Saturday, July 13, 2024

Beach More - Worry Less

Today I'm playing at Creative Knockouts challenge where this time it's Summer Fun! In my opinion Summer requires at least one trip to the beach.. whether its the ocean or a lake beach doesn't matter! It's all about a day away from the cell phone and work, and enjoying a day with NO AGENDA!
My card starts with that fab A2 background die called Happy Waves. I cut the die from white cardstock and then cut a bunch of blue scraps with the same die. All the pieces are inlaid for a clean smooth background.
I added glitter paper that looks a bit "sandy" or is it the shine of the waves in the sunshine?
I topped the panel with the Oversized Beach word die and sentiment. One of my all time favorite dies at Waffle Flower is the Subsentiments die. I keep it on my desk all the time - it's one big die that cuts lots of labels at the same time, each of the labels is a different size. I just stamp the sentiment and then tape the die over it for a quick clean cut.
I added a sprinkle of gold glitter enamel dots from my stash to add a little more sparkle to this design.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!



Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Waffle Flower Oversized Beach
Dies | Waffle Flower Oversized Beach, Happy Waves, Subsentiments

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SSS = Simon Says Stamp 

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Happy Waves
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Subsentiments
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Friday, July 12, 2024

Merry Christmas Poinsettias

Today I'm playing along at the Krafty Chicks Challenge where this time it's all about Christmas!
My card starts with the Waffle Flower Holly Jolly die that I inked with Distress Ink using the coordinating stencil. I wish you could see this in person.. the crisp die cut and bright ink is prettier than pattern paper.
I topped the inky panel with die cut poinsettias using the Poinsettia Cluster die set. The set does not include leaves for the poinsettias. I just cut the flower from green cardstock and cut apart the petals for leaves.
The Merry Christmas Print die makes a bold statement and finishes off the design.
I cut the flowers from hot pink for a fresh look on the design. This allowed me to add the sentiment in red. Everything coordinates beautifully with the stenciled background.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you find some time to play!




Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Waffle Flower Merry Christmas Print Die, Poinsettia Cluster Die, Holly Jolly Background
Stencil | Waffle Flower Holly Jolly Background Stencil

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SSS = Simon Says Stamp
COT = A Cherry On Top

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Thursday, July 11, 2024

You'll Always Be My Bes-Tea

If you ask me coffee or tea it will be tea every time! Hand me a pretty cup and saucer and I'm in heaven. It reminds me of having tea parties with my grandma and pretending that I was as adult and sophisticated as she was. That's why I am smitten with the Pink & Main Tea Time die set.
The set includes a teapot and cup with all the extras. The cup has two handles so you can make it left or right handed. There is not a saucer for the cup so I double cut the trim on the bottom of the teapot and flipped it up side down to make a saucer.
The set includes a spoon, lemon slice, tea bag, and sugar cubes too! I cut the cubes from glitter paper so they sparkle like the real thing! I added a flower and leaves to the design from the Fancy Frame die set.
To add a feminine touch to this design for my Bes-Tea I placed the images on a Scalloped Circle that's layered over floral and plaid papers. A swirl of "steam" pearls are placed above the spout of the teapot and a Tea Time sentiment finishes off the design. There are so many wonderful sentiments in the stamp set that you'll be hard pressed to select a favorite.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great day with time to make!



Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pink & Main Tea Time
Dies | Pink & Main Tea Party, Scallop Oval, Layered Oval
Paper | Pink & Main Bright Botanicals, Pop Flowers

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SSS = Simon Says Stamp

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Tea Party
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Scallop Oval
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Bright Botanicals
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Pop Flowers
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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

My Creative Scrapbook July Main Kit



Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're having a great day! If you're looking for a great way to treat yourself I hope you consider trying a subscription to one of the My Creative Scrapbook monthly kits. They select the pattern paper and lots of coordinating supplies and deliver it straight to your front door so all you have to focus on is MAKING! Every month they have several kits to choose from.. their Main Kit, LE - Limited Edition, Creative Kit and Album Kit - so you can choose what's right for you!
This time I'm playing with the Album kit. To show you that the kit can be used for more than albums I've created some travel themed greeting cards. 
I'm always ready for a change of scenery! I love a road trip and exploring new places! These images have me itching for an adventure.
Whenever I travel I have to have a camera with me - even if it's just my cell phone. I love snapping photos of exotic flowers that I can't find at home as well as any other fascinating things I might stumble upon.
The colors in this collection are bright bold and beautiful and absolutely a feast for the eyes! 
The mix of images in this kit translate well for projects related to visits to exotic places as well as a trip to the city. We've got planes, trains and automobiles covered as well as a fun sea cruise!
So grab your cuppa joe, travel map and passport because this kit is awesome!
This kit comes with everything you see. The only items I have added are the card bases and envelopes, solid paper card mats, and adhesives.

I invite you to join one of their monthly kit clubs and experience the possibilities that their coordinated kits offer. With plenty of innovative materials and ideas to jump start your imagination, preserving your memories and making cards will be effortless and enjoyable. You can see all of the different kits available this month here at My Creative Scrapbook.





All cards finished size 4.25 x 5.5"
My Creative Scrapbook July Main Kit

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Monkey Business

Hi there! I hope you're having a great day! I'm having a fun day! I got up, walked the dog, did a little crafting and then met my Mom and Sister for lunch! Life is good! I hope you are having a great day too!
I saw the inspiration photo at Cupcake Inspirations and just had to play along! I selected Monkey Friends by Pretty Pink Posh from my stash for my card below!

I inked them with alcohol markers and arranged them on a piece of clear plastic the size of my card base. The plastic makes it easy to slip different backgrounds underneath without messing up my arrangement.

I decided on some rainbow stripes like the ones in the inspiration photo. These were made with the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Strips. I added white stripes between the colorful ones for this fun look.

The sentiment is called Happy Birthday Shadow and it's nice and big so it takes center stage on the design.

This card is just bananas! Are you smiling? I sure hope so! Mission accomplished!




Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Monkey Friends
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Monkey Friends, Happy Birthday Shadow, Stitched Strips
Pearls | Pretty Pink Posh Orange, Flamingo

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SSS = Simon Says Stamp

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Monkey Friends
Monkey Friends

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Monkey Friends Die
Monkey Friends Die

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Happy Birthday Shadow
Happy Birthday Shadow

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Stitched Strips
Stitched Strips

PPP | SSS
Orange
Orange

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Flamingo Pearls
Flamingo Pearls

PPP | SSS