Saturday, July 4, 2015

I think I may have solved the blog problem so I can post more projects.  Now to find time to actually stamp!  I went to a friend's house who is also a Stampin' Up demonstrator a couple of weeks ago and we had fun stamping together.  I CASEd these cards from the hundreds of cards I have pinned on Pinterest.  I love being able to have lots of my favorite cards I come across right there together when I need inspiration.

All of these cards use the set called "You've Got This".  It has a nice floral image, a scribbly cross-hatch type of background and 3 sentiments to choose from.   The first card is the only one of these that I used the background stamp on.  I think I'll stamp off the next time so it won't be so dark.  This card is a fairly close copy of one that Jen posted on stamped silly.  I hadn't torn the cardstock on a project lately and I liked her layout a lot.  I didn't have the Tip Top Taupe lace so I used the new cucumber crush dotted lace trim.  I colored the flower with a blender pen using ink from the inkpad.   
 With no coloring needed, this was a very quick and easy card.  I stamped the flower and sentiment in the new Mint Macaroon.  The DSP is from the Cherry On Top paper stack.  There are some very fun prints in that little stack of paper.  Simply Stamping with Narelle.  She used the Mint Macaroon striped paper from the envelope paper, a set of thinner DSP-like paper especially made for making envelopes.  I haven't ordered any yet but it is great to have a lighter weight paper for the envelopes.
Last is  a card by Peggy at Pretty Paper Cards.  The layout is pretty much exactly the same as her card but I used different Designer Series Paper so it gives the card a different look.  Hers was more sophisticated and mine is a bit more fun looking.  It just depends on the situation and who you are sending the card to as to which colors you would choose.  I like this one also because you can get by without coloring the flowers.  Not that I mind coloring but it makes a card come together much more quickly if you can skip the coloring.  And since I had to fussy cut 3 flowers for this one I was glad to save the time!
Well, let me hit "publish" and see if we can cheer because I'm back in blogland!  And I better check the link for my catalog and make sure it works and has the right catalog.  I'm sure it is the old one and I'm excited about the new catalog.  There are a lot of great new stamp sets in the 2015-2016 catalog!