Monday, May 23, 2016

Always There For Me

One more of the adorable critters from Love You Lots which is a new Hostess Set. I just love this cute set and this elephant is too cute with his little mouse friend.

The Designer Series paper is Affectionately Yours has has some beautiful colors.  

No recipe tonight, not enough sleep last night, so heading to bed early.  Then... on Wednesday, I have the day off for my Birthday!  Wooo hooo!!

Thank you for looking in today - Happy Tuesday!


Thinking of You

This is going to get a lot of use in my card making year ahead!  I see me stamping and coloring a lot of these.  Don't you just love the way the pillows "puff" up.  Such a fun technique to do.  To see how I did this in a previous post with balloons, click HERE.

For this one I wanted a tree in the background so I pulled out Sheltering Tree and inked up the leaves with Pear Pizzazz and then randomly tapped my Old Olive ink pad onto the leaves as well.  I made a mask to go over the swing so that I didn't over stamp onto the swing with the trunk or leaves.

I used a thin line of our Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the Linen Thread.  Just hold it in place for a few seconds and it sticks perfectly.


Flirty Flamingo - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Soft Suede - 5 1/4" x 4"
Shimmery White - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Stamps - Sitting Here, Sheltering Tree

Thank you for looking in today!  Have a great week... I know I will!   ~ Donna

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Washi Tape Background

I saw this done by Angie Leach with Too Cool Stamping and could hardly wait to try it.  I enjoy Washi Tape, but then have a tendency to not use it as much as I want to.  Now with the end of the Annual Catalog and the current Washi Tape retiring, it's time to use it or lose it.

This is such an easy way to make a beautiful background.

Start with a piece of  Whisper White  cardstock - 5" x 3 3/4".  I used my Silicon Mat to make this even easier.  If you don't have a Silicon Mat, then use a clean tabletop.  Don't lay it on a piece of paper as it will sometimes pull up when you lift the finished project.

Begin by applying one strip of Washi Tape diagonally across the center of the cardstock.  Then continue alternating with a different tape side by side with the starting strip. After I finished laying out the tape, I wrapped the ends around the back.

The next layer is Basic Black measuring 5 1/8" x 3 7/8".  I used Tear and Tape to make sure it stayed down nice and tight since the Washi Tape has such a smooth finish.

I used some Whisper White scraps and placed more Washi Tape on the scraps, then punched them out with the Balloon Punch from the Party Punch Pack (retiring) then popped them up with dimensionals.

The sentiment was stamped onto a strip of Whisper White 3 3/4" x 1" strip.  The sentiment is from Wetlands.  Can you believe I just purchased that set?  I've been putting it off forever and when I saw it wasn't retiring, I put it in my basket right away!

Thank you for looking in today.  Have a Blessed Sunday!  ~ Donna

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

May is a Busy Month!

Especially for this young lady who is turning 18 today!   Yesterday she graduated with Honors from High School and now today she's 18.  I simply can't believe it, she was just a little baby in her Momma's arms and here she goes turning 18 and starting college!

This card is SO much prettier in real life with a great sparkle on the "18" from my Wink of Stella.

Melon Mambo - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Whisper White - 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Melon Mambo (dots from Brights Designer Series Paper Stacks) 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"

Die cut an oval from the Ovals Thinlits Dies (RETIRING)
Die cut 18 from Large Numbers Framelits in Melon Mambo
    I also cut the 18 out of the It's My Birthday Designer Series Paper for the outside of the envelope.

Stamps:  Number of Years and Watercolor Words

Pop up the 18 with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Don't forget to decorate the envelope flap too!

Add some sparkle to the 18 with Wink of Stella.  So pretty if you could see the real thing!

Thank you for looking in today.

Don't forget the Cardstock Code - ends today at 10 p.m. Arizona Time.  For full details, check HERE.

Thank you for looking in today!  Happy Saturday!

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