Author: cindyleebee

I am a "retired" homeschool mom of three awesome children and the wife of an amazing man. I love Jesus, spending time with my family, and stamping!

SU Springtime Impressions with Itty Bitty Greetings

May 18, 2018

Happy Friday, kids! I made the quickest card in my history of cardmaking this morning…

die cut, sponge, stamp, die cut…DONE.

I used a Whisper White Notecard so I did not even have to score….hahaha.
I simply snipped off two little parts off the die cut, and it is the perfect size.
So, the die can be used for both A2 cards and notecads. Nice.

I wanted to play around with the NEW Springtime Impressions die
and see how it looked sponged with my daubers..so easy.
So easy I thought why not share my first attempt with all of you today?
I jazzed it up with some of the NEW Mint Macaron Faceted Dots
and used a NEW die from the Stitched Labels Framelits:)

That is the NEW Highland Heather ink- to me a very nice purple- the cardstock is a perfect match.
The NEW Gorgeous Grape is a lovely darker purple as well. So excited to have these new colors as “good” purple is hard to find! After typing purple a few times, I am thinking it is a funny word- made me giggle:)

Have a great weekend-
I am planning on playing with my new goodies to have fun stuff for my June luncheon in Pittsburgh!
Love my stamping gals so much- can’t wait to see them again!!!
Had fun with my Florida gang last night! How blessed I am!

Thanks for buzzing by, friends…

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SU Serene Garden Sneak Peek

May 16, 2018

There is a beautiful new bundle in the upcoming catalog with a very appropriate name-
it is called Serene Garden. It is so lovely.
I used it to make this sympathy card with the new soft colors of Soft Seafoam and Petal Pink.

I love this bundle not only for its images but also for the ability to cut them out with coordinating dies. But, the part I really love is the corner “embossing” die! Isn’t that just awesome? We have a new embossing mat coming out for the Big Shot that I just ordered- I wonder how different it will look when I use it?

The colors are subtle on this card as I wanted a soothing palette for a sympathy card but the popped up flowers add that little bit of texture and dimension to finish of the card. We also have a new All Occasion stamp set called Itty Bitty Greetings coming out that can stand in for the retiring Teeny Tiny Wishes (I love them both- two that are necessary in my stamping room). And…the little die from the Lakeside Framelits is just the ticket for cutting out the little sentiments! A few little pearls on the ends adds a little texture as well.

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My May Online Order gift: a FREE DSP Sampler
with (6) 4″ x 6″sheets of the beautiful Share What You Love Designer Series Paper
to any $40 ONLINE order* made in May! It will mail June 1-4!
Please use the Current Hostess Code at the top of my blog header.

*Not to be used with any other current promotion I have going on at the same time.

 

 

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SU Soft Sayings One Sheet Wonder

May 14, 2018

Wow! The new In Colors 2018-2020 are just so fresh and vibrant
that they are going to knock your socks off!
I played around with a way to show you all the colors in one place this weekend.
I decided to do use the One Sheet Wonder Technique using an 8-1/2″ x 11″ patterned paper you make yourself!

Here is a video I made to show you the steps I used to make this 7 card set.

Here is the Soft Sayings Designer Series Paper I created:

Here is the template I used to cut the DSP:

Card # 1
Thick Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side
DSP 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Call Me Clover: 3/4″ x 4-1/4″
Blueberry Bushel 1/2″ x 4-1/4″
5″ Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon
Whisper White 2″ Circle
Grapefruit Grove 2-1/4″ Circle

Card # 2
Grapefruit Grove 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side
DSP triangle
Call Me Clover 1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Blueberry Bushel 2-1/4″ Circle
Whisper White 2″ Circle

Card # 3
Pineapple Punch 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side
DSP Triangle
Call Me Clover 1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Blueberry Bushel 2-1/4″ Circle
Whisper White 2″ Circle

Card # 4
Blueberry Bushel 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″ on the 11″ side, Tag 3/4″ x 3-1/2″
DSP 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Whisper White 1/2″ x 3-1/2″
Call Me Clover 3/4″ x 5-1/2″
6″ Pineapple Punch 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon

Card # 5
Call Me Clover 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″ on the 11″ side
4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White
Blueberry Bushel 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″
DSP 1″ x 5-1/4″

Card # 6
I should have used the CONGRATULATIONS sentiment on this one!
Thick Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side, Tag 2-1/2 x 3″
Blueberry Bushel 3″ x 4-1/4″, Tag  2-1/2″ x 3/4″
DSP 2-3/4″ x 4″
Lovely Lipstick 1-3/4″ Circle

Card # 7
Lovely Lipstick 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side
Blueberry Bushel 3″ x 4-1/2″, Tag 1″ x 3-1/2″
Whisper White 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″, Tag 3/4″ x 3-1/2″

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Sneek Peak of SU Abstract Impressions

May 11, 2018

I played a little bit last night with my new SU Abstract Impressions stamp set…
just a simple card to see how it stamped and how the NEW colors looked
so I thought I would share it with you today:)

I used the NEW Granny Apple Green ink and  Lemon Lime Twist ink on the stems of the flowers.
They look so pretty together! The flower accents were made with the NEW Mango Melody ink.
I used Daffodil Delight for my flowers but I after it dried I had a suspicion that I reinked it last time with Crushed Curry because it looked like it! Darn, did you ever do that? I had an extra Daffodil and checked another stamped image- yep, I definitely reinked it with Curry. Oh, well… now it’s a “you can play with this ink pad, kids”  or it can be used when I am not trying to matchy-match. No use crying over it- although I wanted to…just ask my stamping girls…

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SU Post Script with Petal Palette

May 9, 2018

Today I have a quick and easy card inspired by a card I got from my BFF Amy
that had a background of text with images over it.

I set out to case the card with my SU products but then somehow this is what came out…

I used the SU Post Script background stamp and then layered the “Just a Note” stamped with Stazon ink on vellum over the background image. I adhered the vellum to the background behind the bird, and a little bit of adhesive on the black strips kept it in place well. A touch of Crumbcake cardstock and Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker on the bird added a little bit of contrast from the black and white base colors on the card. Oh, the sentiment comes from the Soft Sayings Card Kit.

*Note my chickadee is the right color:)

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Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad

Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad
[101406]
$9.00

May Online Order gift: a FREE DSP Sampler
with (6) 4″ x 6″sheets of the beautiful Share What You Love Designer Series Paper
to any $40 ONLINE order* made in May! It will mail June 1-4!
Please use the Current Hostess Code at the top of my blog header.

*Not to be used with any other current promotion I have going on at the same time.