Throwback Thursday {#tbt}

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Debby from Lime Doodle Design has started sharing Throwback Thursday post on her blog and I thought I'd join her.  I think it's a great idea to take a look back and revisit older projects.  This time last year I was making a few quick and easy Christmas Thank You cards.  We always need to say 'thank you' to family and friends who have given us a special gift.  We want them to be quick and easy, but we also want them to be cute!  These are just that.  I actually think I'm going to make a few more this year just like these.

Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy, Neenah Solar White
Stamps: PTI LLH Holiday
Ink: PTI New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Memento Black
Other: Glossy Accents

{Shake} Sparkle and Shine

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Today I decided to combine some of my favorite new products, stamps from WPlus9 and a new die from Simon Says Stamp.  Rather than stamping the ornament from Merry Little Christmas, I created the ornament with this cool Confetti Circle die.  I did stamp, color, and cut out the metal ornament topper and attached it to the stamped string. 
 I stamped a sentiment from Sparkle & Shine  to create a holiday card.  Behind the die cut 'ornament' I attached some vellum and created a shaker using sequins and some glitter snow.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cardstock: WP9 Black, White, PTI Vellum
Stamps: WP9 Merry Little Christmas, Sparkle and Shine
Ink: Versamark Onyx
Dies: SSS Stitched Rectangles, Confetti Circle
Other: Copics, Wink of Stella, Sequins

You Butter Be Mine

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Every year I give Ryan a box of little notes for Valentine's Day.  I've gotten started on this year's notes with this cute little Knock Knock Valentines sentiment set. I also used the Winter Pals stamps and diesthe snowy Landscape Border hills, and a tiny heart from Unconditionally help to create the scenes.


The inside of each note is stamped with a different joke from the Knock Knock set.
Hope he loves them!


Other Supplies used:
WP9 Conversation Bubble Dies
Stamps: WP9 Heartfelt Mix, Little Bits
PTI Lunchbox Note Die
SU! Red Ink
Versafine Onyx Ink
Copic Markers

Season's Greetings

Monday, December 15, 2014

 I just know I'm going to need another one, so I just went ahead and made it.  You always need just one more Christmas card!

I love the images from Ugly Sweater so much that I stamped them to create a bright, festive background, colored simply with Copics and dotted with Glossy Accents.  I love the deep, rich red of Cupid's Bow cardstock.  I need to order more.  This backdrop piece is the last full sheet I have!

 How are you doing?  Christmas cards made and sent?
Still making some?

Cardstock: WP9 Cupid's Bow, Recollections White 110 lb.
Stamps: WP9 Merry and Bright, SSS Ugly Sweater
Ink: Versamrk Onyx, WP9 White
Dies: SSS Tilted Banner, Stitched Rectangle Dies
Other: Copics, White Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents

Tree Shakers

Saturday, December 13, 2014

With all of the Christmas cards I've made over the last year, you'd think I would have made enough!
Well, not so.  I've gotten all of the cards I made so far in the mail and their way to family and friends, but needed a few more to finish off my list.   Luckily for me, I have this new tree die from Simon Says Stamp that I haven't had a chance to use yet.
I made two shaker cards using this die.  One more traditional colors {Wplus9 Lake House and Cupid's Bow} and one in pinks and greys {WPlus9 Ballet Slippers and Dove Grey}.
 The trees are decorated with stars and a banner also from SSS.  Oh and the stitched rectangle dies...they're from SSS too!
 I filled the shakers with more stars and some snow glitter from Martha Stewart that I picked up years ago at Michael's.
These came together really quickly.  I think I made them both in about a half hour.  The sentiment on the banner and also another on the inside of the cards is from the Merry and Bright Stamp Set from WPlus9.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a great weekend.

Other supplies:
Cardstock: WP9 Dove Grey, Ballet Slippers, Cupid's Bow, Lake House, Kraft, Recollections White 110lb.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Ink
Stamps: WP9 Merry and Bright
Dies: SSS Stitched Rectangles, Tilted Banners, Banded Tree, Holiday Shapes Heart Dies

Produce Trio

Friday, December 12, 2014

 Hey!  How is everything?
I am still having a great time exploring all of the options the new WPlus9 December Release products provide.  This time I've been playing around with the newest Punny Produce: Peaches.  A small stamp set with many possibilities, whether alone or paired with the previously released Punny Produce: Tomatoes and Pears.
For this first card I did some simple masking.  I masked off the areas beyond the stitching lines on all 4 sides as well as a strip in the center for my sentiment.  I started by stamping the black outline images to fill in the unmasked areas.  After that, I stamped the pears with two different green ink colors, the tomatoes with a red and orange, and the peaches with a yellow and peach color so that each image had a variation of color like real produce does.

This second card is just a very simple, quick to create 'thank you' card.  I stamped the inside with a 'thank you' sentiment from Hand Lettered Thanks.
Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Check out this week's projects in the Friday Inspiration File.

Cardstock: Recellections White, PTI Melon Berry
Stamps: Linked above
Ink: Versafine Onyx, PTI Melon Berry, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

You Sparkle

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I think the thing I love most about this Sparkle & Shine set is the font!  How beautiful is this script? 
This is the perfect card for my mom.  She loves all things {hot} pink and glittery.  I created this pink panel by first stamping the sentiment in the center.  I created a circle mask with the Dreamcatcher Die and covered the sentiment.  I sponged on several pink distress inks, blending them all together.  I used Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, and Picked Raspberry.
Once the mask was removed I added a slight hint of pink on the circle so it wasn't stark white.  I spritzed the entire thing with sparkle shimmer spray and let it dry completely.  After the panel dried, I stamped some gemstones in Versamark ink an heat embossed them in white.

Piper's surgery went well.  Thanks for any positive thoughts you may have sent her way!

Other supplies:
Versamark Onyx Ink
WP9 Ballet Slippers Cardstock
SSS Stitched Rectangle Dies
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