Monday, February 23, 2015

Butterfly mania -- Butterfly thinlets

Just a quick post to share another of my new crafty friends -- the butterfly thinlets from the Occasions catalog.  I just can't quite cutting out butterflies cause they are just so beautiful.  Another Occasions catalog favorite, is the Something Lacy background stamp.  While you might look at this stamp in the catalog and go "Meh", once you stamp with it, I think you'll change your mind.  It really comes to life when you stamp it.  Check out these cards and see if you agree. :)

This first card, is a Crisp Cantaloupe (an unloved color on my shelf) card base, stamped with the same color of ink.  The top butterfly is Pistachio Pudding card stock, and those beautiful rosettes in the center, are from the Artisan Embellishment kit.  There is actually a whole lot of bang for your buck packed into this little kit.  I plan to use one of the rose die cut pieces as a stencil pattern for a card.  Have seen some beautiful things done with it.

 This next card is one we will be making at my upcoming Techniques class.  The top butterfly, is cut out of the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper, and is then colored with an aqua painter and Blushing Bride re inker on the edges, to create that glittering, pink edged butterfly.  The sparkly purple strip along the bottom by the sentiment, is another strip of the glitter paper that I have spritzed with rubbing alcohol mixed with Blackberry Bliss re-inker, so you can die your dazzling Diamonds glitter paper any color you wish with a little re-inker and alcohol in a spritzer.  OR use your aqua painter for localized applications.  Pretty cool, huh? I thought so!!!  Glitter paper in every color????  BRING IT ON!!!  Again, we're using the rosette trim from the Artisan embellishment kit.  So beautiful, I think!

 Closer up of the purple glitter strip.
 And all the other butterflies I cut and colored with different inks cause I just couldn't stop playing with these lovelies!

Stay tuned for FOUR ADDITIONAL SALE-A-BRATION FREEBIES being added to the lineup on March 1st!  There are two stamp sets, a cute printed velum stack, and a pack of the 2014-2016 In Colors bakers twine and buttons combo -- a 5 yard roll of twine in each In Color, and some really cute matching little buttons.  Can you tell that's the one that interests me the most??? I LOVE the 2014-2016 In Colors -- possibly my most favorite In Colors ever.  So glad I still have a year to play with them and show them off, and make you want them too!  Hee hee

Until I stamp again.....

Saturday, February 21, 2015

"Crazy for You Bundle" goes scrappy

Happy Saturday!

Just a quick post this morning of the scrap layout we did in our scrappers club last night.  I'm still playing with my "Crazy for You Bundle".  LOVE these die cut words and all the options there are to make custom titles, special cards, etc.  GREAT bundle for so many occasions and applications.

Other new products I used here, is the Petal Potpourri Bundle, the Something Borrowed DSP and embellishments.  I think this DSP is some of the most versatile I've ever used, and it is great to have so many pages of the same color to work with.  Just a gorgeous, neutral DSP!  I also used "That's the Ticket" stamp set and punch, as well as the Top Note Bigz Die, and the 7/8" scallop punch. Other colors used: Basic Black, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Real Red, and Crumb Cake.  That beautiful flourish stamp, is from the "Everything Eleanor" stamp set.  I have used this flourish so many times.  Elegant and classic.  I stamped it in Soft Suede ink on the Crumb Cake card stock.

I used "Hello Sunshine" for the title for these skiing pics from last year, because it can be a little rare on Big Mountain to have a clear, sunny day where you can ski fog-free at the summit.  :)

Enjoy your day, Everyone! and be sure to check out all the fun Sale-a-bration freebies you can get right now -- through Mar 31st -- with a $50 purchase.  Some of my favorites, are the Blendabilities markers, the Irresistably Yours DSP, and the Lotus Blossom stamp set.  See previous recent blog posts to learn more about these products.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hello You thinlets!

Happy Monday!

I'm STILL playing with the Hello You thinlets!  Just love any words you can die cut, because the cool factor is WAY up there -- in my book, anyways.  They can be a little tricky to cut out, but the magnetic platform really helps a lot -- must be less give in the sandwich. :)

Just a little Black and white and Tangerine Tango!  Oh yes, and some of the new Stacked with Love washi tape.  Who doesn't love black and white washi tape!  So versatile.

The flowers from Flower Shop stamp set were colored with the Calypso Coral Blendabilities markers, and punched out with the Pansy Punch.  I used the stem from the Lotus Blossom Sale-a-bration set for the stems.  Other products used:  Scalloped tag topper punch, Tangelo Twist ribbon, Wild Wasabi ink, Tuxedo Memento black ink, Basic Black, Whisper White and Tangerine Tango card stock.

Be sure to check out all the free stuff you can get during Sale-a-bration!  Woooo Hoooo!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Crazy About You! Bundle

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!!!  I have an all time new favorite duo! -- Crazy About You Bundle. The options with this word stamp set and the word thinlets are endless.  Perfect for scrap titles, cards for almost any occasion, 3-D items.  LOVE this bundle!

Here, I wanted to showcase the Blendabilities markers, since they are a product you can get for free right now during Sale-a-bration.  I love the black, white and Cherry Cobbler combo, with a little touch of Champagne glimmer paper.  Classy and stunning at the same time.

The flower is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities and punched out with the coordinating Fun Flower punch.  Other products used: Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Cherry Cobbler Chevron ribbon, Cherry Cobbler bakers twine, Gold Sequin trim, Beautifully Baroque embossing folder, Flowering Flourishes stamp set, 1/2" circle Punch, Rhinestones.

Hope each of you are getting some quality time in with those you love!  Happy Creating, and Happy Love Day!