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Friday, July 14, 2017

SSC156 - Tall and Skinny!

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the challenge at Sunday Stamps. This is a new challenge for me and also a different type sketch than I'm used to.



And here is today's card:



I'm rushing to get this in for the challenge before the deadline, so I'll update the post later with details!

--Cindi


Added after posting to Sunday Stamps! --

This card is for my brand-new grand-niece. She was born a couple of weeks ago, but I was working on a framed art piece and wanted to send the two items together. You can see that piece HERE

I've used a lot of retired products on this card, but I have such a big stash that I need to use that stuff up! The card base is Blushing Bride and the stamping is done on Whisper White, but the pink stripe is from the Nursery Nest DSP and the accent at the top is Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. I just love that Moon Baby! I didn't originally have it on my wish list, but when I found out my niece was expecting, I just knew I had to have it. 

My favorite part of this card is the Wink of Stella - the moon is painted with it.



I think you can even see it in this picture - well, sort of...

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!



Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamp sets - Moon Baby, Thoughtful Banners, Reverse Words (retired), Any Occasion (retired)
Paper - Blushing Bride and Whisper White Cardstock, Nursery Nest DSP (retired), Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (retired)
Ink - Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray Archival, Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories - Blushing Bride Bakers Twine (retired), Clear Wink of Stella
Tools - Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, SNAIL

Friday, July 7, 2017

RRCB#66 - Going to the Chapel!

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the challenge at Retro Rubber. The theme is wedding cards, but I don't have any of those coming up. I took care of all of those last year, where I had 10 weddings in the span of about 15 months! I do, however, have a need for a special anniversary card, so hopefully, this will do.


And here is today's card:


Since one of the requirements for the Retro Rubber challenge is to use a stamp set that is more than one year old, I dug into my stash and found Memorable Moments, which first appeared the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. My husband's cousin and her husband will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this summer, and the family is planning a surprise party for this weekend. Since the 40th anniversary is the Ruby anniversary, I decided to make a red and white card. 

The card base is Shimmery White, with a Red Glimmer Paper layer added under the embossed layer. For the focal point, I stamped the label from Memorable Moments and used the retired Labels framelits to cut it out, then trimmed around the stitching so that I could use the same size framelit for the glimmer paper underneath. I also accented the flower centers with Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, which are almost exactly the same color as the glimmer paper!

Looking forward to surprising them this weekend and celebrating!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used:

Stamp sets - Memorable Moments (retired), Something to Say (retired), Sealed With Love (retired)
Paper - Shimmery White cardstock, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink - Real Red
Accessories - Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (retired)
Tools - Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet TIEF (retired), Stamp-a-ma-Jig, Labels Collection Framelits (retired), SNAIL, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, July 3, 2017

She's Here! - Welcome baby!

Hello and welcome back! Today's project is something I made for my brand-new grand-niece, who was just born last week. She lives 800 miles away so I've only seen pictures, but she is perfect! Compared to the bruisers I gave birth to many years ago, she is a little peanut, only weighing 6 lbs. 9 oz. 




The colors in her room are blue and gray, but since she is a perfect princess, I had to add some sparkly pink! There is a mix of current and retired products in this project - luckily, I have a huge stash of old stuff!



I love the additional sparkle you get from Wink of Stella - I just wish it would photograph better! It's on the moon and the stars. I stamped the sleeping baby image from the Moon Baby stamp set, but removed the ink from the string holding the star before stamping. I fussy cut the image, then added the Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper star with some Whisper White Bakers Twine that I poked through the image.

The letters spelling out her name are cut from the retired Blushing Bride glimmer paper using the Large Letters framelits. Her name was a perfect fit for this size project! For the corner elements I used some retired buttons and more glimmer paper.

Here's what it looks like all framed up:



I'll be taking it to the UPS Store and letting them pack it so hopefully the glass won't break on the way. I don't know when I'll get a chance to actually meet her in person, but I hope it won't be too long. Welcome to the world, Jocelyn Rose!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used:

Stamp sets - Moon Baby, Project Life Date It (retired), Happy Happenings (retired), Occasions Alphabet (retired)
Paper - Smoky Slate and Soft Sky cardstock, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Naturals White cardstock (retired), Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (retired), light gray textured cardstock (non-SU)
Ink - Basic Gray Archival; Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, and Basic Gray Stampin' Write Markers, Clear Wink of Stella
Accessories - Delicate White Doilies, Subtles Designer Buttons (retired), Whisper White Bakers Twine
Tools - Big Shot, Large Letters Framelits, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch (retired), Itty Bitty Punch Pack (retired), SNAIL, Tombow Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals




Measurements:
1 - Soft Sky - 8-1/2" x 8-1/2", Naturals White - 8-1/4" x 8-1/4"
2 - Smoky Slate - 7-3/4" x 2-3/4", Naturals White - 7-1/2" x 2-1/2"
3 - Soft Sky - 2"w x 2-1/4"h, Naturals White - 1-3/4"w x 2"h
4 - Smoky Slate - 3-1-4"w x 2-1/4"h, Naturals White - 3"w x 2"h

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

TTTC003 & PCC249 - Anniversary

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the challenges at TicTacToe and Paper Craft Crew



And here is my card:


As you can see, for the tic-tac-toe challenge, I have used the top row across (blue, butterfly, bow) and the middle column down (butterfly, twine, stitching). I kind of like this monochromatic look!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used:

Stamp sets - Watercolor Wings, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper - Whisper White Thick Cardstock; Soft Sky, Island Indigo, and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink - Island Indigo, Soft Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Island Indigo Bakers Twine (retired), Basic Rhinestones
Tools - Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Washi Tape punch (retired), SNAIL, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

SIP#101 & FMS#290 - It's Graduation Season!

Hello and welcome back! Today's card is for the graduation challenge at Stamp Ink Paper and the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.



And here is today's card:


I didn't think I'd have any use for a graduation card this year, until a friend I've known for about 50 years posted on Facebook that she was receiving her Master's Degree in Music. In the world of academic regalia, the master's hood for music is pink, so I knew I needed to incorporate that color in the card. The brand-new In Color, Powder Pink, is perfect! Luckily, I just received my first order from the new catalog so I had some new product to use. 

The card base is the new Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock - I love this for card bases! I added a layer of Powder Pink and then a layer of regular weight Very Vanilla, which I stamped with the "vintage" Music Notes Stampin' Around wheel stamp. (I have unmounted my wheel stamps, but that's a subject for another blog post.) The new Sheet Music background stamp could also be used here, but I don't own that one - yet! The half circle of Pear Pizzazz is embossed with the retired Square Lattice embossing folder, and then the seam is covered with some of the fabulous new Finely Woven Ribbon. A bow was added as a final touch, along with some stamping on the envelope flap. All stamping is done with Chocolate Chip ink.



I'm so proud of my friend for going back to school and furthering her education. I know how hard it is to do it later in life - I was 47 when I graduated from college with my Bachelor's Degree!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

--Cindi



Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamp set - Suite Sentiments (retired), Music Notes Stampin' Around Wheel (retired)
Paper - Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock; Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz, and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon
Tools - Big Shot, Circles Framelits (retired), Square Lattice TIEF (retired), SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots