Sunday, April 22, 2018

Lilypad Lake Sneak Peek!

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This Lilypad Lake preorder bundle couldn't have come at a better time for me! Our daughter was just offered a permanent position as a high school math teacher where she's been subbing for a teacher on maternity leave. So why is this such a perfect bundle? Well, let me tell you, LOL. Her new school district has sailboats in its logo, and the high school colors are purple and white. So... purple and white sails on "district logo" sailboats!

Heart's Delight Cards, Lilypad Lake, Congratulations, 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!

To be honest, I used THREE stamp sets on this deceptively simple looking card. And some long-retired silver glimmer paper, to boot! The birds are from High Tide, and the sunrise (or sunset, if you prefer) is from the recently retired Amazing You SAB set.

Heart's Delight Cards, Lilypad Lake, Congratulations, 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!

I'll admit that I stocked up on that old style silver glimmer paper because I wasn't very happy with the color of the newer one. It isn't nearly as bright a silver color. Now that Stampin' Up! is updating their entire line of glimmer paper {Less shedding! Easier to die cut!}, hopefully the new silver will be brighter. I'm looking forward to getting some of that new Rose Glimmer in my hands, too!

Heart's Delight Cards, Lilypad Lake, Congratulations, 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Fossils!

 Any Occasion Card, Heart's Delight Cards, Rooted in Nature, Stampin' Up!

I'm having way too much fun with the Nature's Roots Framelits and Rooted in Nature stamp set! This was another quick and easy card using the leaf "fossils" produced by the Framelits.

I cut three pieces of watercolor paper 1-5/8" x 3-7/8" and embossed the leaves on them, changing the arrangement on each piece. (This is a terrific way to use up those odd scraps!) After embossing, they were adhered to a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Wood Textures DSP, evenly spaced. I found it was easier if I did the two outermost pieces first and then the middle piece. This was then fastened to a Very Vanilla card base.

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The greeting was stamped in Early Espresso on a 1-1/4" x 5-1/8" piece of Very Vanilla, and Soft Suede leaves (stamped off twice each time) were added randomly. After tying the Grapefruit Grove twine, it was adhered to the card with dimensionals. Such a simple, pretty card!

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Rooted in Nature Sneak Peek

Heart's Delight Cards, Rooted in Nature, Stampin' Up!, Any Occasion Card, Trees, Watercolor,

Here's another fun card using the Rooted in Nature bundle that's coming soon. I inked the tree stamp with Mossy Meadow ink and lightly spritzed it with water before stamping on the watercolor paper. After inking/spritzing/stamping a second time, I borrowed the mountains and sun in the Waterfront stamp set to build the scene - inking/spritzing/stamping each time.

Heart's Delight Cards, Rooted in Nature, Stampin' Up!, Any Occasion Card, Trees, Watercolor,

It looked kind of bare, so I thought a light wash to represent an ocean or bay would make it look better. It really added just the right "something" that the scene needed! There won't be any greeting added, so I can use this card for just about anything!

Heart's Delight Cards, Rooted in Nature, Stampin' Up!, Any Occasion Card, Trees, Watercolor,

I absolutely LOVE how the leaf embossing Framelits look like leaf fossils when embossed on the watercolor paper. Isn't that the coolest?! It looks like trilobites or dinosaur bones should be mixed in there, too!

Smiley from Millan.Net

Remember, this bundle will be available starting June 1st. It's going to be wonderful for all kinds of occasions!

Measurements
Image: Watercolor paper 2-3/4" x 4"
Leaves: Watercolor paper 2" x 4-3/4"
Card base: Crumb Cake 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4"

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Control Freaks are Splashing Colors!


Welcome to the April 2018 Tour de Freaks! This month our theme is Splash of Color, and I immediately thought of the new 2018-2020 In Colors because they are, well....colorful! I'm the first of the six stops on the tour, but you may have landed here from Wendy's blog, Wickedly Wonderful Creations. Love her colorful take on our theme! Just keep clicking the links to see all the colorful goodness.


At this time of year, when the retiring list comes out and the preorder from the new catalog is available to us demonstrators, I like to do a "something old, something new" theme, combining retiring items with new products. And that's just what I did on this card!

The Just Add Color specialty DSP is going to retire next month. I'll be sorry to see it go, because if you like coloring (and I definitely do!), this is a fabulous way to make a cute, colorful card.


I used every one of the new In Colors on it, too! They are Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and my fave, Blueberry Bushel. A whole beautiful rainbow! The greeting was borrowed from the March Paper Pumpkin kit. I thought it was so perfect for the watering can and flowers!


That's all I have for today. My sister is visiting, so I didn't get to spend much time in the craft room. Now hop on over to LeeAnn's blog, FlowerBug's Inkspot, and see what colorful goodness she has for you!

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