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Happy Mother’s Day!

I’ve been using happy a lot in my post titles! Lots of happy days around here to celebrate!

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! My mom is off today so I am taking her out to breakfast and then who knows what kind of trouble we will get into (usually shopping lol).

 

Today I am sharing the card I made for my mother-in-law.  I’ll share my mom’s tomorrow!

 

 

We bought my mother-in-law a hanging planter full of succulents and when I was thinking of what to make for her card, this set from Stampin’ Up! came to mind. It’s called Oh So Succulent and full of lots of fun succulent images! Lining them up on my mini Misti made stamping them a breeze! I love the coordinating dies and paper too. I can’t wait to play with this set more.

 

Have a great day!

 

Supplies ~ all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Oh So Succulent

Ink: Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe

CS: Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White

DSP: Succulent Garden

Other: Succulent framelits, Layering Ovals framelits, Classic Label punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Happy May!

Hello!

Tonight I sat at my desk to stamp just because for the first time in over 5 months. I have been making cards for holidays/birthdays as needed and attending card afternoons, but to just sit in my room to stamp for fun? Nope, it hasn’t happened in a long time.

I pulled out all of my Stampin’ Up! supplies that are retiring – why? I rarely ever part with them lol…but I thought it might be a good idea to try and use some of it up before ordering from the new catalog next month. I’m sure there will be one or ten things I must have lol!

For tonight’s card, I cut up card bases and then 3 panels of white cardstock in varying sizes. I picked one and decided to use the tall flower from the Avant Garden stamp set. It was a Sale-a-Bration set I got a few months ago and never inked. I paired it with the Blooms & Bliss paper and used colors from that palette to watercolor the flower.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies~ all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Avant Garden

Ink: Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum

CS: Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Whisper White

DSP: Blooms & Bliss

Other: basic jewels rhinestones, Sweet Sugarplum riches ribbon, blender pen

Have a Sunny Day!

A very belated Happy New Year to you all!

If you are still here, thanks for sticking with me! I have been in a major crafty funk and decided to take an extended blogging break. I’m not sure how often I will post but since I did recently make a card, I thought I would share it.

One of my card groups does a brand swap each month. It’s one of my favorites to participate in! This month the chosen company is Taylored Expressions, a long time favorite.

 

Taylored Expressions Wildflower Bouquet

 

I used copics to color in this Wildflower Bouquet image and the paper is from Authentique. I kept the layout pretty simple to focus on the beautiful flower arrangement.

 

Have a great night!

Stampin’ Up Sunday – Falling Flowers

Good morning!!

 

Danni and I are bringing back her old Stampin’ Up Sunday series! Today we are using the pretty Falling Flowers stamp set!  You can check out her post HERE!

 

This is the pile of flowers that I stamped, colored and die cut using the stamp set and coordinating die set, May Flowers. It took me HOURS!  Some of the flowers were stamped on Whisper White cardstock and lightly watercolored using the same color that I stamped the flowers/leaves in.

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I then built several card bases using the same colors – Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant and the new In-Color Sweet Sugarplum.  From there I started building my cards, adding in die cuts from the Layering Squares and Circles framelits.  In total I made 4 cards and a bookmark. I’ll share the first two cards today!

 

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Sentiments were added using the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. I needed something really small to stamp in there. I tried going with no sentiments but I didn’t like the look.

 

I’ll share the other cards soon – hopefully in the next few days!  Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies ~ all SU!

Stamps: Falling Flowers, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Sweet Sugarplum

CS: Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White

DSP: Neutrals DSP stack, Regals DSP stack

Other: May Flowers framelits, Layering Square framelits, Layering Circle framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Basic Black baker’s twine