Best is yet to be Debbie!

Here is a card I made for my sister in law Debbie. She had surgery today and is doing well.  I know once she has healed up from her surgery it will be a case of the “Best is Yet to Come”.  She has suffered for many years and this surgery will get rid of most of that for her.  Yeah Debbie!!

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I used the color challenge today which was using baja breeze, pacific point and garden green colors.  I am really loving this combination.  I also received in the mail today my labels two nestabilities dies and was dying to try them.  I used cuddle bug folders on the green layer and the Urban Garden DSP layer.  It is a little hard to see on the picture but looks excellent IRL. 

STAMPIN UP SETS USED:  Best Yet, Serene Spring. 

COLORS:  Garden green, baja breeze, pacific point

ACCESSORIES:  styled silver ribbon slide HPH, white embossing powder, sponge, Labels Two nestabilties, Curly label punch, white taffeta ribbon, silver cord, shimmery white CS

I hope this lets my dear sister in law how much I care about what she is going through.

Pretties Kit trial

This is the first card I have made with the pretties kit from Stampin up.  I used a couple of methods to colors the white flower.  I tried the water and drops of ink and this came out quite light.  I thought I would try the other flower in the  middle with the reinkers and that turned out a lot darker. I like the combination of the two.  However I think I should have dried it longer as it seemed to bleed into the other flowers. 

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STAMPIN UP SETS USED:  Pun Fun, Weathered BG

COLORS:  old olive, certainly celery, barely banana, baja breeze

ACCESSORIES:  Pretties kit flower, baja breeze reinker, Stampin dimensionals, water color paper, aqua painter.

This card was also for the sketch challenge this week at splitcoast SC211.

I am really starting to like water coloring.  I also popped up the little sheep.  It looks even better in real life.

Try a new technique

Here is a card I made to try the double sided glue, glitter technique.  I wasn’t sure if it was finished yet but after looking at it overnight I decided it was.  I used my Love Owl-ways set from Stampin Up. 

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STAMPIN UP SETS USED:  Love Owl-ways

COLORS:  Chocolate chip, riding hood red, pink pirouette, shimmery white

ACCESSORIES:  Word window punch, large oval and small oval punches, stampin dimensionals, Candy lane DSP

Hope you like it.

Card sketches

Here are a couple of cards I made today.  It was nice to have a little time to play.  I did two card sketches, one from ihearttostamp.com and the other from Laurenm.blogs.splitcoastsatmpers.com

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 I used my Love owl-ways set for this card and the mytimess14 sketch challenge from LaurenM.  I love the colors from the Raspberry tart Designer series paper from stampin up.  So bold. 

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Here is the other one I ended up making for my Jake.  He is going home tomorrow and I always miss him and wanted to give him a card to go home to his Dad’s with that would remind him of me.  He got a new guitar to learn on this past week and so I used the colors from my Rock Star Card kit to make this card.  He liked it. Already given to him.  I finally go the chance to use the shadow technique and here it the results of that.

Hope you like it.

Another week gone by

Here is this weeks color challenge, and it was too!  CC199, Handsome hunter, so saffron and bravo burgundy.  I had my new level two hostess set from Stampin UP’s January catalogue and had to give it a try.  I just love the flowers in this set.

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After loading this I realized that I put the flower upside down.  Yikes!  I fixed it now but thought I would leave it for you all to have a good laugh. 

STAMPIN UP SET USED:  Echoes of Kindness

COLORS:  Handsome Hunter, bravo burgundy, so saffron

ACCESSORIES:  Wide oval punch, large oval punch, ticket corner punch, scallop punch, so saffron twill ribbon, stampin write markers, stampin dimensionals, mesh embossing folder, Big Shot.

Let me know what you think of it.

Color Challenge card

Here is my submission for the color challenge on Splitcoast stampers today. Orchid Opulence, so saffron, and cameo coral.  Wow what a color combo. This is also for a sketch challenge from iheart2stamp.com.  SFYTT on splitcoastdscn2237

Stampin UP set:  Serene Spring (Hostess Set)

Colors:  orchid opulence, cameo coral, so saffron, and a little old olive

Accessories:  1 3/8 , 1 1/4, 1 inch circle punches, word window punch, stampin write markers, stazon black ink

I am quite surprised at how I actualy like this combination of colors.  It is very spring like and upbeat.

Color challenge, and sketch challenge

Here is my card today for the color challenge and sketch challenge on Splitcoast stampers.  Hope you like it. CC197 and SC 207

I got the set Inspired by Nature from Stampin UP and had to give it a try.  dscn2226

STAMPIN UP SET:  Inspired by Nature

Colors used:  not quite navy, kiwi kiss, baja breeze, basic grey

Accessories:  build a brad, 1/2 circle punch, two way glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter, baja breeze ribbon

Have a great day!

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