Sunday, January 13, 2019

Climbing Roses T.O.Y. (Thinking of You)

Heart's Delight Cards, Climbing Roses, Rose Trellis Thinlits, Thinking of You, Occasions 2019, Stampin' Up!

Ahhhhh, roses! I sure do love them, especially the really fragrant old roses. Unfortunately, I have found them to be more trouble than they are worth, as far as growing them. Since I'm a somewhat lazy relaxed gardener, pests, diseases, and pruning made me cross them off my easy-to-grow plant list. And it's not like they can be preserved and put in the pantry, either, making them worth the effort. Guess I'll put my energy into less finicky flowers (Zinnias! Cosmos! Sunflowers!) and admire the stamped images instead.

Heart's Delight Cards, Climbing Roses, Rose Trellis Thinlits, Thinking of You, Occasions 2019, Stampin' Up!

Naturally, Climbing Roses is one of my favorite new bundles, not only because the image is beautiful and fun to color, but the coordinating dies are to die for! (Heh, see what I did there?) The trellis is awesome all by itself, and I made it even awesomer by painting it with Frost White Shimmer Paint, so it really stands out on the white card base.

Heart's Delight Cards, Climbing Roses, Rose Trellis Thinlits, Thinking of You, Occasions 2019, Stampin' Up!

And the dotted label is gorgeous, as well. I didn't know what to call it....holey, holey dots, dotted, pierced? Whatever it's called, it's so pretty! It measures 1-1/2" x 2-1/4" between the holes, so there is plenty of room for greetings or images.

Heart's Delight Cards, Climbing Roses, Rose Trellis Thinlits, Thinking of You, Occasions 2019, Stampin' Up!

This is a Cling Mount stamp set so it's red rubber, which means it's good for the marker to stamp technique. I used Basic Black and Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Write Markers on the greeting, and the image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento so I could color with Stampin' Blends. The dies include cutouts for the flowers, but I did fussy cut an extra rose to pop up on dimensionals.

Now, I have to admit, the sentiment inside is not from Stampin' Up! but it was so funny, and so appropriate for me and my stamping friends that I HAD to get it. Lookie:

Heart's Delight Cards, Carmen's Veranda, Thinking of You

Isn't that just hilarious?! Funny how that happens ALL. THE. TIME.
 Smiley from Millan.Net

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Friday, January 11, 2019

My Inky Friends Time to Sale-a-Brate Blog Hop

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It's our favorite time of year - SALE-A-BRATION, and My Inky Friends have cooked up a fun hop showcasing some of the great items you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order. Holly over at The Rubber Redneck was before me, so you may have landed here from her page. If you follow the links at the bottom, you can take the whole tour!

Heart's Delight Cards, Lovely Lattice, Sale-A-Bration 2019, Stampin' Up!

I chose Lovely Lattice because, well....flowers! And coloring! As soon as I saw this stamp set, it zipped to the top of my SAB "must have" list.

Heart's Delight Cards, Lovely Lattice, Sale-A-Bration 2019, Stampin' Up!

I wanted to show off the image on the clean gingham background, but I sure didn't want to fussy cut the whole thing! Using my Stampin' Trimmer, I cut just up to the image, which left about half - the EASY half - to fussy cut, 'cuz I'm smart like that, LOL!

Heart's Delight Cards, Lovely Lattice, Sale-A-Bration 2019, Stampin' Up!

After it was colored and cut, I put Mr. Big to work with the Subtle embossing folder to give the image a bit of texture. Once it was mounted on the gingham background, I slipped the greeting from Well Said under and adhered it all to the card base. (I figured since flu season is upon us, I'm probably going to need a get well card soon.)

Heart's Delight Cards, Lovely Lattice, Sale-A-Bration 2019, Stampin' Up!

Some Gingham Gala sequins were added for a bit of sparkle. It sure is easy to use those adhesive-backed embellishments! When the card was complete, the envelope flap was dressed up with the single flower stamp that's part of the set.

Heart's Delight Cards, Lovely Lattice, Sale-A-Bration 2019, Stampin' Up!

That's all from me today. I had other ideas, but Mom is visiting, so I didn't have time to make them a reality. Up next is Staci Miserlian, who is featuring Precious Parcel.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Incredible Like You Thank You

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This is the third card I made for the last My Inky Friends design challenge. I used SEVEN stamps from the Incredible Like You photopolymer stamp set! Can you spot them all?

Heart's Delight Cards, Incredible Like You, Thank You, #simplestamping, Occasions 2019, Stampin' Up!

I also used some now-retired Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper from the Holiday catalog that just ended. One can never have too much glimmer paper, in my opinion. And one can never have too many Thank You cards on hand, either!

Heart's Delight Cards, Incredible Like You, Thank You, #simplestamping, Occasions 2019, Stampin' Up!

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