I am absolutely thrilled to be asked to join in the Creative Inking Blog Hop group. It's such an honor to be here and share with you. This month, we had a card sketch to use. I like card sketches because it take a lot of the guess work out of it for me. Follow the design and the rest falls into place.
For my card, I chose a lime twist on the Lemon Zest stamp set. Today, I wanted limes, not lemons so I used lime slices, which I cut out with layering circles, and framed them with Night of Navy layering scalloped circles.
Do you see how juicy they look? This a fun technique that I just love when I want a glossy or shiny finish. Once you stamp your image, use your Fine Tip Glue Pen to coat your image with fine layer of glue. While it's wet, sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter. Shake off the extra and let it dry.
Then, stamp the inside with your favorite sentiment.
I'm really happy the Lemon Zest stamp set and Lemon Builder Punch are carrying over into the new catalog. However, right now, you save 10% when you bundle them together. That savings disappears after May 31st, though. So, if you're thinking of getting the Lemon Zest bundle, now would be the perfect time to do so.
Click the image below to see what Renee Kohnke created!
Click the image below to see what Diane Evans created!
Thanks for stopping by. See you next month...and Happy Stamping!
Today's Supply List
I can't believe it did it! I actually cut up that big, gorgeous full panel sheet from the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper pack. I'm pretty sure my neighbors heard me gasp out loud as the paper trimmer sliced right through it. I would have closed my eyes, too, if I wasn't afraid of slicing off a finger! But then...look how it turned out! Pretty darn amazing if you ask me. and you know what? Cutting that paper didn't hurt! I survived...and it made a very fast, Sweet & Simple card. Just a few layers and one stamp and Voila! instant birthday card.
Do you know what tomorrow is? It's Crafty Saturday! Start your weekend of right. Grab your coffee and join me Saturday morning at 9 am for my Crafty Saturday Facebook Live Event. Be sure to go to my Facebook page to see what I'm making Saturday morning! You can even wear your jammies; your secret is safe with me!
Base: Real Red: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 2: Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 3: 2 balloons cut out of Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper with the Birthday Delivery Framelits
Layer 4: Whisper White, 5 1/4" x 4
Just two more days to register for April's Birthday Bouquet Club. Attend in person and use my stamps and ink, or get your kit delivered right to your door. Email me to register no later than April 15th. Happy Stamping!
Why is it, when I start talking about the Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper, I feel like everything needs to rhyme? Color matching, in a sense, is like visual rhyming. Instead of a correspondence of sound, we have a relationship with colors. In the case of this card, there's Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, and Pool Party.
Rather an underwhelming color scheme on its own, don't you think? And certainly, not one that I would have put together myself. But, add in some quirky little pineapples and a fun little punch, and you have a Pineapple Palooza! Either that, or the makings for an awesome Pina Colada party!
Speaking of party...Sunday, April 8th is my monthly Sweet & Simple Class. Here, we'll make 4 cards using the Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper and Fruit Basket Bundle. The Sweet & Simple Class is always held on the 2nd Sunday of the month, and I'm driving home Saturday night from OnStage in Atlanta just so I can come party with you!
The Sweet & Simple Class Includes:
And now, my Sweet & Simple Class has 4 options to choose from. Attend in person, or have your kit delivered right to your door.
Base: Crumb Cake, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Lemon Lime Twist, 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 2: Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper, 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 3: Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper, 1" x 3 1/2", with ends punched with Banner Triple Punch
Layer 4, Crumb Cake Scalloped Layering Circle
Layer 5: Whisper White Layering Circle
Layer 6: Scrap of Whisper White
;Twenty two years ago today, the most miraculous and utterly joyful thing happened. I became a mother to the world's most awesome son! For the last 22 years, my life has been full of Thomas Trains and Hot Wheels cars, BB Guns and Bows and Arrows, video games and electric guitars. And I think he's owned more cars in the last 6 years than I have in my whole life! You know what? I wouldn't have it any other way!
Through all the ups and downs of parenting you come to realize it gets harder as they get older, not easier. But through it all, one thing remains the same; I love my son with my whole heart. He bring such joy to everyone . He has a big heart and is living life to the fullest. He has big dreams and is learning who he is, what he wants, and discovering that to be truly happy in life, you have to remain true to yourself.
I'm missing him something fierce today. But he told me yesterday he'll be home for the weekend. And that is the best present I could ask for!
Happy birthday, Nathaniel Thomas. I love you and I am so proud of the man you're becoming!
You know I love this kid because I used 3 stamp sets and 2 coloring techniques on a single card! If that isn't love, I don't know what is!
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-Bration!)
Layer 3: Basic Black, 4" x 3"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 3 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Scrap of Whisper White
Extra Retreat Class Packets are Available
It seems that I can't count! I came home with extra class packetsfrom last weekend's Stamping at the Beach Retreat. My mistake is your gain. All classes come with a full-color PDF tutorial plus videos. Kits are $38 and are limited to stock on hand and include FREE priority shipping. Use the button below to email me. Please let me know which kit(s) you are interested in and I will send you an invoice.
Every time I took the dogs out Monday, there were little birds chirping on the roof. The daffodils are blooming. And at the beach last weekend, the green sticky North Carolina pollen was leaving traces all over the cars. Yes...even if they're calling for snow later this week, spring is here.
And so is CASE-ing Tuesday! This week, I combined two out of several bird sets I have on my shelf: Bird Banter provided the sentiment and the image is from Flying Home. And just like the CASE-ing card, I took a giant leap of faith and cut up one of the Sale-a-Bration Tutti Fruitti card bases as one of the layers, only I used Pool Party and not Calypso Coral. I love these bases so much, I used them as the card base for my Stamping at the Beach Stamp-a-Stack last weekend. It's so hard to cut them, but I do like how it turned out, don't you?
Come join the fun. Create a card based on the above pattern and then post it on the Facebook Post. Or, if you post it elsewhere on Facebook, you can use the hashtag #CASEingtuesday139.
Cake, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8 x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Pool Party Tutti Frutti Card Base, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Pool Party, 3 3/4" x 1"
Layer 4: Basic Black Scalloped Circle
Layer 5: Whisper White Layering Circle
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