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SU Wishing You Well Sneak Peek

August 22, 2018

I just fell in love with the delicate little bow in the SU Wishing You Well stamp set.
Has that ever happened to you? You are drawn to the set for one little image?

Of course, then I fall in love with all the other images!

I adore the lightly drawn sentiments- that stamp beautifully!
I thought the set paired well the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.
As you can see I pulled the colors from the DSP- Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, and Grapefruit Grove.
Although you can find Grapefruit Grove pearls in the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls,
I just colored my pearls with the Light Calypso Coral Alcohol Based Stampin’ Blends.

The base of my tent card is 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side.
The DSP is a 4″ square. The white panel is 2-3/4″ x 4 bordered by a 3″ x 4-1/4″ Cajun Craze Panel.

Thanks for buzzing by, friends…

 

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Hydrangea Retro Sketches # 34…

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I absolutely, positively adore hydrangeas! I love the variety of colors God painted them. The are so lovely in bloom and equally gorgeous as a  dried arrangement. I will never forget making  table centerpieces for Meredith and Evan Slee the night before their wedding..we just clipped the flowers right of the bush in the back yard where the beautiful reception took place. I might add that Evan was heading to Afghanistan to serve for the first time (thank you, Evan, for your second tour taking place now!), and the wedding was planned in less than a week! And, it was one of the most inspiring and heartfelt weddings I have ever attended:)

Here’s the sketch:
Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Because I Care (retired)
INK: SU Always Artichoke, SU Elegant Eggplant (retired)
PAPER: Same as Ink, SU Whisper White
TOOLS: Martha Stewart border punch cut in half, name?

Pals Paper Arts Christmas Blessings

My first Christmas post is for Pals Paper Arts #145. I love the designs in the Candlelight Christmas DSP, and STAMPIN’UP makes coordinating colors of Early Espresso, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, and Very Vanilla very easy.
Here’s my take on the challenge:

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Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU More Merry Messages
INK: SU Primrose Petals
PAPER: SU Primrose Petals, SU Gumball Green, SU Early Espresso, SU Candlelight Christmas DSP, SU Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU 3/16″ metallic brads, SU Pearls
TOOLS: Nestabilities oval and square dies
This was a simple and elegant sketch challenge:

ColourQ Freshly Made…

I combined ColourQ #159 with Freshly Made Sketches # 57 in this card. I have wanted to use the SU Papillon Potpourri stamp set for a while now, and here was my chance. I thought of the Monarch butterfly and wings in tones of orange  and thought that  SU Only Orange and Tangerine Tango fit the bill. I wanted to get Pear Pizzazz ink into the picture but instead found the color in some lovely DSP- no matter how many times I photographed this card in different lightings- none of them gave this sweet paper justice- it is so pretty in person! I must say I liked the black to set things off.

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Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Papillon Potpourri, SU Because I Care (retired)
INK: SU Tangerine Tango and SU Only Orange (retired) on butterfly wings, SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Only Orange (retired), SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White, DSP in Pear Pizzazz
ACCESSORIES: SU Black stitched grosgrain ribbon (retired)
TOOLS: SU Butterfly Punch, CB Wicker embossing folder

Here are the challenges:

Cindy goes to Stamp Camp…

I had the most wonderful time visiting my SU upline, Linda Heller in Maitland, Florida last evening. Her home and studio are amazing and inspiring!  We made three cards, and here is one of her designs…Image

This is a got-to-see-in-person card. Notice the shiny appearance…faux tile technique…so cool!!! I can’t wait to share this technique at one of my Stamp Camps!
Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Flowering Flourishes, SU En Francais, SU Layered Labels
INK: SU Crumb Cake, SU Early Espresso
PAPER: SU Early Espresso, SU Very Vanilla, SU Pretty in Pink
ACCESSORIES: SU Basics Glimmer Brads, SU 3/16″ Metallic brads, SU Pearls, SU Very Vanilla Seam Binding
TOOLS: SU Simply Scored Scoring Tool, SU Apothecary Accents Framelits, SU Large Oval Punch
SU Boho Blossoms Punch, SU Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, SU Dimesionals that pop the “For You” tag off the card