Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Color Challenge 22


When I saw the color challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary this week, I just had to play along. I LOVE this color combination! And when you've got new "toys" to play with, that just makes it even better! 



I just received the new Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Hello and that little smiley face was begging me to ink it up. I stamped it in all three colors to create a fun background paper. The little cupcake was made using the Cupcake Builder, 1" Circle and Confetti Hearts Border punches. Notice the "LOVE" that I stamped on the lower piece of Blushing Bride card stock? That stamp is from the Friendly Wishes set.



See the "LOVE you" stamp in the middle on the right? By simply omitting the lines and "you", you simply have "LOVE" left. Stamps are so versatile! The Hello stamp set is a limited edition set. You have until February 15 to get it before it's gone! Happy Stamping!


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Creation Station Blog Hop - Love's In Bloom


Happy February! We survived last week's 36 inch blizzard. Yep you heard right, we got 36 inches over two days. School was cancelled for the week and the big dig out was upon us. Life has started to resume as usual this week with warmer temps allowing a lot of snow to melt. I was happy to get back into the "stamping swing of things." This month's blog hop is all about love. Couldn't be more appropriate right? It's the time for sweet valentines and chocolate candy treats. 



For my valentine, I highlighted one of  the fabulous new bundles in the Occasions catalog, Bloomin' Love. Instead of the traditional valentine colors of red, pink and white I decided to be more 'springy' in my selection and chose Old Olive, Bermuda Bay and Blushing Bride. Besides the different color choice, I also made it more interactive. Consider it an onion where you peel back the layers. Here is the onion as a whole.  



Peel back one layer (i.e. the main front flap on the right opens up)  to reveal another layer of the card underneath. 



That layer then flips up to reveal the actual inside card of the card. Too fun right? Yep, it's an "onion" valentine! My chocolate candy treat is more straight forward. It's my ode to "Cupid's Arrows". I stamped that same heart I used on the front of the card and hand cut it out. I used my trusty Hexagon punch to create the "feathers" on the the end. 



And why this arrow is cute, it's even cuter in different colors!



Voila! I made one in each of the three colors I used on the card above - Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Blushing Bride. I attached chocolate hearts to each one. 




I hope you enjoyed your stop here today! Depending on where you started on our hop you can either go back and see what creative genius Elizabeth has for you or you can move along to see what awesome stamping skills Holly has to share with you today. Happy Stamping!



                    

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Redskins Retirement


I was asked to make a retirement card for a coworker of someone I know. I love it when I get asked for a certain type of card. "Can you make it the colors of the Redskins because he loves the Redskins?" Why yes I can! In fact, I can do one better and made it Redskins inspired too! 
                                                   
Using the Lovely Amazing You stamp set, I was able to create the Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black feathers. And the Wild About You stamp set provides the perfect wording.



Since it is on the eve of the Super Bowl, I thought this was the perfect time to share it with you. Stop back tomorrow for the Creation Station Blog Hop. You won't be disappointed! Happy Stamping!