Monday, February 1, 2016

February Creative Crew

Valentines, tags and watercolor backgrounds.  What a fun month!

The first challenge was DSP/Color Focus. CCREW0216DF   We were to use the paper or make our own watercolor background paper using the colors in the Perfectly Artistic DSP.  Using Watercolor Paper I spritzed it with water, then brushed Mint Macaron, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake.  Then I stamped with Timeless Texture to add more depth and texture.  

This challenge was Catalog Focus.  CCREW0216CF  Tags!  Make a tag with a not-so-common item.    I made the tag and used it on an oversized card.  This is my favorite project from this month.  I started with this piece of Birthday Bouquet DSP.  I made the flower first, then added the doilies, stamped and shabbied up the card stock pieces of the tag.  Layered everything together and put it on the card.  I spritzed some shimmer and accented with Wink of Stella.  This is a favorite Bible verse and I love that it is part of the Rose Wonder Stamp Set.   





This challenge is the Holiday Focus.  CCREW0216HF  Combine Valentine's Day (Feb 14) with No Brainer Day (Feb 27). The definition of the No Brainer Day is "doing something that is simple, easy, obvious and/or totally logical."  Make a Valentine's Day project that you totally don't stress over! Give it to a loved one.
For this project, I started by cutting out the large scalloped heart.  Then I crocheted a heart using Linen Thread.  The idea came to make a stamped clay heart.  While this project did take time because the heart had to dry, it came together easily.  It also uses the tag challenge.


This card is also the Holiday Focus.  The card base is cut using the Heart Thinlits.  Score the back piece and attach with glue to the front piece.  That genius idea came from my friend, Robin Spinner.  It leaves the front of the card intact without a fold to mar the image.


Have a great day!
Debra

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Give Thanks

A goal of mine is to set verses around the house.  Here is the first.




Set:  Bloomin' Love
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake
Card Stock:  Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  SU and non SU doilies, Lace Trim, Crochet Trim, Sponges, Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin' Spritzer, Banner Framelits, Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, SU Stencil (retired), Hearts A Flutter thinlits (retired), Satin Ribbon

Friday, January 1, 2016

Creative Crew Again January 2016

I have been invited back to the Creative Crew again and I decided to do it!  The last time was years ago.  My postings have been few since my dad passed away 2 years ago last August.  Finally I am able to bring my attention back to focusing on stamping.  
So here are my projects for the January 2016 Challenges.

This is the  Scrapbook and More Fous.  Take something from the kitchen and repurpose it for a gift.  I used one of the jars we use for drinking glasses.

This is the Catalog Focus.  Use the Decorative Masks on page 157.  I don't have those, so I made my own mask using the Confetti Stars Border Punch.

This is the DSP/Color Focus.  Use the Color Me Irresistable DSP.  I used 2 of the colors.  Mint Macaron ad Tip Top Taupe.  Although the card stock I used looks pink, it is actually Whisper White.  Please excuse that lighting.

This is the Holiday Focus.  Opposite Day.   Make a Negative/Positive Image.

To see all of the Creative Crew entries, go Here.

Have a great day!

Debra







Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Baby Name Frame

The neighbors had their little and I made this for them.  I enjoyed putting this one together.

Sets:  Work of Art, Gorgeous Grunge, Truly Grateful, Everything Eleanor, Bright & Beautiful
Ink:  Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Something Borrowed DSP
Accessories:  Typeset Bigz Die, Sahara Sand Lace Trim, Venetian Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, Chalk Talk Framelits, Hearts Collection Framelits, Paper Doily, Designer Very Vintage  Button, Subtles Designer Button

Have a great day!
Debra

Monday, February 16, 2015

Creative Blog Hop

Today I am sharing what I have been working on as part of a blog hop.  My wonderful, dear friend Emma asked me to participate.  I was asked to answer 4 questions as well as share what I am working on.

My son and his wife are expecting their first baby.  I am working on the invites for a shower.
The text was printed using the computer.  Stamp sets are Perpetual Birthday Calendar and Gorgeous Grunge.  Card stock is Whisper White and Island Indigo.  Ink is Island Indigo and Wild Wasabi.  I used the Itty Bitty Punch Pack star punch on the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper for the punched star.

This card is more of what my style is.  A lot of embellishments.  I just love them. The stamp set used is Painted Petals.  This set is enjoyable to work with.  After stamping I used the rose cut out card from the Artisan Embellishment kit to sponge that image onto my piece.   Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Crumb Cake.  Card stock:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe.  Embelishments:  Paper Doily, Embellishment Kit, Burlap Ribbon, Sahara Sand Lace Trim, White Jute Ribbon, Venetian Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, Spring Flowers Embossing Folder

This is a sample of a project to show what I enjoy stamping.  


1. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW?
Right now I am working on Thank You cards for my daughter-in-law.

2. HOW DOES YOUR WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN YOUR GENRE?
I love to embellish and sponge.  My style is shabby, vintage.  I am not sure I am very different, but I love to pile on.  I get going and don't know when to stop.  I love it.

3. WHY DO YOU CREATE WHAT YOU DO?
I just really enjoy stamping.  I love making cards or gifts like the name frames.
4. HOW DOES YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS WORK?
Usually I start with colors.  Sometimes an embellishment I want to use.  Grab a stamp set and just start.  There are times in the middle of a project I stop and leave it for a day and other times it falls together immediately.

I hope you have enjoyed this.  Sadly I wasn't able to find someone to follow after me.

Have a great day!
Debra

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My Favorite Set

The new Bright & Beautiful set in the Holiday Catalog is my favorite right now.  I haven't even made a Christmas card with it yet!  
This first card uses the Natural Filter Paper as the background.  
 The Cherry Cobbler Linen Ribbon on this card is just beautiful.
 The blue on this card is Lost Lagoon.  I just love that color.
 Recipes:
Sets:  Bright & Beautiful, I Love Lace, Label Love
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Typeset Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe, Lost Lagoon, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Blushing Bride
Accessories:  Stars Framelits, Lost Lagoon Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Linen Ribbon, Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon, Banners Framelits, Venetian Crochet Trim, Burlap Ribbon, Paper Doilies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Thick Baker's Twine, Linen Thread
Have a great day!
Debra

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bright & Beautiful Precious Baby

Erin had a baby shower last weekend.  Family pitched in and sent a gift and this is the card I made to go with it.  I love this star set and this baby is definitely precious.  And he is a boy so I had to use blue!  Lost Lagoon to be exact.  And some gray.  Smoky Slate.  Love those 2 together.
The sets are Bright & Beautiful, That's the Ticket and Trust God.  Ink is Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky and Smoky Slate.  Cardstock is Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon and Whisper White.  The patterned paper is the All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I know!  It is holiday paper.  It's so versatile.  The stars are cut with the Stars Framelits and the smallest center is colored with the Chalk Marker.  Other things used are Banners Framelits, Lost Lagoon Ribbon and Ticket Duo Builder Punch.
Scroll down.  I posted earlier today!

Have a great day!
Debra