Thinking of You

SU High Tide

January 23, 2017

The new SU High Tide stamp set will make you feel like an artist when you are finished making a card. It is so EASY to create a scene with the sand, grass, lighthouse, birds, and water! The shadow on the lighthouse really finishes the scene…

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In retrospect, I used Basic Gray for the shadow which I think was a good idea but I carried it through on the birds on the land and in the sky but next time, I think I may use black for both of the birds. What do you think?

A little insight into this card…

As we were watching our Steelers go down the drain last night, my mind wandered off to the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge # 271.  So I inconspicuously excused myself to make this card.

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I was thinking of how the light could be captured inside the design element in the sketch. Then my search for a sentiment…YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE…came from the Jar of Love stamp set. There is also one in the Annual catalog’s Hostess Set No Pun Intended.

Look at the neat images you can use to paint your landscape…

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Triple Time Stamping with SU Paisleys and Posies

November 15, 2016

I pulled out an oldie but goodie technique called Triple Time Stamping that I thought would be fun to do with the SU Paisleys and Posies Bundle. I used some trendy colors- Emerald Envy, Delightful Dijon, and Rich Razzleberry with Very Vanilla as a neutral card base.

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When I was looking for the measurements for this card, I checked way back to a post from June 2013 when I did a card with the retired SU Wonderfall stamp set. It was quite simple when we did it at class but I remember how impressed my class and I were with the technique. And, I have to say, just last month, we were all still impressed with the technique! Here is the card from 2013:

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So, how do you make one yourself? Here is a tutorial:

Triple Time Stamping Instructions for an A2 sized card-

You can use any stamp set!
The dimensions for the stamped and bordered cardstock  on the Paisleys and Posies Card above are as follows:
  Very Vanilla (VV) to bordered colored cardstock (Emerald Envy on this card). 
     2″ x 3 ¼ ” to  2 1/4 ” x 3 ½ ”
    3″ x 4 ¼ ” to  3 1/4” x 4 ½ ”
                               4″ x 5 ¼ ” to  5 1/2” x 8 ½ ” (folded card)

1. Place a small dab of SU Two-way glue in the center of each Very Vanilla (VV) cardstock (CS) and let dry so it becomes tacky. You can also use a bit of repositionable tape, just remember you will be taking each piece apart in the end.
2. Using the tackiness of the glue or repositionable tape, center the smallest VV CS on the medium sized VV CS. Then center the medium-sized one onto the largest VV CS.
3. Firmly stamp the Paisley images in Emerald Envy, Rich Razzleberry, and Delightful Dijon inks over all three VV CS pieces that are tacked together. You will notice a break in the image around where the papers end but this will be covered up once you mount it on the Emerald Envy base that goes between each VV stamped piece.
4. Carefully separate the three VV CS pieces and mount the largest one on the Emerald Envy card base.
5. Place the medium sized VV CS onto its corresponding Emerald Envy border and mount to the card base with the stamped Paisley images matching up.
6. Mount the smallest VV CS stamped image onto theEmerald Envy CS.
7. Mount the smallest bordered image onto the medium-sized bordered image and add the die cut flourish with a metal rimmed pearl. 

If you have not tried triple-time stamping, I encourage you to do one- it still WOWs me!

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SU Acorny Thanks for CPC Creating Pretty Cards Challenge #64

October 2, 2016

I love playing around with gold accents like

the SU Gold Foil Paper and the 1/4″ Natural Trim Ribbon…

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I created this card using the SU Acorny Thanks and Vintage Leaves stamp sets for the

Creating Pretty Cards Challenge #64  this month over at

Craft Project Central using the sketch provided by Monika Davis:

You can play along too with the Creating Pretty Cards Monthly Card Challenge over at Craft Project Central starting today, October 2 up until October 31.

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For every ten cards submitted, we’ll pick one winner of a free month subscription here on Craft Project Central! The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice! So if we have 15 submissions this month we’ll randomly pick one winner from all submissions*. If we have 40 submissions we’ll randomly pick four winners from all submissions*, and so on! We really want to give away some free subscriptions, so please do join our challenge!!
We would love to see what you come up with this month!

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SU Thoughtful Branches

August 25, 2016

Have you seen this beauty floating through cyberspace? It was created by a German demonstrator,

Danny Hikade, using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.

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I was so taken by it that I made one myself! I used the actual branches from the Thinlits, stamped the leaves on the Very Vanilla cardstock before I ran it through the Big Shot with the Brickwall embossing folder, and tied on a twine bow. I used Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, and Garden Green (LOVE that color) as my palette.

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To make that cute little middle, just stamp the leaf foliage image and die cut. Then punch out a 1 1/2″ circle out of the leaves and mount it on another solid circle the same size. Easy peasy!

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LOCAL STAMPERS…the Thoughtful Branches Bundle ends on August 31…I am still accepting spots for classes on Wednesday evening, Sept.14 and Thursday afternoon and evening, Sept. 15. Let me know if you want to come so I can order you the bundle!

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SU Best Birds with Birds and Blooms Thinlits

August 22, 2016

Happy Monday, everyone! I wanted to get in on the fun at Pals Paper Arts #314 this round.

Here is the sketch that inspired my card:

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SU Best Birds Gold Foil

Those birds are so sweet, aren’t they? Did you notice the tiny little hearts in the upper right corner? They came from the birdie’s tail:)

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So, I stamped the sentiment crooked on the pretty paper from the AWESOME Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack. Boy, was I bummed since the gold embossing turned out great:(

To fix my mistake, I just punched the sentiment out using my retired oval and scallop oval punches. I  then mounted it and liked it better after my mistake (frown turned upside down:)

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Can you believe I did not even notice until this weekend that the Birds and Blooms framelit/thinlits not only framed the stamped images in the Best Birds stamp set but also had three birds that are just cut out! Yea! Take a look…and they come in a bundle with 10% off both of them!

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