmth of the left card. I did change the focus of where I placed the colors as I placed the darkest color near the center of the petal versus starting on the outside of the petal moving towards the center with the lightest color. Love experimenting with these markers!! Email me with any questions!
Thanks Karin

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Another Freshly Made Christmas

Evening All,
I wanted to share another card that I made for my upcoming Christmas Stamp a stack. I had gone on over to Freshly Made Sketches and they had another great sketch:

I loved the layout and it fit the type of card I wanted to make.

 
I used an old favorite "dasher" as my focal point, some retired DP I had squirreled away and my Short and Sweet set for the sentiment, which, by the way, fits perfectly in the Bitty Banners Framelits! Love them!
Thanks for stopping by!
Karin

Monday, July 14, 2014

Freshly Made Christmas

Hi All,
As promised here is card number two of my Christmas in July class. I had gone on over to Freshly Made Sketches and they, of course, had a great sketch:

 
I loved the clean lay out! Here is what I came up with:
 
 
I used a base of Pool Party, some Smokey Slate, Whisper White and some Winter Frost DP I had picked up. I love the Silver Encore ink and how it goes with the metallic paper! Of course I used the Christmas Messages for my sentiment! A little button with some Bakers Twine and I was done! Love the layout! Have a great day!
Karin


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Christmas in July!

Hi All,
I wanted to share a few cards over the next few days that I made for my Christmas in July class that I am offering next week. I wanted a clean layout but tend to "over do" when I am stumped so I went on over to Colors and Sketches BlogSpot and they had a great sketch:

 
And here is what I came up with:
 
 
I have some retired Festival of Prints DP that worked perfectly for the ornament with the coordinating ribbon. I used the Christmas Messages stamp set that is being carried over from the last holiday catalog (Christmas Messages Wood 131790 $28.95 Clear 131793 $20.95 9 stamps). I love the sentiments in this set! Should make for a great card to have at my stamp a stack! Have a great day!
Karin
 


Monday, July 7, 2014

Winnie the Pooh Thank You!

Evening All,
Sorry for the hiatus....again! I moved my stamping stuff and it wasn't working for me so I had to revamp the set up and finally I think I found a solution! Anyway I needed to make a few special Thank you's for friends and family. I had received a few really special Winnie the Pooh gifts that called for an equally special thank you card. Here is what I came up with after looking at quite a few on line:

 
I cant even give one person credit as there is a bunch that I saw when "googling" Winnie the Pooh. He didn't turn exactly like I thought but he still is pretty cute. I decided I wanted him to hold the balloons and so I put the sentiment in the yellow center balloon.  I used my Top Note Die for the Whisper White background and various punches to make his body and face. Hopefully I will be able to sneak in a few more cards before my new little "friend" is here!
Have a great night!
Karin 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Freshly Made Bloom

Morning All,
I wanted to share a card that I will be making tonight at my Blendabilities class that I am giving. I am super excited as they are releasing a group of these easy to use markers to customers as of July 1st!! For your info the list is as follows:

  • Coastal Cabana Assortment (131000)
  • Cherry Cobbler Assortment (130995)
  • Daffodil Delight Assortment (130998)
  • Old Olive Assortment (130999)
  • Pumpkin Pie Assortment (130997)
  • Rich Razzleberry Assortment (131003)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (set of 6, 129370))
  • Color Lifter (corrects coloring mistakes by lifting color from paper, 129369)
  • Memento Pad Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (132708)
  • Memento Pad Tuxedo Black Ink Refill (133456)
  • The remaining colors will be released August 1st!!

    As usual as I was prepping for my class I was a bit stumped for a layout so I went on over to Freshly Made Sketches and of course they did not disappoint! Here is their latest and greatest sketch:

    And here is what I came up with:
     
    
    I used the new Blended Bloom stamp and colored it with my Razzleberry set of Blendabilities and then completed the center of the flower with my Daffodil Delight set of "Blendies" and finally added a sentiment from Petite Pairs. I did use the color lifter to add some light points on the flower and am very happy with the results. Love the layout of the sketch as it is super easy to use! Have a great day!
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Karin

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    More Thank You's!

    Evening All,
    Seem to be on a trend with evening posts! Anyhow I was able to complete a few more cards last night thanks to another great sketch challenge and I wanted to share that with you! I had gone on over to The Paper Players and this was the sketch that caught my eye:

     
    And here is what I came up with:
     
     
    I used a base of Whisper White, a panel of Rich Razzelberry and a few more pieces of my retired Cottage Wall DP. I punched out a flower, ran it through my Polka Dot EF and stamped the "Thank You" from my ever handy Short and Sweet set. Popped it up on dimensionls and I was done! I love all the white space with the pops of color on the panel and banners. Well off to try and decompress! What a day! Thanks for stopping by!
    Karin