Friday, April 17, 2015

Get Better, My Friend

Hi there!
Just a quick post today to show you a notecard I took to a friend who recently had a hip replacement and was in a Rehab center for a short time....at the time I took the card to her, she thought she would be there for 3 weeks, but thankfully she was sent home soon after I saw her and is doing very well!  
I used a favorite die by Paper Smooches called Roses....It really stood out on the Calypso Coral card stock!

The message is from Get Well Wishes by MFT...and the rose was die-cut from Birthday Bash designer paper (you can also see that paper on the envelope).


Supplies

Stamp...Get Well Wishes (MFT)

Ink...Tuxedo Black (Memento)

Paper...Birthday Bash DSP (SU), Calypso Coral card stock (SU), Bermuda Bay card stock (SU), Neenah Solar White, Whisper White Notecard with Envelope (SU)

Embellishments...White sequins (stash)

Tools...Roses die (Paper Smooches), Stitched Rectangles (Lawn Fawn), Envelope Liners Framelits (SU), Gift Card Framelit accessory flag (SU)

Have a wonderful weekend!  See you next week and keep on stamping!
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sweet Sunday #264

Hi Everyone!  I hope your week is going well!  Ruby and I stay very busy... *smile*...she is on a diet and I'm suffering for it!  I have been giving her too many treats and now I'm paying the price with a dog whose appetite is never satisfied!

Today's challenge card was made for Sweet Sunday #264.


I thought this was a chance to further show off my April Simon Says Stamp card kit....the shiny Gold on Kraft designer paper is difficult to photograph because it is so reflective, but it is really beautiful and perfect for birthdays.  In fact this kit comes with a birthday stamp set...and not a small one!


Can you guess the origin of the message?  If you said stamp set...you would be wrong...It is one of several Rub-Ons!  Surprised?  I was...I haven't used Rub-Ons for years!

I added in the gold sequins from the Sequin Holiday Mix by Verve.  Although the kit came with some very pretty card stock,  I used SU's Coastal Cabana and Hello Honey.....love the way they look together!


SUPPLIES

Paper...Shiny Gold Designer paper (SSS April card kit), Designer Paper (Lullaby...SU), Hello Honey CS, Coastal Cabana CS

Embellishments...Rub-Ons (in kit...by Pinkfresh), Holiday Mix Sequins (Verve), Coastal Cabana Baker's Twine (SU)

Tools...Pierced Circle STAX (MFT Die-namics), Banners Framelits (SU), Chevron EF (SU), Balloon STAX (Die-namics)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Victory

Hi to all my fellow stampers!

Today I made a card for a friend whose husband is ill and she has been under a lot of stress just caring for him....

I'll be entering this card in the Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge...this is a month long challenge from Verve Stamps, with a different challenge each week of the month...I found it through another blog this week so I'm a few days behind....right now the challenge is in the 2nd week, but I hope to catch up!


Verve Stamps is well known for their Scripture verse stamps...plus I have always loved the fonts they use....The verse on my card is from Verve and captures my prayer for my friend and her husband.  


The designer paper is from a 6x6 pad of Authentique called Favorite.

I made the banner from a border die called Stitched Borders.  LOVE all the pierced and stitched dies...just adds so much!



I want to show you a very cool way of adding small embellishments to your cards....I learned this from Jennifer McGuire!  The adhesive is not the secret (although it is very good and has a matte finish)...the real winner is the tip where the adhesive leaves the bottle in a tiny amount!  I encourage you to watch Jennifer's video on You Tube called No Clog, Fine-Tip Liquid Adhesive Solutions.


Supplies

Stamps...Scripture Medley 2 (Verve)

Paper...Authentique:Favorite, Neenah Solar White, Marina Mist (SU)

Ink...Marina Mist (SU)

Embellishments...Leavenworth Butterfly Trio (Memory Box), Shine Bright Sequins (Verve), Pearls (SU)

Tools...Pierced Rectangle STAX (Die-namics), Banner Framelits (SU), Stitched Border (Pretty Pink Posh)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Angelic Stars

Hi Everyone....Welcome!

Two challenges today!  One is Merry Monday #153 (make a Christmas card with an angel or cherub) and My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #223.


I decided for the sketch that the word Angel could take the place of a message strip.  The image is from Bugaboo...a digi-stamp image....isn't she cute?

The designer paper and large gold star are from the Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit...with oodles to keep me busy!  


Yellow Stickles decorate the stars near the angel and Wink of Stella Clear gives her wings and the tiny cloud a sparkly look...


I framed her inside a Die-namics Pierced Circle and popped it up inside a larger die-cut circle.  Then wrapped some Gold Baker's Twine around the card....



SUPPLIES

STAMPS...Angel Digi Stamp (Bugaboo)

INK...Copics (pictured), Old Paper Distress ink (Ranger)

CARD STOCK...Pistachio Pudding (SU), X-Press It Blending card stock (Copic)

EMBELLISHMENTS...Gold Baker's Twine (SU), Yellow Stickles, Clear Wink of Stella, Star Sequins (stash)

TOOLS...Die-namics Pierced Circle STAX (MFT)

Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit

Thursday, April 9, 2015

For Being You

Hi Everyone!

Today is the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge #247....the colors are similar, but meant to compliment each other...


On my card, the flowers and the 2nd layer of the card use Perfect Plum (haven't used this color for quite awhile),  followed by Elegant Eggplant (which I don't seem to ever use) on the polka dot strip across the die-cut circle.  Blackberry Bliss (one of my favorite colors) was my choice for the message and the center of one of the flowers.



Here is a close-up of that center to show you how I clipped the edges to give it a little dimension.



Supplies (SU)

Stamps...Flower Shop, For Being You (SAB)

Ink...Perfect Plum, Blackberry Bliss

Card stock...Perfect Plum, Regals Paper Stack

Embellishments...Pearls

Tools...Perfect Polka Dots EF, Pansy Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

You Make Me Happy

Hello and welcome to my blog!

Today I have a card for two challenges...Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #263 and Paper Players #239 (use a die-cut on your card)....





These challenges came together easily...a sketch and a die-cut or two!

I've been trying to focus on the 2013-2015 SU In Colors that will retire very soon, although I'm a hobby demonstrator so I don't worry too much about using retired products.  However if you love those yummy colors, you might think about picking them up because they won't be available soon!

Moving on, I have three of the retiring In Colors on my card....Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Pistachio Pudding (the names make me hungry!).  One of the dies I used is a word die from the Hello You Thinlits.  The other one is the flag...an accessory die from the Gift Card Envelope.


The sequins are also from the 2013-2015 In Color collection of products....

The message on the flag is heat embossed with White embossing powder....the best way to bring out a message on darker card stock...



Enjoy your day!
Below are the supplies used on this card....

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Sending Sunshine

Hi to all!

Today I'm sending up some sunshine via a card made for the My Favorite Things #222 Sketch Challenge...


Some of my favorite MFT stamps are from the Birdie Brown line, designed by Torico, who is a member of the MFT design team.  I only used a "headshot" of the sweet little girl from the Sunflower Sweetheart stamp set.


Yes, I fussy-cut the sunflowers, but honestly it didn't take long at all!  And believe it or not, I didn't know this stamp set has a matching set of dies!  Yes, I'll be getting those soon!


It took me forever to choose the centers for the sunflowers...I finally chose some yellow pearls by Bo Bunny.

Here are the Copics I used....


Thanks for visiting my blog....you'll be seeing more of Birdie Brown!  Promise!

SUPPLIES

Stamps:  Sunflower Sweetheart (MFT)

Ink:  Copics (pictured), Memento Black Tuxedo

Card Stock:  Neenah Solar White, Pistachio Pudding (SU)

Embellishments:  Yellow Pearls (Bo Bunny)

Tools:  Flags (SU...Gift Card Envelope Accessories), Pierced Circle STAX (MFT)





Susan Lankford

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