Bee Kind to a Friend

CCREW717INSPHere is my inspiration card for this month’s challenge.  In the image below, we were asked to use the photo for inspiration.  I found another really neat color combo that I wanted to use and decided to use the bees that are in the photo.  The color combo here is Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Crushed Curry.  I used the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp set and the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits to make this card.  Watercolor paper was used as was an aquapainter to color the watercolor paper in Marina Mist.

summerWhile I got this card layout from my upline, I did change it a bit.  The DSP used here is Naturally Eclectic as I thought the pattern went nicely with the dots stamp in the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.  I also really liked the pop of color from the Glitter Enamel Dots.  I used a tiny piece of doily and a thread from the burlap ribbon just for fun accents on the card.  I really hope you like it!!  I am thinking about sending this card to a friend… but who?  Do you want it?? Comment below!  I will pick one person randomly!

Happy New Year!

2017Well, I couldn’t let this day go by without doing a card.  It’s just for you!  It will never be used or needed again.  I just wanted to make something for anyone reading the blog today.  It is with sincere gratitude for your viewing my page that I made this card especially for you!

This is a combination of Holiday Catalog (The tassles), the new Occasions Catalog (Beautiful You stamp set and the mini paper clips) AND the Annual Catalog (Large Numbers Framelits and Window Sheets, and well… everything else…. LOL) I love being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Have a safe, healthy, prosperous New Year!  May your belly never be empty, may your heart always be full!  Virtual Hugs to you all!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

happyvdI know, I know.  It’s not Valentine’s day, yet.  As a matter of fact, I should be wishing you all a Happy New Year.  Happy New Year!!!!!  May 2017 be a fantastic year for you!!  So, I got to playing with this Mini Egg Carton (New in the Occasion’s Catalog) and I couldn’t stop myself. The image doesn’t show the details but the thumbnails show more.  The color scheme here is Soft Sky, Real Red and Whisper White.  The egg carton was spritzed with Soft Sky Ink and some shimmer white paint (we used to sell it but don’t have anymore).  You can’t tell how glittery it is but… oh baby!  It’s gorgeous!

Then, I went to town with the Layering Circles Framelits for the Big Shot.  They are layered, from the bottom up, Real Red, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Whisper White.  I used the Sending Love Suite.  happyvd-outsideNotice the new Sending Love 1/8″ grosgrain ribbons, the Sending Love Embellishments, and Sealed with Love Stamp Set.  I forgot to order the Sending Love DSP pack (I will on January 4th) or I would have used the Designer Series Paper too! hehe.  Do you see that there are tiny pearls all around the Soft Sky scalloped circle.   Click on the thumbnail on the left.  OMG!  It’s really cute.  And there are a LOT of Dimensionals on this project.  Every single later is popped-up!

sealed-closeupSo inside the box, we have four “egg slots.”  Each one filled with 3 yummy Dove Chocolates – making a dozen in all.  I added a few embellishments inside too!  You will find a thumbnail on the right.  Click on it for a larger image.  “Sealed with a Kiss” heart is stamped in Soft Sky lips.  Some are stamped full on.  Some are stamped off to give the heart some texture. You will also find the Sweet and Sassy Framelit Dies and the Duet Banner Punch.  One of the best things that I like about our Photopolymer Stamps is that you can bend them a bit. This made the “I love you” fit even better in the punch than it already did!

I sponged around the outside of the banner to make it pop against the inside of the box.

So, what do you think?  Do you like it?  I hope so!  I am going to be bring you another “love” card tomorrow.  One done with a different new stamp set out of the Occasions Catalog.  I just have to photograph it.  I hope you like it!  I want to go back downstairs and play with a few more sets…. I am super excited to play finally!  YAY me! hehehe…..

A Toast!

bottle-hostHere’s a great project for the Hostess with the Mostest!  It’s super simple and some of the items used are retiring; some are even on sale!  Don’t wait to get yours as this is truly timeless.  What Host wouldn’t love to receive of bottle of something yummy (will work with any bottle size – wine, sparkling cider and the like) letting them know you appreciate them??

I sold a couple “kits” at the craft fair.  I also sold some of the completed bottles!  The Kits came with a 3 x 12″ strip of Candy Cane Lane DSP with a strip of Sticky Strip (still had a couple of rolls left) to cover the bottle label,  the tag with ribbon, the ribbon for the closure of the gusseted bag

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