Whoooooooo Are You???? – WT172

Today’s Ways to Use It challenge is to use birds on our cards and since I love, love my Birds Galore set by Inkadindado I decided to put a little ink on this cute owl, use one of my favorite sketches and more black and white designer paper from Imaginisce. And, decided to finally break open my Papertrey Ink cardstock and ribbon. I don’t know why I have waited so long to play with this fantastic cardstock- the feel and texture is just terrific.

Whooooooo are You??? Well, now I have The Who in my head and will probably hum this tune all day long. I love when CSI comes on because I can count on a little impromptu dance from hubby- I think he likes the theme song more than the show itself!

We are cleaning the garage today- oh joy! We emptied the storage unit in Nashville a couple of weeks ago and unloaded it here in the garage. We are moving a lot of our furniture from Nashville next week (finally will have stuff in all the rooms here), so we need to make room for more stuff in the garage. Just doesn’t make sense, does it? I really thought garages were for cars, but hey, what do I know.

Take a look at the birdies in the WT gallery here.

Supplies: Stamps: Birds Galore by Inkadinkado, For Every Occasion by CTMH; Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet and White cardstock, SU! Basic Black; Stazon Jet Black ink; Imaginisce Black Tie Optional designer paper; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder; Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet satin ribbon; Scallop circle punch; Black brads; Dimensionals.

Blessings,

Diane

Lovely Light – SC182

It’s wonderful weather here in West Tennessee- a tad hot, but plenty of sunshine and cooler nights. I’ve been working with my sisters on my niece Jill’s upcoming wedding and it sure is fun. I am the official Wedding planner and even though I’ve never done this before I’ve always been an “organizer” so I am enjoying keeping everyone on track!

What a cool sketch from Rox today- there are some very creative cards in the gallery, but mine is pretty simple. My sweet hubby and I both love lighthouses and the sea, so this will be my anniversary card to him later this year. I know he will love it!

Supplies: Stamps- Northwoods Rubber Stamps, Winds of Grace,  sentiment by See D’s; Paper: Blush Blossom, Not Quite Navy and Whisper White; Ink- Not Quite Navy; Silver HPH.

Fishy Friends Taken with White Wasabi – CC172

Oh how I love this color combo- Taken with Teal, Whisper White and Wild Wasabi. I haven’t used teal very much on my cards and I’ve really been missing something special And these three together- just beautiful.

I just got Fishy Friends from an eBay auction and wanted to put a little ink on these cute, cute images. The colors reminded me of the sea, so I pulled them out, along with a little designer paper from Basic Grey’s Two Scoops collection and tried to come up with a clever sketch. Well, nothing was coming to me, so when I went outside to water my flowers and ponder the problem, this sketch came to me. One of my all time favorites is the Criss Cross card that I found on SCS last fall and made all my Christmas cards using the sketch. I just love it! It takes a little more time than a standard sketch, but it is worth it. My camera battery played out when I was taking the photo and I think I could have done better. The colors are very rich and deep and I will be sending this to one of my super friends for her birthday next month.

Supplies: Stamps: Fishy Friends and Michael’s $1 sentiment; Cardstock: Whisper White, Taken with Teal, Wild Wasabi; Basic Grey Two Scoops DP and brads; Wild Wasabi ribbon; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF; Ultrafine Glitter; Glue pen; SU! marker; Dimensionals.

Hope you think it’s cute!

Blessings,

Diane

Featured Stamper – Moi!

What a wonderful and delightful surprise I got on Sunday morning when I checked Splitcoast for the Featured Stamper of the week…..it was Lost in the 60’s and that is ME! I had to do a double-take because there was no way that I read it right! But, I did and am still stunned from the selection. What a great honor and what wonderful comments and creations in the FS72 gallery. I oohed and awed over every creation and still have that warm and fuzzy feeling. I learn something from the generous stampers on Splitcoast every day- new techniques, little tips and of course, super cards to case! Thanks to everyone who played and continues to play this week and so many thanks to my stampin’ buddies Leisa Jane, Cleo and Lisa- my bestest friend and demo.

Take a quick look at the FS gallery– it is just awesome.

I am humbled and honored and wish many blessings to everyone on SCS.

Blessings,

Diane

Krafty Black Sky-Warm Wishes CC171

It’s been a great day here in Jackson, Tennessee! Finally got around to potting my flowers and planting my already sprouting elephant ears, so now it’s time for fun. Spent some time on the phone with my BFF Lisa and planning our stampin’ day on Saturday. Just can’t wait!

I loved the colors for Tuesday’s challenge and wanted to make another card focusing on Kraft- my new favorite neutral. I also finally put some ink on Build a Bouquet from My Favorite Things- a set that my son gave me for Christmas a couple of years back. I had sent him my wish list and he bought them all!!! Now, that is a good son.

I really like the finished card- it’s sharp and crisp, very simple to make and I am getting more comfortable with leaving more clean space on my cards. Hope you like it too!

Supplies: Stamps: Build a Bouquet and Boho Blossoms from My Favorite Thngs and sentiment from See D;s; Kraft, Soft Sky, Basic Black cardstock; Ink- Stazon Jet Black; Black and white gingham ribbon; Dimensionals.

Blessings,

Diane

Tranquility – SC181

I stayed up late last night stalking the Sketch Challenge for today. When it was posted, I printed it out and as I went to sleep decided that Tart and Tangy would be a good set to use with the coordinating paper for this cute sketch. Does this look like Tart and Tangy to you? I have no idea what possessed me to go with an Asian look other than my first email this morning was from my sweet daughter-in-law Jennifer who is a native of Shanghai. So instead of reaching for Tart and Tangy, I pulled out Kanji and my Far East paper stack from DCWV and forged ahead. I really like the card and will be sending it to Jennifer since she was the inspiration and also needs a little encouragement right now.

Supplies: Stamps-Kanji and All Night Media Bamboo; Going Gray, Groovy Guava, Whisper White and Bazzill Burgundy cardstock; Far East mat pack from DCWV; Ink- Cranberry Crisp, Groovy Guava, Versamark; Groovy Guava DS ribbon, Silver HPH, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF.

Blessings,

Diane

Love is in the Air – CC171

I sure hope everyone had a great weekend and that the week is starting out great! We celebrated Father’s Day at my parents and it was just grand getting together with the family.

Wonderful colors today- Soft Sky, Basic Black and Kraft. I’ve been anxious to use this gorgeous image from Inkadinkado and it fit so well with the colors. I used black detail embossing powder on Soft Sky, then stamped with Stazon Jet Black on a piece of vellum and overlayed the Soft Sky layer. Then stamped the sentiment on the vellum, added some neat flowers, black satin ribbon and brads and this just may be my new wedding and anniversary card! It is really pretty and so easy to put together. Hope you like it too!!!

Supplies: Paper- Soft Sky, Basic Black, Kraft, Clear Vellum; Birds Galore clear stamps by Inkadinkado, Sentiment from See D’s; Ink-Stazon Jet Black and Versamark; Black stain ribbon and brads; Flowers from Spare Parts; Dimensionals;

Blessings,

Diane