Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Calm in the Woodlands

Surprise, surprise.....I'm not using a "new" stamp set today.  I had to go digging through my sets to find some sort of creature that hangs out in the woodlands.  In the woods behind our church we have a wetland and we have two herons that return each year to nest, so I went with Lily Pad Lake and the coordinating dies. The challenge that is asking for woodland creatures this week is The Paper Players.

The colours I've used are all subtle, which is unusual for me.  I decided that my water was going to be Pool Party and I went from there adding So Saffron and Mint Macaron.  For the extra grasses I've used Pear Pizzaz and Old Olive.  The sky has be brayered with Balmy Blue and I've used the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder for the background.

Relatively quick and easy for today.
Hope you're staying warm this sunny freezing day (where I am).
Thanks for stopping by,
Joan

Lilypad Lake - 151272 - $30.00

Lakeside - 146351 - $37.00

Layering Ovals - 141706 - $48.00

High Seas 3D Embossing Folder - 149577 - $14.00

Monday, February 17, 2020

Sending Healing Hugs

In how many places do you find inspiration for your creations?  I see people's Stampin'Up! projects on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.  I was inspired by Christy Gridley the other day and the way she used vellum and the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  I've been a demonstrator for 14 years and have never used vellum with a "tag" - but I will remember to now.

I'm still using the Lily Pad products from Sale-a-Bration, but today I'm letting the Lily Impressions DSP do all the work.  Fab Friday has provided the Sketch; I've just flipped it on it's side.

Flax Ribbon and Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon have been used behind the tags. "Sending Healing Hugs" comes from the So Sentimental stamp set from the Mini Catalogue.  For the little lily, I stamped the image in Blackberry Bliss and took my blender pen and swiped the colour up from the base of each petal.  Then I added some Melon Mambo with a blender pen and finally, using a Stampin' Write Marker, I coloured over the lines with Grapefruit Grove.  To top it off, I added some Wink of Stella to the flower but it's hard to notice  it in the photo.

Here is the sketch from Fab Friday

Hope you're enjoying your day.
Thanks for dropping by,
Joan

Lily Impressions DSP - 152284 - FREE with $60 purchase of Stampin'Up! product
Stitched So Sweetly Dies - 151690 - $44.00
So Sentimental - 151691 - $30.00
Lovely Lily Pad - 152288 - FREE with $60 purchase of Stampin'Up! product
Lily Pad Dies - 152315 - FREE with $120 purchase of Stampin'Up! product

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Finally, some stamping....

Yes, there is a coordinating stamp set for the Lily Pad products available through Sale-a-Bration; I just took a while to get to using it.  LOL.  Actually - there's more of a story to it.  It took Stampin'Up! two tries to get my order selection correct.  But since it was an error on their part they let me keep the two stamp sets they sent by mistake and rushed the delivery of "Lovely Lily Pad".  So it was a win situation.

I've used the colours from this week's Color Throwdown - I've used Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Smoky Slate.

The card mat is textured with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder.  I must say, I've only recently taken to spritzing my cardstock with water before embossing it and I'm loving the result!  This embossing folder is a Level Two Sale-a-Bration item paired with the Power of Hope stamp set.

I didn't realize I was using so many Sale-a-Bration items....the Happy Birthday is from the "Sending You Thoughts" set which is a Level One item.  The tag I've used is from the "Stitched So Sweetly" dies.

Here are the colours from the Color Throwdown Challenge...
That's it for today.   If you are wanting to make a place an order to obtain one or more of the FREE items used to create this card, you can shop at my on-line store HERE.

Thanks for visiting,
Joan

Lovely Lily Pad - 152288 - FREE with $60 purchase of Stampin'Up! products

Lily Pad Dies - 152315 - FREE with $120 purchase of Stampin'Up! products

Power of Hope Bundle - 152318 - FREE with $120 purchase of Stampin'Up! products

Sending You Thoughts - FREE with $60 purchase of Stampin'Up! products

Stitched So Sweetly Dies - 151690 - $44.00

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Lily Pad Trio

For a second day in a row my card is more about paper crafting than stamping.  But that's okay!

Perusing through various places for inspiration on ways to use the Lily Pad products has been fun.  I love getting new ideas that I wouldn't have thought of myself - even  though they are so easy.  I wouldn't have necessarily thought of putting DSP behind this particular flower die.  I would have coordinated it with the stamped image only.  Silly me.

I love how these flowers turned out for this card.  Each flower's "colour", and the strip along the left side,  come from the "backside" of some of the Lily Impressions DSP sheets.  It's so easy to get attracted to one side of the DSP that the reverse side gets neglected.  The petal details are cut from Sparkle Glimmer Paper and stuck on with Mini Glue Dots.  Texture is provided by the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing folder. The "Just a note" sentiment was taken from the "Music from the Heart" stamp set.

The sketch for this card comes from this week's Freshly Made Sketches.  I left off the ribbon and bow along the side  - not wanting to interrupt the flowers. This challenge is open until February 17.

 I hope you are enjoying your day.
Thanks for stopping by,
Joan

Lily Pad Dies - 152315 - FREE with $120 purchase of Stampin'Up! products
Lily Impressions DSP - 152284 - FREE with $60 purchase of Stampin'Up! products
Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder - 151474 - $14.00

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Lily Pad Prayers

Today I finally started playing with the Lily Pad Dies and the Lily Impressions DSP and chose to use the sketch challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I did change/omit a couple things from the sketch.  There is no embellishment coming from the top and I put the sentiment on the little tag that's hanging down.

I've used Sparkle Glimmer Paper for the centres of the flowers.  Flirty Flamingo was used for the flowers and the mat;  Garden Green and Granny Apple Green were used for the leaves.  All the flower pieces are held together using Mini Glue Dots and each flower is raised off the card with Dimensionals.  The "Sending Prayers" sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings.

Both the Lily Pad Dies and the Lily Impressions DSP are items from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  There is still a month and a half left of Sale-a-Bration to be able to get these items for free with a qualifying purchase of Stampin'Up! products.

Here is the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The challenge closes on February 17.

That's it for this Valentines Day.
Thanks for stopping by.
Joan

Lily Pad Dies - 152315 - FREE with $120 purchase of Stampin' Up! products

Lily Impressions DSP - 152284 - FREE with $60 purchase of Stampin'Up! products
Itty Bitty Greetings - 151331 - $49.00


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Piano Birthday

 Music for the Heart was still on my desk so I decided to use it again for today's card.  I think after this card I will have used most of the elements in the set.  Although there are some sweet little birds I have yet to use.
The DSP on this card is from Parisian Blossoms and the tag is from the Bonanza Dies.  The Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon adds a bit of sparkle to the card.

I've used the sketch from  the Sunday Stamp  challenge ....."Tag You're It".
This challenge ends on February 21, so there is plenty of time to enter.

That's it for today.  Short and sweet.
Hope you're having a great day, thanks for stopping by.
Joan

Music from the Heart - 151674 - $22.00
Bonanza Dies - 151566 - $35.00
Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon - 147897 - $11.50
Pretty Label Punch - 143715 - $24.00

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Just a Note of Thanks and a Funky Combo

Today's musical card is pretty clean and simple for the colour challenge this week at The Paper Players.  It seemed like an easy enough challenge, but I found I can't just put any pink and red together side by side.  So, I decided to separate them with the black - which is also part of the challenge.  My colours are Cherry Cobbler, Petal Pink, Black and White.

For the sentiment, I took the Tailored Tag and cut it in half before stamping the greeting.  They don't look the same size in the photo but they are.

I had a piece of choral music in my stamp room so I copied some notes from the song.  It's not perfectly playable, but not completely random either.


Talk about colours that do or do not go  together.  I had fun with this card.  I couldn't decide what colours went together with the words  "You Rock!"  I settled on Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana.....always a funky combo.
 
The background is the embossing folder from the Power of Hope Bundle which you can earn for FREE by with a $120 purchase during Sale-a-Bration.  I liked the idea of the open swirly circle - it sort of makes it feel like the guitar (which I fussy cut) is vibrating.  The circle is from the Painted Label Dies.  
 
 I have one more music card to share with you next time, and then I'll have used most of the stamps in the Music from the Heart set.

Hope you have a great day.
Thanks for stopping by,
Joan

Music From the Heart - 151674 - $22.00

Tailored Tag - 145667 - $24.00

Power of Hope Bundle - FREE with $120 purchase for Sale-a-Bration
Painted Label Dies - 151605 - $48.00