Just for You!

Watercolors and coloring are the “in trend” now.  It’s easy to make a trendy card using Stampin’ Up!s Watercolor Words stamp set.

Just for You Watercolor Words

  • A simple watercolor background using Stampin’ Up!s watercolor pencils.  The color is blended using water and brush.
  • The “beachy” chair is from the new Seasonal Layers Thinlets.

Enjoy and happy stamping!

 

 

Daisy Bright

So, life happened the past 2 years since my last post. However, all is well and I’ve continued crafting throughout that time. To start fresh – here’s a card from one of my favorite sets in the new 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! catalog – Daisy Delight.

There is a matching Daisy Punch to go with this set.  Unfortunately, it is currently not available so I created this card to show my friends/customers how cute and versatile this stamp set is even without the punch.

  • For a bright and cheerful daisy I stamped it twice – once using Peek-a-boo Peach and once using Calypso Coral
  • Other flowers and leaves were stamped using Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Pear Pizzazz, with the sentiment stamped in Rich Razzleberry

Enjoy and happy stamping,
San Juan Sue

You’re Simply Wonderful for CCMC343

Today’s card was inspired by the sketch challenge at Create with Connie & Mary:

CCMC343

CCMC343 Sketch Challenge

Angles on cards are usually difficult me – I’m a straight-up kinda gal; however, this sketch encouraged me to move outside my comfort range and go for it.   It also allowed me to play with 2 new stamp sets I just received: Painted Petals and Simply Wonderful.  As you can see, I took a bit of liberty with the sketch and replaced the 3 dots with flowers.

CCMC343 Sketch Challenge

CCMC343 Sketch Challenge

  • Leaves and flowers from the Painted Petals stamp set are stamped in Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder.
  • A strip of washi tape adds a bright spot to the card.
  • The sentiment from the Simply Wonderful stamp set is stamped in Strawberry Slush and the small flower from the same set is colored with Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder markers and then stamped.
  • A panel of Wisteria Wonder and a banner of Strawberry Slush are added to a Daffodil Delight card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy, and happy stamping!

Sue

Card Recipe: Stamps – Painted Petals, Simply Wonderful; Ink – Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder, Strawberry Slush; Paper – Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White; Miscellaneous – Washi Tape, Candy Dot

Way to Go!

Today’s card was created for my friend who just received her doctorate – quite the accomplishment!    It was inspired by two challenges this week:

Create with Connie & Mary 338 Color Challenge:

and The Paper Players 228 Sentiments Challenge

Here’s my card:

Congratulations

Way to Go! For CCMC338 & PP228 Challenges

  • Way to Go! is front and center to serve as the focal point of this card.  Small washi tape banners at the bottom help emphasize this sentiment.
  • Background sentiments of “you did it” and “congratulations” are lightly stamped in Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy, and happy stamping!
San Juan Sue

Stamps: Bravo; Ink: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry; Paper: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White; Accesories: Banner Punch, Washi Tape

Sheltering Tree Meets Wetlands for PP227

When I saw The Paper Players Color Challenge of Crisp Cantaloupe, Lost Lagoon, and Sahara Sand, I immediately thought of the beach.   When I sat down to create my card I had just received the Sheltering Tree stamp set and thought the “grass” image could be used for sand dunes and waves.

  • For the sand dunes I inked the stamp using Sahara Sand and stamped several times across the banner.
  • I inked the stamp using Lost Lagoon, stamped off twice, and then stamped the image upside down to make the waves.
Sheltering Tree Meets Wetlands for PP227

Sheltering Tree Meets Wetlands for PP227

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy, and happy stamping!
Sue

 

 

 

Invitation to Fun

Hello and happy 2015.  Every year I invite several dear friends over for a day (now weekend) of crafting, laughing, eating, drinking, and FUN.  This year is the first year I’ve held this event on the island, while all of my friends live in California, thus adding some logistics to the weekend (think big slumber party). The theme is crafting and cooking (how yummy is that). The invitation consists of 3 parts:

  • The front part is the basic invitation.  The images were cut from the Cricut “From My Kitchen” cartridge.  The paper is Strawberry Slush, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar, and retired DSP from Stampin’ Up!
The Complete Invitation Packet

The Complete Invitation Packet

Recipe for Crafty  Fun Weekend

Recipe for Crafty Fun Weekend

  • The last part of the invitation is the “Menu” which outlines the events during the weekend.
Menu of Events for Weekend

Menu of Events for Weekend

I’m thrilled to say that all of my friends are attending and are making the trip from California to the island for the party.  I’m so excited!  Now, on to making the fun decorations, games, and goody bags.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy stamping!
Sue

 

Thanks Pinterest!

I needed a birthday card immediately.  Unfortunately, my creative juices were NOT flowing and I wasn’t able to come up with anything.  What’s a person to do?  Go to Pinterest, of course.  I pin card samples everyday – so why not CASE one when I’m “stuck”.  Today’s card comes from this pin .  I basically copied it as is.

Thanks Pinterest!

Thanks Pinterest and Angie@mychicnscratch.com

After taking the photo I noticed I truly was in a hurry as my paper cuts are uneven.  Yikes.

Hope you’ll be inspired to use Pinterest as a place for inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy, and happy stamping!

Retired + New = Cute

Today’s card features one of my favorite Christmas stamps – the tree from the retired Snow Swirled set.   I combined it with a sentiment from the Endless Wishes set to come up with this holiday card:

Snow Swirled Christmas Front

Snow Swirled Christmas Tree on Kraft Wrapping Paper

  • Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar, and Very Vanilla combine for a very soft, natural look.
  • Heat embossing the tree highlights the swirls and elegance of this set.
  • Note the background paper behind the tree – it’s the Kraft wrapping paper featured in the holiday mini.
  • Small pearls accentuate the swirls on the tree and snowflake.

The inside of the card is very simple:

Snow Swirled Christmas Inside

Snow Swirled Card – Inside

  • Retired products, a snowflake die and a sentiment from the Jolly Old Saint Nick set, are featured on the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy, and happy stamping!

Stamps: Snow Swirled, Endless Wishes, Jolly Old Saint Nick; Ink: Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party Heat Embossing Powder; Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, Very Vanilla; Accessories: Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Square Framelits, Circle Punch, Snowflake Die, Pearls

Wondrous Fall Wreath

Last week I had a craft date with a neighbor.  I was making my Christmas card (my previous post) using the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and matching framelits.  She absolutely fell in love with the set and was so excited that she immediately placed an order.   To thank her for her order and to show her the versatility of this set I created this card:

Wondrous Fall Wreath

Wondrous Fall Wreath

  • Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Wild Wasabi, and Blackberry Bliss are perfect fall colors.  I stamped the wreath with Crushed Curry and sponge daubed the rest of the colors directly onto the stamp.

Hope you enjoyed this simple fall card.  Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy, and happy stamping!

Stamps: Wondrous Wreath; Ink: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss, Paper: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Whisper White