Saturday, June 22, 2024

CSF Saturday Hop - Over the Top


Today's Create With Stamping Friends Saturday Hop theme is Over the Top - add some extras. This was a fun theme for me because I love "more is MORE" - more layers, more texture, more embellishments! I chose the Layers of Beauty stamp set because I wanted to play around with coloring the roses like the Peace Rose. Did you know it was first introduced in 1945, to commemorate the fall of Berlin to Allied forces, and the end of World War II?


I don't think I was able to capture their true beauty. The roses look like they are lit from within with a warm glow. I tried, though!


The Crumb Cake background and Basic White circles were embossed with the Distressed Tile folder, and a bit of Wildly Flowering DSP was torn and distressed for a shabby chic look. I used two greetings from Unbounded Love for the sentiment, added rhinestone "dew drops" and loops of Linen Thread to finish the card.


That's all for today - see you next Saturday! Up next is Libby Fens at Libby Stamps. Or click the "back" button to go back to Lori at Loritamarie Crafts.

Stampin' Up! products used:

  • Stamps: Layers of Beauty, Unbounded Love (greeting)
  • Paper: Basic White, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Wildly Flowering DSP
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, plus Stampin' Blends Combos Flirty Flamingo, Peach Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, and Granny Apple Green
  • Accessories: Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder, Stylish Shapes Dies, Layers of Beauty Dies,Linen Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels



Thursday, June 20, 2024

Thursday Challenge - CSF823


This week's Create With Stamping Friends Thursday Challenge is a unique sketch! It's been soooo bloomin' HOT this week, that I can't help but think of cooler weather and the upcoming holidays. So I turned this into my first Christmas card of the year! Here's the sketch:

The So Very Merry stamp set had the perfect round images for this, and who would have thought that Summer Splash would be such a cool color?!


I used the Snowflake Sky embossing folder for the background (ahhhh, snow), and added snowflakes to the sky behind Santa with a white gel pen.


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Saturday, June 15, 2024

CSF Saturday Hop - Summertime Dream


Today's Create With Stamping Friends Saturday Hop theme is anything to do with summer. For me summer means lots of fresh fruits and veggies from the garden! The veggies aren't ready yet, but the berries sure are coming in strong! We have raspberries and blueberries growing and just this week picked our first berries.


I love that this card can be used for just about anyone. The Blueberry Bunches set (Online Exclusive) has some great sentiments, as well as the luscious berries to savor. They sure are fun to color - today I used Boho Blue and Granny Apple Green.


The card base was stamped with the larger branch of berries using Smoky Slate stamped off twice. Then Clear Wink of Stella was tapped all over to create the spatters so I didn't need to add any embellishments. The greeting was heat embossed on Blueberry Bushel cardstock and die cut with Nested Essentials. The smaller berry cluster was stamped with Memento and colored, then fussy cut.


That's all for today - see you next Saturday! Up next is Libby Fens at Libby Stamps. Or click the "back" button to go back to Lori at Loritamarie Crafts.

 
Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Stamps: Blueberry Bunches
  • Paper: Basic White, Blueberry Bushel
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Smoky Slate, plus Boho Blue and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combos
  • Accessories: Nested Essentials Dies, Clear Wink of Stella


Saturday, June 8, 2024

CSF Saturday Hop - Forever Love


Today's Create With Stamping Friends Saturday Hop theme is weddings or anniversaries. Perfect timing because our 49th anniversary is a week from today and I needed to make something for my honey.


He's not one for a lot of fancy, glittery frou frou stuff (opposites attract, right?), so I tried to keep it simple. My hand kept reaching for the shiny stuff, and I had to keep smacking it away, lol. *sigh* I'm just going to have to be content with lots of texture, and no bling.


That's all for today - see you next Saturday! Up next is Libby Fens at Libby Stamps. Or click the "back" button to go back to Lori at Loritamarie Crafts.


 
Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Stamps: Layers of Beauty (greeting)
  • Paper: Basic White, Real Red, Brights 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: Cute Crochet 3D Embossing Folder, Adoring Hearts Hybrid Embossing Folder


Thursday, June 6, 2024

Thursday Challenge - CSF821

This week's Create With Stamping Friends Thursday Challenge is a fun sketch. I like the angled bits and first thought of using DSP. Then I thought - why not something textured instead, and let the Magnolia be the centerpiece? This is this week's sketch:

I haven't used Very Vanilla in a long time, and it pairs so beautifully with gold. All I needed to do was figure out the color of the greeting panel. After trying various colors: some too light, some too dark, some just not right with Very Vanilla, I finally settled on Lost Lagoon.


The magnolia is adhered to the Lost Lagoon piece and then the whole thing is popped up on dimensionals. A few Blooming Pearls finished it off.


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