SU Thoughts and Prayers

SU World of Dreams with Thoughts and Prayers

February 16, 2015

Happy Monday, Peeps!

Just a quick Monday card today using Freshly Made Sketches #173.

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I was playing around with the SU World of Dreams stamp set over the weekend for another project and had this “leftover” so I put it to good use. When I need some inspiration when creating a card,  I use google images to jumpstart my creativity. Just google the stamp set name and a plethora of ideas come up! Another way to get my creative juices flowing is to follow a sketch like this one. It gives me a starting point that helps me along in the process of finishing a card. I really liked this CAS one. I literally made my card in record time which is good because the hubby is waiting to take me on a little trip…so excited!

SU World of Dreams Thoughts and Prayers

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU World Of Dreams, SU Thoughts and Prayers
INK: SU Lost Lagoon, SU Sahara Sand
PAPER: SU Lost Lagoon, SU Sahara Sand, SU Something Borrowed DSP, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls
TOOLS: SU Scallop Punch, SU Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals

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SU Four Feathers with Thoughts and Prayers

I have classes this week (YEA!) so I wanted to make a few cards with the SU Four Feathers stamp set to show my girls. Feathers just remind me of soft, billowing, easy-going peacefulness. I thought they would pair well with a Thinking of You card.

This CAS card is in line with Team Tara’s colors at ColourMe #44 this round.

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SU Four Feathers Sponged slanted

I sponged some Blushing Bride and Lost Lagoon on a masked off portion of my white cardstock then stamped my sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink. My feathers are stamped in Lost Lagoon and Blushing Bride to coordinate with the soft sponged background. I simply added a bow of brown and white baker’s twine to finish it off. Looking at this post- I think some scattered little pearls would look sweet…maybe I will add some later. But then again, it is completely safe for mailing this way…

I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead of you:)

SU Thoughts and Prayers

The Paper Players Challenge # 213

this week has some fall colors on the roster.

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I just did a few leaf themed cards so thought I would go more somber with these earthtones.

I chose to do a sympathy card because

we are never quite prepared to make one when we need one.

SU Thoughts and Prayers Regals Close-up

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Thoughts and Prayers
INK: SU Always Artichoke, SU Cajun Craze
PAPER: SU Very Vanilla, SU Cajun Craze, SU Baked Brown Sugar, SU Blackberry Bliss
ACCESSORIES: SU Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon, SU Naturals Baker’s Twine, SU Designer Series Button Always Artichoke (retired), SU Pearls

SU Thoughts and Prayers Regals

I just met a very sweet friend, Tami, at my new stamping spot at the mall. We have been in touch via email for a few months- she always sends me such encouraging messages. I was so happy to finally get to meet her and stamp two times last week! I hope this card gives her a clean and simple idea of how to use this new set I just delivered to her:)

9/20/14 Thank you, JoAnne for the pick this week at the Paper Players:)

Cut Above Badge

Since I added a ribbon and button embellishment that finished off the card, I thought I may as well share another card with the crew over at Stampin’ Up Only Challenges # 105.

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SU Thoughts and Prayers with new IN COLORS 2014-16

It’s been a week since I posted a card! The family went on a cruise to celebrate the three graduations that happened in the last two weeks. Had to share this cheesy photo…

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 I had planned to schedule some posts before I left but life got in the way! So, I took the cards with me planning to post while I was cruisin’ but the internet was way too sketchy to wait around for a post to upload, and it was exorbitantly expensive to boot. However, I see you all survived without me but know I was thinking of you all…lol.

We got back to Our Orlando home earlier than I expected  so I was able to get

Sara’s Friday Mashup #161 card finished and posted!

Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
Create a project with “Trees.”
Create a project with “Heat or Dry Embossing.”
Or Mash it up and create a project with “Embossing and Trees.”

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I knew I would only be in FLA for a few days so I only brought 6 stamp sets and the new IN COLORS paper and ink with me- in case of withdrawal, of course. I did not have any of my embossing folders or fancy tools with me so I went super CAS with this one using the new green Mossy Meadow and the new yellow Hello, Honey. I am always surprised how the new  colors seem to be similar to current colors but when they are put against them- they are quite different! I was so happy to see the SU Thoughts and Prayers made the cut for the new catalog coming out on June 2nd. I did use a random green button that matched quite nicely with the Mossy Meadow on this card:

SU Thoughts and Prayers FM

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Thoughts and Prayers
INK: SU Mossy Meadow
PAPER: SU Naturals Ivory, SU Mossy Meadow, SU Hello, Honey
ACCESSORIES: random matching green button, SU Naturals Twine
TOOLS: SU Large Oval Punch, SU Scallop Punch, SU Dimensionals

FYI: The tree stamped panels are each 1 1/4″ by 3″ adhered to a Mossy Meadow rectangle with about a 1/16 to 1/8″ border around and in between the panels. I then adhered the image to a rectangle of Hello, Honey with a 1/4″ border all around it.