Saturday, April 30, 2016

This is a First

Ok, so this part isn't a first... but what comes below the wreath definitely is.  

I'll have to admit, I didn't much care for this when I first saw it, but putting it together was really quite fun, fast and easy.  I assembled it while watching The Amazing Race.  Do you watch that?  Who are you rooting for?  I know the team I'm pulling for, but I won't tell (just yet).

Below you will see the wreath and a card I made from the leftovers.  I'd seen this on Stampin' Up! and from others who have shared this idea.  I have to admit, being from Arizona and the desert, this really appealed to me.  These little petals make the perfect Prickly Pear Cactus.

Now, for the FIRST.  Since I joined Stampin' Up! in 2010, I haven't used anything but SU products.  But this fabulous cactus called for an old stamp I bought in the beginning of my cardmaking days.  I just couldn't resist putting it with my Arizona Sunset and Cactus.

Somewhere, I also have the word "Arizona" and it should have been with my "Greetings from" but it wasn't there!  When I find it, I'll add it to the front of this.  

To make the background I simply took my Aqua Brush and ink smooshed onto the lid of the Calypso Coral ink pad.  Then just swished the ink onto the card to look like one of our Arizona sunsets.  We have such beautiful sunsets here.  Irresistible!

Thank you for looking in today.  It's going to be a busy day, but I'm looking forward to it.  With any luck we'll have some sprinkles from the sky.  We only have one more day for April Showers or we'll have no May Flowers!

Happy Saturday!       ~ Donna

Friday, April 29, 2016

Way To Go!

This could be another Graduation Card, or just a "Way to Go!" for any other accomplishment.  Either way, I wanted to use my Bravo stamp set before it's time to send it on to the Retirement Rack.  I have a couple of versions.  This first one was actually my 2nd attempt and I like it much better.  Let me know what you think.

Night of Navy cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack - 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Whisper White - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"

Bravo (retiring)
Balloon Celebration

Ink: Crushed Curry, Hello Honey (retiring), Night of Navy

Card #2 Measurements
Base - same as always
Night of Navy - 5 1/4" x 4"
DSP - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Night of Navy - 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
Whisper White - 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"

Add some balloons inside to decorate too!  Thank you for looking in today.  I'm so happy it's FRIDAY!   ~ Donna

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Zoo Babies Birthday

A quick and fun birthday card using Zoo Babies (retiring).  These little guys are so cute, I'm sad to see them go.  I wish I had used them more.  Isn't that always the way?


Whisper White Thick cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Tangelo Twist (retiring) 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White cardstock 5" x 3 3/4"

Zoo Babies (retiring)
Just Kidding (retiring)

Ink:  Hello Honey, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip

Washi Tape - Cherry on Top (retiring)
DSP - Cherry on Top (retiring)

Balloon Punch

Thank you for looking in today.  The weekend is one day closer!  ~ Donna

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