Friday, September 04, 2015

I'm Always Here For You Card

Hey, folks!

Here to share this card I made...
 


A lot of times, I'll buy stamp sets if they remind me of Humble. :o)  The sentiments from Friendly Wishes remind me of him, so I had to get it!  It's one of my favourite items in the annual catalogue because of the sweet sentiments, the charming look of the stamp designs, and also because they're so great for inking with Stampin' Write Markers!

I mentioned before how much I love these markers -- they're so fun to use!  I find myself wanting to buy stamps that look like they'd be fun to colour with them.  The stamped impressions remind me of the kind of look I would get when I used to hand-carve my own stamps!  You may not be able to get a super-solid impression every time, but I think the look you get is very charming and has a lot of character.

Here's a closer look at the sentiment...
 


Here's a look at the stamp set I used:
 

Friendly Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!
Friendly Wishes Wood-Mount Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!


Some of the other fun things I used:
 




2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack
Chalk Talk Framelits Dies
Banners Framelits Die
On Point Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder



Crafting Tips & Notes:
  • Don't forget the old stuff!  As fun as all the new holiday supplies are, I have to say that my favourite page in the store is the Clearance Rack. :D  There are lots of amazing deals -- great if you're crafting on a budget.  The patterned paper and both of the embossing folders I used are things I got from the Clearance Rack!
  • Try using the debossed side from your embossing folders to get different looks from your folders!  After I embossed the Tangelo Twist banner with the Argyle folder, I ended up liking the debossed side more than the embossed side!

Thanks for stopping by -- hope you have a great weekend! :o)

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Peaceful Pines Card [for Mojo Monday Challenge MOJO413]

Hey, folks!

Hope you've had a good week so far!  I did something new today -- I signed up for a Pinterest account.  I know that's not really new to many of you, but it's new to me! :D  I've had mixed feelings about Pinterest, to be honest.  I wonder, do I really need to spend more time on the computer?!  But I'm trying to share the things I make a little bit more, so I thought I'd give it a go!

And now for today's card share! :o)

 


I'm *really happy* with how this card turned out!  I was going for a "peaceful" look here. :o)  This is one of my favourite holiday cards that I've made so far.  My new favourite holiday colour scheme is Mint Macaron, Lost Lagoon, Real Red, white and natural white.  I just love those colours together!  For one of the snowy hills, I used watercolour paper because I love the texture. :o)

My card is based on this sketch from the current Mojo Monday challenge [MOJO413]:

 

I turned the sketch on its side.  I originally had another tree [slightly smaller than the two main trees there], and that was supposed to be my third "circle" on the card, but things were looking a bit busy, so I decided to make the tiny trees my third "circle".

I used the new Peaceful Pines Photopolymer Bundle, which is a really fun one because you can create lots of neat-lookin' trees.  My favourite die in the set is the one I used on the Lost Lagoon tree to add that dimension!  To add some red to the tree on the left, I just went over some of the words and designs with a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker [also in the Brights set and Many Marvelous Markers].

The super-fun, sparkly gold accents are from the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit [I used a die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies set to die-cut the little star].  I also used the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder again -- I'm getting a lot of use out of that folder!

Here's a closer look at some of the new holiday items I used:

 

Peaceful Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!


Perfect Pines Framelits Dies from Stampin' Up!

These two are also offered in a bundle!



Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies from Stampin' Up!


Thanks for visiting today -- I'll be back tomorrow! :o)

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Oh, What Fun -- the Holiday Catalogue from Stampin' Up! is Live!

Hey, folks!

The holiday catalogue from Stampin' Up! is now LIVE!  Woo-Hoo!!! :D  I made this to celebrate...
 

I used the new Reason For The Season Photopolymer Stamp Set and Festive Flower Builder Punch, which I got in a bundle to save 15%.  This bundle is one of my favourite items in the holiday catalogue -- it's really fun to make these dimensional flowers!!  These items are more versatile than they might seem at first glance -- I'll share some other ideas in another post soon!  

That great sentiment stamp is from the Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set.  The cute little kraft box/envelope ["boxvelope"?] is from my favourite Paper Pumpkin kit, Layers Of Gratitude.

Here's a closer look at the new stuff I used:
 

Reason For The Season Photopolymer Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!


Festive Flower Builder Punch from Stampin' Up!

Don't forget that they're also offered in a bundle!

 

Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!


Crafting Tips & Notes:

Some Other Supplies I Used:
  1. Real Red Classic Stampin' Spot from Filled With Love Kit [full-size ink pad is here]
  2. Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  3. Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
  4. Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
  5. Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
  6. Gold Sequin Trim

Thanks for stopping by! :o)