I’m So Sorry

imsosoryI am working on a tin of cards especially for men.  There will be about 15 cards in the tin.  I needed some more “I’m Sorry” cards – all the cards in the tin are random. Well, because men always seem to get in trouble.  And, they probably need more “I’m Sorry” cards more than women do… LOL.

This beauty uses the Tranquil Tulips Hostess Stamp Set, the Layered Leaves embossing folder, doilies, Lots of Labels Framelits, Burlap Ribbon, Duet Banner Punch and Pearl Basic Jewels.

The color combo is Berry Burst, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White.  I think it’s very feminine and could possibly get a guy out of the dog house, depending on the offense.

Prepping for Fairs

pigscanflyI LOVE this stamp set!  I don’t know why.  I am not a HUGE pig fan.  But, I just love it!  As I have started to prepare for not only upcoming craft fairs but a Women’s Expo here in a week or so, I just needed this set to be a part of it.  This is a refillable notepad cover (I have the instructions on my blog here:  https://stampwithaltitude.com/2017/02/03/throwback-thursday/).  Anyway, This Little Piggy is a great set.  I will post more of these soon.

I used blender pens to water color in Soft Sky, Powder Pink, Smoky Slate and Blushing Bride.  The notepad cover is Melon Mambo with a Basic Black mat.  I stamped the pig and sentiments in Basic Black Archival.  What do you think of this one?

Scrapping! WOW!

onewildridescrapI am trying to be a really busy girl, stamping wise.   July was a really busy month.  I went on two vacations.  One, at the end of the month with my niece to England.  The other, was over 4th of July weekend.  It was our kids and us in a cabin with no running water, no flush toilets, no electricity, and best of all, no internet!  Yes, I can do this type of vacation for about 2 days.  We were there three…….. EEK!  We all survived!  We had a couple of minor crashes, one resulting in an injury (road rash mostly).  But, we had a BLAST!!  We were in Silver Jack, CO and it’s a stunning place!  I mean STUNNING!!  Anyway, in the beginning of the month, you saw the card that I made with the One Wild Ride Stamp set.  Well, here’s the actual scrapbook page that I wanted to make!

The color combo is Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, and Early Espresso.  I used the Best Badge Punch for a border at the bottom, incorporating many of the images in this set. The Bunch of Banners Framelits cut out the “Born To Ride” banner.   I think it came out pretty neat. You will see more scrapbook pages in the near future.  I am going to, not only, work on this trip but the trip to England as well!  I have a LOT of photos of England!!

Inspired by a friend!

craftingforeverThis morning, I had a chat with a Stamping friend over Facebook messenger.  She said something that inspired me to make a card.  I quote, “I should be cleaning instead of crafting! But crafting is more fun!”  Courtney, you don’t know what you did!  I immediately thought of this stamp set. Crafting Forever was used to make this fun card.  Any and all of my crafting friends needs a card like this!  LOL

So, the color combo is Whisper White, Basic Gray and Sweet Sugarplum (I am going to be really sad when this color retires).  I know it’s hard to see but I stamped off the Basic Gray and the Sweet Sugarplum on the scissors and baker’s twine (well that’s what I think it is) images.  The “Made with Love” stamp was full on ink.  The background is, of course, the embossing paste with our Pattern Party Decorative mask.  I used Stitched Shapes framelits for the sentiment; 5/8″ burlap ribbon (just one strand pulled from the ribbon) for the curly cue behind the Sentiment.  I used the last of the Pearl Basic Jewels on my sheet (there was two tiny ones – I used those on the period and exclamation point) and 5 in a string just on the banner.  You will notice a doily (well a 1/2 of one) as well.  This card is much prettier in person……

Thank you for the inspiration, Courtney!!

By your side…

CCREW817INSPHere is my inspiration card.  We were given images to look at and asked to make a card based on those images.  I chose the beach scene as I was reminded of a vacation I took to Maine a couple of years ago.  I knew exactly what stamp set I was going to use.  High Tide.  This is an amazing set that will allow you to create a multitude of different beach scenes.  The image below (not sure why it’s so small) is one of the “grids” we were given.  Anyway, if you don’t have this stamp set yet, GET IT!!  It’s fantastic!!

final-product-mood-board-3-638So, what I did to create this card (and what’s really hard to see) is the Pool Party sky I watercolored onto water color paper.  I then stamped the “water” image, the sand, the sea grass, the birds and finally the sentiment.  On a different sheet of whisper white paper, I stamped the light house images.  I stamped off on the full image (Cherry Cobbler ink), then full on with the outline stamp.  I think this came out great!

Some of the products I used are:  Pool Party Ink and paper, Crumb Cake Ink and paper, Soft Suede Ink, Old Olive Ink, Basic Gray Archival Ink.  I used an aqua painter, Watercolor paper, Whisper White card stock, Stitched Shapes Framelits, the Stampin’ Up! stapler and the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.

Wherever you go…

CCREW817SKThis month, we (The Creative Crew on Splitcoaststampers) were asked to create a “Blank slate” meaning a no layer card.  This is usually a challenge I have a hard time with but I thought, “if I could sponge a great background, it will be ok.”  I used a LOT of different colors.  Soft Sky, Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry (for the sun), Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise.  I wanted a sunset scheme to go with the all (Archival) Basic Black Bridge, Birds, and Sentiment. I think this card came out pretty nicely. What do you think?

The stamp set is called Wherever You Go.  It fits in very well with the travel/staycation theme we were given.  I really love the sun stamp and I was determined to use more of the set for this card.

Glossy Technique

CCREW817TECNow that we have glossy paper back, I wanted to do my Technique challenge for the Creative Crew on Splitcoaststampers using glossy paper.  So, I chose, Joseph’s coat.  I learned a couple of things and I wanted to share it with you.

First, you must use Classic Basic Black Ink.  I tried it first with Archival Basic Black.  It wiped right off.  YIKES!  Finally, don’t use pastel colors.  I sponged Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder on the background and only the Elegant Eggplant showed up through the clear embossing powder (you can see it on the edges).

I used the following products on this card:  Dare To Dream Hostess Stamp Set, Postscript Stamp Set (it’s a background set).  I also used the decorative ribbon punch, Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon, glitter enamel dots, 5/8″ burlap ribbon (just one of the strings pulled from it) and the Stampin’ Up! Stapler (yes, it’s no longer available but I still have mine and it works great!)

Here’s the link in case you want to try this great technique!  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/josephs_coat/