Sunday, April 23, 2017

Lot of Wonderful

I made this card as part of that Green with Envy challenge I mentioned several posts ago. I originally made the pots in all sorts of green patterns but that was too eye-jarring so I changed them to all polka dots. Green 'n yella, kiss a fella.

The Fine Print: All products by Stampin' Up. Again.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

S'up Saturday

Now that my mother's birthday has come and gone I can share with you the card I made for her. It is one of those twist and pop cards that look like you need a degree in engineering, but really you only need a patient teacher to show you how.

The Fine Print: All products by Stampin' Up except for the numbered washi tape.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Award Winning Leaf

I took part in a Green with Envy challenge in which you were to make cards that were predominantly green. I have this leaf stamp that came out in a fall collection and has always been done with autumn colors, but I always wanted to try it in fresh greens for spring.
So this challenge was the perfect excuse to do just that. And then my card won the challenge! Sure, it was a random draw, but that's still award winning, right?  I won a retiring SU stamp set and I'm sure I'll share it with you on Happy Mail Monday when it shows up.

The Fine Print: All products except Stampin' Up except dark green baker's twine by May Arts and the Copics I colored it with. Did you know SU had stamps retiring soon? LOL! If you don't you must live under a rock. For awhile there I couldn't visit anyone's blog without being hit with that. I think even the Simon Says Stamp blog mentioned SU's retiring stamps. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Colored Doily

I pretended that I was all artsy fartsy the other day and made this card complete with blending and a randomly stamped background. My real goal was to use one of these small colored doilies I have lying around, but somehow it brought out the artiste in me. Ha!
The Fine Print: All products by Stampin' Up unless they are not, like maybe that card base. Stamp set used "Butterfly Basics."

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Let's All Scream

Now ya'll are screaming for ice cream. Me, I'm just screaming in general and because I had several ice cream cards to share with you but I can only find these two, which is really just one with different greetings.

 The Fine Print: All products by Stampin' Up. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Mail - April 17

Let me show you the happy mail I received in the last week. We'll start with a couple of cards from my friend, Helen. The first card was a thank you card because I sent her the stamp that she used on it.  The second card was for a gardening themed swap we were in.
I received a couple of Easter cards from friends Darlene and Patty. What do you mean the Siamese card isn't an Easter card?! Patty found it in the Easter Card section and wrote 'Happy Easter' in it. That makes it an Easter card!
Last, but not least, I received this puppy dog card for a baby swap (where the baby could be of any species).  The baby duckie card under that was my card for the baby swap.
The Fine Print: Momma and baby duckies by A Muse Artstamps, umbrella by Taylored Expressions, narrow oval die by Sizzix.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Solid Chocolate

Happy Easter!

The Fine Print: Stamps, dies and punch by Stampin' Up, designer paper from my stash.