Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Fox Says...

I know I'm like a year late to the party, but I just got this fox stamp.

My fox says HEY.  This idea just popped into my head yesterday and I had to make it.  I showed it to the hubs, and he says I should stamp yipyipyip etc. on the inside.  I'm not sure who would get it though...and without that, it's just a cute fox sayin' hey.

I started out with the color combination from Cupcake Inspirations:

Which I admit is a loose interpretation of the colors because we don't have good analogs to the lavender or jade in current SU! colors.  I love that jade color though.  Me wants it.

I also used this week's Mojo Monday sketch:

Though somehow when I copied the sketch down I lost the part where the image panel is towards the left.  Oops.  I don't stamp with a computer in the basement because a.) I like to unplug and b.) wifi down there sucks, so I usually copy down challenges and take the paper downstairs with me.  And sometimes I end up a little off from where I started.

This was the first fox card (Fox 1) but I thought he needed some black feets and a black nose, so I made the other one.  The speech bubble and "hey" stamp are from old Paper Pumpkin kits...I continue to not make the kits but I do use the stamps.  At least I use the stamps?

Ok foxes, I'm off to new adventures (most likely packing things up to ship off at the post office).  Have a great day, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Thankful Forest Friends, My Paper Pumpkin
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Cucumber Crush, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry & Cucumber Crush DSP
Accessories:  Circles Framelits, Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Golden Birthday Wishes

Howdy, peeps!  How's your Wednesday going?

I had planned to make a card yesterday for today's blog post, but I didn't get to it because I was working on baby books.  Hoping to finish those up in the next week or two, but this morning the first item on my agenda was to make a card for today.  Luckily I had help from The Color Throwdown:

I used Basic Black, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, and Watermelon Wonder for my colors, and put them together with the hot-off-the-presses Freshly Made Sketch 201:

A few gold touches and my card was done.  I kept it pretty simple.  And now I can go back to working on baby books...or maybe I should to Thursday's card first?  Hmm.

Have a great day, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Crazy About You, Petite Pairs
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Versamark
Paper:  Lost Lagoon, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black, Whisper White, Kaleidoscope DSP (retired), Brushed Gold cardstock (retired)
Accessories:  Gold EP, scallop circle punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, gold brad, Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Nachos: Blissful Leaves

Hey Nacho fans, guess what?  It's time for another fabulous Nacho Average Color Challenge!

It just so happens that I got my holiday mini preorder late last week, so I used some new stamp goodies to make this:

For the leaf, I spritzed some watercolor paper with water, then used an Aquapainter to paint on some ink.  I let it dry, and then stamped it and cut it out with the Big Shot.  I couldn't resist using some retired Moonlight paper for my card and I kept the layout super simple so the focus stays on the leaf and the neat Emily Bronte sentiment.

So that's it for me today, what have you got?  Share with us on the Nacho blog!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Lighthearted Leaves, Hardwood
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, watercolor paper, Moonlight DSP stack (retired)
Accessories:  Leaflets Framelits, Dimensionals

Monday, August 24, 2015

Xi'an Terracotta Warriors, Part 1

Mornin', Mom!  It's time once again for some scrapbook pages, so let's go back to China.  And actually, today's pages are from what is maybe my very favorite place we visited in China:  Qin Shi Huang Di's tomb near Xi'an.

See the original pics here.  I printed out so many pictures that I actually made FOUR layouts with them, so I'm only sharing the first two today.  This was my first hack at the first page, but I ended up making one change to it...

I used Bordering Blue as an accent color on all the other layouts and I just had to add a bit to this first one.

And there's the second layout.  I used the same basic colors for all four...

Night of Navy for the page base, Sahara Sand (which is pretty much what color the terracotta warriors are), Summer Starfruit, Bordering Blue, Riding Hood Red, and Whisper White.  I was able to rustle up four different patterns of Summer Starfruit with white so each layout has a different pattern but in the same colors.  So stay tuned next week for the other half of the terracotta warrior pages.

Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, mostly SU!
Stamps:  Rough Type, Ancient Asia (you can just barely see a kanji on the label in the top left of the first layout)
Ink:  Night of Navy, Sahara Sand
Paper:  Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Bordering Blue, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Birds of a Feather & High Tide DSP (both patterns in Summer Starfruit)
Accessories:  lettering template, Apothecary Accents Framelits

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Flashback: Banner Blast

Happy Friday, stampy pals!  Today's Friday Flashback stamp set is Banner Blast, which was one of last year's Sale-a-Bration offerings.  So let's get to it!

Also features Baby Prints and My Paper Pumpkin (tiny chevron)
Sweet baby feets!

Also features Bring on the Cake

Or how about a bright birthday banner?

Also features Petal Parade, Best of Sale-a-Bration

Or just a funky floral "hi".  This was one of those odder Splitcoast layouts...and that's it from the archives.  So let's see something new!

I tried to resist the butterflies, really I did, but I just couldn't.  (I almost used them yesterday too but went with Be the Star instead.)  I used the latest sketch from Create with Connie and Mary:

I adapted it to a landscape card instead of portrait and I cannot seem to type today so hopefully I caught all the typos before this goes up on the blog.  Anyway, I used all the same parts and pieces, but the butterfly was too wide to accommodate a portrait card.

I also used the colors from this week's Color Throwdown:

Hmm, maybe that inspiration pic is why I couldn't resist the butterflies today.  There's a thought.  Anyway, I interpreted these colors as Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, and Garden Green.

Hope you have a great weekend, peeps!  Mwah!

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  Banner Blast, Watercolor Wings
Ink:  Tangelo Twist, Garden Green
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Night & Day DSP, Basic Black & Garden Green DSP
Accessories:  Bold Butterflies & Ovals Framelits, Butterfly Thinlits, banner punch, rhinestone, Dimensionals

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Stellar Day

Hey, peeps!  How's it going?  I've been kinda having a case of the blahs this week but I think today's card finally knocked me out of them.

Fun, right?  I like the bright colors and the super-simple sketch and I'm even okay with the white space.  I used this week's big celebration sketch at Freshly Made Sketches:

And the color challenge from Colour Me...!

And I'm talking to Missy right now on Skype so HI MISSY and that's the end of the blog post :)

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Be the Star, A Dozen Thoughts
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Basic Gray
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories:  Basic Gray taffeta

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Hey peeps!  Today I'm pulling out an older draft post of a set of cards I made my mom for Mother's Day.

Usually I'm like 99% Stampin' Up Only, but every once in a while....I find chocolate stamps.

And my mom taught me everything I need to know about being a chocoholic.

So I got her a set of these stamps too, along with the word die.

And I gave her two of each of the cards on this post.

Because that seemed like a perfect gift for my chocoholic mama from her chocoholic daughter.  And now I think I need to go get some chocolate...

Stamps:  Verve
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Whisper White
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Fresh Prints of Bel Air DSP Stack
Accessories:  word die from Verve, Apothecary Accents, Deco Labels, and Hearts Framelits, Brights & Neutrals Candy Dots