Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Painted Harvest Thankful for You (Sneak Peek)

This is a slight variation of a card we made last week in our stamp club. We used the Painted Harvest stamp set from the upcoming Holiday catalog, along with some Touches of Nature wooden elements, and the pretty Painted Autumn DSP. They are all part of the Painted Autumn Suite in the new catalog.

I have seen some really lovely cards on Pinterest using this suite, and plan to CASE some of them when I have the time! Like this winter, when the garden is sleeping under a blanket of snow, and there is a fire going in the wood stove, and the dog and cat are laying next to it to soak up the warmth.

Meanwhile, it's hot and muggy, and I don't feel like canning anymore but I have to because I don't want that lovely fresh produce in the garden to go to waste!

 Image:Very Vanilla 2-1/4" x 2-1/4"
 Mat 1: Very Vanilla 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"
 Mat 2: Early Espresso 2-3/4" x 2-3/4"
 DSP: Painted Autumn 4" x 5-1/4"
 Card base: Very Vanilla 5-1/2'" x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4"

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Making Quilts with the Quilt Builder Framelits (Sneak Peek!)

I am posting on a day that starts with T to make up for missing a few days last week. Do you forgive me? One of the cards we made last week in the monthly stamp club was this cute quilt card. We used the Quilt Builder Framelits Dies to cut two different sheets of Petal Garden DSP and then pieced (glued) the quilt into the Whisper White frame that we had also die cut. It was fun, and we didn't even have to worry about precise 1/4" seam allowances! Since the DSP has designs on two sides, we got to choose how we wanted our blocks to look.

After piecing the quilt block, we then "quilted" it with the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. All of these items will be available in the Holiday catalog that starts September 1st. They are part of the Quilted Christmas Suite, but I love the fact that they can be used ANY time of year!

I made the Old Olive card as a sample for the stamp club, and then made the Calypso Coral one along with the other stampers. Which one do you like the best? I'm having a hard time choosing!

That lovely large hello greeting is from the Hello Friend stamp set which is available in both wood and clear-mount options. It has other lovely elements, too!

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Painted Harvest Sneak Peek & PCC255 Challenge

Didja miss me? I fought my way out from under five gallon buckets of tomatoes and squash to post this card so you wouldn't forget about me, LOL!  Today I'm playing along with the Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge, and it's a good one!

This sunflower is from the charming Painted Harvest photopolymer stamp set that will be available September 1st. It has wonderful sentiments, a couple of two-step stamped leaves, an acorn and, of course, the sunflower.

Even though we are still in the middle of summer, there are some subtle signs of autumn beginning to show around here. I'm certainly looking forward to it, not only because harvesting and processing the veggies will end, but because fall weather is my favorite weather of all! Balmy days, and cool, crisp nights (and sweaters!), the trees turning fiery hues, fires in the wood stove.....ah, it's pure heaven!

Where was I? Oh yeah, this sunny sunflower card. *grin* The Wood Textures DSP makes a lovely backdrop for the image, and I love the rustic look of the burlap ribbon and jute twine (Holiday catalog item), too.

 Image: Whisper White 2-1/2" x 3-1/4"
 Mat: Garden Green 2-5/8" x 3-3/8"
 DSP: Wood Textures 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
 Mat: Garden Green 4" x 5-1/4"
 Card base: Whisper White Thick 4-1/4" x 11" scored & folded at 5-1/2"

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Count My Blessings Sneak Peek!

This card was made to play along with the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #233. It's such a lovely, simple sketch, that I just had to take one of the preorder stamp sets called Count My Blessings for a test drive! This is the sketch:

The blossoms were heat embossed with copper embossing powder, then die cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits. A Copper Foil Sheet was die cut with the largest Stitched Shapes oval to use as a mat behind the image.

See that gorgeous copper foil Washi Tape? That's coming in the holiday catalog, too! It's part of a lovey collection, called Year of Cheer Designer Washi Tape, that is going to be very popular!

I chose to stamp the greeting (from Sprinkles of Life) in Cajun Craze, rather than heat emboss it in copper. I didn't want to overdo the copper, lol!

Things are crazy busy here on the homestead. We picked three buckets of tomatoes yesterday that now need to be processed into sauce and salsa. My kitchen looks like a disaster area!