23.4 lbs. of Fun – Part 2

Hallelujah, Glory Be To Our Great God!  Can’t stop humming that song from our worship service this morning.  I hope that you and your family also enjoyed an awesome Sunday worship. 

Latisha Yoast, aka 1busymomof2, is being honored this week as the Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers.  If you have a chance, drop by and take a gander at her amazing gallery.  If you aren’t already checking out SCS and the amazing creations and tutorials and just about everything under the sun…go right now and take a look.  Lots of great ideas, card and scrapbook sketches…you get the picture.  I would love for you to browse through my gallery on SCS too…..Lost in the 60’s.

Now, to further honor Latisha, I have chosen one of her creations to CASE (Copy and Share Everything), changing an item or two to make it my own.  I chose to CASE this card.

And, as Part 2 of 23.4 lbs. of Fun…I am using a bunch of brand new stuff from Stampin’ Up! including my very favorite new stamp set Just Believe.  I predict this awesome set of 9 be around for a very long time.  I’ve included a picture of the set.  Also used, for the first time, Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Paper. It’s the pinkish layer behind the image.  I sponged it with Blushing Bride ink and like magic, err, Presto!, the pattern appeared and it is GORGEOUS.  Can’t wait to demonstrate this at my next workshop.  More new stuff Pear Pizazz stamp pad and ribbon and the Blushing Bride ribbon, plus the Pearl accents.  All in all, it was a pretty easy card to make…but IRL (In Real Life) it is stunning.  Take a look:

Give me a shout if you want to learn how to make this pretty all occasion card.  Hope your weekend is continuing to be peaceful and restful.

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What a Weekend!!! CC227 – Lavender Essence of Love

I am still on a high from this weekend’s classes with Michelle Zindorf.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Michelle, she is the brayering master and was in Tennessee this weekend for a beginner and an advanced class on this technique.  Brayering is layering inks to create backgrounds and scenes and the Gang of Four, Leisa Jane, Cleo, Lisa and me headed off to the Tennessee River to get some learnin’.  I’m gathering photos and hopefully can get them posted in a day or so.  You can see Michelle’s fabulous work and wonderful tutorials here.

 

Here is my first semi-original card using this technique.  The SCS Color Challenge today spotlighted Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Going Grey and Basic Black and White.  I used the banana and lavender to create my sky, the lavender for one mountain and the gray for the other.  The grassy area uses a little olive, gray and yellow.  I added a little dimension to the flowers with a white gel pen, then stamped that pretty floral at the top in eggplant.  The main panel started out white.  I am pleased with the result and amazed at how quickly it came together.  I can’t wait to try another one.

CC227 Lavender Essence of Love

 

I hope your weekend was as grand as mine and that this week will be a blessing to you,

 

Diane 

Supplies:

Stamps:  SU! Essence of Love; Innovative Stamp Creations Art4Frames II

Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Going Gray

Ink:  Basic Black, Going Gray, Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant

Embellishments:  White sheer ribbon, Silver brads

Tools:  Push pin, Dimensionals, Rubber brayer, Sponges, White Gel Pen

 

Breezy Asian Love – NEW BLOG LOOK -LSC225/CC223

We’ve had another busy week and I haven’t had a chance to spend much time in my craft room.  My hubby is the coach of my great-nephew’s All-Star baseball team and they have played every night.  I’ve also been working on some church projects- what can I say? – I LOVE being retired!!!  And, as you might have noticed, I have changed the look on my blog and would love to know what you think of it.  I am still fine tuning and would love your suggestions.

I’ve decided that SU!’s Parisian Breeze DSP is my all time favorite and it is being retired, so I have stocked up for the future and used a little slice of it on today’s challenge card.  It’s a two-fer, sort of.  Today’s Limited Supply Challenge was to use stamps with a different language in our design to give our cards an International Flair.  Also, I thought Tuesday’s Color Challenge sounded interesting – Breezy Ruby Whispers- so I thought I would combine the challenges.  My sweet DIL Jennifer is from Shanghai and I was glad to get to use a sentiment from an old SU! set called Kanji, along with the pretty retired set Brocade Basics.  I heat embossed the brocade image with a new to me embossing powder from American Craft’s Zing collection which is very close to the Ruby Red color.  I was so lucky to win an American Craft’s package in a Stampin’ Out Alzheimer’s drawing that included a set of embossing powders and two marvelous stamp sets.  It is just too cool to support such a worthy cause and get free stuff too!

LSC225 CC223 Breeze Asian Love

 

Have a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!

Blessings,

Diane

Supplies:

Stamps:  SU! Brocade Basics, Kanji

Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Parisian Breeze DSP

Ink:  Basic Black

Embellishments:  Baja Breeze ribbon

Accessories:  American Crafts Zing Red Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat tool, Dimensionals

Alice, How Does Your Garden Grow? CPCM-NTYW04

If you haven’t visited Christian Paper Crafts Magazine yet, I encourage you to go straight to this site- right now!  Cindy Coutts and her team have put together an awesome site that allows Christian women to share their stories of faith and share their creative gifts.  You will be inspired by the Bible Studies and reflections in the community. 

The site is just beginning its 4th week so I’ve decided to try and catch up on the challenges so far.  The New To You Wednesday challenge for 5-6-09 was to use paper piecing in our creations.  I love “dressing” my stamp characters and this cute garden Hanna was just perfect.  So I made this card for my great Christian friend Alice’s birthday, an outdoor gal and she and hubby Steve are about the only folks I know that are true farmers.  It is such a treat to visit them and see the livestock, gardens, the lake with ducks and fish- so delightful!

This card is a case of a creation I saw Stampin’ with DiI didn’t use the cute apron fold, but did duplicate her design- just couldn’t improve on it!  Hope you like it.

CPCM-NTYW04-Alice - April -no SCS Hanna

 

Blessings,

 

Diane

Supplies:  Stamps:  Hanna Garden Clear; Paper:  SU Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, PTI White, SU Urban Garden DSP; Ink:  Basic Black, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Light Grey, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom;  Accessories:  Baja Breeze ribbon, SU and Prismacolor Markers, Dimensionals

Simple Pleasures – CAS07

I certainly hope all of you had a wonderful weekend and are refreshed and ready to tackle the week.  We are getting ready for a short road trip beginning Wednesday.  We are going to Nashville to visit our oldest son and his wife for a couple of days, then driving to Atlanta to visit our youngest.  We plan to tour the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta and hope to go to the Atlanta Aquarium- I’ve heard it is awesome.  We are taking our sweet doggie, Shelby and she is excited about the trip too.

I am very excited about a new challenge on SCS.  The Clean and Simple challenges take us back to the basics- lots of clean space, limited tools and crisp and simple images.  These type cards have become my favorites- not because they are quick to make, but because they are so appealing to the eye.  Today is my first CAS card and the challenge was to create a card using punches.  This card took about 20 minutes from the first cut to tying the knot.

 

Simple Pleasures CAS07

 

I used just a dab of PTI’s Spring Moss Bitty Dots DSP for the vase and stamped some of the branches in Regal Rose on the inside and on the envy.  Easy peasy card – perfect for a Monday.

Hope you enjoy many Blessings this week,

Diane

Supplies used:  Stamps:  Penny Black Simplicity, Saltbox Studio Fences (sentiment); Paper:  PTI White and Spring Moss, SU! Pink Pirouette, PTI Spring Moss Bitty Dots DSP; Ink:  PTI True Black, SU! Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink; Accessories:  SU! Markers, Rose Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, PTI Spring Moss Satin Ribbon.

 

You Rock!!! My First ATC – WT208

Greetings to all!  I was so excited to see the Ways to Use It challenge on SCS today which is to make an Artist Trading Card or ATC.  ATC’s are 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches and are perfect for little tags, cards or for trading your work with other crafters.  Here’s my first effort and I am now addicted!  You can make 10 card bases from one sheet of cardstock and form a little production line on your table and in no time your project is done.  Check this link for the cutting instructions.

My First ATCMy great friend Lisa loaned me this cute little set – thanks Lisa! Isn’t that puppy precious?

Hope your week has been fun. 

Many Blessings,

Diane 

Supplies:  Stamps:  Inkadinkado Wag My Tail, MFT Essential Sentiments; Paper:  PTI White, Real Red, Basic Black, Imaginence DP; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: Red/White gingham ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, Circle punch, Word Window punch, Dimensionals

On the Fly – LSC207 Stretch Yourself – Something Different

Hello all and Happy Valentine’s Day!  I hope that you are warm and I know you are looking forward to spring.  It has been lovely here in Tennessee this week- I can see buds on my Bradford pear tree and buttercups peeking out from the ground.  It’s a little colder today, but still looks like we will have sunshine all day.  My sweetie and I are going to see our great-nephew play basketball, then go out for the best hamburger I’ve ever had at a little diner type restaurant in Henderson, Tennessee called Bells.  I’ve been going there since I was just a little girl and people drive from miles around for the food.

The SCS Limited Supply Challenge this week was to get out of our comfort zone and do something different.  I’ve always run the other way when it comes to the brayering technique because it just seemed so hard.  So I decided to challenge myself and give it a real try.  I went to Michelle Zindorf’s blog, the ultimate expert on this technique and pretty much cased  this card.  Her creations are amazing and if you haven’t visited her blog, I highly recommend you spend some time there.  You will really be inspired.

on-the-flySo, here’s my creation.  I liked it so much I made several for my March “guy” cards.  I used On the Fly by Stampin’ Up which is a newly retired set.  The images are colored and then clear embossed which really makes the colors pop.  It was a lot of fun to make and I can’t wait to try another one.

Supplies:  Stamps:  On the Fly;  Paper:  Baja Breeze, Apricot Appeal, Night of Navy, PTI White; Ink: Baja Breeze, Apricot Appeal, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Stazon Jet Black; Accessories: Brayer, Versamark marker, Fine Detail Clear embossing powder, Heat Gun, Cuttlebug numbers, SU! Markers, White gel Pen, Black fine tip marker, Sponge, Ticket corner punch, photo Corner punch, Post it notes.

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!!!

Blessings,

Diane