Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New ink pads.... comparison, details, tips, all colors- woo hoo!

LOVE the new ink pads!  

The new pads include a defoamer to stop the inks from bubbling and they are a firmer fit around the lid. Also, they open like a compact, so they are really easy to operate and; they have little holes on the top and; corresponding feet on the bottom so you can stack them really neatly. They are also more of a square shape, but the ink pad itself is about the same size. One last thing, they have an extra black color sticker and; a spot for it on the inside, so you know which ink you're using when they're open! I'm so excited to get these!

Here are some pics comparing the current pads you have and the new ones coming June 1st:   

As you can see they will stack much easier and take up much less space!  Yeah! 

***TIP:  If your new ink pads are stiff to open and close, rub a wax tea light along the sides. So much easier to use especially if you have arthritic hands!

Here are the new in-colors: 

Here are the retiring core colors that are leaving us😔: 

Here are the new core colors😊:
And here are the returning colors that are now added to our core colors😊:

Saturday, April 14, 2018

14.04.2018...Scrapbook Saturday....Sweet!

What is better than Tempting Turquoise and Pink?  

I was VERY pleased with how this layout turned out. 

The Petal Passion Memories and More Card Pack on page 24 of the Occasions Catalog sure helped me with this layout.  

The "Sweet"  title at the top of the page is from the Cupcake Cutouts dies found on page 213 of the Annual Catalog. 

The flower at the top and the Flower journal card at the bottom are both from that pack of cards. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

13.04.2018...Jar of Love Masking Technique with Hardwood...

I created this card using the Jar of Love Stamp Set found on page 29 of the Annual Catalog  and the Hardwood background stamp found on page 165 of the Annual Catalog.

I used the background stamp to create the table to set the jars on.

Then I used masking technique to stamp the jars and flowers.

Of course I made a couple of mistakes and ended up having to mask it all again and spritz the background to cover my mistakes.  GEESH!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

12.04.2018...Painted With Love DSP and Lots of Lavender....

This card was made with the Lots of Lavender stamp set from Sale-A-Bration.  

The GORGEOUS designer series paper is the Painted With Love paper found on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

11.04.2018...Direct To Paper Technique with Fabulous Flamingo...

Check out the cool background on this card.  I used the direct to paper technique to create this stunning background. 

The stamp set is Fabulous Flamingo found on page 177 of the Annual Catalog. 

The die overlay is from the Flourish Thinlets.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

10.04.2018...Create a Scene with Waterfront...

Have I told you how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Waterfront stamp set found on page 48 of the Occasions Catalog! 

Oh my gosh this is SUCH A VERSATILE stamp set!

You can almost feel the warm sea breezes when you look at this card.  LOL...wish I was there!

Monday, April 9, 2018

09.04.2018...Sponged Sky Background with Beautiful You....

Check out this fun card I made using Beautiful You stamp set found on page 141 of the Annual Catalog. 

I stamped and masked the girl so I could sponge the sky and the sea and the sand.  Then I removed the mask and colored the girl and added highlights with my white gel pen.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Saturday, April 7, 2018

07.04.2018...Rose Floral Die Cut Frame and Copic Markers

Check out this beauty!

I recently purchased the rose frame die online.  I was drawn to its simple beauty.

I cut the die from Basic Black card stock and adhered it to a Whisper White card base.

Then I grabbed a few copic markers and colored the images....easy!

A fancy script greeting was all that was needed for this beauty....the frame does all the work for you!

Friday, April 6, 2018

06.04.2018...Cozy Cottage....

This card was stamped with the gorgeous image from the Cozy Cottage hostess set found on page 54 of the Occassions Catalog.

I colored it with Alcohol markers and sponged the sky background.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

05.04.2018...Blossoming Basket with Stampin' Blends....

Check out this beauty....featuring the stamp set Blossoming Basket from Sale-A-Bration.

I colored the card using Stampin Blend Markers found on page 31 of the Occasions Catalog.

Did you notice the ribbon?  It is actually the Whisper White 1/4" Organza Ribbon found on page 23 of the Occasions Catalog. Item #145590.

 Did you know you can color this ribbon to suit your project using the Stampin' Blend Alcohol Markers?  Easy peasy!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

04.04.2018...Southern Serenede...

For this card I used the AMAZING images found in the Southern Serenede stamp set found on page 49 of the Occasions Catalog. Item #145921

I chose to Stamp on Lemon Lime Twist and colored my images using my Stampin' Write Markers found on page 202 of the Annual Catalog. Item #131264

Check out the awesome lace detail on the bottom of the card....that is actually one of the stamps in this set!  Cool!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

03.04.2018....Background Stamping and Petal Passion Memories and More....

I created this card using one of the Petal Passion Memories and More cards found on page 24 of the Occassions Catalog.  Item #145592

I used Blushsing Bride cardstock and stamped floral image from Flourishing Phrases (found on page 24 item #141534) on the card base using Blushing Bride ink. 

Monday, April 2, 2018

02.04.2018....Daisy Delight DSP & Lovely Words Dies...

I made this card for a dear friend who just had surgery.  I got her a get well bouquet of daisies and wanted the card to coordinate. 

The DSP does all the work in this card....check it out....Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper on page 189 of the Annual Catalog....item $144137. 

The word friend is from the Lovely Words Thinlets found on page 157 (bundle) or 214 (dies only) of the annual catalog.  I cut out the die cut and then snipped it from its frame....easy!