Howdy all! Very honored to play along with the Team at Color Throwdown this week as the Guest Star Stamper. #CTD569 And, look at these colors. Are these me or what?!? Purple, Lavender and Green. Here is the card I came up with, using a new to me set ...

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Beautiful Friendship #CTD569

Howdy all! Very honored to play along with the Team at Color Throwdown this week as the Guest Star Stamper. #CTD569 And, look at these colors. Are these me or what?!? Purple, Lavender and Green.

Here is the card I came up with, using a new to me set Beautiful Friendship. Stampin' Up! Colors are Gorgeous Grape, Highlands Heather and Granny Apple Green.

The set is one of the Distinktive sets by Stampin' Up! Distinktive is defined as photo-realistic images using a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a simple step. You can see the variation in the flowers above. It is all done by the stamps - I inked everything just once!

Card base is Gorgeous Grape, accent layer of Granny Apple Green. Stamping is done on Shimmery White so it has some sparkle in person. I stamped the flower grouping in Gorgeous Grape first, somewhat centered on opposite corners. Then I added the same flower in Highlands Heather, one on each side of the Grape flower. Lastly, Granny Apple Green leaves. The saying was stamped on a separate piece of Shimmery White and punched with a 2" circle and layered onto a Grape Starburst punch. Added to the base with Stampin' Dimensionals.Simple stamping at its best!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to click over to The Color Throwdown and see the creations by the Team! Join us :) Shopping links and product details below.


Just Breathe

Needed this so many ways! Long weekend with just too much today. Went immediately to the stamp room after dinner to create. Love the simplicity, and the message.

Inspired by the Color Throwdown colors of the week, even though I missed being able to enter. It was more about the creation and me time tonight. Here is their challenge block.

Orange, Brown, Moss Green and Cream. Or, in my Stampin' Up! World, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Mint Macaron and Very Vanilla.

Stamp set is Colorful Seasons with accent "dots" from Perennial Birthday. I stamped the saying first, then the large leaves in Pumpkin Pie, small leaves in Mint Macaron and then dots. Some full, some off once, some off twice. Final accent was some Faceted dots in Mint Macaron, but apparently they are retired (sorry!). Card base is Thick Very Vanilla, accent of Soft Suede and background of Very Vanilla. More #simplestamping

Thanks for stopping by today. Shopping and product links below. Back tomorrow eve with the next challenge at Color Throwdown where yours truly is the Guest Star Stamper.


Sorry Sunflowers

Morning all. Hope your weekend is going well! Pretty quiet here and very nice day yesterday.

Here are a couple cards I made last week. I got the Sorry for Everything set while on sale recently. I've been admiring it for a while. I had an idea it would be great for sympathy cards and I was right. And, I'm not apologizing for using Painted Harvest again. They are the perfect combo! Two cards, slight variation in the DSP backgrounds.

Colors on both are Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and So Saffron. The background layer on both is from the retired Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. These were fairly neutral, but gave it just a little texture. Card base is Soft Suede, accent layer of Crushed Curry. I stamped on the DSP in Soft Suede the "Sorry" and "for your loss". Next I added flowers around. So Saffron is the "back" petal, Crushed Curry the "center" petal. Soft Suede centers and random dots, Mossy Meadow leaves. I attached Linen Thread around the end of the card and knotted a piece near the center. Beautiful!

There are LOTS of colors that would work with this, and probably many other flower stamps too. You will see this layout again from me :)

Have a great rest of your weekend and start to your week. I'll be back Wednesday with my creation for the Color Throwdown challenge. Hint, the colors were perfect for me. And, I tried a new stamp set!! Shopping links and product details below. Thanks for stopping by!!


Throwback Thursday!

Couldn't resist the color challenge at TGIF with this retired set, French Foliage. It is my all time favorite leaf set. I pulled it out last year after the garage sale and it is still hanging around :) Probably not going back on the sale block ever.

Early Espresso, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz. Card base is Early Espresso, accent layer of Calypso Coral and background of Very Vanilla. I stamped the leaves randomly, intermixing slightly. Then added dots stamped off once. I stamped the Happy Birthday from Perennial Birthday at the bottom of the Calypso layer in Espresso, then tore the bottom of the Vanilla background. I sponged all the edges of the Vanilla layer with Early Espresso. I tied a (retired) Pear Pizzazz ribbon around and layered it all together. Quick and easy and another birthday card for my stash!

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Painted Harvest TGIF

Hey all! Back again. For the record, I did put Painted Harvest away over the weekend. And made two cards with different sets. But then I had to get it back out for the color challenge over at TGIF!! #TGIFC236 It caught my eye, and I've made two cards with it and I like them better every time I look at them! Here is the first

And, their challenge graphic. Colors are Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral. 

Card base is Early Espresso. Accent layer of Calypso Coral. Background of Very Vanilla. I stamped the "Friend" from Daisy Lane in the bottom corner in Early Espresso. Then two flowers. First the "back petal" layer by stamping off once in Calypso Coral. Then the "center petal" flower in full strength Calypso Coral. Center in Espresso. Accent leaves in Pear Pizzazz. I stamped another flower on a separate piece of Very Vanilla and cut it out. Ditto for 3 leaves but I punched them out. The cut out flower and leaves are attached with dimensionals. I knotted a (retired) Calypso Coral ribbon just above the saying. Last accent, just a "wink" of Stella on the centers of the flowers.

I sometimes struggle with the layout and these flowers, but this one works well! Thanks for stopping by today! Shopping links and product details below!


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