Thursday, May 26, 2022

Pure Magic Dragon

Day #2 of Pure Magic cards, and it's time for a dragon!

I decided that I wanted a Sweet Sorbet dragon, and then went with a kinda monochromatic color combo of Sweet Sorbet, Merry Merlot, and Blushing Bride.  And those teeny-weeny little feetsies are hard to color without going outside the lines.  I'm excited to have a new dragon stamp!


Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Pure Magic
Ink:  Merry Merlot, Sweet Sorbet, Sweet Sorbet Blends
Paper:  Sweet Sorbet, Merry Merlot, Blushing Bride, Thick Basic White, Blushing Bride DSP
Accessories:  Stylish Shapes dies, Dimensionals

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Pure Magic Pegasus

Last Thursday I sat down and had a playdate with Pure Magic, one of the new stamp sets in the SU! catalog.  No challenges, just playing around, so I have cards to share for the next couple of days.  Here's the first one:

I did kinda start with the colors from last week's Color Throwdown challenge, which I interpreted as Pool Party, Parakeet Party, and Starry Sky.  I would have used Coastal Cabana but there aren't any Coastal Cabana Blends and I NEEDS THOSE.


Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Pure Magic
Ink:  Starry Sky, Stampin' Blends in Starry Sky, Parakeet Party, Pool Party
Paper:  Parakeet Party, Pool Party, Starry Sky, Thick Basic White, Pool Party DSP
Accessories:  Timeless Labels dies, Dimensionals

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

SUO Challenges: Kid Cards

Happy Taco Tuesday and SUO Challenges day!

Our theme this time is cards for kids.  One of my honorary nieces has a birthday coming up this summer, so I was thinking of her when I looked through my craft room for ideas.  Here's what I made:

I didn't get the Best Butterfly bundle, but I couldn't resist the Butterfly Kisses DSP Stack!  It's got super fun patterns and colors, and several of the sheets have butterflies that are easy to cut out, which is what I did here.  And for once you can see where I added Wink of Stella on top of the butterfly!  The rhinestones are Fresh Freesia but despite taking several pictures I couldn't get them to show up how they look IRL.  Also I know the Stitched So Sweetly dies just retired but for reals, I'm probably never going to stop using them.

Okay, now it's your turn!  Upload your kid-centric card at the SUO Challenges blog.  Have fun!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Peaceful Moments
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Fresh Freesia, Starry Sky, Butterfly Kisses DSP Stack
Accessories:  Stitched So Sweetly dies, In Color rhinestones, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella, white EP

Monday, May 23, 2022

Oklahoma, Part 2: Oooooklahoma!

Scrappy Monday!  As promised, I'm back with another Oklahoma layout.

I did five layouts for this trip, and I used the same alphabet for all the page titles, and I used patterned papers that all have that kinda watercolor look to them (though not all from the same pack).  This one has the same polka dots pattern I used on the first Oklahoma layout.

Today's color palette:  Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Cinnamon Cider, and Whisper White.  Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade carried over from the first layout.

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Pure & Simple Alphabet, Thankful Forest Friends
Ink:  Cinnamon Cider, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso marker
Paper:  Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Thick Basic White, Berry Delightful DSP, Brights DSP
Accessories:  Layering Circles dies

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Paper Players: Flippin' Awesome Sketch

It's Sunday, which means it's time for a new Paper Players challenge!  Check out this awesome sketch from LeAnne:

Fun, right?  Here's what I made:

I couldn't resist using stars for two of the shapes on the sketch, even though the Stitched Stars dies just retired.  How awesome is the He's the Man suite?? I used the handy-dandy item number to buy the entire suite (stamps, dies, DSP, and embellishments).  My hubs does like to grill steaks on occasion, so this will be a good Father's Day card for him.

Give the sketch a try and share it with us at the Paper Players blog.  Have fun!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  He's All That
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry, He's the Man Specialty DSP
Accessories:  Stitched Stars dies, Dimensionals

The Paper Players Design Team

Cindy Beach

Christy Stanford <-- You are here : )

Friday, May 20, 2022

Sweet Honeybee

Happy Friday!  I'm working today, and as soon as I get off work and collect Ryan from daycare, we're off on our next adventure.  We're taking Ryan to Legoland this weekend and then meeting up with the hubs' family in Bavaria for a few days before they all come back here with us.  I did manage to squeeze in some stamping time yesterday, which is good since I won't get to stamp for a week.

How about a CAS honeybee card?  I had to play along with the Festive Friday challenge:

I used flowers, one bee, yellow, and black.  I would have used twine if I had any black and white baker's twine, but I don't *shrug*  I stamped the flowers and then used a blending brush to add a little bit of green (Pretty Parakeet) behind them, and then colored with Stampin' Blends.  The bee is popped up and has Wink of Stella on his wings.

Have a great weekend, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Honeybee Home
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Parakeet Party, Rich Razzleberry, Stampin' Blends in Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Fresh Freesia, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
Paper:  Thick Basic White
Accessories:  Honeybee Blooms dies, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Inlaid Leaves

Ooooooookay the house is pretty much as clean as it's going to get, I have two more loads of towels to wash and I'm done!  Which means I have a little bit of time to spend in my craft room before the hordes descend : p

Thought I'd try something different with the Tropical Layers dies and do an inlaid design.  I only used two colors of cardstock, Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana; I sponged on the insides of the leaves to make a darker version of Bermuda Bay.

Check out this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

Which I paired with the color challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches:

Then I worried that my card wasn't CAS enough, and I really liked those colors together, so I made this:

Yep, definitely more CAS this time.  For the Bermuda Bay leaf, I inked up the stamp with Versamark, then Bermuda Bay ink, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder so I could watercolor without the ink running.  The background leaves are cut out of silver foil paper; I cut the one on the left backwards (with the foil facing down instead of up towards the die) so I could have the leaves facing different directions.  The upside-down one ended up having more texture than the normal one, so I put the normal one back on my die cut machine facedown and ran it through with no die.  My cutting plates are well-used (like, a LOT) so doing that gave me some nice texture on the silver paper.  I used a blending brush to make a light Coastal Cabana background for my leaves and popped the sentiment on there.  Done!

Okay, the washer is squawking that it's done.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!, first card:
Stamps:  Artfully Layered
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana
Accessories:  Tropical Layers dies, Stylish Shapes dies, Silver EP, silver gems that are retired, Dimensionals

Supplies, all SU!, second card:
Stamps:  Artfully Layered
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Paper:  Thick Basic White, Coastal Cabana, Silver Foil
Accessories:  Tropical Layers dies, Stylish Shapes dies, white EP, clear EP, Dimensionals