Monday, August 29, 2011

Hello Doily

Love this stamp! My mother told me this pattern was called a pineapple and I can remember her crocheting doilies just like it.

I stamped the image onto Whisper White cardstock with Versamark and then embossed with Clear EP. I used two images from the Delicate Doilies stamp set to stamp the small doilies in Wisteria Wonder. Once this was completed I sponged the edges, again using Wisteria Wonder, and then mounted on Elegant Eggplant. I added the Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon and mounted the whole thing on a Wisteria Wonder cardstock base.

I sometimes wish I could sit in on a Stampin' Up! planning meeting when they are throwing names around for their new ink colors. I really think it could be fun. I'd love to be there and join in, but I'm sure I would probably get into trouble with some of the names I might throw out there. LOL!

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Delicate Doilies

The Delicate Doilies and Hello Doily stamps remind me of the beautiful doilies that my mother used to crochet. She always used a really fine thread to make the doilies and the hook on the crochet hook was almost invisible. I honestly don't know how she did all that extremely fine work. I had a few of the small accent pieces she made, but when she died my cousin gave me a tablecloth mother had crocheted for her. Jeannie, I can't begin to tell you how thankful I am to have it and how much I appreciate you giving it to me.

Mother has been gone for a little over 9 years now and I miss her. We had our difficulties over the years but I loved her and I'll miss her until we meet again. For those of you who still have your mothers, appreciate them and show them you love them because they will be gone way too soon.

We made this card in class earlier this month at the Jacksonville Beach Senior Center and the ladies each made it their own by coloring the doilies in different manners. I chose Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Basic Black for the colors on this Delicate Doilies birthday card. The doilies were colored with Stampin' Write Markers and I used the new Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon. Although you can't see them in the photo, the doilies each have a rhinestone in the center.

Don't you just love the new Petite Pairs stamp set from the 2011/12 Idea Book & Catalog? I think this set really filled a void in the Stampin' Up! sentiment area. I just wish there was a small "get well" pair as well. Keeping my fingers crossed!

See you soon.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Love & Care

Another card share today using the Love & Care level 2 hostess set. This time I used the aster type single blossom. The image was stamped into Daffodil Delight and then rock 'n' rolled into Pumpkin Pie. Once that step was completed I went over the center of the flower with a Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker. The single leaf was stamped with Pear Pizzazz and scattered among the flowers. A double-loop bow completes the look. Hope you like it as much as I do.

Thanks for taking the time from your busy day to stop in.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Love & Care

The level 2 hostess set called Love & Care in the current Summer Mini catalog is a very versatile set especially if you love floral images (and I do). There are so many things you can do with these flowers.

The flower here was colored with Stampin' Write Markers in Rose Red and a little Bravo Burgundy was added for depth. The stem is Always Artichoke. Cardstock is Always Artichoke and Rose Red with a dash of Paisley Petals Designer Paper. I added three dark pink rhinestones from my stash and TA DA! the card is done.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fabulous Florets Yet Again

See, I told you I love it. The greenery stamp was used again, but I changed it up with a different flower and, if it matters, it's turned on its side. I even changed the colors to Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade.

Just wanted to quickly stop in and share this card, but I gotta run now.

See you all again.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fabulous Florets

Love, love, love the Fabulous Florets stamp set. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I have used it. I'm sure my class attendees are thoroughly sick of it, or will be soon.

I embossed the greenery with Wild Wasabi embossing powder onto Basic Black cardstock and then embossed the flower with White embossing powder onto Daffodil Delight, cut it out and popped it onto the greenery. The Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder was used on Marina Mist cardstock and then it's all topped off with a Daffodil Delight satin bow.

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Inspired by Nature 2

Today I'm using the other side of the Inspired by Nature double-mounted stamp set. I colored the flowers with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Early Espresso with Stampin' Write Markers and then misted the stamp with water. I really wanted a watercolor type image but I used Whisper White cardstock to stamp my image onto and am not quite happy with the result. I think I will use watercolor paper on my next attempt and see how that turns out. Cardstock is Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso and the ribbon is Daffodil Delight 3/8" taffeta.

See you again soon.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Inspired by Nature

I recently returned from a visit to my hometown of Pittsburgh, was driving through West Virginia, and fell in love with all the wildflowers that were scattered along the highway. I know they were planted there on purpose to beautify the medians, but it looked like they were just growing there naturally. Such a wildly colorful display!
Today's card was inspired by those wildflowers and was done with the Inspired by Nature double-mounted stamp set. The sentiment is from a retired level 2 hostess set called Something to Celebrate. Little butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die are fluttering throughout the field of wildflowers. I used Tempting Turquoise and Concord Crush cardstock as the base for my garden.
I'm glad you came back for a visit. Please stop in again soon.