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

Catching up!

Slowly I have been catching up on my stamping.  Lately we have been working a lot on the house.  But I have holed up in the stamp room a bit.
My favorite things are shabby, lace, doilies and more shabby.
This card I used the I Love Lace, Gorgeous Grunge and Chalk Talk stamp sets.  Colors are Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky and Very Vanilla.  The ribbon is Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta and the lace is Venetian Crochet Trim.  And pearls.  LOVE it.  And the paper doily is crumbled up and then sponged.

Here I used the sets Petite Petals, Everything Eleanor and Label Love.  The flowers are punched with the Petite Petals Punch.  The 'just for you' piece is cut out with Apothecary Accents Framelits.  The ribbon is Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon.  The doily is crumbled, sponged and folded.  And then more of that lovely crochet trim.  The background is Natural Filter Paper that is run through the Big Shot with the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.  Unfortunately you can see the adhesive.  I need to figure something out for that.  blech  The pearls are colored with Blushing Bride Blendabilites.
Other than seeing the adhesive I love these cards.  LOVE them.

Have a great day!
Debra

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Birthday and Creative Crew Challenge

One of the challenges for the Creative Crew for September is the Catalog Focus ~ Stampin' Dimensionals.  CCREW0914CF  This card was for David's birthday and the paper is absolutely lovely.
Isn't it gorgeous?  The Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper is in the Holiday Catalog.  This paper is cardstock weight.  Perfect for boxes or little containers.  I loved it for this card.  It was perfect.  See that ribbon?  It is wonderful.  Cherry Cobbler 1" Sheer Linen Ribbon.  I love it.  The card base is Baked Brown Sugar.  The twine around the ribbon is also Baked Brown Sugar.  I stamped on Whisper White using markers.  Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso.  The stamp set is Amazing Birthday.  The sentiments are held on using dimensionals.  Yes!  The catalog focus!

Have a great day!

Debra

Monday, August 25, 2014

Bridal Shower Fun!

 Yesterday was my niece, Amy's bridal shower.  I was asked to make the invitations and a "Bride to be" pin.  I was asked to make a salad and a couple of cheesecakes too, but these were the fun things to do.  Ha!  We had such a great time.  I will show what I made and at the end Amy and her sisters.

Her colors are gray, blue and off white.   This is the invitation.  The stamp sets are I Love Lace Background, Flower Patch and Sketched Birthday.  The colors are Smoky Slate, Marina Mist and Very Vanilla.  The doily is cut from filter paper using the Darling Doily Thinlit.  The Flower Fair and Apothecary Accents Framelits made cutting the flower and phrase easy peasy.  The new Venetian Crochet Trim is just lovely and I just had to use some linen thread.   It opens like a card and all of the information needed is inside and was printed on the computer.


The Bride To Be pin was so fun.  I used the same colors as above and the I Love Lace Background again with Daydream Medallions Stamp Set.  I LOVE it.  It was easy to cut each piece out using the Floral Frames Collection Framelits.  I printed the words Bride To Be on my printer and stamped AMY with the Lovely Letters Alphabet.  My niece Stacy is so funny.  The day we were decorating she wore the pin.  She wants to be married.  She does not have a boyfriend.  I pointed out to her that Amy's name was on the pin.  She was very disappointed in that.  ha.  Anyway, lot's of pearls were used and some shimmer using alcohol and Champagne Mist paint.

Amy's gift from me was this name frame.  I love making these.  I try to make each one different.  This one is my favorite.  Although each time I make one I think that.  Ha.  I used a new set from the Holiday Catalog called Bright & Beautiful.  The words were from a couple different sets.  The name is cut from Typeset Bigz Alphabet (retired).

Here is a close up.  I wrinkled the paper doily, sponged it with ink and spritzed with the Champagne Mist(retired)/Alcohol spray.  The center circle is stamped using the Trust God set and I stamped the edges with one of the stars from the Bright & Beautiful set.  Again, sponging was involved.

This close-up shows the shimmer.

I love this.  It is one of the Designer Very Vintage Buttons.  I used the new Blendabilities.  They are so cool.  I used Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Night of Navy.  I just colored until it looked the way I wanted it.  And I spritzed it with the shimmer paint.

Here is a photo of Amy and her husband to be.


This is Amy with all of her sisters.  And if you are thinking wow.  She also has 4 brothers.  : )

 I have to share this last photo because the beautiful woman on the left is my sister and mother of all the girls above.


Have a great day!

Debra