Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Monochromatic Card - SSS Monday Challenge

I made this card for the September 16th  Monochromatic Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  Obviously, I didn't make the deadline.

I chose to use 'white' as my main color.  Looking at the other cards, I am wondering how people define 'monochromatic'. I thought you had to use one color family.

Anyway, it was a great motivator to get a birthday card made for one of my sisters, and to get it in the mail along with a gift before her birthday this coming Monday. Ta da! Mission Accomplished.

Looking at it now, it could be a winter scene.

Winter? We are just now transitioning into fall, having said goodbye to our beloved summer this past weekend. Sniff.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: White, textured white: Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: Stampin Up (I'm pretty sure! My stash is pretty old!)
Dies: Countryside Circle by Memory Box (2016), and Happy Birthday by Simon Says Stamp (2015)
Pop up foam to raise the top panel. There are three layers to this card (base, patterned paper, top panel). Four, if you then count the sentiment on top.  

Yes, all my supplies for this card are older!  Still love them:)

Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge "Bling It On" and Stamping Bella

Stamping Bella 'Sposabella'

Closer look at pearlescent chalk and glitter

Another close up shot
I'm home with a cold. So, after a nice long nap, I got restless and decided to create a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,'Bling it On' which is showcasing Stamping Bella.

Side note: I have a great collection of 'older' Stamping Bella stamps! Going through them put a smile on my face. They are so adorable. :)

For the 'bling' I used:
Pebbles Inc. Pearlesent chalk - a layer on top of her dress
Doodle Bug Design Inc. Sugar Coating Glitter - on her bouquet and bottom of dress
Prima Marketing sequins in upper left and lower right corner

Other Goodies:
Stamp: Stamping Bella 'Sposabella'
Dies: Simon Says Stamp SSSD111373
Patterned Paper: Carta Bella Fall Market line
Copic markers
Gina K Amalgam ink

This little card just make me happy.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Honey Bee Stamps - Bee Hive

Honey Bee Stamps: Bee Hive & Bee Hive honey cuts

Sentiment from a 2009 Cornish Heritage Farms set!

I made this card back in May but never got around to posting it. I love those happy bees! 

 At the Simon Says Stamp Blog, this month is Stamptember, and today's feature is an exclusive set from Honey Bee Stamps - which is actually on it's way to my house this very moment.  I fell hard.

The new set is lovely, and I can't wait to use it during Kathy's next 30 Day Color Challenge!
 Mums, Autumn, and so many color options. 

Are you getting ready for Fall and the upcoming holidays?

 I had a reality check 'just' the other day.

I did some computing. I 'only' have 12 more days to get all my Christmas projects done.  This is due to only getting craft time on Sundays, since I work full-time and for the life of me can't seem to get to my craft area in the evenings. In reality, there are 13 Sundays left, but I also have to ship gifts, and send my cards, so I say Twelve Sundays. But, shoot! I'll probably lose a couple more days due to travel plans.

I think I am now down to 11. Or even 10 craft days.  Hmmm.. I see a list in my future!

September Paper Smooches Challenge - Sketch

I wanted to play with a new die from Paper Smooches and for motivation I created a card for this month's sketch challenge. I also needed a couple of thank you cards to send off to my gracious hosts for when I visited California last month. This one is heading to Millbrae:). My beautiful Aunt and Uncle hosted an unforgettable lunch at the Palace Hotel for my longtime bestie and I when we went into San Francisco to see Hamilton the Musical.  Oh my goodness.  The hotel is lovely, the meal was spectacular and my Aunt and Uncle? They are the most loving and genuine people I know. I am so lucky to have them in my life! 

Here's the sketch:
September Challenge Sketch
 And, here is my card:
Thanks Ever so much!

I love this die!  I paper pieced the flower and glued down each little piece using Gina K connect glue. 
Sentiment: (I cut the 'thanks so much' a part): Paper Smooches - Pretty Phrases
Die: Paper Smooches Rad Roses. Cut four times - black, polka dot blue and the greens
Patterned Paper: Honey Bee The Bee's Knees (flowers and background)
Card Stock: American Crafts (Black); DoubleMates (Greens)
Ink: Black amalgam ink: Gina K; White Craft: Stampin Up

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