Monday, February 17, 2020

Birthday Flowers

It has been sometime since I've used the Everything Is Rosy stamp and die set.  I thought it would be perfect for this color combination.  I rather like the way it all came together.

First thing I did was all of the stamping and foliage.  Then, I cut them all out.  The background foliage is cut from cardstock as there is no stamp for them.  Before placing all of the various elements of the design, I stamped the sentiment in the upper right corner and made sure not to cover it up with any of the foliage.  The finishing touch was the gems in the center of each flower.


Stamp(s):  Everything Is Rosy (Stampin' Up!)
Ink(s):  Highland Heather, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Gray Granite, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Everything Is Rosy Dies (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  Iridescent Gems


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Sunday, February 16, 2020

You've Been On My Mind

Today finds me enjoying the sunshine coming through my window.  I love that my desk sits under the window and I can look out at the wonderful mountains that surround the area in which I live.  Some of them still have snow on the peaks and it is always possible that more snow will come at this time of the year.  As long as it stays there, I'm happy.

Here's a simple but pretty card I designed for two of my favorite challenges, Color Throwdown and The Sisterhood of Crafters.  The colors and the theme were prefect for each other.


Stamp(s):  Simple Strips Friendship (Taylored Expressions)
Ink(s):  Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
(Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Simple Strips Die (Taylored Expressions); Teapot Die (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  From My Heart Faceted Gems (Stampin' Up!)



It's a simple card but I do love the simplicity of it.  It's one I'm adding to my stash of thinking of you cards.  I seem to send out more of those than other types of cards these days.  Birthday cards run a close second.


I'm entering my card into the following challenges.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2020/02/color-throwdown-580.html

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2020/02/lets-have-tea-party.html

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Friday, February 14, 2020

Hugs & Kisses

It was such fun making this card for the Taylored Expressions February challenge.  I added red foil to the left and right edges of the card base.  The stenciled heart layer was popped up with foam tape.  I think I'm going to make another using the foiling, heart and red theme.


Stamp(s):  Mini Strips - Valentine (Taylored Expressions)
Ink(s):  Cherry Pop (Taylored Expressions); Jet Black ( Altenew)
Cardstock:  Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Mini Strips - Asymmetrical Die
Other:  Red Foil Paper


This is a card I made for the #TEMakerChallenge on Taylored Expressions Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/FansofTE/.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

WWC258 - Marsha's Challenge: All About Occasions


The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge has a new weekly challenge up for you.  This week I'm hosting our All About Occasions challenge.

This panel has been in my stash for a very long time.  All I needed to do was add it to a card base and choose a sentiment.  For the finishing touch, I added a few clear gems.  As you see, they picked up the color behind them.

 
Stamp Set: Lovely As a Tree (Stampin' Up!); Simple Strips Background (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Pistachio Pudding, Mossy Meadow (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Dies: Simple Strips Die (Taylored Expressions)
Other: Clear Gems

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, February 17th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Friday, February 7, 2020

Roses are Red

Yes, it's a one layer card but I think I may have stretched the one third just a wee bit.  I love one layer cards as they are the easiest to put in the mail.  No extra postage required.

The heart and sentiment are from the Heartfelt stamp set and that is pretty much all there was to the card.  I stamped the heart in red and the sentiment in black, added some splatters and, for once, no embellishments.  I was so tempted to add sequins or enamel dots but feel that would have taken away from the simplicity of the card.


Stamp(s):  Heartfelt (Stampin' Up!)
Ink(s):  Real Red (Stampin' Up!); Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)


I'm entering my card in the Perfectly CAS Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

https://perfectlycas.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-5-one-layer.html

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha


Thursday, February 6, 2020

Love Is In The Air

Here is another card I made to send to one of my friends or someone in my family.  It's a very simple design but I love that patterned paper.  This one happens to be one without the foil accents.  The red heart was punched from the patterned paper as the design fits perfectly with the scalloped heart punch.  It's foil but you can't really see that as it did not photograph well.


This is what the inside of the card looks like.  Since I always write a note in the cards I send, I like to leave plenty of room.


Stamp(s):  Heartfelt (Stampin' Up!)
Ink(s):  Real Red
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up!)
Punch(s):  Heart Punch Pack (Stampin' Up!)

I'm linking up my card in the following challenge(s):

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2020/02/pp476-theme-challenge-from-claire.html

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

WWC257 - Heidi's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist


Hello and welcome to this week's challenge at of the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Heidi is hosting our Feminine Anything Goes With a Twist challenge.

I love this patterned paper and it pairs up so well with the Gorgeous Grape color.  My sister loves purple so I'm sure this is going to find its way to her.


Stamp Set: Very Versailles (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Gorgeous Grape (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Gorgeous Grape, Balmy Blue, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up!)
Other: Iridescent Gems

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, February 10th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.


Marsha

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge and The Color Throwdown Challenge.  As you can see I flipped the sketch so that my row of hearts was at the bottom and my sentiments were at the top.  The colors made for a great guy card.


Stamp(s):  Mini Strips - Valentine (Taylored Expressions)
Ink(s):  Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Gray Granite, Basic Gray, Real Red, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Mini Strips - Asymmetrical Die (Taylored Expressions); Staggered Heart Border
(My Favorite Things)
Other:  Square Lattice Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up!)
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush




The sketch I used is from the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-355-sketch.html

The colors I used are from the Color Throwdown Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2020/02/color-throwdown-countdown-578.html

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha