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One Card Two Ways

Needing two birthday and two sympathy cards at the same time I thought why not do a one card two ways challenge, twice.
First was based on a sample I saw on Pinterest. I liked how the DSP peaks out from behind the top layer. Truly a simple great layout idea. 

Making cards for other demonstrators is always challenging as I want something fresh for them. Carrie is such a thoughtful person and always happy, I thought Daffodil Delight fit the occasion. The paper used was Park Lane 133694. 

Changing things up just a bit and it's a sympathy card for another demo who lost her grandma. I love this set, Love & Sympathy. I have used it more more than sympathy cards. 122797 c 128652 w. 
Do you have a go to set for sympathy? 
Love & Sympathy » 3 stamps Wood 128652 $15.95 Clear 122797 $11.95 Available in French
Thank you for stopping by, happy stamping, Sandy

For You - watercolor heart

Using the same technique outlined in http://www.needsaribbon.blogspot.com/2014/07/you-best-mustache.html?m=1 i created this heart. Throw in some arrows using punches including the chevron edge punch and stamp up the background using the Work of Art set for a tone on tone look. 
Thank you for stopping, happy stamping, Sandy

Watercolor Framelit Thank you (male)

Using the same coloring/shape technique from http://www.needsaribbon.blogspot.com/2014/07/you-best-mustache.html?m=1 I made the shirt using the Baby's First onsie framelit 133735 and colored using Crushed Curry. I water colored the tie also.  
The burlap ribbon and metal buttons finish off a strong masculine look. I even added a diamond tie tack 

Colors: island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede and of course Whisper White. 
Have you ordered your Baby's First framelit and stamp set yet? So many options in one small package. 
Got a cute idea with this Framelit? Share with me and I will post it on my blog. 
Thanks for stopping by, happy stamping, Sandy

Way To Go ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Using the same watercolor technique explained here http://www.needsaribbon.blogspot.com/2014/07/you-best-mustache.html?m=1 I colored the stars that were cut out using the Stars Framelits 133723. 
With the stripes on the banner to the whited dotted TIEF paper it's a richly textured card. 
Change the shape of the stars and the greeting and you can keep the same look for a different occasion. 
Thank you for stopping by. Happy stamping, Sandy

You're The Best (mustache)

Fun new technique tonight! Watercolor Framelits. 
Supplies: 
For watercoloring. I did two re-inker drops per cup and about a teaspoon-tablespoon of water. 
Cut the framelit out of watercolor paper first 112959. Using your ink and water and an aqua painter 103954 paint the paper as desired. Create some magic. 
I like that it gives variegation and texture to your framelit instead of flat uniform cardstock. 

And above is why I recommend watercoloring whole shapes rather than color in areas. There is just not enough control unless you have a very fine aqua painter, which Stampin' Up! Does not carry. 
Thanks for stopping by, happy stamping, Sandy

All That Glitters - 50th Anniversary

My in-laws 50th anniversary is this week. Of course I couldn't do just ONE card!

I had trouble photographing all the shine. Goodness in one of the now deleted photos you could see my reflection and all my splendor. 😳
This card was so front heavy with all the layers it kept tipping over. It weighed quite a bit more than the box card. 


And such a simple word that means so much in 50 years of marriage.  
Yes I used vellum and the new frames TIEF which I had to hand cut the vellum and the gold layer to get it to work right. 
The front layer, the one that looks like gold striped paper? You won't find it in the catalog. In fact, unless I get ambitious, it won't be seen again. I ran Whisper White cardstock using the Stylish Stripes TIEF 132174 through the Big Shot. I then ran a piece of the Gold Foil Sheet 132622 doing the same thing using a bigger piece. I then hand cut the stripe inserts. It was trial and error. I am sure there are easier ways to do it than I did. But this was a on…

Diva Blog Hop July: New Catalog

(If you are following the blog hop you should have arrived from Denise's http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/denisewilson/blog and head to Autumns blog http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampingave/blog after. 

You Rock!
134862 You Rock stamp set 130514 w 130517 c Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set 131180 Pear Pizazz Ink pad 131201 Pear Pizazz Cardstock 121045 Basic Black Cardstock 120953 Crumb Cake Cardstock 126975 Crumb Cake Ink pad 102935 Brushed Gold Cardstock 104199 Linen Thread 132140 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon 130011 Pear Pizazz Chevron Ribbon 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels 130999 Old Olive Blendabilities Assortment 133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (star) 130916 Alphabet Press TIEF Big Shot 104430 Dimenstionals
I am not going to say this is my favorite new stamp set in the catalog, but it definitely ranks up in the top 10. I love the complete versatility and simplicity of the "you rock" saying, it works for birthday, thank you, thinking of you, congrats, retirement and more. I love t…

And So the Summer Goes...

The theme for my summer is "The Best Laid Plans.." Lol!
Husband out of town for 24/25 days caring for a family member and dealing with all the family drama that comes with that situation. Kids in and out and in and out of house and projects and camps. My mother is falling again and should be moved to an assisted living facility. Summer house projects started and interrupted. Visiting colleges (gasp!) Crafting time that comes in binge modes. It has been crazy I tell ya. I keep saying my schedule is a moving target. It truly has been. Would love to be having more classes, making more youtube videos and more, but things just keep interrupting. 
The best part of all this is with the job I have, with the company I have, somehow it all works. Somehow what absolutely needs to get done, gets done. Though I am sad that the Inspire*Create*Share 2014 Convention is happening in days and for the first time since 2010 I am not attending, it is all for the best. (or at least I keep telling m…

Blendabilities Go Public: Get Blooming

In honor of the public release of Blendabilities I thought I'd share this card with you. 
Blendabilities are on page 212 of the catalog. Pages 166-161 have instructions and some great stamps to color. This is not your 1990's line art stamps to color in the lines! The great thing about our Blendabilities is how great they work and how affordable they are. $11.95 for an entire color family of three markers. 
The card was an oh-so-simple 4x4 card. One layer of the whisper white (measured at 3.5 x 3.5"). Stamp Blended Bloom 135906 stamp using the Memento Pad ink 132708 and Coastal Cabana Blendabilities set 131000. A little Daffodil Delight Blendabilities 130998 in the flower center for a pop of color.  And the color lifter 129369 to blend and lift the color. 
Add the Watercolor Thank You stamp 135377 and a Daffodil Delight bow for some dimension 125583. And voila! 
Order Blendabilies today. Fall in love with coloring all over again tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by. 
Happy Stamp…

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